Imperialist Intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 8

13 February 2019 — Counter Currents

  • Russia warns the US not to intervene in Venezuela
  • The aim of the US coup in Venezuela is to dominate the country’s oil resources
  • Arreaza slams indifference of UN members to US coup
  • 80% of Venezuelans oppose intervention
  • Maduro continues call for peace, dialogue, respect
  • Canada Labour Congress with 3M members denounces Trudeau’s support for intervention

The imperialist intervention is Venezuela is increasingly facing resistance. Now, it is from Russia.

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Venezuela defines the future of the region By Claudio Katz

13 February 2019 — MROnline

Venezuela Defines the Future of the Region

Originally published: Claudio Katz Blog – Translated by Nicolas Allen (February 8, 2019)

Guaidó’s self-proclamation as Venezuelan president is the most ridiculous and dangerous coup attempt in recent years. With the shameless backing of Washington, the Venezuelan rightwing intends to place a complete stranger at the helm of the state.

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Imperialist Intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 7

12 February 2019 —  

  • Story of a bridge that MSM don’t tell
  • Guaido’s money from foreign sources
  • Guaido’s great knowledge
  • Bolivia calls for global support of peace talks
  • UN Secretary General meets Venezuelan Foreign Minister
  • Venezuela seeks to double oil exports to India
  • Venezuela hasn’t asked for military assistance: Russia

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Making Globalism Great Again CJ Hopkins

12 February 2019 — Off Guardian

Photo by Michael Nicholson/Corbis via Getty

Maybe Donald Trump isn’t as stupid as I thought. I’d hate to have to admit that publicly, but it does kind of seem like he has put one over on the liberal corporate media this time. Scanning the recent Trump-related news, I couldn’t help but notice a significant decline in the number of references to Weimar, Germany, Adolf Hitler, and “the brink of fascism” that America has supposedly been teetering on since Hillary Clinton lost the election.

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Lawfare: Using “Transition” Status to Justify Intervention in Venezuela

9 February 2019 —

Internationalist 360° Editorial Comment:

The fact that the opposition can conspire and operate  openly is proof that the government has not suppressed them in any way. While it is dangerous that they continue to collaborate to overthrow the government, they are emboldened by the freedoms granted and upheld by the same Constitution they seek to obliterate. Their continued freedom is evidence that Venezuela is  not only a democracy, but a tolerant, peaceful society.

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How the Media Manufactures Consent for Regime Change in Venezuela

10 February 2019 — Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting

Alan MacLeod looks at the role of the media in the regime change operation in Venezuela.

Juan Guaido swore himself in as "interim president" on January 23 (EFE)

Juan Guaido swore himself in as “interim president” on January 23 (EFE)

The latest extraordinary chapter in the bizarre world of Venezuelan politics is playing out before our eyes. After winning the 2018 presidential elections, Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated in January, only for the head of the National Assembly, Juan Guaidó — a man whom, at the time, less than 20 percent of the country had even heard of — to declare himself President.

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Venezuela Newslinks 10-11 February 2019

11 February 2019 19:16 — The New Dark Age

Due to duplication, there may be some cross-posting.

Podcast Ep 2: How Israel helps Latin American death squads

Making Globalism Great Again

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An open letter to the people of the U.S.A. from President Nicolás Maduro

11 February 2019 — The New Dark Age

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela delivered this Feb. 7 message to the people of the U.S. through social media.

If I know anything, it is about the people, because just like you, I am a man of the people. I was born and raised in a poor neighborhood of Caracas. I was forged in the heat of popular and union struggles in a Venezuela submerged in exclusion and inequality. I am no tycoon; I am a worker of mind and heart.  Today I have the great privilege of presiding over the new Venezuela, rooted in a model of inclusive development and social equality, which Comandante Hugo Chávez forged starting in 1998, inspired by the legacy of Simón Bolivar.

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In Venezuela, White Supremacy is Key to Trump’s Coup By Greg Palast

10 February 2019 — Greg Palast

By Greg Palast updated from Truthout

Note: Palast covered Venezuela during the Chavez presidency for BBC Television Newsnight and The Guardian. Download, for free, the film of Palast’s BBC reports, “The Assassination of Hugo Chavez.” This article incorporates additional reporting by William Camacaro in Caracas.

On January 23, right after a phone call from Donald Trump, Juan Guaido, former Speaker of Venezuela’s National Assembly, declared himself President. No voting. When you have official recognition from The Donald, who needs elections?

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