2019-02-02: Social Media Postees

Argentina: 'Green Scarf' Demonstrates Against Femicides
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
Feminist organizations gathered Friday in the center of Buenos Aires, Argentina for a massive Green Scarf demonstration (pañuelazo) to reject the 27 femicides that were registered in the last month. | RELATED: | Argentines Protest 'Imperialist Interference' in Venezuela | Armed with "Not One Less" banners and green scarfs – which represents legal, safe and fre…
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Canada's NDP Should Oppose Venezuela Coup
Yves Engler | zcomm.org | 2019-02-02
NDP leadership has barely mustered any criticism of Canadian policy…
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Ousting Maduro Is Illegal and Will Kill More Venezuelans
Mark Weisbrot | zcomm.org | 2019-02-02
Isn't it time we stopped trying to choose other people's governments and focused on trying to clean up our own mess at home?>…
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Colombia Bans Entry to Singer for Closeness to Venezuelan Gov't
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
The Colombian Government has banned Venezuelan singer Omar Enrique, who was due to give a concert at the Barranquilla Carnival, from entering the country reportedly due to engagements with President Nicolas Maduro administration, official sources said Friday. | RELATED: | Maduro: 'I Stand Firm Defending Venezuela's Sovereignty' | "This is a discretionary and sover…
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The U.S. Helped Push Venezuela Into Chaos
Mark Weisbrot | zcomm.org | 2019-02-02
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US Treasury to Foreigners: No More Venezuelan Oil Transactions
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
The United States Treasury Department announced Friday that non-U.S. companies that buy Venezuelan oil through the U.S. financial system or U.S. commodity brokers, will not be allowed to carry out any purchase after April 28. | For Trump, Venezuela Intervention Serves 2020 Re-election Bid | "Transactions to purchase petroleum and petroleum products from PDVSA or any entity in which PDVSA owns, directly or indirectly… and that involve U.S. persons or any other U.S. nexus… must…
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Anti-War US Politicians Must Reject Venezuelan Coup: Stein
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-02
U.S. Green Party President and former candidate in the 2016 presidential elections, Jill Stein, joins a growing number of individuals, countries and organizations across the globe that have spoken out against the United States-endorsed coup on Venezuela. | RELATED: | Maduro: 'I Stand Firm Defending Venezuela's Sovereignty' | "Chickenhawks like John Bolton are…
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Trump's, Pompeo's, Bolton's, The CIA's and Pentagon's Heinous Violence Toward Venezuela
Know History | indybay.org | 2019-02-02
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.
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Corporate Media Abets U.S. Intervention in Venezuela
DLI | indybay.org | 2019-02-02
After more than a year of hyping the so-called Russian meddling in U.S. politics(including dozens of articles screaming with sensational headlines followed by little more than mere allegations by US spy agencies), the mainstream corporate media has hypocritically switched to cheerleading the brazenly Imperialist bullying of Venezuela by Washington and its coalition of sycophantic Latin American regimes.
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The U.S. Helped Push Venezuela Into Chaos — and Trump's Regime Change Policy Will Make Sure It Stays That Way
Mark Weisbrot | theintercept.com | 2019-02-02
Venezuela's National Assembly president Juan Guaidó speaks before a crowd of opposition supporters during an open meeting in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 16, 2019. | Venezuela's government for at least 17 years, but the Trump administration has taken a more openly aggressive tack than its predecessors. Last week, administration officials kicked their efforts into high gear by anointing their chosen successor to Venezuelan Pres…
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U.S. hands off Venezuela!
Revolution Books | indybay.org | 2019-02-02
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High stakes for the Venezuelan working class
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-02
Chicago, IL – The contradictions at the heart of Venezuelan society have burst asunder. A fierce struggle is now underway to determine the foundations of the country's future. The Venezuelan bourgeoisie have wholeheartedly decided that they are willing to endure civil war and foreign invasion so long as it leads to the repression of the upright masses. The working class and other popular sectors, meanwhile, can no longer tolerate the economic suffering inflicted upon them from the business owners, and are ready to do battle against any invaders that seek to return their class enemies to power. | From this st…
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European Parliament backs US-led coup in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-02
The European powers' support for a brazen US coup in Latin America underscores that they are no less ruthless in their assertion of their predatory imperialist interests.
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The U.S. 12-Step Method to Conduct Regime Change
Vijay Prashad | commondreams.org | 2019-02-01
Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center after meeting with Venezuelan exiles and community leaders on February 01, 2019 in Doral, Florida. Vice President Pence met with families, political prisoners and former elected officials who were forced to flee their country due to political persecution. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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VIDEO: Max Blumenthal Asks Members of Congress if the US is Meddling in Venezuela
Max Blumenthal | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-01
The responses from members of Congress painted a shocking picture of ignorance, hypocrisy, and bipartisan consent for the Trump administration's… | The post VIDEO: Max Blumenthal Asks Members of Congress if the US is Meddling in Venezuela appeared first on The Grayzone.
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La creación de Juan Guaidó: cómo los laboratorios de cambio de régimen estadounidenses crearon al líder del golpe de estado en Venezuela
Dan Cohen | grayzoneproject.com | 2019-02-01
Por Dan Cohen y Max Blumenthal Juan Guaidó es el producto de un proyecto de una década supervisado por los… | The post La creación de Juan Guaidó: cómo los laboratorios de cambio de régimen estadounidenses crearon al líder del golpe de estado en Venezuela appeared first on The Grayzone.
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Italy Rejects Guaido, Says Venezuela is a Sovereign State
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
On Thursday the Italian Government withdrew from the position assumed by the European Parliament and informed that it does not recognize Juan Guaido as "president in charge" of Venezuela. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo Morales Backs Peace Dialogue for Venezuela | "Italy does not recognize the self-proclaimed President Juan Guaido," Italy's Undersecretary of Fo…
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Jailed Journalists Appeal to Myanmar's Top Court For Release
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
Lawyers for two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for breaking a colonial-era official secrets law appealed to the Supreme Court Friday against their conviction, as a rights group said the government wielded repressive laws against peaceful critics. | RELATED: | Myanmar Court Denies Reporter's Appeal, Defense Outraged | The appeal, citing evidence of a polic…
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Trump endangers peace by cancelling nuclear arms deal with Russia
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-01
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who came to the Trump administration from the Tea Party wing of the Republicans, announced today that the president is suspending U.S. participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and is beginning the process of total U.S. withdrawal in six months. Trump himself accused Russia today of covertly developing and …
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A Modern-Day Lynching?: "Always in Season" Looks at 2014 Hanging in NC & Legacy of Racial Terrorism
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-01
As we mark the beginning of Black History Month, we look at "Always in Season," a disturbing new documentary that examines lynching in the United States both past and present. It interviews Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, which built the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery to remember the more than 4,000 African Americans lynched in the United States. It also looks closely at the case of Lennon Lacy, a 17-year-old African-American high school student who, on August 29, 2014, was found hanging from two belts attached to a wooden swing set in a largely white trailer park…
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Selected Articles: Who Is the Real Threat to World Peace?
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | At present we are not covering our monthly costs. The support of our readers is much appreciated. | Click to donate or click here… | The post Selected Articles: Who Is the Real Threat to World Peace? appeared first on Global Research.
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Dishonesty, Omissions and Lies in Reporting on the Venezuelan Economic Crisis
Jón Karl Stefánsson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Since 2015 Venezuela has endured gruesome economic hardships. Inflation rates have spiraled out of control, and the public is facing a recession that is tearing the country apart. Now, Venezuelans not only face economic turmoil, but also direct military aggression. … | The post Dishonesty, Omissions and Lies in Reporting on the Venezuelan Economic Crisis appeared first on Global Research.
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The Chain of Command is Clear. Must Guaidó Go From Hero to Martyr?
Alvaro Verzi Rangel | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The chain of command is clear: the Washington hawks rule, while Juan Guaidó and accomplices of the Lima Group go along, ready to share in the Venezuelan spoils. A deadly attack by social networks and hegemonic media is in progress aimed at creating a collective fantasy all about liberating a subjugated people. It calls for…
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New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: "Would Destroy What's Left of its Economy"
Mark Weisbrot | zcomm.org | 2019-02-01
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…
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What Bernie Sanders Could Learn From Venezuela
Nick Pemberton | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Bernie Sanders, we hear, is interested in running for President in 2020. Bernie has once again shot himself in the foot before the starter's gun goes off. Sanders best known Trump-like statement was calling Venezuelan revolutionary President Hugo Chavez "a dead communist dictator." Now Sanders, while bucking the establishment on regime change in Venezuela, remains…
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The 'Venezuelan People' Are Whoever Agrees with Donald Trump
Alan MacLeod | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
The latest bizarre episode in the Trump presidency is currently playing out in Venezuela. Just weeks after President Nicolás Maduro's inauguration, Trump officially recognized Juan Guaidó, the 35-year-old head of the National Assembly–a man who has never even … | The post The 'Venezuelan People' Are Whoever Agrees with Donald Trump appeared first on Global Research.
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"5,000 troops to Colombia": U.S. threats against Venezuela increase
Paul Dobson | peoplesworld.org | 2019-02-01
MÉRIDA, Venezuela–Self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaidó named a number of "diplomatic representatives" to those countries which have recognized him during the past week. The government of Nicolás Maduro, the actual president of Venezuela, along with its international allies are responding to new U.S. oil sanctions and preparing for possible military intervention. Guaidó designated fellow high-profile opposition members …
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Trump Venezuela Coup will End Badly for US
John Grant | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Rick Sanchez, an anchor for Russia's RT-America, reported last week of "Signs that the US attempt to change-out presidents in Venezuela may be falling flat." He was speaking about the in-plain-sight US coup attempt unfolding on the northern coast of South America against the elected president of Venezuela. Lucas Koerner, a reporter with Venezuela Analysis, told RT there was…
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What Has Happened in Venezuela Is a Coup
Oscar Guardiola-Rivera | zcomm.org | 2019-02-01
Juan Guaidó has declared himself president. Now the US and rightwing regimes may seek an excuse to intervene in support…
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People Who Care About Democracy Don't Plot Coups Abroad
Peter Certo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
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 — and to hear … | The post People Who Care About Democracy Don't Plot Coups Abroad appeared first on Global Research.
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The US Government's Love of Foreign Dictatorships
Jacob G. Hornberger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Lest anyone be tempted to believe that President Trump and other U.S. interventionists are intervening in Venezuela because of some purported concern for the Venezuelan people, let's start examining just a few examples that will bring a dose of reality … | The post The US Government's Love of Foreign Dictatorships appeared first on Global Research.
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For Trump, Venezuela Intervention Serves 2020 Re-election Bid
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
United States Vice President, Mike Pence and top Florida Republicans are scheduled to hold a rally in Miami, Florida, Friday afternoon to highlight the Trump administration's aggressive approach to the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela, seemingly in a bid to win over more Hispanic voters in the 2020 presidential election. | RELATED: | UN Rights Expert Against Sanctions on Venezuela | P…
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UPDATED Venezuela: US Rejects Calls for Dialogue Ahead of Dueling Marches
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-01
Draconian US sanctions and calls for dialogue set the stage for pro- and anti-government marches this weekend.
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Canada vs. Venezuela: The Background Gets Even Murkier
Joyce Nelson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
On January 26, Canadians learned the extent to which Canada's "quiet diplomacy" had helped Venezuela's Juan Guaido emerge to declare himself interim president on Jan. 23, in defiance of the elected president Nicolas Maduro. In a lengthy piece for … | The post Canada vs. Venezuela: The Background Gets Even Murkier appeared first on Global Research.
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Venezuela, the United States and Hypocrisy
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
United States hypocrisy, thy name is legion. The number of examples of this are truly stunning, and this writer has commented on them more than once. He will take this opportunity to shine his spotlight on yet another one that is currently prominent in the news. In Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro was elected president, in an…
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Jeremy Corbyn Rejects US, UK Gov'ts Intervention in Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
U.K.'s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Friday that intervention in Venezuela and calling for all sanctions against the government of Nicolas Maduro were "wrong" and that only Venezuelans have the right to decide their own destiny. | RELATED: | 5 Facts Exposing Hypocrisy of Right-wing Gov'ts on Venezuela | "The future of Venezuela is a matter for Venezuelans. U.K.'s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's call for more sanctions on Venezuela is wrong," Corbyn said in a tweet he pos…
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Elliott Abrams: A Human Rights Horror Show in Three Acts
Brett Wilkins | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Last Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Elliott Abrams would once again be returning to government, this time as President Donald Trump's special envoy to help "fully restore democracy and prosperity" to Venezuela. Abrams, 71, is best known for abetting dictators and genocide in Latin America and for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal during…
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The 'Venezuelan People' Are Whoever Agrees With Donald Trump
Alan MacLeod | commondreams.org | 2019-02-01
A recent local poll shows that 86 percent of Venezuelans oppose military intervention, while 81 percent already disagree with the current US sanctions. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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British Labour leaders oppose US coup in Venezuela
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-01
In a strikingly different stance to leaders of the Australian Labor Party, which has backed the Coalition government's support for the illegitimate coup "government" in Venezuela, several leading members of Britain's Labour Party have rejected the US attempt at regime change in the oil-rich South American nation. | "The far-right governments of Trump and Bolsonaro offer no hope to Venezuela or to the majority of people in Latin America," reads a January 28 letter published in The Guardian. It was signed by dozens of high-profile British people, including Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, Shadow Home Secret…
greenleft.org.au/content/british-labour-leaders-oppose-us-coup-venezuela

Video: Venezuela, a Golpe by the US Deep State
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
The announcement by President Trump, which recognises Juan Guaidó as the "legitimate President" of Venezuela, was prepared in an underground control room within the Congress and the White House. | This was described in detail by the New York Times. … | The post Video: Venezuela, a Golpe by the US Deep State appeared first on Global Research.
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Trump's Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony
Michael Hudson | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The end of America's unchallenged global economic dominance has arrived sooner than expected, thanks to the very same Neocons who gave the world the Iraq, Syria and the dirty wars in Latin America. Just as the Vietnam War drove the United States off gold by 1971, its violent regime change warfare against Venezuela and Syria — and threatening other countries with sanctions if they do not join this crusade — is driving European and other nations to create their alternative financial institutions. | This break has been building for quite some time, and was bound to occur. But who would have thought that…
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Australian activists say: to help Venezuela, lift sanctions and end intervention
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-01
Australian solidarity activists are calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government to demand the United States lift its sanctions on Venezuela and rule out any military intervention in the South American country. | Federico Fuentes, co-author of Latin America's Turbulent Transitions and co-convenor of the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network, said: "It is well known that Venezuela is passing through the worst economic crisis in its history. | "While focus has been placed on falling international oil prices and economic mismanagement by the Nicolas Maduro government, little attention has been paid to…
greenleft.org.au/content/australian-activists-say-help-venezuela-lift-sanctions-and-end-intervention

Trump adviser John Bolton admits Venezuela coup is for oil
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-01
In an interview with Fox News, United States National Security Advisor John Bolton admitted the US government was backing an illegal coup in Venezuela in order to control the South American nation's sizeable oil reserves. | "It will make a big difference to the United States economically if we could have American oil companies invest in and produce the oil capabilities in Venezuela," Bolton told Fox News on January 28. | In response, Venezuelan foreign minister Jorge Arreaza tweeted: "Confession … @ AmbJohnBolton confirms that the COUP is about OIL.
greenleft.org.au/content/trump-adviser-john-bolton-admits-venezuela-coup-oil

Evo Morales: 'Indigenous Languages Are Part of Our Identities'
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-01
Bolivian President Evo Morales spoke at the U.N. General Assembly for the opening ceremony of the International Year of Indigenous Languages on Friday, warning about the accelerated destructionsuch languages are suffering. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo Morales Backs Peace Dialogue for Venezuela | "The loss of a language means the loss of a worldview; a decline and belittling of human intelligence," said Morales in New York. | The Bolivian president opened his discourse in Aymara, his mo…
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How Spain's 'socialist' government backs the US coup in Venezuela
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-01
On February 15, 2003, in the face of the looming US-led war against Iraq's Saddam Hussein, the Spanish state saw the biggest demonstrations in its history. Part of an immense worldwide anti-war outpouring, about 4 million people turned out. | Leaders of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) were among those at the head of these oceanic demonstrations, which directly targeted the conservative Spanish People's Party (PP) government of then-prime minister José María Aznar. | Aznar had previously backed the failed December 2002 US-backed coup against then-Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez. He was an enthusiastic…
greenleft.org.au/content/how-spains-socialist-government-backs-us-coup-venezuela

Trump and the "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) Crowd Embrace the Neocon Plan for Venezuela
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Is it fair to call MAGA neocon lite, or possibly MAGAcons? | The fact so few of these establishment labeled "white nationalists" had nothing to say about Trump's illegal bombing of Syria, or the death toll from his war against ISIS, … | The post Trump and the "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) Crowd Embrace the Neocon Plan for Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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US escalates threats against Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-01
US officials have made no secret that control over Venezuelan oil, and its denial to Russia and China, are the driving force of the coup.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/01/vene…

A week of U.S. war moves against Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-01
Chicago, IL – One week ago, on January 23, a new stage in the Bolivarian Revolution began. The U.S. government and its lackey regimes in Latin America, the so-called "Lima Group," broke international law and ignored the Venezuelan Constitution by declaring Juan Guaidó – leader of the far-right People's Will Party – the legitimate president of Venezuela, and pompously demanding Nicolás Maduro's resignation. | Defiant as always, millions of people across Venezuela came out in support of their revolution, condemning Guaidó as a usurper and an imperialist pawn. In an address to thousands of revolutionaries…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/1/31/week-us-…

How Star Wars Came to Alaska
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The Kodiak Launch Complex was marketed to Alaskans as one of the nation's first commercial space ports. Many promises were made to lure public support: High-paying, year-round jobs. Better roads. A fancy cultural center. New schools with real astronauts helping out in the classrooms. Peace and prosperity. The whole multibillion-dollar project, located on Narrow Cape,…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/01/how-star-war…

"The Worst Option is War": US Intervention in Venezuela Will Only Deepen the Country's Crisis
Ben Dangl | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
The Trump administrating is currently working to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in the name of freedom and democracy. Yet Washington's efforts will only lead to bloodshed and a worsening of the country's crisis and polarization. Just take a look at who is leading the coup efforts from Washington. US national security advisor John Bolton has…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/01/the-worst-op…

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