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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  • Rezak Mouloud
    signed 2019-02-26 13:15:36 -0500
    les voyous Américains les impérialistes
  • Alex Wirth
    signed 2019-02-26 13:06:27 -0500
  • Michael Lehman
    signed 2019-02-26 12:43:05 -0500
  • Climate Clock 🇸🇴#IStandWithIlhan🇵🇸
    signed 2019-02-26 12:39:33 -0500
    Venezuelans must be left alone to chart their own destiny. #HandsOffVenezuela
  • Climate Clock 🇸🇴#IStandWithIlhan🇵🇸
    @Tav_assoli tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-26 12:38:38 -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=764746
  • barbara vanhorn
    @bvhbarb tweeted link to this page. 2019-02-26 12:09:52 -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=355516
  • barbara vanhorn
    signed 2019-02-26 12:08:44 -0500
  • Eve Y Visconti Visconti
    signed 2019-02-26 12:06:49 -0500
    Not again!
  • Gary Richmond
    signed 2019-02-26 11:36:31 -0500
    The coverage has been despicable, but where also are all the so called progressive political voices? Trump is getting a pass on this one. Canada, the EU, despicable support as Venezuelans suffer for our oil greed. How sad the world can be. Get WOKE!
  • Robert Thomas
    signed 2019-02-26 10:23:20 -0500
  • anna coccia
    signed 2019-02-26 09:45:26 -0500
  • Paul Espana
    signed 2019-02-26 08:46:49 -0500
    The venezuelan regime burned humanitarian aid much need for our people, which in itself is a crime against humanity.


    We venezuelan’s are making our voices heard, we have supported our new constitutional president Guaido and ask for international pressure to get rid of the Dictator Maduro.


    You (Code pink) assume that the US government is not speaking in the name of the Venezuelan people yet you are doing exactly the same. I don’t think any of you were born is San fernando de apure, Caicara del Orinoco or Chichiriviche de la Costa.


    The news from Venezuela are real people are dying of starvation, hospitals dont have medicine and we have the biggest refugee crisis in America. We are fighting against corrupt institutions and a dictatorship regime that kills its own people. We are not requesting an international or US intervention, we are hopping for more pressure to isolate the tyrants.
  • Anthony Graham
    signed 2019-02-26 08:44:08 -0500
  • Saffiya Shillo
    signed 2019-02-26 08:36:28 -0500
  • Michael O'Neil
    signed 2019-02-26 08:32:24 -0500
  • Isaac Toussaint
    signed 2019-02-26 07:28:43 -0500
  • k danowski
    signed 2019-02-26 06:13:55 -0500
  • Heidi Paredes
    signed 2019-02-26 05:14:04 -0500
  • John Miate
    signed 2019-02-26 04:51:43 -0500
  • Luigi Antonioli
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  • Luigi Antonioli
    signed 2019-02-26 04:17:57 -0500
    I’ve just declared myself president of the USA, given that yours is doing such a crap job. I think I’ll call off the whole Venezuela “Regime Change” thing. Sorry for any inconvenience!!
  • Karl Hungus
    signed 2019-02-26 02:49:55 -0500
  • Nicole Baker
    signed 2019-02-26 01:53:19 -0500
  • Misa Takaki
    signed 2019-02-26 01:34:32 -0500
  • Phyllis T. Albritton
    signed 2019-02-26 01:01:26 -0500
  • Suzanne Birch
    signed 2019-02-26 00:47:00 -0500
  • Linda Ray
    signed 2019-02-26 00:24:45 -0500
    The lies in the run up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq should make you more careful in repeating the same reporting errors in Venezuela. Sad day when media acts more like cheerleaders to war mongers than as the institution the American people need to give us the truth.
  • Essie Baradar
    signed 2019-02-26 00:21:12 -0500
  • Michael Gallagher
    signed 2019-02-26 00:17:25 -0500
  • Terry Hokenson
    signed 2019-02-25 23:49:02 -0500
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