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01.07.2022 - 10:54 [ Haaretz ]

Travel Warning: Israel’s Election Will Be Long and Dirty

It capped a week that symbolized everything that was bad about it during the little over a year it was in power: a fractured coalition, too many of whose heads were convinced they were destined to be prime minister and waged an endless campaign, mainly against one another; a coalition with too few responsible adults and too many opportunists. Above all, however, it was a coalition faced with an opposition the likes of which we have never seen: violent, vulgar, brutal, cynical, without a drop of empathy for human suffering, no matter where; that spits on the general public, including its own voters. An opposition without any red lines but with a personality cult; that is captive to a single person who seeks to escape his trial and who along the way turns every stone and scorches every bit of earth in order to completely destroy the young experiment known as Israeli democracy.

01.07.2022 - 10:45 [ ORF.at ]

Israel mit neuem Ministerpräsidenten: Lapid übernimmt

Auf der Grundlage des Koalitionsvertrags aus dem vergangenen Jahr ging der Posten heute vom bisherigen Regierungschef Naftali Bennett auf den 58 Jahre alten Vorsitzenden der moderaten Zukunftspartei über. Damit ist in Israel seit mehr als 20 Jahren erstmals wieder ein Ministerpräsident im Amt, der nicht aus dem rechten Lager stammt.

30.06.2022 - 03:12 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s Lawmakers to Vote to Dissolve Knesset; Lapid to Become PM

The wording of the approved bill sets November 1 as the date elections will be held.

If the vote passes, Lapid will assume the position of prime minister on Thursday at midnight, replacing his coalition partner Naftali Bennett, who on Wednesday evening announced that he would not run in the upcoming election.

29.06.2022 - 02:32 [ Amerika21.de ]

Kolumbien: Erstes Telefonat zwischen designiertem Präsidenten Petro und US-Präsident Biden

Auch Blinken, mit dem Petro ein 20-minütiges Telefonat führte, äußerte sich via Twitter positiv zu den Gesprächen.

Unter kolumbianischen Politiker:innen und Expert:innen sorgte das schnell stattgefundene Gespräch zwischen Petro und Biden für Überraschung.

24.06.2022 - 21:55 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Protest Tent Encampments Spring Up Across Israel Against Soaring Housing Costs

Protesters throughout Israel have set up tents in the street to decry the country’s sky-high housing costs, reminiscent of the massive cost-of-living demonstrations that swept the country in 2011. A protest camp was set up in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening, joining the encampments that have been set up in several locations across the country in recent days. Other encampments were located in Jerusalem, Haifa, Beersheba, Pardes Hanna, Holon and Rosh Ha’ayin. They said that a large demonstration is to take place at Tel Aviv’s Habima Square on July 2

24.06.2022 - 21:51 [ Haaretz ]

Lapid Is About to Become Israel’s PM, and the Entire Mideast Is Watching

Lapid will likely seek to avoid pointless military escalation, and may rely on experienced brass until the election. He may even make a left-wing overture and meet the Palestinian president

24.06.2022 - 20:56 [ The New York Times / Nitter,net ]

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and give individual states the choice of banning or allowing abortions will immediately affect 13 states that have trigger laws.

24.06.2022 - 20:46 [ theHill.com ]

Emotion pours out on both sides outside Supreme Court

“Forced motherhood,” the leader called.

“Illegitimate,” protesters responded.

“This decision!”

“Illegitimate!”

A few yards away, a dozen anti-abortion demonstrators wearing red pieces of tape that said “Life” gathered in a prayer circle.

“We stand upon the shoulders of those who have gone before us,” said a man leading the prayer, choking up with emotion. “We honor them today, in agreement with the declaration: All the dreams are true.”

24.06.2022 - 20:37 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Supreme Court: Oberstes US-Gericht kippt Abtreibungsrecht

Das Oberste US-Gericht hat das landesweit geltende Recht auf Schwangerschaftsabbrüche gekippt. Die Richter entschieden sich damit gegen ein 50 Jahre altes Grundsatzurteil. 1973 hatte der Supreme Court im Fall „Roe v. Wade“ in den gesamten USA Schwangerschaftsabbrüche ermöglicht, bevor ein Fötus lebensfähig ist, also etwa bis zu 24. Schwangerschaftswoche.

23.06.2022 - 18:59 [ Amerika21.de ]

Kolumbiens Linke feiert Wahlsieg

In Kolumbien haben im ganzen Land vom Nachmittag des Wahlsonntags bis Montagabend zahllose spontane Umzüge auf den Straßen stattgefunden, tausende Menschen jubelten stundenlang vor den Wahlkampfzentralen und tanzten die ganze Nacht hindurch. Menschen fielen sich in die Arme, gratulierten sich, ganze Familien feierten den Wahlsieg gemeinsam.

22.06.2022 - 16:25 [ Haaretz ]

‘The Situation Is Worse Now’: Why Young Israelis Are Pitching Protest Tents in the Streets Again

The 2022 tents on Rothschild Boulevard went up a full week after the launch of the current protest movement, which officially began on June 13. On that day, the first tent compounds were seen in the north and south of the country – first in Pardes Hannah, and then Be’er Sheva, followed quickly by similar efforts in Holon and Rosh Ha’ayin, and subsequently Ramat Gan, Herzliya, Kfar Sava and elsewhere.

The fact that the current movement emerged – and is growing – in the periphery “testifies to the fact that it’s a truly grassroots phenomenon, and suffering is happening around the country,” says Guy

21.06.2022 - 08:33 [ Haaretz ]

With the Government’s Implosion, It’s Anyone but Bibi Again

In both style and content, Lapid’s and Bennett’s speeches distilled what is best about the government of change and served as a reminder, by way of contrast, of everything Israel left behind when Benjamin Netanyahu lost power and everything that threatens it should he regain it – a return to a politics and a public discourse of incitement, division, mudslinging, humiliation, intimidation, lies and manipulation; a return to assaults on the justice system, the police, the media and the opposition; a return to the persecution of human rights organizations and incitement against Arab citizens and their representatives in the Knesset.

21.06.2022 - 08:29 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Regierung strebt Neuwahlen an: Israel steht vor unruhigen Zeiten

Israels Regierung will das Parlament auflösen, Neuwahlen könnten im Oktober stattfinden – es wäre die fünfte Wahl binnen drei Jahren. Laut Umfragen kann sich Ex-Premier Netanyahu Hoffnung auf Wiederwahl machen.

17.06.2022 - 05:14 [ theHill.com ]

Democrats face congressional rout amid historically terrible headwinds

Democrats knew the first midterm election of President Biden’s tenure in office would be a challenge.

But the cascade of catastrophe that has so dented what little American optimism remained in the waning days of the pandemic and the associated economic recovery has even the most optimistic Democratic Party strategists and pollsters staring into an unprecedented abyss. Their standing, about five months before voters head to the polls, is worse than it has been for any president in modern times, by almost any indicator.

14.06.2022 - 05:54 [ AtlanticCouncil.org ]

Israel, guess who’s back? Netanyahu is back again.

(June 9, 2022)

If you ask almost every member of the Israeli coalition government whether this comment will become a reality and former Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will become prime minister again, they will tell you that it is a matter of when, not if.

13.06.2022 - 23:20 [ Haaretz.com ]

Sara Netanyahu Recorded Losing Temper: ‚I’m an Educated Woman, a Psy-cho-lo-gist!‘

(Jan. 28, 2018)

According to the report, the aide facilitated the publication of a gossip column which mentioned the Israeli prime minister’s wife, but reportedly failed to properly state the fact that she is a trained psychologist.

Netanyahu is heard yelling in the recording, „This must be stopped. I am doing it! As a professional, as an educated woman, as a psychologist.“ Netanyahu then yelled out her credentials: „B.A! M.A.! That’s it!“

In response, the aide is heard saying: „But it says in the first sentence that you’re a psychologist,“ to which she answered: „No.“ The aide continued, saying that „in the first sentence [it says that] you’re a psychologist.“ …

13.06.2022 - 23:06 [ Haaretz ]

Adelsons Told Police Sara Netanyahu Is ‚Crazy‘ and ‚Decides Everything‘

(Sep. 8, 2019)

“She’s completely crazy,” said Sheldon Adelson, publisher of the Israel Hayom daily. “She was compulsive about photos of herself and how she looked. She said ‘I’m the first lady, I’m a psychologist and I teach children about psychology.’ … She would tell my wife that if Iran attacked it would be her fault … because we didn’t publish good pictures of her,” said Adelson, a leading donor to Israeli and Jewish causes as well as to the Republican Party.

13.06.2022 - 22:59 [ i24news.tv ]

Netanyahu testifies in Olmert defamation case

Netanyahu rejected Olmert’s allegations that his family had a history of mental illnesses, according to The Jerusalem Post.

„I have no psychiatric history,“ he told Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court Deputy President Amit Yarivin.

The defamation trial of Netanyahu and his family against Olmert started earlier in January with the Opposition Leader demanding Olmert pay nearly $261,000 of alleged damages for statements against Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara and their son Yair’s mental health in two April 2021 interviews.

11.06.2022 - 12:02 [ StraitsTimes.com ]

US, China defence chiefs spar over Taiwan but agree to keep talking

The defence chiefs of the United States and China stuck to divergent views on Taiwan during their first in-person meeting on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue on Friday (June 10), but also agreed to hold more talks.

The highly anticipated encounter between US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe lasted an hour, double the time allocated. The two men had their first conversation on the phone in April.

06.06.2022 - 17:59 [ theHill.com ]

Biden approval rating rises 6 points from record low: poll

(02.06.2022)

President Biden’s approval rating among Americans has risen 6 percentage points this week, after recording his lowest approval rating in his presidency a week prior, according to a new Reuters-Ipsos opinion poll.

02.06.2022 - 14:27 [ Newsmax.com ]

Report: Biden White House Flailing Amid Low Poll Numbers, Crises

(31 May 2022)

Newsweek reported Tuesday that Biden’s approval rating in a new FiveThirtyEight poll is still near a record low of 40.7% compared to a 54.1% disapproval by voters as they continue to deal with record inflation, supply-chain issues, and a shortage of baby formula.

„He’s now lower than Trump, and he’s really twisted about it,“ another person close to the White House told NBC News.

02.06.2022 - 14:25 [ New York Magazine ]

The Democratic Party Is Extremely Unpopular Right Now

(May 16, 2022)

An NBC survey released on Monday found the Democratic Party with a favorability rating of -19. That was lower than any other person or entity surveyed, including the Republican Party (-11), Vice-President Kamala Harris (-17), and Donald Trump (-16). (Rats and roaches were not included in the poll, so it’s impossible to say if they’re more popular than Democrats.)

29.05.2022 - 18:24 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Lapid outraged at rabbi calling ministers worse than Nazis

Rabbi Meir Mazuz, a member of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party says in televised Torah lesson he hopes Bennett, Lapid, Liberman, their friends and their friend’s friends soon depart this world

29.05.2022 - 18:01 [ Haaretz ]

Top Haredi Rabbi Calls for the Death of ‚Nazi‘ Israeli Ministers

Rabbi Meir Mazuz, the head of the Tunisian Jewish community, fiercely attacks ministers Lapid and Lieberman over their policies toward ultra-Orthodox Jews

29.05.2022 - 17:14 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Jerusalem Day: Israelis let their hair down about coexistence

Motti, in his mid-40s, wearing shorts and bare-headed, puts down his phone and looks up.

“Yes, you have that right. You know, I think that the police would come after me if they knew what I was thinking. They are a virus and they need to be rounded up and put in extermination camps. There’s no way that we’re going to be able to live together. It’s us or them.”

29.05.2022 - 17:06 [ David Sheen / Nitter.net ]

Evergreen chart-topper on the Israeli hit parade: “May your village burn!”

29.05.2022 - 16:58 [ Sarah Wilkinson / Nitter.net ]

It’s not really a #flagmarch is it; just a day for israelis to kick elderly Palestinians while your mate pepper sprays her

| from @bahaa_alghoul

29.05.2022 - 16:30 [ VOAnews,com ]

Visit by Far-Right Israeli Lawmaker Sparks Jerusalem Unrest

Itamar Ben-Gvir, leader of a small ultranationalist opposition party and a follower of the late rabbi and political extremist, Meir Kahane, entered the compound early Sunday along with dozens of supporters.

29.05.2022 - 16:18 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Military, Mossad Chiefs Visited Saudi Arabia in Last Decade

A number of senior Israeli officials secretly visited Saudi Arabia over the past decade, including Defense Minister Benny Gantz when he was the Israeli army’s chief of staff, signalling deepening covert relations between Israel and the Kingdom, the Israel Hayom daily reported on Sunday.

Ex-Mossad intelligence agency head Tamir Pardo, and former directors of the National Security Council Yossi Cohen and Meir Ben-Shabbat also travelled to the Gulf monarchy.

25.05.2022 - 11:50 [ Fox News ]

Democrats blaming voters for being ’stupid‘ rather than acknowledge failed ideology, policies: Glenn Greenwald

(24.05.2022)

„The Democrats simply replaced Trump with the same ideology they governed with for 8 years under Obama that caused people to run away from them as fast as they could,“ he said. „And now that people are doing that again, instead of asking ‘why is that happening’ they’re getting poised to blame the electorate for being stupid — for thinking the economy’s bad when it’s actually good.“

„And ultimately they’ll just say there were ‘too racist’ to vote for Democrats.“

25.05.2022 - 11:41 [ Wall Street Journal ]

How Badly Will the Democrats Lose the Midterm Elections?

(April 27, 2022)

Even Democratic strategists now admit the midterms will be disastrous for their party. “It’s going to be a terrible cycle for Democrats,” Doug Sosnik, one of the party’s best grand strategists, recently told the New York Times . The question is how big the calamity will be. A freeway pileup? Category 5 hurricane? Or Krakatoa with all the attendant consequences?

25.05.2022 - 11:24 [ PublicRadioTulsa.org ]

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, endorsed by Trump, wins Republican primary

Incumbent Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has won the Republican primary over George P. Bush, the Texas General Land Office commissioner, according to a race call from The Associated Press.

25.05.2022 - 10:42 [ theHill.com ]

Kemp defeats Perdue in Georgia, a major blow to Trump

Kemp, a onetime ally of the former president, stirred Trump’s ire following the 2020 presidential election after he rebuffed his pleas to overturn President Biden’s electoral victory in Georgia. Trump vowed to campaign against Kemp, eventually persuading Perdue to enter the race for governor in hopes of ousting him.

But despite carrying Trump’s endorsement, Perdue struggled to gain traction among Georgia Republican voters.

24.05.2022 - 03:59 [ Haaretz ]

A Warning From Israel’s Left

We shouldn’t downplay the threat posed by a return to power by Netanyahu, a criminal defendant who caused great damage to the fabric of Israeli life, undermined its democratic institutions, eroded its values and is willing to cooperate with Kahanists to regain power. But this threat should not obscure the substance of Rinawie Zoabi’s arguments, which deserve serious attention. Not every abomination can be koshered by citing Netanyahu, Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotric

14.05.2022 - 14:02 [ Haaretz ]

Biden: Israel Police Actions at Abu Alkeh’s Funeral ‚Must Be Investigated‘

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. was „deeply troubled by the images of Israeli police intruding into the funeral procession of Palestinian American Shireen Abu Akleh,“ adding „every family deserves to lay their loved ones to rest in a dignified and unimpeded manner.“

Blinken’s rebuke came shortly after U.S. President Joe Biden said „I don’t know all the detail, but I know it has to be investigated“ when asked about Israeli forces‘ action at the funeral.

14.05.2022 - 13:55 [ MSNBC / Youtube ]

Ayman Mohyeldin On The Killing Of Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

(12.05.2022)

Ayman Mohyeldin remembers his friend and colleague, Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was killed today reporting on an Israeli military raid in the West Bank.

14.05.2022 - 13:50 [ ITV News / Youtube ]

Israeli police beat mourners at Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh’s funeral | ITV News

Israeli police attacked a funeral procession for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday, beating mourners with batons and causing them to almost drop the coffin.

Thousands of mourners, some hoisting Palestinian flags and chanting “Palestine, Palestine,” attended the funeral for the Palestinian-American reporter, who witnesses say was shot and killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday while covering a military raid in the occupied West Bank.

The mourners tried to march with the coffin on foot out of a hospital to a Catholic church in the nearby Old City.

11.05.2022 - 09:41 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Kabinett entscheidet heute: Mehr Soldaten für UN-Mission in Mali

Während die Bundesregierung an der UN-Mission also festhält, wird der zweite Einsatz, die Ausbildungsmission für malische Streitkräfte im Rahmen der EU-Mission EUTM, auf minimalem Niveau eingefroren beziehungsweise ins Nachbarland Niger verlagert.

Ein Grund dafür ist die Präsenz russischer Kräfte in Mali:

27.04.2022 - 13:27 [ PeoplesParty.org ]

Disband NATO to End the War in Ukraine

To end the war in Ukraine, stand with its people, avert escalation and future wars, and create a more peaceful and collaborative world, we support getting to the origins and heart of the conflict and taking these actions when we are in government:

1. Disband NATO and its military bases
2. Recognize the UN as the global security authority
3. Disband permanent membership and veto power on the UN Security Council
4. Recognize Ukraine as an independent and militarily neutral country

5. End all wars of aggression, regime-change wars and resource wars
6. Ban funding and arming Nazis
7. Ban Congress and government officials from war profiteering and insider trading
8. Cut the US military budget in half and invest those resources into guaranteeing jobs, health care, housing and college at home

27.04.2022 - 13:22 [ Reuters ]

Moderate Democrats fear infighting could hand Congress to Republicans

Rising inflation and voter exhaustion over the COVID-19 pandemic have created stiff political headwinds for Democrats, who control the White House, Senate and the House.

Independent analysts and historic patterns favor Republicans‘ changes of regaining control of at least one chamber of Congress in November, which would all but kill Biden’s domestic agenda. The Senate is split 50-50 while Democrats hold a narrow 222-212 House majority.

14.04.2022 - 06:29 [ Times of Israel ]

Prosecutors ask court to add new witnesses in Netanyahu’s Case 1000

Request comes after information provided by Arnon Milchan’s personal assistant regarding expansive jewelry and clothes allegedly given to former PM at his wife’s behest

14.04.2022 - 06:24 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli-U.S. Billionaire Saban Donates $1 Million to AIPAC’s Super PAC

Long-term AIPAC supporter Haim Saban is the biggest individual donor to the super PAC since its establishment late last year. His contribution came weeks before the pro-Israel lobby’s traditional PAC endorsed Republican election deniers

14.04.2022 - 06:12 [ CNN ]

The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022

(March 27, 2022)

Democrats point to the pandemic and stuck supply chains for the current inflation woes, blaming corporations for pocketing profits while Americans pay the price at the pump.

14.04.2022 - 06:03 [ theHill.com ]

Will vaccine passports be biggest campaign issue of 2022?

(April 2, 2021)

A growing number of the Republican Party’s most conservative members have seized on the passport proposals and expected guidance from the White House, blasting them as an example of government overreach that would isolate Americans who choose not to get vaccinated and violate the privacy of those who do.

14.04.2022 - 05:50 [ Fox News ]

McConnell says Democrats ‚headed toward a pretty good beating’ in midterms

(April 10, 2022)

„His policies have not worked, beginning with the precipitous and ill-advised withdrawal from Afghanistan, which became kind of a metaphor for the incompetence that’s been on full display during this administration,“ the senator said. „None of the policies they have pursued have worked out well.“

14.04.2022 - 04:43 [ Kavan Lamy / Twitter ]

Iran committing suicide right here, extremely foolish.

(12 March, 2022)

14.04.2022 - 04:29 [ Jim Banks / Twitter ]

Iranian MPs should know… once the GOP takes back the House we will do everything in our power to overturn Biden’s restoration of JCPOA and reimpose max pressure sanctions.

12.04.2022 - 17:48 [ IsraelHayom.com ]

PM vows will not seek coalition with Joint Arab List, Netanyahu

Asked about the immediate aftermath of Silman’s resignation, he said that „the first order of business was to stabilize the faction. I’ve spoken with the party heads and this government is moving forward. The alternative is to return to the dark days of more election campaigns. Instead of fighting terrorism, fighting each other.“

Bennett further rejected the assertion that the current 60-60 situation in the Knesset has left his government paralyzed, saying that political paralysis „is measured in actions. Controversial laws are hard to pass, but we have no issue with regular legislation.“

09.04.2022 - 06:07 [ CNN ]

READ: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s remarks at the White House after her Supreme Court confirmation

As you may have heard, during the confirmation process, I had the distinct honor of having 95 personal meetings with 97 sitting senators. (Laughter.) And we had substantive and engaging conversations about my approach to judging and about the role of judges in the constitutional system we all love.
As a brief aside, I will note that these are subjects about which I care deeply. I have dedicated my career to public service because I love this country and our Constitution and the rights that make us free.

05.04.2022 - 07:08 [ KBS,co,kr ]

Schwester des nordkoreanischen Machthabers: Nordkorea betrachtet Südkorea nicht als Hauptfeind

In einer am Dienstag von der Nachrichtenagentur KCNA verbreiteten Erklärung wurde die einflussreiche Schwester mit den Worten wiedergegeben, dass Nordkorea nicht eine Kugel oder Granate in Richtung Süden abfeuern werde.

Nordkorea sei ein Atomwaffenstaat. Beide Koreas hätten dieselben Wurzeln und der Norden lehne Krieg ab, hieß es weiter.

30.03.2022 - 16:45 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

Russian, US officials to attend meeting in China on Afghan situation, amid China’s efforts to mediate heated issues

While the third Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Afghanistan’s Neighboring Countries is scheduled in China’s Anhui Province on Wednesday and Thursday, China will also host a Troika Plus meeting there with Russia, the US and Pakistan over the Afghan situation. Observers said that against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis, the upcoming meetings on Afghanistan will help congregate the stake-holding parties to help Afghanistan despite their grudges, which showcases China’s efforts to promote regional stability and its capability to mediate heated issues.

30.03.2022 - 15:54 [ Radio China International ]

Video-Gipfel Chinas und der EU am Freitag

Wie von China und der Europäischen Union (EU) vereinbart, wird der chinesische Ministerpräsident Li Keqiang das 23. Gipfeltreffen Chinas und der EU mit dem Präsidenten des EU-Rates, Charles Michel, und der Präsidentin der EU-Kommission, Ursula von der Leyen, am Freitag per Videolink abhalten.

30.03.2022 - 04:48 [ theTimes.co.uk ]

Iron Dome plan to shield German skies

Germany is looking to create an “Iron Dome” protection shield, similar to the one used by Israel, to protect against Russian missiles.

“That is certainly among the things that we are discussing, and for good reasons,” Olaf Scholz, the chancellor, told the state television channel ARD. “We need to be aware that we have a neighbour who is prepared to use violence to enforce their interests.”

30.03.2022 - 04:19 [ Thomas Röwekamp, Mitglied des BUndestages / Twitter ]

Ja, stimmt. Wir sind mit einer Delegation von Mitgliedern im Verteidigungsausschuss in Israel und informieren uns auch über militärische Verteidigungssysteme. Aber zur Klarstellung: wir kaufen hier nichts ein…

28.03.2022 - 19:18 [ Tichys Einblick ]

Proteste auf fünf Kontinenten – Sorge um Bürgerrechte: Tausende sind auf den Straßen in Frankreich, Australien und Kanada

n Frankreich und Italien hält der einsetzende „Frühling der Maßnahmen“ die Menschen nicht vom Protestieren ab. Auch in Kanada und den USA wird der Graben zwischen Maßnahmenpolitik und freiheitsdurstigen Bürgern nicht kleiner. Sogar in China wehren sich die Bürger gegen die Lockdowns.

26.03.2022 - 10:06 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Konflikt zwischen Präsident Moon und gewähltem Nachfolger Yoon verschärft sich

Präsident Moon Jae-in ernannte am Dienstag den Direktor der Asien- und Pazifikabteilung beim Internationalen Währungsfonds (IWF), Rhee Chang-yong, zum neuen Gouverneur der Bank of Korea. Das Präsidialamt teilte mit, die Nominierung nach einer Unterredung mit Yoons Seite vorgenommen zu haben. Damit sollte ein Vakuum auf dem Posten verhindert werden, da die Amtszeit des amtierenden Zentralbank-Chefs Lee Ju-yeol Ende März ablaufe. Aus Yoons Lager hieß es jedoch, dass es zu der Frage keine eingehende Besprechung gegeben habe.

24.03.2022 - 20:59 [ Daniel Neun / Radio Utopie ]

Doppelagent Putin

(15. April 2018)

Der ranghöchste Funktionär seiner staatlichen Hierarchie ist nicht einmal mit Russland verbündet, geschweige denn mit Syrien, dem Iran oder irgendeinem anderen aus der U.S.-Hegemonie seit Jahrzehnten attackierten oder direkt angegriffenen Land. In Wirklichkeit dient Wladimir Putin dem von uns bereits mehrfach beschriebenen imperialen Komplex und einer seit bald siebzehn Jahren den weltweiten Terrorkrieg führenden großen Koalition des Krieges und internationalen Kriegslobby und strebt deren noch effektivere Kollaboration an.

Putins Rolle dabei ist ähnlich dem eines der vielen Monarchen vor und im Ersten Weltkrieg. Und seine Funktion, wie der „prorussischen“, also der pro-regierungs-russischen Lobby insgesamt, ist es, in verdeckter Dialektik mit ihren spiegelbildlichen „proamerikanischen“ bzw „proeuropäischen“ Pendants in der U.S.-Hegemonie die jeweilige innere Opposition, gerade die fortschrittliche und pazifistische, in Verbindung mit dem jeweils anderen Blockgegner zu bringen, sie von diesem absorbieren zu lassen und so im Inneren erst zu diskreditieren und letztlich neutralisieren zu können.

20.03.2022 - 13:07 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Reise nach Katar und VAE: Habeck verteidigt Energiekauf in Autokratien

(19.03.2022)

Nach Gesprächen in Norwegen bemüht sich Bundeswirtschaftsminister Robert Habeck nun in Katar und anschließend in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten um zusätzliche Gaslieferungen. Der Grünen-Politiker traf heute zunächst in Doha ein. Die Reise ist Teil der Bemühungen, angesichts des russischen Angriffskriegs gegen die Ukraine die Abhängigkeit Deutschlands von russischem Gas zu verringern.

20.03.2022 - 13:00 [ Al Arabiya English / Twitter ]

#German Economy Minister Robert Habeck announces that he will explore liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply on a trip to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (#UAE), with aims to secure a #hydrogen deal, making Germany less dependent on Russia.

20.03.2022 - 12:36 [ ZDF ]

Syriens Machthaber Assad besucht die Emirate

Erstmals seit Beginn des Bürgerkriegs in Syrien vor elf Jahren hat Präsident Baschar al-Assad wieder eine Auslandsreise in ein arabisches Land unternommen. Assad traf am Freitag zu einem Besuch in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten ein, wie die staatliche syrische Nachrichtenagentur Sana am späten Freitagabend meldete.

Demnach führte Assad dort Gespräche mit dem Kronprinzen Abu Dhabis und faktischen Herrscher des Golfstaats, Scheich Mohammed bin Sajid Al Nahjan, sowie mit Scheich Mohammed bin Raschid al-Maktum, dem Emir von Dubai.

20.03.2022 - 11:52 [ Wall Street Journal ]

Syria’s Assad Makes Surprise Visit to the U.A.E. as Arab Ties Warm

(19.03.2022)

Arab countries are trying to re-engage with the Syrian president, who has been sanctioned by the U.S. since 2011

06.03.2022 - 21:43 [ Florian Philippot / Twitter ]

Un monde fou pour dire non à Macron, oui à la liberté oui à la France libre ! Liberté, Paix, Vérité ! #manifs05mars C’est magnifique et fort !

04.03.2022 - 14:42 [ UN Human Rights Council #HRC49 / Twitter ]

At #HRC49, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet presented her report into accountability for alleged violations of international human rights law committed by relevant actors in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

REPORT https://bit.ly/3Ce7IhM

03.03.2022 - 14:54 [ NBC News ]

Mayo Clinic fires 700 workers who failed to comply with Covid vaccine mandate

(Jan. 5, 2022)

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Around 700 workers at the medical center have been fired over their vaccination status.

03.03.2022 - 14:21 [ LA Times ]

Nearly 500 L.A. Unified employees lose their jobs for failing to get COVID-19 vaccine

Dec. 8, 2021 12:21 PM PT

Nearly 500 Los Angeles school district employees have lost their jobs for failing to meet the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, officials announced on Tuesday.

03.03.2022 - 14:19 [ ABC News ]

Nearly 1,500 NYC municipal workers fired for not being vaccinated against COVID

(February 15, 2022)

The 1,428 employees who were on unpaid leave for more than three months lost their jobs.

Data provided by City Hall Monday shows the majority of employees who were fired worked in the Department of Education, which saw 914 people let go. The Housing Authority terminated 101 workers.

Also fired were 36 New York Police Department workers and 25 FDNY employees.

27.02.2022 - 12:16 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Covid modelling that prompted first UK lockdown based on ‘inaccurate’ case numbers

On March 16 2020, Imperial College published its “Report 9” paper suggesting that failing to take action could overwhelm the NHS within weeks and result in hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Before the paper, the UK coronavirus strategy was to flatten the peak rather than suppress the wave, but after the modelling was made public, the Government made a rapid u-turn, which eventually led to lockdown on March 23.

27.02.2022 - 12:10 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Covid lockdowns weren’t needed, finds inquiry in the country that stayed open

Some countries that did impose lockdowns had ’significantly worse outcomes‘ than Sweden, whose citizens also retained more persoal freedom

25.02.2022 - 08:23 [ Süddeutsche,de ]

Trucker-Proteste: Kanada hebt Notstandsregelung auf

Die „Situation ist kein Notfall mehr“, sagte Trudeau auf einer Pressekonferenz. Der „Emergencies Act“ wurde am vergangenen Montag, am 14. Februar, erstmals in Kanadas Geschichte angewandt, um gegen die anhaltenden und teils gewaltsamen Aktionen von Maßnahmen-Gegnern der Corona-Pandemie vorzugehen.

25.02.2022 - 08:22 [ CBC.ca ]

Trudeau ends use of Emergencies Act, says ’situation is no longer an emergency‘

(Feb 23, 2022)

„We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are now sufficient to keep people safe.“

The Governor General signed off on the revocation on Wednesday afternoon, which formally ended the state of emergency.

MPs in the House of Commons voted to affirm use of the act on Monday. The Senate was in the midst of debating the act on Wednesday but withdrew the motion shortly after Trudeau made his announcement.

25.02.2022 - 08:17 [ Bob Strulavitch / Twitter ]

Canada’s Senators now debating The Emergency Measures Act, for the 2nd of 3 full days of discussion. imo, Senate one of the reasons Canada is rated so high on the true Democracy scale. Must approve for the Act to stay in force.

(Feb 23, 2022)

25.02.2022 - 08:15 [ Justin Trudeau, 23rd Prime Minister of Canada ]

Russia’s actions are an affront to the democratic principles that generations of Canadians have fought to protect. We must make sure the Ukrainian people – like all people – are free to determine their own future, and we must stand firmly against authoritarianism.

24.02.2022 - 18:25 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

Here’s what the climate is producing toward any American who is even slightly off-key or mildly questioning the unified script. If you think this is healthy, I think you ought to re-consider that.

18.02.2022 - 08:38 [ iranintl.com ]

Draft Deal In Vienna Stipulates ‘Step By Step’ Return To JCPOA

(16.02.2021)

A US-Iranian deal taking shape in Vienna lays out phases of mutual steps to bring both sides back into full compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement, Reuters reported.

03.02.2022 - 10:48 [ ORF.at ]

Weißes Haus ändert Wortwahl in Ukraine-Konflikt

Psaki erklärte weiter, die US-Regierung habe auch gesagt, dass Putin jederzeit in die Ukraine einmarschieren könnte. Das sei zutreffend. Auf Nachfrage betonte die Sprecherin, sie habe die Wendung, wonach aus US-Sicht eine Invasion unmittelbar bevorstehe, seit mehr als einer Woche nicht mehr benutzt.

01.02.2022 - 02:10 [ Haaretz ]

Why Biden’s Team Suddenly Sounds Optimistic on Iran

White House Middle East coordinator Brett McGurk expressed the Biden administration’s most optimistic statement yet concerning the talks last Thursday, saying that the parties were “in the ballpark of a possible deal” on returning to the 2015 nuclear agreement. However, he noted that he did not want to place odds on it and that the U.S. was prepared for talks to …

02.12.2021 - 07:44 [ Consortium News ]

Biden Continues Trump-Era Ploy to Privatize Medicare

On Tuesday, a group of physicians from around the nation traveled to Washington, D.C., intending to demand that the Health and Human Services Department immediately stop the Medicare experiment, which is known as direct contracting.

The doctors were denied the right to present HHS with a petition signed by more than 1,500 physicians who believe the direct contracting pilot threatens “the future of Medicare as we know it.”

Advocates have been publicly sounding the alarm about the program for months, warning that it could fully hand traditional Medicare over to Wall Street investors and other profit-seekers, resulting in higher costs for patients and lower-quality care.

23.11.2021 - 18:30 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Last Working-Class Jewish Settler Residents Evicted from Givat Amal

Givat Amal is one of Tel Aviv’s poorest neighborhoods, despite being situated in one of the city’s wealthier locations. The area has been described as “one of the most sought-after real estate areas” in the country, which is what led to the legal battle that began in 2005 when a development project led by business tycoon Yitzhak Tshuva was first approved for Givat Amal. The company’s plans called for tripling and gentrifying the area’s population by constructing seven luxurious high-rise buildings, and displacing the previously settled Jewish population, many of whom had lived there since the early years after the founding of the state, but without ownership rights. In fact, the last legally recognized residents of the area were the Palestinian Arabs of Al-Jammasin Al-Gharbi, numbering some 1,250 persons in 1948, who were uprooted during the 1948 war and whose rights to return to or be compensated for their abandoned property have been systematically denied by Israel ever since.

06.11.2021 - 08:55 [ CNN ]

These 6 House Democrats voted against the infrastructure bill. These 13 Republicans voted for it.

A number of progressives — who have consistently called for both the infrastructure and the separate economic package, known as the Build Back Better Act, to move together — voted „no“ on the legislation.

Here are the six House Democrats who broke from their party to vote against the bill:

Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York
Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota
Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts
Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan

06.11.2021 - 08:48 [ ORF.at ]

US-Kongress verabschiedet Bidens Infrastrukturpaket

Der linke Parteiflügel blockierte seit Wochen eine Abstimmung darüber, weil er zunächst das Sozial- und Klimaschutzpaket unter Dach und Fach bringen wollte. Die Abstimmung im Repräsentantenhaus über dieses 1,75 Billionen Dollar teure Paket mit dem Namen Build Back Better (etwa: Besser neu aufbauen) wurde am Freitag jedoch angesichts parteiinterner Streitigkeiten verschoben.

01.11.2021 - 10:15 [ NBC New York ]

FDNY: 2,000 Firefighters on Medical Leave in Apparent Protest of Vaccine Mandate

The FDNY said its vaccination rate for firefighters has climbed to 75% as of around 5 p.m. on Sunday. The overall vaccination rate for the department is 80%.

More than 1,000 FDNY members have applied for religious exemptions and will be able to continue on the job with weekly COVID testing in place as their respective Equal Employment Opportunity offices review the claims, a spokesperson told News 4 Friday.

30.10.2021 - 06:33 [ ZDF ]

Corona-Impfungen in den USA – FDA lässt Biontech/Pfizer für Kinder zu

Der Impfstoff von Biontech/Pfizer ist in den USA nun auch für Kinder zwischen fünf und elf Jahren zugelassen. Das hat die FDA bekanntgegeben.

21.10.2021 - 06:26 [ Al Jazeera ]

Regional powers back aid for Afghanistan as Russia hosts Taliban

On Wednesday, Russia, China, Pakistan, India, Iran and formerly Soviet Central Asian states Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan joined the Taliban in calling for the UN to convene such a conference as soon as possible to help rebuild the country.

21.10.2021 - 06:12 [ LibyaObserver.ly ]

International delegations taking part in the Libya Stability Conference begin to arrive in Tripoli

Other delegations who are set to participate in the conference began to arrive from Monday, where the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Rose Marie Di Carlo, accompanied by the head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Jan Kubis arrived.

21.10.2021 - 03:29 [ LibyaObserver.ly ]

Libyan parties express rejection of Paris conference next month

A French-staged international conference proposed for next November to discuss the Libyan crisis is losing momentum before even starting, as wider circles of Libyan politicians are voicing their rejection to the event.

21.10.2021 - 03:08 [ UN Geneva / Twitter ]

While the Syrian constitutional talks are ongoing at @UNGeneva this week, our security colleagues and their K9 dogs are making sure everything is safe and secure. In this photo: Moscou is taking a break after inspecting the venue of the talks.

11.10.2021 - 06:24 [ Glenn Greenwald ]

The NYT’s Partisan Tale about COVID and the Unvaccinated is Rife with Sloppy Data Analysis

NOTE FROM GLENN GREENWALD: The corporate media has worked very hard to propagate the liberal-pleasing narrative that COVID has become a partisan disease due to vaccine hesitancy on the right, often ignoring the inconvenient truth that large percentages of politically diverse groups, principally African-Americans and Latinos, remain resistant to vaccination. Recent reporting from The New York Times serves to further this distorted narrative, dubbing the positive correlation between support for Donald Trump and COVID death rates “Red COVID,“ and brandishing it as evidence of a partisan pandemic. But the Times’ report misleads readers through statistical manipulation and data games, as illustrated by this meticulous analysis, presented in an Outside Voices contribution by Jeremy Beckham:

11.10.2021 - 03:01 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Südkorea will Ausschuss für „Leben mit Covid-19“ einsetzen

Die ersten Schritte in die neue Normalität sollen am 9. November gemacht werden. Dann soll Covid-19 wie eine saisonale Grippe eingestuft werden. Zurzeit noch bestehende Einschränkungen sollen dementsprechend gelockert werden.

Die Regierung hatte zuvor erklärt, dass für eine Rückkehr in ein normales Leben 70 Prozent der 51 Millionen Einwohner vollständig geimpft sein müssten.

Mit Stand Sonntag hatten 39,92 Millionen Menschen oder 77,7 Prozent der Bevölkerung, wenigstens eine Dosis verabreicht bekommen

11.10.2021 - 02:35 [ Japan Today ]

The ‚zombification‘ of married life

Married couples are “zombifying,” is the magazine’s melancholy conclusion. Instead of divorcing, as they once might have, they grimly endure each other. It’s better, or seems so, than the foreseeable alternatives – prominent among them financial insecurity amid declining wages and emotional insecurity as the lingering COVID-19 crisis corrodes the strength to face the world alone.

There are no doubt many reasons why marriage, so hopefully embarked upon, so quickly turns sour for so many. Spa! zeroes in on one – the double-income household.

07.10.2021 - 09:01 [ CNN ]

Biden and Chinese President Xi agree in principle to hold virtual meeting

The US and China have agreed in principle that President Joe Biden and Preident Xi Jinping will hold a virtual meeting before the end of the year, part of an effort to ensure stability in one of the world’s most consequential and fraught relationships, a senior administration official said Wednesday.

01.10.2021 - 02:22 [ ORF ]

Shutdown in USA mit Übergangshaushalt abgewendet

Der Kongress wandte gestern damit einen Government-Shutdown ab, einen weitgehenden Verwaltungsstillstand, der sonst morgen mit Beginn des neuen Haushaltsjahrs eingetreten wäre. Zuvor hatte bereits der Senat das Vorhaben gebilligt.

Bei einem Shutdown wären Hunderttausende Bundesbedienstete in den unbezahlten Zwangsurlaub geschickt worden.

01.10.2021 - 02:08 [ foxbusiness.com ]

House aligns with Senate and votes to avoid government shutdown with short-term funding bill

It’s one of several political issues being followed closely by the markets, which have fallen Thursday amid uncertainty about the passage of a bipartisan infrastructure bill and President Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending package.

30.09.2021 - 22:42 [ ORF ]

Erstmals israelischer Außenminister in Bahrain

Israels Außenminister Jair Lapid ist ein Jahr nach der Aufnahme diplomatischer Beziehungen beider Länder erstmals nach Bahrain gereist. Dabei eröffneten er und sein Amtskollege Abdullatif al-Sajani die israelische Botschaft im Land,

29.09.2021 - 09:51 [ Ayanna Pressley, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Housing is infrastructure. Child care is infrastructure. Paid leave is infrastructure. The people gave us a mandate & we’re holding the line. We must advance the #BuildBackBetterAct to address the needs of the people before we move the narrow roads and bridges bill.

29.09.2021 - 09:43 [ theHill.com ]

Left warns Pelosi they’ll take down Biden infrastructure bill

Liberals on Tuesday fired a shot across the bow at Democratic leaders by warning that a bipartisan infrastructure bill cannot pass the House as long as Senate centrists remain noncommittal on the larger social benefits package at the heart of President Biden’s agenda.

29.09.2021 - 09:42 [ ABC News ]

Progressive Democrats vow to defy Pelosi, vote no on infrastructure bill

Progressive Democrats on Tuesday starkly warned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders that their position on President Joe Biden’s infrastructure agenda remains unchanged: Without a deal on a broader, social policy bill, they do not intend to support a bipartisan infrastructure bill that Pelosi wants to bring to a vote this Thursday.

28.09.2021 - 15:55 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Democrats say we are the party of the people, let’s show by passing this crucial agenda on behalf of the people & fulfill our promise to our constituents. This level of investment hasn’t been proposed or implemented since the 1930s. Let’s have @POTUS ’ back & pass this agenda

28.09.2021 - 15:36 [ MSNBC ]

Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda is being held up by moderate Democrats

It’s only when the ground buckles and snaps in an earthquake that we’re aware that the land had already been moving. Moderate Democrats in Washington must similarly be wondering what happened as they struggle to accept that they are no longer the dominant force in the party.

After years of being relegated to an afterthought and being told that moving too quickly or too far to the left would alienate voters, progressives are firmly in the driver’s seat in Washington.

28.09.2021 - 15:15 [ Washington Post ]

Why are moderate Democrats okay with killing Biden’s legislative agenda?

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and a handful of House Democrats oppose letting Medicare negotiate prescription drug prices, which would save more than $500 billion over 10 years. (Incidentally, three of the Democrats opposing the idea have received $1.6 million in donations from the pharmaceutical industry.) The New York Times also reports that Sinema “has privately told colleagues she will not accept any corporate or income tax rate increases,” while Manchin remains opposed to the current plan’s proposed corporate tax rate.

28.09.2021 - 15:14 [ NBC News ]

Pelosi says Biden’s infrastructure bill can’t wait for social safety net bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats on Monday that passage of the $550 billion infrastructure bill must not wait for President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar safety net bill, saying the larger package is not yet ready for a vote.

25.09.2021 - 18:41 [ France24 ]

Myanmar monks march against military junta

Scores of pro-democracy Buddhist monks took to the streets of Myanmar’s second-biggest city Saturday, rallying against the military coup in demonstrations that coincided with the 14th anniversary of previous clergy-led mass protests.

23.09.2021 - 22:23 [ teleSUR ]

US Has Invested Little in Latam Development, Obrador Says

The last time the United States invested significantly in the region was during the John F. Kennedy administration (1961-1963), with some 10 billion U.S. dollars (the equivalent of 120 billion U.S. dollars at current prices), Lopez Obrador said during his daily press conference.

23.09.2021 - 20:26 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Generalstreik in Uruguay legte das Land lahm

„Artigas (der Staatsgründer) stützte den Unabhängigkeitskampf auf drei Säulen: die Verteidigung des Hafens von Montevideo, die Landverteilung und die Integration freier Völker. Heute verteidigen wir dieses Erbe. Die Gegner bleiben die gleichen: ausländische Interessen an unseren Ressourcen, Finanzspekulationen und die Habgier jener, die den Sozialstaat auseinandernehmen wollen“, sagte Soledad Amaya Correa von der Gewerkschaft der Landarbeiter auf der Kundgebung.

22.09.2021 - 20:46 [ France24 ]

Libya’s Haftar says suspends military role, ahead of polls

„The international community expects Libyan officials in Tripoli and the rest of the country to work for presidential and legislative elections to take place as scheduled on December 24,“ German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said as he co-chaired a high-level meeting on Libya at the UN.

22.09.2021 - 18:48 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador: Indigenous Peoples Demand Amnesty for Social Leaders

On Tuesday, Ecuador’s Indigenous Peoples Confederation (CONAIE) presented an amnesty bill for freeing 260 social leaders who took part in demonstrations against illegal mining and in the 2019 protests against President Lenin Moreno (2017-2021).

22.09.2021 - 17:06 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Entführte Zapatistas frei, EZLN warnt vor Bürgerkrieg in Chiapas

Zwei entführte Zapatistas sind am Sonntag nach Vermittlung der katholischen Kirche wieder freigekommen. José Antonio Sánchez Juárez und Sebastián Núñez Pérez, Mitglieder eines „Rates der Guten Regierung“ der zapatistischen Bewegung im mexikanischen Bundesstaat Chiapas, waren acht Tage lang von der Regionalen Organisation der Kaffeebauern von Ocosingo (Orcao) in der Gemeinde Ocosingo festgehalten worden.

21.09.2021 - 21:27 [ Xinhuanet ]

Sudan PM says coup attempt orchestrated by elements inside, outside army

„What happened today is a coup orchestrated by elements inside and outside the army and was preceded by a systematic incitement and high-level arrangement and coordination,“ said Hamdok in a speech broadcast by Sudan’s official TV.

19.09.2021 - 19:44 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Mexiko: Zwei führende Zapatistas verschwunden, ein Basismitglied ermordet

Am 11. September verschwanden zwei Zapatistas in der Gemeinde Ocosingo: José Antonio Sánchez Juárez und Sebastián Núñez Pérez, Mitglieder des „Rates der Guten Regierung“ in einem der Verwaltungszentren der indigenen Autonomie, wurden letztmals um acht Uhr morgens gesehen, als sie den Sitz der Autonomiebehörde in Patria Nueva verließen, um einer Aufgabe als Teil der indigenen Regierung nachzugehen.

18.09.2021 - 15:08 [ The Canberra Times ]

Police arrest 235, 10 injured in Vic protest

The state government is planning to outline a full road map out of lockdown on Sunday, tied to double dose vaccination rates and based on Burnet Institute modelling.

17.09.2021 - 17:42 [ teleSUR ]

British Unions Call for Review of UK Gun Sales to Colombia

Britain’s Trades Union Congress, which is currently holding its annual congress (10-13 September), has unanimously passed a motion in support of Colombian trade unionists, protesters and activists which called on the British government ‘to review security and trade partnerships with Colombia in response to human rights abuses’.

17.09.2021 - 17:22 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Weiteres Verfahren gegen Lula da Silva in Brasilien eingestellt

Nach mehreren eingestellten Ermittlungsverfahren gegen Brasiliens Ex-Präsidenten Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ist nun auch die Anklage bezüglich einer Verstrickung in Korruptionsfälle des brasilianischen Bauunternehmens OAS fallen gelassen worden.

16.09.2021 - 18:46 [ Haaretz ]

Bennett Makes Time Magazine’s 2021 List as Islamist Coalition Partner Hails His ‚Courage‘

Abbas and Bennett agree on little ideologically. Abbas leads the United Arab List, a party that champions Palestinian self-determination, while Bennett comes from Israel’s right wing and has pledged that a Palestinian state will not arise on his watch. But they coalesced around the goal of removing Bennett’s predecessor, Benjamin Netanyahu, who they saw as divisive and corrupt.

16.09.2021 - 17:08 [ France24 ]

Somali president suspends prime minister’s executive powers in escalating row

Somalia’s president said on Thursday he had withdrawn the executive powers of the prime minister, the latest twist in a feud that has plunged the country into a deep political crisis.

16.09.2021 - 11:20 [ ORF ]

El Salvador: Tausende bei Demo gegen Bitcoin-Einführung

Nach Schätzungen der Organisatoren und eines Zeugen gegenüber der Agentur Reuters gingen rund 4.500 Menschen auf die Straße, darunter Gewerkschaften, Universitätsstudenten, Beschäftigte im Gesundheitswesen, Landwirte, Anwälte, LGBTQ-Gruppen, indigene Gemeinschaften und Mitglieder der politischen Opposition.

15.09.2021 - 21:26 [ Al Jazeera ]

Sudan and Ethiopia are nearing a fight over land and water

The most recent settlement of the territorial dispute came in 2008, when the TPLF-led Ethiopia agreed to recognise formal Sudanese sovereignty over the area in exchange for Sudan, led by longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir, allowing Ethiopian settlers to remain in the area.

15.09.2021 - 18:02 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Honduras: Justizsystem im Einsatz gegen unliebsame Opposition

Die Menschenrechtssituation in Honduras ist unverändert schlecht. Beinahe vier Jahre nach den gewaltsam niedergeschlagenen Protesten verweisen Espinal und Álvarez in einem Kommuniqué auf die weiterhin nicht aufgeklärten mehr als 30 Todesopfer, die auf offener Straße durch die staatlichen Sicherheitskräfte erschossen wurden.

15.09.2021 - 13:40 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Zukunft der OAS hängt am seidenen Faden

Bei einer Pressekonferenz in der mexikanischen Botschaft in Washington anlässlich der Reaktivierung des hochrangigen Wirtschaftsdialogs zwischen den beiden Nationen erklärte Ebrard, dass die Regierungsvertreter beim Celac-Treffen versuchen werden, einen Konsens über die Zukunft der OAS zu erzielen, der die Frage beantworten werde, ob die Organisation reformiert oder ersetzt werden müsse.

15.09.2021 - 12:30 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Neue Milliardenkredite des IWF für Ecuador

Welche genauen Gegenleistungen der IWF verlangt ist bisher nicht bekannt. Indigene und soziale Organisationen sowie Gewerkschaften rufen zu Protesten auf

15.09.2021 - 08:14 [ ORF ]

Kalifornien: Mehrheit gegen Abberufung Newsoms

Konservative Aktivisten und Aktivistinnen hatten den Recall initiiert. Für eine Abwahl hätten mehr als die Hälfte der Wähler mit Ja stimmen müssen.

06.09.2021 - 17:15 [ Haaretz ]

‚Mom, I Am Sorry, I Canceled Your Operation‘: Seven Israeli Hospitals Strike Over Budget Cuts

(02.09.2021)

According to an agreement signed between the government and these hospitals, they were supposed to receive a 630-million-shekel budget between January and June 2021. Of this money, 300 million shekels were for their routine operations and 330 million shekels were for coronavirus related work. The agreement was also supposed to provide another 55 million shekels a month between June and December. However, the government has only provided these hospitals with a total of 300 million shekels.

02.09.2021 - 17:04 [ teleSUR ]

Colombian Government Deploys Dirty Campaign Against the Left

The Democratic Pole senator Ivan Cepeda denounced that the government of President Ivan Duque, the ruling Democratic Center party, and the Colombian intelligence agencies are implementing smear campaigns against the “Historical Pact”, which is an electoral coalition made up of leftist parties and social movements.

02.09.2021 - 16:57 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Demonstrationen für Freiheit der politischen Gefangenen in Chile

„Wir wollen auf die Straße gehen und Freiheit für die jungen Leute einfordern, die für bessere Löhne, gegen Straflosigkeit, für eine angemessene Rente und für die Bewegung der sozialen Revolte seit Oktober gekämpft haben und immer noch inhaftiert sind“, sagte Alicia Lira, Vorsitzende der Afep.

31.08.2021 - 12:30 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Expertenbericht weist gezielte Tötungen nach Putsch in Bolivien nach

Laut GIEI liegen Beweise vor, dass Polizei- und Militäreinheiten mit der Absicht gehandelt haben, Menschen bei den Protesten zu töten, auch wenn diese auf der Flucht waren.

30.08.2021 - 15:38 [ Xinhuanet ]

CPEC opened door of opportunities for people of Gwadar: Pakistani senator

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) opened the door of employment, education and development opportunities for the people of the country’s southwest Gwadar district through the development of Gwadar Port and welfare work by the Chinese government and people, a Pakistani senator from Gwadar said.

29.08.2021 - 19:04 [ Al Jazeera ]

Erdogan says Turkey to maintain diplomatic presence in Kabul

The Turkish embassy in Kabul has returned to its building in the city and Ankara will maintain its diplomatic presence in Afghanistan, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

NATO countries have been pulling out their diplomatic missions in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s victory two weeks ago.

29.08.2021 - 18:34 [ The Hill ]

Biden to mourn service members killed in Kabul bombing at dignified transfer

The president and the first lady left early Sunday for Dover Air Force Base, where they will meet with the families and participate in a dignified transfer.

29.08.2021 - 03:43 [ Yonhap ]

Seoul’s nuclear envoy to visit Washington for talks on N. Korea

Noh Kyu-duk’s four-day trip to Washington comes after his U.S. counterpart Sung Kim’s visit to Seoul last week, during which the two discussed humanitarian aid to the North amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s protest against military exercises between the South and the U.S.

28.08.2021 - 16:08 [ France24 ]

Peruvian congress approves president’s cabinet after lengthy debate

Peru’s under fire leftist President Pedro Castillo staved off a political crisis on Friday as the right-wing dominated congress approved his first cabinet.

In a bitter debate that began on Thursday, the cabinet headed by Guido Bellido was approved by 73 votes to 50 against.

27.08.2021 - 15:42 [ Radio Utopie ]

Warum halten sich die Staatsführungen von China und Russland an die U.S.-Sanktionen gegen Iran, Venezuela, Syrien und Kuba?

(07.08.2021)

Weil sie es wollen.

Und nunmehr fast 8 Milliarden Schwachköpfe auf dem Planeten sind zu dumm das zu begreifen, vorneweg der Haufen, der meint andere Politik zu machen als der imperiale Komplex, die Kriegslobby, „politischen Klassen“, Machthaber und ihre Höflinge.

27.08.2021 - 15:30 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Venezuela legt in Den Haag weiteren Bericht über Folgen der US-Sanktionen vor

Präsident Joe Biden hat Trumps harten Kurs gegenüber Venezuela beibehalten, einschließlich des Verbots von Erdöl-gegen-Diesel-Swaps, über die Venezuela importierten Dieselkraftstoff gegen Rohöl tauschte. Das Abschneiden dieser Lebensader hat die schwere Treibstoffknappheit in dem karibischen Land weiter verschlimmert.

27.08.2021 - 14:48 [ KBS ]

Globales Forum für Frieden in Korea findet nächste Woche statt

Dieses Jahr jähren sich die Unterzeichnung der Innerkoreanischen Grundlagenvereinbarung und der gleichzeitige Beitritt Süd- und Nordkoreas zu den Vereinten Nationen zum 30. Mal. Deshalb werden beim Forum der aktuelle Stand des innerkoreanischen Verhältnisses bewertet und nach neuen Visionen gesucht.

27.08.2021 - 14:39 [ Xinhuanet ]

S.Korea’s nuke envoy to visit Washington for Korean Peninsula issue

Noh Kyu-duk, South Korea’s special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, will make a four-day trip to Washington between Sunday to Wednesday at the invitation of Sung Kim, U.S. special representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

27.08.2021 - 13:24 [ teleSUR ]

Nicaragua, Mexico & Argentina Support Investigation of Almagro

Speaking at the session, the Nicaraguan ambassador, Luis Alvarado, reiterated the „firm and unwavering solidarity and support to the people and government of Bolivia, which continues to confront the coup aggression perpetrated by the OAS General Secretariat.“

27.08.2021 - 13:17 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Mobilisierungen im ganzen Land für ein plurinationales Guatemala ohne Korrupte

Was der Staat und die Unternehmensführungen tun, ist, formal den Diskurs der Verteidigung der Menschenrechte anzunehmen und in der Praxis die Zerstörung aller bürgerlichen Rechte, die Schließung demokratischer Räume und die weitere Militarisierung der Gesellschaft voranzutreiben.

27.08.2021 - 13:08 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Brasilien: Ex-Präsident Lula bereist den Nordosten des Landes

„Die einzigen Dinge, denen er [Präsident Jair Bolsonaro] sich widmet, ist der Streit mit dem Obersten Gerichtshof, mit sozialen Bewegungen, mit den Indigenen“, betonte Lula in seinen Reden.

27.08.2021 - 13:04 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Bolivien will gründliche Aufklärung der OAS-Verantwortung beim Putsch von 2019

Die Politikerin Jeanine Añez übernahm die Regierungsführung und formalisierte die Macht im Rahmen von Vereinbarungen, die von der katholischen Kirche und der Europäischen Union unterstützt wurden. Militär und Polizei schlugen die Proteste zur Unterstützung von Präsident Evo Morales blutig nieder.

26.08.2021 - 21:04 [ The Intercept ]

Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls on Biden to Pardon Daniel Hale for Drone Leak

In a letter sent to the White House on Thursday, Omar said the information Hale revealed, “while politically embarrassing to some, has shone a vital light on the legal and moral problems of the drone program and informed the public debate on an issue that has for too many years remained in the shadows.”

26.08.2021 - 11:52 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Waffenschmuggel-Affäre: Argentinische Justiz klagt Macri-Verbündete an

Die Tatsache, dass die Untersuchung der Interamerikanischen Kommission für Menschenrechte zum Schluss kam, dass es sich um ein Staatsstreich handelte in dessen Zuge es zu Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit kam, eröffnet nun die Möglichkeit, dass es zu einer zusätzlichen Anklage wegen Unterstützung eines Staatsstreichs gegen das ehemalige Staatsoberhaupt kommen könnte.

25.08.2021 - 21:17 [ France24 ]

Indigenous protest as Brazil high court hears land case

Thousands of indigenous protesters marched in the Brazilian capital Wednesday, bearing bows and arrows and traditional headdresses, as the Supreme Court prepared to take up a case that could eliminate reservations on their ancestral lands.

25.08.2021 - 19:00 [ Haaretz ]

Bennett in Washington Ahead of First Meeting With President Biden

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is set to meet U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin during his first visit to Washington since taking office. Later, he is set to meet with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan before a meeting with President Joe Biden on Thursday.

25.08.2021 - 18:51 [ France24 ]

Israel’s Bennett seeks US ‚reset‘ in first White House visit

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett heads to Washington Tuesday for talks with US President Joe Biden, seeking to „reset“ relations with Israel’s closest ally and reach common ground on arch-foe Iran.

24.08.2021 - 16:19 [ Coordination gegen Bayer-Gefahren (CGB) ]

Bespitzelung kostet BAYER in Frankreich 400.000 Euro

Pressemitteilung vom 16.08.2021

Die COORDINATION GEGEN BAYER-GEFAHREN hatte sich nach Bekanntwerden des Bespitzelungsskandals an die nordrhein-westfälische Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit gewandt. Diese aber zeigte sich mit den Antworten zufrieden, die der Leverkusener Multi ihr nach einem Auskunftsersuchen erteilte und betrachtete den Fall damit als erledigt. Nach Ansicht der Behörde handelte es sich bei den Aktivitäten von MONSANTO um ein reines „Media-Monitoring“,