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2020-09-28: News Headlines

Miko Peled (2020-09-28). How AOC Challenged the Myth of Yitzhak Rabin the Peacemaker. mintpressnews.com When it was publicized that AOC was pulling out of a Yitzhak Rabin memorial, Peace Now's Israel PR man called him "a warrior with skeletons turned peacemaker, a description that betrays his bloody past.

yenisafak (2020-09-28). Afghan official Abdullah in Pakistan for talks on peace bid. yenisafak.com Senior Afghan peace official Abdullah Abdullah arrived in Pakistan on Monday for meetings in a country seen as vital to the success of Afghan talks aimed at ending decades of war.During his three-day visit to Islamabad, Abdullah, a former foreign minister and chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, will meet Prime Minister Imran Khan as well as Pakistan's foreign minister.Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan have long been rocky. Afghanistan and its international allies have for years accused Pakistan of backing Taliban insurgents as a way to limit the influence of old rival Indi…

Paul Dobson (2020-09-28). Attorney General Backs 'Restructuring' Venezuela's Controversial FAES Special Forces. venezuelanalysis.com Campesino leader and National Assembly candidate Isabel Granado was illegally arrested by the FAES on Thursday.

_____ (2020-09-28). US Sanctions Opposition Parties In Venezuela Ahead Of Elections. popularresistance.org Elections for Venezuela's National Assembly are fast approaching. But the United States does not want them to go ahead at all. Sanctions on Venezuela are nothing new. But yesterday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took the unusual step of sanctioning leaders of local opposition parties in an attempt to pressure them to pull out of the contest in December. | Remarkably, considering the well-documented flaws with the same problems in the U.S., Pompeo's statement dubiously claimed that Venezuelan voting machines are unreliable, that millions of voters remain unregistered, and that the country's supreme electoral counc…

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-09-28). Trump Admin Poised To Gift Israel $11 Billion In Bid to Secure Another Arab-Israeli "Peace" Treaty. mintpressnews.com Trump's arrangement to sell F-35 warplanes to the United Arab Emirates has prompted Israel to issue a list of demands — including must-have advanced aircraft and other accouterments.

_____ (2020-09-28). U.S. Temperature Rising: The Creaking Electoral Machinery May Crack. strategic-culture.org President Trump, this Thursday, was again asked to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. He

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-28). Iran backs peaceful stability of all ethnic groups in Bosnia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 28 (MNA) — Iranian ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina said that Islamic Republic of Iran supports the amicable coexistence, integrity and stability of all ethnic groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

yenisafak (2020-09-28). US, Greece call for peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in east Mediterranean. yenisafak.com The United States and Greece called on Monday for a peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in the east Mediterranean as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a two-day trip to Greece amid increased regional tension over energy resources.NATO allies Greece and Turkey, at loggerheads on a range of issues, have agreed to resume exploratory talks over contested maritime claims following weeks of tensions."The United States and Greece … reaffirmed their belief that maritime delimitation issues should be resolved peacefully in accordance with international law," the United States and Greece, also NATO allies, s…

yenisafak (2020-09-28). Turkey says Armenia must send back foreign 'mercenaries'. yenisafak.com "Armenia must immediately halt its attacks, send back the mercenaries and terrorists it brought from abroad and withdraw from the Azerbaijan lands," said Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, adding a ceasefire and peace are needed.Turkey has said it will support Azerbaijan in the clashes, in which fierce fire was exchanged for a second day amid reports of at least 21 killed and hundreds wounded. Yerevan said Turkey was taking part in the clashes, but Baku denies this.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-27). Why Liberals Hate Leftists. thealtworld.com Liberals hate leftists. Hate them, hate them, hate them. | They don't often admit it of course. Admitting you hate those to your left at least as much as you hate those to your right would cause a lot of cognitive dissonance for those who think of themselves as being on the left, and it would weaken their arguments considerably. | But they do. Liberals hate leftists, for a number of reasons. | Liberals hate leftists because there is a night-and-day difference between a capitalist, imperialist establishment and an ideology which wants to tear down that establishment and replace it with peace and socialism. T…

Joe Emersberger (2020-09-27). Latest UN report on Venezuela is not remotely honest (Part 1). zcomm.org On September 15, UN investigators published a 411 page report about the human rights situation in Venezuela. They were not granted access to Venezuela but conducted hundreds of interviews with opponents of the Maduro government. Venezuela's Foreign Minister Arreaza assailed the report for being done "remotely". It was done separately from the office of Michele

Lawrence Wittner (2020-09-27). Where Does the Democratic Party Stand on War, Peace, and International Relations? zcomm.org After nearly four years of the Trump administration, U.S. voters have a pretty good idea of the policies that the President and his Republican allies champion when it comes to America's dealings with other nations. These policies include massive increases in military spending, lengthy wars abroad, threats of nuclear war, withdrawal from climate and nuclear

MEE and agencies (2020-09-27). Yemen warring parties agree to exchange over 1,000 prisoners. middleeasteye.net Yemen warring parties agree to exchange over 1,000 prisoners | The Houthis and Saudi-backed government in largest swap deal since peace talks in Stockholm in December 2018 | Sun, 09/27/2020 – 11: 57 | Houthi prisoner exchange committee head Abdulkader al-Murtada (L) shakes hands with the Yemeni delegation leader Hadi Haig, next to UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths after exchange deal talks…

Richard Falk (2020-09-27). UAE/Bahrain Normalization: Peace or Geopolitics? zcomm.org I think the willingness to endorse these normalization agreements in the White House setting was a dramatic expression of identification with Trump's regional diplomacy in the Middle East and a formalized repudiation of Palestinian aspirations for a sustainable peace…

The Canary (2020-09-26). Breonna Taylor's family demands release of body camera footage. thecanary.co Breonna Taylor's family has demanded that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers over her killing.The family also criticised the state's attorney general for his failure to bring charges against the officers.A diverse group, including Taylor's mother, marched through Louisville on the evening of Friday 25 September. The demonstrations were peaceful, but at one point police in riot gear fired flash bang devices reportedly to turn back a crowd on a street. Authorities said two people were arrest…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-09-26). Oil Companies Wind Down Venezuela Dealings as Washington Ramps Up Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The State Department has threatened foreign companies with secondary sanctions.

teleSUR, ce (2020-09-26). International Peace Forum Opposes US-Led New Cold War on China. telesurenglish.net Peace activists from China, the US, Britain, South Africa, India, Morocco, Bolivia and Belgium have come together for an international forum to discuss the US-led New Cold War and how to oppose it. | RELATED: | The event, organized by the No Cold War campaign, was chaired by Vijay Prashad, Director of the Tricontinental Institute and Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. | Deputy General Se…

teleSUR, ce (2020-09-26). US Accuses Its Own Informant in Venezuela Case of Lying to Feds. telesurenglish.net United States federal law enforcement has accused a key informant on the trumped up case targeting Venezuela's Minister Tareck El Aissami of lying and stealing US $140,000. | RELATED: | The Associated Press reports that Venezuelan-born businessman and pilot Alejandro Marin was arrested on September 19th in Miami on three counts of knowingly making false statements to U.S. federal agents, according to court filings.

_____ (2020-09-26). Venezuela: From 'Magical Realism' To Parliamentary Elections. popularresistance.org Elliott Abrams, White House Special Envoy for Venezuela, recently referred to [far right politician] Maria Corina Machado's foreign intervention appeals as "unwise" and "magical realism." In so doing he made the US military intervention scenario less likely, at least for now, and he unwillingly left the electoral route as the only politically viable option. Meanwhile, Abrams himself has been pushing to escalate the blockade which has now generated a critical fuel shortage situation, with all its implications in terms of food supply and healthcare.

teleSUR (2020-09-26). Portugal: Workers Demand Gov't Action Against Unemployment. telesurenglish.net Portuguese workers protested on Saturday to demand better salaraies and governmental action on employment protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The General Confederation of Portuguese Workers (CGTP) organized and convened peaceful demonstrations to demand that the government to raise the minimum salary from 635 euros to 850. Participants maintained social distance and wore masks. | "Workers' ri…

teleSUR (2020-09-26). Chilean Police Brutally Repress Health Workers' Peaceful Protest. telesurenglish.net Chilean Police (Carabineros) Friday repressed a demonstration called by health workers in the Chilean capital, Santiago, to demand that the government recognize their careers in the Health Code. | RELATED: | Health System's technical nursing staff (TENS) demonstrated in Plaza Baquedano, known as Plaza de la Dignidad, after several weeks demanding their professional recognition. | The demonstration was peaceful until t…

_____ (2020-09-25). Pompeo Calls For Overthrow Of Venezuelan Government. popularresistance.org Guyana – United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised millions of dollars to Venezuelan exiles in neighbouring Guyana as he made it clear that Friday's visit was linked to Washington's bid to overthrow the Bolivarian government. | Stopping off on a speedy Latin American tour, he gave $5 million ( £3.87m) to "assist" Venezuelans who have fled the country in a donation believed to be a cash boost to opponents of the democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro.

Staff (2020-09-25). Headlines for September 25, 2020. democracynow.org Sen. Bernie Sanders Warns of an Election "Between Donald Trump and Democracy", FBI Director Sees No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud, 24 Arrested as Louisville Protesters Defy Curfew to Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Says Goal of Black Lives Matter Is "Terrorism", Drivers Attack Peaceful Black Lives Matter Protesters in Los Angeles, Family of Tucson Man Who Died in Police Custody Demands Charges for Officers, Virginia Officials Warn of "Severe Public Health Threat" If Trump Rally Allowed to Proceed, Iowa Slaughterhouse Fined $957 After COVID-19 Outbreak Infected Hundreds of Workers,…

Staff (2020-09-25). Bernie Sanders on How to Block Trump from Stealing Election & Preserve American Democracy. democracynow.org In an address to the country, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has issued a stark warning about the threat posed by President Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the November election. Trump, who has made spurious claims of voter fraud and election-rigging against Democrats for months, recently ramped up his efforts to discredit the election results by suggesting he will refuse to concede if he loses. "This is an election between Donald Trump and democracy. And democracy must win," Sanders said. We air excerpts from his speech.

teleSUR (2020-09-25). Far-Right Group Performs New Attack Against Bolivian Socialists. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's white supremacist, far-right group Santa Cruz Youth Union (UJC) attacked supporters of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) in Montero city. | RELATED: | Videos posted on social networks show how these pro-coup activists shouted "Indigenous people, we're going to kill you!" to the MAS militants as they threw stones at them. | "We condemn these violent acts and demand guarantees to express ourselves peacefully," the MAS P…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-09-25). Colombia-U.S. Axis: Hitting at Venezuela. peoplesworld.org Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Colombian President Ivan Duque, meeting in Bogota on Sept. 20, talked about "managing the COVID-19 response … narcotraffickers … and [President] Maduro's illegitimate regime," according to the State Department. A Cuban observer insists they explored "when to begin military actions and sabotage in Venezuela." Elliott Abrams, the White House …

W. T. Whitney, Jr. (2020-09-25). Colombia/U.S. Axis: Hitting at Venezuela. mronline.org Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Colombian President Ivan Duque, meeting in Bogota on September 20, talked about "managing the COVID-19 response … narcotraffickers … and [President] Maduro's illegitimate regime," according to the State Department.

W. T. Whitney (2020-09-25). Hitting at Venezuela: the Colombia/US Axis. counterpunch.org Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Colombian President Ivan Duque, meeting in Bogota on September 20, talked about "managing the COVID-19 response … narcotraffickers … and [President] Maduro's illegitimate regime," according to the State Department. A Cuban observer insists they explored "when to begin military actions and sabotage in Venezuela." Elliott Abrams, the White House

MEE staff (2020-09-25). Normalisation with Israel 'violates' any 'just and lasting solution,' warns Abbas. middleeasteye.net Normalisation with Israel 'violates' any 'just and lasting solution,' warns Abbas | Palestinian president's General Assembly address calls on UN secretary general to arrange international conference on peace process | Fri, 09/25/2020 – 19: 03 | Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the UN General Assembly on 25 September (screen shot) | Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas slammed the recent US-backed d…

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-25). Trump Regime War on Cuba by Other Means. globalresearch.ca Unlawful US sanctions on nations, entities and individuals are weapons of war by other means. | Since taking office in January 2017, Trump imposed sanctions on numerous countries extrajudicially, including Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba….

WSWS (2020-09-25). Protests across the US against whitewash of Breonna Taylor murder met with police repression. wsws.org Four months of largely peaceful protests against police violence have been answered with violent repression and judicial cover-ups.

Staff (2020-09-25). Bernie Sanders Issues Warning About Prospect of Trump Refusing to Leave Office. truthout.org In an address to the country, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has issued a stark warning about the threat posed by President Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the November election. Trump, who has made spurious claims of voter fraud and election-rigging against Democrats for months, recently ramped up his efforts to discredit the election results by suggesting he will refuse to concede if he loses. "This is an election between Donald Trump and democracy. And democr…

2020-09-27: News Headlines

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-09-27). Why Liberals Hate Leftists. thealtworld.com They don't often admit it of course. Admitting you hate those to your left at least as much as you hate those to your right would cause a lot of cognitive dissonance for those who think of themselves as being on the left, and it would weaken their arguments considerably. | But they do. Liberals hate leftists, for a number of reasons. | Liberals hate leftists because there is a night-and-day difference between a capitalist, imperialist establishment and an ideology which wants to tear down that establishment and replace it with peace and socialism. There's more of a difference between true leftists and estab…

Joe Emersberger (2020-09-27). Latest UN report on Venezuela is not remotely honest (Part 1). zcomm.org On September 15, UN investigators published a 411 page report about the human rights situation in Venezuela. They were not granted access to Venezuela but conducted hundreds of interviews with opponents of the Maduro government. Venezuela's Foreign Minister Arreaza assailed the report for being done "remotely". It was done separately from the office of Michele

The Canary (2020-09-26). Breonna Taylor's family demands release of body camera footage. thecanary.co Breonna Taylor's family has demanded that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers over her killing.The family also criticised the state's attorney general for his failure to bring charges against the officers.A diverse group, including Taylor's mother, marched through Louisville on the evening of Friday 25 September. The demonstrations were peaceful, but at one point police in riot gear fired flash bang devices reportedly to turn back a crowd on a street. Authorities said two people were arrest…

Ricardo Vaz (2020-09-26). Oil Companies Wind Down Venezuela Dealings as Washington Ramps Up Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com The State Department has threatened foreign companies with secondary sanctions.

teleSUR, ce (2020-09-26). International Peace Forum Opposes US-Led New Cold War on China. telesurenglish.net Peace activists from China, the US, Britain, South Africa, India, Morocco, Bolivia and Belgium have come together for an international forum to discuss the US-led New Cold War and how to oppose it. | RELATED: | The event, organized by the No Cold War campaign, was chaired by Vijay Prashad, Director of the Tricontinental Institute and Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. | Deputy General Se…

teleSUR (2020-09-26). Portugal: Workers Demand Gov't Action Against Unemployment. telesurenglish.net Portuguese workers protested on Saturday to demand better salaraies and governmental action on employment protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The General Confederation of Portuguese Workers (CGTP) organized and convened peaceful demonstrations to demand that the government to raise the minimum salary from 635 euros to 850. Participants maintained social distance and wore masks. | "Workers' ri…

_____ (2020-09-26). Venezuela: From 'Magical Realism' To Parliamentary Elections. popularresistance.org Elliott Abrams, White House Special Envoy for Venezuela, recently referred to [far right politician] Maria Corina Machado's foreign intervention appeals as "unwise" and "magical realism." In so doing he made the US military intervention scenario less likely, at least for now, and he unwillingly left the electoral route as the only politically viable option. Meanwhile, Abrams himself has been pushing to escalate the blockade which has now generated a critical fuel shortage situation, with all its implications in terms of food supply and healthcare.

teleSUR, ce (2020-09-26). US Accuses Its Own Informant in Venezuela Case of Lying to Feds. telesurenglish.net United States federal law enforcement has accused a key informant on the trumped up case targeting Venezuela's Minister Tareck El Aissami of lying and stealing US $140,000. | RELATED: | The Associated Press reports that Venezuelan-born businessman and pilot Alejandro Marin was arrested on September 19th in Miami on three counts of knowingly making false statements to U.S. federal agents, according to court filings.

teleSUR (2020-09-26). Chilean Police Brutally Repress Health Workers' Peaceful Protest. telesurenglish.net Chilean Police (Carabineros) Friday repressed a demonstration called by health workers in the Chilean capital, Santiago, to demand that the government recognize their careers in the Health Code. | RELATED: | Health System's technical nursing staff (TENS) demonstrated in Plaza Baquedano, known as Plaza de la Dignidad, after several weeks demanding their professional recognition. | The demonstration was peaceful until t…

_____ (2020-09-25). Pompeo Calls For Overthrow Of Venezuelan Government. popularresistance.org Guyana – United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised millions of dollars to Venezuelan exiles in neighbouring Guyana as he made it clear that Friday's visit was linked to Washington's bid to overthrow the Bolivarian government. | Stopping off on a speedy Latin American tour, he gave $5 million ( £3.87m) to "assist" Venezuelans who have fled the country in a donation believed to be a cash boost to opponents of the democratically elected President Nicolas Maduro.

Staff (2020-09-25). Bernie Sanders on How to Block Trump from Stealing Election & Preserve American Democracy. democracynow.org In an address to the country, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has issued a stark warning about the threat posed by President Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the November election. Trump, who has made spurious claims of voter fraud and election-rigging against Democrats for months, recently ramped up his efforts to discredit the election results by suggesting he will refuse to concede if he loses. "This is an election between Donald Trump and democracy. And democracy must win," Sanders said. We air excerpts from his speech.

Staff (2020-09-25). Headlines for September 25, 2020. democracynow.org Sen. Bernie Sanders Warns of an Election "Between Donald Trump and Democracy", FBI Director Sees No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud, 24 Arrested as Louisville Protesters Defy Curfew to Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Says Goal of Black Lives Matter Is "Terrorism", Drivers Attack Peaceful Black Lives Matter Protesters in Los Angeles, Family of Tucson Man Who Died in Police Custody Demands Charges for Officers, Virginia Officials Warn of "Severe Public Health Threat" If Trump Rally Allowed to Proceed, Iowa Slaughterhouse Fined $957 After COVID-19 Outbreak Infected Hundreds of Workers,…

teleSUR (2020-09-25). Far-Right Group Performs New Attack Against Bolivian Socialists. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's white supremacist, far-right group Santa Cruz Youth Union (UJC) attacked supporters of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) in Montero city. | RELATED: | Videos posted on social networks show how these pro-coup activists shouted "Indigenous people, we're going to kill you!" to the MAS militants as they threw stones at them. | "We condemn these violent acts and demand guarantees to express ourselves peacefully," the MAS P…

W. T. Whitney, Jr. (2020-09-25). Colombia/U.S. Axis: Hitting at Venezuela. mronline.org Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Colombian President Ivan Duque, meeting in Bogota on September 20, talked about "managing the COVID-19 response … narcotraffickers … and [President] Maduro's illegitimate regime," according to the State Department.

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-09-25). Colombia-U.S. Axis: Hitting at Venezuela. peoplesworld.org Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Colombian President Ivan Duque, meeting in Bogota on Sept. 20, talked about "managing the COVID-19 response … narcotraffickers … and [President] Maduro's illegitimate regime," according to the State Department. A Cuban observer insists they explored "when to begin military actions and sabotage in Venezuela." Elliott Abrams, the White House …

W. T. Whitney (2020-09-25). Hitting at Venezuela: the Colombia/US Axis. counterpunch.org Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Colombian President Ivan Duque, meeting in Bogota on September 20, talked about "managing the COVID-19 response … narcotraffickers … and [President] Maduro's illegitimate regime," according to the State Department. A Cuban observer insists they explored "when to begin military actions and sabotage in Venezuela." Elliott Abrams, the White House

MEE staff (2020-09-25). Normalisation with Israel 'violates' any 'just and lasting solution,' warns Abbas. middleeasteye.net Normalisation with Israel 'violates' any 'just and lasting solution,' warns Abbas | Palestinian president's General Assembly address calls on UN secretary general to arrange international conference on peace process | Fri, 09/25/2020 – 19: 03 | Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the UN General Assembly on 25 September (screen shot) | Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas slammed the recent US-backed d…

Stephen Lendman (2020-09-25). Trump Regime War on Cuba by Other Means. globalresearch.ca Unlawful US sanctions on nations, entities and individuals are weapons of war by other means. | Since taking office in January 2017, Trump imposed sanctions on numerous countries extrajudicially, including Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba….

WSWS (2020-09-25). Protests across the US against whitewash of Breonna Taylor murder met with police repression. wsws.org Four months of largely peaceful protests against police violence have been answered with violent repression and judicial cover-ups.

Staff (2020-09-25). Bernie Sanders Issues Warning About Prospect of Trump Refusing to Leave Office. truthout.org In an address to the country, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has issued a stark warning about the threat posed by President Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the November election. Trump, who has made spurious claims of voter fraud and election-rigging against Democrats for months, recently ramped up his efforts to discredit the election results by suggesting he will refuse to concede if he loses. "This is an election between Donald Trump and democracy. And democr…

Staff (2020-09-24). Headlines for September 24, 2020. democracynow.org Officer Who Shot into Breonna Taylor's Apartment Charged, But Not for Her Killing, Donald Trump Won't Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power If He Loses Election, Dr. Deborah Birx Reportedly "Distressed" by Direction of WH Coronavirus Response, Dr. Anthony Fauci Warns of Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on Survivors, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, Who Opposes Mask Mandates, Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Warns of Second Wave of Coronavirus Infections, Antarctic Ice Melt May Bring 8 Feet of Sea Level Rise Even If Paris Climate Goals Are Met, Climate Crisis Drives Record Fires in Brazil, Western…

Michael Jansen (2020-09-24). Failing Palestinian Self-determination. globalresearch.ca The UN is marking its 75th birthday with a virtual opening of the 75th session of the General Assembly. While UN agencies have carried out successful humanitarian assistance and research programmes, peacekeeping missions and efforts to protect the rights of …

Reuters (2020-09-24). Venezuela Launches London Appeal in Battle for $1 Billion in Gold. globalresearch.ca The Nicolas Maduro-backed Venezuelan central bank launched a landmark appeal in London on Tuesday over $1 billion ( £785.21 billion) of gold reserves held in the Bank of England's underground vaults. | The Banco Central de Venezuela (BCV) board controlled by the …

Manuela Solé and Ricardo Vaz (2020-09-24). Venezuela: Trump imposes New Sanctions as Maduro Calls for UN Solidarity. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan President reiterated his invitation for the UN to send observers for upcoming parliamentary elections.

news.un (2020-09-24). Venezuelan President Maduro proposes new UN fund to support countries facing discrimination. news.un.org Venezuela has proposed creation of a "revolving public purchasing fund" within the United Nations system to guarantee access to food and health products, financed with public resources, to facilitate countries suffering "discrimination and economic blockade" acquire necessary goods and services.

Ali Harb (2020-09-24). Arab states are forging ties with Israel to please US, Ted Cruz says. middleeasteye.net Arab states are forging ties with Israel to please US, Ted Cruz says | US senator rejects criticism of Saudi Arabia's human rights record, says Riyadh played 'major role' in brokering Arab peace with Israel | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 18: 34 | Cruz says Donald Trump's 'clarity' in favouring Israel pushed Arab countries to embrace normalisation (AFP/File photo) | Ambassadors of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in…

Gordon Duff (2020-09-24). Feet First? Trump Says He Won't Leave White House When He Loses Election. thealtworld.com 'We're going to have to see what happens,' says US president, again raising concerns over integrity of mail-in-ballots despite no evidence of fraud | "Get rid of the ballots and you'll have a very peaceful — there won't be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation. The ballots are out of control. You know it. And you know who knows it better than anybody else? The Democrats know it better than anybody else.": | WASHINGTON (Times of Israel) — US President Donald Trump on Wednesday again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election. | "

Eds. (2020-09-24). U.S. & Guyana unveil joint Military patrols on oil-rich Venezuela border. mronline.org U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo completed a whirlwind tour of Surinam, Guyana, Brazil and Colombia to boost anti-Venezuela efforts.

John Wojcik (2020-09-24). Trump forever? President won't commit to give up power if he loses. peoplesworld.org Donald Trump declared Wednesday that even if he loses to Joe Biden on Nov. 3, he is unwilling to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. The unprecedented declaration by a U.S. president that he will not leave the White House should he lose the election has shocked people around the world who look to …

Peace and Freedom Party, Alameda County (2020-09-24). Saturday 10/3: Suds Snacks & Socialism: Elections Part 2: Socialist Perspectives on the Presidential Race. indybay.org tinyurl.com/SudsSnacksPresidents

teleSUR (2020-09-24). Trump Refuses To Commit To Peaceful Power Transfer If He Loses. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose this year's presidential race, while suggesting that the election will be challenged in the Supreme Court. | RELATED: | "We're going to have to see what happens," Trump said during a press briefing at the White House when asked if he would make sure there is "a peaceful transferal of power" after the election in Nov…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). US to announce more Iran sanctions on Thursday, top envoy says. yenisafak.com The United States will slap new sanctions on a number of Iranian officials and entities including a judge who sentenced Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari to death, U.S. Special Representative for Iran and Venezuela Elliott Abrams told a hearing at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday.Navid Afkari was executed earlier this month after being convicted of stabbing a security guard to death during anti-government protests in 2018, Iranian state media reported, in a case that has sparked international outcry. Iran's Supreme Court rejected a review of the case in late August.

yenisafak (2020-09-24). 2020 US ELECTION: What you need to know right now. yenisafak.com Court battles over how votes are tallied have now spread to almost every competitive state, as the effect of the pandemic has led the two sides to clash over seemingly mundane issues such as witness signatures, postmarks, and the use of drop boxes for ballots.- With speculation swirling over his pick for the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump heads to Florida on Thursday, hoping to shore up support in that hotly contested state. On Wednesday, the president, who has repeatedly attempted to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election, declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses.- Retired Gene…

news.un (2020-09-24). At UN Assembly, King Hamad affirms Bahrain's commitment for a just peace in Middle East. news.un.org Bahrain's establishment of relations with Israel is a "civilized message", affirming the country's commitment for a just and comprehensive peace for all peoples in the region, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa told world leaders, gathered virtually at the United Nations General Assembly.

Kathryn Shihadah (2020-09-24). New Middle East Peace Plan Would Use Jobs to "Turn Palestinians Away from Violence" mintpressnews.com The Middle East Partnership for Peace Act relies heavily on the premise that the primary reasons that Israel and the Palestinians have not achieved peace are merely economic.

news.un (2020-09-24). Cyprus committed to resuming peace talks. news.un.org President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus stands ready to resume talks on the reunification of the island nation, the UN General Assembly heard on Thursday.

news.un (2020-09-24). Despite 'compromises', peace remains elusive in Yemen, says President, calling for international support to save his country. news.un.org The President of Yemen on Thursday called on the international community to end the suffering of Yemenis through ensuring "decisive and active" pressure on "the Houthis and Tehran," and for the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions demanding an end to the violence his country faced.

WSWS (2020-09-24). Trump's coup d'état election. wsws.org Trump has publicly declared that he will not transfer power peacefully if he loses the November 3 election.

Finian Cunningham (2020-09-24). Xi, Putin Vow Peaceful Progress as Trump Bristles With Backward Belligerence. thealtworld.com How fitting on the 75th anniversary of establishing the United Nations after the defeat of fascism and the birth of multilateralism, we should revisit that fateful watershed through the contemporary words of current world leaders. Either we go forward cooperatively and peacefully, or we descend into barbarism — again. | Donald Trump, Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin were among world leaders who addressed the United Nations' general assembly this week marking the 75th anniversary of the organization's founding. On display were two visions: one regressive and reactionary delivered by Trump; the other promoting a…

yenisafak (2020-09-24). Iran 'coordinates steps in Syria with Russia, Turkey'. yenisafak.com The Syrian issue requires an exceptional strategy, and Iran coordinates its steps in Syria with Russia and Turkey, the Iranian foreign minister said Thursday."There are serious problems in our region," Javad Zarif told Iranian media during his visit to the Russian capital Moscow."Syrian issue requires special coordination. We coordinate our steps with Turkey and Russia in Syria under Astana process."The Astana peace process to end the Syrian conflict was launched in January 2017 by Turkey, Russia, and Iran.Since the eruption of the bloody civil war in Syria in 2011, thousands of people died, millions fled the cou…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-09-24). 'Five-Alarm Fire': As Trump Plots 'Flat-Out Coup,' Voters Urged to Deliver Biden Landslide to Avoid Chaos. commondreams.org Democratic lawmakers and progressives did not mince words Thursday regarding President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, warning that Trump is ushering in "fascism" and threatening the fabric of American democracy. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-1228672019_1.jpg

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2020-09-23). US-Guyana Maritime Patrols Near Venezuela Border Denounced as Latest American Imperialism. commondreams.org Pompeo says the joint naval and air patrols in the disputed, oil-rich region are meant to fight drug trafficking, but critics see them as the latest U.S. aggression toward Maduro. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/guyana.jpg

_____ (2020-09-23). VIDEO: The Creeping Socialism Republicans Cannot Understand. strategic-culture.org Republicans have double standards when it comes to "Socialism" they are apt to point out the poverty of nations like Venezuela and Cuba but neglect to mention that it was the West who put them under further sanctions. Watch the video and read more in the

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-09-23). Trump Refuses to Commit to Peaceful Transition of Power, Saying He Will 'Have to See What Happens'. commondreams.org "Trump doesn't want a fair election, he wants to keep power at any cost." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_election.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-09-23). 'Don't Agonize, Organize': Groups Urge Mass Mobilization to Thwart Trump-GOP Plot to Sow Chaos, Steal Election. commondreams.org "Never in this country's history have we failed to have a peaceful transition of power from one president to the next. We must do all we can to make sure Trump isn't the first." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/trump_mail_voting_0.jpg