Distorting ‘Democracy’ in Venezuela Coverage

Featured image: Depiction of Juan Guaidó in The Atlantic (5/1/19). (photo: Fernando Llano/AP) by Gregory Shupak, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, May 20, 2019  – Writing of the failed US-sponsored coup attempt in Venezuela on April 30, Uri Friedman of The Atlantic (5/1/19) referred to the Venezuelan branch of the coup as Juan “Guaidó’s pro-democracy movement.” The logical[…]

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Yemen’s Houthi Movement Unveils “National Vision” to Heal, Rebuild, and Modernize their War-torn Nation

Feature photo | A Yemeni man cleans in front of his house during a national cleanup campaign in Sanaa, Yemen, Dec. 12, 2018. Hani Mohammed | AP by Ahmed AbdulKareem , published on MintPress News, May 7, 2019 Note: A perspective on Yemen that you probably haven’t seen  before. While MBS and MBZ focus on bombing infrastructure and taking territory[…]

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The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies

2016 protests against removal of Chávez and Bolivar images from National Assembly. (Wikimedia) by John Pilger, Published on Consortium News, February 25, 2019 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 humor in the heat. Jugs of water and melon juice were passed around. A guitar was[…]

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Venezuela gov’t beats back attempted coup

Photo: Maduro was sworn in by Supreme Court President Maikel Moreno. (Presidential Press) By John Catalinotto, Published on Workers World, January 22, 2019 Bulletin, Jan. 22 — The Venezuelan Ministry of Defense announced today that the Bolivarian Armed Forces had repelled an attempted attack on their facilities in Caracas. At 2:50 a.m. local time, “A small group of assailants assigned[…]

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Code Talking: UN Security Council on War and Peace in DR Congo

Photo: Martin Fayulu and Félix Tshisekedi by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, January 16, 2019 Congolese President Kabila wants to shut out the apparent winner of last month’s elections in favor the of the second place finisher, who appears to have accepted the deal. “Congo’s elections commissioner threatened that the Kabila regime will remain in power if Congolese[…]

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What to do the day after America’s elections?

** Header Image by Dan Burgevin by Bruce Gagnon, published on Organizing Notes, November 7, 2018 The Washington Post reports this morning: The deep divisions that have defined American politics in the era of President Trump played out across the country in Tuesday’s midterm elections, as Democrats scored victories in key races in Republican-held suburban House districts but ran into[…]

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Was Patrice Lumumba’s Assassination the Most Important of the Last Century?

by Maurice Carney, first published on TRTWorld, August 6, 2018 The assassination was a disaster not only for the Democratic Republic of Congo, but for the entire African continent. More than half a century later, its shockwaves still reverberate. The assassination of Congo’s first democratically elected prime minister, Patrice Emery Lumumba on January 17, 1961 has been famously termed “the[…]

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