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Statement Condemning US Removal of Democratically-Elected Evo Morales


Via Stop Imperialism in Latin America, Nov. 29, 2018, counterpunch.org.  As the petition’s already in the commons, I’ll paste in the complete English version (there’s one in Spanish, as well.)  The situation for Morales supporters is getting worse everyday; the Tweets I’ve seen over the past few days have made smoke come out of my ears, and my heart and stomach sick.  I may bring a few at the bottom.

“Following months of destabilization, on November 10, 2019, the legitimate, constitutional, democratically-elected President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, was driven at gunpoint out of office and the country by the US and its allies, among them Bolivian fascists and several members of the Organization of American States (OAS), including Canada. This latest aggression follows centuries of colonial, imperialist, and neo-colonial conquest and plunder of the Indigenous-majority population of Bolivia.

Open Thread Friday

Winter has finally hit. Shoveled all paths to the livestock three times between yesterday morning and this evening. Today's week's is a little short on words and long on videos.
Thought you might find information on the The 90+ Study interesting. It was initiated in 2003 and had followed individuals for 11 years at the time of the videos.

A late game-changer in the British elections, courtesy of Trump

With only two weeks to go before Britain's general election, the Tories are on track to gain 47 seats in Parliament according to polls. Almost all of those gains will come at the expense of Labour, as years of an extremely biased and hostile press has taken its toll.

Impeachment isn't a distraction from other work of Congress, or "How Congress Works"

Both houses of congress are organized by committees, each with its own sphere of influence. With few exceptions, the work of any one committee, say, the Intelligence Committee, neither hinders nor helps the work of another with respect to drafting bills, holding hearings, etc.

a Bibi under indictment is becoming even more savage


Please begone, Bibi!  And kiss my grits for aiding and abetting him, Donald Trump!

First: ‘Netanyahoo, Indicted For Bribery, Fraud And Breach Of Trust, Becomes More Dangerous’, b at moonoflabama.com, Nov. 21, 2019
“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.

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