Daily Archives: September 13, 2020

2020-09-13: News Headlines

Slava Zilber (2020-09-13). An interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, on Cuba and Cuba-US Relations. thecanary.co Medea, first I would like to talk to you about your recent article in Jacobin We Should Applaud the Cuban Health System — and … | By | Medea, first I would like to talk to you about your recent article in Jacobin

Anthony J. Hall (2020-09-13). Lockdowns, Coronavirus, and Banks: Following the Money. dissidentvoice.org It usually makes sense to follow the money when seeking understanding of almost any major change. The strategy of following the money in our current convergence of crises in late summer of 2020 leads us directly to the lockdowns. The lockdowns were first imposed on people in the Wuhan area of China. Then other populations …

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-13). Authority of air defense shown to enemies in military drill. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 13 (MNA) — Commander of Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard said that the enemies of the Islamic Republic realized Iran's air defense power in the Zolfaghar-99 military exercise.

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Coronavirus claims over 1,200 lives in Brazil, Mexico. yenisafak.com Brazil reported 814 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, while Mexico saw 421 over the past 24 hours, health authorities said Sunday.In Brazil, the third worst-hit country in the world after India with the highest number of cases, the death toll reached 131,210, while confirmed cases to date surpassed 4.15 million with 33,523 new infections.According to the Brazilian Health Ministry, over 3.55 million people have so far recovered from the virus in the Latin American country.With a population of over 211 million, Brazil is seen as the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the region.Brazil's vibrant financi…

yenisafak (2020-09-13). Saudi-led planes strike Houthi rebel positions in Sanaa. yenisafak.com The Saudi-led coalition launched 11 airstrikes on positions of Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Sunday, the Shia group said.Five airstrikes targeted the vicinity of the Sanaa airport, while other attacks targeted northern and central Sanaa, the Houthi-run Saba news agency said, citing a security source.It remains unclear whether the attacks had resulted in any casualties.The Saudi-led coalition has yet to comment on the report.Sunday's airstrikes came as Houthi rebels have stepped up missile and drone attacks on Saudi territories in recent days.Yemen has been beset by violence and chaos since 2014, wh…

Ben Norton (2020-09-12). Grandson of overthrown Chilean President Salvador Allende defends Venezuela against US coup attempt. thegrayzone.com The grandson of Chile's former elected socialist President Salvador Allende, who was toppled in a 1973 CIA-orchestrated military coup, has lived in Venezuela for 10 years. The Grayzone's Ben Norton interviewed Pablo Sepúlveda Allende in Caracas. Sepúlveda Allende spoke about the many similarities between the democratic revolutions in Chile and Venezuela, and why he thinks …

sputniknews (2020-09-12). Scientists Claim to Have Solved Mystery of Canaanite Palace Abandoned 3,700 Years Ago. sputniknews.com Canaanites is a term used to describe various indigenous populations that lived throughout the regions of the Southern Levant, in what is today known as Israel, Jordan and territories belonging to the Palestinians. From 500 BC, ancient Greeks also used the name to describe people later known as Phoenicians.

teleSUR (2020-09-12). Venezuela: US Ex-Marine Caught Spying on Oil Refineries. telesurenglish.net 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. | RELATED: | Speaking on the twelfth anniversary of the youth wing of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, the JPSUV, President Nicolas Maduro said the captured individual had served a function at CIA bases in Iraq and was found with weapons and a large sum of cash.

teleSUR (2020-09-12). Cuba Maintains Strict Health Measures to Halt COVID-19 Rebound. telesurenglish.net Cuba's authorities on Saturday announced that the severe health measures will be extended in the west and center of the island to halt the surge of the new COVID-19 wave of infections. | RELATED: | From next Monday to September 30, public transportation in Havana will continue to be paralyzed, and restrictive measures in areas that report high numbers of sick people will be reinforced. | "The capital remains the epicenter of the disease. We…

_____ (2020-09-12). It's Time For The West To Sit Down, Shut Up And Listen To 'The Others'. popularresistance.org We were always told what to think; what is correct and what is wrong. By the white dudes living in or coming from Europe and North America. They knew everything. They were the most qualified. | When I write "white," I don't mean just their race or color of their skin. To me, "white" is their culture, where they belong. Yes, their identity. | We Russians, Cubans, Venezuelans, Chinese, Iranians, Turks are not really "white," even if our color of the skin is. Not that we are dying to be white, really! We have our own way of living and thinking, and most of us are on the side of the oppressed, of the 'wretched of the…

teleSUR, ce (2020-09-12). New Arrival of Cuban Doctors & Health Professionals in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Venezuela has welcomed another 93 Cuban doctors this week, who'll collaborate with health authorities to combat COVID-19. | RELATED: | Vice Minister for the Ministry of Health, Gerardo Briceño, reported that the newly arrived medical professionals would be joining teams around the country. | "93 comrades from the Cuban Medical Brigade, from the Henry Reeve Brigade, are coming to join six important Brigades in the Center, East and West of the c…

Alan MacLeod (2020-09-11). Why is the US Government Using Stolen Cash To Pay Doctors in Venezuela? thealtworld.com The US government is using cash stolen from the Venezuelan government as part of a hearts and minds campaign on behalf of opposition figure Juan Guaidó. | MPN— Venezuelan doctors currently fighting COVID-19 are receiving funding from an unlikely source: U.S. backed coup leader Juan Guaidó. Health workers, who sometimes earn less than $20 per month, are receiving $100 dollars monthly from the self-declared president of Venezuela. Where is Guaidó getting all this money from? The U.S. government, who, in turn, is using the billions of dollars it has confiscated from Venezuela to fund his latest political stunt.

Anya Parampil (2020-09-11). US govt & Democrat-tied troll farm boosts Bolivian coup regime, meddles in Mexico, Venezuela. thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with The Grayzone's Ben Norton about US troll farm CLS Strategies that boosted Bolivia's coup regime and sought to destabilize leftist Venezuelan and Mexican governments. Ben Norton joined Red Lines to discuss his recent piece, "U.S. govt-linked PR firm ran fake news networks for right-wing Latin American regimes." He …

sputniknews (2020-09-11). Venezuela's Maduro Announces Capture of Alleged US Spy Planning Explosion. sputniknews.com Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday that a US spy who had been targeting the country's oil refineries for an attack has been captured.

RT (2020-09-11). Venezuela says it captured 'US spy' targeting two oil refineries with 'heavy, specialized' weapons. rt.com President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has announced the capture of "an American spy" with heavy weapons and money near two refineries in the state of Falcon. The man is said to be a Marine who worked for the CIA in Iraq.

Bruce Lerro (2020-09-11). Political and Spiritual Cults: From Rapture to Complicity to Aftermath in the Shadow of 20th Century Yankeedom. dissidentvoice.org Saul B. Newton, founder of the cult The Sullivanians, posing with some of his "family". The party is always right, even when it's wrong — Democratic Workers Party slogan ORIENTATION Everybody knows what cults are People who join cults are mentally unstable before they join and less educated than the general population. True or false? …

Walter Smolarek (2020-09-11). One in ten residents of Oregon forced to flee enormous wildfires. liberationnews.org Oregon is reeling from devastation caused by over 30 wildfires that have collectively burned nearly one million acres of land in the state. As a result, 500,000 residents — over 10 percent of Oregon's population — have been forced to flee for their lives as the fires approach their homes. While wildfires in general are …

WSWS (2020-09-11). The coronavirus conspiracy: What did they know, and when did they know it? wsws.org While Trump is the first US official to admit to having deliberately lied to the American population about the dangers posed by the pandemic, he did not act alone.

teleSUR (2020-09-11). Venezuela: Commission Announces Contingency Plan for Fuel Supply. telesurenglish.net The government entity denounced in a communiqué the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the government of the United States on the Venezuela people and economy, and especially the sanctions in the past two years on Venezuela's oil industry by U.S. President Donald Trump. | RELATED: | With the goal of suffocating the economy, Washington's punitive measures and actions against Venezuela, and particularly aga…

teleSUR (2020-09-11). Trump's Appointee Claver-Carone Unopposed Towards IADB Chair. telesurenglish.net President Donald Trump's appointee Mauricio Claver-Carone Saturday will almost certainly be elected as the first non-Latin American president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), which has raised concern about the economic future of Latin America. | RELATED: | In July, the Cuban-American Claver-Carone became the first U.S. candidate for this position in the history of the organization, despite several IADB members spoke out aga…

teleSUR (2020-09-11). UK: England COVID-19 Cases Are Doubling Every Seven Days, Study. telesurenglish.net A population surveillance study developed by the Imperial College London in England found that COVID-19 cases are doubling every seven days, according to the latest statistics. | RELATED: | "The prevalence of the virus in the population is increasing. We found evidence that it has been accelerating at the end of August and beginning of September," professor of infectious disease dynamics and research co-writer Stev…

Isa Rodríguez Soto (2020-09-11). Mutual Aid and Survival as Resistance in Puerto Rico. zcomm.org Faced with an onslaught of disasters and the injustices of colonialism, Puerto Rican communities have bet on their own survival. Their mutual aid efforts testify to both the power of grassroots organizing and the scale of state neglect…

yenisafak (2020-09-11). US West wildfires kill 16; in Oregon 500,000 flee. yenisafak.com Around half a million people in Oregon evacuated as dozens of extreme, wind-driven wildfires scorched U.S. West Coast states on Friday, destroying hundreds of homes and killing at least 16 people, state and local authorities said.Since Monday 11 people have died from fires in California, while four were killed in Oregon and a 1-year-old boy died in Washington state, police reported.In Oregon alone the number of people under evacuation orders climbed to some 500,000 – about an eighth of the state's total population – as Portland suburbs came under threat from the state's biggest blaze, the state Office of Emergenc…

Dave Zirin, Jules Boykoff (2020-09-11). The 'Disposable Populations' of Sports. thenation.com The 'Disposable Populations' of Sports…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-09-10). Venezuela launches Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples. peoplesdispatch.org The Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples was launched on September 6, with the presence of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. The Institute was created to strengthen the international relations between Venezuela, Latin America and the world. The launch event was held virtually and broadcasted on YouTube through the institute's official account. Around 106 political and social leaders from across the globe joined the video conference. | International activists and intellectuals including Laura Capote, a Colombian activist and member of the ALBA Movements Secretariat, Vijay Prashad, exec…

Manuela Solé (2020-09-10). Venezuela Backs Bolivia's Morales and Ecuador's Correa Following Court Rulings. venezuelanalysis.com The Maduro government recently launched the Simon Bolivar International Institute to strengthen international solidarity.

_____ (2020-09-10). New: Simón Bolívar Institute For Peace And Solidarity Among Peoples. popularresistance.org Caracas, VZ – On Sunday, September 6, 205 years since the publication of the Jamaica Letter, the Simón Bolívar Institute for Peace and Solidarity among Peoples was inaugurated as a new space for the research, dissemination, debate, solidarity and strengthening of international relations. | The inauguration took place via YouTube on the Institute's Spanish and English channels. | "Our institute is formally inaugurated today, but the truth is that it already existed. The peoples have raised their voices in favor of Venezuela, and we at the same time have raised our voices for humankind's great causes," said the Pre…

Staff (2020-09-10). Headlines for September 10, 2020. democracynow.org Wildfires Destroy Oregon Towns, Bringing "Apocalyptic" Orange Skies to West Coast, Human Activity Blamed for 68% Drop in Animal Population Since 1970, President Donald Trump Acknowledges Downplaying COVID-19 Threat to U.S. Public, Biden Blasts Trump's "Life-and-Death Betrayal of the American People" on COVID-19, Bob Woodward Blasted for Withholding Trump's Comments on COVID-19 for Months, NIH Director Says Politics Shouldn't Trump Science in Vaccine Development, UW-Madison Halts In-Person Classes After 1,000+ Students Test Positive for Coronavirus, India Reports Record Daily Coronavirus Infections as Global Death…

Alicia Jrapko (2020-09-10). Lucius Walker: 10 Years Later His Legacy Continues. dissidentvoice.org Photo by Bill Hackwell It is hard to believe that it has been ten years ago today since Reverend Lucius Walker suddenly died leaving an enormous emptiness and gap in the movement of solidarity with Cuba and other just causes that in many ways we are still recovering from. I still miss him dearly. We …

Larry Holmes (2020-09-10). ATTICA REBELLION: Paris Commune of the Black Liberation struggle. workers.org The following excerpted article first appeared online Sept. 14, 2016, to mark the 45th anniversary of this historic uprising of incarcerated workers and revolutionaries. The story of Attica, Sept. 9, 1971, is the story of how prisons can be incubators of revolutionaries — like George Jackson, assassinated 2 Ω . . . |

Michael Jansen (2020-09-10). Sanctions in the Middle East: Against Iran, Iraq, Syria. globalresearch.ca Sanctions are a blunt weapon used by the mighty against the weak to compel them to capitulate to political demands, but almost always put pressure on populations rather than rulers who concede nothing. Although sanctions have been liberally used in …

WSWS (2020-09-10). Austria: No protection for population despite rising coronavirus infections. wsws.org Austria has played a leading role in Europe's lifting of protective measures against the coronavirus, with infections rising sharply as a result.

Kenny Stancil (2020-09-10). UN Warns Pandemic-Intensified Famines Are Looming. zcomm.org "A lack of funding for emergency relief and the complications created by the coronavirus scourge have now pushed some of the world's neediest populations closer to famine conditions."

Joselyn Ariza (2020-09-09). Conviasa retorna a venezolanos varados en México y EEUU. mppre.gob.ve El Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronáuticas y Servicios Aéreos (Conviasa), trasladó a Venezuela a más de 50 connacionales que se encontraban varados en México y Estados Unidos a la espera de un vuelo para volver a su Patria. Con estrictos protocolos de bioseguridad para prevenir la propagación del COVID-19, los connacionales abordaron el vuelo V09704 […] | Publicado en la Cancillería de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela

pip.hinman (2020-09-09). Activists discuss latest attacks on Venezuela. greenleft.org.au Organised by the Melbourne-based Venezuelan Solidarity Campaign and the Latin American Solidarity Network (LASNET)…

Prof. Graeme MacQueen (2020-09-09). The "Inside Job" Hypothesis of the 9/11 Attacks: JFK, 9/11 and the American Left. globalresearch.ca First published by Global Research on March 15, 2017 | On November 23, 1963, the day after John F. Kennedy's assassination, Fidel Castro gave a talk on Cuban radio and television. [1] He pulled together, as well as he could …