Mike Rhodes (2019-01-21). Women's March in Fresno 2019. indybay.org Here are a couple of photos and a video I took at the Women's March in Fresno. It was great to see so many people come together in support of women's rights. The rally and march were held near River Park in north Fresno. Participants were cheerful, it was a nice sunny day and I THANK THE ORGANIZERS for putting together such a nice event.

teleSUR (2019-01-21). ELN Solidifies Stance Over Colombian Cadet School Attack. telesurenglish.net In a document issued Monday, the National Liberation Army (ELN for its acronym in Spanish) declared its stance in the face of the attacks against the National Police's school of cadets in the capital city of Bogota, which left 20 dead and leading to the end of the peace process round table being held in La Habana, Cuba. | RELATED: | Colombia: War Victims Plea For Continuation of Peace Dialogue | The insurgent group stated that the school of cadets is used to impart training to pers...

aljazeera (2019-01-21). Colombia's ELN rebels claim deadly police academy attack. aljazeera.com National Liberation Army said suicide bombing was a reprisal after authorities failed to respect a unilateral ceasefire.

Alexander Main (2019-01-21). US Intervening in Venezuela Since at Least Early 2000s. zcomm.org When it comes to Venezuela, elite US media don't hide their feelings. And their feelings are all the same...

teleSUR (2019-01-21). 'Stay Away From Our Coastline' Says Russia to US on Black Sea. telesurenglish.net U.S. destroyer Donald Cook has been sent to boost "capability" of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies and partners in the region, a Russian senator warns. "They should keep away from our coastline." | RELATED: | Russia Warns US: Military Action In Venezuela 'Catastrophic' | "U.S. warships are becoming frequent visitors to the Black Sea. These visits have nothing to do with U.S. security," said Russian Senator Alexander Pushkov. | The USS Donald Cook destroyer, an Arleigh...

aljazeera (2019-01-21). Colombia protests over deadliest attack in 16 years. aljazeera.com Government blames Colombia's rebel group, the ELN, for the attack that killed 21 people, including 20 police cadets.

teleSUR (2019-01-20). Maduro Thanks Venezuelans for Their Unwavering Faith, Support. telesurenglish.net Supporters of the Bolivarian revolution are the force that keeps the country moving forward, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro tweeted Sunday. | RELATED: | A Coup in Progress? Venezuela's FM Decries US-Backed Plans | "I thank every man, woman, young man, boy and girl in the country for so much love and support. You are the force that keeps us standing up and protects us against artillery attacks, to follow the path to prosperity and happiness in Venezuela," Maduro wrote. | Social gr...

teleSUR (2019-01-20). Ecuador: Brutal Femicide Triggers Xenophobic 'Social Cleansing'. telesurenglish.net Local residents in the city of Ibarra in the province of Imbabura, Ecuador attacked a camp of Venezuelan migrants after local media reported a horrific femicide involving the death of a young woman at the hands of her boyfriend, whose nationality was made central in their reports. | RELATED | Ecuador Rocked With Brutal Gang Rape Case | The 22-year-old woman Diana Carolina Ramirez, who was 4 months pregnant, was stabbed to death by her boyfriend after having...

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2019-01-19). Trump Sanctions Against Venezuela Have Decimated Oil Production. therealnews.com The Trump administration is evaluating oil sanctions on Venezuela now. The sanctions that are already in place lead to many deaths and make an economic recovery practically impossible, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot

Tehran Times (2019-01-19). China Offers Iran $3 Billion Oil Field Deal Despite U.S. Sanctions. iranian.com State-run Chinese energy giant Sinopec has offered Iran a $3-billion deal on further development of an Iranian oil field the two countries are already working on, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The offer made by the China Petroleum & Chemical Corp (Sinopec) is part of an existing contract to operate the Yadavaran oilfield in southwest Iran [...]

Rebecca Lee (2019-01-18). Punishment Through Humiliation: Justice For Sexual Assault Survivors. counterpunch.org Humiliation can always be used as a form of entertainment when coupled with a sense of moral justice. Even before Jerry Springer and Divorce Court, watching someone squirm could be appealing when well-deserved. After Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey and Charlie Rose, the definition of "schadenfreude" is public shame. Shaming was seen as an effective way More

Democracy Now! (2019-01-18). Headlines for January 18, 2019. democracynow.org Watchdog: Trump Admin Vastly Underreported Migrant Family Separations, Trump Grounds Flight of Congressmembers to Visit NATO, Afghanistan, Government Shutdown Threatens Safety Net Programs for Millions, As Shutdown Grinds On, Senate Debates Anti-Abortion Bill, Trump Admin Recalls Workers to Assist in Offshore Oil Projects, BuzzFeed: Trump Ordered Michael Cohen to Lie to Congress, WSJ: Trump Paid Cohen to Rig Polls in Likely Campaign Finance Violation, Colombia: Suicide Car Bomber Kills 21 at Bogot‡ Police Academy, Sudan: Security Forces Fire on Anti-Government Protesters, U.S. Citizen and Iranian TV News Anchor M...

Democracy Now! (2019-01-18). A Coup in Progress? Venezuelan Foreign Minister Decries U.S. & Brazil-Backed Effort to Oust Maduro. democracynow.org The United States and allied nations in Latin America are ratcheting up pressure on Venezuela in what appears to be a coordinated effort to remove Venezuelan President Nicol‡s Maduro from office. Maduro was sworn in last week to a second 6-year term following his victory in last May's election, which was boycotted by the opposition. Days before Maduro was sworn in, opposition figure Juan Guaid— became head of the National Assembly, which soon voted to declare Maduro a "usurper" in an effort to remove him from office. The United States, Brazil and other nations have welcomed the effort. As the political crisis int...

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2019-01-17). Temporary Arrest of Venezuelan Opposition Leader was "Unauthorized" therealnews.com Does the brief unauthorized arrest of National Assembly president Juan Guaido, who suggested that he take over from Nicolas Maduro, signal growing divisions within the government? We discuss the current situation in Venezuela after President Maduro's recent inauguration with Lucas Koerner

Human Rights Watch (2019-01-17). World Report 2019: Reversing Autocrats' Attacks on Rights. hrw.org | | Anti-government protestors in Venezuela take to the streets for a candlelight vigil in honor of protesters killed in clashes with security forces. | © 2017 Associated Press | (Berlin) — There is a growing global trend to confront the abuses of headline-grabbing autocrats, Human Rights Watch said today in launching its World Report 2019. Within the European Union, at the Unit...

Ricardo Vaz (2019-01-17). Venezuela: Trump Considers 'Recognizing' Opposition Leader as President, Government Denounces 'Coup Attempt'. venezuelanalysis.com The move would be a significant escalation of the political crisis that has exploded with Maduro's second term.

pip.hinman (2019-01-17). January 26: Join the Invasion Day protests and events. greenleft.org.au [Please send additional Invasion Day protest and event details to ] | Adelaide : | 11am-6.30pm: 2019 Survival Day concert, MacDonald Park, Semaphore Beach
| Hosted by Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
Facebook | Armidale: | 11am: Macdonald Park, Waterfall Way, Armidale
| Hosted by Anaiwan Language Revival Program
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pip.hinman (2019-01-17). More than 400 reasons to protest on Invasion Day. greenleft.org.au One hundred and fifty people marched in Sydney on Invasion Day in 2011, in the first of what has become a tradition of annual protests to mark the date. Since then, attendance at these marches has grown significantly, with up to 30,000 people taking to the streets of Sydney last year. Similar protests have also begun in other Australia cities. | Today, many people refuse to celebrate on January 26 — the day the colonial invasion and ongoing genocide of First Nations peoples began in 1788. | To start righting the wrongs of colonialism, we must start telling the truth about this history. | Solidarity:...

kathy_f (2019-01-16). Turkey threatens northeast Syria. greenleft.org.au US president Donald Trump announced by tweet on December 19 his intention to withdraw US troops from Syria. This followed a phone call between Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had often stated his intention to invade north-eastern Syria. | Trump's announcement was widely seen as giving a green light for the planned Turkish invasion. Trump's decision caused dissension within the US government. Defence secretary James Mattis resigned, as did some other prominent officials. | Later Trump backtracked. There have been contradictory statements by Trump and his advisors. It is now unclear if, and w...

kathy_f (2019-01-16). Brazilian official wants landless activists treated as terrorists. greenleft.org.au Brazil's far-right government of President Jair Bolsonaro will seek to classify "invasions" of farmland by landless workers as akin to terrorism, with harsher penalties for the activists, an Agriculture Ministry official said on January 14. | Brazil's Landless Workers' Movement (MST), one of Latin America's largest social movements, seeks to take over unproductive lands in the name of social and economic justice to more equally distribute rural wealth. | Luiz Antonio Nabhan Garcia, land issues secretary at the ministry, said: "It is the challenge of this government to demonstrate to Congress that this is a thing...

kathy_f (2019-01-16). Brazil shows how capitalism stamps out democracy. greenleft.org.au Brazil is going through a profound political crisis, probably more serious than the military coup in 1964 that ushered in 25 years of authoritarian rule, writes Sue Bradford. | After his election as president in October, the neo-fascist Jair Bolsonaro began selecting his ministers. His most important decision — and one that will probably change the destiny of Brazil for many decades — was to choose Paulo Guedes, an advocate of extreme free-market economics, as a super-minister, responsible for a hugely-expanded finance ministry. | As Bryan Pitts, from Indiana University, has pointed out, Guedes is per...

Joe Emersberger (2019-01-16). Was that the Onion or Reuters Quoting Mike Pompeo on Venezuela? zcomm.org This Reuters article says "The Maduro regime is illegitimate and the United States will work diligently to restore a real democracy to that country," Pompeo told reporters in Abu Dhabi, where he is on a tour of Middle East countries. " [emphasis added] The Onion might have simply changed "countries" above to "dictatorships" or, Read more...

Janine Jackson (2019-01-16). 'US Administrations Have Been Intervening in Venezuela Since at Least the Early 2000s' - CounterSpin interview with Alexander Main on Maduro's reelection. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Alexander Main about the Nicol‡s Maduro re-election for the January 11, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media...

TeleSUR English (2019-01-16). Venezuela: Maduro Seeks UN Support in National Dialogue. venezuelanalysis.com "I hope the UN can help create the conditions for a great peace dialogue in Venezuela," said President Nicolas Maduro.

Paul Dobson (2019-01-16). Venezuela's Maduro Raises Wages, Promises a 'Shake Up' in Annual Address. venezuelanalysis.com Other announcements include expanding housing programs, extra funding for agriculture and "pragmatic" foreign investment in the oil industry.

pip.hinman (2019-01-16). Lidia Thorpe: 'Sovereignty has never been ceded'. greenleft.org.au Gunnai-Gunditjmara woman Lidia Thorpe is a life-long Indigenous activist who, among other things, helped lead the successful campaign to save Nowa Nowa Gorge in East Gippsland. She also recently served as a Victorian Greens MLA representing the state seat of Northcote. | In the lead up to Invasion Day, Thorpe spoke with 3CR's Green Left Radio presenter Jacob Andrewartha. Below is an abridged version of the interview. | With Invasion Day once again approaching, what are some of the key issues affecting Aboriginal people today? | We have never ceded sovereignty of our land, that's the biggest issue right now and h...

Democracy Now! (2019-01-16). Headlines for January 16, 2019. democracynow.org British PM Theresa May's Brexit Deal Rejected by MPs in Historic Loss, Trump Orders 50,000 Idled Government Employees to Work Without Pay, Sen. Mitch McConnell Blocks Another Vote to End Government Shutdown, Government Shutdown Takes a Toll on Indian Country, Aviation Security, Federal Judge Blocks Trump Admin Citizenship Question on 2020 Census, Senate Opens Confirmation Hearings for William Barr as Attorney General, Kenya: Al-Shabab Claims Nairobi Hotel Attack That Leaves 14 Dead, Colombian Drug Lord Says Former Mexican President Took $100M Bribe, Former Ivory Coast President Acquitted of Crimes Against Humanit...

Paul Dobson (2019-01-14). Venezuela: Self-Proclaimed 'Interim President' Released After 'Irregular' Detention. venezuelanalysis.com The officers responsible have been detained and suspended, reportedly on Maduro's orders.

TeleSur English (2019-01-14). Venezuela Welcomes 2,500 Cuban Doctors Leaving Brazil. venezuelanalysis.com Two thousand-five hundred cardiologists, anesthesiologists, and general doctors arrived to Venezuela Friday.

Janine Jackson (2019-01-15). 'DC Has Been Consistently Out of Touch With the Reality of the Borderlands' - CounterSpin interview with Debbie Weingarten on the already existing border wall. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Debbie Weingarten about the already existing border wall for the January 11, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media...

Ricardo Vaz (2019-01-11). Venezuela: Maduro Takes Office for Second Term Amid Rising International Tensions. venezuelanalysis.com The US State Department and the Organization of American States declared that they would not "recognize" Maduro's inauguration.

TeleSur English (2019-01-09). Venezuela's Maduro to Be Sworn in for 2nd Term. venezuelanalysis.com Despite US-led pressure for him not to do so, 600 of the world's activists and academics have shown their support for the President in a collective statement.

CounterSpin (2019-01-11). Debbie Weingarten on the Borderlands, Alexander Main on Maduro's Reelection. fair.org Media...

Democracy Now! (2019-01-11). Headlines for January 11, 2019. democracynow.org Protests Target Shutdown as Federal Employees Miss First Paycheck, Trump May Raid Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Funds for Border Wall, Protesters Gather on Both Sides of U.S.-Mexico Border as Trump Visits, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Blocks Vote on Bill to Fund Government, Study Finds Oceans Are Absorbing Far More Heat Than Previously Known, Pentagon Says It's Withdrawing from Syria as Turkey Readies Invasion, In Cairo, U.S. Secretary of State Rebukes Obama and Threatens Iran, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls Jamal Khashoggi Murder an "Atrocity", Protests Outside Supreme Court Demand Closure of Guant‡namo Prison...

Paul Dobson (2019-01-09). Venezuela Assumes OPEC Presidency, Unveils Foreign Oil Investment Deals. venezuelanalysis.com One of the deals - which the signing firm claim is in the national interest of the US - seems to go against the 2001 Hydrocarbons Law and has worried many Venezuela commentators.

Paul Dobson (2019-01-07). Venezuelan Ex-Magistrate Flees to Miami, Pledges to 'Collaborate' with US Authorities. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's Supreme Court claims Christian Zerpa fled a sexual harassment investigation.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-01-03). US Secretary of State Pompeo Enlists Allies to 'Return Democracy' to Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com US allies Brazil and Colombia have repeatedly voiced support for regime change efforts.

Paul Dobson (2019-01-02). Foiled New Year 'Terror Attack' in Venezuelan Oil Plant Leaves Two Dead. venezuelanalysis.com Oil Minister Quevedo claimed the attack forms part of a plan to sabotage the oil industry.

TFMBRV (2019-01-02). Venezuela: Cuban Revolution 'Will Continue to Light the Way During this Challenging and Complex 21st Century'. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan government congratulated its Cuban counterpart on the 60th anniversary of their Revolution.

TeleSUR English (2019-01-02). Venezuelan Housing Mission Passes 'Milestone' with 2.5M Homes. venezuelanalysis.com The goal of Venezuela's Great Housing Mission (GMVV) is to build at least five million homes by the end of 2025.

Paul Dobson (2018-12-20). ANC Deputy Julio Escalona: 'The People are Angry Because They Consider that We Aren't Doing Our Job'. venezuelanalysis.com The revolutionary's criticisms came during the passing of 2019's budget, 75% of which is destined for "social protection."

Paul Dobson (2018-12-19). Latest Corruption Network Dismantled in Venezuelan Oil Industry. venezuelanalysis.com The bust follows a series of other anti-corruption operations this year, as well as extradition requests for a number of Venezuelan criminals living abroad.

TeleSur English (2018-12-19). Venezuela Oil Joint Venture Thrives Within Months of China Deal. venezuelanalysis.com PDVSA's joint venture with CNPC is producing 130,000 barrels per day to date, doubling April's production rate.

TeleSUR English (2018-12-17). ALBA's 16th Summit: Cuba, Venezuela Stress Importance of Regional Alliance Body. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other leaders took part in the Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).

TeleSUR English (2018-12-13). Maduro: Trump Advisor John Bolton Behind Assassination Plot. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan president accused the United States of involvement in a recent assassination attempt.

TeleSUR English (2018-12-12). Russia Rejects US Reaction to Military Cooperation with Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com The deployment of the Russian warplanes follows Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro's visit to Russia last week.

Ricardo Vaz (2018-12-12). Goodyear Shutters Venezuela Operations, Blames Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The tire manufacturer claimed that economic conditions and sanctions have made production "impossible."

Paul Dobson (2018-12-10). Venezuela: PSUV Sweeps Local Council Elections, Seizes Historic Opposition Strongholds. venezuelanalysis.com The low turnout can, in part, be attributed to opposition abstention, but is comparable to previous elections of this nature.

Venezuelanalysis (2018-12-09). December 9: Municipal Council Elections in Venezuela - Live Rolling Coverage. venezuelanalysis.com VA brings you the only English-language round-the-clock live coverage of Venezuela's fifth election in eighteen months, with 2,549 local councillors due to be elected today.

Paul Dobson (2018-12-06). Venezuela's PDVSA Honours Dividend Payments, Relaunches Plans for Refinery in China. venezuelanalysis.com The joint Venezuelan-Chinese Guangdong refinery, to be completed in 2021, will cost PDVSA some $3.81 billion and will refine 400,000 bpd.

Paul Dobson (2018-12-05). Venezuela's Maduro Seeks 'Golden Finish' to 2018 with International Offensive as Russia & Turkey Blast US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Economic, financial, political, military, and counter-terrorism ties were strengthened between Caracas and both countries.

Ricardo Vaz (2018-12-03). Venezuela: Maduro Announces Salary Increases, New Fixed Prices. venezuelanalysis.com Updated salaries and bonuses, a host of Christmas benefits and a renewed attempt to negotiate prices with the private sector were unveiled by the Venezuelan president.

Steve Ellner (2018-11-25). Trump Putting Venezuela on 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' List? zcomm.org The Trump administration is actively exploring the option of placing Venezuela on the state sponsor of terrorism list, to further intensify sanctions that have already caused significant damage to Venezuela's economy...

Steve Ellner (2018-10-14). Venezuela under siege. zcomm.org The siege-like conditions which Venezuela has been subjected to from both foreign interference and domestic opposition present a myriad of challenges for the country to move forward...

Ben Norton (2018-12-10). NATO-Backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Poses with Pro-Nazi Soldier. grayzoneproject.com Ukraine President Poroshenko promoted a photo of himself posing next to a soldier wearing a Nazi SS totenkopf patch. By...

Ben Norton (2018-12-14). Every Single Member of US Congress Approved Crushing Sanctions on Nicaragua. grayzoneproject.com After defeating a violent US-backed coup attempt, Nicaragua's elected government faces the NICA Act. The bill aims to force the...

Max Blumenthal (2018-12-04). "Pistachio Wars": How the Resnicks' Snack Food Fortune is Fueling the Assault on Iran. grayzoneproject.com A highly original documentary project reveals how a couple of Beverly Hills billionaires "are willing to risk war in Iran...

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