Venezuela Newslinks 18 February 2019

18 February 2019 21:19 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting.

Watch privileged Venezuelan opposition support US sanctions and even military intervention
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCanary/~3/H1nDibwyiDg/

Venezuela lacks investment to boost crude production, says advisor to central bank
http://tass.com/world/1045290

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As Mainstream Journalists Acknowledge Douma Attacks Were “Staged,” the “Humanitarian” Syria Regime-Change Network Tries to Save A Sinking Ship

18 February 2019 — Mint Press

There is increasing desperation on the part of the “humanitarian” regime-change network to protect its influence and the power of its narratives, not just in Syria but in future conflicts.

by Whitney Webb and Vanessa Beeley

LONDON — Over the past few days, notable journalists and other figures in mainstream media have acknowledged that the alleged chemical weapons attack that occurred last April in the Damascus suburb of Douma, Syria was likely “staged” by “activist” groups such as the White Helmets. Their comments and investigations have largely vindicated the many journalists and academics who cast aspersions on the precipitous Western media campaign to blame that alleged attack on the Syrian government. Many of the dissenting voices were derided as “conspiracy theorists” or ignored entirely by mainstream sources.

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Settlers, soldiers seize Jerusalem home from Palestinian family

18 February 2019 — Electronic Intifada

Israeli forces expelled a Palestinian family from their home in the Muslim Quarter of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday and handed it to Jewish settlers.

The Abu Asab family received eviction orders earlier this month demanding they vacate the building by 12 February.

Hatem Abu Asab was able to postpone his family’s expulsion until 28 February through his lawyers, but Israeli police paid no heed.

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Global 5G WIFI Will Be INESCAPABLE – What You NEED To Know!

1 July 2018 — Youtube

 Press For Truth

The entire world will soon be tapped into the global 5G wireless system whether we like it or not! The powers that ought not to be are currently putting together a global wifi system that will be impossible to escape but the good news is there are still ways that one can protect themselves and mitigate any adverse health effects they may experience and/or the surveillance they will most certainly be under. In This video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth speaks with John Sneisen of World Alternative Media about this soon to be implemented system and more importantly what we can do about it to protect ourselves moving forward. To learn more from John visit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLdZ…

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The Trump-Trudeau Venezuelan ‘Lima Group’ Policy and Its Nemesis

18 February 2019 — Venezuela Analysis

Hot on the heels of a trip to Caracas, Arnold August looks at the reality in Venezuela, the civil-military union, and press freedoms in the country.

After spending two days in Caracas on February 3 and 4, including a semi-private meeting with President Maduro, what follows below is my basic impression. It coincides with the documented, virtually daily on-the-ground reporting by Venezuelanalysis reporters including among the opposition. My perception has more recently been buttressed by the current on-the-spot reporting by, among others, American journalist Max Blumenthal.

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How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape

18 February 2019 — Mint Press

Pierre Omidyar’s Influence Empire

Through his purchase of influence over the daily flow of information to American media consumers, a dizzying array of connections to the national security state, and a media empire that shields him from critical scrutiny, Pierre Omidyar has become one of the world’s most politically sophisticated data monarchs.

By Alexander Rubinstein @RealAlexRubi and Max Blumenthal @MaxBlumenthal

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, February 2019

17 February 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

Reading matters

Six new books expose environmentalism’s false friends, analyse the idea of ‘environment’, explain renewable energy, trace the history of oceans, expose Monsanto’s Round-Up, and examine UK science denial

Climate & Capitalism can’t review every book we receive, but this column lists and links to those that seem relevant to Climate & Capitalism’s mission, along with brief descriptions. Titles described here may be reviewed in future.

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Declaration by the Republic of Cuba: Stop U.S. Imperialist Military Aggression Against Venezuela

12 February 2019 — Covert Action Magazine

[Editors: When relevant, as here, CovertAction Magazine will link to—and/or publish—material from various individuals, groups, non-governmental organizations as well as official statements from governments and their officials.]

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns the escalation of pressures and actions of the U.S. government in preparation for a military adventure under the guise of a “humanitarian intervention” in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and calls on the international community to mobilize in order to prevent its consummation.

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DWP tells GPs not to support benefit claimants with sick notes By Sue Jones

16 February 2019 — Welfare Weekly

“This callous and unjustified approach to social administration is destroying people’s lives”, writes Sue Jones.

Yesterday on Twitter, I posted one of my previous posts –Jobcentre tells GP to stop issuing sick notes to patient assessed as ‘fit for work’ and he died–in which I discuss a letter addressed to a GP regarding a seriously ill patient. It said:

“We have decided your patient is capable of work from and including January 10, 2016.

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