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Tidbits - Nov.21, 2019 - Reader Comments: Medicare4All, Sanders, Warren, and the Left; Bolivia Coup; Electoral College; Announcements: Right to the City; Peggy Lipschutz Memorial; Kurdish Feminists; Delegation to Venezuela; and more....

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Reader Comments: Medicare4All, Sanders, Warren, and the Left; Bolivia Coup; AFL-CIO Denounces Coup; Electoral College Racist Origins; Announcements: Right to the City; Peggy Lipschutz Memorial; Kurdish Feminists; Delegation to Venezuela; and more...

“I Was Fired for Helping Julian Assange, and I Have No Regrets”

An interview with Fidel Narvaez Jacobin
Jacobin talks to Fidel Narvaez, the ousted Ecuadorian diplomat who handled Julian Assange’s case about why Lenín Moreno caved to international pressure, broke his promises, and gave Assange up to British authorities.

After Morales Ousted in Coup, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia

Vijay Prashad Independent Media Institute
The overthrow of the elected leader cannot be understood without a glance at the nation's massive reserves of lithium. Bolivia has suffered a series of coups, often conducted by the military and oligarchy on behalf of transnational mining companies.

Impeachment Features Trump vs CIA Whistleblower

Jefferson Morley Independent Media Institute
A president who is out of control confronts an agency that wants to show Congress and the public that it is under control. All of which underscores the new reality of Washington’s impeachment season: nobody’s in control.

Allende’s Last Speech

Salvador Allende Jacobin
Salvador Allende died 46 years ago in a US-backed coup. Here's his final address, broadcast over the radio while he was barricaded in the presidential palace. The generals that overthrew Allende coordinated with the CIA and the U.S. State Department.

Venezuela: U.S. Coup Fails, Is Intervention Next?

Uri Friedman; Peace Action The Atlantic
U.S.-backed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó launched an attempted coup. Dozens of people were injured in the bedlam that ensued. Guadió was hoping enough military leaders would defect, toppling the government of Nicolás Maduro. It flopped.

In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup

Greg Palast Truthout
This is the story of Venezuela in black and white, the story not told in The New York Times or the rest of our establishment media. This year’s so-called popular uprising is, at its heart, a furious backlash of the whiter (and wealthier) Venezuelans

How The CIA Overthrew Iran's Democracy In 4 Days

Lawrence Wu and Michelle Lanz NPR
Over the course of four days in August 1953, Roosevelt would orchestrate not one, but two attempts to destabilize the government of Iran, forever changing the relationship between the country and the U.S.
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