Monthly Archives: November 2020

2020-11-30: News Headlines

_____ (2020-11-30). 'We Will Defend Democracy In Ecuador'. popularresistance.org In countries like Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Chile, popular movements have risen to express their discontent and demand a new economic model — only to be met with street violence, government repression, and coup d'etats. | In Ecuador, the rise of authoritarianism can be seen in the actions against the electoral opposition. In August — less than 24 hours after the National Electoral Council (CNE) officially called elections — the governing forces attempted illegally and unconstitutionally to eliminate the Movimiento Fuerza Compromiso Social, list 5 that had sheltered the political force of t…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-28). Legal proceedings against former de-facto government officials begin in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org The newly elected MAS government has opened investigations against several former officials of the de-facto government for their role in crimes committed during their one year tenure after the coup détat ágainst former president Evo Morales…

teleSUR (2020-11-27). House Arrest for Bolivian Military Officer Accused of Murder. telesurenglish.net A court judge in Sacaba (Cochabamba) decided on Thursday to impose house arrest for the commander of the Armed Forces, General Alfredo Cuellar, accused of murder during the massacre that occurred in November 2019 during the police-army intervention against a public march of coca growers who were trying to reach the city of Cochabamba in support of deposed President Evo Morales. | RELATED: | Cuellar, who was arrested…

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Bolivia: Court Lifts Photojournalist Facundo Molares' Arrest. telesurenglish.net In Bolivia, Montero City's Criminal ruled the cessation of preventive detention measures against Facundo Molares, an Argentine photojournalist who is being investigated for crimes committed during…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-26). Bolivian police arrest a military general implicated in the Sacaba massacre. peoplesdispatch.org On November 24, Bolivian police arrested the commander of the Cochabamba Military Garrison, General Alfredo Cuellar, in connection with The Prosecutor's Office ordered Cuellar's arrest after he gave his statement in the Sacaba massacre case yesterday. The Prosecutor's Office said that the arrest warrant was issued because there were elements of convi…

2020-11-29: News Headlines

_____ (2020-11-29). Protesters Descend On Garcetti's House For 6th Consecutive Day. popularresistance.org Los Angeles, CA – A sixth day of demonstrations outside Mayor Eric Garcetti's official residence unfolded Sunday in an attempt to persuade President-elect Joe Biden not to appoint Garcetti to his cabinet. | Tabatha Jones Jolivet, a spokeswoman for BLM-LA, said Garcetti "has failed the people of Los Angeles in an unending number of ways — from criminalizing folks for being houseless, to refusing to stand up for people who are killed by his police force." | "We refuse to be quiet as President-elect Biden considers him for a cabinet post where his reach will extend to setting national policy," she said.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-28). Legal proceedings against former de-facto government officials begin in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org The newly elected MAS government has opened investigations against several former officials of the de-facto government for their role in crimes committed during their one year tenure after the coup détat ágainst former president Evo Morales…

Peter Biesterfeld (2020-11-28). Where is Canadian Media on the Assange File? dissidentvoice.org After 10 years of restricted freedom, political exile and incarceration, Julian Assange finally came face-to-face with his accusers at the Old Bailey Criminal Court in London. For three weeks in September, a team of English lawyers argued on behalf of their client, the U.S. Department of Justice, that the beleaguered WikiLeaks founder and publisher should …

teleSUR (2020-11-27). House Arrest for Bolivian Military Officer Accused of Murder. telesurenglish.net A court judge in Sacaba (Cochabamba) decided on Thursday to impose house arrest for the commander of the Armed Forces, General Alfredo Cuellar, accused of murder during the massacre that occurred in November 2019 during the police-army intervention against a public march of coca growers who were trying to reach the city of Cochabamba in support of deposed President Evo Morales. | RELATED: | Cuellar, who was arrested…

teleSUR (2020-11-27). Bolivia: Court Lifts Photojournalist Facundo Molares' Arrest. telesurenglish.net In Bolivia, Montero City's Criminal ruled the cessation of preventive detention measures against Facundo Molares, an Argentine photojournalist who is being investigated for crimes committed during…

Bob Hennelly (2020-11-27). Our worst pre-existing condition: Big Pharma. salon.com Tax aversion and using public funds for private profits are part and parcel to the pharmaceutical industry…

John Pilger (2020-11-27). Britain's Class War on Children. counterpunch.org When I first reported on child poverty in Britain, I was struck by the faces of children I spoke to, especially the eyes. They were different: watchful, fearful. In Hackney, in 1975, I filmed Irene Brunsden's family. Irene told me she gave her two-year-old a plate of cornflakes. "She doesn't tell me she's hungry, she

Otto Koenig and Richard Detje (2020-11-26). Bolivia – the left returns to power. indybay.org The Bolivian people have proven that reason, dignity and fighting spirit cannot be suppressed either by a military coup or by government repression. The election result has implications not only for Bolivia, where it is an important step towards the restoration of democracy, but for the entire Latin American region in terms of democracy, national independence and economic and social progress.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-11-26). Bolivian police arrest a military general implicated in the Sacaba massacre. peoplesdispatch.org On November 24, Bolivian police arrested the commander of the Cochabamba Military Garrison, General Alfredo Cuellar, in connection with The Prosecutor's Office ordered Cuellar's arrest after he gave his statement in the Sacaba massacre case yesterday. The Prosecutor's Office said that the arrest warrant was issued because there were elements of convi…

teleSUR (2020-11-26). Bolivia: General Alfredo Cuellar Arrested Over Sacaba Massacre. telesurenglish.net The Prosecutor's Office ordered the arrest of Bolivian Air Force General Alfredo Cuellar over the massacre that occurred in Sacaba city during the protests against the U.S.-backed coup that took place in November 2019. | RELATED: | The Bolivian general will remain in a cell of the Special Forces for the Fight Against Crime(FELCC) until his cautionary hearing. | "In the Sacaba events, I only performed administrative functions.

teleSUR (2020-11-26). TeleSUR Signal Returns to Bolivian Television. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's Vice President David Choquehuanca announced that as of Wednesday teleSUR multi-media platform's signal will return to the Bolivian television after a year of being off the air by order of the coup-born regime led by Jeanine Añez. | RELATED: | "The signal of Latin America's most important multi-media is back. Censorship is not the path to people's democracy. Today we celebrate freedom of expression," Choquehuanca…