Selected Articles: US Muslim Ban, Venezuela Crisis, Upcoming Israeli Elections

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‘Muslim Ban’: Two Years on, Trump’s Order Still Destroying Lives

By Ali Harb and Dania Akkad, January 28, 2019

Two years after President Donald Trump signed an executive order severely restricting travel from several Muslim-majority countries, the effects of the executive order that came to be known as the Muslim ban, are still happening.

Trump Floated “Military Option” in Venezuela with Sen. Graham

By Zero Hedge, January 28, 2019

Military option on the table — that’s what Axios reporter Jonathan Swan was told when discussing the Venezuela crisis with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

US-Led Economic War, Not Socialism, Is Tearing Venezuela Apart

By Caleb Maupin, January 28, 2019

In reality, millions of Venezuelans have seen their living conditions vastly improved through the Bolivarian process. The problems plaguing the Venezuelan economy are not due to some inherent fault in socialism, but to artificially low oil prices and sabotage by forces hostile to the revolution.

Israeli General Mounts Challenge to Netanyahu by Flaunting Gaza Carnage

By Jonathan Cook, January 28, 2019

With April’s elections looming, Benjamin Netanyahu has good reason to fear Benny Gantz, his former army chief. Gantz has launched a new party, named Israeli Resilience, just as the net of corruption indictments is closing around the prime minister.

The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Venezuela

By Eva Golinger, January 28, 2019

Anti-government protests in Venezuela that seek regime change have been led by several individuals and organizations with close ties to the US government. Leopoldo Lopez and Maria Corina Machado– two of the public leaders behind the violent protests that started in February – have long histories as collaborators, grantees and agents of Washington.

The Empire’s “Left Intellectuals” Call for Regime Change. The Role of “Progressives” and the Antiwar Movement

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, January 28, 2019

The leader of the National Assembly Juan Guaido is a US proxy (instrument of a foreign government) who will be “negotiating” on behalf of Washington.

Video: Israel, “Licensed to Kill”

By Manlio Dinucci, January 27, 2019

Nobody questions the “right” of Israel to attack a sovereign state in order to impose the  government it ought to have, after eight years during which the USA, NATO and the Gulf monarchies tried  to demolish it with Israël, as they did in 2011 with the State of Libya.


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