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China Denies Talks With Venezuela Opposition, Slams Western Media “Fake News” Ethic

The Chinese Foreign Ministry official also added that the Western media is immersed in a fake news competition. “I do not know what objectives they are pursuing, but we hope that the media will prepare their publications in accordance with the principles of objectivity and impartiality,” he stressed. Regarding the Venezuelan political situation, Hua stressed that his country advocates dialogue between the Venezuelan government and the opposition. Venezuela´s “issues” must be resolved through dialogue, Hua added, reiterating China’s previous stance.

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In the Crosshairs of the Washington Mafia: Venezuela and Julian Assange

ANN GARRISON—The real lynchpin to busting this mob hit before it happens is UK Labour Party leader and international-law crusader Jeremy Corbyn. Were he to become prime minister, he could say, “Enough of these gangsters,” have the bail-jumping charge dismissed, and refuse to extradite Assange to the mob’s Washington headquarters. The smear tactics that the British mob’s media soldiers have already deployed against Corbyn couldn’t get worse. He is, they say, an anti-Semite, a homophobe, a Russophile, a former Communist spy, a Stalinist, Trotskyist, Anarchist, etc. And now—oh my God!—he supports freedom of the press. He even said so before all the cameras at the UK Labour Party’s last convention.

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Venezuela Blitz – Part 2: Press Freedom, Sanctions And Oil

DAVID EDWARDS—Since March 2015, a ‘coalition’ of Sunni Arab states led by Saudi Arabia, and supported by the US, Britain and France, has been dropping bombs on neighbouring Yemen. In 2016, the independent journalist Felicity Arbuthnot reported that in one year, 330,000 homes, 648 mosques, 630 schools and institutes and 250 health facilities had been destroyed or damaged. In December 2016, it was reported that more than 10,000 people had died and three million had been displaced in the conflict. According to Patrick Cockburn in the Independent, the death toll now likely exceeds 60,000. In August 2016, Oxfam reported that in excess of 21 million people in Yemen, out of a total population of around 27 million, needed humanitarian aid, more than in any other country. In December 2016, a new study by UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, reported that at least one child was dying every 10 minutes in Yemen. As far as we are aware, nobody in the UK parliament or press has called for the overthrow of the Saudi regime, nor indeed of the UK government, for creating poverty and suffering that far exceeds anything seen in Venezuela.

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MEDIA LENS: Venezuela Blitz – Part 1: Tyrants Don’t Have Free Elections

DAVID EDWARDS—On February 4, the front page of the BBC website featured a heroic picture of Guaido’s mother kissing her son on the forehead at a protest rally. Sombre, stoic, the saviour’s head appears bowed by the weight of the hopes and expectations of his people (people who, until recently, had no idea who he was and had never voted for him). This was a pure propaganda image. More will certainly follow. We discussed earlier BBC efforts here.

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