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November 2020 Honduras Coup, Hurricanes and Pandemic Update (tags)
Not only do Hondurans continue to suffer the repression and impoverishment of living under the JOH dictatorship for years following previous coup regimes, and suffer through the pandemic while the regime redirects resources meant for health care and public health to the pockets of politicians and big business; Hondurans are now additionally suffering from two hurricanes that have devastated them. The regime and politicians - who just a week before were visiting communities with their political campaigns - not only are largely absent in rescue, refuge and rebuilding efforts, but actively impeded Hondurans who autonomously organised to help with rescue and food, and equally impeded the entry of donations and rescue volunteers from neighbouring countries. Hurricane Eta arrived in Honduras on 4 November 2020, and Hurricane Iota followed in on 16 November 2020. Amidst the disasters, flooding, and heavy winds that ravaged the people and land and crops, political persecution did not rest in this time; hitmen made an attempt on the life of CNTC (National Confederation of Campesino Workers) treasurer of the Santa Barbara branch, only to five days later assassinate the son of an organiser of the same branch of CNTC. Also in November, ex political prisoner Raúl Alvarez was stabbed by attackers, having been released on bail in August 2019 after imprisonment for 18 months together with Edwin Espinal and towards the end with Rommel. Meanwhile, there have been some absolute heroes this month within communities in Honduras with their autonomous actions of solidarity in both rescue and sharing what they can. All this and more: https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/november-2020-honduras-coup-hurricanes-and-pandemic-update/
Houses Passes Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories (tags)
On Friday, the House of Representatives passed disaster relief legislation to benefit US States, Territories and municipalities recovering from wildfires, floods and hurricanes.
Senate Disaster Funding Fails Over Puerto Rico Aid Debate (tags)
On Monday the Senate failed to pass disaster relief funding to benefit Americans impacted by wildfires, hurricanes, flooding and other natural disasters. Republicans and Democrats clashed over recovery aid amounts for Puerto Rico and two separate proposals could not muster enough votes for passage.
Senate Bill offers Debt Relief for Puerto Rico (tags)
New Senate legislation offers additional options for Puerto Rico to cut its debt. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the US Territorial Relief Act. If Congress passes the act, US Territories that experience natural disasters could qualify for debt relief.
Puerto Rico Governor and Oversight Board Spar on Fiscal Plan (tags)
The certification of a plan to get Puerto Rico out of debt and back to economic growth was delayed again this week.
Puerto Rico and US Virgin Island Religious Leaders Issue Debt and Aid Statement As Preside (tags)
As President Trump visits Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, island religious leaders are calling for aid, debt relief and measures to end child poverty. The statement is issued by San Juan's Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves, St. Thomas' Catholic Bishop Herbert A. Bevard and Evangelical Bible Society Head Reverend Heriberto Martínez.
The White House Ghost (tags)
The President of the United States, George Bush, enters today his last 100 days in power overshadowed by very high unpopularity rates and one of the worst economic crises in recent decades.
CUBA: Besieged by hurricanes (tags)
We had hardly recovered from the emotional impact and material damages caused by the unexpectedly strong winds of hurricane Gustav on the Isla de la Juventud and Pinar del Rio, when news were received of sea floods caused by Hanna. Then, the worst news of all: that the very intense hurricane Ike, turning southwest under pressure from a strong anti-hurricane system located north of its course, would strike heavily over 625 miles throughout the national territory.
1K High Temp Records Broken in Sept. (tags)
[Highlights of Sept. NCDC report] Last month's combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the fifth warmest September on record and the global ocean surface temperature was the second warmest since records began in 1880.
ANTHEM TO BENEFIT AMERICA’S HOMELESS (tags)
FOUR-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER, GOSPEL SUPERSTAR, EDWIN HAWKINS MAKES A MUSICAL APPEAL TO HELP AMERICA’S HOMELESS
Announcing the release of “People In Need”recorded by Gospel Superstar Edwin Hawkins, Gospel Diva Tramaine Hawkins and the world renowned Edwin Hawkins Singers to benefit hurricane survivors and America’s homeless.
A.N.S.W.E.R. Public Forum: The Struggle Against War & Racism - Hurricanes Katrina & Rita (tags)
Come to an important public forum in LA on the struggle against war and racism in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Be there on October 29 for eyewitness reports from New Orleans, live hip-hop, food and political discussion!
BTL:Global Warming Linked to the Increased Power of Hurricanes Battering the US (tags)
Interview with Ross Gelbspan, journalist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Max Mayfield-Natl Hurricane Center-Lies About Global Warming (tags)
During a Congressional Hearing on Predicting Hurricanes, Max Mayfield (hurricane guru) was asked if he believes the increase in number and intensity of hurricanes are due to global warming.
Hurricanes and Global Warming (tags)
My guess is that Katrina and Andrew were the most powerful hurricanes to hit the U.S. in at least the last three centuries.