2021-05-27: Social Media Postees

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March of Solidarity with Palestine in Caracas (+ Photos)
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-27
Hundreds of Venezuelans mobilized in Caracas this Tuesday, May 25, in a show of solidarity with the Palestinian people and denouncing the 11 days of criminal aggression and bombardment of Gaza by Israel. The march started from Plaza El Indio in Chacao, east of Caracas, and ended at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN), in Torre Parque el àÅvila. | The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) delivered to the UN a statement in support of Palestine, stating that both "the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the PSUV express their strong rejection and condemnation against the acts of extermination ca…

Venezuelan diplomat kidnapped: Release Alex Saab!
Sara Flounders | workers.org | 2021-05-27
Nearly a year ago, on June 12, 2020, Alex Saab was pulled off a plane at an U.S. demand for his arrest, during a refueling stop in the Republic of Cabo Verde, a small and very poor island archipelago nation off the West Coast of Africa. Saab, a Venezuelan diplomat . . . | Continue reading Venezuelan diplomat kidnapped: Release Alex Saab! at Workers.org

Spain Receives Venezuela's Formal Request for Leopoldo López Extradition (+ Orlando Figuera Case)
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-27
Spain's Minister for Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation, Arancha González Laya, confirmed that Spain has already received the formal request for the extradition of the Venezuelan fugitive from justice, Leopoldo López. | Without providing any further explanation regarding the expected response to the request, the Spanish minister stated that they would "follow the procedure as usual," Europa Press agency reported. | On May 11, the Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) authorized a request to be issued to the government of Spain for the extradition of the ultra-rightist and opposition leader Leopoldo López Men…

AU Day Celebration: Venezuelan Diplomat Calls on African Leaders to Resist Oppression
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-27
Today May 25, 2021 is being celebrated across the continent as Africa Day in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. | As part of the celebration, many statements have been made to celebrate the continent and also tackle various issues happening within the continent. | Venezuela's Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union, Ambassador Alex Saab in a statement on the occasion of the celebration said it is a day of liberation from foreign control and oppression and is worth celebrating. | Citing himself as someone who has suffered injustice over his detention a…

Argentina Withdraws Support for International Criminal Court Case Against Venezuela
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-27
The Embassy of Argentina in the Netherlands sent a letter to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, requesting the withdrawal of all the steps taken by the Court against Venezuela, as reported by the news channel RT. The media had access to a letter in which the Argentine nation reiterated that it was no longer part of the Lima group as it was during the right-wing government of Mauricio Macri who had supported all the unilateral measures that adversly affect the Venezuelan people. | "The Government of the Republic of Argentina withdraws from said referral as well as from any pr…

Colombia: Broad general strike challenges 'narc-oligarchy'
John Catalinotto | workers.org | 2021-05-26
May 23 — The general strike against anti-poor "reforms" in Colombia is finishing its fourth week. So far, every test of strength has shown popular support has grown in defiance of police and fascist murders and beatings of protesters and the threat of COVID-19, which has already killed 85,000 people. . . . | Continue reading Colombia: Broad general strike challenges 'narc-oligarchy' at Workers.org

How Chavismo Will Select Candidates for November Mega-Election
José Manuel Blanco Diaz | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-26
Chavismo will select the contenders for the regional and municipal elections of November 21 through a methodology that will allow the Chavista bases to directly nominate their candidates. | This was announced by President Nicolás Maduro, who is also president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), the largest political group within the Great Patriotic Pole (GPP) alliance. | "Comrade Diosdado Cabello has issued a comprehensive proposal for the purpose of consulting the consensus of the party bases," stated Maduro. "For it is among the bases where the candidates for governors, mayors, deputies and counc…

Venezuela Announces Renewed Vaccination Effort After Delivery of 1.3 Million Doses
José Luis Granados Ceja | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-05-26
The Maduro government aims to have the entire population vaccinated by the end of the year.

Palestine is a Mirror into the Contemporary World Struggle Against Imperialism, and its Contradictions
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-26
Danny Haiphong One cannot logically support the liberation of Palestine while simultaneously advocating regime change in Syria and Venezuela and obscene funding for the US military. "Palestinians deserve full solidarity in their ongoing struggle to liberate themselves and their land." Unity among the people of colonized Palestine has engendered a violent response from the Israeli… Read…

Duque Denies IACHR Entry to Colombia, Social Media Users Remind Him of When he Asked for IAHCR Intervention in Venezuela
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-26
Stating the official version of the Colombian government regarding the ongoing serious social crisis in Colombia, Iván Duque's vice president and now foreign affairs minister Marta Lucía Ramírez has declined to accept, for the time being, requests from the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). The two multilateral organizations had asked the government of Colombia to allow a commission to enter the country, in order to monitor the countless human rights abuses that have been registered during recent popular protests. | "We have received the requests from…

Juan Grabois, member of International Solidarity Mission to Colombia, deported on arrival
ARG Medios | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-26
Colombia migration authorities denied entrance to Juan Grabois who is part of an Argentinian human rights delegation. The International Mission of Solidarity and Human Rights Observation arrived on May 25 to Colombia and is made up of different human rights and social organizations from Argentina and other countries in the region. | Grabois explained on Twitter that "After a series of physical attacks witnessed by several people and by security cameras, the Colombian government expelled me from its territory because it considers me a risk to State Security." | He also added that "they took my documents and luggag…

4 weeks of national strike in Colombia
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-26
Several national and international social and political leaders as well as human rights organizations have expressed their concerns regarding the excessive use of force and implementation of military assistance programs to suppress social protests.

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