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Media Responds With Apathy, Disappointment as US-Backed Coup Gov’t Concedes Defeat in Bolivia

    Media Responds With Apathy, Disappointment as US-Backed Coup Gov’t Concedes Defeat in Bolivia

Bolivia’s Movement to Socialism (MAS) party is celebrating what appears to be a crushing, landslide victory in Sunday’s elections. Although official vote counting is far from over, exit polls show an overwhelming triumph for the socialists, and a repudiation of the right-wing military government of Jeanine Añez, who has ruled since the coup last November.…

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Bolivia: First Election Since US-Backed Coup Pits Right against Left, Rich Against Poor and White against Everyone Else

    Bolivia: First Election Since US-Backed Coup Pits Right against Left, Rich Against Poor and White against Everyone Else

Eleven months after a U.S-backed military coup overthrew the democratically elected Evo Morales and his Movement to Socialism (MAS) party, Bolivians will go to the polls on Sunday, offering them a chance to repudiate the coup government of Jeanine Añez, who has ruled the country since last November. The last year has been a period of…

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Hoping to Force an Outcome, US Sanctions Opposition Parties in Venezuela Ahead of Elections

    Hoping to Force an Outcome, US Sanctions Opposition Parties in Venezuela Ahead of Elections

Elections for Venezuela’s National Assembly are fast approaching. But the United States does not want them to go ahead at all. Sanctions on Venezuela are nothing new. But yesterday Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took the unusual step of sanctioning leaders of local opposition parties in an attempt to pressure them to pull out of…

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Bolivia Headed for a Showdown as Mass Protests Erupt Against US-backed Anez Administration

    Bolivia Headed for a Showdown as Mass Protests Erupt Against US-backed Anez Administration

Bolivia is heading for a showdown between the government and the people after nearly two weeks of continuous, nationwide protests have paralyzed the country. Demonstrations have grown day on day after the government — who came to power in a U.S.-baked coup last November — postponed the elections for the third time. Ollie Vargas, a journalist who…

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US-Backed Coup Gov’t in Bolivia Suspends Elections for Third Time

  US-Backed Coup Gov’t in Bolivia Suspends Elections for Third Time

Amid a rapidly worsening COVID-19 pandemic, Bolivia’s coup government has once again suspended much-anticipated elections that were due to be held on September 6. This is the third time the administration of Jeanine Añez has postponed them because of the virus, setting a new date for October 18. The move has drawn condemnation from both…

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“By Design” and a “Test Run for November” – Georgia Chaos Is Blueprint for November Election

  “By Design” and a “Test Run for November” – Georgia Chaos Is Blueprint for November Election

Chaos and dysfunction ruled yesterday, as Georgians went to the polls amid a pandemic that has already claimed over 2,000 lives in the state. Within minutes, many of the state’s new voting machines had crashed, resulting in massive waits for voters – up to four and a half hours in some localities. June temperatures topped…

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The Last Lifeline: The Real Reason Mahmoud Abbas Called for Palestinian Elections

  The Last Lifeline: The Real Reason Mahmoud Abbas Called for Palestinian Elections

On September 26, Abbas took on the world’s most important political platform, the United Nations General Assembly, to call for “general elections in Palestine – in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip”.  The Palestinian leader prefaced his announcement with a lofty emphasis on the centrality of democracy in his thinking. “From…

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Netanyahu on Steroids: What a Gantz-led Government Means for Palestine 

  Netanyahu on Steroids: What a Gantz-led Government Means for Palestine 

Experience has taught Palestinians not to pay heed to Israeli elections. But to every rule there is an exception.  Although it is still true that no Israeli Zionist leader has ever been kind to the Palestinian people, the dynamics of the latest Israeli elections on September 17 are likely to affect the Occupied Palestinian Territories…

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Post-Election Horse-Trading Begins in Israel and All Outcomes Spell More Trouble for Palestinians

  Post-Election Horse-Trading Begins in Israel and All Outcomes Spell More Trouble for Palestinians

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — As the dust settles from the recent elections in apartheid Israel, the horse-trading begins. This horse-trading will determine which one of two war criminals will end up leading the racist, brutal state as its prime minister.  There are two distinct and diametrically opposed approaches to viewing the Israeli elections — one…

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Israel’s Far-Right Seizes on Settlement Rape Case to Boost Electoral Prospects

  Israel’s Far-Right Seizes on Settlement Rape Case to Boost Electoral Prospects

WEST BANK, PALESTINE — Signs of blood libel are all over the case of a Palestinian worker accused of raping a seven-year-old Jewish girl in a religious Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Politicizing a horrifying tragedy such as this is tantamount to sacrilege, and this case, which is all over Israeli headlines, is more…

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