2019-02-10: Social Media Postees

Venezuela: From Oil Proxy to the Bolivarian Movement and Sabotage. Abysmal Poverty under US Proxy Rule (1918-1998)
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-10
More than 70 percent of the population did not meet minimum calorie and protein requirements. Child malnutrition and infant mortality was exceedingly high. 23 percent of the population was illiterate. One child in four was marginalized from the educational system. | The post Venezuela: From Oil Proxy to the Bolivarian Movement and Sabotage. Abysmal Poverty under US Proxy Rule (1918-1998) appeared first on Global Research.
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Russia Proposes Venezuelan 'Peaceful Measures' Initiative to UN
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-10
On Friday afternoon, Russia proposed a call to the United Nations Security Council, to end outside interference from the U.S. and it's allied nations. | RELATED: | US Blockade on Venezuela Has Cost US$350 Billion: Report | Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hasn't shied-away from calling-on opposition forces to come to the negotiating table in a bid to engage in peaceful dialogue regarding the U.S.' attempted coup on the South American nation, and now Russia has suggested a new resolu…
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Killing the Public Banking Revolution in Venezuela
Ellen Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-10
Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is getting significant media attention these days, after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview that it should "be a larger part of our conversation" when it comes to funding the Green New Deal. | According to MMT, … | The post Killing the Public Banking Revolution in Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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Western Media Fall in Lockstep for Cheap Trump/Rubio Venezuela Aid PR Stunt
Adam Johnson | commondreams.org | 2019-02-10
"The same actors, the same tricks, the same patently disingenuous concern for the starving poor. And the US media is stripping it of all this essential context, presenting these radical regime-change operators as bleeding heart humanitarians," Johnson writes. (Photo: ABC/Screengrab) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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The Method in Venezuela's Oil Strategy Madness
William Walter Kay | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-10
A 2014 Petroleum Economist report on Venezuela's Orinoco Belt concluded where it might have begun: | "A crucial question that the (Venezuelan) government has skirted is how its Orinoco Belt plans would fit within OPEC's production quotas. Venezuela has … | The post The Method in Venezuela's Oil Strategy Madness appeared first on Global Research.
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WFTU condemns intervention against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-10
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing 95 million workers of the five continents as well as the world class-oriented labor movement, strongly rejects the attempted coup d'état against the legitimate government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. | This interference, orchestrated by the US government, NATO and the EU and executed by the representatives of the transnationals and monopolies in the country, constitutes a flagrant violation of the most elementary rules of internati…
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Blood for Oil in Venezuela?
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2019-02-10
Vijay Prashad discusses the extent to which US interest in Venezuelan oil and other natural resources is driving Trump's policy of seeking regime change. The link is not that straight-forward, but it is there, says Prashad | The post Blood for Oil in Venezuela? appeared first on The Real News Network.
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What's Happening in Venezuela?
ICSS | indybay.org | 2019-02-10
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library | 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609…
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Rally for U.S. Hands Off Venezuela
IAC | indybay.org | 2019-02-10
Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland.
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Tax Time is Bye Bye Trump Time
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-02-10
As predicted, as soon as people start filling out their tax forms, they realize, if they did not understand before, that Nazi Trump's election sales pitch of "helping" the average person was simply a billionaire enrichment scheme so that Billionaire Nazi Trump could steal from the National Treasury to make himself and his cronies richer, the only reason he had to run for office.
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U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Rally
Communist Workers League | indybay.org | 2019-02-10
Lake Merritt Columns (aka Pergula or Pillars) | 599 El Embarcadero | Oakland, CA 94610…
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An Open Letter to the People of the United States from President Nicolas Maduro
Nicolas Maduro | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-10
We live today a historical trance. There are days that will define the future of our countries between war and peace. Your national representatives of Washington want to bring to their borders the same hatred that they planted in Vietnam. | The post An Open Letter to the People of the United States from President Nicolas Maduro appeared first on Global Research.
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Venezuela: The U.S.'s 68th Regime Change Disaster
Medea Benjamin | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
The only things that will force such a radical change in U.S. policy are public outrage, education and organizing, and international solidarity with the people of Venezuela | *** | In his masterpiece, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World … | The post Venezuela: The U.S.'s 68th Regime Change Disaster appeared first on Global Research.
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China Says Only Venezuelans Can Solve Venezuela's Issues
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-09
Venezuela should resolve its own matters itself via peaceful talks and China supports the international community's efforts in this regard, the Chinese foreign ministry said. | RELATED: | Venezuela Confronts US-backed Right-wing Coup | The ministry said while it supports the recent international efforts by some EU countries and others in Latin America, China still supports an internal resolution to the conflict away from interference and intervention. | "Venezuela's affairs should be…
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Building on Progress in 2018, Second Trump-Kim Summit Is Timely
Kevin Martin | commondreams.org | 2019-02-09
"The new Congress has plenty on its plate, but legislation to support U.S.-Korea peace efforts should be advanced as soon as possible," Martin writes. (Photo: OhMyNews) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Report: Trump Administration Holding Talks With Venezuelan Military
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-09
In an effort to encourage defections from Venezuela's elected President Nicolas Maduro, the Trump administration is reportedly holding secret talks with members of the Venezuelan military as top U.S. cabinet officials continue to issue aggressive threats and push for regime change. | According to Reuters, which cited an anonymous senior White House official,…
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How the Media Uses Venezuela's Poverty to Demonize Leftist Leaders
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-09
It's a cheap shot at politicians like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. | The post How the Media Uses Venezuela's Poverty to Demonize Leftist Leaders appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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US Blockade on Venezuela Has Cost US$350 Billion: Report
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-09
The Economic Debates Unit of the Latin American Geopolitical Strategic Center (CELAG) released a report on "the economic consequences of the boycott against Venezuela," on Friday, in which it is proved that the "international financial blockade to Venezuela since 2013 is the main responsible for the economic crisis." | RELATED: | Why Is Venezuela a Key Geopolitical Target for The US? | According to CELAG's report, the financial and economic blockade that was mainly promoted by the U…
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US Influence in Venezuela Is Part of a Two Centuries-old Imperial Plan
Shane Quinn | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
Root causes of the ongoing crises in Venezuela may be increasingly apparent, as the situation in the country reaches a perilous state. Venezuela contains one fifth (20%) of the planet's known oil reserves, equal to the combined quantities of Iran … | The post US Influence in Venezuela Is Part of a Two Centuries-old Imperial Plan appeared first on Global Research.
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Regime Change: "Made In The U.S.A."
Steve Ellner | zcomm.org | 2019-02-09
Trump's unwavering backing of Juan Guaidó's shadow government in Venezuela attaches a "made in the U.S.A." label to all those positioned to govern should Maduro fall…
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A Military Coup in Venezuela? Not Without the Military's Support
Prof. Ociel Alí López | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
A military coup d'état in Venezuela doesn't seem likely so long as the Armed Forces support Maduro. Meanwhile, U.S. action will likely backfire, and serve only to strengthen those in power | *** | Juan Guaidó, leader of the Venezuelan … | The post A Military Coup in Venezuela? Not Without the Military's Support appeared first on Global Research.
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The Planned Plunder Behind Canada's Support of the Coup
Yves Engler | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-09
Yves Engler looks at the resource-hungry MNC's pushing the Canadian government's aggressive attempts to oust Maduro.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14310

Chavistas March Against Imperialism: What Is the Next Step in Trump's Coup?
Jorge Martín, In Defence of Marxism | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-09
Jorge Martin looks at how the coup has been unfolding and what comes next.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14311

2,000-year Old 'Child' Returns to Peru
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-09
The mummy of a boy of Aymara origin, with an approximate age of 2,000 years, was returned to Peru by the Museum of Science and History of Corpus Christi in Texas, United States, official sources reported Friday. | RELATED: | Peru President Rejects Military Intervention in Venezuela | Peru's Ministry of Culture said in a statement that the repatriation of the mummy was possible thanks to its coordinated work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. | He added that the technical reports…
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Hackers Take Over Venezuelan Embassy Sites in Several Countries
Telesur | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
Venezuelan embassy officials in Argentina condemned Thursday's cyber attack after hackers commandeered the ministry's website and published a statement in support of the self-declared "interim president," Juan Guaido. | "We denounce the criminal policy of hacking and intervention of the | … | The post Hackers Take Over Venezuelan Embassy Sites in Several Countries appeared first on Global Research.
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Brazil's Workers Party praises imperialist officials and Brazilian military involved in Venezuela regime change operation
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-09
As it feigns opposition to regime change in Venezuela, the PT has sent representatives to meet EU leaders who have been at the forefront of the siege of the country.
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Chicago rally demands 'U.S. hands off Venezuela!'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-09
Chicago, IL – Over 50 activists gathered in Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago on the night of February 5, to rally in solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution. Organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), the event brought together progressive political organizations and trade unions to demand an end to U.S. aggression and threats of war with Venezuela. | Freezing rain did not dampen the energy of the crowd, as speakers called for solidarity with the Venezuelan people. Representatives of the U.S. Palestinian Community Network and the International League of People's Struggle spoke on the context…
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US-led Military Coup in Venezuela Modelled on Chile, 1973?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
At this stage, "all options are on the table". | A self-proclaimed "interim president" endorsed by the "international community", | infiltration and co-optation of the Venezuelan armed forces, military intervention, Coup d'Etat, | Assassination of president Maduro, | Relentless sabotage and financial warfare, … | The post US-led Military Coup in Venezuela Modelled on Chile, 1973? appeared first on Global Research.
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What does the media not get about sanctions on Venezuela?
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-09
Last week, the US formally adopted sanctions on Venezuelan national oil company PDVSA, as well as on CITGO, its US-based distribution arm, as part of its press for regime change in Caracas. National Security Advisor John Bolton estimated the actions would affect some $7 billion in assets and would block $11 billion in revenue to the Venezuelan government over the next year. The State Department was quick to add, "These new sanctions do not target t…
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Venezuela: Is War on the Horizon? Here's How Trump's Poised to Manipulate the Humanitarian Situation in Venezuela
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
There's a very high likelihood that the US will commence a limited multilateral invasion of Venezuela if Maduro continues to block the Trojan Horse of a "humanitarian convoy" into his country and the military doesn't turn against him in the … | The post Venezuela: Is War on the Horizon? Here's How Trump's Poised to Manipulate the Humanitarian Situation in Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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No Coup! No War! Hands Off Venezuela!
Eduardo Correa Senior | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-09
The trumpets of regime change have sounded, and the drums of a possible war are beating against Venezuelan democracy. Provocations hitherto unimagined threaten to plunge the whole region into chaos and strike a serious blow against popular democracy around the … | The post No Coup! No War! Hands Off Venezuela! appeared first on Global Research.
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Urging Defections, Trump Administration Reportedly Holding Secret Talks With Venezuelan Military
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-09
Reports of direct communications between the White House and Venezuelan military officials come as Trump cabinet members continue to warn that military intervention is "on the table." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Venezuela: Maduro Open to ICG Delegation But Rejects Resolution
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-08
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Friday that while he rejects the final declaration of the EU-backed International Contact Group, he would be open to a delegation sent by the group in order to promote peace talks between the government and the right-wing opposition. | IN-DEPTH: | Venezuela Confronts US-backed Right-wing Coup | Maduro, delivering a press conference Friday, hailed the efforts by the Montevideo Mechanism initiative which is supported by Bolivia, Mexico and Caricom…
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The 'Peacekeeper' Vigilante Website and Freedom of Speech in Ukraine
Halyna Mokrushyna | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-08
The 2013-2014 pro-European Union protest movement in Ukraine known as the 'Euromaidan' is officially celebrated in Ukraine and is largely recognized in the West as a pro-democratic, peaceful, popular revolution against the 'corrupt autocratic regime' (according to the mainstream Western and Ukrainian media) of president Victor Yanukovych. Ukrainians should now breathe more freely, live better…
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Pompeo Attempts to Link Iran, Hezbollah to Crisis in Venezuela
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-08
"People don't recognize that Hezbollah has active cells — the Iranians are impacting the people of Venezuela and throughout South America. We have an obligation to take down that risk for America and [what we'll talk about is] how we do that in South America and all across the globe." — Mike Pompeo | The post Pompeo Attempts to Link Iran, Hezbollah to Crisis in Venezuela appeared first on MintPress News.
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Venezuela: Democratic Uprising or U.S. Coup?
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-02-08
Perhaps the Trump Administration is hoping history will repeat itself, but so far Venezuelans aren't going for it.
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Juan Guaidó: The man who would be president of Venezuela doesn't have a constitutional leg to stand on
Roger Harris | mronline.org | 2019-02-08
Donald Trump imagines Juan Guaidó is the rightful president of Venezuela. Mr. Guaidó, a man of impeccable illegitimacy, doesn't have a constitutional leg to stand on for this open attempt at a coup. | Source…
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Juan Guaidó: The Man Who Would Be President of Venezuela Doesn't Have a Constitutional Leg to Stand On
Roger Harris, Venezuelanalysis | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-08
Roger Harris looks at the "impecable illegitimacy" of Juan Guaido's claim to the presidency of Venezuela.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14308

How Washington Funded the Counterrevolution in Venezuela
Tim Gill, Rebecca Hanson | thenation.com | 2019-02-08
How Washington Funded the Counterrevolution in Venezuela…
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Afghanistan, Venezuela and U.S. Interference
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-08
In this troubling week, this writer has seen a variety of disturbing news stories. Ok, that's nothing new, we all know. But there are two that he would like to focus on today. First, he saw an editorial saying that the U.S. must not abandon Afghanistan. He attempted to make some sense of this series…
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Amnesty International modifies its position on US sanctions and threats against Venezuela
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2019-02-08
Last year, I asked Amnesty International for its position on US economic sanctions against Venezuela. I also asked Amnesty's position on the threats US officials have made against Venezuela's government, including open encouragement of Venezuela's military to perpetrate a coup. Last year, Amnesty replied that it took "no position" on US economic sanctions. Regarding US Read…
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Corporate Interests Could Underlie Canada's Support for Venezuela Coup
Nick Rehwaldt | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-08
OTTAWA, CANADA — Canada's government has now officially recognized Juan Guaidó of the "Voluntad Popular" Party as the leader of Venezuela. This support, in tandem with the EU, follows U.S. President Donald Trump's immediate recognition of Juan Guaidó's violent opposition party, and Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela. | Canada's foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, has expressed support for the ongoing coup in Venezuela. Last week, Canada hosted a summi…
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Trump Sanctions, Regime Change Strategy in Venezuela Can Only Cause More Violence and Suffering
Mark Weisbrot | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-08
Washington has been trying to topple 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 President Nicolás Maduro Moros in advance of any coup d'etat. The 35-year-old…
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An Interview the Saker on Venezuela
Michael Hudson | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-08
Introduction: There is a great deal of controversy about the true shape of the Venezuelan economy and whether Hugo Chavez' and Nicholas Maduro's reform and policies were crucial for the people of Venezuela or whether they were completely misguided and precipitated the current crises. Anybody and everybody seems to have very strong held views about this.
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The BBC and Venezuela: Bias and Lies
Darrall Cozens, Socialist Appeal | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-08
Darrall Cozens looks at the BBC's efforts at preparing public opinion for imperialist intervention.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14309

Either Washington or Venezuela, savage capitalism or socialism
Cira Pascual Marquina | mronline.org | 2019-02-08
Luis Britto Garcia is perhaps Venezuela's most highly regarded public intellectual. A firm supporter of the Bolivarian Process, he has written numerous plays, novels, historical investigations and film scripts and is also an incisive commentator on politics in the region. | Source…
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Seeking to oust Maduro, Washington may find itself in a new Vietnam
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-02-08
In one of Hugo Chavez' most celebrated speeches, he proclaimed proudly and to loud applause that "Venezuela will never again be a Yankee colony," and stated that the country had entered the most definitive period of its independence. Regardless of whether or not Chavez correctly assessed his historical moment, it is critical that we see […] | The post Seeking to oust Maduro, Washington may find itself in a new Vietnam appeared first on United World International.
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The Scream: the Origins of Venezuela's Economic Crisis
Paul Bentley | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-08
Trump has said that his government is "too far along in the process" of regime change in Venezuela for him to meet with Maduro. This stands in contrast to his readiness to meet again with Kim Jung-un, who is already "too far along" in the process of developing nuclear weapons for Trump to do otherwise.
counterpunch.org/2019/02/08/the-scream-t…

European parliamentarians condemn EU support for US coup
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-08
Below is a February 4 letter signed by 39 members of the European Parliament. It comes from three different political groups in the European Parliament and condemns EU support for the attempted coup in Venezuela. | *** | Letter in defence of a political dialogue in Venezuela, guaranteeing that Latin America and the Caribbean remains a zone of peace. | We, the undersigned MEPs, condemn any expression of support provided to the ongoing coup attempt in Venezuela, as portrayed by the self-proclamation of Juan Guaidó as "Interim President" of the country. This self-proclamation finds no background in the Constitution…
greenleft.org.au/content/european-parliamentarians-condemn-eu-support-us-coup

US commander says Pentagon prepared to intervene to defend Venezuela embassy
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-08
Testifying before the Senate Thursday, SOUTHCOM chief Admiral Faller linked the Venezuelan coup to the "great power" conflict with China and Russia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02/08/vene…

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