Abby Martin: The Neo-Liberal Plan To Bring Down Venezuela + Mike Prysner Debunks John Oliver’s Venezuela Episode

Abby Martin: Dictatorship or Democracy in Venezuela?

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with Abby Martin

Redacted Tonight on June 14, 2018

Lee Camp speaks with Abby Martin journalist and host of The Empire Files, who exposes the profit-driven bias of corporate media reporting on Venezuela.

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Another of the Many Charming Examples of Cold War Anti-Communism by William Blum

CCCP USSR in Moscow

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by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Killing Hope
April 19, 2018

Unpersons

One reason it’s so easy to get an American administration, the mainstream media, and the American people to jump on an anti-Russian bandwagon is of course the legacy of the Soviet Union. To all the real crimes and shortcomings of that period the US regularly added many fictitious claims to agitate the American public against Moscow. That has not come to a halt. During a debate in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, candidate Ben Carson (now the head of the US Housing and Urban Development agency) allowed the following to pass his lips: “Joseph Stalin said if you want to bring America down, you have to undermine three things: Our spiritual life, our patriotism, and our morality.” This is a variation on many Stalinist “quotes” over the years designed to deprecate both the Soviet leader and any American who can be made to sound like him. The quote was quite false, but the debate moderators and the other candidates didn’t raise any question about its accuracy. Of course not.

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Abby Martin: The Birth of Chavismo and Its Fight to Survive in Venezuela

Hugo Chávez saludando al pueblo

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Sep 20, 2017

More threats against the Maduro government from Trump at the United Nations follows nearly 20 years of the US Empire’s insistence that the popular Bolivarian movement should have no voice.

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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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Noam Chomsky: The Gospels Are Radical Pacifist Documents

Gospel Graffiti II

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Dandelion Salad

with Noam Chomsky

replaced video May 22, 2017

Ricardo Ruiz – Jul 17, 2015

Noam Chomsky (April, 2013) Interview (Hugo Chavez’s death, Pope, and other topics)

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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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Dr. John Johnson: US Soldiers Killed My Daughter + William Blum: The Destruction of Iraq, interviewed by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox Blog
March 24, 2013

Juramentación Comités por el SI en Valencia

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with William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
williamblum.org/
March 24, 2013

The US Empire’s War ON Iraq has lasted for a decade now. I am sure, I don’t have to convince supporters and fans of Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox that the US Empire’s Illegal and Immoral War on the people of Iraq was/is wrong.

The War Crime of Iraq was/is just one more notch in the bloody belt of Empire, and we must tell the stories and never give up the fight for peace: no retreat, no surrender.

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William Blum: CIA Has Attempted To Assassinate 50 World Leaders, Including Chavez

with William Blum
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
March 14, 2013

Presidente Chávez inauguró nuevo Mercal Comunal en La Pastora

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John Robles
Voice of Russia
March 14, 2013

The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was warned by Fidel Castro to be careful of a very specific attack, namely a quick jab from an infected needle. Such a warning coming from a leader who has reportedly been the target of CIA assassination plots more than 600 times in over 50 years, was sure to be heeded. Was the illness of Hugo Chavez a completely deniable assassination by the CIA? William Blum spoke with the VOR’s John Robles and discussed this issue and more.

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I Personally Believe That Hugo Chávez Was Murdered By The United States by William Blum

by William Blum
Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
March 11, 2013

Chávez en Pdvsa

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Anti-Empire Report

Hugo Chávez

I once wrote about Chilean president Salvador Allende:

Washington knows no heresy in the Third World but genuine independence. In the case of Salvador Allende independence came clothed in an especially provocative costume – a Marxist constitutionally elected who continued to honor the constitution. This would not do. Continue reading

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

Dandelion Salad

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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Koch Brothers Driving Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to Cut Out Venezuelan Oil by Greg Palast

Tar Sands Blockade N19

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by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
for Vice Magazine and The Other 98%
February 7, 2013

I’ve been tracking a tube of black putrid ooze, a toxic viper slowly slithering 2000 miles across the belly of America, swallowing all water aquifers, politicians and reason in its path.

The XL Keystone Pipeline.

As Nagini, the murderous snake in the Harry Potter tales, had its master Voldemort, I figured the Keystone XL Pipeline much also have its own dark lords.

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There is a Drone with Assange’s Name On It by William Blum

with William Blum
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.killinghope.org
January 28, 2013

John Robles
Voice of Russia

Assange will be assassinated if freed, expert says. In an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia, William Blum, an American author, historian, and critic of United States foreign policy spoke about CIA assassinations (one of his areas of expertise) and some of his past work. Mr. Blum is candid in his assessment of CIA assassination plots against such people as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. Continue reading

Big Oil, Big Ketchup and The Assassination of Hugo Chavez by Greg Palast

Hugo Chavez in visita a Milano

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by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
www.gregpalast.com
written for Truthout
January 9, 2013

Venezuelan President Chavez once asked me why the US elite wanted to kill him. My dear Hugo: It’s the oil. And it’s the Koch Brothers – and it’s the ketchup.

[As a purgative for the crappola fed to Americans about Chavez, my foundation, The Palast Investigative Fund, is offering the film, The Assassination of Hugo Chavez, as a FREE download. Based on my several meetings with Chavez, his kidnappers and his would-be assassins, filmed for BBC Television. DVDs also available.]

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