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2020-06-04: News Headlines

Philip Giraldi (2020-06-04). Operating Outside the Rule of Law: Washington Pressures International Criminal Court. globalresearch.ca There is apparently no limit to what the United States and Israel can get away with without any consequences. The United States has been waging devastating economic warfare against Iran and Venezuela while also blaming China for a global health …

Anya Parampil (2020-06-03). Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective wins legal victory in face of hostile Obama-appointed judge & govt prosecution. thegrayzone.com The sentencing of the final four from the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective marked another defeat for Juan Guaidó and his…

Vijay Prashad (2020-06-03). CoronaShock and the Hybrid War against Venezuela. mronline.org CoronaShock is a term that refers to how a virus struck the world with such gripping force; it refers to how the social order in the bourgeois state crumbled, while the social order in the socialist parts of the world appeared more resilient.

Tanya Wadhwa (2020-06-03). Assassination of social activists continues in Colombia despite lockdown. peoplesdispatch.org According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), 115 environmentalists, human rights defenders, Indigenous, peasant and social leaders, and more than 20 former combatants of the FARC guerrilla group have been killed so far this year…

Alexander Rubinstein (2020-06-02). Top Venezuelan opposition leaders blame The Grayzone and Nicolas Maduro for US uprising against police brutality. thegrayzone.com Unhinged right-wing Venezuelan opposition leaders point to Max Blumenthal's t-shirt as evidence of a devious plot by the government of…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-06-02). US Sanctions Shipping Companies, Torpedoes Venezuela Oil-for-Food Deal. venezuelanalysis.com Washington is cracking down on swap deals that provide Venezuela with food, fuel and other vital imports in exchange for crude oil.

Stephen Sefton (2020-06-02). Nicaragua — False Witness, False Memory. COVID-19 and Nicaragua's Community Approach to Health Care. globalresearch.ca On Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. The standard Western canonical sources of record, namely international institutions, non-governmental organizations and media outlets, practically universally contend that all three countries are authoritarian or even tyrannical regimes, denying their peoples' basic democratic rights. The …

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

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

Gloria La Riva (2020-05-26). Desafiando las sanciones de EEUU, primer buque iraní llega a Venezuela. liberationnews.org 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.

Gloria La Riva (2020-05-26). Defying U.S. sanctions, first Iranian tanker reaches Venezuela. liberationnews.org 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nash Landesman (2020-06-04). Across Colombia, Red Flags of Despair Fly as Harsh COVID Lockdown Is Extended for a Third Time. anti-empire.com Bogota, Colombia — Red flags hang draped from the doors, rooftops and windows of Bogota's impoverished southern neighborhoods. They symbolize the suffering wreaked by a now thrice-extended house-arrest and quarantine policy purportedly aimed at containing the Coronavirus. While the pandemic has infected only a few thousand people out of a population of more than thirty million in Colombia, the quarantine has caused prolonged unemployment, a wave of housing evictions, and rioting; fueling scourges like domestic violence while pushing many to the edge of starvation. | Colombia's tragedy mirrors those of the m…

ahtribune (2020-06-01). Thierry Deronne :"The Revolt That Is Happening in the United States Is the Same One That Founds the Resistance of the Venezuelan People" ahtribune.com Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is the current situation in Venezuela? | Thierry Deronne: The daily problems derived from the US blockade and sabotage, such as the lack of water, gas, electricity, petrol, or the price war of a predominant sector, which have brutally reduced the purchasing power, have not caused the popular revolt that the United States is hoping for. On the one hand because the government continues to invent restraint barriers, allowances, food at low prices, on the other hand because the population has been in a resistance school for at least six years, helps each other and adapts very quickly. The…

ahtribune (2020-05-26). Why Did Russia Refuse Venezuela's Request but Iran Accepted It? ahtribune.com Iranian tankers were 2200 km from the US coast when the Iranian-flagged "Fortune", followed by "Forest", entered Venezuelan waters, challenging the US embargo and the US's threats. The Islamic Republic was broadcasting loud and clear a strong message. | The first message was dispatched to the US administration after Gulf and Arab Leaders conveyed a direct message to the Iranian leaders: "Washington is determined to stop the Iranian tankers sailing to Venezuela". Iran responded to all messages received that "its five tankers will sail to Venezuela and if any of these tankers is intercepted, Iran will respond in…

_____ (2020-06-04). Protectors Of The Venezuelan Embassy Victorious After Federal Charges Are Dropped. popularresistance.org Federal charges against the four protectors of the Venezuelan Embassy, who defended the building in Washington DC against violent opposition crowds for several weeks between April 10 and May 16 of 2019, were completely dropped in a case that was brought directly by prosecutors of the Trump administration. | After several months of proceedings that produced a mistrial in February 2020, the four activists expressed in a public statement that "Today's sentence marks yet another victory in the effort to protect the Venezuelan Embassy. The Embassy Protection Collective broke through the blockade and got supplies to th…

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Operating Outside the Rule of Law: Washington Pressures International Criminal Court
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
There is apparently no limit to what the United States and Israel can get away with without any consequences. The United States has been waging devastating economic warfare against Iran and Venezuela while also blaming China for a global health …
globalresearch.ca/washington-pressures-international-criminal-court/5715040

CoronaShock and the Hybrid War against Venezuela
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-06-03
CoronaShock is a term that refers to how a virus struck the world with such gripping force; it refers to how the social order in the bourgeois state crumbled, while the social order in the socialist parts of the world appeared more resilient.
mronline.org/2020/06/02/coronashock-and-the-hybrid-war-against-venezuela/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=coronashock-and-the-hybrid-war-against-venezuela

Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective wins legal victory in face of hostile Obama-appointed judge & govt prosecution
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-03
The sentencing of the final four from the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective marked another defeat for Juan Guaidó and his…
thegrayzone.com/2020/06/03/venezuelan-embassy-protection-collective-wins-legal-victory-in-face-of-hostile-obama-appointed-judge-govt-prosecution/

Assassination of social activists continues in Colombia despite lockdown
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-03
According to the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ), 115 environmentalists, human rights defenders, Indigenous, peasant and social leaders, and more than 20 former combatants of the FARC guerrilla group have been killed so far this year…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/06/03/assassination-of-social-activists-continues-in-colombia-despite-lockdown/

Top Venezuelan opposition leaders blame The Grayzone and Nicolas Maduro for US uprising against police brutality
Alexander Rubinstein | thegrayzone.com | 2020-06-02
Unhinged right-wing Venezuelan opposition leaders point to Max Blumenthal's t-shirt as evidence of a devious plot by the government of…
thegrayzone.com/2020/06/02/top-venezuelan-opposition-leaders-blame-the-grayzone-and-nicolas-maduro-for-us-uprising-against-police-brutality/

US Sanctions Shipping Companies, Torpedoes Venezuela Oil-for-Food Deal
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-06-02
Washington is cracking down on swap deals that provide Venezuela with food, fuel and other vital imports in exchange for crude oil.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14894

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14893

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14891

Across Colombia, red flags of despair fly as harsh Covid lockdown is extended for a third time
Nash Landesman | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-27
Colombia's infection rate is relatively low, but its ruthlessly enforced lockdown is causing hunger and nationwide anger. In the working…
thegrayzone.com/2020/05/27/colombia-red-flags-covid-lockdown/

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.
liberationnews.org/desafiando-las-sanciones-de-eeuu-primer-buque-irani-llega-a-venezuela/

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.
liberationnews.org/defying-u-s-sanctions-first-iranian-tanker-reaches-venezuela/

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14887

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14886

Operating Outside the Rule of Law: Washington Pressures International Criminal Court
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-04
There is apparently no limit to what the United States and Israel can get away with without any consequences. The United States has been waging devastating economic warfare against Iran and Venezuela while also blaming China for a global health crisis that it is unwilling to help address due to its withdrawal from the World Health Organization. Israel meanwhile is planning on illegally annexing significant parts of the Palestinian West Bank in July, with a green light from the Tr…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/04/operating-outside-the-rule-of-law-washington-pressures-international-criminal-court/

Across Colombia, Red Flags of Despair Fly as Harsh COVID Lockdown Is Extended for a Third Time
Nash Landesman | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-04
Bogota, Colombia

Tankers to Venezuela Are Part of Iranian Strategy to Mess With Trump in an Election Year as Payback for Soleimani
Elijah J. Magnier | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-26
Editor's note: Very interesting information. This helps explain why the Imperial navy has been conducting live-fire drills off the coast of Persia and threatening Iranian vessels. | | Iranian tankers were 2200 km from the US coast when the Iranian-flagged "Fortune", followed by "Forest", entered Venezuelan waters, challenging the US embargo and the US's threats. The Islamic Republic was broadcast…
anti-empire.com/tankers-to-venezuela-are-part-of-iranian-strategy-to-mess-with-trump-in-an-election-year-as-payback-for-soleimani/

Thierry Deronne :"The Revolt That Is Happening in the United States Is the Same One That Founds the Resistance of the Venezuelan People"
ahtribune.com | 2020-06-01
Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is the current situation in Venezuela? | Thierry Deronne: The daily problems derived from the US blockade and sabotage, such as the lack of water, gas, electricity, petrol, or the price war of a predominant sector, which have brutally reduced the purchasing power, have not caused the popular revolt that the United States is hoping for. On the one hand because the government continues to invent restraint barriers, allowances, food at low prices, on the other hand because the population has been in a resistance school for at least six years, helps each other and adapts very quickly. The…
ahtribune.com/interview/4198-thierry-deronne.html

Why Did Russia Refuse Venezuela's Request but Iran Accepted It?
ahtribune.com | 2020-05-26
Iranian tankers were 2200 km from the US coast when the Iranian-flagged "Fortune", followed by "Forest", entered Venezuelan waters, challenging the US embargo and the US's threats. The Islamic Republic was broadcasting loud and clear a strong message. | The first message was dispatched to the US administration after Gulf and Arab Leaders conveyed a direct message to the Iranian leaders: "Washington is determined to stop the Iranian tankers sailing to Venezuela". Iran responded to all messages received that "its five tankers will sail to Venezuela and if any of these tankers is intercepted, Iran will respond in…
ahtribune.com/world/americas/venezuela/4188-russia-refused-iran-accepted.html

Protectors Of The Venezuelan Embassy Victorious After Federal Charges Are Dropped
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-04
Federal charges against the four protectors of the Venezuelan Embassy, who defended the building in Washington DC against violent opposition crowds for several weeks between April 10 and May 16 of 2019, were completely dropped in a case that was brought directly by prosecutors of the Trump administration. | After several months of proceedings that produced a mistrial in February 2020, the four activists expressed in a public statement that "Today's sentence marks yet another victory in the effort to protect the Venezuelan Embassy. The Embassy Protection Collective broke through the blockade and got supplies to th…
popularresistance.org/protectors-of-the-venezuelan-embassy-victorious-after-federal-charges-are-dropped/