VENEZUELA: WHAT ACTIVISTS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE U.S.-LED COUP

In the midst of U.S. imperial actions in Venezuela and the lies being spread by the Trump regime and corporate mainstream media, knowing the truth is essential. We must not believe their lies any longer. The extensive article behind this LINK provides a clear picture of what is really happening.

An excerpt: “Two things stand out about the U.S. coup in Venezuela. First, it is unusually open. Typically, the US tries to hide its coups. Second, the coup is built on a series of obvious falsehoods, yet the bi-partisans in Washington, with a few exceptions, keep repeating them.

First, we will correct the falsehoods so readers are all working from the same facts. Second, we will describe how this coup is being defeated. It will be another major embarrassment for the Trump administration and US foreign policy.

It is important to understand Venezuela has become a geopolitical conflict as Russia and China are closely allied with Venezuela. China and Russia coming into the backyard of the United States challenges the antiquated Monroe Doctrine.

Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world and the second largest gold reserves, as well as diamonds and other minerals such as coltan (needed for electronic devices). And, Venezuela is taking over as president of OPEC and will be in a position to push for oil payments in non-dollar currencies or in cryptocurrencies, a major threat to the US dollar. 

There are a series of false statements repeated by DC officials and corporate media to justify the coup that are so obvious, it is hard to believe they are not intentional. In his two-paragraph comment on the coup, even Senator Bernie Sanders repeated them.”

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2019/01/28/venezuela-what-activists-need-to-know-about-the-u-s-led-coup

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