2019-11-10: Social Media Postees

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Morales denounces 'coup d'état', as opposition confirms warrant issued for his arrest
rt.com | 2019-11-11
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Morales denounces 'coup d'état', as opposition says warrant issued for his arrest
rt.com | 2019-11-11
Police and military have been on the lookout for Evo Morales, who has just resigned as Bolivia's president, opposition has claimed. Morales dubbed the arrest warrant "illegal," while police chief denied its existence altogether. | "I denounce in front of the world and the Bolivian people that a police official publicly announced that he was instructed to execute an illegal arrest warrant against me; in addition, violent groups assaulted my home. The coup destroys the rule of law," Morales, who resigned earlie…
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Armed protesters force their way into Venezuela's embassy in Bolivia, diplomats flee — report
rt.com | 2019-11-11
A group of masked men reportedly broke into Venezuela's embassy in Bolivia's La Paz, forcing its staff to run for their life. Venezuela's ambassador in Bolivia claimed the attackers wanted to butcher those inside. | "We are fine, but the embassy was taken. They want to massacre us," Venezuela's ambassador to Bolivia, Crisbeylee González, said in an audio message, obtained by RT Spanish. | "Please, I need you to report," she added. | The diplomat said that the thugs who forced their way into the diplomat…
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World Leaders Condemn Coup Against Evo Morales in Bolivia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-10
World leaders and organizations expressed Sunday their solidarity with former Bolivian President Evo Morales under the hashtag #ElMundoconEvo (the World with Evo) and strongly condemned the right-wing coup which forced Morales to resign. | RELATED: | Bolivia: President Evo Morales Resigns Amid Right-Wing Coup | "I just heard that there was a coup d'état in Bolivia and that comrade Evo was forced to resign. It is unfortunate that Latin America has an economic elite that does not kno…
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Bolivia: President Evo Morales Resigns Amid Right-Wing Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-10
Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to resign Sunday after senior army and police chiefs called on him to do so following weeks of right-wing unrest and violence against his Oct. 20 elections victory, in what his government has called a coup by opposition forces in the country. | RELATED: | teleSUR's Exclusive: Evo Morales Urges Respect for New Election, Rejects Resignation Demands | "I decided to resign from my position so that Carlos Mesa and…
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Bolivia crisis: President Morales calls new elections after international audit but rejects resignation demands as 'coup attempt'
rt.com | 2019-11-10
Bolivian leader Evo Morales promised to hold a new election in order to uphold peace and security across the country after the Organization of American States (OAS) mission failed to confirm his win last month. | "I made a decision… to call for a new general election that would allow people to democratically choose the authorities," Morales announced on Sunday. The plebiscite is set to include a new round of voting for the president, the vice president, and the members of both chambers of Parliament. In his address, Morales also promised to completely replace the members of the nation's election commission.
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'Arrogance of billionaires': Bernie Sanders slams Michael Bloomberg's potential run without campaigning in key states
rt.com | 2019-11-10
Bernie Sanders says the "arrogance of billionaires" is driving Michael Bloomberg to join the crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls who often target the ultra-rich, but yet have no clear leader to take on Donald Trump. | The Vermont senator certainly did not mince his words as he lambasted his rival for jumping into the race and skipping key states for campaigning. | "You see, when you're worth $50 billion, I guess you don't have to have town meetings, you don't have to talk to ordinary people. What you do is you take out, I guess a couple of billion dollars, and you buy the state of California," Sa…
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'Apple Card is sexist': Goldman Sachs faces probe after claims of gender biased credit limits
rt.com | 2019-11-10
A New York financial regulator launched an investigation into Goldman Sachs' credit card practices after Twitter users, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, complained that Apple Card gives much lower credit limits to women. | The Wall Street bank behind Apple Card found itself in hot water after tech entrepreneur David Heinemeier Hansson lambasted the service's "black box algorithm" for giving him 20 times the credit limit that his wife got. The thread, which was started on Thursday, has gone viral since then, gaining more than 5,000 retweets. | Some users and couples said they found themselves in the sa…
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Bolivian President Evo Morales Calls New Presidential Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-10
Bolivian President Evo Morales said Sunday that he was calling new presidential elections after a night of major unrest and violence across the country led by right-wing opposition in what the Bolivian government has denounced as an attempted coup. | RELATED: | Bolivian Armed Forces Support Dialogue to Resolve Conflict | Morales, speaking at a press conference in La Paz, also said he would replace the country's electoral body. | "I have decided to renew all the members of the Supr…
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Regional Leaders, Movements Express Solidarity with Evo Morales
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-10
Regional leaders and organizations expressed Saturday their support and solidarity with Bolivian President Evo Morales after his government denounced that an attempted coup is underway by right-wing forces seeking to oust his leftist government after he was declared the winner of the Oct. 20 elections. | RELATED: | Bolivian President Evo Morales Calls New Presidential Elections | "My full support to the president @evoespueblo in the face of this attempt to interrupt the consti…
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Bolivia's military chief calls on President Morales to resign after new elections announced
rt.com | 2019-11-10
Bolivia's military urged President Evo Morales to resign amid protests, stating that it would help to preserve "peace" in the country. The call comes after Morales agreed to hold new elections. | "After analyzing the internal conflict situation, we ask the President of the State to renounce his presidential mandate, allowing for peace to be restored and the maintenance of stability for the good of Bolivia," the commander of Bolivia's armed forces, Williams Kaliman, said. | Shortly before Kaliman's statement, Bolivia's military said it had ordered air and land operations to "neutralize" unspecified armed groups…
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teleSUR's Exclusive: Evo Morales Urges Respect for New Election
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-10
Bolivian President Evo Morales rejected calls for resignation and condemned the opposition for failing to respect his new decision to reform the electoral authority and call for new elections, the Bolivian president told teleSUR Sunday in an exclusive interview from La Paz. | In the interview with teleSUR's correspondent in Bolivia Freddy Morales, the president said the decision to call new elections was to preserve the peace in Bolivia "so that we do not confront the Bolivian family," while calling on the opposition protesters to end the strikes and remove roadblocks in order to not harm the economy of the co…
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'This is an utter disgrace': Outcry after Sri Lankan president pardons death row killer who brutally murdered Swedish teen girl
rt.com | 2019-11-10
In his final week in office, Sri Lanka's outgoing president has pardoned a death row killer who murdered a Swedish teenager in 2005. The girl's skull was smashed into 64 pieces during the horrific attack. | Yvonne Jonsson, who had dual Sri Lankan and Swedish nationality, was killed in the stairwell of the Colombo apartment building her family was living in at the time. The attack had come after an argument between the teenager and killer Jude Jayamaha, then aged 19, who reportedly hails from an influential family. | Jayamaha was initially sentenced to 12 years, but his appeal ended in him being sentenced to de…
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8 killed in car bomb explosion in Turkish-controlled northeast Syrian town
rt.com | 2019-11-10
A small truck exploded outside a bakery in the Syrian village of Suluk, located southeast of the town of Tel Abyad on Sunday, according to the Turkish military and local emergency workers. The blast is said to have killed at least eight people, but it remains unclear whether or not they were civilians. The Turkish military was quick to blame Kurdish-led militias for the attack. | Ankara launched a military invasion into northeastern Syria in early October, targeting Kurdish-led militias that it believes to be "terrorists." Following two separate deals with the US and Russia, Turkey agreed to halt the operation…
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Leaked US Memo Confirms NATO Ally Turkey Pursuing "Ethnic Cleansing" in Syria
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-10
Everyone in Washington knows NATO's second largest military is now engaged in ongoing ethnic cleansing.

Leaked US Memo Confirms NATO Ally Turkey Pursuing "Ethnic Cleansing" in Syria

Western sanctions on Syria only hurt the people in order to push regime change agenda — Assad to RT
rt.com | 2019-11-10
The sanctions the US and Europe placed on Damascus serve a single goal: to pit people against the government and make them uphold the West's agenda, Syrian President Bashar Assad told RT in an exclusive interview. | The restrictions the EU and the US imposed against Syria initially targeted ordinary Syrians so that they would blame the government for their woes and eventually rebel, President Assad told RT's Afshin Rattansi. Now, as the West has kept renewing the sanctions year by year for almost a decade, they serve another goal: to punish Syrians for refusing to bow to the pressure, the president said. | Tho…
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The Middle East and the Rest of the World Are United in Struggle
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-10
From Iraq to Chile and beyond, protesters are raising their voices in search of employment, democracy and dignity.

The Middle East and the Rest of the World Are United in Struggle

Fresh Protests Grip Iraq Despite Mounting Casualties
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-10
Protesters were back on the streets of Iraqi cities on Sunday despite security forces killing at least five people the day before in central Baghdad. | Live ammunition was used on demonstrators as well as tear gas and sound bombs, police and medics say. | The clashes in Baghdad wounded scores more people and put security forces back in control of all except one major bridge linking the Iraqi capital's eastern residential and business districts to government headquarters across the Tigris river. | The government promised reforms aimed at ending the crisis. Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Saturday (Nov…
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Topless FEMEN protester descend on anti-Islamophobia rally in Paris (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2019-11-10
Topless members of FEMEN gatecrashed an anti-Islamophobia protest in the French capital Sunday as hundreds took to the streets to demonstrate in the wake of an attack on a mosque in Bayonne last month. | While demonstrators were gathering and preparing to march, FEMEN activists suddenly burst onto the scene, baring their breasts. | Members of the anti-Islamophobia protest quickly rushed over and surrounded the topless women, blocking them from view using coats and umbrellas despite photographers' best efforts to capture the moment. | The group, which pushes for women's rights through topless protests and ot…
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'Photoshopping your back muscles': Novak Djokovic trolls semi-naked tennis ace Karen Khachanov
rt.com | 2019-11-10
Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic has mocked his Russian counterpart Karen Khachanov, leaving a humorous comment under an Instagram photo of him proudly displaying his back muscles. | The 23-year-old Russian shared a photo from his Maldives vacation of him posing semi-naked in a swimming pool with his back to the camera and showing off his perfectly-built muscular body. | READ MORE: ATP Tour Finals: Meet the elite eight players set for the big end-of-year tennis shootout in London (VIDEO) | "Just c…
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ISIS defeated in key Afghan province — acting interior minister
rt.com | 2019-11-10
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist group has been defeated in the Afghan eastern province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan's acting interior minister, Massoud Andarabi, told reporters in the provincial capital of Jalalabad. | "Their centers were destroyed," the official said. | Nangarhar, which borders Pakistan, was considered one of the terrorist group's strongholds where it established a sizeable presence since first arriving in Afghanistan in 2015. | Islamic State will soon face total defeat, Andarabi said, adding that "some of their smaller groups are surrendering; other small groups will be eliminated i…
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"If It's Gonna Come Out, It's Gonna Come Out the Right Way": Heroes of Torture Report Movie Are Lauded for Dodging Reporters
Nausicaa Renner | theintercept.com | 2019-11-10
A choice moment in "The Report" comes when Dianne Feinstein asks Daniel J. Jones what he thinks of Edward Snowden. "I think he's a traitor," she says.
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If Money Is Tight, Climate Change Is Your Issue
Theo Wuest | commondreams.org | 2019-11-10
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Towards a working-class environmentalism for South Africa
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-10
It's going take a fully democratic anti-capitalist movement to fight climate change. The case of South Africa shows how long we have to go. | Source…
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Iran Discovers New Oil Field That Could Boost Its Reserves by 33%
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-10
President Hassan Rouhani's announcement of 53 billion barrels of crude being found comes amid U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil sales.
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Iran Discovers 53 Billion Barrels Oil Field: Rouhani
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-10
Iran has discovered a new oil field containing 53 billion barrels of crude oil in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, President Hassan Rouhani announced Sunday. | RELATED: | Iranian Forces Shoot Down 'Foreign' Drone in SW Iran | Before a crowd of people in the central city of Yazd, the Iranian president said the discovery was made despite hostilities from the United States, which have been directed mainly against Iran's oil sector. | "It is a large oil field that extends from Bostan t…
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Jordan Ends the Lease of Two Plots of Land to Israel
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-10
Jordan's King Abdullah II announced during a speech made Sunday before the country's new cabinet, that the lease of two plots of land to Israel has come to an end. | RELATED: | Israel's Top Court Votes to Deport HRW Official Over BDS Stance | "I announce the end of the annex of the two areas, Ghamr and Baqura, in the peace treaty and impose our full sovereignty on every inch of them," Abdullah II said. | According to the peace agreement signed by Jordan and Israel in October…
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Immigration: "Loving Justice"
Regina Schwartz | commondreams.org | 2019-11-10
As seen through fencing, migrants—including a young child—stand while being detained by Department of Homeland Security police after crossing to the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier, on June 27, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump Wants to Charge Asylum Fees for Refugees Fleeing Hardship
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-10
The Trump administration this coming week will formalize a proposal that could make it one of just four countries in the world that charge asylum-seekers for entry. | As the New York Times reported late Friday, the administration plans to publish in the Federal Register a proposal to require a $50 application fee for asylum-seekers as well as a $490 charge for work permits. | "It's an unprecedented weaponization of government fees," Doug Rand of the immigrant assistance company Boundless Immigration told the Times. | Currently, the only countries in the world that charge asylum-seekers–who are often fleeing…
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Ukrainian military & rebels begin new disengagement attempt in Donbass as low-intensity fighting continues (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2019-11-10
Ukrainian troops and militias in the eastern breakaway republics have begun a new round of disengagement, yet sporadic clashes continue. If the process succeeds, a Normandy Four meeting to settle the conflict will take place. | The militaries of Ukraine and the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have been withdrawing from their positions around the village of Petrovskoye since Saturday. The process is being observed by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), as well as the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) on ceasefire and stabilization of the demarcation li…
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Vote-weary Spain Holds Election, Hoping to Break Stalemate
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-10
Spain held its second parliamentary election in just over six months on Sunday, with voters likely to deliver an even more fragmented parliament with no clear winner and a sizeable showing by the far-right. | Opinion polls show the Socialists in the lead but likely to win slightly fewer seats than in April's vote, while the conservative People's Party (PP) could gain strength and the far-right Vox could become the country's third-largest party, just months after winning its first parliamentary seats. | Spain has been struggling to put stable governments together since 2015, when new parties emerged from the f…
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Lula As Opposition To Bolsonaro, Right Wants Him Back In Jail
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-10
Former Brazilian President and leader of the Workers' Party (PT) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is preparing to lead the opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's government, while the right is already trying to articulate a constitutional amendment that could put him back in jail. | RELATED: | Brazil: Thousands Await Lula Da Silva's Speech Outside Union | Lula regained his freedom last Friday and his return to politics has already been an impulse for a lethargic opposition sin…
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All of America's 607 Billionaires Must Run for President
Jon Schwarz | theintercept.com | 2019-11-10
After all, for all intents and purposes, the United States is already run by its billionaires. They should care about us enough to make things official. If you like America, you should put a ring on it!
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'Nonsense': Tory & Labour bash each other over secret spending plans, social media users tired of whole circus
rt.com | 2019-11-10
The UK's biggest political parties are locked in a war of words over each other's spending plans – despite both refusing to reveal the details of their own budget projections to the public. | Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid claimed analysis carried out by his Conservative party showed that if Labour got into government, they would embark on a £1.2 trillion public spending spree. He has refused, however, to reveal his own spending plans if the Tories are returned to government in the December 12 election. | Labour's John McDonnell swiftly dismissed the alleged spending projection as "fake news" -…
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Climate 'Is the Election Priority' for the UK
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-10
The real issue facing the United Kingdom in next month's general election is not whether to choose Brexit, to stay in the European Union or leave it, a prominent lawyer says, because the climate "is the election priority" for the UK. | With Britain due to host the November 2020 United Nations climate talks, she told a London conference, it is vital that the new government elected on 12 December takes the lead by enacting policies to tackle the climate emergency. | Farhana Yamin, an international climate change lawyer, said that currently the world w…
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'Close But No Cigar': PBS Plan to Run Impeachment Hearings Online Not Enough to Show Whole Story of Trump's Misdeeds, Says Moyers
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-10
Veteran journalist Bill Moyers appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday to reiterate his earlier call on PBS to air the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump as part of its primetime schedule. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Identity Fraud? Removed Pacifica National Board Chair Jacabs Still Chair?
repost | indybay.org | 2019-11-10
Sabrina Jacobs who was part of a coup to shutdown WBAI continued to say she was chair of Pacifica after the Pacifica National Board remove her.
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The Crass Warfare of Billionaires Against Sanders and Warren
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2019-11-10
An existential crisis for ruling circles…
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Groups slam Trump administration's sweetheart water deal with Westlands Water District
Dan Bacher | indybay.org | 2019-11-10
Interior's plan to "award one of the first contracts for federal water in perpetuity" to Westlands has been proposed at a critical time for Delta smelt, Sacramento River winter Chinook salmon, steelhead and other fish populations that depend on a healthy Bay-Delta Estuary to survive and thrive.
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Corbyn gives UK veterans the perfect gift on Remembrance Sunday
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-11-10
Every year, Jeremy Corbyn's opponents try to use Remembrance Sunday to attack him. But this year was a tough one for his critics. Because the peace-prize winner had the perfect gift for veterans. He pledged to honour th…
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Baghdadi Died, but the U.S. War on Terror Will Go on Forever
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-11-10
On Oct. 28, 2019, Syrians sift through the rubble at the site of a suspected US-led operation against Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the previous day, on the edge of the small Syrian village of Barisha in the country's opposition-held northwestern Idlib province. | Photo: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP via Getty Images | As a matter of principle, I try to restrain myself from celebrating the misfortunes of others. But nearly a decade ago, when I heard the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a nighttime U.S. military raid in Pakistan, I briefly allowed myself a moment of naive optimism. My hope was tha…
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Amazon Cash Fails to Oust Seattle Socialist Kshama Sawant
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-11-10
Amazon Cash Fails to Oust Seattle Socialist Kshama Sawant…
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Far-Right Extremism Divides Germany's Most Notorious Soccer Derby
Dave Braneck | thenation.com | 2019-11-10
Far-Right Extremism Divides Germany's Most Notorious Soccer Derby…
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Live Updates: Evo Morales Calls New Elections Amid Coup Attempt
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-09
The Bolivian government has denounced that an attempted coup by right-wing forces is underway in an effort to oust President Evo Morales after he won reelection in the Oct. 20 presidential elections. | teleSUR brings you live updates of the unfolding right-wing attempted coup against the Bolivian government of President Evo Morales. | Updates are in local time in Bolivia | Live Updates: | Update 2: 15 p.m. | The Bolivian attorney general's office issued a statement Sunday afternoon instructing "the immediate start of all the corresponding legal actions for the prosecution of all members the electoral…
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Live Updates: Lawmaker Jeanine Añez Bolivia's Interim President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-09
Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to resign Sunday after senior army and police chiefs called on him to do so following weeks of right-wing unrest and violence against his Oct. 20 elections victory, in what his government has called a coup by opposition forces in the country. | teleSUR brings you live updates of the unfolding right-wing coup against the Bolivian government of President Morales. | Updates are in local time in Bolivia | Live Updates: | Update 8: 30 pm | Opposition Lawmaker Jeanine Añez from the Democratic Union party has stated she will assume Bolivia's Interim Presidency. Añez…
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Beyond November, Indigenous Communities Honor Culture and Heritage Year-Round
Debra Utacia Krol | commondreams.org | 2019-11-09
We're rolling through November, recognized as Native American Heritage Month, when many of us celebrate the nation's rich and diverse Indigenous history. Tribal communities, as well as cities and states, host parades, powwows, art shows, award ceremonies and other events to spotlight Native cultures.
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Democratic Socialists of America "International Committee" denounces "reckless" withdrawal of US troops from Syria
wsws.org | 2019-11-09
The response of the DSA to Trump's announced troop withdrawals from Syria is indistinguishable from that of the Democratic Party and Trump's critics within the military and intelligence apparatus.
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Build a mass movement to free class-war prisoners Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning
wsws.org | 2019-11-09
Assange and Manning are being persecuted because the US and its imperialist allies are preparing for war and want to silence all honest journalists and fighter for the truth.
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Not creepy at all: GIANT Greta Thunberg mural to grace downtown San Francisco (PHOTOS)
rt.com | 2019-11-09
A four-story mural of climate activist Greta Thunberg is set to be unveiled next week in San Francisco. Many, however, have already found the work unsettling, describing it as something straight out of a dystopian Sci-Fi movie. | The mural depicts the face of the 16-year-old media darling, gazing down at passersby on Union Square in San Francisco, with her signature tense expression. | Argentine artist Andreas Iglesias, who is putting the finishing touches on the massive work, said his ultimate goal is to raise awareness about climate issues. | "What I want from people is to realize [they] have to do something…
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Corporate Climate Commitments: Who Should Lead Climate Action?
Ryan Gunderson, Diana Stuart | commondreams.org | 2019-11-09
Some argue that, given the lack of political leadership to enact climate policy, action by companies is a welcome path forward. However, the belief that corporations can respond effectively to climate change is questionable.
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Iran Offers Clue to Fate of Ex-FBI Agent Robert Levinson, Missing for 12 Years
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-11-09
Levinson disappeared while on an unauthorized CIA mission in 2007. Iran has told the UN the case is "on going" but did offer details.
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The Wall and General Pyrrhus
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2019-11-09
A stern, history-based evaluation awakens doubts that, despite the paeans in the world media, the fall of the Berlin Wall was not purely a peaceful revolution, a choice of freedom by the masses, another successful victory for freedom and justice as in past centuries. | Source…
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Twitter Boss Met Mohammed Bin Salman Six Months After Saudi Spy Discovered
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-11-09
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey met with Mohammed bin Salman months after learning that a spy, directed by Saudi Arabia, had infiltrated the company.

Twitter Boss Met Mohammed Bin Salman Six Months After Saudi Spy Discovered

German Christian Democrats call for collaboration with the far-right AfD
wsws.org | 2019-11-09
A leader of the CDU said in an interview that, in his opinion, the AfD was "a conservative party" and were "not all Nazis."
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Our Point Remains: PBS Should Broadcast Impeachment Hearings in Primetime
Bill Moyers and Michael Winship | commondreams.org | 2019-11-09
In this photo illustration the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) logo is displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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A message to PBS: Televise the Trump impeachment hearings for all to see
Bill Moyers and Michael Winship | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-09
Why we took out that ad in The New York Times.
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Impeachment Must Be More Than Impeachment
Jeffrey C. Isaac | commondreams.org | 2019-11-09
House Democrats, apparently buoyed by last Tuesday's election results, are prepared to begin the public hearing phase of their Trump impeachment inquiry.
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Trump has Not Agreed to Roll Back Tariffs on Chinese Goods
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-09
President Donald Trump on Friday said he has not agreed to rollbacks of U.S. tariffs sought by China, sparking fresh doubts about when the world's two largest economies may end a 16-month trade war that has slowed global growth. | RELATED: | Trump's Lawyer Waged Campaign Against Envoy to Ukraine: Impeachment Probe | Officials from both countries on Thursday had said China and the United States have agreed to roll back tariffs on each others' goods in a "phase one" trade deal. But the idea…
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GOP wants Hunter Biden, whistleblower to testify in impeachment probe, Schiff seeks to shield them
rt.com | 2019-11-09
House Republicans are on the offensive demanding Hunter Biden and the Ukrainian phone call whistleblower to testify for the impeachment inquiry. The idea did not sit well with Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democrat who leads the process. | Representative David Nunes (R-Ca) has revealed a list of witnesses the Republicans would like to see giving their testimonies at the upcoming public hearing on the impeachment inquiry against Trump. It includes includes among others Hunter Biden, the son of the former vice president and one of the Democratic frontrunners at the upcoming presidential elections, Joe Biden, as well as…
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Brazil: Thousands Await Lula Da Silva's Speech Outside Union
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-09
After having spent 580 days as a political prisoner in Curitiba, Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Saturday arrived at the ABC Union of Workers of Metallurgical Industry, which is located at Sao Bernardo do Campo, the city where he began his political life as a worker leader. | RELATED: | Lula is Free | Although the Workers' Party (PT) politician must defend himself against accusati…
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Can Bloomberg Buy the Election for $12 Billion? If So, He Can Write the Check Today
Richard Eskow | commondreams.org | 2019-11-09
Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire who bought himself a mayoralty, now has his sights set on higher office. He became mayor of New York City in 2001, after outspending his opponent five to one from his personal bank account. Could the same arithmetic apply to the presidential race?
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Billionaire ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg takes steps to run for Democratic nomination
wsws.org | 2019-11-09
Whether or not he decides to run, Bloomberg's move is clearly calculated to shift the Democratic campaign further to the right.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/09/bloo…

Billionaires keep benefiting from a tax break to help the poor. Now, Congress wants to investigate
Jeff Ernsthausen and Justin Elliott | nationofchange.org | 2019-11-09
"The Opportunity Zone program has been troubled from the start."
nationofchange.org/2019/11/09/billionair…

Macron warns Economist magazine of world war, collapse of NATO alliance
wsws.org | 2019-11-09
Outlining escalating conflicts inside NATO, Macron admitted that for decades it has attacked countries and toppled their regimes without any popular support.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/09/macr…

The Neoliberal Assault on Warren's Plan to Pay for Medicare for All
John Atcheson | commondreams.org | 2019-11-09
Both Sanders and Warren have come up with viable plans for funding Medicare for all. The neoliberal establishment and the conservatives have been going after Sanders' approach by raising the specter of-middle class tax increases.
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The "Irrepressible Conflict:" Slavery, the Civil War and America's Second Revolution
wsws.org | 2019-11-09
The following is the second in a series of three lectures delivered in response to the New York Times' "1619 Project," which presents a falsified, racialist interpretation of American history.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/09/lect…

US Jewish Groups Warn Israel Against West Bank Annexation
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2019-11-09
A coalition of U.S. Jewish organizations sent a letter to the leaders of Israel's political parties, warning them against full or partial annexation of occupied West Bank, Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday.
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Soldiers Force A Palestinian Out Of His Orchard, South Of Nablus
IMEMC News | imemc.org | 2019-11-09
Israeli soldiers invaded, Saturday, a Palestinian olive orchard near Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and forced a farmer out of his land. Local sources said many soldiers invaded an olive orchard, before attacking the owner while he was picking his trees, and forced …
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'Reverse Pol Pot': Berkeley philosophy lecturer slammed after saying rural Americans made 'bad life decisions' & should be SHAMED
rt.com | 2019-11-09
A Harvard-educated UC Berkeley philosophy lecturer is catching flak for bashing rural Americans as parasites on more "efficient" city-dwellers. He has since apologized for the tone of the original tweets, but not their substance. | Disdain for "flyover country" by the coastal elites is a trope of American politics and culture wars at this point, but Jackson Kernion apparently sought to embody it with a series of tweets this week, declaring that Americans living in the countryside should not be "subsidized by those who choose a more efficient way of life." | Pretty sure I did a bad tweet here. Gonna delete it.
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Thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall
wsws.org | 2019-11-09
Thirty years ago, the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the GDR. We are republishing here an article by Peter Schwarz that first appeared on the WSWS five years ago, on November 8, 2014, under the headline, "25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/09/berl…

Measles epidemic spreads from New Zealand to Pacific Islands
wsws.org | 2019-11-09
Scientists had been warning of the danger of an outbreak, but requests for a campaign to plug immunisation gaps were ignored.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/09/meas…

WATCH: Sanders Joined by Naomi Klein and Sunrise Movement at Climate Crisis Summit in Iowa
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-09
"The world is on fire and our most credible hope of beating the arsonists is Bernie Sanders." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Matt Hancock accused of 'whitesplaining' by Baroness Warsi
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-09
Health secretary Matt Hancock has been accused of "whitesplaining" by Baroness Warsi after he said others in the party "take a more balanced approach" on Islamophobia than her. | Warsi, the former Tory party chairman who has led criticism of the Conservative hierarchy's response to Islamophobia within its ranks, said she was "glad" to have colleagues like Hancock to educate her on the issue. | Hancock said the Tories needed to hold an inquiry on Islamophobia within the party, but claimed others "take a more balanced approach" on the issue than Warsi. | It comes after Boris Johnson said the Conservatives would be…
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Possible False Flag In Iraq, US Votes Against Anti-Nazi Res. & Pompeo's Iran Nuclear Lies Debunked
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2019-11-09
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (11/6/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Pacifica's WBAI Back on the Air But Fight for Non-Corporate Radio Continues
Pete Dolack | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
New York City's Pacifica radio station, WBAI, was back on the air as of midnight this past Wednesday, but the struggle to keep it a community radio station is far from over. Three and a half weeks after a corporate coup abruptly shut down the listener-supported station, a favorable ruling by a state-court judge effectively…
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Rebellion, reformism, and reaction in Latin America: An interview with Jeffery R. Webber
Jeffery R. Webber | mronline.org | 2019-11-08
From Chile to Ecuador, a wave of revolts against neoliberal austerity has swept through Latin America. Elections have brought the Peronists back to office in Argentina, and political crisis to Bolivia under Evo Morales. Brazil remains under the shadow of Jair Bolsonaro, but how enduring is his far-right politics, and what lessons does it signal […] | Source…
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America's Streets and Squares Are Waiting: Massive Rallies Work!
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
Around the world people are marching, rallying, and demonstrating in huge numbers. Some of these countries are ruled by dictators or plutocratic regimes, others are considered democracies. Despite the peril of protest, people are seeking justice, freedom, and decent livelihoods. Many boast about the United States being the oldest democracy in the world. While there…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/08/americas-str…

US and Israel were lone votes against UN resolutions opposing space arms race, nuclear Middle East, Cuba embargo
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-11-08
The United States and Israel were the only countries that voted against UN General Assembly draft resolutions calling for a…
thegrayzone.com/2019/11/08/us-israel-un-…

Deadly Clashes Reignite in Iraq Despite Cleric's Call for Calm
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-08
Fresh clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government protesters broke out on Friday killing at least three people, despite a call for calm by the country's top Shi'ite cleric, as authorities grapple with the nation's biggest crisis in years. | RELATED: | Over 100,000 Algerians Protest on Independence War's Anniversary | Security forces fired tear gas and threw stun grenades into crowds of demonstrators wearing helmets and makeshift body armor on a main road in central Baghdad,…
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Eating the Amazon
Steven Krichbaum | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
Catastrophic fires have been burning all over the world, not just in Amazonia, but also in Siberia, Indonesia, and the Congo basin. These fires are ecological weapons of mass destruction and displacement resulting in habitat destruction and extermination of other species, violent land grabs from Indigenous peoples, murder of forest protectors, and climate refugees. Most of…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/08/eating-the-a…

Illegal Loggers Murder Indigenous Forest Guardian in Brazilian Amazon
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
Maranhà£o state, Brazil On the morning of November 1, a group of illegal loggers in the Araribóia indigenous territory ambushed members of the Guajajara people's Forest Guardians, a volunteer land and environmental monitoring force, leaving one Guardian dead and another gravely wounded. The loggers killed forest defender Paulo Paulino Guajajara in a shot to the face, while they…
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My Friend Was Murdered for Trying to Save the Amazon
Sarah Shenker | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
One result of Jair Bolsonaro's presidency is that there are more eyes on the forest: of those wanting to steal it, but also of those wanting to protect it. It's buzzing with all the attention, and the fatal fires now ravaging vast areas are now drawing many more. All these eyes on the Amazon are provoking fights, grabbing headlines and building resistance. All of us can be allies in this resistance, but we will never truly know what people like the Guardians of the Amazon face on a daily basis.
counterpunch.org/2019/11/08/my-friend-wa…

Corporate Mammon: Amazon and the Seattle Council Elections
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-08
An enduring US political tradition was in evidence in Seattle recently. Amazon had decided that the city council elections would be too important to leave alone. Seattle was their city after all. The aim of the company was much in keeping with the manor lord who prosecutes keen poachers: fund pro-business candidates sympathetic to its …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/corporate-mam…

Neoliberalism's Children Rise Up to Demand Justice in Chile and the World
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
Uprisings against the corrupt, generation-long dominance of neoliberal "center-right" and "center-left" governments that benefit the wealthy and multinational corporations at the expense of working people are sweeping country after country all over the world. In this Autumn of Discontent, people from Chile, Haiti and Honduras to Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon are rising up against neoliberalism,…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/08/neoliberalis…

Middle East: a Complex Re-alignment
Conn Hallinan | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
The fallout from the September attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil facilities is continuing to reverberate throughout the Middle East, sidelining old enmities–sometimes for new ones–and re-drawing traditional alliances. While Turkey's recent invasion of northern Syria is grabbing the headlines, the bigger story may be that major regional players are contemplating some historic re-alignments. After…
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UN-Sponsored Syrian Peace Talks to Reconvene on November 25
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-08
A U.N. envoy concluded an opening round of talks on the political future of Syria on Friday meant to bring political reconciliation after 8-1/2 years of war, saying they went better than expected and would reconvene later this month. | RELATED: | Erdogan Says US is Not Fulfilling Agreement to Withdraw Kurds | Acknowledging that discussions were sometimes "very painful" Geir Pedersen said the delegates to the Constitutional Committee from the government, opposition and civil soci…
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US seizure of oil fields escalates tensions in Syria
wsws.org | 2019-11-08
Russia has issued a warning that it will not cooperate with US forces in the region, raising the threat of a military clash.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/08/syi-…

82nd GMR: IOF Shot and Injured 104 Palestinian Civilians, Including 43 Children, a Woman and a Paramedic
PCHR | imemc.org | 2019-11-08
The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): 104 Palestinian civilians, including 43 children, a woman and a paramedic, were shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces' (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 82nd Great March of Return (GMR), this Friday, 08 November 2019. This week, IOF continued the use of …
imemc.org/article/82nd-gmr-iof-shot-and-…

Beijing looks to end Hong Kong protest movement
wsws.org | 2019-11-08
Youth and students fighting to defend democratic rights in Hong Kong must turn to the international working class as their only allies in this struggle.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/08/hong…

A New Kind of Tyranny: The Global State's War on Those Who Speak Truth to Power
John W. Whitehead | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-08
What happens to Julian Assange and to Chelsea Manning is meant to intimidate us, to frighten us into silence. By defending Julian Assange, we defend our most sacred rights. Speak up now or wake up one morning to the silence of a new kind of tyranny. The choice is ours. — John Pilger, investigative journalist …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/a-new-kind-of…

Microsoft Should Not Fund Israeli Spying on Palestinians
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
The act of Palestinian activists covering their faces during anti-Israeli occupation rallies is an old practice that spans decades. The masking of the face, often by Kufyias — traditional Palestinian scarves that grew to symbolize Palestinian resistance — is far from being a fashion statement. Instead, it is a survival technique, without it, activists are…
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The Real Constitutional Crisis: The Constitution
Paul Street | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
It has been amusing to hear liberal commentators say over and over that the malignant racist rogue president Donald "I am the World's Greatest Person" Trump is precisely the sort of terrible tyrant the United States Founding Fathers had in mind when they devised their "genius" Constitutional system of "checks and balances." The Tiny-fingered, Tangerine-Tinted,…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/08/the-real-con…

White House appears increasingly isolated in impeachment crisis
wsws.org | 2019-11-08
The CIA-instigated impeachment inquiry will begin public hearings next week with a parade of State Department witnesses.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/08/impe…

How Gen-Z is dealing with a looming climate apocalypse
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-08
Growing up in the midst of a climate crisis is pretty overwhelming. | Source…
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Flying Leaps, 30 Years Later
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
I never imagined that the US would use the Stasi playbook as the template for its own state sponsored surveillance regime and turning not only its own citizens into virtual persons of interest, but also millions of citizens in the rest of the world. — NSA Whistleblower Thomas Drake, testifying before the European Parliament Committee…
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Ignoring Climate Catastrophes
Robert Hunziker | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
The planet is coming apart at the seams right before the eyes of scientists at work in remote fringe areas of the North where permafrost crumbles and collapses. It's abrupt climate change at work in real time, but the governing leaders of the world either don't care or don't know. If they did, there would…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/08/ignoring-cli…

Sierra Club Takes a Commendable Turn on Population, Climate Change, and Inequality
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-08
The Sierra Club — long a retrograde proponent of saving the planet by driving a Tesla, eating wild caught salmon, and voting blue — took positive environmental leadership with their end of the year issue of the Sierra magazine. Stating it is "time to fix the population fixation," they examine the interactions of population, climate…
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Ignoring Climate Catastrophes
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-08
The planet is coming apart at the seams right before the eyes of scientists at work in remote fringe areas of the North where permafrost crumbles and collapses. It's abrupt climate change at work in real time, but the governing leaders of the world either don't care or don't know. If they did, there would …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/11/ignoring-clim…

Iranian Forces Shoot Down 'Foreign' Drone in SW Iran
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-08
Iranian forces shot down a foreign drone over the port city of Mahshahr in its southern Khuzestan province on Friday, state news agency IRNA reported, quoting an Iranian official. | RELATED: | UK Lowers Security Level for Its Ships in Strait of Hormuz | "The downed drone definitely belonged to a foreign country. Its wreckage has been recovered and is being investigated," Khuzestan Governor Gholamreza Shariati, said, according to IRNA. | Iranian media earlier reported that the army…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iranian-Forces-S…

Hundreds Stand Tall in Solidarity with the People of Latin America at Havana Conference
Alicia Jrapko | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-11-08
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Moros, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez (Photo by Bill Hackwell) From November 1-3 more than 1,350 delegates from 86 countries representing 789 organizations, came to Havana to participate in the Anti-imperialist Conference of Solidarity, for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism. Delegates traveled from all continents, particularly from Latin …
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