This is an essay in six voices, from long-time activists who participate in the North American ecosocialist network System Change Not Climate Change.
Archive | February, 2019
In all of the talk about Venezuela, many are missing the real conversation that should be had. Naturally, after being subjected to sensationalist and heavily-biased media reports, most Americans frame the situation in terms of “dictatorship,” “humanitarian crisis,” and “U.S. intervention.”
Everything is connected to this, including the fear and hate that the West feels and spreads about countries like Venezuela, Russia, China, Iran, South Africa, Syria or Cuba.
A few days after the Time story, CNBC (6/22/16) carried a claim that there was no acetaminophen to be found anywhere, either: “Basic things like Tylenol aren’t even available.”
The Americans have offered to hold separate consultations on Venezuelan issues. We agreed. However, they have since abandoned them under false pretexts. – Nikolai Patrushev
The U.S. airbase on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia is among the most crucial and heavily used. With this ruling by the International Court of Justice the brand of a cruel and blatant violation of international law has been fixed for all time—and U.S. military control of the island may finally be over.
The developments come after Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed in an interview with ABC News on Monday that the United States is trying to “fabricate a crisis” to start a war in South America.
The Venezuelan borders continue to be the focus of world public opinion as the scene of battles and political provocations against the threat of the opposition to force this Saturday a humanitarian channel supported by the United States.
There have been numerous warnings of false flag scenarios yet alternative media, such as RT, have published an unverified report parroting the CIA’s Washington Post that the Venezuelan army fired on unarmed protesters, leaving many injured and 2 dead.
Perhaps the greatest victim of this ongoing conflict will be planet Earth itself and all the creatures, humans included, who inhabit it. As the world’s top two emitters of climate-altering greenhouse gases, the U.S. and China must work together to halt global warming or all of us are doomed to a hellish future.
The U.S. is moving special forces and equipment to the Venezuelan border and is seeking, along with its NATO allies, to deliver weapons and ammunition to the opposition in the South American country, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman María Zajárova.
Last week, the people of Haiti erupted in protests over fuel price hikes. Behind the protests lie a story of corruption by the elite, blatantly insensitive IMF policies, predatory pricing by U.S. oil firms and the fallout of the economic war on Venezuela.
It’s some achievement to get me sympathising with Mark Zuckerberg. But denunciations from a powerful combination of a parliamentary committee in the UK and self-appointed watchdogs of the new media like the Guardian almost managed it. – Jonathan Cook
Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders won’t align with Venezuela out of fear of being labeled “authoritarian” by the ruling elite.
Is the President of Venezuela the President of Venezuela or is the President of the United States the President of Venezuela? There is absurdity here.