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The American People Are the True Victims of Our Latest Coup

    The American People Are the True Victims of Our Latest Coup

There’s an office that you go to to overthrow a government. CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou stands in front of a packed house in the Chavez Room at the Venezuelan Embassy. A mural of Hugo Chavez looks on from the back wall. Bookcases stand empty, a fitting sign of the bumbling idiocy of empire. The lobby…

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MintCast Episode 3: Iran, Chelsea Manning, ElectionGuard and the Embassy Protection Collective

    MintCast Episode 3: Iran, Chelsea Manning, ElectionGuard and the Embassy Protection Collective

MinCast hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb discuss the week’s top stories, including U.S. attempt to escalate the situation in Iran, the unjust re-imprisonment of Chelsea Manning, Microsoft’s new ElectionGuard product and get a first-hand account of the Venezuelan Embassy Protection Collective from Alex Rubenstein. Segment 1: Is a War with Iran Looming? With the…

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Next Stop, the UN: Embassy Protectors and Other Groups to Stage UN General Assembly Protest

    Next Stop, the UN: Embassy Protectors and Other Groups to Stage UN General Assembly Protest

WASHINGTON — Following the illegal seizure by U.S. authorities of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, the group of activists who lived in the building for 37 days — protecting it from such a seizure at the request of the democratically elected government of Venezuela — is escalating tactics. In many ways, the fight of the…

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Police Raid Venezuelan Embassy in DC, Arrest Last Remaining Members of Embassy Protection Collective

    Police Raid Venezuelan Embassy in DC, Arrest Last Remaining Members of Embassy Protection Collective

Police have broken into the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC and arrested four protesters from the Embassy Protection Collective, according to Medea Benjamin, an activist from the anti-war group CODEPINK. Among the four who were arrested during the raid are anti-war activists Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. A US Secret Service spokesman confirmed that it…

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Who’s Behind the Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy?

  Who’s Behind the Pro-Guaidó Crowd Besieging Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy?

After a rough and revealing start, the reins of the campaign to seize Venezuela’s embassy in Washington are being taken over by a group of well-connected marketing and online strategists. In this article, we will examine the backgrounds of these individuals, the platforms they use to disseminate their message, and the tactics they have employed…

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Embassy Protection Collective Releases Statement on 34th Day of Venezuelan Embassy Standoff

  Embassy Protection Collective Releases Statement on 34th Day of Venezuelan Embassy Standoff

The Embassy Protection Collective is a group of activists and journalists living in the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC at the invitation of the Venezuelan government. The following is a statement released by the Embassy Protection Collective to MintPress News and other media: This is the 34th day of our living in the Venezuelan embassy…

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MintPress, Grayzone Journalists Endure US Govt Blackout and Siege at Venezuelan Embassy in DC

  MintPress, Grayzone Journalists Endure US Govt Blackout and Siege at Venezuelan Embassy in DC

WASHINGTON — MintPress News journalist Alexander Rubinstein and a reporter for The Grayzone, Anya Parampil, are besieged inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, and have been since April 30, in an egregious attack against press freedom. On Wednesday evening, events took a turn for the worse as the Metropolitan DC police cut off the power…

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Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy

  Secret Service Blocking Food From Reaching Activists Inside Venezuelan Embassy

WASHINGTON — Since April 30, the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington has been under siege by pro-coup activists who have repeatedly stated their intention to prevent the access of food to the people inside, who are living there at the invitation of the elected government of Venezuela. The U.S. Secret Service is outsourcing its desires to…

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Violent, Bigoted Supporters of Juan Guaidó Attempt to Invade Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy

  Violent, Bigoted Supporters of Juan Guaidó Attempt to Invade Venezuela’s D.C. Embassy

WASHINGTON — Emboldened by the attempted military coup — and amidst the ongoing tenancy of the Embassy Protection Collective at Venezuela’s Washington embassy at the invitation of the legitimate government of Venezuela — opposition activists rallied on Tuesday, hurling racist and homophobic slurs at members of the Collective. On several occasions, they attempted to unlawfully…

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Voices from Inside the Besieged Venezuelan Embassy

  Voices from Inside the Besieged Venezuelan Embassy

VENEZUELAN EMBASSY, WASHINGTON — A group of activists banding together as the “Embassy Protection Collective,” in defense of the sovereignty of the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, defied orders by the U.S. government to vacate the premises by the 25th of April. Later in the morning, the Trump administration’s special envoy to Venezuela, Elliot Abrams, condemned…

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