Daily Archives: September 26, 2020

2020-09-26: News Headlines

Eds. (2020-09-26). Hate: A key strategy of the Venezuelan opposition. mronline.org Psychologist Fernando Giuliani analyses the retaliatory feelings of those who wish to annihilate the Bolivarian Revolution, which have been overheating during the pandemic.

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.

_____ (2020-09-26). Fidel Castro's 1960 Speech to the UN Did More for Anti-Colonial Struggle Than the UN's Hyperbole About 'Eradicating Colonialism'. strategic-culture.org This September marked 60 years since Fidel Castro's first address to the United Nations, in which he delivered a scathing and truthful critique about the imperialist philosophy of war. On September 26, 1960, facing the beginning of U.S. political hostilities against Cuba, while the Cuban delegation to the UN was excluded from meetings and diplomatic events, Fidel's speech, lasting over five hours, was an eloquent reflection that seamlessly weaved the implications of U.S. supremacy in a historical narrative from the colonised country's experience and perspective. | "Colonies do not speak. Colonies are not known un…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-26). Kuwait calls for dialogue between Iran, Arab states. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 26 (MNA) — Kuwait's Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah urged Iran and Arab countries to dialogue in order to end tensions in the region.

_____ (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.

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

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.

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….

teleSUR (2020-09-25). Pope Francis Demands To Reduce Sanctions Against Countries. telesurenglish.net In his address to the United Nations on Friday, Pope Francis asked that international sanctions against certain countries be eliminated since they prevent their "governments from offering adequate support to their populations." | RELATED: | In making this request, however, the chief The Vatican State did not make further specifications, although it lamented the "erosion of multilateralism" that prevails in the contempora…

WSWS (2020-09-25). Study finds 90 percent of Americans would make 67 percent more without last four decades of increasing income inequality. wsws.org The study from the RAND Corporation provides new data on the incredible shift of income from the bottom 90 percent of the population to the top 10 percent.

WSWS (2020-09-25). Why won't the Democrats fight Trump? wsws.org The Democrats are determined to prevent the intervention of the broad mass of the population in opposition to Trump, which would challenge the interests of the financial oligarchy and the geopolitical interests of American imperialism.

Jeff Cohen (2020-09-25). Earth to Presidential Debate Moderators: "I'm Burning Up" zcomm.org With the horrific fires on the West Coast and hurricanes and storms pounding the Caribbean and Gulf Coast, in a healthy democracy, one would expect presidential candidates to be pressed hard about climate chaos. I'm not holding my breath.

teleSUR (2020-09-24). Uruguay: The Broad Front Leads the Montevideo Elections Polls. telesurenglish.net Less than a week before the departmental elections in Uruguay, two public opinion companies predict the victory of Carolina Cosse, the leftist Broad Front (FA) party's candidate for mayor of Montevideo, a city that concentrates 53 percent of the country's population. | RELATED: | According to the pollster Cifra, 53 percent of citizens will vote for the left-wing candidate and 39 percent for the Multicolor Coalition cand…

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.

Eds. (2020-09-24). The Dying Planet Report 2020. mronline.org The report, released September 10th, describes how the over-exploitation of ecological resources by humanity from 1970 to 2016 has contributed to a 68% plunge in wild vertebrate populations, inclusive of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish.

Media Lens (2020-09-24). The "War Against Us", the Battle of Britain, and Steve Richards on the Prime Ministers. dissidentvoice.org We can report that the skies over South East England have been swarming with Spitfires and Hurricanes this month. Is there a war on? Well, yes. In 1991, the historian Howard Zinn described the two targets of Operation Desert Storm: The American population was bombarded the way the Iraqi population was bombarded. It was a …

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.

MEE and agencies (2020-09-24). 'Edge of the abyss': Israel tightens coronavirus lockdown as infections climb. middleeasteye.net 'Edge of the abyss': Israel tightens coronavirus lockdown as infections climb | Move comes after number of daily new cases has reached nearly 7,000 among a population of just nine million | Thu, 09/24/2020 – 08: 04 | Netanyahu has rejected allegations from protesters that a tougher lockdown was essentially aimed at quashing demonstrations against him (Reuters) | Prime Minister Benjamin Net…

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.

teleSUR (2020-09-24). Cuba and Russia Strengthen Commercial and Financial Ties. telesurenglish.net The Deputy Prime Minister of Cuba, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, held a diplomatic meeting with various authorities of the Russian government and business people of that country to strengthen bilateral relations. | During their tour of the Eurasian nation, the Cuban authorities spoke with the directors of the GAZ Group and the real estate investment company, Sinara Group. | RELATED: | The First Vice-minister of Foreign T…

_____ (2020-09-24). Xinjiang: In-Depth Analysis And Resources. popularresistance.org In the mid-2010s, China launched far-reaching de-radicalization and economic development programs in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Before then, few casual Western observers were even aware of the province's existence, which makes up 17% of China's land and whose population consists of 65% ethnic minority peoples. Fewer still could speak to the autonomous region's complex political, cultural, and religious history as well as to its complex legacies as a crossroads between diverse peoples over many centuries.

news.un (2020-09-24). Haiti's President urges 'critical rethink' to ensure development assistance targets national priorities. news.un.org Noting the multidimensional consequences of COVID‚Äë19, as well as ongoing political and socio-economic strife in many countries, Haiti's President Jovenel MoàØse told the UN General Assembly that today, more than ever, the world needs a multilateral system that performs better through greater solidarity.

President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (2020-09-24). Speech by the President of the Republic of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez at the General Debate of the 75th session of the UNGA. globalresearch.ca September 22, 2020 | Mr. Secretary General, | Mr. President, | A global pandemic has changed everyday life drastically. From one day to the next, millions of people get infected and thousands die even when their life expectancy was longer thanks to development. …

news.un (2020-09-24). While not perfect, world is better today because of UN's work since 1945, says President of Dominican Republic. news.un.org The world in 2020 is clearly different from that in 1945 — when the UN was established — and it is also better, thanks to the global Organization and its work, the President of the Dominican Republic has said, underlining the continued need for international, multilateral cooperation.

Marwa Osman (2020-09-24). Rejecting Normalization with Israel—MES EP.73. thealtworld.com The recent bilateral agreements simply formalized the normalization of Israel's already thawing relations with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. But the agreements do not address the decades-long conflict between Israel and the Arab population because of the Palestinian cause, who view the pacts as a stab in the back of their fellow Palestinians and a betrayal of their cause for a Palestinian state. To discuss this issue with us from London is Jawad Fairouz Former Bahraini MP. | It is not a secret that US President Donald Trump is obsessed with either voiding or emulating the legacy of his predecessor, Barack…

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-24). Army Air Defense unveils two new radar projects. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (MNA) — Commander of Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard unveiled two new radar projects dubbed "Soroush" and "Misagh" on Thursday.

sputniknews (2020-09-24). Less Than One-in-Ten US Residents Immune to COVID-19, CDC Chief Warns. sputniknews.com The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention director, Robert Redfield, told a Senate hearing that the number of people who had so far been been infected with the COVID-19 virus varied from state to state, from one percent up to a quarter of the population.

Alan Macleod (2020-09-23). Hoping to Force an Outcome, US Sanctions Opposition Parties in Venezuela Ahead of Elections. mintpressnews.com Sanctions on Venezuela are nothing new. But Secretary of State Pompeo recently took the unusual step of sanctioning leaders of local opposition parties in an attempt to pressure them to pull out of upcoming elections.

Telesur (2020-09-23). Venezuela Denounces New Aggressions from the US. globalresearch.ca The Simon Bolivar Great Patriotic Pole (GPPSB) alerted that plans are being made to generate violence in the country, after the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to countries bordering Venezuela. | In a press conference held …

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

Yasmena al-Mulla (2020-09-23). 'Unaltered position': Kuwait denies Trump claim it will back Israel normalisation. middleeasteye.net 'Unaltered position': Kuwait denies Trump claim it will back Israel normalisation | Cabinet of ministers' statement reflects strong historical relations between the Gulf country and Palestine

| Wed, 09/23/2020 – 14: 21 | Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah accepts the US Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander on behalf of his father the Kuwaiti emir during a ceremony at the…

Vijay Prashad (2020-09-23). Medical workers of conviction: Speaking to Cuban doctors who heal the world. mronline.org The United States government has continued attacking Cuban medical internationalism right up to the current pandemic, making wild allegations against the program that disparage the medical workers.

_____ (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

Mehr News Agency (2020-09-23). Iran's qanats symbolize patience, hard work. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (MNA) — Over the centuries, qanats have served as the main supplier of fresh water in arid regions of Iran, and thus helped harmonize the population distribution across the country.