Thursday, April 25, 2019

Activists guarding Venezuela's DC embassy brace for US seizure - takeover meant to shore up failed Guaido coup

SOTT | Apr 25, 2019

© Reuters / Joshua Roberts
RT - Activists occupying the Venezuelan embassy in Washington in solidarity with President Nicolas Maduro's government are bracing for confrontation as authorities prepare to try to seize the building on behalf of the opposition.

The Embassy Civilian Protection Collective has promised not to leave the embassy until the US comes to an agreement with the Venezuelan government to end the regime-change operation it is attempting on its soil. As of Wednesday evening, the deadline Venezuelan diplomats were given when they were ordered to leave the US, Secret Service agents were encircling the diplomatic building, which is considered Venezuelan property under international law. The group believes they will attempt to seize it by force on Thursday.
After watching forces loyal to opposition leader Juan Guaido take over Venezuelan diplomatic buildings in Washington and New York last month, Popular Resistance co-founders Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers and Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin decided to hold a vigil to prevent the Venezuelan embassy from meeting the same fate. After securing permission from the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, they moved in, and have since been joined by journalists Max Blumenthal and Alex Rubinstein, whistleblower John Kiriakou, and a host of other activists.

The ad-hoc group has camped out in the Venezuelan embassy for the last two weeks, working with the pro-Maduro diplomats as they prepared to leave in order to ensure the building remains out of the hands of Guaido. The occupiers have held classes, teach-ins, film screenings, and other events to discuss US policy, human rights, and other relevant issues.
Guaido declared himself President in January despite four fifths of the country not knowing who he was at the time. The US recognized his government and was quickly followed by a cohort of allies. Billions of dollars in Venezuelan assets have been seized and turned over to Guaido, who has called for his supporters to take over the presidential palace Miraflores on May 1. The Constituent Assembly, meanwhile, has stripped him of his parliamentary immunity, while the police have thoughtfully stepped in to defend him from the angry mobs that have tried to swarm his car when he attempted to mingle with the masses he claims support him.

Monday, April 22, 2019

FLASHBACK: Chris Hedges - The Empire's Days are Numbered

VulgarTrader | Nov 20, 2018

Here, Chris speaks with CBC Radio about his new book and predicts that the US empire will collapse within the next 20 years, probably within the next 10.

Empires Meticulously Hide Behind Lies -- Assange Courageously Revealed The Truth Anyway

Ron Paul Liberty Report | Apr 22, 2019

The axiom still stands -- Truth Is Treason In An Empire of Lies

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Best of the Best: ‘Policy of scapegoating’: Ron Paul speaks against US militarism feasting on China & Russia threats

RT | Apr 17, 2019

The US should step away from belligerent rhetoric and wind down its wasteful militaristic policies, former congressman Ron Paul told RT, after its Secretary of State accused Beijing and Moscow of bankrolling the Venezuelan leader.

The growing economic and military might of China keeps on producing knee jerk reactions in Washington, whose multifaceted approach to curbing the Asian giant’s expanding global influence is leading the US down the confrontation route with Beijing. While the US is notorious for challenging Beijing in the Pacific, just last weekend Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrogantly accused Beijing of “bankrolling” Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Venezuela and helping “precipitate and prolong the crisis in that country.”

While China said that “Pompeo has lost his mind and gone too far,” the former representative for Texas told RT that Washington is seeking “scapegoats” for their failed policies in Venezuela and elsewhere – at the same time challenging China’s financial influence in the region.
The future of US-China relations is shaky ... we as a country need scapegoating for our policies.
“[Pompeo] is upset because China is getting the upper hand financially, investment-wise, and there is always a concern about whose investments – or armies- are going to control the oil,” the politician explained.
So the purpose of Pompeo and the neocons is to blame somebody whether it is China or Russia.
Ever since the White House recognized Venezuela’s self-proclaimed ‘interim leader’ Juan Guaido, the US has warned other nations, including China and Russia, against maintaining relations with the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Washington, Paul believes, should step away from aggressive diplomacy and also quit wasting money on “militarism” by hiding behind imaginary threats.
We do not spend it on defense – we spend it on militarism.
“We need to change the perceptions to show that we do not need to spend more money in the military industrial complex because it will not do us any good,” Paul said.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Wal Thornhill: Black Hole or Plasmoid? | Space News

Thunderbolts Project | Apr 16, 2019

In this interview recorded on April 8, 2019, physicist Wal Thornhill discusses why the recent so-called "first picture of a black hole" actually affirms the plasma cosmology hypothesis that the object at a galactic core is not a black hole at all but an ultra-high density energy storage phenomena called a Plasmoid.

Essential Guide to the Electric Universe:
Electric Universe by Wal Thornhill:

Saturday, April 13, 2019