teleSUR | February 01, 2019
U.K.’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Friday that intervention in Venezuela and calling for all sanctions against the government of Nicolas Maduro were “wrong” and that only Venezuelans have the right to decide their own destiny.Read More »
“Sanctions which can lead to starvation and medical shortages are not the answer to the crisis in Venezuela,” Mr. Jazairy said in a statement, prompted by the imposition of sanctions on Venezuela’s national oil company by the United States.
“I am especially concerned to hear reports that these sanctions are aimed at changing the government of Venezuela,” he added, while also noting his concern about reports of serious rights violations that include “the growing risk of violence and implicit threats of international violence”.Read More »
Imperialists’ move to steal Venezuela’s assets and their secret preparations over a long period are now becoming known.
The US, the self-appointed guardian of “democracy”, has already seized $7 billion in assets of Venezuela by imposing sanctions against PDVSA, the state oil company of Venezuela. The imperialist power, declares that it likes “to help prevent the further diversion” of assets by “former president Maduro.” Who decides whose asset diversion on what legal authority? Shall some other country/people face the same reality tomorrow – unilateral decision by a self-appointed judge in matters of another country/people?Read More »
More than eight out of ten Venezuelans oppose international intervention, both military and non-military, in their country, as well as the crippling sanctions imposed by the United States to force leftist President Nicolás Maduro out of power.
According to a study conducted in early January 2019 by the local polling firm Hinterlaces, 86 percent of Venezuelans would disagree with international military intervention. And 81 percent oppose the US sanctions that have gravely hurt the South American nation’s economy.Read More »
We have often pointed in these pages the absolutely repulsive and underhanded role played by the empire’s court jesters, notably Stephen Colbert (CBS), Bill Maher (HBO), John Oliver (HBO), under review here, plus a fairly crowded stable of lesser figures, all of whom, sitting on their lavishly paid corporate-furnished perches, expertly combine cheap laughs with imperial propaganda, a fact which routinely translates into malicious defamation of any person or nation defying Washington’s diktats or straying from rapacious capitalism. It’s also noteworthy that most of these comedians are mainstream liberals, usually vocally supporting Democrat party honchos. (1)(2)Read More »
Jessica Dos Santos, who grew up with the Bolivarian Revolution, is a university professor and journalist, but for many she has found her true calling as a chronicler of everyday life in Venezuela. Whether focused on the weekly struggle to get running water, celebrating Christmas in the crisis or the wild side of using improvised public transport in Caracas, her stories are always honest, heartfelt, and revealing. They show another side of Chavismo far from the high-toned official discourse, but just as important because it is there – in the details of everyday life – that much of the future of the revolutionary process will be decided.
The Nazis had a name for their propaganda and mind-control operations: weltanschauungskrieg – “world view warfare.” As good students, they had learned many tricks of the trade from their American teachers, including Sigmund Freud’s nephew, Edward Bernays, who had honed his propagandistic skills for the United States during World War I and had subsequently started the public relations industry in New York City, an industry whose raison d’ȇtre from the start was to serve the interests of the elites in manipulating the public mind.Read More »