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2020-08-12: News Headlines

Staff (2020-08-12). Headlines for August 12, 2020. democracynow.org Joe Biden Taps Kamala Harris as Vice-Presidential Running Mate, Florida, Georgia Record Record Coronavirus Deaths as U.S. Colleges Delay Fall Sports Season, Bodies of COVID-19 Victims Lie Unclaimed Outside Chapel in La Paz, Bolivia, QAnon Conspiracy Theorist Wins Georgia 14th Congressional District GOP Primary, Rep. Ilhan Omar Fends Off Primary Challenger Who Dramatically Outraised Her, Clintons, Obamas Among Top Speakers at Democratic National Convention, Beirut Vigil Marks One Week Since Catastrophic Port Explosion, Thousands of Protesters in Mali Demand President's Ouster, Chicago Man Accused of Firing at Poli…

Michael Otto (2020-08-12). Political strike shuts down Bolivia. workers.org Ibarra, Ecuador Do Bolivian lives matter? The Bolivian masses are experiencing a perfect storm of social, health and economic crises. A U.S.-backed military coup overthrew President Evo Morales Ayma in November 2019 — Morales called it a lithium coup. To Wall Street, only the great reserves of Bolivian lithium matter. . . . |

Staff (2020-08-11). Headlines for August 11, 2020. democracynow.org Lebanese Gov't Steps Down in Wake of Catastrophic Beirut Explosion and Mounting Protests, Trump Mulls Barring Americans from Reentry into U.S.; Coronavirus Cases Rise in Kids, Russia Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine; New Zealand Goes Back into Lockdown, Unrest in Chicago Sparked by Police Shooting Leads to 100+ Arrests, 16 People Arrested in Portland, OR Protests, Including Hate Crime Survivor Demetria Hester, Belarus in Turmoil as Lukashenko Cracks Down on Protests, Opposition Candidate Flees to Lithuania, Bolivia Protests Against Interim Right-Wing Gov't Intensify; Union Calls for General Strike, Fires in Brazil…

Eds. (2020-08-11). Evo Morales denounces latest coup plot, warns of an immanent massacre. mronline.org Last minute information, I denounce that General Ivan Ortiz Bravo, head of the third department of the Armed Forces Command, on the instruction of the commander in chief of the Armed Forces, General (Sergio Carlos Orellana), has a coup d'état plan. — Former Bolivian president Evo Morales Ayma…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-11). Bolivians brave repression, continue struggle for democracy. peoplesdispatch.org The national strike and road blockades have intensified across Bolivia. The Bolivian Workers' Center (COB) called for these actions to oppose…

_____ (2020-08-11). 'Dialogue' Called by Añez In Bolivia Failed; New Election Date Set. popularresistance.org After more than five hours of dialogue between the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB) and the Bolivian social movements, a consensus was not reached to define a new intermediate date for the general elections, which would bring political and social stability in the country run by an interim government, Xinhua reported. | "There was no agreement and Salvador Romero, president of the TSE, did not accept an intermediate date, our fight is with the Electoral Tribunal," said the executive secretary of the COB, Juan Carlos Huarachi, leaving the meeting. He explained to journalists that…

Kevin Zeese (2020-08-10). Era of US Domination of Latin America Coming to an End: Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia. globalresearch.ca Despite its failings at home, the United States intervenes in countries across multiple continents seeking to control their governments and resources. | This week, we look at the US' latest efforts in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Bolivia to undermine their independence and …

Bill Hackwell and Alicia Jrapko (2020-08-10). US: Crimes against Humanity at Home and Abroad. dissidentvoice.org Photo Credit: Albert Eisenstaedt This month marks the second year since former President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, announced to the world a campaign promoted by a group of Latin American writers and academics to declare August 9 as International Day of US Crimes against Humanity. Appropriately the day is to remember the second nuclear bomb …

Bill Hackwell (2020-08-10). US Crimes Against Humanity at Home and Abroad. globalresearch.ca This month marks the second year since former President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, announced to the world a campaign promoted by a group of Latin American writers and academics to declare August 9 as International Day of US Crimes …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-10). Tensions rise in Bolivia as far-right groups mobilize against national strike. peoplesdispatch.org Over 140 major highways and roads have been blocked by protesters across Bolivia to demand that the general elections be held on September 6 and for the de facto president, Jeanine àÅñez, to resign immediately…

2020-08-11: News Headlines

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers (2020-08-11). Era Of US Domination Of Latin America Coming To An End. dissidentvoice.org Marcha en Venezuela contra las sanciones de Trump (Reuters) Despite its failings at home, the United States intervenes in countries across multiple continents seeking to control their governments and resources. This week, we look at the US' latest efforts in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Bolivia to undermine their independence and force them to serve the interests of …

Staff (2020-08-11). Headlines for August 11, 2020. democracynow.org Lebanese Gov't Steps Down in Wake of Catastrophic Beirut Explosion and Mounting Protests, Trump Mulls Barring Americans from Reentry into U.S.; Coronavirus Cases Rise in Kids, Russia Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine; New Zealand Goes Back into Lockdown, Unrest in Chicago Sparked by Police Shooting Leads to 100+ Arrests, 16 People Arrested in Portland, OR Protests, Including Hate Crime Survivor Demetria Hester, Belarus in Turmoil as Lukashenko Cracks Down on Protests, Opposition Candidate Flees to Lithuania, Bolivia Protests Against Interim Right-Wing Gov't Intensify; Union Calls for General Strike, Fires in Brazil…

Eds. (2020-08-11). Evo Morales denounces latest coup plot, warns of an immanent massacre. mronline.org Last minute information, I denounce that General Ivan Ortiz Bravo, head of the third department of the Armed Forces Command, on the instruction of the commander in chief of the Armed Forces, General (Sergio Carlos Orellana), has a coup d'état plan. — Former Bolivian president Evo Morales Ayma…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-11). Bolivians brave repression, continue struggle for democracy. peoplesdispatch.org The national strike and road blockades have intensified across Bolivia. The Bolivian Workers' Center (COB) called for these actions to oppose…

_____ (2020-08-11). 'Dialogue' Called by Añez In Bolivia Failed; New Election Date Set. popularresistance.org After more than five hours of dialogue between the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB) and the Bolivian social movements, a consensus was not reached to define a new intermediate date for the general elections, which would bring political and social stability in the country run by an interim government, Xinhua reported. | "There was no agreement and Salvador Romero, president of the TSE, did not accept an intermediate date, our fight is with the Electoral Tribunal," said the executive secretary of the COB, Juan Carlos Huarachi, leaving the meeting. He explained to journalists that…

Kevin Zeese (2020-08-10). Era of US Domination of Latin America Coming to an End: Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia. globalresearch.ca Despite its failings at home, the United States intervenes in countries across multiple continents seeking to control their governments and resources. | This week, we look at the US' latest efforts in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Bolivia to undermine their independence and …

Bill Hackwell and Alicia Jrapko (2020-08-10). US: Crimes against Humanity at Home and Abroad. dissidentvoice.org Photo Credit: Albert Eisenstaedt This month marks the second year since former President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, announced to the world a campaign promoted by a group of Latin American writers and academics to declare August 9 as International Day of US Crimes against Humanity. Appropriately the day is to remember the second nuclear bomb …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-10). Tensions rise in Bolivia as far-right groups mobilize against national strike. peoplesdispatch.org Over 140 major highways and roads have been blocked by protesters across Bolivia to demand that the general elections be held on September 6 and for the de facto president, Jeanine àÅñez, to resign immediately…

Bill Hackwell (2020-08-10). US Crimes Against Humanity at Home and Abroad. globalresearch.ca This month marks the second year since former President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, announced to the world a campaign promoted by a group of Latin American writers and academics to declare August 9 as International Day of US Crimes …

Tracy Keeling (2020-08-07). Bolivians start huge mobilisation for the 'return of democracy and sovereignty'. thecanary.co Bolivians are currently engaged in massive protests and a general strike. They are

Peoples Dispatch (2020-08-07). National strike continues across Bolivia, demands grow for àÅñez to step down. peoplesdispatch.org Social movements and trade unions stress that their demand is no longer just democratic elections, but also the immediate removal of the entire coup-installed government…