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An Axis of Hope, Dignity and Defiance stands up to the Triumvirate of Evil

An Axis of Hope, Dignity and Defiance stands up to the Triumvirate of Evil

We will never accept the Mark of the Beast In these times, many in the Americas and the Caribbean are giving in to geo-political fatalism. Their argument is that because we are locatedin the so-called “backyard” of the Empire, we must inevitably accept the mark of the beast.  We have survived centuries of enslavement and colonialism no thanks to such[Read More…]

People in Venezuela are prepared for battle to defend the Bolivarian Revolution

People in Venezuela are prepared for battle to defend the Bolivarian Revolution

People in Venezuela shall defend the Bolivarian Revolution. To defend the land, the people are prepared for battle. This is the promise by the people in the land the revolution is moving forward with its transforming process. Therefore, Nicolas Maduro, the president of Venezuela, has said: Venezuela is “prepared for battle” if the US imposes quarantine. “We are all prepared[Read More…]

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In Venezuela, the right to housing is made possible by the Revolution

In the Antímano neighbourhood of the capital district of Caracas, a very special block of flats has been built. Its inhabitants built it with their own hands, after in 2011, on the initiative of President Hugo Chávez, a little less than one hectare of land was expropriated from the Polar company. The idea was to rescue abandoned urban land that[Read More…]

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“If the US truly wanted a humanitarian operation in Venezuela, it wouldn’t intentionally cut people off from medicine and food”

“If the US truly wanted a humanitarian operation in Venezuela, it wouldn’t intentionally cut people off from medicine and food”

In his last book on Venezuela, Daniel Kovalik, a lawyer and a long standing friend of latin american people in countries such as Colombia and Central America, is tearing away the veil of war propaganda : “the humanitarian part of the intervention is now barely a fig leaf for the real and usual intention – the control of another country’s oil[Read More…]

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End sanctions against Venezuela, demands NAM

End sanctions against Venezuela, demands NAM

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has condemned hostile U.S. policies against Venezuela. The non-aligned countries demanded on Sunday that the U.S. immediately lift economic and financial sanctions against Venezuela. The NAM members, in a statement, indicated that only Venezuela can decide its fate, no other state can intervene in Venezuela. The two-day ministerial meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the NAM (Co-BNAM) began on July 20 in Caracas.[Read More…]

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VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 23)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 23)

This long analysis of the US aggression on Venezuela is about to end. Not because the US administration changed its mind, but because, as expected, this latest season (January-May 2009) faded away after the humiliation the US suffered on April 30th. The only aspect left to analyze is, precisely, how it faded away, and how is Venezuela now, after half a year[Read More…]

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Venezuela – The Bachelet Lie

Venezuela – The Bachelet Lie

When reading the Bachelet Report on Human Rights, following HR High Commissioner’s 3 day visit to Venezuela, published on Venezuela’s National Holiday, 5 July, that it makes hardly any reference to the deadly sanctions and blockades imposed by the United States. How is that possible? The High Commissioner for Human Right does not mention the crimes of all crimes committed[Read More…]

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Venezuela UPDATE: Guaido supporters’ heart broken

Venezuela UPDATE: Guaido supporters’ heart broken

Juan Guaido, the U.S.-backed self-proclaimed “interim president” has frustrated his supporters. His support is also getting lost. On the other hand, the Venezuelan government is gaining diplomatically. A Reuters analysis by Angus Berwick and Mircely Guanipa said: “Four days before Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido launched a military uprising in a bid to oust President Nicolas Maduro, he told supporters[Read More…]

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VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 22)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 22)

Venezuela is famous for fake news about censored private media that are not censored at all. On the other hand, Twitter and Facebook do censor Venezuelans, Syrians and Iranians all the time, but that is just fine for Western sheep-like humans behaving like sheep-like humans. No worries. The Twiter that censored thousands of Syrian accounts, that censored of Venezuelan accounts[Read More…]

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VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 21)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 21)

Another failed coup  The coup that never was On April 30th, 2019, we were all invited to witness more of the same. Or so thought the US administration after having prepared the stage and the lights, and called the MSM to broadcast it. The real US intentions in Venezuela are not a mystery and can be found in the 2002 coup[Read More…]

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Venezuela UPDATE: Maduro assassination & military coup plot foiled

Venezuela UPDATE: Maduro assassination & military coup plot foiled

There was a plot to assassinate Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, and to stage a coup. The plot has been foiled. The Latin American country’s intelligence agency has made the claim. The foiled plot envisioned a group of rogue officers storming the presidential palace and installing an imprisoned general in his stead. The plot by current and former military officers involved[Read More…]

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VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 20)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 20)

Another failed coup  General Figuera, double agent or traitor? Between April 30th and May 1st, Venezuela suffered a poorly attempted coup that could only fail miserably. Although counting only with a general and a bunch of low-ranked officials chaotically organized, for those watching Western Lying Media, the attempted coup had immense support from numerous high-ranked officials that were very well organized and were about[Read More…]

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US and Canada are Backing an Elite White Supremacist Minority in Venezuela

US and Canada are Backing an Elite White Supremacist Minority in Venezuela

[ABOVE: Simon Bolivar, El Libertador, Early 19th century South American who, along with Jose de San Martin, led Latin America in the war of independence from The Spanish Empire. Bolivar is the symbol of Hugo Chavez’s Bolivarian Revolution of the 21st century. Photo Wikipedia.] The US and Canada are not supporting “the return of democracy” in Venezuela as they claim.[Read More…]

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VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 18)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 18)

Sabotaged electric grid On March 7th, 2019, an alleged cyber attack against Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant (Guris Dam) resulted in a general outage affecting more than 2/3 of Venezuela, mostly in the Western and Central provinces. Without a single piece of evidence, Western MSM immediately started accusing socialism in general, and Maduro’s government in particular, of not “being able to manage a[Read More…]

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VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 17)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 17)

Juan Guaidó, The Puppet Guaidó according to the Venezuelan people First of all, a US puppet with no real career in real politics (violent uprising against a democratic system does not qualify as “doing politics”) can’t possibly be taken seriously. And so he was not taken seriously by the Venezuelan population. Worse. At the moment he self-proclaimed his person “president of[Read More…]

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Workers from Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA, participate in an anti-imperialist march  to support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in front of the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela on January 31, 2019.  The US slapped sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA in an attempt to cut off a vital source of funds. (Photo/YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Venezuela Is the Vietnam of Our Time

On April 30, 1975, the United States learned an important lesson. The capture of Saigon by the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) would mark the defeat of the world’s most powerful military force by an army of guerrilla fighters. No matter the scale of its military, or the weight of the iron fist it used to maintain its power, brute[Read More…]

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 16)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 16)

International Community How many times a day is the expression “international community” pronounced on Western Mainstream Media in a dishonest manner? How many times is this expression used by Western MSM to refer only to the US and its Western client states? Too many times. Too often. If one takes the time to compare enough Western news and reports, the conclusion[Read More…]

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VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 15)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 15)

Violence 2 While in the parallel reality made up by Western MSM “people are oppressed by Maduro’s dictatorship”, in the real world politicians, police forces, military forces and humble civilians (often dark-skinned) who voted for the democratically elected President Maduro are systematically purged. The assassinations and lynchings of pro-Chavistas are continuously committed in pure mafia style. But let the US-sponsored[Read More…]

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VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 14)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 14)

False Humanitarian Aid has been used to promote violence in synchrony with violent and criminal “opposition” funded with dozens of millions of US dollars. Violence is incredibly common in Venezuela but not has the West portrays it. The West never reports crimes like the one that happened a few days ago, when a Venezuelan policeman was shot dead in the streets[Read More…]

Venezuela Resisting Venezuela Reconstructing: A photo-feature

Venezuela Resisting Venezuela Reconstructing: A photo-feature

Dateline: Venezuela, April 26-May 5, 2019. Background: This is my fifth visit. My first visit was in 2005. So I’m able to find the changes. The mainstream media (MSM) are creating an image of desperate suffering, hardship and chaos. Supermarket shelves in Caracas But I found food in restaurants, and food stores with shelves full of foods.                          [Read More…]

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 13)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 13)

We have here clear evidence proving Western MSM lie when they accuse Maduro of refusing humanitarian help and, consequently, being “responsible” of many deaths. Wrong, absolutely wrong. Liars! In a few years under Bolivarian socialism, the Venezuelan healthcare system went from a third world level to a decent and modern level, and the many millions that never had visited a[Read More…]

Leave Venezuela alone, Lula tells Trump in interview

Leave Venezuela alone, Lula tells Trump in interview

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the former president of Brazil, has called to respect the Venezuelan people and their right to decide their own future. In an interview, aired Tuesday, from the Federal Prison in Curitiba, Brazil, former President Lula da Silva commented on the behavior of right-wing governments and recommended to the U.S. president Donald Trump that he takes care of his own country and leave Venezuela in[Read More…]

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Venezuela ROUNDUP: US sanctions have cost Venezuelan economy $130 billion

Venezuela ROUNDUP: US sanctions have cost Venezuelan economy $130 billion

Sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Venezuela have cost the Bolivarian country billions of dollars while human suffering in the country is increasing, which have made the sanctions crime against humanity. Media reports said: “As a result of the economic embargo imposed by the US from 2015 through the last year, financial damages to Venezuelan economy totaled $130 billion,” said[Read More…]

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Eyewitness in Venezuela: a 14-year Perspective

Eyewitness in Venezuela: a 14-year Perspective

I was in Venezuela from April 26 to May 5, 2019. It was the fifth time I have been there in a span of 14 years, so I was able to put things I saw on this trip in that context. My first visit was in 2005. I saw people begging, sleeping in doorways, street venders filling not just sidewalks,[Read More…]

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VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 11)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 11)

With Chávez dead and Maduro democratically elected the new president of Venezuela, terrorist “opposition” started to implement fear, destruction and death in the street of its own nation. Local elites started to attack the economy by closing factories, sabotaging distribution, exchanging all its savings to dollars and sending it to Miami, etc. The US and Europe increased their support (including[Read More…]

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 8)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 8)

Do you still have doubts about who oppresses who? No problem, read Venezuela for dummies. If, after having read this article and analyzed all the given sources, you still find yourself “confused” about Venezuela, well, in that case, you too are a lost cause. In that case, you can join the club of those who “have lost the ability to reason”.[Read More…]

U.S. behaves as “Cowboy” in Venezuela, says Spain’s Foreign Minister

U.S. behaves as “Cowboy” in Venezuela, says Spain’s Foreign Minister

Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell Wednesday accused the U.S. of behaving like a “cowboy” in Venezuela. He stressed that a solution to Venezuela’s current political impasse should be “peaceful, negotiated and democratic.” “The contact group which we are part of is not on the same wavelength as the U.S. administration, which is like a cowboy who says ‘look at me, I[Read More…]

Venezuela ROUNDUP: Guaido now seeks direct relationship with the U.S. Southern Command

Venezuela ROUNDUP: Guaido now seeks direct relationship with the U.S. Southern Command

Imperialism is intensifying its interventionist activities in Venezuela with the help of its proxies. Its proxies are also seeking cooperation of U.S. armed forces. Media reports said: The situation in Venezuela has turned so bad for Juan Guaido, the U.S.-backed self-declared “interim president”, that the number of participants at his own rallies has diminished greatly over the last few days. According[Read More…]

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 7)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 7)

It’s amazing the amount of misinformation that has been produced in recent years about oppression and/or repression in Venezuela. I only ask you to tell me, ladies and gentlemen in the West, what kind of oppression allows the criminal opposition to commit all these outrageous acts of terror? Read the full article HERE

Venezuelan Communes Protect the State

Venezuelan Communes Protect the State

Direct democracy works like a charm. Check out Venezuela’s Communes…. Venezuela’s ubiquitous Communes are proof that direct democracy works. And, interestingly enough, those same Communes are powerful buffers to attempted coups, protecting the sanctity of direct democracy in their country. In all likelihood, John Bolton and Trump and Pence and Pompeo and Rubio were shocked beyond recognition by the failed[Read More…]

A mural of former Venezuela President Hugo Chavez (1954-2013). The U.S. government and the Venezuelan oligarchy first tried to overthrow Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution in 2002. Nearly twenty years later, they are still at it. (Photo: Univision)

The Plot to Kill Venezuela

And who is caught between an economy reliant on oil revenues and a sanctions regime designed to create suffering? The people caught in the squeeze of factors beyond their control. Hugo Chávez knew that Venezuela was very vulnerable. Its oil revenues account for 98 percent of its export earnings. Chávez was familiar with the thinking of Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo,[Read More…]

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A Venezuela-situation analysis by the MSM

A Venezuela-situation analysis by the MSM

“Self-proclaimed ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido”, Ian Bremmer writes in Time, “gambled this week [Last week of April] to try to force the ouster” of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (“The quick read about… Venezuela’s faltering revolution”, May 4, 2019) On the pre- and post-coup attempt situation, now identified as Guaido-gamble, Time writes: “[T]here was genuine hope that this was the beginning[Read More…]

Paéz Mayor, José María 'Chema' Romero (centre) with local residents.

Venezuela: How one local council is working to overcome the crisis through people’s power

In the midst of Venezuela’s prolonged economic crisis, in which state budgets and support for the governing socialists steadily contract, at least one municipal council is bucking the trend. The key, according to the local mayor, has been focusing on people’s power and self-management. Paéz is a rural municipality located in Apure state, along the tense border with Colombia. Opposition-controlled[Read More…]

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Venezuela’s crisis: A view from the communes

Within hours of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó calling for street mobilisations to back his attempted military coup against President Nicolás Maduro on April 30, Guaidó’s supporters had looted and set fire to the headquarters of the Indio Caricuao Commune in south-west Caracas. The building was used for local residents’ meetings and housed a commune-run textile enterprise, which funds projects[Read More…]

Venezuela – A Risk to Dollar Hegemony – Key Purpose Behind “Regime Change”

Venezuela – A Risk to Dollar Hegemony – Key Purpose Behind “Regime Change”

  After the new coup attempt – or propaganda coup – Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed “interim President”, and the opposition leader, Leopoldo López, who was hurriedly freed from house arrest by Guaidó with a couple of dozens of[Read More…]

An interview with Fred Magdoff on a farming community in Venezuela

An interview with Fred Magdoff on a farming community in Venezuela

Fred Magdoff is Professor Emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont and author of many articles including “A rational agriculture is incompatible with capitalism” (Monthly Review, March 2015) and “An ecologically sound and socially just economy” (Monthly Review, September 2014), and of books including The Great Financial Crisis (with John Bellamy Foster, editor, Monthly Review) and[Read More…]

Community members working in the La Columna community garden, Merida, Venezuela. by Tamara Pearson

A first-hand account from a commune in Venezuela: Striving for food sovereignty

May 3, 2019 — We went to visit facilities for urban food production named after Fabricio Ojeda, one of the many Venezuelan revolutionary martyrs of the last century. It is a joint effort of four communes of Catia, whose total population is about 150,000 people. It is on a hill surrounded by the dramatic steep landscape of western Caracas. We were met[Read More…]

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Venezuela: Blatant Violation, by U.S. & Its Allies, Against the U.N. Charter

Venezuela: Blatant Violation, by U.S. & Its Allies, Against the U.N. Charter

America’s and its allies’ violation of the U.N. Charter, in regards to their recent actions to force a regime-change upon the sovereign nation of Venezuela, are baldly, and with unambiguous clarity, in violation of one of the seven founding “Principles” that are stated in the U.N. Charter. These violations are so severe as to demonstrate that the U.S. Government is[Read More…]

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Venezuela: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 6)

Venezuela: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 6)

Let’s now talk about Western’s nemesis: Russia. The Western media in general, and the French in particular, keep calling RT a deceitful tool of Kremlin’s propaganda. The only problem is that RT broadcasts shows, like CrossTalk, in which people with absolutely opposed views can debate live for long periods of time! Live! Tell me which French or other Western media[Read More…]

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A first-hand account from Caracas on the May Day

A first-hand account from Caracas on the May Day

Caracas, May 1 — Most of today our delegation was getting to and then attending the rally and so each by Maduro at the end of the march. Our visit coincided with the conference on housing. We “internationals” were taken to bleachers set up very close to the main stage. They did not want us to actually march because they[Read More…]

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The U.S. is waging a war on the Bolivarian republic: Venezuela Roundup

The U.S. is waging a war on the Bolivarian republic: Venezuela Roundup

The U.S. is waging a war against Venezuela, the Bolivarian republic. The war has already taken a very high toll: death of 40,000 people in the country in 2017-2018 due to sanctions the most powerful economy in the world has imposed, finds a study. It is a genocide. Columbia University economics professor Jeffrey Sachs carried out the study. The study[Read More…]

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Bolivarian Republic is now a tense issue in geopolitics: Venezuela Roundup

Bolivarian Republic is now a tense issue in geopolitics: Venezuela Roundup

Venezuela, the Bolivarian republic, has turned into a tense issue in geopolitics. Media reports said: Irreconcilable positions The positions of Russia and the U.S. have turned as irreconcilable. Russia is going to form group of states to oppose the U.S., the chief in the imperialist camp. On Wednesday, the Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov spoke to U.S. Secretary of State[Read More…]

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Maduro addresses May Day mobilization: Venezuela Roundup

Maduro addresses May Day mobilization: Venezuela Roundup

Maduro addressed people on May 1, the International Workers Day| Photo: teleSUR Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced a “day of dialogue” to be held over the weekend, in an effort to fix some of the mistakes his government has made “since the Revolution.” Addressing people in a huge May Day mobilization in Caracas, the Venezuelan president accused the U.S.-backed[Read More…]

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A first-hand account from Caracas on the rightists’ failed coup-day | Peter Lackowski

A first-hand account from Caracas on the rightists’ failed coup-day | Peter Lackowski

April 30, 2019, 10 pm — Today there was a farcical attempt to take a military airport that fizzled. It turned into a dozen or so guys throwing stones and being ignored. The Guardian is shamelessly running video of something that happened weeks ago as though it were today. We were there and it was all normal. There was a[Read More…]

Venezuela – Another Failed Coup Attempt – What’s Next? | Peter Koenig

Venezuela – Another Failed Coup Attempt – What’s Next? | Peter Koenig

In the early morning hours of 30 April, 2019, the self-declare “Interim President”, Juan Guaidó, launched what at first sight appeared to be a military coup – Guaidó calls it “Operation Freedom” (sounds very much like a Washington-invented title) – against the democratically elected, legitimate government of Nicolas Maduro. With two dozen of defected armed military from the Carlota military[Read More…]

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Guaido’s Failed Coup – Venezuela Roundup

Guaido’s Failed Coup – Venezuela Roundup

Coup attempt by Guaido, the imperialism-backed proxy in Venezuela, has failed. After hours of violence with rocks and Molotov cocktails, and gunfire by Guaido supporters the gamble of Guaido has flopped. Chavista leaders took to state and social media to denounce what they termed a coup in progress, and large crowds gathered to defend Miraflores Presidential Palace. Media reports said:[Read More…]

Guaidó launches abortive military coup in Venezuela | Bill Van Auken 

Guaidó launches abortive military coup in Venezuela | Bill Van Auken 

A coup attempt launched Tuesday morning in Venezuela, distinguished by the brazen criminality of the US government in supporting and orchestrating it, appeared to have failed miserably by nightfall. The attempt was launched with the posting of a video by the US-backed right-wing puppet Juan Guaidó, backed by a few dozen men in military uniform outside the La Carlota air[Read More…]

Activists Remain In Venezuelan Embassy With Gratitude From Foreign Ministry

Activists Remain In Venezuelan Embassy With Gratitude From Foreign Ministry

Co-Written by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Washington, DC – Thursday, April 25, the day activists anticipated the Secret Service might evict them from the Venezuelan embassy, turned into a day of growing support for and attention to the embassy protection efforts. Activists are making it clear that they are in the embassy with the permission of the foreign ministry.[Read More…]

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Arresting Member of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Would Be Unlawful

Arresting Member of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective Would Be Unlawful

It is after midnight in the Venezuela Embassy in Washington, DC and we expect the Secret Service and the DC police to come tomorrow to arrest and evict us on behalf of the illegal coup government they are trying to put in place. We are making our correspondence with the State Department public so that there is a record that[Read More…]

Solidarity With Venezuela Now! Protect The Embassy

Solidarity With Venezuela Now! Protect The Embassy

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flowers We are writing to you from inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC where we are taking action against a US coup of the independent and sovereign Bolivarian Republican of Venezuela. The Embassy Protection Collective (Colectivos Por La Paz) is here with the permission of the Venezuelan government to show our solidarity with the Venezuelan[Read More…]

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Peter Koenig – Venezuela: Still on the Brink?

Peter Koenig – Venezuela: Still on the Brink?

The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? – Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don’t think so. It’s more like a regrouping after a first defeat, well, it’s a multiple defeat, if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002. However, Washington is not giving[Read More…]

US pushing for war with Venezuela -Venezuela ROUNDUP – 16

US pushing for war with Venezuela -Venezuela ROUNDUP – 16

Washington DC meeting to plan war in Venezuela US pushing for war with Venezuela US forces ready to attack Venezuela: Southern Commander Maduro rejects Bolsonaro’s invasion threats Imperialism is moving ahead with its war plan in Venezuela. Meeting to plan war Media reports said: Samuel Moncada, the Venezuelan Ambassador to the UN, denounced an April 10-secret meeting at Washington D.C.’s Center[Read More…]

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Who are Venezuela’s colectivos?

The media calls them armed thugs and US Senator Marco Rubio wants them put on the terrorist list, but who are Venezuela’s colectivos (collectives)? Green Left Weekly’s Federico Fuentes met with some of them to find out. https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-colectivos Green Left Weekly journalist, Federico Fuentes with Cucaracho, from the colectivo Alexis Vive, in the 23 de Enero barrio in Caracas. Photo by[Read More…]

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VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 5)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 5)

Freedom of expression and propaganda Let us begin with pathetic propaganda that only very well indoctrinated Western sheep-like humans can swallow: Nicolás Maduro threatens to kill US troops if they invade Venezuela! This is really how stupid the MSM propaganda machine really is. Can you imagine any country on earth saying "we wouldn't harm a hair on an invading force's head! Please invade[Read More…]

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Colectivos

Events in Venezuela are similar to Syria’s, says Assad: Venezuela Roundup – 15

Venezuelan, Syrian people resisting the same US imperialism, says Arreaza Venezuelan right promotes violence, death Venezuelan troops on high alert Maduro accuses US of rehearsing new form of warfare in Venezuela Who are the colectivos demonized by the imperialist media? NATO discusses Russian military staff visit to Venezuela Venezuela-Russia working with schemes to break US blockade Imperialist intervention in Venezuela[Read More…]

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Bolivarian Republic defies imperialist sanctions: Venezuela Roundup – 14

Bolivarian Republic defies imperialist sanctions: Venezuela Roundup – 14

Oil exports stable in March Venezuela surviving the world’s first cyber war, says Maduro Venezuela won’t become 2nd Syria and S. America won’t back military invasion, says Lavrov Criminal case against Guaido Washington is concerned over Maduro’s stay in power China slams reports of sending troops to Venezuela Venezuela, the Bolivarian republic, is defying imperialism imposed sanction. The imperialist camp[Read More…]

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For Venezuela

For Venezuela

China, Russia to supply medicine until year-end End Trump’s war in Venezuela: 40 U.S. organizations to Congress Caribbean students oppose war plans and demand respect for Venezuelan sovereignty Venezuela will be receiving an average of 100 containers with medicines from both China and Russia monthly until the end of this year, said Venezuela’s Health Minister Carlos Alvarado. The minister added[Read More…]

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Schools and universities to reopen: Venezuela ROUNDUP – 13

Schools and universities to reopen: Venezuela ROUNDUP – 13

Maduro reactivates power supply headquarters Electric coup d’état is in full swing, says Maduro S. sanctions impact electricity generation Schools are reopening in Venezuela after a brief period of closure amidst repeated electricity outages by interventionists’ series of sabotages. To take effective measures against sabotage, electricity supply authority has been reactivated. Media reports said: Maduro sets up power supply headquarters[Read More…]

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“Who are these Yankees?” Maradona blasts U.S. meddling: Venezuela Roundup – 12

“Who are these Yankees?” Maradona blasts U.S. meddling: Venezuela Roundup – 12

Maduro announces power rationing, blames opposition for violence and chaos Guaido awaits army support, informs BBC Guaido dismisses report of Russian troops in Venezuela No one is showing up for pro-Guaido protests Very happy, says U.S. envoy on India cutting Venezuela oil import “Who are these Yankees?” Maradona blasts U.S. meddling in Venezuela Lavrov dismisses U.S. threat Caracas mayor calls[Read More…]

Venezuela Roundup – 11

Venezuela Roundup – 11

800% increase of US surveillance on Venezuela Venezuelan electricity system sabotaged again We will defeat aggressions: Maduro Hundreds march in Washington, DC, to protest US interference in Venezuela Venezuelans march in defense of freedom and peace Solidarity from South African Alliance Imperialism is increasing its interventionist acts in and around Venezuela. People’s protest against imperialism’s intervention in Venezuela is also[Read More…]

Imperialism’s threats overwhelm situation: Venezuela ROUNDUP – 10

Imperialism’s threats overwhelm situation: Venezuela ROUNDUP – 10

“Russians will pay a price”: threatens U.S. Venezuela slams U.S. threats against Russia, reminds of Pentagon military activity Focus on actual activities: Venezuela tells U.S. “Do the right thing”, Venezuelan defense minister reminds Bolton S. asks EU to build up pressure on Venezuela’s Maduro with more sanctions US warns Turkey to halt its support for Maduro Venezuela to armor its[Read More…]

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Trump Threatens War if Russia Protects Venezuela

Trump Threatens War if Russia Protects Venezuela

On March 27th, U.S. President Donald Trump said that “Russia has to get out” of Venezuela, and that “All options are on the table” if Russia refuses to withdraw from Venezuela the protection it has recently provided to Venezuela’s elected Government, which Trump is attempting to overthrow, by an illegal coup. And Vice President Mike Pence, on the same day,[Read More…]

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 4)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 4)

As if this Machiavellian recipe to commit crimes in total impunity hadn’t been used and reused over and over again, and while the victim are always the ones being blamed for the inflicted crimes (Daraa, Syria, 2011; Kiev, Ukraine, 2014 etc.), the US decides to use in Venezuela the very same recipe of: Committing crimes against a weaker state, which,[Read More…]

Imperialist intervention heightens tension: Venezuela Roundup – 8

Imperialist intervention heightens tension: Venezuela Roundup – 8

 U.S. threatens Russia: Must get out of Venezuela, all options open U.S. to assess Russian “influence” in Venezuela: House passes three bills Interventionists’ diplomatic debacle: Germany won’t recognize Guaido’s envoy as ambassador Elliott Abrams fumbles on Guaido, the “President” Guaido’s “achievements”   With imperialist threats to allies of Venezuela tension around the Bolivarian republic is increasing. Media reports said: U.S.[Read More…]

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Venezuela: Despite the crisis, Chavez’s legacy endures

Given the media barrage surrounding Venezuela’s “humanitarian crisis”, recent tensions on the Venezuela-Colombia border, and talks of “military options” and coup attempts, it was hard to know what to expect on returning to the country for the first time in five years. I envisaged a country on a knife’s edge, particularly as I arrived in Caracas on March 5. This[Read More…]

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USA And Puppet Guaidó Implicated In Terrorism Plot Against Venezuela

USA And Puppet Guaidó Implicated In Terrorism Plot Against Venezuela

The US coup with the self-proclaimed Venezuelan puppet president Juan Guaidó has been failing. Right-wing Latin American countries and the European Union, while willing to go along with the charade farce president have not been willing to take military action against Venezuela. This week the US was caught seeking to create violent chaos with imported mercenaries disguised as Venezuelan military,[Read More…]

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Venezuela Resisting: Roundup – 6

Venezuela Resisting: Roundup – 6

Revolutionary people is the guarantee for peace and democracy: Maduro Rightists organize mercenaries Plan to assassinate political and military leaders, and judges Plan to sabotage metro system and the Caracas cable car Plan to spread fake news through social media, and organize strikes Bolton’s threat Imperialism’s interventionist acts are getting exposed while imperialism is renewing its interventionist acts in Venezuela. In[Read More…]

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Venezuelans: ‘We want to resolve our problems by ourselves’

  “Why don’t you go to Venezuela and speak to people living there to find out what is really going on?” Invariably, any article or post on social media presenting a different view to that pushed by the corporate media would prompt numerous comments such as this — almost always from people not in Venezuela and who, mostly, have never[Read More…]

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VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 3)

VENEZUELA: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 3)

Information Millions can be seen, in photos and videos, supporting Maduro, the democratically elected Venezuelan President. If a westerner believes himself to be well informed by his Orwellian propaganda machine, can that westerner explain the reason why none of these images are shown in Western Lying Media? And no, westerners cannot afford to say that all these lies and manipulated disinformation are[Read More…]

Venezuela: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 2)

Venezuela: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 2)

Dictatorship Strange “dictatorship” in which the Parliament is controlled by the opposition. Strange “dictatorship” where elections are held all the time. Strange “dictatorship” in which “dictators” lose elections and respect the results. Strange “dictatorship” in which some can appeal, live on TV, to crimes against the president and the country, in total impunity. Strange “dictatorship” in which the “leader” of[Read More…]

Venezuela: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 1)

Venezuela: Westerners have lost the ability to reason! (PART 1)

Apparently, most of Western sheep-like humans are buying all the imperial propaganda against Venezuela. And the rest of Western human beings, the minority, they seem to have a lot of doubts about what’s going on in Venezuela, as if they were living in a Stone Age era without instant access to a titanic amount of information provided by an enormous variety of[Read More…]

Venezuela: Roundup – 5- India’s Reliance halts diluents export to Venezuela

Venezuela: Roundup – 5- India’s Reliance halts diluents export to Venezuela

While Venezuela fully restored electricity supply and near-fully restored water supply, the country faces economic war by imperialism with increasing intensity. A Reuters report said: India’s Reliance Industries Ltd, operator of the world’s biggest refining complex, said on Wednesday it had halted supply of diluents to Venezuela’s national oil company PdVSA and would not resume such sales until sanctions were[Read More…]

Residents obtain water from a natural source from the hill El Avila after the water supply was suspended in a nationwide blackout on March 10, 2019 in Caracas, Venezuela. More than 70 percent of the country was in darkness amid an ongoing political dispute between President Nicolas Maduro and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido.  (Photo: Edilzon Gamez/Getty Images/TNS)

To Help Venezuela, the U.S. Must Use Diplomacy, not a Military Coup

Fomenting regime change—by a soft coup, by economic sabotage, by fostering a military revolt—is likely to lead to more violence and more suffering The United States is pushing for an overthrow of the government of Venezuela. The Trump administration has denounced Nicolas Maduro as a “dictator,” dismissing the 2018 election, which the opposition boycotted. Instead of a good neighbor policy[Read More…]

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Venezuela: Roundup – 2- US presses India to stop buying oil from Venezuela: Imperial Economic War intensifies

Venezuela: Roundup – 2- US presses India to stop buying oil from Venezuela: Imperial Economic War intensifies

Imperialists are intensifying their economic war against the Bolivarian Venezuela. A Reuters report said: The U.S. is pressing India to stop buying oil from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government. The report referred to Washington’s top envoy for Venezuela. “We say you should not be helping this regime. You should be on the side of the Venezuelan people,” Elliott Abrams told[Read More…]

Night view of Caracas during a power cut on March 7, 2019. - The government of Nicolas Maduro denounced a "sabotage" against the main electric power dam in the country, after a massive blackout left Caracas and vast regions of Venezuela in the darkness. (Photo by YURI CORTEZ / AFP)        (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Stay true to Chavismo, says Maduro as power outage continues due to cyber-attacks on Venezuela’s power grid

Venezuela’s electrical systems have been targeted by another cyber-attack. In the face of this imperialist sabotage, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said: “We have overcome so many challenges, we’ll overcome this one.” Venezuelan President was addressing a huge mass gathering in capital city Caracas on Sunday. During the speech, Maduro called on the people to stay true to Chavismo and the sovereignty of Venezuela as the 24-hour[Read More…]

Solidarity To Venezuela From Indonesia

Solidarity To Venezuela From Indonesia

We, the undersigned, Indonesian people and organizations who are profoundly concerned with various diabolical measures inflicted by the government of the United States of America and its allies upon Venezuela and its people, hereby express the following assertions : We denounce and condemn the hostile interventions of the USA against Maduro’s administration and the people of Venezuela, and strongly insist[Read More…]

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Venezuela:ROUNDUP1-Imperialism’s Electricity War follows failure of interventionist ploy

Venezuela:ROUNDUP1-Imperialism’s Electricity War follows failure of interventionist ploy

Venezuela experienced an electricity war machinated by imperialism and its proxies – the rightists, the reactionaries. Electricity War Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the US of waging an “electricity war” against the country, as Caracas and other cities plunged into darkness Thursday night. Electricity supply to many parts of Venezuela snapped for a few hours. Venezuela’s 18 states reported electricity[Read More…]

Venezuela-Baiting: How Media Keep Anti-Imperialist Dissent in Check

Venezuela-Baiting: How Media Keep Anti-Imperialist Dissent in Check

Corporate media have always attacked leftists for their positions on Venezuela, a country consistently demonized and misrepresented in the US press (FAIR.org, 6/1/02, 11/1/05, 4/1/13, 2/22/19). But with President Donald Trump’s latest tightening of sanctions, and signs of a build-up to a long-rumored invasion (Fox News, 2/27/19), the media’s Venezuela-baiting has been turned up to 11. The political right is uniting with establishment Democrats in[Read More…]

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From Late Victorian Holocausts to 21st Century Imperialism: Crocodile Tears for Venezuela

From Late Victorian Holocausts to 21st Century Imperialism: Crocodile Tears for Venezuela

On 26 February, Stephen Hickey, UK political coordinator at the United Nations, delivered a statement at the Security Council briefing on Venezuela that put the blame for the situation in that country on its government. He said that years of misrule and corruption have wrecked the Venezuelan economy and that the actions of the “Maduro regime” have led to economic[Read More…]

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Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 20

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 20

US military intervention in Venezuela may begin very soon: Gen. Tata 92% of Venezuelans reject US military invasion Russia’s resolution in the UNSC reaffirms Maduro’s Role in coordinating aid CARICOM for peaceful solution of Venezuela problem Venezuela calmer than Brazil and Mexico, find Leftist Social Movements visiting Caracas S African unions express solidarity with Venezuela Thousands rally in Caracas in[Read More…]

The OPEN VEINS of VENEZUELA

The OPEN VEINS of VENEZUELA

John Bolton, Donald Trump’s maniacal National Security Advisor of Fox News-fame, tweeted that the whole “world is watching” the US-staged drama in Venezuela. The cast of characters here alone tells the tale. Elliot Abrams, Trump’s neocon “Special Representative for Venezuela,” is the man on the scene, despite (or because of) his record as a war criminal from Ronald Reagan’s war[Read More…]

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 19

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 19

US amasses special ops in Puerto Rico, army in Colombia Russian FM blasts US attempts to create pretext for military intervention No foreign soldier can tread our soil: Venezuela Venezuela’s FM terms US aim as the Politics of Death “Aid” trucks carried nails and wire for barricades Russia ready to mediate South Africa’s ANC expresses solidarity with Venezuela Brazil cannot[Read More…]

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 18

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 18

US isolation increasing US allies – EU, Lima Group, Spain, Germany, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru – against use of military force China wants constructive help for Venezuela Chile’s Communist Party rejects intervention Expired medicine in the “aid” Hawks within the imperialist camp are facing isolation in their plan for intervention in Venezuela. However, the interventionists are continuing with their[Read More…]

Pence threatens war in Venezuela at Colombia summit: “There is no turning back”

Pence threatens war in Venezuela at Colombia summit: “There is no turning back”

US Vice President Mike Pence delivered a bellicose speech before representatives of 14 Latin American countries at a meeting of the Lima Group in Bogotá, Colombia, yesterday. The remarks were timed to coincide with the US-orchestrated provocations at the Venezuelan border over the weekend, resulting in clashes that left several people dead. Pence rehashed phrases plagiarized from speeches given by[Read More…]

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Venezuela: Beyond Regime Change And Oil

Venezuela: Beyond Regime Change And Oil

First it was Operation Desert Storm inflicted under orders of Bush the father. This was followed by 10 years of sanctions when half a million Iraqi children died from lack of medicines and food. Iraq’s economy was ruined and the infrastructure laid to waste. The resulting humanitarian crisis was blamed on President Saddam Hussein, once an American ally later to[Read More…]

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 17

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 17

Rogue elements attack Brazil-Venezuela border Violence on the Colombian side of the border with Venezuela US-backed opposition caught on VIDEO throwing Molotov cocktails at aid truck Violent opposition elements throw Molotov cocktails at Venezuelan Forces For now, the Venezuelan border is calm Venezuela denounces intensification of U.S. aggressive policy US Senator Rubio’s threat to Maduro Guaido supporters heckle journalist By[Read More…]

Solidarity with Venezuela: Oppose imperialist intervention

Solidarity with Venezuela: Oppose imperialist intervention

People in countries are expressing solidarity with the people in Venezuela in their fight against imperialist intervention. Following are a few reports: Sao Paulo Forum condemns U.S. plan to intervene in Venezuela The Sao Paulo Forum on Friday condemned U.S. plans to intervene in Venezuela under the banner of so-called humanitarian aid, and called on the international community to defend[Read More…]

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 16

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 16

Border clashes, rocks, fire, tear gas, masked thugs, ‘torched aid’, fake Red Cross symbol US “aid”: a Trojan horse and PR stunt Venezuela denounces 2nd false flag operation We are defending our borders and freedom: Maduro Red Cross denounces unsanctioned use of its symbol to smuggle US “aid” Who burnt the truck? Venezuelan FM says ‘false flag expert’ Pompeo should[Read More…]

People in 150 cities around the world oppose US intervention in Venezuela

People in 150 cities around the world oppose US intervention in Venezuela

People in hundreds of cities around the world stood in solidarity to Venezuela on February 23, 2019. The peoples’ gatherings opposed U.S.-led imperialist intervention in Venezuela. Labor unions and people’s organizations, and intellectuals – artists, singers, academics, activists – also raised their voices. The activists opposing the US-led intervention organized some 150 demonstrations around the globe on Saturday to show[Read More…]

Roger Waters Says, “Hands Off Venezuela”

Roger Waters Says, “Hands Off Venezuela”

Good morning. My name is Roger Waters. I’m in Europe and today is the day of action. It is the 23rd of February, 2019. There is a story here. It’s about Venezuela. In 1998 after the Venezuelan people democratically elected a socialist government, the government nationalized the oil industry that is maybe, where the story starts. This did not go[Read More…]

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Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 15

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 15

White House warns Maduro S. threatens new sanctions on Venezuela Self-proclaimed “president” Guaido sneaked into a concert in Colombia US companies and NATO purchase arms in East European country Caracas seals Colombia border Border tensions, 2 die, provocations Russia ready to address UNSC if US stages provocation against Venezuela Lavrov to discuss situation in Venezuela with Chinese FM Cuba calls[Read More…]

The War On Venezuela Is Built On Lies

The War On Venezuela Is Built On Lies

Travelling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela. At a farming co-operative in Lara state, people waited patiently and with good humour in the heat. Jugs of water and melon juice were passed around. A guitar was played; a woman, Katarina, stood and sang with a husky contralto. “What did her words say?” I asked. “That we[Read More…]

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 14

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 14

China warns against military intervention in Venezuela US envoy Abrams heading to Colombia Russia’s solidarity with Venezuela Guaido and three busload of his supporter-lawmaker move towards Colombia border Venezuela closes border with Brazil, may do the same at Colombia border Ortega warns U.S. against war on Venezuela Central American leftist parties express solidarity with Venezuela Investigate US for war crimes[Read More…]

Imperialism provokes military intervention in Venezuela: Blood along Brazil border

Imperialism provokes military intervention in Venezuela: Blood along Brazil border

Imperialism has initiated provocation for beginning its planned military intervention in Venezuela. Imperialism is treading a bloody path, the path it prefers. It needs the blood-soaked path. Already it has spilled blood along Brazil border. The MSM including Reuters, BBC, The Independent reported on February 22, 2019: Incident of death and injury at Venezuela’s border with Brazil. However, an AFP[Read More…]

Venezuela Regime Change ‘Made in the USA and Canada’ (photo: venezuelanalysis.com)

 Venezuela – US Attack Imminent?

Imagine, the President of the self-declared, exceptional and unique Superpower, Donald Trump of the United States of America, has the audacity to threaten the Venezuelan military with their lives, if they keep standing behind the democratically elected President Nicolás Maduro, and defending his Government. An open threat – yesterday, 18 February, at a Miami University, in a speech of ‘fire[Read More…]

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Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 13

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 13

Massive Bolivarian March for Peace and Sovereignty Venezuelan military reject Trump’s incitement to rebel: “Over Our Dead Bodies” Maduro controls situation in Venezuela, Russian ambassador Venezuela suspends flights, closes several borders amid intervention threats Venezuela protests violation of diplomatic accords after assault on embassy in Costa Rica Costa Rica slams Guaido representatives for taking control of Venezuelan embassy PDVSA pumping[Read More…]

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U.S. Brinksmanship in Venezuela Is Dangerous

U.S. Brinksmanship in Venezuela Is Dangerous

Co-Written by Medea Benjamin & Nicolas J S Davies Judging from the miserable U.S. record at coercing change in other countries’ governments, U.S. interference in Venezuela threatens to turn a crisis into a catastrophe. We can’t let the violence that plagues the Middle East be transferred to Latin America In 1995 William Blum wrote a masterful book in which he chronicled U.S. involvement[Read More…]

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Protests broke out a week ago across Haiti. What motivated the streets to be on fire this time was the rise in prices of fuel and the position taken by Haiti against the government of President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela. (Photo: Estailove St. Val/EPA-EFE)

How the U.S. Is Strangling Haiti as It Attempts Regime Change in Venezuela

Last year, in October, Haitians followed two Twitter hashtags that went viral—#PetrocaribeChallenge and #KotKobPetwoKaribea. If you are not Haitian and do not follow Haitian politics carefully, you can be forgiven for not noticing this development. The complaint on Twitter—and soon on the streets—was simple: what has happened to the billions of U.S. dollars that was in the Venezuelan-financed Petrocaribe program?[Read More…]

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Imperialist Intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 12

Imperialist Intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 12

“They want to enslave us!” Maduro slams Trump’s “Nazi-style” attack on socialism “You’ll lose everything!” Trump’s ultimatum to Venezuelan military, says all options are open Interventionist European MPs coming to meet Guaido kicked out Venezuela losses $38 bln from U.S. sanctions U. S. Senator Rubio pushes interventionist agenda Imperialists have increased Nazi-style threats in their phase of intervention in Venezuela.[Read More…]

Why Does the United States of America Want to Overthrow the Government of Venezuela?

Why Does the United States of America Want to Overthrow the Government of Venezuela?

Since 1998, the United States of America has tried to overthrow the government of Venezuela. What threatened the government of the United States since then was the Bolivarian dynamic set in motion by the election of Hugo Chávez as president of Venezuela that year. Chávez won the elections with a mandate from Venezuela’s workers and poor to overhaul the country[Read More…]

Venezuela Regime Change ‘Made in the USA and Canada’ (photo: venezuelanalysis.com)

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 11

US military planes deliver cargo in Colombian town bordering Venezuela Stop US military adventure against Venezuela: Cuba Latin American left-wing parties call for peace The US is afraid of truth: FM of Venezuela US orders Venezuelan envoy to UN to limit movement within New York City Imperialism has initiated acts prelude to military aggression in Venezuela. These are parts of[Read More…]

Inside the neoliberal laboratory preparing for the theft of Venezuela’s economy

Inside the neoliberal laboratory preparing for the theft of Venezuela’s economy

As we watch a US-backed coup unfold in a distant country, as in Venezuela today, our eyes are drawn to the diplomatic, military, and economic elements of the US campaign. The picture of a scowling John Bolton with a big yellow notepad with the message “5,000 troops to Colombia” reveals the diplomatic and military elements. The New York Times headline “U.S. Sanctions[Read More…]

 The Venezuelan Coup: A Media Success?

 The Venezuelan Coup: A Media Success?

The focus is now on Venezuela, but the US is really the key actor in this long-running drama. In reality, Venezuela is simply another repeat victim in the US centuries-long imperial campaign that began with the genocide of American Indians. Ever since then, and particularly since WWII, the US has pursued an expansive and aggressive foreign policy. William Blum, a[Read More…]

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 10

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 10

Anti-intervention coalition initiated at UN Caracas receives tons of medical aid from allies Venezuelan Foreign Minister-US envoy meet India to continue buying Venezuelan oil despite US threats Investigation into Guaido’s acts launched Danes protest U.S. coup attempt in Venezuela Venezuela initiates WTO complaint against US measures   Anti-interventionist moves centering Venezuela are getting stronger while the imperial interventionists are making[Read More…]

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Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 9

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 9

US planes fly to strategic areas to pressure Venezuela US military power is massing near Venezuela Guaido sets date for “aid” entry US Congress rejects Trump’s warmongering China denies The Wall Street Journal report on talks with Venezuela opposition Colombian social leaders express solidarity with Venezuela Chavista march continues Turkey will process Venezuelan gold The U.S. is planning to manufacture a[Read More…]

U.S Thugs Warned Russia And Venezuela – They Have To Be Stopped!

U.S Thugs Warned Russia And Venezuela – They Have To Be Stopped!

Enough is enough! There have been plenty of empty talk and peace conferences, more than enough of begging: “Please, West, stop murdering people, stop your genocides, stop robbing all continents of their resources, stop enslaving billions!” Look where it has ended up! Nowhere. Absolutely nowhere.The more people begged, the more they protested, the harder the West hit. Rulers in Washington,[Read More…]

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Enough Western Meddling and Interventions: Let the Venezuelan People Decide

Enough Western Meddling and Interventions: Let the Venezuelan People Decide

American politicians from the two main parties have finally found something to agree upon: more intervention in Venezuela. “Now, despite (President Nicolas) Maduro, there is hope (in Venezuela)”, wrote Democratic Senator, Dick Durbin, in USA Today. “These events (meaning the current political instability in the country) are a welcome development of Latin American nations defending democracy.” “He’s picked a battle he can’t[Read More…]

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Venezuela Regime Change ‘Made in the USA and Canada’ (photo: venezuelanalysis.com)

Hands Off Venezuela, Canada and US Go Home!

What is happening to Venezuela is a coup d’état and it has nothing to do with democracy, human rights, free and fair elections or international law. The US and Canada represent the antithesis of those values; defying the United Nations Charter and international law by interfering in the internal affairs of Venezuela. Their hands are not clean, and their motives[Read More…]

Imperialist Intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 8

Imperialist Intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 8

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

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat a US Military Invasion of Venezuela

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat a US Military Invasion of Venezuela

To the People of Venezuela Recently I wrote an article explaining how you could defeat, using nonviolent strategy, the US coup attempt that is taking place in your country. See ‘A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in Venezuela’. I would like to complement that article by now briefly explaining how you can also defeat a military invasion[Read More…]

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 Former UN special rapporteur, “US Economic Warfare Is Hurting the Economy and KILLING Venezuelans”

 Former UN special rapporteur, “US Economic Warfare Is Hurting the Economy and KILLING Venezuelans”

US sanctions on Venezuela are illegal and are crimes against humanity under international law. If only this genocide could become a topic of conversation throughout the world, especially in the plundered and militarily attacked or targeted nations of the so called Third World, Americans would not be able to get away with it.   The first UN rapporteur to visit[Read More…]

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Imperialist Intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 7

Imperialist Intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 7

Story of a bridge that MSM don’t tell Guaido’s money from foreign sources Guaido’s great knowledge Bolivia calls for global support of peace talks UN Secretary General meets Venezuelan Foreign Minister Venezuela seeks to double oil exports to India Venezuela hasn’t asked for military assistance: Russia Proxies of and propaganda for the intervention in Venezuela are exposing their character and[Read More…]

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No War on Venezuela: Call for Solidarity

No War on Venezuela: Call for Solidarity

  Peoples and organizations in countries are calling: no war on Venezuela. There are calls for solidarity in countries. Imperialism’s subversive acts are also exposed in these statements. Following are a few reports from those solidarity calls: International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity (ICP): We stand with Maduro and the Venezuelan people The following statement [excerpt] was issued by[Read More…]

 U.S. Poses as “Humanitarian” While It Weaponizes Starvation in Venezuela

 U.S. Poses as “Humanitarian” While It Weaponizes Starvation in Venezuela

Right now, in the name of “humanitarian aid,” the U.S. rulers are deliberately starving and driving people to their deaths in Venezuela. They are doing this in order to push their imperialist interests in that country and deepen their grip on Latin America. Venezuela, whose economy relies on oil exports for 95% of its hard currency—needed to buy food, medicine[Read More…]

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

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

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela delivered this Feb. 7 message to the people of the U.S. through social media. If I know anything, it is about the people, because just like you, I am a man of the people. I was born and raised in a poor neighborhood of Caracas. I was forged in the heat of popular and union[Read More…]

 Why Venezuela’s People Are Suffering

 Why Venezuela’s People Are Suffering

INTRODUCTION The case that will be documented here is that Venezuela’s people are suffering from a tragic national situation which actually cannot be reversed by anything that’s within the power of Venezuela’s Government to do or to block. In order to understand this very unfortunate reality (if one wants to understand it), one must first understand the relevant parts of[Read More…]

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What is the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center Doing in Venezuela: We Have a Right to Know!

What is the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center Doing in Venezuela: We Have a Right to Know!

The Solidarity Center–the AFL-CIO’s organization for acting around the world–has long been active in Venezuela, and not usually for good effect.  We demand that the Solidarity Center open their books, and honestly report about their current operations in that country. We hope they are not supporting the current coup attempt against President Nicolás Maduro in any way, as the coup[Read More…]

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 6

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 6

·    Russia, US present rival UNSC resolutions on Venezuela Only Venezuelans can solve Venezuela’s issues, reiterates China US blockade on Venezuela has cost US$350 billion Oil reserves would be opened to foreign investors, says Guaido’s envoy US humanitarian aid is a ‘big lie’: Venezuela’s VP Independence, sovereignty non-negotiable: Venezuelan VP Guaido isn’t ruling out ‘authorizing’ US intervention ‘You don’t[Read More…]

Urging Defections, Trump Administration Reportedly Holding Secret Talks With Venezuelan Military

Urging Defections, Trump Administration Reportedly Holding Secret Talks With Venezuelan Military

In an effort to encourage defections from Venezuela’s elected President Nicolas Maduro, the Trump administration is reportedly holding secret talks with members of the Venezuelan military as top U.S. cabinet officials continue to issue aggressive threats and push for regime change. According to Reuters, which cited an anonymous senior White House official, the U.S. “is holding direct communications with members of Venezuela’s military[Read More…]

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Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 5

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 5

10 million-signature petition: “Hands off Venezuela” Bolivia, Mexico, Caricom reject EU-sponsored resolution on Venezuela UN warns against politicizing humanitarian aid and using it as “a pawn” Peru President rejects military intervention in Venezuela 500 luminaries for peace Labour Party in UK rejects EU’s recognition of Guaido Venezuela reveals evidence of plotters behind US-backed coup attempt Venezuela seizes US weapons destined[Read More…]

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Venezuela – The Straw that Breaks the Empire’s Back?

Venezuela – The Straw that Breaks the Empire’s Back?

Venezuela in the limelight, on practically all the written, audio and visual mainstream media, as well as alternative media. A purposeful constant drip of outright lies and half-truths, “fake news”, as well as misleading information of all shades and hues about Venezuela is drumming our brains, slowly bending our minds towards believing that – yes, the US has a vital[Read More…]

Washington issues ultimatum to Venezuela over “humanitarian aid” ploy

Washington issues ultimatum to Venezuela over “humanitarian aid” ploy

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued an ultimatum to the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday, demanding that it throw open its borders to a US-orchestrated scheme to deliver “humanitarian aid.” Washington’s aim is either to provoke a fissure within the country’s armed forces or set the stage for a US-led military intervention. “The Venezuelan people desperately[Read More…]

US Media Ignore—and Applaud—Economic War on Venezuela

US Media Ignore—and Applaud—Economic War on Venezuela

The US government acknowledges that it is knowingly, consciously driving the Venezuelan economy into the ground, but US media make no such acknowledgment, which sends the message that the problems in Venezuela are entirely the fault of the government The US media chorus supporting a US overthrow of the Venezuelan government has for years pointed to the country’s economic crisis[Read More…]

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11: Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland arrives for a meeting with the House Ways and Means Committee, October 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Following his visit to Capitol Hill, Prime Minister Trudeau is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump, where the two leaders are expected to discuss details of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

How Chrystia Freeland Organized Donald Trump’s Coup in Venezuela

On Monday, February 5th, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland announced that the 14 countries of the Lima Group have now been joined (though she didn’t say to what extent) by the EU, and by 8 other individual countries. The Lima Group had actually formed themselves under her direction into this new group on 8 August 2017 in order to overthrow[Read More…]

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Paris steps up calls for coup in Venezuela

After the major European powers recognized far-right politician Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s “interim president,” Paris is stepping up threats and calls for regime change in Caracas. Reprising the methods of the Trump administration, which recognized Guaidó as president via Twitter, Paris and the other European powers are resorting to utter lawlessness, trampling Venezuelan sovereignty underfoot in a bid to plunder[Read More…]

Venezuela: US Pursuing Humanitarian Aid Path To War

Venezuela: US Pursuing Humanitarian Aid Path To War

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers 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 in 2018, the regime change planners sought new strategies to remove Maduro, including[Read More…]

 We Must All Become Yellow Vests

 We Must All Become Yellow Vests

We, the readers of Countercurrents, are very well-informed people, perhaps more well informed than the readers of any other newspaper in the world.  Since the situation in Venezuela has become apparent, scholar after scholar, journalist after journalist, commentator after commentator has come forward to provide information on what is going on there.  America’s actions in Venezuela have been put in[Read More…]

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a rally in support of his government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez next to his wife Cilia Flores in Caracas, Venezuela January 23, 2019. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 4

End US’s threats of war: Maduro asks world community Trump threatens with military “option” Japan declines to join any side EU states directly interfering: Russia A divided Europe Left in Europe oppose their govt’s stand As threats of imperialists’ militarized intervention in Venezuela have resurfaced, and new rounds of suffocating sanctions against the country’s economy is being imposed by the[Read More…]

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Venezuela: The U.S.’s 68th Regime Change Disaster

Venezuela: The U.S.’s 68th Regime Change Disaster

Co-Written by Medea Benjamin & Nicolas J S Davies  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[Read More…]

Labor opposes Canada’s stance on Venezuela: Lima Group’s press conference crashed

Labor opposes Canada’s stance on Venezuela: Lima Group’s press conference crashed

Organized labor in Canada is voicing its opposition to the government’s decision to embrace Guaido as Venezuela’s president. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) — Canada’s largest union — the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Canadian Labour Congress have expressed concern over Canada’s move to recognize Guaido as interim president. They’re sharing that stance with the federal New Democrats, who came[Read More…]

US issues new threats of war for oil against Venezuela

US issues new threats of war for oil against Venezuela

President Trump, Vice President Pence and National Security Advisor John Bolton escalated threats to launch a war against Venezuela, as large pro- and anti-government demonstrations filled Venezuela’s streets on Saturday. In an interview with CBS’s “Face the Nation” program that aired before the Super Bowl yesterday, Trump reiterated that military intervention “is an option.” Pence assured a crowd of far-right[Read More…]

US – Led Coup In Venezuela: The Plot Thickens

US – Led Coup In Venezuela: The Plot Thickens

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese  & Margaret Flowers A lot has happened and we have learned more since last week when we wrote, Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup. This article updates activists so we remain well-informed and can educate others in the face of a bi-partisan and corporate media narrative supporting the coup. This weekend, there were[Read More…]

Gaza Rallies for Caracas: On the West’s Dangerous Game in Venezuela

Gaza Rallies for Caracas: On the West’s Dangerous Game in Venezuela

Co-Written by Ramzy Baroud & Romana Rubeo Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of besieged Gaza to show their support of the democratically-elected government of Venezuela and it’s legitimate leader, President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela is struggling to defeat a coup attempt that is supported by the United States, Israel and many Western governments. The relationship between Venezuela and Palestine[Read More…]

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 3

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 3

Maduro: “I stand firm defending Venezuela’s sovereignty” UN rejects Guaido, favors dialogue with Maduro Italy rejects Guaido, says Venezuela is a sovereign state US rejects Uruguay and Mexico’s initiative for dialogue Chavista mobilizations Vowing to resist imperialism is bold in Venezuela while imperialist intervention in the country is intensifying. Media reports from Europe and the Americas said: Venezuelan President Nicolas[Read More…]

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European Parliament backs US-led coup in Venezuela

Co-Written by Alex Lantier and Alejandro Lopez The European Parliament has voted a resolution supporting the brazen US-led coup to topple Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, endorsing the Trump administration’s aggressive policy. While right-wing oppositionist Juan Guaidó unilaterally declared himself president amid a mass rally in Caracas on January 23, Trump Tweeted: “Today, I have officially recognized the President of the[Read More…]

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center after meeting with Venezuelan exiles and community leaders on February 01, 2019 in Doral, Florida. Vice President Pence met with families, political prisoners and former elected officials who were forced to flee their country due to political persecution. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The U.S. 12-Step Method to Conduct Regime Change

On September 15, 1970, U.S. President Richard Nixon and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger authorized the U.S. 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 Chile; they were “not concerned[Read More…]

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A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in Venezuela

A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in Venezuela

To the People of Venezuela Yet again, the United States elite has decided to attempt to impose its will on the people of another nation, in this case, and not for the first time either, your country Venezuela. On 23 January 2019, following careful secret planning in the preceding weeks and a late night telephone call the previous day from[Read More…]

Imperialists’ secret moves on Venezuela now stand exposed

Imperialists’ secret moves on Venezuela now stand exposed

Imperialists’ move to steal Venezuela’s assets and their secret preparations over a long period are now becoming known. The US, the self-appointed guardian of “democracy”, has already seized $7 billion in assets of Venezuela by imposing sanctions against PDVSA, the state oil company of Venezuela. The imperialist power, declares that it likes “to help prevent the further diversion” of assets[Read More…]

Crisis in Caracas — Can USA take over Venezuela?

Crisis in Caracas — Can USA take over Venezuela?

By 29-January a photo from a press conference of US National Security Advisor John Bolton went viral, Mr Bolton had some yellow note sheets in his hand on which ‘5000 soldiers in Columbia’ was written. Speculation was high that US gathered or arranged 5000 soldiers in Columbia to invade Venezuela giving a final touch to the awaited coup d’état. Russian[Read More…]

Will Venezuela be The Straw That Breaks Imperialism’s Back?

Will Venezuela be The Straw That Breaks Imperialism’s Back?

I open Countercurrents (No easy task here in Russia where it is blocked) and I am filled with joy at the number of articles that appear day after day on the situation in Venezuela. They show just how important the situation there is to people on the left; how important it is to those who cry out against injustice, against[Read More…]

 USA Backs Coup in Venezuela, Makes the Godfather Look Like Mary Poppins

 USA Backs Coup in Venezuela, Makes the Godfather Look Like Mary Poppins

“The essence of what exists in the U.S. is not democracy but capitalism-imperialism and political structures to enforce that capitalism-imperialism. What the U.S. spreads around the world is not democracy, but imperialism and political structures to enforce that imperialism.” Bob Avakian, BAsics 1:3 Over the last week politicians and media have been spewing honeyed bullshit over their direct efforts to[Read More…]

Dishonesty, omissions and lies in reporting on the Venezuelan economic crisis

Dishonesty, omissions and lies in reporting on the Venezuelan economic crisis

Since 2015 Venezuela has endured gruesome economic hardships. Inflation rates have spiraled out of control, and the public is facing a recession that is tearing the country apart. Now, Venezuelans not only face economic turmoil, but also direct military aggression. A sane response of anyone who wishes to help Venezuelans through these troubles is to try to understand why this[Read More…]

 What the Venezuelan Constitution Says About Changing the President

 What the Venezuelan Constitution Says About Changing the President

Venezuela’s Constitution simply does not permit what U.S. President Trump is demanding, which is overthrowing and replacing the elected Venezuelan President by the second-in-line-of succession. What Trump demands is comparable in Venezuela to, in America, removing Trump and skipping over the Vice President and appointing Nancy Pelosi as America’s President, and it also violates the Venezuelan Constitution’s requirement that the[Read More…]

Venezuela’s oil and the geopolitics of the US-backed coup

Venezuela’s oil and the geopolitics of the US-backed coup

The United States has steadily escalated its regime change operation in Venezuela, seeking to remove Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro by means of a coup d’état driven by crippling economic sanctions tantamount to a state of war and the continuous threat of outright US military intervention. The aim is to install the US puppet, Juan Guaidó, who in December traveledto the United[Read More…]

Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America

Your Complete Guide to the N.Y. Times’ Support of U.S.-Backed Coups in Latin America

A survey of The New York Times archives shows the Times editorial board has supported 10 out of 12 American-backed coups in Latin America On Friday, The New York Times continued its long, predictable tradition of backing U.S. coups in Latin America by publishing an editorial praising Donald Trump’s attempt to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. This will be the 10th such[Read More…]

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“The Worst Option is War”: US Intervention in Venezuela Will Only Deepen the Country’s Crisis

The men directed by President Donald Trump to “handle” the situation in Venezuela are not clear-headed diplomats capable of working for peace and democracy. They are war criminals and should be behind bars. The Trump administration is currently working to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in the name of freedom and democracy. Yet Washington’s efforts will only lead to bloodshed and[Read More…]

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Trump Cranks up the Miseries of the People of Venezuela

Trump Cranks up the Miseries of the People of Venezuela

It is a time for diplomacy and for restraint, not another intervention that unleashes violence that we surely will come to regret President Trump apparently has decided that intervention in Venezuela’s agonies can help repair an image scarred by the government shutdown debacle. In recent days, he recognized an obscure, right-wing opposition leader when he declared himself acting president. Trump[Read More…]

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An open letter to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

An open letter to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

declaring opposition to his agreement with intervention in the internal affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (República Bolivariana de Venezuela); and urging him to facilitate negotiations between the Venezuelan government and its opponents that will allow Venezuela to continue on its visionary path of genuine peace fostered by social and economic justice. 29 January 2019 The Right Honourable Justin[Read More…]

A Progressive Alternative to Trump’s Dangerous Venezuela Policy

A Progressive Alternative to Trump’s Dangerous Venezuela Policy

The Trump administration’s loose talk of military options is extremely dangerous and should be met with vocal and sustained opposition The Trump administration’s recent moves on Venezuela have so many historical echoes it’s a veritable déjà vu layer cake. The appointment of Elliot Abrams as U.S. Special Envoy to Venezuela last week was the icing on the cake. Abrams is[Read More…]

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Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America’s war on Venezuela

Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America’s war on Venezuela

American economic sanctions have been the worst crime against humanity since World War Two. America’s economic sanctions have killed more innocent people than all of the nuclear, biological and chemical weapons ever used in the history of mankind. The fact that for America the issue in Venezuela is oil, not democracy, will surprise only those who watch the news and[Read More…]

 The Butterfly Effect With Venezuela as the Attractor

 The Butterfly Effect With Venezuela as the Attractor

It has been said that the laws of physics apply in the economic realm.  However, it would be more precise to say that the same basic laws govern all dynamic systems.  One of the newer “laws” emerges from chaos theory.  Put as simply as possible, it states that in dynamic systems, such as weather patterns or water flow (or human[Read More…]

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Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 2

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE 2

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela is being followed by further developments. The imperialists are not having easy days. However, the imperialists and their Venezuelan collaborators are continuing with acts of provocation and belligerency while Nicolas Maduro, the constitutionally elected president of Venezuela, is extending moves for conciliation and peace. Following is the update based on media reports: Maduro’s offer of dialogue[Read More…]

Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup

Venezuela: What Activists Need To Know About The US-Led Coup

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Two things stand out about the US coup in Venezuela. First, it is unusually open. Typically, the US tries to hide its coups. Second, the coup is built on a series of obvious falsehoods, yet the bi-partisans in Washington, with a few exceptions, keep repeating them. First, we will correct the falsehoods so[Read More…]

The Maduro government: why illegitimate?

The Maduro government: why illegitimate?

Have those who claim that Nicolas Maduro is a dictator, a usurper and that the 2019-2025 period lacks legitimacy asked themselves this question? Or do they just repeat what they hear? It was the 12 countries gathered in Lima that began to position this opinion matrix. Their communiqué reads: “…the electoral process carried out in Venezuela on May 20, 2018[Read More…]

Everybody Else’s Business: Coup Fever in Venezuela

Everybody Else’s Business: Coup Fever in Venezuela

This could have been seen as audacious.  Instead, it had the smell of a not so well concealed sponsorship, the backing of a meaty foreign hand.  Venezuelan opposition leader and President of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó decided to take a quick step in the direction of the presidency.  His own counterfeit theory is simple: he is not being a[Read More…]

 Solidarity Forever:  The Struggle in Venezuela Shows Us That Socialism Lives

 Solidarity Forever:  The Struggle in Venezuela Shows Us That Socialism Lives

As Putin famously put it, the “breakup of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical tragedy of the century.” http://www.nbcnews.com/id/7632057/ns/world_news/t/putin-soviet-collapse-genuine-tragedy/#.XEtKxlwzY2w .  It did indeed, seem as though the breakup of the USSR  left  the United States, “the last man standing” and thus,  the sole hegemon of the world.  As expressed by its foreign policy, it believed at that point, it[Read More…]

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE

Imperialist intervention in Venezuela: UPDATE

Maduro endorses dialogue call by Mexico, Uruguay China and Russia extend support to Maduro Regional allies Bolivia, Cuba, Nicaragua reiterate support Maduro and reject US-led intervention Over 70 Experts call for US to stop interfering in Venezuela On-going imperialist intervention in Venezuela is making situation tense. Imperialism is organizing provocative hostile acts to deteriorate situation in Venezuela. Following update has[Read More…]

Venezuela's sitting president, Nicolás Maduro, attends a ceremony Thursday in Caracas to mark the opening of the judicial year at the Supreme Court of Justice. Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself the interim president, but Maduro has not ceded pow

Maduro Reaffirms Willingness For Dialogue

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, welcomed the initiative taken by Mexico and Uruguay for a national dialogue and reaffirmed his willingness for a dialogue with all political sectors. “I have seen that two Latin American governments have taken an initiative, which seems to me, must be the path. A diplomatic initiative, initiative for dialogue. The[Read More…]

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro attends a rally in support of his government and to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the end of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jimenez next to his wife Cilia Flores in Caracas, Venezuela January 23, 2019. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY

Mobilize And Defend Venezuela!

  It is new and it is not new, but it is tremendously wicked and deadly – the latest type of coup the US invented and is now applying against Venezuela. Of course, coups and attempted coups are what could be described as the ‘West’s specialties’, and have been utilized by the U.S., U.K. and other imperialist countries against innumerable[Read More…]

Venezuela – An Appeal to Russia, China and all Unaligned Countries for Support of Sovereign Venezuela

Venezuela – An Appeal to Russia, China and all Unaligned Countries for Support of Sovereign Venezuela

On 23 January 2018, the United States has initiated a coup against President Nicolás Maduro and his Government, by encouraging and fully supporting the “self-proclaimed” opposition leader, Juan Guaido, as interim President. Already days ago he had received the full support of President Trump, and today, in a special televised speech, US Vice-president Mike Pence declared that Venezuela’s Freedom begins[Read More…]

Imperialism’s Direct Intervention In Venezuela

Imperialism’s Direct Intervention In Venezuela

First phase of imperialism’s direct intervention in Venezuela has started. The US has “officially” recognized a self-proclaimed president of Venezuela as the country’s president while the rightists are trying to create chaos on Caracas streets. Guaidó, the self-proclaimed president, have been recognized by Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay and Peru, the countries collaborating with the US[Read More…]

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America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

America Has Its Gunsights on Venezuela

Last Thursday—on January 10—Nicolas Maduro was sworn in for his second term as president of Venezuela. “I tell the people,” Maduro said, “this presidential sash is yours. The power of this sash is yours. It does not belong to the oligarchy or to imperialism. It belongs to the sovereign people of Venezuela.” These two terms—oligarchy and imperialism—define the problems faced[Read More…]

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Is US Hubris Taking The World To The Edge?

Is US Hubris Taking The World To The Edge?

Another US regime change undertaking is about to begin. Meanwhile, the Syrian misadventure will, hopefully, end soon and Bashar Al Assad’s enduring presence in Damascus is Washington’s failure writ large. But that is not stopping the neoconservatives. Washington is beating the war drums again, this time in Latin America. Venezuela, and its Bolivarian socialist revolution has long irked the United[Read More…]

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Traditional Fantasies: US designs on Venezuela

Traditional Fantasies: US designs on Venezuela

The irresistible allure of invasion and interference has never been far from US law makers.  The imperium needs its regular feed and what a feed it has been over the decades, notably within the sphere of influence discomfortingly termed Washington’s backyard.  The current US president has shown himself a keen follower of the idea that the US military, that old,[Read More…]

The Politics of Food in Venezuela

The Politics of Food in Venezuela

Co-Written by Ana Felicien, Christina M. Schiavoni & Liccia Romero Few countries and political processes have been subject to such scrutiny, yet so generally misunderstood, as Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution.1 This is particularly true today, as the international media paints an image of absolute devastation in the country, wrought by failed policies and government mismanagement. At the same time, the three[Read More…]

Why the attempt to assassinate Maduro?

Why the attempt to assassinate Maduro?

The attempt to assassinate Nicolas Maduro, president of Venezuela, has failed. This news is days-old. But, the facts are reiterated boldly. And, there are a few questions, and a few answers to some “progressives” now in close collaboration with imperialism. The assassination attempt was made while Maduro was addressing the nation on live TV during a military celebration in Caracas.[Read More…]

Venezuela – Vanguard of a New World – Iran to Follow in the Same Footsteps?

Venezuela – Vanguard of a New World – Iran to Follow in the Same Footsteps?

Venezuela is a champion in democracy, in democratic elections, as proven twice within the last twelve months and more than a dozen times since 1999. Never mind that the lunatic west doesn’t want to accept it – simply because the west – the US and her handlers – and her European vassals, cannot tolerate a socialist country prospering – one[Read More…]

Venezuela 1998-2018: 20 years, 7 elections, 2 charts and Some Hypotheses

Venezuela 1998-2018: 20 years, 7 elections, 2 charts and Some Hypotheses

Elections seldom act as a true mirror – a century ago we heard about soldiers ‘voting with their feet’ in favour of demobilisation and Bolsheviks getting only about a quarter of popular votes in the constituent assembly election weeks after the Bolshevik revolution. But election results can show some trends within the society and it will not be prudent to keep eyes[Read More…]

Venezuela Defeats US In Election, Now Must Build Independent Economy

Venezuela Defeats US In Election, Now Must Build Independent Economy

Upon returning to the United States from Venezuela and reading the terrible media reporting of the election, it was evident that the people of the United States are being lied to. The Intrepid News Fund and Venezuela Analysis invited me and others to come to Venezuela for the election to see first hand what actually happened so we could report[Read More…]

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Regime Change Fails: Is A Military Coup or Invasion Of Venezuela Next?

Regime Change Fails: Is A Military Coup or Invasion Of Venezuela Next?

Co-Written By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Texas, on February 1, Secretary of State Tillerson suggested a potential military coup in Venezuela.  Tillerson then visited allied Latin American countries urging regime change and more economic sanctions on Venezuela. Tillerson is considering banning the processing or sale of Venezuelan oil in the United States and is[Read More…]

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People Are Radicalizing The Bolivarian Revolution In Venezuela: An Interview with Christina Schiavoni

People Are Radicalizing The Bolivarian Revolution In Venezuela: An Interview with Christina Schiavoni

by Farooque Chowdhury and Fred Magdoff Amidst imperialist interference, the people in Venezuela are carrying on the task of reorganizing their society. Real-life picture in Venezuela is far different from new-reports the mainstream media continuously circulates. The following interview of Christina Schiavoni, a researcher and food sovereignty activists, provides a different view of the life of the Venezuelan people than[Read More…]

Propaganda On Venezuela Busted

Propaganda On Venezuela Busted

There is a full scale propaganda war going on against Venezuela. Speaking at a press conference in Cartagena, Columbia with Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos, US Vice President Mike Pence said that “Venezuela is sliding into dictatorship” and that “the United States will not stand by” as democracy “crumbles”. “That once rich nation’s collapse into authoritarianism has pushed it into[Read More…]

A Tale of Two Elections: Democracy & Counter-Democracy in Venezuela

A Tale of Two Elections: Democracy & Counter-Democracy in Venezuela

On July 30, 2017 the people of Venezuela went to the polls to elect a National Constituent Assembly (ANC). The vote was Constitutional, verifiable, secret, direct and universal, and over 8 million people participated. Despite this reality, the government United States and their allies, along with mainstream capitalist media have all decried the elections as “illegitimate,” “unpopular” and a “sham.”[Read More…]

Bullying Venezuela: Trump’s Unvarnished Threat

Bullying Venezuela: Trump’s Unvarnished Threat

Whether he holds good on it is beside the point.  President Donald J. Trump’s great value to US foreign policy is its lack of artifice and sophistication, a bullying force of nature that alters with the next burst of adolescent acne and the breaking of the voice.  Even less than the traditional stereotype of the American behaving badly, he is[Read More…]

Venezuela Under Threat Of Imperialist Military Intervention: Stand In Solidarity

Venezuela Under Threat Of Imperialist Military Intervention: Stand In Solidarity

The Empire’s unhappy mood with Venezuela is old news. It is now showing its teeth to the Latin American nation. It’s now talking in military terms. The mainstream media including the AP, CNN and Miami Herald said in one of their latest dispatches: Mr. Donald Trump, the US president, said August 12, 2017 that he wouldn’t rule out possibility of[Read More…]

People Celebrate Constituent Assembly In Caracas

People Celebrate Constituent Assembly In Caracas

People are celebrating the recently concluded elections of the Constituent Assembly in Venezuela although the mainstream media reports completely ignore the fact.

Bombs And Regime Change For “Democracy” In Venezuela  

Bombs And Regime Change For “Democracy” In Venezuela  

  Venezuela is now super-charged with struggle for democracy as propertied interests and imperialism are mounting a campaign against the Venezuelan people’s initiative to determine their political arrangement. Now, there is a news report by the mainstream media (MSM) that bombs are being prepared by a group of protesters in their struggle for “democracy”. The group is also planning to[Read More…]

The U.S Media And Venezuela’s Fight For A New Constitution

The U.S Media And Venezuela’s Fight For A New Constitution

The Venezuelans go to the polls on Sunday (July 30) to elect delegates who will rewrite Venezuela’s constitution. In Latin America generally, society is broadly divided into three groups: whites, mixed race mestizos and the original native peoples. The elite ruling classes, namely whites, select and have elected white presidents. Evo Morales in Bolivia, the late Hugo Chavez and now[Read More…]

The Disinformation Campaign On Venezuela

The Disinformation Campaign On Venezuela

Venezuela, it seems, is a riddle to the audience of the mainstream media. Yet the riddle conceals a fact. A conflict between opposing interests is roaring in Venezuela, and attempts to stoke that conflict are being intensified by the imperialist-interventionist quarter as the day for a vote on the proposed Constituent Assembly—July 30—is nearing. Every day the mainstream media showers[Read More…]

Venezuelan opposition activists clash with the police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro on April 6, 2017 in Caracas.
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CARICOM Deals A Blow To US Plans For Regime Change In Venezuela

  Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Delcy Rodriguez, recently tweeted that the“US State Department deployed its ambassadors in the region to attack Venezuela. We come with renewed vigor to defeat them at the OAS.” So said, so done. Last week, the US Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, spewed the US false narrative regarding Venezuela in our local newspapers. US ambassadors in a[Read More…]

Venezuelan opposition activists clash with the police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro on April 6, 2017 in Caracas.
Violence erupted for a third straight day at protests against the government, escalating tension over moves to keep the leftist leader in power. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO

Standoff In Venezuela

Venezuela has been rocked in recent weeks by almost daily protests and counter-protests, as right-wing opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro seek to bring down his government. While the media portrays these events as a popular rebellion against an authoritarian government, supporters of the pro-poor Bolivarian revolution initiated by former president Hugo Chavez say the country is witnessing an escalation[Read More…]

Venezuelan opposition activists clash with the police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro on April 6, 2017 in Caracas.
Violence erupted for a third straight day at protests against the government, escalating tension over moves to keep the leftist leader in power. / AFP PHOTO / JUAN BARRETO

Death Toll Rises To 37 Amid Continuing Clashes In Venezuela

The death toll rose to at least 37 Thursday in the nationwide protests and street clashes that have gripped Venezuela over the past month. The identity of the latest victims reflects the violent and provocative character of the campaign being waged by Venezuela’s right-wing opposition, as well as the increasingly repressive crackdown being carried out by the government of President[Read More…]

Holiness’ “Holy” Act: An Archbishop, Reportedly, Initiates Onslaught On The “Sinful” Venezuela

Holiness’ “Holy” Act: An Archbishop, Reportedly, Initiates Onslaught On The “Sinful” Venezuela

The following news-report by Fox News says: “On New Year’s Day, priests across Venezuela reportedly were instructed by Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, the archbishop of Caracas, to read […] a text during the homily encouraging parishioners to take a stand for democracy and not be intimidated by the socialist rule of Nicolas Maduro.” The January 4, 2017 datelined news-report says:[Read More…]

Venezuela And When People Are Forced To Eat Shit!

Venezuela And When People Are Forced To Eat Shit!

In a powerful short novel by the Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, “No One Writes to the Colonel” (El coronel no tiene quien le escriba) set during the period of “La Violencia”, an old retired colonel struggles to survive, forgotten by the government which promised him a substantial pension some fifteen years earlier. The state is corrupt and brutal, and[Read More…]

Community members working in the La Columna community garden, Merida, Venezuela. by Tamara Pearson

In Venezuela’s Difficult Times The Grassroots Are Stronger

It’s been three years now of food shortages, inflation, and queues in Venezuela, and the millions of people involved in community and movement organizing have been the most affected. But they’ve also defied right-wing and general expectations, and even perhaps the expectations of the Maduro government, and have become stronger and better organized as a result of the hardships. ‘We can[Read More…]