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Tuesday's Daily Brief: Eye health, UN's financial crisis, progress in Mali and South Sudan, human rights in Australia
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-08
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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048832

The US-Brokered Taliban-India Prisoner Swap Is a Pretty Big Deal
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
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 …
globalresearch.ca/us-brokered-taliban-indian-prisoner-swap/5691378

'Get on the streets. And bring everybody': Extinction Rebellion kicks off two weeks of global action
Jessica Corbett | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-08
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…
nationofchange.org/2019/10/08/get-on-the-streets-and-bring-everybody-extinction-rebellion-kicks-off-two-weeks-of-global-action/

A Tale of Two Policies: Trump's Hypocrisy and State Violence in Venezuela and Brazil
Colin Brineman | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/08/a-tale-of-two-policies-trumps-hypocrisy-and-state-violence-in-venezuela-and-brazil/

The Real Venezuela: Dignified, Indivisible and Truthful
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-08
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/08/the-real-venezuela-dignified-indivisible-and-truthful/

How Venezuela defeated Washington's coup attempt at the United Nations
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-10-08
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…
mronline.org/2019/10/07/how-venezuela-defeated-washingtons-coup-attempt-at-the-united-nations/

Canada's "Minister of War" Chrystia Freeland pursues "America First" foreign policy
Drew Garvie | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-08
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/canadas-minister-of-war-chrystia-freeland-pursues-america-first-foreign-policy/

Trump Escalated Wars He Inherited
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-08
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 …
globalresearch.ca/trump-escalated-wars-he-inherited/5691371

Some progress made towards security in Mali, but still a long way to go, Security Council hears
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-08
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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048802

Guterres: Security Council's African alliances 'needed and appreciated more than ever'
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-07
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.
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Climate protesters block roads in London and across Europe to demand urgent action
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-07
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…
thecanary.co/discovery/news-discovery/2019/10/07/climate-protesters-block-roads-in-london-and-across-europe-to-demand-urgent-action/

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

Thousands of Indigenous Protesters Reach Quito
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-07
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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Thousands-of-Indigenous-Protestors-Reach-Quito-As-Ecuador-Faces-Uncertainty-20191007-0017.html

Historic first, as Tolstoy's War and Peace lands in Geneva, to mark international centenary
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-07
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.
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Selected Articles: Pathways to Peace
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-pathways-peace/5691325

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/

Secretary-General condemns attacks on UN peacekeepers in Mali
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-06
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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048672

From Kabul: Youth on the Road to Peace
Dr. Hakim | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-06
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/10/from-kabul-youth-on-the-road-to-peace/

UN chief encouraged by release of Cameroon opposition leader
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-05
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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/10/1048642

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/

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

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

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

Behind the US-backed Venezuelan opposition's massive corruption scandal
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2019-09-30
On Pushback with Aaron Maté, The Grayzone's Anya Parampil explains how the Trump-backed right-wing opposition has essentially liquidated Venezuela's most…
thegrayzone.com/2019/09/29/venezuelan-opposition-corruption-citgo-crystallex/

Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza speaks in NYC
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-09-30
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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/9/29/venezuelan-minister-foreign-affairs-jorge-arreaza-speaks-nyc

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

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14660

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

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.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14657

Venezuela Probes Guaido over Photos with Colombian Drug Traffickers
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-15
Los Rastrojos have been accused of drug smuggling, extortion, and targeted killings.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14656

Venezuela Oil Production Continues Decline as China Cancels More Shipments
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-12
Russian oil giant Rosneft blasted threats of US sanctions as "unfair competition."
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14654

Venezuela's Maduro Warns of Colombia 'Threat' as Trump Fires Bolton
Lucas Koerner | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-11
Venezuelan military exercises along the border started on Tuesday.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14653

Venezuela: Guaido Under Investigation over Essequibo Bargaining Revelations
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-09
Guaido envoy Vanessa Neumann was caught on tape offering to relinquish Venezuela's historic claim in exchange for backing from London.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14651

New Season of Amazon's Jack Ryan Focused on Venezuela Denounced as 'Over-the-Top and Ridiculous' US Propaganda
Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-09-08
The upcoming season of Amazon's Jack Ryan could have been scripted by John Bolton.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14650

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