Venezuela Newslinks 6-8 March 2019

8 March 2019 20:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

Venezuela-Baiting: How Media Keep Anti-Imperialist Dissent in Check

Inside the Neoliberal Laboratory Preparing for the Theft of Venezuela’s Economy

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Venezuela: ROUNDUP1-Imperialism’s Electricity War follows failure of interventionist ploy

8 March 2019 — 


Venezuela experienced an electricity war machinated by imperialism and its proxies – the rightists, the reactionaries.

Electricity War

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the US of waging an “electricity war” against the country, as Caracas and other cities plunged into darkness Thursday night.

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Pure: Ten Points I Just Can’t Believe About the Official Skripal Narrative By Craig Murray

8 March 2019 — Craig Murray

I still do not know what happened in the Skripal saga, which perhaps might more respectfully be termed the Sturgess saga. I cannot believe the Russian account of Boshirov and Petrov, because if those were their real identities, those identities would have been firmly established and displayed by now. But that does not mean they attempted to kill the Skripals, and there are many key elements to the official British account which are also simply incredible.

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Demographic demise by michael roberts

8 March 2019 — Michael Roberts Blog

There is one outstanding statistical feature of 21st century capitalism.  Capitalism is increasingly failing to develop what Marx called the “productive forces” (namely the technology and labour necessary to expand the output of things and services that human society needs or wants).  As measured by gross national product in all the economies of the world (or per person), world capitalism is finding it more and more difficult to expand.

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Jewish Labour Movement was refounded to fight Corbyn By Asa Winstanley

8 March 2019 — Electronic Intifada

Jeremy Newmark, sitting between disgraced Israeli embassy agent Shai Masot and Israeli ambassador Mark Regev at a private meeting during Labour’s 2016 conference. Newmark is seen in undercover Al Jazeera footage giving the ambassador “intelligence.” (Al Jazeera/YouTube)

The Jewish Labour Movement was revived in 2015 to battle Jeremy Corbyn, The Electronic Intifada can reveal.

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US government threatens to jail whistleblower Chelsea Manning for refusing to testify against WikiLeaks By Mike Head

8 March 2019 — WSWS

In a heroic and principled stand in defence of fundamental democratic rights, former US army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning yesterday refused to answer questions before a grand jury in Virginia. Manning stood firm and refused to incriminate WikiLeaks and its publisher Julian Assange—or any other media organisation and individual—over her courageous 2010 disclosure of hundreds of thousands of documents that exposed US war crimes and diplomatic conspiracies.

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International Observers to Venezuela’s Election Pen Letter to the EU

8 March 2019 — Off Guardian

By Jeremy Fox, Jospeh Farrell, Calvin Tucker, Dr Francisco Dominguez – Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, UK, June 26, 2018, via Venezuelan Analysis

In view of the ongoing Western attempt to destabilize Venezuela, we think it instructive to present to our readers the text of the letter the international observers to Venezuela’s last presidential election addressed to EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in June 2018.

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