2021-10-17: News Headlines

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-10-17). Minister Plasencia and Michelle Bachelet Meet in Geneva. orinocotribune.com By instructions of the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and in strict adherence to Venezuela's policy of peace diplomacy, Foreign Minister Félix Plasencia held a meeting with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. | Minister Plasencia reported this on his Twitter account, adding a photograph of himself with the UN top official. | The minister explained that their conversation in Geneva, Switzerland, served as a space for Venezuela to raise the question of human rights regarding the constant acts of aggression and violence against Venezuelan migrants in othe…

Kelley B. Vlahos (2021-10-16). The Guantanamo Detention Center: Men 'Cleared' for Release from GITMO is a Cruel, Twisted Joke. globalresearch.ca

WSWS repost (2021-10-16). Trump putsch was outcome of two-decade attack on constitutional rule and legality. indybay.org The attempted coup was the culmination of a protracted assault on democratic rights and constitutional rule by successive Republican and Democratic administrations.

Simar Singh Bajaj, Lucy Tu, Fatima Cody Stanford (2021-10-16). [Perspectives] Superhuman, but never enough: Black women in medicine. thelancet.com Historically, Black women have long been disregarded in the USA. The Three-Fifths Compromise of the US Constitution discounted Black women as only "part" of a human being, to be counted for congressional representation and direct taxation but nothing more. Even in prominent social justice movements, Black women have been excluded. Racism and elitism were embedded within the 19th-century and early 20th-century US women's suffrage movement, which prioritised white women over voting rights for all women.

_____ (2021-10-16). What Do We Know About The RCMP's Resource Extraction Protection Unit? popularresistance.org The RCMP's definition of its so-called Community-Industry Response Group sits in stark contrast to the experiences Indigenous land and environmental rights defenders with the unit.

Reproductive Justice Can't Wait (2021-10-16). Why They Marched in Danville. indybay.org Women's rights activists in Danville and San Ramon, two East Bay cities a few miles apart, joined forces for a march for reproductive justice on October 2nd.

Doug Bandow (2021-10-16). "Lift Sanctions, Save Lives". Time for Washington to Stop Sanctioning the World: US Arrogance Leaves Trail of Innocent Victims Behind. globalresearch.ca

Doug Bandow (2021-10-16). "Lift Sanctions, Save Lives": Time for Washington To Stop Sanctioning the World: US Arrogance Leaves Trail of Innocent Victims Behind. globalresearch.ca

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