Bipartisan Thirst for More War: 75% of US Congress Calls on Trump to Boost Intervention in Syria, to ‘Pressure’ Iran and Russia

While the Donald Trump administration is threatening two new wars on Iran and Venezuela, a substantial majority of the US Congress is clamoring for more immediate action. Nearly 400 Congress members from both chambers — roughly 75 percent of all … The post Bipartisan Thirst for More War: 75% of US Congress Calls on Trump … Continue reading “Bipartisan Thirst for More War: 75% of US Congress Calls on Trump to Boost Intervention in Syria, to ‘Pressure’ Iran and Russia”

The Bolivarian Revolution and the Warmongering “Pacifists”

“Oh, I am against military intervention!” goes a “pacifist” narrative heard in the North that serves as pretext for a statement on Venezuela. This prelude consoles the soul, clears the liberal conscience and strives to maintain the desired – but … The post The Bolivarian Revolution and the Warmongering “Pacifists” appeared first on Global Research.

US Sanctions Leave Millions of Venezuelans Without Water

“You can’t blame the Maduro government, but as for the United States, this Donald Trump is mean. He’s mean and he’s blocked a lot of things. We have to support each other and this U.S. blockade has to end.” — Yolimar Contreras The post US Sanctions Leave Millions of Venezuelans Without Water appeared first on … Continue reading “US Sanctions Leave Millions of Venezuelans Without Water”

L’anomie et le règne des hors-la-loi

Par Alexandre Moumbaris – Le 15 mai 2019 – Source Les Dossiers du BIP Anomie [« ανομία » provient du grec « α » (négatif) et « νόμος », loi ou principe] est le contexte dans lequel les lois et les principes font défaut, et en occurrence aussi les règles, la foi accordée aux traités, à la parole donnée… Par conséquent un contexte d’anomie … Continue reading “L’anomie et le règne des hors-la-loi”

Il y a beaucoup plus de diversité dans les médias « bâillonnés » du Venezuela que dans les médias “libres” des États-Unis

Photo : Caracas 2019: Juan Guaidó parlant à la presse. (photo : Luis Robayo, pour TIME). Les grands médias internationaux déploient depuis longtemps une prodigieuse créativité dans leurs reportages sur le Venezuela, au point que la couverture de cette “crise” …

Ephéméride des luttes : 25 mai

Dans l’éphéméride des luttes du 25 mai, on se rend compte que les grandes saga du cinéma sont aussi parues sur les écrans à un moment où on ne se battait pas à coups de pistolet laser, mais bien avec la poudre. 1871 : A Paris, fin de la Semaine Sanglante, épisode qui marque la … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 25 mai”

Venezuela : comprendre la guerre qui vient.

Alors que les tensions s’aggravent toujours un peu plus entre le Venezuela et les Etats-Unis, le journaliste Romain Migus livre son analyse d’une guerre qui semble aussi inéluctable que protéiforme. Le rôle des Etats-Unis et de leurs alliés «Toutes les options sont sur la table.» Le 23 janvier 2019, date de la tentative de coup … Continue reading “Venezuela : comprendre la guerre qui vient.”

Trump Regime Targeting of Venezuela’s Food Distribution Program. Starve Venezuelans into Submission?

President Nicolas Maduro initiated Local Provision and Production Committees (CLAPs) in early 2016. The program distributes subsidized food to around six million Venezuelan families, around two-thirds of the population, part of the nation’s participatory social democracy. From inception with Obama … The post Trump Regime Targeting of Venezuela’s Food Distribution Program. Starve Venezuelans into Submission? … Continue reading “Trump Regime Targeting of Venezuela’s Food Distribution Program. Starve Venezuelans into Submission?”

Iran, Venezuela and the Throes of Empire

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair With the Trump administration threatening war against Iran and Venezuela, the question of how the U.S. was brought to this point needs to be considered. To argue that current circumstances are particular to this administration is to overlook U.S. history vis-a-vis both Iran and Venezuela and that between them they … Continue reading “Iran, Venezuela and the Throes of Empire”

The Dangerous Demise of Disarmament

Photograph Source: Community of the Ark of Lanza del Vasto – CC BY-SA 3.0 Donald Trump and his national security team have weakened virtually every aspect of American foreign policy over the past two years.  U.S. bilateral relations with both Russia and China have worsened, driving Moscow and Beijing into their closest relationship in more … Continue reading “The Dangerous Demise of Disarmament”

War is War on Mother Earth

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair “In order to achieve the massive systemic and cultural transformations required for mitigating climate change…we’re going to have to deal with the socially sanctioned, institutionalized violence perpetrated by U.S. foreign policy that is pouring fuel on the fire of global warming.” – Stacy Bannerman Climate Change Causes War  There is … Continue reading “War is War on Mother Earth”

The (Small-d) Democrat’s Dilemma

The Trump presidency has been a disaster for the country and the world; a second Trump term would be calamitous.  The menace must be stopped. The sad fact is, though, that for Trump to lose in 2020, a (big-D) Democrat will have to win. This means that the responsible thing for (small-d) democrats to do … Continue reading “The (Small-d) Democrat’s Dilemma”

Russiagate and the Dry Rot in American Journalism

Photograph Source: Jeff Maurone from Seattle, WA, USA – CC BY 2.0 Hunter S. Thompson dissected the mainstream news long before the false narratives of Iraqi WMD’s and Russian collusion. The 2016 U.S. presidential elections showed how easily a real estate hustler can hijack the public’s attention with the help of all major news corporations. … Continue reading “Russiagate and the Dry Rot in American Journalism”

Climate Activists Protest Trump California Public Lands Fracking Plan

Top Image: San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon speaks at May 22 rally in before hearing at Embassy Suites by Hilton in San Luis Obispo; Photo Credit: Jason Pfeifle, Center for Biological Diversity Hundreds of climate activists are protsting a Trump Administration proposal to do hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for oil and gas on over 1.2 … Continue reading “Climate Activists Protest Trump California Public Lands Fracking Plan”

Venezuela : « dégonflement » de l’opposition…

…les États-Unis ciblent l’offre d’aide alimentaire pour affamer le peuple Par Moon of Alabama – Le 22 mai 2019 Les personnages sans envergure que les États-Unis ont utilisés pour leurs tentatives de changement de régime au Venezuela n’ont pas fait correctement leur boulot. Le New York Times déclare que leur mouvement s’est « dégonflé ». Dégonflée, l’opposition … Continue reading “Venezuela : « dégonflement » de l’opposition…”

Moscou commente la reprise par les USA des importations de pétrole vénézuélien

«Et c’est toujours comme ça. Ils incitent tout le monde à faire une chose, puis font volte-face en entourloupant ceux qui ont cédé», a indiqué sur Facebook la porte-parole du ministère russe des Affaires étrangères en commentant la reprise des importations de pétrole vénézuélien par les États-Unis. La porte-parole du ministère russe des Affaires étrangères, … Continue reading “Moscou commente la reprise par les USA des importations de pétrole vénézuélien”

The Belligerence of Empire

Photograph Source: Sgt. Ajenis Nunez – Public Domain “Capitalism’s gratuitous wars and sanctioned greed have jeopardized the planet and filled it with refugees. Much of the blame for this rests squarely on the shoulders of the government of the United States. Seventeen years after invading Afghanistan, after bombing it into the ‘stone age’ with the … Continue reading “The Belligerence of Empire”

A New Volkisch Mythos

“Greta is able to see what other people cannot see, { } She can see carbon dioxide with the naked eye. She sees how it flows out of chimneys and and changes the atmosphere in a landfill.” – Malena Ernman (mother of Greta Thunberg), ‘Scenes from the heart. Our life for the climate’ “If you want … Continue reading “A New Volkisch Mythos”

Canada’s Anti-Venezuela Policy: A Result of Material Interests and US Subordination

Canada has followed the Trump administration’s lead on Venezuela, but it’s charting a very different path with regard to Cuba. Yves Engler explains that while there are material reasons for the difference, Canada has followed the U.S. lead for a long time The post Canada’s Anti-Venezuela Policy: A Result of Material Interests and US Subordination … Continue reading “Canada’s Anti-Venezuela Policy: A Result of Material Interests and US Subordination”

Watch: Interview with Brazil’s Ex-President Lula From Prison, Discussing Global Threats, Neoliberalism, Bolsonaro, and More

Among the planet’s significant political figures, no one is quite like Lula. Born into extreme poverty, illiterate until the age of 10, forced to quit school at the age of 12 to work as a shoe shiner, losing a finger at his factory job at 19, and then becoming a labor activist, union leader, and founder of a political … Continue reading “Watch: Interview with Brazil’s Ex-President Lula From Prison, Discussing Global Threats, Neoliberalism, Bolsonaro, and More”

US Economic War on China Is a Godsend for Russia

Now Russia and China are brothers in arms June 22nd, 1941 when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union was a happy day in Britain. They were no longer alone in the war against a power which could draw on the resources of entire Europe. And on December 11th, 1941 when Berlin declared war on the … Continue reading “US Economic War on China Is a Godsend for Russia”

Venezuela, Iran : Trump et l’État profond

Les événements qui se sont déroulés au Venezuela et la montée de la tension entre Washington et Téhéran sont présentés de manière fallacieuse par la presse US. On ne peut rien y comprendre au vu des déclarations contradictoires de chaque camp. Il importe d’approfondir l’analyse après avoir vérifié les faits et en intégrant l’opposition entre … Continue reading “Venezuela, Iran : Trump et l’État profond”

Le fort impact sur la Turquie des sanctions internationales contre l’Iran

En Turquie, les importations de pétrole brut iranien ont diminué mais perdurent. Ovknhr / ShutterstockDe part et d’autre d’une frontière de 560 kilomètres, qui n’a pas changé depuis le traité de Qasr-e Chirin conclu en 1639 par l’Empire ottoman et la Perse des Séfévides, profondes sont les relations culturelles, institutionnelles et économiques qu’entretient la Turquie avec l’Iran. … Continue reading “Le fort impact sur la Turquie des sanctions internationales contre l’Iran”

Venezuela. Comprendre la guerre qui vient: Le rôle des USA et de leurs alliés

La guerre contre le Venezuela a déjà commencé. Mais une offensive d’envergure est en train de se préparer contre le pays caribéen, que seule la capitulation totale, ou la disparition du camp bolivarien, pourraient endiguer. Comme ces options ne sont pas à l’ordre du jour, le conflit militaire contre le Venezuela prend chaque jour un … Continue reading “Venezuela. Comprendre la guerre qui vient: Le rôle des USA et de leurs alliés”

US Sanctions on Venezuelan Oil Result in the Tripling of Imports From Russia

Editor’s note: Numbers involved are small but I think the symbolism is important in showing the limits of America’s coercive-economic power. Even the US can’t sanction everyone at once as much as it would want to. Petroleum exports from Russia to the U.S. are growing rapidly as the supplier takes advantage of lost deliveries from … Continue reading “US Sanctions on Venezuelan Oil Result in the Tripling of Imports From Russia”

Venezuela to Suspend Foreign Debit, Credit Card Operations – Reports

From 30 November 2019, operations on debit cards of these three systems should be terminated, Banca y Negocios news portal said. The same procedure with credit cards should be completed by the end of 30 January 2020. SUDEBAN instructed financial institutions to create an independent payment system in the light of the recent US sanctions against Venezuela and new threats, according to the report. READ … Continue reading “Venezuela to Suspend Foreign Debit, Credit Card Operations – Reports”

Venezuela: Amnesty International in Service of Empire

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Uncle Sam has a problem in his South American “backyard” with those uppity Venezuelans who insisted on democratically electing Nicolás Maduro as their president instead of by-passing the electoral process and installing the unelected US asset Juan Guaidó. No matter, Amnesty International has come to the rescue with a full-throated … Continue reading “Venezuela: Amnesty International in Service of Empire”

Maduro Gives Trump a Lesson in Ethics and Morality

In clear violation of the Vienna Convention, the United States police entered by force, after 37 days of resistance, the premises that housed the Venezuelan Embassy and arrested the four activists protecting the diplomatic headquarters from the terrorist vandalism of the so-called “Venezuelan opposition. “The Venezuelan government will respond to the invasion of its embassy … Continue reading “Maduro Gives Trump a Lesson in Ethics and Morality”

Trump’s War In Venezuela Could Be Che’s Revenge

Che Guevara had a dream. After decades of chasing the American Empire into guerrilla street fights from Guatemala to the Congo, Che dreamed of drawing that dreadful beast into an unwinnable quagmire on the graves of its first victims in the heart of Latin America, the treacherous mountain forests of Bolivia where the Conquistadors first … Continue reading “Trump’s War In Venezuela Could Be Che’s Revenge”

Le Moyen-Orient est-il à deux doigts d’une confrontation majeure ?

Un concours de circonstances impliquant les États-Unis, l’Iran, Israël, la Palestine et le Liban brosse un tableau inquiétant pour les mois à venir L’horizon au Moyen-Orient s’obscurcit. Un inquiétant concours de circonstances est en train de nous mener à une confrontation éventuelle entre l’Axe de la résistance (Iran, Syrie, Hezbollah et certaines milices chiites irakiennes) … Continue reading “Le Moyen-Orient est-il à deux doigts d’une confrontation majeure ?”

How US Sanctions on Venezuela are Threatening the Lives of Sick Children

Isabella was born with a congenital disease and doctors immediately warned that she required a liver transplant to survive. Her parents, Douglas and Yelibeth, addressed the issue straight away: donor, funding, where, how and when the transplant will be performed. It wasn’t so difficult. Yelibeth was a match and could be her daughter’s donor, and all the … Continue reading “How US Sanctions on Venezuela are Threatening the Lives of Sick Children”

US Focuses Attention On Iran As Venezuela Having None Of Its Old Bullshit

US President Donald Trump has turned the nation’s attention to the middle east once again following a failed coup in Venezuela and a massive war itch to scratch, WWN can confirm. Issuing a warning from America’s now official announcement platform, Twitter, Trump wrote the following words, all by himself: “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official… … Continue reading “US Focuses Attention On Iran As Venezuela Having None Of Its Old Bullshit”

The Violent History of the Venezuelan Opposition

The West alleges that the Venezuelan opposition is peaceful and democratic; however, their extensive history of right-wing violence proves otherwise. The Venezuelan opposition is led by a predominately white bourgeoisie, the US state department and its allies. The US state department has provided at least $49 million since 2009 in aid for Venezuelan right-wing opposition … Continue reading “The Violent History of the Venezuelan Opposition”

Selected Articles: US War Agenda: Venezuela before Iran?

Online independent analysis of US-led wars, rampant corruption, corporate greed, civil rights and fraudulent monetary transactions is invariably relegated to the bottom rung of search engine results. As a result we presently do not cover our monthly running costs which … The post Selected Articles: US War Agenda: Venezuela before Iran? appeared first on Global … Continue reading “Selected Articles: US War Agenda: Venezuela before Iran?”

Unlawful Arrests of Venezuelan DC Embassy Protectors Symbolic of US Decadence

Activist embassy protectors were invited into Venezuela’s Washington diplomatic facility by its legitimate ruling authorities in Caracas. According to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the premises of embassies, consulates, and other diplomatic facilities are inviolable territory — no one … The post Unlawful Arrests of Venezuelan DC Embassy Protectors Symbolic of US Decadence appeared … Continue reading “Unlawful Arrests of Venezuelan DC Embassy Protectors Symbolic of US Decadence”

Quel est ce pays ?

Par Jean-Luc Baslé – Le 6 mai 2019 Quel est ce pays qui s’octroie le droit d’affamer les populations de l’Iran et du Venezuela au nom du droit des peuples à disposer d’eux-mêmes ? Quel est ce pays qui après avoir détruit trois nations au Moyen-Orient (Irak, Libye et Syrie), participe à la destruction d’une quatrième … Continue reading “Quel est ce pays ?”

Avant les élections dans l’UE, arrêt sur la notion de “démocratie”

A l’approche des élections européennes du 26 mai, les discours qui manieront la notion de « démocratie » risquent bien de fleurir ad nauseam sur les ondes. Or, à la suite de divers évènements ces dernières années, les citoyens de l’UE sont en droit de se demander ce que recouvre encore ce terme tant galvaudé … Continue reading “Avant les élections dans l’UE, arrêt sur la notion de “démocratie””

Venezuela Hopes to Get Russia’s Help in Restructuring Foreign Debt – Envoy

Venezuela would like to receive Russia’s assistance in restructuring its foreign debt, the Venezuelan ambassador to the UN Office in Geneva (UNOG), Jorge Valero said. “Yes. We have always had solidarity support from Russia. And our relationship extends to many areas. From culture and science to military cooperation,” Valero said when asked whether Venezuela was planning to ask for Russia’s assistance in restructuring its foreign … Continue reading “Venezuela Hopes to Get Russia’s Help in Restructuring Foreign Debt – Envoy”