Always an important topic on Media Roots, Empire Files and elsewhere, Abby Martin has had to step up her defense of Venezuela amid mounting pressure from the U.S. to intervene. Countering the narrative from MSM, the government, and U.S. corporations, Abby is fighting against the false narrative on Venezuela as the actions of the illegitimate coup attempt to wrest control of the nation and place it squarely in the hands of the U.S. Empire.
“Abby Martin discusses the absurdly disingenuous media coverage of the ongoing coup attempt in Venezuela, where opposition leader Juan Guaido appointed himself president with the backing of the Trump administration on the Project Censored show on Pacifica Radio.”
On the Jimmy Dore Show, Abby Martin and Mike Prysner discuss how Donald Trump unknowingly exposed the true desires of the U.S. intervention in Venezuela – buckets of oil. They also talk about the elaborate steps the U.S. has taken to drive Venezuela to the brink so that they can sweep in, ‘liberate’ and cash in on their investment.
“On January 23, Juan Guaido, the head of the National Assembly, swore himself in as president, an office he has never run for, and the US and many other countries quickly announced that he is their man.
“I think 80 percent of Venezuelans have no idea who this man is. But he is very well-known in DC,” explains Abby Martin, host of The Empire Files. “We know that not only did [US Vice President] Mike Pence call Juan Guaido the day before he declared himself president but, in fact, the US government has been working with the opposition in Venezuela for decades.””