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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  • Lisa Golden
    signed 2019-03-04 18:39:53 -0500
  • Javier Velilla
    @garravelilla tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-04 14:41:35 -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=774549
  • Francisco Javier Velilla Puertolas
    signed 2019-03-04 14:41:20 -0500
  • Carol Gay
    signed 2019-03-04 11:54:57 -0500
  • Renata La Rovere
    signed 2019-03-04 07:10:25 -0500
  • Magdalena Barba
    signed 2019-03-03 23:10:32 -0500
    HANDS OFF OF VENEZUELA!!
  • Kendra Hunter
    signed 2019-03-03 14:48:11 -0500
  • Linda Crump
    signed 2019-03-03 11:54:28 -0500
    You need to add NPR to the list. Only Democracy Now seems to have honest, open reporting on Venezuela.
  • Samira Manzoor
    signed 2019-03-03 06:07:36 -0500
  • Ghazala Manzoor
    signed 2019-03-03 06:03:48 -0500
  • thomas kozlovsky
    signed 2019-03-02 19:46:14 -0500
  • Adam Izak-Sunna
    @Epsilonm tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-02 19:43:47 -0500
    #Integrity #TruthTo @NYtimes @CNN @MSNBC: don't 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=477802
  • Adam Izak-Sunna
    signed 2019-03-02 19:35:59 -0500
    The USA have no right to impose internationally binding sanctions to any country, outside the UN & without UN mandate.

    The USA are in breach of international law, and the unilateral, arbitrary US sanctions against Venezuela are thus illegal and amount to international economic and financial terrorism.

    #LiftTheIllegalAmericanSanctions
  • Carolynn McManus
    signed 2019-03-02 18:56:36 -0500
  • Don and Roberta Timmerman
    signed 2019-03-02 18:45:31 -0500
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  • Eliud Lopez
    signed 2019-03-02 18:14:56 -0500
  • Maria S Calef
    signed 2019-03-02 14:25:07 -0500
    USA government need to stop meddling in Venezuela and respect the 9 millions of Venezuelan who cast their ballots in May 20, 2018 months before January 10, when according to articles 230, and 231 of the constitution of Venezuela, the 2013-2019 presidential period runs out. The Constitution would have been in contravened if the election was carried out after January 10, or never held.
  • Craig Lee Burket
    @ tweeted link to this page. 2019-03-02 12:45:11 -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=688146
  • Cheryl Wynn
    signed 2019-03-02 12:07:04 -0500
  • Je Hoyes
    signed 2019-03-02 11:02:51 -0500
  • Siman Kury
    signed 2019-03-02 09:31:21 -0500
  • Niloufar Sanatinia
    signed 2019-03-02 01:34:08 -0500
    We need truthful reporting from you!

    Please re-think your principles.
  • Geri Kephart
    signed 2019-03-01 21:43:44 -0500
    No more fake news please, as people’s lives depend upon the truth.
  • Eric Steele
    signed 2019-03-01 17:18:05 -0500
  • Maureen Cruise
    signed 2019-03-01 16:43:02 -0500
  • sofia okolowicz
    signed 2019-03-01 16:26:54 -0500
  • David Gilbert
    signed 2019-03-01 15:44:23 -0500
    Now Abrams is talking about “protecting” Americans in Venezuela – thus establishing the pretext for military intervention. Remember Grenada (“protect” those medical students)?
  • Kerby Miller
    signed 2019-03-01 12:50:34 -0500
  • Paola M
    signed 2019-03-01 12:13:51 -0500
  • Pirooz Daneshmandi
    signed 2019-03-01 11:56:26 -0500
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