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Joe Emersberger: 114 Reuters articles on Bolivia since October 20, 2019 election with no mention of expert criticism of OAS audit UPDATED

Argentina to allow refugee Morales of Bolivia to make political statements Bolivia’s interim leader says arrest warrant to be issued against Morales Bolivia’s Morales arrives in Argentina, to get refugee status Bolivia’s Morales visits Cuba for medical appointment Bolivian minister seeks Israel help in fighting alleged leftist ‘terrorism’ Article sattes “Last week, the government struck Read more…

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Gerry Mohan: Get Corbyn

The UK Daily Mail: without the support of this newspaper – which has run a rabid propaganda campaign against Jeremy Corbyn since he became leader of the UK Labour party – it’s said to be very hard to win a British election. Noam Chomsky said recently that the rise of Trump isn’t the same as Read more…

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Gerry Mohan: Patriotism, Boris Johnson and Brexit

Patriotism, everyone’s heard of that. Proud to be Irish, French, American? Comedian George Carlin: “Being Irish isn’t a skill. It’s a fuckin’ genetic accident.” Dammit, try another one: let’s say, anti-patriotism. Who’s heard of that one? Not so popular I think, but a guy called Gustav Hervé wrote a pamphlet in Paris with that title Read more…

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Lawrence Wittner: A Boss is a Boss: Nurses Battle for Their First Union Contract at Albany Medical Center

A nonprofit employer is not necessarily a better boss than a profit-making one. That sad truth is reinforced by the experience of some 2,200 nurses at Albany Medical Center, who have been fighting for a contract since April 2018, when they voted for union representation. Even that union recognition struggle proved exceptionally difficult.  The management Read more…

Mina Khanlarzadeh: Anti-Imperialism As An Intellectual Trap

The US-led economic sanctions have caused a great deal of death and destruction in Iranian society, and the IMF policies in Iran, similar to other developing countries, have resulted in a widening of the class gap, poverty, severe marginalization of the peripheries, and a lowering of living standards. Yet, the US sanctions together with IMF Read more…

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Gerry Mohan: Chief Rabbi Accuses Jeremy Corbyn’s Dog of Antisemitism

In an interview in the UK ‘Times’ today the UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has accused Jeremy Corbyn’s dog of antisemitism, making the comments two weeks before Britons vote in the general election. Mirvis made it clear that he had no desire to influence the outcome of the election. The Chief Rabbi denied ever having Read more…

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Gerry Mohan: Just Trying to Get It

Front page of the Guardian Review I’m trying to get it: a US president who waged war against 7 Muslim countries; droned, murdered and terrorized thousands of civilians in some of the poorest countries on earth; just by the way got rid of habeas corpus; spent a trillion dollars on “modernizing” the US military and Read more…

Mina Khanlarzadeh: The Silenced Screams Fighting Impoverishment in Iran

It started one morning when I woke up to one gray tick next to a WhatsApp message to my mother. A day passes, and one gray tick still won’t turn into two. In a state of suffocating confusion, I eventually realize that none of the messages I’ve sent to my folks in Iran have been Read more…

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fernando_santamaria: A brief memory of Angela Davis

I just finished reading Angela Davis’ autobiography, published in 1978, shortly after the conclusion of her trial, when she was 28 years old.  The Spanish edition is extended very briefly by another political prisoner, the Basque Arnaldo Otegi. I found attractive the simplicity and the clarity Davis uses to expose the institutional racism and police Read more…

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Lawrence Wittner: Which Would You Prefer–Nuclear War or Climate Catastrophe?

To:      The people of the world From:  The Joint Public Relations Department of the Great Powers The world owes an enormous debt of gratitude to Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, Boris Johnson, and other heroic rulers of our glorious nations.  Not only are they hard at work making their respective countries great Read more…

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