Daily Archives: June 3, 2021

2021-06-03: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-03). Venezuela Rejects Colombia's Unilateral Decision to Open Border Crossings. orinocotribune.com On Wednesday, June 2, Venezuela rejected the decision of the Colombian government to unilaterally open the border crossings between the two countries, informed Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza. | The information was made public through a communiqué of the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry, indicating that "this sort of border ambush shows that the Colombian government continues to engage in political tricks in order to distract public opinion from the notorious acts of human rights violations that for 36 days have shaken Colombian society and the whole world." | In the statement, Venezuela expresses that…

_____ (2021-06-03). You Can Ditch Uber For A Driver-Owned Rideshare App. popularresistance.org The thank-you banners are down, but New York City residents have a real opportunity to show their appreciation for a population of low-paid, primarily immigrant frontline workers. New York City residents can help now by ditching Uber and Lyft for a competing driver-owned alternative app called "Co-op Ride," created by the mostly volunteer-run Drivers Cooperative. If Co-op's proposal plays out, drivers could make more money while their passengers, particularly those in underserved communities, could end up paying less for rides.

Guest Contributor (2021-06-03). The Tigray Conflict: Ethiopia's Humanitarian Disaster — Harry Sanders. ukhumanrightsblog.com This article was written by Harry Sanders, a content writer for the Immigration Advice Service. Since November 2020, the Tigray region in the north of Ethiopia has been the epicentre of an awful (and hugely underreported) humanitarian disaster. War and violence have sent the region's inhabitants fleeing over the Ethiopian border in search of asylum, …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-03). Military Situation In Nagorno-Karabakh On June 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 2, two Armenian soldiers were wounded in a fistfight with Azerbaijani servicemen at the border in Gegargunik region, according to the Armenian Ministry of Defense | On June 2, 40 Armenian soldiers violated the border in the direction of Armudlu village of Kelbajar district and later | Satellite imagery on June 2nd confirmed that Azerbaijan has, again, taken control of Sev Lich Lake, encroaching 2.5 km inside Armenian territory | MORE ON THE TOPIC:…

Staff (2021-06-02). Bolivarian National Guard Detains Colombian Spy in Táchira. orinocotribune.com The Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) detained a member of the Armed Forces of Colombia in the border state of Táchira. According to sources, the detained individual was carrying out espionage operations within Venezuela. | According to a report from the GNB, the apprehended person, identified by the name of Jhorman Benjamín Ortega Tarazona, was incercepted by GNB personnel as he displayed "suspicious behavior" in the vicinity of a Citizen's Attention Post in Vega de Aza, a Venezuelan town located 68 kilometers away from the Colombian city of Cúcuta. | Identification documents of Jhorman Benjamín Ortega Tarazona, w…

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-06-02). Venezuelan Authorities Rescue 8 Kidnapped Soldiers From Colombian Paramilitary Gangs Without Violence. orinocotribune.com Caracas, June 1 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)—Eight soldiers kidnapped by Colombian narco-terrorist groups at the beginning of this month in the border area of Apure state were rescued this Monday, May 31, in an operation called Centennial Eagle. | The news was confirmed by the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) through a statement shared on social media networks by Minister for Defense Vladimir Padrino. In the document, the military organization detailed that two additional soldiers are the subject of an ongoing search. | #FANBEnDefensaDeLaDignidad t.co/…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-06-02). Venezuelan Soldiers Freed After Capture in Border Region. venezuelanalysis.com The eight soldiers had been detained by Colombian "irregular armed groups" following an ambush.

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-06-02). Venezuelan Authorities Rescue 8 Kidnapped Soldiers From Colombian Paramilitary Gangs Without Violence. orinocotribune.com Caracas, June 1 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)—Eight soldiers kidnapped by Colombian narco-terrorist groups at the beginning of this month in the border area of Apure state were rescued this Monday, May 31, in an operation called Centennial Eagle. | The news was confirmed by the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) through a statement shared on social media networks by Minister for Defense Vladimir Padrino. In the document, the military organization detailed that two additional soldiers are the subject of an ongoing search. | En este momento, acompañados de un excelente grupo de médicos militares, brind…

Staff (2021-06-02). Colombia Backs Down, Will Extend the Closure of Border with Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Colombian authorities have backed down and announced an extension of the closure of the international border of Colombia with Venezuela at least until September 1, 2021. | Just days earlier, the government of Colombia had announced the opening of the border with Venezuela and had scheduled it for June 1, but now the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a decree to ratify the continuity of the closure of cross-border land and river routes. | In

Anonymous669 (2021-06-02). Syrian Soldier Killed In Turkish Shelling On Northern Aleppo: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Turkish Army tanks manoeuvre during a military exercise near the Turkish-Iraqi border in Silopi, Turkey, September 25, 2017 © Umit Bektas / Reuters | On May 2, a soldier in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) died of wounds that he sustained as a result of Turkish shelling on the northern countryside of Aleppo. | The soldier, identified as Ali Yassir Dirgham from Masyaf in Hama, was wounded along with another Syrian service member on May 31, when Turkish forces shelled a strip of land held by the SAA and Kurdish forces south of…

Staff (2021-06-02). Headlines for June 2, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Addresses Voting, Racial Wealth Gap as He Visits Tulsa Race Massacre Site on 100th Anniversary, 100+ Scholars Call for Congressional Action to Enact Federal Voting Rights Protections, Biden Ends Contested Trump-Era "Remain in Mexico" Policy, Rights Groups Call for End to Repressive, Invasive Technologies in Immigration Practices, Washington State's Most Populous County Bans Use of Facial Recognition Technology, Biden Administration Suspends Oil & Gas Leases in ANWR But Defends Massive "Willow" Project, Three Bombs Kill 10 People, Disable Electric Grid in Kabul, Sri Lanka Shoreline Coated in Plastic Debris f…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-06-02). Laying the Bear Trap: Orbán visits No 10 Downing Street. counterpunch.org His comments would not have fallen on deaf ears. While metropolitan London would have been aghast at his pedigree and remarks, a Brexit-audience in the rustbelts and areas of deprivation, would have felt a twang of appreciation. For them, migration has not been a boon and glory. For Hungary's Viktor Orbán, it has been an

Anonymous007 (2021-06-02). Military Situation In Yemen On June 2, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 115 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 18 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Hazm area | On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Baqim area | On June 1, three civilians were killed by Saudi shelling on Raqu border di…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-06-02). Venezuela's Migration: Why They Left. libya360.wordpress.com Tatuy TV Part I Between 2000 and 2020, a large part of Venezuela's young working population migrated to different locations across the globe in search of better opportunities. This migration has been largely caused by political differences, economic impoverishment, and the deterioration of social conditions in the Latin American country. Venezuela is a country with…

John V. Walsh (2021-06-02). A Deadly Contradiction: the Chinese Dreamers vs. the U.S. Hegemon. counterpunch.org Do China and the US have fundamental goals that constitute a contradiction, that is, goals so profoundly at odds with one another that the goals cannot coexist? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Such a contradiction means that one side must abandon its aims if a disastrous conflict is not to ensue. Which country should step back? Is there a moral, ethical or common-sense basis for making that call, a basis on which humankind can readily agree?

John V. Walsh (2021-06-02). A Deadly Contradiction: the Chinese Dreamers vs. the U.S. Hegemon. counterpunch.org Do China and the US have fundamental goals that constitute a contradiction, that is, goals so profoundly at odds with one another that the goals cannot coexist? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Such a contradiction means that one side must abandon its aims if a disastrous conflict is not to ensue. Which country should step

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2021-06-03: Social Media Postees

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Venezuela Rejects Colombia's Unilateral Decision to Open Border Crossings
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-03
On Wednesday, June 2, Venezuela rejected the decision of the Colombian government to unilaterally open the border crossings between the two countries, informed Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza. | The information was made public through a communiqué of the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Ministry, indicating that "this sort of border ambush shows that the Colombian government continues to engage in political tricks in order to distract public opinion from the notorious acts of human rights violations that for 36 days have shaken Colombian society and the whole world." | In the statement, Venezuela expresses that…
orinocotribune.com/venezuela-rejects-colombias-unilateral-decision-to-open-border-crossings/

You Can Ditch Uber For A Driver-Owned Rideshare App
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-06-03
The thank-you banners are down, but New York City residents have a real opportunity to show their appreciation for a population of low-paid, primarily immigrant frontline workers. New York City residents can help now by ditching Uber and Lyft for a competing driver-owned alternative app called "Co-op Ride," created by the mostly volunteer-run Drivers Cooperative. If Co-op's proposal plays out, drivers could make more money while their passengers, particularly those in underserved communities, could end up paying less for rides.
popularresistance.org/you-can-ditch-uber-for-a-driver-owned-rideshare-app/

The Tigray Conflict: Ethiopia's Humanitarian Disaster — Harry Sanders
Guest Contributor | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-06-03
This article was written by Harry Sanders, a content writer for the Immigration Advice Service. Since November 2020, the Tigray region in the north of Ethiopia has been the epicentre of an awful (and hugely underreported) humanitarian disaster. War and violence have sent the region's inhabitants fleeing over the Ethiopian border in search of asylum, …
ukhumanrightsblog.com/2021/06/03/the-tigray-conflict-ethiopias-humanitarian-disaster-harry-sanders/

The Tigray Conflict: Ethiopia's Humanitarian Disaster — Harry Sanders
Guest Contributor | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-06-03
This article was written by Harry Sanders, a content writer for the Immigration Advice Service. Since November 2020, the Tigray region in the north of Ethiopia has been the epicentre of an awful (and hugely underreported) humanitarian disaster. War and violence have sent the region's inhabitants fleeing over the Ethiopian border in search of asylum, …
ukhumanrightsblog.com/2021/06/03/the-tigray-conflict-ethiopias-humanitarian-disaster-harry-sanders/

Military Situation In Nagorno-Karabakh On June 3, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-06-03
Click to see full-size image | On June 2, two Armenian soldiers were wounded in a fistfight with Azerbaijani servicemen at the border in Gegargunik region, according to the Armenian Ministry of Defense | On June 2, 40 Armenian soldiers violated the border in the direction of Armudlu village of Kelbajar district and later | Satellite imagery on June 2nd confirmed that Azerbaijan has, again, taken control of Sev Lich Lake, encroaching 2.5 km inside Armenian territory | MORE ON THE TOPIC:…
southfront.org/military-situation-in-nagorno-karabakh-on-june-3-2021-map-update/

Venezuelan Soldiers Freed After Capture in Border Region
José Luis Granados Ceja | venezuelanalysis.com | 2021-06-02
The eight soldiers had been detained by Colombian "irregular armed groups" following an ambush.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/15221

Bolivarian National Guard Detains Colombian Spy in Táchira
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-02
The Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) detained a member of the Armed Forces of Colombia in the border state of Táchira. According to sources, the detained individual was carrying out espionage operations within Venezuela. | According to a report from the GNB, the apprehended person, identified by the name of Jhorman Benjamín Ortega Tarazona, was incercepted by GNB personnel as he displayed "suspicious behavior" in the vicinity of a Citizen's Attention Post in Vega de Aza, a Venezuelan town located 68 kilometers away from the Colombian city of Cúcuta. | Identification documents of Jhorman Benjamín Ortega Tarazona, w…
orinocotribune.com/bolivarian-national-guard-detains-colombian-spy-in-tachira/

Venezuelan Authorities Rescue 8 Kidnapped Soldiers From Colombian Paramilitary Gangs Without Violence
Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-02
Caracas, June 1 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)–Eight soldiers kidnapped by Colombian narco-terrorist groups at the beginning of this month in the border area of Apure state were rescued this Monday, May 31, in an operation called Centennial Eagle. | The news was confirmed by the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) through a statement shared on social media networks by Minister for Defense Vladimir Padrino. In the document, the military organization detailed that two additional soldiers are the subject of an ongoing search. | #FANBEnDefensaDeLaDignidad t.co/
orinocotribune.com/venezuelan-authorities-rescue-8-kidnapped-soldiers-from-colombian-paramilitary-gangs-without-violence/

Colombia Backs Down, Will Extend the Closure of Border with Venezuela
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-02
Colombian authorities have backed down and announced an extension of the closure of the international border of Colombia with Venezuela at least until September 1, 2021. | Just days earlier, the government of Colombia had announced the opening of the border with Venezuela and had scheduled it for June 1, but now the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a decree to ratify the continuity of the closure of cross-border land and river routes. | In Decree 580, dated May 31 2020, the Colom…
orinocotribune.com/colombia-backs-down-will-extend-the-closure-of-border-with-venezuela/

Colombia Backs Down, Will Extend the Closure of Border with Venezuela
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-02
Colombian authorities have backed down and announced an extension of the closure of the international border of Colombia with Venezuela at least until September 1, 2021. | Just days earlier, the government of Colombia had announced the opening of the border with Venezuela and had scheduled it for June 1, but now the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a decree to ratify the continuity of the closure of cross-border land and river routes. | In Decree 580, dated May 31 2020, the Colom…
orinocotribune.com/colombia-backs-down-will-extend-the-closure-of-border-with-venezuela/

Venezuelan Authorities Rescue 8 Kidnapped Soldiers From Colombian Paramilitary Gangs Without Violence
Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza | orinocotribune.com | 2021-06-02
Caracas, June 1 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)–Eight soldiers kidnapped by Colombian narco-terrorist groups at the beginning of this month in the border area of Apure state were rescued this Monday, May 31, in an operation called Centennial Eagle. | The news was confirmed by the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) through a statement shared on social media networks by Minister for Defense Vladimir Padrino. In the document, the military organization detailed that two additional soldiers are the subject of an ongoing search. | En este momento, acompañados de un excelente grupo de médicos militares, brind…
orinocotribune.com/venezuelan-authorities-rescue-8-kidnapped-soldiers-from-colombian-paramilitary-gangs-without-violence/

Syrian Soldier Killed In Turkish Shelling On Northern Aleppo: Monitoring Group
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-06-02
Turkish Army tanks manoeuvre during a military exercise near the Turkish-Iraqi border in Silopi, Turkey, September 25, 2017 © Umit Bektas / Reuters | On May 2, a soldier in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) died of wounds that he sustained as a result of Turkish shelling on the northern countryside of Aleppo. | The soldier, identified as Ali Yassir Dirgham from Masyaf in Hama, was wounded along with another Syrian service member on May 31, when Turkish forces shelled a strip of land held by the SAA and Kurdish forces south of…
southfront.org/syrian-soldier-killed-in-turkish-shelling-on-northern-aleppo-monitoring-group/

Headlines for June 2, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-06-02
Biden Addresses Voting, Racial Wealth Gap as He Visits Tulsa Race Massacre Site on 100th Anniversary, 100+ Scholars Call for Congressional Action to Enact Federal Voting Rights Protections, Biden Ends Contested Trump-Era "Remain in Mexico" Policy, Rights Groups Call for End to Repressive, Invasive Technologies in Immigration Practices, Washington State's Most Populous County Bans Use of Facial Recognition Technology, Biden Administration Suspends Oil & Gas Leases in ANWR But Defends Massive "Willow" Project, Three Bombs Kill 10 People, Disable Electric Grid in Kabul, Sri Lanka Shoreline Coated in Plastic Debris f…
www.democracynow.org/2021/6/2/headlines

Laying the Bear Trap: Orbán visits No 10 Downing Street
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-02
His comments would not have fallen on deaf ears. While metropolitan London would have been aghast at his pedigree and remarks, a Brexit-audience in the rustbelts and areas of deprivation, would have felt a twang of appreciation. For them, migration has not been a boon and glory. For Hungary's Viktor Orbán, it has been an…
counterpunch.org/2021/06/02/laying-the-bear-trap-orban-visits-no-10-downing-street/

Military Situation In Yemen On June 2, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-06-02
Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 115 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 18 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Hazm area | On June 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Baqim area | On June 1, three civilians were killed by Saudi shelling on Raqu border di…
southfront.org/military-situation-in-yemen-on-june-2-2021-map-update/

A Deadly Contradiction: the Chinese Dreamers vs. the U.S. Hegemon
John V. Walsh | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-02
Do China and the US have fundamental goals that constitute a contradiction, that is, goals so profoundly at odds with one another that the goals cannot coexist? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Such a contradiction means that one side must abandon its aims if a disastrous conflict is not to ensue. Which country should step…
counterpunch.org/2021/06/02/a-deadly-contradiction-the-chinese-dreamers-vs-the-u-s-hegemon/

A Deadly Contradiction: the Chinese Dreamers vs. the U.S. Hegemon
John V. Walsh | counterpunch.org | 2021-06-02
Do China and the US have fundamental goals that constitute a contradiction, that is, goals so profoundly at odds with one another that the goals cannot coexist? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Such a contradiction means that one side must abandon its aims if a disastrous conflict is not to ensue. Which country should step back? Is there a moral, ethical or common-sense basis for making that call, a basis on which humankind can readily agree?
counterpunch.org/2021/06/02/a-deadly-contradiction-the-chinese-dreamers-vs-the-u-s-hegemon/

Venezuela's Migration: Why They Left
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-06-02
Tatuy TV Part I Between 2000 and 2020, a large part of Venezuela's young working population migrated to different locations across the globe in search of better opportunities. This migration has been largely caused by political differences, economic impoverishment, and the deterioration of social conditions in the Latin American country. Venezuela is a country with… Read…
libya360.wordpress.com/2021/06/02/venezuelas-migration-why-they-left/

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