Watch: Student Activist Clashes With Tucker Carlson Over Venezuela Opposition

A student activist challenges Fox News host Tucker Carlson on distorting the facts surrounding the Venezuelan opposition.
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    (Students & Youth for a New America) — Dakotah Lilly, a leader of Students & Youth for a New America in New York City, defended Venezuela on a national US TV news broadcast.

    Appearing with Tucker Carlson, on a nightly program with 3 to 4 million viewers across the USA, Lilly called out the FOX news host for his blatant distortions of the harsh situation facing the Bolivarian Socialist Republic.



    Lilly pointed out that Venezuela is facing a wave of terrorism and food hoarding, and that while everyone acknowledges that reforms are desperately needed, neoliberalism is not the answer.

    The hostile host did his best to insult him, but Lilly stood strong and calmly stated the reality of the situation. Carlson became somewhat flustered, as the 19-year-old student rattled off facts about the Carter Center and the legitimacy of the Venezuelan elections, countering Tucker’s broad generalizations and deceptions.

    During his response to Dakotah, Tucker Carlson falsely stated that only the government in Venezuela is armed. In reality, private gun ownership is widespread across Venezuela. In order to combat the wave of US-backed terrorism, private citizens are being organized into Bolivarian Militias and provided with firearms to protect their communities.

    With this move, the Venezuelan government is demonstrating that it is not afraid of arming the working class. To defend popular power and democracy, Bolivarian revolutionaries are taking measures similar to those employed by the founding fathers of the United States and Abraham Lincoln, in order to repel attacks from the forces of terrorism and backwardness.


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    • EmmittBrownBTTF1

      In tonight’s theatrical presentation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, we feature Tucker Carlson in the role of the black knight.

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    • Ken Duerksen

      Guest: “the leader of the opposition even calls himself a Socialist”
      Carlson: “Presumably he means something different by that”.

      Tucker is a douchebag.

    • tapatio
    • tapatio

      AMERICA’S “REGIME CHANGE” OPERATIONS AROUND THE WORLD.

      -THESE ASSAULTS WERE ALL AGAINST GOVERNMENTS WHO DID NOT “COOPERATE” WITH THE CORPORATIONS WHICH CONTROL THE CORPORATE STATES OF AMERIKA. MOST WERE AGAINST PROPERLY ELECTED GOVERNMENTS – NOT “EVIL” DICTATORS.
      -EACH OF THE CHANGES/ATTEMPTED CHANGES BELOW WAS ENTIRELY MOTIVATED BY BANK/CORPORATE INTERESTS.
      -EACH INVOLVED VIOLENCE, MURDERING FROM A FEW TO OVER TWO MILLION PEOPLE PER INSTANCE.
      -NOT ONE OF THESE COUNTRIES POSED ANY THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES.
      -EACH REGIME CHANGE OPERATION WAS FINANCED BY THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER AND BENEFITTED ONLY CORPORATE INTERESTS.
      -EACH REGIME CHANGE/ATTEMPTED REGIME CHANGE WAS IN VIOLATION OF EXISTING INTERNATIONAL LAWS TO WHICH THE UNITED STATES IS SIGNATORY.
      -ALMOST ALL INVOLVED PROVEN WAR CRIMES BY THE UNITED STATES, UNDER EXISTING DEFINITIONS AS SIGNED OFF BY THE UNITED STATES.

      IRAN 1946
      YUGOSLAVIA 1946
      URUGUAY 1947
      GREECE 1947-49
      GERMANY 1948
      CHINA 1948-49
      PHILIPPINES 1948-54
      PUERTO RICO 1950
      KOREA 1951-53
      IRAN 1953
      VIETNAM 1954
      GUATEMALA 1954
      EGYPT 1956
      LEBANON l958
      IRAQ 1958
      CHINA l958
      PANAMA 1958
      VIETNAM l960-75 (TWO MILLION+ DEAD)
      CUBA l961
      GERMANY l961
      LAOS 1962
      CUBA l962
      IRAQ 1963
      PANAMA l964
      INDONESIA l965
      DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 1965-66
      GUATEMALA l966-67
      CAMBODIA l969-75 (TWO MILLION + DEAD)
      OMAN l970
      LAOS l971-73
      MIDEAST 1973
      CHILE 1973 (thousands dead)
      CAMBODIA l975
      ANGOLA l976-92
      IRAN l980
      LIBYA l981
      EL SALVADOR l981-92
      NICARAGUA l981-90 (tens of thousands dead)
      LEBANON l982-84
      GRENADA l983-84
      HONDURAS l983-89 (tens of thousands dead)
      IRAN l984 (hundreds of thousands dead)
      LIBYA l986
      BOLIVIA 1986
      IRAN l987-88
      LIBYA 1989
      VIRGIN ISLANDS 1989
      PHILIPPINES 1989
      PANAMA 1989
      LIBERIA 1990
      SAUDI ARABIA 1990-91
      IRAQ 1990-91
      KUWAIT 1991
      IRAQ 1991-2003
      SOMALIA 1992-94
      YUGOSLAVIA 1992-94
      BOSNIA 1993
      HAITI 1994
      ZAIRE (CONGO) 1996-97
      LIBERIA 1997
      ALBANIA 1997
      SUDAN 1998
      AFGHANISTAN 1998
      IRAQ 1998
      YUGOSLAVIA 1999
      YEMEN 2000
      MACEDONIA 2001
      AFGHANISTAN 2001
      YEMEN 2002
      PHILIPPINES 2002
      COLOMBIA 2003
      IRAQ 2003-11 (1.5+ million dead)
      LIBERIA 2003
      HAITI 2004-05
      PAKISTAN 2005
      SOMALIA 2006
      SYRIA 2008
      YEMEN 2009
      LIBYA 2011
      IRAQ 2014
      VENEZUELA 2015 – present
      SYRIA 2014-2017 (hundreds of thousands dead)

    • James Wherry

      Arming “militias” is not what governments do.

      Oh, wait: Assad has his militias to kidnap, torture and murder Sun’ni’s.

      • Lennart Andersson

        As goverments supported Contras! You really look at it in black and white! I suppose Fox is perfect for you. Fox often compare my country to North Corea. It often makes you wonder when you mean a country is socialistic and just not a disguise for a dictator. In many ways suitable for neoliberals who wants something to point at . You can compare it to Israels attack on al-Fatah and Arafat. He was becoming popular in many parts of the world so at the beginning they supported Hamas. An enemy easier to handle.

        • James Wherry

          Your OWN government should not be supporting militias: your OWN government is the law and has the authority to establish armies that act under the law.

          State-sponsored Militias – like Assad’s militias in Syria or Muqtada al-Sade’s militias in Iraq – are there to act outside the law, and violate the law by acting illegally.

          Foreign governments like the USA and the Soviet Union weee not the law.