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There are legitimate problems in Venezuela

There are legitimate issues in Venezuela. They need to be debated and addressed by Venezuelans. It is not our role to send our military and tell Venezuelans how their problems should be solved.

Jill Stein's Fireside Chat – Hands Off Venezuela!

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!

Posted by Jill Stein on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Like WMD in Iraq…

Like weapons of mass destruction with Iraq and & now the dictatorship of Maduro, what should be lesson of Russiagate? Understand that the capitalist state & corporate media have interests different than from the people. Don’t let them manipulate you & never believe them.

Good for Tulsi Gabbard, but…

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

The Times piece is here:

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 (, the State Dept’s propaganda account 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.

No one can actually believe this is another “accident”

No one can actually believe this is another “accident”—that Venezuelan oil equipment just keeps “mysteriously” exploding. This is obviously intentional sabotage from the rightwing opposition

The journalists pretending otherwise are spineless stenographers

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.