‘Food Shipment Destined for Venezuela Seized Due to US Blockade’, August 7, 2019, telesurenglish.com
“Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez denounced Wednesday that a ship containing 25 thousand tons of soy-made products has been seized in the Panama Canal due to the U.S. blockade while calling on the United Nations to take action against the “serious aggression” that impede Venezuela “right to food”.
(I offer the following without comment, as I’m not sure that I have another gasket to blow, at least without self-injury. Although thought crimes are a whole ‘nother matter…)
It’s almost too much to bear, but it’s my fervent belief that we should willing to bear witness to the continual patterns of evil perpetrated on our Indigenous brothers and sisters, and in this case, especially the children. And oh, my, his title might almost stand as a warning for all that comes next. But be brave as you can be, as we only live all the following horrors vicariously, even as they pierce our hearts and souls, or react viscerally.
From ‘Darkness Bringing Us Down’ by Michael Welton, July 31, 2019, counterpunch.org
“If you dare enter the door of [Ojibwe] Tanya Talaga’s Massey Lectures of 2018, [the book form] All Our Relations: Finding the Path Forward, be prepared to face some dark truths. These terrible truths explode in our faces like mines buried on a battlefield as we traverse the disconsolate pages. An accomplished and honoured journalist (author of Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City ), Talaga writes with acid dripping from her pen.
I’d received the following email a couple days ago:
‘Franklin Square and Munson Fire Commissioners Adopt a Historic 9/11 Resolution That Supports the Lawyers’ Committee Grand Jury Petition
“On Wednesday, July 24, 2019 an historic event happened concerning the investigation of the crimes of 9/11. Thanks to the long term commitment of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth and the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry there is presently a 52 page Petition for a Grand Jury investigation with 57 exhibits, acknowledged by the United States Attorney, Geoffrey S. Berman, in the Southern District of Manhattan, and now supported by a(n) historic vote of New York area Fire Commissioners.
(published under a different title by Oscar Grenfell at wsws.org, July 29, 2019. I’ve received gracious permission from the site’s editor to use any and all of the site’s content w/ attribution; this is the simplest way to bring the news, although Wikileaks on Twitter has a lot of it piecemeal.)
“UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer last weekend publicly released detailed letters he sent to the governments of the United States, Britain, Sweden and Ecuador in May, documenting their responsibility for the “psychological torture” inflicted upon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a result of a decade-long political persecution.
(My guess is that Mr. Vltchek (below) hadn’t chosen the above photo, but as it was on the page, I’ll use it, although I’ve added all the other images. I wouldn’t mind having one of those rugs, smile.).
From Andre Vltchek’s ‘Why are Anti-Migrant Arguments Pure Hypocrisy?’, July 12, 2019, journal-neo.org (Creative Commons with attribution)
“In this essay, let us be as concrete as possible. Let us be brief.
Or as Bernhard at MoA puts it: ‘Ukraine Election – Voters Defeat Second Color Revolution’, July 22, 2019, moonofalabama.org
He begins with a fairly concise version of the Western-orchestrated revolution in 2014 in which Victor Yanukovitch failed to sign the EU Association deal that would bind Ukraine not only to the West, but to NATO. Russia had countered with a better deal:
“It offered billions in investments and long term loans. Much of Ukraine’s industry depends on Russia and Russian gas was offered to the Ukraine for less than the international market price. Yanukovych, who originally wanted to sign the EU association, had no choice but to refuse it, and to take the much better deal Russia offered.”