2020-01-25: News Headlines

Ben Norton (2020-01-25). Mientras Trump reduce los cupones de alimentos, USAID financia un cambio de régimen de Venezuela con 500 millones de dólares en dinero de impuestos. thegrayzone.com La administración Trump ha gastado 654 millones de dólares en "ayuda" para tratar de derrocar al gobierno de Venezuela, incluidos…

Max Blumenthal (2020-01-25). US citizen detained and interrogated by DHS agents about anti-war movement solidarity with Venezuela. thegrayzone.com A US citizen who participated in the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective was detained, searched and interrogated for the second time…

Richard Moser (2020-01-25). Ten Best Messages for Waging Peace. zcomm.org We need stories that help reveal to millions of people the true nature of empire. We need stories that can help us organize actual constraints on the war machine. We need stories that help us to find the beginnings of freedom in the end of empire…

RT (2020-01-24). Lee Camp straightens out 'sewage' NYT article that claims Russian bots 'sowed confusion' in South America (VIDEO). rt.com American comedian Lee Camp issued a scathing retort to a New York Times piece alleging that Russian bots stoked tensions in South America, jokingly noting that it would take several years to fully dissect the baseless report. | The host of Redacted Tonight marveled at how the piece, titled "As Protests in South America Surged, So Did Russian Trolls on Twitter, US Finds," was based on data provided by not-very-objective State Department 'analysts'. For Camp, this raised a number of obvious red flags. | He argued that, contrary to the US government-sourced piece, Washington and its cheerleaders in the media are…

Staff (2020-01-24). International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide. democracynow.org In a major ruling, the U.N. International Court of Justice at The Hague has ordered Burma to "take all measures within its power" to protect Rohingya Muslims from genocide. The court issued the ruling Thursday, calling the 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Burma, also known as Myanmar, "extremely vulnerable" to military violence. The court ordered Burma to report regularly to the tribunal about its progress. The ruling is a sharp rebuke of Burma's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who last month asked the court to drop the genocide case against Burma. Suu Kyi is a Nobel Peace Prize winner who spent over a decade figh…

Ben Norton (2020-01-24). While Trump cuts food stamps, USAID bankrolls Venezuela regime change with half a billion in tax dollars. thegrayzone.com The Trump administration has spent $654 million in "aid" to try to overthrow Venezuela's government, including $435 million through USAID…

IMEMC News (2020-01-24). Israeli Soldiers Injure Three In Kufur Qaddoum. imemc.org Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured two Palestinians and one Israeli peace activist. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers surrounded the …

Yves Engler (2020-01-24). Canada's Justin Trudeau Toes the Imperial Line on Iran. dissidentvoice.org While the current Liberal government claims to be progressive and in favour of a rules-based international order, promotion of democracy and world peace, its actions regarding Iran demonstrate that the primary drivers of Canadian foreign policy remain US geo-political interests and the interests of the rich and powerful. (This previous article argues this has long been the …

Staff (2020-01-24). Headlines for January 24, 2020. democracynow.org Impeachment Managers Continue Opening Arguments in Trump's Senate Trial, 33 Million on Lockdown in Chinese Cities as Coronavirus Outbreak Spreads, Hundreds of Thousands of Iraqis March to Demand U.S. Troop Withdrawal, Trump Invites Israeli Leaders to White House for "Peace Plan" Unveiling, Mexican Soldiers Attack Central American Migrant Caravan, Arresting 800, U.S. to Send Ambassador to Bolivia After Coup That Ousted Evo Morales, Puerto Rican Protesters Demand Ouster of Gov. Wanda Vázquez, SC Official Switches Presidential Endorsement from Biden to Sanders, National Archives Replaces Doctored Women's March Photo…

Fight Back (2020-01-24). Venezuelans celebrate one year of resistance to U.S. coup attempt. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – On January 23, thousands marched in Caracas and listened to a fiery speech from President Maduro to mark two important historic events. In 1958, mass movements joined with patriotic forces in the military to bring down the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Marcos Pérez Jímenez. This was the model of civic-military unity that President Hugo Chávez used in his vision of a Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. Unfortunately for Venezuelans, the fall of the Jímenez dictatorship was a short-lived victory. The betrayal of this victory ushered in 40 years of violent repression of communists and other dissid…

Stephen Lendman (2020-01-24). Trump's "No-Peace/Peace Plan" for Palestine. Netanyahu/Gantz Invited to White House to Discuss "Deal of the Century" globalresearch.ca Leaked information shows Trump's so-called deal of the century is a one-sided scam, favoring Israel at the expense of fundamental Palestinian rights. | The so-called peace process is the greatest hoax in modern times, along with the US war OF terror …

Nino Pagliccia (2020-01-24). Venezuela Must Remain Vigilant and on Guard Against US Hybrid Warfare. counterpunch.org A meme circulating on social media shows the distraught gaze of Venezuela's opposition member Juan Guaidó with a caption that says in part, "he is not a head of State, he has no army, he has no ministers, he never participated in presidential elections, he was a 'guarimbero' [violent rioter] and he is called interim

Steve Sweeney (2020-01-24). Venezuela's "Guaido Threat": Safeguarding Telesur Is Our Obligation, Academics and Intellectuals. globalresearch.ca Attacks on Venezuelan TV station Telesur are an example of the "arrogance of the powerful" trying to stop people from hearing the truth, campaigners warned today. | Intellectuals and academics from across Latin America penned an open letter in support of …

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-01-24). 'We Apologize' for Trump's Reckless Aggression, US Peace Advocates Say in Open Letter to Iranian People. commondreams.org The letter, from activist group CodePink, comes ahead of peace demonstrations scheduled Saturday in 200 cities around the world. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/cp_senate.jpg_1718483346_0.jpg

Global Research News (2020-01-24). Selected Articles: Trump's "No-Peace/Peace Plan" for Palestine. globalresearch.ca By Leaked information shows Trump's so-called deal of the century is a one-sided scam, favoring…

Staff (2020-01-23). "The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia. democracynow.org President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations — Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela — from entering the United States. Politico reports that the expanded ban could implement immigration restrictions on seven more countries: Belarus, Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania, according to two sources. We speak with acclaimed actor, director and activist Tim Robbins, whose recent work has focused on immigration to the United S…

teleSUR (2020-01-23). Maduro: Venezuelan Opposition Has Only Created Threats to Peace. telesurenglish.net The president of Venezuela, RELATED: | During the anti-imperialist march to commemorate 62 years of the Popular Rebellion against the military dictatorship of Marcos…

Lauren Smith (2020-01-23). An Epic Act of Resistance and Trial of Our Times. "The Venezuela Embassy Protectors Collective" globalresearch.ca On February 11th, four American peace activists, known as the

teleSUR (2020-01-23). Guaido Has Links With Money Launderer Defended by Rudy Giuliani. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Communication Minister Jorge Rodriguez Thursday informed that international media have disclosed data on the links between RELATED: | In August 2019, Reut…

RT (2020-01-23). Defamation suit aims to stop Hillary and her 'powerful elite friends' from silencing patriotic Americans, Gabbard says. rt.com Suing Hillary Clinton for defamation is necessary in order to keep the former first lady and her powerful allies from smearing Americans who seek "peace and freedom" for all, Tulsi Gabbard has argued. | The Democratic presidential hopeful released a scathing statement in defense of her suit against Clinton, noting that the former secretary of state's attempt to smear her as "the favorite of the Russians" would have far-reaching consequences if left unchallenged. | "If Hillary Clinton and her allies can successfully destroy my reputation — even though I'm a war veteran and a sitting member of Congress &#15…

Lucas Koerner (2020-01-22). How Western Left Media Helped Legitimate US Regime Change in Venezuela. fair.org In Jacobin ( It's been a year since Juan Guaidó began his US-anointed mandate as "interim president" of Venezuela. | Following the opposition leader's

Fight Back (2020-01-22). Opening plenary kicks off World Anti-Imperialist Congress. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – On January 22, hundreds of international delegates from 52 countries heard from leaders from Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and Brazil to kick off the World Anti-Imperialist Congress. | Starting with a professor from Syria who remarked that U.S. imperialism assassinated Iranian General Qassem Soleimani because the U.S. fears it is losing its grip on the Middle East, the crowd shouted "Viva Soleimani!" He added that, with the help requested by Syria from Russia, Iran and others, the Syrians have bravely declared "No pasarán!" | After the Syrian professor, an official from the Cuban Communist Party sha…

Fight Back (2020-01-22). Syrian ambassador to Venezuela with FRSO delegation. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – Members of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) delegation Sarah Martin and Jim Byrne, with Syrian Ambassador to Venezuela Khalil Bitar, attending World Anti-Imperialist Congress in Caracas.

Fight Back (2020-01-22). Delegates arrive in Venezuela on eve of World Anti-Imperialist Congress. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – Hundreds of delegates arrived in Caracas from around the world, January 21, the eve of the World Anti-Imperialist Congress. The Congress is being held January 22-24 in Caracas and is hosted by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Venezuela's governing party, which has been under sharp attack by U.S. imperialism. | The congress is bringing together a broad range of anti-imperialist organizations, movements and governments from around 100 countries. At the congress they will exchange views and experiences and will strategize about strengthening the struggle against U.S. imperia…

news.un (2020-01-21). Joint UN-Congolese strategy needed to address insecurity following deadly attacks. news.un.org Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the UN peacekeeping operation in the country, MONUSCO, are being urged to develop a comprehensive joint strategy to address insecurity in Beni territory, located in the east.

news.un (2020-01-21). Lebanon: UN rights office calls for de-escalation of protest violence. news.un.org What had been largely peaceful demonstrations against Lebanon's Government in the capital Beirut grew increasingly violent over the weekend, sparking the concern of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Fight Back (2020-01-21). FRSO Delegation Visits Bolivarian University of Venezuela. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela—A Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) delegation visited the Bolivarian University of Venezuela on January 20, speaking to political science classes. | "Students asked about the movements for change in our country. They definitely had the impression people are protesting Trump, and movements are growing stronger. They are excited that socialist ideas are becoming popular in the U.S.," said Brad Sigal, a delegation member from Minneapolis. | Sigal continued, "Many of the students are attending the university because of the Bolivarian Revolution and the opportunities it opens up fo…

Orlenys Ortiz (2020-01-20). Cómo Juan Guaidó perdió el control de la Asamblea Nacional en Venezuela. thegrayzone.com øNo entiendes lo sucedido el 5 de enero en la Asamblea Nacional de Venezuela? Echemos un vistazo cronológico al fracaso…

Ben Norton (2020-01-17). Brazil's far-right government backed terror plot against Venezuela, top newspaper reveals. thegrayzone.com Brazil's extreme Bolsonaro government backed an attack on Venezuela in a plot to overthrow its elected president. The shocking terror…

Jon Rainwater (2020-01-08). In the ongoing crisis, Congress must rein in Trump's war powers. peaceaction.org As we feared, President Trump's reckless assassination of Iran's Gen. Soleimani resulted in escalation — direct Iranian missile attacks on two military bases in Iraq. It's painful to watch more violence in a country that has already suffered far too much from endless war. All parties in the US/Iran conflict must cease military action and …

Joe Emersberger (2019-12-20). Notes on a private TV newscast in Bolivia. The contrast with Venezuela is clear as day. zcomm.org In August, I took detailed notes a news broadcast on one of Venezuela's largest TV networks. I summarized these notes in an interview I did with the Real News Network making the point that Venezuela's private media (which reaches 60-90% of households) is remarkably free — most especially when you consider the US is openly

Joe Emersberger (2019-12-16). Francisco Rodriguez answers some questions I asked about Venezuela. zcomm.org Venezuelan economist Francisco Rodriguez, formerly of Torino Economics, answered a few questions of mine about his country. He was the economic adviser to Henri Falcon, the second place finisher in the May 2018 presidential election. His updated estimate for 2019 is that Venezuela's real GDP will contract by 25% . That's horrific, but less severe

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

Jon Rainwater (2019-09-25). Take Action to Avoid War with Iran. peaceaction.org photo credit Dear Groundswell Readers, We have to keep pushing Congress this week if we want to avoid war with Iran. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said recently that the U.K. might join a U.S.-led military effort in the Gulf. When other nations step up to join the "coalition of the willing" it's often a bad sign. …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-07-18). Diplomacy Instead of a Disaster in Iran. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 18, 2019 — In response to reports of the U.S. shooting down an Iranian drone, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because of the Trump administration's policy of maximum provocation towards Iran, America stands on the precipice of another blunderous …

Peace Action (2019-07-11). Peace Action Endorses 'the Squad' — Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 11, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, has endorsed four progressive champions for the House of Representatives in the 2020 election, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for New York's 14th district, Rep. Ilhan Omar for Minnesota's 5th district, Rep. Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-28). Most Senators Oppose War with Iran Without Congressional Approval. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 28, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting 50-40 in favor of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to block funding for military action against Iran without congressional approval, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because …

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-20). Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting to block arms sales involving Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "When Trump vetoed legislation earlier this year to end U.S. involvement …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-20). Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering strikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The United States has stumbled into a perilous situation. If, for example, the U.S. …

2020-01-25: Social Media Postees

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Mientras Trump reduce los cupones de alimentos, USAID financia un cambio de régimen de Venezuela con 500 millones de dólares en dinero de impuestos
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-25
La administración Trump ha gastado 654 millones de dólares en "ayuda" para tratar de derrocar al gobierno de Venezuela, incluidos…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/24/trump-reduce-cupones-alimentos-usaid-financia-un-cambio-de-regimen-de-venezuela-con-500-millones-dolares-dinero-impuestos/

US citizen detained and interrogated by DHS agents about anti-war movement solidarity with Venezuela
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-25
A US citizen who participated in the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective was detained, searched and interrogated for the second time…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/24/us-citizen-detained-interrogated-dhs-venezuela/

Ten Best Messages for Waging Peace
Richard Moser | zcomm.org | 2020-01-25
We need stories that help reveal to millions of people the true nature of empire. We need stories that can help us organize actual constraints on the war machine. We need stories that help us to find the beginnings of freedom in the end of empire…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/ten-best-messages-for-waging-peace/

While Trump cuts food stamps, USAID bankrolls Venezuela regime change with half a billion in tax dollars
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-24
The Trump administration has spent $654 million in "aid" to try to overthrow Venezuela's government, including $435 million through USAID…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/23/usaid-venezuela-regime-change-trump/

Canada's Justin Trudeau Toes the Imperial Line on Iran
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-24
While the current Liberal government claims to be progressive and in favour of a rules-based international order, promotion of democracy and world peace, its actions regarding Iran demonstrate that the primary drivers of Canadian foreign policy remain US geo-political interests and the interests of the rich and powerful. (This previous article argues this has long been the …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/01/canadas-justin-trudeau-toes-the-imperial-line-on-iran/

Israeli Soldiers Injure Three In Kufur Qaddoum
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2020-01-24
Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured two Palestinians and one Israeli peace activist. Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers surrounded the …
imemc.org/article/israeli-soldiers-injure-three-in-kufur-qaddoum/

International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-24
In a major ruling, the U.N. International Court of Justice at The Hague has ordered Burma to "take all measures within its power" to protect Rohingya Muslims from genocide. The court issued the ruling Thursday, calling the 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Burma, also known as Myanmar, "extremely vulnerable" to military violence. The court ordered Burma to report regularly to the tribunal about its progress. The ruling is a sharp rebuke of Burma's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who last month asked the court to drop the genocide case against Burma. Suu Kyi is a Nobel Peace Prize winner who spent over a decade figh…
www.democracynow.org/2020/1/24/burma_rohingya_genocide_icj_ruling

Lee Camp straightens out 'sewage' NYT article that claims Russian bots 'sowed confusion' in South America (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-01-24
American comedian Lee Camp issued a scathing retort to a New York Times piece alleging that Russian bots stoked tensions in South America, jokingly noting that it would take several years to fully dissect the baseless report. | The host of Redacted Tonight marveled at how the piece, titled "As Protests in South America Surged, So Did Russian Trolls on Twitter, US Finds," was based on data provided by not-very-objective State Department 'analysts'. For Camp, this raised a number of obvious red flags. | He argued that, contrary to the US government-sourced piece, Washington and its cheerleaders in the media are…
rt.com/usa/479076-lee-camp-nyt-russian-bots-venezuela/

Venezuelans celebrate one year of resistance to U.S. coup attempt
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-24
Caracas, Venezuela – On January 23, thousands marched in Caracas and listened to a fiery speech from President Maduro to mark two important historic events. In 1958, mass movements joined with patriotic forces in the military to bring down the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Marcos Pérez Jímenez. This was the model of civic-military unity that President Hugo Chávez used in his vision of a Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. Unfortunately for Venezuelans, the fall of the Jímenez dictatorship was a short-lived victory. The betrayal of this victory ushered in 40 years of violent repression of communists and other dissid…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/24/venezuelans-celebrate-one-year-resistance-us-coup-attempt

Trump's "No-Peace/Peace Plan" for Palestine. Netanyahu/Gantz Invited to White House to Discuss "Deal of the Century"
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-24
Leaked information shows Trump's so-called deal of the century is a one-sided scam, favoring Israel at the expense of fundamental Palestinian rights. | The so-called peace process is the greatest hoax in modern times, along with the US war OF terror …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-gantz-white-house-invitation-discuss-trump-regime-no-peace-peace-plan/5701629

Venezuela's "Guaido Threat": Safeguarding Telesur Is Our Obligation, Academics and Intellectuals
Steve Sweeney | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-24
Attacks on Venezuelan TV station Telesur are an example of the "arrogance of the powerful" trying to stop people from hearing the truth, campaigners warned today. | Intellectuals and academics from across Latin America penned an open letter in support of …
globalresearch.ca/safeguarding-telesur-our-obligation-academics-intellectuals-say-face-guaido-threat/5701610

Venezuela Must Remain Vigilant and on Guard Against US Hybrid Warfare
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-24
A meme circulating on social media shows the distraught gaze of Venezuela's opposition member Juan Guaidó with a caption that says in part,…
counterpunch.org/2020/01/24/venezuela-must-remain-vigilant-and-on-guard-against-us-hybrid-warfare/

'We Apologize' for Trump's Reckless Aggression, US Peace Advocates Say in Open Letter to Iranian People
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-01-24
The letter, from activist group CodePink, comes ahead of peace demonstrations scheduled Saturday in 200 cities around the world. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/cp_senate.jpg_1718483346_0.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2020/01/24/we-apologize-trumps-reckless-aggression-us-peace-advocates-say-open-letter-iranian?cd-origin=rss

Selected Articles: Trump's "No-Peace/Peace Plan" for Palestine
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-24
Trump's "No-Peace/Peace Plan" for Palestine. Netanyahu/Gantz Invited to White House to Discuss "Deal of the Century" | By Stephen Lendman, January 24, 2020 | Leaked information shows Trump's so-called deal of the century is a one-sided scam, favoring…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-trump-no-peace-peace-plan-palestine/5701647

"The New Colossus": In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-23
President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations

An Epic Act of Resistance and Trial of Our Times. "The Venezuela Embassy Protectors Collective"
Lauren Smith | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-23
On February 11th, four American peace activists, known as the Embassy Protectors Collective, will be tried before the U.S. empire for "interfering with certain protective functions" of its Federal government for their occupation of the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, …
globalresearch.ca/resistance-trial-times/5701515

Maduro: Venezuelan Opposition Has Only Created Threats to Peace
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-23
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, said Thursday that the opposition in that South American nation, particularly that following the extremist sector, has only created threats to peace and sanctions against the people. | RELATED: | Guaido Has Links With Money Launderer Defended by Rudy Giuliani | During the anti-imperialist march to commemorate 62 years of the Popular Rebellion against the military dictatorship of Marcos…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Venezuelan-Opposition-Has-Only-Created-Threats-to-Peace-20200123-0015.html

Defamation suit aims to stop Hillary and her 'powerful elite friends' from silencing patriotic Americans, Gabbard says
rt.com | 2020-01-23
Suing Hillary Clinton for defamation is necessary in order to keep the former first lady and her powerful allies from smearing Americans who seek "peace and freedom" for all, Tulsi Gabbard has argued. | The Democratic presidential hopeful released a scathing statement in defense of her suit against Clinton, noting that the former secretary of state's attempt to smear her as "the favorite of the Russians" would have far-reaching consequences if left unchallenged. | "If Hillary Clinton and her allies can successfully destroy my reputation

Guaido Has Links With Money Launderer Defended by Rudy Giuliani
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-23
Venezuela's Communication Minister Jorge Rodriguez Thursday informed that international media have disclosed data on the links between opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido and Alejandro Betancourt, who is being investigated by the United States justice for money laundering. | RELATED: | Venezuelan Assembly to Investigate US Funding to Guaido | In August 2019, Reut…
telesurenglish.net/news/Guaido-Has-Links-With-Money-Launderer-Defended-by-Rudy-Giuliani-20200123-0011.html

How Western Left Media Helped Legitimate US Regime Change in Venezuela
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2020-01-22
In Jacobin ( 2/5/19)… | It's been a year since Juan Guaidó began his US-anointed mandate as "interim president" of Venezuela. | Following the opposition leader's failure to secure reelection as National Assembly president this month, Washington and its corporate media stenographers have hysterically decried a "coup" (FAIR.org, 1/10/20) against the coup…
fair.org/home/how-western-left-media-helped-legitimate-us-regime-change-in-venezuela/

Syrian ambassador to Venezuela with FRSO delegation
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-22
Caracas, Venezuela – Members of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) delegation Sarah Martin and Jim Byrne, with Syrian Ambassador to Venezuela Khalil Bitar, attending World Anti-Imperialist Congress in Caracas.
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/22/syrian-ambassador-venezuela-frso-delegation

Delegates arrive in Venezuela on eve of World Anti-Imperialist Congress
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-22
Caracas, Venezuela – Hundreds of delegates arrived in Caracas from around the world, January 21, the eve of the World Anti-Imperialist Congress. The Congress is being held January 22-24 in Caracas and is hosted by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Venezuela's governing party, which has been under sharp attack by U.S. imperialism. | The congress is bringing together a broad range of anti-imperialist organizations, movements and governments from around 100 countries. At the congress they will exchange views and experiences and will strategize about strengthening the struggle against U.S. imperia…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/22/delegates-arrive-venezuela-eve-world-anti-imperialist-congress

Opening plenary kicks off World Anti-Imperialist Congress
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-22
Caracas, Venezuela – On January 22, hundreds of international delegates from 52 countries heard from leaders from Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and Brazil to kick off the World Anti-Imperialist Congress. | Starting with a professor from Syria who remarked that U.S. imperialism assassinated Iranian General Qassem Soleimani because the U.S. fears it is losing its grip on the Middle East, the crowd shouted "Viva Soleimani!" He added that, with the help requested by Syria from Russia, Iran and others, the Syrians have bravely declared "No pasarán!" | After the Syrian professor, an official from the Cuban Communist Party sha…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/22/opening-plenary-kicks-world-anti-imperialist-congress

Lebanon: UN rights office calls for de-escalation of protest violence
news.un.org | 2020-01-21
What had been largely peaceful demonstrations against Lebanon's Government in the capital Beirut grew increasingly violent over the weekend, sparking the concern of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1055701

Joint UN-Congolese strategy needed to address insecurity following deadly attacks
news.un.org | 2020-01-21
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the UN peacekeeping operation in the country, MONUSCO, are being urged to develop a comprehensive joint strategy to address insecurity in Beni territory, located in the east.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1055741

FRSO Delegation Visits Bolivarian University of Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-21
Caracas, Venezuela–A Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) delegation visited the Bolivarian University of Venezuela on January 20, speaking to political science classes. | "Students asked about the movements for change in our country. They definitely had the impression people are protesting Trump, and movements are growing stronger. They are excited that socialist ideas are becoming popular in the U.S.," said Brad Sigal, a delegation member from Minneapolis. | Sigal continued, "Many of the students are attending the university because of the Bolivarian Revolution and the opportunities it opens up fo…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/20/frso-delegation-visits-bolivarian-university-venezuela

Cómo Juan Guaidó perdió el control de la Asamblea Nacional en Venezuela
Orlenys Ortiz | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-20
øNo entiendes lo sucedido el 5 de enero en la Asamblea Nacional de Venezuela? Echemos un vistazo cronológico al fracaso…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/20/juan-guaido-asamblea-nacional-venezuela/

Brazil's far-right government backed terror plot against Venezuela, top newspaper reveals
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-17
Brazil's extreme Bolsonaro government backed an attack on Venezuela in a plot to overthrow its elected president. The shocking terror…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/17/brazil-paper-reveals-bolsonaro-terror-plot-venezuela/

In the ongoing crisis, Congress must rein in Trump's war powers
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2020-01-08
As we feared, President Trump's reckless assassination of Iran's Gen. Soleimani resulted in escalation