Survey: Only 9% of Venezuelans Back the Opposition

On Monday, May 9, the director of the pollster firm Hinterlaces, Óscar Schémel, released the results of a poll according to which the Venezuelan opposition only has 9% support among the people of the country, and former deputy Juan Guaidó’s support has fallen to 4%.

Survey: Only 9% of Venezuelans Back the Opposition

H/T: CHICAGO ALBA SOLIDARITY

The Washington Quid Pro Quo and a Comment on Roe v. Wade

The Washington Quid Pro Quo and a Comment on Roe v. Wade

As to Neuburger’s on Roe v. Wade, the fact that many people are mighty unhappy about it being overturned is not germane unless they manage to pass new Federal legislation, which seems unlikely. Women’s advocacy groups collectively need to be taken out and shot. If you read the original ruling, it’s a handwave. It was always vulnerable to being reversed. And yet those with most to lose did nothing to protect their rights. The response to abortion doctors being shot and women going to abortion clinics being threatened didn’t elicit remotely the warranted level of outrage. This action should have been made domestic terrorism in the laws of the Democratic-leaning states and prosecuted as such. The defenders of abortion acting like a bunch of wimps helped pave the way to where we are.

Comment by Yves Smith

The BLA’s Anti-Chinese Terrorist Attack Is A Failed Attempt To Hold Balochistan Back

The objective socio-economic interests of the Baloch people are inextricably connected with their government’s Chinese-backed plans to comprehensively develop this de facto feudalist province, not in splitting from Pakistan in order to impose a neo-feudalist system upon its already very impoverished population.

The BLA’s Anti-Chinese Terrorist Attack Is A Failed Attempt To Hold Balochistan Back

Previously:

3 Chinese nationals among 4 dead in suicide attack at Karachi University

USAID Approves $131mn Investment To Counter Impact Of Russian War On Ukraine

USAID Approves $131mn Investment To Counter Impact Of Russian War On Ukraine

“With these funds, USAID will help address the horrific impact of the ongoing war on civilians, the private sector, government institutions, and civil society. This funding will also enable USAID to continue helping the Ukrainian government combat corruption; build defenses against cyberattacks, disinformation [propaganda], and other tools of Kremlin aggression; sustain democratic reforms; strengthen the healthcare system, and foster economic growth that benefits Ukrainians.”