2019-10-09: News Headlines

Eds. (2019-10-09). A green Earth with peace and room for us all. mronline.org Draft Globalization programme submitted by the National Board of the Red-Green Alliance/Enhedslisten, Denmark, to the party's next Annual Congress on 5 — 6 October. It is a programmatic text about global development. | Source

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.

teleSUR (2019-10-09). U.S: Eyes on Cuba and Russia for Supporting Venezuela. telesurenglish.net U.S. special envoy on Venezuela, Elliott Abrams, told Reuters exclusively Washington ¥s new sanctions on Cuba for its support for Nicolas Maduro as well as the "closer look" at Russia's role in helping him remain in power. | RELATED: | Almost One Million Migrants Arrested at US Border | President Donald Trump's frustration over the failure of his "maximum pressure" campaign to overthrow Maduro has spurred foreign policy aides to ready further U.S. actions and press for tougher sanct…

East Bay Peace Action (2019-10-09). Speaker Pennie Opal Plant on "Let Us Save the World Together" indybay.org Fred Weaver Resident Center, St. Paul's Tower, second floor, 100 Bay Pl, Oakland, CA 94610 (near 27th and Harrison)…

teleSUR (2019-10-09). Turkey Begins Operation Against Kurdish Forces in Syria. telesurenglish.net Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Wednesday that the Turkish Army and its Syrian rebel allies have launched their military operation into northeastern Syria. | RELATED: | Turkey Pledge to Pursue Military Plans in Syria Despite US Threats | Erdogan said the offensive, dubbed "Operation Peace Spring", would aim to eliminate threats from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and the Islamic State militants, and enable the return of Syrian refugees in Turkey after th…

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

teleSUR (2019-10-09). Progressive Gov'ts, Movements Back Ecuador Protests. telesurenglish.net Social organizations in Latin America, as well as several governments in the region including Bolivia and Venezuela, have expressed public support to the protests that have shaken Ecuador for almost week Tuesday, rejecting the austerity measures imposed by the government of President Lenin Moreno. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Public Radio Pulled Off Air For Reporting on Anti-Gov't Protests | "Sadly, the economic policies imposed by the International Monetary Fund only result with the ban…

Jon Brodkin (2019-10-09). Adobe Cancels All User Accounts in Venezuela to Comply with Trump Order. globalresearch.ca Adobe is deactivating all user accounts in Venezuela, saying that the action is necessary to comply with an executive order issued by President Donald Trump. The action affects both free and paid accounts. | In an FAQ titled "Adobe compliance with …

Dr. Hakim Young (2019-10-09). From Kabul: Youth on the Road to Peace. counterpunch.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. 30th September 2019 / 8th Mezan 1398. Despite the violent crises which we More

Andrei Ilyashenko (2019-10-09). Russia and China Reach New Level of Military Cooperation. China's Missile Early Warning System. globalresearch.ca The government of Japan intends to intensify negotiations with Russia to resolve the territorial issue and conclude a peace treaty. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe once again reminded about this in his keynote speech at the parliament opening session. | "By solving …

WSWS (2019-10-09). Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion protesters arrested in central London. wsws.org Over 500 peaceful climate protestors have been arrested in central London in just two days as part of an escalating response from the British state aimed at outlawing mass environmental protest as a form of terrorism.

Ed Sykes (2019-10-09). Urgent UK protests called as Turkey begins 'illegal invasion' of northern Syria. thecanary.co Turkey has invaded north-eastern Syria, attacking largely-Kurdish fighters who were key in defeating Daesh (Isis/Isil). | NATO member Turkey targeting "civilian areas" in Syria invasion: | Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the start of the invasion, which followed an announcement on Sunday by Donald Trump that US troops supporting the fight against Daesh would step aside. Erdoğan called the attack 'Operation Peace Spring'.

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

teleSUR (2019-10-08). Mass Arrests of Climate Change Protestors In World Capitals. telesurenglish.net London police on Tuesday arrested over 500 Extinction Rebellion (XR) peaceful environmental activists who were performing civil disobedience to push for more to be done to protect the environment. | GALLERY: | Over 500 Extinction Rebellion Activists Arrested in London | Dutch police stepped in to arrest more than 100 climate activists blocking a street in front of the country's national museum and there were similar protests in Austria, Australia, France, Spain and New Zealan…

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 …

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

teleSUR (2019-10-08). One Billion People Suffer From Preventable Eye Conditions: WHO. telesurenglish.net More than 2.2 billion people globally live with vision impairment or blindness and at least one billion people have a vision impairment that could have been prevented by simple eye care, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) published Tuesday. | RELATED: | Cuban-Venezuelan Program Returns Eyesight to 700,000 Bolivians | This worldwide research was produced after several governments requested it during the 2017 World Health Assembly held in Switzerland,…

teleSUR (2019-10-08). Ecuador Lenin Moreno Called 'Pitiable Character' in France. telesurenglish.net The France-Latin America Unsubmissive Group said Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno falsely blamed his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, and his predecessor Rafael Correa for the anti-government protests currently happening for the 6th day in the South American country. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Public Radio Pulled Off Air For Reporting on Anti-Gov't Protests | "Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno, who imposes pro-IMF reforms on his people after betraying them, now accuses Correa, M…

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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…

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.

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). 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.

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