Daily Archives: September 2, 2021

2021-09-02: News Headlines

Yves Engler (2021-09-02). Haiti's Debt of Independence. globalresearch.ca

Anonymous103 (2021-09-02). Iranian Oil Diplomacy Projects Tehran's Influence On The Levant Amid Fuel War. southfront.org Illustrative ImageUnder severe US sanctions, Iran will need to cooperate with Beijing and Moscow to promote peace and prosperity in the Levant region. | Written by Uriel Araujo, researcher with a focus on international and ethnic conflicts. | In Tehran, Hadi Bayginejad, a member of the Iranian parliament's energy committee, stated on Sunday that Iran must supply fuel to its allies, such as Syria, Lebanon, and Venezuela, which Iranian authorities describe as me…

Global Research News (2021-09-02). Selected Articles: Never Has a Vaccine Harmed So Many. globalresearch.ca By Israel has blocked vaccinating the Palestinians because Israel doesn't want to help the remnants of the original population of Palestine as they are in …

Josh Frank (2021-09-02). CIA Stories: The Cuban Who Conned the CIA. counterpunch.org

Editor2 (2021-09-02). Protest Washington's Economic War on Cuban Revolution. orinocotribune.com By Seth Galinsky — Sep 1, 2021 | Car and bike caravans, pickets and rallies to protest Washington's more than 60-year-long economic war on Cuba are planned Aug. 29 in a half dozen U.S. cities as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries. Some will take place the day before. The monthly caravans, which began last year, are helping to win new support to the fight against the U.S. government embargo. | Every U.S. president — Democrat and Republican alike — has sought to punish the Cuban people for overthrowing the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista on Jan. 1, 1959, dismant…

Marc Vandepitte (2021-09-02). COVID-19 and the Economic Blockade Put Severe Pressure on Cuban Health Care. orinocotribune.com By Marc Vandepitte — Aug 28, 2021 | The Cuban health care system is among the best in the world, but today it's groaning under the weight of COVID-19. This is due to the economic blockade and the highly contagious delta variant. Now all resources are being placed in a rapid vaccination campaign. It is a race against time. | Cuba is experiencing difficult times. As a result of the tightened US economic blockade and the loss of tourism because of COVID-19, the country is going through a deep economic slump. Many basic products such as food and medicine have become scarce. | As if that weren't enough, the coron…

Sophia Lin Lakin (2021-09-02). Redistricting is Starting — Here's What You Need to Know. aclu.org Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau provided the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico with population counts to use in their redrawing of the electoral district boundaries for representation in Congress, state legislatures, and many county and municipal offices. This data release marks the official start of the once-in-a-decade redistricting process that will determine the allocation of political power and representation at every level of government across the country for the next ten years. | As the redistricting process begins in communities and jurisdictions across the United States, state le…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-02). Expert Alert: 3 reasons why more organ donors from diverse backgrounds are needed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Of the 106,000 people in the U.S. who are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant, roughly 60% are minorities. As part of National Minority Donor Awareness Month, Mayo Clinic experts provide three reasons why getting more people from diverse backgrounds to be organ donors is vital to help save lives: 1. Some racial and ethnic populations are more likely to need a transplant. African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans have an…

Nick Licata (2021-09-02). Closing America's growing disparity in wealth. zcomm.org The path forward is through establishing a fair tax structure to stop excessive wealth, and hence political power, from being accumulated by just a sliver of the population…

Staff (2021-09-02). European Union 'Welcomes' Radical Opposition's Decision to Participate in 21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com On Wednesday, September 1, the European Union (EU) welcomed the decision of the radical Venezuelan opposition, united under the group of parties known as G4, to participate in the regional elections of November 21, and reiterated that the European body is studying the possibility of sending an electoral observation mission. However, many Venezuelans see the G4 decision as an order that its leaders received from the US and the European Union. | After the Venezuelan radical opposition coalition announced its position on the upcoming elections, the spokesperson for the European Commission for Foreign Affairs, Peter…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-09-02). David Smolansky and Delsa Solórzano Reject Electoral Route Chosen by G4. orinocotribune.com David Smolansky issued a call from Washington—where he lives—through his Twitter account, asking his followers not to participate in the 21N regional elections. The opposition's divisions are so intense in every field that they do not even make an attempt to hide them. This fugitive from Venezuelan justice continues his political operations from the United States. | Not only Smolansky called for abstention: the political operator Carla Angola—a Venezuelan extreme-right journalist based in Miami—also attacked Guaidó and other opponents. They expressed their frustration that Guaidó and the G…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-09-01). Socialism in the mix as Haitians react to catastrophe. peoplesworld.org Plotters in Florida employing Colombian mercenary soldiers arranged to kill Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse on July 7; rivalry among Haitian oligarchs may have played a role. A deadly earthquake followed and then flooding from a tropical storm. Amid the chaos, relief services are lacking in rural areas. U.S. Marines intruded, as the U.S. military had …

Staff (2021-09-01). Groups Demand Biden Halt Deportations as Haiti Reels From Multiple Crises. truthout.org As Haitians cope with the devastating aftermath of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, Tropical Storm Grace and the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse in July, a coalition of over 300 rights groups is denouncing the Biden administration's ongoing deportations to Haiti and urging it to expand temporary protected status. "How do you tell somebody not to come when they are dealing not only with man-made crisis, political crisis and violence, and on top of it dealing with natural disasters?" asks…

Staff (2021-09-01). Groups Demand Biden Halt Deportations as Haiti Reels from Earthquake, Storm & MoàØse Assassination. democracynow.org As Haitians cope with the devastating aftermath of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, Tropical Storm Grace and the assassination of President Jovenel MoàØse in July, a coalition of over 300 rights groups is denouncing the Biden administration's ongoing deportations to Haiti and urging it to expand temporary protected status. "How do you tell somebody not to come when they are dealing not only with man-made crisis, political crisis and violence, and on top of it dealing with natural disasters?" asks Guerline Jozef, co-founder and executive director of Haitian Bridge Alliance.

G. Dunkel (2021-09-01). COVID-19: Socialist/progressive countries vs. capitalist? workers.org Neighborhood health care is freely available in revolutionary Cuba. For a look at how the following figures were derived, given the difficulty of comparing data on COVID-19, see the article endnote. On Aug. 26, CNN was running a short news report on the spike of COVID-19 in Florida, highlighting the . . . |

Staff (2021-09-01). US economic war on Cuba continues, even after war in Afghanistan ends. therealnews.com As the 20-year war in Afghanistan officially came to an end, President Joe Biden justified US military withdrawal in an

Editor2 (2021-09-01). Should the Cuban Revolution Hold on to Power? Part 2: Demanding the Impossible: Left 'Criticisms' of Cuba. orinocotribune.com By Sam King — Aug 27, 2021 | The lightning speed of the organisers and signatories to the Frank García petition campaign, as well as the speed and assuredness of the statements and positions of the anti-Cuba socialists more generally, indicates that what drives them is not so much the events on July 11 or its aftermath — about which the leaders of this push did not stop to check the

A Guest Author (2021-09-01). A defense of Cuba from the Argentine left. workers.org By Mario Hernández / Claudio Katz This Aug. 25 interview with Claudio Katz, Argentine member of Left Economists and political analyst, was published in lahaine.org and translated by Michael Otto. Mario Hernández: A few days ago you wrote "Cuba tips the balance in Latin America." (lahaine.org/eB8H) Claudio Katz: The starting . . . |

Ariela Ruiz Caro (2021-09-01). Latin America: In Search of Lost Sovereignty. counterpunch.org Two recent events have activated the possibility of relaunching Latin American and Caribbean cooperation and coordination, so neglected during the last five years: Andrés Manuel López Obrador's speech during the meeting of Foreign Ministers during the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States ) and that of the newly appointed Foreign Minister of Peru, Héctor Béjar, during his inauguration at the Torre Tagle Palace in Lima, who recently made a 180-degree turn in Peru's foreign policy.

A Guest Author (2021-09-01). Boston: Solidarity with water protectors. workers.org By AEzra El and Steve Gillis A rally against the tar sands pipeline Enbridge 3 took place in Jamaica Plains, Boston, Aug. 25. Boston Aug. 25 — Indigenous activists, climate activists and Workers World Party members gathered today in Boston's early evening glow to challenge Gina McCarthy, a petroleum profiteer . . . |

Dan Bacher (2021-09-01). UC Davis Study Finds Dams Are Ineffective for Cold-Water Conservation for Salmon and Trout. indybay.org Ann Willis, the study's lead author, says the solution to creating cold water habitat to stop the extinction of salmon and trout populations is to remove dams and restructure water management in California.

Dan Bacher (2021-09-01). Why Dams are Ineffective for Cold-Water Conservation for Salmon and Trout. counterpunch.org For many years, federal, state and corporate proponents of building more dams in California have touted cold water river releases provided by increased water storage behind dams as a key tool in "saving" struggling salmon and steelhead populations. Yet a just published study by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, Dams Ineffective for Cold-Water Conservation — 8/25/21, has found that dams

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2021-09-01). J'Accuse! The Gene-based "Vaccines" are Killing People. Governments Worldwide Are Lying to You the People, to the Populations They Purportedly Serve. globalresearch.ca The Signal of Harm is now indisputably overwhelming, and, in line with universally accepted ethical standards for clinical trials, Doctors for Covid Ethics demands that the 'Covid' vaccine programme be halted immediately.

Staff (2021-09-01). Venezuela is at a Good Pace in the Global COVID-19 Vaccination Rate. orinocotribune.com According to information from Venezuela exceeds in that period, on average, the vaccination per population rates of the Western nations that have had greater and better access to vaccines, such as Canada, the United States, Germany and the United Ki…

Anonymous669 (2021-09-01). Iran Unveils Long-Range 3D Radar Designed To Detect Stealthy Airborne Targets (Video). southfront.org A screen grab showing Alborz radar from a report by Press TV: youtu.be/pqPpIyIlJ2M | On September 1, the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force (IRIADF) unveiled a state-of-the-art 3D radar system as well as a command-and-control system. | The two new systems were presented during a ceremony that was held to celebrate the anniversary of the IRIADF establishment. The ceremony was attended by the force's commander, Brig. Gen. Alireza Sabahi-Fard. | The 3D radar, dubbed "Alborz" after the northern Iranian mountain range, has…

Staff (2021-09-01). Colombia is Creating False Conflicts at its Border with Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The Colombian National Navy has tried to promote a border conflict between Colombia and Venezuela under the false premise that members of the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) had inspected a civilian vessel in Colombian territory, thus violating Colombia's national sovereignty. | A

Staff (2021-09-01). Linda Pérez & Lisbeli Vera are Venezuela's First Two Gold Medalists at Tokyo Paralympics (Photos). orinocotribune.com In just one hour and under heavy rain, two gold medals were achieved by Venezuelan Paralympic athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games—for the first time in history. Runner Linda Pérez earned first place in the 100 meters of athletics, category T11, setting an impressive time of 12.05 seconds. Minutes later, Lisbeli Vera ran in the final of 100 meters of athletics, category T47, and in a spectacular and exciting photo finish, with a time of 11.97 seconds—the same time as US's Brittni Mason—Vera was awarded the gold medal. As a result Venezuela's national anthem rang out twice on the Paralympi…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-09-01). Hardline Venezuelan Opposition Relents and Agrees to Participate in Elections. venezuelanalysis.com Opposition figure Henry Ramos Allup said the decision to take part in the vote had the blessing of the United States, Canada, and the European Union.

Staff (2021-09-01). President Maduro: Perfect Alliance Has Been Achieved Between PSUV and GPP for 21N Elections. orinocotribune.com The head of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Nicolás Maduro, led a working meeting within the framework of the party's Candidate Training Workshop. This is part of the political preparation of the PSUV representatives who are going to contend in November's regional and municipal elections. | President Maduro announced that a perfect alliance has now been achieved with the political forces of the Great Patriotic Pole (GPP), and GPP will support all PSUV candidates in their electoral campaigns. | "We went from an internal PSUV selection process to an overall agreement in the GPP," commented the PSUV…

Chris Slee (2021-09-01). Activists raise funds for Venezuelan child care centre. greenleft.org.au Given the long-running US blockade on Venezuela, activists are raising money for a childcare centre there. Chris Slee reports.

Titlevenezuela Dialogue Offers Way Out of Crisis (2021-09-01). Venezuela Dialogue Offers Way Out of Crisis. commondreams.org "The numbers don't lie. Indigenous peoples have long led the fight to protect Mother Earth and the only way forward is to center Indigenous knowledge and keep fossil fuels in the ground."

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