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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 - 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“,

24.08.2021 - 12:57 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Brasilien: Agrarlobby fordert Austritt aus der Konvention zum Schutz indigener Rechte

Brasiliens Agrarlobby verschärft ihre Angriffe gegen kleinbäuerliche Strukturen und indigene Territorien. Sie will jetzt den Austritt des Landes aus der Konvention Nr. 169 der Internationalen Arbeitsorganisation (ILO) in die Wege leiten.

23.08.2021 - 16:32 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

In Honduras beginnt der Betrugsprozess zum Wasserkraftwerk Agua Zarca

Alle vorgeworfenen Handlungen dienten offenbar einem einzigen Zweck: den Bau des Wasserkraftwerks Agua Zarca am Gualcarque-Fluss möglich zu machen und dem bis dahin völlig unbekannten, für staatliche Ausschreibungen nicht zugelassenen Unternehmen Desarollos Energeticos (Desa) lukrative Abnahmeverträge für den dort erzeugten Strom zuzuschanzen.

23.08.2021 - 16:26 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Menschenrechtsverletzungen während des Staatsstreichs in Bolivien bestätigt

Während des Staatsstreichs sei es zu schweren Menschenrechtsverletzungen, Massakern und außergerichtlichen Hinrichtungen durch die De-facto-Regierung gekommen, so der Bericht. Vor allem die Vorfälle in Sacaba und Senkata werden hier als Massaker bezeichnet.

23.08.2021 - 16:08 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Uruguay: Proteste gegen Reformen im Bildungswesen

Unter dem Motto „Die staatliche Bildung verkauft man nicht, sondern man verteidigt sie!“ haben Gewerkschaften einen Generalstreik ausgerufen.

21.08.2021 - 19:01 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Gericht in Argentinien hebt ein Urteil gegen Túpac Amaru-Anführerin Milagro Sala auf

Am fünften Jahrestag der Verhaftung Salas gingen Tausende Menschen in der Hauptstadt von Salas Heimatprovinz Jujuy und in der Bundeshauptstadt für ihre Freilassung auf die Straßen. Davor haben bereits zahlreiche Persönlichkeiten aus Politik, Menschenrechtsorganisationen, gewerkschaftlichen und sozialen Bewegungen in einem offenen Brief ihre Haftentlassung gefordert.

21.08.2021 - 17:30 [ teleSUR ]

US Court Admits Mexican Gun Trafficking Lawsuit

Meanwhile, Marcelo Ebrard also cited that „the companies know in whose hands they are placing their products. They argue that they no longer have a responsibility when they go on sale, but they do. And of course, they have precise information if someone comes in and buys five Barretts 50“.

21.08.2021 - 17:14 [ France24 ]

Hundreds arrested in Australia protests as country posts worst Covid rise

Sydneysiders were plunged into lockdown in late June, and restrictions now reach across two states and the nation’s capital, affecting over 15 million people.

21.08.2021 - 13:35 [ New York Times ]

Pompeo Delivers R.N.C. Speech From Israel, With Eye Toward 2024

(25.08.2020)

No sitting secretary of state had previously addressed a national political convention in at least 75 years.

20.08.2021 - 15:38 [ Haaretz ]

Germany’s Merkel Set for Three-day Israel Visit Just Weeks Before Stepping Down

She will hold talks with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on August 29, and meet with President Isaac Herzog and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, among others, deputy government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said on Friday.

20.08.2021 - 15:37 [ Ukraine Weekly ]

Outgoing German chancellor Merkel to visit Kyiv following Kremlin meeting

Before his Washington visit, which Mr. Zelenskyy has sought for two years beginning when U.S. President Donald Trump was in office, the Ukrainian head of state will host outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Ms. Merkel will first head to Moscow on August 20 and is scheduled to arrive in Kyiv two days later.

17.08.2021 - 17:45 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Volkswachen in Kolumbien verstärken ihre Zusammenarbeit

„Die Volksmacht der Guardia ergibt sich durch den Schutz meiner Umgebung, meines Kameraden, meiner Nachbar:innen“, sagte Daniela León, eine junge Frau, die der Wache des Indigenen Regionalrats des Cauca (Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca, CRIC) angehört.

16.08.2021 - 09:48 [ Haaretz ]

Hamas Threatens Escalation With Israel if Qatari Cash Isn’t Transferred to Gaza

Hamas will not hesitate to escalate the security situation with Israel if Qatari cash and construction supplies are not transferred to the Strip within a few days, the militant group’s spokesperson Hazem Qassem told the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar on Sunday.

15.08.2021 - 20:10 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Neues Datum für Wahlen und Referendum in Haiti festgelegt

Die Präsidentschafts- und Parlamentswahlen sowie das Verfassungsreferendum in Haiti sollen am 7. November dieses Jahres stattfinden. Vor der Ermordung von Präsident Jovenel Moïse am 7. Juli waren sie für den 26. September geplant, wurden wegen des anhaltenden politischen Chaos jedoch verschoben.

14.08.2021 - 14:46 [ Global Research ]

U.S. Out of Africa: U.S. Imperialism in Somalia

Worse still, the U.S. planned to use the strategic City of Berbera as the base of its newly launched AFRICOM (Africa Command), a Pentagon-orchestrated scheme aimed at completing the militarization of the entire African continent.

14.08.2021 - 10:35 [ ORF ]

Präsidentenmord in Haiti: Ermittlungsrichter gibt auf

Der mit der Untersuchung des Mordes an Haitis Staatschef Jovenel Moïse beauftragte Ermittlungsrichter hat nur wenige Tage nach seiner Einsetzung den Fall abgegeben.

10.08.2021 - 19:03 [ Xinhuanet ]

Indian gov’t says forthcoming census to be held digitally

Census in India is a decadal exercise to enumerate the country’s population. It is one of the largest administrative and statistical exercises in the world. The exercise requires visiting every household across the country for the purpose of enumeration and involves the services of 3 million employees.

10.08.2021 - 17:54 [ Common Dreams ]

Indigenous Group Accuses Bolsonaro of ‚Genocide‘ and ‚Ecocide‘ at The Hague

A coalition of Indigenous organizations filed a complaint at The Hague on Monday accusing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro of carrying out an „explicit, systematic, and intentional“ assault on native peoples, pointing specifically to his systematic dismantling of environmental protections and aggressive campaign of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

10.08.2021 - 16:10 [ France24 ]

Thai police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at Bangkok protest

A youth-led democracy movement that kicked off in Thailand last year drew tens of thousands of people to rallies demanding the resignation of Prayut, the former army chief who came to power in a 2014 coup.

The movement broke long-held taboos by demanding reforms to Thailand’s monarchy, and scores of protesters have been hit with multiple royal defamation charges, which carry 15-year jail terms.

10.08.2021 - 00:44 [ teleSUR ]

Nagasaki Remembers the Victims of the US Nuclear Bomb

On the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing carried out by the United States, Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue urged countries to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW).

09.08.2021 - 23:46 [ teleSUR ]

Bolivia Welcomes Peru’s Withdrawal From Lima Group

„Latin America is moving towards a stage of integration based on respect and solidarity among its peoples,“ Arce said, adding that his administration aims to strengthen regional integration through the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

09.08.2021 - 23:30 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Nach Putsch in Bolivien: Präsident Arce ruft Militär zu Beginn einer „neuen Ära“ auf

Die Regierung von Ecuador unter Lenín Moreno (2017–2021) soll Tränengas und Munition geliefert haben. Auch von der argentinischen Regierung unter Mauricio Macri (2015–2019) kamen laut aktuellen Ermittlungen Tränengas, Munition wie auch

09.08.2021 - 15:29 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Mexiko klagt gegen US-Waffenkonzerne

Mexikos Präsident Andrés Manuel López Obrador und Außenminister Marcelo Ebrard betonten, dass die Klage sich nicht gegen die US-Regierung, sondern ausschließlich gegen die Waffenhersteller richte. Laut Ebrard ist das Ziel, dass die elf Unternehmen Entschädigungszahlungen leisten und in den USA effektive Kontrollmechanismen etabliert werden, um den illegalen Waffenhandel zwischen beiden Ländern zu stoppen.

08.08.2021 - 10:48 [ France24 ]

Tunisia ’state of exception‘ hits halfway with no govt in sight

Halfway into Tunisia’s 30-day „state of exception“ announced by President Kais Saied last month, he has yet to lay out a road map or appoint a government.

08.08.2021 - 10:28 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Beschäftigte der größten Kupfermine der Welt in Chile wollen streiken

Das hatte die „Gewerkschaft Nr.1 der Minenarbeiter Escondida“ in einer veröffentlichten Mitteilung bekanntgegeben. Demnach stimmten mehr als 2.100 ihrer Mitglieder für den Streik und damit 99,5 Prozent, lediglich elf Beschäftigte votierten dagegen.

07.08.2021 - 20:24 [ ORF ]

Haitianische Justiz findet keinen Richter für Präsidentenmord

Die infrage kommenden Juristen haben demnach Angst um ihre Sicherheit und die ihrer Familie.

07.08.2021 - 16:08 [ Al Jazeera ]

Tunisia: Senior Ennahdha official placed under house arrest

Maarouf was “informed by security forces that he has been placed under house arrest without providing him with a written copy or a justified order issued by the Minister of Interior, as stipulated by law”, the Ennahdha party said in a statement on Friday, adding that it would appeal the decision.

07.08.2021 - 13:30 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Mexiko wird Gastgeber für Dialog zwischen Regierung und Opposition von Venezuela

Nach der Ankündigung Maduros folgten Wochen ohne verbindliche Reaktionen anderer Beteiligter. Die Stellungnahme des mexikanischen Präsidenten ist somit die erste gewichtige Bestätigung.

07.08.2021 - 13:21 [ teleSUR ]

AMLO Calls on Mexico’s Electoral Judges to Resign

„They were put there by the PRI and PAN and now both should come forward and explain how they appointed them with such a lack of integrity, of principles, that is happening at the moment. That is why I say again they should all resign, and the parties should stop doing this,“ AMLO reiterated.

07.08.2021 - 13:00 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Argentinien: Weitere Beweise für Unterstützung der Regierung Macri an Putschisten in Bolivien

Auf Anordnung der Ministerin wurden mittlerweile mehrere höhere Offiziere der Gendarmerie vom Dienst suspendiert und eine offizielle interne Untersuchung eingeleitet. Der Anwalt von Mauricio Macri hatte versucht, diese Untersuchung unterbinden zu lassen, da sie angeblich das Verteidigungsrecht seines Mandanten verletzen würde. Vom Gericht wurde dieses Ansinnen jedoch zurückgewiesen.

06.08.2021 - 21:25 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Fingierte Gerichtsverfahren in Kolumbien: Neue Formen der Kriminalisierung von Gewerkschaftern

Seit den nationalen Streikdemonstrationen in Kolumbien im Mai 2021 häufen sich fingierte Gerichtsverfahren. Ebenso verschärfen sich willkürliche Verhaftungen und Hausdurchsuchungen, aber auch Verstöße gegen ein ordnungsgemäßes Verfahren.

06.08.2021 - 19:24 [ Common Dreams ]

‚Stand With Us‘: Indigenous Line 3 Opponents Seek Allies to Fight Tar Sands Pipeline

At least 20 Indigenous-led water protectors were brutally arrested in northern Minnesota last weekend, with law enforcement using tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets, and pepper projectiles in an attempt to break resistance to the Canadian pipeline company’s $9 billion Line 3 project.

06.08.2021 - 10:23 [ PeoplesParty.org ]

People’s Party National Organizing Committee: Election, Membership and Procedures

Over the past four years, thousands of people across the country have come together in a historic movement to build a major new political party free of corporate money. Now we’re incredibly proud to have reached a major milestone in the growth and development of the People’s Party: the formation of a representative National Organizing Committee charged with forming the rules for the People’s Party National Committee.

The National Organizing Committee is an interim representative body that will be seated prior to the formation of the National Committee. Once elected, the National Committee will take the place of the National Coordinators’ Circle as the leadership body of the National People’s Party.

05.08.2021 - 21:06 [ Antiwar.com ]

Fallout From the Biden-Merkel Deal on Nord Stream 2

Back in 1989, a large group of Americans, composed mostly of Republican conservatives, went to Moscow to help Russians understand the “values of Western civilization.” The delegation included Sens. Phil Gramm of Texas and Bob Kasten of Wisconsin, Ambassadors Faith Whittlesey and Frank Shakespeare, journalists and even some exiled Soviet dissidents.

At that time, America was at the peak of its popularity in the USSR, with a 90% approval rating.

05.08.2021 - 21:02 [ antikrieg.com ]

Die Folgen des Biden-Merkel-Deals über Nord Stream 2

Im Jahr 1989 reiste eine große Gruppe von Amerikanern, die sich hauptsächlich aus konservativen Republikanern zusammensetzte, nach Moskau, um den Russen die „Werte der westlichen Zivilisation“ näher zu bringen. Zu der Delegation gehörten die Senatoren Phil Gramm aus Texas und Bob Kasten aus Wisconsin, die Botschafter Faith Whittlesey und Frank Shakespeare, Journalisten und sogar einige sowjetische Dissidenten im Exil.

Zu dieser Zeit war Amerika auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Popularität in der UdSSR, mit einer Zustimmungsrate von 90 %. Der Konferenzsaal war voll, und viele Menschen blieben stehen. Alle lauschten aufmerksam jedem Wort, das die Besucher vortrugen.

05.08.2021 - 16:25 [ Communist Party of Israel ]

Joint List: No Support for a Budget that Will Deepen the Occupation

“If we need to, we’ll recruit one or two of the Joint List lawmakers without shame. We have a majority for the budget, we don’t need 61 votes,” racist Minister of Finance Avigdor Lieberman told Channel 12 on Monday evening. In response, the Joint List, said it “can’t be bought.” “We won’t support a budget that deepens the occupation and settlements, raises the prices of electricity and gas, raises the retirement age for women and disenfranchises the weak,” the Joint List statement read.

05.08.2021 - 01:48 [ France24 ]

Biden taps Brzezinski son as Poland ambassador amid reported row

The nomination had been rumored for weeks and a Polish news site, Onet.pl, reported that the government in Warsaw raised objections by arguing that Brzezinski holds Polish citizenship through his father, making him ineligible to be ambassador.

04.08.2021 - 18:20 [ Xinhuanet ]

Malaysian PM to seek confidence vote in parliament

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Wednesday that he will seek a confidence vote in September to decide if he commands majority support among members of the country’s lower house of parliament.

Muhyiddin said in a televised speech that he still held the support of a majority of members of parliament (MPs) and had informed the country’s King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah.

04.08.2021 - 13:29 [ The People’s Party / Twitter ]

Nina’s unfortunate loss is further proof that working with the Democrats is a dead end road for folks seeking to challenge the status quo. Democrats will spend millions of dollars (at a time like this!) and pull out all the stops to undermine candidates fighting for the people.

04.08.2021 - 13:02 [ Forbes Breaking News / Youtube ]

JUST IN: Nina Turner Vows To Continue Progressive Journey After Losing Ohio Congressional Primary

Nina Turner gives a passionate election night speech following her loss in the special Congressional primary in Ohio’s 11th District.

04.08.2021 - 12:48 [ Krystal Ball ]

Thank you @ninaturner for your fearlessness and your unrelenting commitment to truth telling. These are the qualities that make you powerful and there is no super pac that can change that.

04.08.2021 - 12:18 [ Secular Talk / Twitter ]

Nina lost for a very simple reason. In the closing stretch THIS happened: „Democratic Majority for Israel, a hybrid PAC/super PAC that has spent $1.2 million on ads supporting Brown and opposing Turner“ – & the ads viciously lied about her. The lies stuck

04.08.2021 - 12:13 [ MSNBC / Youtube ]

Turner Vs. Brown: A Showdown Between Progressive And Establishment Dems

The special election in Ohio featuring candidates Nina Turner and Shontel Brown has become a reportedly „acrimonious and bitter“ battle between the progressive and establishment wings of the Democratic party, as these factions go all out to support their preferred candidate. Journalists Eugene Robinson and Jeremy W. Peters join The ReidOut with their analysis.

04.08.2021 - 12:10 [ CNN ]

There’s a fight for the future of the Democratic Party happening in Ohio

South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third-ranking Democrat in the House, told CNN recently that Biden needed all the allies he could get in the House, a clear shot at Turner’s past negative comments about the 46th President.

Third Way, a centrist Democratic group, is spending $500,000 on a series of ads driving that same message.

03.08.2021 - 21:06 [ France24 ]

Singapore PM warns US against hard line toward China

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday warned the United States against aggressively challenging China, saying Washington’s increasingly hard-line views could be „very dangerous.“

He said the United States had moved from an approach of healthy competition with China to the view that America „must win, one way or another.“

03.08.2021 - 18:28 [ US Agency for International Development (USAID) ]

USAID Administrator Samantha Power Travels to Sudan and Ethiopia

Administrator Samantha Power travels to Sudan and Ethiopia July 31–August 4 to strengthen the U.S. Government’s partnership with Sudan’s transitional leaders and citizens, explore how to expand USAID’s support for Sudan’s transition to a civilian-led democracy, and continue to press the Government of Ethiopia to allow full and unhindered humanitarian access to prevent famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

03.08.2021 - 18:08 [ Luis Amoros Nunez, Cuba's Ambassador to Turkey ]

OPINION – US government behind disturbances, incidents in Cuba

The disturbances and incidents on July 11 were the results of a plan orchestrated by the U.S government. It was aimed at opportunistically exerting the greatest possible pressure against our country, at a time when we are facing a complex situation, resulting from a 16-month period of the fight against the pandemic and the current outbreak, in addition to the serious tightening of the blockade and the severe restrictions imposed on the Cuban people, with 243 measures imposed by Trump Administration and maintained by President Biden.

03.08.2021 - 17:47 [ Anadolu Agency ]

National Students Union of India (NSUI) activists protest against alleged phone tapping of journalists and politicians, and against Pegasus snooping row around Parliament House in New Delhi, India on August 2, 2021.

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03.08.2021 - 11:10 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Luis Almagro und der politische Nachhall des Putsches in Bolivien 2019

Der Anstoß zu einer Untersuchung ging im September 2020 von einer Gruppe Abgeordneter der Demokratischen Partei aus (amerika21 berichtete). Laut der Website der Kongressabgeordneten Janice Schakowsky kam dabei das Gesetz über staatliche Mittelzuweisungen, auswärtige Operationen und damit verbundene Programme des US-Kongresses zur Anwendung.

02.08.2021 - 21:37 [ Ron Paul / antikrieg.com ]

Warum die Amerikaner der Biden-Administration nicht mehr vertrauen

Für Libertäre – und sogar viele Nichtlibertäre – ist es nicht schockierend zu entdecken, dass eine US-Regierung die Wähler lügt und betrügt. Für Regierungen auf allen Ebenen ist das Belügen des amerikanischen Volkes so amerikanisch wie Apfelkuchen. Manchmal werden die Lügner für ihre Täuschung zur Rechenschaft gezogen, meistens aber nicht.

02.08.2021 - 15:06 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Neue Linksregierung in Peru: Zusammensetzung des Kabinetts löst Kritik aus

Weitere wichtige Ministerbesetzungen sind Außenminister Héctor Béjar sowie die Frauenministerin Anahí Durand. Der 85-jährige Sozialwissenschaftler Béjar gilt als einer der wichtigen progressiven Intellektuellen Perus. Anfang der 1960er-Jahre war er Mitglied der Guerrilla-Gruppe Ejército de Liberación Nacional (Nationale Befreiungsarmee).