Say No to Media Lies on Venezuela
International call for local actions Apr. 19-20.
March 30, 2019
The corporate media, far from being a venue of truth, is a tool to advance the interests of the United States government war machine. The vast majority of corporate media coverage of the US coup attempt in Venezuela has shown an appalling lack of impartiality, balance and fairness, consistently ignoring voices both inside the Bolivarian Republic, and throughout the world demanding peace. This corporate media narrative also omits mention of the significant social gains of the Bolivarian revolution over the past two decades. It cynically vilifies efforts by the Maduro administration, in concert with grassroots organizations and international agencies, to obtain and distribute sufficient food and medicine to blunt the impact of US sanctions that are aimed at inducing widespread hardship The sustained and ongoing disinformation campaign against Venezuela is designed to manufacture consent, in the United States and Canada, for a military intervention in the country.
“We’ll know our disinformation campaign is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” William Casey, CIA Director 1981
We cannot remain silent in the face of such aggression against the Venezuelan people – organized and lead by the Trump administration.
We appeal to people across the United States, Canada, and the world, to remember past misinformation campaigns against countries and leaders, the result of which was widespread US mass bombings, regional and civil wars that have taken the lives of millions of innocent people.