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09.03.2019

Venezuelan President Maduro Blames U.S. Sabotage for Massive Blackout

Venezuelan President Maduro Blames U.S. Sabotage for Massive Blackout

In Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro is blaming the U.S. government for a prolonged power outage that plunged most of the country into darkness Thursday. Maduro says anti-government saboteurs backed by the U.S. took the nation’s main hydroelectric power station at the Guri Dam offline. The blackout compounded the misery of… »

07.03.2019

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

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

By Alan MacLeod 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),… »

06.03.2019

Guaidó returns to Venezuela for next stage of US regime-change operation

Guaidó returns to Venezuela for next stage of US regime-change operation

By Bill Van Auken Self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó returned to Venezuela after an 11-day absence Monday, escorted into the country by a phalanx of Western diplomats, including the ambassadors of the US, Germany, France, Canada, Brazil and several other countries. In advance of his return, Washington issued threats of… »

04.03.2019

Historian: Venezuela Is “Staging Ground” for U.S. to Reassert Control Over Latin America

Historian: Venezuela Is “Staging Ground” for U.S. to Reassert Control Over Latin America

While Mexico and Uruguay are calling for dialogue to address the crisis in Venezuela, much of Latin America has sided with the Trump administration by recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s new leader. We look at what this mean for the broader region with professors Alejandro Velasco and… »

26.02.2019

Notes From the Streets of Venezuela—The People Are Resilient in the Face of Foreign Intervention

Notes From the Streets of Venezuela—The People Are Resilient in the Face of Foreign Intervention

“If the government falls, we will be evicted. We—the Black, the poor, the working class—will lose what we have” By Vijay Prashad (1) This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of… »

24.02.2019

As Trump Pushes for Overthrow in Venezuela, Sanders Warns Against Repeating History’s Mistake

As Trump Pushes for Overthrow in Venezuela, Sanders Warns Against Repeating History’s Mistake

“The United States has a very bad record of intervening in Latin American countries and that must not happen again,” said Sanders. “The future of Venezuela must be left to the Venezuelan people.” by Jon Queally, staff  for Common Dreams Progressive voices opposed to war, meddling in… »

24.02.2019

No War on Venezuela! March on Wall Street

No War on Venezuela! March on Wall Street

#23Feb actions have been called across the country and across the globe. Full list here: nowaronvenezuela.org/23feb We cannot be silent in the face of the latest U.S. aggression against the Venezuelan people. Nicolás Maduro is… »

23.02.2019

Dialogue with Tomás Hirsch / Chile: a deeply inhuman system

Dialogue with Tomás Hirsch / Chile: a deeply inhuman system

“The Chilean model, which is presented abroad as the greatest success of neoliberalism, presents a very different reality for millions of Chilean families,” said Tomás Hirsch, deputy of the Chilean Humanist Party (Frente Amplio), in an interview with ALAI.  This is expressed in the growing income gap and concentration… »

16.02.2019

Inside the Neoliberal Laboratory Preparing for the Theft of Venezuela’s Economy

Inside the Neoliberal Laboratory Preparing for the Theft of Venezuela’s Economy

By Justin Podur (1)   As we watch a U.S.-backed coup unfold in a distant country, as in Venezuela today, our eyes are drawn to the diplomatic, military, and economic elements of the U.S. »

13.02.2019

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… »

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