2019-10-17: News Headlines

South Front (2019-10-17). Video: Syrian Kurds' Protection Deal with Assad Explained. globalresearch.ca The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reached a groundbreaking deal with the Assad government. | This happened on October 13 evening after the US-led coalition expectedly abandoned their 'local partners' in face of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring and an 'accident …

Jewish Voice for Peace (2019-10-17). More Than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza Have Bone Infections after Being Shot by Israeli Forces. globalresearch.ca Gaza | Treating drug-resistant infections in Gaza under the blockade | Medicin Sans Frontieres 2 Sept. 2019-More than 7,400 Palestinians have been injured by live ammunition during protests in Gaza. About half of those suffering from open fractures, in which the bone …

Firas Samuri (2019-10-17). Could Turkish Aggression Boost Peace in Syria? Has Triggered Exit of US, Britain and France. globalresearch.ca On October 7, 2019, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of American troops from northeast Syria, where the contingent alongside Kurdish militias controlled the vast territories. Trump clarified that the decision is connected with the intention of Turkey …

Lucas Koerner (2019-10-17). Venezuela's Opposition Declares PDVSA 2020 Bond Void, Nixes Payment. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's CITGO could be seized by creditors.

Prof. James Petras (2019-10-17). United States and Venezuela: A Historical Background. globalresearch.ca First published on Global Research on May 18, 2019. | "Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world and they own it and we want it" — (Anonymous Trump official) | Introduction | US hostility and efforts to overthrow the Venezuelan government …

teleSUR (2019-10-17). Venezuela, Brazil Become New Members in UN Human Rights Council. telesurenglish.net Venezuela and Brazil scored seats on U.N. Human Rights Council Thursday as the General Assembly chooses 14 new members of the panel. | The 193-member General Assembly is electing 14 members to the 47-member Human Rights Council for three-year terms starting 1 January 2020. | "We should thank the countries that voted in favor of Venezuela and congratulate the other members of the #HumanRights Commission," Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said. "Venezuela has proposals so that there are no armed interventions or economic blockades." | The Geneva-based council can spotlight abuses and has special monitors watchin…

Cira Pascual Marquina (2019-10-17). Grassroots Communication fights back! A conversation with Jessica Pernia. mronline.org A founding member of Tatuy TV speaks about what it means to be a group of revolutionary journalists in hard times. | Source

teleSUR (2019-10-16). Haiti: 'Resigning Would Be Irresponsible', President Moise Says. telesurenglish.net Haiti's President Jovenel Moise Tuesday said that his resignation would be an "irresponsible" act in the midst of the ongoing political turmoil and social unrest. | RELATED: | UN Peacekeeping 15-year Mission Ends With Mixed Legacy in Haiti | "It would be irresponsible of me if I got up today, took out a letter of resignation, signed it and left the country," Mo…

teleSUR (2019-10-16). Half-a-Million Bolivians Attend Morales' Closing Campaign Rally. telesurenglish.net Nearly half a million Bolivians on Tuesday attended the closing of the presidential campaign of Evo Morales in Santa Cruz, where the Movement for Socialism (MAS) candidate was hosting his event. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Morales to Present Evidence of Coup Plans | "We will never forget this rally. SantaCruz is a working, democratic and peaceful people. Those who seek violence are enemies of democracy. The people's conscience always triumphs over intolerance," Evo said. | The MAS leader recalled that…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-10-16). Venezuela: Gov't Increases Minimum Wage, Announces Public Spending. venezuelanalysis.com Governorships will manage gold mines as a direct source of revenue.

teleSUR (2019-10-16). Venezuela: Gov't, Opposition Hold New Talks, Reach New Agreements. telesurenglish.net Minister of Communications of Venezuela Jorge Rodríguez said Wednesday that progress has been made around the agreement between the government and opposition parties of Venezuela regarding one month after the installation of the political dialogue table. | RELATED: | Venezuela Presents 13m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to UN | Rodríguez told reporters that a complimentary discussion table was set up on the formation of a new National Electoral Council (CNE), for which the participants sh…

United Nations (2019-10-15). Tuesday's Daily Brief: UNICEF child health report, Peacekeeping operations end in Haiti, Syria-Turkey latest, Haitian migrants deported from Bahamas. un.org A recap of Tuesday's stories: Millions of children undernourished and overweight says landmark report; Security Council marks transition after 15 years of 'blue helmets' in Haiti; violence continues 'on both sides' of Syria-Turkey border; UN human rights office raises concerns over deportation of Haitian migrants from the Bahamas; UN migration agency helps migrants in Algeria return to Niger; rural women celebrated on International Day.

United Nations (2019-10-15). Security Council marks transition from 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti. un.org Although 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti have drawn to a close, the Organization's commitment to strengthening and stabilizing the country will continue, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

John Nichols (2019-10-15). Give Us One Debate About War and Peace. thenation.com Give Us One Debate About War and Peace…

United Nations (2019-10-14). Monday's Daily Brief: 70,000 children displaced in northeast Syria, Guterres commends UN-led peace deal for Ecuador, deadly airstrikes in Libya's Tripoli. un.org A recap of Monday's stories: UNICEF estimates some 70,000 children have been newly displaced in northeast Syria; UN chief sounds alarm on threat of ISIL amid fighting in Syria; Secretary-General welcomes start of Ecuador peace dialogue; Deadly Libya attacks 'blatant violation' of human rights; Food agencies reveal scale of global food waste problem.

Paul Dobson (2019-10-14). Venezuela Denies Guatemalan President-Elect Entrance, Congratulates Ecuadorian People on IMF Defeat. venezuelanalysis.com President Nicolas Maduro also called on Chavista forces to prepare to "rescue" the National Assembly in the upcoming elections.

Staff (2019-10-14). Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, Awarded Nobel Prize, Celebrated for "Remarkable Change" in Horn of Africa. democracynow.org Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in an announcement Friday morning. The prime minister last year helped broker a historic peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea, where leaders of the neighboring countries signed a "Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship" and declared an end to nearly two decades of a "state of war" that lasted from 1998 to 2000 and killed 70,000 people. Soon after the peace declaration was signed, the first direct flights between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years took off from Addis Ababa, headed to Eritrea's capital Asmara. Ahmed has also lifted the…

Fight Back (2019-10-14). MN backs Rage Against the War Machine protest in DC. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – 40 protesters braved the first snow of the season at the busy intersection of Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis on October 12 to say no to U.S. endless wars. The protest was called by the MN Peace Action Coalition in conjunction with the Rage Against the War Machine organized by the Women's March on the Pentagon the same weekend in Washington DC. | Autumn Lake, an organizer with the MN Anti-War Committee, started off the program, "Our protest today comes a day after the Pentagon announced that nearly 2000 additional U.S. troops are being sent to Saudi Arabia in preparation for…

Aaron Maté (2019-10-11). Real life and resistance in Venezuela — Ben Norton reports on effects of US blockade. thegrayzone.com Ben Norton speaks about his reporting in Venezuela, where he investigated how bipartisan US sanctions and Trump's embargo are making…

Staff (2019-10-11). Headlines for October 11, 2019. democracynow.org Civilians Killed & Forced to Flee Turkish Military Offensive in Northern Syria, Two Associates of Trump's Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Arrested at Dulles Airport, Prince Estate Slams Trump for Using "Purple Rain" at Minneapolis Rally, "Trans Lives Matter": Activists Interrupt CNN Democratic Town Hall, Ethiopian Prime Minister Wins 100th Nobel Peace Prize, Olga Tokarczuk & Peter Handke Win Nobel Prize for Literature, Iranian Oil Tanker Struck in Red Sea, Ecuador: Five Killed Amid Anti-Austerity Protests, News Outlet Splinter Shutting Down, Asylum Seekers Protest "Remain in Mexico" Policy on Brownsville Bridge, Gymnast Sim…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-10-10). Venezuelan Oil Output Falls as Inflation Reaches Six-Month Low. venezuelanalysis.com Inflation slowed down in September after crossing the hyperinflation threshold in August.

Edward Hunt (2019-10-10). The Trump Administration Is Moving to Restart Aerial Fumigation in Colombia. progressive.org The move further endangers the country's already-fragile peace accord.

Staff (2019-10-09). Ecuadorian Protests Intensify as President Flees Capital, Blames Venezuela. therealnews.com Shortly after the government of President Lenin Moreno announced new IMF-imposed austerity measures and price increases, protests against the government, uniting workers, students, and indigenous movement escalated in the capital of Quito this week.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-10-09). Guaido Signs USAID Agreement as Adobe Suspends Venezuela Service. venezuelanalysis.com Financial company TransferWise likewise stopped servicing Venezuelan clients.

Paul Dobson (2019-10-07). Venezuela Arrests Oil Exec for Corruption, Receives $4bn in Russian Investment. venezuelanalysis.com Moscow and Caracas are reportedly working on a long-term cooperation agreement set to last at least until 2030.

Anya Parampil (2019-10-06). How Venezuela defeated Washington's coup attempt at the United Nations. liberationnews.org Close observers had expected that the US would try to block Rodríguez from speaking as part of its effort to delegitimize her government. Yet Rodríguez ultimately appeared at the podium to deliver a jeremiad against US meddling in her country's affairs and what she called "capitalist violence."

Anya Parampil (2019-10-04). Cómo Venezuela derrotó el intento de golpe de estado de Washington en las Naciones Unidas. thegrayzone.com Un vistazo a cómo los diplomáticos venezolanos obstaculizaron un intento de Estados Unidos de revocar sus credenciales en la ONU…

Ricardo Vaz (2019-10-02). Venezuela's CITGO in Danger as Maduro Seeks Debt Renegotiation. venezuelanalysis.com US financial sanctions have stopped Venezuela from renegotiating foreign debt since 2017.

TeleSUR English (2019-09-30). Venezuelan ANC President Visits Vietnam, North Korea. venezuelanalysis.com National Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello went on a Far East tour to strengthen political ties.

Paul Dobson (2019-09-30). Wave of Xenophobia Against Venezuelans in Peru Sparks Diplomatic Spat. venezuelanalysis.com The brutal beating of a young Venezuelan girl by Peru's police and a nationalist march have sparked outrage.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-26). Venezuela: Trump Imposes Travel Ban, Putin Backs Dialogue. venezuelanalysis.com US officials and the Venezuelan opposition have also lobbied the EU to impose harsher sanctions against Caracas.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-25). Washington Gives Guaido $52M in Funding, Slaps Venezuela with New Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The new aid package dovetailed with fresh sanctions targeting Venezuela-Cuba oil shipping.

Jon Rainwater (2019-09-25). Take Action to Avoid War with Iran. peaceaction.org photo credit Dear Groundswell Readers, We have to keep pushing Congress this week if we want to avoid war with Iran. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said recently that the U.K. might join a U.S.-led military effort in the Gulf. When other nations step up to join the "coalition of the willing" it's often a bad sign. …

patrick (2019-09-25). Documents Prove "Creative Community for Peace" is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group "StandWithUs" bdsmovement.net Documents Prove "Creative Community for Peace" is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group "StandWithUs": UpdateArtists who support justice for all and oppose racism in all forms should be aware of CCFP's deception and steer clear of its lobbying agenda. | Cultural BoycottSeptember 25, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Paul Dobson (2019-09-23). Venezuela: Dueling Delegations Sent to New York as TIAR Treaty Invoked. venezuelanalysis.com Colombian President Ivan Duque raised tensions on the eve of the UN General Assembly when he compared Maduro to Slobodan Milosevic and Al Qaeda.

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-18). US imposes New Sanctions Targeting Venezuela's Food Program. venezuelanalysis.com The Treasury Department has targeted people and companies involved in imports for Venezuela's CLAP program.

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-18). Venezuela: Gov't Releases Opposition Leader, Guaido Ratified as Parliament Head. venezuelanalysis.com Edgar Zambrano was a high-profile participant in the opposition's April 30 military putsch.

Paul Dobson (2019-09-16). Government Signs Agreement with Opposition Factions as Guaido Declares Dialogue Over. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido called for a "new stage of struggle" including the recent activation of the TIAR mutual defence treaty.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-15). Venezuela Probes Guaido over Photos with Colombian Drug Traffickers. venezuelanalysis.com Los Rastrojos have been accused of drug smuggling, extortion, and targeted killings.

Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-12). Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments. venezuelanalysis.com Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."

Lucas Koerner (2019-09-11). Venezuela's Maduro Warns of Colombia 'Threat' as Trump Fires Bolton. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan military exercises along the border started on Tuesday.

Paul Dobson (2019-09-09). Venezuela: Guaido Under Investigation over Essequibo Bargaining Revelations. venezuelanalysis.com Guaido envoy Vanessa Neumann was caught on tape offering to relinquish Venezuela's historic claim in exchange for backing from London.

Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams (2019-09-08). New Season of Amazon's Jack Ryan Focused on Venezuela Denounced as 'Over-the-Top and Ridiculous' US Propaganda. venezuelanalysis.com The upcoming season of Amazon's Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton.

Ricardo Vaz and Lucas Koerner (2019-09-06). Mastercard Blocks Two Venezuelan Banks as Inflation Rises. venezuelanalysis.com A Chinese contractor has also suspended work on an oil expansion project.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-09-04). Venezuela: Gold Reserves Fall to 75-year Low as Guaido Seeks to Restructure Debt. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan gold reserves fell by $1 billion in the first semester of 2019.

Paul Dobson (2019-09-02). Venezuela Points Finger at Duque for Breakdown of Colombian Peace Process. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government also refuted accusations that it offers "refuge" to FARC-EP rebels.

TeleSur English (2019-09-02). Venezuela Exposes Failed Plan to Attack Justice Palace, Police Headquarters. venezuelanalysis.com Vicepresident Jorge Rodriguez presented evidence of a failed attack on Venezuela's highest courts located in Caracas allegedly to be carried out by criminals trained in Colombia.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-28). US Opens Venezuela Interest Section in Colombia as Guaido Rebuffs Further Talks. venezuelanalysis.com It remains unclear whether the new Venezuela Affairs Unit will facilitate talks with Caracas.

Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz (2019-08-28). Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia. venezuelanalysis.com Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.

Paul Kawika Martin (2019-07-18). Diplomacy Instead of a Disaster in Iran. peaceaction.org Washington, D.C. — July 18, 2019 — In response to reports of the U.S. shooting down an Iranian drone, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at Peace Action, released the following statement: "Because of the Trump administration's policy of maximum provocation towards Iran, America stands on the precipice of another blunderous …

2019-10-17: Social Media Postees

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More Than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza Have Bone Infections after Being Shot by Israeli Forces
Jewish Voice for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-17
Gaza | Treating drug-resistant infections in Gaza under the blockade | Medicin Sans Frontieres 2 Sept. 2019-More than 7,400 Palestinians have been injured by live ammunition during protests in Gaza. About half of those suffering from open fractures, in which the bone | …
globalresearch.ca/more-than-1000-palestinians-gaza-have-bone-infections-after-shot-israeli-forces/5692286

Video: Syrian Kurds' Protection Deal with Assad Explained
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-17
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have reached a groundbreaking deal with the Assad government. | This happened on October 13 evening after the US-led coalition expectedly abandoned their 'local partners' in face of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring and an 'accident …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-kurds-protection-deal-explained/5692227

Could Turkish Aggression Boost Peace in Syria? Has Triggered Exit of US, Britain and France
Firas Samuri | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-17
On October 7, 2019, the U.S. President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of American troops from northeast Syria, where the contingent alongside Kurdish militias controlled the vast territories. Trump clarified that the decision is connected with the intention of Turkey …
globalresearch.ca/could-turkish-aggression-boost-peace-syria/5692313

Venezuela's Opposition Declares PDVSA 2020 Bond Void, Nixes Payment
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-17
Venezuela's CITGO could be seized by creditors.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14695

United States and Venezuela: A Historical Background
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-17
First published on Global Research on May 18, 2019. | "Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world and they own it and we want it" — (Anonymous Trump official) | Introduction | US hostility and efforts to overthrow the Venezuelan government …
globalresearch.ca/united-states-venezuela-historical-background/5677795

Venezuela, Brazil Become New Members in UN Human Rights Council
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-17
Venezuela and Brazil scored seats on U.N. Human Rights Council Thursday as the General Assembly chooses 14 new members of the panel. | The 193-member General Assembly is electing 14 members to the 47-member Human Rights Council for three-year terms starting 1 January 2020. | "We should thank the countries that voted in favor of Venezuela and congratulate the other members of the #HumanRights Commission," Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said. "Venezuela has proposals so that there are no armed interventions or economic blockades." | The Geneva-based council can spotlight abuses and has special monitors watchin…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Brazil-Become-New-Members-in-UN-Human-Rights-Council-20191017-0009.html

Half-a-Million Bolivians Attend Morales' Closing Campaign Rally
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-16
Nearly half a million Bolivians on Tuesday attended the closing of the presidential campaign of Evo Morales in Santa Cruz, where the Movement for Socialism (MAS) candidate was hosting his event. | RELATED: | Bolivia: Morales to Present Evidence of Coup Plans | "We will never forget this rally. SantaCruz is a working, democratic and peaceful people. Those who seek violence are enemies of democracy. The people's conscience always triumphs over intolerance," Evo said. | The MAS leader recalled that…
telesurenglish.net/news/Half-a-Million-Bolivians-Attend-Morales-Closing-Campaign-Rally-20191016-0007.html

Haiti: 'Resigning Would Be Irresponsible', President Moise Says
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-16
Haiti's President Jovenel Moise Tuesday said that his resignation would be an "irresponsible" act in the midst of the ongoing political turmoil and social unrest. | RELATED: | UN Peacekeeping 15-year Mission Ends With Mixed Legacy in Haiti | "It would be irresponsible of me if I got up today, took out a letter of resignation, signed it and left the country," Mo…
telesurenglish.net/news/Haiti-Resigning-Would-Be-Irresponsible-President-Moise-Says-20191016-0005.html

Venezuela: Gov't Increases Minimum Wage, Announces Public Spending
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-16
Governorships will manage gold mines as a direct source of revenue.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14694

Venezuela: Gov't, Opposition Hold New Talks, Reach New Agreements
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-16
Minister of Communications of Venezuela Jorge Rodríguez said Wednesday that progress has been made around the agreement between the government and opposition parties of Venezuela regarding one month after the installation of the political dialogue table. | RELATED: | Venezuela Presents 13m #NoMoreTrump Petitions to UN | Rodríguez told reporters that a complimentary discussion table was set up on the formation of a new National Electoral Council (CNE), for which the participants sh…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Govt-Opposition-Hold-New-Talks-Reach-New-Agreements-20191016-0012.html

Tuesday's Daily Brief: UNICEF child health report, Peacekeeping operations end in Haiti, Syria-Turkey latest, Haitian migrants deported from Bahamas
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-15
A recap of Tuesday's stories: Millions of children undernourished and overweight says landmark report; Security Council marks transition after 15 years of 'blue helmets' in Haiti; violence continues 'on both sides' of Syria-Turkey border; UN human rights office raises concerns over deportation of Haitian migrants from the Bahamas; UN migration agency helps migrants in Algeria return to Niger; rural women celebrated on International Day.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049281

Why I Stand by 70 Years Old Communist China
Andre Vltchek | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-15
Happy Birthday, People's Republic of China! Heartfelt Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday, and thank you for being here, for standing, for not bending down and never surrendering. The capitalist world is in decay. The West is rotting. Anger and nihilism are pouring from the imperialist empire whose citizens are frustrated; not at peace with themselves. Imperialist …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/why-i-stand-by-70-years-old-communist-china/

Security Council marks transition from 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-15
Although 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti have drawn to a close, the Organization's commitment to strengthening and stabilizing the country will continue, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049271

Give Us One Debate About War and Peace
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-15
Give Us One Debate About War and Peace…
thenation.com/article/democratic-debate-war-peace/

Monday's Daily Brief: 70,000 children displaced in northeast Syria, Guterres commends UN-led peace deal for Ecuador, deadly airstrikes in Libya's Tripoli
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-14
A recap of Monday's stories: UNICEF estimates some 70,000 children have been newly displaced in northeast Syria; UN chief sounds alarm on threat of ISIL amid fighting in Syria; Secretary-General welcomes start of Ecuador peace dialogue; Deadly Libya attacks 'blatant violation' of human rights; Food agencies reveal scale of global food waste problem.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1049221

Venezuela Denies Guatemalan President-Elect Entrance, Congratulates Ecuadorian People on IMF Defeat
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-14
President Nicolas Maduro also called on Chavista forces to prepare to "rescue" the National Assembly in the upcoming elections.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14692

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, Awarded Nobel Prize, Celebrated for "Remarkable Change" in Horn of Africa
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-14
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in an announcement Friday morning. The prime minister last year helped broker a historic peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea, where leaders of the neighboring countries signed a "Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship" and declared an end to nearly two decades of a "state of war" that lasted from 1998 to 2000 and killed 70,000 people. Soon after the peace declaration was signed, the first direct flights between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years took off from Addis Ababa, headed to Eritrea's capital Asmara. Ahmed has also lifted the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/14/awol_allo_abiy_ahmed_nobel_prize

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, Awarded Nobel Prize, Celebrated for "Remarkable Change" in Horn of Africa
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-14
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in an announcement Friday morning. The prime minister last year helped broker a historic peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea, where leaders of the neighboring countries signed a "Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship" and declared an end to nearly two decades of a "state of war" that lasted from 1998 to 2000 and killed 70,000 people. Soon after the peace declaration was signed, the first direct flights between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 20 years took off from Addis Ababa, headed to Eritrea's capital Asmara. Ahmed has also lifted the…
www.democracynow.org/2019/10/14/awol_allo_abiy_ahmed_nobel_prize

MN backs Rage Against the War Machine protest in DC
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-10-14
Minneapolis, MN – 40 protesters braved the first snow of the season at the busy intersection of Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis on October 12 to say no to U.S. endless wars. The protest was called by the MN Peace Action Coalition in conjunction with the Rage Against the War Machine organized by the Women's March on the Pentagon the same weekend in Washington DC. | Autumn Lake, an organizer with the MN Anti-War Committee, started off the program, "Our protest today comes a day after the Pentagon announced that nearly 2000 additional U.S. troops are being sent to Saudi Arabia in preparation for…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/10/14/mn-backs-rage-against-war-machine-protest-dc

Real life and resistance in Venezuela — Ben Norton reports on effects of US blockade
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-11
Ben Norton speaks about his reporting in Venezuela, where he investigated how bipartisan US sanctions and Trump's embargo are making…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/11/life-resistance-venezuela-ben-norton-us-blockade/

Venezuelan Oil Output Falls as Inflation Reaches Six-Month Low
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-10
Inflation slowed down in September after crossing the hyperinflation threshold in August.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14688

The Trump Administration Is Moving to Restart Aerial Fumigation in Colombia
Edward Hunt | progressive.org | 2019-10-10
The move further endangers the country's already-fragile peace accord.
progressive.org/dispatches/trump-administration-moving-to-restart-aerial-fumigation-colombia-hunt-191010/

Guaido Signs USAID Agreement as Adobe Suspends Venezuela Service
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-09
Financial company TransferWise likewise stopped servicing Venezuelan clients.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14685

Ecuadorian Protests Intensify as President Flees Capital, Blames Venezuela
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-09
Shortly after the government of President Lenin Moreno announced new IMF-imposed austerity measures and price increases, protests against the government, uniting workers, students, and indigenous movement escalated in the capital of Quito this week.
therealnews.com/stories/ecuador-protests-president-flees-blames-venezuela

Venezuela Arrests Oil Exec for Corruption, Receives $4bn in Russian Investment
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-07
Moscow and Caracas are reportedly working on a long-term cooperation agreement set to last at least until 2030.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14682

How Venezuela defeated Washington's coup attempt at the United Nations
Anya Parampil | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-06
Close observers had expected that the US would try to block Rodríguez from speaking as part of its effort to delegitimize her government. Yet Rodríguez ultimately appeared at the podium to deliver a jeremiad against US meddling in her country's affairs and what she called "capitalist violence."
liberationnews.org/how-venezuela-defeated-washingtons-coup-attempt-at-the-united-nations/

Cómo Venezuela derrotó el intento de golpe de estado de Washington en las Naciones Unidas
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2019-10-04
Un vistazo a cómo los diplomáticos venezolanos obstaculizaron un intento de Estados Unidos de revocar sus credenciales en la ONU…
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/04/venezuela-golpe-eeuu-onu/

Venezuela's CITGO in Danger as Maduro Seeks Debt Renegotiation
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-10-02
US financial sanctions have stopped Venezuela from renegotiating foreign debt since 2017.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14678

Venezuelan ANC President Visits Vietnam, North Korea
TeleSUR English | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-30
National Constituent Assembly President Diosdado Cabello went on a Far East tour to strengthen political ties.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14672

Wave of Xenophobia Against Venezuelans in Peru Sparks Diplomatic Spat
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-30
The brutal beating of a young Venezuelan girl by Peru's police and a nationalist march have sparked outrage.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14674

Venezuela: Trump Imposes Travel Ban, Putin Backs Dialogue
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-26
US officials and the Venezuelan opposition have also lobbied the EU to impose harsher sanctions against Caracas.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14671

Washington Gives Guaido $52M in Funding, Slaps Venezuela with New Sanctions
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-25
The new aid package dovetailed with fresh sanctions targeting Venezuela-Cuba oil shipping.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14668

Documents Prove "Creative Community for Peace" is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group "StandWithUs"
patrick | bdsmovement.net | 2019-09-25
Documents Prove "Creative Community for Peace" is Front for Right-Wing Israel Lobby Group "StandWithUs": UpdateArtists who support justice for all and oppose racism in all forms should be aware of CCFP's deception and steer clear of its lobbying agenda. | Cultural BoycottSeptember 25, 2019 | By: | | Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) …
bdsmovement.net/news/ccfp-front

Take Action to Avoid War with Iran
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2019-09-25
photo credit Dear Groundswell Readers, We have to keep pushing Congress this week if we want to avoid war with Iran. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said recently that the U.K. might join a U.S.-led military effort in the Gulf. When other nations step up to join the "coalition of the willing" it's often a bad sign. …
peaceaction.org/2019/09/25/take-action-to-avoid-war-with-iran/

Venezuela: Dueling Delegations Sent to New York as TIAR Treaty Invoked
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-23
Colombian President Ivan Duque raised tensions on the eve of the UN General Assembly when he compared Maduro to Slobodan Milosevic and Al Qaeda.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14664

US imposes New Sanctions Targeting Venezuela's Food Program
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-18
The Treasury Department has targeted people and companies involved in imports for Venezuela's CLAP program.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14659

Venezuela: Gov't Releases Opposition Leader, Guaido Ratified as Parliament Head
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-18
Edgar Zambrano was a high-profile participant in the opposition's April 30 military putsch.
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Government Signs Agreement with Opposition Factions as Guaido Declares Dialogue Over
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-16
Guaido called for a "new stage of struggle" including the recent activation of the TIAR mutual defence treaty.
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