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Trump Should Fight COVID-19, Not Venezuela

    Trump Should Fight COVID-19, Not Venezuela

On April 1, the Trump administration hijacked a COVID-19 press conference to announce the deployment of U.S. Navy vessels and other military assets towards Venezuela. According to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, “included in this force package are Navy destroyers and littoral combat ships, Coast Guard Cutters, P.A. patrol aircraft, and elements of an Army security…

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Coronavirus Aid for Regime Change: Washington’s 13 Point Plan for Venezuela

    Coronavirus Aid for Regime Change: Washington’s 13 Point Plan for Venezuela

The State Department released what it called its “democratic transition framework for Venezuela” yesterday; a 13-point plan for the removal of Nicolas Maduro and a radical overhaul of the country’s political system. The principal and most fundamental change Washington proposes is to “restore all powers to the National Assembly,” the one branch of government the…

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Beyond Chutzpah: the Hypocrisy of US Nacroterrorism Charges Against Venezuela

    Beyond Chutzpah: the Hypocrisy of US Nacroterrorism Charges Against Venezuela

According to the parable, the ungrateful son takes out a life insurance policy on his parents, murders them to collect, and is caught and found guilty. At his sentencing, the judge asks if he has anything to say on his behalf. The son replies: “Have mercy upon me because I am an orphan.” That’s chutzpah.…

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Lee Camp: Nationalism is Making the Coronavirus Outbreak Much Worse

    Lee Camp: Nationalism is Making the Coronavirus Outbreak Much Worse

Something every American takes for granted has made the coronavirus outbreak much worse. That thing sits ingrained in our minds since we could barely take two steps without a face full of carpet. But before I get to that, let’s set the scene. I don’t have to tell you that things are bad. We’re in…

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With a Quarter of the World’s Population Under US Sanctions, Countries Appeal to UN to Intervene

  With a Quarter of the World’s Population Under US Sanctions, Countries Appeal to UN to Intervene

The governments of China, Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia, Syria, and Venezuela – all under sanctions from the United States – sent a joint statement to the United Nations Secretary-General, the UN’s High Commissioner on Human Rights and the Director-General of the World Health Organization calling for an end to the unilateral American economic…

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Venezuela’s Coronavirus Response Might Surprise You

  Venezuela’s Coronavirus Response Might Surprise You

Within a few hours of being launched, over 800 Venezuelans in the U.S. registered for an emergency flight from Miami to Caracas through a website run by the Venezuelan government. This flight, offered at no cost, was proposed by President Nicolás Maduro when he learned that 200 Venezuelans were stuck in the United States following his government’s…

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How Victims of the US’ “Maximum Pressure” Campaign Are Coping with Coronavirus

  How Victims of the US’ “Maximum Pressure” Campaign Are Coping with Coronavirus

As Western nations descend into a panic over the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are getting a taste of what it’s like for the millions who have been living under U.S. sanctions and warfare. Iran has been hit hard by the pandemic with 850 confirmed deaths to date. It’s Rial lost 80 percent of its value and…

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As Coronvirus Grips the US, Americans Get a Taste of Life Under Sanctions

  As Coronvirus Grips the US, Americans Get a Taste of Life Under Sanctions

Across fifty states, Americans are collectively bracing for the incoming COVID-19 pandemic to hit. In the face of the virus, people are resorting to panic buying, stocking up on vital foods and goods, leading to pressing shortages of key products like hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Perhaps more concerning, however, is that health experts all…

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Amid Coronavirus Outbreak: America’s Hybrid War on Venezuela Heats Up

  Amid Coronavirus Outbreak: America’s Hybrid War on Venezuela Heats Up

The first quarter of 2020 has seen the Trump administration escalate its rhetoric against Venezuela. At the State of the Union, President Trump promised to “smash” and destroy the Venezuelan government. This was followed by a renewed threat of a naval blockade on the country, which is an act of war under U.S. and international…

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Amid the Worse Public Crisis in Decades, Trump Admin Finds the Time and Money to Bomb Iraq

  Amid the Worse Public Crisis in Decades, Trump Admin Finds the Time and Money to Bomb Iraq

Amid a spreading COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government is continuing to ramp up aggression against Iran in lieu of responding to the true threat of disease. Earlier today, the U.S. military launched a number of strikes against five separate targets in Iraq, all of which it alleges are “pro-Iranian” groups. At least six deaths…

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