Yves Engler (2019-05-24). Canada's Five Year Campaign to Oust Venezuela's Government. dissidentvoice.org Why does the dominant media pay so much attention to Russian "meddling" in other countries, but little to Canada's longstanding interference in the political affairs of nations thousands of kilometres from our borders? The case of Ben Rowswell illustrates the double standard well. The current Canadian International Council President has been the leading non-governmental advocate ...

Eugene E Ruyle (2019-05-24). Report from Venezuela Delegation. indybay.org NPML, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (just North of Alcatraz Ave.)...

aljazeera (2019-05-24). Taiwan holds first official same-sex weddings. aljazeera.com Some 300 same-sex couples are expected to register on Friday, a week after parliament approved gay marriage legislation.

kathy_f (2019-05-24). Solid result for Victorian Socialists in first federal election campaign. greenleft.org.au Amid the disastrous election result across the country on election night, one small but important spark of hope was the impressive first showing at a federal election by the Victorian Socialists. | In all three seats the party contested, we won more than 4% of the vote. At the current count, Kath Larkin is on 4.7% in Cooper (formerly Batman), Sue Bolton is on 4.8% in Wills and Jerome Small, the candidate for the outer suburban working class electorate of Calwell, is on 5.2%. | In the scheme of things, these are still very modest results in terms of both the percentage of the vote and the limited number of elector...

Binoy Kampmark (2019-05-24). The Espionage Act and Julian Assange: The US Justice Department Expands Its Case. dissidentvoice.org It seemed flimsy from the start, but the US Department of Justice is keen to get their man. What has certainly transpired of late is that Mike Pompeo was being unusually faithful to the truth when director of the CIA: every means would be found to prosecute the case against WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. His ...

UUSF Forum (2019-05-24). Gloria La Riva and Silvio Rodrigues: "Eyewitness Venezuela" indybay.org First Unitarian Universalist Church | 1187 Franklin St. @ Geary | San Francisco, Calif.

plenglish (2019-05-23). Venezuelan NCA Will Revoke Immunity of Opposition Lawmakers. plenglish.com Caracas, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The speaker of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) of Venezuela, Diosdado Cabello, announced on Thursday that this constitutional body will revoke parliamentary immunity to a new group of opposition lawmakers who participated in the failed coup attempt of April 30.

teleSUR (2019-05-24). Brazil Top Judges Favor Making Homophobia, Transphobia Crimes. telesurenglish.net Six of Brazil's 11 Supreme Court justices have voted in favor of making homophobia and transphobia crimes in the South American country, which is led by a far-right president who systematically threatens LGBT and other minority group progress. | RELATED: | Over 150 Taiwan Gay Couples to Marry in Historic Day for Asia | "Homophobic crimes are as alarmin...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-05-23). Duque's 'subordination' to US-led war on drugs spurs violence in Colombia: report. colombiareports.com The persistent failures of Colombia's President Ivan Duque to implement a peace deal with demobilized FARC guerrillas has strengthened illegal armed groups and increased violence against social leaders, according to...

teleSUR (2019-05-23). U.S. Urging Firms to Stop Trading Fuel with Venezuela: Report. telesurenglish.net The United States is threatening foreign firms with sanctions if they do not stop trading jet fuel with Venezuela, according to a report from Reuters. | RELATED | Timeline of Half a Decade of US Economic War Against Venezuela | The news agency cites two industry sources, who say U.S. State Department officials made calls to several large Swiss-and British-based trading houses. The aim is to limit commercial and military flights in Venezuela, as Washington continues its efforts...

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-05-23). From Golden Boy to Total Failure: The Media Trajectory of Juan Guaido. theantimedia.com (MPN) — At first, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was characterized by the mainstream media as the eighth wonder of the world. But now, after his failed military revolt, it seems 'Coupbama' (as Guaido is known) is being treated more harshly by the press. In the immediate aftermath of the attempted military coup, the mainstream media ...

Venezuela Analysis (2019-05-23). Maduro Proposes Early Elections for Venezuela's National Assembly. theantimedia.com (VA) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro proposed holding early parliamentary elections as a way to defuse the country's political crisis. "Let's see who gets the most votes! Let's find a political, constitutional and democratic path forward," Maduro said at the end of a march on Monday commemorating the anniversary of his reelection on May 20, 2018 to ...

Eds. (2019-05-23). Guaido "hires" an economic hitman (Venezuelan debt). mronline.org Washington's actions in August 2017 drove Venezuela out of the international financial system and disabled the country from issuing debt for purposes of refinancing the debt acquired in previous years, as well as using foreign banks. | Source

John McEvoy (2019-05-23). US chose 'the violent and illegal path' against peace activists, embassy protector tells The Canary. thecanary.co For 37 days, a group of peace activists stayed in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington to resist threats from the country's US-backed opposition to seize the premises. By 14 May, only four activists remained inside the embassy, claiming defiantly: "we are not going to leave...

Staff (2019-05-23). Guaid— Out of Gas (2/2). therealnews.com The US has failed its regime change venture in Venezuela. Former Chief of Staff to Nicol‡s Maduro, Temir Porras joins Sharmini Peries for analysis...

Tom Engelhardt (2019-05-23). Living in a Nation of Political Narcissists. counterpunch.org In this country, reactions to the Mueller report have been all-American beyond belief. Let's face it, when it comes to election meddling, it's been me, me, me, 24/7 here. Yes, in some fashion some set of Russians meddled in the last election campaign, whether it was, as Jared Kushner improbably claimed, "a couple of Facebook ads" More

Adriaan Alsema (2019-05-23). Marlin Marin, the DEA informant who put FARC leader 'Jesus Santrich' back behind bars. colombiareports.com FARC leader "Jesus Santrich" is on trial on drug trafficking claims, thanks to DEA informant Marlon Marin who, according to the former guerrillas, is a "swindler for life." Marin is...

Consortiumnews (2019-05-23). The Pathology of John Bolton. consortiumnews.com John Bolton has been saying for years he wants the Iranian government overthrown, and now he's made his move. But this time he may have gone too far, writes Joe Lauria. By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News I knew... Read more →

Staff (2019-05-23). An Attack on Iran Would Violate US and International Law. truthout.org As President Donald Trump, National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rattle their sabers, there is no evidence that Iran poses a threat to the United States. It was Trump who threatened genocide, tweeting, "If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran." The Pentagon is now considering sending 10,000 additional troops to the Gulf region for "defensive" purposes...

teleSUR (2019-05-23). Over 150 Taiwan Gay Couples to Marry in Historic Day for Asia. telesurenglish.net Taiwan's first official same-sex weddings will take place later on Friday in a landmark moment for LGBT rights in Asia, a week after lawmakers took the historic decision to legalise gay marriage. | RELATED: | Chicago's 1st Openly Gay Mayor Takes Office Vowing Reform | In Taipei, more than 150 same-sex couples are scheduled to register on Friday, according to local authorities. The city hall will co-host an outdoor wedding party near the famous Taipei 101 skyscraper, with local and fo...

WSWS (2019-05-23). British Steel collapse threatens 25,000 jobs. wsws.org British Steel's insolvency threatens to be a virtual coup de gr‰ce against a once powerful section of the working class that has been repeatedly betrayed by the trade unions.

Jeff Faux (2019-05-23). Why Are Leading Democrats Supporting Trump on Venezuela? thenation.com Why Are Leading Democrats Supporting Trump on Venezuela?

Scott Ritter (2019-05-23). The U.S. Stands to Lose Much More Than a War With Iran. truthdig.com An invasion of the Strait of Hormuz would devastate the U.S. military, but it's America's position in the world that may never recover.

Staff (2019-05-23). Guaid— Out of Gas (1/2). therealnews.com After several failed US-backed coup attempts, Juan Guaid— sent an envoy to Oslo to explore talks with the government. Former Chief of Staff to Nicol‡s Maduro, Temir Porras, joins Sharmini Peries for analysis...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-05-23). Colombia's army accused of 'hunting' NYT sources who leaked order to double combat kills and captures. colombiareports.com Human Rights Watch and several journalists said on Wednesday that the Colombian military is trying to find out who "told the truth" to the New York Times about a new...

Adriaan Alsema (2019-05-23). Colombia's congress preparing bill to legalize marijuana. colombiareports.com Lawmakers from a wide range of parties have begun working on new legislation that would legalize the production and consumption of marijuana for recreational purposes. The new policy would undo...

Adam Veitch (2019-05-23). Colombia's Supreme Court could be forced to allow appeals of all convictions since 1991. colombiareports.com Colombia's Constitutional Court urged Congress to introduce legislation that would allow all former lawmakers convicted by the Supreme Court since 1991 to appeal their cases. The court order has stoked...

Roosbelinda C‡rdenas (2019-05-23). For Afro-Colombians, the 2016 Peace Treaty Brought No Peace. thenation.com For Afro-Colombians, the 2016 Peace Treaty Brought No Peace...

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-05-22). US Economic War on Venezuela Targets CLAP Food Program Relied on by Millions. mintpressnews.com While the U.S. likes to characterize its regime-change efforts in Venezuela as humanitarian in nature, the targeting of officials involved in a program that so many ordinary Venezuelans rely on reveals that the U.S. aims to install opposition leader Juan Guaido by any means necessary.

Human Rights Watch (2019-05-22). Unending Repression Under Thailand's Military Junta. hrw.org | | Soldiers line up for voting in general election at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday, March 24, 2019. Nearly five years after a coup, Thailand was voting Sunday in a long-delayed election that sets a military-backed party against the populist political force the generals overthrew. | © 2019 AP Photo | Since Thailand's military seized power on May 22, 2014, the country has faced unending repression of fundamental rights and freedoms. Five years after the coup, Thailand is nowhere near the "return to...

Daniel Larison (2019-05-22). The Trump Administration "Panicked over Nothing". Pompeo Exaggerated Claims. "Do They Think We are Stupid" globalresearch.ca The Trump administration's overhyped claims of an increased Iranian threat went over like a lead balloon with allied officials this week: | A NATO military intelligence official who was briefed on Pompeo's claims about increased Iranian aggression in the Middle East ...

Fight Back (2019-05-22). Witness to attempted U.S.-orchestrated Venezuela coup speaks in Minneapolis. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN - "The area we were in was an opposition neighborhood, but nobody's leaving their houses. The news in the U.S. is saying people are flocking to the streets because they're 'being liberated', but no one's leaving their houses. It was so untrue it was shocking," said Tracy Molm, to about 40 community members gathered to hear her firsthand account of the events of April 30 in Caracas, Venezuela. | That day saw unelected presidential pretender Juan Guaido appear outside an airbase in Caracas, claiming a military uprising to oust elected President Nicol‡s Maduro was about to take place. Despite heavy p...

Staff (2019-05-22). Canada's Anti-Venezuela Policy: A Result of Material Interests and US Subordination. therealnews.com Canada has followed the Trump administration's lead on Venezuela, but it's charting a very different path with regard to Cuba. Yves Engler explains that while there are material reasons for the difference, Canada has followed the U.S. lead for a long time...

Ben Norton (2019-05-22). A US Military Veteran and 'Aid Volunteer' Sends Death Threat to Venezuela Embassy Defenders. mintpressnews.com Far-right Venezuelan opposition activist Luis Medina, a former US Marine and volunteer for Juan Guaido's aid stunt, told CODEPINK embassy defenders "we are coming to get you with plenty of ammunition."

Thomas Knapp (2019-05-22). A US War on Iran Would be Evil, Stupid, and Self-Damaging. counterpunch.org "If Iran wants to fight," US president Donald Trump tweeted on May 19, "that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again."The "threat" Trump appears to be responding to is a statement from Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that "[w]e are certain ... there will not be a war since neither we want a war nor does anyone have the illusion that they can confront Iran in the region."Some "threat," huh? Let's seek a little clarity as to just who's threatening whom here: In 1953, US and British intelligence operatives orchestrated a coup d'etat, overthrowing Iran's democratically el...

Richard H. Black (2019-05-22). The World Would be Much Safer if President Trump Replaced Bolton and Pompeo. globalresearch.ca It is still uncertain whether the United States will go to war with Iran or not, according to the Virginia State Senator Richard Hayden Black. | According to Senator Richard Hayden Black, the world would be much safer if the ...

Edward Hunt (2019-05-22). Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela 'On Track to be Worse than Syria'. progressive.org As the Trump Administration tightens its squeeze on the country, U.S. officials warn of increased migration and "profound collapse."

NIAC Action (2019-05-22). 62 Organizations to U.S. Congress: Pass Legislation to Halt a "March to War" with Iran. globalresearch.ca In light of President Trump and John Bolton's dangerous escalations against Iran and a forthcoming intelligence briefing on Capitol Hill this afternoon, 62 organizations — including J Street, Indivisible, NIAC Action and Win Without War — sent a letter calling ...

Staff (2019-05-22). Waiting for Guaido (Pt 2/7). therealnews.com Why did Edgardo Lander and the Citizens Platform for the Defense of the Constitution meet with Juan Guaid—? The potential for violence, military intervention, and even civil war, made it important to find ways to de-escalate, says Lander...

Jim Naureckas (2019-05-21). Why Jon Chait Can't Read. fair.org Just as an aside, Jonathan Chait's critique (New York, 5/17/19) of Matt Taibbi is directed almost entirely at the headline of Taibbi's piece (Rolling Stone, 5/16/19), which as I'm sure Chait is well aware was most likely not written by Taibbi. | New York's Jonathan Chait ( 5/17/19)...

Staff (2019-05-21). Trump Says the Military Industrial Complex is Pressuring him Into a War With Iran. therealnews.com With a thirty year Boeing veteran at the Pentagon, Patrick Shanahan as Acting Secretary of Defense, and with John Bolton and Mike Pompeo at the helm, war with Iran is likely says the former chief of staff to Secretary of State, Col. Larry Wilkerson...

Human Rights Watch (2019-05-21). Venezuela: Free Freelance Photojournalist. hrw.org | | Venezuelan journalist Jesus Medina speaks with press in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. | © 2017 AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos | (New York) — Venezuelan authorities should immediately release Jesśs Medina, who they have arbitrarily imprisoned because of his reporting for nearly nine months, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and Human Rights Watch said today. | On May 23, 2019, Medina is scheduled to be taken before a judge for his preliminar...

Marissa Sanchez (2019-05-21). Nationwide tour visits 35 cities to dispel U.S. lies on Venezuela. liberationnews.org To help break the U.S. media/government blockade and offensive against Venezuela, PSL organizer and Liberation News reporter Gloria La Riva traveled across the country.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-21). Venezuela: Maduro Proposes Early Parliamentary Elections as ANC Extends Mandate. venezuelanalysis.com "Let's see who gets the most votes," Maduro challenged the opposition.

Fight Back (2019-05-21). FRSO denuncia el arresto ilegal del negociador por la paz colombiano, Jesus Santrich, y demanda su liberaci—n inmediata. fightbacknews.org Jesśs Santrich, ex-negociador por la paz de las FARC-EP, poeta, pintor, mśsico, y una voz popular para la paz ha sido re-encarcelado con el uso de un cargo por drogas inventado que proviene de la corte del Distrito Sur de Nueva York. Los cargos son ampliamente percibidos como un intento por el gobierno de los Estados Unidos, en colaboraci—n con sectores de la oligarqu’a colombiana, para descarrilar el acuerdo de paz entre las FARC-EP y el gobierno colombiano. | La Jurisdicci—n Especial para la Paz (JEP - una corte que fue instituida por el acuerdo de la paz colombiano) fall— que Santrich no puede ser extraditado...

United Nations (2019-05-21). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Libya civil war, African displacement, global trade tensions, terrorists' children 'secretly detained', and more. un.org Tuesday's stories include: Libya facing "permanent division", regional war; Africa event highlights forcible displacement; terrorists' children 'secretly detained' in Syria; Venezuelans need protection; global trade tensions rise.

Ben Norton (2019-05-21). Venezuelan opposition extremist, a US military veteran and 'aid volunteer,' sends death threat to embassy defenders. thegrayzone.com Far-right Venezuelan opposition activist Luis Medina, a former US Marine and volunteer for Juan Guaido's aid stunt, told CODEPINK embassy...

Peter Koenig (2019-05-21). Venezuela in "Misery": Lies and Deceit by the Media. dissidentvoice.org To the Editor in CHIEF New York Times — 18 May 2019 Venezuela's Collapse Is the Worst Outside of War in Decades, Economists Say Subtitle: Butchers have stopped selling meat cuts in favor of offal, fat shavings and cow hooves, the only animal protein many of their customers can afford. This introduction is accompanied by ...

Liberation Staff (2019-05-20). U.S. breaks international law, seizing Venezuelan Embassy and arresting guests. liberationnews.org Under international law — 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, articles 22 and 45 — a host country is prohibited from invasion or interference with another nation's embassies, and is in fact obligated to defend it.

Jeb Sprague (2019-05-20). øQuiŽnes son los partidarios del golpe que asediaron la embajada de Venezuela en Washington? thegrayzone.com Las t‡cticas de intimidaci—n de los asediadores pro-golpe de la embajada mostraron la verdadera cara de una oposici—n venezolana violenta,...

Lucas Koerner (2019-05-20). There's Far More Diversity in Venezuela's 'Muzzled' Media Than in US Corporate Press. fair.org Time ( 4/16/19) joined in on the corporate media's literary fad of fictionalized accounts of the Venezuelan crisis. | The international corporate media have long displayed a peculiar creativity with the facts in their Venezuela reporting, to the point that coverage of the nation's crisis has become perhaps the world's most lucrative fictional genre. Ciara Nugent's recent piece for Time ( 4/16/19), headlined "'Venezuelans Are Starving for Information': The Battle to Get N...

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-20). Venezuela: Widespread Gasoline Shortages as Sanctions Take Toll on Oil Sector. venezuelanalysis.com Long queues have been seen at gas pumps around the country in recent days.

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-05-20). Next Stop, the UN: Embassy Protectors and Other Groups to Stage UN General Assembly Protest. mintpressnews.com The Embassy Protection Collective, the activists that fought for the US to respect international law at the Venezuelan embassy, are just getting started.

Staff (2019-05-19). Trump-Bolton Aggression Against Iran Contained by Russia, Japan, China, and EU. therealnews.com Vijay Prashad says the very dangerous statements, economic sanctions and military aggression unleashed by Washington this week against Iran was countered by cool headed diplomacy by Japan, Russia, EU and China...

Democracy Now! (2019-05-17). Headlines for May 17, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Immigration Plan Favors Job Skills Over Asylum Claims and Family Ties, Trump Officials Reportedly Clash Over U.S. Sabre-Rattling With Iran, UNICEF Chief Calls Yemen War "a Test of Our Humanity" That "We Are Badly Failing", Venezuelan Government Blasts U.S. Seizure of Embassy as Vienna Convention Violation, Brazilian Teachers and Students March Against Education Cuts, Mexican Journalist Francisco Romero Killed in Playa del Carmen, Lawyer Says Tennessee Prisoner "Suffered Excruciating Pain" During Execution, Alabama Prisoner Put to Death After "Pro-Life" Governor Denies Reprieve, Senate Confirms Anti-Choice A...

Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-16). Venezuela: Gov't-Opposition Talks Reported as DC Embassy Raided. venezuelanalysis.com Maduro decried the embassy raid a "criminal act" and vowed to seek justice at the UN.

Ben Norton (2019-05-16). US-backed opposition leader admits Venezuela 'is not a dictatorship' and only foreign intervention can topple Maduro. thegrayzone.com Opposition leader Mar’a Corina Machado, a key figure in the US coup plot, admitted that Venezuela "is not a dictatorship"...

Jeb Sprague (2019-05-16). Who's behind the pro-Guaido mob that besieged Venezuela's embassy in Washington? thegrayzone.com The intimidation tactics by the pro-coup embassy besiegers not only failed to deter the peace activists around the embassy, they...

Paul Dobson (2019-05-15). Russia Warns US Against Venezuela Meddling as Alleged Bomb Threat Temporarily Closes National Assembly. venezuelanalysis.com Four more opposition deputies have also been accused of treason and conspiracy following the April 30 attempted putsch, bringing the total to fourteen.

TeleSur English (2019-05-15). China Delivers 71 Tons of Medical Aid to Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com "With this second shipment, as well as that which we already received from the Russian Federation, the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent some 166 tons of medicines and supplies have arrived in the country," Health Minister Carlos Alvarado said.

Morgan Artyukhina (2019-05-14). Un colectivo de activistas protege la embajada de Venezuela en Washington, D.C. liberationnews.org El jueves 25 de abril se llev— a cabo una enŽrgica manifestaci—n frente al edificio despuŽs de que docenas durmieran en la embajada la noche anterior.

Democracy Now! (2019-05-16). As EPA Insists Weed Killer Roundup is Safe, a Jury Orders Monsanto to Pay $2B to Couple With Cancer. democracynow.org U.S. agribusiness giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay its highest damages yet in a massive lawsuit over the popular weedkiller Roundup. A jury ordered Monsanto to pay more than $2 billion in punitive damages to Alva and Alberta Pilliod, a couple who were both diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer after using Roundup on their properties for decades. Monsanto is owned by German pharmaceutical giant Bayer. The main ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, glyphosate, is said to cause the cancer. Attorneys estimate that there are thousands of similar cases against Roundup pending in courts around the country.

Democracy Now! (2019-05-15). After End of Dictatorship, Sudan's Protest Movement Demands Transition From Military to Civilian Rule. democracynow.org Mass protests in Sudan continue to call for civilian rule following last month's military coup. On Monday, the Transitional Military Council says it has reached an agreement with protest leaders on a transitional power structure. Demonstrators have been demanding a transfer from military to civilian rule following last month's military coup that ousted longtime leader Omar al-Bashir. The announcement comes after at least six protesters and a member of security forces were killed when security and paramilitary troops opened fire on crowds outside military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on Monday. Dozens more...

Michael Atkinson (2019-05-15). Colombia, Now What?: 'The Shape of Now'. progressive.org In his new film, director Manuel Correa casts a cool eye on the oddly surreal social landscape of the country after years of civil war.

Michael Sainato (2019-05-14). In Colombia, General Motors Workers Fight Surge In Firings Over Workplace Injuries. shadowproof.com For eight years, fired General Motors workers have camped outside the United States Embassy in Bogota, Colombia. They are protesting wrongful termination due to injuries at GM's Colombia manufacturing plant. | Colombia is the leading nation in the world in murders of labor leaders and union members. | After their fight in the Colombia judicial system produced little to no results, fired GM workers pressured the U.S. government to hold the corporation accountable. | "Assembling vehicles is hard work, and many U.S. auto workers will tell you that after a 30-year career they have pain that does not go away," said Pa...

Joyce Chediac (2019-05-16). Iran war crisis: What's really going on? liberationnews.org It's time to get the U.S. military out of the Middle East, leave the people there to determine their own lives, and use the money instead to meet human needs at home.

Paul Dobson (2019-05-13). Guaido Requests US Military 'Cooperation' to Oust Maduro as US Vessel Violates Venezuelan Waters. venezuelanalysis.com A meeting between Guaido's team and the US Southern Command is being organised.

Kevin Gosztola (2019-05-13). Interview With Abby Martin And Robbie Martin Of Media Roots Radio On Venezuela. shadowproof.com On this week's "Unauthorized Disclosure" podcast, we have a crossover episode with "Media Roots" radio. In the first part of the show, we talk with Abby Martin and Robbie Martin of Media Roots about some of the projects they're involved in currently. Abby tells us about "Empire Files." Robbie mentions...

Aminta Zea and Kei Pritsker (2019-05-12). Support the Embassy Protection Collective: Resisting Trump's war on Venezuela. liberationnews.org Members of Embassy Protection Collective speak out.

Social Movements of Venezuela (2019-05-11). Statement from Venezuelan social movements to Embassy Protectors in U.S. liberationnews.org "Your defense of the headquarters of the Embassy of the Venezuelan State in Washington, D.C. is an emblematic case of struggle for respect of international law, human rights and the right of peoples to choose their own form of government."

Mnar Muhawesh (2019-05-10). MintPress, Grayzone journalists endure US govt blackout and siege at Venezuelan embassy in DC. thegrayzone.com The Trump administration is violating international law and harassing American journalists by cutting electricity to Venezuela's DC embassy. By Mnar...

Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-10). Venezuelan Central Bank Liberalizes Forex Operations. venezuelanalysis.com Public and private banks will run foreign currency operations through "exchange tables."

Paul Dobson (2019-05-09). National Assembly VP Detained and 55 Armed Forces Officers Expelled in Attempted Putsch Fallout in Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com Three more lawmakers also had their immunity from prosecution revoked on Wednesday.

Paul Dobson (2019-05-08). Venezuela: ANC Revokes Lawmakers' Immunity over Alleged Role in Coup Attempt. venezuelanalysis.com The move paves the way for the criminal charges to be levied against the deputies.

TeleSUR English (2019-05-08). US Venezuela Sanctions Violate Human Rights, International Law: UN Expert. venezuelanalysis.com UN expert Idriss Jazairy stated that unilateral measures are against the U.N.'s Declaration on the Principles of International Law concerning friendly relations and cooperation among States.

David Bacon (2019-05-13). The Social Movement Photography of David Bacon: Iraq Under Occupation. progressive.org Iraq had one of the most radical labor movements in the Middle East before the reign of Saddam Hussein. After the U.S. invasion in 2003 Bacon traveled to Iraq to learn what had become of the workers. He did not anticipate what he saw.

Lauren Sandford (2019-05-14). Pesticide Lawsuits and the Threat Hiding in the Perfect Lawn. progressive.org More than 13,400 consumer lawsuits against Monsanto and Bayer AG, which manufacture the weed-killer Roundup, allege it is the cause of various cancers. Now, a new judgment has awarded one couple $2 billion in damages.

TeleSUR English (2019-05-07). Foreign Minister Arreaza: 'The People of Venezuela Are Prepared to Defend Their Sovereignty'. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced US sanctions and asset freezes during a recent trip to Moscow.

Anya Parampil (2019-05-06). US State Department publishes, then deletes sadistic Venezuela hit list boasting of economic ruin. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone has obtained a list of "key outcomes" on Venezuela deleted out of apparent embarrassment by the State Department....

Ben Norton (2019-05-06). Fake news: CNN falsely claims US-appointed Venezuelan coup leader Guaid— was 'elected'. thegrayzone.com Six CNN journalists produced an article falsely claiming US-appointed Venezuelan coup leader Juan Guaid— was elected, before quietly issuing a...

Paul Dobson (2019-05-02). Venezuela: Lopez Arrest Warrant Issued as Military Show Strength for Maduro. venezuelanalysis.com The opposition leader is still in the Spanish Ambassador's residence, but has allegedly claimed asylum.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-01). Venezuelans Hold Rival Marches for Workers' Day as Pompeo Threatens 'Military Action'. venezuelanalysis.com Opposition leader Juan Guaido called for "escalating strikes" following Tuesday's failed military putsch.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-30). Venezuelan Military Putsch Defeated as Leopoldo Lopez Takes Refuge in Spanish Embassy. venezuelanalysis.com Opposition protesters clashed with security forces while government supporters swiftly mobilized to defend the presidential palace.

Venezuelanalysis (2019-04-30). Venezuela: Military Uprising in Caracas (in Development). venezuelanalysis.com A military uprising is unfolding in Venezuela after a handful of the police and armed forces freed Leopoldo Lopez and blocked a highway in Caracas.

Paul Dobson (2019-04-29). OAS: Venezuela Withdraws from US 'Ministry of Colonies'. venezuelanalysis.com The government claims that the country is "more independent" after leaving the Organisation of American States.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-26). Report: US Sanctions Have Cost 40,000 Venezuelan Lives. venezuelanalysis.com Economists Mark Weisbrot and Jeffrey Sachs conclude that US sanctions "would fit the definition of collective punishment."

Millennial Politics Team (2019-04-25). What Everyone Needs to Know About Venezuela: A Podcast with Miguel Tinker Salas. millennialpolitics.co Professor Miguel Tinker Salas, author of "Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know," joins us for the joint Brand New Congress-Millennial Politics podcast series on Venezuelan politics.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-24). Venezuela: Popular Movements Secure Release of Detained Communards. venezuelanalysis.com Ten communards from Portuguesa State spent over two months in jail for attempting to stop a public company from being privatized.

Paul Dobson (2019-04-24). Venezuelan Government Announces Arrests over Electrical Blackouts. venezuelanalysis.com The government issued an arrest warrant request for the ex-security chief of the Guri Complex, who allegedly fled to the US following the March blackouts.

Venezuelanalysis (2019-04-22). Venezuelanalysis Website Back Online Following Attacks. venezuelanalysis.com Our website venezuelanalysis.com was offline for over 48 hours following a massive DDoS attack.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-18). US Sanctions Venezuela's Central Bank. venezuelanalysis.com The latest sanctions are meant to limit Venezuela's access to US dollars.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-15). Venezuela: Canada Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Pompeo Vows to 'Tighten Noose'. venezuelanalysis.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Lima Group have pledged more sanctions against Venezuela.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-11). US Threatens Venezuela at UNSC as IMF Freezes Funds. venezuelanalysis.com Diplomatic battles rage on at international bodies such as the UNSC, the OAS and the IMF.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-10). Venezuela: New Power Outage as Oil Output Plummets. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's oil output fell significantly in March as a result of electricity problems and US sanctions.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-04-08). Venezuela: US Imposes Fresh Sanctions as Rival Marches Held. venezuelanalysis.com Washington further tightened the screws on Venezuela's oil industry Friday.

Millennial Politics Team (2019-04-04). Afro-Venezuelans and the Bolivarian Revolution: A Discussion with Akinyele Umoja. millennialpolitics.co With new domestic controversies breaking every day in the United States, it can be difficult to keep track of what's happening abroad, even when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. But it's essential for progressives to stand in solidarity with the Global South internationally to ensure that all people are guaranteed the right to self-determination in the face of imperialism and colonialism. Such a dynamic is present currently in Venezuela, where National Assembly President Juan Guaid— has been recognized by capitalist entities across the world, including the...

Millennial Politics Team (2019-03-31). All About the Oil: Daniel Kovalik on U.S. Intervention in Venezuela. millennialpolitics.co With new domestic controversies breaking every day in the United States, it can be difficult to keep track of what's happening abroad, even when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. But it's essential for progressives to stand in solidarity with the Global South internationally to ensure that all people are guaranteed the right to self-determination in the face of imperialism and colonialism. Such a dynamic is present currently in Venezuela, where National Assembly President Juan Guaid— has been recognized by capitalist entities across the world, including the...

Millennial Politics Team (2019-03-28). The U.S.-Sponsored Right-Wing Venezuelan Counterrevolution: A Podcast with Dr. Tim Gill. millennialpolitics.co Dr. Tim Gill, author of "The State and Civil Society in Socialist Venezuela," joins us for the Brand New Congress-Millennial Politics joint podcast series on Venezuela.

Millennial Politics Team (2019-03-24). U.S. Imperialist Intervention in Latin America: A Discussion with Professor Alexander Avi–a. millennialpolitics.co Professor Alexander Avi–a joins us for the Brand New Congress-Millennial Politics podcast series on Venezuela to discuss the history of U.S. imperialism in Latin America.

CounterSpin (2019-03-22). Robert Dreyfuss and Diana Duarte on the Media's Role in Iraq War. fair.org ...

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-03-19). Iraq War Anniversary Reminds Us That Regime Change Has a Disastrous Track Record. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — March 19, 2019 — On the eve of the 16-year anniversary of the Iraq War, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "The U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 remains one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Thousands of ...

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