2021-06-01: Social Media Postees

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Balance and Perspective of the National Strike in Colombia
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-01
By WFTU Colombia Secretariat — May 27, 2021 | Today, in the streets, the people speak, the people are in charge. | The National Strike that broke out last April 28 in Colombia — with its epicenter in the cities and led by youth collectives- produced in less than a month a political turn in favor of the democratic-popular forces; by contrast, it already provoked hard political and diplomatic setbacks to the dominant narco-business dictatorship in our country. | The unprecedented social hurricane filled the streets and neighborhoods with indignation and popular resistance against state abandonment and ar…

Two Cubans dead, 10 missing after raft capsizes off Key West
wsws.org | 2021-06-01
Deteriorating economic conditions following the collapse of tourism and the fall-off in Venezuelan subsidies have led increased numbers to attempt the dangerous journey to the US.

Bolsonaro le tendió una mano a la Conmebol
Daniel Guiñazú | globalizacion.ca | 2021-06-01
Jair Bolsonaro vio luz y entró. Le tendió una mano amiga a una Conmebol conmovida por el retiro de la Argentina (y antes de Colombia) como sede de la inminente Copa América. Y Conmebol aceptó el convite. | Brasil será sede…

Colombia's anti-capitalist rebellion
Yanis Iqbal | greenleft.org.au | 2021-06-01
Amid rising levels of police and paramilitary violence, Yanis Iqbal looks at Colombia's history of state repression and people's resistance.

" °Gracias, juventud colombiana"
Pedro Pierre | globalizacion.ca | 2021-06-01
Colombia es un país con más de 50 millones de habitantes. Su doble característica, entre otras, es de ser el quinto país más industrializado después de Brasil, México, Argentina y Chile, y el segundo exportador mundial de café después de…

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…

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…

At World Health Assembly, Urgent Need to Lift Sanctions Comes to the Fore
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-31
Zoe Alexandra Venezuela's Health Minister Carlos Alvarado addresses the 74th World Health Assembly. Photo: Government of Venezuela During the 74th session of World Health Assembly, several countries emphasized the need to end unilateral coercive measures which end up serving as a collective punishment by restricting access to basic necessities In the ongoing 74th session of… Read…

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…

US Confirms No Venezuela Sanctions Relief Without 'Irreversible Changes'
Paul Dobson | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-05-31
Washington has, however, endorsed new talks between the government and Guaidó's "interim administration."

The Immorality of the Colombian State
slorinoco | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-31
By Marcos Roitman Rosenmann — May 29, 2021 | While union leaders, human rights defenders, peasant and Indigenous leaders are assassinated, the Colombian state has completely surrendered to the counterinsurgency strategy designed by the United States for the region. | There is no truce. The peace agreements have not been respected, nor have the monitoring commissions been allowed to carry out their work. The threats and impunity with which the paramilitary groups act, in addition to the violence perpetrated by the armed forces and the police, have left a trail of death in their wake. According to Indepaz (Ins…

Birds of a Fascist feather: why Israel is aiding Colombia's crackdown on protesters
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2021-05-31
Photos circulating on social media show Colombian government forces using Israeli weapons against protestors and Israeli-made Sand Cat armored vehicles patrolling the streets of Colombian cities. Alan Macleod investigates the growing ties between the unlikely allies. | May 31, 2021…

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…

Update On Cali And African Liberation Day
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-31
Saturday morning, the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) got word the neoliberal, right-wing Colombian state was deploying its military into the predominantly Afro-Colombian city of Calí. To top it off, the internet was not working. That prompted us to put out an alert on Twitter. | Later in the day, we heard from our folks that the internet appeared to be up and running again. But we remain vigilant because the national government had deployed the military to Calí and other cities after issuing a decree on Friday forcing governors and mayors to cooperate with the militarized response to the national strike. | This m…

Colombia: House to Vote No-Confidence Against Defense Minister
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-31
The president of the Colombian House of Representatives, Germán Blanco, summoned for next Tuesday the congressmen to process with the respective vote the motion of censure against the Minister of Defense, Diego Molano. | RELATED: | Colombia's 41st Massacre Leaves Nine People Dead In Huila | According to the Chamber president, the vote on the motion of censure will proceed in compliance with Article 135 of the Legislative instance, "once a chamber pronounces on the motion of censure, i…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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