Abby Martin: Sabotage, Not Socialism, is the Problem in Venezuela

Abby Martin: Sabotage, Not Socialism, is the Problem in Venezuela

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jun 17, 2017

Today in the corporate media, Venezuela’s economic problems are used to paint the country as a failed state, in need of foreign-backed regime change.

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Abby Martin: World Ignores Opposition Violence at Venezuela Protests + Abby Martin on Death Threats Against Her

Abby Martin Venezuela

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

TheRealNews on Jun 10, 2017

Empire Files host Abby Martin just returned from Venezuela where she saw first hand how violent opposition protesters attempt to intimidate reporters and thereby give a false impression of what is happening.

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A U.S. Guide: 7 Steps to Kill a Revolution

A U.S. Guide: 7 Steps to Kill a Revolution

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Dandelion Salad

teleSUR English on Apr 25, 2017

The same plan used in the 1970s to overthrow Salvador Allende in Chile, is being used by the U.S. today in Venezuela against the Bolivarian Revolution. These are the steps to kill a revolution.

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John Pilger: Countries Can Be Independent As Long As They Comply With The US, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

STOP THE WAR COALITION RALLY TRAFALGAR SQUARE.08.10.2011

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by Cindy Sheehan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
April 13, 2014

This week Cindy chats with journalist/filmmaker John Pilger about world events and his new film, Utopia.

Then young Angeleno revolutionary poet Matt Sedillo will perform one of his poems for us.

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Rick Rozoff: Former Soviet Republics, Current Russian Allies Are U.S./NATO Color Revolution Targets

by Rick Rozoff
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
February 23, 2014

John Robles
Voice of Russia
February 23, 2014
Recorded on February 18, 2014

Part I

It is unprecedented that simultaneously three countries that are allies of Russia are being threatened by color revolutions: Venezuela, the Bosnian Serb Republic (Republika Srpska) and Ukraine. These synthetic uprisings orchestrated by the US/NATO/EU would have been identified as the uprisings of fascistic guttersnipes 100 years ago, but in 2014 they are being portrayed as democracy or freedom movements, by the same people who are organizing them to destroy country after country. Continue reading

Mark Weisbrot: What’s Going On In Venezuela? + Pro-government Rallies

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CCTV America on Feb 14, 2014

Rival factions have been clashing in Venezuela, with at least 3 people dead. For analysis on the protests, anchor Mike Walter sits down with Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic Policy & Research.

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Corporate Media’s Bias is One of Omission by William Blum

I am lying to you.

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
February 4, 2014

“Bias in favor of the orthodox is frequently mistaken for ‘objectivity’. Departures from this ideological orthodoxy are themselves dismissed as ideological.” – Michael Parenti

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Nationalism and Hypocrisy by William Blum

by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
July 29, 2013

Edward Snowden, painted portrait IMG_8815

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That most charming of couples: Nationalism and hypocrisy

It’s not easy being a flag-waving American nationalist. In addition to having to deal with the usual disillusion, anger, and scorn from around the world incited by Washington’s endless bombings and endless wars, the nationalist is assaulted by whistle blowers like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, who have disclosed a steady stream of human-rights and civil-liberties scandals, atrocities, embarrassing lies, and embarrassing truths. Continue reading

Edward Snowden on Why He Stood Up to the NSA + Glenn Greenwald: “Rogue” Actions of U.S. in Snowden Row Yield Latin American Offers of Asylum

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Edward Snowden, painted portrait IMG_8815

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Edward Snowden on Why He Stood Up to the NSA: Mass Spying “Not Something I’m Willing to Live Under” (Part 2 of the interview)

democracynow on Jul 9, 2013

Transcript: www.democracynow.org – In a newly released interview conducted just before he came forward early last month, Edward Snowden explains why he has devoted his life to expose how the United States is spying on the world. Snowden says he thinks the biggest revelation to emerge from his leaks is the National Security Agency’s collection of all communications into and out of the United States — despite NSA claims that it only targets foreign traffic. Snowden also predicts that the U.S. government would seek to demonize him and accuse him of aiding America’s enemies. Journalist Laura Poitras filmed the exchange, and Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald asked the questions. “America is a fundamentally good country,” Snowden says. “We have good people with good values who want to do the right thing, but the structures of power that exist are working to their own ends to extend their capability at the expense of the freedoms of all.”

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U.S. Hands Off Syria, Venezuela!

Dandelion Salad

by Editor, Workers World
May 29, 2013

Recent U.S. threats against Iran, Syria and, yes, Venezuela show that this time of capitalist economic crisis brings with it the danger of new imperialist wars and interventions.

In late May — in news that got more publicity in the Israeli media than in the U.S. — the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution backing up Israel if it launches an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities. The Senate, in other words, told the Obama administration it was not being aggressive enough.

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Nicolas Maduro Did Not Steal the Election in Venezuela by Greg Palast + Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Plotting Coup

ELEICOES 2013 NA VENEZUELA

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by Greg Palast
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
For Vice Magazine – Leer el artículo en español aquí
April 22, 2013

The guy in the cheap brown windbreaker walking up the dirty tenement steps to my New York office looked like a bus driver.

Nicolas Maduro, elected President of Venezuela last Sunday, did indeed drive a bus, then led the drivers’ union, then drove Chávez’ laws through the National Assembly as Venezuela’s National Assembly chief.

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The Latest Threats To Life As We Know It by William Blum

by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
April 9, 2013

Wikileaks _DDC1986

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The Anti-Empire Report

Would you believe that the United States tried to do something that was not nice against Hugo Chávez?

Wikileaks has done it again. I guess the US will really have to get tough now with Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

In a secret US cable to the State Department, dated November 9, 2006, and recently published online by WikiLeaks, former US ambassador to Venezuela, William Brownfield, outlines a comprehensive plan to destabilize the government of the late President Hugo Chávez. The cable begins with a Summary:
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Noam Chomsky: #NDAA–Obama admin. is rushing through to pass legislation to permit indefinite detention in military prisons

Resolution opposing indefinite detention under NDAA introduced at San Francisco Board of Supervisors

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Dandelion Salad

with Noam Chomsky

Tj Armand·Mar 7, 2013

Noam Chomsky talks to TJ Armand about the mixed legacy of Hugo Chavez, freedom of speech violations in Turkey, religious fundamentalism and gay marriage in the U.S.

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In Death as in Life, Chávez Target of Media Scorn + Pepe Escobar: US to Demonize Chavez Post-mortem + Hugo Chavez, Dream Maker by Eva Golinger

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fair.org
Mar. 6, 2013

Presidente Chávez inauguró nuevo Mercal Comunal en La Pastora

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His independence, help for Venezuela’s poor will not be forgiven

Venezuela’s left-wing populist president Hugo Chávez died on Tuesday, March 5, after a two-year battle with cancer. If world leaders were judged by the sheer volume of corporate media vitriol and misinformation about their policies, Chávez would be in a class of his own.

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Hugo Chavez Dead at 58 + Vaya con Dios, Hugo Chàvez, mi Amigo by Greg Palast + In Loving Memory: Hugo Chavez Frias 1954-2013 by Cindy Sheehan

My condolences and sympathies to President Chavez’ family, friends and nation.

Juramentación Comités por el SI en Valencia

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies of cancer

PressTVGlobalNews·Mar 5, 2013

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a two-year battle with cancer, Vice President Nicolas Maduro has announced.

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