Daily Archives: September 10, 2021

2021-09-10: News Headlines

Eve Ottenberg (2021-09-10). Biden Was Right to Leave Afghanistan, But Sanctions are for Sore Losers. counterpunch.org Afghanistan now joins a very big club, including Venezuela, Cuba, Iran and others, of those the U.S. aims to starve into regime change. How's that going? Well might you ask. It appears to be utterly ineffective at anything aside from tormenting ordinary people. In the face of sanctions, leaders clutch at power more ferociously than ever, because they see themselves endangered, while cancer patients can't buy chemo. In short, these sanctions will break Afghanistan financially, probably cause famine and will doubtless engender huge emigration, while serving no purpose besides random cruelty, because sanctions are w…

Austin Reynolds (2021-09-10). Is social housing the solution to Anchorage's homeless crisis? liberationnews.org Year after year, bodies are found frozen in the snow as the city continues to fail to provide the homeless population with shelter let alone permanent housing.

K. Jessica Hsu — Mark Schuller (2021-09-10). Haitians Helping Haitians. counterpunch.org January 9, 2010, the day before the massive earthquake hit Haiti, Dahline was washing clothes by the river at the far end of the island in a town called Abricots. Her face bore the scars of various epileptic seizures she had suffered. On her right forearm was a deep bluish scar from when she fell

Anonymous103 (2021-09-10). US Military Aid Will Not Break The Bond Between Lebanese Army And Hezbollah. southfront.org Washington hopes that the Lebanese military will supplant Hezbollah's influence and power. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Travelling to Lebanon last week U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy had promised to find additional means "to support" the population and the Lebanese army. On September 7, Murphy came good on his promise after U.S. President Joe Biden authorized Secretary of State Antony Blinken to raise a total of $47 million to provide aid for the Lebanese military. | It appears that the…

Victoria Torres (2021-09-10). Venezuelan Paralympic Delegation Returns Home, Meets President Maduro. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, September 9, the delegation that represented Venezuela at the 2020 Paralympic Games held in Tokyo landed in the country and was welcomed by its people as heroes. | The 26 Venezuelan athletes returned home from the best performance in the country's Paralympic history, having obtained seven medals, including three golds, two silvers, two bronze medals, and 17 Paralympic diplomas. | With a red carpet prepared for them by the Venezuelan government, several Olympic athletes and medalists were waiting also, along with friends and relatives, to welcome the Paralympic delegation. Olympic athletes including…

Ricardo Vaz (2021-09-10). The Three-Act Tragicomedy of the Venezuelan Opposition. orinocotribune.com By Ricardo Vaz — Sep 8, 2021 | VA writer and editor Ricardo Vaz takes stock of the Venezuelan opposition's antics in recent years. | The history of the Venezuelan opposition since the arrival of Hugo Chávez's Bolivarian Revolution has been one of gaffes, violence, infighting and shortsightedness. | While the corporate media has done its utmost to

Joselyn Ariza (2021-09-10). Venezuela Reports Newsletter N ∞ 25. mppre.gob.ve We did it again in Mexico! We concluded agreements in defense of our inalienable rights over the Essequibo and for the protection of the people. Along with the dialogue, we made progress in the construction of a new economic map and the dissemination of our fight against the blockade. In Issue 25 of Venezuela Reports […] | La entrada

Staff (2021-09-10). Venezuela Produces 95% of the Rice it Consumes. orinocotribune.com During an inspection of the planting of grains, and specifically of rice, for the 2021 winter cycle, the Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, reported that Venezuela produces more than 95% of the rice that reaches Venezuelan households. From the Gran Cacique Yare Agricultural Production Unit, in the state of Aragua, Faiez Kassen Castillo, vice minister for Agrarian Development and Land Management, made a satellite connection with the Potrero de Armo sector, in the Araure municipality, of the Portuguesa state, and reported that the rice crop is in its final phase. | "We a…

Staff (2021-09-09). WHO chief calls for worldwide pause on vaccine boosters until 2022, to allow 'every country' to inoculate 40% of population. rt.com World Health Organization head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has pushed for a global halt on Covid vaccine booster shots until next year, arguing the extra doses should go to low-income nations and not to "healthy" vaccinated people. | "I'm calling for an extension of the [booster] moratorium until at least the end of the year, to enable every country to vaccinate at least 40% of its population," Tedros said at a Wednesday briefing. He added that while nearly all wealthier countries had reached the 10% vaccination threshold, and some two-thirds hit the 40% mark, "Not a single low-income country has reached either…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-09-09). Healthcare in Haiti suffers in the midst of a political and economic crisis. peoplesdispatch.org The healthcare system in Haiti has been underfunded and understaffed for years, and it is now facing a new set of challenges after the 14 August earthquake in the southwest of the country.

Editor2 (2021-09-09). Cuba: One of the Few Countries Worldwide That Manufactures Its Own Medical Oxygen. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra Garcia — Sept 7, 2021 | In mid-August, a piece of news shook Cuba: medical oxygen coverage began to be limited in health centers due to a breakdown in the country's main production plant. | It was the first time during the pandemic that the island was going through such a situation. Cuba has been producing its own oxygen for decades. In fact, it is one of the few countries in the world that has its own plant to supply hospitals, health centers, industries, and other institutions. | Fidel Castro had foresight. The OxiCuba S.A. plant was created on the island on October 3, 1965, just a few years a…

Editor2 (2021-09-09). Cuba: The Island at the Center of the Conspiracy — Interview with Ramón Labañino. orinocotribune.com Ramón Labañino, who has a degree in Economics from the University of Havana, is one of the five heroes who in the late 80s and early 90s infiltrated anti-Cuban organizations in the United States to detect and prevent terrorist attacks against Cuba and the Revolution. The five were captured by the FBI and sentenced in illegal trials to different penalties; in the case of Ramón to life imprisonment plus 18 years in US prisons. It was thanks to the resistance and revolutionary perseverance of Fidel Castro's government that they were released on December 17, 2014, in the framework of a prisoner exchange between Washi…

teleSUR, SH (2021-09-09). Cuba lidera lista de países con más vacunados de Covid-19. telesurtv.net La funcionaria del Minsap comentó que para noviembre esperan alcanzar el 90 o 92 por ciento de la población vacunada contra el Covid-19.

Ross Davidson (2021-09-09). Two new publications on Cuba. greenleft.org.au Ross Davidson presents two new free publications that provide some essential background to the Cuban Revolution and Washington's implacable hostility to it.

Tehreem Sultan (2021-09-09). The UK's Afghanistan Resettlement Scheme. ukhumanrightsblog.com On 15 August, the government of Afghanistan collapsed, President Ashraf Ghani fled and shortly afterwards the Taliban took power. Thousands of the 39 million population have been scrambling to flee the future that now awaits Afghanistan. Countries are working to accommodate Afghan refugees — including the UK, which decided to resettle 20,000 refugees. What is …

David Rosen (2021-09-09). The End of White Hegemony? counterpunch.org The Census Bureau recently released the first-round of results from the 2020 census and its findings shocked many, especially older white, conservative Americans. William Frey, of the Brookings Institute, reports, "Yet most notable is the small decline in white population — the first in any census since 1790. During much of the nation's history, white

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-09-09). Venezuela Receives First Batch of COVAX Doses, Prepares for In-Person Classes. venezuelanalysis.com President Maduro announced schools would re-open in October, with children (ages 3-18) included in the Covid-19 vaccination campaign.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-09-09). President Maduro Responds to "Leftists" Criticizing Mexico Talks. orinocotribune.com Dialogue, instead of violence, is the only way that will resolve political differences and promote a new stage of economic, political and social well-being of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, said President Nicolás Maduro this Wednesday, September 8, in support of the Mexico Talks. | He expressed this opinion during a working meeting with the economic cabinet, reiterating the willingness of the Bolivarian Revolution to continue with the dialogues between the government and sectors of the opposition, taking place in Mexico. There have already been two rounds of dialogue, and the talks will resume on September…

Victoria Torres (2021-09-09). Yulimar Rojas Goes for Historic Leap to Secure Her First Diamond League. orinocotribune.com One month and one week after having broken the world record for open sky triple jumping, and winning the first Olympic gold by a Venezuelan woman with a mark of 15.67 m at Tokyo 2020, this Thursday, September 9 at 1: 40 p.m. (VE) Yulimar Rojas will attempt a new leap to secure her first Diamond League Trophy. With her participation in this competition she will entertain the possibility of breaking her own records and exceeding the 16-meter mark in the grand final of the tournament in Zurich. | "I have had a sensational year, full of marks above 15 meters that have given me a consistency that I needed to achieve my…

Staff (2021-09-09). CNE Signs Observation Agreement with Electoral Experts from Latin America (CEELA). orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, September 8, Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) and the Latin American Council of Electoral Experts (CEELA) signed an agreement to formalize the deployment of a delegation of electoral observers to the regional and municipal "mega"-elections to be held on November 21. | "It is a reason for joy and contentment, to feel that we are accompanied by you (CEELA), that your wisdom and experience guide us in this complex, difficult, and important task of carrying out an electoral process, which in Venezuela is of enormous significance," said Pedro Calzadilla, president of the electoral body. | I…

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