2019-10-08: News Headlines

Nino Pagliccia (2019-10-08). The Real Venezuela: Dignified, Indivisible and Truthful. counterpunch.org All those wondering who is in charge in Venezuela, should stop reading the biased and confusing corporate media and should look at who represents the country at the United Nations. The UN is not a perfect institution but it is one that is clear on the issue of membership despite powerful attempts at obfuscating that More

United Nations (2019-10-08). Tuesday's Daily Brief: Eye health, UN's financial crisis, progress in Mali and South Sudan, human rights in Australia. un.org Tuesday's top stories: Global need for eye care is set to increase 'dramatically'; work and reforms of the UN 'at risk'; progress on Mali security; South Sudan peace accord anniversary; Rights chief Bachelet urges rollback on Australia migration policies; and an interview with Maha Mamo, living proof of why statelessness needs to end worldwide.

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-08). The US-Brokered Taliban-India Prisoner Swap Is a Pretty Big Deal. globalresearch.ca The US-brokered Taliban-Indian prisoner swap might lead to the resumption of the Afghan peace process but the deal also carries with it somewhat uncomfortable optics for Pakistan since it was likely agreed to during US peace envoy Khalilzad's "ice-breaking" meeting …

Eds. (2019-10-08). How Venezuela defeated Washington's coup attempt at the United Nations. mronline.org An inside look at how Venezuelan diplomats stymied a US attempt to revoke their credentials at the UN and shatter their nation's sovereignty. | Source

Colin Brineman (2019-10-08). A Tale of Two Policies: Trump's Hypocrisy and State Violence in Venezuela and Brazil. counterpunch.org A recent report on Venezuela by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is a grim portrayal of a country in a severe crisis. Yet, given the extensive media coverage given to this report, it is important to contextualize what is going on in Venezuela in light of the situation More

John Wojcik (2019-10-08). As Trump spins out of control, support for impeachment swells. peoplesworld.org The latest Washington Post poll shows 58% of Americans supporting the impeachment inquiry against the president versus 38% opposed and, for the first time, even Republicans are joining those voices with 18% of them agreeing with the probe. The poll follows a scathing ruling from a federal judge yesterday that brushed aside claims by Trump …

Drew Garvie (2019-10-08). Canada's "Minister of War" Chrystia Freeland pursues "America First" foreign policy. peoplesworld.org In Canada's 2015 parliamentary elections, Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party ran on a vague anti-war platform that emphasized peacekeeping. However, the last four years have seen an escalation in militarism and Canada's involvement in U.S.-led regime change attempts around the world. These efforts have been led by one of Trudeau's cabinet stars, Chrystia Freeland, who has …

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-08). Trump Escalated Wars He Inherited. globalresearch.ca Trump is no peacenik, far from it. He's the latest in a long line of US warrior presidents — waging endless wars of aggression, and by other means, against nonbelligerent states threatening no one. | He's the US liar-in chief, time …

United Nations (2019-10-08). Some progress made towards security in Mali, but still a long way to go, Security Council hears. un.org Some progress has been made towards restoring peace and stability in Mali as outlined in a fragile 2015 peace deal, yet sustainable peace developments are not happening fast enough, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

Jessica Corbett (2019-10-08). 'Get on the streets. And bring everybody': Extinction Rebellion kicks off two weeks of global action. nationofchange.org Nearly a year after Extinction Rebellion launched in London, the global movement that uses nonviolent civil disobedience to demand ambitious climate action kicked off two weeks of protests on Monday with demonstrations around the world that blocked major roadways and led to arrests. | "Starting on October 7th, for 2 weeks, Extinction Rebellion is calling an International Rebellion. Together, we will peacefully occupy the centers of power and shut them down until governme…

The Canary (2019-10-07). Climate protesters block roads in London and across Europe to demand urgent action. thecanary.co Extinction Rebellion activists have blocked major roads in London and other cities across Europe at the beginning of what was billed as a wide-ranging series of protests demanding urgent action to deal with the world's climate crisis.Demonstrators marched through central London as they kicked off two weeks of activities designed to disrupt the city. London police said some 135 climate activists had been arrested.Extinction Rebellion said protesters from the XR Peace group were arrested as they blocked Victoria Embankment, outside the Ministry of Defence.Among those arrested was 81-year-old Sarah Lasenby, a retire…

United Nations (2019-10-07). Guterres: Security Council's African alliances 'needed and appreciated more than ever'. un.org The Security Council's strong engagement with its Member States, partner organizations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed "more than ever", the Secretary-General told the 15-member peace and security body on Monday.

teleSUR (2019-10-07). Thousands of Indigenous Protesters Reach Quito. telesurenglish.net UPDATE 21H00 local time | In his short five-minute televised speech, the Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno informed the seat of government has been moved to Guayaquil. The president then went ahead to accuse, with no evidence, that the protests against his government are financed by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa. | With the Military Brass standing behind him and both, his vice president and minister of defense to each side, the head of state then reiterated that he won't back down from the decision to eliminate fuel subsidies as he dubbed it "historic." | T…

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.

United Nations (2019-10-07). Historic first, as Tolstoy's War and Peace lands in Geneva, to mark international centenary. un.org For the first time, part of the original manuscript of Tolstoy's epic novel, War and Peace, has been unveiled amid tight security in Geneva, where it is the highlight of an exhibition helping to mark 100 years of cooperation between nations.

Global Research News (2019-10-07). Selected Articles: Pathways to Peace. globalresearch.ca In spite of online censorship efforts directed against the independent media, we are happy to say that readership on globalresearch.ca has recently increased. We wish to thank all of you who share our articles far and wide. | We cover a …

Staff (2019-10-07). Headlines for October 7, 2019. democracynow.org Trump Orders U.S. Troops to Step Aside for Turkish Assault on Kurdish Forces, 109 Killed and 6,000 Wounded as Anti-Government Protests Rage in Iraq, Second Whistleblower Has Firsthand Knowledge of Trump-Ukraine Scandal, Secretary of State Pompeo Calls Impeachment Inquiry "Silly Gotcha Game", Trump Calls GOP Senator Mitt Romney "Pompous" over Ukraine Rebuke, North Korea Calls Off Denuclearization Talks with the U.S., U.S. Meets with Taliban for First Time Since Trump Canceled Afghan Peace Talks, Israeli Forces Fire on Gaza Protesters, Killing One and Injuring Dozens, Protesters Call for Kavanaugh's Removal One Yea…

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."

United Nations (2019-10-06). Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali. un.org The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned two separate attacks on Sunday against the organization's Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) which left one peacekeeper dead and four others injured.

Dr. Hakim (2019-10-06). From Kabul: Youth on the Road to Peace. dissidentvoice.org In September 2019, facing everyday dangers of the war and under constant pressure to view those from other tribes as enemies, young people from each of Afghanistan's 34 provinces gathered for a three day "On the Road to Peace" conference in Kabul. ***** Despite the violent crises which we human beings have created for Afghanistan …

United Nations (2019-10-05). UN chief encouraged by release of Cameroon opposition leader. un.org The UN Secretary-General is encouraged by the release of the leader of the main opposition party in Cameroon. Maurice Kamto had spent the past nine months in jail following peaceful protests disputing the outcome of the October 2018 presidential election in which he was a candidate.

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…

Anya Parampil (2019-10-02). How Venezuela defeated Washington's coup attempt at the United Nations. thegrayzone.com An inside look at how Venezuelan diplomats stymied a US attempt to revoke their credentials at the UN and shatter…

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.

Max Blumenthal (2019-09-30). Funcionario del golpe en Venezuela Ricardo Hausmann se ve obligado a renunciar tras revelaciones publicadas por The Grayzone. thegrayzone.com Luego de que Anya Parampil de The Grayzone publicara unas revelaciones sobre las prácticas opacas e hipócritas de Ricardo Hausmann,…

Aaron Maté (2019-09-30). Behind the US-backed Venezuelan opposition's massive corruption scandal. thegrayzone.com On Pushback with Aaron Maté, The Grayzone's Anya Parampil explains how the Trump-backed right-wing opposition has essentially liquidated Venezuela's most…

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.

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.

Fight Back (2019-09-30). Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza speaks in NYC. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Over 400 people attended an event for Venezuela at Holyrood Church in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City, September 26. The main speaker of the evening was Venezuela's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza, with introductions from the church, Black Agenda Report, and the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization. The talk was organized by the Venezuelan Welcoming Committee. | Arreaza spoke about how the U.S. sanctions against the country mean Venezuelans are unable to receive crucial medical services and treatments or imported food. He also mentioned how the United…

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). 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.

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.

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). Report: One Venezuelan Migrant Killed Every Day in Colombia. venezuelanalysis.com Criminal activity and xenophobic attacks have been cited among the main causes.

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.

Paul Dobson (2019-08-26). MLB Breaks Ties with Venezuelan Baseball over US Embargo. venezuelanalysis.com All US-based ball players, including Venezuelan nationals, are now barred from playing in Venezuela.

TeleSur English (2019-08-26). Venezuela: Major Gas Explosion Called Act of 'Sabotage'. venezuelanalysis.com Government spokespersons have blamed opposition activists from First Justice Party.

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