2019-02-05: News Headlines

Dimitri Lascaras (2019-02-05). Video: Evenly Matched Pro- and Anti-Government Marches in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris reports from the ground in Caracas about Saturday's pro- and anti-government marches, highlighting their peacefulness and equal size | Full transcript below. | *** | DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News from Caracas, …

teleSUR (2019-02-05). Mexico: Me'phaa Indians Slaughtered in Lust For Resources. telesurenglish.net It seems that every day a heartbreaking tale emerges whereby a member of an Indigenous community in Latin America is murdered because of greed for land resources. Sunday, Feb. 4 was no different, as eight members of the Me'phaa community in Acatepec, Guerrero, Mexico were gunned down by unidentified armed individuals. | RELATED: | Mystery Over Death of Pipeline Opposition Social Leader | Roberto àÅlvarez Heredia, spokesman of the State Coordination for the Construction of Peace…

Ramzy Baroud (2019-02-05). Gaza Rallies for Caracas: On the West's Dangerous Game in Venezuela. counterpunch.org Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of besieged Gaza to show their support of the democratically-elected government of Venezuela and it's legitimate leader, President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela is struggling to defeat a coup attempt that is supported by the United States, Israel and many Western governments. The relationship between Venezuela and Palestine has been More

Ramzy Baroud (2019-02-05). Gaza Rallies for Caracas. zcomm.org Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of besieged Gaza to show their support of the democratically-elected government of Venezuela and it's legitimate leader, President Nicolas Maduro…

Romain Migus (2019-02-05). Propaganda contra a Venezuela: O que eles esquecem. globalresearch.ca O presidente francês, Emmanuel Macron, ordena a Nicolas Maduro que nà£o reprima a oposiàßà£o MAS ELE ESQUECE as 3 300 prisàµes e os 2 000 feridos ligados à repressà£o do movimento dos coletes amarelos. | O presidente do governo espanhol, Pedro …

teleSUR Desk (2019-02-05). Canada Labour Congress with 3M members, denounces Trudeau's support for intervention in Venezuela. mronline.org The CLC vehemently rejects a militarized solution to this crisis; the people of Latin America have not forgotten the brutal history of military rule in the region. | Source

WSWS (2019-02-05). Hands off Venezuela! wsws.org With the aid of European and Canadian imperialism and the right-wing governments of Latin America, Washington is preparing to either invade Venezuela or plunge it into civil war.

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-05). Conservative Governments of Latin America Plus Canada Endorse Regime Change Efforts in Venezuela. therealnews.com The so-called Lima Group of 13 conservative Latin American governments, plus Canada, met in Ottawa to discuss further measures of isolating and pressuring Venezuela into handing over power to the Venezuelan opposition. Yves Engler, Dimitri Lascaris, and Greg Wilpert discuss the outcome

Pepe Escobar (2019-02-05). Venezuela: Let's Cut to the Chase. Will China's Petroyuan Displace America's Petrodollar? globalresearch.ca Cold War 2.0 has hit South America with a bang — pitting the US and expected minions against the four key pillars of in-progress Eurasia integration: Russia, China, Iran and Turkey. | It's the oil, stupid. But there's way more than …

Ben Norton (2019-02-05). Internal U.S. Gov't document outlines program of 'economic warfare' on Venezuela. mronline.org An internal government document reveals tactics of "economic warfare" and "financial weapons" the U.S. is using against Venezuela in the name of "furthering capitalism." | Source

Eric London (2019-02-05). US Issues New Threats of War for Oil Against Venezuela. globalresearch.ca President Trump, Vice President Pence and National Security Advisor John Bolton escalated threats to launch a war against Venezuela, as large pro- and anti-government demonstrations filled Venezuela's streets on Saturday. | In an interview with CBS's "Face the Nation" program that …

Howard Lisnoff (2019-02-05). The Long Goodbye of Antiwar Protest. counterpunch.org It's been a case of the long goodbye for what's left of the peace movement in the U.S. On Saturday (January 26, 2019), a small group, very small by historic peace actions go, protested in front of the White House. Watching the protest and interviews with protest participants on The Real News Network was almost painful. Medea More

Manlio Dinucci (2019-02-05). Washington, la ragione della forza. globalresearch.ca Due settimane fa Washington ha incoronato presidente del Venezuela Juan Guaidà≤, pur non avendo questi neppure partecipato alle elezioni presidenziali, e ha dichiarato illegittimo il presidente Maduro, regolarmente eletto, preannunciando la sua deportazione a Guantanamo. | La scorsa settimana ha annunciato …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-02-05). Washington, a razà£o da foràßa. globalresearch.ca Há duas semanas, Washington proclamou Presidente da Venezuela, Juan Guaidà≤, apesar de ele nem sequer ter participado nas eleiàßàµes presidenciais e declarou ilegítimo, o Presidente Maduro, juridicamente eleito, anunciando a sua deportaàßà£o para Guantánamo. | Na semana passada, anunciou a suspensà£o …

Whitney Webb (2019-02-05). Washington Follows Ukraine, Syria Roadmap in Push for Venezuela Regime Change. globalresearch.ca What happens in Venezuela going forward will have major consequences for the entire region and the world; and, with the U.S. already pushing countries to pick sides, the world may soon become as divided as it was immediately preceding WW …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J S Davies (2019-02-04). Venezuela: The U.S.'s 68th Regime Change Disaster. commondreams.org Pro-government supporters attend a rally against U.S. President Donald Trump in Caracas, Venezuela in 2018. (Photo: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Nicolas J.S. Davies (2019-02-04). Will Iran Sanctions Herald the Fall of the Imperial Dollar? zcomm.org It's a good time for Americans to start thinking about how we can instead cooperate with all our neighbors in a smooth, peaceful transition to a sustainable, multipolar world…

Black Alliance for Peace (2019-02-04). On the White Supremacy of U.S. Interventions. globalresearch.ca As internationalists, we don't shy away from defending a people's right to determine their fate. That is why we have been so ardent in opposing the illegal U.S. intervention in Venezuela. Read and share our statement on Venezuela. (If you …

teleSUR (2019-02-04). Bolivia, Mexico to Join International Contact Group in Uruguay. telesurenglish.net Both Bolivia and Mexico will be present at the international conference being held next week in Montevideo, Uruguay, foreign ministers confirmed Monday. | RELATED: | Uruguay Prepares to Host EU Meeting on Venezuelan Crisis | Members of the European Union and various Latin American representatives arrive Thursday for the meeting with world leaders in an effort to educate on the state of Venezuela and encouraging a peaceful resolution, void of international interference. | Confirming…

teleSUR (2019-02-04). Maduro Calls For Peace, Non-intervention From US. telesurenglish.net President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro continued collecting signatures from citizens from across the country for a petition calling for peace and non-intervention on behalf of United States President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | Uruguay Prepares to Host EU Meeting on Venezuelan Crisis | During a speech Monday at the Day of National Dignity commemoration a…

Whitney Webb (2019-02-04). Regime Change for Profit: Chevron, Halliburton Cheer On US Venezuela Coup. mintpressnews.com If Guaidó comes to power and privatizes PDVSA, U.S. oil companies — with Chevron and Halliburton leading the pack — stand to make record profits in the world's most oil-rich nation, as they did in Iraq following the privatization of its national oil industry after U.S. intervention.

Marjorie Cohn (2019-02-04). The US Is Orchestrating a Coup in Venezuela. zcomm.org As Venezuela's second president, Simon Bolivar, noted in the 19th century, the US government continues to "plague Latin America with misery in the name of liberty." From engineering coups in Chile and Guatemala, to choreographing a troop landing at the Bay of Pigs intended to establish an exile government in Cuba, to training Latin American Read more…

Various (2019-02-04). What Is Going on in Venezuela? Testimonies on the Ongoing Coup. venezuelanalysis.com VA brings you a collation of local voices opposing US-efforts to topple the government.

Asamblea Internacional de los Pueblos (2019-02-04). Informe sobre la situación en Venezuela y acciones de solidaridad. peoplesworld.org SàÉO PAULO, Brasil — Nos dirigimos a ustedes para compartirles algunos aspectos de la situación que se vive en Venezuela actualmente. La autoproclamación de Juan Guaidó, un sujeto desconocido hasta hace unas semanas, se basa en el no reconocimiento de las elecciones en las que el pueblo eligió democráticamente a Nicolás Maduro como el Presidente …

Democracy Now! (2019-02-04). Headlines for February 4, 2019. democracynow.org Calls Mount for VA Gov. Northam to Resign over Racist Yearbook Photo, Trump Sends Aid to Venezuela, Says Military Intervention "An Option", Trump: U.S. Should Maintain Troops in Iraq to "Watch" Iran, Trump Floats Another Gov't Shutdown or Nat'l Emergency over Border Wall Funding, El Salvador Elects Outsider Nayib Bukele as President, Mexico Denies Entry to U.S Lawyers & Journalists Working with Migrants, Iraq: Gunman Shoots Novelist Alaa Mashzoub, Amnesty Int'l: Boko Haram Killed At Least 60 in Nigeria Attack Last Week, Russia Suspends INF in Response to U.S. Withdrawal, U.N.: At Least 29 Children Died on Way to…

Alfred de Zayas (2019-02-04). Report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order. mronline.org The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas, on his mission to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Ecuador, pursuant to Council resolution 36/4. | Source

Mark Weisbrot (2019-02-04). Trump's Illegal Regime Change Operation Will Kill More Venezuelans. counterpunch.org If Russia, China, and North Korea decided to recognize Nancy Pelosi as the president of the United States, would Americans go along with that? I mean, the ones who don't like Trump, think he is a real threat to the country, or even not a legitimately elected president? I don't think so. But Trump, his More

Kevin Zeese (2019-02-04). US-led Coup in Venezuela: The Plot Thickens. globalresearch.ca A lot has happened and we have learned more since last week when we wrote, Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup. This article updates activists so we remain well-informed and can educate others in the …

RT News (2019-02-04). Italy Vetoed EU Recognition of Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaido. globalresearch.ca Rome has effectively derailed an EU statement meant to recognize Juan Guaido as Venezuela's interim leader if President Nicolas Maduro fails to set up snap elections, a Five Star Movement source confirmed to RT. | Italy announced the veto at an …

teleSUR (2019-02-04). Activists Denounce Intervention in Venezuela by Lima Group. telesurenglish.net Activists interrupted the final declaration of the self-styled Grupo de Lima with the slogan "Hands off Venezuela" to denounce the coup that the United States intends to perpetrate along with the national right. | The interruption was recorded while Canada's Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, held a press conference this afternoon with her counterpart Néstor Popolizio in Ottawa. | RELATED: | Roger Waters: 'LEAVE THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE ALONE' | Over the weekend, Canada denied accreditation to…

Jorge Martin, Marxist (2019-02-04). US Tightens the Noose on Venezuela: Will the Coup Succeed? venezuelanalysis.com Jorge Martin looks at the prospects that Guaido's coup d'état has at achieving its goals.

STAFF (2019-02-04). The U.S. Is Orchestrating a Venezuelan Coup in Plain Sight. truthdig.com Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and more appear bent on appeasing American oil interests, even if it means violating international law.

Cira Pascual Marquina (2019-02-04). Everyday life in besieged Venezuela. mronline.org A young author presents intimate snapshots of ordinary life as it is lived by millions of Venezuelans during a grueling crisis fueled by deadly U.S. sanctions and coup efforts. | Source

Special to PeoplesWorld (2019-02-04). New Yorkers rally against Trump's Venezuela coup. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—Two actions were held here last weekend in opposition to Trump's efforts to overthrow the democratically-elected government of President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela. Several groups came together Saturday, January 26 in Union Square and on 38th Street and Lexington, opposite the Cuban mission to the United Nations. "My family is from Peru—Andean people, of …

John Bachtell (2019-02-04). Save democracy at home and abroad: Oppose Trump's Venezuela coup. peoplesworld.org The Trump administration's open coup in Venezuela continues U.S. efforts, in alliance with Venezuelan oligarchs and extreme right-wing elements among the opposition, to overthrow the United Socialist Party governing coalition that came to power with the election of Hugo Chávez as president in 1998. These include the failed coup attempt against Chávez in 2002. The …

Paul Dobson (2019-02-04). European Powers Back Guaido as Trump Threatens Venezuela with Military 'Option'. venezuelanalysis.com President Maduro reiterated that he will not have his arm "twisted" by "imperialist and colonial" ultimatums.

TeleSur English (2019-02-04). Twitter Erupts After 2,000 Pro-Venezuelan Accounts Are Deleted. venezuelanalysis.com A total of 1,196 social media accounts based in Venezuela have been closed accused of "influencing domestic audiences."

Federico Pieraccini (2019-02-04). The Venezuelan Coup and Gilets Jaunes: Great-Power Politics in a Multipolar World Order. globalresearch.ca The protests seen in France and the interference in the domestic politics of Venezuela highlight Western double standards, which stand in contrast to the respect for international law maintained by China, India and Russia. | In France on November 17, 2018, …

teleSUR (2019-02-04). Roger Waters: 'LEAVE THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE ALONE'. telesurenglish.net Musician/activist Roger Waters is calling on people to act against the ongoing United States coup d'etat of the elected Venezuelan government by taking part in an 'emergency demonstration' in front of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) located in New York City Monday. | RELATED: | Anti-War US Politicians Must Reject Venezuelan Coup: Stein | Waters sent out a tweet early Monday morning encouraging participation in a planned march in front of the U.N. building in order to s…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-04). Venezuela Primer Pt. 1: Why Did Venezuelans Elect Hugo Chávez? therealnews.com Over and over again US media outlets make the claim that Venezuela was the "jewel of Latin America" before Hugo Chavez was elected in 1998 and that his election marked the country's downfall. In part 1 of this Venezuela primer, on the 20th anniversary of Chavez first taking office on February 2, 1999, we look…

Whitney Webb (2019-02-04). These Are the US Companies Backing the Venezuelan Coup Attempt. theantimedia.com (MPN) — For much of the past twenty years, critics of U.S. foreign policy have noted that it is often countries with sizeable oil reserves that most often find themselves the targets of U.S.-backed "humanitarian" interventions aimed at "restoring democracy." Analysis of the nearly two-decades-long U.S. effort aimed at regime change and "democracy promotion" in Venezuela …

StormCloudsGathering (2019-02-04). The Real Reason the US Wants Regime Change in Venezuela. theantimedia.com (SCG) — The US is backing another coup attempt in Venezuela. As usual, they claim that their objectives are democracy and freedom. Nothing could be farther from the truth. On January 23rd, 2019 Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself acting president, and called on the armed forces to disobey the government. Very few had ever heard …

teleSUR (2019-02-04). Maduro Asks International Community to End US's Threats of War. telesurenglish.net Venezuela will not allow foreign soldiers to invade, President Nicolas Maduro said calling for dialogue with opposition forces during a televised speech Monday. | RELATED: | Maduro Calls For Peace, Non-intervention From US | "Che, Fidel, Chavez, they are our heritage, they give us strength," the Bolivarian head of state said, reminding the crowd of supporters of the country's past struggle for independence dating back to the colonial era to present day. | Since the attempted coup on Jan. 23…

WSWS (2019-02-04). Spanish Socialist Party government backs US-led coup in Venezuela. wsws.org The Venezuelan coup is exposing the PSOE government and its pro-imperialist ally, the pseudo-left Podemos party.

Ramzy Baroud, Romana Rubeo (2019-02-04). Gaza Rallies for Caracas: On the West's Dangerous Game in Venezuela. commondreams.org The Gaza rallies, however, were more than a display of gratitude towards a country that had enough courage to break off ties with Israel following the latter's 2008-9 war on Gaza – a bloody campaign known as "Operation Cast Lead."(Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-02-04). Trump Will Increase Iran Intelligence Gathering From Iraq. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump stated on Saturday he considers it important to keep some military forces in Iraq to watch Iran closely. | RELATED: | Iranian President Criticizes US Hegemonic Tactics in Venezuela | Trump expressed his regret for the "endless wars" held in Afghanistan and Syria. He also commented on his intention to reduce costly U.S. military presence in those countries, during a CBS interview. | However, the bellicose attitude adopted by his administration toward…

Marilyn Bechtel (2019-02-04). Peace advocates say leaving INF Treaty increases risk of nuclear war. peoplesworld.org The Trump administration's decision to suspend U.S. participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and start a six-month process to withdraw from the landmark arms-control pact with Russia — formally announced Feb. 1 but previewed by President Trump during an election campaign rally last October — has drawn quick responses from nuclear disarmament advocates, and …

Shared by candice (2019-02-04). As the Climate Collapses, We Ask: "How Then Shall We Live?" truthout.org This is the first installment of a monthly series by Dahr Jamail and Barbara Cecil, entitled, "How, Then, Shall We Live? Finding Our Way and Peace of Heart Amidst Global Collapse."Although the wind | blows terribly here, | the moonlight also leaks | between the roof planks | of this ruined house. | —Izumi ShikibuThis commentary is the first of our series, "How, Then, Shall We Live?: Finding Our Way and Peace of Heart Amidst Global Collapse." It is about the moonlight leaking between the roof planks of this ruined house. | It is not written to convince anyone of anything, or to get things back on track. I…

teleSUR (2019-02-04). US: Tasers Claimed 49 Lives in 2018 Through Police Violence. telesurenglish.net Taser death is a form of police violence that is claiming lives in the United States despite being called non-lethal, a recent Reuters report revealed. | RELATED: | Maduro Calls For Peace, Non-intervention From US | Warren Ragudo died after two Taser shocks by police intervening in a family altercation. Ramzi Saad died after a Taser shock by police during a dispute…

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-02-04). Evenly Matched Pro- and Anti-Government Marches in Venezuela. therealnews.com TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris reports from the ground in Caracas about Saturday's pro- and anti-government marches, highlighting their peacefulness and equal size

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