Venezuela assassination attempt: Maduro survives but journalism doesn’t

Political analyst Ricardo Vaz looks at the mass media’s disinformation with regard to the recent attack and in its long‐term Venezuela coverage.

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Venezuelans march in support of Maduro and Bolivarian Rvolution

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans marched on Monday in support of President Nicolás Maduro, after a drone attack failed to assassinate both him and military leaders assembled on a review podium at an anniversary parade of that country’s National Guard on August 4.

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Venezuelan people march on Monday to support President Maduro

Caracas, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) – Venezuelans are marching on Monday to express support and sympathy for President Nicolas Maduro who was on Saturday the target of a failed assassination attack with drones loaded with C4 explosive.

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Venezuela: Politics of assassination

Bodyguards cover president Nicolás Maduro as drones carrying explosives are shot down close to his platform (@XHNews / Twitter)

By TONY SEED*

(August 5, updated August 9, 14) – Both CBC and CTV national news on August 4 and August 5 openly contested that the terrorist drone attack in Caracas of August 4 constituted an attempted assassination of the president of that country, Nicolás Maduro, as affirmed by the Venezuelan government that night as well as video and photographic evidence provided by independent news sites in that country. They all but openly declared that the assassination attempt simply did not happen. Continue reading

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Palestinian youth defy Israel’s blockade with scraps of paper and plastic

By JONATHAN COOK

First Israel built a sophisticated missile interception system named Iron Dome to neutralise the threat of homemade rockets fired out of Gaza.

Next it created technology that could detect and destroy tunnels Palestinians had cut through the parched earth deep under the fences Israel erected to imprison Gaza on all sides.

Israel’s priority was to keep Gaza locked down with a blockade and its two million inhabitants invisible.

Now Israel is facing a new and apparently even tougher challenge: how to stop Palestinian resistance from Gaza using flaming kites, which have set fire to lands close by in Israel. F-16 fighter jets are equipped to take on many foes but not the humble kite. Continue reading

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‘Deal of the century’ is not new and Palestinian Authority leadership is not a victim

Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” will fail. Palestinians will not exchange their 70-year long struggle for freedom for Jared Kushner’s cash; nor will Israel accept it even if there is a demilitarized Palestinian state in the West Bank | RAMZY BAROUD

Protest in Ramallah, July 2, 2018, against U.S. “peace plan”

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Palestine Resistance movement will never submit to imperialist schemes

Fifteenth consecutive weekly Great March of Return protest at the border between Gaza and Israel, July 6, 2018.

The Palestinian people’s heroic resistance to the Zionist occupation remains steadfast, as the Israeli provocations continue despite their broad condemnation as crimes against humanity. The Great March of Return protests at the border between Gaza and Israel demanding the right of return have continued since Land Day on March 30. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported on July 4 that 144 Palestinians have been killed and 15,501 others have been injured by the Israeli military. Continue reading

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