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Bolivia’s New Right-Wing Government Intensifies Crackdown on Journalists, Doctors

    Bolivia’s New Right-Wing Government Intensifies Crackdown on Journalists, Doctors

The U.S.-backed right-wing coup government of Jeanine Añez continues its moves against media and other dissenting voices. The latest victim of the crackdown was Marcelo Hurtado, president of the ATB media network. Hurtado was paraded before cameras; handcuffed and forced to wear a vest labeled “arrested.” He was flanked by two black clad, masked and…

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Media, Human Rights Groups Silent Over Politically-Motivated Murder of Journalist in Bolivia

    Media, Human Rights Groups Silent Over Politically-Motivated Murder of Journalist in Bolivia

Argentinian journalist Sebastian Moro was found unconscious, left for dead, covered in bruises, scratches and other signs of violence on November 10. Moro was wearing a vest identifying him as press covering the dramatic U.S.-backed coup against democratically elected President Evo Morales in Bolivia. The 40-year-old worked for the influential Argentinian newspaper Pagina/12. Hours earlier…

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Bolivia’s New Right-Wing Gov’t Targets Foreigners With “Anti-Terror” Death Squads

    Bolivia’s New Right-Wing Gov’t Targets Foreigners With “Anti-Terror” Death Squads

Bolivia’s new Interior Minister Arturo Murillo has unveiled a new battalion of heavily militarized, black-clad “anti-terror” police aimed at neutralizing what the government claims are foreign groups “threatening” the South American country. “This anti-terrorist group has a mission of dismantling absolutely all the terrorist cells that are threatening our homeland,” Murillo said, at an official…

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How Human Rights Watch Whitewashed a Right-Wing Massacre in Bolivia

    How Human Rights Watch Whitewashed a Right-Wing Massacre in Bolivia

Bolivia is currently in turmoil after President Evo Morales was deposed in a U.S.-supported coup d’état on November 10. The new coup government forced Morales into exile, began arresting politicians and journalists while pre-exonerating security services of all crimes committed during the “re-establishment of order,” effectively giving them a license to kill all resistance to…

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Betty McCollum Is Pushing Congress to Stop Subsidizing the Torture of Palestinian Children

  Betty McCollum Is Pushing Congress to Stop Subsidizing the Torture of Palestinian Children

In December 2018, a 17-year-old Palestinian teen, Ayham Sabah, was sentenced by an Israeli military court to 35 years in prison for his alleged role in a stabbing attack targeting an Israeli soldier in an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank. Sabah was only 14 years old when the alleged attack took place.  Another alleged…

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The Glaring Holes in Michelle Bachelet’s Venezuela Human Rights Report

  The Glaring Holes in Michelle Bachelet’s Venezuela Human Rights Report

UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s report on Venezuela echoes the US government’s talking points, which are designed to terminate the two-decade-old Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. The report fails to acknowledge Venezuela’s manifest accomplishments or even recognize victims of US-backed right-wing violence in Venezuela. The US economic war against Venezuela, US threats of a…

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From Tel Aviv to Tallahassee

  From Tel Aviv to Tallahassee

Please take your seat, sir, said the steward to the Governor. “We will be landing at Ben Gurion Airport shortly.” Snapping his seat-belt firmly into place, the edgy Governor fingered his rosary beads as he wondered, to himself, whether Israeli Jews would have big noses like those of Miami. Do they tan well? Would he…

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Venezuela: Amnesty International in Service of Empire

  Venezuela: Amnesty International in Service of Empire

Uncle Sam has a problem in his South American “backyard” with those uppity Venezuelans who insisted on democratically electing Nicolás Maduro as their president instead of by-passing the electoral process and installing the unelected US asset Juan Guaidó. No matter, Amnesty International has come to the rescue with a full-throated defense of US imperialism: Faced…

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A Real-Life Game of Risk: Why Civilizationism Is Biggest Threat to Human Rights in the 21st Century

  A Real-Life Game of Risk: Why Civilizationism Is Biggest Threat to Human Rights in the 21st Century

Many have framed the battle lines in the geopolitics of the emerging new world order as the 21st century’s Great Game. It’s a game that aims to shape the creation of a new Eurasia-centred world, built on the likely fusion of Europe and Asia into what former Portuguese Europe minister Bruno Macaes calls a “supercontinent.” For…

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Amnesty International is Peddling Trump’s Regime-Change Propaganda Against Venezuela

  Amnesty International is Peddling Trump’s Regime-Change Propaganda Against Venezuela

Amnesty International‘s reports, by their nature, require readers to trust their honesty and impartiality. But there is ample reason not to trust them. Because Amnesty has ignored grave human rights abuses in plain sight in Venezuela while demonizing supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Shortly after meeting with Juan Guaido (whom Donald Trump and a new Iraq-style Coalition of the Willing…

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