Politics

24.11.2019

“They’re killing us like dogs” – A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help

“They’re killing us like dogs” – A Massacre in Bolivia and a Plea for Help

By Medea Benjami I am writing from Bolivia just days after witnessing the November 19 military massacre at the Senkata gas plant in the indigenous city of El Alto, and the tear-gassing of a peaceful funeral procession on November 21 to commemorate the dead. These are examples, unfortunately, of… »

23.11.2019

‘Nothing But Disdain for Democracy’: Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley Join Letter Condemning Trump for Fueling Crisis in Bolivia

‘Nothing But Disdain for Democracy’: Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley Join Letter Condemning Trump for Fueling Crisis in Bolivia

Rather than supporting a military coup, our government should make it clear that the unconstitutional removal of an elected president is unacceptable.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams As the Bolivian military’s violent repression of Indigenous anti-coup protesters sparked fears of a full-blown civil… »

23.11.2019

National strike in Colombia

National strike in Colombia

By Alicia Muñoz On November 21, Colombia experienced a historic national strike. Nationals mobilized throughout the country to protest against the government of President Ivan Duque. Different sectors such as Indians, lgtbi, Afro communities, social leaders, artists, peasants, teachers, students, among others were the protagonists of this meeting, to demand… »

23.11.2019

Hundreds of Thousands Join National Strike in Colombia in Rebuke to Right-Wing President Iván Duque

Hundreds of Thousands Join National Strike in Colombia in Rebuke to Right-Wing President Iván Duque

In Colombia, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets Thursday in the largest national strike the country has seen in years. Labor unions, students, teachers, Indigenous and Afro-Colombian activists joined in peaceful marches across urban and rural Colombia as anger mounts against right-wing President Iván Duque and his… »

22.11.2019

Despite uncertain future, Lebanon’s uprising remains united against political elite

Despite uncertain future, Lebanon’s uprising remains united against political elite

Unlike previous movements, demonstrations in Lebanon have spread to all parts of the country and are targeting the entire political establishment. Jenny Gustafsson November 18, 2019 Holding a megaphone, a women chants to the crowds gathered at Martyrs’… »

22.11.2019

China – Bolivia – a Lithium Deal – No More?

China – Bolivia – a Lithium Deal – No More?

By Peter Koenig China has by far the largest lithium market. China produces already today the most electric cars, about 1 million in 2018, and will at least triplicate their production by 2025 – and in the following decade or two, demand is expected to increase exponentially. Bolivia has the… »

22.11.2019

Churro vendor controversy: Separating The Facts From The Political Correctness

Churro vendor controversy: Separating The Facts From The Political Correctness

By Robert Lederman, President of A.R.T.I.S.T. As you have no doubt seen and heard, two recent arrests of immigrant women vending churros (a long donut like pastry) has resulted in a huge controversy. I’ve linked 3 of the many articles on this below my personal comments. The media and elected… »

22.11.2019

Today Netanyahu, tomorrow Trump.

Today Netanyahu, tomorrow Trump.

Polarity in Fast-pace Political Times By Gabriela Jurosz-Landa Once again, icons are falling; only this time, it is in the Jewish-Christian hemisphere. One is reminded of the bringing down of Hussein, Gaddafi, Moubarak, and other dictators. However, what comes after? Let us not forget what happened after these leaders were… »

21.11.2019

31 US organizations denounce the brutal repression in Bolivia

31 US organizations denounce the brutal repression in Bolivia

We, the undersigned US organizations condemn the civic-military coup in Bolivia and the brutal repression unleashed by the police and military authorized by the self-proclaimed anti-Indigenous “President” of Bolivia, Senator Jeanine Áñez. The regime has burned the Wiphala, flag of the Indigenous nations of Bolivia; decreed an exemption to… »

20.11.2019

An Opinion: What Matters?

An Opinion: What Matters?

By j.jill Impeachment hearings overshadow their third day in the United States with more intrigue to come in the coming days, weeks, months. Democrats hope that the televised hearings will bring some Independents and those “Undecided” into the impeachment fold. Republicans and “The Base” are expected to hold firm to… »

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