U.S. Media: Report Venezuela Accurately!

The U.S. is orchestrating a coup in Venezuela that is likely to lead to bloodshed — even civil war and U.S. liberal media are willing participants in the “humanitarian aid” PR stunt to make it happen. Fair.org just published an excellent report on how Venezuela Coverage Takes Us Back to Golden Age of Lying About Latin America.

Tell the New York Times, CNN, and MSNBC not to collaborate with the Trump-Abrams-Bolton PR stunt to weaponize humanitarian aid in order to foment violence for their coup on Venezuela. Tell the New York Times, CNN, and MSNBC they have a responsibility to report accurately and truthfully.


Dear New York Times, CNN, and MSNBC,

The U.S. has a long and sordid history of supporting coups in Latin America — Guatemala in 1953, Chile in 1973, Honduras in 2009 — and it always turned out disastrous for the people. The U.S. “humanitarian aid” convoy is an obvious stunt to galvanize the opposition and foment violence in pursuit of the coup efforts. The risks are civil war in Venezuela and U.S. military involvement that could last for years and take countless lives.

As media you have a responsibility to report the situation and motivations and the plans of the Trump administration truthfully and accurately. For example, NPR’s Inconvenient Truth recently accurately reported:

“The U.S. effort to distribute tons of food and medicine to needy Venezuelans is more than just a humanitarian mission. The operation is also designed to foment regime change in Venezuela — which is why much of the international aid community wants nothing to do with it. Humanitarian operations are supposed to be neutral.

That’s why the International Committee of the Red Cross, United Nations agencies and other relief organizations have refused to collaborate with the U.S. and its allies in the Venezuelan opposition who are trying to force President Nicolás Maduro from power.

“Humanitarian action needs to be independent of political, military or any other objectives,” Stéphane Dujarric, the U.N. spokesman, told a press briefing last week in New York. “The needs of the people should lead in terms of when and how humanitarian assistance is used.”

This is the kind of accurate reporting, as well as looking at past U.S. regime change endeavors and the histories of Elliot Abrams and John Bolton’s involvement, that the world expects and needs from media leaders like you.

The stakes are high and the people of Venezuela, America, and the entire world, stand to pay the price if you do not end your participation in the Trump-Abrams-Bolton PR stunt.

Sincerely,

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  • Tania Smith
    signed 2019-08-21 23:16:39 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2019-07-29 13:55:17 -0400
    No. HorrisH. Wars. Because. Loud. Noises. is. .Firing. Heat. Such. As. Hurricanes. Tornados. Etc. i. Need. A. Drink. Please. Cash. Cash. Cash. No. Human. Government. Plans. Plans. Come. From. Heavens. Sake….
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-07-26 07:30:21 -0400
    Tell the @NYtimes @CNN @MSNBC not to participate in the Trump-Abrams-Bolton PR stunt for war on Venezuela. Real humanitarian aid and support for Venezuelan people is lifting sanctions and encouraging dialogue. #HandsOffVenezuela via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/venezuela_media?recruiter_id=836867
  • steven mahakian
    signed 2019-07-02 12:05:18 -0400
  • Anam Matariyeh
    @EmMahdi4Peace tweeted link to this page. 2019-06-13 09:59:07 -0400
    Tell the @NYtimes @CNN @MSNBC not to participate in the Trump-Abrams-Bolton PR stunt for war on Venezuela. Real humanitarian aid and support for Venezuelan people is lifting sanctions and encouraging dialogue. #HandsOffVenezuela via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/venezuela_media?recruiter_id=494563
  • Anam Matariyeh
    signed 2019-06-13 09:58:58 -0400
  • Ávila Higuera
    signed 2019-06-05 17:36:07 -0400
  • Michael Wright
    signed 2019-06-03 21:05:02 -0400
  • hkeybsg
    @hkeybsg tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-30 23:51:03 -0400
    Tell the @NYtimes @CNN @MSNBC not to participate in the Trump-Abrams-Bolton PR stunt for war on Venezuela. Real humanitarian aid and support for Venezuelan people is lifting sanctions and encouraging dialogue. #HandsOffVenezuela via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/venezuela_media?recruiter_id=4631
  • Brant Groff
    signed 2019-05-30 23:50:25 -0400
  • Adam Izak-Sunna
    @Epsilonm tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-30 19:29:05 -0400
    #Venezuela #Journalism #DutyToInform #HonestReporting @NYtimes @CNN @MSNBC: don't participate in Trump-Abrams-Bolton PR stunt for war on Venezuela. Humanitarian aid & support for Venezuelans: not sanctions, but dialogue! #HandsOffVenezuela via @codepink https://www.codepink.org/venezuela_media?recruiter_id=477802
  • Adam Izak-Sunna
    signed 2019-05-30 19:17:56 -0400
    Do please report news. Just that.
  • Murugan Elu
    signed 2019-05-30 18:22:50 -0400
    We are watching you. The treasonous media will be held accountable, one day!
  • Ricardo Ross
    signed 2019-05-29 07:06:32 -0400
    Money for lives?
  • Valerie Reilly
    signed 2019-05-23 18:34:57 -0400
  • Miguel Gonzales
    signed 2019-05-22 03:52:15 -0400
    Please u have a duty to tell the truth.
  • Kevin Ward
    signed 2019-05-21 15:55:13 -0400
    This Military Industrisl Little Man Complex along with Exxon are the enemies of all remaining life on earth. On the contrary, the Bolivarian Revolution is not.
  • Brandyn Blatchford
    signed 2019-05-20 19:22:51 -0400
  • Ayda Koleveri
    signed 2019-05-20 15:54:39 -0400
  • Donald Chapman
    signed 2019-05-20 12:48:04 -0400
  • Frank Izaguirre
    signed 2019-05-19 15:17:57 -0400
    Franko
  • Lydia Gilligan
    signed 2019-05-12 12:48:17 -0400
  • Jennifer Jones Barnes
    signed 2019-05-10 14:23:45 -0400
    Jennifer Jones Barnes The U.S. has been committing coups & atrocities in the Americas for many decades through WHINSEC/the School of the Americas and direct policies. Every incomplete, superficial and one-sided report you release is going to get more people killed. Journalism and propaganda are NOT the same thing. It’s the same with not telling the whole truth about Central America and Mexico which are products of the same U.S. policy history.
  • William Barry Reeves
    signed 2019-05-10 10:23:58 -0400
  • Sujitha Subramnian
    signed 2019-05-10 10:05:47 -0400
  • Javier Velilla
    signed 2019-05-09 16:15:52 -0400
  • Jaime Alvarez
    signed 2019-05-07 16:07:21 -0400
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    Dear [official],


    The U.S. has a long and sordid history of supporting coups in Latin America — Guatemala in 1953, Chile in 1973, Honduras in 2009 — and it always turned out disastrous for the people. The U.S. “humanitarian aid” convoy is an obvious stunt to galvanize the opposition and foment violence in pursuit of the coup efforts. The risks are civil war in Venezuela and U.S. military involvement that could last for years and take countless lives.


    As media, you have a responsibility to report the situation and motivations and the plans of the Trump administration truthfully and accurately. For example, NPR’s Inconvenient Truth recently accurately reported:


    “The U.S. effort to distribute tons of food and medicine to needy Venezuelans is more than just a humanitarian mission. The operation is also designed to foment regime change in Venezuela — which is why much of the international aid community wants nothing to do with it. Humanitarian operations are supposed to be neutral.


    That’s why the International Committee of the Red Cross, United Nations agencies and other relief organizations have refused to collaborate with the U.S. and its allies in the Venezuelan opposition who are trying to force President Nicolás Maduro from power.


    “Humanitarian action needs to be independent of political, military or any other objectives,” Stéphane Dujarric, the U.N. spokesman, told a press briefing last week in New York. “The needs of the people should lead in terms of when and how humanitarian assistance is used.”


    This is the kind of accurate reporting, as well as looking at past U.S. regime change endeavors and the histories of Elliot Abrams and John Bolton’s involvement, that the world expects and needs from media leaders like you.


    The stakes are high and the people of Venezuela, America, and the entire world, stand to pay the price if you do not end your participation in the Trump-Abrams-Bolton PR stunt.

    Sincerely,

    Your Name
  • Laurie McLaughlin
    signed 2019-05-06 10:18:12 -0400
    Hands off Venezuela! The US has to stop interfering in/attacking/destroying other nations. Journalism has a responsiblity to report the truth and to give the background of events.
  • Mary Johnson
    signed 2019-05-05 12:05:19 -0400
  • Barbara Brease
    signed 2019-05-04 15:35:11 -0400
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