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"Assange’s Judge a Disgrace to the Bench"
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Assange’s Judge a Disgrace to the Bench, Former UK Ambassador Says
Both Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange are now in jail, both over offenses related to the publication of materials specifying U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq, and both charged with nothing else at all. No matter what bullshit political and MSM liars try to feed you, that is the simple truth. Manning and Assange are true heroes of our time, and are suffering for it.

Amid Growing Threats Against Her Life, Ilhan Omar Issues Urgent Call to Confront 'Acts of Hate By Right-Wing Extremists'
"Violent rhetoric and all forms of hate speech have no place in our society, much less from our country's Commander in Chief. This is endangering lives. It has to stop."

"Her Life Is in Danger": Dems Urged to Speak Out After Trump's Latest Attack on Ilhan Omar
"The president is inciting violence against a sitting Congresswoman—and an entire group of Americans based on their religion," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Sudan's military seizes power from President Omar al-Bashir
Sudan's military has overthrown and arrested President Omar al-Bashir after months of protests against his nearly 30-year rule.

Citing Assange's Work Exposing US 'Atrocities,' UK Labour Leaders Speak Out Against Extradition Effort
The WikiLeaks publisher, says shadow home secretary, "is being pursued because he has exposed wrongdoing by U.S. administrations and their military forces."

Following Trump Administration's Bullying, ICC Judges Reject Probe Into War Crimes in Afghanistan
The decision represents "a shocking abandonment of the victims"

Threatening 'Swift' Retaliation if US, Israel, or Allies Probed, Trump Celebrates ICC's Rejected War Crimes Probe as 'Major International Victory'
President Donald Trump: Today, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced its unanimous rejection of a request to investigate American military and intelligence professionals who served in Afghanistan. This is a major international victory, not only for these patriots, but for the rule of law. We welcome this decision and reiterate our position that the United States holds American citizens to the highest legal and ethical standards. Since the creation of the ICC, the United States has consistently declined to join the court because of its broad, unaccountable prosecutorial powers; the threat it poses to American national sovereignty; and other deficiencies that render it illegitimate. Any attempt to target American, Israeli, or allied personnel for prosecution will be met with a swift and vigorous response.

JOHN PILGER: Assange Arrest a Warning from History
Real journalism is being criminalized by thugs in plain sight, says John Pilger. Dissent has become an indulgence. And the British elite has abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice.

7 Years of Lies About Assange Won’t Stop Now
One of the few towering figures of our time was reduced to nothing more than a sex pest and scruffy bail-skipper, writes Jonathan Cook.

Venezuela Rejects Asylum Removal and Arrest of Julian Assange
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza published a statement on Twitter stating that President Maduro, on behalf of the government and the people, "expresses his most categorical rejection of the atrocious decision that deprived Australian-Ecuadorean Julian Assange of the right to diplomatic asylum."

US Threatens Venezuela at UNSC as IMF Freezes Funds
By Ricardo - Venezuelanalysis - April 11, 2019

US Vice President Mike Pence told the UNSC that "the time has come" for the UN to recognize Guaido as Venezuela's "legitimate president" and accept the latter's representative to the world body. He added that the US would circulate a resolution to this effect, but offered no details on its timetable. A previous US resolution at the UNSC was vetoed by Russia and China on February. Pence went on to reiterate the warning that "all options are on the table" to oust the Maduro government. "This is our neighborhood," he told reporters afterward, calling on Russia to cease its support to the Maduro government.

Correa Says Moreno INA Papers Probe Led to Facebook Page Block
The INA Papers alleges Moreno's link to a firm which deposited millions to an offshore company, whose owner put money in Moreno's brother's shell company.
Early Friday, former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa confirmed that his Facebook account had indeed been blocked, just one day after the ex-head of state publicly criticize Lenin Moreno for the withdrawal of asylum previously granted to WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange.

OAS Sacrifices Its Charter for Trump's Desperate Venezuelan Regime Change Bid
In a legally dubious attempt to legitimize Juan Guaido's shadow regime, the US pushed to install a neoliberal operative implicated in an alleged Maduro assassination plot as Venezuela's Organization of American States ambassador.

Paraguay to Formally Withdraw From UNASUR
The government of Mario Abdo is now the third to formalize its abandonment, joining Colombian President Ivan Duque, who on Aug. 27, 2018, and Ecuador's Lenin Moreno, who on March 14, 2019, made a similar decision. Since April 2018, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru suspended their participation, leaving Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname and Uruguay as active members.

IMF Deal for Ecuador Paved Way for Assange’s Arrest
Embassy ouster was a long-reported condition for pact

'I know nothing about WikiLeaks.' Donald Trump has no comment on Julian Assange arrest
“I know nothing about WikiLeaks," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. "It’s not my thing." ...and said what happens next is up to the attorney general.

Ecuador arrests Swedish software developer allegedly tied to WikiLeaks after Assange arrest, official says

Putin Wants the Rights of Assange to Be Observed
Press secretary for the Russian Presidency, Dmitry Peskov told reporters that he currently can't make any detailed statements on the overall situation but stated that "We, of course, hope that all of his rights will be observed."

Least We Forget: WikiLeaks: Collateral Murder (Iraq, 2007)
Video footage from a U.S. Apache helicopter in 2007 leaked by U.S. Army intelligence analyst and whistleblower Bradley Manning to Wikileaks. The video shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well.

While Much of US Media Plays Along, Critics Warn Assange Indictment an 'Obvious' Ploy With Deeper Dangers
"It is quite obvious the U.S. authorities have picked just one element of what they have been working on for a long time," Hrafnsson said. "There is no assurance that there would not be additional charges when he is on U.S. soil. And I think, and I believe, that this was an angle in the approach to increase the likelihood of him being extradited. That is obvious."

Julian Assange Arrested in London
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition
Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, was arrested on Thursday inside Ecuador's Embassy in London, where he had lived since 2012 under diplomatic protection. London's Metropolitan Police service said in a statement its officers were "invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum."

Julian Assange Arrested by British Police After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police Thursday after U.K. law enforcement officials were "invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorean government's withdrawal of asylum."

Julian Assange's Arrest Prompts International Outcry from Rights Activists, Gov'ts
Legal experts, human rights activists and several governments decried the arrest of co-founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange Thursday in London at the embassy of Ecuador, a South American country where he was granted asylum in 2012 by former President Rafael Correa.

Assange Arrest 'National Shame' and 'Historical Error,' Ecuador's Ex-Foreign Minister Says
Ecuador's Former Foreign Minister Guillaume Long issued a statement Thursday condemning the arrest of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy in the British capital London.

Saudi Coalition Airstrikes Kill 11 Yemeni Girls
Saudi coalition planes bombed the area next to a girls' school in Sanaa earlier today, killing at least 11 and injuring dozens more:

Cuban Doctors Attend to Venezuelan Oil Workers Amid US Blockade
Many Cuban doctors who are members of the "Barrio Adentro" mission are attending to the workers of the Electronic Corporation of Venezuela in order to help the people while they restore the Latin American nation´s power grid.

'Another Horrific Attack': US-Backed Saudi Coalition Bombs Yemen School, Killing Mostly Children
"President Trump, I urge you to sign the resolution Congress passed last week ending U.S. support for this conflict. Yemen needs humanitarian aid, not more bombs," tweeted Sen. Bernie Sanders

World Demands Lula's Liberty on 1st Anniversary of Captivity
People are gathering all over the world to commemorate the first anniversary of the imprisonment of former Brazilian President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. The most revered leftist leader from Worker's Party (PT) in Brazil, was arrested last year on April 7 prior to the country's presidential election in 2018 which saw the victory of far-right Jair Bolsonaro.

Iran to blacklist U.S. military if Washington designates Guards as terrorists, lawmaker vows

Iran's Supreme Leader Tells Iraq To Push U.S. Troops Out As Soon As Possible

U.S. to designate elite Iranian force as terrorist organization

Pro-Trump Goon Arrested for Threatening to Kill Rep. Ilhan Omar

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

Flood of Comments Shows Public 'Utterly Repulsed' By Trump Plan to Take Food Stamps From 750,000 People
"This is a direct attack on the most vulnerable among us and this policy violence cannot go unchallenged," said Rev. William Barber

Theresa May's Appalling Legacy Will be the Destruction of the Good Friday Agreement
Her list of blunders is too long to repeat here but must include her decision to treat the outcome of the EU referendum as if it was a decisive choice by the British people. The near dead heat should have meant that the wishes of both sides would need to be accommodated to stop existing divisions widening.

Jamal Khashoggi's children get huge "blood money" payouts from Saudi Arabia, Washington Post reports
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has intelligence substantiating an assessment that the crown prince ordered the killing of the columnist, who regularly criticized the royal family and the future king in particular.

SYRIA: U.S clings to "regime change" fantasy by occupying Syrian territory and threatening economic warfare – Peter Ford
Ambassador James Jeffrey, the US special envoy for Syria, gave an under-reported press briefing on 25 March which made fairly plain the US strategy. Far from being sated with its demolition of ISIS and resigned to Assad's ‘victory', the US clearly clings to its desire to remove Assad and proposes to go about that through economic warfare and by maintaining a military presence using the pretext of ensuring the ‘enduring' defeat of ISIS.

Brazil's Bolsonaro: No Moving Embassy to Jerusalem
Brazil's President Bolsonaro says the country won't move its embassy to Jerusalem, but will open a trade and technology center there, like Hungary.

Reuters Confirms That Bolton Torpedoed the Hanoi Summit
An explosive report by Reuters confirms that John Bolton sabotaged the denuclearization talks between Kim Jong un and Donald Trump in Hanoi in February. According to a March 29 exclusive by journalists Lesley Wroughton and David Brunnstrom:

No More US Financial Aid for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador
President Donald Trump claims that Central American countries "haven't done a thing" for the United States.

US asks Chile to extradite arms dealer who sold weapons to Iraq... in deals ‘set up by CIA'
Washington has again shown that all is fair in war and business, calling for the extradition of a Chilean ex-arms dealer who sold cluster bombs to Iraq in the ‘80s, despite claims the CIA supported and approved the deals.

Trump says it's 'very important that OPEC increase the flow of oil' because prices are too high
President Donald Trump told OPEC on Thursday that its members should start pumping more oil, marking his second warning to the producer group this year as crude prices continue to rise.

Cuba Sends Field Hospital to Help Mozambique
Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019

US to China: Don't steal trade secrets the way we used to do

Venezuela bars Guaido from holding public office for 15 years

Bolivia, India Sign Over Eight Bilateral Cooperation Agreements
Bolivia's President Evo Morales and India's President Ram Nath Kovind met Friday in Santa Cruz to analyze the international situation and review the details of bilateral cooperation agreements related to geology, mining, hydrocarbons, health, trade, investment, industry and technology transfer.

Pentagon warns India against 'messy' tests in space, despite doing similar one in 2008
India risks creating dangerous debris while blasting missiles into space, the Pentagon said, despite having conducted a very similar test in the past and producing thousands of pieces of space junk orbiting the Earth. New Delhi successfully conducted an anti-satellite missile test this week. In Washington, acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan admonished India for littering in orbit.

'Why not give Israel North & South Carolina?' Syrian envoy asks US at UN
Syria's UN ambassador has suggested the US hand "a couple" of its own states over to Israel instead of flouting international law and selling others' land for favors with the Israeli lobby, like it did with the Golan Heights.

UN to probe 'horrific' Mali attacks as death toll jumps to 160
Local officials say at least 160 people were killed and scores more wounded in Saturday's attack in Mopti region.

Cuba Sends Field Hospital to Help Mozambique amid Cyclone Idai
Cuba's vice minister of Foreign Affairs Anayansi Rodriguez Camejo announced that Cuba is sending Wednestay a "field hospital", with full staff and equipment, to Mozambique, which is a form of international cooperation whose purpose is to contribute to the management of public health conditions after the devastating impact caused by Cyclone Idai.

Speed limiters and black boxes could soon be mandatory on all new cars
SPEED LIMITERS and black box data recorders are one step closer to becoming mandatory equipment on all new cars sold in Europe, after being overwhelmingly approved by a European Parliament committee.

Venezuela: New Widespread Power Outage as Gov't Denounces Alleged Attacks
By Ricardo Vaz - Venezuelanalysis - March 26, 2019
Venezuela suffered another widespread power outage on Monday, with authorities claiming a "double attack" against the country's main hydroelectric dam took place. Both alleged attacks against the Simon Bolivar Hydroelectric Plant, known as the Guri Dam, affected as many as 16 of Venezuela's 23 states.

Hypocrites Much? US Government to Assess Russian 'Influence' in Venezuela
By TeleSur - March 26, 2019
The "Russia-Venezuelan Threat Mitigation Act" is a bi-partisan legislation introduced by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), which would require for the U.S. State Department to provide a threat assessment and strategic approach for dealing with Russia's military cooperation in Venezuela. The bill now must be passed by the Senate and then be signed by Donald Trump to become law. Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza criticized the U.S. position asserting that "such cynicism that a country with more than 800 military bases around the world, much of them in Latin America, and a growing military budget of more than US$700 billion, intends to interfere with the military-technical cooperation program between Russia and Venezuela."

Russia's Lavrov to US: Your Venezuelan Coup Violates UN Charter
By TeleSur - March 26, 2019
According to Russia's foreign ministry website Lavrov told Pompeo: "Washington's attempts to organize a coup d'état in Venezuela and (U.S.) threats against the legitimate government are in violation of the UN Charter." The foreign minister went on to say that the U.S. is conducting "undisguised interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state."

Venezuela Gov't Reports Gradual Restoration of Electric Service
By TeleSur - March 26, 2019
Venezuelan Minister of Communication Jorge Rodríguez said the fire brigades came to the country's main electric plant Guri to put out the fire attack that took place the night before.

None so blind...
By Raffique Shah - March 26, 2019
I find it incomprehensible that supposedly-intelligent persons, many of whom have been around for as long as I have, and who ought to know the bloody history of American interventions in the politics of Latin American countries, routinely regurgitate the propaganda emanating from Washington by referring to Venezuela's besieged president Nicholas Maduro as an "evil dictator".

Russia's Lavrov to US: Your Venezuelan Coup Violates UN Charter
By TeleSur - March 26, 2019
According to Russia's foreign ministry website Lavrov told Pompeo: "Washington's attempts to organize a coup d'état in Venezuela and (U.S.) threats against the legitimate government are in violation of the UN Charter." The foreign minister went on to say that the U.S. is conducting "undisguised interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state."

Venezuela Suspends Work, Schools Amid New Blackout
By TeleSur - March 26, 2019
Vice President Rodriguez also explained that the national electric system "suffered [on Monday] two terrorist attacks carried out by violent people who sow anxiety in the population as a way of achieving their destabilizing ends."

Venezuela Denounces New Attack On Its National Electric System
By TeleSur - March 25, 2019
This time, as Venezuela's officials stated, all the countermeasure mechanisms implemented by President Nicolas Maduro performed flawlessly.

Jehovah's Witnesses 'kept a secret database of tens of thousands of child molesters for two decades and hid it from the authorities'
The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, which serves as the head of the Jehovah's Witness organization, has reportedly paid millions of dollars in court fines and settlements over the years rather than unseal its files containing the names and addresses of the accused.

A Secret Database of Child Abuse
A former Jehovah's Witness is using stolen documents to expose allegations that the religion has kept hidden for decades.

The U.S. Deserves Its Own Nuremberg Trials
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019

VIDEO: Russiagate Implodes: Aaron Maté Buries the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory
Russiagate has imploded after Robert Mueller's investigation found no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion. The Grayzone's Aaron Maté explains why the conspiracy theory was bogus from the beginning, and how corporate media outlets spent the past 2 years lying.

Trump 'Fuels Hate Against Muslims,' Ilhan Omar Says
Democratic Congresswoman Omar tells that Trump's "fuels hate against Muslims," at the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) event occurring in Los Angeles.

The U.S. Deserves Its Own Nuremberg Trials
Are Americans capable of committing atrocities on the same scale as Germans did under Nazi rule? That is the question that University of San Francisco ethics professor Rebecca Gordon and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer grapple with in the latest installment of "Scheer Intelligence." Gordon, author of "Mainstreaming Torture" and "American Nuremberg," posits that if America's actions in the Middle East, especially in Iraq, were to be scrutinized the way Nazi Germany's crimes were probed in the aftermath of World War II, the U.S. would likely also be found guilty of crimes against humanity.

Britain's Prince Charles Arrives in Cuba on First Royal Visit
Britain's Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla arrived in Cuba on Sunday, becoming the first British royals to visit the country. The royal couple was welcomed at Havana's Jose Marti International airport by Cuba's Deputy Foreign Minister Ana Teresita Gonzalez.

Brazilians Reject Bolsonaro's Neoliberal Pension System Reform
Workers, students and teachers staged Friday the "National Day of Struggle in Defense of Social Security," an act of resistance to neoliberal policies organized by 10 trade union centers, the Brazilian People Front, and the "People Without Fear" Front in 126 cities across the country.

More than 630 civilians killed in Syria anti-IS fight
BEIRUT: More than 630 civilians were killed in the six-month operation against the Islamic State group that culminated in its defeat by US-backed Syrian forces on Saturday, a monitor said.

Maduro: US Withholding $5bn of Medical Supplies in 'Criminal' Measure
Maduro's accusations came at a government re-launch of the pharmaceutical sector.

Russia Gives US Red Line on Venezuela
At a high-level meeting in Rome this week, it seems that Russia reiterated a grave warning to the US – Moscow will not tolerate American military intervention to topple the Venezuelan government with whom it is allied.

Russian air force planes land in Venezuela carrying troops: reports

EU says doesn't recognize Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights
The European Union underlined it does not recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump moved to do so for the territory viewed by European allies as occupied.

France says Trump's Golan Heights move would violate international law
France sought to make clear on Friday that it does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and that President Trump's intention to do so would violate international law.

UK abstains from UN vote accusing Israel of 'war crimes'
British Jewish groups express regret UK didn't vote against anti-Israel motion at United Nations

Britain says it has no plans to change its stance on Golan Heights

America's Corruption Is a National Security Threat
Donald Trump is one symptom of a wider problem that's making the United States weaker on the international stage.

Our secret dirty war: Five British Special Forces troops are wounded in Yemen while 'advising' Saudi Arabia on their deadly campaign that has brought death and famine to millions

New Zealand Mosque Massacre: White Supremacy and Western Wars
The mass murder and wounding of 97 Muslim worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand (NZ) which took place on Friday, March 15, 2019, has profound political, ideological and psychological roots.

US to ICC – We Will Break Your Legs
Well, not exactly like that, but in a way, yes. Now, finally, 'the gloves are off'. The US is openly threatening the historically timid ICC (International Criminal Court) and its judges. And unexpectedly, the ICC is hitting back. It refuses to shut up, to kneel, and to beg for mercy.

Ex-UN Human Rights Expert Blasts 'Manipulation' on Venezuela
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Ex-UN Human Rights Expert Blasts 'Manipulation' on Venezuela: 'We Are Swimming in an Ocean of Lies'
By The Grayzone - March 20, 2019
A former United Nations human rights expert and top legal scholar has harshly criticized the international body's reporting on Venezuela, calling it "unprofessional," politicized, and unfairly slanted in favor of the country's right-wing opposition. "We are swimming in an ocean of lies," explained Alfred de Zayas. .

Supporters Around the World Rally, Crying 'Hands Off Venezuela'
By TeleSur - March 16, 2019
From Argentina to South Africa, Malaysia to Peru, New Zealand to Canada and the U.S., supporters of the Bolivarian revolution marched together as part of the World in Solidarity with Venezuela Day this weekend.

'Blatant Effort to Intimidate and Retaliate': Pompeo Imposes Visa Ban on ICC Staff Probing US War Crimes
By Jessica Corbett – Common Dreams - March 15, 2019
Human rights defenders expressed outrage on Friday after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed that the Trump administration is revoking or denying visas for any International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel who try to investigate or prosecute U.S. officials or key allies for potential war crimes.

US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as 'Watershed Event' for 'Galvanizing Public Unrest'
By Max Blumenthal – The Grayzone - March 11, 2019

NYT's Exposé on the Lies About Burning Aid Trucks in Venezuela Shows How U.S. Government and Media Spread Pro-War Propaganda
By Glenn Greenwald - March 10, 2019

The Conflict of Our Time: U.S. Imperialism vs the Rule of Law
By Nicolas J S Davies - March 08, 2019

Trump Asks Germany, Japan To Pay For Being Occupied
By Moon Of Alabama - March 08, 2019
The extortion scheme Trump wants to use against 'allies' is a perfect own goal. The German government under Chancellor Angela Merkel is already accused of being too deep inside the U.S. rear.

Venezuela Denounces US Participation in Electric Sabotage
Posted: Saturday, March 9, 2019

Venezuela Denounces US Participation in Electric Sabotage
By TeleSur - March 09, 2019
Jorge Rodriguez showed evidence of the participation of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio in the sabotage of the electrical system that left the country without service for more than 24 hours.

Nationwide Blackout In Venezuela -Venezuelanalysis On the Ground Coverage Affected
By Katrina Kozarek - Venezuelanalysis.com - March 08, 2019
Venezuela suffered a nationwide blackout in the afternoon on Thursday, March 7. Government officials denounce sabotage and promise to restore the country to 100 percent electrical service over the coming hours.

Victory for the Chagos Islanders
By John Pilger - February 25, 2019
The International Court of Justice in The Hague has handed down a momentous judgement that says Britain's colonial authority over the Chagos Islands is no longer legal. John Pilger, whose 2004 film, Stealing a Nation, alerted much of the world to the plight of the islanders, tells their story here.

Venezuela: Communication Minister Shows Truth of Border Violence
By TeleSur - February 24, 2019
On Sunday, Venezuelan Minister of Communication and Information Jorge Rodriguez revealed the truth of the violence on the Simon Bolivar-Venezuela border bridge. His revelations show the falsification of reports by mainstream media related to Saturday's violence.

Haiti's desperate struggle against US imperialism met with silence as world watches Venezuela
By John McEvoy - February 20, 2019
With all eyes currently on Venezuela, very little attention has been paid to the desperate struggle against US imperialism in Haiti. It’s time for that to change.

Indians have imported casteism to the US & a black journalist writes on the need to ban it
By Kenneth J. Cooper - March 28, 2018
Until six months ago, I had never considered that Indian immigrants had imported the caste system to the United States.

How Much of Venezuela's Crisis is Really Maduro's Fault?
Posted: Monday, February 18, 2019

What Happened to the Remains of Khashoggi's Predecessor?
by Robert Fisk - February 18, 2019

How Much of Venezuela's Crisis is Really Maduro's Fault?
There are several factors for Venezuela's economic crisis, but you wouldn't know it by listening to U.S. leaders or following corporate media, writes Steve Ellner.

Hate Fest In Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland is not a fun place to visit in darkest February, but that is where the US just staged an anti-Iranian jamboree of 60 client states that brought derision and scorn from Europeans and much of the Mideast.

Understanding Why Iranians Bash the U.S. Government
Two days ago, the New York Times carried an article by Times' journalist Thomas Erdbrink entitled, "For Iran, a Grand Occasion to Bash the U.S.," which was about Iran's celebration of the 40th anniversary of its revolution in 1979. The article included the following sentence, "And like some evil doppelgänger, the United States was omnipresent, despite having broken all ties with Iran in 1981."

Trump's Iran summit shows just how far he is from the rest of the west
Does Mike Pompeo realise what a foolish figure he cuts as he shambles around Europe, spouting risible tosh about Donald Trump's commitment to a "new liberal order" and America as "force for good" in the Middle East? It seems he does not. Pompeo is a former soldier, Tea Party Republican, hawkish CIA chief and enthusiastic torture advocate who complained in 2013 that Guantanamo Bay inmates on hunger strike had "put on weight". Self-awareness is not really his thing.

Yemen war: UK 'on wrong side' of law over Saudi arms sales, British lords say
UK arms exports to Riyadh 'highly likely' to have caused major casualties and some should be suspended, report finds

Haiti in disarray as anti-government protests lead to prison breakout
By Peter Beaumont - February 14, 2019
Demonstrations over missing $4bn in development funds leave police overstretched, allowing 78 inmates to escape

Haiti's Unfolding Revolution Is Directly Linked to Venezuela's
By Kim Ives - February 13, 2019
Chaos reigns in Haiti for a seventh straight day as its masses continue to rise up nationwide to drive President Jovenel Moïse from power for his corruption, arrogance, false promises, and straight-faced lies.

Monica Witt: US Air Force officer defects to Iran with information 'seriously damaging' to national security, officials reveal
Chris Riotta - February 14, 2019

Neoliberalism or Death: The U.S. Economic War Against Venezuela
The Intercept (Audio) - February 13, 2019

Saudi crown prince had threatened to use 'bullet' on Khashoggi: NYTimes

Time to Break the Silence on Palestine

US revisits Vietnam Syndrome in Afghanistan after 17 years of war and destruction
It is America's longest war, costing huge amounts of "blood and treasure" as US leaders claim. Yet, the signs are that Washington is finally accepting a historic defeat in Afghanistan comparable to the ignominious Vietnam War.

Zimbabwe's Capitalist Crisis: Imperial Vultures and Subimperial Doves Both Turn Away From Economic Carcass

Venezuela plot thickens...
Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Venezuela Attorney General Begins Probe into Juan Guaido, Looks to Ban Travel
The Attorney General of Venezuela, Tareck William Saab, says that Guaido's actions have caused detrimental harm to the nation qualifying him for certain measures including a ban from traveling outside the country.

Coup in Venezuela: What Next?
Marco Teruggi, a Caracas-based political commentator, examines the situation of the Bolivarian Government in the international chessboard.

Venezuela plot thickens… UN should be probing Washington and allies for regime-change crimes
Identical condemnations from the US and allies and the synchronicity show that Venezuela is being targeted for regime change in a concerted plot led by Washington.

US Hits PDVSA with More Sanctions as UNSC Fails to Pass Resolution on Venezuela
US Treasury imposed a de facto oil embargo against Venezuela as the diplomatic standoff over Guaido’s self-proclamation continues.

Venezuela crisis: Former UN rapporteur says US sanctions are killing citizens
'Modern-day economic sanctions and blockades are comparable with medieval sieges of towns'

Venezuela - Trump's Coup Plan Has Big Flaws
While U.S. coup plotting against Venezuela goes back to at least 1998 when the deceased President Chavez won his first election, the actual planning for this coup attempt was only done during the last two month. There are many holes in the plan and it involves a lot of wishful thinking. That might give the Maduro government openings to deflect the attack.

Top 5 Dumbest Arguments Defending Trump's Venezuela Interventionism
...sure there are Venezuelans who don't like their government, but their existence doesn't justify US interventionism. Secondly, it's a known fact that online trolls will be employed to help manufacture support for all sorts of geopolitical agendas, from Israel's shill army to the MEK terror cult's anti-Iran troll farm to the Bana Alabed psyop for Syria. And here's this example, just for your information, of a Twitter account talking about how much fun she's having in Paris and then a few days later claiming she's in Venezuela waiting in "5+ hour queues to buy a loaf of bread." Be skeptical of what strangers on social media tell you about what's happening inside a nation that's been targeted by the empire, please.

The US Strategy for Regime Change in Venezuela
The CEPR’s Alex Main and TRNN’s Greg Wilpert discuss the trajectory of US regime change policy in Venezuela through to the present coup in progress backed by the Trump administration.

Venezuela's Maduro and Guaido Give Dueling Speeches as US Begins Diplomatic Withdrawal
Guaido repeated calls for the military to depose the government, while Maduro urged Washington to stay out of Venezuelan affairs.

Why Is Canada So Hot Under the Collar About Venezuela?
Columnist Thomas Walkom examines Canada's increasingly aggressive foreign policy towards Venezuela.

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