Venezuela & ALBA News 9.17.2021 #370 Combat Disinformation on Nicaragua; More Questioning of the US Blockade on Venezuela

Nicaragua
Tortilla con Sal (Stephan Sefton): Nicaragua: Media Disinformation and Fraudulent Misreporting in Support of US Foreign Policy Interventionism
A good illustration why Nicaragua took the self-defense measures it did to stop this new potential contra war.

Video Nicaragua against Empire: Sandinistas Speak – Nicaraguans Defend their Revolution

Take action to Stop illegal Sanctions on Nicaragua RENACER act ACTION ALERT: stop more sanctions on #Nicaragua, stop the RENACER Act! This is an urgent moment!  Please take action to stop the RENACER Act which has passed the full U.S. Senate and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. But the bill is still being considered by another committee in the House – Financial Services.  The best way to stop new punishment on the people of Nicaragua is to call and write the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Maxine Waters.

 

Political Prisoner Alex Saab
Code Pink: Alex Saab, Sanctions and the Extra-Judicial Reach of the US
Teri Mattson conversation with human rights attorney John Philpot and Yoav Elinevsky of Massachusetts Peace Action discussing how the U.S. is using lawfare to penalize a Venezuelan diplomat (and others around the world).

Ultima Noticias: Russia accuses Washington of using Saab case to pressure Venezuela
When looking at the legal details of the extradition process from Cape Verde, Russian diplomats warn that there is a “clear” connection between the Saab case and the dialogue process in Mexico. “At a time when important issues are discussed there, issues that affect US policy toward Venezuela in one way or another, Washington is, in fact, trying to use Alex Saab as an additional pressure lever on the Venezuelan government. We see this as a serious threat to the efforts of the parties to find mutually acceptable ways for the future development of their country.”

 

Venezuela
Peace Alliance Winnipeg: Maria Paez Victor on Partners in Crime: the US-Canada Hybrid War Against Venezuela

TeleSur: Venezuela Backs UN Report on the Negative Effects of Coercive Measures During her participation in the 48th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Douhan stated that the unilateral coercive measures imposed against Venezuela had generated a tremendous negative impact on the population.

Orinoco Tribune: US Chamber of Commerce Asks Biden to Modify Illegal Sanctions Policy Towards Venezuela On September 9, the US Chamber of Commerce released a statement asking the US government to modify the illegal sanctions policy..The statement called the implementation of coercive measures a “failure” that has deeply affected Venezuela’s energy sector. However, the statement still relies on the same anti-Chavista US narrative that led to the application of these measures in the first place. “While well-intentioned in their aim to rid the long suffering Venezuelan people of Maduro, the ultimate failure of sweeping cross-sectoral sanctions to spur quick democratic transition unleashed a cascade of negative unintended consequences,” reads the statement.

 

Cuba
Granma: Despite worldwide opposition, Biden extends law sustaining the blockade

 

Delegations to Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba
Nov. 17-27: Delegation to Venezuela – witness effects of sanctions and responses on the ground in the context of the 2021 Venezuela regional elections
Nicaragua Solidarity delegation, November 2-9
Witness for Peace 2021 delegations to Cuba
IFCO Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba, November 13-26

 

Webinars
Ben Linder Solidarity School every Saturday
 A 10-week virtual course to study and strengthen solidarity with Nicaragua and its popular organizations like the Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (Rural Workers’ Association), and international movements like La Via Campesina. This course is meant for anyone who is interested in strengthening internationalism and accompanying social movements.

video of Sept 12 webinar: Nicaragua Advances, Despite Attacks from Left and Right
Webinar video Sept 12: North American Activists Speak Out on US Sanctions on Africa and Latin America
Sara Flounders, Asantewaa Nkrumah-Ture, Omowale Clay, Margaret Flowers

September 17: Chavista Chronicles from Caracas Live with Aidan Jonah, Editor of The Canada Files
September 17: Canadian Network on Cuba monthly Cuba webinar
Irma Gonzalez, daughter of Rene Gonzalez of Cuban 5, representative of Cuban Embassy, others
September 19: Cuba, COVID, and Ending the U.S. Blockade: What can we do?
September 19:  After July 11: The Cuban Reality & U.S. Policy Under Biden
September 23: Conversation with Nicaragua Foreign Minister Denis Moncada
September 26; New York City event with Denis Moncada, Nicaraguan Foreign Affairs Minister
September 30: DSA Says Let Cuba Live: Ending the US Blockade Today
Gail Walker (Executive Director, IFCO/Pastors for Peace, and co-chair of National Network on Cuba), Manolo De Los Santos (Founder/Co-Director, The People’s Forum, and researcher at Tricontinental), and Daniel Montero (Havana journalist, and producer of Belly of the Beast).
October 18: Bolivia Shows There is An Alternative: Putting People & Planet First

To follow Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Cuba daily:
Orinoco Tribune
Stand with Venezuela
Venezuela Solidarity New York
Ultima Noticias (English)
NicaNotes
Tortilla con Sal
Friends of Sandinista Nicaragua
Friends of Evo’s Bolivia
Kawsachun News
Cuba News