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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.

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - November 12, 2019

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Understanding the Bolivia Coup, Trump's Violent Movement, Flipping Red States, Left Electoral Discussion, How the GOP Courts Black Voters, Processing the Disaster, Scabs and Scabbing, Trumpified Courts, The Winning Finger

Tidbits - Nov. 7, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment Cover-up; Trump Changing Judiciary; McConnell Countdown; Warren's Medicare for All Plan; California Fires; Army Recruitment Answer to Student Debt; Middle East - Trump Policy Collapse; and more

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Reader Comments: Impeachment and Cover-up; Trump Changing Judiciary; McConnell Countdown; Warren's Medicare for All Plan; California Fires; Army Recruitment Targets Student Debt; Middle East - Trump Policy Collapse; Resources; Announcements; and more

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.

Eyewitness Report: Venezuela Up Close

Pat Fry Portside
It was 7 AM April 30th in Caracas when I awoke to hear gun shots outside my hotel. Our group, seven US citizens and one Canadian, had been in here since April 27 attending a housing conference and looked forward to the next day’s May Day celebration.
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