2019-01-30: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2019-01-30). 86% of Venezuelans Oppose Military Intervention, 81% Against US Sanctions, Local Polling Shows. globalresearch.ca The vast majority of Venezuelans oppose military intervention and US sanctions to try to remove President Nicolás Maduro from power, according to polling by the local firm Hinterlaces. | *** | More than eight out of ten Venezuelans oppose international intervention, both …

Consortiumnews (2019-01-30). The Making of Juan Guaidó: US Regime-Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader. consortiumnews.com The Washington favorite has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilization, write Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal of Grayzone. By Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal Grayzone Before the fateful date of Jan. 22, fewer than 1-in-5 Venezuelans had… Read more →

Eric Draitser (2019-01-30). Trump's Coup in Venezuela: The Full Story. counterpunch.org The US-sponsored coup in Venezuela, still ongoing as I write this, is the latest chapter in the long and bloody history of US imperialism in Latin America. This basic fact, understood by most across the left of the political spectrum — including even the chattering liberal class which acknowledges this truth only with the passage of time and never in the moment — must undergird any analysis of the situation in Venezuela today. That is to say, the country is being targeted by the Yanqui Empire. More

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Chile: Mapuches Fight For Right to Consultation in Araucania. telesurenglish.net Chile's Mapuche community from Araucania made public on Sunday a communique defending their stance against Plan to Promote Auracania and the National Accord for Peace in Araucania. | RELATED: | Supreme Court Finds in Favor of Mapuche Leader Facundo Jones | The Mapuches also criticized the Chilean government's double standards of conducting two different policies related to human rights. They argued that while the State condemns the Venezuelan government's "alleged" human rights…

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Philippines: Two Killed in Mosque Grenade Attack. telesurenglish.net An attack perpetrated in a mosque in the city of Zamboanga Penninsula of the Philippines on Wednesday left a death toll of two with a reported four wounded, according to local media reports. | RELATED: | Philippines: Two Bomb Explosions in Sulu Disrupt Peace Efforts | Police reported they have found safety pins belonging to grenades used in the attack but have been unable to identity the attackers. They have not ruled out the possibility that the assailants might have been actin…

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Uruguay, Mexico Call for Global Peace Conference on Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Uruguay and Mexico are calling for an international conference with governments and institutions to debate on a new dialogue mechanism, including all Venezuelan political forces, to bring peace to the country. | RELATED: | John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil | "The governments of Uruguay and Mexico, from the neutral perspective both have adopted regarding Venezuela, decided to organize an international conference with representatives of the ma…

Paul Jay (2019-01-30). Video: Trudeau Pushes Trump's Regime Change in Venezuela. Canada Violates the UN Charter. globalresearch.ca Why is Canada violating the UN Charter and leading the way for regime change in Venezuela? Paul Jay and Yves Engler join Sharmini Peries. | *** | SHARMINI PERIES: It's The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore….

Dan Cohen (2019-01-30). The Making of Juan Guaidó: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader. globalresearch.ca Juan Guaidó is the product of a decade-long project overseen by Washington's elite regime change trainers. While posing as a champion of democracy, he has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilization.

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Venezuela Says Pay For Oil Before Leaving Port. telesurenglish.net President of Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Manuel Quevedo, said Tuesday that the Venezuelan state-owned company will modify its operations to combat new U.S. sanctions, which will affect its previous international contracts. | RELATED: | US Threatens to Funnel Venezuelan Oil Revenues to Guaido | "Any ship leaving a Venezuelan port, carrying our people's oil, must pay fo…

Kenn Orphan (2019-01-30). The Propagandists for Empire. zcomm.org With most media attention in the US on the government shutdown and border wall stand-off spectacle, the Trump administration has been quietly ramping up US militarism around the world. And it has set its sights on Venezuela, once again, by supporting a coup. Whether or not one supports the policies of Maduro or any other Read more…

Ro Khanna (2019-01-30). Why I Strongly Oppose U.S. Intervention in Venezuela. commondreams.org Venezuela's opposition leader, Juan Guaid√≥, speaks during a rally in Caracas, Venezuela on Jan. 26. (Photo: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Shamus Cooke (2019-01-30). Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump's Test on Venezuela's Coup. globalresearch.ca Bernie Sanders remained silent for 24 hours. This matters because coups are made or broken in the first moments or hours; a day during a coup can feel like …

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Venezuela: Lima Group Refuses to Back US Military Intervention. telesurenglish.net The predominantly right-wing Lima Group which supports the coup attempt by self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido backed by the United States said they would not condone a military intervention to depose President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED…

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Venezuela's Maduro Says Oil, Resources Behind US Intervention. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro assured Wednesday that the main reason for the growing pressure exerted by the United States against his government is the desire to seize its oil and mineral resources. | In an exclusive interview with the Russian outlet Sputnik, the president made reference to the mineral and natural wealth of his country as the reason behind Washington supporting coup efforts against his country. | "The direct reason is seizing the oil of Venezuela, because we have the largest oil reserves certified, we certify what will be the largest reserves of gold in the world, we have the fourth re…

Adam Johnson (2019-01-30). Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times' Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America. commondreams.org Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro flashes victory signs, declaring he will prevail amid a "coup," during a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday. (Photo: Ariana Cubillos / AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Paul Dobson (2019-01-30). Guaido Continues Diplomatic Efforts as Venezuelan Courts Open Proceedings against Him. venezuelanalysis.com Local and international authorities have also reacted fiercely to the recently announced oil embargo, describing it as "illegal."

teleSUR (2019-01-30). Argentina: Macri Signs Decree to 'Privatize' Recreation Centers. telesurenglish.net Argentine President Mauricio Macri signed a Decree of Necessity and Urgency (DNU) Wednesday dissolving the Secretariat of Sports replacing it with a public-private agency, allowing for privatization, tariffs, and the selling of the country's cultural legacy in the form of state assets. | RELATED: | Argentines Protest 'Imperialist Interference' in Venezuela | DNU 92/2019 establishes the creation of the National Sports Agency, which replaces the former Sports Secretariat. It is widely…

Marco Teruggi (2019-01-30). Coup in Venezuela: What Next? zcomm.org The axis of the current situation originates and rests in the US…

teleSUR (2019-01-30). John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil. telesurenglish.net Smashing the claims of "protecting democracy" in Venezuela, the United States National Security Advisor John Bolton said in an interview that they are backing the illegal coup in the South American country because of oil. | RELATED: | China Affirms Support for Venezuela, Condemns Sanctions | "It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could ha…

Stansfield Smith (2019-01-30). The U.S. coup in Venezuela: new attempt to eradicate the Chavista Revolution. mronline.org For over two years we have been told Putin's Russia has interfered with the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. We now find the U.S. government has decided it can unilaterally invalidate the actual presidential elections in Venezuela and recognize a person of its choosing as president. | Source

STAFF (2019-01-30). Why Is Justin Trudeau Backing Trump's Coup in Venezuela? truthdig.com The U.S. is prepared to violate the U.N. charter to overthrow the Maduro government, and it has found a willing partner in Canada.

Special to PeoplesWorld (2019-01-30). Latin American anti-imperialists weigh in on Venezuela coup. peoplesworld.org

Jesse Jackson (2019-01-30). Trump Cranks up the Miseries of the People of Venezuela. commondreams.org Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces he is breaking relations with the U.S., to supporters from a balcony at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (Photo: AP Photo/Ariana Cubillo) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

South Front (2019-01-30). Video: Venezuela Crisis: US Has Painted Itself into Corner. globalresearch.ca Introduction | Venezuela has the dubious fortune of being located on the continent of South America, which the United States has treated under the so-called "Monroe Doctrine" as its exclusive zone of political, economic, and military influence. In practical terms it …

Joe Emersberger, MintPress News (2019-01-30). When Is a Democracy not a Democracy? When It's Venezuela and the US is Pushing Regime Change. venezuelanalysis.com Joe Emersberger looks at the US-led intervention efforts in Venezuela and the rationale behind them.

Democracy Now! (2019-01-30). As U.S. Moves to Oust Maduro, Is Invading Venezuela Next? Allan Nairn on Trump's Attempted Coup. democracynow.org The United States is continuing to ratchet up pressure on the Venezuelan government in an attempt to topple President Nicolás Maduro. On Tuesday, the State Department announced it is giving control of Venezuela's U.S. bank accounts to opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who declared himself to be president last week. Meanwhile, the U.S. has also refused to rule out a military invasion of Venezuela. We spend the hour with prize-winning investigative journalist Allan Nairn.

aljazeera (2019-01-30). Venezuela in crisis: All the latest updates. aljazeera.com Latest updates as Venezuela plunges into a major crisis amid a growing row over Nicolas Maduro's presidency.

teleSUR (2019-01-30). African Socialists Show Solidarity With Venezuela, Maduro. telesurenglish.net Socialist organizations from two African countries Tanzania and Mali came out in support of Venezuelan government and strongly opposed the intervention of the United States in the South American country. | RELATED: | John Bolton Admits US-backed Coup in Venezuela Is About Oil, Not Democracy | "We adopt this stance due to our deep concern of…

teleSUR Desk (2019-01-30). Maduro denounces Citgo takeover as 'robbery'. mronline.org Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro says he plans to take legal action against the United States to defy the sanctions. | Source

Garikai Chengu (2019-01-30). Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America's War on Venezuela. globalresearch.ca From the first moment Hugo Chavez took office, the US has been trying to overthrow Venezuela's socialist movement by using sanctions, coup attempts, and funding the opposition parties. After all, there is nothing more undemocratic than a coup d'état.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-01-30). Lawmakers Reintroduce War Powers Resolution To End Carnage in Yemen and Reclaim Congress' Constitutional Authority. commondreams.org With an estimated 14 million people on the brink of famine and 85,000 children already dead as a result of the war, Rep. Ro Khanna said "the U.S.-Saudi military campaign in Yemen has triggered the world's worst humanitarian crisis." Now, he added, it is time "to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi regime's war in Yemen by reasserting Congress' constitutional role on matters of war and peace." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-30). Headlines for January 30, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Hands Over Assets to Guaidó as Venezuela Restricts His Travel, Intelligence Community Contradicts Trump on Iran, N. Korea, ISIS, Trump Immigration Rule Forces 1st Asylum Seeker Out of U.S., Back into Mexico, Pentagon to Send "Several Thousand" More Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border, Honduras: Rights Groups Slam Guilty Verdict for Opposition Critic María Luisa Borjas, Brazil: 5 Arrested in Dam Collapse That Killed 65, Devastating Environment, Mexico: Tens of Thousands Strike as 27 Factories Reach Deals for Pay Raises, U.K. Lawmakers Order PM Theresa May to Reopen Brexit Negotiations, Cameroon: Security Forces Arre…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-30). 'US Trying to Overthrow the Government of Venezuela,' Warns Veteran Journalist Allan Nairn. commondreams.org Ousting Madura, privatizing Venezuela's oil, and war criminals | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-01-30). Just Like Iraq, Warns Venezuela's Maduro, US Wants to 'Get Hands on Our Oil'. commondreams.org Warning that U.S. military intervention could lead to a Vietnam War-style conflict, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has said that while he's willing to open talks with opposition leaders he will not bow to the demands of foreign "imperialists" and accused the U.S. government and other right-wing forces—like was done in Iraq and elsewhere—of trying to get their "hands on our oil." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Shared by Merula Furtado (2019-01-30). Chomsky: Ocasio-Cortez and Other Newcomers Are Rousing the Multitudes. truthout.org A quick glance around the world today reveals that politics almost everywhere — from the federal government shutdown in the US to the power struggle in Venezuela and from Macron's crisis in France and UK's Brexit nightmare to the Israeli-Iranian rivalry — are engulfed in a state of uncertainty and turmoil. Meanwhile, oligarchy is replacing democracy as the widening social and economic gap between rich and poor continues unabated. So, who rules the world now? The US is in a state of relative decline, but neither Russia nor China has the capacity to control global developments. How do the super-rich a…

Joe Emersberger (2019-01-30). Democracy in the Americas: the U.S. Pot and the Venezuelan Kettle. counterpunch.org Venezuela has as much right to call itself a democracy as does the United States. Until that is understood by enough people, the Trump administration will continue to devastate Venezuela's economy with illegal sanctions and push it towards civil war. People can oppose President Donald Trump's economic sanctions and incitement of a military coup without acknowledging More

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-01-30). Legislation Re-Introduced to End U.S. Role in Yemen War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — January 30, 2019 — In response to Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Mark Pocan (D-WI) re-introducing bipartisan, privileged resolutions to force a vote on whether or not to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen, Paul Kawika Martin the Senior […]

Know History (2019-01-30). Trump's, Pompeo's, Bolton's, The CIA's and Pentagon's Heinous Violence Toward Venezuela. indybay.org Trump continues the illegal violence directed by the CIA and White House against Venezuela as the CIA has violated Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Chile, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua etc since 1947, as our government has violated S and Central America since they achieved independence from Spain.

teleSUR (2019-01-30). UK Demands Brexit Deal Change, Ireland's Peace at Stake. telesurenglish.net Ireland accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of wishful thinking Wednesday for seeking to renegotiate a post-Brexit arrangement for the Irish border in an attempt to get backing for Britain's EU divorce deal in parliament. | RELATED: | EU Lawmakers Want Visa-Free Travel for Britons Post Brexit | Other European Union leaders had quickly dismissed the idea of reopening the deal, saying the Irish "backstop" was not negotiable, shortly after parliament instructed May to do just t…

Fight Back (2019-01-30). SDS says "Hands Off Venezuela!" fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Students for a Democratic Society (National). | Trump has recognized the self-appointed presidency of the Venezuelan right-wing opposition leader, Juan Guaido. SDS denounces this move of aggression and says, "Hands Off Venezuela!" | This is a clear violation of the democratic process and sovereignty of Venezuela. The US has a long history of backing right-wing coups, dictators and dirty wars in Latin America, in order to keep the region subjugated by US multinational businesses. Recently Venezuela has been a major target, facing debilitating sanc…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-30). US-Taliban Talks: Another Likely Tragedy for the Afghan People. therealnews.com Vijay Prashad of the Tricontinental Institute says we need a regional peace agreement for Afghanistan that includes Pakistan, India, and Iran at the negotiating table, lead by the United Nations

Shared by Cherise (2019-01-30). Bolton Pushes Privatization of Venezuela's Oil as US Ratchets Up Pressure. truthout.org As the Trump administration continues its attempt to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the US has imposed a de facto embargo on oil from Venezuela's state-run oil company. The new sanctions include exemptions for several US firms, including Chevron and Halliburton, to allow them to continue working in Venezuela. We speak with prize-winning investigative journalist Allan Nairn about the push to privatize Venezuela's oil. | Transcript: | AMY GOODMAN: So, let's go to John Bolton, the national security adviser, on Fox Business. | JOHN BOLTON: We're in conversation with major American compani…

Benjamin Dangl (2019-01-30). "The Worst Option is War": US Intervention in Venezuela Will Only Deepen the Country's Crisis. commondreams.org Elliott Abrams, left, listens to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talk about Venezuela at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peter Certo (2019-01-30). People Who Care About Democracy Don't Plot Coups Abroad. theantimedia.com Do we think people who armed death squads and started wars really want to "bring democracy" to Venezuela? (OW Op-ed) — For some months now, Venezuela's socialist government has lurched through a series of escalating crises — hyperinflation, mass protests, political violence — while both the government and its opposition have flirted with authoritarianism. It isn't pretty — …

Ian Goodrum (2019-01-30). There is only one president in Venezuela—Nicolás Maduro. peoplesworld.org The way some in the media tell it, there are two presidents currently serving in Venezuela. An awkward situation, if appearances are to be believed—but if we know anything by now, it's that little is as it seems. This period of confusion started after relative unknown legislator Juan Guaidó declared himself "interim president" last week …

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-30). Many Countries at UN Oppose Trump Interference in Venezuela. therealnews.com Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay as they discuss the special meeting of the Security Council that took place on January 26, where many small countries stood up against American pressure and refused to recognize Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela, and defended the UN principle of non-interference

amnesty (2019-01-30). Philippines: Peace advocate gunned down in yet another targeted killing. amnesty.org Responding to news that peace advocate Randy Felix Malayao was gunned down by an unidentified man on 30 January while on board a bus in northern Philippines, Amnesty International's Senior Director for Global Operations, Minar Pimple, said: | "The cold-blooded murder of Malayao is yet another addition to the growing list of political activists who have been attacked and killed in the country. |

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-30). New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: "Would Destroy What's Left of its Economy" therealnews.com National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that the US will freeze Venezuelan assets and block oil payments for Venezuelan oil imports to the US. This would not only be illegal, but would also be yet another crippling blow to the country, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot

Shared by Samantha Borek (2019-01-30). Defying War and Defining Peace in Afghanistan. truthout.org On January 27th, 2019, the Taliban and the US government each publicly stated acceptance, in principle, of a draft framework for ongoing negotiations that could culminate in a peace deal to end a two-decade war in Afghanistan. | As we learn more about the negotiations, it's important to remember others working toward dialogue and negotiation in Afghanistan. Troublingly, women's rights leaders have not, thus far, been invited to the negotiating table. But several have braved potential persecution to assert the importance of including women in any framework aiming to create peace and respect human rights. | A yo…

Democracy Now! (2019-01-30). A War for Oil? Bolton Pushes Privatization of Venezuela's Oil as U.S. Ratchets Up Pressure on Maduro. democracynow.org As the Trump administration continues its attempt to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the U.S. has imposed a de facto embargo on oil from Venezuela's state-run oil company. The new sanctions include exemptions for several U.S. firms, including Chevron and Halliburton, to allow them to continue working in Venezuela. We speak with prize-winning investigative journalist Allan Nairn about the push to privatize Venezuela's oil.

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