Venezuela’s Government Will Halt Talks With The Opposition Over Maduro Ally Alex Saab’s Abduction To The United States

Venezuela’s National Assembly President Jorge Rodriguez confirmed on Saturday that the country’s forthcoming talks with the opposition will be postponed due to the same-day extradition of Alex Saab, a 49-year-old envoy of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. According to Reuters, Rodriguez, who heads the Venezuelan government’s negotiation team, stated that officials would not be attending the discussions, which were due to begin on Sunday. The National Assembly president stressed that the breakdown in discussions is in response to the “brutal aggression” directed towards Saab.

Far-Right Militants In Ukraine Boasted About Receiving Training From The Forces Of NATO Nations

Far-right radicals in Ukraine’s military have boasted about receiving training from the Canadian Forces and several other NATO nations, according to a new research from an American university. The research, conducted by an institute at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., followed the far-right group Centuria’s social media pages, documenting its Ukrainian military members performing Nazi salutes, advocating white nationalism, and glorifying members of Nazi SS units.

Israel Heinously Used Two Passenger Aircrafts As Human Shield During Missile Attacks On Syria

According to a Russian general, Israel has once again utilized civilian aircraft as a cover against Syrian air defense systems during its strikes on the Arab country. “On October 13, from 23:35 to 23:39, four Israeli Air Force F-16 tactical fighters entered Syrian airspace in the US-occupied al-Tanf zone in Homs Province and struck a phosphate ore processing plant in the Palmyra region,” Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, deputy head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria, said at a press conference.

Putin Dismisses “Politically-Motivated Blather,” Says Europe’s “Systematic Flaws” Is To Blame For Energy Crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed accusations that Moscow is using energy as a “weapon,” claiming that Europe’s gas shortfall is primarily the result of “systematic flaws” in the continent’s energy sector. Speaking at an event in Moscow, the president criticized the European energy market’s “flaws,” adding that “some try to pass their errors onto others.”

Six Non-Violent Demonstrators Were Killed In Lebanon’s Capital Beirut By A Christian Right-Wing Militia

At least six nonviolent protestors were allegedly killed by a Christian right-wing militia in Beirut today as they gathered for a demonstration against Tarek Bitar, the main judge in the port explosion probe. Members of the infamous Lebanese Forces are alleged to have opened fire as thousands gathered in the Lebanese capital for a rally planned by the Shi’ite Amal and Hezbollah parties. Snipers stationed in neighboring buildings opened fire on demonstrators, killing at least six individuals and injuring many more.

The British Government Is Launching A Brand New Public Relations Campaign To Whitewash Its Image In Colombia

According to Declassified UK, the British embassy in Bogotá is funding a new public relations effort to “improve perceptions” of the UK in Colombia. The initiative is being launched at a time when the United Kingdom is backing Colombia’s oppressive security forces. According to Foreign Office papers obtained by Declassified, the UK embassy spent £6,000 in 2019-20 on a “perception analysis of the UK’s soft power in Colombia” that assisted in “identifying future interests to combine in public messaging and social media.”

HazteOir, An Ultra-Conservative Spanish Organization, Fought With Google To Hide Connections To A Notorious Anti-Communist Secret Society

According to files published by WikiLeaks, the ultra-conservative Spanish organization HazteOir – which uses ‘free speech’ justifications to advocate against the rights of the LGBTQ community — fought with Google to “suppress” suspected connections to a notorious Catholic secret society. El Yunque (‘The Anvil’) is the name of this secret society. It is a religious, anti-communist organization that was formed in Mexico in the 1950s. It does not have a website or an official registration, but it is said to be operating throughout Latin America and Spain.

Progressives To Hold A War Crimes Trial Of The US Government And Demand The Release Of Imprisoned WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

On Wednesday, a group of renowned progressives from around the world announced the first physical session of the Belmarsh Tribunal, in which participants would put the US administration on trial for war crimes and demand the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently imprisoned. Progressive International’s Belmarsh Tribunal, named after the notorious London prison where Assange is being held as he awaits extradition to the United States, will convene on October 22 to “try the U.S. government for its crimes of the 21st century—from atrocities in Iraq to torture at Guantánamo Bay to a surveillance program.”

In An ICC Complaint Brought By Climate Activists, Brazil’s Fascist President Jair Bolsonaro Is Accused Of Committing “Crimes Against Humanity”

Climate activists have filed a complaint against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro with the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing him of “crimes against humanity” for his alleged involvement in the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. Activists with the Austrian environmental advocacy group AllRise filed an official complaint in The Hague-based court on Tuesday, calling for an investigation into Bolsonaro and his administration for actions “directly connected to the negative impacts of climate change around the world.”

The Government Of Xinjiang Accuses The United States Of Lying As Part Of A Cold-War Propaganda Operation Against China

The government of China’s Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region has accused the US of lying about “mass violations of human rights” in order to meddle in internal matters. According to Xu Guixiang, the accusations were made to “frame China” as part of a cold-war effort to sway public opinion against Beijing. He was talking at a news conference in the Chinese capital alongside others from the region who provided information that contradicted Washington’s propaganda blitz.

‘Normal People’ Author Sally Rooney Rightly Rejects Hebrew Translation Request By Publisher With Close Ties To Apartheid Israel’s Defense Ministry

Due to her support for the cultural boycott of Israel, bestselling Irish author Sally Rooney has declined an offer from an Israeli publisher to translate her newest work. Rooney turned down Modan Publishing House’s request for a Hebrew translation of Beautiful World, Where Are You?, according to Haaretz. As per the Israeli publication, Rooney’s agency confirmed the decision. The 30-year-old novelist issued a statement on Tuesday explaining her choice.

The Bellingcat Organization Is Financed By American And British Intelligence Contractors Who Are Assisting Terrorist Groups In Syria

According to a bombshell report by The Grayzone, an investigative news website, the so-called self-styled open-source investigations organization Bellingcat, which has repeatedly accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons against civilians, is financially dependent on anti-Damascus Western governments and heavily funded by the US and UK intelligence contractors who assist terrorist groups in Syria.