Media hype confronts reality on the Venezuela-Colombia border

Photo by Mauricio Duenas/EPA-EFE By Marco Terrugi, from TeleSUR, Translated from Spanish by Michael Otto for Workers World, February 15, 2019 Feb. 10 — The cameras are pointed at the border between Venezuela and Colombia. The stage is presented as a gate about to collapse. Everything seems ready, just waiting for the appropriate day that, according to the declarations of[…]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar Grills Elliott Abrams Over His Shady Past

Photo: Cropped from Ms. Omar’s Congressional Portrait by Tyler Durden, from MintPress News , February 13, 2019 Rep. Ilhan Omar clashed with newly minted Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams during a Wednesday hearing in front of the House Foreign Relations Committee discussing the role of the US military in Central America. “Mr. Abrams, in 1991 you pleaded guilty to two counts of withholding information[…]

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Pelosi Sabotages Medicare for All but Corporate Media Pretend Not To Notice

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, February 14, 2019 When the top Democrat secretly plots to subvert a proposal supported by the vast majority of her party, that’s supposed to be news — unless the corporate media decide otherwise. “The plutocrat-owned press is protecting Pelosi from the extreme embarrassment.” Thanks to Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid in 2016, his[…]

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Trump, Democrats and International Fascists Attack Venezuela

By Margaret Kimberley, Published on Black Agenda Report,  Freedom Rider, January 30, 2019 Trump’s attempt to overthrow the Venezuelan government has been joined by fellow fascists around the world, including most of the Democratic Party. “Trump and Pompeo are behaving no differently than Obama and Clinton did in Libya.” During the 2016 presidential campaign this columnist wrote, “Who’s the Fascist?”[…]

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The Racist Imperial War on Venezuela

by Glen Ford, Published on Black Agenda Report, January 31, 2019 Donald Trump is simply exercising an imperial mandate handed down to him by Obama, who put “humanitarian” lipstick on the white supremacist pig of American exceptionalism. “The darker peoples of the world understand clearly that what is at stake is the sovereignty of nations and people’s right to self-determination.”[…]

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The Black Working Class Will Never Abandon Venezuela!

Statement from The Black Alliance for Peace “The struggles of the Black working-class, united around a national program must have international solidarity and must be understood within the context of an anti-imperialist struggle against global capitalism and the US-led imperialist global economic, military and political infrastructure. For the Black working-class and the Black liberation movement not to struggle against capitalism, is not to be engaged[…]

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UNAC Statement on the U.S. Led Coup in Venezuela

UNAC Emergency Call to Action… U.S. Hands Off Venezuela! No to the U.S.-orchestrated Coup! Self-determination for Venezuela! All out on February 23 and March 30! The U.S. imperial colossus is poised once again to launch a regime change invasion and war on Venezuela. The United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), in alliance with hundreds of antiwar and social justice organizations across[…]

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Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Claire for Counterpunch by Michael Hudson, published on CounterPunch Blog, February 8, 2019 The end of America’s unchallenged global economic dominance has arrived sooner than expected, thanks to the very same Neocons who gave the world the Iraq, Syria and the dirty wars in Latin America. Just as the Vietnam War drove the United States off[…]

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Why the Black Alliance for Peace Opposes U.S. Intervention in Venezuela

Hands Off Venezuela Protest, London, January 28, 2019 The following statement was released on Jan. 25 by the Black Alliance for Peace and published on Workers World. We, the members of the Black Alliance for Peace, uphold our political stance in the face of aggressions waged by the United States. Two of BAP’s core principles are an unwavering commitment to[…]

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