Biles wins gold…

Image description This cartoon features Olympic gymnast Simone Biles standing on a podium with the number one on it, holding a bouquet of flowers, smiling and waving, with a gold medal around her neck. This is accompanied by text that reads “Biles wins gold… for self-care”. By Ralph Underhill Source link

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As case of stolen Venezuelan gold reaches court, the UK still backs coup leader Juan Guaidó

Support us and go ad-freeAs The Canary has extensively reported, since January 2019 Venezuela has been subjected to a US-backed coup attempt. The putsch began when a previously unknown member of Venezuela’s legislature declared himself ‘interim president’. He was quickly recognized as the oil rich South American country’s legitimate leader by the US and most of its Latin American and Western European allies, including the UK government of then-prime minister Theresa May. As part of the coup attempt, the Bank of England unilaterally froze assets belonging to Venezuela. But the beleaguered nation will soon have the opportunity to recoup its stolen property in court. And as the case’s…

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Damning UN report urges the UK to unfreeze Venezuelan gold

Alena Douhan is the United Nations’ special rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights. Douhan visited Venezuela on 1 February “to assess the impact of unilateral sanctions on the enjoyment of human rights by people living in Venezuela and any other affected people”. On 12 February, Douhan published her preliminary findings based on “extensive consultations with a wide range of interlocutors”. The UN independent expert recognised the negative impact of coercive sanctions on human rights and urged European banks to “unfreeze assets of the Venezuela Central Bank”. She also noted how the push for regime change “violates the principle of…

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FOOLS GOLD: Stone Roses’ Ian Brown Ruffles Feathers over Lockdown 

IAN Brown, former lead singer of The Stone Roses, has been ruffling feathers of late. Having faded into middle-aged solo mediocrity, he has suddenly become a Twitter sensation, with his caustic commentary on the Covid-19 regime. Among his greatest hits was the defiant ‘NO LOCKDOWN NOT TESTS NO TRACKS NO MASKS NO VAX’, for which he has been ridiculed by mainstream media. A hatchet job in the Sunday Times yesterday did not bother with any serious consideration of Brown’s invective, simply denouncing him as a superspreader of conspiracy theory. Excepting a few outspoken figures, such as Van Morrison and Noel Gallagher, the pop and rock scene has been strangely silent on…

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