US Fabricates Pretext for Sanctions on Cuba, Venezuela

Heraldo Cubano: Estados Unidos y su poca imaginación. Por Arthur González (English translation follows below) Los yanquis han inventado tantas mentiras contra la Revolución cubana desde 1959, que ya no tienen imaginación creativa para construir otras falsedades para acusar a Cuba. Desde asesinatos, torturas, falsas leyes para privar a los padres de la patria potestad de sus hijos, inventadas violaciones de los derechos humanos, fabricación de opositores que resultaron ser aprovechados del dinero que les asignan para sus provocaciones y al final solo buscan las vías para [...]

Venezuela’s Surprising Victory Against COVID-19

Venezuela’s Coronavirus Response Might Surprise You httpss://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14824 By Leonardo Flores - Common Dreams - March 26, 2020 Within a few hours of being launched, over 800 Venezuelans in the U.S. registered for an emergency flight from Miami to Caracas through a website run by the Venezuelan government. This flight, offered at no cost, was proposed by President Nicolás Maduro when he learned that 200 Venezuelans were stuck in the United States following his government’s decision to stop commercial flights as a preventative coronavirus measure. The promise of one flight [...]

Coronavirus, Militarism and the End of an Illusion

Coronavirus, Militarism and the End of an Illusion Black Alliance For Peace 25 Mar 2020 People are waking people up to the fact that the US state and government does not belong to them but to a capitalist class that is only looking out for itself. “The ‘sheltering in place’ order is starting to look like a convenient tool for the state to manage the growing frustration, fear and anger.” “The nation that considers itself to be the apex of capitalist achievement on planet Earth turns out to [...]

Sanctions Kill at All Times – End the Sanctions on Iran, Venezuela

Why Sanctions During a Pandemic are Cruel by Vijay Prashad – Paolo Estrada - March 18, 2020 Swiftly moves the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), dashing across continents, skipping over oceans, terrifying populations in every country. The numbers of those infected rises, as do the numbers of those who have died. Hands are being washed, tests are being done, and social distance has become a new phrase. It is unclear how devastating this pandemic will be. In the midst of a pandemic, one would expect that all countries would collaborate [...]

Whitewashing Neoliberal Repression

Whitewashing Neoliberal Repression in Chile and Ecuador by Lucas Koerner, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting httpss://fair.org/home/whitewashing-neoliberal-repression-in-chile-and-ecuador/   Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, people are rising up against right-wing, US-backed governments and their neoliberal austerity policies.   Currently in Chile, the government of billionaire Sebastian Piñera has deployed the army to crush nationwide demonstrations against inequality sparked by a subway fare hike.   In Ecuador, indigenous peoples, workers and students recently brought the country to a standstill during 11 days of protests against the gutting of fuel [...]

Letter to the Editor: Bernie, Stop Attacking Venezuela

Dear friends and Bernie Sanders Supporters, What follows is my response to the Bernie campaign asking for financial support...which I have been giving...but will discontinue until he changes his rhetoric ( and hopefully his position) attacking Venezuela.  We cannot afford another war mongering president ready to support destructive US policies and invasions.  Repeating corporate media lies supporting the destabilization of another sovereign country is a very very disturbing thing for any candidate.  Maybe it just goes with the Democrat label...the other war party of two war parties [...]

3rd Annual Left Coast Forum Postponed

The third annual Left Coast Forum will be held this year on a date and venue to be determined after a conflict on scheduling arose at Occidental College. The keynote speakers are: Melina Abdullah – an outspoken, deeply passionate Black Lives Matter activist as well as the Chair of the Pan African Department at the California State University Los Angeles Mario Solis-Marich – a seasoned political consultant, radio and tv host and producer Dominique DiPrima – host of KJLH Front Page Show with Dominique DiPrima on 102.3 [...]

Ongoing Coup Attempt: US Already Interfering in Upcoming Venezuelan Elections

US Already Interfering in Upcoming Venezuelan Elections By: teleSUR -United World International-mrs   US President Donald Trump has maintained strong economic pressure against Venezuela, having signed numerous decrees blocking the assets of the Venezuelan authorities within U.S. jurisdiction. Giants such as the Central Bank of Venezuela and the state-owned oil company PDVSA were also included in the sanctions list.   Now, Washington has announced it will even impose sanctions against foreign citizens supporting or trading with the country.   The US has moved from sanctions to a [...]

Drop All Charges Against Venezuelan Embassy Protectors!

Drop All Charges Against Venezuelan Embassy Protectors! by Embassy Protectors Defense Committee The newly formed Embassy Protectors Defense Committee created in response to the arrest and bogus charges leveled by the Trump Administration against the last four remaining activists of the Embassy Protective Collective that occupied the Venezuela Embassy with the permission of the legitimate elected government of Venezuela for 37 days, has launched an international campaign to demand that the Trump administration drop all Federal charges against the protectors. The last remaining 4 Embassy Proctors — [...]

Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective

Embassy Protection Collective: We’re Still Here And We’re Staying By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance   May 5, 2019 | , Newsletter httpss://popularresistance.org/embassy-protection-collective-were-still-here-and-were-staying/   The Embassy Protection Collective formed on April 10, the day after the Trump administration manipulated the Organization of American States (OAS) to change the rules so they could recognize their puppet, Juan Guaido, as president of Venezuela. The OAS could not get the required two-thirds vote to recognize a government so they changed the rules to a mere majority and barely got [...]

Venezuela: Guaido’s Botched Coup — What’s Next?

Venezuela: Guaidó’s Botched Coup – What Does it Mean and What's Next? By Jorge Martin - May 2, 2019 httpss://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/14459 Just before dawn on 30 April, the Venezuelan opposition launched yet another attempt at a military coup. By the end of the day, the botched coup attempt seemed to have failed, with one of its leaders seeking refuge in the Spanish embassy, 25 of the soldiers involved requesting asylum at the Brazilian embassy and Juan Guaidó in hiding or on the run.   The coup started at [...]

Open Letter to the People of the United States from Venezuelan President Maduro

An Open Letter To The People Of The U.S. From President Nicolás Maduro By Nicolás Maduro Greetings. I am Nicolas Maduro, constitutional president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.  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 struggles in a Venezuela submerged in exclusion and inequality. I am no tycoon; I am a worker [...]

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