The United States is the World’s Major Violator of Human Rights

Granma | September 03, 2020

“The United States is the world’s major violator of human rights,” stated Jorge Valero, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

As part of a series of conferences on global governance and development, entitled “The challenges and common problems of humanity at the current

time,” the diplomat recalled that amidst the worsening pandemic, the United States announced its withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO).

“It is ironic that the imperialist government made this decision just when the strengthening of this organization was most needed,” he noted.Read More »


If Humanity is to Have Any Future At All

John Bellamy Foster Interviewed by Ömur Şahin Keyif for BirGün (Istanbul)

MR Online | September 05, 2020

If humanity is to have any future at all

ÖŞK: The U.S. government is escalating the tension with China with the sanctions, consulate closures, harsher and more reckless rhetoric after the pandemic… According to a Pew Research Center poll, 73 percent of U.S. people say they have an unfavorable view of the country. Anti-China rhetoric is an election strategy for Republicans. Republicans are not alone in this. Democrats are racing with Republicans with their anti-China sentiment, blaming Trump for not being hard enough on China. Considering China’s success on innovation and improvement of the new technologies like 5G and its acceptance by West, what will be the future results of anti-China policies both inside and outside of the U.S.? There are reports suggesting that U.S. officials try to push the relations towards a point of ‘no return’. Would that be an outcome?Read More »


Google Amazon Facebook and Investment in Real Estate

Journal of People report

Google is planning to build a town-like campus near its headquarters in Mountain View, California.

The proposal for the new campus – Middlefield Park – near its Silicon Valley headquarters has been submitted this month.

The campus would span a 40-acre site and include public amenities like parks and sports field, retail space, restaurants, and affordable housing.Read More »


Alex Saab: “I was Tortured to Testify Against President Maduro and Sign my Voluntary Extradition to the US”

Orinoco Tribune | September 04, 2020

The businessman Álex Saab has said through a letter that he is being tortured daily by agents paid by the United States to make false statements against the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, and to sign his “voluntary” extradition to the North American country.

The Spanish newpaper El Mundo reported this Wednesday, September 2, that he had “exclusive” access to a letter written by Saab from the cell where he is being held irregularly on the African island of Cape Verde, a country that detained him at the request of the United States without respecting his diplomatic immunity and legal international procedures.Read More »


China Backs Venezuela’s Right To Safeguard Sovereignty: FM

teleSUR | September 04, 2020\

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (L) greets the Chinese medical experts in Caracas, Venezuela, April 8, 2020.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China and Venezuela share basically similar views on safeguarding their legitimate rights and interests, jointly supporting multilateralism, and improving global governance.

China stands with the Venezuelan people in their fight against COVID-19 and upholds the Venezuelan government’s right to safeguard national sovereignty, and national dignity and development, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday.

Wang made the remarks while holding talks with his Venezuelan counterpart Jorge Arreaza via video link.

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[UPDATED] Venezuelan Government Invites Int’l Observers as Opposition Splits Over Elections

Ricardo Vaz

Venezuelanalysis.com | September 04, 2020

Former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles told Juan Guaido to stop "playing at government." (AP)
Former presidential candidate Henrique Capriles told Juan Guaido to stop “playing at government.” (AP)

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Top Envoy Says U.S. Preparing Tighter Oil Sanctions on Venezuela

Hellenic Shipping News | September 02, 2020

The Trump administration is looking to tighten oil sanctions on Venezuela in the near future, top U.S. envoy for the country told Reuters on Monday, by potentially removing exemptions that allow some oil companies to exchange Venezuelan crude for fuel from the OPEC member.

U.S. President Donald Trump has ramped up sanctions on Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA, its key foreign partners and customers since it first imposed measures against the company in early 2019, seeking to oust the left-leaning Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after a 2018 re-election considered a sham by most Western nations.Read More »


New US Sanctions on Venezuela: Indira Alfonzo, Luis Parra and the Prosecutor General now on OFAC List (Last-Ditch Effort)

Orinoco Tribune | September 04, 2020

A new attack by the US government against Venezuela, adds another wave of sanctions this Friday since the Treasury Department sanctioned the president of the CNE, Indira Alfonzo and the opposition leader, president of the National Assembly (AN), Luis Parra.Read More »


Chart of the Day

Occasional Links and Commentary | September 03, 2020

The number of initial unemployment claims for unemployment compensation in the United States fell below one million for only the second time since the beginning of the COVID crisis. But the number of continued claims for unemployment compensation is once again on the rise, signaling a continuation of the Pandemic Depression.

This morning, the U.S. Department of Labor (pdf) reported that, during the week ending last Saturday, another 881 thousand American workers filed initial claims for unemployment compensation. While initial unemployment claims remain well below the recent peak of about seven million in March, they are far higher than pre-pandemic levels of about 200 thousand claims a week.Read More »