Daily Archives: May 1, 2019

As Venezuela Coup Attempt Fails to Overthrow Maduro, Guaidó Calls for More Street Protests

Democracy Now has the episode As Venezuela Coup Attempt Fails to Overthrow Maduro, Guaidó Calls for More Street Protests.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is claiming to have defeated a coup attempt launched by opposition leader Juan Guaidó, the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly. On Tuesday morning, Guaidó appeared in an online video standing among heavily armed soldiers, calling for the military to back what he called the “final phase” of an effort to topple Maduro’s government. Guiadó appeared alongside Leopoldo López, a longtime opposition leader, who was reportedly released from house arrest by renegade officers. Guaidó has been attempting to topple the Venezuelan government since January, when he declared himself to be Venezuela’s interim president. The Trump administration, as well as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and others, openly supported the coup attempt. Earlier today, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox Business that military action in Venezuela is possible, “if that’s what is required.” We speak to Miguel Tinker Salas, Venezuelan historian and professor at Pomona College.

There are some important details here that you will never know about if you only listen to the USA oligarchs’ news media, and our own politicians. So far Tilsi Gabbard and Ilhan Omar are the only ones with the courage to speak out.

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017

Democracy Now has the interview Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017. To say nothing of the impact of our economic war over the last 20 years against Venezuela.

More than 40,000 people have died in Venezuela since 2017 as a result of U.S. sanctions, according to a new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research co-authored by economists Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot. The report examines how U.S. sanctions have reduced the availability of food and medicine in Venezuela and increased disease and mortality. We speak with Jeffrey Sachs in our New York studio. In the report, he writes, “American sanctions are deliberately aiming to wreck Venezuela’s economy and thereby lead to regime change. It’s a fruitless, heartless, illegal, and failed policy, causing grave harm to the Venezuelan people.”

What people in the USA never consider is that if the USA is going to use the dollar as an economic weapon, then the world is going to try to free itself from the dollar as the world reserve currency. When they finally succeed, and the more we push, the more the world will push back. We will lose a lot of economic policy freedom when the world stops accepting the USA dollar as a means of payment.

I agree with the Modern Money Theorists when they say inflation in the USA is unlikely in any near term scenario, except they don’t talk about what will happen if we drive the dollar out as the world reserve currency. That is only one of two ways that I see that could drive inflation in the USA under the current circumstances.

Only ONE Presidential Candidate Has Called For Peace In Venezuela

Niko House has the video Only ONE Presidential Candidate Has Called For Peace In Venezuela.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, Let Niko House explain it. We should demand that every Presidential candidate speak out against our actions in Venezuela. Let’s isolate Joe Biden the way he needs to be isolated.

If we don’t react, the politicians will think they get a free pass to cheer on yet another regime change war. There needs to be a political price for supporting regime change war.

From copycats to innovators to ultimatums

RT has the episode From copycats to innovators to ultimatums (E1377).

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the 5G war raging between the US and China’s Huawei, which is reportedly 12-18 months ahead of its Western competitors in its technology roll out… and at half the price. As China moves from low cost manufacturer and tech copycat to innovator in high tech and beyond, are trade wars about to get more fierce? In the second half, Max interviews Tyson Slocum of Public Citizen’s energy program about the US pulling all waivers for Iranian sanctions. What impact will this have on global markets?

Between the laughable and the frightening, this is quite a ride. Max Kaiser is no physicist.