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Dave Lindorff and Michael White

May 21, 2019           |                                       

Veteran journalist Dave Lindorff is the first guest; he describes the misrepresentations and complete falsehoods that US corporate media has been presenting about Venezuela. Then New York activist Michael White explains how real estate and other private interests have been attempting to close or shrink some of New York’s most important public libraries, and how […]

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Consortium News brings you in-depth coverage from a fresh perspective of the biggest stories of the day. Read us to keep up with the crises of Iran, Venezuela and WikiLeaks. You can read The New York Times and The Washington Post if you want to know what official Washington is saying and doing on the […]

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Four members of the Embassy Protection Collective, Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, Adrienne Pine and David Paul were arrested this morning after the U.S. government raided the Venezuelan embassy in an apparently unprecedented move that legal experts described as an open violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Zeese and Flowers are with the group PopularResistance.org. See […]

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Protesters occupying Venezuela embassy in Washington DC speak out By our reporters 16 May 2019 Following the abortive coup by self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó, a tense standoff has unfolded at the Venezuelan embassy in Washington DC. For over a month, protesters hostile to the illegal US regime change operation in Venezuela have defended the […]

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Trump: From China to Iran to Venezuela, Threats and Sanctions Everywhere

May 15, 2019           |                                       

As of May 10, Mr. Trump has arbitrarily increased tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the US, worth about 200 billion dollars, from 10% to 25%. It is an action without any foundation. An action that makes no sense at all, as China can and will retaliate – and retaliate much stronger than what the […]

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Pompeo Demands Russia Take Action to Prove They Won’t Meddle in 2020 Vote

May 14, 2019           |                                       

Making his visit to Russia on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was full of demands for the Putin government, leading off with a demand that Russia “take action” to prove that there would be no interference in the 2020 US elections. It’s not clear what such action would look like, though Pompeo said that […]

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Hugo Chávez knew that Venezuela was very vulnerable. Its oil revenues account for 98 percent of its export earnings. Chávez was familiar with the thinking of Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo, Venezuela’s minister of mines and hydrocarbons in the early 1960s and one of the architects of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries). In 1976, […]

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Spring Donation Drive CounterPunch is a lifeboat of sanity in today’s turbulent political seas. Please make a tax-deductible donation and help us continue to fight. Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair As famed Latin American author Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “every time the US ‘saves’ a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or […]

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Guaido ‘Open’ to Accepting a US Offer to Invade Venezuela

May 11, 2019           |                                       

After last week’s US-backed coup failed to install Juan Guaido in power in Venezuela, Guaido remains keen to be supported by the US, and told Italian newspaper La Stampa that he would “probably accept” a US offer to invade. Though the Trump Administration has constantly threatened to invade Venezuela in recent months, it appears they […]

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How Lies Become “Facts” in U.S. “News”

May 10, 2019           |                                       

On Fox News Channel’s May 2nd edition of “The Story with Martha MacCallum” was alleged, by the program host (at 2:45 in this video), that one reason we must invade Venezuela (if we will) is that “People have lost 24 pounds” there. So (her point was), if we invade, that’s not evil, it’s no coup, […]

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Pompeo to Visit Russia Next Week to Meet With Putin

May 10, 2019           |                                       

Next week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be heading to Russia for a rare high-profile visit with President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. This will be the highest-level talks between the US and Russia in 10 months. The visit will take place in Sochi, a resort town along the Black Sea. State […]

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JAMES EARLY, earlytempos at gmail.comEarly has spent time in Venezuela and is former director of the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. He is a board member of the Institute for Policy Studies and the Regional Articulation of Afro Descendants Latin America and Caribbean. While many of the members of the Embassy Protection Collective who […]

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Venezuela: A Risk to Dollar Hegemony

May 9, 2019           |                                       

After the new coup attempt – or propaganda coup – Venezuela lives in a state of foreign imposed insecurity. The failed coup was executed on 30 April by Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed and Washington-trained and endorsed “interim President”, and the opposition leader, Leopoldo López, who was hurriedly freed from house arrest by Guaidó with a […]

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