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Ottawa and the Worst of the Venezuelan Opposition

by JBB — last modified Jun 11, 2019 09:02 AM
by Manuel E. Yepe | CounterPunch | Canada has not only financed and supported opposition parties in Venezuela, but has also openly allied itself with some of that country’s most undemocratic and extremist elements. The Canadian liberal government has openly supported the Voluntad Popular (VP) party’s offer to seize power by force since January 2019, although Ottawa has actually given its support for years to this electorally marginal party in the US nation.

Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

by JBB — last modified Jun 07, 2019 10:16 AM
by Ramzy Baroud | CounterPunch | [N]othing proclaimed by Israel’s top military prosecutor or his government will alter the facts. Israeli war crimes must not go unpunished; Israel’s judicial system is untrustworthy and the ICC has the legal right and moral duty to carry out the will of the international community and hold to account those responsible for war crimes anywhere, including Israel.

Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution in the Crosshairs of US Imperialism

by JBB — last modified Jun 07, 2019 10:08 AM
by Roger Harris | CounterPunch | In the Orwellian terminology of US politicians and corporate media, a fraudulent election is one where the people vote their choice. A dictator is the democratically elected choice of the people. And the so-called dictator is an authoritarian if he resists rather than surrenders to the bullying power.
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