by Eva Golinger, CounterPunch
There is a coup underway in Venezuela. The pieces are all falling into place like a bad CIA movie. At every turn a new traitor is revealed, a betrayal is born, full of promises to reveal the smoking gun that will justify the unjustifiable. Infiltrations are rampant, rumors spread like wildfire, and the panic mentality threatens to overcome logic. Headlines scream danger, crisis and imminent demise, while the usual suspects declare covert war on a people whose only crime is being gatekeeper to the largest pot of black gold in the world. Continue reading Venezuela: a Coup in Real Time
by Z.C. Dutka, Venezuela Analysis
Yesterday the United States Senate passed the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Act of 2014 by voice vote, a bill that will impose further sanctions on Venezuelan senior government officials if passed tomorrow by Congress.
The bill, sponsored by US senators Marco Rubio and Robert Menendez, targets Venezuelan authorities they accuse them of being linked to “significant acts of violence or serious human rights abuses against persons associated with the anti government protests in Venezuela that began on February 4, 2014.”
Though no updated draft has been released, the bill will reportedly deny visas to select Venezuelan authorities and freeze whatever assets and properties they possess in the United States. Continue reading US Senate Passes Bill to Impose Further Sanctions on Venezuela, Maduro Blasts “Economic Blockade”
by Maidhc Ó Cathail, Russia Today
There was a strong whiff of hypocrisy in the Washington air on November 13 when the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) hosted a discussion of a report entitled ‘The Menace of Unreality: How the Kremlin Weaponizes Information, Culture, and Money’. Continue reading Menace of hypocrisy: Neocon propagandist frets over Russia’s ‘weaponization of information’