Welcome to the Fireside Chat, where we rise up as empire doubles down! Tonight we say no to regime change in Venezuela. US hands off! No invasion. No sanctions. No sabotage! This is not about taking sides in Venezuela. It's about taking the "side" of international law. Either we live by the rule of law, or the law of the jungle. Let's make it the former! Join me to support dialogue as proposed by the UN, the Vatican, Mexico and Uruguay. Let's grow the movement for a peaceful, just future for all! Join the conversation – share your thoughts, questions and stories!
Investigation reveals Pence and Bolton lied to promote US regime change in Venezuela. Nothing new there. I wonder why CNN, MSNBC, FOX, etc. haven’t shared this information with the American people. Kudos to New York Times
Investigation reveals Pence and Bolton lied to promote US regime change in Venezuela. Nothing new there. I wonder why CNN, MSNBC, FOX, etc. haven’t shared this information with the American people. Kudos to New York Times.https://t.co/foOFX9xFTx
It wasn’t just Pence and Bolton. Good for Gabbard for highlighting this, but this blame game included Marco Rubio, State Dept officials Mike Pompeo, Kimberly Breier (https://twitter.com/WHAAsstSecty), the State Dept’s propaganda account https://twitter.com/USAenEspanol and more, including corporate media. This wasn’t just a couple of administration officials talking out of their asses. This was a specifically crafted narrative, which US and allied media was knowingly complicit in.
Glenn Greenwald, writing at The Intercept:
Those last two tweets – using video footage to debunk the lies spread by Marco Rubio, CNN and the U.S. Government – happen to be from a correspondent with RT America. Please tell me: who was acting here as lying propagandists and agents of State TV and who was acting like a journalist trying to understand and report the truth?
So everything the New York Times so proudly reported last night has been known for weeks, and was already reported in great detail, using extensive evidence, by a large number of people.
PDVSA President Manuel Quevedo on Wednesday night tweeted that the company had been victim of “terrorist incursions” by political adversaries of President Nicolas Maduro.
The OPEC member’s oil industry is struggling under the weight of sanctions the United States slapped on PDVSA in a bid to force Maduro from power, and from a blackout that began last week that hit the main Jose oil shipment terminal as well as refineries and upgraders.
US media have spent 2 years warning about how foreign enemies could sabotage our electric grid with cyberattacks. Yet when #Venezuela‘s gov’t, targeted for regime change, claimed its grid was sabotaged, US media immediately dismissed it as a conspiracy theory. See how that works?
US media have spent 2 years warning about how foreign enemies could sabotage our electric grid with cyberattacks. Yet when #Venezuela's gov't, targeted for regime change, claimed its grid was sabotaged, US media immediately dismissed it as a conspiracy theory. See how that works? pic.twitter.com/3DxPJhzy8F
After weeks of spreading Trump admin’s lies & propaganda, @nytimes finally says opposition, not Maduro, set trucks w/ “humanitarian aid” aid on fire. @maxbumenthal who was actually in Venezuela,1st reported this 2/24
After weeks of spreading Trump admin's lies & propaganda, @nytimes finally says opposition, not Maduro, set trucks w/ "humanitarian aid" aid on fire. @maxbumenthal who was actually in Venezuela,1st reported this 2/24 https://t.co/N3zbCSlcgB Full ep is here https://t.co/aXbrrg4jeK
On the show this week, several items covering the drumbeat to war in Venezuela, and some historical context – the coup in Chile against Allende, during the Nixon administration, where we see several key aspects of the Venezuelan coup originated. Greenpeace has a call for comment to stop drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge, Flint still has contaminated water, and I take a look at what might be behind Dianne Feinstein’s opposition to a real Green New Deal (as always, follow the money).
If you can, please send Chelsea Manning a letter of support: Chelsea Elizabeth Manning A0181426 William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center 2001 Mill Road, Alexandria VA 22314
The imperialist sadists leading US policy on Venezuela are bragging about collectively punishing civilians with sanctions & economic warfare. Sociopath Rubio boasted, “Venezuela is going to enter a period of suffering no nation in our hemisphere has confronted in modern history” https://twitter.com/benjaminnorton/status/1104860942800695302
I called this last November. The DNC is going to load up the field with candidates so that no one will be able to secure the majority required in the first round and then in comes the super delegates in the 2nd round and they pick the establishment candidate. https://twitter.com/barbaralnewsome/status/1100909482635333632
There’s a grim irony, particularly in Manning’s case, that the purported purpose of a federal grand jury is to act as a safeguard from the improper motivations of government. We need not support Assange personally to understand that his prosecution for publishing Manning’s leaks would expose news organs who also published the documents — like the Guardian, The Washington Post, and The New York Times — to the same liability. The precedent that could be set for state repression of journalism is beyond troubling. https://theintercept.com/2019/03/02/chelsea-manning-subpoena-grand-jury/
Please send a letter of support to Chelsea Manning, if you’re able.
Chelsea Elizabeth Manning A0181426 William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center 2001 Mill Road, Alexandria VA 22314
On the show this week, I’m covering the release of Palestinian legislator Khalida Jarrar, held for nearly two years by the Israeli government without charge or trial. Also, the UN Commission on Human Rights released a report last week on Israeli snipers knowingly targeting emergency medical workers, disabled people and children at the 2018 Palestinian Right of Return protest. Finally, several items covering the continued lead up to war in Venezuela.
March 16, 2019 March on Washington: make your voice heard, #HandsOffVenezuela.
@UN Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in #Palestine finds that “Israeli snipers shot at journalists, health workers, children and persons with disabilities, knowing they were clearly recognizable as such.
Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar was released today from an Israeli prison where she was held for almost 2 years without charge or trial. Her case isn’t unique, it’s crucial to remember it is the norm for Israel to detain Palestinians for indefinite periods without being charged.
Pompeo’s “Hezbollah in #Venezuela” is like the new “Iraq did 9/11”, but way crazier. Who still believes a thing NeoCons say after they lied us into disastrous regime change wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya & more?
NEVER FORGET: their lies have killed 1M people & counting!
Pompeo's "Hezbollah in #Venezuela" is like the new "Iraq did 9/11", but way crazier. Who still believes a thing NeoCons say after they lied us into disastrous regime change wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya & more? NEVER FORGET: their lies have killed 1M people & counting! https://t.co/JgEeAvmBuK