Expert: US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela during pandemic could be genocidal

23 March 2020 — Grayzone

Intensified US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela during the COVID-19 pandemic could amount to genocide, a former UN expert warns.

Iran has been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, and new US sanctions are making it worse. Alfred de Zayas, a former UN Special Rapporteur, says that intensified US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela during the crisis are “insane”, and possibly genocidal.

Guest: Alfred de Zayas, former UN Special Rapporteur and law professor at the Geneva School of Diplomacy.
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Quarantine (X): The Day After the Pandemic

22 March 2020 — Internationalist 360°

Reinaldo Iturriza López

https://elotrosaberypoder.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/jornadacomunamst-12.jpg?w=1024Photo: Giuliano Salvatore

Thinking about the world we live in

In our homes, as most Venezuelans are, and as it should be, occupied with the care of our sons, daughters and relatives, the occasion is propitious to think about the world in which we live, instead of becoming absorbed in fear.

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Venezuela News Links 6-18 February 2020

18 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Bolivia’s Coup In Practice

Canada out of the Lima Group, Core Group and OAS
https://dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/canada-out-of-the-lima-group-core-group-and-oas/

Categorically Debunking The Claim That China Is Imperialist
https://seeyouin2020.blogspot.com/2020/02/catagorically-debunking-claim-that.html

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Juan Guaido Stars in Venezuela’s Biggest Corruption Case Ever

16 February 2020 — Telesur

Lawmaker Juan Guaido facing local media, Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 2020.

Lawmaker Juan Guaido facing local media, Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 2020. | Photo: Twitter/ @Unionradionet

The U.S.-backed opposition politician is involved in a US$116 billion damage to the Venezuelan people.

Venezuela’s Communication Minister Jorge Rodriguez Saturday presented new evidence on a series of corruption acts in which the U.S.-backed opposition lawmaker Juan Gaido is the main protagonist.

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Mistrial in Trump admin’s biased case against Venezuelan embassy protectors is win for sovereignty

15 February 2020 — Grayzone

Venezuelan embassy protectors mistrial court caseThe Trump administration’s case against Venezuelan embassy protectors was severely biased, but ended up with a hung jury. The mistrial is a victory for sovereignty and democracy, and another failure in the coup attempt.

By Leonardo Flores / CODEPINK

A hung jury in the Donald Trump administration’s case against activists who were arrested protecting Venezuela’s internationally recognized embassy in Washington, DC is being heralded as a major win for sovereignty, amid the US government’s floundering coup attempt against the Chavista government in Caracas.

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US Regime Change in Venezuela: The Documented Evidence

12 February 2020 — Global Research

First published on January 25, 2019:
The Latin American nation of Venezuela faces dangerous destabilization with the United States and its allies having recognized opposition figure Juan Guaido as “president” and declaring actual Venezuelan president – Nicolas Maduro – no longer recognized.

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Venezuela News Links 26 January – 6 February 2020

6 February 2020 — The New Dark Age

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International Peoples’ Assembly Prepares for Week of Action against Imperialism
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2020/02/06/international-peoples-assembly-prepares-for-week-of-action-against-imperialism/

Russia moving towards greater pragmatism in relations with Latin America, says expert
https://tass.com/politics/1117381

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20 points to understand the drama of the right-wing opposition in Venezuela

22 January 2020 — Peoples Dispatch

João Pedro Stedile of the National Board of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement of Brazil explains the conflicts within the Venezuelan opposition

by Joao Pedro Stedile

One year ago on January 23, 2019, Juan Guaidó had united the Venezuelan right-wing opposition against Maduro. Today Guaidó continues to enjoy support from the United States but not from his fellow opposition legislators.

How Western Left Media Helped Legitimate US Regime Change in Venezuela

22 January 2020 — FAIR

by Lucas Koerner

Jacobin: Venezuela and the Left:

In Jacobin (2/5/19)…

It’s been a year since Juan Guaidó began his US-anointed mandate as “interim president” of Venezuela.

Following the opposition leader’s failure to secure reelection as National Assembly president this month, Washington and its corporate media stenographers have hysterically decried a “coup” (FAIR.org1/10/20) against the coup leader, moving absurdly to recognize a new parallel parliament that he can still be in charge of.

However, the January 23 anniversary of Guaidó’s farcical self-proclamation has a darker legacy largely ignored by the corporate media: the almost unprecedented US decision to recognize a leader with no effective state control has unleashed a level of economic warfare unseen outside of Cuba, Iran or North Korea.

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This might be the final episode of Juan Guaidó’s surreal Venezuela regime-change reality show

8 January 2020 — Grayzone

Juan Guaido National Assembly vote fence

The farcical scene of Juan Guaido attempting to break into Venezuela’s National Assembly as its members voted him out was just the latest chapter in an absurdly bungled coup attempt, and brings Trump’s policy to a dead end.

By Leonardo Flores

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Venezuela News Links 10-11 December 2019

11 December 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Anti-Chavismo in “Civil War” Mode: Outlook for 2020
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2019/12/10/anti-chavismo-in-civil-war-mode-outlook-for-2020/

I Never Saw a World So Fragmented!
https://journal-neo.org/2019/12/10/i-never-saw-a-world-so-fragmented/

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