Caracas Chronicles reports on The assault on non-violence
The country is in such a mess that there are doubts about the official death toll for Monday. Most outlets talk about two confirmed casualties, while Avenida San Martín, on the West side of Caracas, was literally under fire. The current death toll for the protests rose to 31. Arrests, which numbered 1,365 through Sunday, have now swelled with dozens more. It’s been an episode marked by deinstitutionalization and repression, both allowed by None-budsman Tarek William Saab, discriminating murders by political affiliation and suggesting submission as the protesters’ best shot at facing dictatorship.
Why more deaths?
Runrun.es reported that at least 18 people were killed in El Valle on Thursday the 20th, in murky circumstances. A story that nine people died electrocuted out of the 11 initial circulated widely, but is highly unlikely according to experts. The truth is that it’s been four days and still no authority has bothered to offer an official account of the events on Calle Cajigal; they’ve simply repeated chavismo’s standard propaganda that any protesting dissident is a terrorist.
Things Are So Bad In Venezuela That People Are Walking To Brazil For Medicine
Why doesn’t the government change course?
Why We Have a Second Amendment: Venezuela Plans to Give Firearms to Loyalists So They Can Purge Growing Resistance; more accurately, the regime has been giving firearms to chavistas for that purpose.
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THE BLAME FOR THE VENEZUELAN ECONOMIC CRISIS.
It was on April 19, 1961, that Cubans were victorious against the “Bay of Pigs” invasion
Also significant is April 19, 1810, in Caracas, when the Spanish American Wars of Independence and the Bolivarian Revolution began.
Spain, a superpower with an imperialist empire that began in 1492, was in ruins by April 19, 1810.
Empires rise and fall.
Like Spain, the USA, now tens of trillions of dollars in National Debt, is also a superpower coming to ruin.
History has proven that Capitalism can’t resolve the world’s problems.
Imperialism, as the highest stage of capitalism, does not bring about a world of peace and mutual cooperation but rather one of intensified conflict, violence and war.
The blame for the Venezuelan economic crisis rests on the United States empire and its imperialists, and the collaborating Venezuelan rightwing business owners aiming to sabotage the system.
Venezuela is being attacked by the imperialists in the same manner that Cuba was… by invasion and embargo, (though not necessarily in the same order).
An economic coup is now being waged upon Venezuela by the imperialists and by their allied collaborators in the private sector.
We have been watching with grave concern, the economic crisis in Venezuela, and conditions such as :
1. scarcity of goods,
2. high inflation,
3. broken currency exchange system,
4. falling oil price,
5. violence leaving dozens of citizens dead and hundreds injured.
We, The Trinidad and Tobago Bolivarian Solidarity Group, believe that these conditions are the result of acts staged by big business (the opposition), in league with others whose objectives are destabilization of Venezuela.
a) Basic commodity shortages are being caused by the business sector illegally stockpiling products in warehouses and diverting them from the Venezuelan marketplace for sale in Colombia, and by criminal speculators and smugglers who purchase subsidized food items and resell them at higher prices in the domestic market.
b) Some speculators practice massive currency fraud by obtaining divisas (dollars)at the preferential exchange rate under pretext of importing priority goods and then selling those dollars on the parallel market or holding on to them in expectation of further devaluation of the bolivar…
In attempting to weaken or overthrow the nationalist-populist government of The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the imperialist empire has resorted to multiple forms of attack including:
(1) corruption (buying off supporters),
(2) funding and organizing opposition media, parties, business and trade union organizations,
(3) organizing and backing disloyal military officials to violently overthrow the elected government,
(4) supporting employers’ lockouts to paralyze strategic sectors of the economy (oil),
(5) financing referendums and other ‘legal mechanisms’ to revoke democratic mandates,
(6) promoting paramilitary groups to destabilize civil society, sow public insecurity and undermine agrarian reforms,
(7) financing electoral parties and non-governmental organizations to compete in and delegitimize elections,
(8) engaging diplomatic warfare and efforts to prejudice regional relations and
(9) establishing military bases in neighboring countries, as a platform for future joint military invasions.
When economic intervention fails, Imperialist domination has often relied on military intervention, both overt and covert, or through military support to reactionary local allies, to dismantle entire societies.
Since WWII the USA has not won any war anywhere in the world, except in Panama and Grenada.
Yet the USA has army, air-force, and naval bases in Columbia.
These bases are not placed to patrol the Pacific Ocean to keep drug shipments from getting to the US.
Instead many of them are grouped together on the Caribbean coast where there were already bases, and others are much closer to Venezuela.
What missions ‘beyond Colombia’s borders’ are U.S. planners contemplating for this giant military presence in Columbia if not to stoke the flames of regional conflict?”
What is worst is that the USA is now governed by a collection of morons, people-stupid-below-the-meaning-of-stupid, voted into power by people who are extremely gullible and inattentive.
They are all believers of the Fake News, Propaganda and “False Flags” fed to them by the mainstream US media, which is controlled by big business.
The imperialists are trying hard to destroy the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutions domination because they are beacons of inspiration all over the world for oppressed people who are angered by injustice and seeking change.
The Trinidad and Tobago Bolivarian Solidarity Group stands in solidarity with the Chavistas and Fidelistas.
We call upon the imperialists and their collaborators to cease their unrelenting attacks on the non-violent revolutionary people, to respect the democratic rule of the constitutionally elected government, and to not change the region from being a Zone of Peace.
We urge the media to publicize the truth.
“Patria o Muerte!”
“Hasta La Victoria Siempre!”
Now that you got that off your chest, start your own blog.
And enjoy your “Zone of Peace,” whatever hell that is.