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Bolivia Shows us What is Possible

Ken Livingstone Morning Star
Bolivia’s rapid social progress under a left-wing government and ability to suffer a right-wing coup then overcome it through mass mobilisation is a source of hope and optimism for the international left.

How Sudan’s Protesters Upped the Ante, And Forced Al-Bashir from Power

Andrew Edward Tchie The Conversation
Following months of protests, and a prolonged sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum, Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was placed under house arrest on April 11 as the country’s military prepared for a transitional government.

Zimbabwe Military Coup is No Promise of Political Stability

Mikaela Nhondo Erksog The Dawn News
The situation in Zimbabwe is one of a dissatisfied ruling elite using their monopoly on violence to manipulate and control society. This will not change the fundamentally oppressive, and inegalitarian structures of that society.

HDP’s Eyyup Doru – "What we need is democracy and freedom"

F. Régibier L;Humanitie in Enlish
Parliament cannot really play an important role because, since the coup, the government can make laws without parliament. We need a mobilization of civil society, its representatives and also of all MPs who believe that out of this crisis must come the restoration of democracy and peace.

Military Coups, Turkey, NATO and Donald Trump

John Feffer; Rob Prince Foreign Policy in Focus
The attempted military coup in Turkey and the possibility of a President Trump may have more Americans considering the military option. It's tempting to conclude that the same folks who approve of a military intervention into politics support Donald Trump's intervention into politics. Trump is, in a way, a one-man coup. He is an outsider. He has contempt for the normal workings of democracy.

Egypt - Two Views on Recent Events

Carl Finamore; John Haylett
Last month's removal by the army of the Mohammed Morsi government and the subsequent bloody dispersal of Muslim Brotherhood camps in Cairo have provoked contradictory emotions about the situation in Egypt. This is the second time in as many years that the generals have acted. In both cases, it was unparalleled, insurrectionary-like mobilizations prompting them to strategically head off boundless anger against two discredited rulers in a row.
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