Ecuador’s Leftist Leaders Arrested in Police Raids Nationwide

teleSUR | October 14, 2019

Paola Pabon broadcasted the full raid on her house as she dencunced the police for not showing her a court order.
Paola Pabon broadcasted the full raid on her house as she dencunced the police for not showing her a court order. | Photo: Twitter / @PaolaPabonC

The police raid was broadcast on Facebook Live by the leftist leader as she put on her clothes to prepare for being taken to into custody.

The prefect of the Ecuadorean province of Pichincha Paola Pabon was arrested in the early morning hours of Monday at her home. Police also raided the home of Virgilio Hernandez, a former lawmaker and member of the Citizen Revolution. Meanwhile, in the province of Guayas, Alexandra Arce, former mayor of the city of Duran, was also detained. Yofre Poma, another member and lawmaker from the Citizen Revolution movement was also arrested in police raids.

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Success and Joy as IMF Agreement in Ecuador is Revoked after Days of Resistance Success and Joy as IMF Agreement in Ecuador is Revoked after Days of Resistance

by Marco Teruggi

The graffiti says it all: “Out with Moreno!” Let us hope that this temporary concession does not quell the desire—the need—to get rid of Moreno, a traitor thru and thru.

Sunday night all of Ecuador turned into a celebration when authorities announced that Decree 883 that eliminated public oil subsidies would be revoked after eleven days of popular unrest. The information was released after tense talks between the Lenin Moreno Administration and the indigenous movement mainly represented by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE).

“As a result of talks, a new decree has been issued invalidating Decree 883,” informed Arnaud Peral, the representative of the United Nations in Ecuador.Read More »

China, Nepal Sign Unprecedented Cooperation Agreements

teleSUR | October 13, 2019

It’s been more than twenty years since the last Chinese president visited Nepal
It’s been more than twenty years since the last Chinese president visited Nepal | Photo: RT

A total of 20 signed agreements and 500 million dollars in financial aid was the result of an historical visit.

President Xi Jinping concluded a visit to Nepal on Sunday, with 20 signed agreements and almost US$500 million in financial aid promised to the Himalayan nation.

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Turkey’s military assault on the Kurdish people in Syria turns into a full-blown disaster

  | October 14, 2019

Turkey’s military assault on the Kurdish people in Syria has already become a full-blown disaster. Horrific public executions have also been carried out amidst reports of rising death toll.

Media reports said:

The Turkish Defense Ministry informed Sunday that its troops have pushed 30-35km into the Kurdish-held territory in Syria, several kilometers beyond its proposed 30-km ‘safe zone.’Read More »

As workers’ strike enters fifth week, will General Motors yield?

by Anish R

People’s Dispatch | October 13, 2019

As workers's strike enters fourth week, will General Motors yield?
Workers, organized by the UAW, strike at the General Motors’ Hamstrack manufacturing unit that is up for closure by the company. (Photo: ZUMA Wire)

The strike at the multinational automobile giant, General Motors (GM), entered its 28th day on October 13, with the company forced to come to the table following a huge blow to its profits. The strike in which over 48,000 employees are taking part has cost the company almost USD 1 billion, according to its own claim. The decline in General Motors’ stock value is another factor that has forced the management to resume talks with United Auto Workers (UAW), which is leading the strike.

The workers, who began striking on September 16, are demanding employment security and the re-opening of production units that have been closed down or are scheduled for closure. They have also demanded the expansion of medical and other benefits for both formal and informal workers, and a solution to the problem of plateauing wages.

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THE HONG KONG UPRISING: AN HONEST ACCOUNT

by Thomas Hon Wing Polin

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