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David Wise: Journalist and historian – author of ‘The Invisible Government’

David Wise–the prize-winning journalist and author who in 1964 co-wrote one of the first best-selling history books critical of the CIA–passed away on October 8th, 2018, in Washington, DC. He was 88.

Co-written with fellow journalist Thomas B. Ross, The Invisible Government became a best-seller with its revelations of — until then — secret CIA operations in Iran, Guatemala, and other countries. Continue reading

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NATO. The price of US ‘protection’ soars

By MANLIO DINUCCI

No2NATO-Banner-NewCr(March 12) – The United States will no longer consider its allies as protectorates. Therefore, they ask them to pay the cost of their protection, otherwise they will withdraw. This was announced by President Trump on January 17 at the Pentagon, which was presented in February at NATO, but was released only this week. A decision that applies to all allies, from Japan to Germany. The problem is that Washington is also asking its allies to align with its positions … as they did as protectorates. Continue reading

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70th Anniversary of Founding of NATO: Week of Actions March 30 – April 7

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The aggressive military alliance NATO is holding a summit in Washington, DC the week of March 30 to April 7 on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of its founding. Actions will be taking place in Washington, DC and around the world against NATO and to oppose current plans to invade Venezuela. In addition to the March 30 demonstration, conferences and street actions are taking place in Washington, DC through the week up to the April 4 Black Alliance for Peace meeting on the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. For full listings for events in Washington, DC click here. Continue reading

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Cuba condemns terrorist sabotage of Venezuelan electrical power system

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US plans military invasion in the name of providing humanitarian aid

By MARGARET VILLAMIZAR

HANDS OFF VENEZUELAThis week has seen a ramping up by U.S. imperialism and the Colombian government of what Venezuela has called a cheap “humanitarian aid” show. It kicked off with a photo flashed around the world of an empty six-lane bridge linking Colombia and Venezuela with the trailers of three transport trucks placed across it, blocking all six lanes. The photo was used by CNN and other monopoly media to accuse President Nicolás Maduro of preventing humanitarian aid from entering Venezuela from the Colombian border city of Cúcuta where, all week long, truckloads of goods – auspices of USAID – were shown arriving. A little investigation revealed that the bridge, a joint project of the Venezuelan and Colombian governments, has never been open since it was completed in 2016 and that there are two other functioning bridges nearby. Continue reading

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The legitimacy of Venezuela’s President

The right-wing opposition in Venezuela, openly directed by the United States, is attempting a coup to impose an interim president, a figure not recognized in the country’s Constitution, disregarding the will of 6,248,864 citizens who voted for Nicolás Maduro | OSCAR SÁNCHEZ SIERRA

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(February 15) – The truth will come out, because its force is overwhelming. In Venezuela on January 23, sectors of the right-wing opposition, openly and publicly directed by a foreign government, the United States, with its president, vice president and secretary of state at the head, orchestrated an utter fallacy to mislead the world. Continue reading

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Four-phase Montevideo mechanism for  peace and dialogue in Venezuela

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Delegations of Mexico, Uruguay and CARICOM in Montevideo, February 6, 2019.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on February 6 gave “absolute support” to a four-phase plan designed by the countries of the Caribbean organized in CARICOM, along with Mexico and Uruguay, for Peace and Dialogue in Venezuela titled the Montevideo Mechanism. On February 7 a meeting was held in Montevideo co-hosted by Uruguay and the European Union and attended by representatives of eight European Union member states (France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) as well as Costa Rica, Bolivia and Ecuador, reported to be members of an EU-initiated International Contact Group (ICG) on Venezuela. The aim of the meeting was said to be to explore ways and means of fostering a negotiated, political settlement to the crisis in Venezuela without the use of force. Continue reading

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