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Reflecting on Immigration this Thanksgiving

Ruth Needleman Portside
Centuries of genocide against indigenous peoples have erased the real history of our hemisphere. Descendants of colonizers call the US a nation of immigrants, claiming ownership of land in the name of white people who displaced original inhabitants

Hatred of the Indian

Álvaro García Linera Peoples Dispatch
How did the traditional middle class incubate so much hatred towards the people, leading them to embrace racialized fascism centered on the Indian as the enemy? The answer is the rejection of equality and the fundamentals of a substantial democracy.

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.

Global Left Midweek - August 28, 2019

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Saving the Amazon, Global Climate Strike, Corbyn vs Boris, Women in Sudan, Papua Protests, Kashmir Solidarity, Russia Stirs, Luciana Castellina, Two Views on Hong Kong

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The People are with Evo: A Glimpse at a New Bolivia

Rodolfo Machaca Yupanqui People's Dispatch
Rodolfo Machaca Yupanqui, the leader of the Unified Confederation of Bolivian Peasant Workers Union (CSUTCB): after being marginalized for hundreds of years, indigenous people are gaining rights. That is why we support Evo.

Tidbits - June 28, 2018 - Reader Comments: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez victory; Trump 'Katrina Moment'; ICE Raids; Nebraska Farmers Return Land in Path of Keystone XL Pipeline; Resources: #NoMuslimBan; Haymarket Books Summer Sale; and more...

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Reader Comments: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' amazing victory!; Trump 'Katrina Moment'; ICE Raids and Response; Nebraska Farmers Return "Trail of Tears" Land to Ponca Indians; Resources: #NoMuslimBan; Haymarket Books Summer Sale - 50% Off; and more...
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