Venezuela Newslinks 24-25 March 2019

25 March 2019 15:30 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

Russia Sends “Peacekeeping” Troops to Venezuela. Joint Military Exercises.

Trump’s Sanctions Kill Venezuelan People. Why Can’t UN Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet ‘Fully Acknowledge’ That?

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Why Opposing Julian Assange’s Extradition to the U.S. Matters for London and the U.K

25 March 2019 — Defend Wikileaks

Briefing for the London Assembly

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The Trump Administration has confirmed that the US government has charged WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange and that it seeks his extradition from the UK.[i]  In the US, he faces life in prison. The case raises important issues for the London Assembly.

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The Conservative Party is incubating the racism behind New Zealand terror By Nafeez Ahmed

25 March 2019 — True Publica

By Nafeez Ahmed: From Republicans to Eurosceptic parties, the ‘Vienna school’ ideology of terrorist Anders Breivik is spreading like a terminal cancer.

The massacre of 49 people including children at a mosque in New Zealand has not come out of the blue — it follows the mainstreaming of the same ideology that inspired the first major far-right terrorist attack of this decade: the 2011 massacre in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik.

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Three Neo-Nazis Lead Ukraine’s Presidential Contest By Eric Zuesse

24 March 2019 — Off Guardian

Gallup Finds Ukrainians Despise All the Candidates

Gallup headlined on March 21st, “Ukraine’s Election: Voters Disenchanted Ahead of Key Vote”, and “World-Low 9% of Ukrainians Confident in Government”.

Might the reason for both be that no candidate in the contest is respected by the Ukrainian public, and that only three — the candidates with the least-low public approval — are the only ones who have even a remote chance of winning, and that all three of those candidates are racist-fascists, or hold the ideology of nazism? This will be documented here:

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Chelsea Manning held in solitary confinement for more than two weeks By Kevin Reed

25 March 2019 — WSWS

The World Socialist Web Site and the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) are playing a leading role in organizing opposition to the imprisonment of Chelsea Manning and the persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Meetings and rallies are currently scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 at San Diego State University and Northern Virginia Community College. Click here for more information.

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What Can We Do? They Are Insane! By Philip Giraldi

25 March 2019 — Global Research

“Pompeo clearly believes that this is all part of some divine plan”

A few days ago I was seriously asking myself whether Donald Trump was insane after he spent a weekend tweeting/lambasting a dead John McCain. Today I have confirmation that he is not the only insane one on the national security team… We are doomed!

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Traces of the CIA in Venezuela’s nationwide power outage

25 March 2019 — MROnline

Originally published: Granma (March 20, 2019)
A memo leaked by WikiLeaks in September of 2010 points to the actions of the CIA in the recent nationwide power failure in Venezuela. The author is Srdja Popovic, founding member of the well-known subversive organization, Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), based in Belgrade that declares the promotion of “democracy” among its purposes, and trains activists and politicians in “nonviolent struggle” in the search for regime change.

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The Grayzone testifies at the UN: ‘Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: propaganda vs. reality’ by Max Blumenthal

25 March 2019 — MROnline
Originally published: The Grayzone Project (March 19, 2019)
The Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal and Anya Parampil spoke about Venezuela at a side event at a United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva on March 19. They joined former special rapporteur Alfred de Zayas on a panel titled “Humanitarian crisis in Venezuela: Propaganda vs. reality.”

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