2020-11-09: News Headlines

news.un (2020-11-09). 'Super typhoon' Goni: UN, partners seek $45 million in immediate relief for affected populations. news.un.org The United Nations and humanitarian partners in the Philippines launched, on Monday, a response plan for $45.5 million to bring life-saving assistance and protection to hundreds of thousands of people affected by Typhoon Goni.

Paul Dobson (2020-11-09). Venezuela's Maduro Congratulates Biden, Offers to Improve Relations. venezuelanalysis.com The Venezuelan president also mocked Guaido for not backing Trump's claims to have won the US election.

Don Fitz (2020-11-09). How Do Medical Students Get More Experience in the US than Cuba? counterpunch.org What It Has To Do with Inequality During the last 10 years I have written multiple articles documenting how Cuba has better medical practice and education than the US. To be honest, I have known for a long time that there is an area of medical training where medical students in the US get considerably

Don Fitz (2020-11-09). Gun Shot Wounds: Experience of Medical Students, US versus Cuba. globalresearch.ca During the last 10 years I have written multiple articles documenting how Cuba has better medical practice and education than the US. To be honest, I have known for a long time that there is an area of medical training …

Franklin Frederick (2020-11-09). As próximas semanas podem ser o período de maior ameaàßa à Venezuela. globalresearch.ca Trump ainda nà£o aceitou a derrota nas eleiàßàµes e sua permanência na Presidência dos EUA até a posse de Biden pode representar o período de maior ameàßa de intervenàßà£o armada na Venezuela, sobretudo antes do dia 6 de dezenbro próximo, …

KPFA Saturday Evening News (2020-11-09). Venezuelan National Assembly Elections Coming in December. indybay.org Venezuela's elections for its National Assembly are coming up in December.

teleSUR (2020-11-08). Progressive Latin American Leaders React to Biden's Victory. telesurenglish.net The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, expressed on his Twitter account Saturday the willingness of the Bolivarian Government to dialogue with the President-elect of the United States, Joe Biden. | The Venezuelan Head of State pointed out that the nation is willing to dialogue under the respect to the sovereignty and self-determination of the peoples: "Venezuela, the Homeland of the Liberator Simon Bolivar, will always be willing to dialogue and understand with the people and the government of the United States," he added. | Likewise, he congratulated "the American people for the presidential elections. I…

Eds. (2020-11-08). Five Centuries of Pillage and Resistance: Latin America and Africa. mronline.org The tragedy being the suffering Latin America has borne, the optimism being in the recognition that this is not the region's natural or inevitable destiny, but has been imposed on it through its subjugation to the capitalist system, and is therefore capable of being changed.

_____ (2020-11-08). U.S. Foreign Policy Is a Failure, Whoever's President. strategic-culture.org Eve OTTENBERG | The world recognizes what U.S. elites don't: the utter, total American failure to contain Covid-19 has damaged U.S. standing and will do so until the virus is controlled. Meanwhile, regional powers, China and Russia, cooperate and share resources, particularly vaccines. Cuba provides treatments, but the U.S. turns up its nose at Cuban medicine, even if it means more American covid patients die — this, though Cuba's pharmacopeia for this plague appears superior. China sends doctors and medicines across the globe. Russia opts for sane herd immunity — through vaccination. These countries…

Don Fitz (2020-11-08). How Do Medical Students Get More Experience in the US than Cuba? zcomm.org Students who study medicine in Cuba get a lot less practice in handling gunshot wounds than do those who study in the US…

WSWS (2020-11-07). Protests in Inner Mongolia over Chinese government language policy. wsws.org Just as it has latched onto "human rights" in Tibet, and among the Uighur population in Xinjiang, so Washington has sought to exploit discontent in Inner Mongolia to weaken China.

_____ (2020-11-07). Scheer Intelligence: How To Save American Journalism. popularresistance.org It's no secret that the U.S. funding model for journalism is broken, and that this had terrible consequences for our democracy, but it may not be without repair. As advertising revenue newspapers once relied on has increasingly ended up in the pockets of big tech companies such as Google and Facebook, many have shut down their presses, while others such as the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times have turned to billionaires to fund their papers, resulting in a model that has turned journalism into a playground for the uber rich that conceals the economic plight of most of the population.

RT (2020-11-06). US pretends to 'give lessons in democracy': Maduro skewers election snafu as Venezuela prepares to hold its own vote. rt.com Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ridiculed the US' shambolic election outcome in light of Washington's efforts to force its peculiar style of "democracy" down other countries' throats, particularly Venezuela and its allies. | Maduro declined to comment on the outcome of the US election in a televised speech on Wednesday, asking for the US to return the favor and not meddle in Venezuela's democracy when the country votes in December. However, he couldn't resist throwing a little shade at the nation which attempted to replace him last year with then-opposition leader Juan Guaido, a self-proclaimed "presid…

_____ (2020-11-06). Campaigners Take Direct Action As Palestinians Remember Balfour's Shameful Declaration. popularresistance.org The Balfour Declaration is the name given to the statement in 1917 by British foreign secretary lord Balfour promising a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine. Britain had taken control of Palestine after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. That "national home" was to be created at the expense of the indigenous Palestinian population. According to a press release from campaign group Palestine Action: | This 67-word document presented by Arthur Balfour in 1917 paved the way for the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the violent dispossession of 750,000 Palestinians —more than half the indigenous…

Eve Ottenberg (2020-11-06). U.S. Foreign Policy is a Failure, Whoever's President. counterpunch.org The world recognizes what U.S. elites don't: the utter, total American failure to contain Covid-19 has damaged U.S. standing and will do so until the virus is controlled. Meanwhile, regional powers, China and Russia, cooperate and share resources, particularly vaccines. Cuba provides treatments, but the U.S. turns up its nose at Cuban medicine, even if it means more American covid patients die — this, though Cuba's pharmacopeia for this plague appears superior. China sends doctors and medicines across the globe. Russia opts for sane herd immunity — through vaccination. These countries act like adults.

RT (2020-11-06). Pay people to take Covid-19 vaccine argues leading ethicist, though others warn it would set 'dangerous precedent'. rt.com A leading ethicist has proposed financial and other incentives to increase coronavirus vaccination rates, though many of his contemporaries fear this would set a dangerous precedent with potentially disastrous consequences. | This week, Oxford University Professor Julian Savulescu proposed the idea that a financial incentive could persuade those hesitant to take a Covid-19 vaccine. He also suggested exemption from the wearing of face masks and social distancing as possible alternatives to payment. | Savulescu argues that voluntary vaccination wouldn't guarantee a high enough percentage of the population would…

sputniknews (2020-11-06). 'Dante-Esque Scenes': Hundreds Feared Dead in Central America After 'Catastrophic' Hurricane Eta. sputniknews.com As tropical depression Eta returns to the Caribbean, albeit greatly weakened by its pass over Central America, the cyclone leaves devastation in its wake, including hundreds of bodies.

teleSUR (2020-11-06). Iranian FM Arrives in Cuba After Completing Visit to Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif has arrived in Cuba, the second stop on his Latin American tour, to address mutual interest issues. As informed this Friday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Persian Diplomacy head is already in Havana, the Cuban capital, after having finished his official visit to Venezuela. | RELATED: | During his trip to Cuba, besides meeting…

sputniknews (2020-11-06). Photos: 1-Ton Great White Shark Pings Off Florida Coast. sputniknews.com A 15.5-foot great white shark weighing in at over 2,000 pounds "pinged" off the coast of Key Largo, Florida, Thursday morning before heading near the coast of Cuba.

teleSUR (2020-11-06). Belize's General Elections to be Observed by Caricom Mission. telesurenglish.net The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will be sending an Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to observe the 2020 General Elections in Belize on November 11th. | RELATED: | The Core Group, including the Chief of Mission, is expected to arrive Friday the 6th, and the remaining members are to come on Saturday and stay until November 13th. | Members of the seven-person Observation Mission come from Antigua and Barbuda, Grena…

_____ (2020-11-06). Organizer Do's And Dont's- 101. popularresistance.org My license to speak about this comes from the fact I've been involved in organizing work since 1979 when I joined the Pan-Africanist Secretariat (Brother Oba T'Shaka for those that know) at 17 years old. In 1984, I heard Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) speak and I joined the All African People's Revolutionary Party (A-APRP). I've been an organizer/member of the A-APRP ever since. That means decades of working with people, all types of people. I've worked in organizing efforts in Africa. In Europe. In the Caribbean.

Manuela Solé (2020-11-05). Electoral Campaign Begins in Venezuela. venezuelanalysis.com The campaign for upcoming legislative elections will go on for a month.

Steve Ellner (2020-11-05). Center-Left convergence in Venezuela: A blow to U.S. interventionism. mronline.org Steve Ellner argues that average Venezuelans understand that U.S. sanctions hurt them—and should be resisted.

Mehr News Agency (2020-11-05). Zarif starts meetings in Venezuela. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Nov. 05 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has started his diplomatic meetings in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas.

_____ (2020-11-05). Hurricane Eta: Nicaragua Prioritizes Saving And Improving Lives. popularresistance.org How is it that there were only two lives lost during a level 4 Hurricane that affected Nicaragua beginning Nov. 2 on the Caribbean Coast? Nicaragua is constantly preparing and training people to save lives in disasters: thousands of people have participated in simulations for hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and more, and this happens a number of times during the year in every municipality. | Nicaragua is among the first countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with the best disaster risk management, according to a study conducted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in August 2020.

teleSUR (2020-11-05). PAHO Praises Mexico's Handling of the COVID-19 Pandemic. telesurenglish.net The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) highlighted Thursday Mexico's progress in reconverting hospitals to treat COVID-19 cases. | RELATED: | "It was not easy, mobility was reduced in almost all states to below 60 percent, and it is thanks to that effort, which is no less, in a country where half the population has to go out to work to survive, that this has been done," said PAHO's representative in Mexico Ch…