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,

Who's signing

Suzanne Birch
Linda Ray
Essie Baradar
Michael Gallagher
Terry Hokenson
Mohan Rao Rao
Liam Forde
Peter Kerr
Jo Hayward-Haines
Sara Saba
Craig Morea
Dani Luat
charles bowman
Marie-Pierre Cleret
Maureen OConnor
Siamak Fooladi
Nancy Redman-Furey
Jonne Long
Luanne King
Wm Bartee
Jacinto José Alves de Oliveira
Michael Marcoux
Bernadette Powell
Jim Wilkinson
Marion Vittitow
Ashley Golubski
Fadia Khazaal
Mike Nuess
Deirdre Downey
Thurston C Hicks
1,470 signatures

Will you sign?

Comments

  • 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
  • Mohan Rao Rao
    signed 2019-02-25 22:50:33 -0500
  • Liam Forde
    signed 2019-02-25 22:46:47 -0500
  • Peter Kerr
    signed 2019-02-25 22:12:46 -0500
  • Jo Hayward-Haines
    signed 2019-02-25 22:07:53 -0500
    Time to turn the tide – mainstream media you are exposing yourselves as schills for a corrupt regime. Wake up! Act with conscience and honor rigorous investigative journalism in your ranks.
  • Sara Saba
    signed 2019-02-25 21:59:24 -0500
  • Craig Morea
    signed 2019-02-25 21:35:21 -0500
  • Dani Luat
    signed 2019-02-25 21:09:20 -0500
  • charles bowman
    signed 2019-02-25 20:51:45 -0500
  • Marie-Pierre Cleret
    signed 2019-02-25 20:49:52 -0500
  • Maureen OConnor
    signed 2019-02-25 20:44:12 -0500
  • Siamak Fooladi
    signed 2019-02-25 20:31:10 -0500
  • Nancy Redman-Furey
    signed 2019-02-25 20:08:03 -0500
  • Jonne Long
    signed 2019-02-25 19:43:44 -0500
  • Luanne King
    signed 2019-02-25 19:38:34 -0500
  • Wm Bartee
    signed 2019-02-25 19:25:38 -0500
  • Jacinto José Alves de Oliveira
    signed 2019-02-25 19:23:44 -0500
    Toda essa campanha contra a Venezuela deve ser interrompida, respeitem o resultado das eleições. Deixem essa ganância de lado e parem de infernizar a vida do povo venezuelano.
  • Michael Marcoux
    signed 2019-02-25 18:47:09 -0500
  • Bernadette Powell
    signed 2019-02-25 18:30:04 -0500
  • Jim Wilkinson
    signed 2019-02-25 18:27:25 -0500
  • Marion Vittitow
    signed 2019-02-25 18:25:57 -0500
  • Ashley Golubski
    signed 2019-02-25 18:10:41 -0500
  • Fadia Khazaal
    signed 2019-02-25 18:02:57 -0500
  • Mike Nuess
    signed 2019-02-25 17:58:17 -0500
  • Deirdre Downey
    signed 2019-02-25 17:51:18 -0500
  • Thurston C Hicks
    signed 2019-02-25 17:40:09 -0500
//
1,470

people already signed this!