Daily Archives: October 15, 2020

2020-10-15: 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.

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2020-10-14). Poverty, racism, and inequality merge with COVID-19 to create 'syndemic'. peoplesworld.org The writer is a retired pediatric physician. It didn't seem to fit. The website of the Colombian Communist Party on Oct. 5 published a medical doctor's reflections on re-characterizing a disease. Félix León Martínez, MD, quoted extensively from an editorial appearing in the famous British medical journal Lancet. He and Lancet editor Richard Horton, MD, …

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…

news.un (2020-10-14). Continued violence strains Colombia peace process, Security Council hears. news.un.org Enormous challenges remain on the road to lasting peace in Colombia, where despite ongoing attacks and stigmatization, the vast majority of former FARC-EP fighters who laid down their weapons under a 2016 peace agreement with the Government, remain engaged in the reintegration process, the head of the UN mission in the South American country says.

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). Hundreds gather safely to oppose transphobic bill, arrests made. 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…

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…

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.

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

ALEX (2020-10-12). Labor dirty tricks targets Greens over 'Mean Girls' tweet. 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