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Bernie finally condemns the coup in Bolivia, turns slowly to the right direction towards his progressive allies in Latin America

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We already pointed out Bernie Sanders' wrong position on several foreign policy matters, especially concerning Latin America. His latest completely unacceptable response was when a corporate stooge pushed him to admit that Nicolas Maduro is a dictator. Bernie did something even worse. He called the legitimate president of the country a "vicious tyrant". 
Others, like Roger Waters, tried to warn him too. 
Immediately after the coup against the democratically elected President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, many Leftist leaders around the world didn't hesitate to condemn it.
Among them, the newly freed, former Brazilian President and political prisoner, Lula da Silva. In Europe, even moderates, like the former Greek PM, Alexis Tsipras, rushed to side with Morales. And Jeremy Corbyn didn't hesitate to do the same, despite that he has a very crucial election ahead and the corporate media seek the slightest excuse to attack him.
And this is only a small…

Ousted Bolivian President Evo Morales thanks Mexico for saving his life, pledges to carry on fight despite coup

Bolivia’s ousted socialist president, Evo Morales, has credited Mexico with saving his life, after the country offered him political asylum following his resignation from government.

"I am very grateful to the president and the Mexican people, because he saved my life,” Morales said on Tuesday, after he arrived in Mexico City to claim political asylum. Unaccounted for in recent days, Morales decried the “coup” against him, and recounted how a member of his once-loyal military was offered $50,000 to turn him in to the opposition on Sunday.
Morales was re-elected to the presidency in October, in an election result that opposition leaders called fraudulent. Though he offered to hold fresh elections, protests continued and Morales stepped down on Sunday following a police and military mutiny.

Nevertheless, the socialist leader – who presided over Bolivia through a period of relative stability and economic growth – vowed to remain politically active in exile.

As long as I have life,…

The edge of Democracy: Lula is freed in Brazil in victory for movement to resist Bolsonaro

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In Brazil, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was freed from prison Friday after 580 days behind bars. Lula’s surprise release came after the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled to end the mandatory imprisonment of people convicted of crimes who are appealing their cases.

He was serving a 12-year sentence over a disputed corruption and money laundering conviction handed down by conservative Judge Sérgio Moro, an ally of current far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, and has long maintained his innocence.

Lula has vowed to challenge Bolsonaro in the 2022 elections. At the time of his imprisonment in April 2018, Lula was leading the presidential polls. A new documentary, “The Edge of Democracy,” chronicles the imprisonment of Lula and impeachment of former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. It also looks at the aftermath of the rise of President Jair Bolsonaro — a former military captain who glorifies Brazil’s past military regime, denies the climate crisis an…

China’s gold-backed crypto looming as ‘Pearl Harbor type event’ for US dollar in 2020

There are two economies in the United States, says RT’s Keiser Report, the real economy, where the 99 percent live, and the one-percent economy, where bankers and the corporate elite live.

Consumers are spending and life is going on,” whereas on Wall Street one can see “non-stop interventions, quantitative easing is needed, interest rates were cut again this week for the top one percent,” Stacy Herbert says.

There’s never enough money,” as those from the one percent “want more and more...
According to Max Keiser, there could be “a catastrophic trapdoor opening underneath the US economy.”

When China announces as a surprise its 20,000 tons of gold and a gold-backed cryptocurrency that “will kill the US dollar deader than a doornail,” it will be a “Pearl Harbor-type event and it’s coming in the next six to nine months,” he predicts.
https://www.rt.com/business/473222-china-gold-crypto-us-dollar/

Corbyn brands cyber attack as ‘suspicious’ after UK Labour Party’s digital systems targeted during election campaign

Jeremy Corbyn revealed he’s “suspicious” and has been left feeling “very nervous” after Labour’s digital systems became the victim of a “sophisticated and large-scale cyber attack” in the middle of a general election campaign.

The attack on Labour’s digital platforms took place on Monday, with a party spokesperson saying it had managed to slow down “some of our campaign activities,” but insisted that “no data breach occurred.

The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack which took place is designed to flood a computer server with traffic in an attempt to take it offline.
Full report:
https://www.rt.com/uk/473226-corbyn-cyber-attack-suspicious/

Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support

Bolivian coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho is a far-right multi-millionaire who arose from fascist movements in the Santa Cruz region, where the US has encouraged separatism. He has courted support from Colombia, Brazil, and the Venezuelan opposition.
by Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton
Part 1
When Luis Fernando Camacho stormed into Bolivia’s abandoned presidential palace in the hours after President Evo Morales’s sudden November 10 resignation, he revealed to the world a side of the country that stood at stark odds with the plurinational spirit its deposed socialist and Indigenous leader had put forward.

With a Bible in one hand and a national flag in the other, Camacho bowed his head in prayer above the presidential seal, fulfilling his vow to purge his country’s Native heritage from government and “return God to the burned palace.

Pachamama will never return to the palace,” he said, referring to the Andean Mother Earth spirit. “Bolivia belongs to Christ.” 
Bolivia’s extreme right-wing…

Τζούλιαν Ασάνζ: Ένας ήρωας της εποχής αργοπεθαίνει στη φυλακή

του Άρη Χατζηστεφάνου

Την εικόνα ενός κράτους-παρία, το οποίο βασανίζει πολιτικούς κρατούμενους οδη­γώντας τους με ακρί­βεια προς το θάνατο, σκιαγράφησε ο ειδικός εμπειρογνώμονας του ΟΗΕ για τα βασανιστήρια, Νιλς Μέλζερ, μόλις έλαβε τις τε­λευταίες ιατρικές εκτιμήσεις για τον έγκλειστο Τζούλιαν Ασάνζ. 
Ο Μέλζερ κατηγόρησε το Λονδίνο ότι αγνοεί προ­κλητικά όλες τις προηγούμενες επείγου­σες προειδοποιήσεις του και σημείωσε «αν ο Ασάνζ δεν απελευθερωθεί άμεσα και δεν λάβει την απαιτούμενη ιατρική φροντίδα, μπορεί να πεθάνει πίσω από τα σίδερα των βρετανικών φυλακών».

Πέρα από την ανθρωπιστική πλευρά της υπόθεσης, η κράτηση του Ασάνζ αποκαλύπτει την ολοκληρωτική κατάρρευση κάθε έννοιας κράτους δικαίου. Κάτι που παρατηρείται όχι μόνο στη Βρετανία και στις ΗΠΑ αλλά και στη γενέτειρα του Ασάνζ, την Αυστραλία, που αφήνει ένα πολίτη της να σιγοσβήνει σε φυλακές ξένου κράτους.
H προειλημμένη απόφαση του βρετανικού κατεστημένου για την έκδοσή του στις ΗΠΑ και η παράνομη πλέον κράτησή του από Βρε…

Οργανισμός Αμερικανικών Κρατών: Στην υπηρεσία της Ουάσινγκτον

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Ο Οργανισμός Αμερικανικών Κρατών, που εξέδωσε την έκθεση για την εκλογική αναμέτρηση στη Βολιβία, η οποία «δικαιολόγησε» το πραξικόπημα εναντίον του Έβο Μοράλες, είναι στη θεωρία ένας ουδέτερος οργανισμός κρατών. Στην πραγματικότητα όμως έχει μακρά ιστορία υποστήριξης των επεμβάσεων των ΗΠΑ στη Λατινική Αμερική, και σήμερα χρηματοδοτείται κατά πλειοψηφία από τα ταμεία του αμερικανικού κράτους. 
Παρά την ίδρυσή του το 1948 με σκοπό την «προώθηση της ειρήνης και τη διευθέτηση διαφωνιών μεταξύ των κρατών-μελών», ήταν μάλλον από την αρχή όργανο της αντικομμουνιστικής εξωτερικής πολιτικής των ΗΠΑ.

Ο ΟΑΚ υπήρξε σιωπηλός ή και στήριξε όλες ανεξαιρέτως τις αμερικανικές επεμβάσεις στη Λατινική Αμερική, είτε αυτές λάμβαναν τη μορφή εισβολής, όπως στην Κούβα το 1961, είτε τη μορφή στήριξης σε πραξικοπήματα και δικτατορικά καθεστώτα, όπως στη Χιλή το 1973 (και στην Αργεντινή, τη Βολιβία, τη Γουατεμάλα, τη Νικαράγουα, την Αϊτή, τον Παναμά, τη Βραζιλία, την Παραγουάη και τον Ισημ…

We stand against the coup in Bolivia

Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad denounce the escalation of the coup attempt against democratically elected President Evo Morales
In response to the escalation of the coup attempt by the Bolivian right-wing opposition against the democratically elected government of Evo Morales, intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad have joined people across the world in saying “The world is with Evo” (#ElMundoConEvo) and decrying the ongoing coup efforts.

Below is the statement:
In Bolivia, a coup d’état is brewing against the elected government led by Evo Morales. Sections of the armed forces – including the police – have openly indicated that they are willing to allow fascistic militia groups to attack the presidential palace in La Paz. This is a very serious situation.

Evo Morales has invited the four major parties to sit down and talk about the way forward for Bolivian democracy. He has asked for the creation of a dialogue to prevent a return to the days of military dictatorships and the rule …

Nos oponemos al golpe

Declaración de Noam Chomsky y Vijay Prashad
En Bolivia se está gestando un golpe de Estado contra el gobierno electo liderado por Evo Morales. Sectores de la policía han dicho abiertamente que están dispuestos a permitir que grupos de milicias fascistas ataquen el palacio presidencial en La Paz. La situación es muy grave.

Evo Morales ha invitado a los cuatro principales partidos a sentarse y conversar sobre el camino a seguir para la democracia boliviana. Ha pedido el establecimiento de un diálogo para evitar el regreso de los días de las dictaduras militares y los gobiernos oligárquicos. Morales ha hecho un llamado a las Naciones Unidas, a la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA), al Vaticano y a otros más para que contribuyan a encontrar el camino para alejarse del golpe.

El golpe es promovido por la oligarquía boliviana que está enojada por la cuarta elección que sus partidos pierden frente el Movimiento al Socialismo. La oligarquía cuenta con el total apoyo del gobierno de los…