Daily Archives: February 1, 2019

2019-02-01: News Headlines

Dan Cohen (2019-02-01). La creación de Juan Guaidó: cómo los laboratorios de cambio de régimen estadounidenses crearon al líder del golpe de estado en Venezuela. grayzoneproject.com Por Dan Cohen y Max Blumenthal Juan Guaidó es el producto de un proyecto de una década supervisado por los…

Max Blumenthal (2019-02-01). VIDEO: Max Blumenthal Asks Members of Congress if the US is Meddling in Venezuela. grayzoneproject.com The responses from members of Congress painted a shocking picture of ignorance, hypocrisy, and bipartisan consent for the Trump administration's…

aljazeera (2019-02-01). Attacks undermine peace hopes in Philippines after historic vote. aljazeera.com Mindanao voters gave emphatic support to autonomy to end decades-old conflict, but bombings risk return to violence.

aljazeera (2019-02-01). Myanmar using 'oppressive laws' against peaceful critics: HRW. aljazeera.com Rights group says freedom of expression deteriorating since Aung San Suu Kyi's government took office in 2016.

Global Research News (2019-02-01). Selected Articles: Who Is the Real Threat to World Peace? globalresearch.ca 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

teleSUR (2019-02-01). Italy Rejects Guaido, Says Venezuela is a Sovereign State. telesurenglish.net 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…

Joyce Nelson (2019-02-01). Canada vs. Venezuela: The Background Gets Even Murkier. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Garry Leech (2019-02-01). I Declare Myself President of the United States of America. counterpunch.org I, Garry Leech, declare myself president of the United States of America. There I did it. I am now the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. "By what right?" you ask. By the right of the new democratic political process recently implemented in Venezuela and endorsed by the US government. This is how More

Pete Dolack (2019-02-01). Sorting Through the Lies about Venezuela. zcomm.org U.S. governments and capitalists are hostile to any intent to become independent of the U.S. or to direct economic activity to benefit local people rather than maximizing the profits of U.S. multinational corporations…

Jacob G. Hornberger (2019-02-01). The US Government's Love of Foreign Dictatorships. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Nino Pagliccia (2019-02-01). Who Needs Elections? Ask the US About the Government Your Country Should Have. counterpunch.org Would anybody reading this article want to appoint him/herself as prime minister of Canada in front of a friendly crowd? All you need to say is that you don't recognize the elected prime minister as legitimate. I asked that question to a crowd at a rally organized to affirm the sovereignty of Venezuela a few More

Mark Weisbrot (2019-02-01). New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: "Would Destroy What's Left of its Economy" zcomm.org 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…

Jón Karl Stefánsson (2019-02-01). Dishonesty, Omissions and Lies in Reporting on the Venezuelan Economic Crisis. globalresearch.ca 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. …

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera (2019-02-01). What Has Happened in Venezuela Is a Coup. zcomm.org Juan Guaidó has declared himself president. Now the US and rightwing regimes may seek an excuse to intervene in support…

Robert Fantina (2019-02-01). Venezuela, the United States and Hypocrisy. counterpunch.org 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 More

Brett Wilkins (2019-02-01). Elliott Abrams: A Human Rights Horror Show in Three Acts. counterpunch.org 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 More

Jessica Dos Santos (2019-02-01). Life in Besieged Venezuela. zcomm.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 US sanctions and coup efforts…

Alan MacLeod (2019-02-01). The 'Venezuelan People' Are Whoever Agrees with Donald Trump. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Alvaro Verzi Rangel (2019-02-01). The Chain of Command is Clear. Must Guaidó Go From Hero to Martyr? counterpunch.org 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 More

Peter Certo (2019-02-01). People Who Care About Democracy Don't Plot Coups Abroad. globalresearch.ca 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 …

aljazeera (2019-02-01). 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.

Nick Pemberton (2019-02-01). What Bernie Sanders Could Learn From Venezuela. counterpunch.org 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 More

Ben Dangl (2019-02-01). "The Worst Option is War": US Intervention in Venezuela Will Only Deepen the Country's Crisis. counterpunch.org 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 More

Garikai Chengu (2019-02-01). Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America's War on Venezuela. counterpunch.org American economic sanctions have been the worst crime against humanity since World War Two. America's economic sanctions have killed more innocent people than all of the nuclear, biological and chemical weapons ever used in the history of mankind. The fact that for America the issue in Venezuela is oil, not democracy, will surprise only those More

Manlio Dinucci (2019-02-01). Video: Venezuela, a Golpe by the US Deep State. globalresearch.ca 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. …

stuart_m (2019-02-01). Trump adviser John Bolton admits Venezuela coup is for oil. greenleft.org.au 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.

Know History (2019-02-01). 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.

stuart_m (2019-02-01). British Labour leaders oppose US coup in Venezuela. greenleft.org.au 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…

stuart_m (2019-02-01). Asian left groups say 'hands off Venezuela'. greenleft.org.au The statement below was released by 15 left groups from the Asia-Pacific region on January 25. To add your organisation's name, email . | *** | We, the undersigned organisations, strongly condemn the Donald Trump administration for its support for an on-going coup attempt in Venezuela. | The US administration under Donald Trump has declared its recognition for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as "interim president" in its latest coup attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government of President Nicolas Maduro. | Washington and its allies in…

DLI (2019-02-01). Corporate Media Abets U.S. Intervention in Venezuela. indybay.org 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.

WSWS (2019-02-01). US escalates threats against Venezuela. wsws.org 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.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2019-02-01). How Star Wars Came to Alaska. counterpunch.org 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, More

Revolution Books (2019-02-01). U.S. hands off Venezuela! indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

stuart_m (2019-02-01). How Spain's 'socialist' government backs the US coup in Venezuela. greenleft.org.au 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…

WSWS (2019-02-01). Vanity Fair: A new television adaptation of the great 19th century novel. wsws.org William Makepeace Thackeray's work, a remarkable social satire and picture of life, is set during and after the Napoleonic Wars, with the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815 playing a role in the events.

stuart_m (2019-02-01). Australian activists say: to help Venezuela, lift sanctions and end intervention. greenleft.org.au 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…

Fight Back (2019-02-01). A week of U.S. war moves against Venezuela. fightbacknews.org 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…

Pete Dolack (2019-02-01). Sorting Through the Lies about Venezuela. counterpunch.org Challenging United States hegemony is never an easy course. A county need not be socialist — it is enough to either voice aspirations toward socialism, or merely demonstrate a pattern of not doing as Washington dictates. So here we go again, this time with Venezuela. Ironically for a country that the corporate media insistently claims More

Kurt Nimmo (2019-02-01). Trump and the "Make America Great Again" (MAGA) Crowd Embrace the Neocon Plan for Venezuela. globalresearch.ca 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, …

RT News (2019-02-01). Maduro to Americans: You Are Bigger than Trump, Don't Let Him Start A 'Vietnam' War Against Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on the people in the US to deter the Trump administration from putting boots on the ground in Venezuela, warning that any intervention would backfire leading to new Vietnam-like disaster. | In his first direct message …

Gunar Olsen (2019-02-01). Media Rally Around 'Forever War' in Afghanistan. fair.org Just hours after news of an Afghan peace deal broke, corporate media jumped to sound the alarm, urging the US to maintain its occupation. The primary concern was over the Trump administration's perceived "quick exit" or "speedy withdrawal," a boogeyman notion that the New York Times has hyped up for years.

Ben Dangl (2019-02-01). "The Worst Option is War" zcomm.org US Intervention in Venezuela Will Only Deepen the Country's Crisis…

teleSUR (2019-01-31). Bolivia's Evo Morales Backs Peace Dialogue for Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Bolivian President Evo Morales says Bolivia is backing the initiative by Mexico and Uruguay to call an international conference to discuss a peace solution for Venezuela. | RELATED: | Trump's Only Goal: To End Chavismo | "Bolivia greets and support the initiative by the brother countries Mexico and Uruguay, answering to the petition by the U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Pope Francis, the pope of the poor, to call an international conference in order to reach a peaceful solution to Venezuela,…

teleSUR (2019-01-31). Three Hundred Social Leaders Band Together to Create Caucus. telesurenglish.net Three hundred social leaders will form the League for Democracy, a congressional caucus created in defense of the rights of rural communities, officials said Thursday. | RELATED: | Colombia Witnesses Murder of 17th Social Leader in 2019 | "It is an initiative that has roots in 80 municipalities of the country, which will represent communities that fight for water, the environment, the implementation of the Peace Agreement and human rights," said Ivan Cepeda, senator from Colombia.

teleSUR (2019-01-31). Rumors About Venezuelan Armed Forces Recruiting Minors Refuted. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan authorities from different government branches denied that the armed forces are recruiting minors from schools, a rumor that is spreading on social media, and described the viral news as part of the smear campaign against the Bolivarian Revolution. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo Morales Backs Peace Dialogue for Venezuela | The military chief of operations in the state of Mon…

Vanessa Beeley (2019-01-31). Civilians in Police Crosshairs as France Adopts Totalitarian Tactics to Squash Yellow Vests. mintpressnews.com The insanity of Macron supporting the "uprising" in Venezuela while sanctioning vicious reprisals against his own people at home is glaringly obvious to all but Macron and his backers.

John Feffer (2019-01-31). Venezuela: No to Intervention, No to Maduro. commondreams.org Despite the hardships they face and the tenacity of their autocratic ruler, a majority of Venezuelans opposes foreign intervention. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eds. (2019-01-31). Russia denounces U.S. cynicism sanctioning Venezuelan PDVSA. mronline.org Russia denounced Tuesday the U.S. cynicism by announcing sanctions against the Venezuelan oil company PDVSA and excluding from that sanction U.S. companies operating in the South American nation. | Source

unitedEditor (2019-01-31). "The Global Minotaur" sets his eyes on South America. uwidata.com If you are not familiar with ancient Greek mythology, the phrase "global Minotaur" may seem a bit cryptic. Nonetheless, all players in the international arena who do not agree to submit to economic exploitation have become potential prey for this Minotaur. After targeting Mohammed Morsi in Egypt and Erdoƒüan in Turkey, the authorities of Venezuela […]

Andrew Korybko (2019-01-31). An Invasion of Venezuela Isn't A "Far-Fetched Scenario" globalresearch.ca While Guaido and his self-declared "government"(-in-waiting) are downplaying the prospects of a military invasion to topple Maduro, the reality is that such a scenario really isn't all that far-fetched and could even succeed in the event that only a limited …

2019-02-01: Social Media Postees

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.
grayzoneproject.com/2019/01/31/la-creaci…

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.
grayzoneproject.com/2019/01/31/video-max…

Attacks undermine peace hopes in Philippines after historic vote
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-02-01
Mindanao voters gave emphatic support to autonomy to end decades-old conflict, but bombings risk return to violence.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/attacks-under…

Myanmar using 'oppressive laws' against peaceful critics: HRW
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-02-01
Rights group says freedom of expression deteriorating since Aung San Suu Kyi's government took office in 2016.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/02/1902010533291…

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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Italy-Rejects-Gu…

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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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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/what-has-happened-…

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…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/01/venezuela-th…

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.
globalresearch.ca/the-us-governments-lov…

Life in Besieged Venezuela
Jessica Dos Santos | zcomm.org | 2019-02-01
A young author presents intimate snapshots of ordinary life as it is lived by millions of Venezuelans during a grueling crisis fueled by deadly US sanctions and coup efforts…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/life-in-besieged-v…

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…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/new-oil-sanctions-…

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.
globalresearch.ca/the-venezuelan-people-…

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.
globalresearch.ca/canada-venezuela-backg…

I Declare Myself President of the United States of America
Garry Leech | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
I, Garry Leech, declare myself president of the United States of America. There I did it. I am now the leader of the most powerful nation on earth. "By what right?" you ask. By the right of the new democratic political process recently implemented in Venezuela and endorsed by the US government. This is how…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/01/i-declare-my…

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…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/01/elliott-abra…

Venezuela in crisis: All the latest updates
aljazeera | aljazeera.com | 2019-02-01
Latest updates as Venezuela plunges into a major crisis amid a growing row over Nicolas Maduro's presidency.
aljazeera.com/news/2019/01/venezuela-cri…

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.
globalresearch.ca/people-who-care-about-…

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.
globalresearch.ca/dishonesty-omissions-a…

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…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/01/the-chain-of…

Who Needs Elections? Ask the US About the Government Your Country Should Have
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Would anybody reading this article want to appoint him/herself as prime minister of Canada in front of a friendly crowd? All you need to say is that you don't recognize the elected prime minister as legitimate. I asked that question to a crowd at a rally organized to affirm the sovereignty of Venezuela a few…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/01/who-needs-el…

Sorting Through the Lies about Venezuela
Pete Dolack | zcomm.org | 2019-02-01
U.S. governments and capitalists are hostile to any intent to become independent of the U.S. or to direct economic activity to benefit local people rather than maximizing the profits of U.S. multinational corporations…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/sorting-through-th…

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…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/01/what-bernie-…

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

"The Worst Option is War"
Ben Dangl | zcomm.org | 2019-02-01
US Intervention in Venezuela Will Only Deepen the Country's Crisis…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-worst-option-i…

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

Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America's War on Venezuela
Garikai Chengu | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
American economic sanctions have been the worst crime against humanity since World War Two. America's economic sanctions have killed more innocent people than all of the nuclear, biological and chemical weapons ever used in the history of mankind. The fact that for America the issue in Venezuela is oil, not democracy, will surprise only those…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/01/sanctions-of…

Maduro to Americans: You Are Bigger than Trump, Don't Let Him Start A 'Vietnam' War Against Venezuela
RT News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-01
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on the people in the US to deter the Trump administration from putting boots on the ground in Venezuela, warning that any intervention would backfire leading to new Vietnam-like disaster. | In his first direct message | … | The post Maduro to Americans: You Are Bigger than Trump, Don't Let Him Start A 'Vietnam' War Against Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/maduro-to-americans-yo…

Trump's, Pompeo's, Bolton's, The CIA's and Pentagon's Heinous Violence Toward Venezuela
Know History | indybay.org | 2019-02-01
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.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/01/30/1882089…

"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…

Vanity Fair: A new television adaptation of the great 19th century novel
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-01
William Makepeace Thackeray's work, a remarkable social satire and picture of life, is set during and after the Napoleonic Wars, with the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815 playing a role in the events.
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Asian left groups say 'hands off Venezuela'
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-01
The statement below was released by 15 left groups from the Asia-Pacific region on January 25. To add your organisation's name, email . | *** | We, the undersigned organisations, strongly condemn the Donald Trump administration for its support for an on-going coup attempt in Venezuela. | The US administration under Donald Trump has declared its recognition for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as "interim president" in its latest coup attempt to overthrow the democratically elected government of President Nicolas Maduro. | Washington and its allies in…
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Sorting Through the Lies about Venezuela
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-01
Challenging United States hegemony is never an easy course. A county need not be socialist — it is enough to either voice aspirations toward socialism, or merely demonstrate a pattern of not doing as Washington dictates. So here we go again, this time with Venezuela. Ironically for a country that the corporate media insistently claims…
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U.S. hands off Venezuela!
Revolution Books | indybay.org | 2019-02-01
Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…
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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…
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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

Media Rally Around 'Forever War' in Afghanistan
Gunar Olsen | fair.org | 2019-02-01
Just hours after news of an Afghan peace deal broke, corporate media jumped to sound the alarm, urging the US to maintain its occupation. The primary concern was over the Trump administration's perceived "quick exit" or "speedy withdrawal," a boogeyman notion that the New York Times has hyped up for years.
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Corporate Media Abets U.S. Intervention in Venezuela
DLI | indybay.org | 2019-02-01
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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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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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…

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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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,…
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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…
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Rumors About Venezuelan Armed Forces Recruiting Minors Refuted
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-31
Venezuelan authorities from different government branches denied that the armed forces are recruiting minors from schools, a rumor that is spreading on social media, and described the viral news as part of the smear campaign against the Bolivarian Revolution. | RELATED: | Bolivia's Evo Morales Backs Peace Dialogue for Venezuela | The military chief of operations in the state of Mon…
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Bolivia's Evo Morales Backs Peace Dialogue for Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-31
Bolivian President Evo Morales says Bolivia is backing the initiative by Mexico and Uruguay to call an international conference to discuss a peace solution for Venezuela. | RELATED: | Trump's Only Goal: To End Chavismo | "Bolivia greets and support the initiative by the brother countries Mexico and Uruguay, answering to the petition by the U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Pope Francis, the pope of the poor, to call an international conference in order to reach a peaceful solution to Venezuela,…
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Three Hundred Social Leaders Band Together to Create Caucus
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-31
Three hundred social leaders will form the League for Democracy, a congressional caucus created in defense of the rights of rural communities, officials said Thursday. | RELATED: | Colombia Witnesses Murder of 17th Social Leader in 2019 | "It is an initiative that has roots in 80 municipalities of the country, which will represent communities that fight for water, the environment, the implementation of the Peace Agreement and human rights," said Ivan Cepeda, senator from Colombia.
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Civilians in Police Crosshairs as France Adopts Totalitarian Tactics to Squash Yellow Vests
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-01-31
The insanity of Macron supporting the "uprising" in Venezuela while sanctioning vicious reprisals against his own people at home is glaringly obvious to all but Macron and his backers. | The post Civilians in Police Crosshairs as France Adopts Totalitarian Tactics to Squash Yellow Vests appeared first on MintPress News.
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An Invasion of Venezuela Isn't A "Far-Fetched Scenario"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-01-31
While Guaido and his self-declared "government"(-in-waiting) are downplaying the prospects of a military invasion to topple Maduro, the reality is that such a scenario really isn't all that far-fetched and could even succeed in the event that only a limited … | The post An Invasion of Venezuela Isn't A "Far-Fetched Scenario" appeared first on Global Research.
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Peculiarities of U.S. imperialism in Latin America
James Petras | mronline.org | 2019-01-31
Venezuela, the current target of U.S., President Donald Trump, is a case illustrating the 'peculiarities' of imperialist politics. We will proceed to outline the background, techniques and impact of the imperial power grab. | Source…
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Venezuela: US Rejects Calls for Dialogue Ahead of Dueling Marches
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-01-31
Draconian US sanctions and calls for dialogue set the stage for pro- and anti-government marches this weekend.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14282

Pope Francis Visits Arabia, Promotes Tolerance with Muslims
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-01-31
When Francis becomes the first pope to visit the Arabian peninsula on Sunday, he takes another important step in his efforts to build bridges with Islam and confirms interreligious dialogue as a keystone of his papacy. | RELATED: | Pope Fears 'Bloodbath' in Venezuela | Pope Francis said he was looking to write a new page in relations between religions with his visit to the United Ara…
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