Venezuela Roundup – 9

29 March 2019 — 

  • Moscow responds to U.S. threat
  • Sniper rifle took out hydroelectric plant
  • Fake photos of Venezuelan health situation: AFP
  • Guaido announces “tactical action”

Russia has made a strong response to the U.S. warning on the Venezuela situation while more information on the electricity sabotage and fake photographs disseminated by the interventionists is being exposed.
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New contributions to the theory and practice of Marxist Ecosocialism

29 March 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

Book Review
Michael Löwy reviews two important books for ecosocialists: ‘Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism’ by Kohei Saito, and ‘Red-Green Revolution’ by Victor Wallis.

Michael Löwy was co-author, with Joel Kovel, of the first Ecosocialist Manifesto (2001). His most recent book is Ecosocialism: A Radical Alternative to the Capitalist Ecological Catastrophe. (Haymarket Books, 2015)


Kohei Saito: KARL MARX’S ECOSOCIALISM: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy)(Monthly Review Press, 2017)

Victor Wallis. RED-GREEN REVOLUTION: The Politics and Technology of Ecosocialism (Political Animal Press. 2018)

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Venezuela Newslinks 28-29 March 2019

29 March 2019 17:50 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

Today’s Links
http://mikewhitneysgraspingatstraws.blogspot.com/2019/03/todays-links_29.html

US-Russian Escalation on Venezuela: A Background Perspective By William Serafino
https://williambowles.info/2019/03/29/us-russian-escalation-on-venezuela-a-background-perspective-by-william-serafino/

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US-Russian Escalation on Venezuela: A Background Perspective By William Serafino

28 March 2019 — Internationalist 360°

The distant and sometimes evasive treatment of the international media with respect to the figure of Juan Guaidó, has made evident his erosion. Two months after having proclaimed himself “president of the Republic”, the deputy for the state of Vargas, invested by the United States and the Western media industry as a consensus figure with the capacity to rearticulate anti-Chávezism in a common agenda, has failed to crystallize the forced exit of the constitutional government of Venezuela.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ecuador Imprisons US Journalist In Room As Ambassador Tells Assange to ‘Shut up’ and Accept Spying

26 March 2019 — Gateway Pundit

by Cassandra Fairbanks

It was meant to be a routine visit by a journalist to another journalist. Instead, I found myself locked in a cold, surveilled room for over an hour by Ecuadorian officials, as a furious argument raged between the country’s ambassador and Julian Assange on Monday.

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Brexit Has Ceased to be the “Will of the People”: Study By Jack Peat

29 March 2019 — The London Economic

Brexit has ceased to be the “will of the people”, analysis of British Social Attitudes Survey respondents has suggested.

National Centre for Social Research data found 55 per cent of Brits would vote Remain in a second referendum, with just six per cent of respondents saying they now think the UK will secure a good Brexit deal – a massive reduction from the 33 per cent who were optimistic about the outcome of negotiations when the Article 50 process was triggered in March 2017.

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EU’s Parliament Signs Off on Disastrous Internet Law: What Happens Next? By Danny O’Brien

26 March 2019 — Electronic Frontier Foundation

In a stunning rejection of the will of five million online petitioners, and over 100,000 protestors this weekend, the European Parliament has abandoned common-sense and the advice of academics, technologists, and UN human rights experts, and approved the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive in its entirety.

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UK Conservatives’ rampant Islamophobia and racism covered up by party tops, downplayed by media By Margot Miller

29 March 2019 — WSWS

Ever since Jeremy Corbyn was elected as Labour Party leader in 2015, a hysterical witch-hunt against him and the wider left has been led by the Blairites, the media and the ruling Conservative Party equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism.

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