Venezuela Newslinks 19-24 June 2019

24 June 2019 — The New Dark Age

Lying by Omission Is Still Lying

The Crisis of Multilateralism and the War Against Venezuela

Commune of Che Guevara: Model of Self-Government and Productivity

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Explained: War on Venezuela (Part 1)

19 June 2019 — Peoples Dispatch

We take a look at the sanctions that have been imposed on the country and the debilitating impact these measures have on the lives of the people.

In this first episode of a three-part explainer series on the international war on Venezuela, Peoples Dispatch will take a look at the sanctions that have been imposed on the country and the debilitating impact these measures have on the lives of the people.

Also read: Dossier 17: Venezuela and Hybrid Wars in Latin America by Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research

(Editing & Production: Surangya | Script: Surangya & Zoe | Camera: Chandan, Mohit & Saurav)

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US-backed Venezuela opposition caught embezzling ‘humanitarian aid’ cash

18 June 2019 — RT

US-backed Venezuela opposition caught embezzling ‘humanitarian aid’ cash

People attend the “Venezuela Aid Live” concert in Cucuta, Colombia, February 22, 2019. ©  REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Millions of dollars raised for “freedom and democracy” in Venezuela ended up spent in Colombia by the aides of US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, and were exposed by Colombian spies in yet another blow to his cause.

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Venezuela Newslinks 19 June 2019

19 June 2019 • 17:10 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day

VENEZUELA: Richard Branson’s ‘Live Aid’ Cash Embezzled by Guaidó Camp for Luxury Sprees

Venezuela: Massive Embezzlement Scandal Threatens Juan Guaido’s Political Future
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Venezuela Newslinks 17-18 June 2019

18 June 2019 • 15:15 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day

Venezuela the latest victim of West’s ‘virus-like’ black ops – Russian intel chief

U.S. Sanctions: Economic Sabotage that Is Deadly, Illegal and Ineffective

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US Cyber Attack on Russia’s Power Grid is an ‘Act of War’ (According to the US) by Dave Lindorff

16 June 2019 — Dissident Voice

What about Venezuela’s hacked power grid?

Russia and the US are engaging in tit-for-tat hacking of each others’ power grid, the New York Times is reporting, in what is really a kind of cyber “cold war” where the hackers from each country’s military and intelligence services load electronic “explosives” in the computer systems of critical infrastructure of the other, that in a crisis or war could be “detonated” to create chaos or bring down electric grids.

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Ottawa hires Hit Man to Overthrow Venezuelan Government by Yves Engler

17 June 2019 — Dissident Voice

Meet the hired gun Ottawa is using to overthrow the Venezuelan government.

The brazenness of Ottawa’s intervention in the South American country’s affairs is remarkable. Recently Global Affairs Canada tendered a contract for an individual to coordinate its bid to oust President Nicolás Maduro. According to, the Special Advisor on Venezuela needs to be able to:

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Chavez, a Mirror of the People: A Conversation with Edgar Perez By Cira Pascual Marquina

14 June 2019 — Internationalist 360°

Edgar Perez, better known as “Gordo Edgar,” participated in the most important events in recent Venezuelan history, from the Caracazo to the 4F insurrection to the anti‐coup mobilization that brought Chavez back to office in April 2002. A well-known personality in the popular movement, Edgar grew up in the 23 de Enero barrio in Caracas, but most of his activism took place in La Vega, a very poor barrio that, like 23 de Enero, takes pride in its history of rebellion and grassroots organization. Growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Edgar calls La Vega, where we interviewed him, “a school for revolutionaries.” In this conversation, “Gordo Edgar” reflects on the vicissitudes of the popular movement while analyzing the role of Hugo Chavez in the Venezuelan revolution.

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Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month By Joe Emersberger

14 June 2019 — FAIR

Reuters: Venezuela turns to Russia, Cuba, China in health crisis

Reuters (5/22/19) attributes the idea that US sanctions are causing a health crisis in Venezuela to Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado.

I emailed Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters on May 22 about her article, “Venezuela Turns to Russia, Cuba, China in Health Crisis” (5/22/19). Her article depicted the impact of US sanctions as an allegation that Venezuelan government officials are alone in making. The article stated:

The opposition blames [medical shortages] on economic incompetence and corruption by the leftist movement in power for two decades, but [President Nicolás] Maduro says US economic sanctions are the cause.

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Chavez the Radical XXIV: “The Land Belongs to Those Who Work It, not to the Large Landowners”

134 June 2019 — Venezuela Analysis

When the Bolivarian Revolution passed legislation in 2001 to break up the feudal land tenure system and to distribute large tracts of unused land to collectives of peasant farmers, the large estate owners responded by implementing the systematic assassination of peasant leaders.

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Ruth Nyambura: “The Venezuelan revolution is the African revolution”

10 June 2019 — Peoples Dispatch

Kenyan activist Ruth Nyambura of the African Ecofeminist Collective spoke to Peoples Dispatch in Caracas, Venezuela during the International Peoples’ Assembly in February.

Ruth spoke about the intersections of climate change, imperialism and patriarchy in Kenya. She also affirmed her deep commitment to Venezuela and the Bolivarian revolution.

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