2020-06-01: Social Media Postees

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Social Justice Is The Way To End Riots
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-06-02
Eddie Conway talks with Jacqueline Luqman about the myths surrounding peaceful protests, uprisings, economic oppression and capitalism, valuing property over people, and the country's founding on violence.

Thousands in Tampa Bay demand justice for George Floyd and all victims of police brutality
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-01
Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society hosted a protest May 30 to demand justice for George Floyd and community control of the police. The event corresponded with the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression's national day of protest. Reporters estimate 5000 people in attendance at the height of the protest. | A crowd began to form a half-hour before the scheduled time. Hundreds marched to the Temple Terrace Police Department, chanting, "Say his name! George Floyd!" and "No justice, no peace! No racist police!" The protesters circled back to the corner of 53rd Street and Fowler…

Venezuela Inaugurates New Fuel System, Increases Local Production
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-06-01
The new model features dual prices, dollar payments and private import permits, ending the state's 50-year monopoly on fuel supply.

PDF of May 28 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-05-29
Download 12-page PDF here. Iran-Venezuela solidarity breaks U.S. blockade. Pandemics can foment social revolutions. Also: What is a Marxist-Leninist party? COVID cover-up in Georgia; Reproductive justice Labor fights back: Postal workers; Portland essential workers; Agricultural workers; CUNY instructors. World: Kerala, India; Ecuador; China. Tear down prisons: Major Tillery; ICE detainees; . . . | Continue reading PDF of May 28 issue at Workers.org

Venezuela Cuts Back Oil Production, Mulls Gasoline Price Hike
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-28
Four Iranian tankers carrying fuel and additives have arrived in recent days.

Desafiando las sanciones de EEUU, primer buque iraní llega a Venezuela
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-26
La presencia militar de los Estados Unidos en aguas del Caribe no disuadió a Irán mientras el "Fortuna", el primero de sus cinco gigantes buques petroleros llenos de gasolina y suministros de refinería llegó a las aguas de Venezuela el sábado 23 de mayo.

Defying U.S. sanctions, first Iranian tanker reaches Venezuela
Gloria La Riva | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-26
The enhanced U.S. military presence in Caribbean waters did not deter Iran as the first of its five giant tankers full of gasoline and refinery supplies reached Venezuela's waters late Saturday, May 23.

Venezuelan Government Seizes AT&T Assets, Looks to Re-establish DirecTV Cable Service
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-25
The Texas-based multinational abandoned the country last week citing legal pressure caused by US sanctions.

Iranian Fuel Tanker Reaches Venezuela, Defying US Threats
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-24
The five Iranian tankers are estimated to carry enough gasoline to supply Venezuela for 50 days.

Trump Claims to Have Venezuela 'Surrounded' as Iranian Tankers Approach
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-21
Venezuela's armed forces will escort the vessels upon reaching territorial waters.

La Riva designated presumptive Peace & Freedom Party presidential nominee in California
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-21
The following statement was originally published by the Peace and Freedom Party.

US Blocks UNSC Draft Resolution Denouncing Paramilitary Incursion into Venezuela
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-21
Russia, China and other countries criticized violations of Venezuelan sovereignty.

Brexit transition uncertainty 'poses threat to stability in Northern Ireland'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-01
Uncertainty and lack of time before the end of Brexit transition poses a "potent threat" to prosperity and stability in the north of Ireland, a report has warned.Businesses in Great Britain could decide it is economically unviable to continue operations across the Irish Sea unless flexibility is shown in the EU negotiations, a House of Lords committee warned.The country will have to follow EU rules on agriculture and manufactured goods, ensuring access to its single market and keeping the border with the Republic of Ireland free-flowing in a key concession maintaining a decades-old peace.The group of peers said:…

"It Was Murder": Minneapolis Demands Charges in Police Killing of George Floyd, Calls to Defund Cops
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-29
As thousands take to the streets of Minneapolis to protest against the police killing of George Floyd for the third night in a row, we go to Minneapolis to speak with City Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison. Police pointed an automatic rifle at his head in 2015 when he was peacefully protesting the police killing of another African American man, Jamar Clark. We also speak with Kandace Montgomery with the Black Visions Collective, which is calling for the abolition of police.

Gravestones in Garden for George Lloyd and Others Murdered by Police Pt. II
White Silence Equals White Consent | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
In Palo Alto on May 31, the Raging Grannies and members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom paid respect to 8 Black Americans murdered by police, including two women. Neighbors participated and shared sentiments.

Gravestones in Garden for George Lloyd and Others Murdered by Police Pt. I
Palo Alto Report | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
In Palo Alto on May 31, the Raging Grannies and members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom paid respect to 8 Black Americans murdered by police, including two women. There are many more whose names should not be forgotten.

Veterans Call on the Minnesota National Guard to Stand Down
VFP | indybay.org | 2020-06-01
Veterans For Peace calls for the immediate withdrawal of the Minnesota National Guard. We are appalled to see military weapons, vehicles and equipment once again deployed in U.S. cities to control community members who are reacting to a long history of state-sanctioned violence. When an already embattled community is subjected to militarized intimidation, by design, their environment becomes a war zone. We call on all those who are serving with the National Guard to refuse to serve violent and racist interests.

Piles of BRICKS mysteriously sprouting near riot hotspots all over US have journalists demanding answers
rt.com | 2020-06-02
Stacks of bricks left seemingly unattended in riot hotspots across the US – as if begging to be snatched and thrown by unruly mobs – have protesters and journalists wondering whether the violent street clashes are orchestrated. | It's not every day one sees a stack of bricks just lying around unattended, especially when there's no construction to be seen – but a rash of reports of pallets of bricks turning up as if by magic in over half a dozen cities over the weekend has investigators trying to get to the bottom of who's seemingly giving would-be rioters the tools they need to turn what began as peaceful prot…

'He was about peace': George Floyd's brother speaks out against riots, pleading 'channel your anger elsewhere'
rt.com | 2020-06-01
Street violence isn't the way to secure justice for George Floyd, who stood for peace and was "a gentle giant," the slain Minnesotan's younger brother said, urging rioters to stop destroying their own communities. | "Don't tear up your town! All of this is not necessary, because if his own family and blood is not doing it, then why are you?" Floyd's younger brother told ABC. The slain man's family will "go another route" to seek justice, which, they believe, will eventually be served. | "Sometimes, I get angry and I want to bust some heads, too," Terrence Floyd told ABC. But the demeanor of his late brother ha…

'I'm proud of her': NY Mayor De Blasio defends daughter following her arrest during Manhattan protest
rt.com | 2020-06-01
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he is "proud" of his daughter after it emerged that she was arrested at a protest in Manhattan at the weekend for reportedly blocking traffic and refusing to disperse. | "I am proud of her that she cares so much and is willing to do something about it," De Blasio told reporters during a Monday press conference. He said he had asked her to recount the whole story and that she assured him she was "acting peacefully." | "She believes everything she did was in the spirit of peaceful, respectful protest," he said, later adding: "I admire that she was out there trying to c…

Iranian tanker "FAXON" being protected, monitored by Venezuela's navy forces
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-01
TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA)

Turkey marks 109th anniversary of air force
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-01
The Turkish Air Force on Monday marked its 109th anniversary.Marking the occasion, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar released a message lauding the air force's modern technology and top-flight personnel with over a century of experience.Akar added that the air force plays an important role not only in Turkey's anti-terror operations but also in supporting peace efforts on the international stage.Underscoring the rising risks, threats, and dangers, especially in Turkey's neighborhood, Akar stressed the importance of having an effective, prestigious deterrent in the Turkish Armed Forces.Founded on June 1, 1911, the Air…

The Frontlines Of Venezuela's Fight Against COVID-19
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-01
Since the emergence of COVID-19 in December of last year, when it became evident that this would be a global pandemic, epidemiologists made it clear that in the fight against the new coronavirus the key would be to flatten the curve. To do so, two very important factors should be taken into account: reducing the contagion rate and increasing the capacity of the healthcare system. In other words, the objective is to flatten the curve to a level that allows a reinforced healthcare system to attend to all the cases. | That is why, early on, the Venezuelan government decided to adopt strategies that would tend to fla…

From George Floyd Back to the Structural Violence of Capitalism
Black Alliance for Peace | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-01
Third degree murder for 3/5 for a devalued life Knee in throat air gone, gasping dying under the color of law! George Floyd had no chance! The gang of state sponsored assassins had already signed his death warrant! They think we should be grateful for watered down justice that has not and will never be …

Global Research: Reader-funded Research and Insight
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
Dear Readers, | While we must always hold on to hope, true peace can only be achieved through awareness and action. With recent tragic events in the US, we are reminded of Professor Peter Dale Scott's words: "The future of our …

Will There Be A New War In Asia?
Leonid Savin | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-01
A major military conflict is brewing at the heart of Asia. It could come to nothing, or it could affect four countries. It all depends on how valid the actions of those involved are going to be and whether other countries are going to undertake peacekeeping efforts. | On 23 May, it was reported that the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) had moved 5,000 soldiers into the mountainous region of Ladakh. This is not exactly a new…

US Tankers in Persian Gulf Will Not be Safe If Iranian Oil Shipments Seized: Political Analyst
Ed Corrigan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-01
A Canadian political analyst said the US is well aware that its oil tankers that are freely moving in the Persian Gulf would be exposed to retaliation if it attempts to seize Iranian oil shipments carrying fuel to Venezuela. | ***…

In the West: Propaganda, Hysteria and Truly Foul Breath!
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-30
If it wasn't so tragic, it would be laughable: the political brigands in North America and Europe are fuming, spitting and rolling their eyes upwards towards the ceiling. They are pointing fingers in all directions, shouting incoherently "China!", "Russia!", "Venezuela and Cuba!", "Iran!"; "You, You, YOU!". China and Russia are quietly building a new world, …

Protest, Uprisings, and Race War
Tim Wise | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
The moralizing has begun. Those who have rarely been the target of organized police gangsterism are once again lecturing those who have about how best to respond to it. Be peaceful, they implore, as protesters rise up in Minneapolis and across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd. This, coming from the…

In 2007, acclaimed US physician Paul Farmer pushed for Cuban Medical Brigades to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-05-27
Today Code Pink is making a push for that. It would be a lock in a civilized world. Click below to here to read Farmer's letter. In it, he glowingly sums up his decades of working closely with Cuban doctors in Haiti.

AT&T Shuts down DirecTV in Venezuela over Sanctions
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-20
The National Assembly will investigate the "rash decision" that affects 600 workers and two million households.

Venezuela Sues UK over Frozen Gold Reserves, Loses CITGO Appeal
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-20
The US $1 billion worth of gold would be used in the fight against COVID-19.

Disgraceful yet illuminating reactions to the 2002 coup that briefly ousted Hugo Chavez: IACHR, CPJ and RSF
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-05-18
The Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) The IACHR claimed in 2009 report on Venezuela that its reaction to the "the attempted coup d'état [of 2002] was immediate and decisive" and that it "warned that these acts constituted an interruption of the constitutional order as defined in the Democratic Charter." The evidence it offered Read…

Iran Sends Fuel Tankers to Venezuela, Vows 'Decisive Response' to US Threats
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-18
Crippling US sanctions have caused severe fuel shortages in the Caribbean nation.

Venezuela Sees COVID-19 Surge as Returning Migrants Surpass 40,000
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-18
Authorities say that 75 percent of recent cases have been "imported."

Attempts to whitewash the military coup of April 2002 in Venezuela
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-05-17
Given the overwhelming support opposition voices have been given in western media since Hugo Chavez was first elected in 1998, it is unsurprising that some would have had the audacity to attempt at least a partial whitewash of what the opposition and its foreign allies did in April of 2002. I'll address some of those Read…

Venezuela: Guaido's Leadership in Question Following Failed Coup Attempt
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-17
A letter from Silvercorp's lawyers demanding payment has cast doubt on Guaido's denials of involvement in a recent paramilitary operation.

Vigil for Peace in Yemen: A New Norm
Kathy Kelly | zcomm.org | 2020-05-13
U.S. national security leaders and stakeholders in war, as they shelter in place, have an extraordinary opportunity to set a new norm and link with the vigil for Peace in Yemen…

[UPDATED] Venezuelan Oil Sector Continues Slump Amid Pandemic, US Sanctions
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-13
The Maduro government is working to repair refineries with Chinese and Iranian assistance to tackle fuel shortages.

Western Venezuela Rocked by Rolling Blackouts
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-11
Low water levels at hydroelectric dams, "terrorist sabotage" and damaged infrastructure have been blamed for the power cuts.

[UPDATED] Venezuela Makes Fresh Arrests as Opposition Splinters over Failed Coup
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-10
Trump said the operation "was not a good attack," again denying any US involvement.

US Investigating Ex-Green Beret, Denies 'Direct' Involvement in Failed Venezuela Coup
Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-07
New documents confirm that the Venezuelan opposition signed a contract with Florida-based Silvercorp to kidnap President Nicolas Maduro.

Venezuela: Two US Citizens Captured in Botched Coup Attempt
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-05
Two former green berets were arrested in a second failed assault on Venezuelan shores on Monday.

Venezuela: 45 Killed in Guanare Prison Riot
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-04
The government pledged to investigate the May 1 riot, which it described as an attempted breakout.

Venezuelan Armed Forces: Paramilitary Incursion Neutralized
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-03
Former US green beret Jordan Goudreau, reported to have led preparations for a coup, confirmed the operation.

Remembering Henri Falcon's May 2018 Presidential campaign in Venezuela
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-05-02
Henri Falcon was a viable candidate

Former US Special Ops Soldier Led Plot to Invade Venezuela: Sources
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-02
AP reports that the Venezuelan opposition and Colombian authorities were aware of the plan.