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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  • Nancy Patterson
    signed 2019-02-25 11:45:50 -0500
  • Cristina Soler Crespo
    @madameguevara tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-25 11:36:14 -0500
    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=479838
  • cristina soler
    signed 2019-02-25 11:35:53 -0500
    Hands off Venezuela !
  • Mike Barson
    signed 2019-02-25 11:35:27 -0500
    Stop the criminal sanctions of Venezuela stop supporting the murderous regime change wars. You think ‘we the people’ dont see what your doing?
  • Marjory Donn
    signed 2019-02-25 11:31:29 -0500
  • Gil Medovoy
    signed 2019-02-25 11:29:23 -0500
  • Fran Grabenhofer
    signed 2019-02-25 11:25:32 -0500
  • Mark Simon
    signed 2019-02-25 11:24:28 -0500
    Please media don’t support/lie the U.S. into ANOTHER disastrous war for oil as your did in Iraq
  • Jeri Altman
    signed 2019-02-25 11:24:21 -0500
  • Janet Findlay
    signed via 2019-02-25 11:23:31 -0500
  • oscarv lipchak
    signed 2019-02-25 11:22:56 -0500
  • John Graczyk
    signed 2019-02-25 11:22:48 -0500
    Asking the whores of the media and the US government to be honest and to act humanely is like asking the four legged pigs to stop shitting.
  • Irana Shepherd
    signed 2019-02-25 11:21:09 -0500
    irana Shepherd
  • Mickey Garza
    signed 2019-02-25 11:18:28 -0500
  • Tim Brand
    signed 2019-02-25 11:16:17 -0500
  • Marie Mock
    signed 2019-02-25 11:13:53 -0500
  • A.L. Steiner
    signed 2019-02-25 11:12:08 -0500
  • Alan Clemence
    signed 2019-02-25 11:04:03 -0500
  • Judy Plank
    signed 2019-02-25 10:56:27 -0500
  • Norman Lathrop
    signed 2019-02-25 10:55:49 -0500
  • Marcia Lehman
    signed 2019-02-25 10:55:25 -0500
  • Kat Morey
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  • Andrea Balduzzi
    signed 2019-02-25 10:45:12 -0500
  • Stansbery
    signed 2019-02-25 10:42:45 -0500
  • ❌Free❌The❌Snake❌
    signed 2019-02-25 10:42:12 -0500
  • joyce niksic
    signed 2019-02-25 10:35:18 -0500
  • Joel Tyner
    signed 2019-02-25 10:28:23 -0500
    c’mon
  • 🇨🇳DumpUSA🇨🇦正义 قروب فلسطيني
    @RyanYu99614917 tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-25 10:23:19 -0500
    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=772613
  • 🇨🇳DumpUSA🇨🇦正义 قروب فلسطيني
    signed 2019-02-25 10:23:09 -0500
    American imperialism is destroying the world.
  • Deb Colotti
    signed 2019-02-25 10:16:34 -0500
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