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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