Friday, November 29, 2019
Video from "We Are Change."
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Video from Nomadic Everyman.
Monday, November 25, 2019
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Video from Scott Creighton of Nomadic Everyman:
Thursday, November 21, 2019
The Attorney General of Israel just indicted Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahoo in three cases. The announcement comes at a time of political stalemate. It might help to resolve it.
Israel had two parliament elections this year which both ended in a political stalemate. Neither Prime Minister Netanyahoo of the Likud Party nor Blue and White coalition leader Benny Gantz managed to form a government. Both were unable to find enough additional votes to form a coalition and to gain a majority.
Now the parliament has 21 days to find a majority. It will likely fail and a third election seems inevitable.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
In other news,
Syrian air defenses have thwarted multiple hostile targets in the Syrian capital of Damascus early Wednesday morning, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
For the past week, I have been in Bolivia. I came at the request of local activists who are panicked about the situation in their country, afraid that things are spiraling out of control. They are engaging in peaceful protests to reverse the coup that happened November 10th, but the protests have been met with tear gas and even live ammunition.
Unfortunately, mainstream media and even some progressive outlets are refusing to recognize that what happened a week ago was a coup and are not covering the coup regime’s racism and violence. Already, 24 protesters have been killed and nearly 600 have been wounded; hundreds more have been rounded up on jails, where the conditions are abysmal. People are appalled at t how racist and hateful the coup regime is. To draw more attention to this conflict we have launched a petition urgently asking the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to come here. Will you add your name?
On the same day that I arrived in Bolivia, Bachelet spoke out. "I am really concerned that the situation in Bolivia could spin out of control," she said, while also voicing concern about the widespread arrests taking place. "This situation is not going to be resolved by force and repression," she said. "All sectors have the right to make their voice heard — this is the basis for democracy." But if Bachelet really wants to be helpful, if she really wants to see the situation resolved and the people protected, why isn’t she here on the ground with me? Tell Bachelet to join me immediately. She should witness the situation with her own eyes.
I am on the streets alongside thousands of Bolivians — despite the coup regime’s violence — demanding the resignations of the coup regime and insisting on a return to democracy. However, the coup regime appears determined to hang onto power for as long as it can.
Coup leader and self-appointed interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez, appointed a whole new cabinet and already begun changing Bolivia’s foreign policy, despite having no such mandate. The coup regime’s interim Interior Minister issued a decree exempting the country’s police and military from criminal charges that would otherwise arise as a result of their treatment of the protesters. It is terribly scary, but I am proud to be among the crowds of indigenous people marching for their country.
A month ago, Bolivia was a stable country with a growing economy and decreasing poverty and inequality. Now, chaos and violence have gripped the country, as racism and religious discrimination are rearing their ugly heads. The indigenous Wiphala flag has been ripped off government buildings and uniforms, while the coup regime brags about the supremacy of Christianity and the Bible over the Pachamama (the Andean goddess representing mother earth) and calls sacred indigenous traditions “satanic.”
The people of Bolivia need the international community to come here to witness--and stop--the repression and slide to a police state. Please join me in telling U.N. Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet to join me here on the ground in Bolivia.
In solidarity with the Bolivian people,
Medea, and the entire CODEPINK Team:
P.S. CODEPINK has drafted a press release, written an article, held a webinar, made a video and started a petition describing why the events in Bolivia should be called a coup. Please check these materials out and listen to me live on CODEPINK radio on Thursday, November 21 at 11 am EST and for a CODEPINK Facebook Live webinar on Wednesday, November 20 at 12 pm EST. I have also been livestreaming everyday.
Fresh off a successful military coup deposing leftist President Evo Morales in Bolivia last week, the United States attempted to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela this weekend. The events, however, went barely noticed outside the South American nation, as the attempt proved to be a complete fiasco.
[read more at mintpressnews.com]
Saturday, November 16, 2019
This was streamed live 5 hours ago as I write this: https://youtu.be/uCUqclPVZqg
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Prayer requests: Please pray for Scott Creighton of Nomadic Everyman, who just lost his mother, and Tony Ray who is in despair.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
*** UPDATE ***
This just happened today: "Israel launched a missile attack on the Mazzeh neighborhood in Damascus early Tuesday, hitting the house of Palestinian Jihad leader Akram al-Ajouri, leaving two civilians dead and nine injured, in addition to causing extensive damage and loss of property."
Full details of Israeli attack on Damascus
Monday, November 11, 2019
by Emma Fiala at https://themindunleashed.com/2019/11/facts-military-coup-bolivia.html
The United States is currently backing a military coup against Bolivia’s first indigenous president, Evo Morales, who recently won re-election. Bolivia has enjoyed relative calm during the length of Morales’ presidency which began in January 2006. In 2008, Morales expelled the U.S. ambassador and counter-narcotics agents. The two countries have not had an ambassadorial relationship since 2009.
Meet Víctor Borda. Until Sunday, he was the Speaker of the House of Deputies in #Bolivia. Then his house was burned and his brother taken hostage. Borda resigned in an attempt to save his brother's life. Totally normal handover of power.#coupdétat— Kurt Hackbarth 🌹 (@KurtHackbarth) November 11, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
Monday, November 4, 2019
Just a reminder: tomorrow is Guy Fawkes day (remember, remember the 5th of November).