2019-02-06: Social Media Postees

US Definition of a Russian Agent, Asset or Troll. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Candidate for the Presidency
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Anyone for world peace over endless wars, as well as supporting cooperative Russian/US relations is vulnerable to character assassination attacks. | Am I a "Russian agent", "asset" or "troll" for explaining hard truths on major domestic and geopolitical issues, for opposing … | The post US Definition of a Russian Agent, Asset or Troll. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Candidate for the Presidency appeared first on Global Research.
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U.S. "Military Aid" to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
The total shipment is of the order of 994 tons of "humanitarian" R2P light weapons for the "Moderates" in Syria. (in a single shipment out of Romania) among numerous comparable shipments by sea as well as by air… | The post U.S. "Military Aid" to Al Qaeda, ISIS-Daesh appeared first on Global Research.
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Venezuela: The U.S.'s 68th Regime Change Disaster
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-06
In his masterpiece, Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II, William Blum, who died in December 2018, wrote chapter-length accounts of 55 U.S. regime change operations against countries around the world, from China (1945-1960s) to Haiti (1986-1994). Noam Chomsky's blurb on the back of the latest edition says simply,…
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Costa Rica's Former President Arias Accused of Abusing 3 Women
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
Three women came forward with complaints of sexual abuse against former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez. | RELATED: | Costa Rica: Campbell Leaves Foreign Ministry Amid Allegations | Alexandra Arce von Herold, a psychiatrist, and anti-nuclear activist has filed a criminal complaint of sexual assault against Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president Arias, the New York Times reported Tuesday, an allegation that Arias categorically denied. | The survivor said that Ari…
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The Future of Statehood: Israel & Palestine
Richard Falk | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Interview with a Brazilian journalist Rodrigo Craveiro on behalf of Correio Braziliense: (Jan. 30, 2019) on current prospects of Palestinian national movement. | *** | Fatah, Hamas, the Future of Statehood and Peace Prospects | Rodrigo Craveiro: With the dissolution of government … | The post The Future of Statehood: Israel & Palestine appeared first on Global Research.
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UN Agrees to Support Venezuela's Montevideo Meeting
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
The Secretary General of the U.N., Antonio Guterres, Tuesday gave his support to Venezuela, by endorsing a meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay -scheduled for Thursday, which aims to try to promote a peaceful solution to the situation in the South American nation. | RELATED: | Cuban Music Icon Silvio Rodriguez Gives Support to Venezuela | The U.N. had earlier this week offered to mediate the meeting – which will involve eight E.U. member states, and also Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, and U…
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Sudanese Security Forces Use Tear Gas to Disperse Protesters
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
Hundreds of teachers, lawyers, doctors and pharmacists protested in the streets of Khartoum and other parts of the country Tuesday against President Omar al-Bashir's rule after the death of a teacher who had been detained by security agents. | RELATED: | Sudan: Protests Continue Following Promise to Free Detainees | Sudanese police fired tear gas at prot…
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The Right-Wing Attack on Medicare-for-All
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-06
One thing you can say about Karl Rove: the guy pretty much telegraphs his intention to lie, distort and just make sh*t up in an ends-trump-means effort to win at all costs. For keeping Republicans in the game even as their racist white, male, uber-Christian, know-nothing political base keeps shrinking, that is an essential tactic…
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US Troop Count in Syria Jumps by 50 Percent Since Trump's "Withdrawal" Announcement
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-06
The huge amount of equipment being brought into Syria by the U.S. starts to look much more like a surge than a withdrawal when one considers that a thousand more troops have already been deployed to Syria following Trump's troop withdrawal announcement. | The post US Troop Count in Syria Jumps by 50 Percent Since Trump's "Withdrawal" Announcement appeared first on MintPress News.
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Regime Change for Profit: Chevron, Halliburton Cheer on US Venezuela Coup
Whitney Webb | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
If Guaidó comes to power and privatizes PDVSA, U.S. oil companies — with Chevron and Halliburton leading the pack — stand to make record profits in the world's most oil-rich nation, as they did in Iraq following the privatization of … | The post Regime Change for Profit: Chevron, Halliburton Cheer on US Venezuela Coup appeared first on Global Research.
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Brazil: Indigenous Peoples Call for Help and Solidarity
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
A Brazilian Indigenous woman Thursday send a message, through an open letter, to social movements across Brazil and also abroad, asking for solidarity with Indigenous Peoples living at Mato Grosso Do Sul. | RELATED: | Brazil's Indigenous People March Against Bolsonaro's Policies | "I am Daiara Tukano from the Tukano People… I am sending this message to my friends at the social movement…
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Brazil: Leftist Lawmaker's Car Vandalized With Death Threats
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
Newly-elected state lawmaker in the Rio de Janeiro state of Brazil Dani Monteiro, who had been an advisor to murdered Rio lawmaker Marielle Franco, Friday had her car vandalized with threats outside of the legislative building where the state assembly meets. | RELATED | Brazil's Vice President Favors Torture, Admires Dictatorships | Monteiro found the threatening message on the back window of her car that was parked in the parking lot of the legislative building on the same day sh…
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Rather Than Justice
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-06
Georgette was upset, she had no access to the Internet. And have you heard that minaret, the word, it comes from Arabic manƒÅra, for lighthouse, on top of a mosque, manƒÅra, just like a menorah — the Torah recounts how when Moses was lost with a flock a voice called to him from a fiery…
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Ignorance is Not Bliss
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-06
The most famous words from Thomas Gray's 1742 poem "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College" are: "ignorance is bliss." But of course ignorance is not bliss. Being well-informed means making better decisions when the pros and cons are carefully weighed. This is even more important for those running state or federal government — which…
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The Empathy of the Irish for Palestinians is in No Way Anti-Semitic
Ronit Lentin | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-06
Israel's response to the passing of the Occupied Territories Bill in the Dáil last week entailed, on the one hand, threatening to impose severe economic-political measures against Ireland, including taxing Irish imports and suspending bilateral economic and commercial agreements with Dublin. On the other hand, Israel accused Ireland of anti-Semitism, often weaponised against any criticism…
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Soak The Rich?
William Gudal | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-06
It's started. At least it's started in our 15 minute attention span society: soak the rich. Without any question wealth inequality has never been greater at any time in industrial or post-industrial history. This is not good and has always led to serious trouble. The problem has been building and bubbling for quite some time.
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Bloody Canada: Cheerleading the Lima Group's Plot to Overthrow the Government of Venezuela
Maria Paez Victor | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-06
Canada has become the cheerleader of the Lima Group, an ad-hoc, self-appointed busybody group formed specifically to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela. Unable to get the OAS votes needed to agree to their nefarious plot, this is a group of governments with no official international standing, few democratic principles, most led by known discredited…
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Corporate Titans Target Venezuela
Bruce Lesnick | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-06
What coup supporters fail to mention, however, is the campaign of harsh economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its imperial allies against Venezuela, dating back to the Obama administration. Those sanctions, together with U.S. moves to block loans to Venezuela from the world's leading financial institutions, have wreaked havoc with the Venezuelan economy.
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Obscenities, Congress, and the White House
John G. Russell | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-06
So, the first #Palestinian ever to enter the #USCongress announces on her 2nd day in office her intention to impeach #Trump, publicly uses the most vulgar term in the history of Congress & stands by her obscenity. Me: Americans now get to enjoy a version of what #Israelis face. –Daniel Pipes January 6, 2019 Conservative commentator…
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A Bill Even a Divided Congress Can Pass
Eileen Appelbaum | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-06
Expectations that a House controlled by the Democrats and a Senate controlled by the Republicans can pass legislation that will improve the lives of US workers are low. Economist and columnist Paul Krugman caught the zeitgeist when he wrote, "Democrats can't pass legislation yet, but they can get ready for 2021." With the 116th Congress…
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Can "Roma" Teach Trump's America the Value of Compassion?
Ariel Dorfman | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-06
Staying in Santiago, Chile, at the moment, I see echoes and reflections of Cleo — the servant at the heart of Alfonso Cuarón's wondrous film Roma — everywhere. Cuarón's consummate recreation of his Mexico City childhood in the early 1970s has garnered 10 Oscar nominations and is a favourite for the top prizes later this month –…
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Trump's Wildly Inconsistent Foreign-Policy Vision
James Carden | thenation.com | 2019-02-06
Trump's Wildly Inconsistent Foreign-Policy Vision…
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Former US President Carter: Venezuela's Electoral System "Best in the World"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
First published in prior to the 2012 elections | by Ewan Robertson: | Former US President Jimmy Carter claimed Venezuela's electoral system is "the best in the world" (agencies). | Mérida, 21st September 2012 (Venezuelanalysis.com) — Former US President Jimmy Carter has | … | The post Former US President Carter: Venezuela's Electoral System "Best in the World" appeared first on Global Research.
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CARICOM Countries Express 'Disapproval and Grave Concern' Over Almagro Actions
CARICOM | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-06
In a letter penned on January 31, Caribbean Community countries chastised OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro for his endorsement of Juan Guaido.
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Infograms: How Much International Support Does Guaido Really Have?
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-06
VA looks at Guaido's claim that he has the support of the world.
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UN to Support Montevideo Dialogue Meeting on Venezuela
TeleSur English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-06
The UN spokesman said they "support the efforts of the international community that will help find a political solution" to the situation in Venezuela.
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Labour Party Rejects EU's Meddling in Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
Britain's opposition Labour Party's foreign affairs policy chief Emily Thornberry said Wednesday, that her party is against the move by EU states to recognize Venezuela opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido as the "interim president" of Venezuela saying that diplomacy and dialogue should be the way forward instead of taking sides. | RELATED: | Red Cross Refuses to Send Venezuela Aid Without State Approval | "You begin the dialogue and that offer has been made internally and externall…
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The CIA has Attempted to Assassinate 50 Foreign Leaders Including Hugo Chavez
William Blum | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
First published by Global Research in March 2013 | The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was warned by Fidel Castro to be careful of a very specific attack, namely a quick jab from an infected needle. Such a warning coming from … | The post The CIA has Attempted to Assassinate 50 Foreign Leaders Including Hugo Chavez appeared first on Global Research.
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US Media Ignore—and Applaud—Economic War on Venezuela
Gregory Shupak | commondreams.org | 2019-02-06
Call this elision what it is: war propaganda. (Photo: Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Venezuela: US Pursuing Humanitarian Aid Path to War
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
The United States has been working with oligarchs in Venezuela to remove President Maduro since he came to office in 2013 after the death of Hugo Chavez and was re-elected that year. After he won re-election to another six-year term … | The post Venezuela: US Pursuing Humanitarian Aid Path to War appeared first on Global Research.
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Here's What a Green New Deal Looks Like in Practice
Robert Pollin | zcomm.org | 2019-02-06
Interview on moving toward solutions…
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US Media Ignore–and Applaud–Economic War on Venezuela
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-02-06
by Gregory Shupak | The US media chorus supporting a US overthrow of the Venezuelan government has for years pointed to the country's economic crisis as a justification for regime change, while whitewashing the ways in which the US has strangled the Venezuelan economy (FAIR.org, 3/22/18). A UN rapporteur declares that "sanctions kill" (Independent, 1/26/19)–but few in Western media are listening to his message.
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'Stop Trump's Insane Actions!' Interview with Venezuela's Maduro, How to Avoid War
Nicolas Maduro | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
At a time when the eyes of the world are closely watching his country, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has given an exclusive interview to RT Spanish, speaking about the threats of war and of foul play in politics. | Several EU | … | The post 'Stop Trump's Insane Actions!' Interview with Venezuela's Maduro, How to Avoid War appeared first on Global Research.
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WhatsApp Warns Indian Political Parties Against Abuse of Media
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
India's political parties have been abusing Facebook Inc's popular messaging service WhatsApp ahead of the country's general election and the company has warned them not to do so, a senior executive said Wednesday. | RELATED: | India: High Unemployment Report Withheld, a 'National Disaster' | WhatsApp declined to name the parties or give the exact nature of the alleged misuse, but there is mounting concern in India that party workers could abuse the platform by using automated too…
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A League of His Own: Netanyahu Dominates an Israeli Election Lacking a Left
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-06
Netanyahu's political opponents, a crew of former generals who are the A-team of Israeli war criminals, are considered by Israeli standards to be Center-Left. | The post A League of His Own: Netanyahu Dominates an Israeli Election Lacking a Left appeared first on MintPress News.
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Venezuelan News Site Latest Victim in Facebook Censorship
Various Contributors | zcomm.org | 2019-02-06
Facebook has removed the page of yet another media outlet. This time, it's not a far right fringe network like Infowars, but "Venezuela's only independent, grassroots leftwing English media platform," the outlet, Venezuela Analysis, noted on Twitter…
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Macedonia Signs Accord to Join NATO
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization signed an accord with Macedonia Wednesday allowing the Balkan nation to become the 30th member of the alliance. | RELATED: | Macedonia Makes Albanian Second Language Despite Conservative President Opposition | The accord comes a month after Macedonia, now officially known as North Macedonia, ended a 27-year-old dispute with Greece over its name. | At a formal signing of the NATO accession protocol, which now…
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Trump Calls for End of Resistance Politics in State of the Union
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-06
WASHINGTON — Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject "the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution." He warned emboldened Democrats that "ridiculous partisan investigations" into his administration and businesses could hamper a surging American economy. | Trump's appeals for bipartisanship in his State of the Union address clashed with the rancorous atmosphere he has helped cultivate in the nation's capital — as well as the desire of most Democrats to block his agenda during his next two years in office. Their opposition was…
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U.S. withdrawal from INF Treaty marks a dangerous move towards nuclear escalation
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-02-06
The U.S. has cited Russian violations of the treaty as the reason for their withdrawal. This is despite Russia offering to open up its weapons systems for U.S. inspection. The treaty requires a six-month notice period following which the country no longer has to abide by the treaty. | Source…
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America Has Learned Nothing From Its Forever Wars
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-06
The news, however defined, always contains a fair amount of pap. Since Donald Trump's ascent to the presidency, however, the trivia quotient in the average American's daily newsfeed has grown like so many toadstools in a compost heap, overshadowing or crowding out matters of real substance. We're living in TrumpWorld, folks. Never in the history of journalism have so many reporters, editors, and pundits expended so much energy fixating on one particular target, while other larger prey frolic unmolested within sight. | As diversion or entertainment — or as a way to make a buck or win 15 seconds of fame [mdas…
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The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez. Was He Assassinated?
Eva Golinger | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Important analysis which provides an understanding of Washington's relentless threats directed against Venezuela. Please forward this article. | Firt published in October 2016 | Hugo Chavez defied the most powerful interests, and he refused to bow down… I believe there is a … | The post The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez. Was He Assassinated? appeared first on Global Research.
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Why the War on "Conspiracy Theories" Is Bad Public Policy
Kevin Barrett | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
A Review of Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas by Cass Sunstein (based on an earlier paper co-authored with Adrian Vermeule); In Defense of Troublemakers: The Power of Dissent in Life and Business by Charlan Nemeth; and Conspiracy Theories and … | The post Why the War on "Conspiracy Theories" Is Bad Public Policy appeared first on Global Research.
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The New Cold War and Venezuela
Boaventura de Sousa Santos | zcomm.org | 2019-02-06
Why are the US and its European acolytes embarking on an aggressive and maximalist stance that makes any negotiated solution outright impossible?>…
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US Seeks New Trade Deal With China to End Unfair Practices
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
During the 2019 State of the Union address to Congress, the United States President Donald Trump said that U.S. traditional trade policies towards China must come to an end. | RELATED: | US, China Resume Trade Talks Amongst Cold-War Like Tensions | "We have shown China that after decades of them stealing intellectual property, our thorough research, o…
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Twitter Greenlights Venezuela's Pro-Opposition Online Blitz — Shuts Down Genuine Opponents
Alexander Rubinstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Shady anonymous actors are waging an information war manipulating social media with automated posts in an apparent attempt to manufacture a faux consensus for regime change in Venezuela. | *** | As the U.S.-backed coup attempt in Venezuela continues to take shape, … | The post Twitter Greenlights Venezuela's Pro-Opposition Online Blitz — Shuts Down Genuine Opponents appeared first on Global Research.
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France's Class Wars
Serge Halimi | zcomm.org | 2019-02-06
The working class was supposed to have been edged out of active politics, but instead France's elites have been frightened into making concessions by this winter's uprising of the yellow vests…
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Spanish Rail Manufacturer CAF Rejects Tender for Jerusalem's Railway as It Traverses '67 Border'
Maan News Agency | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Spanish rail equipment manufacturer CAF announced, on Friday, that it had refused to participate in a tender to build a section of the railway in occupied East Jerusalem as it violates international law. | An international tender to build and operate … | The post Spanish Rail Manufacturer CAF Rejects Tender for Jerusalem's Railway as It Traverses '67 Border' appeared first on Global Research.
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The Lima Group: International Outlaws and Regime Change Conspirators
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
The covert and overt interventions taking place against Venezuela by the United States and its allies are a form of aggression and a violation of the fundamental principles of the United Nations Charter making the nations involved international outlaws. | The … | The post The Lima Group: International Outlaws and Regime Change Conspirators appeared first on Global Research.
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CIA and FBI Had Planned to Assassinate Hugo Chávez
Kurt Nimmo | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Article originally published by Global Research in 2005, which points to previous attempts to assassinate President Hugo Chavez. | This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation. "How do we know … | The post CIA and FBI Had Planned to Assassinate Hugo Chávez appeared first on Global Research.
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The Lima Group: Conspiracy to Destroy Venezuela
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
The "Lima group", which convened in Canada on Feb. 4, 2019, represents a group of governments opposed to Venezuela's elected government. | More accurately, the group consists of plotters, conspirators, who are criminals under International Law. | . | Ken Stone of the … | The post The Lima Group: Conspiracy to Destroy Venezuela appeared first on Global Research.
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One Step Closer to Nuclear Oblivion: US Sabotages the INF Treaty
Federico Pieraccini | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
The Trump administration announced on February 1 that the country was suspending its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF treaty) for 180 days pending a final withdrawal. Vladimir Putin, in a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov… | The post One Step Closer to Nuclear Oblivion: US Sabotages the INF Treaty appeared first…
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50 Truths about Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution
Salim Lamrani | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Never in the history of Latin America, has a political leader acquired unchallenged democratic legitimacy. Since coming to power in 1999, there were 16 elections in Venezuela. Hugo Chavez won 15, the last on October 7, 2012. | The post 50 Truths about Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution appeared first on Global Research.
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Maduro Denounces Twitter Attack
Ewan Robertson | zcomm.org | 2019-02-06
Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has denounced a "massive" Twitter attack against the Venezuelan government after thousands of accounts belonging to ministers and pro-government media and supporters were suspended…
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Venezuela Authorities Discover Cache of US-Made Weapons Amid US's Slow-Rolling Coup
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-06
Authorities believe the cache was sent from Miami, Florida, a city notorious as a nexus of Pink Wave emigres and a major throughway in the international black-market arms trade. | The post Venezuela Authorities Discover Cache of US-Made Weapons Amid US's Slow-Rolling Coup appeared first on MintPress News.
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Peru President Rejects Military Intervention in Venezuela
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra told the press on Monday that his government is against any military intervention in Venezuela since it's up to its citizens to resolve the political situation in Venezuela. | RELATED: | UN Rejects Guaido, Favors Discourse With President Maduro | While Vizcarra said he does not support the current Venezuelan administration he stressed: "We believe that Venezuela's problems must be solved by Venezuelans themselves. … We are against any military int…
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The U.S. Helped Push Venezuela Into Chaos — and Trump's Regime Change Policy Will Make Sure It Stays That Way
Mark Weisbrot | commondreams.org | 2019-02-06
Venezuela's National Assembly president Juan Guaid√≥ speaks before a crowd of opposition supporters during an open meeting in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 16, 2019. (Photo: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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"Liar-in-Chief": Rep. Ilhan Omar Slams Trump's SOTU Remarks on Border, Venezuela, Israel & More
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-06
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump called for bipartisan unity while he attacked Democrats and the Robert Mueller investigation, denounced efforts to expand abortion rights in Virginia and New York, attacked immigrants and reiterated his demand for a border wall–with no mention of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, which delayed his address by a week. Women in Congress wore all white to the speech in a nod to the movement for women's suffrage. After the address, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams made history, becoming the first African-Americ…
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Twitter erupts after 2,000 Pro-Venezuelan accounts are deleted
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2019-02-06
A total of 1,196 social media accounts based in Venezuela have been closed accused of "influencing domestic audiences." | Source…
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Support for Venezuela Takes Center Stage at UNESCO-Sponsored Cuba Conference
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-06
Nearly 700 conferees from 65 countries convened in Havana, Cuba to honor the ideals anti-colonialist hero José Martí, but the theme of the conference quickly became international solidarity with the Venezuelan people against the modern-day colonialism of the US. | The post Support for Venezuela Takes Center Stage at UNESCO-Sponsored Cuba Conference appeared first on MintPress News.
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Savage Capitalism or Socialism
Luis Britto García | zcomm.org | 2019-02-06
Interview on the short and long term defense of Venezuela's sovereignty…
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Venezuela Seizes US Weapons Destined for Coup Plotters
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
Venezuelan authorities seized a bunch of U.S-made weapons during an operation in the Aducarga storage yard at the Arturo Michelena International Airport, in the state of Valencia. | RELATED: | Labour Party Rejects EU's Recognition of Guaido, Meddling in Venezuela's Affairs | The Deputy Minister of Prevention and Citizen Security of Venezuela, Endes Palencia wrote on Twitter that the arms came from Miami. | During the operation, members of Command of Area 41 of t…
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Puerto Rico: Vulture Funds to Make a Killing as Judge Approves Deal to Restructure Island's Debt
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-06
A federal judge has approved a plan for Puerto Rico to restructure a portion of its debt which would require Puerto Rico to pay $32 billion over 40 years. Critics say the deal will allow vulture funds to make huge profits by buying up those debts. Several of those vulture funds include public employee pension funds and the investment funds of Harvard, Princeton and Yale. Judge Laura Taylor Swain, who held a hearing on the proposed deal last month, echoed critics' concerns about Puerto Rico's ability to make the payments and the likely effects on public services. However, she said in her decision, "[T]he Court is…
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Koch Kumbaya: The Billionaire Industrialists Appropriate Frederick Douglass, Pledge to "Do Right"
Mary Bottari | commondreams.org | 2019-02-06
Frederick Douglass famously advised: "Power concedes nothing without a demand, it never has and it never will."(Photo: ExposedbyCMD) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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How the Age of Billionaires Ends
Josh Hoxie | commondreams.org | 2019-02-06
The three wealthiest families—the Waltons, the Kochs, and the Mars—increased their wealth by nearly 6,000 percent since 1983. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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Torture Still Scars Iranians 40 Years After Revolution
STAFF | truthdig.com | 2019-02-06
As Iran marks the 40th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution, the inmates who suffered torture at the hands of the police still bear marks. | The post Torture Still Scars Iranians 40 Years After Revolution appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
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Brexit in the Context of British History
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-06
How should Brexit be seen against the broad backdrop of British history? Analogies multiply, with the crudest coming from prominent Brexiteer MP Mark Francois who denounced the head of Airbus for writing a letter stressing the negative economic impact for Britain of leaving the EU. Francois claimed that this was yet one more example of teutonic arrogance, adding pugnaciously,…
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Paris steps up calls for coup in Venezuela
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-06
Amid growing repression of "yellow vest" protests, it is critical for workers in France and across Europe to oppose attempts to impose a far-right regime in Venezuela.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02…

South Carolina Spent $9 Billion to Dig a Hole in the Ground and Then Fill it Back in
Akela Lacy | theintercept.com | 2019-02-06
Cost is often raised as a critical objection to combatting climate change. But South Caroline shows what's possible. | The post South Carolina Spent $9 Billion to Dig a Hole in the Ground and Then Fill it Back in appeared first on The Intercept.
theintercept.com/2019/02/06/sout…

Creating a Peaceful School – Conference Supporting Youth
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center | indybay.org | 2019-02-06
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center at OSLC | 1035 Carol Lane | Lafayette, CA 94549…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/06…

One hundred years since the death of Franz Mehring
WSWS | wsws.org | 2019-02-06
Mehring was one of the leading Marxist theoreticians of his time. Unlike other leading Social Democrats, who shifted to the right, he joined the Spartacus League during World War I.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/02…

'Foolish wars, politics & ridiculous probes': Only natural predators that threaten the US 'miracle'?
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-06
President Donald Trump sees no limits to the miracle of American progress, he told assembled lawmakers during his State of the Union speech, explaining that the only thing that could stand in the way is… the Mueller investigation? | …
rt.com/usa/450754-foolish-wars-p…

US test-launches Minuteman ICBM from southern California (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-06
An intercontinental ballistic missile lit up the southern California sky before hurtling across the Pacific Ocean to an atoll 4,200 miles away. The test launch came at a time of rising tensions around nuclear missile treaties. | …
rt.com/usa/450812-us-ballistic-m…

PG&E Topples Western States Petroleum Association in California Lobbying Spending in 2018
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-02-06
Two days before the filing of lobbying expenses by PG&E, Consumer Watchdog called for the ouster of the California Public Utilities Commission over its decision to extend a $6 billion credit line to Pacific Gas & Electric in what the group called "an unneeded emergency process that allowed no time for scrutiny."
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/05…

Tax Time is Bye Bye Trump Time
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2019-02-06
As predicted, as soon as people start filling out their tax forms, they realize, if they did not understand before, that Nazi Trump's election sales pitch of "helping" the average person was simply a billionaire enrichment scheme so that Billionaire Nazi Trump could steal from the National Treasury to make himself and his cronies richer, the only reason he had to run for office.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/06…

Trump Accuses Iran of Being Main Sponsor of Terrorism
teleSUR | telesurenglish.net | 2019-02-06
United States President Donald Trump Tuesday defended sanctions against Iran, as well as the decision to withdraw the United States from the nuclear treaty, arguing that the Persian nation is "the main state sponsor of terrorism." | RELATED: | Iran, Russia to Abandon Dollar, Trade in National Currencies | "My administration has acted decisively to confro…
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Venezuela Intercepts Covert US Weapons Shipment From Miami
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-02-06
(ZH) — Venezuelan officials have announced the seizure of a large shipment of American weapons which they say were bound for anti-Maduro "terrorist groups". This comes following US national security advisor John Bolton's pledge to deliver "humanitarian aid" into the country, covertly if need be, despite embattled President Nicolas Maduro's vow to prevent such unauthorized shipments from entering. …

Venezuela Intercepts Covert US Weapons Shipment From Miami

Protest War Criminal Madeleine Albright
Global | indybay.org | 2019-02-06
Kaiser Permanente Arena | 140 Front Street | Santa Cruz, CA 95060…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/05…

Venezuelan social movements denounce coup
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-06
Two competing marches took over the streets of Caracas on February 2 — in support and against elected President Nicolas Maduro. The foreign media focused on the opposition march exclusive, despite accounts that the pro-government march was clearly larger. | Below is a statement signed by about two dozen social movements, denounced the US-backed coup against the Maduro government. It has been translated by Translated by Pedro Alvarez. | *** | Various movements and communities marched together o…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuelan-social-movements-denounce-coup

'Breathtaking and Terrifying': UN Food Relief Agency Partners With CIA-Funded Software Firm Palantir
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-06
The CIA-funded California software firm Palantir Technologies and the World Food Program (WFP) have announced a five-year $45 million partnership that data privacy and human rights advocates are describing as "breathtaking and terrifying" as well as "horribly irresponsible and potentially incredibly harmful." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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London says 'hands off Venezuela'
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-06
Hundreds have mobilised to attend pickets and mass meetings in defence of Venezuela's sovereignty and to demand an end to the British and US governments interference during a time of difficulty in Venezuela. Starting with a picket at the Prime Minister's Office and continuing with two mass meetings of the progressive left, anti-war, student and labour movement, a week of protests ended with a picket of the BBC headquarters and a further action planned against the Bank of England who have illegally seized US$1.2 billion of Venezuela's gold. The events highlighted that the attacks on Venezuela are of global importa…
greenleft.org.au/content/london-says-hands-venezuela

Sanders appears to fake phone call to avoid awkward question on Fairfax sexual assault allegations
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-06
Senator Bernie Sanders found himself in an awkward situation regarding allegations of sexual assault against Virginia's Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. To escape, Sanders appeared to fake a phone call only to be caught out on video. | …
rt.com/usa/450816-sanders-fake-p…

'A Red Screaming Alarm Bell' to Banish Fossil Fuels: NASA Confirms Last Five Years Hottest on Record
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-02-06
NASA scientists confirmed in a report Wednesday that 2018 was one of the hottest years on record, continuing what the New York Times called "an unmistakable warming trend." | www.commondreams.org/sites/defau…
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'I can't go back': Elizabeth Warren digs herself even deeper hole in 'Native American' ancestry row
RT | rt.com | 2019-02-06
As Elizabeth Warren offers a public apology to the Cherokee Nation for identifying as a Native American, new instances of her making the claim are coming to light, including her Texas Bar registration from 1986. | …
rt.com/usa/450825-warren-apologi…

SF Weiner's Shilling For Property Speculators and Billionaires
repost | indybay.org | 2019-02-06
SF State Senator Scott Weiner is a shill for developers, speculators and billionaires. He opposes any control of housing for working people and is pushing gentrication profitting real estate operators and banksters while opposing taxes on big corporations in San Francisco to fund programs for homeless and the poor.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/04…

How US sanctions hurt Venezuela's people
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2019-02-06
Much media fanfare has been made about US President Donald Trump pledge to deliver US$20 millions worth of humanitarian aid, in the form of food and medicine, into Venezuela via its borders with Colombia and Brazil. | While Trump is using a request from self-proclaimed "interim president" Juan Guaido as a pretext for the move, it is clear that the purpose is to provoke some kind of reaction from the Venezuelan military, who continue to recognise elected president Nicolas Maduro: either they let in the aid, thereby implying allegiance to the coup president; or block its enter, and risk a further escalation in tens…
greenleft.org.au/content/how-us-sanctions-hurt-venezuelas-people

Rep. Ilhan Omar Slams Trump's Remarks on Border, Venezuela, Israel
Shared by Cherise | truthout.org | 2019-02-06
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump called for bipartisan unity while he attacked Democrats and the Robert Mueller investigation, denounced efforts to expand abortion rights in Virginia and New York, attacked immigrants and reiterated his demand for a border wall — with no mention of the longest government shutdown in US history, which delayed his address by a week. Women in Congress wore all white to the speech in a nod to the movement for women's suffrage. We're joined by Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, the first Somali American elected to the House of Representatives and…
truthout.org/video/rep-ilhan-oma…

Puerto Rico Debt Deal Receives Court Approval
Jubilee USA Network | indybay.org | 2019-02-06
Judge Laura Taylor Swain approved a deal to restructure $17 billion of Puerto Rico's $72 billion debt on Monday. Court approval was the last hurdle creditors and the island's oversight board needed for a plan to address sales tax backed debt or "COFINA" debt.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/05…

Revealed: The dark-money Brexit Ads Flooding Social Media
Peter Geoghegan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
Over the past week tens of thousands of pounds have been spent on Facebook adverts promoting a 'no deal' Brexit. It is not possible to find out who is funding these highly targeted campaigns, despite new regulations intended to make … | The post Revealed: The dark-money Brexit Ads Flooding Social Media appeared first on Global Research.
globalresearch.ca/revealed-the-d…

Dismantling the Doomsday Machines
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2019-02-06
Dan Ellsberg has given us a book that shows the urgency of re-engaging on nuclear disarmament, writes John V. Walsh. With Two Minutes to Midnight, Time Is Running Out By John V. Walsh Antiwar.com
consortiumnews.com/2019/02/05/di…

Rest in Peace Sherry Conable
Alex Darocy | indybay.org | 2019-02-06
In shocking news to the Santa Cruz activist community, Sherry Conable was identified as the woman found dead on Cowell Beach on Monday morning. Sherry participated in and organized countless political demonstrations and anti-war events over the course of decades in the Santa Cruz area. She will be dearly missed.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/05…

Brexit Poll: 80% of UK Adults Disapprove of Government's Handling of Brexit Negotiations
ORB International | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
This month's ORB International Brexit Confidence tracker poll shows 80% of UK adults disapprove of the way the government is handling the Brexit negotiations, the highest figure recorded since this tracker poll began in November 2016 | *** | Full tables … | The post Brexit Poll: 80% of UK Adults Disapprove of Government's Handling of Brexit Negotiations appeared first on Global Research.
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Sharp Manias: Knife Crime in London
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-02-06
London. A bleak London assailed by daily news about Brexit negotiation, prospects of food shortages and higher prices in the event of a no-deal with the European Union, provides the perfect apocalyptic backdrop for headlines. The city is ailing; the … | The post Sharp Manias: Knife Crime in London appeared first on Global Research.
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Internal U.S. Gov't document outlines program of 'economic warfare' on Venezuela
Ben Norton | mronline.org | 2019-02-05
An internal government document reveals tactics of "economic warfare" and "financial weapons" the U.S. is using against Venezuela in the name of "furthering capitalism." | Source…
mronline.org/2019/02/05/internal…

The 12-Step Method of Regime Change
Vijay Prashad | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-05
On 15 September 1970, US President Richard Nixon and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger authorised the US government to do everything possible to undermine the incoming government of the socialist president of Chile, Salvador Allende. Nixon and Kissinger, according to the notes kept by CIA Director Richard Helms, wanted to 'make the economy scream' in…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/05/the-…

Twelve Step Method to Conduct Regime Change
Vijay Prashad, The Tricontinental | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-02-05
Vijay Prashad looks at the parallels between current day Venezuela and Chile and 1973 and outlines the different steps in regime change operations.
venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14…

The Long Goodbye of Antiwar Protest
Howard Lisnoff | counterpunch.org | 2019-02-05
It's been a case of the long goodbye for what's left of the peace movement in the U.S. On Saturday (January 26, 2019), a small group, very small by historic peace actions go, protested in front of the White House. Watching the protest and interviews with protest participants on The Real News Network was almost painful. Medea…
counterpunch.org/2019/02/05/the-…

What's Next for Venezuela as U.S. & Opposition Reject Negotiations Aimed to End Crisis Peacefully?
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2019-02-05
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has reached out to Pope Francis, asking for his help to bring about a peaceful solution to the crisis in Venezuela. Maduro is facing increasing international pressure to resign from office two weeks after opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself to be Venezuela's interim president. Guaidó made the announcement on January 23 after speaking to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who offered support from the Trump administration. Since then, a growing number of countries have openly recognized Guaidó's claim to the presidency, including Austria, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany…
www.democracynow.org/2019/2/5/wh…

Yemen: Hodeida Truce in New Hands as UN Replaces Biased and Ineffective Monitor
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-02-05
In the view of Yemeni analysts who spoke to MintPress, if Saudi Arabia persists in its behavior, no UN envoy or monitor will be able to help reach a peace agreement in Yemen; and, without pressure on the Kingdom, the UN will go on playing a feeble role. | The post Yemen: Hodeida Truce in New Hands as UN Replaces Biased and Ineffective Monitor appeared first on MintPress News.
mintpressnews.com/hodeida-yemen-…

Birds of Passage Depicts the Devastation of Drug Trafficking for South America's Indigenous People
Ed Rampell | progressive.org | 2019-02-05
Blame it on the Peace Corps.
progressive.org/dispatches/birds…

Green Bay, WI protests after DA refuses to charge killer cop
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-02-05
Green Bay, WI – After months of waiting for a decision, on February 1, the family, friends and supporters of Jonathon Tubby heard District Attorney David Lasees' refusal to charge Officer Erik O'Brien. His decision has left many with questions, anger and confusion — not the answers they had sought. | Tubby, a member of the Oneida Nation, was known as a warm, funny person who cared deeply for his friends and family. In pictures shared on his Facebook and other social media pages, his smile is the first thing that catches one's eye. | On the evening of October 19, Tubby was taken to the Brown County…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/2/5/g…

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