2021-10-23: News Headlines

Staff (2021-10-23). Russia and Bolivia Call for the End of Illegal Sanctions Against Venezuela and Cuba. orinocotribune.com Senior diplomatic officials of Russia and Bolivia denounced US interference in Latin America and advocated for the end of the US blockade against Venezuela and Cuba. | On Friday, October 22, at a joint press conference held in Moscow, the Russian capital, Bolivian Foreign Affairs Minister Rogelio Mayta and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, denounced the interventionist actions of the US and its allies in the sovereign countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, and demanded the lifting of the blockades imposed on Venezuela and Cuba. | Both diplomats stressed that the US is resorting to unilateral coercive…

Jason Ditz (2021-10-23). Russia Will Allow Israel to Attack Syria With Impunity. news.antiwar.com Israel likes to attack Syria, and while officials will mostly claim it's about Iran, such strikes continue with alarming regularity, the only pause being when Israel is unsure if Russia is still comfortable with them. | This summer Russia suggested they wanted to slow down Israel's attacks, but today Details are not…

Staff (2021-10-23). US 'Justice' Now After Former Minister of Foreign Trade José Vielma Mora — the Goal is to Starve Venezuelans. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, October 21, the Department of Justice of the United States government reported about a formal accusation issued at a US court against five persons allegedly linked to a corruption plot through the Local Supply and Production Committees (CLAP) program of Venezuela. One of those five is Venezuela's National Assembly deputy, José Vielma Mora. | A federal jury in the Southern District of Florida issued a formal indictment, which was filed on October 7, nine days before the kidnapping of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab from Cape Verde, against three Colombian citizens and two Venezuelans, for their alleged…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-23). Russian Airstrikes Hit Militant Underground Positions In Greater Idlib (Videos, Photos). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Photo: Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti | On October 23, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a series of airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib where several terrorist group are active. | The airstrikes targeted the outskirts of the towns of Kansafra and al-Bara in the al-Zawiya Mount in the southern countryside of Idlib. | Footage of the airstrikes shared by Syrian activists indicate…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-23). Saudi-led Coalition Destroys Houthi Workshop, Booby-Trapped Boats In Yemen's Al-Hudaydah (Photos). southfront.org File image. | On October 23, the Saudi-led coalition announced that its warplane had targeted a workshop in the costal Yemeni province of al-Hodeida where the Houthis (Ansar Allah) were assembling booby-trapped boats. | In a statement, the coalition claimed that four water-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (WBIED) were destroyed in the airstrikes. The boats were being prepared in the workshop for upcoming attacks."The coalition's efforts have contributed to the protection of shipping lanes and global trade in the Bab a…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-23). Military Situation In Yemen On October 23, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 215 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On October 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 17 airstrikes on the Jubah district | On October 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Kitaf district | On October 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Boqa district | On October 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes co…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-23). Satellite Images Show Heavy Damage At Saudi Military Camp Targeted By The Houthis. southfront.org Illustrative image. | New satellite images have confirmed that the Saudi military's Jizan Force camp sustained heavy material damage as a result of the The Yemeni group launched five ballistic missiles of an unidentified type at the camp, which is located in southern Saudi Arabia. Only one of the missil…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-23). Fire Breaks Out At Strategic Iranian Port On Persian Gulf (Videos). southfront.org Screen grab from one of the videos showing the fire at Bandar Abbas Port. | On October 23, a massive fire broke out at one of the electricity stations in the port of Bandar Abbas on Iran's southern coast. | Iranian firefighters responded quickly to the fire, preventing it from spreading any further. No casualties have been reported, so far. The massive fire resulted in a blackout in several districts in Bandar Abbas city, the capital of the HormozgƒÅn province. | Some Iranian sources claimed that a "blast" was h…

teleSUR, HIM (2021-10-23). Cuba rechaza nueva amenaza del Gobierno estadounidense. telesurtv.net El diplomático remarcó que el pueblo cubano no se amedrentará ante las amenazas promovidas por la Casa Blanca.

teleSUR, JDO (2021-10-23). Bolivia y Rusia rechazan injerencia a países latinoamericanos. telesurtv.net Cancilleres de ambas naciones se reúnen en Moscú. Exigen además el cese de la guerra económica de EE.UU. contra Cuba.

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-10-23). UN Expert Releases Full Report on Impact of US-led Sanctions Against Venezuela. zcomm.org UN Special Rapporteur Alena Douhan reiterated her call for sanctions relief, stating they undermine Venezuelans' human rights…

Nicky Reid (2021-10-22). The Boogaloo Path to a New Rainbow Coalition. counterpunch.org Fred Hampton had a dream. It was a little more militant than Doctor King's but no less ambitious. The young chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party dreamed of a grand coalition of revolutionaries spanning across racial and class boundaries, united to bring down the American Empire and the police state it

Sudip Bhattacharya (2021-10-22). The US Empire: Coercion and Consent. counterpunch.org The U.S. military has nearly 800 military bases scattered over 70 countries. China, its most recent competitor, has one. Spending for the U.S. military is about three times the amount Chinese government spends, and is more than the military budgets of Russia, India, the U.K., Saudi Arabia, France, Japan, Germany and China combined. "The U.S.

Editor2 (2021-10-22). Biden kidnaps Venezuelan Diplomat: #FreeAlexSaab now! orinocotribune.com By Greg Butterfield — Oct 19, 2021 | The Biden administration on Oct. 16 kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab from the West African country of Cape Verde, in blatant violation of international law. Under U.S. pressure, Saab had already been imprisoned and tortured in Cape Verde for 16 months. | "On a flight chartered by the [U.S.] Department of Justice, in which the Cape Verdean authorities had no control that could guarantee the safety of the Venezuelan diplomat, because they do not have a bilateral extradition treaty with the North American nation, Alex Saab arrived Saturday night and was transferred to…

A Guest Author (2021-10-22). U.S. illegally extradites Venezuelan diplomat from Cabo Verde. workers.org The Free Alex Saab Committee issued the following news release Oct. 18. For more see afgj.org/free-alex-saab. The Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab was renditioned and kidnapped to the U.S. on Oct. 16 without waiting for a final extradition decision. The action was taken in secret, without notifying his defense team and without . . . |

a guest author (2021-10-22). Kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab speaks in court. workers.org Saab made the following statement in U.S. Federal Court in Miami on Oct. 16. The statement is lightly edited. My name is Alex Nain Saab Moran, with Venezuelan diplomatic passport number 045778720. I am a special envoy with diplomatic immunity to the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran . . . |

Sara Brooks (2021-10-22). BDS Vermont: historic resolution introduced after Ben & Jerry's divestment. liberationnews.org Over 100 activists and protesters rallied in Burlington on September 13 in support of a resolution in favor of boycotting apartheid Israel.

Kris Hamel (2021-10-22). Detroit activists say NO to capitalist World Economic Forum. liberationnews.org PACT will be holding a demonstration and speak-out October 25 at noon at Campus Martius Park across from Gilbert's headquarters in downtown Detroit.

Editor2 (2021-10-22). Behind the 'Uyghur Tribunal', US Govt-Backed Separatist Theater to Escalate Conflict with China. orinocotribune.com By Brian Berletic — Oct 17, 2021 | US-backed activists and regime-change operatives convened the Uyghur Tribunal to ramp up conflict with China, but wound up exposing major inconsistencies in their narrative. | As the US government's propaganda campaign against China drags on, a mock tribunal has become a central node for the dissemination of allegations of Uyghur genocide to Western media. But behind the carefully scripted horror stories conveyed to the public by an uncritical media are massive discrepancies, overt separatist sentiments, and huge sums of US government money. | This June, Uyghur separatists…

Anonymous765 (2021-10-22). Ansar Allah Are Unrelenting In Their Push For Ma'rib. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN (BTC): bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH (BCH):…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-22). More than 10,000 children killed or injured in war torn Yemen. peoplesdispatch.org Latest UN figures state that a total of 3,455 children were killed and more than 6,600 wounded in the fighting in Yemen between March 2015 and September 2021.

Staff (2021-10-22). Audit of Voting Notebooks for 21N Regional Elections Ready. orinocotribune.com On Wednesday, October 21, the audit of the voting notebooks, which will be used in the upcoming regional and municipal elections scheduled for November 21, concluded. | The audit took place in the warehouse of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in Guarenas, Miranda state, with witnesses from political parties together with technical personnel from the electoral body. As stated in a press release on CNE's Twitter, the audit certified that the data in the statistical sample of the audit was found to be consistent with the voting desk (number of voting centers and desks) and with the electoral roll database. |

Matthew Stevenson (2021-10-22). Macedonian Ramble: To the Albanian-North Macedonian Border. counterpunch.org This is the third part in a series about a journey across what used to be called Macedonia, which is now divided among Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey. Much more than I thought I might, I enjoyed my walk around Tirana. I stopped at an excellent bookshop and admired several shelves devoted to Albanian

MEE correspondent (2021-10-22). Iranian press review: Politicians question Tehran's nuclear talks strategy. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Politicians question Tehran's nuclear talks strategy | Meanwhile, high death rate among labourers sparks concerns over workplace negligence, and navy reveals improved long-range cruise missiles | Fri, 10/22/2021 – 11: 10 | Iranian workers load scaffolding onto a pick-up truck at an iron market near Tehran (AFP/File) | Ambiguous strategy in nuclear talks:…

Anonymous007 (2021-10-22). Iran Begins "Nationwide" Air Force Military Drills. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | It's military exercise season in Iran, as the country's air force began nationwide drills on October 21st. | These come after Naval drills in the Caspian Sea, combined drills along the Azerbaijan border, as well as air and missile defense exercises all in the past weeks. | Iranian Army's Air Force has showcased its capabilities during a large-scale aerial exercise, which included hitting targets with homegrown Yasin-90 standoff missile and domestically-produced rockets. | The Islamic Republ…

Nadda Osman (2021-10-22). Saudi Arabia: Theme park to be built on old oil rig. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia: Theme park to be built on old oil rig | The amusement park is the latest addition to the kingdom's entertainment attractions | Fri, 10/22/2021 – 12: 20 | The amusement park is the latest addition to Saudi Arabia's entertainment industry (Screengrab/PIF Twitter) |

Anonymous669 (2021-10-22). Identity Of Saudi Officers killed In Recent Ballistic Missile Strike On Jizan Revealed. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing. | The identities of some of the Saudi officers who were allegedly killed in the Houthis' recent The Houthis launched five ballistic missile of an unspecified type at the camp, where the Saudi military's Jizan Force is based, lat…

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Cuba To End Pandemic-Related Transport Restrictions. telesurenglish.net Since over 60,5 percent of the Cuban population has already been immunized against the coronavirus, the National Temporary Working Group to Fight COVID-19 approved the gradual restoration of all public transportation services from Nov. 1. | RELATED: | "Our office will remove all restrictions on car and bus traveling schedules and eliminate checkpoints at each province's entrances," the Transport Ministry's Passen…

Staff (2021-10-22). Venezuelan National Assembly Authorizes New Committee to Normalize Relations with Colombia. orinocotribune.com During the special session of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN) called for this Thursday, October 21, the deputies approved the creation of a Similarly, a Parliamentary Friendship Group was approved "which must begin to take action to improve relations between the two n…

Staff (2021-10-22). Venezuela Objects to US Secretary of State's Visit to Colombia. orinocotribune.com "It is unfortunate that the US Secretary of State is in Colombia," said Delcy Rodríguez. "It is clear that he is planning aggressions against Venezuela." | On Thursday, October 21, the Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, rejected the presence of the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, in Colombian territory. | In additi…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-10-22). Did the President of the Colombian Senate Back Down? orinocotribune.com In a statement released on social media networks on Wednesday, October 20, the president of the Colombian Senate, Juan Diego Gómez, appeared to have backed down regarding the proposal to advance in the reestablishment of relations with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, which he submitted in writing to the National Assembly. | With this position, the senator has taken back his words, when there was already confirmation of the committee for this purpose. The reciprocal measure was received by the Venezuelan National Assembly, and the respective legislative body of the Assembly was created. | However, Gómez asse…

Staff (2021-10-22). Former CITGO Executives to Remain in Prison, House Arrest Measure Revoked. orinocotribune.com On Saturday, October 16, six former Venezuelan executives of the state-owned oil company CITGO, a subsidiary of PDVSA, were taken to jail again, according to sources in the judiciary. They had been under house arrest since April this year after being convicted for crimes of embezzlement. Relatives and lawyers confirmed this information. The criminal court that is handling their case revoked their house arrest measure. | One of those executives is José àÅngel Pereira, former president of CITGO. Pereira was sentenced to 13 years and seven months in prison for embezzlement, entering into an agreement with a co…

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Blinken's Visit To Colombia Is Part Of An Assault On Venezuela. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Venezuela denounced that the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to Colombia is part of a strategy of aggression against the Bolivarian people and institutions. | RELATED: | The White House disrespects Colombians when it tries to use their territory to attack Venezuela at a time when their country "is going through one of the worst social upheavals in its history," Venezuela's Foreign Affairs…

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2021-10-22: News Headlines

Sudip Bhattacharya (2021-10-22). The US Empire: Coercion and Consent. counterpunch.org The U.S. military has nearly 800 military bases scattered over 70 countries. China, its most recent competitor, has one. Spending for the U.S. military is about three times the amount Chinese government spends, and is more than the military budgets of Russia, India, the U.K., Saudi Arabia, France, Japan, Germany and China combined. "The U.S.

A Guest Author (2021-10-22). Kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab speaks in court. workers.org Saab made the following statement in U.S. Federal Court in Miami on Oct. 16. The statement is lightly edited. My name is Alex Nain Saab Moran, with Venezuelan diplomatic passport number 045778720. I am a special envoy with diplomatic immunity to the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran . . . |

Nicky Reid (2021-10-22). The Boogaloo Path to a New Rainbow Coalition. counterpunch.org Fred Hampton had a dream. It was a little more militant than Doctor King's but no less ambitious. The young chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party dreamed of a grand coalition of revolutionaries spanning across racial and class boundaries, united to bring down the American Empire and the police state it

Peoples Dispatch (2021-10-22). More than 10,000 children killed or injured in war torn Yemen. peoplesdispatch.org Latest UN figures state that a total of 3,455 children were killed and more than 6,600 wounded in the fighting in Yemen between March 2015 and September 2021.

A Guest Author (2021-10-22). U.S. illegally extradites Venezuelan diplomat from Cabo Verde. workers.org The Free Alex Saab Committee issued the following news release Oct. 18. For more see afgj.org/free-alex-saab. The Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab was renditioned and kidnapped to the U.S. on Oct. 16 without waiting for a final extradition decision. The action was taken in secret, without notifying his defense team and without . . . |

Anonymous765 (2021-10-22). Ansar Allah Are Unrelenting In Their Push For Ma'rib. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BITCOIN (BTC): bc1qv7k70u2zynvem59u88ctdlaw7hc735d8xep9rq : | BITCOIN CASH (BCH):…

Matthew Stevenson (2021-10-22). Macedonian Ramble: To the Albanian-North Macedonian Border. counterpunch.org This is the third part in a series about a journey across what used to be called Macedonia, which is now divided among Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, and Turkey. Much more than I thought I might, I enjoyed my walk around Tirana. I stopped at an excellent bookshop and admired several shelves devoted to Albanian

Anonymous007 (2021-10-22). Iran Begins "Nationwide" Air Force Military Drills. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | It's military exercise season in Iran, as the country's air force began nationwide drills on October 21st. | These come after Naval drills in the Caspian Sea, combined drills along the Azerbaijan border, as well as air and missile defense exercises all in the past weeks. | Iranian Army's Air Force has showcased its capabilities during a large-scale aerial exercise, which included hitting targets with homegrown Yasin-90 standoff missile and domestically-produced rockets. | The Islamic Republ…

MEE correspondent (2021-10-22). Iranian press review: Politicians question Tehran's nuclear talks strategy. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Politicians question Tehran's nuclear talks strategy | Meanwhile, high death rate among labourers sparks concerns over workplace negligence, and navy reveals improved long-range cruise missiles | Fri, 10/22/2021 – 11: 10 | Iranian workers load scaffolding onto a pick-up truck at an iron market near Tehran (AFP/File) | Ambiguous strategy in nuclear talks:…

Nadda Osman (2021-10-22). Saudi Arabia: Theme park to be built on old oil rig. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia: Theme park to be built on old oil rig | The amusement park is the latest addition to the kingdom's entertainment attractions | Fri, 10/22/2021 – 12: 20 | The amusement park is the latest addition to Saudi Arabia's entertainment industry (Screengrab/PIF Twitter) |

Anonymous669 (2021-10-22). Identity Of Saudi Officers killed In Recent Ballistic Missile Strike On Jizan Revealed. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing. | The identities of some of the Saudi officers who were allegedly killed in the Houthis' recent The Houthis launched five ballistic missile of an unspecified type at the camp, where the Saudi military's Jizan Force is based, lat…

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Cuba To End Pandemic-Related Transport Restrictions. telesurenglish.net Since over 60,5 percent of the Cuban population has already been immunized against the coronavirus, the National Temporary Working Group to Fight COVID-19 approved the gradual restoration of all public transportation services from Nov. 1. | RELATED: | "Our office will remove all restrictions on car and bus traveling schedules and eliminate checkpoints at each province's entrances," the Transport Ministry's Passen…

Staff (2021-10-22). Venezuelan National Assembly Authorizes New Committee to Normalize Relations with Colombia. orinocotribune.com During the special session of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN) called for this Thursday, October 21, the deputies approved the creation of a Similarly, a Parliamentary Friendship Group was approved "which must begin to take action to improve relations between the two n…

Staff (2021-10-22). Venezuela Objects to US Secretary of State's Visit to Colombia. orinocotribune.com "It is unfortunate that the US Secretary of State is in Colombia," said Delcy Rodríguez. "It is clear that he is planning aggressions against Venezuela." | On Thursday, October 21, the Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, rejected the presence of the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, in Colombian territory. | In additi…

teleSUR (2021-10-22). Blinken's Visit To Colombia Is Part Of An Assault On Venezuela. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Venezuela denounced that the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to Colombia is part of a strategy of aggression against the Bolivarian people and institutions. | RELATED: | The White House disrespects Colombians when it tries to use their territory to attack Venezuela at a time when their country "is going through one of the worst social upheavals in its history," Venezuela's Foreign Affairs…

Staff (2021-10-21). "Dirty Empire": Sen. Joe Manchin Demands Dems Drop Climate Funding as He Makes Millions from Coal. democracynow.org As Senator Joe Manchin demands Democrats drop critical climate funding to replace coal- and gas-fired power plants with renewable energy sources, investigative reporting into the financial dealings of Manchin reveals that he has profited over $4.5 million from investments in West Virginia coal companies since he became a U.S. senator. Investigative journalist Daniel Boguslaw, who looked into the network of coal companies that Manchin and his family has owned and held stock in over the decades, says Manchin's voting record in Washington shows him "prioritizing a dying industry that he's making millions of dollars…

teleSUR, MER (2021-10-21). Esposa de Alex Saab: Todo el proceso ha sido ilegal desde su detención. telesurtv.net Camilla Fabri denunció que el diplomático fue víctima de torturas físicas y psicológicas durante su detención ilegal.

Editor2 (2021-10-21). The US Flies Alex Saab Out From Cabo Verde Without Court Order or Extradition Treaty. orinocotribune.com By Dan Kovalik — Oct 18, 2021 | On October 16, Colombian businessman and Venezuelan Special Envoy Alex Saab was in practical terms kidnapped for the second time, first by Cabo Verde under pressure from Washington, and now by the U.S., in flagrant violation of international law. | For nearly a year and a half, Saab had been imprisoned on the island nation of Cabo Verde, 400 miles off the northwestern coast of Africa in the Atlantic. As a Bloomberg article

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-10-21). "Climate change is a very different ball game in poor and rich countries" peoplesdispatch.org A number of civil society mobilizations have been announced ahead of COP26, including protests by health workers and health activists. We spoke to D Raghunandan from the Delhi Science Forum about the agenda and expectations of the summit…

Staff (2021-10-21). Jailed Egyptian Activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah Publishes Prison Writings as Sisi Cracks Down on Dissent. democracynow.org The Biden administration says it is withholding about 10% of its annual military aid to Egypt because of concerns over human rights abuses by the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Egypt will still get nearly $1.2 billion in military assistance, even as a new report by Human Rights Watch finds Egyptian authorities have killed perhaps hundreds of secretly held dissidents in extrajudicial executions in recent years. Egypt holds an estimated 60,000 political prisoners, including the prominent activist and blogger Alaa Abd El-Fattah, who appeared in court this week to face charges of spreading "false news"

Nicolas J S Davies, Medea Benjamin (2021-10-21). Our Future vs. Neoliberalism. counterpunch.org In country after country around the world, people are rising up to challenge entrenched, failing neoliberal political and economic systems, with mixed but sometimes promising results. Progressive leaders in the U.S. Congress are refusing to back down on the Democrats' promises to American voters to reduce poverty, expand rights to healthcare, education and clean energy,

Anonymous669 (2021-10-21). Iraqi Security Forces Foiled Attack With Loitering Missile Linked To Iran In Saladin (Photos). southfront.org One of the 358 missiles seized by the US Navy off the coast of Yemen in 2020. | On October 21, the Iraqi National Security Service (NSS) announced that it had foiled a missile attack in the northern Iraqi province of Saladin. | In a statement, the NSS said that the target of the attack was al-Heliwa airport, where the 52nd Brigade of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) is deployed."After receiving intelligence, the National Security Service, the Internal Intelligence and the PMU uncovered a missile equ…

Anonymous669 (2021-10-21). Houthi Missile Strike Leaves 35 Casualties In Jizan, Saudi Arabia Responds With Airstrikes On Sanaa (Videos). southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On October 21, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that their missile force had targeted a camp of Saudi task forces in the Kingdom's southern province of Jizan with five ballistic missiles. | In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, said that the missiles, which were launched late on October 20, targeted a headquarters, ammunition depots and AH-64 Apache attack helicopters landing pads in the camp. | According to the spokesman, 35…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-10-21). Video: First Iraq, Then Iran: U.S "Intelligence" Copied and Pasted From the Internet. Colin Powell's February 5, 2003 Presentation to the UNSC. globalresearch.ca Fake intelligence as well as plagiarized quotations had been slipped into an official intelligence report pertaining to Iraq's WMD presented to the UN Security Council by Secretary of State Colin Powell on February 5, 2003.

MEE, agencies (2021-10-21). Iran-Azerbaijan: Baku releases Iranian truck drivers as tensions thaw with Tehran. middleeasteye.net Iran-Azerbaijan: Baku releases Iranian truck drivers as tensions thaw with Tehran | Baku's customs department said the decision was guided by 'humanitarianism, mutual respect and good neighbourliness'
| Thu, 10/21/2021 – 17: 38 | In the past, Iranian hauliers had used a road connecting Armenia and Iran to reach Russia and West Asia without restrictions (AFP/File photo) | Azerbaijan rel…

Rick Rozoff (2021-10-21). President of Azerbaijan reviews combat-hardened new military unit on Armenian, Iranian borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com All necessary conditions have been created for the personnel of the military unit complex of the State Border Service in Zangilan region On October 20, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva got acquainted with the conditions created at the military unit complex of the State Border Service in …

Dania Akkad (2021-10-21). UN: Palestinians detained in Saudi Arabia are held arbitrarily and should be released. middleeasteye.net UN: Palestinians detained in Saudi Arabia are held arbitrarily and should be released | UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention says Hamas leader and his son are 'deprived of their liberty' in Riyadh because they are Palestinians | Thu, 10/21/2021 – 13: 57 | Mohammed al-Khoudary, 83, was being treated for prostate cancer at the time of his arrest in April 2019 and has been denied medical treatment while…

Jyotsna Singh (2021-10-21). Cuba-Vietnam: On the road to vaccine self-reliance. peoplesdispatch.org Cuba and Vietnam share a rich history of anti-imperialist struggles and are living examples of the daily battle against US hegemony. During the pandemic, they are paving the way for South-South solidarity and enhancing local production, a must for a self-reliant Global South…

teleSUR, SH (2021-10-21). Nicaragua recibe 1.2 millones de vacunas anticovid cubanas. telesurtv.net El lote de las vacunas Abdalá y Soberana 02 sera usada para la inmunización contra el coronavirus en niños entre dos y 17 años.

Editor (2021-10-21). Eyewitness report: Cuba's scientists, medical workers advance fight vs. COVID. mronline.org After a serious rise in Cuba of illnesses and deaths from COVID-19 during the summer, there are encouraging developments with a steady recovery and downward curve in illnesses and deaths.

teleSUR (2021-10-21). French Solidarity Organizations Send Medical Donations to Cuba. telesurenglish.net In declarations to Prensa Latina, the president of the Montpellier Cuba Solidarité association said that the container was filled in the southern city, aid that will leave tomorrow for the Caribbean country, where it will arrive in the second half of next month. | RELATED: | The shipment destined to support Cuba's efforts in the fight against COVID-19 includes, among other means, 21 electric beds for hospital use, 1…

Fernando Buen Abad Domínguez (2021-10-21). Cuba: Aquí se libra una guerra semiótica (también). globalizacion.ca Todas las ofensivas que prepara contra Cuba el imperio yanqui, disfrazado de "hombres y mujeres libres", es una emboscada de provocaciones infestadas con golpismo rancio y prédicas criminales. Nada nuevo. Viejo veneno en frasquitos nuevos. No vamos a cansarnos en…

teleSUR (2021-10-21). Cuba: AG Warns March Organizers of Potential Repercussions. telesurenglish.net Garcia and several members of his digital platform Archipiélago asked the authorities for a permit to hold a "peaceful" demonstration under the rights explicitly stated in the new constitution. However, their demand was turned down by the government, which described it as an "illicit" way of destroying socialism, which is signed as "irrevocable" in the Constitution itself. | RELATED: | Subsequently, the media outlet Cubadebate published…

teleSUR (2021-10-21). Venezuela to Begin Production of Abdala Vaccine in January. telesurenglish.net The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced Thursday that as of January 2022, the South American country would begin producing the Abdala vaccine in cooperation with Cuba to continue fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | "As of January 2022, Venezuela will start production of the Abdala vaccine in cooperation with the Republic of Cuba (…) its production will be carried out in a public plant and…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-10-21). Advocacy Groups Blast US Treasury Sanctions Review for Failing to Address Civilian Harm. venezuelanalysis.com The US Treasury Department's sanctions review sparked criticism for focusing on how to "modernize" coercive measures.

Staff (2021-10-21). CNE Approves Regulations Governing 21N Election Campaign. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, October 19, in order to regulate the electoral campaigns and promotional material of more than 70,000 candidates, parties, and Indigenous organizations participating in Venezuela's mega-elections of November 21, the National Electoral Council (CNE) published Specific Regulations that will govern these activities, with the sole objective of maintaining a democratic and fair environment at all levels of the electoral process. | As stipulated in the document, shared with the public on the electoral authority's Twitter account, the electoral campaign period will formally begin at 6: 00 a.m. on the mornin…

teleSUR (2021-10-21). IMF Drawing Rights Allocation Discriminates Against Venezuela. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez accused the International Monetary Fund (IMF) of discriminating against Venezuela during the allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs). | RELATED: | "Venezuela will continue to denounce that we are victims of discrimination… Our people are being denied the US$5 billion assigned to our country," Rodriguez said during the 7th Forum of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Dev…

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2021-10-21). Pdte. venezolano respalda iniciativa de comisión con Colombia. telesurtv.net El mandatario resaltó la importancia de restablecer las relaciones con Colombia "respetando la vida política, las ideas" de ambos Gobiernos.

teleSUR, JCM (2021-10-21). Denuncian ante ONU persecución contra venezolanos en Colombia. telesurtv.net La vicepresidenta Rodríguez explicó que la violencia contra los connacionales en Colombia es el resultado de una campaña de xenofobia.

teleSUR (2021-10-21). Venezuela Creates Group to Normalize Relations with Colombia. telesurenglish.net The National Assembly (NA) of Venezuela approved on Thursday the creation of a parliamentary commission to work together with the Congress of Colombia to reestablish relations between the two nations. | In a special session, the Assembly members approved the said commission members, which is chaired by Deputy Timoteo Zambrano, who is also in charge of the International Relations Commission of the NA. | RELATED: | In ad…

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