2021-05-31: Social Media Postees

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Workers' Party Rejects Holding of Soccer Tournament in Brazil
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
The Workers' Party (PT) on Monday rejected the possibility of Brazil hosting the South American Soccer Tournament, which was originally supposed to take place in Colombia and Argentina. | RELATED: | Over 200 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against "Genocidal" Bolsonaro | "Bolsonaro authorized the holding of the Soccer Tournament here in Brazil! Is this serious? Was this authorized amid the pandemic, the arrival of the third wave, the increased risk due to lack of beds and supplies, and…

Winners, Losers, and Human Rights Abusers in Colombia's National Strike
James Patrick Jordan | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-31
By James Patrick Jordan — May 30, 2021 | It is just over a month since Colombia's National Strike (Paro Nacional) began. The international community is appalled by the endless reports of atrocities and abuses by the ESMAD riot police and Colombian Armed Forces (which combine the military and police under one command), and the right-wing gangs allied with them. As always, we must point out that US funding enables these outrages. | At the same time, we are inspired and encouraged by the tenacity and continued momentum of the popular movements and the victories that they have achieved. Along with the anger and…

Colombia: "The Government Murders with Impunity because the U.S. Empire is Behind it."
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-31
Carlos Aznarez Cecilia Zamudio is a Colombian writer, poet, journalist and artist, and like many of her compatriots lives these days with great concern for what means the repressive escalation of the government of Iván Duque, but also with deep satisfaction to the patriotism that the Colombian people starring a national productive strike that has… Read…

Night Of Repression Leaves 11 People Injured In Bogota
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
Colombia's Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (ESMAD) agents on Sunday cracked down on a peaceful protest at the Portal Resistencia metro station in Bogota, leaving at least 11 people injured. | RELATED: | Colombians Rekindle Their National Strike Amid State Terrorism | Witnesses said the officers threw gas grenades and shot at protesters with firearms. In the Chicala neighborhood, police forces also assaulted citizens who were not taking part in the protests. | On Monday morning, human…

President Maduro Raises Alarm Over Bloodshed In Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday urged international organizations to speak out against the bloodshed being suffered by the Colombian people due to police brutality. | RELATED: | Colombia Goes on Strike to Demand an End to Violence | "Colombia is being massacred by the security forces of President Ivan Duque, who has not realized that he is the main responsible for the crisis that his country is facing," he pointed out. | Maduro also questioned the United Nations (UN) H…

Colombia's 41st Massacre Leaves Nine People Dead In Huila
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
Colombia's Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) on Monday reported the 41st massacre of 2021, in which eight men and one woman were shot to death in the Huila department. | RELATED: | Colombia Goes on Strike to Demand an End to Violence | The massacre occurred at 7h30 local time at the Palmira farm, owned by a former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla member, who is currently working as a bodyguard for the National Protection Unit (UNP). | Accor…

Torture sites and mass graves reported in Colombia as repression intensifies against mass protests
wsws.org | 2021-05-31
The far-right regime has employed forced disappearances, along with the torture and murder of protesters, in a bid to quell the monthlong uprising.

UN Human Rights Head Urges End to Violence After Troops Deployed in Colombia
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-31
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet responded to the Colombian president's decision to deploy thousands of troops after a month of protests by calling for an end to all violence and urging negotiations over key national policies, which had stalled but were set to resume Sunday. | Bachelet, in a statement Sunday, specifically expressed concern about reports that since…

Venezuela To Receive Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Through COVAX
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday informed that his country expects to receive 5 million U.S. Johnson & Johnson vaccines through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX). | RELATED: | Venezuela Lost Over $30 Billion Due To the US Blockade | "The World Health Organization (WHO) committed to send the doses by June. We hope that the schedule will be met," he said and explained that Venezuela paid US$120 million to receive the immunizer. | This acquisition will allo…

China To Support Couples Having Third Child
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
On Monday, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee announced that this Asian country will support couples who wish to have a third child. | RELATED: | China Sends 1.3 Million COVID-19 Vaccines to Venezuela | Implementing the policy and its relevant supporting measures will help improve China's population structure, actively respond to the aging population, and preserve the country's human resource advantages. | President Xi Jinping chaired the CPC m…

Chronicle of Planned Destruction: Parties and Politics
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-31
William SerafinoThere is an urgent need for a generational renewal of the opposition, which has bet on a low-intensity civil war to take power (Photo: Reuters) Venezuela has definitely entered a new electoral race with the announcement of the recently constituted National Electoral Council (CNE), which has scheduled the regional and municipal elections stipulated by… Read…

Colombia: An Observer's Account
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-30
The International Mission of Solidarity and Human Rights Observation arrived to Colombia on May 25 to verify denouncements of human rights violations committed by the Colombian forces during the National Strike. | Teri Mattson of CODEPINK who is part of the delegation sends a report from Pereira where she and other members of the mission have been meeting with human rights organizations and movements.

Why Israel Is Aiding Colombia's Crackdown On Protesters
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-30
Bogota – For exactly one month now, a nationwide strike has crippled Colombia and has been met with deadly repression by the far-right government of Ivan Duque. As trade unions have shut down major cities, halting mass transit and bringing economic gridlock to the country, government forces have responded with violence. According to government figures, at least 44 people have been killed in protests that began on April 28. A further 500 people have been "disappeared," more than 100 shot with live fire, and at least 28 have been wounded in the eye by police, the notorious ESMAD riot squad, or by paramilitary organ…

UN Human Rights Chief Calls for 'End to All Forms of Violence' After Troops Deployed Over Colombian Protests
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"I call for an end to all forms of violence, including vandalism, and for all sides to continue talking to each other, and to ensure respect for the life and dignity of all people," said the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights after the Colombian president deployed troops following a month of protests. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/colombia-soldiers-protests-may2021-2600×1361.jpg

Repression and Sexual Violence Against Women in Colombia
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-30
María Fernanda Barreto Colombian women have been protagonists of the National Strike (Photo: Esteban Vega / Semana) The Brutal Repression against the National Strike The figures of human rights violations in Colombia in the context of the repression of the National Strike that began on April 28th are evidence of State terrorism in Colombia. The… Read…

Boston School Bus Drivers: Cabo Verde — Immediately Release Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-30
Editorial note: Boston School Bus Drivers (USW Local 8752) is one of the most progressive unions in the United States. It is based where the biggest community of Cape Verdean migrants lives within the United States, Massachusetts (Boston), which also happens to be the place where Cape Verde has its only Consulate in that country. | USW Local 8751 represents approximately 1000 school bus drivers in Boston and Randolph MA. Our drivers come from many countries, the majority are immigrant workers from Haiti and Cabo Verde. Our members bring with them experiences and struggles for justice from home. From the time of o…

Venezuela Begins Mass Vaccination Against COVID-19: This is How it will Proceed
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-30
Mass vaccination against COVID-19 started in Venezuela on Saturday, May 29, with the goal of implementing 22 million doses nationwide, starting from now until December this year, and thus achieving herd immunity. | This was confirmed by Venezuelan Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, in an interview given to Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). In the interview Alvarado detailed step by step details of how the vaccination process will be carried out. | He stated that the COVID-19 vaccination program began with healthcare per…

Diosdado Cabello's Surprise Visit to El Maizal Commune: 'It Would be Good for Bureaucrats to Pay a Visit Here'
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-30
National Assembly (AN) deputy, Diosdado Cabello, visited the emblematic El Maizal Commune this Friday, May 28. El Maizal is an organized community located in Lara State in western Venezuela, established 12 years ago as a result of the peasant land restitution process. Diosdado made a surprise visit to what he referred to as a vital space of the Revolution and an iconic example in regard to self-governance, popular power, agro-ecological development and food sovereignty. The aim of the meeting was to identify obstacles and their possible resolution in situ, but it was also a message of encouragement. | "I wanted i…

Sanctions, Deadly Instruments of Economic Warfare: A Conversation with Alexander Main (Part II)
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-30
A director at the Center for Economic and Policy Research explains the impact of the US sanctions on Venezuela's economy. | Alexander Main is Director of International Policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC, where he monitors economic and political developments in Latin America and the Caribbean. His analyses have been published in a variety of outlets including The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Los Angeles Times, NACLA, and Le Monde Diplomatique. In this interview, we discuss the impact of the sanctions on Venezuela's economy and polit…

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