Venezuela Newslinks 20-21 March 2019

21 March 2019 09:30 — The New Dark Age

Giving a voice to the Venezuelan people
https://monthlyreview.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=36ce609ae68971b4f060ad9c7&id=ec7aee4534&e=35fd9782a5
Venezuelan sociologist and former government minister Reinaldo Iturriza calls on the international left to place itself firmly on the side of Venezuela’s popular struggles.

Black Agenda Report 20 March 2019: Reparations Means Global Social Transformation; The Permanence of White Supremacy; How the US Creates Sh*thole Countries

20 March 2019 — Black Agenda Report

Reparations Means Global Social Transformation 

– Glen Ford , BAR executive editor
Reparations is not a token gesture of concern, apology or even solidarity; it seeks justice and redress of wrongs through the transformation of a people’s condition.

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Protestors block Venezuelan opposition’s attempt to occupy consulate building in NYC

19 March 2019 — Peoples Dispatch

Picketers from various organisations and movements blocked the attempts of Venezuelan opposition members to illegally occupy a Venezuelan consular building in NYC

Militants from NYC blocked the entrance of the Venezuelan consulate when opposition forces attempted to occupy it and host a party. Photo: Facebook

Members of the Venezuelan opposition who support self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó have occupied three of Venezuela’s diplomatic properties in the United States. This includes one consular building in New York City and two buildings belonging to the Venezuelan defence ministry in Washington.

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Yet Another Victor Cha’s Attempt to Stall US-DPRK Talks, or was it John Bolton’s? By Konstantin Asmolov

20 March 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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Not long ago, we examined two attempts which were made by Victor Cha—failed US Ambassador to South Korea and one of the most odious foreign policy hawks—to disrupt the North Korea–United States Summit. First, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where Cha is responsible for South Korea, tried to claim a well-known military facility was actually a hidden military base, alleging Kim Jong-un had breached the terms of an agreement which he had never signed. Even Cha’s colleagues from 38 North said that his second report about another missile base was regrettable.

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Don’t Spy for Me Argentina By Wayne Madsen

20 March 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

When an incompetent US President hires as his “special envoy” for regime change in Venezuela the very same buffoon who fumbled his way into helping to expose the Iran-Contra scandal, one can expect anything.

Abrams, by helping to mistakenly wire funds he solicited from the Sultan of Brunei that, instead ended up in the Swiss bank account of a shipping magnate, brought inquisitive attention on the Iran-Contra caper by Swiss banking authorities.

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Planetary Collapse Threatens Our Survival By Michael Snyder

20 March 2019 — The Economic Collapse

A New Study Says that More than 1,200 Species “Will Almost Certainly Face Extinction”

We are witnessing a worldwide environmental collapse, and nobody seems to know how to stop it.  As you will see below, a study that was just released that looked at more than 5,000 species of birds, mammals and amphibians discovered that nearly a quarter of them “will almost certainly face extinction”.  Never before has our society faced such a massive collapse of life on a planetary scale, and yet the vast majority of the population doesn’t seem concerned about what is happening.  Species after species is being permanently wiped out, and most of us couldn’t care less.

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Venezuela Newslinks 20 March 2019

20 March 2019 13:40 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

US-Canada and Venezuela’s Bay of Pigs By Eric Walberg
https://williambowles.info/2019/03/20/us-canada-and-venezuelas-bay-of-pigs-by-eric-walberg/

Gold Fever? US Treasury Sanctions Venezuela Gold Mining Company
https://www.globalresearch.ca/gold-fever-us-treasury-sanctions-venezuela-gold-mining-company/5672090

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The « American Party » within the institutions of the European Union by Manlio Dinucci

20 March 2019 — Voltaire Network

The European Parliament has just adopted a resolution which requires that the Union stop considering Russia as a strategic partner, but rather as an enemy of humanity. At the same time, the Commission sent a warning about the Chinese threat. Everything is unfolding as if the United States were manœuvering the Union into playing a part in their own supremacist strategy.

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Latvian ex-Minister for Foreign Affairs and ex-European Commissioner for Agriculture, Sandra Kalniete, began working against the Soviet Union as soon as her country gained its independence. She is one of the authors of the Prague Declaration (2008), which condemned the crimes of Communism. She assimilates Nazism with Communism via the Reconciliation of European Histories Group. And today, she is pursuing her work against Russia.

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Warnings of New Zealand neo-Nazi attack were ignored By John Braddock and Tom Peters

20 March 2019 — WSWS

Following last Friday’s mass killing at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, which claimed 50 lives, tens of thousands of ordinary people have attended vigils to show their grief and outrage and to express solidarity with the Muslim community targeted by this horrific act of fascist terrorism.

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Broiler chickens: The defining species of the Anthropocene? By Ian Angus

19 March 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

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Chicken meat production, 1950-2010. Adapted from Darrin Qualman, https://www.darrinqualman.com/100-years-chicken-production/

Forget jokes about crossing the road. New research identifies chickens as a vivid symbol of the transformation of the biosphere in our time

Continuing our series on metabolic rifts


by Ian Angus

How will future geologists recognize the Anthropocene? What features of the geological record will enable them to say that a particular layer of rock or sediment was formed after the Holocene ended?

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