The Cruel Farce of U.S. Regime Change Policy in Venezuela

The Cruel Farce of U.S. Regime Change Policy in Venezuela

The Biden administration is continuing the farce that is our government’s regime change policy in Venezuela: The United States continues to recognize the authority of the democratically elected 2015 National Assembly as the last remaining democratic institution and Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s interim president.  We welcome the agreement reached to extend the authority of the…

Your $1.7 Billion of Gold Is Now Ours, UK Tells Starving Venezuelans

Your $1.7 Billion of Gold Is Now Ours, UK Tells Starving Venezuelans

In its prolonged freezing of Venezuelan assets, the UK continues to withhold 31 tons of its gold stored at the Bank of England, with a new Supreme Court ruling supporting the seizure. The recent decision, CNN reported, “ruled that recognition of heads of state and government was solely the responsibility of the British government, which…

Why’s The US Manufacturing Another Crisis on Nicaragua?

Why’s The US Manufacturing Another Crisis on Nicaragua?

There’s the chance that the US’ Hybrid War on Nicaragua could become a proxy struggle for influence with Russia, which has more strategically substantive relations with that country than China does. Nicaragua’s presidential elections on Sunday were slammed by US President Joe Biden as a so-called “pantomime” in a statement that he released later that…

Afghanistan and Beyond: End U.S. War-Making Everywhere

Afghanistan and Beyond: End U.S. War-Making Everywhere

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, after 20 years of brutal occupation, should just be the beginning. The United States must also end the disastrous ​“War on Terror,” including the bombing campaigns targeting Somalia and Yemen. And it must also put a stop to the brutal sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and other countries in the Global South.  But…

Alex Saab v. The Empire: How the US Is Using Lawfare to Punish a Venezuelan Diplomat

Alex Saab v. The Empire: How the US Is Using Lawfare to Punish a Venezuelan Diplomat

The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic status, and even the use of torture to extract false confessions. This is according to Montréal-based international human rights lawyer John Philpot. He spoke on May 19 at a webinar sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice and…

Between the Lines: Congressional Report Finds US Sanctions to Blame for Venezuela Crisis

Between the Lines: Congressional Report Finds US Sanctions to Blame for Venezuela Crisis

Venezuela was once one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America. The popular classes enjoyed major advances from the Bolivarian Revolution initiated by Hugo Chávez. Today Venezuela is experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis with severe humanitarian consequences. The U.S. government blames the crisis on the mismanagement and corruption of the Venezuelan government headed by…