Dakota Pipeline Linked to ‘Crushing Venezuela’: Winona LaDuke

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The Native American activist said the economic war against Venezuela was a factor behind U.S. fracking and the Dakota pipeline. The North Dakota pipeline is linked to North American companies and the U.S. government’s “crushing Venezuela” as they seek dirty oil extraction locally instead of doing business with the South American country that has the…

US Coast Guard Violated Venezuela Airspace: Defence Minister

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Venezuela has recorded 32 violations of its airspace in 2016 alone, according to Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino. Venezuelan Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino condemned Tuesday the recent violation of the country’s national airspace by foreign aircraft. According to Padrino, a U.S. Coast Guard Bombardier Dash 8 was detected in Venezuelan airspace on Sept. 16, during the…

US Intervention and the Resurgent Right in Latin America

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PATRICK FOLEY picks apart the resurgent right wing in Latin America and its support from the United States   RECENT years have seen powerful, well organised and well financed right-wing forces — assisted by the US externally, and much of the mainstream media and traditional economic elites domestically — have some successes in destabilising several…

A History of Violence: What mainstream accounts of Venezuela’s “peaceful” opposition leave out

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by Gabriel Hetland The media narrative is clear: peaceful demonstrators upset about a collapsing economy and political repression are fighting an oppressive state in Venezuela. The actual history, however, is more murky. For more than a decade the Venezuelan opposition has used a variety of violent tactics to try to topple the country’s democratically elected…

VSC AGM: After Chavez, the Empire Strikes Back

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After Chavez, the Empire Strikes Back – Building Solidarity Against U.S Intervention & Anti-democratic Destabilisation in Latin America VSC Annual General Meeting 2016, Saturday October 15 2016 (10.00am) Discus Room, Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8TN (Nearest Tube: Holborn) We are very happy to announce that Her Excellency Rocio Maneiro, Venezuelan Ambassador to…

Pope to Mediate Talks Between Venezuelan Government, Opposition

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The Vatican confirmed the pope will work toward a peaceful resolution of the political crisis in Venezuela. Pope Francis agreed Thursday to be a mediator between the Venezuelan government and the opposition to help achieve a resolution to the current political crisis in the South American nation. The Vatican responded to a letter requesting his…

Non-Aligned Movement Says ‘No’ to New Colonialism: Maduro

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The global body meeting in Venezuela has been instrumental in the fight against colonialism, imperialism, racism and oppression. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he would propose to transform the Non-Aligned Movement into an international organization that defiantly says “no” to the new colonialism. His remarks come as heads of state and representatives of more than…

Venezuela Oppostion’s Leopoldo Lopez ‘Is a Criminal’: Allende

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The grandson of the Chilean president overthrown by a CIA-backed coup said Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is cut from the same cloth as Pinochet. Pablo Sepúlveda Allende, grandson of late socialist Chilean leader Salvador Allende, said in an interview with teleSUR that the jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez is not a political prisoner…

Venezuela Ready to Host Non-Aligned Summit

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Venezuela looks to work with others to strengthen the international body and turn it into “spearhead” to transform the United Nations system. Venezuela is ready to host the 17th Non-Aligned Movement Summit which will take place in the island of Margarita from September 13 to 18. With 120 member states, the Non-Aligned Movement is the…

Venezuelan Socialists Rally to Respond to Opposition Protests

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The pro-government rally included activists, civil society organizations, grassroots movements and the general public. Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas and other major cities across the country Wednesday, calling for peace in their country and rejecting right-wing opposition plans to destabilize the government of President Nicolas Maduro. The march was called by…