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PBC News & Comment: US Media Are Marketing Regime Change in Venezuela

FAIR’s 3-month review of major media outlets shows almost universal support for ousting Maduro…no dissent is permitted or even acknowledged…--read FAIR’s report here

--WashPost and NY Times support the coup, and admit it’s not working, while repeating false, unproven claims about 2018 election and ignoring Guaido’s lack of legitimacy

--America’s top diplomat threatens war while spreading the lie that Maduro was ready to flee to exile in Cuba but Russia stopped him

--only one major official defected yesterday, despite Bolton’s risky move to name top Maduro appointees he said have agreed to defect

--Mueller’s letter to Bill Barr objecting to Barr’s spin job dominates Senate hearing, as Barr demonstrates he’s skillful at being slippery

--former FBI director Comey posts remarkable oped explaining how “Trump eats your soul in small bites”

--Julian Assange draws 50-week sentence in Britain for jumping bail as VIPS memo argues against extradition to US for trial

--PBC will participate in a rally supporting Assange this Friday, May 3 at 4pm at British Consulate in San Francisco at 1 Sansome Street

--Trump’s new wall—stonewalling Congress—alarms many Democratic leaders who have been throwing cold water on calls for impeachment

--TrumpCo will tell Congress to extend domestic surveillance without expiration date

--Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) shows courage in new bill that would block Israel from using US funds for detention, interrogation or torture of Palestinian children

--PBC says to keep an eye on Indivisible, which is gathering pledges from presidential candidates to support the nominee, and running a vindictive campaign to “cancel Kirstjen Nielsen”