2020-08-12: News Headlines

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-08-11). Era of US Domination of Latin America Coming to an End. dissidentvoice.org Marcha en Venezuela contra las sanciones de Trump (Reuters) Despite its failings at home, the United States intervenes in countries across multiple continents seeking to control their governments and resources. This week, we look at the US' latest efforts in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Bolivia to undermine their independence and force them to serve the interests of …

RT (2020-08-11). Swarm of subsea quakes near San Andreas fault reignites doomsday prophecies, fears of impending 'Big One'. rt.com A swarm of dozens of minor earthquakes hit just south of the San Andreas Fault in a matter of mere hours, prompting concerns that California might be hit by a megaquake in the near future. | The largest temblor in Monday's swarm was a magnitude 4.6, while there were multiple magnitude 3 quakes, all of which struck in an area known as the Brawley Seismic Zone, wedged between the San Andreas Fault and the Imperial Fault which goes all the way south to Mexico. | Salton Sea earthquake swarm update: So far there's been 90+ quakes since 8: 56am PT with three quakes >M4. Largest in the sequence so far is still the…

Kevin Zeese (2020-08-10). Era of US Domination of Latin America Coming to an End: Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia. globalresearch.ca Despite its failings at home, the United States intervenes in countries across multiple continents seeking to control their governments and resources. | This week, we look at the US' latest efforts in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Bolivia to undermine their independence and …

Michael D. Knox (2020-08-10). After Nagasaki, the U.S. Did Not Choose Peace. counterpunch.org On August 9, 2015, the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, I attended a ceremony at Ashley Pond, Los Alamos, New Mexico. This is the place, geographically, where the first atom bombs were constructed. As I prepared my remarks, I realized a personal connection that had never registered before. On this date in 1945, our

Stephen Sefton (2020-08-10). Nicaragua — Singing in the Rain. The USAID Project to Destroy the Sandinista Movement. globalresearch.ca Only the most perverse kind of ideology-derived inertia explains the stupidity, incompetence and criminality of current US foreign policy towards Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Stupid for being based on the insane messianic 19th Century Monroe Doctrine vision of Manifest Destiny, …

Staff (2020-08-09). What Is the US-Mexico Border to Indigenous Peoples Who Have Lived There? truthout.org For Indigenous peoples of the Americas, the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly a symbol and tool of genocide. When this border was created, Indigenous peoples of the region were divided, including the Yaqui, O'odham, Cocopah, Kumeyaay, Pai, Apache, and Kickapoo. These peoples are represented by 26 sovereign tribal nations in the United States with tribal relatives residing in Mexico. Indigenous peoples tend to understand and talk about the U.S.-Mexico border in different terms from those who under…

_____ (2020-08-09). The Infinite Greed, Power And Controls Of Giant Corporations. popularresistance.org The combination of greed and power often spin out of control and challenge the enforceable rule of law and the countervailing force of the organized civic community. | When greed and power are exercised by giant multinational corporations that escape the discipline of the nation-state, the potential for evil becomes infinite in nature. Enough is never enough. | Global giant companies, aided and abetted by their corporate attorneys and accountants, can literally decide how little taxes they are going to pay by shifting profits and expenses among different tax haven countries such as Ireland, Luxembourg, and Panama…

_____ (2020-08-08). CODEPINK Denounces Elliott Abrams' Appointment As US Special Representative For Iran. popularresistance.org The appointment of Elliott Abrams to replace Brian Hook as the next U.S. Special Representative for Iran is another low point for the Trump administration's disastrous policy towards Iran. The dangerous conflict resulting from Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear agreement will be exacerbated by a man committed to Washington's failed policies of regime change, including in his present-day position as Trump's representative for Venezuela. | Elliott Abrams has made a career of lying and committing criminal acts that have led to the death and suffering of innocent people from Guatemala to Iraq.

Nathalia Urban (2020-08-08). Senior Nicaraguan minister talks environment, crisis in capitalism, and imperialism in Latin America. thecanary.co Dr Paul Oquist Kelley is Nicaragua's secretary of the presidency and national policies, and the country's long-time In your latest book, you've spoken about the threats of environmental destruction. Can you explain more about this, and tell me if…

2020-08-11: News Headlines

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-08-11). Era Of US Domination Of Latin America Coming To An End. dissidentvoice.org Marcha en Venezuela contra las sanciones de Trump (Reuters) Despite its failings at home, the United States intervenes in countries across multiple continents seeking to control their governments and resources. This week, we look at the US' latest efforts in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Bolivia to undermine their independence and force them to serve the interests of …

RT (2020-08-11). Swarm of subsea quakes near San Andreas fault reignites doomsday prophecies, fears of impending 'Big One'. rt.com A swarm of dozens of minor earthquakes hit just south of the San Andreas Fault in a matter of mere hours, prompting concerns that California might be hit by a megaquake in the near future. | The largest temblor in Monday's swarm was a magnitude 4.6, while there were multiple magnitude 3 quakes, all of which struck in an area known as the Brawley Seismic Zone, wedged between the San Andreas Fault and the Imperial Fault which goes all the way south to Mexico. | pic.twitter.com/nixsdcD8tr— Brian OLSON-19 (@mrbrianolson) Kevin Zeese (2020-08-10). Era of US Domination of Latin America Coming to an End: Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia. globalresearch.ca Despite its failings at home, the United States intervenes in countries across multiple continents seeking to control their governments and resources. | This week, we look at the US' latest efforts in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Bolivia to undermine their independence and …

Michael D. Knox (2020-08-10). After Nagasaki, the U.S. Did Not Choose Peace. counterpunch.org On August 9, 2015, the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, I attended a ceremony at Ashley Pond, Los Alamos, New Mexico. This is the place, geographically, where the first atom bombs were constructed. As I prepared my remarks, I realized a personal connection that had never registered before. On this date in 1945, our

Stephen Sefton (2020-08-10). Nicaragua — Singing in the Rain. The USAID Project to Destroy the Sandinista Movement. globalresearch.ca Only the most perverse kind of ideology-derived inertia explains the stupidity, incompetence and criminality of current US foreign policy towards Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. Stupid for being based on the insane messianic 19th Century Monroe Doctrine vision of Manifest Destiny, …

Staff (2020-08-09). What Is the US-Mexico Border to Indigenous Peoples Who Have Lived There? truthout.org For Indigenous peoples of the Americas, the U.S.-Mexico border is increasingly a symbol and tool of genocide. When this border was created, Indigenous peoples of the region were divided, including the Yaqui, O'odham, Cocopah, Kumeyaay, Pai, Apache, and Kickapoo. These peoples are represented by 26 sovereign tribal nations in the United States with tribal relatives residing in Mexico. Indigenous peoples tend to understand and talk about the U.S.-Mexico border in different terms from those who under…

_____ (2020-08-09). The Infinite Greed, Power And Controls Of Giant Corporations. popularresistance.org The combination of greed and power often spin out of control and challenge the enforceable rule of law and the countervailing force of the organized civic community. | When greed and power are exercised by giant multinational corporations that escape the discipline of the nation-state, the potential for evil becomes infinite in nature. Enough is never enough. | Global giant companies, aided and abetted by their corporate attorneys and accountants, can literally decide how little taxes they are going to pay by shifting profits and expenses among different tax haven countries such as Ireland, Luxembourg, and Panama…

_____ (2020-08-08). CODEPINK Denounces Elliott Abrams' Appointment As US Special Representative For Iran. popularresistance.org The appointment of Elliott Abrams to replace Brian Hook as the next U.S. Special Representative for Iran is another low point for the Trump administration's disastrous policy towards Iran. The dangerous conflict resulting from Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear agreement will be exacerbated by a man committed to Washington's failed policies of regime change, including in his present-day position as Trump's representative for Venezuela. | Elliott Abrams has made a career of lying and committing criminal acts that have led to the death and suffering of innocent people from Guatemala to Iraq.

_____ (2020-08-08). Coronavirus Is Being Tackled By Nicaragua's Community-Based Health System. popularresistance.org Nicaragua's Sandinista government is — like every other government — engaged in a struggle to limit the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on its people. But Nicaragua suffers two additional handicaps. One is that it is subject to US and European sanctions, which severely limit the aid it gets from abroad or from multilateral bodies. The other is its internal opposition, which aims to use the pandemic in its latest attempt to destabilize the government and turn opinion against it. To do so it employs a wide range of propaganda methods, at home and abroad. These were very evident in a recent article in t…

Ryan Grim (2020-08-08). Progressive Prosecutor Movement Makes Major Gains in Democratic Primaries. zcomm.org Reformers in Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, and New Mexico won their primaries for district attorney on Tuesday night…

Nathalia Urban (2020-08-08). Senior Nicaraguan minister talks environment, crisis in capitalism, and imperialism in Latin America. thecanary.co Dr Paul Oquist Kelley is Nicaragua's secretary of the presidency and national policies, and the country's long-time In your latest book, you've spoken about the threats of environmental destruction. Can you explain more about this, and tell me if…

Nicky Reid (2020-08-07). When the Chickens Came Home to Roost In Portlandistan. counterpunch.org Well folks, it's official, Donald Trump has declared war on America. Probably should have saw that coming. After all, I've long argued that our dayglow duce isn't an isolationist but merely the world's shittiest imperialist. After trying and failing miserably to bring fascism to Nicaragua and Venezuela, Trump has set his sites on targets much

sputniknews (2020-08-07). US Federal Agents Discover Underground Tunnel on Border With Mexico – Photos. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US federal agents found an underground cross-border tunnel in the state of Arizona on the border with Mexico, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a press release on Friday.

Staff (2020-08-07). Navajo Nation's Shortage of Clean Water Is Impeding Efforts to Control COVID. truthout.org Growing up in Vanderwagen, an arid, mountainous checker-board region of the Navajo Nation near the Arizona-New Mexico border, Sunny Dooley learned from an early age that safe, clean water was as precious as a rare mineral, and just as hard to find. | Because of naturally occurring uranium and arsenic in the groundwater, the nearest clean well was two miles away. Dooley and her family used to make the trip on foot with steel buckets they would drop down the well before lugging them back, a trai…