Venezuela Newslinks 27-28 February 2019

28 February 2019 18:55 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting


Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 20

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The witchfinders are now ready to burn Corbyn By Jonathan Cook

28 February 2019 — Jonathan Cook

“McCarthyism” is a word thrown around a lot nowadays, and in the process its true meaning – and horror – has been increasingly obscured.

McCarthyism is not just the hounding of someone because their views are unpopular. It is the creation by the powerful of a perfect, self-rationalising system of incrimination – denying the victim a voice, even in their own defence. It presents the accused as an enemy so dangerous, their ideas so corrupting, that they must be silenced from the outset. Their only chance of rehabilitation is prostration before their accusers and utter repentance.

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Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 20

28 February 2019 — 

  • US military intervention in Venezuela may begin very soon: Gen. Tata
  • 92% of Venezuelans reject US military invasion
  • Russia’s resolution in the UNSC reaffirms Maduro’s Role in coordinating aid
  • CARICOM for peaceful solution of Venezuela problem
  • Venezuela calmer than Brazil and Mexico, find Leftist Social Movements visiting Caracas
  • S African unions express solidarity with Venezuela
  • Thousands rally in Caracas in support of Maduro
  • Fire at state-run food storage: may be terror attack

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Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 19

27 February 2019 —  

  • US amasses special ops in Puerto Rico, army in Colombia
  • Russian FM blasts US attempts to create pretext for military intervention
  • No foreign soldier can tread our soil: Venezuela
  • Venezuela’s FM terms US aim as the Politics of Death
  • “Aid” trucks carried nails and wire for barricades
  • Russia ready to mediate
  • South Africa’s ANC expresses solidarity with Venezuela
  • Brazil cannot submit to US imperialism: Lula

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Owen Jones Unpersons Chris Williamson By Kit Knightly

28 February 2019 — Off Guardian

Syme was not only dead, he was abolished, an unperson.
George Orwell – 1984

Chris Williamson should never have been suspended from the Labour Party – he should never have been rebuked or chastised for his words at Sheffield. He told the truth, and those who have deliberately taken his words out of context to vilify him in smug, dishonest editorials, have a political axe to grind that is nothing to do with genuine antisemitism.

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France’s Macron leads the way as western leaders malevolently confuse anti-Zionism with antisemitism

27 February 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Mondoweiss – February 27 2019

How far the international community’s approach towards Israel has reversed trajectory over the past half century can be gauged simply by studying the fate of one word: Zionism.

In 1975 much of the world broke ranks with the United States and Europe at the United Nations general assembly to declare that Zionism, Israel’s founding ideology, “is a form of racism and racial discrimination”.

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Venezuela Newslinks 26-27 February 2019

27 February 2019 17:45 — The New Dark Age

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Bombshell! Trump Era Over As Legalienate’s Editors Proclaim Themselves “Rightful Democratic Rulers” of U.S.

The War on Venezuela

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Media Lens: ‘We Don’t Do Propaganda’

27 February 2019 — Media Lens

Earlier this month, Dutch historian Rutger Bregman, author of ‘Utopia For Realists’, was interviewed by the high-profile Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson. During a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos in Janary, Bregman had bluntly told billionaires that they should stop avoiding taxes and pay their fair share:

‘We gotta be talking about taxes. That’s it. Taxes, taxes, taxes. All the rest is bullshit, in my opinion.’

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Britain: Corbyn, no more concessions! By Adam Booth

27 February 2019 — In Defence of Marxism

Jeremy Corbyn has promised the possibility of a second referendum in an attempt to pacify the Blairites. But such compromises will only embolden the Labour right wing. These careerists must instead be shown the door.Brexit is beginning to take its toll on Britain’s political parties. Both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are desperately attempting to hold their parties together in the face of irreconcilable divisions. But neither leader will be able to appease their rebels. Splits and shocks are the order of the day.

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Socialism and the case for expropriation

27 February 2019 — WSWS

“Socialism is back in fashion,” declares the cover story of this week’s Economist, the British weekly newspaper founded 176 years ago. Despite proclamations of the “end of history” following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the newspaper roots the “remarkable” growth of popular support for socialism in decades of growing social inequality.

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New Studies Confirm Dangers of Glyphosate By F. William Engdahl

26 February 2019 — New Eastern Outlook


Since the 1960s uproar over the dangers of widespread agriculture use of the weed killer, DDT, no other herbicide or agriculture chemical has stirred as much widespread opposition as glyphosate. Glyphosate is the main and only publicly disclosed ingredient in the world-leading herbicide, Roundup from Monsanto/Bayer. With fierce opposition from many EU member states, in 2018 owing to a sly maneuver by the former German Minister of Agriculture, the EU Commission ruled to continue allowing the controversial pesticide. Now recent tests have added to the body of evidence that glyphosate is carcinogenic and should be banned immediately.

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Venezuela Newslinks 25-26 February 2019

26 February 2019 21:10 — The New Dark Age

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Max Blumenthal: What Really Happened on the Colombian-Venezuelan Border + Wilkerson: The Permanent War State Aims to Plunder Venezuela

Former UN expert slams the media for ‘manufacturing consent’ for regime change in Venezuela

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