2019-11-11: News Headlines

teleSUR (2019-11-11). Bolivian Army to Repress Protesters Rejecting the Coup. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's armed forces commander Williams Kaliman announced Monday that the military will take joint action with the police in repressing people's mobilization against the coup that forced out President Evo Morales' democratically elected government. | RELATED: | World Leaders, Organizations Condemn Coup Against Evo Morales in Bolivia | "In t…

teleSUR Desk (2019-11-11). Evo Morales slams coup plotters for keeping up violence. mronline.org "Mesa and Camacho, discriminators and conspirators, will go down in history as racists and coup plotters," Morales said in a tweet early Monday morning. | Source

Paul Dobson (2019-11-11). Venezuela Condemns Bolivia Coup d'État. venezuelanalysis.com Government forces and grassroots movements are holding vigils across the country in support of Evo Morales.

RT (2019-11-11). Mexico grants Bolivia's Evo Morales political asylum, demands safe conduct to 'protect his life & security'. rt.com Mexico has approved asylum for former Bolivian President Evo Morales after the socialist leader was forced to resign from his post under pressure from military brass, amid opposition protests over a disputed election result which Morales has slammed as a coup. | The Mexican Foreign Ministry confirmed that asylum was granted to Morales on Monday, and insisted that the former leader is allowed safe passage out of Bolivia in the event he decides to leave the country. | "Latin America has witnessed unfortunate and violent events in which the constitutional order is broken and democratically elected authorities are…

teleSUR (2019-11-11). Mexico Grants Evo Morales Political Asylum. telesurenglish.net Mexico which has offered Bolivian President Evo Morales political asylum on Monday after his forced resignation in the wake of a coup, while thousands of pro-Morales protesters were marching towards the nation's legislative assembly. | RELATED: | Major Police Repression Against Evo Morales' Supports, 1 Dead | "It's a coup because the army requested the resignation of the president, and that violates the constitutional order of that cou…

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-11-11). MSM Adamantly Avoids the Word "Coup" in Bolivia Reporting. theantimedia.com There has been a military coup in Bolivia, but you'd hardly know it from any of the MSM headlines.

Eds. (2019-11-11). The coup in Bolivia: five lessons. mronline.org The Bolivian tragedy eloquently teaches several lessons that our peoples and popular social and political forces must learn and record in their consciences forever. Here, a brief enumeration, on the fly, and as a prelude to a more detailed treatment in the future. | Source

RT (2019-11-11). Media 'whitewashing coup' in Bolivia, & CIA surely celebrating Morales' departure — pundits. rt.com The way Bolivian President Evo Morales departed from power bears clear signs of a coup, but the media is unlikely to present it that way, pundits and politicians said, with some suggesting the event is pure joy for the CIA. | Morales stepped down as president of Bolivia on Sunday, after winning a fourth term in office on October 20. The results of this election were disputed, however, and the opposition launched massive protests. Following Morales' own calls for an audit, a report by the Organizati…

teleSUR (2019-11-11). Major Police Attacks Against Evo Morales' Supporters, 1 Dead. telesurenglish.net Residents of the city of El Alto, in the department of La Paz, took to the streets Monday to protest against the coup d'etat that forced the resignation of Evo Morales, however, they were met with violent police repression, in which officers are reportedly using live ammunition and rubber bullets. | "After the first day of the civic-political-police coup, rebellious police use bullets to cause deaths and injuries in El Alto. My solidarity with those innocent victims, among them a girl, and the heroic alter people, defender of democracy," Morales said from his Twitter account Monday. | Bolivia | Security force…

teleSUR (2019-11-11). Former Ecuadorean President Condemns Coup In Bolivia, OAS. telesurenglish.net Former Ecuadorean leader Rafael Correa said the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales was the result of a coup and that events could have ended in worse violence if the socialist leader had not resigned. | RELATED: | Mexico Grants Evo Morales Political Asylum | In an exclusive interview with RT, Correa condemned the coup in Bolivia a…

RT (2019-11-11). Ex-Ecuador leader Correa says Bolivia's Morales was forced out in 'coup' and OAS is 'an instrument of US domination'. rt.com Former leader of Ecuador Rafael Correa said the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales was the result of a coup d'etat and that events could have ended in worse violence, if the socialist leader had not resigned. | "Of course there was a coup d'etat," Correa told RT Spanish in an exclusive interview on Monday, explaining that such an insubordination of the country's armed forces "cannot exist in a constitutional state of law" or democracy. "If Evo Morales did not resign, there would have been a bloodbath because there was no public order," he said. | Morales resigned on Sunday at the demands of Bolivia'

teleSUR (2019-11-11). Mexico Condemns Coup in Bolivia, Slams OAS Over Inaction. telesurenglish.net The Mexican government said Monday it recognizes Evo Morales as t5he "legitimate" president of Bolivia, denouncing that his resignation was due to a "coup" carried out by the army, which it described as a serious setback for the region. | Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard also said the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador would not recognize a military government in the Andean country. | "What happened yesterday (in Bolivia) we consider a coup … It is a coup because the army requested the resignation of the president and that violates the constitutional order of that country," said Ebrard a…

teleSUR (2019-11-11). Evo Morales Slams Coup Plotters for Keeping up Violence. telesurenglish.net Former Bolivian President Evo Morales condemned Monday right-wing opposition leaders Carlos Mesa and Lusi Camacho for failing to stop the violence in the country and warning that they intend to blame him for such violence instead of taking responsibility following the coup against his leftist government. | RELATED: | World Leaders, Organizations Condemn Coup Against Evo Morales in Bolivia | "Mesa and Camacho, discriminators and conspirators, will go down in history as…

Farooque Chowdhury (2019-11-11). We Will Come Back, Says Bolivia's Evo Morales after Rightist Coup Forces Him to Resign. dissidentvoice.org Amidst a right-wing coup, Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to resign Sunday. Evo's forced exit from the Bolivian presidency was a right wing coup by army and police chieftains with imperialist backing. Prior to the putsch, imperialism-backed rightists organized unrest, violence and arson including setting fire to residences of two governors' and of Evo's …

C.J. Atkins (2019-11-11). Bolivia coup against Morales opens opportunity for multinational mining companies. peoplesworld.org Lithium is the key ingredient for the batteries fueling the world's electric car and smartphone revolution. Market analysts speculate that by the mid-2020s, lithium supply will be straining to keep up with demand from auto and mobile device manufacturers. It's being called the "gold of the 21st century." Bolivia's largely untapped Salar de Uyuni salt …

Yves Engler (2019-11-11). Canada backs coup against Bolivia's President. dissidentvoice.org In yet another example of the Liberals saying one thing and doing another, Justin Trudeau's government has supported the ouster of Evo Morales. The Liberals position on Bolivia's first ever indigenous president stands in stark contrast with their backing of embattled pro-corporate presidents in the region. Hours after the military command forced Morales to resign …

Staff (2019-11-11). Bolivian President Evo Morales' Removal Denounced as Coup. truthdig.com Bolivia's socialist President Evo Morales was forced to resign Sunday under threat from the nation's military, police forces, and violent right-wing protestors who have burned and ransacked the homes of members of Morales' party, assaulted supporters of the president, and kidnapped a Bolivian mayor. | Political leaders and activists aroun…

Fight Back (2019-11-11). Commentary: Coup in Bolivia. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Today, a military coup took place in Bolivia. The first act began on October 20 – the day that Evo Morales was re-elected president by a ten-point margin against his nearest opponent, starting with violent protests in the country's urban middle-class neighborhoods. The final act was carried out by the head of the Bolivian Armed Forces, Gen. Williams Kaliman, who went on national television today and demanded that Morales resign. This followed a day of police mutinies in key cities, and in totality it was clear that the elected government had lost the support of the armed apparatus of the state.

teleSUR Desk (2019-11-11). Bolivian President Evo Morales calls new presidential elections. mronline.org Morales also called for calm and peace amid opposition protests and mobilizations, which have turned violent, against his victory in the Oct. 20 elections. | Source

Binoy Kampmark (2019-11-11). Corporate Mammon: Amazon and the Seattle Council Elections. counterpunch.org 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 More

WSWS (2019-11-11). Chicago Ford workers denounce UAW contract: "They want to monitor you every minute, every second" wsws.org Anger is growing since workers have learned that the deal would allow Ford to deploy the high-tech surveillance methods increasingly perfected by Amazon.

teleSUR (2019-11-11). How Taricaya Turtles Try To Save the Amazon. telesurenglish.net They are not mutants and they don't live in the sewers of New York, they don't star in films or television series. Yet the task Taricaya turtles is as ambitious and worthwhile as that of a superhero: saving the Amazon. | RELATED: | Mexico Set Up Buoys To Protect Critically Endangered Porpoises | The mission to save the forest and its flora and fauna was "handed" to these little turtles, as part of a public-private initiative run by several Peruvian public institutions and the G…

RT (2019-11-11). 'Terrible mistake'? Polish PM slams Netflix over documentary implying Poland shared responsibility for Nazi crimes. rt.com Netflix is "urgently" looking into complaints from Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki that a new Holocaust documentary is "rewriting history" by implying that Poland shared responsibility for death camp murders on its soil. | Morawiecki is pressuring the US streaming giant to modify the documentary, which shows the World War II-era Nazi death camps on a map of Poland, but drawn inside the country's modern borders. | In a letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the Polish PM said that the map shown in the documentary series 'The Devil Next Door' implies that Poland existed as an independent nation and thu…

Matthew Hoh (2019-11-11). And the Armies That Remained Suffer'd: Veterans, Moral Injury and Suicide. commondreams.org Think now of young men or women home from Iraq or Afghanistan, Somalia or Panama, Vietnam or Korea, the woods of Europe or the islands of the Pacific, what they have done cannot be undone, all the words of assurance that their actions were not murder cannot be justified, and nothing can clean the haunting blood from their hands. (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Robert Reeves) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-11-11). Trans Community Leader Found Murdered in El Salvador. telesurenglish.net A social nonprofit in El Salvador condemned on Saturday the murder of transgender woman Jade Diaz, a well-known community leader in the east of the country. | RELATED: | Trans Asylum-Seeker Dies After Being Denied Healthcare by ICE | Comunicando y Capacitando Trans ( Comcavis Trans) said that Diaz had disappeared on the night of Nov. 6 and her body was discovered on Saturday morning. | "We demand that the government carry out…

WSWS (2019-11-11). California police arrest woman for delivering stillborn baby with drugs in its system. wsws.org California police arrested 25-year-old Chelsea Cheyenne Becker on a charge of 1st degree murder last week after she delivered a stillborn baby with methamphetamine in its system.

WSWS (2019-11-11). US-backed Colombian military kills eight children in bombing, attempts cover-up. wsws.org The brazenness of military repression to defend the highest levels of inequality in the world is the result of over a century of imperialist oppression.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-11-11). The Houthis Are Preparing for a Planned Israeli Attack on Yemen. mintpressnews.com There are strong indications that Israel is planning to launch airstrikes against Yemen under the pretext of preventing an Iranian military presence from taking hold, much as it did in Syria and Iraq.

Eds. (2019-11-11). Media silent as Nobel Prize winning OPCW found "fixing" its own findings on Syria. mronline.org Judging by the minimal impact of the news, there will likely be few consequences for those who suppressed information and misled the world, nor for those who called for war on the basis of it, their assertions proving, once again, disastrously wrong. | Source

Fred Gardner (2019-11-11). Most Iraq and Afghanistan Vets now Regret the Mission. counterpunch.org "Trump's Opposition to 'Endless Wars' Appeals to Those Who Fought Them" read the headline above a front-page story by Jennifer Steinhauer in the New York Times November 1. The percentage of vets deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan who disapprove of US intervention there has almost doubled since 2011! Key excerpts follow. Among veterans, 64 percent say the war in More

teleSUR (2019-11-11). Protesters, Iraqi Police Continue Battle on Baghdad Streets. telesurenglish.net Protests in Iraq's capital Baghdad continued on Monday as both Iraqi forces and protesters tried to dislodge each other from an area leading to the Green Zone. | The protests that began on Oct. 1 were initially focused on a lack of jobs and services but quickly morphed into a denunciation of the sectarian power-sharing system of government introduced in 2003 and the political elites they say benefit from it. | Security forces have used live ammunition, tear gas and stun grenades against mostly young and unarmed protesters, killing more than 280 people. | Iraqi leaders agreed on Sunday that electoral reforms…

Ruth Milka (2019-11-11). Jane Fonda leads climate protests at US Capitol for fifth week in a row. nationofchange.org "We cannot leave it to young people to fight this fight for their future by themselves."

Michael Nigro (2019-11-11). Veterans Protest Trump and America's Endless War Machine (Live Blog). truthdig.com Truthdig is embedded in the anti-war veterans' demonstrations as President Trump kicks off the 100th New York City Veterans Day Parade.

RT (2019-11-11). False start: Stefanos Tsitsipas downs Russia's Daniil Medvedev in ATP Finals opener. rt.com Greek tennis ace Stefanos Tsitsipas opened his ATP Finals campaign by beating US Open finalist Daniil Medvedev of Russia 7-6, 6-4 in London. | Both debutants of the season-ending finale held their serve in first set, before Tsitispas gained the upper hand in the tie-break. | READ MORE: Solid and confident: Novak Djokovic destroys debutant Matteo Berrettini in Nitto ATP Finals curtain-raiser | Fourth seed Medvedev, 23, had several chances to break his Greek opponent in the second set, however it was Tsitsipas who…

WSWS (2019-11-11). In Berlin Wall speech, Pompeo advances crusade against Russia and China. wsws.org In a hypocritical address invoking a worldwide crusade for "freedom," Pompeo escalated US threats of global war.

William Boardman (2019-11-11). US Policy: Global Climate Crisis Not Our Problem. Really? dissidentvoice.org By withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, the US is effectively saying the global climate crisis is not our problem. This is American exceptionalism run amok. The US acts as if it can opt-out of the only planet we have because, well, because we're special. This is not logical, this is not practical, this is …

Stephanie Rugoff (2019-11-11). Helping Students Keep Their Humanity by Not Signing Up for War. commondreams.org As awareness and activism grows among young people around the climate crisis, immigration, racism, gun violence and the Trump administration, we show the connections between these issues and U.S. wars. (Photo: via EuroYankee) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-11-11). Impeachment crisis: Democrats, Trump maneuver ahead of televised hearings. wsws.org The line-up of witnesses for the first week of televised hearings is remarkable since it consists entirely of State Department officials who still work for the Trump administration testifying publicly against their own boss.

RT (2019-11-11). Iran begins enriching 12 times as much uranium, in further departure from nuclear deal that US ditched. rt.com Tehran has radically ratcheted up its production of low-enriched uranium after rebooting production at two facilities. The uptick comes as Iran moves further away from the 2015 nuclear deal that was ditched by the US last year. | Iran is now producing at least 5.5 kilograms (12 pounds) of low-enriched uranium per day, Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, told journalists on Monday, as cited by AP. Previously Tehran had been producing a mere 450 grams (1 pound) each day. | The increase is the result of Iran restarting production at two of its facilities, Natanz and Fordo. The mo…

Naomi Oreskes (2019-11-11). The Greatest Scam in History: How the Energy Companies Took Us All. commondreams.org In 2006, for instance, the Royal Society of the United Kingdom documented ExxonMobil's funding of 39 organizations that promoted "inaccurate and misleading" views of climate science. (Photo: Johnny Silvercloud/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-11-11). Eleven thousand scientists warn of climate emergency. wsws.org Forty years of climate negotiations among capitalist governments have done nothing to alter the trajectory towards environmental and humanitarian catastrophe.

Naomi Oreskes (2019-11-11). The Greatest Scam in History: How the Energy Companies Took Us All. counterpunch.org It's a tale for all time. What might be the greatest scam in history or, at least, the one that threatens to take history down with it. Think of it as the climate-change scam that beat science, big time. Scientists have been seriously investigating the subject of human-made climate change since the late 1950s and More

Staff (2019-11-11). The Greatest Scam in History Is Taking Us All Down. truthdig.com It's a tale for all time. What might be the greatest scam in history or, at least, the one that threatens to take history down with it. Think of it as the climate-change scam that beat science, big time. | Scientists have been seriously investigating the subject of human-made climate change since the late 1950s and political leaders have been discussing it for nearly as long. In 1961, Alvin Weinberg, the director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, called carbon dioxide one of the "big problems" of the world "on whose solution the entire future of the human race depends." Fast-forward nearly 30 years and, in 19…

Aaron Goings, Brian Barnes, and Roger Snider (2019-11-11). Class War Violence: Centralia 1919. counterpunch.org November 11, 2019, will mark the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice Day Tragedy in Centralia, Washington, a horrible event in Pacific Northwest history. On Armistice Day, 1919, a mob of American Legionaires raided the Centralia Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) hall and later lynched Wesley Everest, an IWW logger. More

patrick (2019-11-11). Jewish group welcomes revocation of Beth Oloth's charitable status. bdsmovement.net Jewish group welcomes revocation of Beth Oloth's charitable status: In the NewsBeth Oloth Charitable Organization has had its tax-deductible status revoked by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) due to its support for Israel's army and activities in Israel's illegal settlements. | January 28, 2019 | By: | | Independent Jewish Voices Canada

RT (2019-11-11). Jordan 'committed' to Israel peace treaty as land deal ends — FM. rt.com Jordan said on Monday it was committed to its peace treaty with Israel despite ending a 25-year deal that allows its neighbor to use two parcels of land along its border under its sovereignty. | Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said the country acted in accordance with the treaty in not renewing the deal over the two enclaves straddling the border that allowed Israel special rights over its citizens working and present in the two areas, Reuters reports. | The deal was part of the 1994 Jordan-Israel peace treaty. Jordan's King Abdullah arrived on Monday in the enclave that straddles its northern border with Israel…

Joseph Natoli (2019-11-11). In the Looming Shadow of Civil War. counterpunch.org "If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal," — Donald J. Trump, tweet "The mood of the country has been more poisonous that this; at the time of Nixon's More

RT (2019-11-11). Pakistan's spy agency chief visits Kabul amid increased tensions — official. rt.com A Pakistani delegation was in Kabul on Monday to meet Afghan authorities amid increased tensions, an Afghan official said. | The meeting is the first since the Pakistani embassy closed its consular section in Kabul earlier this month, citing unspecified security concerns. | Kaber Haqmal, a spokesman for Afghanistan's national security adviser, said the two sides discussed efforts to normalize relations. He said that Afghan national security adviser Hamdullah Mohib met with Gen. Faiz Hameed, the head of Pakistan's intelligence agency, and Suhail Mahmood, Pakistan's foreign secretary, AP reported. | Kabul is bla…

RT (2019-11-11). Footballer in tears as he is SENT OFF after responding to racist abuse in Ukraine (VIDEO). rt.com Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Taison left the pitch in tears after he was sent off for responding to racist abuse from Dynamo Kiev fans during the team's encounter on Sunday. | The Brazilian, 31, picked up the ball and kicked it into the stands at Dynamo fans after an incident in the second half in response to apparent racist chants. | He also gave supporters the middle finger, while referee Mykola Balakinwas temporarily ordered players off the pitch. Taison was seen in tears as he was consoled by teammates and Dynamo Kiev players while Dentinho, a fellow Brazilian, was also seen crying. | However, when the play…

Peter Linebaugh (2019-11-11). The Worm in the Apple. counterpunch.org The Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution reads "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction." Slavery remains a punishment for crime; imprisonment is a continuation of slavery. That is the More

WSWS (2019-11-11). Facebook and YouTube remove posts naming CIA impeachment whistleblower. wsws.org Facebook and YouTube have taken the extraordinary step of censoring social media content on their platforms that mention the name of the CIA whistleblower behind the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

John Atcheson (2019-11-11). Trump Is Controlling the Narrative On Impeachment. commondreams.org It's not that Trump understands rhetoric. He doesn't. But he's like an idiot savant, in that he has an innate capacity to use rhetoric effectively. (Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-11-11). China-led trade bloc inches forward at Asian summit. wsws.org The formation of the RCEP would be a blow to Washington and its drive to isolate, militarily encircle and subjugate China.

Howard Lisnoff (2019-11-11). The Dubious Case of Washing Machines and Student Performance. counterpunch.org On its face, it seems insane, but we are living in the most insane of times! The mayor of Providence, Rhode Island has been thwarted in his effort to install washing machines in local public schools. The mayor read that a school district in another state had installed washing machines in its schools and that More

WSWS (2019-11-11). Steel layoffs in US mount due to falling production and trade war. wsws.org Growing layoffs at US Steel and other major US steel producers over the past three months, point to a further slowdown in manufacturing and the impact of Trump's trade war.

WSWS (2019-11-11). Trump rules out rollback of China tariffs. wsws.org Trump's remarks were in response to a statement by Chinese Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng that the two sides had agreed to reduce tariffs on each other's goods as part of any agreement.

Staff (2019-11-11). Election in Spain Only Deepens Political Uncertainty. truthdig.com No clear mandate in Sunday vote raises the prospect of a fifth vote in as many years. Far-right party's surge in support is an added worry.

Kim C. Domenico (2019-11-11). To Overthrow Radical Evil, Part II: A Grandmother's Proposal. counterpunch.org "Change was a part of life, Crazy Horse advised. Yet it is wise to hang onto the things that make us all happy and worthwhile as Lakota….Many were so blinded by the white man's things that they could no longer see the goodness and strength of the Lakota way. Joseph M. Marshall III, The Journey More

Marc Levy (2019-11-11). Veterans' Day: Four Poems. counterpunch.org He Would Tell You Here in the secret chambers Of my darkest heart are things I will never tell: Here is oily blood and brittle bone Here are clotted lips, frothy lungs Decomposed and muted tongues Here twisted cloth lays strangely stiff In a powdery triptych pit Where a dumbstruck man and wife Lock quick More

Democracy Now! (2019-11-11). "This Is a Military Coup": Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Army Calls for His Ouster. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-11-11). Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Environmental Justice, Shutting Down Pipelines, Capitalism & Billionaires. democracynow.org Six 2020 presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, and Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — participated in the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on November 8. Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and former EPA official Mustafa Santiago Ali co-moderated the event, which took place at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. We air highlights of Warren speaking about the climate crisis, public health, shutting down pipelines, capitalism, the order of primary states and more.

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2019-11-11). In the middle of the climate crisis a Tory MP accepts a donation from a private jet operator. thecanary.co On 26 September 2019, Brexiteer Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke Jack Lopresti accepted a donation of £5,000 from Kayan Aviation Capital ( KAC). KAC is a private jet and luxury airport op…

Patrick Cockburn (2019-11-11). David Cameron and the Decline of British Leadership. counterpunch.org Critics lament the disintegration of the British political establishment under the impact of repeated shocks from the Brexit earthquake. Competent politicians and experienced civil servants head for the exit or are evicted to make way for more ideologically acceptable successors. Whatever one thought of the members of Theresa May's final cabinet they were better than More

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-11). Bolivian Coup Comes Less Than a Week After Morales Stopped Multinational Firm's Lithium Deal. commondreams.org "Bolivia's lithium belongs to the Bolivian people. Not to multinational corporate cabals." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-11-11). Global Condemnation of 'Appalling' Coup in Bolivia as Military Forces Socialist President Evo Morales to Resign. commondreams.org "The coup mongers are destroying the rule of law," Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, tweeted late Sunday. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-11). Calling for an 'End to Violence,' Bernie Sanders Becomes First 2020 Democratic Presidential Contender to Criticize Bolivian Coup. commondreams.org "I am very concerned about what appears to be a coup in Bolivia, where the military, after weeks of political unrest, intervened to remove President Evo Morales." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-11). Ocasio-Cortez Joins Chorus of Critics Condemning Coup in Bolivia That Forced Out Socialist President. commondreams.org Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday became the second U.S. lawmaker to join the growing chorus of voices across the globe who are condemning the resignation of Bolivia's socialist President Evo Morales as a "coup." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-11-11). Uber CEO Under Fire for Downplaying Saudi Kingdom's Murder of Khashoggi as a 'Mistake'. commondreams.org "Not only is he running cover for the Saudi government by saying the pre-planned murder of a Washington Post writer was a 'mistake,' he compares the murder of a human being to Uber making a tech glitch." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-11-11). Demands for Bold Climate Action Mount as 'All But Rainless' Australia Faces 'Catastrophic' Fire Danger. commondreams.org Demands for bold government action to combat the climate emergency continued to mount in Australia Monday as the continent had hardly any rain for the first time on record while more than 100 fires burned across two eastern states. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-11). Progressives Excoriate Schumer for Mourning as 'Card-Carrying Islamophobe' GOP Rep. Peter King Announces He Won't Seek Re-Election. commondreams.org "This Schumer tweet is yet another reminder that the top Dem in the Senate doesn't give a damn about Islamophobia and is unfit to hold the title of Minority Leader." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-11-11). "This Is a Military Coup": Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns After Army Calls for His Ouster. democracynow.org Bolivia is in a state of political crisis after longtime President Evo Morales resigned Sunday following what he described as a military coup. Weeks of protests have taken place since a disputed election last month. Morales announced his resignation in a televised address Sunday, shortly after the Bolivian military took to the airwaves to call for his resignation. Bolivia's vice president also resigned Sunday, as did the head of the Bolivian Senate and the lower house. Opposition leader Jeanine àÅñez, who is the second vice president of the Bolivian Senate, is claiming she will assume the presidency today.

Staff (2019-11-11). Headlines for November 11, 2019. democracynow.org Longtime Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns, Brazilian Former President Lula Freed from Prison, Haley Said Kelly and Tillerson Told Her to Work Against Trump, Syria: 8 Killed in Bombing in Tel Abyad, Iraq: Death Toll in Anti-Government Protests Rise to 319, Hong Kong: Police Shoot Student Protester at Close Range | , Cyclone Kills 20 in Bangladesh & India; Wildfires Rage in Australia | , Germans Mark 30th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall | , Hundreds Protest Construction of Trump's Border Wall in Sonoran Desert | , Kshama Sawant Declares Victory in Seattle City Council Race | , Chesa Boudin Wins San Francis…

RT (2019-11-11). Cops shot couple over 'obviously fake' gun at erotic party despite being told it was a toy, Australian court hears. rt.com An Australian man and woman are suing the state of Victoria after police burst into a swingers club party and shot the pair, despite being told that the gun the man was carrying was a mere prop. | Dale Ewins, then 35, and his former girlfriend Zita Sukys had donned detailed costumes for a 'Saints and Sinners' ball in Melbourne on July 8, 2017. The pair say they were engaged in a sex act at the back of the club when they were suddenly surrounded by heavily-armed police who opened fire on them with non-lethal bullets. | A patron called the cops after seeing Ewins with a gun tucked into his trousers, but security…

Ryan Cristián (2019-11-11). Turkey's Syria 'Ethnic Cleansing' In US Memo, US Can Shoot 'Any Syrian' Over Oil & A Bolivia Coup. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 …

Brian Terrell (2019-11-11). A Doubtful Proposition. dissidentvoice.org Voices activists Brian Terrell, Kathy Kelly and Sarah Ball outside the Brunswick Courthouse (Photo by Kings Bay Plowshares 7) "Whether nuclear weapons are actually illegal under international or domestic law (a doubtful proposition) is not relevant or an appropriate issue to litigate in this case," so ruled Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the US District …

Susan Price (2019-11-11). Hong Kong police encouraged to unleash violence against protesters. greenleft.org.au China-Hong Kong relations Pip HinmanIssue 1245 Hong Kong 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy movementNovember 11, 2019Hong Kong police unleashed a new wave of violence against protesters on November 11, killing one and injuring others. Green…

Fred_F (2019-11-11). As bushfires unleash hell on Earth, we must talk about the climate crisis. greenleft.org.au Climate Pip HinmanIssue 1245 AustraliaNovember 11, 2019With all hell breaking loose as catastrophic fires ravage parts of New South Wales and Queensland, all Prime Minister Scott Morrison can advise is to pray. It's a poor excuse from a government that has criminally refusal to take action on the climate crisis. | And the more politicians try…

United Nations (2019-11-11). New UN forestry project bids to help countries meet climate change commitments. un.org More than two dozen countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America are set to benefit from a UN project to help tackle climate change through better forestry management.

Nino Pagliccia (2019-11-11). The Secret of Cuba's Success: International Solidarity. counterpunch.org Once again the international community represented at the United Nations General Assembly on November 7 has spoken and voted to reject overwhelmingly the financial and economic blockade (embargo) imposed by the United States against Cuba through unilateral sanctions. The US blockade has been imposed in an escalating progression over the last 57 years with the More

United Nations (2019-11-11). Multilateralism must weather 'challenges of today and tomorrow' Guterres tells Paris Peace Forum. un.org In a speech to the Paris Peace Forum in Paris on Monday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that to thrive, multilateralism had to adapt, mindful that "conflicts persist, creating suffering and displacement: our world is unsettled". He was speaking as commemorations took place in countries across the world, marking the official end of the First World War, in 1918.

Mohamed Elmaazi (2019-11-11). Veterans for Peace UK solemnly commemorate tragedy of war and its victims. thecanary.co Veterans for Peace UK (VfP UK) commemorated the lives lost through war on Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph war memorial in London on 10 November 2019.The Canary was in attendance as approximately two dozen VfP UK members marched down Whitehall towards the Cenotaph, on a crisp cold day with a bright blue sky. Behind the VfP UK members were supporters and family members slowly following them while keeping a respectful distance.The Canary understands that the BBC does not typically broadcast the VfP UK march to the Cenotaph, although it immediately follows that of the Salvation Army."Never Again": Upon arri…

Garett Reppenhagen (2019-11-11). Reclaiming Armistice Day. commondreams.org The reality is that almost EVERY SINGLE domestic platform on a progressive agenda can be funded by the overinflated military budget. (Photo: Cliff Wells / Veterans for Peace) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Alexandra Marvar (2019-11-11). Turkey's Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water. thenation.com Turkey's Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water…

Robert Fisk (2019-11-11). How the Syrian Democratic Forces Were Suddenly Transformed into "Kurdish Forces" counterpunch.org That wars end very differently to our own expectations — or our plans — was established long ago. That "we" won the Second World War did not mean the Americans would win the Vietnam war, or that France would vanquish its enemies in Algeria. Yet the moment we decide who the good guys are, and who the evil More

ANSWER Coalition (2019-11-11). No U.S.-backed fascist coup in Bolivia! indybay.org 24th + Mission Street, San Francisco…

the gray zone (2019-11-11). Overthrown Honduran President Zelaya interviewed. indybay.org He discusses the extreme violence, drug trafficking, economic depression, migration crisis, Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH), WikiLeaks, Venezuela, and more. | Video by Ben Norton…

Peace Action of San Mateo County (2019-11-11). Questioning war within the military; resistance from Vietnam to Iraq. indybay.org Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo | 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue | San Mateo, CA 94401…

Napa Climate NOW (2019-11-11). SoMa Piano Trio presents a Concert for the Climate. indybay.org Napa Methodist Church, 625 Randolph St, Napa 94559…

Friends of Sausal Creek (2019-11-11). Wildfire to Wildflowers: Restoring California Lands for Climate Justice. indybay.org Oakland Public Library: Dimond Branch, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland 94602…

City of Oakland, Oak.Climate Action Coalition (2019-11-11). Oakland 2030 Equitable Climate Action Town Hall (2 of 2). indybay.org Lincoln Square Recreation Center, 250 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607…

Queer Ecojustice Project and others (2019-11-11). Fire & Flood Film: Queer Resilience in the era of Climate Change. indybay.org Positive Images, 200 Montgomery Dr suite C, Santa Rosa 95404…

Norman Solomon (2019-11-11). Biden and Bloomberg Want Uncle Sam to Defer to Uncle Scrooge. indybay.org For billionaires, sometimes good flunky candidates are hard to find…

Matthias Rossbach and Mark Tushnet (2019-11-11). Impeaching a President and Impeachment and Corruption. indybay.org Resisting "corruption" has occupied the American republic since its origin – along with the search for "virtuous leaders." The impeachment process was understood as a remedy for corruption. The violation of the people's trust through abuse of office – the misuse of power for one's enrichment, the missing orientation in the common good – is the reason for removal.

Ed Sykes (2019-11-11). Corbyn condemns tragic hard-right coup in Bolivia. thecanary.co In one of Latin America's greatest tragedies in recent years, a hard-right coup is currently underway in Bolivia — where a successful progressive government had ruled for just under 14 years. | UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn condemned this coup in no uncertain terms, saying: | To see @evoespueblo who, along with a powerful movement, has brought so much social progress forced from office by the military is appalling. | I condemn this coup against the Bolivian people and stand with the…

Tom Coburg (2019-11-11). Four Russia-linked tycoons donated around £2.7m to Tories. Putin must be delighted. thecanary.co While the Intelligence and Security Committee ( ISC) report on alleged Russian interference in UK elections continues to languish, The Canary has conducted a search of the UK Electoral Commission database. The search was on political donations by four Russia-linked oligarchs. | From this source, the total donations came to a whopping £2,578,909.38 (or £2,768.909.38 if including what appear to be additional payments by Lubov Chernukhin). Nearly all the donations went to the Conservative Party or in…

RT (2019-11-11). Tulsi Gabbard lawyer demanding retraction from Hillary Clinton over 'defamatory' Russian asset smear. rt.com A lawyer for presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is demanding that Hillary Clinton retract her "defamatory" comments alleging that the anti-war Democrat is a Russian asset and Moscow's "favorite" for the 2020 election. | In a letter to Clinton seen by the Hill, Gabbard's legal counsel said Clinton "knew it was false" when she accused the Hawaii congresswoman of being a Russian asset. "Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately," Gabbard's lawyer wrote in the letter, demanding a verbal response from Clinton. | This fabricated story is so facially improbable that it is actionabl…

teleSUR (2019-11-10). World Leaders Condemn Coup Against Evo Morales in Bolivia. telesurenglish.net 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…

teleSUR (2019-11-10). Bolivia: President Evo Morales Resigns Amid Right-Wing Coup. telesurenglish.net 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…

teleSUR (2019-11-10). Bolivian President Evo Morales Calls New Presidential Elections. telesurenglish.net 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…

teleSUR (2019-11-10). Regional Leaders, Movements Express Solidarity with Evo Morales. telesurenglish.net 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…