2020-01-27: News Headlines

teleSUR (2020-01-26). Colombia: Ex-FARC Member and Peace Deal Signatory Assassinated. telesurenglish.net Former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) member and peace agreement signatory John Freddy Vargas was murdered Saturday after attending a meeting in a church in Huila. | RELATED: | Vargas, 42, was shot multiple times while he was on a motorcycle with his girlfriend, after the meeting with officials from the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN). | "The event took place when the victim was ridin…

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…

teleSUR (2020-01-25). Protests in Madrid Against Visit of Venezuelan Lawmaker Guaido. telesurenglish.net In front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Madrid, the solidarity movement with the Bolivarian Revolution repudiated on Saturday the visit to Spain of RELATED: |

Fight Back (2020-01-25). President Nicolás Maduro addresses World Anti Imperialist Congress. fightbacknews.org Caracas, Venezuela – On the final day of the World Anti Imperialist Congress, January 24, Venezuelan President Nicólas Maduro spoke to the hundreds of international delegates from over fifty countries. A delegation from Freedom Road Socialist Organization is participating in the Congress. | With a Syrian professor and member of Ba'ath Party at his side, Maduro began with a story of a visit he had alongside Hugo Chavez to Syria when thousands of Syrians surrounded his vehicle in Damascus and lifted the car in celebration of a brave anti-imperialist leader. Maduro followed this with a declaration of solidarity to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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). 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…

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…

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…

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

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Colombia: Ex-FARC Member and Peace Deal Signatory Assassinated
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-26
Former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) member and peace agreement signatory John Freddy Vargas was murdered Saturday after attending a meeting in a church in Huila. | RELATED: | Colombia's Indigenous Demand Justice After 20 Leaders Killed | Vargas, 42, was shot multiple times while he was on a motorcycle with his girlfriend, after the meeting with officials from the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN). | "The event took place when the victim was ridin…
telesurenglish.net/news/colombia-ex-farc-member-john-freddy-vargas-assassinated-20200126-0014.html

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/

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/

Protests in Madrid Against Visit of Venezuelan Lawmaker Guaido
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-25
In front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Madrid, the solidarity movement with the Bolivarian Revolution repudiated on Saturday the visit to Spain of opposition lawmaker Juan Guaido, who continues promoting a destabilizing agenda against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | Guaido Has Links With Money Launderer Defended by Rudy Giuliani…
telesurenglish.net/news/Protests-in-Madrid-Against-Visit-of-Venezuelan-Lawmaker-Guaido-20200125-0004.html

President Nicolás Maduro addresses World Anti Imperialist Congress
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-25
Caracas, Venezuela – On the final day of the World Anti Imperialist Congress, January 24, Venezuelan President Nicólas Maduro spoke to the hundreds of international delegates from over fifty countries. A delegation from Freedom Road Socialist Organization is participating in the Congress. | With a Syrian professor and member of Ba'ath Party at his side, Maduro began with a story of a visit he had alongside Hugo Chavez to Syria when thousands of Syrians surrounded his vehicle in Damascus and lifted the car in celebration of a brave anti-imperialist leader. Maduro followed this with a declaration of solidarity to…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/1/25/president-nicol-s-maduro-addresses-world-anti-imperialist-congress

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/

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

"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

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/

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

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

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

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/