2020-03-24: Social Media Postees

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Sanctions: Unilateral Coercive Measures for Regime Change in Venezuela
Nino Pagliccia | counterpunch.org | 2020-03-24
In discussing the issue of "sanctions" there are two main points that need to be made. One is the use of the correct terminology when referring to the government actions that the US, Canada and the EU take in order to achieve regime change. The second is of course the impact that those actions have.

The Not-So-Shocking Report on Israeli Weapons Exports
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-24
The Middle East region, battered by wars and adjoining humanitarian crises that have left millions of people stateless, hungry and diseased, is in urgent need for peace, security and reconstruction. Thanks to the US, Russian, French, Israeli and other weapons manufacturers, however, it is now the dumping ground for military hardware, an ominous sign for …

Peace groups: Stop US troops from arriving in Darwin
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-03-24
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Death of the "Usual": Economic Evolution and the Emergence of the New
Graham Peebles | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-03-23
Humanity is faced with a series of self-made, interrelated crises, from the environmental catastrophe to poverty, inequality, the absence of peace and an unprecedented level of displaced persons, among other pressing issues. All have been brought about by the negative behaviour of mankind, by the pervasive modes of living, the corrosive values and ideologies that …

Pompeo to meet Taliban in Doha in bid to shore up faltering Afghanistan peace deal
rt.com | 2020-03-23
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet with Taliban officials in Doha, Qatar, in an effort to revive the collapsing peace deal between the two parties, despite failure to reach a separate deal with the Afghan government. | Pompeo is set to sit down with chief Taliban negotiator Mullah Baradar and other officials from the militant group on Monday in order "to press the Taliban to continue to comply with the agreement signed last month," State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement. | While the US and Taliban reached an agreement last month to begin drawing down American forces in exchan…

Reaching 'beyond the possible' in Hawaii to meet sustainability goals
news.un.org | 2020-03-23
The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach "beyond the possible" to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by 2030. Hawaii introduced its own initiative, Sustainable Hawaii, in 2016 in support of the SDGs.

Venezuelan President Demands US Lift Economic Sanctions
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-23
Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, requested that the U.S. government lift its sanctions due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak that whas already had a major affect on the Venezuelan economy. | RELATED: | Venezuela Guarantees Medicines to Fight Coronavirus | Maduro called on the Venezuelan people to help demand the end of the economic blockade, especially during this "worldwide crisis period". The Bolivarian Republic leader also requested the elimination of "financial, oil and food sanctions. | "Venezu…

Venezuela: 200 Nationals Stranded at US Base To be Repatriated
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-23
Venezuelan citizens, who are stranded in North American territory due to the Covid- 19 sanitary emergency, will be repatriated by the government, a new report said on Monday. | RELATED: Venezuela: Nicolas Maduro Demands U.S. Lift Economic Sanctions | According to local news media, the Bolivarian government requested U.S authorities to allow a Conviasa airline flight to return the Venezuelan citizens. This is an administrative measure to restrain the virus' spread and give all Venezuelan citizens the sa…

The role of intellectuals in the Bolivarian Revolution: A conversation with Luis Britto Garcia
Cira Pascual Marquina | mronline.org | 2020-03-23
Venezuela's most acclaimed contemporary writer talks about the Bolivarian Revolution and its dialectical relation with cultural producers.

COVID-19 Updates: South Korea Sees Decline in Cases
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-23
More than 16,300 people in the world have died from COVID-19 while some 100,000 of the 375,500 people who have been infected by the virus across the world have recovered, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. | Here are the latest updates: | RELATED: | EU Supports Iran, Venezuela Bids for IMF COVID-19 Funds | Update 09: 10 pm | Beijing tightens quarantine rules for arrivals from overseas | Authorities in Beijing the capital of China are taking further measures to deal…

EU Supports Iran, Venezuela Bids for IMF COVID-19 Funds
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-23
Foreign Ministers of the European Union (EU) supported Monday Iran and Venezuela's requests for financial aid to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to fight the coronavirus pandemic. | RELATED: | IMF Rejects Venezuela's Request for $5B in Virus Aid | "We are going to support this request because these countries are in a very difficult situation mainly due to the U.S. sanctions that prevent them from having income by selling their oil," EU Foreign Affairs Chief Josep Borrell said at a vi…

When War becomes Peace, When the Lie becomes the Truth
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-03-23
When fiction becomes truth and truth becomes fiction. When a global military agenda is heralded as a humanitarian endeavor.

Pompeo Arrives in Afghanistan to Revive Faltering Peace Talks
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-23
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital,on Sunday to try to push forward the stalled peace agreement signed by the two countries in February. | RELATED: | Furious at Probe Into US War Crimes Pompeo Threatens ICC Staff | The advance of the coronavirus around the world has caused most world leaders to restrict their travel abroad. This has been the main cause of the stalled peace process in Afghanistan, local media said. | Pompeo's trip occurr…

Taliban-Afghan Gov't Skype Call Revives Hopes of Peace Process
telesurenglish.net | 2020-03-22
Afghanistan's Taliban and the current government held a "virtual" meeting on prisoner releases Sunday, officials reported, breathing life back into the nascent peace process. | RELATED: | Afghanistan Suggests Ceasefire with Taliban to Fight Pandemic | The two sides spoke for over two hours in a Skype meeting facilitated by the United States and Qatar, officials said. | "Prisoner releases by both sides is an important step in the peace process, as stated in the U.S.-Taliban agree…

[Editorial] Peace and health in Afghanistan
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-03-21
After years of war and political instability, Afghanistan is at a potentially historic crossroads. On Feb 29, 2020, a peace deal was agreed between the Taliban and the USA. The anticipated resumption of talks between the Afghan Government and the Taliban could signal a new phase, but what this means for the Afghan people is unclear. Weak health systems and disrupted access to health care have left many in poor health for decades, but since the fall of the Taliban some extraordinary gains in health have occurred.

U.S. Teamsters get warm welcome at Venezuela's Canaima laptop plant
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-03-21
Caracas, Venezuela – A Freedom Road Socialist Organization labor delegation toured the Canaima laptops and tablets factory in Caracas, Venezuela on March 12. The Canaima plant is located within walking distance of the bridge where U.S. puppet Juan Guaido launched a failed coup d'état April 30, 2019. Upon arrival, leading representatives of the Canaima assembly plant greeted the American Teamsters with genuine smiles and warm handshakes. | A Venezuelan educator and Canaima spokesperson, Oscar Martinez, explained the assembly plant's purpose, "Our goal is to produce a laptop or tablet for every school-aged child i…

UN rights chief urges South Sudan authorities to address inter-communal violence
news.un.org | 2020-03-20
Authorities in South Sudan must address intercommunal violence if the nation is to achieve lasting peace, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday, in response to a recent escalation in fighting in the east and central parts of the country.

Peace Action Supports Wyden-Klobuchar Bill to Protect Democracy and Ensure Safe Elections
Lilly Dragnev | peaceaction.org | 2020-03-20
Statement of Jon Rainwater, Executive Director, Peace Action, on the introduction of the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act (NDEBA) by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). This bill would help ensure that elections can take place in a safe and secure way throughout the pandemic and beyond. March 19, 2020 Peace Action …

Expert: US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela during pandemic could be genocidal
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-03-20
Intensified US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela during the COVID-19 pandemic could amount to genocide, a former UN expert warns. Iran…

US ramps up sanctions devastating Venezuela's health sector as coronavirus spreads
Leonardo Flores | thegrayzone.com | 2020-03-17
Promising to "smash" Venezuela's government during a "maximum pressure March," Trump has imposed crushing sanctions that force Venezuela to spend…

Corporate Media Condone Destruction of Venezuela's Voting Machines
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2020-03-15
The vast majority of Venezuela's voting machines were incinerated on March 7 in a fire that engulfed the main warehouse of the National Electoral Council. Corporate outlets followed the familiar script of blaming the victim, repeating the US State Department talking point that the Venezuelan electoral system is "rigged" and floating outlandish conspiracy theories.

Latest U.S. Military Strikes Are as Reckless as they are Cruel
Lilly Dragnev | peaceaction.org | 2020-03-13
Washington, D.C.

No, Venezuela does not have a six child per family policy
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2020-03-13
I respect UK journalist Andrew Buncombe. As I noted for FAIR last year, he was one of the few corporate journalists who reported on a study linking Trump's financial sanctions on Venezuela to thousands of deaths by the end of 2018. Since 2018, Trump has repeatedly intensified the sanctions and threatened Venezuela with military action, Read…

Congress Sends Bipartisan Bill to Trump Rebuking Iran War
Paul Kawika Martin | peaceaction.org | 2020-03-11
Washington, D.C.

Can the World's Second Superpower Rise From the Ashes of Twenty Years of War?
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2020-03-02
If there is a lesson for peace-loving Americans in the Obama and Trump presidencies, it is that we cannot just walk out of the voting booth and leave it to a champion in the White House to end our wars and bring us peace. In the final analysis, it really is up to us…