How the U.S. failed at its foreign policy toward Venezuela

9 August 2020 — MRonline

Elliott Abrams official photo (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

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This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

On August 4, 2020, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on Venezuela. Appearing before the committee was U.S. State Department Special Representative Elliott Abrams. Abrams, who has had a long—and controversial—career in the formation of U.S. foreign policy, was assaulted by almost all the members of the Senate committee. The senators, almost without exception, suggested that Abrams had been—since 2019—responsible for a failed U.S. attempt to overthrow the Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro.

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Popular protagonism in Venezuela’s transition to socialism: A conversation with Michael Lebowitz

11 July, 2020 — Venezuelanalysis

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Michael Lebowitz is a professor of political economy, researcher, and prolific writer. He is the author of Beyond Capital: Marx’s Political Economy of the Working Class (1992), The Socialist Imperative: From Gotha to Now (2015), and the upcoming Between Capitalism and Community (2021). From 2006 to 2011, Lebowitz was Development Director in the Program in Transformative Practice and Human Development at the Centro Internacional Miranda, in Caracas. In this interview, he explores the importance of participation and democracy in the construction of socialism, while reflecting on the internal contradictions of the Bolivarian Process.

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Guaido Representative Threatens FBI Investigation Into Journalists Exposing Her Dealings

6 July 2020 — Mint Press

“A Price on Your Head”

From the Twitter account of her communications firm, Asymmetrica, Vanessa Neumann accused four journalists of a “criminal conspiracy” to support Venezuelan vice-president Delcy Rodriguez. “There is a price on your head,” she threatened.

By Alan Macleod @AlanRMacLeod

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Thierry Deronne :“The Revolt That Is Happening in the United States Is the Same One That Founds the Resistance of the Venezuelan People”

1 June 2020 — American Herald Tribune

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Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is the current situation in Venezuela?

Thierry Deronne: The daily problems derived from the US blockade and sabotage, such as the lack of water, gas, electricity, petrol, or the price war of a predominant sector, which have brutally reduced the purchasing power, have not caused the popular revolt that the United States is hoping for. On the one hand because the government continues to invent restraint barriers, allowances, food at low prices, on the other hand because the population has been in a resistance school for at least six years, helps each other and adapts very quickly.

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Iran surges in Venezuela in defiance of US sanctions

25 May 2020 — Indian Punchline

By M.K. Bhadrakumar

Iranian oil tanker Clavel crossing the Gibraltar stretch heading for Venezuela, May 20, 2020

Escorted by the Venezuelan navy and air force, an Iranian oil tanker named Fortune has entered that country’s waters on Sunday, amidst intense speculation whether the US would interfere with the delivery. The US has imposed oil sanctions against Venezuela and Iran and had said it is monitoring the Iranian tanker.

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The Persian Rug Weaver Strikes in the US’s ‘Backyard’ Through Venezuela

26 May 2020 — Internationalist 360°

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https://i0.wp.com/ejmagnier.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/EYvaYQmWsAArYTK.jpeg?w=684&ssl=1Iranian tankers were 2200 km from the US coast when the Iranian-flagged “Fortune”, followed by “Forest”, entered Venezuelan waters, challenging the US embargo and the US’s threats. The Islamic Republic was broadcasting loud and clear a strong message.

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Genocide and Military Occupation: The Five Most Important Keys to the Guaidó-Silvercorp Contract

10 May 2020 — Internationalist 360°

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Constitutional President Nicolas Maduro shows the passports of the two U.S. Silvercorp mercenaries captured in Venezuela after the failed raid on Macuto. Photo: AFP

Finally, the complete content of the contract signed by Juan Guaidó, Sergio Vergara and J.J. Rendón with the American mercenary firm Silvercorp, led by former military officer Jordan Goudreau, has been released.

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Guaidó’s mercenary hit contract on Venezuela’s Maduro mirrors official US bounty, authorizes death squad killings

13 May 2020 — Grayzone

The leaked contract between Juan Guaidó and the Silvercorp USA mercenary firm closely resembles a DEA bounty placed on the head of President Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle this March. The deal tacitly authorizes the elimination of working class Venezuelans in proposed death squad activities.

By Alan MacLeod

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Venezuela News Links 6-9 May 2020

9 May 2020 — The New Dark Age

The CIA’s Jack Ryan Series Is ‘Regime-Change’ Propaganda Aimed At Venezuela (Video & Text)
https://www.greanvillepost.com/2020/05/08/the-cias-jack-ryan-series-is-regime-change-propaganda-aimed-at-venezuela-video-text/

Victory in Europe Day: These American Corporations Aided Nazi Germany
https://www.mintpressnews.com/victory-in-europe-day-these-american-corporations-aided-nazi-germany/267345/

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Civic-Military Union: The Chavista Paradigm that Defined the Latest Events in the War Against Venezuela

8 May 2020 — Internationalist 360°

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A fisherman from Chuao quietly called out to the mercenaries. Photo: Twitter

What happened last Monday, May 4, on the coast of the town of Chuao, municipality of Santiago Mariño in the state of Aragua, has left a mark on the history of the Bolivarian process due to the combined action of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and the citizenry, in particular a group of fishermen, police and members of the Bolivarian National Militia.

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Silvercorp co-founder speaks with The Grayzone: What did State Department know about failed Venezuela invasion?

7 May 2020 — Grayzone

The Grayzone speaks to Drew White – a close friend and business partner of Silvercorp mercenary firm founder and failed Venezuela coup leader Jordan Goudreau – about the botched invasion and potential involvement of the Trump administration.

By Anya Parampil

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