Daily Archives: August 10, 2020

2020-08-10: News Headlines

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 …

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, …

_____ (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…

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

_____ (2020-08-06). Document Exposes US Plot To Overthrow Nicaragua's Elected Government. popularresistance.org A newly released document exposes a US government operation to overthrow the democratically elected socialist government in Nicaragua. | The plot is administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a regime-change vehicle that uses the pretense of "humanitarian aid" to advance Washington's aggressive foreign-policy interests. | The document (PDF) details the creation of a new "task order" called Responsive Assistance in Nicaragua (RAIN) and its plan for "Nicaragua's transition to democracy"…

_____ (2020-08-06). US Contracts Out Its Regime Change Operation In Nicaragua. popularresistance.org Masaya, Nicaragua – An extraordinary leaked document gives a glimpse of the breadth and complexity of the US government's plan to interfere in Nicaragua's internal affairs up to and after its presidential election in 2021. | The plan,[1] a 14-page extract from a much longer document, dates from March-April this year and sets the terms for a contract to be awarded by USAID (a "Request for Task Order Proposal"). It was revealed by reporter William Grigsby from Nicaragua's independent Radio La Primerisima[2] and describes the task of creating what the document calls "the environment for Nicaragua's transition to dem…

WSWS (2020-08-06). Transport for London coronavirus bailout prepares tube privatisation. wsws.org The bailout, only half the sum requested, spearheads an assault on TfL's workforce, in stark contrast to the generous packages offered to the privatised passenger rail franchises.

Philipp Gerhartinger and Joseph Woss (2020-08-06). A fair and solid crisis financing. indybay.org The contrast between the EU and the US in COVID financing could hardly be greater. McDonald's operators, Marathon Oil (over $400 million), Exxon, Chevron and Sea World received relief and will reduce their future tax payments. Tax gifts charac terize the US way of corruption and contradict these recommendations.