US Intervenes as Venezuela Prepares for High Stakes Election

by Roger Harris, published on Resumen-English, November 25, 2020 The US finally appointed an ambassador to Venezuela after a decade hiatus and in the runup to the Venezuelan National Assembly elections. The new ambassador, James Story, was confirmed by US Senate voice vote on November 18 with Democrats supporting Trump’s nominee. Ambassador Story took his post in Bogotá, Colombia. No,[…]

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Like Old Time Pirates: US Seizes Venezuelan Oil and Sells It

from TeleSUR English, October 29, 2020 Venezuela faces gasoline supply problems due to arbitrary sanctions whereby the U.S. seeks to destabilize the Bolivarian revolution. The U.S. Justice Department announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s administration sold over 1.1 million barrels of refined petroleum that were onboard the Luna vessel, which was seized by the United States from Iran on[…]

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Unfounded U.N. Report on Venezuela Being Used as an Instrument of Regime Change

Statement by US Peace Council, September 28, 2020 The United Nations Human Rights Council issued a report* by the Independent Mission to Determine the Facts in Venezuela (Independent Mission), which accuses Venezuela of “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment committed since 2014.” The veracity, timing, and political intent of this report is best understood in the context of a campaign led[…]

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Media Silent as Trump Declares Wars

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, July 22, 2020 Donald Trump’s attacks on Venezuela, Syria and Iran are criminal, but Joe Biden vows to be even worse. “There is no congressional opposition to Trump’s acts of aggression which are literally killing people around the world.” The corporate media in this country can endlessly repeat lies about Russia paying[…]

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Missing Perspective in Media: Iran/Venezuela Ties Are None of US’s Business

by Gregory Shupak, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, June 10, 2020 The American state not only snuffs out lives by pressing knees to necks domestically, it also seeks to asphyxiate entire countries like Iran and Venezuela. When the US empire’s foes defy Washington’s dictates, corporate media willingly participate in drumming up a crisis over it—even when what’s at[…]

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Federal Charges Against Four Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Dropped

by Embassy Protectors, published on Popular Resistance, June 3, 2020 Work to Oppose US Imperialism and Build International Solidarity Continues Washington, DC – The federal charge of “interfering with certain protective functions” levied against four members of the Embassy Protection Collective was formally dropped today in a hearing before Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell in US District Court. The four[…]

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Iran-Venezuela solidarity breaks U.S. blockade

By Kathy Durkin posted on Workers World,  May 26, 2020 In an act of solidarity, Iran is sending a fleet of five tankers carrying 1.53 million barrels of needed gasoline and related fuel products to Venezuela. On May 23 and 25, the first two ships traveled through the Caribbean Sea and entered Venezuelan territorial waters with a Venezuelan naval and[…]

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Interview With Tom Burke of FRSO on Trump’s War Moves Against Venezuela

by  FRSO Staff, published by FRSO, April 13, 2020 Fight Back! interviewed Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) Organizational Secretary Tom Burke, who led the FRSO labor delegation to Venezuela on March 8. Francisco Torrealba, president of the Venezuelan Transport Workers Federation, elected Venezuelan National Assembly member, and important leader of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) invited Burke and[…]

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Venezuela and the Imperialist Confrontation in Latin America

The Imperialist Confrontation in Latin America What Are Our Tasks and Perspectives to Defend Venezuela? By Alison Bodine & Ali Yerevani Today, 200 years later, we can say it: After having lost that independence that cost so much, Venezuela, in these last ten years…has recovered its independence…and this recovered independence is a door that we should keep open so that[…]

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