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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  • Jeffrey Bradian
    signed 2019-03-12 14:10:07 -0400
  • Alice Coffey
    signed 2019-03-12 11:00:13 -0400
  • Bonita Staas
    signed 2019-03-11 17:37:44 -0400
  • Javier Velilla
    @jvelilla1960 tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-11 15:06:24 -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=807438
  • Björn Elisson
    signed 2019-03-11 05:11:48 -0400
  • Robert Beebe
    signed 2019-03-10 21:39:20 -0400
  • Mary Grayeske
    signed 2019-03-10 19:18:35 -0400
  • Steve Frehn
    signed 2019-03-10 17:04:54 -0400
  • Netania Budofsky
    signed 2019-03-10 16:59:15 -0400
  • William Sheckler 🌹
    @ShecklerWilliam tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-10 16:07:29 -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=673154
  • William Sheckler
    signed 2019-03-10 16:07:10 -0400
  • Janet Jacobson
    signed 2019-03-10 15:42:04 -0400
  • Beth Bickford
    signed 2019-03-08 21:39:58 -0500
    Leave Venezuela alone
  • Nina Allen
    signed 2019-03-08 21:04:16 -0500
  • Craig Lee Burket
    signed 2019-03-07 07:35:37 -0500
  • Andrew Thomas
    signed 2019-03-06 21:23:34 -0500
    Enough of it, you have lost.
  • Meghan Welch
    signed 2019-03-06 21:10:24 -0500
    Leave Venezuela alone.
  • D Ashford
    signed 2019-03-06 10:21:32 -0500
  • Phil Bagzton
    signed 2019-03-05 19:22:07 -0500
  • Tera Kidd
    signed 2019-03-05 15:18:51 -0500
  • Kaoru Sugiyama
    signed 2019-03-05 11:18:58 -0500
  • Ignatowicz Jean-marie
    signed 2019-03-05 10:50:02 -0500
    US Illegal ! Against All International LAWS ! ANTI-HUMAN RIGHTS !! Criminals, War Lovers !
  • Sol Thompson
    signed 2019-03-05 08:49:04 -0500
  • khem mehdi
    signed 2019-03-05 07:23:33 -0500
    HANDS OFF VENEZUELAAAAA!

    Soutien depuis la France, stop à l’impérialisme de “l’empire”
  • Garver Osorio
    signed 2019-03-05 04:52:48 -0500
  • Roderick Stirling
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  • Denver Tuttle
    signed 2019-03-04 19:47:50 -0500
  • Lorrie Dunn
    signed 2019-03-04 19:41:30 -0500
  • John Ewen
    signed 2019-03-04 19:36:16 -0500
  • Allan Brison
    signed 2019-03-04 18:45:36 -0500
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