2020-01-12: Social Media Postees

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UN committed to helping Haiti build better future, says Guterres, marking 10-year anniversary of devastating earthquake
news.un.org | 2020-01-12
On 12 January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude quake struck the Haiti, devastating its capital, Port-au-Prince. About 220,00 people were reportedly killed, among them, 102 UN staff who lost their lives when the stabilization mission there, known as MINUSTAH, collapsed. Some 300,000 people were injured and 1.5 million become homeless during the 35-second-long tremor.

Juan Guaido Wants to Silence teleSUR by Taking Over TV Signal
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-12
The self-proclaimed 'president' of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, announced on Saturday that he has plans to take over teleSUR's television signal in an attempt to silence the channel. | RELATED: | US Seeks to Affect Cuba's Revenue by Banning Charter Flights | "In the next few days we keep moving forward: tomorrow we announce the steps to recover the Telesur signal in the continent, and be aware of where and when we are going to hold the session of the @AsambleaVE‚Äã&sb…

For Western Press, the Only Coup in Venezuela Is Against Guaidó
Lucas Koerner | commondreams.org | 2020-01-11
The international corporate media have entered crisis mode following the replacement of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as head of the country's National Assembly.

EvaluÃÅan declarar a Puerto Rico zona de desastre tras terremotos
Prensa Latina | peoplesworld.org | 2020-01-11
La iniciativa llega en momentos en los que el presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, no habloÃÅ ni acudioÃÅ a sus habituales intervenciones en la red social Twitter para referirse a los desastres, seguÃÅn recalcoÃÅ el mayor general JoseÃÅ Juan Reyes, en una intervencioÃÅn ante medios nacionales. Los sismos dejaron aproximadamente dos tercios del territorio …

Earthquake of Magnitude 6 Shakes Puerto Rico Again
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-11
A new earthquake of a magnitude of 6 Saturday shook Puerto Rico, a country which since Friday afternoon records aftershocks of different intensity after the 6.4 earthquake that hit the island last Tuesday and caused one death, about 2,000 refugees, and thousands of damaged homes. | RELATED: | 'Water Is Running Out': Puerto Rico on Emergency After Quakes | The Puerto Rico Seismic Network (RSPR) reported that there is no tsunami warning for this latest earthquake, whose epicenter was…

34,000 Haitians Still Displaced 10 Years on from Quake
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-10
There are at least 34,000 people living in displacement camps 10 years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti. | RELATED: | Chile's MPs Reject Proposal to Probe Troops' Abuses in Haiti | Just shy of a decade since the temblor brought the island nation to its knees on Jan. 12, 2010, the head of the IOM's mission in Haiti, Giuseppe Loprete, told EFE about how the…

Ten Years Ago: A Haiti Disaster Relief Scenario Tested by US Military One Day Before the Earthquake
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-10
The holding of pre-disaster simulations pertained to the impacts of a hurricane in Haiti. They were held on January 11.

Ten Years Ago in the Aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake: The Militarization of "Emergency Aid". Was it a Humanitarian Operation or an Invasion?
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-10
Twenty thousand foreign troops will be present in the country.

For Western Press, the Only Coup in Venezuela Is Against Guaidó
Lucas Koerner | fair.org | 2020-01-10
The Washington Post ( 1/5/20) described Venezuelan lawmakers voting against someone other than Washington's chosen candidate to head the assembly as "sedition within the opposition." | The international corporate media have entered crisis mode following the replacement of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as head of the country's National Assembly. | In headline after headline, Venezue…

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans still without electricty, water days after earthquake
wsws.org | 2020-01-10
The 6.4 magnitude earthquake devastated the US territory which has yet to recover from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria in 2017, leaving two thirds of the population without electricity and a quarter million without water.

Haiti by the Numbers: 10 Years Later
Jake Johnston | counterpunch.org | 2020-01-10
Magnitude of earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010: 7.0 Years since an earthquake of that magnitude struck Haiti: 168 Number of aftershocks, over 4.5 magnitude, in the week after the initial tremor: 51 Total number of government ministry buildings, before the earthquake: 29 Number of government ministry buildings that stood after the earthquake:…

Can Haiti Rise From the Ashes?
James North | thenation.com | 2020-01-10
Can Haiti Rise From the Ashes?

Venezuela's Guaido Installs Parallel Parliament After US Threatens Sanctions
Venezuela Analysis | theantimedia.com | 2020-01-10
Opposition leader Juan Guaido installed a "parallel" parliament in Caracas on Tuesday.

Venezuela's Guaido Installs Parallel Parliament After US Threatens Sanctions

Venezuela: Leadership of National Assembly Split Between Competing Opposition Groups
Nino Pagliccia | globalresearch.ca | 2020-01-10
Last January 5 the members of the National Assembly of Venezuela elected its new leadership as mandated by the constitution. The new president of the National Assembly, Luis Parra, elected by a majority vote, will replace Juan Guaidó. …

US Seeks to Affect Cuba's Revenue by Banning Charter Flights
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-10
President Donald Trump administration Friday announced that all public charter flights departing from the United States to Cuba will be banned, except those directed to Havana. | RELATED: | US Pressure Gets Cuban Team Out of Baseball Caribbean Series | "At my request, the Department of Transportation (DOT) suspended all public charter flights between the United States and Cuban destinations other than Havana's Jose Marti International Airport," the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Po…

Mexico assumes presidency of CELAC and revives the mechanism of regional integration
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-01-10
On January 8, a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) was held in Mexico City, Mexico. It was attended by ministers and delegates of 29 regional countries. The main objective of the summit was to strengthen the regional integration in the face of current socio-political conflicts in the region. | Under the leadership of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), Mexico assumed the pro tempore presidency of the CELAC for the year 2020-2021. | President AMLO shared the news on his twitter account. "Today, Mexico assumed the presidency of the Community of Latin American and Caribb…

Ukraine Airliner Tragedy Evokes Memories of US Iran Air Shootdown, Cubana Flight 455 Attack
Brett Wilkins | commondreams.org | 2020-01-10
Iranian mourners attending an anti-US demonstration aftr the USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian Airbus. 290 civilian passengers and crew members, including 66 children, died. (Photo by Barry Iverson/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/people.jpg

US Ruling Denies Demands of Expropriated Firms in Cuba
telesurenglish.net | 2020-01-10
The first U.S. federal court rulings on lawsuits filed under Title III of the LIBERTAD Act, or Helms-Burton Act, have proven disappointing for the plaintiffs, who are seeking compensation for properties expropriated in Cuba following the 1959 revolution. | RELATED: | US Seeks to Affect Cuba's Revenue by Banning Charter Flights | Federal District Judge Bet…

Venezuela: Guaido installs parallel parliament, US threatens more sanctions
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-10
Venezuela Ricardo VazIssue 1248 Venezuela Juan Guaido US Vice President Mike PenceJanuary 10, 2020Opposition leader Juan Guaido installed a "parallel" parliament in Caracas on January 7. | The…

Cuba found to be the most sustainably developed country in the world
Susan Price | greenleft.org.au | 2020-01-10
sustainability Matt TrinderIssue 1248 Cuba sustainable development agroecology Cuban RevolutionJanuary 10, 2020Cuba is the m…

This might be the final episode of Juan Guaidó's surreal Venezuela regime-change reality show
Leonardo Flores | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-09
The farcical scene of Juan Guaido attempting to break into Venezuela's National Assembly as its members voted him out was…

Anniversary of Haitian Revolution draws big protests against President Jovenel MoàØse
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-01-09
GonaàØves is the city where Jean-Jacques Dessalines declared Haiti to be independent Jan. 1, 1804. It has been traditional for the president of Haiti to go to GonaàØves on New Year's Day for a celebration in its cathedral. Thousands of protesters joyously marched through the streets of GonaàØves on Jan. . . . | Continue reading Anniversary of Haitian Revolution draws big protests against President Jovenel MoàØse at Workers.org

Haiti Is in the Eye of the Storm
Amy Wilentz | thenation.com | 2020-01-09
Haiti Is in the Eye of the Storm…

Security Council calls for dialogue in Haiti
news.un.org | 2020-01-09
The UN Security Council has stressed the need to resolve the ongoing political impasse in Haiti between President Jovenel MoàØse and a surging opposition movement.

Remembering the Earthquake in Haiti Ten Years On
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-01-09
Ten years ago Sunday an earthquake devastated Haiti. In a few minutes of violent shaking hundreds of thousands perished in Port-au-Prince and surrounding regions and many more were permanently scarred. It's important to commemorate this horrifying tragedy. But this solemn occasion is also a good moment to reflect on Canada's role in undermining the beleaguered …

Deadly Earthquake Rocks Puerto Rico, Causing Mass Power Outages and "Infrastructural Aftershocks"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-01-08
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Puerto Rico early Tuesday, killing at least one person and plunging nearly the entire population into darkness in a mass power outage. It is the largest earthquake to hit the island in more than 100 years and follows a series of strong quakes that have rattled the island in recent days. A 5.8 magnitude quake struck on Monday, damaging the coastal town of Guánica. Damage from the earthquakes has left nearly 350 people homeless and at least 300,000 without drinking water. Governor Wanda Vázquez declared a state of emergency Tuesday. The devastation comes as Puerto Rico continues to…

Juan Guaidó, the political joke of Venezuela
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-01-08
Chicago, IL – Juan Guaidó is not that smart of a politician. He never seems to care much about strategy, or coalition building, or putting forward a serious political platform. The only political talent Guaidó seems to have is in front of the cameras. He knows how to put on a good show for the audience he wants to please. | | While that could be seen throughout the past year, as Guaidó and his allies bumbled their way through one of the worst coup attempts in recent memory, it is the best way to understand what has happened in Venezuela these past few days. | | On Sunday, January 5, Guaidó's support amo…

Venezuela: Guaido Installs Parallel Parliament After Washington Threatens More Sanctions
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-01-08
The Trump administration is reportedly mulling sanctions against opposition deputies who voted against Guaido.

It Is Time for a New Way Forward
Madhuri Grewal | aclu.org | 2020-01-07
In 1996, at the height of the "tough on crime" era, President Bill Clinton signed two laws that dramatically changed the criminal legal system and radically altered the U.S. immigration system. Just as the 1994 crime bill instituted unjust mandatory minimum sentences and ballooned the prison population, the immigration bills of that same era led to similarly disastrous consequences for immigrants — an explosion in the growth of detention and unfairly harsh punishments for immigrants, including mandatory deportations for minor…

Will Soleimani's Assassination Set Back Iraq's October Revolution?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-01-07
Soleimani's killing could open a path for peace if cooler heads prevail, argues professor of Middle East politics Sabah Alnasseri.

Greasing the Gears of the Armageddon Engine – Reporting on 'Wexit' shows how not to cover extremist movements
Frank Black | fair.org | 2020-01-07
by Frank Black | Remember how most reporters covered that Canadian Islamic separatist movement? | You know the one: It wanted to seize control of the entire provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, along with their oil fields, and create a republic with its own national borders, constitution, laws, and military. Its two main leaders accused Justin Trudeau's Liberal government of promoting pedophilia and trying to eliminate the Muslim population of Canada; one was a "journalist" with few if any searchable publications, and the other was a former RCMP officer convicted of threatening his wife, and who ran a lobby gro…

UN chief monitoring Venezuela developments 'with concern'
news.un.org | 2020-01-07
The latest twist in Venezuela's ongoing political crisis "make urgently needed dialogue even more difficult to achieve", the UN Secretary-General has said.

Venezuelan Government and Opposition Fraction Announce Release of 14 'Political Prisoners'
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-01-06
The National Roundtable for Peaceful Dialogue also offered its backing to the new National Assembly president, Luis Parra.

Venezuela: Guaido Replaced as Parliament Head in Disputed Vote
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-01-05
Pro-Guaido opposition lawmakers have rejected the vote, forming a parallel parliament with US and international right-wing support.

NOTICIA de URGENCIA: Trump comienza la guerra contra Irán: Todos a las marchas, Sábado, 4 de enero, Día Nacional de Acción
ANSWER Coalition | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-03
La administración Trump y el Pentágono se han movido para comenzar una guerra con Irán asesinando a Qassem Soleimani, el principal líder militar de ese país.

Top 20 The Grayzone stories of 2019: From Venezuela coup attempt to Russiagate delusions, information warfare to new cold war
The Grayzone | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-02
2019 was a big year for The Grayzone. We traveled the world and broke many stories, exposing the empire's schemes…

Cuba: 61 años de victoria socialista
Partido por Socialismo y Liberación | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-02
El Partido por el Socialismo y la Liberación saluda a Cuba por su ejemplo estelar de lucha, resistencia y victoria.

Cuba: 61 years of socialist victory
Party for Socialism and Liberation | liberationnews.org | 2020-01-01
Exactly 61 years ago today, Cubans poured into the streets to cheer the triumph of the Rebel Army led by Fidel Castro.

Venezuela Repels 'Terrorist' Attack on Military Bases, 1 Soldier Dead
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-12-23
The assailants stormed several military installations before being engaged by the Venezuelan army.

Notes on a private TV newscast in Bolivia. The contrast with Venezuela is clear as day
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2019-12-20
In August, I took detailed notes a news broadcast on one of Venezuela's largest TV networks. I summarized these notes in an interview I did with the Real News Network making the point that Venezuela's private media (which reaches 60-90% of households) is remarkably free — most especially when you consider the US is openly Read…

Venezuela: Guaido Introduces Remote Voting in Bid to Secure Reelection
Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-12-18
The opposition leader has been under fire amid recent scandals.

ALBA Summit: Venezuela Promises to Relaunch PetroCaribe in 2020
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-12-16
Heads of state also pledged to bolster various regional social programs including the Miracle Mission and Latin American Medical Schools.

Francisco Rodriguez answers some questions I asked about Venezuela
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2019-12-16
Venezuelan economist Francisco Rodriguez, formerly of Torino Economics, answered a few questions of mine about his country. He was the economic adviser to Henri Falcon, the second place finisher in the May 2018 presidential election. His updated estimate for 2019 is that Venezuela's real GDP will contract by 25% . That's horrific, but less severe Read…