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11:28 [ Portal ]

Institut für Menschenrechte in Chile beklagt schleppende Aufklärung staatlicher Gewalt

Rund elf Monate nach Beginn des sozialen Aufstands im Oktober des vergangenen Jahres prangert das chilenische Institut für Menschenrechte (INDH) die langsame Bearbeitung der Klagen wegen Menschenrechtsverletzungen an.

22.09.2020 - 12:11 [ teleSUR ]

Colombia: Protests Against Duque, Massacres, Police Brutality

Colombia’s major cities Monday have been witness to huge mobilizations against police brutality, the economic package (paquetazo) decreed by president Ivan Duque, and the massacres and assassinations of indigenous leaders and demobilized ex-combatants who signed the 2016 peace acords.

22.09.2020 - 11:36 [ Portal ]

Indigene Gemeinde in El Salvador will ihren Park nicht für ein Einkaufszentrum opfern

Nachdem es bereits am 20. August zu gewaltsamen Angriffen durch Spezialeinheiten der Polizei gekommen war, zog eine Abordnung der Gemeinde Cuisnahuat und Racdes in die Hauptstadt San Salvador. In einer dort übergebenen Petition wurde das Umweltministerium aufgefordert, einen detaillierten schriftlichen Bericht über alle Genehmigungsverfahren des Projektes vorzulegen.

21.09.2020 - 13:16 [ Portal ]

Honduras: Staat schweigt weiter über Verbleib der entführten Garífuna

Acht Wochen nach ihrem gewaltsamen Verschwindenlassen durch Schwerbewaffnete, die Westen der Ermittlungspolizei DPI trugen, gibt es weiterhin keine Hinweise darauf, was mit drei Landrechts-Aktivisten und zwei weiteren Einwohnern der afroindigenen Garífuna-Gemeinde Triunfo de la Cruz in Honduras geschehen ist.

21.09.2020 - 02:17 [ Xinhuanet ]

Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council heads to UAE for talks with UAE leaders, U.S. delegation

Al-Burhan will hold talks with the UAE leadership, while his high-level ministerial delegation is scheduled to discuss with a team from the U.S. government already in the UAE over removing Sudan from the U.S. list of states sponsors of terrorism, supporting Sudan’s transitional period and relieving Sudan of its debts owed to Washington, the Council said in a statement.

20.09.2020 - 13:55 [ Xinhuanet ]

Libya’s state-owned oil firm lifts force majeure on „safe“ oil facilities

„The National Oil Corporation announces lifting the state of force majeure on the safe oilfields and ports,“ the NOC said in a statement.

„The state of force majeure shall remain on the oilfields and ports where presence of members of Wagner gangs and other armed groups, which are obstructing the activities and operations of the National Oil Corporation, is confirmed,“ the statement said.

20.09.2020 - 13:39 [ Al Arabiya ]

EU to sanction 3 companies over Libya arms supplies: Diplomats

The European Union is set to announce sanctions on Monday against three companies from Turkey, Jordan and Kazakhstan which are accused of violating a UN arms embargo on Libya, diplomats told AFP on condition of anonymity.

The EU has a naval mission operating in waters off Libya which is tasked with policing the embargo and collecting intelligence on violators.

20.09.2020 - 10:05 [ teleSUR ]

St. Kitts and Nevis Marks 37 Years of Independence from Britain

The government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis received numerous well wishes and congratulatory messages on the date, most notably from the State of Palestine, the People and Government of Reconciliation and National Unity of the Republic of Nicaragua, and the President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel.

20.09.2020 - 09:44 [ Portal ]

Kolumbien: UNO verurteilt Polizeigewalt bei Protesten, auch Indigene fordern Schutz

Die Vereinten Nationen in Person der Hohen Kommissarin für Menschenrechte, Michelle Bachelet, und der Untersekretärin für politische und Friedensangelegenheiten, Rosemary DiCarlo, haben sich äußerst besorgt wegen der anhaltenden Gewalt in Kolumbien gezeigt. Zu den vielen Massakern und Morden an sozialen Anführern war in der vergangenen Woche die massive Gewalt durch staatliche Einsatzkräfte gegenüber Demonstrierenden gekommen (amerika21 berichtete).

20.09.2020 - 03:24 [ ]

US Spy Planes Disguising as Civilian Airliners Near China’s Coast

The think tank warned in its report that this practice increases the danger to actual civilian aircraft in the region, risking misidentification. The SCSPI said the US has a record of changing transponder numbers when it flies reconnaissance in places like Iran and Venezuela.

20.09.2020 - 03:14 [ ]

USA, Guyana starten gemeinsame Marinepatrouillen in der Nähe Venezuelas

Guyana hat in den letzten Jahren vor seiner Küste massive Mengen an Offshore-Ölvorkommen entdeckt. Der US-Ölgigant Exxon Mobil ist an mehreren Offshore-Bohrprojekten mit Guyana beteiligt, und einige davon befinden sich in Gewässern, die von Venezuela beansprucht werden.

20.09.2020 - 03:08 [ ]

US, Guyana to Launch Joint Maritime Patrols Near Venezuela

The US and Guyana will begin joint maritime patrols near the country’s disputed maritime border with Venezuela. The initiative was announced on Friday by Guyanese President Irfaan Ali and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is on a four-country tour of South America to pressure Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

20.09.2020 - 02:12 [ teleSUR ]

Pompeo-Duque Meeting Fixates on Venezuela, Ignores Colombia’s Human Rights Record

A joint press conference focused largely on the topic of Venezuela, despite that the State Department had framed the visit as focusing on a range of issues, among them, free and fair trade, rural development, defense of democracy, and human rights in the ‘hemisphere’.

19.09.2020 - 17:10 [ ]

Thai police seize 45,000 books about reform of the Monarchy

Police in the Khlong Luang district of Thailand’s Pathum Thani province held a group of Thammasat University students in custody today (Saturday), after they seized about 45,000 books, about reform of the Thai Monarchy, which were apparently intended for distribution to protesters at Sanam Luang.

19.09.2020 - 16:58 [ ]

Pro-democracy crowd settles in for overnight stay

The mostly young demonstrators, who began the day by assembling under a steady rain at the Tha Prachan campus of Thammasat University nearby, have also vowed to press for reform of the monarchy, an issue that has provoked strong reactions from more conservative segments of society.

However, an increasing number of seasoned protest veterans from the red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), after keeping a low profile for the past few years, have decided it’s time to throw their support behind the movement.

19.09.2020 - 16:53 [ ]

Rally to go ahead whilst Thammasat lock their gates to keep the protesters out

In lead up to the start of today’s protest, expected to draw a large crowd, Panasaya Sitthichirawattanakul, one of the organisers from the Thammasat Alliance group, says that the Thai monarchy will again” definitely be raised” at the University’s Tha Prachan campus.

She came to the attention of the public, and police, for daring to read out the 10-point manifesto at the August 10 rally, that time held at the Thammasat University’s Rangsit campus.

19.09.2020 - 16:45 [ ZDF ]

Proteste in Thailand – Hunderte Studenten stürmen Uni in Bangkok

Vor der geplanten Großdemo gegen Thailands Regierung haben Hunderte Studenten das Uni-Gelände in Bangkok gestürmt. „Es lebe die Demokratie“, riefen sie und brachen die Tore auf.

19.09.2020 - 10:30 [ Colin Todhunter / Global Research ]

Neoliberal Death Knell for Indian Agriculture

The proposed legislation will enable transnational agri-food corporations like Cargill and Walmart and home-grown billionaire capitalists like Gautam Adani and his agribusiness conglomerate and Mukesh Ambini and his Reliance retail chain to decide on what is to be cultivated, how much of it is to be cultivated within India and how it is to be produced and processed. From seed to field to plate, the corporate take-over of the food and agriculture chain will be complete.

19.09.2020 - 09:05 [ The Hill ]

Read: Supreme Court statement on Ginsburg

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. said of Justice Ginsburg: “Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.”

18.09.2020 - 18:37 [ The Hill ]

Trump administration announces $13 billion in aid to Puerto Rico

Roughly $9.6 billion in funding will be directed toward the Puerto Rico Electrical Power Authority to repair electrical substations, power generation systems and transmission lines. Another $2 billion will be used to restore school buildings and educational facilities.

18.09.2020 - 17:29 [ Xinhuanet ]

Philippines extends state of calamity for one year amid COVID-19 spread

„I, hereby extended the declared state of calamity throughout the Philippines for a period of one year, effective September 13, 2020, to September 12, 2021, unless earlier lifted or extended as circumstance may warrant,“ read the proclamation that Duterte signed on Wednesday but was released to the media on Friday.

17.09.2020 - 19:47 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador: Police Crack Down on Workers, Students, Doctors

Hundreds of citizens joined the demonstration to reject budget cuts and layoffs of workers prompted by the policies recommended by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which are being implemented by the right-wing administration to access a US$6.5 billion loan.

17.09.2020 - 14:48 [ The Hill ]

Barr: Coronavirus lockdowns ‚greatest intrusion on civil liberties‘ since slavery

„Even the most well-meaning people can do great damage if they lose perspective,“ Barr added. „The road to hell is paved with good intentions, as they say. Individual prosecutors can sometimes become headhunters, consumed with taking down their target.“

17.09.2020 - 14:32 [ Portal ]

Neuer Druck auf Venezuela? US-Außenminister bereist Nachbarländer

Vom heutigen Donnerstag bis zum kommenden Sonntag reist der Außenminister der USA, Mike Pompeo, nach Brasilien, Suriname, Guyana und Kolumbien. Die Besuche in diesen vier Ländern haben für die Außenpolitik der USA eine besondere Bedeutung, vor allem aufgrund ihrer unmittelbaren Nähe zu Venezuela.

16.09.2020 - 12:33 [ teleSUR ]

US Plane Carrying Drugs Rendered Inoperative in Venezuela

Afterward, all of the established protocols under the Law of Control for Comprehensive Aerospace Defense were activated, through which they were able to render it inoperable close to a secret runway in the Machiques de Perija municipality. The plane had U.S. tags and entered Venezuelan territory illegally.

15.09.2020 - 19:30 [ teleSUR ]

AMLO Will Seek a Referendum To Prosecute Former Presidents

Since August, activists from different political parties have been asking people to sign a petition to demand that former presidents Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Felipe Calderón, and Enrique Peña Nieto be judge over corruption charges.

15.09.2020 - 01:03 [ teleSUR ]

Coronel Leads the National Foundation of the Arts in Brazil

As part of his conservative agenda, however, the former Captain Bolsonaro is determined to prevent schools, universities, art centers, and other cultural spaces from continuing to be „niches“ for Marxist thought, as he claims.

14.09.2020 - 15:04 [ ]

This week: House returns for pre-election sprint

The House, set to reconvene on Monday, has only 12 working days before they are scheduled to leave Washington, D.C., again until after the election. The Senate is currently scheduled to be in for part of October, though senators have questioned, absent a last-minute COVID-19 bill, if they will stick to their full schedule.

14.09.2020 - 14:41 [ GEO TV Pakistan ]

Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad to discuss Afghan peace talks with Pakistani leadership

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived today to discuss the matters related to Afghan peace talks with the Pakistan leadership, Geo News reported Monday.

13.09.2020 - 13:39 [ Portal ]

Politiker kritisieren Ausschluss Correas von den Wahlen in Ecuador

Der ehemalige kolumbianische Präsident (1994-1998) Ernesto Samper schrieb: „Wie in Zeiten von Diktaturen verfolgen die rechtsgerichteten Regierungen von Bolivien und Ecuador ihre politischen Gegner dafür, dass sie sich ihnen im demokratischen Wettstreit stellen.“ Dies sei auch im Fall von Brasilien so geschehen.

13.09.2020 - 12:19 [ teleSUR ]

Venezuela: US Ex-Marine Caught Spying on Oil Refineries

“He was captured with heavy weapons, specialty weapons. He was captured with a great amount of cash in dollars and with other elements which we have sent directly to the public ministry, the prosecutor’s office.”

12.09.2020 - 13:29 [ teleSUR ]

Chile: September 11 Protesters Clash with Police All Over Chile

Chileans took to the streets to pay homage to former president Salvador Allende, in the 47th anniversary of his death, and to condemn the coup d’etat which brought about the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

11.09.2020 - 20:07 [ teleSUR ]

Colombia Protests: Police Urged To Reform, 175 Injured

According to Tobar, the lawyers have warned that this case cannot be processed in the military criminal justice. Instead, the case has to be judged by the ordinary court since there is a risk that if judged by a military justice system, the police members who killed the lawyer Javier Ordóñez may be unpunished, as it has happened before.

11.09.2020 - 10:26 [ Frannce24 ]

Mediterranean leaders ready for EU sanctions on ‘confrontational’ Turkey

After talks with the leaders of Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Cyprus in the resort of Porticcio outside the local capital Ajaccio, Macron adopted a slightly milder tone, saying the leaders wanted to reengage in a dialogue with Turkey „in good faith“.

10.09.2020 - 23:34 [ Xinhuanet ]

Pakistani PM, Uzbek deputy PM discuss bilateral cooperation, regional connectivity

On the occasion, Pakistan and Uzbekistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding for establishment of Joint Working Group on Trade and Economic Affairs to work together for trade enhancement, promotion of inter-governmental projects in different sectors and improvement of connectivity, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Commerce of Pakistan.

10.09.2020 - 22:57 [ The Hill ]

Trump: Pompeo traveling to talks between Taliban, Afghan government

“The negotiations are a result of a bold diplomatic effort on the part of my administration in recent months and years,” Trump said at a news conference. “The United States will play an important role in bringing the parties together to end the decades-long war. It’s been going on for almost 20 years. Long before I got involved, I can tell you that.”

10.09.2020 - 21:30 [ ABC ]

Leaders in Mali meet with junta for conference on transition

The three-day conference beginning Thursday comes after regional leaders Monday warned the junta, known as the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, that it must designate a transitional civilian head of state by next week or face further sanctions from the 15-nation West African regional bloc.

09.09.2020 - 23:25 [ Government of Canada ]

Minister Champagne to attend ASEAN-Canada Post-Ministerial Conference and ASEAN Regional Forum Ministerial

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that he will attend the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Canada Post-Ministerial Conference as well as the ASEAN Regional Forum Ministerial. The meetings will be conducted by video conference on September 10th and 12th 2020, respectively.

09.09.2020 - 23:17 [ CRI Online ]

53. Video-Treffen der Außenminister der ASEAN-Staaten stattgefunden

In der gegenwärtigen komplexen und wechselhaften internationalen Situation müssten sich die ASEAN-Länder weiterhin zusammenschließen und zusammenarbeiten und den Entwicklungspfad der ASEAN-Gemeinschaft weiterverfolgen, so Nguyen Yuan Phuc weiter.

09.09.2020 - 09:26 [ teleSUR ]

Argentina: President to Ensure the Vote for Bolivian Residents

„We have not recognized that government since it was born. We only maintain consular relations because many people are coming and going, especially Bolivians in Argentina, and we do not want to harm them. But the truth is that the level of hostility has been very high,“ said Sola.

08.09.2020 - 13:28 [ Portal ]

Chile begeht 50 Jahre des Wahlsieges von Salvador Allende

Polizei und Militär nahmen Dutzende Menschen fest, attackierten die Demonstrierenden mit Wasserwerfern und versuchten, den Protest mit Tränengas aufzulösen. Die Regierung wurde wegen der starken staatlichen Repression gegen die Proteste seit Oktober des letzten Jahres von zahlreichen Menschenrechtsorganisationen und den Vereinten Nationen wiederholt scharf kritisiert.

08.09.2020 - 10:21 [ ZDF ]

Kein Benzin trotz Ölreichtum

Venezuelas Bevölkerung leidet unter Versorgungsproblemen und unter Ausgangsbeschränkungen wegen Corona. In dem ölreichen Staat ist Benzin zur Mangelware geworden. Die Nahrungsversorgung ist zunehmend gefährdet, die UNO warnt vor einer Hungersnot.

05.09.2020 - 11:22 [ teleSUR ]

Chile: Left-Wing Party Presents Bill to Prevent Police Brutality

The legal initiative responds to the police brutality during the social unrest in late 2019. Over 180 protesters and civilians were blinded partially or totally after law enforcement used disproportionate riot control methods.

05.09.2020 - 10:52 [ ]

Brasilien: Bolsonaro kürzt Corona-Hilfen für Arme zugunsten des Militärs

Der Anstieg des Militärbudgets um knapp fünf Prozent entspricht einem Sechstel aller Mehrausgaben des Bundes und bedient die Militärs, die ein Drittel der Regierungsmannschaft Bolsonaros ausmachen.

05.09.2020 - 00:17 [ Jason Ditz / ]

Pompeo sagt, die venezolanische Opposition muss die Wahlen boykottieren

Capriles bemängelte dies ebenfalls und sagte, es sei an der Zeit, dass die Opposition aufhört, „im Internet Regierung zu spielen“ und sich darauf konzentrieren soll, zu versuchen, durch Wahlen an die Regierung zu kommen.

04.09.2020 - 21:09 [ ORF ]

Tony Abbott zum britischen Handelsberater ernannt

Abbott soll auf seinem neuen Posten eine wichtige Rolle in den Verhandlungen über Freihandelsabkommen für die Zeit nach der Brexit-Übergangsphase spielen. Der konservative Politiker führte die australische Regierung von 2013 bis 2015 an.

04.09.2020 - 17:06 [ Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Jesús “Chuy” García (D-Ill.) / The Hill ]

Congress should investigate OAS actions in Bolivia

The secretary general of the OAS, Luis Almagro, stated publicly that he believed it was a fraudulent election. He also repeatedly claimed, without evidence, that the election was “stolen.” Almagro, in his own bid for reelection as secretary general, appeared to be courting the regions’ right-wing governments

04.09.2020 - 12:53 [ teleSUR ]

President Maduro Invites UN, EU Observers to December Elections

The United States, expectedly, dismissed the pardon of opposition lawmakers as a „token“ measure. In contrast, Foreign Minister Arreaza, in his letter Wednesday, assures the UN and EU officials that their electoral observation and accompaniment will help „build consensus in the construction of a climate of peace, national reconciliation and the resolution of our difficulties through democratic, electoral and constitutional means.“

04.09.2020 - 01:27 [ Stars and Stripes ]

Five US military facilities are among the locations selected for final coronavirus vaccine trials

The military medical facilities chosen in Texas, California and the Washington D.C. area were among dozens of locations across the country selected to participate in Phase III testing of drug maker AstraZeneca’s AZD1222, one of four vaccine candidates undergoing testing. In Phase III, thousands of volunteers are given the potential vaccines to study its effectiveness and safety, according to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

03.09.2020 - 18:39 [ ]

„Strategic Clarity“ on Taiwan Is Clearly Mad

There is not much public support for coming to Taiwan’s defense. According to a survey conducted by the Chicago Council for Global Affairs last year, just 35% of Americans favor U.S. military action to respond to an attack on Taiwan. 59% oppose doing this. The U.S. cannot make such an important commitment to go to war to defend another country when there is so little public support for doing so.

03.09.2020 - 18:23 [ The New York Times ]

UK’s Raab Discusses Middle East With Trump Adviser Kushner

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also attended part of the meeting with the visiting Kushner.

„The Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary were clear about their commitment to a negotiated two-state solution,” the spokesman said.

02.09.2020 - 11:34 [ The New York Times ]

Keïta, Mali’s Deposed Leader, Is Said to Be Hospitalized

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, the Malian president ousted in a military coup last month, was hospitalized late Tuesday at a private clinic, intensifying fears about the 75-year-old’s health after being detained for 10 days by the junta that seized power.

02.09.2020 - 10:22 [ New York Times ]

Markey Holds Off Joseph Kennedy in Massachusetts Senate Race

Mr. Markey, who was first elected to Congress in 1976, was able to outflank Mr. Kennedy with progressives, leaving the heir of Massachusetts’s most storied political dynasty little opening.

02.09.2020 - 09:45 [ NPR ]

‚Blood And Oil‘ Traces Mohammed Bin Salman’s Rise As A Ruthless Saudi Leader

When ground radios failed to work, Saudi pilots had to fly low enough to use their cellphones to communicate with mission control. Mohammed bin Salman had assured his father and U.S. officials the Yemen operation would be over in a couple of months. Five years on, the Saudi-led air campaign continues. Airstrikes have killed thousands of civilians, and Yemen is now considered the largest humanitarian disaster in the world.

02.09.2020 - 05:10 [ Haaretz ]

Pro-Israel Incumbent Defeats Challenger in Massachusetts Democratic Primary

The 71-year-old Neal — the longest-serving member of the state’s all-Democratic congressional delegation — defeated 31-year-old Morse, seen as a political rising star after becoming one of Massachusetts’ youngest and only openly gay mayors since becoming chief executive of Holyoke in 2011 at age 22.

02.09.2020 - 04:53 [ ]

Trump in Kenosha: Ins Herz der Proteste

Nicht umsonst war der Präsident nach Wisconsin gereist. In dem Swing State gilt es, möglicherweise wahlentscheidende Wählerstimmen zu sammeln.

Während des Präsidentenbesuchs blieb die Lage in der Stadt friedlich. Am Straßenrand hatten sich sowohl seine Anhänger versammelt als auch Demonstranten, die Schilder hoch hielten, auf denen stand: Justice for Jacob.

01.09.2020 - 14:46 [ CNN ]

Trump to visit Kenosha despite objections of local officials

The President isn’t expected to meet with the family of Jacob Blake, the man was shot in the back seven times by a police officer. Trump claimed that he’s not meeting with Blake’s family during his Wisconsin visit because they wanted to involve lawyers.
According to Trump’s public schedule, the President is expected to begin his trip Tuesday afternoon with a visit to a „property affected by recent riots.“

01.09.2020 - 14:30 [ Reuters ]

Some Russian teachers fear back-to-school shots of ‚Sputnik V‘ COVID vaccine

“I am afraid of taking the risk of an untested vaccine,” said Dmitry Kazakov, a history teacher who signed the Uchitel petition and is wary even though his bosses have not asked him to have the jab. “Sometimes you get an offer you cannot reject.”

01.09.2020 - 14:18 [ ]

An unlikely state tightens up

If Trump has a path forward in Minnesota, it will likely rely on an improvement in the Twin Cities suburbs, combined with spiking turnout in rural areas of the state. It’s a tall task, but there is reason for Democrats to be concerned. By the party’s own estimates, there are 250,000 white, non-college-educated men in Minnesota who are eligible to vote but aren’t registered, a rich target for Trump.

01.09.2020 - 13:02 [ ]

Progressives aim for big night in Massachusetts

Groups like the Sunshine Movement and Our Revolution Massachusetts have gone all-in for progressive insurgent and Holyoke, Mass., Mayor Alex Morse (D), who is taking on House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.).