2020-09-17: News Headlines

_____ (2020-09-17). New Simón Bolívar Institute For Peace And Solidarity Among Peoples. popularresistance.org The founding of the Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity Among Peoples on September 6, 2020 marks a new political milestone. In the most difficult of circumstances, having to cope with not only the U.S. and Canadian sanctions but the pandemic as well, the Bolivarian Revolution has made this effort for the benefit of all who believe in its liberatory ideals across the planet. The goal of the Institute is to coordinate global solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan people, and the solidarity of the South American nation toward struggles for social and economic justice of peoples thr…

Tony Cartalucci (2020-09-17). UN Report on Venezuela "Abuses" Written by Investigators Who Never Visited Venezuela. globalresearch.ca The Western media is touting the results of a so-called "Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" conducted through the United Nations. | AFP in an

Eds. (2020-09-17). The strategic aspects of the Great AgroVenezuela Mission. mronline.org The Great AgroVenezuela Mission was born on January 25, 2011 under the leadership of President Hugo Chávez, and was launched from the Agricultural Social Property Unit "La Productora" in the municipality of Ospino in the state of Portuguesa, with the aim of promoting food security and sovereignty in the country.

Ricardo Vaz (2020-09-17). Venezuelan Oil Production Continues Slump as Iran Steps Up Cooperation. venezuelanalysis.com A recent Iranian condensate shipment will boost oil blending operations.

yenisafak (2020-09-16). Maduro security forces committed crimes against humanity: UN. yenisafak.com Venezuelan security forces and allied groups have committed systematic human rights violations including killings and torture amounting to crimes against humanity, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday.Reasonable grounds existed to believe that President Nicolas Maduro and his interior and defence ministers ordered or contributed to the crimes documented in the report in order to silence opposition, they said.Most unlawful executions by state agents have not been prosecuted in Venezuela, where the rule of law and democratic institutions have broken down, they added.The U.N. fact-finding mission said other national…

Editor (2020-09-16). 9/11 — a pretext for war. workers.org Look at the 9/11 commemorations for what they are: an opportunity for the U.S. ruling class to use a collective trauma to whip up jingoist and super-patriotic sentiment. The goal of this whipping up is to convince much of the population to rally around the U.S. flag and support Pentagon . . . |

Editor (2020-09-16). Los trabajadores piden un paro laboral para las vidas negras. workers.org Esta declaración de Labor for Black Lives fue emitida el 31 de agosto y firmada por más de 50 organizaciones sindicales. Entre los firmantes figuran United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), United Auto Workers Region 9A (del este de Nueva York, Nueva Inglaterra y Puerto Rico), Fight . . . |

Staff (2020-09-16). Report reveals US State Department gave money to firm tied to Haitian police. therealnews.com The Trump administration has heavily contributed to the Haitian police force, quadrupling U.S. contribution "from $2.8 million in 2016 to more than $12.4 million last year."

RT (2020-09-16). Record-setting hurricane season: Teddy expected to become catastrophic Category 4 by Thursday, warns NHC. rt.com The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned that Hurricane Teddy is expected to intensify further, potentially becoming a catastrophic and life-threatening Category 4 cyclone by Thursday. | Teddy is currently classified as a Category 2 hurricane and is located roughly 820 miles (1,315 km) east of the Lesser Antilles archipelago in the southeastern Caribbean. It boasts sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (155 km/h), and is moving at a speed of approximately 12 mph (19 km/h). | Teddy is now the eighth hurricane in what was forecast to be a particularly active season. Only three previous hurricane seasons…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-09-16). Slovakia: Population Distrust US, Opposition to "Western" Intervention. globalresearch.ca GLOBSEC is probably one of the most well-known and influential political think-tanks in not only Slovakia, but also Central Europe. It aims to support a pro-Atlantic direction for Slovakia. Despite being founded in only 2005, it organizes annual events that …

Manuela Solé and Ricardo Vaz (2020-09-16). Venezuela Looks to Renegotiate Debt Amidst US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Caracas' previous debt restructuring attempts were unsuccessful.

news.un (2020-09-16). Venezuela abuses amounted to crimes against humanity: UN-appointed panel. news.un.org Grave rights violations against anti-government protesters in Venezuela, "amounted to crimes against humanity", UN-appointed rights investigators said in their first report on abuses inside the Latin American nation.

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-16). Iran-Venezuela ties offering anti-unilateralism model: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 16 (MNA) — Stating that the hegemony of the US is over, Venezuela's Ambassador to Tehran told Mehr News Agency that the Iran-Venezuela relations are conveying a message to other countries that they can counter the unilateralism too.

yenisafak (2020-09-16). 'Hotel Rwanda' hero could face maximum life in prison, prosecution says. yenisafak.com Rusesabagina, who once called for armed resistance to the government in a YouTube video, was charged in a Kigali court on Monday with 13 counts including terrorism, complicity in murder and forming or joining an irregular armed group."For some of the crimes, he may face 25 years, and some even go up to life imprisonment," Faustin Nkusi, spokesman of Rwanda's prosecution authority, told Reuters on phone.Rusesabagina declined to respond to all the charges on Monday, saying he wanted to take a plea to each individual count. The court will rule on bail on Thursday.His case has thrust a spotlight on to President Paul…

teleSUR (2020-09-15). Venezuela Rejects US Hostilities Before UN Human Rights Council. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's representative before the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council Jorge Valero Tuesday rejected Donald Trump administration's unilateral coercive measures which violate the human rights of his compatriots. | RELATED: | He recalled that the United States has looted over US$ 30 billion from the Venezuelan people in the last 4 years. | "This is an amount that the Bolivarian government will no longer be abl…

A Guest Author (2020-09-15). Labor calls for work stoppage for Black Lives. workers.org This statement by Labor for Black Lives was issued Aug. 31 and signed by over 50 labor organizations. Signers include United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America (UE), United Auto Workers Region 9A (covering eastern New York, New England and Puerto Rico), Fight for $15, International Coalition of Black . . . |

_____ (2020-09-15). Allende's Political Program as Reference for a Sustainable Chile. strategic-culture.org This September marked 50 years since Salvador Allende's Unidad Popular triumphed in the country's democratic elections. On September 4, 1970, despite the CIA's funding of right-wing politics to sabotage the electoral process, Chile chose socialism and was well on the way to prove that revolution could be carried out through democratic means — a process that created yet another hindrance for U.S. plans in the region. Since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, the U.S. was concerned that Cuban influence would ripple through the region, but it had not considered that the people would overtly choose to free its…

teleSUR (2020-09-15). The US, Colombia To Carry Out Military Drill in the Caribbean. telesurenglish.net The Colombian Air Force (FAC) and the U.S. Southern Command (Southcom) will carry out a joint military training exercise named "Poseidon" in the Coveñas municipality, in the Sucre Department, between Sept. 18 and 21. | RELATED: | This military exercise's alledged main objective is "strengthening procedures and standards in the detection, location, and neutralization of illicit activities" at the service of drug t…

_____ (2020-09-14). US-Linked PR Firm Ran Fake News Networks For Right-Wing Latin American Regimes. popularresistance.org A major US PR firm located just a few blocks from the White House has been caught running an industrial grade propaganda operation on social media. The information warfare blitzkrieg relied on fake accounts and pages to spread disinformation on behalf of right-wing, US-backed governments in Latin America, while deploying covert propaganda to destabilize the leftist governments in Venezuela and Mexico. | The company behind the campaign, CLS Strategies, signed a contract to represent Bolivia's far-right junta and provide "strategic communications counsel" in the lead-up to that country's ostensible election.

Mark Taliano (2020-09-14). Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD). Covid-19 is No Longer a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID). globalresearch.ca The powerful Global Financial Elites operating under the auspices of the World Economic Forum (WEF) are controlling, impoverishing, and destroying world populations using a social engineering strategy of Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt. | The truth rarely sees the light of day …

WSWS (2020-09-14). COVID-19 outbreak at Virginia migrant detention center caused by repression of anti-police brutality protesters. wsws.org The outbreak at the Farmville detention center demonstrates the capitalist class's disdain for democratic rights and the lives of the entire population.

Telesur (2020-09-14). US Sabotage of Venezuela Economy. US Ex-Marine Caught Spying on Oil Refineries. globalresearch.ca A U.S. former marine and spy who had been spying on the Amuay and Cardon refineries was captured in the Venezuelan state of Falcon on Thursday. | Speaking on the twelfth anniversary of the youth wing of the United Socialist Party …

Paul Dobson (2020-09-14). Venezuela Arrests 'CIA Spy' on Oil Refinery 'Stakeout'. venezuelanalysis.com Ex-marine Matthew John Heath, who served in Iraq, was arrested in possession of grenade launchers, satellite phones, and C4 explosives on Thursday.