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13. Mai 2017

US-Antiwar Movement: Statement on Venezuela by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) & the Black Alliance for Peace

http://nepajac.org/venstatement.htm

The United States has been conducting a brutal, 20-year-long campaign of destabilization against Venezuela in an attempt to cause “regime change” in that country.  This has taken the form of economic sabotage and financial manipulation as well as support for the mobilization of right-wing forces in increasingly violent demonstrations.

This is not a recent policy, but one that has also been carried out under the Obama and Bush administrations as well as the present Trump administration.  In 2002, right-wing forces inside Venezuela attempted a coup against then-President Hugo Chavez. Many sources have confirmed that the U.S. gave the go-ahead to the opposition to orchestrate the coup and promised support.  Soon after the coup, the people of Venezuela turned out in the streets in massive numbers and restored Chavez to the presidency.

Barack Obama continued the assault on the Venezuelan revolution by imposing crippling sanctions and asserting that Venezuela was a “security threat” to the United States. These attacks from the U.S. exemplify attempts to realize full-spectrum dominance, the epitome of imperialist intervention which has brought so much suffering to the world.

Some of the very same opposition leaders who were involved in the 2002 coup attempt are today behind the present unrest, which has seen well-financed opposition forces leading violent protests against the government of Nicolas Maduro.  The U.S. corporate media has reported on these actions, but has blamed the violence on the Venezuelan government and has not reported the huge mobilizations in defense of the Maduro government.

Now a bipartisan bill has been submitted in the Senate (S.1018) with the intention of further destabilizing Venezuela.  For more information on this bill and some actions you can take to oppose it, please go here: http://afgj.org/take-action-today-to-support-venezuelas-democracy.

The economic crises in Venezuela is severe.  The Venezuelan economy is dependent on its large oil resources.  The oil has been nationalized since 1976, but there has been a continual push from U.S. interests as well as wealthy Venezuelans to privatize it.  Though the oil remains nationalized, the refining, transportation and markets are all private and have been used to undercut the ability of the oil industry to support the economy.  Additionally, in the past few years, with the encouragement of Wall Street, oil production around the world has been kept high, driving down the price, which hurts oil-dependent economies, including those of countries that the U.S. opposes, such as Russia and Iran in addition to Venezuela.

The U.S. media also has been full of stories of Venezuelan supermarkets with near-empty shelves and long lines of people seeking basic necessities. What hasn’t been reported is that the privately owned food corporations are deliberately hoarding supplies intended for working-class neighborhoods, while making sure that food and other goods are readily available in the wealthier areas.

The Bolivarian Revolution has always endeavored to be an ally of the people of United States and to extend a hand of friendship and solidarity.  When the U.S. government turned its back on the people of the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Venezuelan government offered humanitarian aid, but was rebuffed. Venezuela provided fuel assistance to low-income Black and Brown people when the U.S. government would not.

These acts reinforced the strong support that many in the Black community had for the process in Venezuela and deepened the commitment of Black activists to stand in solidarity with the people of Venezuela and their process. This support is in line with the long-standing Black radical tradition of defending nations under imperialist attack by the U.S. government.

The defeat of the Bolivarian Revolution at the hands of U.S. imperialism and its reactionary right-wing allies in Venezuela would be a defeat for progressive forces all over the world and a disaster for the people of Venezuela and its people as it has been in Libya and Ukraine and Haiti and every nation which has lost its sovereignty to the two-party commitment to imperialist intervention.

UNAC and the Black Alliance for Peace demand:

End US interference in the affairs of Venezuela!

Self-determination for the Venezuelan people!

End the sanctions and economic warfare now!

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13. Mai 2017

Democracy Now Runs Interference for Imperialism in Syria – by Daniel Haiphong

„One of the most peculiar features of the United States is the presence of a rabidly pro-war leftism that poses as „independent“ politics. Ever since the Obama Administration made it fashionable for so-called liberals to strike a „Grand Bargain“ with the GOP, anti-war politics have been non-existent in public life. The non-profit industrial complex hasn’t helped the situation. Democracy Now, as the best known non-profit „independent news“ organ, is the perfect example of pro-war leftism in motion. The organization’s recent coverage of Syria has only encouraged imperialism’s war narrative despite the presence of a GOP-led Administration, House, and Senate.

http://ahtribune.com/world/north-africa-south-west-asia/syria-crisis/1657-democracy-now-syria.html

13. Mai 2017

Götz Aly Berlin tut sich schwer, den Tag der Befreiung würdig zu begehen – (Berliner Zeitung)

http://www.berliner-zeitung.de/politik/meinung/goetz-aly-berlin-tut-sich-schwer–den-tag-der-befreiung-wuerdig-zu-begehen-26864888

13. Mai 2017

Syrien: Warum die Deeskalationszonen keine Schutzzonen nach westlichen Vorstellungen sind

13.05.2017

Um den Krieg in Syrien zu beenden, haben sich Russland, Iran und die Türkei bei der letzten Astana-Konferenz auf die Einrichtung von Deeskalationsgebieten geeinigt. Auch die USA scheinen das Konzept mitzutragen. Ein Risikofaktor bleiben aber die Terrormilizen.

von Karin Leukefeld

Russland, der Iran, die Türkei und Syrien haben offenbar den Plan, in Syrien Deeskalationsgebiete einzurichten, schon länger diskutiert. Der russische Präsident Wladimir Putin hat ihn im Vorfeld des jüngsten Astana-Treffens bei Gesprächen mit seinem türkischen Amtskollegen Recep Tayyip Erdogan öffentlich gemacht. Dabei geht es um eine sukzessive Entflechtung so genannter moderater Kampfgruppen von allseits als solchen eingestuften Terroristen und um die Stärkung des landesweiten Waffenstillstandes.

Es geht dabei nicht um so genannte Schutzzonen, wie sie unter anderem Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel bei einem Treffen mit Putin am 3. Mai in Sotschi vorgeschlagen hatte. Diese Schutzzonen sollen ja perspektivisch von Oppositionellen, insbesondere der Syrischen Nationalen Koalition der oppositionellen und revolutionären Kräfte (Etilaf) verwaltet werden, in die nicht zuletzt Berlin über  die Jahre hinweg großzügig investiert hatte.

Dieses Ansinnen hatte Russlands Außenminister Sergej Lawrow allerdings bereits im Vorfeld zurückgewiesen. In Absprache mit der syrischen Regierung und dem UN-Hilfswerk für Flüchtlinge (UNHCR) sei es möglich, Gebiete in Syrien für Inlandsvertriebene zu markieren, hatte Lawrow bereits Ende Januar 2017 erklärt. Bisher seien so genannte Schutzzonen jedoch vorgeschlagen worden, um bewaffnete Gruppen zu stärken und – wie in Libyen – die Regierung zu stürzen. Das werde es in Syrien nicht geben.

In einem Telefonat mit US-Präsident Donald Trump erhielt Putin dann Zustimmung für die Idee der Deeskalationsgebiete. Erstmals schickte Washington mit Stuart Jones, dem ehemaligen US-Botschafter im Irak und Jordanien, einen hochrangigen Diplomaten nach Astana. Auch der UN-Sondervermittler Staffan De Mistura reiste nach Astana und begrüßte das Abkommen.

Hier weiterlesen: https://deutsch.rt.com/international/50517-syrien-leukefeld/

13. Mai 2017

General Vad, bis 2013 oberster Militärberater von Merkel: „dass vieles was damals – insbesondere im Partisanenkrieg und bei den Repressalien sowie Geiselerschiessungen – geschah, vom damaligen Kriegsrecht gedeckt war“ (Berliner Zeitung vom 13.5.2017)

General Vad, bis 2013 Chef in der Aussen- und Sicherheitspolitischen Abteilung des Kanzleramts, oberster Militärberater von Merkel:
„dass vieles was damals – insbesondere im Partisanenkrieg und bei den Repressaline sowie Geiselerschiessungen – geschah, vom damaligen Kriegsrecht gedeckt war“
Berliner Zeitung vom 13.5.2017

13. Mai 2017

UN Holocaust files reveal Allies‘ knowledge (of the Holocaust) by Deutsche Welle

Allied forces knew more about the details of the Nazi concentration camp system before the end of the war than has generally been thought    …………   as early as December 1942, various Allied governments were releasing statements explicitly condemning the Nazis for exterminating the European Jews    …………….    very early public condemnation by the Allies, including the Soviet Union, of the Holocaust while it was at its height.“

http://www.dw.com/en/un-holocaust-files-reveal-allies-knowledge/a-38498671?maca=en-newsletter_en_Newsline-2356-html-newsletter

13. Mai 2017

… Diese sogenannten „Nachdenkseiten“ verbreiten radikales und demokratiefeindliches Gedankengut …. Mit freundlichen Grüßen aus dem Willy-Brandt-Haus ***.***. SPD-Parteivorstand Direktkommunikation / Büro Schulz

http://www.nachdenkseiten.de/?p=38271

13. Mai 2017

Over 15,000 Organ Trafficking of Syrian Children in 6 Years

already reported last year:

http://en.alalam.ir/news/1886292

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