28 July 2020 — Mint Press
6 July 2019 — New Eastern Outlook
The US-Iranian front has recently seen lightning speed developments that keep spreading over an ever increasing number of regions, Presidents and Prime Ministers of many countries, as well as the leaders of various institutions, foundations and companies. International media provide various kinds of comment, articles, essays, hypotheses and forecasts that have literally flooded newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. Everyman can hardly cope with this information overdose and finds it difficult to make anything out in the subtleties of the foreign policy the White House is carrying out at the moment where rules can hardly be found.
8 June 2019 — Internationalist 360°
At 4:42 on the afternoon of March 7, the Metro lines of Caracas, in the Venezuelan capital, went out. The passengers walked out of the tunnels and, out in the street, saw that the traffic lights were off, that communications did not work, that the bus stops were beginning to be crowded. They thought that the service would be restored in hours. But in the control center of Guayana, 576 kilometers south of Caracas, where the generation and distribution of 70% of the energy consumed by the nation is controlled, they knew something was wrong: “That day I was on duty, I went in on Thursday and I left on Sunday,” says room supervisor César Salazar.
2 April 2019 — TRNN
Venezuela has become a popular argument against socialism amongst conservatives because of the deep economic crisis it is currently traversing. Defenders of the Bolivarian project, though, say that US sanctions and economic war are to blame for the crisis. Greg Wilpert presents an analysis that tries to take all the factors into account (inc. transcript)
2 April 2019 — Internationalist 360°
Without electricity again. Sitting on the terrace, we saw some lights coming on in buildings, candles, lanterns, a few cooking pots for a few minutes, then silence, the great silence of Caracas, its valley, its hills and neighborhoods. It was 19.10, the third blackout of the week, although it is diffuse, the light sometimes goes out, comes back, leaves again. It doesn’t matter about the numbers, but what so many people feel: tiredness, weariness, the fettered effect of lack of metro, water, communications, uncertainty.
29 March 2019 — RT
Venezuela is America’s current target for mass destabilization in the hope of installing a puppet government.
America has for years been waging an economic war against Venezuela, including debilitating sanctions which have dramatically affected the state’s ability to purchase medicines, and even mundane replacement parts needed in buses, ambulances, etc. Alongside the economic war there has been a steady propaganda war, but in recent months, the propaganda has escalated dramatically, from corporate media to US political figures.
28 March 2019 — MROnline
27 March 2019 — The New Dark Age
Russia throws down the gauntlet to US on Venezuela
Venezuela detains six suspects in new attack on power grid — chief prosecutor
26 March 2019 — Stephen Lendman
Unbowed after over two months of failed efforts to topple Maduro, failure to win over its military or gain popular support, its paramilitary attack scheme and other tactics foiled so far – the Trump regime cyberattacked Venezuela’s electrical power grid for the third time since March 7.
25 March 2019 — MROnline
Originally published: Granma (March 20, 2019)
A memo leaked by WikiLeaks in September of 2010 points to the actions of the CIA in the recent nationwide power failure in Venezuela. The author is Srdja Popovic, founding member of the well-known subversive organization, Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies (CANVAS), based in Belgrade that declares the promotion of “democracy” among its purposes, and trains activists and politicians in “nonviolent struggle” in the search for regime change.
16 March 2019 — Internationalist 360°
The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, headed a planning day Friday for the Civic-Military Exercises Ana Karina Rote 2019 to take place over the weekend throughout the national territory with the aim of shielding the country’s hydroelectric system amid possible new external attacks.