Bill Gates on Track to Grow His Fortune Through Foundation’s Ties to Vaccine Makers

Bill Gates on Track to Grow His Fortune Through Foundation’s Ties to Vaccine Makers

A telling piece in The Nation this week reports some of the conflicts of interest the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation holds in the world’s quest for a COVID-19 vaccine. According to the article, the foundation’s investments in companies working to develop COVID-19 vaccines put Gates “in a position to potentially reap considerable financial gains from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

H/T: The Most Revolutionary Act

Remembering Che Guevara on the 53rd Anniversary of his Death

Remembering Che Guevara on the 53rd Anniversary of his Death, by Yanis Iqbal

On 9 October, 1967, Che Guevara – one of the greatest revolutionaries ever known – was murdered in Bolivia under the orders of Washington. This death was foreseeable. In 1966, Che Guevara had left Cuba to wage an anti-imperialist struggle in the South American nation of Bolivia. The plan was to establish a mother column led by Che in Bolivia, with further guerrilla columns branching out from the main unit to enter the neighboring countries of Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru, thus creating a continent-wide revolutionary front. This anti-imperialist plan of action was based on the way Vietnam heroically resisted the full-blown onslaught of American hegemony. As Fidel Castro put it, “In the same measure in which Vietnam resists, the revolutionary liberation movement will grow in other parts of the world. Other fronts of the struggle for liberation will open throughout the world in direct proportion to Vietnam’s resistance.”

Related:

Che Guevara and the CIA in the Mountains of Bolivia

The Death of Che Guevara: Declassified

The unpublished photographs of the Death of Che Guevara

Spain Rejects Extradition of Orlando Figuera’s Murderer – Black Chavista Burned Alive in 2017

Enzo Franchini Oliveros inside the red circle. File photo. Orinoco Tribune | October 2, 2020

A Spanish Justice on Wednesday rejected the extradition of the Venezuelan Enzo Franchini Oliveros, who is requested in Venezuela for his participation, during the 2017 guarimbas, in the criminal action, where a group of people stabbed and burned alive 22-year-old Orlando Figuera, under the accusation of “being Chavista.”

Spain Rejects Extradition of Orlando Figuera’s Murderer – Black Chavista Burned Alive in 2017

Chinese military urges US to stop ‘provocative actions’ in South China Sea as USS John McCain enters disputed waters

Chinese military urges US to stop ‘provocative actions’ in South China Sea as USS John McCain enters disputed waters

The resource-rich South China Sea is a constant source of tension among South-Eastern Asian countries. The region is the subject of overlapping territorial and maritime claims by several states, including China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. Apart from harboring vast natural resources, the region is also an important waterway, with trillions of dollars-worth in trade passing through it each year.

Related:

Resources in the South China Sea

The South China Sea: What’s Really at Issue

Anti-Beijing group with links to Steve Bannon spreading COVID-19 misinformation in Australia

Anti-Beijing group with links to Steve Bannon spreading COVID-19 misinformation in Australia

Members of Himalaya Australia have claimed that local banks are blocking transactions associated with the company. The banks named, including the Commonwealth Bank, declined to comment.

An ASIC spokesperson said it is aware of media reports surrounding GTV Media Group, but would not comment further. GTV Media Group is not registered to trade in Australia.

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