Daily Archives: October 14, 2020

2020-10-14: News Headlines

Eds. (2020-10-14). Exposing Trump's deadly sanctions on Venezuela. mronline.org KEN LIVINGSTONE looks in-depth at the story of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela.

Vijay Prashad (2020-10-14). Venezuela's ability to fight COVID-19 is badly hamstrung by the 31 metric tons of gold stolen from its treasury. mronline.org On October 5, 2020, the England and Wales Court of Appeal overturned a lower court decision from July that denied the Venezuelan government access to 31 metric tons of its gold stored in the Bank of London.

Vijay Prashad (2020-10-14). Venezuela's ability to fight COVID-19 is hamstrung by 31 metric tons of gold stolen from its treasury. peoplesdispatch.org The Bank of England has refused to hand over 31 metric tons of gold that belongs to Venezuela. This gold worth $1.95 billion is planned to go toward the purchase of essential medical equipment and supplies…

pip.hinman (2020-10-14). Rally calls for freedom for 'Mandela of Kurdistan'. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

pip.hinman (2020-10-14). XR tells naked truth at NSW Independent Planning Commission. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

pip.hinman (2020-10-14). Hundreds gather safely to oppose transphobic bill, arrests made. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

pip.hinman (2020-10-14). ALP backs Coalition's gas and guns 'recovery' plan in weak budget reply. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

pip.hinman (2020-10-14). University of Sydney staff protest attacks on higher education. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

pip.hinman (2020-10-14). Community says 'no' to new incinerators. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

pip.hinman (2020-10-14). Thai democracy activists warn of military action against students. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

WSWS (2020-10-13). Colombia's ex-president Uribe freed from house arrest to lead right-wing repression. wsws.org The release was the result of pressures from President Iván Duque's administration, as well as from the White House.

pip.hinman (2020-10-13). Extinction Rebellion protesters defeat charges. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

Fight Back (2020-10-12). President Maduro to the peoples of the world: 'Together we shall overcome!'. fightbacknews.org Fight Back! is circulating the following statement by Nicolas Maduro Moros, president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) stands in solidarity with the people of Venezuela and their leadership against U.S. military threats and economic blockade. The FRSO is preparing to participate in the Global Platform of Workers Against Imperialism this October 28, 29 and 30. | To the Peoples of the World | Brothers and Sisters: | I greet you affectionately on the occasion of informing you about the recent actions undertaken by Venezuela to confront and overcome the illegal b…

Paul Dobson (2020-10-12). Venezuela Parliamentary Elections: Torched Machines Replaced, Covid-19 Safeguards Established. venezuelanalysis.com Over 100 political parties are due to participate, including 95 which are not backing government candidates.

teleSUR (2020-10-12). Colombia: Paramilitaries Murder Community Leader Oswaldo Rojas. telesurenglish.net The Justice and Peace Commission reported that the paramilitary group "United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia" (AGC) killed community leader Oswaldo Rojas in the Choco Department. | RELATED: | "On Saturday, people on motorcycles forcibly took Rojas out of his workplace tied up. Hours later, the residents of Carmen del Darien heard gunshots," the Commission stated. | The paramilitaries abandoned the leader's body in a tea…

Cira Pascual Marquina (2020-10-12). The wild and the disaffected: A conversation with Reinaldo Iturriza (Part I). mronline.org A Chavista author and former minister talks about the Bolivarian Revolution's class basis and the risks that apathy poses to the political process.

teleSUR (2020-10-12). Venezuela Extends Offer to PDVSA and Corpoelec Bondholders. telesurenglish.net To address the economic crisis imposed by the U.S. sanctions, Venezuela's authorities Monday extended for one month the offer made to the bondholders of Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) and the National Electric Corporation S.A. (Corpoelec). | RELATED: | "This decision will safeguard the investors' rights without affecting the country's economic recovery," Venezuela's Economy Ministry stated. | In 2017, Venezuela c…

ALEX (2020-10-12). Labor dirty tricks targets Greens over 'Mean Girls' tweet. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

pip.hinman (2020-10-12). 'Backwards' federal budget: government never fails to disappoint on climate action. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

pip.hinman (2020-10-12). Victorian teachers call for safe return to school. greenleft.org.au colombiareports.com/feed/

pip.hinman (2020-10-11). Venezuelan vice-minister reports on new solidarity initiative and ongoing US threats. greenleft.org.au

teleSUR (2020-10-10). President Maduro: 'Venezuela Has the Widest Electoral Guarantees'. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Saturday invited the social organizations and intellectuals gathered at the International Festival of the Peoples in Resistance to accompany the country's parliamentary elections to be held in December. | RELATED: | Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Saturday invited the social organizations and intellectuals gathered at the International Festival of the Peoples in Resistance to a…

teleSUR (2020-10-10). Colombia: Social Organizations Denounce New Massacre in Cauca. telesurenglish.net Colombia's authorities and social organizations Friday informed that a group of armed men killed four people in a rural area of Jamundi municipality in Valle del Cauca Department. | RELATED: | The victims are young Eider Gutierrez and brothers Eliceo and Edgar Campo. The fourth person remains unidentified. | "Bandits attacked the youths with firearms in La Meseta, Comuneros community," Jamundi's mayor Andres Ramirez tweet…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-10-10). Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly approves the Anti-Blockade Bill. peoplesdispatch.org The National Constituent Assembly (ANC) of Venezuela, in an extraordinary plenary session on October 8, approved the Anti-Blockade Bill "This law is an instrument to shield the economy of the…

teleSUR (2020-10-10). Colombian Judge Rules to Free Former President Alvaro Uribe. telesurenglish.net Bogota's Guarantee Control judge Saturday conceded the immediate freedom of Colombia's former president Alvaro Uribe because there are "no charges against him." | RELATED: | After several months in detention at his farm El Uberrimo, in Cordoba, the former president can regain his freedom through the process of bribing witnesses and procedural fraud against him. | "It is neither possible nor constitutionally permissibl…