Daily Archives: May 24, 2022

2022-05-24: News Headlines

_____ (2022-05-24). Colombia Deports Outstanding Communicator Teri Mattson. popularresistance.org The Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) denounces the detention and deportation of COHA Board Member and CODEPINK Latin America organizer and media host Teri Mattson, who traveled to Bogota to serve as an accredited international observer for the historic May 29th election in Colombia. She had been invited by Colombia's Permanent Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CPDH). Ms. Mattson, having arrived in Bogota on May 22, was refused entry by Colombian authorities, forced to stay in the airport overnight and deported on May 23 on the absurd grounds that she "represents a risk to the security of the State."

_____ (2022-05-24). Mark Esper Reveals US Plans For War And Terror Against Venezuela. popularresistance.org Washington — A new book from former Defense Secretary Mark Esper has revealed shocking new details about the Trump administration's war on Venezuela. "A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times" admits that the Trump administration plotted to invade Venezuela and discussed assassinating President Nicolas Maduro, carrying out a wave of terrorist attacks on civilian infrastructure, and raising a mercenary army to start a Contra-style terror war. Esper also all but confirms Washington's involvement in Operation Gideon — a botched military invasion of the country, and a 20…

Editor (2022-05-24). Guantanamo, Cuba: VII Symposium on the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases. scheerpost.com Screenshot/Telesur English. | By Colonel (Ret) Ann Wright / The Naval Base is the site of the infamous US military prison that, as of April 2022, still holds 37 men, most of whom have never been tried as their trial would reveal the torture to which the US has subjected them.

_____ (2022-05-24). The Maasai's Peaceful Fight Over Their Homeland. popularresistance.org Native to the north of the country, Tanzania's Maasai people have been protesting against the government's renewed efforts to strip them of the right to occupy and use their ancestral lands. What would it take to defend their homeland? | "I am born to live my life," says Denis Moses Oleshangai, a Maasai youth activist hailing from northern Tanzania, in the Ngorongoro province's village of Endulen. "But to live my life I need to achieve my dreams, so I will be fighting even if there is any danger, or obstacle for community and myself." | In recent years, many Maasai activists were arrested for speaking out. In 201…

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