New Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: “Would Destroy What’s Left of its Economy”

31 January 2019 — TRNN

National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that the US will freeze Venezuelan assets and block oil payments for Venezuelan oil imports to the US. This would not only be illegal, but would also be yet another crippling blow to the country, says CEPR’s Mark Weisbrot (Inc. transcript)
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The Political Economy of Half-Earth By Troy Vettese

31 January 2019 — Socialist Project – The Bullet

That the “extermination, enslavement, and entombment of the aboriginal population in mines […and] the transformation of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black skin” was essential to capitalism’s emergence has long been recognized. Few, however, realise that capitalism has been changing the climate since its “rosy dawn.”1

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Germany and EU support US-engineered coup in Venezuela By Peter Schwarz

30 January 2019 — WSWS

The governments of Germany, France, Spain, Great Britain and the Netherlands, as well as European Union Foreign Affairs Commissioner Federica Mogherini, gave the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, an ultimatum on Saturday: either he calls “free, transparent and democratic elections” within eight days, or Juan Guaidó, who appointed himself head of state last week with Washington’s backing, will be recognized as the new president.

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Britain Lurches Deeper into Brexit Crisis: Its Population Remains Deeply Alienated from the Political Establishment By Dr. Leon Tressell

29 January 2019 — Global Research

The British political establishment is experiencing an unprecedented crisis over the issue of exiting the European Union. The Conservative government staggers from crisis to crisis over its Brexit deal while politicians off all colours bicker and argue as the UK lurches towards a potentially devastating No Deal scenario. This had lead to a huge distrust in the political class amongst the long suffering public.

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