2020-11-23: News Headlines

Paul Dobson (2020-11-23). Venezuelan Elections: Maduro Requests Anti-Corruption 'Help' as APR Blasts 'Censorship'. venezuelanalysis.com Centre-right and right-wing parties have also been campaigning hard for the December 6 contest.

Ralph Nader (2020-11-23). Trump's Massive, Lawless, and Immoral Legacy to Our Country Will Continue Unless … counterpunch.org Trump has gotten away with almost everything throughout his bankruptcy-driven business career and his corrupt, cruel, and costly political years in the White House. Things changed on November 3, when he was retired by the voters.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-11-23). The Yemen Civil War Arms Bonanza. counterpunch.org "Making billions from arms exports which fuel the conflict while providing a small fraction of that in aid to Yemen is both immoral and incoherent." So thundered Oxfam's Yemen Country Director, Muhsin Siddiquey after consulting figures from the Stockholm Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) showing that members of the G20 have exported over $17 billion worth of arms to Saudi Arabia since the Kingdom entered the conflict in Yemen. "The world's wealthiest nations cannot continue to put profits above the Yemeni people."

Eds. (2020-11-23). How do the dead celebrate? The bipartisan culture of death. mronline.org Like most political formations in the United States, Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) members and supporters represent different tendencies.

Fight Back (2020-11-23). A Venezuelan view: Trump the fraudster. fightbacknews.org U.S. role in the world and its election | In spite of its decline as the superpower of the world, the United States continues to be the major imperial power of the planet. Its economic and military power allows the U.S. to influence and to even directly intervene in crucial scenarios of the world. | It is inevitable then, that most major mass media outlets of the world, as well as the world's citizens, closely follow electoral processes in the U.S. In fact, after the November 3, 2020 election, street protests against police killings continue and there is no remedy at hand for the gross human rights violations in…

Never Forgive, Never Forget (2020-11-23). 57 Years Since 11/22/63 Kennedy Assassination. indybay.org We managed to get rid of the worst president in memory, Nazi Trump, in this year's election, but the nuclear holocaust threat remains. Instructive to all in public speaking and war & peace as a basic issue is Pres. John Kennedy's speech on 6/10/63 at American University, now on Youtube, at www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZsG4qbw_tY&feature=emb_logo

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-23). Human rights organizations condemn police repression of protests in Guatemala. peoplesdispatch.org Various national and international human rights organizations rejected the excessive use of force by the Guatemalan state security forces against protesters during an anti-government protest in the capital Guatemala City, on November 21. | The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), through a series of tweets on November 22, condemned the violent police repression of peaceful demonstration. The Family Association of the Detained Disappeared of Guatemala (FAMDEGUA), Impunity Watch Guatemala, Former Guatemalan attorney general, Claudia Paz, and the Human Rights Ombudsman, Jordán Rodas, among others, also…

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-23). Sustainable peace in Afghanistan requires regional consensus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (MNA) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that attaining sustainable peace in Afghanistan requires a regional consensus.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-23). Iran keen on coop. for boosting peace, stability in Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (MNA) — Addressing Syrian officials in messages, the senior assistant to the Iranian FM in special political affairs stressed Iran's readiness to cooperate in strengthening peace and stability in Syria.

WSWS (2020-11-23). Nigerian government goes on offensive against youth protesting police brutality. wsws.org The repression is aimed at criminalising peaceful protests in the interest of Nigeria's kleptocrats and the transnational energy corporations that have looted the country.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-23). Inter-Afghan talks can lead to establish 'peace', 'stability'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 23 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker said that inter-Afghan talks can lead to the establishment of peace and stability.

commondreams (2020-11-23). Greenpeace Response To John Kerry's Appointment as Special Presidential Envoy on Climate. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Abdul Rahman (2020-11-22). US sanctions on Iran stand as an obstacle to any constructive engagement in West Asia. peoplesdispatch.org The relentless maximum pressure campaign of the Trump administration against Iran which is continuing even after his electoral loss will be tough for a Biden administration to reverse, assuming there is the will to do so…

_____ (2020-11-22). Guaido's Team Told To Comply With UK Court Order In Gold Litigation. popularresistance.org London – According to the London-based legal firm Zaiwalla & Co., Guaido's lawyers sought to argue during an administrative hearing held on Thursday at the London Commercial High Court that they were unable to produce the £400.000 ($529.000) required because of the sanctions in place against Venezuela by the United States. | The BCV counsellor noted that the losing side only raised the issue of the sanctions after the October 20 payment deadline had passed, so judge Sara Cockerill warned them that they should find better excuses, or they will be in "all sort of trouble" for failing to comply with a UK…

_____ (2020-11-22). Lockdown To Stop The Keystone XL Pipeline. popularresistance.org Live from Sovereign Oceti Sakowin Territory in so-called Haakon county, South Dakota at one of many active and illegal KXL Crude Oil Pipeline Pump Stations. Illegal Construction on Treaty Lands. | Protectors have notified officials and filed a complaint about the unlawful construction and peace treaty violations.. but nothing has been done. The desecration & disrespect continues. | So what do we do when our leaders don't act, don't protect us and sell us out? We stand up and speak up. Peaceful resistance is the only thing we have left.

_____ (2020-11-22). Guatemala's Congress Burns Amid Mass Protest. popularresistance.org Guatemalans have taken to the streets for a national protest in rejection of President Alejandro Giammattei, and to demand that he veto the controversial general budget for 2021, approved by lawmakers on November 18. | A fire broke out at the Congress in the capital city, though the main protest groups maintain that the people have continued to demonstrate peacefully in the central square which is surrounded by riot police. They warn that infiltrated groups have burned down the Congress, serving as a distraction from the popular calls in rejection of corruption.

sputniknews (2020-11-22). 'I Can't Even Be Sexy in Peace': Cardi B Daughter Kulture Crashes Her Sultry Video Moment. sputniknews.com Being a mom is not always easy. Particularly when you are a world-famous rapper and love making erotic videos in your personal alone time. The thing is, there is not always a chance to do what you love most. The baby is unlikely to accept a parent's request for a time out.

_____ (2020-11-21). Protest Marks One Month Anniversary Of Lekki Massacre In Nigeria. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – The End SAR Solidarity Network is mobilized DC area based activists to protest in front of the Embassy of Nigeria to demand justice for peaceful protestors in Nigeria who were massacred by the Nigerian army at Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020 and demand an end to the continued repression of other activists. | On the 20th of October, 2020, the Nigerian army opened fire on peaceful protesters singing the Nigerian anthem and waving the Nigerian flag at Lekki tollgate, Alausa and other parts of Lagos.

_____ (2020-11-21). Shocking New Figures Show How Much US Is Fueling Violence In Yemen. popularresistance.org Despite presenting itself as a force for good and peace in the Middle East, the United States sells at least five times as much weaponry to Saudi Arabia than aid it donates to Yemen. The State Department constantly portrays itself as a humanitarian superpower with the welfare of the Yemeni people as its highest priority, yet figures released from the United Nations and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) show that since the war in Yemen began, the U.S. government has given $2.56 billion in aid to the country, but sold over $13 billion in high-tech weapons to Saudi Arabia, the leader of th…

news.un (2020-11-21). 'We see the sparks before they turn into fires': training women to avoid conflict in Sierra Leone. news.un.org In the West African country of Sierra Leone, the UN is supporting a government programme, training women and men to take on leadership roles in areas such as peacebuilding, with the aim of promoting peace and non-violence.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2020-11-21). John F. Kennedy Turned to Peace and Was Assassinated. Rejected US Military's "Operation Northwoods" False Flag. globalresearch.ca First published on July 21, 2016. In commemoration of the November 22, 1963 Assassination of JFK | Researchers who have investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy for 30 or more years have concluded that he was murdered by a …

news.un (2020-11-21). Appointment of AU envoys for Ethiopia's Tigray crisis an 'initiative for peace': UN chief. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the African Union's (AU) appointment of three high-level envoys to help resolve the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, calling it an "initiative for peace."

Alan Macleod (2020-11-20). Shocking New Figures Show How Just Much the US is Fueling the Violence in Yemen. mintpressnews.com New figures from the UN and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute show that since the war in Yemen began, the US has sold over $13 billion in high-tech weapons to Saudi Arabia, making the Kingdom a cash cow for US weapons makers.

_____ (2020-11-20). Jewish-Led Groups Condemn Pompeo For Declaring Boycott-Divestment Movement Anti-Semitic. popularresistance.org Jewish peace activists led a wave of stinging rebuke of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday after he declared the peaceful Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian human rights "anti-Semitic" while visiting an illegal Israeli settler colony built on stolen West Bank land. | Pompeo became the first top U.S. diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the unlawfully occupied West Bank of Palestine as he lunched at a winery in Psagot, located on a hill formerly known as Jabel Tawil until Israeli forces conquered it in 1967.

Nicky Reid (2020-11-20). Why Artsakh Still Matters to American Anarchism. counterpunch.org The news broke like a fever last Monday night. A deal had been signed by Armenia and Azerbaijan to end the bloody month long war in Nagorno-Karabakh which had claimed the lives of thousands on both sides. This is a good thing right? How could any peace be bad? But something felt all wrong about

Miko Peled (2020-11-19). The Last Negotiator: The Death of Saeb Erekat Could Mark the End of Palestinian Reconciliation. mintpressnews.com Saeb Erekat was one of the last of a generation of Palestinian negotiators inspired by the conciliatory style of Yasser Arafat. His death may be the end of an era of hope that a peaceful solution with Israel is possible.