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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks alongside Sen. Ed Markey at a news conference about the Green New Deal, in Washington, Feb. 7, 2019. Photo: Pete Marovich/Redux

The battle lines have been drawn on the Green New Deal

“I REALLY DON’T like their policies of taking away your car, taking away your airplane flights, of ‘let’s hop a train to California,’ or ‘you’re not allowed to own cows anymore!’” – President Donald Trump

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Fascism- A Warning' When Someone Claims to Speak for a Whole Nation ... Greater Diversity News

Sweezy on the Rise of Fascism

Both Sweezy and Dimitrov agree that fascism arises in the middle class and becomes a threat when the bourgeoisie embraces it, but Sweezy’s unique contribution is to demonstrate fascism’s relationship to the postwar transitional period of class equilibrium.

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orwellian empire

Oil, Neocons, Monroe Doctrine: author explains origins of Trump’s Venezuela plan

The U.S. has revitalised its old Monroe Doctrine, seeking to take Latin America countries and most notably Venezuela, famous for its rich oil reserves, under control, French journalist Gilbert Mercier has told Sputnik, explaining why the “overt coup attempt” in Caracas is doomed to failure.

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Juan Contreras. (Venezuelanalysis)

Venezuela’s missile crisis: a conversation with Juan Contreras

A grassroots leader from the 23 de Enero barrio in Caracas looks at the historical forces operating behind the showdown unfolding right now in the Bolivarian Republic.

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Financial blockade- chronology of a strategy to destroy Venezuela ... Misión Verdad

Financial blockade: Chronology of a strategy to destroy Venezuela

Sanctions against Venezuela are real and palpable mechanisms of destruction of the State, identity and, with it, of Venezuelan society.

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Legitamacy of Maduro

The legitimacy of Venezuela’s President

The right-wing opposition in Venezuela, openly directed by the United States, is attempting a coup to impose an interim president, a figure not recognized in the country’s Constitution, disregarding the will of 6,248,864 citizens who voted for Nicolás Maduro.

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Ricardo Hausmann, right, in a recent interview, talked about the being in touch with the World Bank and the IMF to 'rebuild' Venezuela.

Inside the neoliberal laboratory preparing for the theft of Venezuela’s economy

Among the academics pushing hard for regime change in Venezuela is Ricardo Hausmann, now an adviser to Juan Guaido, who has “already drafted a plan to rebuild the nation, from economy to energy.”

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US' first 2 Muslim congresswomen Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib take ... Daily Sabah

United States: defend Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first two Muslim women in the U.S. Congress!

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are under attack for who they are–as Muslim Arab-American women, and as progressive critics of U.S. foreign policy not only in Palestine but throughout the Middle East and in Latin America as well.

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Venezuelans mobilized to sign the letter written by Nicolás Maduro in support of peace. Their signs read- I sign for peace I sign against US interference. Photo- Twitter

Defying U.S.-led pressure, people across the world stand up for Venezuela’s sovereignty

While international media creates a spectacle around “humanitarian aid”, strong mobilizations in support of Nicolás Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution continue within Venezuela and across the world.

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Ilhan Omar clashes with Trump's Venezuela envoy at hearing New York Post

Rep. Ilhan Omar grills Elliott Abrams over his shady past

Rep. Ilhan Omar spoke truth to power on Wednesday when she grilled Elliott Abrams over his support for violent regime change policies and history of lying to Congress.

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In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup : Above, Socialist Party lawmakers

In Venezuela, white supremacy is a key driver of the Coup

The coup is, at it heart, a furious backlash of whiter and wealthier Venezuelans against the mixed race and Black majority.

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The barrio of San Agustin in Caracas. (Archive)

Venezuela and disaster capitalism

Reinaldo Iturriza examines the current situation in Venezuela, as the Bolivarian Revolution comes under attack from the same neoliberal forces that fuelled its rise.

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Climate Crisis (Photo: RedFlag)

Why the rich are to blame for climate crisis

Some people, some companies, some decision makers in particular, have known exactly what priceless values they have been sacrificing to continue making unimaginable amounts of money. And I think many of you here today belong to that group of people.

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