Max Blumenthal: What Really Happened on the Colombian-Venezuelan Border + Wilkerson: The Permanent War State Aims to Plunder Venezuela

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Updated: Feb. 26 and Feb. 27, 2019

TeleSUR English on Feb 24, 2019

LIVE | From the South: Journalist Max Blumenthal joins us live to discuss the latest developments in Venezuela, and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel speaks after casting his ballot in the country’s historic constitutional referendum. More on these and other stories now.

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Abby Martin: US Sanctions are Crimes Against Humanity + The War On Venezuela Is Built On Lies by John Pilger

Hands Off Venezuela - NYC Feb 4 2019

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Feb 22, 2019

On the eve of another US war for oil, Abby Martin debunks the most repeated myths about Venezuela and uncovers how US sanctions are crimes against humanity with UN investigator and human rights Rapporteur Alfred De Zayas.

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Jim Kavanagh: The Trump Administration’s Attacks On Pres. Maduro Are Nothing More Than Overt Imperialism

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with Jim Kavanagh
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The Polemicist
February 20, 2019

RT America on Feb 19, 2019

As US politicians are putting rhetoric against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro into high gear, US President Donald Trump gave a speech in Miami calling for Maduro to step down and for an end to socialism in Latin America. RT America’s Manila Chan interviews political analyst Jim Kavanagh to discuss why he considers the Trump administration’s attacks on Maduro as nothing more than “overt imperialism.”

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Kevin Zeese on Venezuela’s Economy: It’s Not Socialism, It’s Abusive Capitalism and US Imperialism

The Russian Peace Threat by David Swanson + The REAL Reason The U.S. Wants Regime Change in Venezuela

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RT America on Feb 18, 2019

Attorney and author Kevin Zeese joins News.Views.Hughes to argue that calls for regime-change in Venezuela constitute a US push to seize Venezuelans’ natural resources and that President Nicolas Maduro has the support of the Venezuelan people, that economic sanctions and a global drop in oil prices are behind the country’s economic problems and that “the people of Venezuela oppose US domination.”

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David Swanson: The Dirty Truth About NATO

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by David Swanson
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Let’s Try Democracy
February 17, 2019

Redacted Tonight on Feb 14, 2019

David Swanson visits VIP this week to discuss the upcoming ‘No to NATO, Yes to Peace Festival‘ in Washington DC this April 3-4. They discuss peace activism and the current state of international affairs.

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Michael Hudson: Dangerous US Financial Imperialism

Capitalism = economic terrorism

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 15, 2019

An interview on Sputnik News – January 23rd.

Professor Hudson, in January you warned in Berlin at the Rosa Luxemburg Conference, about the still “dangerous” US financial imperialism. The US uses “financial weapons”, you said. Can you explain that briefly?

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The Siege of Venezuela and The Travails of Empire by Jim Kavanagh (must-read)

Eva Golinger: Venezuela is in the Center of a Geopolitical Battlefield

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by Jim Kavanagh
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The Polemicist
February 14, 2019

Here’s the bullet-point version:

  • It’s imperialism.
  • It’s American imperialism, a bipartisan national project.
  • American imperialism is the global management of capitalist class power.
  • It’s a binary situation in which one side or the other will win via the use and threat of armed force.
  • It’s trouble for Venezuela and for imperialism.
  • There’s no such thing as Progressive Except Imperialism.

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The Venezuelan Myth by Ellen Brown

Hugo Chávez saludando al pueblo

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
February 10, 2019

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is getting significant media attention these days, after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview that it should “be a larger part of our conversation” when it comes to funding the Green New Deal. According to MMT, the government can spend what it needs without worrying about deficits. MMT expert and Bernie Sanders advisor Prof. Stephanie Kelton says the government actually creates money when it spends. The real limit on spending is not an artificially imposed debt ceiling but a lack of labor and materials to do the work, leading to generalized price inflation. Only when that real ceiling is hit does the money need to be taxed back, and then not to fund government spending but to shrink the money supply in an economy that has run out of resources to put the extra money to work.

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Chris Hedges: Coup in Venezuela is an Open Violation of International Law

Chris Hedges: Coup in Venezuela is an Open Violation of International Law

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RT America on Feb 4, 2019

RT host and former NYT reporter Chris Hedges joins In Question to weigh in on the ongoing coup in Venezuela, how foreign governments are meeting in Canada to discuss how to oust Maduro, the likelihood of a major global conflict surrounding Venezuela and why the New York Times has supported U.S.-led coups.

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Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony by Michael Hudson (must-read)

State of the Union

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
February 3, 2019

The end of America’s unchallenged global economic dominance has arrived sooner than expected, thanks to the very same Neocons who gave the world the Iraq, Syria and the dirty wars in Latin America. Just as the Vietnam War drove the United States off gold by 1971, its sponsorship and funding of violent regime change wars against Venezuela and Syria – and threatening other countries with sanctions if they do not join this crusade – is now driving European and other nations to create their alternative financial institutions.

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Will Griffin: Updates on Venezuela + Nicolas Maduro: Let Us Not Allow Another Vietnam War In My Homeland + US Recipe to Overthrowing Governments

Will Griffin: Updates on Venezuela + Nicolas Maduro: Let Us Not Allow Another Vietnam War In My Homeland + US Recipe to Overthrowing Governments

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With Will Griffin
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The Peace Report
February 1, 2019

The Peace Report on Jan 31, 2019

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Eva Golinger: Venezuela is in the Center of a Geopolitical Battlefield

Eva Golinger: Venezuela is in the Center of a Geopolitical Battlefield

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goingundergroundRT on Jan 28, 2019

Afshin Rattansi speaks to Eva Golinger about the US’ ongoing attempts at regime change in Venezuela to replace President Nicolas Maduro with Juan Guaido. She discusses the history of US regime change in Veneuela and Latin America, the Maduro premiership and attitudes in Venezuela.

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Abby Martin: Trump Expanding The Empire + Trump’s Syria Deception

Abby Martin: Trump Expanding The Empire + Trump's Syria Deception

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with Abby Martin

Empire Files on Jan 11, 2019

In the first installment of this multi-part series, Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin debunks the notion that Trump is an anti-interventionist president, outlining his first two years of aggressive foreign policy that has expanded US wars and occupations. From the biggest military budget in history, to removing its restrictions to “bomb the hell out of” Iraq and Syria, to ramping-up brutal economic sanctions, to becoming America’s ‘Arms Salesman-In-Chief.’

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John Pilger: America and the Presidency Without a Mask is Trump

John Pilger: America and the Presidency Without a Mask is Trump

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with John Pilger

goingundergroundRT on Oct 3, 2018

On this episode of Going Underground, legendary journalist John Pilger discusses Syria and it’s ally Iran and the Trump administration’s policies towards the two countries, the Venezuela crisis, Julian Assange, austerity and the concept of approved news and unapproved opinions!

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US Sanctions on Venezuela Shut Down Abby Martin’s “The Empire Files” + Insurgency and US Threats in Venezuela + Abby Martin On the Deadly Front Lines of the Anti-Government Protests (Updated)

Abby Martin On the Deadly Front Lines of the Anti-Government Protests

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Last Update: Sept. 3, 2018

Updated: Aug. 29, 2018; added an interview with Abby Martin and Mike Prysner

with Abby Martin

Media Roots

For immediate release – Aug 22, 2018

The Empire Files is temporarily appealing for donations on a one-time and monthly basis to continue production in the midst of US attacks on the TeleSUR Network.

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