Different Syrian media outlets highlighted today Cuba”s condemnation to the US attack against the Shayrat air base in the province of Homs, calling it ”blatant violation of the International Law.”
Simón Bolívar Hall which, in an affront to the Liberator, is occupied by the decadent and shameful Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), this March 28, was witness to the battle of his descendents -children of the Bolivarian Hugo Chávez – in defense of Venezuela and Our America’s sovereignty, independence, self-determination, and dignity.
The battle unleashed was one of principles, against imperial and oligarchic pretensions to abridge the right of peoples and states to free themselves, exercise their sovereignty, and create the political, economic, social and cultural system they freely choose.
The 18-year old, living in Israel for the past few years and using anonymizer software to cover his tracks, first made threats to a Jewish institution in New Zealand back in 2016, then to one in Australia, and finally, most recently to 16 Jewish centers in nine U.S. states in the United States. The teen also made a bomb threat to Delta Airlines, forcing it to make an early landing.
“Most of these people had taken shelter in this building from the fighting and the planes. They were hiding for their lives,” said one witness.
Reports emerged Wednesday that U.S. planes bombed a school sheltering displaced civilians just west of the Syrian town of Raqqa, killing an estimated 33 civilians.
The database, expected to be operational by September, will collect bulks of information on potential deportees.
Software company Palantir is gearing up to finalize the development of a massive intelligence database pitted to serve as “the engine for Donald Trump’s deportation machine,” according to an investigative report by the Intercept.
In the continuing wave of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump, “I am Muslim too” rallies cropped up in cities throughout the weekend in solidarity with Muslims and against Trump’s immigration policies.
More than 1,000 people congregated in New York on Sunday in Times Square, and attendees heard from rabbis, imams, Sikh clergymember, a Buddhist, Episcopalian and Presbyterian reverends, a Mennonite, a Seventh Day Adventist minister, a Hindu, a Baptist pastor, local politicians and civil rights advocates.
Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the rally, saying “we have to dispel the stereotypes” and that the United States is “a country founded to protect all faiths and all beliefs.”
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons headlined the event and told the crowd that even while Muslims are being scapegoated, “diversity will prevail.”
A U.S. appeals court denied late Saturday night a request made by the U.S. Department of Justice to restore President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, as well as all refugees, from entering the United States.
The Justice Department on Saturday filed a formal notice appealing the ruling made by Judge James Robart in Seattle late on Friday.
Judge James Robart’s ruling has created a temporary, but uncertain, window where travelers from the seven countries — Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and Libya — may be able to enter the country.
Trump’s administration responded by saying Judge Robart’s decision poses a threat to the public and “second-guesses the president’s national security judgment about the quantum of risk posed by the admission of certain classes of (non-citizens) and the best means of minimizing that risk.”