Venezuela’s VP to Mike Pence: ‘Yankee, Go Home’

teleSUR | January 22, 2019

While the so-called Lima Group and the U.S. refused to recognize Maduro’s new mandate, many progressive governments and international organizations have shown support and solidarity to Maduro.

Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez Tuesday said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was “openly calling for a coup d’état in Venezuela ” after Pence issued a video message of support to the Venezuelan opposition to encourage those who are protesting against President Nicolas Maduro and underline U.S. backing for opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido, the self-appointed head of the suspended National Assembly.

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US Administrations Have Been Intervening in Venezuela Since at Least the Early 2000s

by Alex Main / Janine Jackson

FAIR | January 16, 2019

Alexander Main

Janine Jackson interviewed Alexander Main about the Nicolás Maduro re-election for the January 11, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.

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Commentary: OAS Dangerously in Disarray vis‐a‐vis Venezuela

by Ronald Sanders | January 22, 2019

OAS countries flags. (Archive)
OAS countries flags. (Archive)


Over the last few days there has been a serious serious overreach by Luis Almagro of the authority he has as secretary-general of the Organisation of American States (OAS).

If Mr Almagro continues to exceed his authority, plainly set out in the Charter of the OAS, the already fragmented organisation will be headed for grave fracture.

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Evo Morales Will Host ‘Year of Indigenous Languages’: UN

teleSUR | January 22, 2019

Bolivia’s first elected indigenous president, Morales represents one of country’s 36 native american communities.

Bolivia’s first elected indigenous president, Morales represents one of country’s 36 native american communities. | Photo: EFE

Bolivian president Evo Morales will be hosting the International Year of Indigenous Languages in New York for the United Nations on February 1, Bolivian Foreign Minister Diego Pary said.

“The President has been invited to participate on February 1 of the launching of the International Year of Indigenous Languages and will be there as the main guest,” Pary told reporters.

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Another Defeat for Imperialist Feminism in Nicaragua

teleSUR | January 22, 2019

In March 2016, then US Ambassador Laura Dogu hosted Sofia Montenegro, Vilma Nuñez, Ana Quiroz, Suyen Barahona and other women opposition leaders.

In March 2016, then US Ambassador Laura Dogu hosted Sofia Montenegro, Vilma Nuñez, Ana Quiroz, Suyen Barahona and other women opposition leaders. | Photo: Tortilla Con Sal

Thanks to Sandinista government policies of the last eleven years, Nicaragua is on track to become the first country in the world to achieve gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum. But the unrelenting counterfactual attacks on Nicaragua’s government by Western imperialist feminists and their feminist class allies inside Nicaragua systematically omit that reality.Read More »

U.S: Union influence grew despite slight drop in membership in 2018

by Mark Gruenberg

Peoples World | January 22, 2019

Union influence grew despite slight drop in membership in 2018

The teachers’ strike currently underway in LA is cited as just one example of the growing militancy and influence of the labor movement. | Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP

WASHINGTON—Union membership declined slightly from 2017 to 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Using calculations from the Current Population Survey – a scientifically selected rolling sample of 60,000 households – BLS calculated there were 14.744 million union members last year, down 73,000 from the year before. Union density in 2018 was 10.5 percent

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Oxfam: 26 billionaires control as much wealth as poorest half of humanity

by Nick Beams

As global elites gather at Davos

22 January 2019

As members of the world’s financial elite gather today in Davos, Switzerland, for the opening of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, a new report by the UK-based charity Oxfam International has highlighted the vast accumulation of wealth at the heights of society, and the accelerating growth of social inequality.Read More »

The Empire Files: Trump is Expanding the US Empire

Empire Files | January 11, 2019

In the first installment of this multi-part series, Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin debunks the notion that Trump is an anti-interventionist president, outlining his first two years of aggressive foreign policy that has expanded US wars and occupations.

From the biggest military budget in history, to removing its restrictions to “bomb the hell out of” Iraq and Syria, to ramping-up brutal economic sanctions, to becoming America’s ‘Arms Salesman-In-Chief.’Read More »

The Fetishization of the Corporate Media

by C J Hopkins

If Russiagate serves no other useful purpose, it is at least exposing the corporate media as the propaganda factories that they are.

So the corporate media have gone and done it again. As they have, repeatedly, for the last two and half years, they shook the earth with a “bombshell” story proving beyond any reasonable doubt that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to steal the presidency from Hillary Clinton, or at least committed an impeachable felony in connection with something to do with the Russians, or Ukrainians, or other Slavic persons … which story turned out to be inaccurate, or not entirely accurate, or a bunch of horseshit.Read More »