Daily Archives: November 16, 2023

2023-11-16: News Headlines

WSWS (2023-11-16). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org National wildcat strike over pay and conditions by thousands of Serbian postal workers continues to spread in teeth of union opposition and dismissal threats; steel and construction workers in Iran join strikes and protests over rising poverty and authoritarian rule; nationwide strike in Nigeria over state violence to try and intimidate workers' struggles over pay…

Javier Arana Villasusa (2023-11-16). Russian and Venezuelan foreign ministers criticize policy in Gaza. plenglish.com Moscow, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The foreign ministers of Russia, Sergei Lavrov, and Venezuela, Yván Gil, on Thursday criticized the extermination policy that Israel is enforcing against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.

teleSUR (2023-11-16). Russia and Venezuela Cooperate to Strengthen Their Resilience. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov said that cooperation between Russia and Venezuela should serve to strengthen the resilience of both countries' national economies amid Western sanctions. | RELATED: | "We have a common opinion that our bilateral cooperation should contribute to increasing the stability of our national economies, against the backdrop of the massive sanctions campaign unleash…

teleSUR (2023-11-16). Venezuelan FM Condemns Israeli Genocide Against Palestinians. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Yvan Gil rejected the genocide that the Israeli forces are perpetrating in Gaza and demanded an immediate humanitarian ceasefire. | RELATED: | "Venezuela has a firm stance condemning the genocide carried out by the government of the State of Israel," Gil said during a press conference carried out in Moscow with the Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov. | Gil stresse…

WSWS (2023-11-16). Israel's war on hospitals and the normalization of war crimes. wsws.org The imperialist powers have embraced Israel's war on hospitals, aiming to set a precedent for the mass murder of civilians in future wars against Russia, China, and Iran.

Staff (2023-11-16). Venezuela Repatriates 180 Migrants From Iceland (+Vuelta a la Patria). orinocotribune.com A total of 180 Venezuelans will return to their home country on a direct flight from the remote country of Iceland, on the edge of the Arctic Circle. | This is a group of people who have taken advantage of a voluntary return initiative, choosing to abandon their attempt to migrate to the Nordic country. The flight leaves Iceland as the country expects a large volcanic eruption to follow thousands of earthquakes that have occurred in the last few days. The authorities have declared a state of emergency and evacuated the populations in the southeast of the island, where the lives of thousands of people are consider…

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2023-11-16). Israeli War Crimes and Propaganda Follow US Blueprint. counterpunch.org We have both been reporting on and protesting against U.S. war crimes for many years, and against identical crimes committed by U.S. allies and proxies like Israel and Saudi Arabia: illegal uses of military force to try to remove enemy governments or "regimes"; hostile military occupations; disproportionate military violence justified by claims of "terrorism"; the

Sameena Rahman (2023-11-16). On Nov. 17, actions across the country will Shut It Down for Palestine once again. liberationnews.org Activists across the country are calling for a second national day of action on Friday, Nov. 17 to Shut It Down for Palestine.

The Independent (2023-11-16). Justice Minister Mao calls for decency from human rights fighters. independent.co.ug Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Norbert Mao has urged opposition figures and human rights activists to refrain from using political rhetoric when advocating for human rights. He accused some activists and politicians of employing derogatory language when referring to government leaders, institutions, and President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Mao made …

Thomas Knapp (2023-11-16). "It Can't Happen Here"… If We Stop It. counterpunch.org "Any activists who doubt President Trump's resolve in the slightest are making a drastic error," Trump advisor Stephen Miller tells the New York Times. "Trump will unleash the vast arsenal of federal powers to implement the most spectacular migration crackdown." The disgraced former president's promised second-term program includes (according to the Times) "round[ing] up undocumented

The Independent (2023-11-16). Luwero officials admit irregularities in school loan acquisition. independent.co.ug Wobulenzi , Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wobulenzi Public Primary School in Luweero district is at risk of sale because of failure to service a loan that was marred by irregularities, the LC V chairperson, Erastus Kibirango has revealed. Two weeks ago, Equity Bank announced the takeover of the public primary school over a debt. In 2019, Richard …

Elsy Fors Garzon (2023-11-16). Province of Cuba prepared for tourist boom season. plenglish.com Matanzas, Cuba, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) With more than 23 thousand rooms and 61 hotels in operation, the Cuban province of Matanzas is prepared for the tourist boom season, which began last Wednesday and will last until next April.

Luis Linares Petrov (2023-11-16). Court on the blockade of Cuba to sit in the European Parliament. plenglish.com Brussels, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The headquarters of the European Parliament will host an international court to judge the US blockade against Cuba, its consequences and its extraterritorial nature.

Luis Linares Petrov (2023-11-16). Expert in International Law speaks about ending the blockade on Cuba. plenglish.com Brussels, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) International Law expert Norman Paech considered that the United States must end its blockade against Cuba and return to respect the basic norms of conduct of the countries in their reciprocal relations.

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2023-11-16). Havana celebrates its 504th anniversary. plenglish.com The Office of the Historian of the City of Havana (OHCH) organized the traditional ceremony at El Templete, the foundation site of the former village of San Cristóbal de La Habana (Havana). | This Thursday, El Templete garden will open to the public from 19: 00 hours, local time. At that site, Havana residents, Cubans, and foreign visitors walk three times around the trunk of the Ceiba tree, asking for good luck. | The traditional ceremony could not be held on Wednesday evening because the weather conditions did not allow it. | According to historical accounts, the founding mass was celebrated on November 16, 151…

Ana Perdigón (2023-11-16). ExxonMobil Extracting Oil from Disputed Venezuelan Waters (+Statement). orinocotribune.com US transnational oil corporation ExxonMobil began extracting oil in Payara, an oil field located in waters that have yet to be delimited between Venezuela and Guyana. Payara is the third-largest producing oil field in Guyana, with a maximum capacity that amounts to approximately 620,000 barrels per day. | For this activity, Exxon is using Singapore-made Prosperity FPSO (floating production storage and offloading) unit. During the first half of next year, Payara will be producing approximately 220 barrels of oil per day. | To date, about 30 world-class oil fields, containing some 11 billion barrels of oil, have be…

Ana Perdigón (2023-11-16). Venezuela's VP Rodríguez at The Hague: Guyana has Shown its True Colors as an Aggressor State. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodríguez stated this Wednesday before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, that Guyana has become an aggressor state that de facto occupies a territory that does not belong to it. | Rodríguez issued her statement during the public hearing before the ICJ in which Venezuela presented its arguments to defend the holding of the consultative referendum throughout Venezuela regarding the Essequibo territory dispute. | In her speech, the vice president confirmed that the government of Mohamed Irfaan Ali in Guyana has become an aggressor state. At the same t…

Staff (2023-11-16). Venezuela and Paraguay Resume Diplomatic and Consular Relations (+Petropar). orinocotribune.com The foreign minister for Venezuela, Yván Gil, has reported that the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and the president of Paraguay, Santiago Peña, have made an agreement on resuming diplomatic and consular relations between both nations. | The announcement was made this Wednesday, November 15, through a statement published via Gil's social media reporting that Venezuela and Paraguay, following talks between the nations' presidents, are resuming ties and will proceed to share the accreditations of their respective ambassadors in the coming days. | The Venezuelan statement notes "both parties have committed…

teleSUR, dcdc, JCM (2023-11-16). Caricom y Arabia Saudita realizarán cumbre 16 y 17 de noviembre. telesurtv.net El primer ministro de San Vicente y las Granadinas, Ralph Gonsalves, reveló que su Gobierno firmará varios acuerdos multimillonarios de ayuda en materia de educación, sanidad y vivienda.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-11-16). Venezuela pide a CIJ rechazar medidas provisionales que solicitó Guyana. telesurtv.net Considera que intento de Guyana por usar a la CIJ para impedir su referendo consultivo del 3D es un acto de injerencia y viola el derecho internacional.

teleSUR, JGN (2023-11-16). Venezuela defiende ante la CIJ referendo sobre el Esequibo. telesurtv.net La vicemandataria Ejecutiva Delcy Rodríguez aseguró que el referendo consultivo sobre el Esequibo es un ejercicio de soberanía nacional.

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2023-11-16). Canciller venezolano destaca impulso de cooperación con Rusia. telesurtv.net "Las relaciones entre la Federación Rusa y Venezuela en estos momentos están atravesando su mejor época", afirmó Gil.

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2023-11-16). Venezuela y Paraguay restablecen relaciones diplomáticas y consulares. telesurtv.net El anuncio se produce luego de conversaciones sostenidas entre el presidente venezolano y su homólogo paraguayo.

teleSUR, JDO (2023-11-16). Venezuela rechaza inicio por Guyana de operación petrolera en mar por delimitar. telesurtv.net Georgetown iniciará producción de petróleo en el yacimiento Payara, situada en área marítima pendiente de delimitar. Venezuela lo considera un nuevo acto de provocación.

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (2023-11-16). Jam the phone lines for Palestine on Friday, Nov. 17 at 12 noon ET / 9 am PT. indybay.org Join USCPR on Friday, November 17 to mobilize our masses to take action to contribute to SHUT IT DOWN FOR PALESTINE. | Let's kick off the day with a strategic mobilization: Jamming Congress's phone lines together at 12pm ET / 9am PT, Friday, November 17. While activists across the country are protesting for Palestine, make sure the phones are ringing off the hook in the halls of Congress. | We want to make sure that Members of Congress hear our demands before they leave to head home for their extended holiday recess. Now, more than ever, as Israel is limiting fuel to almost none in Gaza, and arresting journalists…

presstv.ir (2023-11-16). Russia warns Israeli provocations may drag Iran, Hezbollah into Gaza war. presstv.ir Russia's Lavrov says Iran and Hezbollah are not willing to intervene in the Gaza war but may get engaged if provoked by Israel.

presstv.ir (2023-11-16). 'Stop killing innocent kids': Pro-Palestinians rally inside Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. presstv.ir Hundreds of pro-Palestine activists gathered at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to protest the ongoing war in Gaza.

presstv.ir (2023-11-16). Iran not behind resistance front's decision to attack US interests: FM. presstv.ir Iran's foreign minister says the country has had no role in the recent attacks by resistance groups in Iraq and Syria on US-run bases.

presstv.ir (2023-11-16). Israel's Western backers 'in no position' to preach about human rights: Iran. presstv.ir Iran's foreign ministry spokesman has censured certain Western countries for drafting and voting for an anti-Iran UN resolution.

presstv.ir (2023-11-16). Pro-Palestine activists shut down BAE factory in England. presstv.ir Pro-Palestinian protesters block the entrances to the UK's BAE Systems weapons factory, calling for an end to arms sales to Israel.

presstv.ir (2023-11-16). Pro-Palestinian activists clash with police in Philippines. presstv.ir Pro-Palestinian activists in the Philippines clash with police officers.

presstv.ir (2023-11-16). Risks and rewards of digital currency market in Iran. presstv.ir "Laws should protect user rights and accommodate the views of legislative and regulatory bodies at the same time.

presstv.ir (2023-11-16). Iran FM: US sending internationally-banned arms to Israel for Gaza war. presstv.ir Iran's FM slams the United States over supply of munitions prohibited by the international laws to Israel to be used in the Gaza war.

presstv.ir (2023-11-16). Attack on al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza clear example of war crimes: Iran. presstv.ir The spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry has condemned the Israeli attack on the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza as a "clear example" of war crimes.

presstv.ir (2023-11-16). Iran FM: UN Security Council has failed to avert tragedies in Gaza. presstv.ir Iran's FM says the UN Security Council has failed to prevent tragedies in the Gaza Strip.

presstv.ir (2023-11-16). Iran: US ups intensity of Gaza war by supporting Israel; Palestinian resistance 'legitimate'. presstv.ir Iran considers the US to be culpable of increasing the intensity of the Israeli regime's ongoing genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.

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