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Canadian labour group blasts Ottawa’s ‘provocative’ stance on Venezuela, Thursday 24 January, 2019

Canadian labour group blasts Ottawa’s ‘provocative’ stance on Venezuela By Levon Sevunts | english@rcinet.ca
Thursday 24 January, 2019

An umbrella group of Canadian labour and civil society organizations says Canada’s recognition of Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president will only lead to more internal conflict and polarization, and sets in motion a diplomatic showdown between Caracas and Ottawa. Canada joined the United States, the Organization of American States, and ten other Latin American states on Wednesday in recognizing Guaido, Venezuela’s parliamentary speaker, as the country’s interim president and reaffirmed its refusal to recognize the legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland called on Maduro “to cede power to the democratically elected National Assembly.” Common Frontiers, which lists among its active participants labour and civil society organizations such as the Canadian Labour Congress (CLS), th…

Declaration of Cuban Government: Aggression against Venezuela must stop granma.cu

Declaration of the Revolutionary Government: Aggression against Venezuela must stopThe Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns and strongly rejects the attempt to impose, through a coup, a puppet government in the service of the United States in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and expresses its unfailing solidarity with the Government Constitutional President Nicolas Maduro Moros. Author: Granma | internet@granma.cu January 24, 2019 08:01:01
The e Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns and strongly rejects the attempt to impose, through a coup, a puppet government serving the United States in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and expresses its unwavering solidarity with the Government of Cuba. Constitutional President Nicolas Maduro Moros. The real goals of the actions against Venezuela are to take control of the vast resources of this brotherly country and to destroy the value of its example, as a process of emancipation and defense of the …

Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List By William Blum

Overthrowing other people’s governments: The Master List By William Blum Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government) China 1949 to early 1960sAlbania 1949-53East Germany 1950sIran 1953 *Guatemala 1954 *Costa Rica mid-1950sSyria 1956-7Egypt 1957Indonesia 1957-8British Guiana 1953-64 *Iraq 1963 *North Vietnam 1945-73Cambodia 1955-70 *Laos 1958 *, 1959 *, 1960 *Ecuador 1960-63 *Congo 1960 *France 1965Brazil 1962-64 *Dominican Republic 1963 *Cuba 1959 to presentBolivia 1964 *Indonesia 1965 *Ghana 1966 *Chile 1964-73 *Greece 1967 *Costa Rica 1970-71Bolivia 1971 *Australia 1973-75 *Angola 1975, 1980sZaire 1975Portugal 1974-76 *Jamaica 1976-80 *Seychelles 1979-81Chad 1981-82 *Grenada 1983 *South Yemen 1982-84Suriname 1982-84Fiji 1987 *Libya 1980sNicaragua 1981-90 *Panama 1989 *Bulgaria 1990 *Albania 1991 *Iraq 1991Afghanistan 1980s *Somalia 1993Yugoslavia 1999-2000 *E…

VENEZUELA UPDATE, Jorge Martin 23 Jan 2019

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VENEZUELA UPDATE: Today was clearly a crucial day in the ongoing Trump - Bolsonaro - Almagro attempted coup. Juan Guaidó appointed himself as president in charge of the Republic. Not only the whole thing has no constitutional basis whatsoever (article 233 which he mentioned provides for the vicepresident to take over in case of a "permanent absence of the president", which is not the case, not for the president of the national assembly to do so), he took the oath in the middle of the street during a political rally, rather than being voted by his own NA members. A complete farce. However, a coup only attempts to disguise itself in legalistic robes but fundamentally it is never decide on the fine points of the law, but on the question of force. As if on cue, Trump immediately jumped in to recognise Guaidó as the legitimate president. He was followed, of course, by Almagro and the loyal presidents of Brazil, Canada, Chile, etc. Maduro responded, at the end of a ch…

VID The Real News :Is the US Orchestrating a coup in Venezuela?

Lucas Koerner in Venezuela analyzes the current developments withTRNN's Sharmini Peries and Greg Wilpert

Trump, Almagro and Guaidó - The Troika of insanity, by Nino Pagliccia 23 JANUARY 2019

Trump, Almagro and Guaidó - The Troika of insanity NINO PAGLICCIA·WEDNESDAY, 23 JANUARY 2019 Nino Pagliccia 23 January 2019 As I write this comment events in Venezuela are still developing this January 23. The date marks the day Venezuelan dictator Marcos Perez Jimenez was overthrown 61 years ago. It is an important date for all Venezuelans. It is understandable that the government and its supporters want to celebrate it with their banner of “Marcha por la Paz y la Soberania” (March for Peace and Sovereignty). But so does the opposition in Venezuela although their goal is quite different. They seek a coup d’état for a regime change publicly called for today by the vice-president of the US government, Mike Pompeo, on his own video tweet. We have seen many different ways to achieve regime change when the US puts its mind to it, but this one today maybe the first, at least in my recollection (pending more research). As the government supporters march in some areas of Caracas, oppositio…

Time to Break the Silence on Palestine Martin Luther King Jr. courageously spoke out about the Vietnam War. We must do the same when it comes to this grave injustice of our time. January 20, 2019 Michelle Alexander

Time to Break the Silence on Palestine Martin Luther King Jr. courageously spoke out about the Vietnam War. We must do the same when it comes to this grave injustice of our time. January 20, 2019 Michelle Alexander  NEW YORK TIMES

"We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak,” the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared at Riverside Church in Manhattan in 1967., John C. Goodwin
On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped up to the lectern at the Riverside Church in Manhattan. The United States had been in active combat in Vietnam for two years and tens of thousands of people had been killed, including some 10,000 American troops. The political establishment — from left to right — backed the war, and more than 400,000 American service members were in Vietnam, their lives on the line. Many of King’s strongest allies urged him to remain silent about the war or at least to s…

Socialist Anti-utopia By Nicolas Maduro Moros on January 19, 2019

Socialist Anti-utopia By Nicolas Maduro Moros on January 19, 2019 Photo: Marco Bello They fight for a socialism that doesn’t exist. They fight against an anti-utopia that doesn’t belong to anyone. They imagine a world without family, without order, without market, without freedom. The right-wing liberals of the world invented a ghost, hung the sign of socialism on it and now they are seeing it everywhere, above all, and every now and then in Venezuela. But enough is enough. Because the socialism they fight against, is not the one which we, the inclusive democracies, full of people, want to implement in the 21st century. Our socialism is a particular one, popular and deeply Latin American. As we clearly stated during the United Nations Assembly last September, ours is an autonomous project of democratic revolution, of social demand, it is a model and a path of its own that is based on our own history and culture. And of course, our democracy is different because it was founded neither …