2019-06-26: News Headlines

plenglish (2019-06-26). Cuban President Welcomes Pastors for Peace. plenglish.com Foto: Presidencia CubaHavana, June 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel received members of the 30th edition of the United States-Cuba Friendship Caravan, organized by the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, IFCO-Pastors for Peace.

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-26). New UN envoy seeks lasting progress on peace in Somalia. cgtn.com Newly appointed special representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Somalia, James Swan, has vowed to continue seeking lasting peace in the Horn of African country. | Swan made the promise after arriving in Mogadishu on Tuesday to begin his work in the country. | He pledged to work in collaboration with Somalia's people and international partners in order to achieve stability. | "I am excited about working together with national and international partners to achieve lasting progress towards the peace and prosperity that the Somali people so richly deserve," Xinhua quotes Swan. | The 55-year-old…

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-26). Reduction of violence in South Sudan a "glimmer of what's possible with peace" — UN. cgtn.com The special representative of the United Nations Secretary General to South Sudan, David Shearer, has said the reduction of violence in the country has revealed a "glimmer of what's possible with peace." | Shearer made the remarks at a UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday, where delegates urged the South Sudan factions to use the time afforded by the extended period in which to form a transitional Government to resolve thorny outstanding issues. | Shearer, who is also the Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), said the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement continues to progre…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). US Warns Turkey Against Going Through With Russian S-400 Deal. telesurenglish.net The United States will remove Turkey from its F-35 training program if Ankara goes ahead with the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system the U.S. envoy to NATO said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Turkey Will Continue to Support President Maduro and Venezuela | The U.S. and its NATO allies have repeatedly threatened to remove Turkey from the F-35 training program, despite Ankara's refusal to adhere to Washington's wishes. | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused…

plenglish (2019-06-25). Bachelet's Visit to Venezuela Shows Gov't Social Protection Efforts. plenglish.com Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet"s agenda in Venezuela allowed her to show the Executive"s efforts for social protection, MP Gladys Requena said Tuesday.

plenglish (2019-06-25). Cuba, Venezuela Share Experiences on Communication Issues. plenglish.com 25 de junio de 2019, 15: 18Havana, June 25 ( Prensa Latina ) Cuba and Venezuela have exchanged experiences in communicational issues, in a meeting headed in Havana by Rogelio Sierra, Deputy Foreign Minister, from Cuba, and William Castillo, from Venezuela.

plenglish (2019-06-25). Venezuela to Host 10th National Meeting of Solidarity Venezuela-Cuba. plenglish.com 24 de junio de 2019, 15: 54Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The city of Cumana, in the state of Sucre, will host the 10th National Meeting of Mutual Solidarity between Venezuela and Cuba, to be held on September 20 and 21, the movement"s coordinator, Yhonny Garcia, announced Monday.

Dan Cohen (2019-06-25). How Sen. Rick Scott became Big Oil's point man on Venezuelan regime change. thegrayzone.com The US oil cartel has given Florida's Rick Scott 500 million reasons to be one of the Senate's most fanatical…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Agriculture Is a Priority for Venezuelan Gov't: Arreaza at FAO. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza delivered a speech Tuesday at the 41st session of the Food and Agriculture Organization in which he assured that the government of Nicolas Maduro has placed agriculture as a priority in an effort to reduce Venezuela's dependence on oil. | "Venezuela is a producer country of oil and energy, and the rentier oil model was imposed on us, we were forced to produce crude oil and export it," Arreaza said arguing that up until the mid 20th century his country was a food producer before the fields were abandoned and before "a rural migration to the city. Our population is cente…

plenglish (2019-06-25). Venezuelan Armed Forces Condemns Meddling Statements of Ivan Duke. plenglish.com 25 de junio de 2019, 14: 28Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) has termed as meddling in Venezuelan affairs the recent statements of Colombian President Ivan Duque, through which he called for the breakdown of the military corps.

David Schwartzman (2019-06-25). The path to climate justice passes through Caracas. mronline.org For now the U.S. regime change agenda has been defeated as a result of the mass mobilization in April and May of the Venezuelan masses in defense of their Bolivarian Revolution, a mobilization which succeeded in marginalizing the opposition led by U.S. puppet Juan Guaido, demonstrating how pathetic his claims of legitimacy were. | Source

plenglish (2019-06-25). Venezuela Denounces in FAO Damage due to US Coercive Measures. plenglish.com Rome, June 25 ( Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced Tuesday the food shortages suffered by his people as a result of unilateral coercive and illegal measures imposed by the United States.

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Elliott Abrams Denies Failure of US Policy in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net U.S. special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams attempted to downplay the failure of his country's campaign against the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro saying Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump is still committed to a pressure campaign to force regime change in the South American country. | RELATED: | Video: Elliott Abrams Fumbles on How Juan Guaido is 'President' | The campaign has failed to dislodge Maduro, who has retained the support of Russia and China…

plenglish (2019-06-25). Venezuela Renews Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals. plenglish.com 25 de junio de 2019, 14: 29Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has highlighted the South American government"s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030, driven by the United Nations.

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Protests in New Dehli Against US 'Imperialism' and Sanctions. telesurenglish.net Hundreds of activists marched Tuesday in the Indian capital to protest the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, denouncing the aggressive foreign policy in the Middle East and South America. | RELATED: | One of India's Major Cities Fights for Drinkable Water | Protestors, including students, teachers, leftist polical leaders, demanded the end of U.S. sanctions against the governments of Venezuela, Iran and Cuba, calling them "imperialist." | The demonstrations were convoked by…

United Nations (2019-06-25). Security Council approves 'historic' political Haiti mission, ending UN peacekeeping role in the country. un.org The Security Council on Monday approved a resolution to create a UN "Integrated Office" in Haiti, designed to support the country's government in strengthening political stability and good governance. The Office, named BINUH, will replace the 15-year long peacekeeping mission, MINUJUSTH, on October 16.

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Israel Blocks All Fuel Deliveries to Gaza. telesurenglish.net Israel has blocked all fuel deliveries to the Gaza Strip Tuesday after the government in Tel Aviv accused Palestinian groups of setting off incendiary balloons. | RELATED: | Palestinians Stand Together in Rejection of Trump's Peace Plan | According to a statement from the Palestinian civil affairs division of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, "the release of arson balloons from the Gaza Strip toward the State of Israel" caused many fires along the border with the Gaza Strip. | The Israeli Ministry of Defense said all fuel transf…

Fréa Lockley (2019-06-25). Greenpeace protester tells The Canary why she took action and what really happened when Tory MP attacked her. thecanary.co On 20 June, Conservative minister Mark Field reportedly 'assaulted' Greenpeace activist Janet Barker at the bankers' banquet in London. Barker told The Canary what happened that night and why she'll continue to take action to raise awareness of climate chaos. | "The time is now — to change": | We went…

United Nations (2019-06-25). Peace dividend palpable in South Sudan, but 'grassroots' are moving faster than elites, says Shearer. un.org The peace dividend from last year's ceasefire in South Sudan is palpable, but political elites need to follow the example set by local communities on the ground if lasting progress is to be achieved, said the top UN official in the country on Tuesday.

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Cuba To Help Nicaragua Improve Its Education System. telesurenglish.net Cuba's government has signed cooperation agreements with Nicaragua, which the Sandinista government hopes will help strengthen its education system. There will be "exchanges" whereby Cuba will visit and share their experiences building a world-class school system. | RELATED: | Nicaragua Creates 2,000 'Reconciliation Commissions' for Peace | Nicaragua's Vice President Rosario Murillo announced Tuesday that Cuba's Education Minister Ana Elsa Velazquez is visiting the country. The v…

Workers World Boston bureau (2019-06-25). Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran. workers.org Approximately 75 peace activists gathered in downtown Boston, outside the Park Street Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station, on June 22 to denounce U.S. war threats against Iran. The action came just two days after the news that U.S. President Donald Trump had called off a military strike against Iran just . . . | Continue reading Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran at Workers.org

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-06-25). As Conflict With Iran Escalates, Path To Peace Can Be Found. dissidentvoice.org The recent escalation of conflict between the United States and Iran threatens another US military quagmire that would create crisis and chaos in Iran, the region and perhaps globally as well as costing the US trillions of dollars. The US needs to change course — a deeply wrong course it has been on regarding Iran …

Staff (2019-06-25). 15 House Democrats Who Can't Be Primaried Soon Enough. truthdig.com The following report is by no means exhaustive — only illustrative. There may well be a Democratic member of Congress near you not included here who serves corporate interests more than majority interests, or has simply grown tired or complacent in the never-ending struggles for social, racial and economic justice as well as environmental sanity and peace. Perhaps you live in a district where voters are ready to be inspired by a progressive primary candidate because the Democrat in Congress is not up to the job. | It isn't easy to defeat a Democratic incumbent in a primary. Typically, the worse the Congress…

Robert Mackey (2019-06-25). How a Fringe Muslim Cleric From Australia Became a Hero to America's Far Right. theintercept.com Why is Mohamad Tawhidi, the self-anointed "Imam of Peace," so devoted to amplifying racist and sexist attacks on the first two Muslim women in Congress?

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-25). 'They Despise Diplomacy, and Thirst for War': Iran Accuses Trump of Closing Path to Peace With New Sanctions. commondreams.org "Trump's desperate administration is destroying the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/javad_zarif.png

plenglish (2019-06-24). Nicolas Maduro Opens Events for 198 Years of the Battle of Carabobo. plenglish.com Caracas, June 24 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, has highlighted on Monday the perseverance and strategic capacity of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, on the occasion of the 198th anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo.

teleSUR (2019-06-24). Venezuela Celebrates 70 Years of Bolivarian National Army. telesurenglish.net Venezuela celebrated the National Day of the Bolivarian Army Monday to pay tribute to soldiers who gave up their lives for the freedom of the country at the Battle of Carabobo in 1821. | RELATED: | Venezuela Top Prosecutor Opens Probe into Guaido-led Corruption | The commemoration of the army day began in 1949 after the fall of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jumenez in 1958. | Previously the Army was composed of all forces military of Venezuela, but from 1958 the components…

plenglish (2019-06-24). Foreign Minister Arreaza Rejects Ivan Duque's Statements on Venezuela. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Sunday rejected statements by Colombian President Ivan Duque to instigate a coup d"état against the Government of President Nicolas Maduro.

Paul Dobson (2019-06-24). UN Human Rights Head Visits Venezuela, Meets Maduro and Guaido. venezuelanalysis.com Michelle Bachelet commented on access to food and medicine, allegations of political prisoners, and the impact of sanctions, among other issues.

plenglish (2019-06-24). Maduro Rejects Statements by US Southern Command Head. plenglish.com 24 de junio de 2019, 14: 44Caracas, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has rejected the recent call for sedition in the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) by the head of the US Southern Command, Craig Faller who"s making a low profile visit to Argentina and Chile as part of Washington"s policy against Venezuela.

Nino Pagliccia (2019-06-24). Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela. counterpunch.org Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with More

CGTN Africa (2019-06-24). Human rights monitors need to be in Sudan, says UNHCR. cgtn.com Sudanese authorities must grant human rights monitors access to the country and end "repression" against protesters and restore the country's Internet, U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet said on Monday. | United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presents her annual report before the UN Human right council members on March 6, 2019 in Geneva. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) | Her office had received reports that more than 100 protesters were killed and many more injured during an assault by security forces on a peaceful sit-in outside the defense ministry on June 3, she said.

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action endorses Kara Eastman for Congress, bold champion for peace and security. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

plenglish (2019-06-24). Victims of Violence in Colombia Endorse Peace Plan. plenglish.com Bogota, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Communities affected by violence in Colombia have expressed their support to the strategy of We Defends Peace Movement, including on Monday the one-million-signatory campaign for the victims" seats.

Mel Gurtov (2019-06-24). Iran—Who and Where is The Threat? counterpunch.org The official US narrative on Iran is that it is an escalating threat to "peace and security" in the Middle East and must be stopped. Step by step, with Mike Pompeo and John Bolton—two war maniacs—taking the lead, the Trump administration has sought to destabilize Iran with sanctions, if possible bring about regime change, and More

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Nino Pagliccia (2019-06-24). Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela. counterpunch.org Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with More

Staff (2019-06-23). Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter US Sanctions. therealnews.com The economic sanctions have severely affected Venezuela's ability to import life-saving medicines. At least one community, however, is responding by creating their own solidarity pharmacy. Michael Fox reports…

Blake Skylar (2019-06-23). Communists link saving planet to slashing military. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO — At the 31st CPUSA National Convention, delegates made it clear that the struggle against climate change is also a struggle for peace. In order to save the planet from ecological disaster, the military budget must be massively cut. As the U.S. has been starting wars around the world for decades, it's fitting that …

United Nations (2019-06-22). In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for 'bold steps towards compromise'. un.org Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet called on the Government to release all those detained for peacefully protesting and announced that a team from her office would remain in Caracas to monitor the human rights situation.

Staff (2019-06-20). Venezuelan Opposition Scrambles in Wake of Humanitarian Aid Scandal. therealnews.com An opposition-oriented website uncovered a $125,000 corruption scandal involving associates of Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaidó. Independent journalist Dan Cohen tracked down the details of this story…

Anya Parampil (2019-06-20). Did Venezuelan coup leaders pocket $70 million from Citgo's stolen US assets? thegrayzone.com Venezuela's government has claimed the Department of Justice will investigate Citgo's opposition-appointed board for the theft of $70 million. But…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-20). Venezuela: Popular Movements Mobilize to Demand Housing Self-Management. venezuelanalysis.com Popular movements want to build half of the houses planned by the national Housing Mission.

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-20). Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering strikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The United States has stumbled into a perilous situation. If, for example, the U.S. …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-20). Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting to block arms sales involving Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "When Trump vetoed legislation earlier this year to end U.S. involvement …

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-19). Inside Canada's Outsized and Under-Scrutinized Bid to Overthrow Maduro. mintpressnews.com OTTAWA — Canada's foreign policy, under the auspices of Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, is bucking the country's long standing tradition of generally staying out of the affairs of governments to its south in Latin America. Indeed, Canada has been one of the major players orchestrating repeated coup attempts in Venezuela since Juan Guaido declared himself president in January. | One opinion piece in a major Canadian publication, the Toronto Star, notes: Almost immediately a…

Paul Dobson (2019-06-19). Venezuela's Guaido Investigated for Aid Embezzlement. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido's representative in the US, Carlos Vecchio, is also being accused of fraud in CITGO worth US $70 million.

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-19). House Casts Historic Vote to Repeal Authorization for Endless War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 19, 2019 — In response to the House of Representatives passing H.R. 2740 (Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020), which includes language to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) eight months after …

Anya Parampil (2019-06-18). From Exxon to 'ambassador': How Carlos Vecchio became Venezuela's top coup lobbyist. thegrayzone.com The story of regime-change brain Carlos Vecchio's rise through elite US institutions and the oil industry captures the essence of…

2019-06-26: Social Media Postees

New UN envoy seeks lasting progress on peace in Somalia
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-26
Newly appointed special representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Somalia, James Swan, has vowed to continue seeking lasting peace in the Horn of African country. | Swan made the promise after arriving in Mogadishu on Tuesday to begin his work in the country. | He pledged to work in collaboration with Somalia's people and international partners in order to achieve stability. | "I am excited about working together with national and international partners to achieve lasting progress towards the peace and prosperity that the Somali people so richly deserve," Xinhua quotes Swan. | The 55-year-old…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/26/new-un-envoy-seeks-lasting-progress-on-peace-in-somalia/

Reduction of violence in South Sudan a "glimmer of what's possible with peace" — UN
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-26
The special representative of the United Nations Secretary General to South Sudan, David Shearer, has said the reduction of violence in the country has revealed a "glimmer of what's possible with peace." | Shearer made the remarks at a UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday, where delegates urged the South Sudan factions to use the time afforded by the extended period in which to form a transitional Government to resolve thorny outstanding issues. | Shearer, who is also the Head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), said the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement continues to progre…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/26/reduction-of-violence-in-south-sudan-a-glimmer-of-whats-possible-with-peace-un/

Cuban President Welcomes Pastors for Peace
plenglish.com | 2019-06-26
Foto: Presidencia CubaHavana, June 26 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel received members of the 30th edition of the United States-Cuba Friendship Caravan, organized by the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, IFCO-Pastors for Peace.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43733&SEO=cuban-president-welcomes-pastors-for-peace

Elliott Abrams Denies Failure of US Policy in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
U.S. special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams attempted to downplay the failure of his country's campaign against the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro saying Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump is still committed to a pressure campaign to force regime change in the South American country. | RELATED: | Video: Elliott Abrams Fumbles on How Juan Guaido is 'President' | The campaign has failed to dislodge Maduro, who has retained the support of Russia and China…
telesurenglish.net/news/Elliott-Abrams-Denies-Failure-of-US-Regime-Change-Policy-in-Venezuela-20190625-0015.html

Agriculture Is a Priority for Venezuelan Gov't: Arreaza at FAO
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza delivered a speech Tuesday at the 41st session of the Food and Agriculture Organization in which he assured that the government of Nicolas Maduro has placed agriculture as a priority in an effort to reduce Venezuela's dependence on oil. | "Venezuela is a producer country of oil and energy, and the rentier oil model was imposed on us, we were forced to produce crude oil and export it," Arreaza said arguing that up until the mid 20th century his country was a food producer before the fields were abandoned and before "a rural migration to the city. Our population is cente…
telesurenglish.net/news/Agriculture-Is-a-Priority-for-Venezuelan-Govt-Arreaza-at-FAO-20190625-0008.html

How Sen. Rick Scott became Big Oil's point man on Venezuelan regime change
Dan Cohen | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-25
The US oil cartel has given Florida's Rick Scott 500 million reasons to be one of the Senate's most fanatical…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/25/how-sen-rick-scott-became-big-oils-point-man-on-venezuelan-regime-change/

Elliott Abrams Denies Failure of US Policy in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
U.S. special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams attempted to downplay the failure of his country's campaign against the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro saying Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump is still committed to a pressure campaign to force regime change in the South American country. | RELATED: | Video: Elliott Abrams Fumbles on How Juan Guaido is 'President' | The campaign has failed to dislodge Maduro, who has retained the support of Russia and China…
telesurenglish.net/news/Elliott-Abrams-Denies-Failure-of-US-Regime-Change-Policy-in-Venezuela-20190625-0015.html

Venezuelan Armed Forces Condemns Meddling Statements of Ivan Duke
plenglish.com | 2019-06-25
25 de junio de 2019, 14: 28Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) has termed as meddling in Venezuelan affairs the recent statements of Colombian President Ivan Duque, through which he called for the breakdown of the military corps.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43706&SEO=venezuelan-armed-forces-condemns-meddling-statements-of-ivan-duke

Venezuela Renews Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals
plenglish.com | 2019-06-25
25 de junio de 2019, 14: 29Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has highlighted the South American government"s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030, driven by the United Nations.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43709&SEO=venezuela-renews-commitment-to-sustainable-development-goals

Venezuela Denounces in FAO Damage due to US Coercive Measures
plenglish.com | 2019-06-25
Rome, June 25 ( Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced Tuesday the food shortages suffered by his people as a result of unilateral coercive and illegal measures imposed by the United States.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43708&SEO=venezuela-denounces-in-fao-damage-due-to-us-coercive-measures

Protests in New Dehli Against US 'Imperialism' and Sanctions
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
Hundreds of activists marched Tuesday in the Indian capital to protest the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, denouncing the aggressive foreign policy in the Middle East and South America. | RELATED: | One of India's Major Cities Fights for Drinkable Water | Protestors, including students, teachers, leftist polical leaders, demanded the end of U.S. sanctions against the governments of Venezuela, Iran and Cuba, calling them "imperialist." | The demonstrations were convoked by…
telesurenglish.net/news/Protests-in-New-Dehli-Against-US-Imperialism-and-Sanctions–20190625-0020.html

Bachelet's Visit to Venezuela Shows Gov't Social Protection Efforts
plenglish.com | 2019-06-25
Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet"s agenda in Venezuela allowed her to show the Executive"s efforts for social protection, MP Gladys Requena said Tuesday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43711&SEO=bachelets-visit-to-venezuela-shows-govt-social-protection-efforts

The path to climate justice passes through Caracas
David Schwartzman | mronline.org | 2019-06-25
For now the U.S. regime change agenda has been defeated as a result of the mass mobilization in April and May of the Venezuelan masses in defense of their Bolivarian Revolution, a mobilization which succeeded in marginalizing the opposition led by U.S. puppet Juan Guaido, demonstrating how pathetic his claims of legitimacy were. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/25/the-path-to-climate-justice-passes-through-caracas/

Venezuela to Host 10th National Meeting of Solidarity Venezuela-Cuba
plenglish.com | 2019-06-25
24 de junio de 2019, 15: 54Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The city of Cumana, in the state of Sucre, will host the 10th National Meeting of Mutual Solidarity between Venezuela and Cuba, to be held on September 20 and 21, the movement"s coordinator, Yhonny Garcia, announced Monday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43668&SEO=venezuela-to-host-10th-national-meeting-of-solidarity-venezuela-cuba

US Warns Turkey Against Going Through With Russian S-400 Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
The United States will remove Turkey from its F-35 training program if Ankara goes ahead with the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system the U.S. envoy to NATO said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Turkey Will Continue to Support President Maduro and Venezuela | The U.S. and its NATO allies have repeatedly threatened to remove Turkey from the F-35 training program, despite Ankara's refusal to adhere to Washington's wishes. | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Warns-Turkey-Against-Going-Through-With-Russian-S-400-Deal-20190625-0005.html

Protests in New Dehli Against US 'Imperialism' and Sanctions
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
Hundreds of activists marched Tuesday in the Indian capital to protest the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, denouncing the aggressive foreign policy in the Middle East and South America. | RELATED: | One of India's Major Cities Fights for Drinkable Water | Protestors, including students, teachers, leftist polical leaders, demanded the end of U.S. sanctions against the governments of Venezuela, Iran and Cuba, calling them "imperialist." | The demonstrations were convoked by…
telesurenglish.net/news/Protests-in-New-Dehli-Against-US-Imperialism-and-Sanctions–20190625-0020.html

Cuba, Venezuela Share Experiences on Communication Issues
plenglish.com | 2019-06-25
25 de junio de 2019, 15: 18Havana, June 25 ( Prensa Latina ) Cuba and Venezuela have exchanged experiences in communicational issues, in a meeting headed in Havana by Rogelio Sierra, Deputy Foreign Minister, from Cuba, and William Castillo, from Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43718&SEO=cuba-venezuela-share-experiences-on-communication-issues

Greenpeace protester tells The Canary why she took action and what really happened when Tory MP attacked her
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-06-25
On 20 June, Conservative minister Mark Field reportedly 'assaulted' Greenpeace activist Janet Barker at the bankers' banquet in London. Barker told The Canary what happened that night and why she'll continue to take action to raise awareness of climate chaos. | "The time is now — to change": | We went…
thecanary.co/exclusive/2019/06/25/greenpeace-protester-tells-the-canary-why-she-took-action-and-what-really-happened-when-tory-mp-attacked-her/

Peace dividend palpable in South Sudan, but 'grassroots' are moving faster than elites, says Shearer
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-25
The peace dividend from last year's ceasefire in South Sudan is palpable, but political elites need to follow the example set by local communities on the ground if lasting progress is to be achieved, said the top UN official in the country on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1041311

How a Fringe Muslim Cleric From Australia Became a Hero to America's Far Right
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-06-25
Why is Mohamad Tawhidi, the self-anointed "Imam of Peace," so devoted to amplifying racist and sexist attacks on the first two Muslim women in Congress?
theintercept.com/2019/06/25/mohamad-tawhidi-far-right/

As Conflict With Iran Escalates, Path To Peace Can Be Found
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-25
The recent escalation of conflict between the United States and Iran threatens another US military quagmire that would create crisis and chaos in Iran, the region and perhaps globally as well as costing the US trillions of dollars. The US needs to change course — a deeply wrong course it has been on regarding Iran …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/as-conflict-with-iran-escalates-path-to-peace-can-be-found/

15 House Democrats Who Can't Be Primaried Soon Enough
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-25
The following report is by no means exhaustive — only illustrative. There may well be a Democratic member of Congress near you not included here who serves corporate interests more than majority interests, or has simply grown tired or complacent in the never-ending struggles for social, racial and economic justice as well as environmental sanity and peace. Perhaps you live in a district where voters are ready to be inspired by a progressive primary candidate because the Democrat in Congress is not up to the job. | It isn't easy to defeat a Democratic incumbent in a primary. Typically, the worse the Congress…
truthdig.com/articles/15-house-democrats-who-cant-be-primaried-soon-enough/

Security Council approves 'historic' political Haiti mission, ending UN peacekeeping role in the country
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-25
The Security Council on Monday approved a resolution to create a UN "Integrated Office" in Haiti, designed to support the country's government in strengthening political stability and good governance. The Office, named BINUH, will replace the 15-year long peacekeeping mission, MINUJUSTH, on October 16.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1041291

Cuba To Help Nicaragua Improve Its Education System
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
Cuba's government has signed cooperation agreements with Nicaragua, which the Sandinista government hopes will help strengthen its education system. There will be "exchanges" whereby Cuba will visit and share their experiences building a world-class school system. | RELATED: | Nicaragua Creates 2,000 'Reconciliation Commissions' for Peace | Nicaragua's Vice President Rosario Murillo announced Tuesday that Cuba's Education Minister Ana Elsa Velazquez is visiting the country. The v…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-To-Help-Nicaragua-Improve-Its-Education-System-20190625-0013.html

'They Despise Diplomacy, and Thirst for War': Iran Accuses Trump of Closing Path to Peace With New Sanctions
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-25
"Trump's desperate administration is destroying the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/javad_zarif.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/25/they-despise-diplomacy-and-thirst-war-iran-accuses-trump-closing-path-peace-new?cd-origin=rss

Security Council approves 'historic' political Haiti mission, ending UN peacekeeping role in the country
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-25
The Security Council on Monday approved a resolution to create a UN "Integrated Office" in Haiti, designed to support the country's government in strengthening political stability and good governance. The Office, named BINUH, will replace the 15-year long peacekeeping mission, MINUJUSTH, on October 16.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1041291

Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran
Workers World Boston bureau | workers.org | 2019-06-25
Approximately 75 peace activists gathered in downtown Boston, outside the Park Street Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station, on June 22 to denounce U.S. war threats against Iran. The action came just two days after the news that U.S. President Donald Trump had called off a military strike against Iran just . . . | Continue reading Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/06/25/boston-activists-protest-u-s-threats-against-iran/

Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-25
Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/25/peace-action-endorses-ilhan-omar-for-congress-2/

Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-25
Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/25/peace-action-endorses-ilhan-omar-for-congress-2/

Israel Blocks All Fuel Deliveries to Gaza
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
Israel has blocked all fuel deliveries to the Gaza Strip Tuesday after the government in Tel Aviv accused Palestinian groups of setting off incendiary balloons. | RELATED: | Palestinians Stand Together in Rejection of Trump's Peace Plan | According to a statement from the Palestinian civil affairs division of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, "the release of arson balloons from the Gaza Strip toward the State of Israel" caused many fires along the border with the Gaza Strip. | The Israeli Ministry of Defense said all fuel transf…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Blocks-All-Fuel-Deliveries-to-Gaza-20190625-0003.html

UN Human Rights Head Visits Venezuela, Meets Maduro and Guaido
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-24
Michelle Bachelet commented on access to food and medicine, allegations of political prisoners, and the impact of sanctions, among other issues.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14554

UN Human Rights Head Visits Venezuela, Meets Maduro and Guaido
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-24
Michelle Bachelet commented on access to food and medicine, allegations of political prisoners, and the impact of sanctions, among other issues.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14554

Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-24
Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/24/sorting-out-reality-from-fiction-about-venezuela/

Foreign Minister Arreaza Rejects Ivan Duque's Statements on Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-06-24
Caracas, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Sunday rejected statements by Colombian President Ivan Duque to instigate a coup d"état against the Government of President Nicolas Maduro.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43644&SEO=foreign-minister-arreaza-rejects-ivan-duques-statements-on-venezuela

Venezuela Celebrates 70 Years of Bolivarian National Army
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-24
Venezuela celebrated the National Day of the Bolivarian Army Monday to pay tribute to soldiers who gave up their lives for the freedom of the country at the Battle of Carabobo in 1821. | RELATED: | Venezuela Top Prosecutor Opens Probe into Guaido-led Corruption | The commemoration of the army day began in 1949 after the fall of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jumenez in 1958. | Previously the Army was composed of all forces military of Venezuela, but from 1958 the components…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Celebrates-70-Years-of-Bolivarian-National-Army-20190624-0006.html

Nicolas Maduro Opens Events for 198 Years of the Battle of Carabobo
plenglish.com | 2019-06-24
Caracas, June 24 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, has highlighted on Monday the perseverance and strategic capacity of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, on the occasion of the 198th anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43650&SEO=nicolas-maduro-opens-events-for-198-years-of-the-battle-of-carabobo

Maduro Rejects Statements by US Southern Command Head
plenglish.com | 2019-06-24
24 de junio de 2019, 14: 44Caracas, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has rejected the recent call for sedition in the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) by the head of the US Southern Command, Craig Faller who"s making a low profile visit to Argentina and Chile as part of Washington"s policy against Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43655&SEO=maduro-rejects-statements-by-us-southern-command-head

Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-24
Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with Cuban planes and pilots. The media quickly "confirmed the actions".
counterpunch.org/2019/06/24/sorting-out-reality-from-fiction-about-venezuela/

Peace Action endorses Kara Eastman for Congress, bold champion for peace and security
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-24
Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/24/peace-action-endorses-kara-eastman-for-congress-bold-champion-for-peace-and-security/

As Conflict with Iran Escalates, Path to Peace Can be Found
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-24
The recent escalation of conflict between the United States and Iran threatens another US military quagmire that would create crisis and chaos in Iran, the region and perhaps globally as well as costing the US trillions of dollars. The US …
globalresearch.ca/conflict-iran-escalates-path-peace-found/5681582

Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-24
Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/24/peace-action-endorses-kara-eastman-for-congress-bold-champion-for-peace-and-security/

Iran–Who and Where is The Threat?
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-24
The official US narrative on Iran is that it is an escalating threat to "peace and security" in the Middle East and must be stopped. Step by step, with Mike Pompeo and John Bolton–two war maniacs–taking the lead, the Trump administration has sought to destabilize Iran with sanctions, if possible bring about regime change, and…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/24/iran-who-and-where-is-the-threat/

Human rights monitors need to be in Sudan, says UNHCR
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-24
Sudanese authorities must grant human rights monitors access to the country and end "repression" against protesters and restore the country's Internet, U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet said on Monday. | United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presents her annual report before the UN Human right council members on March 6, 2019 in Geneva. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) | Her office had received reports that more than 100 protesters were killed and many more injured during an assault by security forces on a peaceful sit-in outside the defense ministry on June 3, she said.
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/24/human-rights-monitors-need-to-be-in-sudan-says-unhcr/

Victims of Violence in Colombia Endorse Peace Plan
plenglish.com | 2019-06-24
Bogota, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Communities affected by violence in Colombia have expressed their support to the strategy of We Defends Peace Movement, including on Monday the one-million-signatory campaign for the victims" seats.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43652&SEO=victims-of-violence-in-colombia-endorse-peace-plan

Palestinians Stand Together in Rejection of Trump's Peace Plan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-24
U.S. President Donald Trump and his son in-law/adviser Jared Kushner are preparing to unveil their so-called "deal of the century" at the Bahrain Summit this week. | RELATED: | Palestinian Foreign Ministry Calls Kushner's Peace Plan 'New Balfour Declaration' | Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trump's $50 billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, although some in the Gulf called for it to be gi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Palestinians-Stand-Together-in-Rejection-of-Trumps-Peace-Plan-20190624-0003.html

Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter US Sanctions
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-23
The economic sanctions have severely affected Venezuela's ability to import life-saving medicines. At least one community, however, is responding by creating their own solidarity pharmacy. Michael Fox reports…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelan-community-builds-solidarity-pharmacy-to-counter-us-sanctions

Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter Sanctions
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-23
The economic sanctions have severely affected Venezuela's ability to import life-saving medicines. Some communities, however, are responding by creating their own solidarity pharmacies. Michael Fox reports…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelan-community-builds-solidarity-pharmacy-to-counter-sanctions

Communists link saving planet to slashing military
Blake Skylar | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-23
CHICAGO — At the 31st CPUSA National Convention, delegates made it clear that the struggle against climate change is also a struggle for peace. In order to save the planet from ecological disaster, the military budget must be massively cut. As the U.S. has been starting wars around the world for decades, it's fitting that …
peoplesworld.org/article/communists-link-saving-planet-to-slashing-military/

Malians protest, calling for an end to massacres
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-23
Officials and residents stand on June 11, 2019 in the Dogon village of Sobane-Kou, near Sangha, after an attack that killed over 35 ethnic Dogon on June 9, 2019 evening./AFP | Thousands of Malians demonstrated in Bamako Friday to demand an end to a series of massacres in the centre of the country. | According to the Police 3,000 attended the rally in the capital while organisers said 5,000 turned out to urge an end to a spike in violence which has led UN peacekeepers to declare a state of alert. | Ethnic tensions in the centre of the country have surged since a jihadist group led by preacher Amadou Koufa emerged…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/23/malians-protest-calling-for-an-end-to-massacres/

Somalia eyes peaceful elections despite political challenges
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-23
FILE PHOTO: A member of the Parliament casts his ballot as he votes for Somalia's autonomous South West State President in Baidoa, Somalia, on December 19, 2018. (Photo credit MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images) | Senior Somali officials have expressed optimism that the country will hold peaceful and credible elections in 2020/2021 despite the political and socio-economic challenges facing the country. | The officials, who attended a four-day conference organized by the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), urged all government agencies involved in the preparations to work together to achieve universal adult…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/23/somalia-eyes-peaceful-elections-despite-political-challenges/

2019-06-25: News Headlines

Staff (2019-06-25). 15 House Democrats Who Can't Be Primaried Soon Enough. truthdig.com The following report is by no means exhaustive — only illustrative. There may well be a Democratic member of Congress near you not included here who serves corporate interests more than majority interests, or has simply grown tired or complacent in the never-ending struggles for social, racial and economic justice as well as environmental sanity and peace. Perhaps you live in a district where voters are ready to be inspired by a progressive primary candidate because the Democrat in Congress is not up to the job. | It isn't easy to defeat a Democratic incumbent in a primary. Typically, the worse the Congress…

United Nations (2019-06-25). Peace dividend palpable in South Sudan, but 'grassroots' are moving faster than elites, says Shearer. un.org The peace dividend from last year's ceasefire in South Sudan is palpable, but political elites need to follow the example set by local communities on the ground if lasting progress is to be achieved, said the top UN official in the country on Tuesday.

Peace Action (2019-06-25). Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Fréa Lockley (2019-06-25). Greenpeace protester tells The Canary why she took action and what really happened when Tory MP attacked her. thecanary.co On 20 June, Conservative minister Mark Field reportedly 'assaulted' Greenpeace activist Janet Barker at the bankers' banquet in London. Barker told The Canary what happened that night and why she'll continue to take action to raise awareness of climate chaos. | "The time is now — to change": | We went…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Cuba To Help Nicaragua Improve Its Education System. telesurenglish.net Cuba's government has signed cooperation agreements with Nicaragua, which the Sandinista government hopes will help strengthen its education system. There will be "exchanges" whereby Cuba will visit and share their experiences building a world-class school system. | RELATED: | Nicaragua Creates 2,000 'Reconciliation Commissions' for Peace | Nicaragua's Vice President Rosario Murillo announced Tuesday that Cuba's Education Minister Ana Elsa Velazquez is visiting the country. The v…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Israel Blocks All Fuel Deliveries to Gaza. telesurenglish.net Israel has blocked all fuel deliveries to the Gaza Strip Tuesday after the government in Tel Aviv accused Palestinian groups of setting off incendiary balloons. | RELATED: | Palestinians Stand Together in Rejection of Trump's Peace Plan | According to a statement from the Palestinian civil affairs division of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, "the release of arson balloons from the Gaza Strip toward the State of Israel" caused many fires along the border with the Gaza Strip. | The Israeli Ministry of Defense said all fuel transf…

Robert Mackey (2019-06-25). How a Fringe Muslim Cleric From Australia Became a Hero to America's Far Right. theintercept.com Why is Mohamad Tawhidi, the self-anointed "Imam of Peace," so devoted to amplifying racist and sexist attacks on the first two Muslim women in Congress?

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-25). 'They Despise Diplomacy, and Thirst for War': Iran Accuses Trump of Closing Path to Peace With New Sanctions. commondreams.org "Trump's desperate administration is destroying the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/javad_zarif.png

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2019-06-25). As Conflict With Iran Escalates, Path To Peace Can Be Found. dissidentvoice.org The recent escalation of conflict between the United States and Iran threatens another US military quagmire that would create crisis and chaos in Iran, the region and perhaps globally as well as costing the US trillions of dollars. The US needs to change course — a deeply wrong course it has been on regarding Iran …

Workers World Boston bureau (2019-06-25). Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran. workers.org Approximately 75 peace activists gathered in downtown Boston, outside the Park Street Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station, on June 22 to denounce U.S. war threats against Iran. The action came just two days after the news that U.S. President Donald Trump had called off a military strike against Iran just . . . | Continue reading Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran at Workers.org

United Nations (2019-06-25). Security Council approves 'historic' political Haiti mission, ending UN peacekeeping role in the country. un.org The Security Council on Monday approved a resolution to create a UN "Integrated Office" in Haiti, designed to support the country's government in strengthening political stability and good governance. The Office, named BINUH, will replace the 15-year long peacekeeping mission, MINUJUSTH, on October 16.

plenglish (2019-06-25). Venezuela Renews Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals. plenglish.com 25 de junio de 2019, 14: 29Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has highlighted the South American government"s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030, driven by the United Nations.

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Agriculture Is a Priority for Venezuelan Gov't: Arreaza at FAO. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza delivered a speech Tuesday at the 41st session of the Food and Agriculture Organization in which he assured that the government of Nicolas Maduro has placed agriculture as a priority in an effort to reduce Venezuela's dependence on oil. | "Venezuela is a producer country of oil and energy, and the rentier oil model was imposed on us, we were forced to produce crude oil and export it," Arreaza said arguing that up until the mid 20th century his country was a food producer before the fields were abandoned and before "a rural migration to the city. Our population is cente…

plenglish (2019-06-25). Cuba, Venezuela Share Experiences on Communication Issues. plenglish.com 25 de junio de 2019, 15: 18Havana, June 25 ( Prensa Latina ) Cuba and Venezuela have exchanged experiences in communicational issues, in a meeting headed in Havana by Rogelio Sierra, Deputy Foreign Minister, from Cuba, and William Castillo, from Venezuela.

plenglish (2019-06-25). Venezuela to Host 10th National Meeting of Solidarity Venezuela-Cuba. plenglish.com 24 de junio de 2019, 15: 54Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The city of Cumana, in the state of Sucre, will host the 10th National Meeting of Mutual Solidarity between Venezuela and Cuba, to be held on September 20 and 21, the movement"s coordinator, Yhonny Garcia, announced Monday.

plenglish (2019-06-25). Bachelet's Visit to Venezuela Shows Gov't Social Protection Efforts. plenglish.com Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet"s agenda in Venezuela allowed her to show the Executive"s efforts for social protection, MP Gladys Requena said Tuesday.

Dan Cohen (2019-06-25). How Sen. Rick Scott became Big Oil's point man on Venezuelan regime change. thegrayzone.com The US oil cartel has given Florida's Rick Scott 500 million reasons to be one of the Senate's most fanatical…

David Schwartzman (2019-06-25). The path to climate justice passes through Caracas. mronline.org For now the U.S. regime change agenda has been defeated as a result of the mass mobilization in April and May of the Venezuelan masses in defense of their Bolivarian Revolution, a mobilization which succeeded in marginalizing the opposition led by U.S. puppet Juan Guaido, demonstrating how pathetic his claims of legitimacy were. | Source

plenglish (2019-06-25). Venezuelan Armed Forces Condemns Meddling Statements of Ivan Duke. plenglish.com 25 de junio de 2019, 14: 28Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) has termed as meddling in Venezuelan affairs the recent statements of Colombian President Ivan Duque, through which he called for the breakdown of the military corps.

plenglish (2019-06-25). Venezuela Denounces in FAO Damage due to US Coercive Measures. plenglish.com Rome, June 25 ( Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced Tuesday the food shortages suffered by his people as a result of unilateral coercive and illegal measures imposed by the United States.

teleSUR (2019-06-25). US Warns Turkey Against Going Through With Russian S-400 Deal. telesurenglish.net The United States will remove Turkey from its F-35 training program if Ankara goes ahead with the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system the U.S. envoy to NATO said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Turkey Will Continue to Support President Maduro and Venezuela | The U.S. and its NATO allies have repeatedly threatened to remove Turkey from the F-35 training program, despite Ankara's refusal to adhere to Washington's wishes. | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused…

teleSUR (2019-06-25). Elliott Abrams Denies Failure of US Policy in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net U.S. special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams attempted to downplay the failure of his country's campaign against the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro saying Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump is still committed to a pressure campaign to force regime change in the South American country. | RELATED: | Video: Elliott Abrams Fumbles on How Juan Guaido is 'President' | The campaign has failed to dislodge Maduro, who has retained the support of Russia and China…

teleSUR (2019-06-24). Palestinians Stand Together in Rejection of Trump's Peace Plan. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump and his son in-law/adviser Jared Kushner are preparing to unveil their so-called "deal of the century" at the Bahrain Summit this week. | RELATED: | Palestinian Foreign Ministry Calls Kushner's Peace Plan 'New Balfour Declaration' | Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trump's $50 billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, although some in the Gulf called for it to be gi…

plenglish (2019-06-24). Victims of Violence in Colombia Endorse Peace Plan. plenglish.com Bogota, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Communities affected by violence in Colombia have expressed their support to the strategy of We Defends Peace Movement, including on Monday the one-million-signatory campaign for the victims" seats.

Kevin Zeese (2019-06-24). As Conflict with Iran Escalates, Path to Peace Can be Found. globalresearch.ca The recent escalation of conflict between the United States and Iran threatens another US military quagmire that would create crisis and chaos in Iran, the region and perhaps globally as well as costing the US trillions of dollars. The US …

CGTN Africa (2019-06-24). Human rights monitors need to be in Sudan, says UNHCR. cgtn.com Sudanese authorities must grant human rights monitors access to the country and end "repression" against protesters and restore the country's Internet, U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet said on Monday. | United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presents her annual report before the UN Human right council members on March 6, 2019 in Geneva. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) | Her office had received reports that more than 100 protesters were killed and many more injured during an assault by security forces on a peaceful sit-in outside the defense ministry on June 3, she said.

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

Mel Gurtov (2019-06-24). Iran—Who and Where is The Threat? counterpunch.org The official US narrative on Iran is that it is an escalating threat to "peace and security" in the Middle East and must be stopped. Step by step, with Mike Pompeo and John Bolton—two war maniacs—taking the lead, the Trump administration has sought to destabilize Iran with sanctions, if possible bring about regime change, and More

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action endorses Kara Eastman for Congress, bold champion for peace and security. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

plenglish (2019-06-24). Nicolas Maduro Opens Events for 198 Years of the Battle of Carabobo. plenglish.com Caracas, June 24 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, has highlighted on Monday the perseverance and strategic capacity of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, on the occasion of the 198th anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo.

Nino Pagliccia (2019-06-24). Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela. counterpunch.org Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with More

Nino Pagliccia (2019-06-24). Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela. counterpunch.org Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with Cuban planes and pilots. The media quickly "confirmed the actions". More

plenglish (2019-06-24). Foreign Minister Arreaza Rejects Ivan Duque's Statements on Venezuela. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Sunday rejected statements by Colombian President Ivan Duque to instigate a coup d"état against the Government of President Nicolas Maduro.

teleSUR (2019-06-24). Venezuela Celebrates 70 Years of Bolivarian National Army. telesurenglish.net Venezuela celebrated the National Day of the Bolivarian Army Monday to pay tribute to soldiers who gave up their lives for the freedom of the country at the Battle of Carabobo in 1821. | RELATED: | Venezuela Top Prosecutor Opens Probe into Guaido-led Corruption | The commemoration of the army day began in 1949 after the fall of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jumenez in 1958. | Previously the Army was composed of all forces military of Venezuela, but from 1958 the components…

plenglish (2019-06-24). Maduro Rejects Statements by US Southern Command Head. plenglish.com 24 de junio de 2019, 14: 44Caracas, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has rejected the recent call for sedition in the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) by the head of the US Southern Command, Craig Faller who"s making a low profile visit to Argentina and Chile as part of Washington"s policy against Venezuela.

Nino Pagliccia (2019-06-24). Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela. counterpunch.org Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with More

Paul Dobson (2019-06-24). UN Human Rights Head Visits Venezuela, Meets Maduro and Guaido. venezuelanalysis.com Michelle Bachelet commented on access to food and medicine, allegations of political prisoners, and the impact of sanctions, among other issues.

Blake Skylar (2019-06-23). Communists link saving planet to slashing military. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO — At the 31st CPUSA National Convention, delegates made it clear that the struggle against climate change is also a struggle for peace. In order to save the planet from ecological disaster, the military budget must be massively cut. As the U.S. has been starting wars around the world for decades, it's fitting that …

Staff (2019-06-23). Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter US Sanctions. therealnews.com The economic sanctions have severely affected Venezuela's ability to import life-saving medicines. At least one community, however, is responding by creating their own solidarity pharmacy. Michael Fox reports…

United Nations (2019-06-22). In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for 'bold steps towards compromise'. un.org Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet called on the Government to release all those detained for peacefully protesting and announced that a team from her office would remain in Caracas to monitor the human rights situation.

G. Dunkel (2019-06-22). Haitians in the streets stage general strike. workers.org Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. An audit, ordered by a Haitian court and released the end of May, found that between $2 billion and $4 billion in funds generated by Venezuela's PetroCaribe oil-purchasing program were lost due to corruption during the two years Jovenel MoàØse of . . . | Continue reading Haitians in the streets stage general strike at Workers.org

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-20). Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting to block arms sales involving Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "When Trump vetoed legislation earlier this year to end U.S. involvement …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-20). Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering strikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The United States has stumbled into a perilous situation. If, for example, the U.S. …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-20). Venezuela: Popular Movements Mobilize to Demand Housing Self-Management. venezuelanalysis.com Popular movements want to build half of the houses planned by the national Housing Mission.

Anya Parampil (2019-06-20). Did Venezuelan coup leaders pocket $70 million from Citgo's stolen US assets? thegrayzone.com Venezuela's government has claimed the Department of Justice will investigate Citgo's opposition-appointed board for the theft of $70 million. But…

Staff (2019-06-20). Venezuelan Opposition Scrambles in Wake of Humanitarian Aid Scandal. therealnews.com An opposition-oriented website uncovered a $125,000 corruption scandal involving associates of Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaidó. Independent journalist Dan Cohen tracked down the details of this story…

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-19). House Casts Historic Vote to Repeal Authorization for Endless War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 19, 2019 — In response to the House of Representatives passing H.R. 2740 (Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020), which includes language to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) eight months after …

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-19). Inside Canada's Outsized and Under-Scrutinized Bid to Overthrow Maduro. mintpressnews.com OTTAWA — Canada's foreign policy, under the auspices of Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, is bucking the country's long standing tradition of generally staying out of the affairs of governments to its south in Latin America. Indeed, Canada has been one of the major players orchestrating repeated coup attempts in Venezuela since Juan Guaido declared himself president in January. | One opinion piece in a major Canadian publication, the Toronto Star, notes: Almost immediately a…

Paul Dobson (2019-06-19). Venezuela's Guaido Investigated for Aid Embezzlement. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido's representative in the US, Carlos Vecchio, is also being accused of fraud in CITGO worth US $70 million.

Anya Parampil (2019-06-18). From Exxon to 'ambassador': How Carlos Vecchio became Venezuela's top coup lobbyist. thegrayzone.com The story of regime-change brain Carlos Vecchio's rise through elite US institutions and the oil industry captures the essence of…

2019-06-25: Social Media Postees

Security Council approves 'historic' political Haiti mission, ending UN peacekeeping role in the country
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-25
The Security Council on Monday approved a resolution to create a UN "Integrated Office" in Haiti, designed to support the country's government in strengthening political stability and good governance. The Office, named BINUH, will replace the 15-year long peacekeeping mission, MINUJUSTH, on October 16.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1041291

As Conflict With Iran Escalates, Path To Peace Can Be Found
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-25
The recent escalation of conflict between the United States and Iran threatens another US military quagmire that would create crisis and chaos in Iran, the region and perhaps globally as well as costing the US trillions of dollars. The US needs to change course — a deeply wrong course it has been on regarding Iran …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/as-conflict-with-iran-escalates-path-to-peace-can-be-found/

Peace dividend palpable in South Sudan, but 'grassroots' are moving faster than elites, says Shearer
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-25
The peace dividend from last year's ceasefire in South Sudan is palpable, but political elites need to follow the example set by local communities on the ground if lasting progress is to be achieved, said the top UN official in the country on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1041311

15 House Democrats Who Can't Be Primaried Soon Enough
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-25
The following report is by no means exhaustive — only illustrative. There may well be a Democratic member of Congress near you not included here who serves corporate interests more than majority interests, or has simply grown tired or complacent in the never-ending struggles for social, racial and economic justice as well as environmental sanity and peace. Perhaps you live in a district where voters are ready to be inspired by a progressive primary candidate because the Democrat in Congress is not up to the job. | It isn't easy to defeat a Democratic incumbent in a primary. Typically, the worse the Congress…
truthdig.com/articles/15-house-democrats-who-cant-be-primaried-soon-enough/

Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran
Workers World Boston bureau | workers.org | 2019-06-25
Approximately 75 peace activists gathered in downtown Boston, outside the Park Street Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station, on June 22 to denounce U.S. war threats against Iran. The action came just two days after the news that U.S. President Donald Trump had called off a military strike against Iran just . . . | Continue reading Boston activists protest U.S. threats against Iran at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/06/25/boston-activists-protest-u-s-threats-against-iran/

Israel Blocks All Fuel Deliveries to Gaza
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
Israel has blocked all fuel deliveries to the Gaza Strip Tuesday after the government in Tel Aviv accused Palestinian groups of setting off incendiary balloons. | RELATED: | Palestinians Stand Together in Rejection of Trump's Peace Plan | According to a statement from the Palestinian civil affairs division of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, "the release of arson balloons from the Gaza Strip toward the State of Israel" caused many fires along the border with the Gaza Strip. | The Israeli Ministry of Defense said all fuel transf…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Blocks-All-Fuel-Deliveries-to-Gaza-20190625-0003.html

How a Fringe Muslim Cleric From Australia Became a Hero to America's Far Right
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2019-06-25
Why is Mohamad Tawhidi, the self-anointed "Imam of Peace," so devoted to amplifying racist and sexist attacks on the first two Muslim women in Congress?
theintercept.com/2019/06/25/mohamad-tawhidi-far-right/

Greenpeace protester tells The Canary why she took action and what really happened when Tory MP attacked her
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-06-25
On 20 June, Conservative minister Mark Field reportedly 'assaulted' Greenpeace activist Janet Barker at the bankers' banquet in London. Barker told The Canary what happened that night and why she'll continue to take action to raise awareness of climate chaos. | "The time is now — to change": | We went…
thecanary.co/exclusive/2019/06/25/greenpeace-protester-tells-the-canary-why-she-took-action-and-what-really-happened-when-tory-mp-attacked-her/

Cuba To Help Nicaragua Improve Its Education System
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
Cuba's government has signed cooperation agreements with Nicaragua, which the Sandinista government hopes will help strengthen its education system. There will be "exchanges" whereby Cuba will visit and share their experiences building a world-class school system. | RELATED: | Nicaragua Creates 2,000 'Reconciliation Commissions' for Peace | Nicaragua's Vice President Rosario Murillo announced Tuesday that Cuba's Education Minister Ana Elsa Velazquez is visiting the country. The v…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-To-Help-Nicaragua-Improve-Its-Education-System-20190625-0013.html

'They Despise Diplomacy, and Thirst for War': Iran Accuses Trump of Closing Path to Peace With New Sanctions
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-25
"Trump's desperate administration is destroying the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/javad_zarif.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/25/they-despise-diplomacy-and-thirst-war-iran-accuses-trump-closing-path-peace-new?cd-origin=rss

Peace Action Endorses Ilhan Omar for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-25
Washington, DC — June 25, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Ilhan Omar for Congress in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/25/peace-action-endorses-ilhan-omar-for-congress-2/

Israel Blocks All Fuel Deliveries to Gaza
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
Israel has blocked all fuel deliveries to the Gaza Strip Tuesday after the government in Tel Aviv accused Palestinian groups of setting off incendiary balloons. | RELATED: | Palestinians Stand Together in Rejection of Trump's Peace Plan | According to a statement from the Palestinian civil affairs division of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, "the release of arson balloons from the Gaza Strip toward the State of Israel" caused many fires along the border with the Gaza Strip. | The Israeli Ministry of Defense said all fuel transf…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Blocks-All-Fuel-Deliveries-to-Gaza-20190625-0003.html

The path to climate justice passes through Caracas
David Schwartzman | mronline.org | 2019-06-25
For now the U.S. regime change agenda has been defeated as a result of the mass mobilization in April and May of the Venezuelan masses in defense of their Bolivarian Revolution, a mobilization which succeeded in marginalizing the opposition led by U.S. puppet Juan Guaido, demonstrating how pathetic his claims of legitimacy were. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/25/the-path-to-climate-justice-passes-through-caracas/

Venezuelan Armed Forces Condemns Meddling Statements of Ivan Duke
plenglish.com | 2019-06-25
25 de junio de 2019, 14: 28Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) has termed as meddling in Venezuelan affairs the recent statements of Colombian President Ivan Duque, through which he called for the breakdown of the military corps.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43706&SEO=venezuelan-armed-forces-condemns-meddling-statements-of-ivan-duke

US Warns Turkey Against Going Through With Russian S-400 Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
The United States will remove Turkey from its F-35 training program if Ankara goes ahead with the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system the U.S. envoy to NATO said on Tuesday. | RELATED: | Turkey Will Continue to Support President Maduro and Venezuela | The U.S. and its NATO allies have repeatedly threatened to remove Turkey from the F-35 training program, despite Ankara's refusal to adhere to Washington's wishes. | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has refused…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Warns-Turkey-Against-Going-Through-With-Russian-S-400-Deal-20190625-0005.html

Venezuela Renews Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals
plenglish.com | 2019-06-25
25 de junio de 2019, 14: 29Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has highlighted the South American government"s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030, driven by the United Nations.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43709&SEO=venezuela-renews-commitment-to-sustainable-development-goals

Venezuela Denounces in FAO Damage due to US Coercive Measures
plenglish.com | 2019-06-25
Rome, June 25 ( Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has denounced Tuesday the food shortages suffered by his people as a result of unilateral coercive and illegal measures imposed by the United States.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43708&SEO=venezuela-denounces-in-fao-damage-due-to-us-coercive-measures

Cuba, Venezuela Share Experiences on Communication Issues
plenglish.com | 2019-06-25
25 de junio de 2019, 15: 18Havana, June 25 ( Prensa Latina ) Cuba and Venezuela have exchanged experiences in communicational issues, in a meeting headed in Havana by Rogelio Sierra, Deputy Foreign Minister, from Cuba, and William Castillo, from Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43718&SEO=cuba-venezuela-share-experiences-on-communication-issues

Bachelet's Visit to Venezuela Shows Gov't Social Protection Efforts
plenglish.com | 2019-06-25
Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet"s agenda in Venezuela allowed her to show the Executive"s efforts for social protection, MP Gladys Requena said Tuesday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43711&SEO=bachelets-visit-to-venezuela-shows-govt-social-protection-efforts

Agriculture Is a Priority for Venezuelan Gov't: Arreaza at FAO
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza delivered a speech Tuesday at the 41st session of the Food and Agriculture Organization in which he assured that the government of Nicolas Maduro has placed agriculture as a priority in an effort to reduce Venezuela's dependence on oil. | "Venezuela is a producer country of oil and energy, and the rentier oil model was imposed on us, we were forced to produce crude oil and export it," Arreaza said arguing that up until the mid 20th century his country was a food producer before the fields were abandoned and before "a rural migration to the city. Our population is cente…
telesurenglish.net/news/Agriculture-Is-a-Priority-for-Venezuelan-Govt-Arreaza-at-FAO-20190625-0008.html

Venezuela to Host 10th National Meeting of Solidarity Venezuela-Cuba
plenglish.com | 2019-06-25
24 de junio de 2019, 15: 54Caracas, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The city of Cumana, in the state of Sucre, will host the 10th National Meeting of Mutual Solidarity between Venezuela and Cuba, to be held on September 20 and 21, the movement"s coordinator, Yhonny Garcia, announced Monday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43668&SEO=venezuela-to-host-10th-national-meeting-of-solidarity-venezuela-cuba

Agriculture Is a Priority for Venezuelan Gov't: Arreaza at FAO
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza delivered a speech Tuesday at the 41st session of the Food and Agriculture Organization in which he assured that the government of Nicolas Maduro has placed agriculture as a priority in an effort to reduce Venezuela's dependence on oil. | "Venezuela is a producer country of oil and energy, and the rentier oil model was imposed on us, we were forced to produce crude oil and export it," Arreaza said arguing that up until the mid 20th century his country was a food producer before the fields were abandoned and before "a rural migration to the city. Our population is cente…
telesurenglish.net/news/Agriculture-Is-a-Priority-for-Venezuelan-Govt-Arreaza-at-FAO-20190625-0008.html

Elliott Abrams Denies Failure of US Policy in Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-25
U.S. special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams attempted to downplay the failure of his country's campaign against the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro saying Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump is still committed to a pressure campaign to force regime change in the South American country. | RELATED: | Video: Elliott Abrams Fumbles on How Juan Guaido is 'President' | The campaign has failed to dislodge Maduro, who has retained the support of Russia and China…
telesurenglish.net/news/Elliott-Abrams-Denies-Failure-of-US-Regime-Change-Policy-in-Venezuela-20190625-0015.html

How Sen. Rick Scott became Big Oil's point man on Venezuelan regime change
Dan Cohen | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-25
The US oil cartel has given Florida's Rick Scott 500 million reasons to be one of the Senate's most fanatical…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/25/how-sen-rick-scott-became-big-oils-point-man-on-venezuelan-regime-change/

Iran–Who and Where is The Threat?
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-24
The official US narrative on Iran is that it is an escalating threat to "peace and security" in the Middle East and must be stopped. Step by step, with Mike Pompeo and John Bolton–two war maniacs–taking the lead, the Trump administration has sought to destabilize Iran with sanctions, if possible bring about regime change, and…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/24/iran-who-and-where-is-the-threat/

Human rights monitors need to be in Sudan, says UNHCR
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-24
Sudanese authorities must grant human rights monitors access to the country and end "repression" against protesters and restore the country's Internet, U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet said on Monday. | United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presents her annual report before the UN Human right council members on March 6, 2019 in Geneva. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) | Her office had received reports that more than 100 protesters were killed and many more injured during an assault by security forces on a peaceful sit-in outside the defense ministry on June 3, she said.
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/24/human-rights-monitors-need-to-be-in-sudan-says-unhcr/

Palestinians Stand Together in Rejection of Trump's Peace Plan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-24
U.S. President Donald Trump and his son in-law/adviser Jared Kushner are preparing to unveil their so-called "deal of the century" at the Bahrain Summit this week. | RELATED: | Palestinian Foreign Ministry Calls Kushner's Peace Plan 'New Balfour Declaration' | Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trump's $50 billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, although some in the Gulf called for it to be gi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Palestinians-Stand-Together-in-Rejection-of-Trumps-Peace-Plan-20190624-0003.html

Peace Action endorses Kara Eastman for Congress, bold champion for peace and security
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-24
Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/24/peace-action-endorses-kara-eastman-for-congress-bold-champion-for-peace-and-security/

Victims of Violence in Colombia Endorse Peace Plan
plenglish.com | 2019-06-24
Bogota, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Communities affected by violence in Colombia have expressed their support to the strategy of We Defends Peace Movement, including on Monday the one-million-signatory campaign for the victims" seats.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43652&SEO=victims-of-violence-in-colombia-endorse-peace-plan

As Conflict with Iran Escalates, Path to Peace Can be Found
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-24
The recent escalation of conflict between the United States and Iran threatens another US military quagmire that would create crisis and chaos in Iran, the region and perhaps globally as well as costing the US trillions of dollars. The US …
globalresearch.ca/conflict-iran-escalates-path-peace-found/5681582

Peace Action Endorses Kara Eastman for Congress
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-24
Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/24/peace-action-endorses-kara-eastman-for-congress-bold-champion-for-peace-and-security/

Maduro Rejects Statements by US Southern Command Head
plenglish.com | 2019-06-24
24 de junio de 2019, 14: 44Caracas, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has rejected the recent call for sedition in the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) by the head of the US Southern Command, Craig Faller who"s making a low profile visit to Argentina and Chile as part of Washington"s policy against Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43655&SEO=maduro-rejects-statements-by-us-southern-command-head

Foreign Minister Arreaza Rejects Ivan Duque's Statements on Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-06-24
Caracas, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Sunday rejected statements by Colombian President Ivan Duque to instigate a coup d"état against the Government of President Nicolas Maduro.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43644&SEO=foreign-minister-arreaza-rejects-ivan-duques-statements-on-venezuela

Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-24
Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with Cuban planes and pilots. The media quickly "confirmed the actions".
counterpunch.org/2019/06/24/sorting-out-reality-from-fiction-about-venezuela/

UN Human Rights Head Visits Venezuela, Meets Maduro and Guaido
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-24
Michelle Bachelet commented on access to food and medicine, allegations of political prisoners, and the impact of sanctions, among other issues.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14554

Nicolas Maduro Opens Events for 198 Years of the Battle of Carabobo
plenglish.com | 2019-06-24
Caracas, June 24 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, has highlighted on Monday the perseverance and strategic capacity of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, on the occasion of the 198th anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43650&SEO=nicolas-maduro-opens-events-for-198-years-of-the-battle-of-carabobo

Venezuela Celebrates 70 Years of Bolivarian National Army
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-24
Venezuela celebrated the National Day of the Bolivarian Army Monday to pay tribute to soldiers who gave up their lives for the freedom of the country at the Battle of Carabobo in 1821. | RELATED: | Venezuela Top Prosecutor Opens Probe into Guaido-led Corruption | The commemoration of the army day began in 1949 after the fall of the dictatorship of Marcos Perez Jumenez in 1958. | Previously the Army was composed of all forces military of Venezuela, but from 1958 the components…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Celebrates-70-Years-of-Bolivarian-National-Army-20190624-0006.html

Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-24
Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/24/sorting-out-reality-from-fiction-about-venezuela/

Malians protest, calling for an end to massacres
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-23
Officials and residents stand on June 11, 2019 in the Dogon village of Sobane-Kou, near Sangha, after an attack that killed over 35 ethnic Dogon on June 9, 2019 evening./AFP | Thousands of Malians demonstrated in Bamako Friday to demand an end to a series of massacres in the centre of the country. | According to the Police 3,000 attended the rally in the capital while organisers said 5,000 turned out to urge an end to a spike in violence which has led UN peacekeepers to declare a state of alert. | Ethnic tensions in the centre of the country have surged since a jihadist group led by preacher Amadou Koufa emerged…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/23/malians-protest-calling-for-an-end-to-massacres/

Kushner's Plan is Balfour Declaration II: Palestinian Ministry
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-23
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates described the United States-led economic plan for the Middle East as Balfour Declaration II. | RELATED: | US's Kushner: Plan is 'Opportunity' Critics Call 'Out of Step' | In 1917, the British government issued a public statement known as the Balfour Declaration which announced the creation of "a national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine. | "This project does not talk about the economy of the Palestinian state and it…
telesurenglish.net/news/Palestinian-Foreign-Ministry-Calls-Kushners-Peace-Plan-New-Balfour-Declaration-20190623-0003.html

Somalia eyes peaceful elections despite political challenges
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-23
FILE PHOTO: A member of the Parliament casts his ballot as he votes for Somalia's autonomous South West State President in Baidoa, Somalia, on December 19, 2018. (Photo credit MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images) | Senior Somali officials have expressed optimism that the country will hold peaceful and credible elections in 2020/2021 despite the political and socio-economic challenges facing the country. | The officials, who attended a four-day conference organized by the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), urged all government agencies involved in the preparations to work together to achieve universal adult…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/23/somalia-eyes-peaceful-elections-despite-political-challenges/

Communists link saving planet to slashing military
Blake Skylar | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-23
CHICAGO — At the 31st CPUSA National Convention, delegates made it clear that the struggle against climate change is also a struggle for peace. In order to save the planet from ecological disaster, the military budget must be massively cut. As the U.S. has been starting wars around the world for decades, it's fitting that …
peoplesworld.org/article/communists-link-saving-planet-to-slashing-military/

Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter Sanctions
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-23
The economic sanctions have severely affected Venezuela's ability to import life-saving medicines. Some communities, however, are responding by creating their own solidarity pharmacies. Michael Fox reports…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelan-community-builds-solidarity-pharmacy-to-counter-sanctions

Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter US Sanctions
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-23
The economic sanctions have severely affected Venezuela's ability to import life-saving medicines. At least one community, however, is responding by creating their own solidarity pharmacy. Michael Fox reports…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelan-community-builds-solidarity-pharmacy-to-counter-us-sanctions

White House Unveils Palestinian Economic Plan
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-22
WASHINGTON–The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal intended to be the economic engine to power its much-anticipated but still unreleased "deal of the century" Middle East peace plan. | The scheme, which calls for a mix of public and private financing and intends to create at least a million new jobs for Palestinians, was posted to the White House website ahead of a two-day conference in Bahrain that is being held amid heavy skepticism about its viability and outright opposition from the Palestinians. | The so-called "Peace to Prosperity"
truthdig.com/articles/white-house-unveils-palestinian-economic-plan/

In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for 'bold steps towards compromise'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-22
Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet called on the Government to release all those detained for peacefully protesting and announced that a team from her office would remain in Caracas to monitor the human rights situation.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1041091

Colombia: FARC Weighs Legal Action to Combat Murders, Preserve Peace
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-22
The Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Common (FARC) met Saturday in Bogota to devise a legal strategy to combat the mounting number of ex-FARC murder victims before the 2016 peace accord is destroyed. | RELATED: | FARC Slams Duque After Ex-Militant Murdered in Colombia | In a closed-door meeting, FARC officials denounced the 135 murders reported since the peace agreement was signed in November 2016. Their discussion was reportedly focused on finding alternatives to the approach t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-FARC-Weighs-Legal-Action-to-Combat-Murders-Preserve-Peace-20190622-0010.html

In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for 'bold steps towards compromise'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-22
Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet called on the Government to release all those detained for peacefully protesting and announced that a team from her office would remain in Caracas to monitor the human rights situation.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1041091

Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas
Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle | indybay.org | 2019-06-22
What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government–community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/20/18824133.php

Maduro Highlights Visit by Michelle Bachelet to Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-22
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Friday celebrated the conclusion an official state visit to the South American nation by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) Michelle Bachelet, after an almost two-hour meeting at the Presidential Palace of Miraflores. | RELATED | UN Human Rights Commissioner Meets Venezuelan Ministers | "We have taken a first step towards a smoother, more cooperative relationship on the human rights of the Venezuelan people," said the head of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Highlights-Visit-by-Michelle-Bachelet-to-Venezuela-20190622-0001.html

2019-06-24: News Headlines

Peace Action (2019-06-24). Peace Action endorses Kara Eastman for Congress, bold champion for peace and security. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …

CGTN Africa (2019-06-24). Human rights monitors need to be in Sudan, says UNHCR. cgtn.com Sudanese authorities must grant human rights monitors access to the country and end "repression" against protesters and restore the country's Internet, U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet said on Monday. | United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presents her annual report before the UN Human right council members on March 6, 2019 in Geneva. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) | Her office had received reports that more than 100 protesters were killed and many more injured during an assault by security forces on a peaceful sit-in outside the defense ministry on June 3, she said.

plenglish (2019-06-24). Victims of Violence in Colombia Endorse Peace Plan. plenglish.com Bogota, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Communities affected by violence in Colombia have expressed their support to the strategy of We Defends Peace Movement, including on Monday the one-million-signatory campaign for the victims" seats.

Mel Gurtov (2019-06-24). Iran—Who and Where is The Threat? counterpunch.org The official US narrative on Iran is that it is an escalating threat to "peace and security" in the Middle East and must be stopped. Step by step, with Mike Pompeo and John Bolton—two war maniacs—taking the lead, the Trump administration has sought to destabilize Iran with sanctions, if possible bring about regime change, and More

teleSUR (2019-06-24). Palestinians Stand Together in Rejection of Trump's Peace Plan. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump and his son in-law/adviser Jared Kushner are preparing to unveil their so-called "deal of the century" at the Bahrain Summit this week. | RELATED: | Palestinian Foreign Ministry Calls Kushner's Peace Plan 'New Balfour Declaration' | Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trump's $50 billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, although some in the Gulf called for it to be gi…

Kevin Zeese (2019-06-24). As Conflict with Iran Escalates, Path to Peace Can be Found. globalresearch.ca The recent escalation of conflict between the United States and Iran threatens another US military quagmire that would create crisis and chaos in Iran, the region and perhaps globally as well as costing the US trillions of dollars. The US …

plenglish (2019-06-24). Foreign Minister Arreaza Rejects Ivan Duque's Statements on Venezuela. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Sunday rejected statements by Colombian President Ivan Duque to instigate a coup d"état against the Government of President Nicolas Maduro.

plenglish (2019-06-24). Nicolas Maduro Opens Events for 198 Years of the Battle of Carabobo. plenglish.com Caracas, June 24 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, has highlighted on Monday the perseverance and strategic capacity of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, on the occasion of the 198th anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo.

plenglish (2019-06-24). Maduro Rejects Statements by US Southern Command Head. plenglish.com 24 de junio de 2019, 14: 44Caracas, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has rejected the recent call for sedition in the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) by the head of the US Southern Command, Craig Faller who"s making a low profile visit to Argentina and Chile as part of Washington"s policy against Venezuela.

Nino Pagliccia (2019-06-24). Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela. counterpunch.org Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with More

Nino Pagliccia (2019-06-24). Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela. counterpunch.org Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with More

Nino Pagliccia (2019-06-24). Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela. counterpunch.org Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with Cuban planes and pilots. The media quickly "confirmed the actions". More

CGTN Africa (2019-06-23). Somalia eyes peaceful elections despite political challenges. cgtn.com FILE PHOTO: A member of the Parliament casts his ballot as he votes for Somalia's autonomous South West State President in Baidoa, Somalia, on December 19, 2018. (Photo credit MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images) | Senior Somali officials have expressed optimism that the country will hold peaceful and credible elections in 2020/2021 despite the political and socio-economic challenges facing the country. | The officials, who attended a four-day conference organized by the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), urged all government agencies involved in the preparations to work together to achieve universal adult…

Blake Skylar (2019-06-23). Communists link saving planet to slashing military. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO — At the 31st CPUSA National Convention, delegates made it clear that the struggle against climate change is also a struggle for peace. In order to save the planet from ecological disaster, the military budget must be massively cut. As the U.S. has been starting wars around the world for decades, it's fitting that …

teleSUR (2019-06-23). Kushner's Plan is Balfour Declaration II: Palestinian Ministry. telesurenglish.net The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates described the United States-led economic plan for the Middle East as Balfour Declaration II. | RELATED: | US's Kushner: Plan is 'Opportunity' Critics Call 'Out of Step' | In 1917, the British government issued a public statement known as the Balfour Declaration which announced the creation of "a national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine. | "This project does not talk about the economy of the Palestinian state and it…

Staff (2019-06-23). Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter US Sanctions. therealnews.com The economic sanctions have severely affected Venezuela's ability to import life-saving medicines. At least one community, however, is responding by creating their own solidarity pharmacy. Michael Fox reports…

Staff (2019-06-23). Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter Sanctions. therealnews.com The economic sanctions have severely affected Venezuela's ability to import life-saving medicines. Some communities, however, are responding by creating their own solidarity pharmacies. Michael Fox reports…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-23). Malians protest, calling for an end to massacres. cgtn.com Officials and residents stand on June 11, 2019 in the Dogon village of Sobane-Kou, near Sangha, after an attack that killed over 35 ethnic Dogon on June 9, 2019 evening./AFP | Thousands of Malians demonstrated in Bamako Friday to demand an end to a series of massacres in the centre of the country. | According to the Police 3,000 attended the rally in the capital while organisers said 5,000 turned out to urge an end to a spike in violence which has led UN peacekeepers to declare a state of alert. | Ethnic tensions in the centre of the country have surged since a jihadist group led by preacher Amadou Koufa emerged…

Staff (2019-06-22). White House Unveils Palestinian Economic Plan. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal intended to be the economic engine to power its much-anticipated but still unreleased "deal of the century" Middle East peace plan. | The scheme, which calls for a mix of public and private financing and intends to create at least a million new jobs for Palestinians, was posted to the White House website ahead of a two-day conference in Bahrain that is being held amid heavy skepticism about its viability and outright opposition from the Palestinians. | The so-called "Peace to Prosperity"

teleSUR (2019-06-22). Colombia: FARC Weighs Legal Action to Combat Murders, Preserve Peace. telesurenglish.net The Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Common (FARC) met Saturday in Bogota to devise a legal strategy to combat the mounting number of ex-FARC murder victims before the 2016 peace accord is destroyed. | RELATED: | FARC Slams Duque After Ex-Militant Murdered in Colombia | In a closed-door meeting, FARC officials denounced the 135 murders reported since the peace agreement was signed in November 2016. Their discussion was reportedly focused on finding alternatives to the approach t…

United Nations (2019-06-22). In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for 'bold steps towards compromise'. un.org Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet called on the Government to release all those detained for peacefully protesting and announced that a team from her office would remain in Caracas to monitor the human rights situation.

Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle (2019-06-22). Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas. indybay.org What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government—community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…

teleSUR (2019-06-22). Maduro Highlights Visit by Michelle Bachelet to Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Friday celebrated the conclusion an official state visit to the South American nation by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) Michelle Bachelet, after an almost two-hour meeting at the Presidential Palace of Miraflores. | RELATED | UN Human Rights Commissioner Meets Venezuelan Ministers | "We have taken a first step towards a smoother, more cooperative relationship on the human rights of the Venezuelan people," said the head of…

G. Dunkel (2019-06-22). Haitians in the streets stage general strike. workers.org Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. An audit, ordered by a Haitian court and released the end of May, found that between $2 billion and $4 billion in funds generated by Venezuela's PetroCaribe oil-purchasing program were lost due to corruption during the two years Jovenel MoàØse of . . . | Continue reading Haitians in the streets stage general strike at Workers.org

Nino Pagliccia (2019-06-22). Sorting Out Reality from Fiction About Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from …

Ian Goodrum (2019-06-21). Pompeo ready to undermine any country he doesn't like. peoplesworld.org

John Shafthauer (2019-06-21). The responses to a Tory minister's alleged assault of a protester sum up Britain in 2019. thecanary.co On 20 June, chancellor Philip Hammond spoke at Mansion House. Greenpeace interrupted the black-tie event to protest the government's handling of the climate emergency we all face. During the course of the protest, minister Mark Field grabbed a protester by the neck and then proceeded to shove her out of the building. | Field now faces accusations of assault, while the protester is receiving support from people all over the country. The responses t…

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-20). Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering strikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The United States has stumbled into a perilous situation. If, for example, the U.S. …

United Nations (2019-06-20). Persistent threat of war erodes prospects for Middle East peace, Security Council told. un.org Developments in the Middle East cannot be divorced from Israel's military occupation of Palestinian territory and settlement-building, or Hamas' hold over Gaza and its militant activity, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Thursday, warning that these actions "collectively erode the prospects of a two-State solution".

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-20). Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting to block arms sales involving Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "When Trump vetoed legislation earlier this year to end U.S. involvement …

United Nations (2019-06-20). Despite peace deal, Central African Republic's population faces daily acts of violence, UN envoy warns. un.org Although the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR), armed groups and civil society representatives are all taking part in the process that followed the signing of a deal signed in February, civilians continue to suffer daily acts of violence, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday.

United Nations (2019-06-20). Thursday's Daily Brief: World Refugee Day, Middle East peace marred, Epilepsy report, Cities #WithRefugees initiative and Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo. un.org This Thursday, we cover: World Refugee Day, Peace in the Middle East marred by obstacles, UN health agency's report on epilepsy, UN refugee agency update on Cities #WithRefugees initiative and World Health Organization's flags Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo.

Staff (2019-06-20). Venezuelan Opposition Scrambles in Wake of Humanitarian Aid Scandal. therealnews.com An opposition-oriented website uncovered a $125,000 corruption scandal involving associates of Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaidó. Independent journalist Dan Cohen tracked down the details of this story…

Anya Parampil (2019-06-20). Did Venezuelan coup leaders pocket $70 million from Citgo's stolen US assets? thegrayzone.com Venezuela's government has claimed the Department of Justice will investigate Citgo's opposition-appointed board for the theft of $70 million. But…

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-19). House Casts Historic Vote to Repeal Authorization for Endless War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 19, 2019 — In response to the House of Representatives passing H.R. 2740 (Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Legislative Branch, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020), which includes language to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) eight months after …

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-19). Inside Canada's Outsized and Under-Scrutinized Bid to Overthrow Maduro. mintpressnews.com OTTAWA — Canada's foreign policy, under the auspices of Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, is bucking the country's long standing tradition of generally staying out of the affairs of governments to its south in Latin America. Indeed, Canada has been one of the major players orchestrating repeated coup attempts in Venezuela since Juan Guaido declared himself president in January. | One opinion piece in a major Canadian publication, the Toronto Star, notes: Almost immediately a…

Anya Parampil (2019-06-18). From Exxon to 'ambassador': How Carlos Vecchio became Venezuela's top coup lobbyist. thegrayzone.com The story of regime-change brain Carlos Vecchio's rise through elite US institutions and the oil industry captures the essence of…

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-17). Sending More Troops to the Middle East is Adding Fuel to the Fire. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 17, 2019 — In response to the Trump administration's decision to send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East amidst escalating tensions with Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "Rather than pursuing diplomatic off ramps to avert conflict with Iran, the Trump administration is …

Peace Action (2019-06-17). Peace Action Endorses Ayanna Pressley for Congress. peaceaction.org Washington, DC — June 17, 2019 — Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace organization, and its affiliate Massachusetts Peace Action, endorsed Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts' 7th district. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-14). High Tensions in the Persian Gulf Require 'Maximum Restraint,' Not 'Maximum Pressure'. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 14, 2019 — In response to heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf resulting from recent attacks on oil tankers and escalatory U.S. policies towards Iran, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "Recent attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and the resulting increase in tensions …

Fight Back (2019-06-14). "Soldier People" – Report from Venezuela. fightbacknews.org The following essay was written by Vladimir Castillo, the International Affairs Coordinator of the Ministry of Communes of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. In it, Castillo lays out the anti-imperialist nature of the Venezuelan military and its strategic involvement in the Bolivarian Revolution. The essay was originally published by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and is translated here by the Fight Back! staff. | The Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) directly descends from the people's armies of Simón Bolívar, the army of Liberators; from our indigenous warriors; from the liberating…

Joe Emersberger (2019-06-14). Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month. fair.org By Joe Emersberger Reuters ( 5/22/19) attributes the idea that US sanctions are causing a health crisis in Venezuela to Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado. | I emailed Stephanie Nebehay of Reuters on May 22 about her article, "Venezuela Turns to Russia, Cuba, China in Health Crisis" ( 5/22/19). Her article depicted the impac…

Paul Dobson (2019-06-12). Venezuelan Opposition: Inflation Drops Under One Million Percent. venezuelanalysis.com May was the third consecutive month with inflation below 50 percent.

Paul Dobson (2019-06-10). Venezuela Partially Reopens Colombia Border, Closes Canadian Consulates. venezuelanalysis.com The move comes as a riot over fuel shortages in Merida leaves one dead.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-07). US Treasury Department Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela Oil Sector. venezuelanalysis.com Washington is targeting diluent imports, hurting Venezuela's ability to export oil and produce fuel.

Paul Dobson (2019-06-06). Venezuela: Pompeo Exposes Frustration Over Opposition Divisions as China, Russia Call for Non-Interference. venezuelanalysis.com The US Secretary of State claims efforts to unify the opposition have been "devilishly difficult."

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-05). Venezuela: Oil Production Reportedly Down as Gov't Defaults on Gold Swap. venezuelanalysis.com Sanctions have taken a toll on Venezuela's oil output and generated fuel shortages.

Paul Dobson (2019-06-03). Canada Closes Venezuela Embassy as Guaido Promises Maduro Out by End of Year. venezuelanalysis.com Ottawa also vowed to review the status of the Venezuelan diplomatic corps in Canada.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-05-30). Venezuelan Central Bank Releases Economic Data After Three-Year Hiatus. venezuelanalysis.com Inflation and GDP indicators had not been released since 2016.

Lucas Koerner (2019-05-30). Venezuela: Norway Talks End as Pence Telephones Guaido. venezuelanalysis.com Maduro praised "constructive dialogue" while the opposition reiterated appeals to the armed forces.

2019-06-24: Social Media Postees

Victims of Violence in Colombia Endorse Peace Plan
plenglish.com | 2019-06-24
Bogota, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Communities affected by violence in Colombia have expressed their support to the strategy of We Defends Peace Movement, including on Monday the one-million-signatory campaign for the victims" seats.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43652&SEO=victims-of-violence-in-colombia-endorse-peace-plan

Human rights monitors need to be in Sudan, says UNHCR
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-24
Sudanese authorities must grant human rights monitors access to the country and end "repression" against protesters and restore the country's Internet, U.N. human rights boss Michelle Bachelet said on Monday. | United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet presents her annual report before the UN Human right council members on March 6, 2019 in Geneva. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) | Her office had received reports that more than 100 protesters were killed and many more injured during an assault by security forces on a peaceful sit-in outside the defense ministry on June 3, she said.
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/24/human-rights-monitors-need-to-be-in-sudan-says-unhcr/

Iran–Who and Where is The Threat?
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-24
The official US narrative on Iran is that it is an escalating threat to "peace and security" in the Middle East and must be stopped. Step by step, with Mike Pompeo and John Bolton–two war maniacs–taking the lead, the Trump administration has sought to destabilize Iran with sanctions, if possible bring about regime change, and…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/24/iran-who-and-where-is-the-threat/

Peace Action endorses Kara Eastman for Congress, bold champion for peace and security
Peace Action | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-24
Washington, DC — June 24, 2019 — Peace Action has announced its endorsement of Kara Eastman for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District. Peace Action is a national grassroots organization working to advance nuclear disarmament, promote government spending priorities that support human needs, encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights, and support nonmilitary …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/24/peace-action-endorses-kara-eastman-for-congress-bold-champion-for-peace-and-security/

Palestinians Stand Together in Rejection of Trump's Peace Plan
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-24
U.S. President Donald Trump and his son in-law/adviser Jared Kushner are preparing to unveil their so-called "deal of the century" at the Bahrain Summit this week. | RELATED: | Palestinian Foreign Ministry Calls Kushner's Peace Plan 'New Balfour Declaration' | Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trump's $50 billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, although some in the Gulf called for it to be gi…
telesurenglish.net/news/Palestinians-Stand-Together-in-Rejection-of-Trumps-Peace-Plan-20190624-0003.html

As Conflict with Iran Escalates, Path to Peace Can be Found
Kevin Zeese | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-24
The recent escalation of conflict between the United States and Iran threatens another US military quagmire that would create crisis and chaos in Iran, the region and perhaps globally as well as costing the US trillions of dollars. The US …
globalresearch.ca/conflict-iran-escalates-path-peace-found/5681582

Nicolas Maduro Opens Events for 198 Years of the Battle of Carabobo
plenglish.com | 2019-06-24
Caracas, June 24 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, has highlighted on Monday the perseverance and strategic capacity of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, on the occasion of the 198th anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43650&SEO=nicolas-maduro-opens-events-for-198-years-of-the-battle-of-carabobo

Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-24
Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with Cuban planes and pilots. The media quickly "confirmed the actions".
counterpunch.org/2019/06/24/sorting-out-reality-from-fiction-about-venezuela/

Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-24
Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with Cuban planes and pilots. The media quickly "confirmed the actions".
counterpunch.org/2019/06/24/sorting-out-reality-from-fiction-about-venezuela/

Foreign Minister Arreaza Rejects Ivan Duque's Statements on Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-06-24
Caracas, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza on Sunday rejected statements by Colombian President Ivan Duque to instigate a coup d"état against the Government of President Nicolas Maduro.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43644&SEO=foreign-minister-arreaza-rejects-ivan-duques-statements-on-venezuela

Sorting Out Reality From Fiction About Venezuela
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-24
Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from the air. Immediately the US government claimed that Cuban defectors carried out the action with…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/24/sorting-out-reality-from-fiction-about-venezuela/

Maduro Rejects Statements by US Southern Command Head
plenglish.com | 2019-06-24
24 de junio de 2019, 14: 44Caracas, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has rejected the recent call for sedition in the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) by the head of the US Southern Command, Craig Faller who"s making a low profile visit to Argentina and Chile as part of Washington"s policy against Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43655&SEO=maduro-rejects-statements-by-us-southern-command-head

Communists link saving planet to slashing military
Blake Skylar | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-23
CHICAGO — At the 31st CPUSA National Convention, delegates made it clear that the struggle against climate change is also a struggle for peace. In order to save the planet from ecological disaster, the military budget must be massively cut. As the U.S. has been starting wars around the world for decades, it's fitting that …
peoplesworld.org/article/communists-link-saving-planet-to-slashing-military/

Somalia eyes peaceful elections despite political challenges
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-23
FILE PHOTO: A member of the Parliament casts his ballot as he votes for Somalia's autonomous South West State President in Baidoa, Somalia, on December 19, 2018. (Photo credit MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images) | Senior Somali officials have expressed optimism that the country will hold peaceful and credible elections in 2020/2021 despite the political and socio-economic challenges facing the country. | The officials, who attended a four-day conference organized by the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), urged all government agencies involved in the preparations to work together to achieve universal adult…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/23/somalia-eyes-peaceful-elections-despite-political-challenges/

Kushner's Plan is Balfour Declaration II: Palestinian Ministry
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-23
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates described the United States-led economic plan for the Middle East as Balfour Declaration II. | RELATED: | US's Kushner: Plan is 'Opportunity' Critics Call 'Out of Step' | In 1917, the British government issued a public statement known as the Balfour Declaration which announced the creation of "a national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine. | "This project does not talk about the economy of the Palestinian state and it…
telesurenglish.net/news/Palestinian-Foreign-Ministry-Calls-Kushners-Peace-Plan-New-Balfour-Declaration-20190623-0003.html

Malians protest, calling for an end to massacres
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-23
Officials and residents stand on June 11, 2019 in the Dogon village of Sobane-Kou, near Sangha, after an attack that killed over 35 ethnic Dogon on June 9, 2019 evening./AFP | Thousands of Malians demonstrated in Bamako Friday to demand an end to a series of massacres in the centre of the country. | According to the Police 3,000 attended the rally in the capital while organisers said 5,000 turned out to urge an end to a spike in violence which has led UN peacekeepers to declare a state of alert. | Ethnic tensions in the centre of the country have surged since a jihadist group led by preacher Amadou Koufa emerged…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/23/malians-protest-calling-for-an-end-to-massacres/

Communists link saving planet to slashing military
Blake Skylar | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-23
CHICAGO — At the 31st CPUSA National Convention, delegates made it clear that the struggle against climate change is also a struggle for peace. In order to save the planet from ecological disaster, the military budget must be massively cut. As the U.S. has been starting wars around the world for decades, it's fitting that …
peoplesworld.org/article/communists-link-saving-planet-to-slashing-military/

Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter Sanctions
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-23
The economic sanctions have severely affected Venezuela's ability to import life-saving medicines. Some communities, however, are responding by creating their own solidarity pharmacies. Michael Fox reports…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelan-community-builds-solidarity-pharmacy-to-counter-sanctions

Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter US Sanctions
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-23
The economic sanctions have severely affected Venezuela's ability to import life-saving medicines. At least one community, however, is responding by creating their own solidarity pharmacy. Michael Fox reports…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelan-community-builds-solidarity-pharmacy-to-counter-us-sanctions

In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for 'bold steps towards compromise'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-22
Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet called on the Government to release all those detained for peacefully protesting and announced that a team from her office would remain in Caracas to monitor the human rights situation.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1041091

Colombia: FARC Weighs Legal Action to Combat Murders, Preserve Peace
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-22
The Revolutionary Alternative Force of the Common (FARC) met Saturday in Bogota to devise a legal strategy to combat the mounting number of ex-FARC murder victims before the 2016 peace accord is destroyed. | RELATED: | FARC Slams Duque After Ex-Militant Murdered in Colombia | In a closed-door meeting, FARC officials denounced the 135 murders reported since the peace agreement was signed in November 2016. Their discussion was reportedly focused on finding alternatives to the approach t…
telesurenglish.net/news/Colombia-FARC-Weighs-Legal-Action-to-Combat-Murders-Preserve-Peace-20190622-0010.html

White House Unveils Palestinian Economic Plan
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-22
WASHINGTON–The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal intended to be the economic engine to power its much-anticipated but still unreleased "deal of the century" Middle East peace plan. | The scheme, which calls for a mix of public and private financing and intends to create at least a million new jobs for Palestinians, was posted to the White House website ahead of a two-day conference in Bahrain that is being held amid heavy skepticism about its viability and outright opposition from the Palestinians. | The so-called "Peace to Prosperity"
truthdig.com/articles/white-house-unveils-palestinian-economic-plan/

Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas
Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle | indybay.org | 2019-06-22
What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government–community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/20/18824133.php

Sorting Out Reality from Fiction About Venezuela
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-22
Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from …
globalresearch.ca/sorting-out-reality-fiction-about-venezuela/5681400

Haitians in the streets stage general strike
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2019-06-22
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. An audit, ordered by a Haitian court and released the end of May, found that between $2 billion and $4 billion in funds generated by Venezuela's PetroCaribe oil-purchasing program were lost due to corruption during the two years Jovenel MoàØse of . . . | Continue reading Haitians in the streets stage general strike at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/06/22/haitians-in-the-streets-stage-general-strike/

Maduro Highlights Visit by Michelle Bachelet to Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-22
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Friday celebrated the conclusion an official state visit to the South American nation by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) Michelle Bachelet, after an almost two-hour meeting at the Presidential Palace of Miraflores. | RELATED | UN Human Rights Commissioner Meets Venezuelan Ministers | "We have taken a first step towards a smoother, more cooperative relationship on the human rights of the Venezuelan people," said the head of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Highlights-Visit-by-Michelle-Bachelet-to-Venezuela-20190622-0001.html

The responses to a Tory minister's alleged assault of a protester sum up Britain in 2019
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-06-21
On 20 June, chancellor Philip Hammond spoke at Mansion House. Greenpeace interrupted the black-tie event to protest the government's handling of the climate emergency we all face. During the course of the protest, minister Mark Field grabbed a protester by the neck and then proceeded to shove her out of the building. | Field now faces accusations of assault, while the protester is receiving support from people all over the country. The responses t…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/06/21/the-responses-to-a-tory-ministers-alleged-assault-of-a-protester-sum-up-britain-in-2019/

Gambian FM, Liberian women group receive UN Population Award for 2019
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-21
Gambian Foreign Minister Mamadou Tangara and National Peace Hut Women of Liberia received the 2019 UN Population Award in a ceremony at the UN headquarters Thursday. | UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed conferred on the laureates the award, which consists of a gold medal, a diploma and a monetary prize for them each. The winner for the individual category, Mamadou Tangara, the minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, was recognized for his leadership in conflict prevention and his understanding of the importance of the grassroots non-violent youth movement in the politic…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/21/gambian-fm-liberian-women-group-receive-un-population-award-for-2019/

As Trump Claims Power to Bomb Iran at Whim, Anti-War Voices Say: 'Where Is Congress?' and 'Peace Begins With Us'
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-21
"Decisions about war and peace should not be left to the whims of a president who is ill-prepared, ill-informed and ill-advised." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/pelosi_congress_trump_war_congress.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/21/trump-claims-power-bomb-iran-whim-anti-war-voices-say-where-congress-and-peace?cd-origin=rss

Ould Abdel Aziz era in Mauritania nears its end
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-21
Mauritanians will vote for a new president on Saturday in what is expected to be the West African country's first peaceful transfer of power since independence from France in 1960. | President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania. / AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images) | President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz leaves office after serving two five-year terms since he took power in a coup in 2008. | Abdel Aziz, an ally of Western powers in the fight against Islamists in the Sahel region, leaves behind an economy that has picked up since 2017 after a drop in the price of iron ore dented export…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/21/ould-abdel-aziz-era-in-mauritania-nears-its-end/

Pastors for Peace closes US Tour before Traveling to Cuba
plenglish.com | 2019-06-21
21 de junio de 2019, 09: 07Washington, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization-Pastors for Peace conclude today a tour dedicated to addressing the Cuban reality in dozens of American cities, before embarking on its traditional solidarity caravan to the Island.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43553&SEO=pastors-for-peace-closes-us-tour-before-traveling-to-cuba

Greg Palast Wins Mexico's Top Journalism Award: The 2019 International Reporter Prize For Exposés On Election Thefts
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-21
Greg Palast won Mexico's International Reporter Prize for reporting on election thefts–like the 2018 Georgia's Governor's race in U.S. | As 2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and multiple award winning journalist Daniel Estulin (who introduced Greg Palast at Mexico's prestigious award show) recently wrote about the event: " Surrounded by journalist celebrities from all over the world, Palast along with the absent Julian Assange was the star attraction. He is admired and respected by so many attendees for his fearless reporting against the deep state he so courageously exposes. " | The Association of M…
www.blackstarnews.com/global-politics/latin-america/greg-palast-wins-mexico%E2%80%99s-top-journalism-award-the-2019

38th Annual Walk for Peace: Urge Politicians to Pursue "Peaceful Options" and Support Nuclear Disarmament
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-21
This Saturday, Winnipeggers will hold the city's 38th annual Walk for Peace. The theme of this year's march is to call for Canada to adopt a foreign policy that focuses on international peace, development and co-operation. The event is sponsored …
globalresearch.ca/38th-annual-walk-for-peace-urge-politicians-to-pursue-peaceful-options-and-support-nuclear-disarmament/5680842

MH17: Charging Individuals on the Basis of a Deeply Flawed Investigation. Placing the Blame on Russia
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-21
The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) and the Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) share Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's skepticism about Russia's alleged culpability in the shooting down of MH17 on the 17th of July …
globalresearch.ca/mh17-charging-individuals-basis-deeply-flawed-investigation/5681309

UK Minister Suspended After Manhandling Female Protester
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-21
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May suspended Foreign Office Minister Mark Field after he publicly manhandled a female Greenpeace protester during Thursday night's Mansion House speech. | RELATED: | UK: Police Arrest 4 Teens for Brutal Gay Bashing of 2 Women | "The Prime Minister has seen the footage and found it very concerning. The police have said they are loo…
telesurenglish.net/news/UK-Minister-Suspended-After-Manhandling-Female-Protester-20190621-0014.html

Mali: Thousands Protest Inter-Ethnic Violence in Call for Peace
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-21
Thousands of Malian protesters filled the streets of Bamako Friday to reject the violent massacres taking place in the country. | RELATED: | Nearly 100 People Massacred in Central Mali, 19 missing | "Too much blood has been spilled. It has to stop or there will be no life left in the centre of Mali," said Habitatou Diallo one of the alleged 5,000 participants of Friday's large-scale protest. | The movement was organized by a youth group and promoted peace and acceptance, encouraging M…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mali-Thousands-Protest-Inter-Ethnic-Violence-in-Call-for-Peace-20190621-0017.html

On Global Capitalist Crises: Resisting US Financial Imperialism in Venezuela
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-21
Read part I, II, III and IV from the links below. | Part I — On Global Capitalist Crises: Systemic Changes and Challenges | Part II — On Global Capitalist Crises. Debt Defaults, Bankruptcies and Real Economy Decline | Part III — On …
globalresearch.ca/global-capitalist-crises-resisting-us-financial-imperialism-venezuela/5681314

Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas
Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle | indybay.org | 2019-06-21
What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government–community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/20/18824133.php

Peace Action: Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War
commondreams.org | 2019-06-20
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/06/20/peace-action-striking-iran-now-could-spark-major-war-0?cd-origin=rss

Peace Advocates Praise Senate for Voting to Block 'Brazen Power Grab' by Trump to Sell Saudis More Weapons
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-20
Peace advocates and progressives applauded Thursday as the Senate approved resolutions to block the Trump administration from using emergency authority to bypass Congress and allow more than $8 billion in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are leading a war on Yemen. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-9351808741_1.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/20/peace-advocates-praise-senate-voting-block-brazen-power-grab-trump-sell-saudis-more?cd-origin=rss

Thursday's Daily Brief: World Refugee Day, Middle East peace marred, Epilepsy report, Cities #WithRefugees initiative and Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-20
This Thursday, we cover: World Refugee Day, Peace in the Middle East marred by obstacles, UN health agency's report on epilepsy, UN refugee agency update on Cities #WithRefugees initiative and World Health Organization's flags Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040941

'Our Climate Is Breaking Down. Business As Usual Is Over': Campaigners Interrupt Televised Speech of UK Treasury Official
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-20
"The people in this room have been funding climate change, and we're not giving the banks and hedge funds a pass for their unethical investment decisions anymore," said one Greenpeace campaigner | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-06-20_at_4.49.55_pm.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/20/our-climate-breaking-down-business-usual-over-campaigners-interrupt-televised-speech?cd-origin=rss

Lessons from D.H. : A Soul-based Anarchist Vision for Peace-making
Kim C. Domenico | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-20
"You see, Mexico really is a bit horrible to me. And the black eyes of the people really make my heart contract, and my flesh shrink. There's a bit of horror in it. And I don't want horror in my soul." "Why not?" he said at last.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/20/lessons-from-d-h-a-soul-based-anarchist-vision-for-peace-making/

Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-20
Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting to block arms sales involving Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "When Trump vetoed legislation earlier this year to end U.S. involvement …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/20/senate-votes-to-block-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-and-the-uae/

Despite peace deal, Central African Republic's population faces daily acts of violence, UN envoy warns
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-20
Although the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR), armed groups and civil society representatives are all taking part in the process that followed the signing of a deal signed in February, civilians continue to suffer daily acts of violence, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040961

Free Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva — #LulaLivre
| workers.org | 2019-06-20
The following is a statement released June 11 by The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, a network of concerned individuals from several countries in Europe, Latin America and North America dedicated to help defend the sovereignty of developing nations. Formerly the International Committee for the Freedom of the . . . | Continue reading Free Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva — #LulaLivre at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/06/20/free-luiz-inacio-lula-da-silva-lulalivre/

UN Coordinator Criticizes Israel's Position on Palestinian Issue
plenglish.com | 2019-06-20
20 de junio de 2019, 14: 15United Nations, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN special coordinator for the peace process in the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, criticized Israel"s lack of interest in advancing in the resolution of the Palestinian issue.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43521&SEO=un-coordinator-criticizes-israels-position-on-palestinian-issue

Persistent threat of war erodes prospects for Middle East peace, Security Council told
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-20
Developments in the Middle East cannot be divorced from Israel's military occupation of Palestinian territory and settlement-building, or Hamas' hold over Gaza and its militant activity, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Thursday, warning that these actions "collectively erode the prospects of a two-State solution".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040891

Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-20
Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering strikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The United States has stumbled into a perilous situation. If, for example, the U.S. …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/20/striking-iran-now-could-spark-a-major-war/

More Venezuelans Return Home in Plan Return to Homeland
plenglish.com | 2019-06-20
Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) A total of 90 Venezuelans have arrived in the country from Peru, with a total of 180 returnees in two days from that nation, under the Plan Return to Homeland, said Thursday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43525&SEO=more-venezuelans-return-home-in-plan-return-to-homeland

2019-06-23: News Headlines

Staff (2019-06-23). Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter Sanctions. therealnews.com The economic sanctions have severely affected Venezuela's ability to import life-saving medicines. Some communities, however, are responding by creating their own solidarity pharmacies. Michael Fox reports…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-23). Somalia eyes peaceful elections despite political challenges. cgtn.com FILE PHOTO: A member of the Parliament casts his ballot as he votes for Somalia's autonomous South West State President in Baidoa, Somalia, on December 19, 2018. (Photo credit MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images) | Senior Somali officials have expressed optimism that the country will hold peaceful and credible elections in 2020/2021 despite the political and socio-economic challenges facing the country. | The officials, who attended a four-day conference organized by the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), urged all government agencies involved in the preparations to work together to achieve universal adult…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-23). Malians protest, calling for an end to massacres. cgtn.com Officials and residents stand on June 11, 2019 in the Dogon village of Sobane-Kou, near Sangha, after an attack that killed over 35 ethnic Dogon on June 9, 2019 evening./AFP | Thousands of Malians demonstrated in Bamako Friday to demand an end to a series of massacres in the centre of the country. | According to the Police 3,000 attended the rally in the capital while organisers said 5,000 turned out to urge an end to a spike in violence which has led UN peacekeepers to declare a state of alert. | Ethnic tensions in the centre of the country have surged since a jihadist group led by preacher Amadou Koufa emerged…

Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle (2019-06-22). Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas. indybay.org What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government—community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…

G. Dunkel (2019-06-22). Haitians in the streets stage general strike. workers.org Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. An audit, ordered by a Haitian court and released the end of May, found that between $2 billion and $4 billion in funds generated by Venezuela's PetroCaribe oil-purchasing program were lost due to corruption during the two years Jovenel MoàØse of . . . | Continue reading Haitians in the streets stage general strike at Workers.org

United Nations (2019-06-22). In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for 'bold steps towards compromise'. un.org Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet called on the Government to release all those detained for peacefully protesting and announced that a team from her office would remain in Caracas to monitor the human rights situation.

Nino Pagliccia (2019-06-22). Sorting Out Reality from Fiction About Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from …

teleSUR (2019-06-22). Maduro Highlights Visit by Michelle Bachelet to Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Friday celebrated the conclusion an official state visit to the South American nation by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) Michelle Bachelet, after an almost two-hour meeting at the Presidential Palace of Miraflores. | RELATED | UN Human Rights Commissioner Meets Venezuelan Ministers | "We have taken a first step towards a smoother, more cooperative relationship on the human rights of the Venezuelan people," said the head of…

Staff (2019-06-22). White House Unveils Palestinian Economic Plan. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal intended to be the economic engine to power its much-anticipated but still unreleased "deal of the century" Middle East peace plan. | The scheme, which calls for a mix of public and private financing and intends to create at least a million new jobs for Palestinians, was posted to the White House website ahead of a two-day conference in Bahrain that is being held amid heavy skepticism about its viability and outright opposition from the Palestinians. | The so-called "Peace to Prosperity"

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-06-21). On Global Capitalist Crises: Resisting US Financial Imperialism in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Read part I, II, III and IV from the links below. | Part I — On Global Capitalist Crises: Systemic Changes and Challenges | Part II — On Global Capitalist Crises. Debt Defaults, Bankruptcies and Real Economy Decline | Part III — On

Ian Goodrum (2019-06-21). Pompeo ready to undermine any country he doesn't like. peoplesworld.org

Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle (2019-06-21). Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas. indybay.org What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government—community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2019-06-21). MH17: Charging Individuals on the Basis of a Deeply Flawed Investigation. Placing the Blame on Russia. globalresearch.ca The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) and the Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) share Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's skepticism about Russia's alleged culpability in the shooting down of MH17 on the 17th of July …

CGTN Africa (2019-06-21). Ould Abdel Aziz era in Mauritania nears its end. cgtn.com Mauritanians will vote for a new president on Saturday in what is expected to be the West African country's first peaceful transfer of power since independence from France in 1960. | President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania. / AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images) | President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz leaves office after serving two five-year terms since he took power in a coup in 2008. | Abdel Aziz, an ally of Western powers in the fight against Islamists in the Sahel region, leaves behind an economy that has picked up since 2017 after a drop in the price of iron ore dented export…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-21). As Trump Claims Power to Bomb Iran at Whim, Anti-War Voices Say: 'Where Is Congress?' and 'Peace Begins With Us'. commondreams.org "Decisions about war and peace should not be left to the whims of a president who is ill-prepared, ill-informed and ill-advised." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/pelosi_congress_trump_war_congress.jpg

teleSUR (2019-06-21). Mali: Thousands Protest Inter-Ethnic Violence in Call for Peace. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Malian protesters filled the streets of Bamako Friday to reject the violent massacres taking place in the country. | RELATED: | Nearly 100 People Massacred in Central Mali, 19 missing | "Too much blood has been spilled. It has to stop or there will be no life left in the centre of Mali," said Habitatou Diallo one of the alleged 5,000 participants of Friday's large-scale protest. | The movement was organized by a youth group and promoted peace and acceptance, encouraging M…

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-21). Greg Palast Wins Mexico's Top Journalism Award: The 2019 International Reporter Prize For Exposés On Election Thefts. blackstarnews.com Greg Palast won Mexico's International Reporter Prize for reporting on election thefts–like the 2018 Georgia's Governor's race in U.S. | As 2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and multiple award winning journalist Daniel Estulin (who introduced Greg Palast at Mexico's prestigious award show) recently wrote about the event: " Surrounded by journalist celebrities from all over the world, Palast along with the absent Julian Assange was the star attraction. He is admired and respected by so many attendees for his fearless reporting against the deep state he so courageously exposes. " | The Association of M…

Global Research News (2019-06-21). 38th Annual Walk for Peace: Urge Politicians to Pursue "Peaceful Options" and Support Nuclear Disarmament. globalresearch.ca This Saturday, Winnipeggers will hold the city's 38th annual Walk for Peace. The theme of this year's march is to call for Canada to adopt a foreign policy that focuses on international peace, development and co-operation. The event is sponsored …

teleSUR (2019-06-21). UK Minister Suspended After Manhandling Female Protester. telesurenglish.net U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May suspended Foreign Office Minister Mark Field after he publicly manhandled a female Greenpeace protester during Thursday night's Mansion House speech. | RELATED: | UK: Police Arrest 4 Teens for Brutal Gay Bashing of 2 Women | "The Prime Minister has seen the footage and found it very concerning. The police have said they are loo…

plenglish (2019-06-21). Pastors for Peace closes US Tour before Traveling to Cuba. plenglish.com 21 de junio de 2019, 09: 07Washington, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization-Pastors for Peace conclude today a tour dedicated to addressing the Cuban reality in dozens of American cities, before embarking on its traditional solidarity caravan to the Island.

John Shafthauer (2019-06-21). The responses to a Tory minister's alleged assault of a protester sum up Britain in 2019. thecanary.co On 20 June, chancellor Philip Hammond spoke at Mansion House. Greenpeace interrupted the black-tie event to protest the government's handling of the climate emergency we all face. During the course of the protest, minister Mark Field grabbed a protester by the neck and then proceeded to shove her out of the building. | Field now faces accusations of assault, while the protester is receiving support from people all over the country. The responses t…

Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle (2019-06-20). Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas. indybay.org What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government—community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…

teleSUR (2019-06-20). Venezuelan Policeman Shot in Coup Attempt Dies From Injuries. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Minister of the Interior, Nestor Reverol, informed on Thursday that Chief Supervisor of the Bolivarian National Police, Yensi Gonzalez, died due to complications resulting from a gun wound caused by the opposition's failed coup attempt on April 30. | RELATED: | Venezuela Coup Attempt Proved Repression is not a Gov't Policy | "With indignation, I inform the country that there is a new fatal victim of the coup attempt supported by the violent sectors of the opposition,"

plenglish (2019-06-20). More Venezuelans Return Home in Plan Return to Homeland. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) A total of 90 Venezuelans have arrived in the country from Peru, with a total of 180 returnees in two days from that nation, under the Plan Return to Homeland, said Thursday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

plenglish (2019-06-20). Bachelet Holds Meetings with Venezuelan Governmental Representatives. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has held meetings with Venezuelan governmental representatives on Thursday as part of her work agenda in Venezuela.

plenglish (2019-06-20). Maduro Praises Bachelet's Visit to Strengthen Human Rights System. plenglish.com 20 de junio de 2019, 15: 17Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The visit to Venezuela by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, will contribute to improving the national system, President Nicolas Maduro said.

teleSUR (2019-06-20). UN Human Rights Commissioner Meets Venezuelan Ministers. telesurenglish.net U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet met with senior members of Venezuela's Bolivarian government as part of her official visit that began Wednesday, following an invitation from President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President | On Wednesday evening Bachelet held a meeting with Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza, who explained how the government hopes to draw Bachelet's attention to the crippling effects of Unit…

Staff (2019-06-20). Venezuelan Opposition Scrambles in Wake of Humanitarian Aid Scandal. therealnews.com An opposition-oriented website uncovered a $125,000 corruption scandal involving associates of Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaidó. Independent journalist Dan Cohen tracked down the details of this story…

teleSUR (2019-06-20). Venezuelan Policeman Shot in Coup Attempt Dies From Injuries. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Minister for the Interior, Nestor Reverol, informed on Thursday that Chief Supervisor of the Bolivarian National Police, Yensi Gonzalez, died due to complications resulting from a gun wound caused by the opposition's failed coup attempt on April 30. | RELATED: | Venezuela Coup Attempt Proved Repression is not a Gov't Policy | "With indignation, I inform the country that there is a new fatal victim of the coup attempt supported by the violent sectors of the opposition,…

Yves Engler (2019-06-20). Canada hires hitman to overthrow Venezuelan government. mronline.org The "Proposed Contractor" is Allan Culham who has been Special Advisor on Venezuela since the fall of 2017. But, the government is required to post the $200,000 contract to coordinate Canada's effort to overthrow the Maduro government. | Source

Anya Parampil (2019-06-20). Did Venezuelan coup leaders pocket $70 million from Citgo's stolen US assets? thegrayzone.com Venezuela's government has claimed the Department of Justice will investigate Citgo's opposition-appointed board for the theft of $70 million. But…

teleSUR (2019-06-20). Commercialization of the Ayahuasca Ritual: A New Colonization. telesurenglish.net A pair of traditional and medicinal South American herbs, Banisteriopsis Caapi and Chacruna (or Psychotria Viridis,) used during ayahuasca rituals are at risk for hyper-commercialization due to their hallucinogenic properties. | RELATED: | Mexico Accuses Herrera of Appropriating Indigenous Designs for New Collection | Endemic to the Amazonian regions of Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela the plants are traditionally used in shamanic rituals, guided by 'yachaks…

teleSUR (2019-06-20). XVII Ernest Hemingway International Colloquium Starts in Cuba. telesurenglish.net The XVII Ernest Hemingway International Colloquium opened Thursday in Havana, Cuba with the contributions of dozens of researchers from Cuba and the United States. | RELATED: | Hemingway Legacy Writes Unifying Chapter for US, Cuba: Lawmaker | The event is dedicated to remembering the renowned author's time on the island. | Scholars from six countries i…

United Nations (2019-06-20). Persistent threat of war erodes prospects for Middle East peace, Security Council told. un.org Developments in the Middle East cannot be divorced from Israel's military occupation of Palestinian territory and settlement-building, or Hamas' hold over Gaza and its militant activity, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Thursday, warning that these actions "collectively erode the prospects of a two-State solution".

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-20). Peace Advocates Praise Senate for Voting to Block 'Brazen Power Grab' by Trump to Sell Saudis More Weapons. commondreams.org Peace advocates and progressives applauded Thursday as the Senate approved resolutions to block the Trump administration from using emergency authority to bypass Congress and allow more than $8 billion in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are leading a war on Yemen. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-9351808741_1.jpg

Kim C. Domenico (2019-06-20). Lessons from D.H. : A Soul-based Anarchist Vision for Peace-making. counterpunch.org "You see, Mexico really is a bit horrible to me. And the black eyes of the people really make my heart contract, and my flesh shrink. There's a bit of horror in it. And I don't want horror in my soul." "Why not?" he said at last. "Horror is real. Why not a bit of More

plenglish (2019-06-20). UN Coordinator Criticizes Israel's Position on Palestinian Issue. plenglish.com 20 de junio de 2019, 14: 15United Nations, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN special coordinator for the peace process in the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, criticized Israel"s lack of interest in advancing in the resolution of the Palestinian issue.

Makia Freeman (2019-06-20). Video: US-Russia Relations and the Expiry of Nuclear Treaties. Global Security in Jeopardy. globalresearch.ca Nuclear treaties (mainly between the USA and Russia) have formed the cornerstone of world peace, stability and safety for decades. They have been an essential mechanism in the international security architecture. Nuclear treaties gave assurance to the world that the …

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-20). Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting to block arms sales involving Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "When Trump vetoed legislation earlier this year to end U.S. involvement …

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-20). Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering strikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The United States has stumbled into a perilous situation. If, for example, the U.S. …

(2019-06-20). Free Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva — #LulaLivre. workers.org The following is a statement released June 11 by The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, a network of concerned individuals from several countries in Europe, Latin America and North America dedicated to help defend the sovereignty of developing nations. Formerly the International Committee for the Freedom of the . . . | Continue reading Free Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva — #LulaLivre at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-06-20). Cuba Welcomes US 'Pastors For Peace' Defying Trump Sanctions. telesurenglish.net The Pastors for Peace Caravan is preparing for their annual visit to Cuba Saturday, a visit the government is celebrating this year in particular as it comes amid new travel restrictions by the US government. | RELATED: | Cuba Condemns US Siege, Stresses Commitment to Socialism | Ana Silvia Rodriguez, Cuba's ambassador at the United Nations says the upcoming 'Pastors for Peace Caravan' to the isl…

Staff (2019-06-20). Reparations Are Not Just About Slavery But Centuries of Theft and Racial Terror. truthout.org On the heels of Wednesday's historic hearing on reparations, we speak with renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on the lasting legacy of American slavery, how the national dialogue about reparations has progressed in the past five years and his testimony in favor of H.R. 40, which took direct aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Coates says, "It is absolutely impossible to imagine America without enslavement." | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. | NERMEEN SHAIKH: As we continue to talk about the cal…

United Nations (2019-06-20). Despite peace deal, Central African Republic's population faces daily acts of violence, UN envoy warns. un.org Although the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR), armed groups and civil society representatives are all taking part in the process that followed the signing of a deal signed in February, civilians continue to suffer daily acts of violence, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday.

United Nations (2019-06-20). Thursday's Daily Brief: World Refugee Day, Middle East peace marred, Epilepsy report, Cities #WithRefugees initiative and Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo. un.org This Thursday, we cover: World Refugee Day, Peace in the Middle East marred by obstacles, UN health agency's report on epilepsy, UN refugee agency update on Cities #WithRefugees initiative and World Health Organization's flags Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo.

commondreams (2019-06-20). Peace Action: Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War. commondreams.org ______________________________…

The Canary (2019-06-20). Greenpeace activists halt Philip Hammond's speech at black tie event in London. thecanary.co Climate change protesters have disrupted chancellor Philip Hammond's Mansion House speech.Hammond had barely started his address when the activists interrupted the black tie event in the City of London.The activists were quickly escorted from Mansion House (Greenpeace/PA)The disruption lasted several minutes. Hammond got back to his feet at 9.05pm.Greenpeace later said 40 of its activists, some of whom wore red evening dresses with sashes that read "climate emergency", had interrupted the event, which was being broadcast live on television.In a statement, Greenpeace UK climate campaigner Areeba Hamid said: "This…

By Okumu Langol Livingstone (2019-06-20). UGANDA: INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC) IS A TOOL BUILT FOR VETO POWERS AND ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE-SCHOLAR. blackstarnews.com Dr. Phil Clark, launching his new book; "Distant Justice" in Gulu recently | Dr. Phil Clark, a scholar, says his fear about is that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has lost its vision to the interest of powerful countries with veto powers that could have helped to bring peace in Northern Uganda during the failed Juba Peace Talks between 2006 and 2008 during. In northern Uganda the ICC was being used as a tool for the interests of world super powers like Russia, United State of America, Britain, Germany, Franc and China. | | GULU-UGANDA: In his new book, "Distant Justice",Dr. Phil Clark, of the African Ce…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-20). 'Our Climate Is Breaking Down. Business As Usual Is Over': Campaigners Interrupt Televised Speech of UK Treasury Official. commondreams.org "The people in this room have been funding climate change, and we're not giving the banks and hedge funds a pass for their unethical investment decisions anymore," said one Greenpeace campaigner | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-06-20_at_4.49.55_pm.png

CGTN Africa (2019-06-20). South Sudan lawmakers quit budget presentation over unpaid public salaries. cgtn.com South Sudanese lawmakers stormed out of a budget presentation for the 2019/20 financial year by the finance minister on Thursday, with one citing frustrations over non-payment of salaries of civil servants and soldiers. | The disruption highlights issues affecting South Sudan months after the latest peace deal was signed to end a civil war, often fought along ethnic lines and that has crippled oil production, forced millions to flee and killed 400,000 people. | "Our army is cutting down trees to make a living, our foreign missions … it is now almost one year we are unable to pay them. Our teachers are not be…

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Venezuelan Community Builds Solidarity Pharmacy to Counter Sanctions
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-23
The economic sanctions have severely affected Venezuela's ability to import life-saving medicines. Some communities, however, are responding by creating their own solidarity pharmacies. Michael Fox reports…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelan-community-builds-solidarity-pharmacy-to-counter-sanctions

Somalia eyes peaceful elections despite political challenges
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-23
FILE PHOTO: A member of the Parliament casts his ballot as he votes for Somalia's autonomous South West State President in Baidoa, Somalia, on December 19, 2018. (Photo credit MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images) | Senior Somali officials have expressed optimism that the country will hold peaceful and credible elections in 2020/2021 despite the political and socio-economic challenges facing the country. | The officials, who attended a four-day conference organized by the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), urged all government agencies involved in the preparations to work together to achieve universal adult…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/23/somalia-eyes-peaceful-elections-despite-political-challenges/

Malians protest, calling for an end to massacres
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-23
Officials and residents stand on June 11, 2019 in the Dogon village of Sobane-Kou, near Sangha, after an attack that killed over 35 ethnic Dogon on June 9, 2019 evening./AFP | Thousands of Malians demonstrated in Bamako Friday to demand an end to a series of massacres in the centre of the country. | According to the Police 3,000 attended the rally in the capital while organisers said 5,000 turned out to urge an end to a spike in violence which has led UN peacekeepers to declare a state of alert. | Ethnic tensions in the centre of the country have surged since a jihadist group led by preacher Amadou Koufa emerged…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/23/malians-protest-calling-for-an-end-to-massacres/

Haitians in the streets stage general strike
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2019-06-22
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. An audit, ordered by a Haitian court and released the end of May, found that between $2 billion and $4 billion in funds generated by Venezuela's PetroCaribe oil-purchasing program were lost due to corruption during the two years Jovenel MoàØse of . . . | Continue reading Haitians in the streets stage general strike at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/06/22/haitians-in-the-streets-stage-general-strike/

Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas
Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle | indybay.org | 2019-06-22
What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government–community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/20/18824133.php

Maduro Highlights Visit by Michelle Bachelet to Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-22
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Friday celebrated the conclusion an official state visit to the South American nation by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) Michelle Bachelet, after an almost two-hour meeting at the Presidential Palace of Miraflores. | RELATED | UN Human Rights Commissioner Meets Venezuelan Ministers | "We have taken a first step towards a smoother, more cooperative relationship on the human rights of the Venezuelan people," said the head of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Highlights-Visit-by-Michelle-Bachelet-to-Venezuela-20190622-0001.html

Sorting Out Reality from Fiction About Venezuela
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-22
Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from …
globalresearch.ca/sorting-out-reality-fiction-about-venezuela/5681400

In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for 'bold steps towards compromise'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-22
Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet called on the Government to release all those detained for peacefully protesting and announced that a team from her office would remain in Caracas to monitor the human rights situation.
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White House Unveils Palestinian Economic Plan
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-22
WASHINGTON–The Trump administration on Saturday unveiled a $50 billion Palestinian investment and infrastructure proposal intended to be the economic engine to power its much-anticipated but still unreleased "deal of the century" Middle East peace plan. | The scheme, which calls for a mix of public and private financing and intends to create at least a million new jobs for Palestinians, was posted to the White House website ahead of a two-day conference in Bahrain that is being held amid heavy skepticism about its viability and outright opposition from the Palestinians. | The so-called "Peace to Prosperity"
truthdig.com/articles/white-house-unveils-palestinian-economic-plan/

On Global Capitalist Crises: Resisting US Financial Imperialism in Venezuela
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-21
Read part I, II, III and IV from the links below. | Part I — On Global Capitalist Crises: Systemic Changes and Challenges | Part II — On Global Capitalist Crises. Debt Defaults, Bankruptcies and Real Economy Decline | Part III — On …
globalresearch.ca/global-capitalist-crises-resisting-us-financial-imperialism-venezuela/5681314

Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas
Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle | indybay.org | 2019-06-21
What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government–community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/20/18824133.php

The responses to a Tory minister's alleged assault of a protester sum up Britain in 2019
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-06-21
On 20 June, chancellor Philip Hammond spoke at Mansion House. Greenpeace interrupted the black-tie event to protest the government's handling of the climate emergency we all face. During the course of the protest, minister Mark Field grabbed a protester by the neck and then proceeded to shove her out of the building. | Field now faces accusations of assault, while the protester is receiving support from people all over the country. The responses t…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/06/21/the-responses-to-a-tory-ministers-alleged-assault-of-a-protester-sum-up-britain-in-2019/

As Trump Claims Power to Bomb Iran at Whim, Anti-War Voices Say: 'Where Is Congress?' and 'Peace Begins With Us'
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-21
"Decisions about war and peace should not be left to the whims of a president who is ill-prepared, ill-informed and ill-advised." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/pelosi_congress_trump_war_congress.jpg
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The responses to a Tory minister's alleged assault of a protester sum up Britain in 2019
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-06-21
On 20 June, chancellor Philip Hammond spoke at Mansion House. Greenpeace interrupted the black-tie event to protest the government's handling of the climate emergency we all face. During the course of the protest, minister Mark Field grabbed a protester by the neck and then proceeded to shove her out of the building. | Field now faces accusations of assault, while the protester is receiving support from people all over the country. The responses t…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/06/21/the-responses-to-a-tory-ministers-alleged-assault-of-a-protester-sum-up-britain-in-2019/

As Trump Claims Power to Bomb Iran at Whim, Anti-War Voices Say: 'Where Is Congress?' and 'Peace Begins With Us'
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-21
"Decisions about war and peace should not be left to the whims of a president who is ill-prepared, ill-informed and ill-advised." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/pelosi_congress_trump_war_congress.jpg
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MH17: Charging Individuals on the Basis of a Deeply Flawed Investigation. Placing the Blame on Russia
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-21
The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) and the Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) share Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's skepticism about Russia's alleged culpability in the shooting down of MH17 on the 17th of July …
globalresearch.ca/mh17-charging-individuals-basis-deeply-flawed-investigation/5681309

Gambian FM, Liberian women group receive UN Population Award for 2019
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-21
Gambian Foreign Minister Mamadou Tangara and National Peace Hut Women of Liberia received the 2019 UN Population Award in a ceremony at the UN headquarters Thursday. | UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed conferred on the laureates the award, which consists of a gold medal, a diploma and a monetary prize for them each. The winner for the individual category, Mamadou Tangara, the minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, was recognized for his leadership in conflict prevention and his understanding of the importance of the grassroots non-violent youth movement in the politic…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/21/gambian-fm-liberian-women-group-receive-un-population-award-for-2019/

Pastors for Peace closes US Tour before Traveling to Cuba
plenglish.com | 2019-06-21
21 de junio de 2019, 09: 07Washington, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization-Pastors for Peace conclude today a tour dedicated to addressing the Cuban reality in dozens of American cities, before embarking on its traditional solidarity caravan to the Island.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43553&SEO=pastors-for-peace-closes-us-tour-before-traveling-to-cuba

Ould Abdel Aziz era in Mauritania nears its end
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-21
Mauritanians will vote for a new president on Saturday in what is expected to be the West African country's first peaceful transfer of power since independence from France in 1960. | President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania. / AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images) | President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz leaves office after serving two five-year terms since he took power in a coup in 2008. | Abdel Aziz, an ally of Western powers in the fight against Islamists in the Sahel region, leaves behind an economy that has picked up since 2017 after a drop in the price of iron ore dented export…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/21/ould-abdel-aziz-era-in-mauritania-nears-its-end/

Greg Palast Wins Mexico's Top Journalism Award: The 2019 International Reporter Prize For Exposés On Election Thefts
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-21
Greg Palast won Mexico's International Reporter Prize for reporting on election thefts–like the 2018 Georgia's Governor's race in U.S. | As 2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and multiple award winning journalist Daniel Estulin (who introduced Greg Palast at Mexico's prestigious award show) recently wrote about the event: " Surrounded by journalist celebrities from all over the world, Palast along with the absent Julian Assange was the star attraction. He is admired and respected by so many attendees for his fearless reporting against the deep state he so courageously exposes. " | The Association of M…
www.blackstarnews.com/global-politics/latin-america/greg-palast-wins-mexico%E2%80%99s-top-journalism-award-the-2019

38th Annual Walk for Peace: Urge Politicians to Pursue "Peaceful Options" and Support Nuclear Disarmament
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-21
This Saturday, Winnipeggers will hold the city's 38th annual Walk for Peace. The theme of this year's march is to call for Canada to adopt a foreign policy that focuses on international peace, development and co-operation. The event is sponsored …
globalresearch.ca/38th-annual-walk-for-peace-urge-politicians-to-pursue-peaceful-options-and-support-nuclear-disarmament/5680842

UK Minister Suspended After Manhandling Female Protester
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-21
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May suspended Foreign Office Minister Mark Field after he publicly manhandled a female Greenpeace protester during Thursday night's Mansion House speech. | RELATED: | UK: Police Arrest 4 Teens for Brutal Gay Bashing of 2 Women | "The Prime Minister has seen the footage and found it very concerning. The police have said they are loo…
telesurenglish.net/news/UK-Minister-Suspended-After-Manhandling-Female-Protester-20190621-0014.html

Mali: Thousands Protest Inter-Ethnic Violence in Call for Peace
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-21
Thousands of Malian protesters filled the streets of Bamako Friday to reject the violent massacres taking place in the country. | RELATED: | Nearly 100 People Massacred in Central Mali, 19 missing | "Too much blood has been spilled. It has to stop or there will be no life left in the centre of Mali," said Habitatou Diallo one of the alleged 5,000 participants of Friday's large-scale protest. | The movement was organized by a youth group and promoted peace and acceptance, encouraging M…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mali-Thousands-Protest-Inter-Ethnic-Violence-in-Call-for-Peace-20190621-0017.html

UN Human Rights Commissioner Meets Venezuelan Ministers
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-20
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet met with senior members of Venezuela's Bolivarian government as part of her official visit that began Wednesday, following an invitation from President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President | On Wednesday evening Bachelet held a meeting with Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza, who explained how the government hopes to draw Bachelet's attention to the crippling effects of Unit…
telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Human-Rights-Commissioner-Meets-Venezuelan-Ministers–20190620-0016.html

Canada hires hitman to overthrow Venezuelan government
Yves Engler | mronline.org | 2019-06-20
The "Proposed Contractor" is Allan Culham who has been Special Advisor on Venezuela since the fall of 2017. But, the government is required to post the $200,000 contract to coordinate Canada's effort to overthrow the Maduro government. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/20/canada-hires-hitman-to-overthrow-venezuelan-government/

Did Venezuelan coup leaders pocket $70 million from Citgo's stolen US assets?
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-20
Venezuela's government has claimed the Department of Justice will investigate Citgo's opposition-appointed board for the theft of $70 million. But…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/19/guaido-vecchio-citgo-theft-investigation/

Commercialization of the Ayahuasca Ritual: A New Colonization
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-20
A pair of traditional and medicinal South American herbs, Banisteriopsis Caapi and Chacruna (or Psychotria Viridis,) used during ayahuasca rituals are at risk for hyper-commercialization due to their hallucinogenic properties. | RELATED: | Mexico Accuses Herrera of Appropriating Indigenous Designs for New Collection | Endemic to the Amazonian regions of Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela the plants are traditionally used in shamanic rituals, guided by 'yachaks…
telesurenglish.net/news/Commercialization-of-the-Ayahuasca-Ritual-A-New-Colonization-20190620-0027.html

More Venezuelans Return Home in Plan Return to Homeland
plenglish.com | 2019-06-20
Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) A total of 90 Venezuelans have arrived in the country from Peru, with a total of 180 returnees in two days from that nation, under the Plan Return to Homeland, said Thursday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43525&SEO=more-venezuelans-return-home-in-plan-return-to-homeland

Venezuelan Opposition Scrambles in Wake of Humanitarian Aid Scandal
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-20
An opposition-oriented website uncovered a $125,000 corruption scandal involving associates of Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaidó. Independent journalist Dan Cohen tracked down the details of this story…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelan-opposition-scrambles-in-wake-of-humanitarian-aid-scandal

Maduro Praises Bachelet's Visit to Strengthen Human Rights System
plenglish.com | 2019-06-20
20 de junio de 2019, 15: 17Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The visit to Venezuela by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, will contribute to improving the national system, President Nicolas Maduro said.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43528&SEO=maduro-praises-bachelets-visit-to-strengthen-human-rights-system

Did Venezuelan coup leaders pocket $70 million from Citgo's stolen US assets?
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-20
Venezuela's government has claimed the Department of Justice will investigate Citgo's opposition-appointed board for the theft of $70 million. But…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/19/guaido-vecchio-citgo-theft-investigation/

Bachelet Holds Meetings with Venezuelan Governmental Representatives
plenglish.com | 2019-06-20
Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has held meetings with Venezuelan governmental representatives on Thursday as part of her work agenda in Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43537&SEO=bachelet-holds-meetings-with-venezuelan-governmental-representatives

Venezuelan Policeman Shot in Coup Attempt Dies From Injuries
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-20
Venezuelan Minister of the Interior, Nestor Reverol, informed on Thursday that Chief Supervisor of the Bolivarian National Police, Yensi Gonzalez, died due to complications resulting from a gun wound caused by the opposition's failed coup attempt on April 30. | RELATED: | Venezuela Coup Attempt Proved Repression is not a Gov't Policy | "With indignation, I inform the country that there is a new fatal victim of the coup attempt supported by the violent sectors of the opposition,"
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Police-Officer-Shot-in-Coup-Attempt-Dies-From-Injuries-20190620-0022.html

Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas
Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle | indybay.org | 2019-06-20
What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government–community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/20/18824133.php

Venezuelan Policeman Shot in Coup Attempt Dies From Injuries
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-20
Venezuelan Minister for the Interior, Nestor Reverol, informed on Thursday that Chief Supervisor of the Bolivarian National Police, Yensi Gonzalez, died due to complications resulting from a gun wound caused by the opposition's failed coup attempt on April 30. | RELATED: | Venezuela Coup Attempt Proved Repression is not a Gov't Policy | "With indignation, I inform the country that there is a new fatal victim of the coup attempt supported by the violent sectors of the opposition,…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Police-Officer-Shot-in-Coup-Attempt-Dies-From-Injuries-20190620-0022.html

Greenpeace activists halt Philip Hammond's speech at black tie event in London
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-06-20
Climate change protesters have disrupted chancellor Philip Hammond's Mansion House speech.Hammond had barely started his address when the activists interrupted the black tie event in the City of London.The activists were quickly escorted from Mansion House (Greenpeace/PA)The disruption lasted several minutes. Hammond got back to his feet at 9.05pm.Greenpeace later said 40 of its activists, some of whom wore red evening dresses with sashes that read "climate emergency", had interrupted the event, which was being broadcast live on television.In a statement, Greenpeace UK climate campaigner Areeba Hamid said: "This…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/06/20/greenpeace-activists-halt-philip-hammonds-speech-at-black-tie-event-in-london/

Despite peace deal, Central African Republic's population faces daily acts of violence, UN envoy warns
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-20
Although the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR), armed groups and civil society representatives are all taking part in the process that followed the signing of a deal signed in February, civilians continue to suffer daily acts of violence, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040961

Cuba Welcomes US 'Pastors For Peace' Defying Trump Sanctions
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-20
The Pastors for Peace Caravan is preparing for their annual visit to Cuba Saturday, a visit the government is celebrating this year in particular as it comes amid new travel restrictions by the US government. | RELATED: | Cuba Condemns US Siege, Stresses Commitment to Socialism | Ana Silvia Rodriguez, Cuba's ambassador at the United Nations says the upcoming 'Pastors for Peace Caravan' to the isl…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Welcomes-US-Pastors-For-Peace-Defying-Trump-Sanctions-20190620-0006.html

Peace Advocates Praise Senate for Voting to Block 'Brazen Power Grab' by Trump to Sell Saudis More Weapons
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-20
Peace advocates and progressives applauded Thursday as the Senate approved resolutions to block the Trump administration from using emergency authority to bypass Congress and allow more than $8 billion in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are leading a war on Yemen. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-9351808741_1.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/20/peace-advocates-praise-senate-voting-block-brazen-power-grab-trump-sell-saudis-more?cd-origin=rss

UGANDA: INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC) IS A TOOL BUILT FOR VETO POWERS AND ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE-SCHOLAR
By Okumu Langol Livingstone | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-20
Dr. Phil Clark, launching his new book; "Distant Justice" in Gulu recently | Dr. Phil Clark, a scholar, says his fear about is that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has lost its vision to the interest of powerful countries with veto powers that could have helped to bring peace in Northern Uganda during the failed Juba Peace Talks between 2006 and 2008 during. In northern Uganda the ICC was being used as a tool for the interests of world super powers like Russia, United State of America, Britain, Germany, Franc and China. | | GULU-UGANDA: In his new book, "Distant Justice",Dr. Phil Clark, of the African Ce…
www.blackstarnews.com/global-politics/africa/uganda-international-criminal-court-icc-is-a-tool-built-for

Reparations Are Not Just About Slavery But Centuries of Theft and Racial Terror
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-20
On the heels of Wednesday's historic hearing on reparations, we speak with renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on the lasting legacy of American slavery, how the national dialogue about reparations has progressed in the past five years and his testimony in favor of H.R. 40, which took direct aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Coates says, "It is absolutely impossible to imagine America without enslavement." | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. | NERMEEN SHAIKH: As we continue to talk about the cal…
truthout.org/video/reparations-are-not-just-about-slavery-but-centuries-of-theft-and-racial-terror/

Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-20
Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering strikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The United States has stumbled into a perilous situation. If, for example, the U.S. …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/20/striking-iran-now-could-spark-a-major-war/

Peace Action: Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War
commondreams.org | 2019-06-20
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commondreams.org/newswire/2019/06/20/peace-action-striking-iran-now-could-spark-major-war-0?cd-origin=rss

Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-20
Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting to block arms sales involving Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "When Trump vetoed legislation earlier this year to end U.S. involvement …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/20/senate-votes-to-block-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-and-the-uae/

'Our Climate Is Breaking Down. Business As Usual Is Over': Campaigners Interrupt Televised Speech of UK Treasury Official
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-20
"The people in this room have been funding climate change, and we're not giving the banks and hedge funds a pass for their unethical investment decisions anymore," said one Greenpeace campaigner | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-06-20_at_4.49.55_pm.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/20/our-climate-breaking-down-business-usual-over-campaigners-interrupt-televised-speech?cd-origin=rss

Thursday's Daily Brief: World Refugee Day, Middle East peace marred, Epilepsy report, Cities #WithRefugees initiative and Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-20
This Thursday, we cover: World Refugee Day, Peace in the Middle East marred by obstacles, UN health agency's report on epilepsy, UN refugee agency update on Cities #WithRefugees initiative and World Health Organization's flags Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040941

Free Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva — #LulaLivre
| workers.org | 2019-06-20
The following is a statement released June 11 by The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, a network of concerned individuals from several countries in Europe, Latin America and North America dedicated to help defend the sovereignty of developing nations. Formerly the International Committee for the Freedom of the . . . | Continue reading Free Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva — #LulaLivre at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/06/20/free-luiz-inacio-lula-da-silva-lulalivre/

Persistent threat of war erodes prospects for Middle East peace, Security Council told
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-20
Developments in the Middle East cannot be divorced from Israel's military occupation of Palestinian territory and settlement-building, or Hamas' hold over Gaza and its militant activity, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Thursday, warning that these actions "collectively erode the prospects of a two-State solution".
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040891

South Sudan lawmakers quit budget presentation over unpaid public salaries
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-20
South Sudanese lawmakers stormed out of a budget presentation for the 2019/20 financial year by the finance minister on Thursday, with one citing frustrations over non-payment of salaries of civil servants and soldiers. | The disruption highlights issues affecting South Sudan months after the latest peace deal was signed to end a civil war, often fought along ethnic lines and that has crippled oil production, forced millions to flee and killed 400,000 people. | "Our army is cutting down trees to make a living, our foreign missions … it is now almost one year we are unable to pay them. Our teachers are not be…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/20/south-sudan-lawmakers-quit-budget-presentation-over-unpaid-public-salaries/

UN Coordinator Criticizes Israel's Position on Palestinian Issue
plenglish.com | 2019-06-20
20 de junio de 2019, 14: 15United Nations, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN special coordinator for the peace process in the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, criticized Israel"s lack of interest in advancing in the resolution of the Palestinian issue.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43521&SEO=un-coordinator-criticizes-israels-position-on-palestinian-issue

2019-06-22: News Headlines

Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle (2019-06-22). Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas. indybay.org What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government—community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…

Nino Pagliccia (2019-06-22). Sorting Out Reality from Fiction About Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from …

teleSUR (2019-06-22). Maduro Highlights Visit by Michelle Bachelet to Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Friday celebrated the conclusion an official state visit to the South American nation by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) Michelle Bachelet, after an almost two-hour meeting at the Presidential Palace of Miraflores. | RELATED | UN Human Rights Commissioner Meets Venezuelan Ministers | "We have taken a first step towards a smoother, more cooperative relationship on the human rights of the Venezuelan people," said the head of…

Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle (2019-06-21). Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas. indybay.org What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government—community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2019-06-21). On Global Capitalist Crises: Resisting US Financial Imperialism in Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Read part I, II, III and IV from the links below. | Part I — On Global Capitalist Crises: Systemic Changes and Challenges | Part II — On Global Capitalist Crises. Debt Defaults, Bankruptcies and Real Economy Decline | Part III — On

Ian Goodrum (2019-06-21). Pompeo ready to undermine any country he doesn't like. peoplesworld.org

Global Research News (2019-06-21). 38th Annual Walk for Peace: Urge Politicians to Pursue "Peaceful Options" and Support Nuclear Disarmament. globalresearch.ca This Saturday, Winnipeggers will hold the city's 38th annual Walk for Peace. The theme of this year's march is to call for Canada to adopt a foreign policy that focuses on international peace, development and co-operation. The event is sponsored …

teleSUR (2019-06-21). UK Minister Suspended After Manhandling Female Protester. telesurenglish.net U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May suspended Foreign Office Minister Mark Field after he publicly manhandled a female Greenpeace protester during Thursday night's Mansion House speech. | RELATED: | UK: Police Arrest 4 Teens for Brutal Gay Bashing of 2 Women | "The Prime Minister has seen the footage and found it very concerning. The police have said they are loo…

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-21). Greg Palast Wins Mexico's Top Journalism Award: The 2019 International Reporter Prize For Exposés On Election Thefts. blackstarnews.com Greg Palast won Mexico's International Reporter Prize for reporting on election thefts–like the 2018 Georgia's Governor's race in U.S. | As 2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and multiple award winning journalist Daniel Estulin (who introduced Greg Palast at Mexico's prestigious award show) recently wrote about the event: " Surrounded by journalist celebrities from all over the world, Palast along with the absent Julian Assange was the star attraction. He is admired and respected by so many attendees for his fearless reporting against the deep state he so courageously exposes. " | The Association of M…

teleSUR (2019-06-21). Mali: Thousands Protest Inter-Ethnic Violence in Call for Peace. telesurenglish.net Thousands of Malian protesters filled the streets of Bamako Friday to reject the violent massacres taking place in the country. | RELATED: | Nearly 100 People Massacred in Central Mali, 19 missing | "Too much blood has been spilled. It has to stop or there will be no life left in the centre of Mali," said Habitatou Diallo one of the alleged 5,000 participants of Friday's large-scale protest. | The movement was organized by a youth group and promoted peace and acceptance, encouraging M…

plenglish (2019-06-21). Pastors for Peace closes US Tour before Traveling to Cuba. plenglish.com 21 de junio de 2019, 09: 07Washington, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization-Pastors for Peace conclude today a tour dedicated to addressing the Cuban reality in dozens of American cities, before embarking on its traditional solidarity caravan to the Island.

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2019-06-21). MH17: Charging Individuals on the Basis of a Deeply Flawed Investigation. Placing the Blame on Russia. globalresearch.ca The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) and the Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) share Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's skepticism about Russia's alleged culpability in the shooting down of MH17 on the 17th of July …

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-21). As Trump Claims Power to Bomb Iran at Whim, Anti-War Voices Say: 'Where Is Congress?' and 'Peace Begins With Us'. commondreams.org "Decisions about war and peace should not be left to the whims of a president who is ill-prepared, ill-informed and ill-advised." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/pelosi_congress_trump_war_congress.jpg

CGTN Africa (2019-06-21). Ould Abdel Aziz era in Mauritania nears its end. cgtn.com Mauritanians will vote for a new president on Saturday in what is expected to be the West African country's first peaceful transfer of power since independence from France in 1960. | President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania. / AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images) | President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz leaves office after serving two five-year terms since he took power in a coup in 2008. | Abdel Aziz, an ally of Western powers in the fight against Islamists in the Sahel region, leaves behind an economy that has picked up since 2017 after a drop in the price of iron ore dented export…

John Shafthauer (2019-06-21). The responses to a Tory minister's alleged assault of a protester sum up Britain in 2019. thecanary.co On 20 June, chancellor Philip Hammond spoke at Mansion House. Greenpeace interrupted the black-tie event to protest the government's handling of the climate emergency we all face. During the course of the protest, minister Mark Field grabbed a protester by the neck and then proceeded to shove her out of the building. | Field now faces accusations of assault, while the protester is receiving support from people all over the country. The responses t…

plenglish (2019-06-20). Bachelet Holds Meetings with Venezuelan Governmental Representatives. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has held meetings with Venezuelan governmental representatives on Thursday as part of her work agenda in Venezuela.

Staff (2019-06-20). Venezuelan Opposition Scrambles in Wake of Humanitarian Aid Scandal. therealnews.com An opposition-oriented website uncovered a $125,000 corruption scandal involving associates of Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaidó. Independent journalist Dan Cohen tracked down the details of this story…

Yves Engler (2019-06-20). Canada hires hitman to overthrow Venezuelan government. mronline.org The "Proposed Contractor" is Allan Culham who has been Special Advisor on Venezuela since the fall of 2017. But, the government is required to post the $200,000 contract to coordinate Canada's effort to overthrow the Maduro government. | Source

plenglish (2019-06-20). More Venezuelans Return Home in Plan Return to Homeland. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) A total of 90 Venezuelans have arrived in the country from Peru, with a total of 180 returnees in two days from that nation, under the Plan Return to Homeland, said Thursday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle (2019-06-20). Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas. indybay.org What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government—community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…

plenglish (2019-06-20). Maduro Praises Bachelet's Visit to Strengthen Human Rights System. plenglish.com 20 de junio de 2019, 15: 17Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The visit to Venezuela by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, will contribute to improving the national system, President Nicolas Maduro said.

teleSUR (2019-06-20). Venezuelan Policeman Shot in Coup Attempt Dies From Injuries. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Minister of the Interior, Nestor Reverol, informed on Thursday that Chief Supervisor of the Bolivarian National Police, Yensi Gonzalez, died due to complications resulting from a gun wound caused by the opposition's failed coup attempt on April 30. | RELATED: | Venezuela Coup Attempt Proved Repression is not a Gov't Policy | "With indignation, I inform the country that there is a new fatal victim of the coup attempt supported by the violent sectors of the opposition,"

Anya Parampil (2019-06-20). Did Venezuelan coup leaders pocket $70 million from Citgo's stolen US assets? thegrayzone.com Venezuela's government has claimed the Department of Justice will investigate Citgo's opposition-appointed board for the theft of $70 million. But…

teleSUR (2019-06-20). UN Human Rights Commissioner Meets Venezuelan Ministers. telesurenglish.net U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet met with senior members of Venezuela's Bolivarian government as part of her official visit that began Wednesday, following an invitation from President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President | On Wednesday evening Bachelet held a meeting with Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza, who explained how the government hopes to draw Bachelet's attention to the crippling effects of Unit…

teleSUR (2019-06-20). Commercialization of the Ayahuasca Ritual: A New Colonization. telesurenglish.net A pair of traditional and medicinal South American herbs, Banisteriopsis Caapi and Chacruna (or Psychotria Viridis,) used during ayahuasca rituals are at risk for hyper-commercialization due to their hallucinogenic properties. | RELATED: | Mexico Accuses Herrera of Appropriating Indigenous Designs for New Collection | Endemic to the Amazonian regions of Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela the plants are traditionally used in shamanic rituals, guided by 'yachaks…

teleSUR (2019-06-20). Venezuelan Policeman Shot in Coup Attempt Dies From Injuries. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Minister for the Interior, Nestor Reverol, informed on Thursday that Chief Supervisor of the Bolivarian National Police, Yensi Gonzalez, died due to complications resulting from a gun wound caused by the opposition's failed coup attempt on April 30. | RELATED: | Venezuela Coup Attempt Proved Repression is not a Gov't Policy | "With indignation, I inform the country that there is a new fatal victim of the coup attempt supported by the violent sectors of the opposition,…

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-06-20). Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting to block arms sales involving Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "When Trump vetoed legislation earlier this year to end U.S. involvement …

teleSUR (2019-06-20). Cuba Welcomes US 'Pastors For Peace' Defying Trump Sanctions. telesurenglish.net The Pastors for Peace Caravan is preparing for their annual visit to Cuba Saturday, a visit the government is celebrating this year in particular as it comes amid new travel restrictions by the US government. | RELATED: | Cuba Condemns US Siege, Stresses Commitment to Socialism | Ana Silvia Rodriguez, Cuba's ambassador at the United Nations says the upcoming 'Pastors for Peace Caravan' to the isl…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-06-20). Peace Advocates Praise Senate for Voting to Block 'Brazen Power Grab' by Trump to Sell Saudis More Weapons. commondreams.org Peace advocates and progressives applauded Thursday as the Senate approved resolutions to block the Trump administration from using emergency authority to bypass Congress and allow more than $8 billion in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are leading a war on Yemen. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-9351808741_1.jpg

(2019-06-20). Free Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva — #LulaLivre. workers.org The following is a statement released June 11 by The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, a network of concerned individuals from several countries in Europe, Latin America and North America dedicated to help defend the sovereignty of developing nations. Formerly the International Committee for the Freedom of the . . . | Continue reading Free Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva — #LulaLivre at Workers.org

Jon Rainwater (2019-06-20). Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering strikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The United States has stumbled into a perilous situation. If, for example, the U.S. …

commondreams (2019-06-20). Peace Action: Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War. commondreams.org ______________________________…

United Nations (2019-06-20). Despite peace deal, Central African Republic's population faces daily acts of violence, UN envoy warns. un.org Although the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR), armed groups and civil society representatives are all taking part in the process that followed the signing of a deal signed in February, civilians continue to suffer daily acts of violence, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday.

Staff (2019-06-20). Reparations Are Not Just About Slavery But Centuries of Theft and Racial Terror. truthout.org On the heels of Wednesday's historic hearing on reparations, we speak with renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on the lasting legacy of American slavery, how the national dialogue about reparations has progressed in the past five years and his testimony in favor of H.R. 40, which took direct aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Coates says, "It is absolutely impossible to imagine America without enslavement." | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. | NERMEEN SHAIKH: As we continue to talk about the cal…

Makia Freeman (2019-06-20). Video: US-Russia Relations and the Expiry of Nuclear Treaties. Global Security in Jeopardy. globalresearch.ca Nuclear treaties (mainly between the USA and Russia) have formed the cornerstone of world peace, stability and safety for decades. They have been an essential mechanism in the international security architecture. Nuclear treaties gave assurance to the world that the …

teleSUR (2019-06-20). XVII Ernest Hemingway International Colloquium Starts in Cuba. telesurenglish.net The XVII Ernest Hemingway International Colloquium opened Thursday in Havana, Cuba with the contributions of dozens of researchers from Cuba and the United States. | RELATED: | Hemingway Legacy Writes Unifying Chapter for US, Cuba: Lawmaker | The event is dedicated to remembering the renowned author's time on the island. | Scholars from six countries i…

United Nations (2019-06-20). Thursday's Daily Brief: World Refugee Day, Middle East peace marred, Epilepsy report, Cities #WithRefugees initiative and Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo. un.org This Thursday, we cover: World Refugee Day, Peace in the Middle East marred by obstacles, UN health agency's report on epilepsy, UN refugee agency update on Cities #WithRefugees initiative and World Health Organization's flags Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo.

Kim C. Domenico (2019-06-20). Lessons from D.H. : A Soul-based Anarchist Vision for Peace-making. counterpunch.org "You see, Mexico really is a bit horrible to me. And the black eyes of the people really make my heart contract, and my flesh shrink. There's a bit of horror in it. And I don't want horror in my soul." "Why not?" he said at last. "Horror is real. Why not a bit of More

plenglish (2019-06-20). UN Coordinator Criticizes Israel's Position on Palestinian Issue. plenglish.com 20 de junio de 2019, 14: 15United Nations, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN special coordinator for the peace process in the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, criticized Israel"s lack of interest in advancing in the resolution of the Palestinian issue.

United Nations (2019-06-20). Persistent threat of war erodes prospects for Middle East peace, Security Council told. un.org Developments in the Middle East cannot be divorced from Israel's military occupation of Palestinian territory and settlement-building, or Hamas' hold over Gaza and its militant activity, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Thursday, warning that these actions "collectively erode the prospects of a two-State solution".

By Okumu Langol Livingstone (2019-06-20). UGANDA: INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC) IS A TOOL BUILT FOR VETO POWERS AND ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE-SCHOLAR. blackstarnews.com Dr. Phil Clark, launching his new book; "Distant Justice" in Gulu recently | Dr. Phil Clark, a scholar, says his fear about is that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has lost its vision to the interest of powerful countries with veto powers that could have helped to bring peace in Northern Uganda during the failed Juba Peace Talks between 2006 and 2008 during. In northern Uganda the ICC was being used as a tool for the interests of world super powers like Russia, United State of America, Britain, Germany, Franc and China. | | GULU-UGANDA: In his new book, "Distant Justice",Dr. Phil Clark, of the African Ce…

The Canary (2019-06-20). Greenpeace activists halt Philip Hammond's speech at black tie event in London. thecanary.co Climate change protesters have disrupted chancellor Philip Hammond's Mansion House speech.Hammond had barely started his address when the activists interrupted the black tie event in the City of London.The activists were quickly escorted from Mansion House (Greenpeace/PA)The disruption lasted several minutes. Hammond got back to his feet at 9.05pm.Greenpeace later said 40 of its activists, some of whom wore red evening dresses with sashes that read "climate emergency", had interrupted the event, which was being broadcast live on television.In a statement, Greenpeace UK climate campaigner Areeba Hamid said: "This…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-20). South Sudan lawmakers quit budget presentation over unpaid public salaries. cgtn.com South Sudanese lawmakers stormed out of a budget presentation for the 2019/20 financial year by the finance minister on Thursday, with one citing frustrations over non-payment of salaries of civil servants and soldiers. | The disruption highlights issues affecting South Sudan months after the latest peace deal was signed to end a civil war, often fought along ethnic lines and that has crippled oil production, forced millions to flee and killed 400,000 people. | "Our army is cutting down trees to make a living, our foreign missions … it is now almost one year we are unable to pay them. Our teachers are not be…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2019-06-20). 'Our Climate Is Breaking Down. Business As Usual Is Over': Campaigners Interrupt Televised Speech of UK Treasury Official. commondreams.org "The people in this room have been funding climate change, and we're not giving the banks and hedge funds a pass for their unethical investment decisions anymore," said one Greenpeace campaigner | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-06-20_at_4.49.55_pm.png

Dave Lindorff (2019-06-19). What About Venezuela's Hacked Power Grid? counterpunch.org Russia and the US are engaging in tit-for-tat hacking of each others' power grid, the New York Times is reporting, in what is really a kind of cyber "cold war" where the hackers from each country's military and intelligence services load electronic "explosives" in the computer systems of critical infrastructure of the other, that in More

plenglish (2019-06-19). Broad Venezuelan Representation at Expo Caribe 2019 in Cuba. plenglish.com 19 de junio de 2019, 15: 20Caracas, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) A broad Venezuelan delegation will show their products with export quality at the 16th International Fair Expo Caribe 2019, held in Cuba, announced Wednesday the Ministry of Foreign Trade and International Investment.

plenglish (2019-06-19). Venezuela Rejects EU Subordination to US Plans. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Venezuela has rejected Wednesday the statements of the high representative of the European Union, Federica Mogherini, as a direct subordination to the US Government"s strategy.

William Camacaro, Frederick B. Mills (2019-06-19). Guaidó's Star Fades as His Envoys to Colombia Allegedly Commit Fraud With Humanitarian Funds for Venezuela. counterpunch.org In an investigative report, "Envoys of Guaidó Appropriate Funds for Humanitarian Assistance in Colombia" (June 14, 2019), Editor in Chief of PanAm Post, Orlando Avendaño, details the alleged "diversion of money, embezzlement of funds, inflation of bills, fraud, and threats [by representatives of self proclaimed president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó] in order to surround themselves More

plenglish (2019-06-19). Opponents Under Investigation by Venezuelan Justice. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan opposition representatives, linked to the unconstitutional and violent actions to overthrow the legitimate government of Nicolas Maduro, are all being probed by justice for corruption acts.

plenglish (2019-06-19). Unedited Goalless Draw between Venezuela-Brazil in America Cup. plenglish.com Caracas, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro highlighted the historic goalless draw against Brazil, which today keeps the national team with options to advance to the quarterfinals of the America Cup soccer competition.

2019-06-22: Social Media Postees

Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas
Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle | indybay.org | 2019-06-22
What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government–community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/20/18824133.php

Maduro Highlights Visit by Michelle Bachelet to Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-22
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Friday celebrated the conclusion an official state visit to the South American nation by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) Michelle Bachelet, after an almost two-hour meeting at the Presidential Palace of Miraflores. | RELATED | UN Human Rights Commissioner Meets Venezuelan Ministers | "We have taken a first step towards a smoother, more cooperative relationship on the human rights of the Venezuelan people," said the head of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Highlights-Visit-by-Michelle-Bachelet-to-Venezuela-20190622-0001.html

Sorting Out Reality from Fiction About Venezuela
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-22
Last April marked a special anniversary for Cuba but one that we should all reflect upon given the current events in Latin America, particularly in Venezuela. In mid-April 1961 three cities in Cuba were bombed at the same time from …
globalresearch.ca/sorting-out-reality-fiction-about-venezuela/5681400

Maduro Highlights Visit by Michelle Bachelet to Venezuela
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-22
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Friday celebrated the conclusion an official state visit to the South American nation by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) Michelle Bachelet, after an almost two-hour meeting at the Presidential Palace of Miraflores. | RELATED | UN Human Rights Commissioner Meets Venezuelan Ministers | "We have taken a first step towards a smoother, more cooperative relationship on the human rights of the Venezuelan people," said the head of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Maduro-Highlights-Visit-by-Michelle-Bachelet-to-Venezuela-20190622-0001.html

Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas
Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle | indybay.org | 2019-06-21
What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government–community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/20/18824133.php

On Global Capitalist Crises: Resisting US Financial Imperialism in Venezuela
Dr. Jack Rasmus | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-21
Read part I, II, III and IV from the links below. | Part I — On Global Capitalist Crises: Systemic Changes and Challenges | Part II — On Global Capitalist Crises. Debt Defaults, Bankruptcies and Real Economy Decline | Part III — On …
globalresearch.ca/global-capitalist-crises-resisting-us-financial-imperialism-venezuela/5681314

38th Annual Walk for Peace: Urge Politicians to Pursue "Peaceful Options" and Support Nuclear Disarmament
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-21
This Saturday, Winnipeggers will hold the city's 38th annual Walk for Peace. The theme of this year's march is to call for Canada to adopt a foreign policy that focuses on international peace, development and co-operation. The event is sponsored …
globalresearch.ca/38th-annual-walk-for-peace-urge-politicians-to-pursue-peaceful-options-and-support-nuclear-disarmament/5680842

Gambian FM, Liberian women group receive UN Population Award for 2019
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-21
Gambian Foreign Minister Mamadou Tangara and National Peace Hut Women of Liberia received the 2019 UN Population Award in a ceremony at the UN headquarters Thursday. | UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed conferred on the laureates the award, which consists of a gold medal, a diploma and a monetary prize for them each. The winner for the individual category, Mamadou Tangara, the minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, was recognized for his leadership in conflict prevention and his understanding of the importance of the grassroots non-violent youth movement in the politic…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/21/gambian-fm-liberian-women-group-receive-un-population-award-for-2019/

Greg Palast Wins Mexico's Top Journalism Award: The 2019 International Reporter Prize For Exposés On Election Thefts
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-21
Greg Palast won Mexico's International Reporter Prize for reporting on election thefts–like the 2018 Georgia's Governor's race in U.S. | As 2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and multiple award winning journalist Daniel Estulin (who introduced Greg Palast at Mexico's prestigious award show) recently wrote about the event: " Surrounded by journalist celebrities from all over the world, Palast along with the absent Julian Assange was the star attraction. He is admired and respected by so many attendees for his fearless reporting against the deep state he so courageously exposes. " | The Association of M…
www.blackstarnews.com/global-politics/latin-america/greg-palast-wins-mexico%E2%80%99s-top-journalism-award-the-2019

UK Minister Suspended After Manhandling Female Protester
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-21
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May suspended Foreign Office Minister Mark Field after he publicly manhandled a female Greenpeace protester during Thursday night's Mansion House speech. | RELATED: | UK: Police Arrest 4 Teens for Brutal Gay Bashing of 2 Women | "The Prime Minister has seen the footage and found it very concerning. The police have said they are loo…
telesurenglish.net/news/UK-Minister-Suspended-After-Manhandling-Female-Protester-20190621-0014.html

Mali: Thousands Protest Inter-Ethnic Violence in Call for Peace
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-21
Thousands of Malian protesters filled the streets of Bamako Friday to reject the violent massacres taking place in the country. | RELATED: | Nearly 100 People Massacred in Central Mali, 19 missing | "Too much blood has been spilled. It has to stop or there will be no life left in the centre of Mali," said Habitatou Diallo one of the alleged 5,000 participants of Friday's large-scale protest. | The movement was organized by a youth group and promoted peace and acceptance, encouraging M…
telesurenglish.net/news/Mali-Thousands-Protest-Inter-Ethnic-Violence-in-Call-for-Peace-20190621-0017.html

The responses to a Tory minister's alleged assault of a protester sum up Britain in 2019
John Shafthauer | thecanary.co | 2019-06-21
On 20 June, chancellor Philip Hammond spoke at Mansion House. Greenpeace interrupted the black-tie event to protest the government's handling of the climate emergency we all face. During the course of the protest, minister Mark Field grabbed a protester by the neck and then proceeded to shove her out of the building. | Field now faces accusations of assault, while the protester is receiving support from people all over the country. The responses t…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/06/21/the-responses-to-a-tory-ministers-alleged-assault-of-a-protester-sum-up-britain-in-2019/

Ould Abdel Aziz era in Mauritania nears its end
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-21
Mauritanians will vote for a new president on Saturday in what is expected to be the West African country's first peaceful transfer of power since independence from France in 1960. | President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania. / AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images) | President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz leaves office after serving two five-year terms since he took power in a coup in 2008. | Abdel Aziz, an ally of Western powers in the fight against Islamists in the Sahel region, leaves behind an economy that has picked up since 2017 after a drop in the price of iron ore dented export…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/21/ould-abdel-aziz-era-in-mauritania-nears-its-end/

UK Minister Suspended After Manhandling Female Protester
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-21
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May suspended Foreign Office Minister Mark Field after he publicly manhandled a female Greenpeace protester during Thursday night's Mansion House speech. | RELATED: | UK: Police Arrest 4 Teens for Brutal Gay Bashing of 2 Women | "The Prime Minister has seen the footage and found it very concerning. The police have said they are loo…
telesurenglish.net/news/UK-Minister-Suspended-After-Manhandling-Female-Protester-20190621-0014.html

MH17: Charging Individuals on the Basis of a Deeply Flawed Investigation. Placing the Blame on Russia
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-21
The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) and the Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) share Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's skepticism about Russia's alleged culpability in the shooting down of MH17 on the 17th of July …
globalresearch.ca/mh17-charging-individuals-basis-deeply-flawed-investigation/5681309

Pastors for Peace closes US Tour before Traveling to Cuba
plenglish.com | 2019-06-21
21 de junio de 2019, 09: 07Washington, Jun 21 (Prensa Latina) The Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization-Pastors for Peace conclude today a tour dedicated to addressing the Cuban reality in dozens of American cities, before embarking on its traditional solidarity caravan to the Island.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43553&SEO=pastors-for-peace-closes-us-tour-before-traveling-to-cuba

As Trump Claims Power to Bomb Iran at Whim, Anti-War Voices Say: 'Where Is Congress?' and 'Peace Begins With Us'
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-21
"Decisions about war and peace should not be left to the whims of a president who is ill-prepared, ill-informed and ill-advised." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/pelosi_congress_trump_war_congress.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/21/trump-claims-power-bomb-iran-whim-anti-war-voices-say-where-congress-and-peace?cd-origin=rss

Venezuelan Policeman Shot in Coup Attempt Dies From Injuries
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-20
Venezuelan Minister for the Interior, Nestor Reverol, informed on Thursday that Chief Supervisor of the Bolivarian National Police, Yensi Gonzalez, died due to complications resulting from a gun wound caused by the opposition's failed coup attempt on April 30. | RELATED: | Venezuela Coup Attempt Proved Repression is not a Gov't Policy | "With indignation, I inform the country that there is a new fatal victim of the coup attempt supported by the violent sectors of the opposition,…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Police-Officer-Shot-in-Coup-Attempt-Dies-From-Injuries-20190620-0022.html

Bachelet Holds Meetings with Venezuelan Governmental Representatives
plenglish.com | 2019-06-20
Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has held meetings with Venezuelan governmental representatives on Thursday as part of her work agenda in Venezuela.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43537&SEO=bachelet-holds-meetings-with-venezuelan-governmental-representatives

UN Human Rights Commissioner Meets Venezuelan Ministers
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-20
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet met with senior members of Venezuela's Bolivarian government as part of her official visit that began Wednesday, following an invitation from President Nicolas Maduro. | RELATED: | US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President | On Wednesday evening Bachelet held a meeting with Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza, who explained how the government hopes to draw Bachelet's attention to the crippling effects of Unit…
telesurenglish.net/news/UN-Human-Rights-Commissioner-Meets-Venezuelan-Ministers–20190620-0016.html

Commercialization of the Ayahuasca Ritual: A New Colonization
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-20
A pair of traditional and medicinal South American herbs, Banisteriopsis Caapi and Chacruna (or Psychotria Viridis,) used during ayahuasca rituals are at risk for hyper-commercialization due to their hallucinogenic properties. | RELATED: | Mexico Accuses Herrera of Appropriating Indigenous Designs for New Collection | Endemic to the Amazonian regions of Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela the plants are traditionally used in shamanic rituals, guided by 'yachaks…
telesurenglish.net/news/Commercialization-of-the-Ayahuasca-Ritual-A-New-Colonization-20190620-0027.html

Commercialization of the Ayahuasca Ritual: A New Colonization
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-20
A pair of traditional and medicinal South American herbs, Banisteriopsis Caapi and Chacruna (or Psychotria Viridis,) used during ayahuasca rituals are at risk for hyper-commercialization due to their hallucinogenic properties. | RELATED: | Mexico Accuses Herrera of Appropriating Indigenous Designs for New Collection | Endemic to the Amazonian regions of Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela the plants are traditionally used in shamanic rituals, guided by 'yachaks…
telesurenglish.net/news/Commercialization-of-the-Ayahuasca-Ritual-A-New-Colonization-20190620-0027.html

Sanctions that cause hunger and kill-join us in a Food Sovereignty Delegation to Caracas
Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle | indybay.org | 2019-06-20
What's going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. According to the Independent of England, in Venezuela people hunt the animals of the zoo to eat them. According to the mainstream media, Venezuelans also eat rottten meat and garbage. these reports, give a distorted picture of what is happening in Venezuela . The media also omits serious analysis of the role of the government–community partnership "CLAP" food distribution program that reaches millions of Venezuelans. There is no doubt as indicated in a rec…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/20/18824133.php

Canada hires hitman to overthrow Venezuelan government
Yves Engler | mronline.org | 2019-06-20
The "Proposed Contractor" is Allan Culham who has been Special Advisor on Venezuela since the fall of 2017. But, the government is required to post the $200,000 contract to coordinate Canada's effort to overthrow the Maduro government. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/20/canada-hires-hitman-to-overthrow-venezuelan-government/

Venezuelan Opposition Scrambles in Wake of Humanitarian Aid Scandal
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-20
An opposition-oriented website uncovered a $125,000 corruption scandal involving associates of Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan Guaidó. Independent journalist Dan Cohen tracked down the details of this story…
therealnews.com/stories/venezuelan-opposition-scrambles-in-wake-of-humanitarian-aid-scandal

More Venezuelans Return Home in Plan Return to Homeland
plenglish.com | 2019-06-20
Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) A total of 90 Venezuelans have arrived in the country from Peru, with a total of 180 returnees in two days from that nation, under the Plan Return to Homeland, said Thursday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43525&SEO=more-venezuelans-return-home-in-plan-return-to-homeland

Did Venezuelan coup leaders pocket $70 million from Citgo's stolen US assets?
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-20
Venezuela's government has claimed the Department of Justice will investigate Citgo's opposition-appointed board for the theft of $70 million. But…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/19/guaido-vecchio-citgo-theft-investigation/

Venezuelan Policeman Shot in Coup Attempt Dies From Injuries
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-20
Venezuelan Minister of the Interior, Nestor Reverol, informed on Thursday that Chief Supervisor of the Bolivarian National Police, Yensi Gonzalez, died due to complications resulting from a gun wound caused by the opposition's failed coup attempt on April 30. | RELATED: | Venezuela Coup Attempt Proved Repression is not a Gov't Policy | "With indignation, I inform the country that there is a new fatal victim of the coup attempt supported by the violent sectors of the opposition,"
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuelan-Police-Officer-Shot-in-Coup-Attempt-Dies-From-Injuries-20190620-0022.html

Maduro Praises Bachelet's Visit to Strengthen Human Rights System
plenglish.com | 2019-06-20
20 de junio de 2019, 15: 17Caracas, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The visit to Venezuela by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, will contribute to improving the national system, President Nicolas Maduro said.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43528&SEO=maduro-praises-bachelets-visit-to-strengthen-human-rights-system

'Our Climate Is Breaking Down. Business As Usual Is Over': Campaigners Interrupt Televised Speech of UK Treasury Official
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-20
"The people in this room have been funding climate change, and we're not giving the banks and hedge funds a pass for their unethical investment decisions anymore," said one Greenpeace campaigner | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-06-20_at_4.49.55_pm.png
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/20/our-climate-breaking-down-business-usual-over-campaigners-interrupt-televised-speech?cd-origin=rss

South Sudan lawmakers quit budget presentation over unpaid public salaries
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-20
South Sudanese lawmakers stormed out of a budget presentation for the 2019/20 financial year by the finance minister on Thursday, with one citing frustrations over non-payment of salaries of civil servants and soldiers. | The disruption highlights issues affecting South Sudan months after the latest peace deal was signed to end a civil war, often fought along ethnic lines and that has crippled oil production, forced millions to flee and killed 400,000 people. | "Our army is cutting down trees to make a living, our foreign missions … it is now almost one year we are unable to pay them. Our teachers are not be…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/20/south-sudan-lawmakers-quit-budget-presentation-over-unpaid-public-salaries/

Greenpeace activists halt Philip Hammond's speech at black tie event in London
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-06-20
Climate change protesters have disrupted chancellor Philip Hammond's Mansion House speech.Hammond had barely started his address when the activists interrupted the black tie event in the City of London.The activists were quickly escorted from Mansion House (Greenpeace/PA)The disruption lasted several minutes. Hammond got back to his feet at 9.05pm.Greenpeace later said 40 of its activists, some of whom wore red evening dresses with sashes that read "climate emergency", had interrupted the event, which was being broadcast live on television.In a statement, Greenpeace UK climate campaigner Areeba Hamid said: "This…
thecanary.co/breaking-news/2019/06/20/greenpeace-activists-halt-philip-hammonds-speech-at-black-tie-event-in-london/

Cuba Welcomes US 'Pastors For Peace' Defying Trump Sanctions
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-20
The Pastors for Peace Caravan is preparing for their annual visit to Cuba Saturday, a visit the government is celebrating this year in particular as it comes amid new travel restrictions by the US government. | RELATED: | Cuba Condemns US Siege, Stresses Commitment to Socialism | Ana Silvia Rodriguez, Cuba's ambassador at the United Nations says the upcoming 'Pastors for Peace Caravan' to the isl…
telesurenglish.net/news/Cuba-Welcomes-US-Pastors-For-Peace-Defying-Trump-Sanctions-20190620-0006.html

Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-20
Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to reports that the Trump administration is considering strikes on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director of Peace Action, released the following statement: "The United States has stumbled into a perilous situation. If, for example, the U.S. …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/20/striking-iran-now-could-spark-a-major-war/

Senate Votes to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2019-06-20
Washington, D.C. — June 20, 2019 — In response to the Senate voting to block arms sales involving Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "When Trump vetoed legislation earlier this year to end U.S. involvement …
peaceaction.org/2019/06/20/senate-votes-to-block-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-and-the-uae/

Persistent threat of war erodes prospects for Middle East peace, Security Council told
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-20
Developments in the Middle East cannot be divorced from Israel's military occupation of Palestinian territory and settlement-building, or Hamas' hold over Gaza and its militant activity, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Thursday, warning that these actions "collectively erode the prospects of a two-State solution".
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Reparations Are Not Just About Slavery But Centuries of Theft and Racial Terror
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-20
On the heels of Wednesday's historic hearing on reparations, we speak with renowned writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on the lasting legacy of American slavery, how the national dialogue about reparations has progressed in the past five years and his testimony in favor of H.R. 40, which took direct aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Coates says, "It is absolutely impossible to imagine America without enslavement." | TRANSCRIPT: | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I'm Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. | NERMEEN SHAIKH: As we continue to talk about the cal…
truthout.org/video/reparations-are-not-just-about-slavery-but-centuries-of-theft-and-racial-terror/

Video: US-Russia Relations and the Expiry of Nuclear Treaties. Global Security in Jeopardy
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-20
Nuclear treaties (mainly between the USA and Russia) have formed the cornerstone of world peace, stability and safety for decades. They have been an essential mechanism in the international security architecture. Nuclear treaties gave assurance to the world that the …
globalresearch.ca/video-us-russia-relations-and-the-expiry-of-nuclear-treaties-global-security-in-jeopardy/5681186

Lessons from D.H. : A Soul-based Anarchist Vision for Peace-making
Kim C. Domenico | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-20
"You see, Mexico really is a bit horrible to me. And the black eyes of the people really make my heart contract, and my flesh shrink. There's a bit of horror in it. And I don't want horror in my soul." "Why not?" he said at last.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/20/lessons-from-d-h-a-soul-based-anarchist-vision-for-peace-making/

Free Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva — #LulaLivre
| workers.org | 2019-06-20
The following is a statement released June 11 by The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, a network of concerned individuals from several countries in Europe, Latin America and North America dedicated to help defend the sovereignty of developing nations. Formerly the International Committee for the Freedom of the . . . | Continue reading Free Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva — #LulaLivre at Workers.org
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Thursday's Daily Brief: World Refugee Day, Middle East peace marred, Epilepsy report, Cities #WithRefugees initiative and Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-20
This Thursday, we cover: World Refugee Day, Peace in the Middle East marred by obstacles, UN health agency's report on epilepsy, UN refugee agency update on Cities #WithRefugees initiative and World Health Organization's flags Ebola-response funding gap in DR Congo.
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Peace Advocates Praise Senate for Voting to Block 'Brazen Power Grab' by Trump to Sell Saudis More Weapons
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-20
Peace advocates and progressives applauded Thursday as the Senate approved resolutions to block the Trump administration from using emergency authority to bypass Congress and allow more than $8 billion in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, which are leading a war on Yemen. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-9351808741_1.jpg
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UGANDA: INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT (ICC) IS A TOOL BUILT FOR VETO POWERS AND ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE-SCHOLAR
By Okumu Langol Livingstone | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-20
Dr. Phil Clark, launching his new book; "Distant Justice" in Gulu recently | Dr. Phil Clark, a scholar, says his fear about is that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has lost its vision to the interest of powerful countries with veto powers that could have helped to bring peace in Northern Uganda during the failed Juba Peace Talks between 2006 and 2008 during. In northern Uganda the ICC was being used as a tool for the interests of world super powers like Russia, United State of America, Britain, Germany, Franc and China. | | GULU-UGANDA: In his new book, "Distant Justice",Dr. Phil Clark, of the African Ce…
www.blackstarnews.com/global-politics/africa/uganda-international-criminal-court-icc-is-a-tool-built-for

Despite peace deal, Central African Republic's population faces daily acts of violence, UN envoy warns
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-20
Although the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR), armed groups and civil society representatives are all taking part in the process that followed the signing of a deal signed in February, civilians continue to suffer daily acts of violence, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday.
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Peace Action: Striking Iran Now Could Spark a Major War
commondreams.org | 2019-06-20
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UN Coordinator Criticizes Israel's Position on Palestinian Issue
plenglish.com | 2019-06-20
20 de junio de 2019, 14: 15United Nations, Jun 20 (Prensa Latina) The UN special coordinator for the peace process in the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov, criticized Israel"s lack of interest in advancing in the resolution of the Palestinian issue.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43521&SEO=un-coordinator-criticizes-israels-position-on-palestinian-issue

Constituent Assembly to Probe Corruption of Venezuelan Opposition
plenglish.com | 2019-06-19
19 de junio de 2019, 01: 36Caracas, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela"s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) intends to open an investigation this Wednesday into the corruption scheme of opposition leaders around murky handling of funds allocated for alleged humanitarian assistance.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43486&SEO=constituent-assembly-to-probe-corruption-of-venezuelan-opposition

Venezuela Rejects EU Subordination to US Plans
plenglish.com | 2019-06-19
Caracas, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Government of Venezuela has rejected Wednesday the statements of the high representative of the European Union, Federica Mogherini, as a direct subordination to the US Government"s strategy.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43472&SEO=venezuela-rejects-eu-subordination-to-us-plans

Venezuela: Massive Embezzlement Scandal Threatens Juan Guaido's Political Future
Alexander Rubinstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-19
The political party of Juan Guaido — Voluntad Popular (Popular Will) — was never all that popular to begin with. The sixth largest political party in Venezuela, Popular Will is heavily financed by the United States Agency for International …
globalresearch.ca/venezuela-massive-embezzlement-scandal-threatens-juan-guaidos-political-future/5681085

Unedited Goalless Draw between Venezuela-Brazil in America Cup
plenglish.com | 2019-06-19
Caracas, June 19 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro highlighted the historic goalless draw against Brazil, which today keeps the national team with options to advance to the quarterfinals of the America Cup soccer competition.
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