Staircase in Ukraine mall decorated with giant swastika

Head of Jewish group notes Nazi symbol appeared in Kiev ahead of march there Saturday by torch-carrying nationalists by Cnaan Liphshiz A shopping mall in Ukraine that is located on a street More »

Venezuela says plane from Miami delivered weapons for use by enemies of Maduro

Venezuelan authorities say a U.S.-owned air freight company delivered a crate of assault weapons earlier this week to the international airport in Valencia to be used in “terrorist actions” against the embattled More »

Zero Dollars For Detention, Zero Dollars for the Border Wall!

Interview with Immigrant Rights Activist E.J. Esperanza on the Meaning of the Border Wall Agreement (reprinted from the February 2019 issue of The Organizer newspaper) [Note: The following interview with E.J. Esperanza, More »

British military presence near Venezuela ‘extremely concerning’

BRITAIN’S navy and marines are conducting military exercises close to Venezuela, the Morning Star has discovered. The Mounts Bay, a giant Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship, spent New Year in Miami embarking More »

Greek Parliament ratifies ‘North Macedonia’ accord

Greece on Friday ratified a landmark accord that changes the name of the neighbouring Former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia(FYROM), ending a decades-old dispute with its neighbour and opening the way for the More »

 

Venezuela | The Failure of Guaido’s Constitutional Claim to the Presidency of Venezuela

by William Walter Kay

The three constitutional articles invoked by Juan Guaido to legitimise his presidency are: 233, 333, and 350. The latter two are broad affirmations of democracy and constitutionality, silent on Presidential lines of succession. Guaido’s claim rests entirely on 233; presented here in full:

The President of the Republic shall become permanently unavailable to serve by reason of any of the following events: death; resignation; removal from office by decision of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice; permanent physical or mental disability certified by a medical board designated by Supreme Tribunal of Justice with the approval of the National Assembly; abandonment of his position, duly declared by the National Assembly; and recall by popular vote.

Venezuela | A tense calm in Caracas The neighborhoods aren’t burning and there do not exist two governments

by Marco Teruggi

The weekend resembled a rearrangement of positions. The Venezuelan opposition set in motion its plan to move closer to the Bolivarian National Armed Force and Maduro’s government refused to call for elections.

Venezuela | Down with the Coup in Venezuela!

This is not the first time that U.S. imperialism has fomented a coup attempt in Latin America (witness 2016 in Brazil with Michel Temer, who paved the way for Jair Bolsonaro). This is not the first time that U.S. imperialism has engaged in such actions in Venezuela, having strangled that nation with a blockade as it seeks to plunder the Venezuelan nation’s oil wealth. But this time, it was without even the pretense of subterfuge that the Trump administration, with the help of its Brazilian puppet Bolsonaro, sparked the ongoing coup attempt.

Venezuela | US Regime Change in Venezuela: The Documented Evidence

by Tony Cartalucci

The Latin American nation of Venezuela faces dangerous destabilization with the United States and its allies having recognized opposition figure Juan Guaido as “president” and declaring actual Venezuelan president – Nicolas Maduro – no longer recognized.

Venezuela | Is a Foreign Military Intervention in Venezuela Imminent?

James Jordan examines the US’s interventionist move towards Venezuela alongside Colombia’s recent history.

According to conventional wisdom, there should be no serious talk of foreign military intervention in Venezuela. But these aren’t conventional times. The conventional playbook would adopt a strategy of foreign coordination of the Venezuelan opposition, economic sabotage, infiltration of the military, and manipulation of popular movements against the elected government. All this is being done, however, so far, not successfully. The frustrations of the Bolivarian movement’s enemies is palpable. Does this mean intervention is imminent? And what would such an intervention look like?

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