2019-11-11: News Headlines

RT (2019-11-11). Mexico grants Bolivia's Evo Morales political asylum, demands safe conduct to 'protect his life & security'. rt.com Mexico has approved asylum for former Bolivian President Evo Morales after the socialist leader was forced to resign from his post under pressure from military brass, amid opposition protests over a disputed election result which Morales has slammed as a coup. | The Mexican Foreign Ministry confirmed that asylum was granted to Morales on Monday, and insisted that the former leader is allowed safe passage out of Bolivia in the event he decides to leave the country. | "Latin America has witnessed unfortunate and violent events in which the constitutional order is broken and democratically elected authorities are…

RT (2019-11-11). Mainstream news makes Democrats mad as hell, but they keep coming back for more – poll. rt.com Every day, Democrats are driven to madness by the news they watch, read and listen to. Even their beloved CNN, MSNBC and the New York Times make them hopping mad, a new poll has found. | 'Trump derangement syndrome' is a phrase coined by the president's supporters to describe the rage that the mere mention of Donald Trump's name evokes in liberals. However, in the age of Trump, a new poll has found that the news really is driving Democrats batty with rage. | Seventy percent of Democrats or those who lean Democratic told Axios that they read or hear something in the news that makes them angry once a day or more…

RT (2019-11-11). Tulsi Gabbard lawyer demanding retraction from Hillary Clinton over 'defamatory' Russian asset smear. rt.com A lawyer for presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is demanding that Hillary Clinton retract her "defamatory" comments alleging that the anti-war Democrat is a Russian asset and Moscow's "favorite" for the 2020 election. | In a letter to Clinton seen by the Hill, Gabbard's legal counsel said Clinton "knew it was false" when she accused the Hawaii congresswoman of being a Russian asset. "Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately," Gabbard's lawyer wrote in the letter, demanding a verbal response from Clinton. | This fabricated story is so facially improbable that it is actionabl…

Robert Fisk (2019-11-11). How the Syrian Democratic Forces Were Suddenly Transformed into "Kurdish Forces" counterpunch.org That wars end very differently to our own expectations — or our plans — was established long ago. That "we" won the Second World War did not mean the Americans would win the Vietnam war, or that France would vanquish its enemies in Algeria. Yet the moment we decide who the good guys are, and who the evil More

Joseph Natoli (2019-11-11). In the Looming Shadow of Civil War. counterpunch.org "If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal," — Donald J. Trump, tweet "The mood of the country has been more poisonous that this; at the time of Nixon's More

Norman Solomon (2019-11-11). Biden and Bloomberg Want Uncle Sam to Defer to Uncle Scrooge. commondreams.org Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 16 on May 7, 2019 in Henderson, Nevada. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2019-11-11). India's Supreme Court validates Hindu supremacist violence. wsws.org The Supreme Court's ruling attests to the extent to which India's state institutions have become infused with Hindu communalism and India's ruling elite is breaking with the most elementary democratic principles.

Elie Mystal (2019-11-11). Trump Knows the Power of the Supreme Court—Why Don't Democrats? thenation.com Trump Knows the Power of the Supreme Court—Why Don't Democrats?

Ilana Novick (2019-11-11). Bernie Sanders Has More Diverse Support Than You Think. truthdig.com Suburban women, as Nicole Goodkind writes in Fortune, "[were] crucial to President Donald Trump's election in 2016 and will be equally crucial to his reelection campaign next year." Recent polling and actual election results, however, show Trump cannot take them for granted, and the same can be said for more centrist Democrats. | Goodkind is referring to data released from the Federal Election Commission and analyzed by the Center for Responsive Politics

WSWS (2019-11-11). Impeachment crisis: Democrats, Trump maneuver ahead of televised hearings. wsws.org The line-up of witnesses for the first week of televised hearings is remarkable since it consists entirely of State Department officials who still work for the Trump administration testifying publicly against their own boss.

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2019-11-11). In the middle of the climate crisis a Tory MP accepts a donation from a private jet operator. thecanary.co On 26 September 2019, Brexiteer Conservative MP for Filton and Bradley Stoke Jack Lopresti accepted a donation of £5,000 from Kayan Aviation Capital ( KAC). KAC is a private jet and luxury airport op…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-11-11). Calling for an 'End to Violence,' Bernie Sanders Becomes First 2020 Democratic Presidential Contender to Criticize Bolivian Coup. commondreams.org "I am very concerned about what appears to be a coup in Bolivia, where the military, after weeks of political unrest, intervened to remove President Evo Morales." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-11-10). 'Arrogance of billionaires': Bernie Sanders slams Michael Bloomberg's potential run without campaigning in key states. rt.com Bernie Sanders says the "arrogance of billionaires" is driving Michael Bloomberg to join the crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls who often target the ultra-rich, but yet have no clear leader to take on Donald Trump. | The Vermont senator certainly did not mince his words as he lambasted his rival for jumping into the race and skipping key states for campaigning. | "You see, when you're worth $50 billion, I guess you don't have to have town meetings, you don't have to talk to ordinary people. What you do is you take out, I guess a couple of billion dollars, and you buy the state of California," Sa…

Eds. (2019-11-10). Towards a working-class environmentalism for South Africa. mronline.org It's going take a fully democratic anti-capitalist movement to fight climate change. The case of South Africa shows how long we have to go. | Source

The Canary (2019-11-10). Caroline Lucas says we must challenge fossil fuel companies and 'those in power'. thecanary.co Caroline Lucas has said people should put greater focus on fossil fuel companies and holding the powerful to account. | The Green Party co-leader called for a change to the system to reduce emissions. | She told BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show: I think sometimes the focus on individual behaviour, important though that is, lets the big fossil fuel companies off the hook, it lets those in power off the hook. | Because what we need here is systems change. It is incredibly easy to pit one person's behaviour against another person's behaviour and say you're not good enough. | We're all trying to do our best in a deeply…

RT (2019-11-09). GOP wants Hunter Biden, whistleblower to testify in impeachment probe, Schiff seeks to shield them. rt.com House Republicans are on the offensive demanding Hunter Biden and the Ukrainian phone call whistleblower to testify for the impeachment inquiry. The idea did not sit well with Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democrat who leads the process. | Representative David Nunes (R-Ca) has revealed a list of witnesses the Republicans would like to see giving their testimonies at the upcoming public hearing on the impeachment inquiry against Trump. It includes includes among others Hunter Biden, the son of the former vice president and one of the Democratic frontrunners at the upcoming presidential elections, Joe Biden, as well as…

teleSUR (2019-11-09). Live Updates: Lawmaker Jeanine Añez Bolivia's Interim President. telesurenglish.net Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to resign Sunday after senior army and police chiefs called on him to do so following weeks of right-wing unrest and violence against his Oct. 20 elections victory, in what his government has called a coup by opposition forces in the country. | teleSUR brings you live updates of the unfolding right-wing coup against the Bolivian government of President Morales. | Updates are in local time in Bolivia | Live Updates: | Update 8: 30 pm | Opposition Lawmaker Jeanine Añez from the Democratic Union party has stated she will assume Bolivia's Interim Presidency. Añez…

WSWS (2019-11-09). The Democrats' campaign for internet censorship: Who is to determine what are "lies"? wsws.org While couched in demagogic language accusing Facebook of "profiting" off of "disinformation," the Democrats' campaign for internet censorship is aimed at silencing political opposition and dissent.

Jeet Heer (2019-11-08). Michael Bloomberg Should Stay Home—and Pay His Taxes. thenation.com Michael Bloomberg Should Stay Home—and Pay His Taxes…

Robert L. Borosage (2019-11-08). Elizabeth Warren Won't Back Down on Medicare for All. thenation.com Elizabeth Warren Won't Back Down on Medicare for All…

Staff (2019-11-08). Warren, Booker & Steyer to Take Part in First-Ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice. democracynow.org We broadcast live from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, where tonight the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice will be held. Six presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — are participating. The forum is hosted by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and leaders from frontline communities. South Carolina is a crucial state for the 2020 presidential race and one of the first that will have a Democratic primary, following New Hampshire and caucuses in Iowa and Nevada. The re…

RT (2019-11-07). Democrats turn on Bill Gates after billionaire hints he's not a fan of Warren's wealth tax. rt.com Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates was eviscerated on social media after balking at some Democratic candidates' wealth tax and hinting he'd vote for whoever is "more professional," which some took as a dog whistle for Trump. | Gates expressed some apprehension about the "wealth tax" proposed by Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, admitting he'd only be willing to fork over so much of his massive fortune. "I've paid over $10 billion in taxes, I've paid more than anyone in taxes! I'm glad to have—If I had to pay $20 billion, it's fine," he told the New York Times DealBook Conference on Wednesday.

Lee Fang (2019-11-06). Democratic Sweep Sets Up Confrontation With Corporate Giant That Has Loomed Over Virginia Politics for a Century. theintercept.com The election results forecast a brutal legislative fight in 2020 over the future of energy policy between Dominion Energy and Democrats.

RT (2019-11-06). 'I served in the war she championed!': Tulsi & The View's Behar face off in tense exchange over Clinton & 'Russian asset' smears. rt.com Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard faced off in a fiery exchange with The View's Joy Behar after taking issue with being branded a "useful idiot" by the co-host on a previous episode of the show. | A clearly fed up Gabbard confronted the hosts who have previously maligned her as a Russian asset and "Assad apologist" over her views on the war in Syria. The anti-Gabbard media hysteria was kicked up a notch after failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also suggested she was being groomed by Moscow to run as a third party disrupter candidate. | "You are implying that I am too stupid, and too na…

Aída Chávez (2019-11-06). The GOP's Fearmongering Over Abortion Flopped in Kentucky and Virginia. theintercept.com On Tuesday night in Kentucky and Virginia, abortion was a losing issue for Republicans. | Republicans in both states went all in on the issue of abortion to save their candidates, believing that painting their Democratic opponents as proponents of "infanticide" would be enough to win. Democrats claimed victories anyway in the Kentucky gubernatorial race and in Virginia, where they now control the state House and Senate for the first time in over two decades. | In Kentucky, where just one abortion clinic remains, Attorney General Andy Beshear ousted Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, despite anti-abortion groups massivel…

Fight Back (2019-11-06). FRSO condemns wave of repression against trade unionists, progressive activists in Philippines. fightbacknews.org Freedom Road Socialist Organization stands in opposition to the wave of political repression that is being unleashed in the Philippines. The U.S.-backed regime of President Duterte has carried out a series of raids on homes and offices, jailing more than 60 participants in the progressive and national democratic movement. | According to reports, among those arrested in the raids were 40 members of the militant labor movement Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU)/May First Movement. Leaders of the KMU have toured the U.S. in the past, speaking of their struggle for justice and a better way of life. They need our solidarity now.

Staff (2019-11-06). Is Texas About to Execute an Innocent Man? Rodney Reed's Family Demands Retrial Amid New Evidence. democracynow.org The state of Texas is facing growing calls to halt the upcoming execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American man who has spent over 20 years on death row for a rape and murder he says he did not commit. A group of 26 Texas lawmakers — including both Democrats and Republicans — have written a letter this week to Governor Greg Abbott to stop the execution planned for November 20. More than 1.4 million people have signed an online petition to save Reed's life. Supporters include celebrities Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and Meek Mill. Reed was sentenced to die after being convicted of the 1996 murder of…

Staff (2019-11-06). Dems Win Big on Election Day, Flipping Virginia Legislature & Ousting Trump-Backed Kentucky Gov. democracynow.org Results are coming in after Tuesday's elections, with major wins for Democrats in several crucial states. In Virginia, the party gained control of both legislative houses for the first time in 25 years. In Kentucky, Democratic challenger state Attorney General Andy Beshear has ousted Trump-backed Republican incumbent Matt Bevin in a tightly contested run for governor. In Mississippi, Republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves defeated Democratic state Attorney General Jim Hood in the governor's race. | Several local candidates across the country made history. In Scranton, Pennsylvania, Paige Cognetti was elected…

Staff (2019-11-06). Headlines for November 6, 2019. democracynow.org Democrats Take Virginia Legislature & Beat Trump-Backed Governor in Kentucky, NYC Approves Ranked-Choice Voting; Tucson Voters Reject Sanctuary City Measure, JPMorgan CEO Accuses Warren of "Vilifying" Richest Americans, Sondland Now Says There Was Quid Pro Quo on Ukraine, Scientists: Humanity Risks "Untold Suffering" from Climate Change, Brazilians Protest the Largest Oil Auction in Brazilian History, Activists Arrested After Blockading Port of Vancouver in Pipeline Protest, 9 Members of Mormon Family Murdered in Mexico, Pro-Beijing Lawmaker Stabbed in Hong Kong, Israeli Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Expelling…

Staff (2019-11-05). Headlines for November 5, 2019. democracynow.org U.S. Formalizes Withdrawal from Historic Paris Climate Agreement, Democrats Begin to Release Impeachment Inquiry Transcripts, Voters Head to the Polls for Statewide Elections Today, E. Jean Carroll, Who Accuses Trump of Raping Her, Sues President for Defamation, Court Rejects Trump's Efforts to Fight NY Subpoena for Tax Returns, Trump Threatens to Cut Off Federal Funding for California's Wildfires, Thousands of Academics Demand Chile End Violent Crackdown Against Protests, Iraqi Authorities Cut Internet Access Amid Ongoing Anti-Government Protests, Two Indonesian Journalists Found Dead at Illegal Palm Oil Plantat…

Staff (2019-11-04). Remembering the Greensboro Massacre of 1979, When KKK & Nazis Killed 5 People in Broad Daylight. democracynow.org Hundreds gathered this weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of the Greensboro massacre, when 40 Ku Klux Klansmen and American Nazis opened fire on an anti-Klan demonstration in Greensboro, North Carolina, killing five anti-racist activists in a span of 88 seconds. Those killed were members of the Communist Workers' Party. Ten other activists were injured. No one was convicted in the massacre, but a jury did find the Greensboro police liable for cooperating with the Ku Klux Klan in a wrongful death. Local pastors in Greensboro are now calling on the City Council to issue an apology for the events that led to the 1…

Fight Back (2019-11-03). Sean O'Brien addresses TDU Convention. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL — Frontrunning candidate for the next general president of the Teamsters, Sean O'Brien, addressed the convention of Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU), November 2. O'Brien, who currently leads Local 25, spoke about the future of the Teamsters. The election will take place in 2021.

Reese Erlich (2019-11-01). Foreign Correspondent: Boris, Brexit, and the British Elections. progressive.org Brexit presents a serious conundrum for left and progressive forces. Liberals and social democrats suddenly find themselves in bed with Britain's largest capitalist corporations.

Matt Bruenig (2019-10-24). New Poll Finds Voters Strongly Oppose Employer Insurance. peoplespolicyproject.org Many centrist pundits have convinced themselves that Medicare for All (M4A) is unpopular because, when you include certain details about M4A in polling questions, support levels drop significantly. But in convincing themselves of this, centrist pundits seem remarkably incurious about whether this same thing occurs for employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) when you include certain details about it in polling questions. | Earlier this week, Emerson Polling helped answer this question when it aske…

Matt Bruenig (2019-09-28). Fining Corporations That Pollute Carbon Is Quite Popular. peoplespolicyproject.org Earlier this year, Data For Progress released polling data from YouGov that showed that carbon taxes are popular among the general public and enormously popular among Democrats. | Indeed, the overall level of support for a carbon tax is identical to the level of support for a job guarantee, which DFP describes as a margin that is "nothing short of stunning." | What was especially remarkable about DFP's result is that they asked the question in a…

2019-11-11: Social Media Postees

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Biden and Bloomberg Want Uncle Sam to Defer to Uncle Scrooge
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2019-11-11
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 16 on May 7, 2019 in Henderson, Nevada. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/11/11/biden-…

Mexico grants Bolivia's Evo Morales political asylum, demands safe conduct to 'protect his life & security'
rt.com | 2019-11-11
Mexico has approved asylum for former Bolivian President Evo Morales after the socialist leader was forced to resign from his post under pressure from military brass, amid opposition protests over a disputed election result which Morales has slammed as a coup. | The Mexican Foreign Ministry confirmed that asylum was granted to Morales on Monday, and insisted that the former leader is allowed safe passage out of Bolivia in the event he decides to leave the country. | "Latin America has witnessed unfortunate and violent events in which the constitutional order is broken and democratically elected authorities are…
rt.com/newsline/473185-morales-granted-a…

Tulsi Gabbard lawyer demanding retraction from Hillary Clinton over 'defamatory' Russian asset smear
rt.com | 2019-11-11
A lawyer for presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is demanding that Hillary Clinton retract her "defamatory" comments alleging that the anti-war Democrat is a Russian asset and Moscow's "favorite" for the 2020 election. | In a letter to Clinton seen by the Hill, Gabbard's legal counsel said Clinton "knew it was false" when she accused the Hawaii congresswoman of being a Russian asset. "Your statement is defamatory, and we demand that you retract it immediately," Gabbard's lawyer wrote in the letter, demanding a verbal response from Clinton. | This fabricated story is so facially improbable that it is actionabl…
rt.com/usa/473173-gabbard-clinton-lawyer…

How the Syrian Democratic Forces Were Suddenly Transformed into "Kurdish Forces"
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-11
That wars end very differently to our own expectations — or our plans — was established long ago. That "we" won the Second World War did not mean the Americans would win the Vietnam war, or that France would vanquish its enemies in Algeria. Yet the moment we decide who the good guys are, and who the evil…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/11/how-the-syri…

Impeachment crisis: Democrats, Trump maneuver ahead of televised hearings
wsws.org | 2019-11-11
The line-up of witnesses for the first week of televised hearings is remarkable since it consists entirely of State Department officials who still work for the Trump administration testifying publicly against their own boss.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/11/impe…

One step closer to democratic, prosperous, free Western Hemisphere? Trump hails ouster of Bolivia's Evo Morales
rt.com | 2019-11-11
US President Donald Trump praised the Bolivian military pushing President Evo Morales out of power as a "significant moment for democracy in the Western Hemisphere," openly endorsing what critics have called a coup in La Paz. | "After nearly 14 years and his recent attempt to override the Bolivian constitution and the will of the people, Morales's departure preserves democracy and paves the way for the Bolivian people to have their voices heard," Trump said in a statement on Monday, | He also praised Bol…
rt.com/news/473175-trump-bolivia-democra…

Mainstream news makes Democrats mad as hell, but they keep coming back for more – poll
rt.com | 2019-11-11
Every day, Democrats are driven to madness by the news they watch, read and listen to. Even their beloved CNN, MSNBC and the New York Times make them hopping mad, a new poll has found. | 'Trump derangement syndrome' is a phrase coined by the president's supporters to describe the rage that the mere mention of Donald Trump's name evokes in liberals. However, in the age of Trump, a new poll has found that the news really is driving Democrats batty with rage. | Seventy percent of Democrats or those who lean Democratic told Axios that they read or hear something in the news that makes them angry once a day or…
rt.com/usa/473165-news-makes-democrats-a…

Bernie Sanders Has More Diverse Support Than You Think
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-11-11
Suburban women, as Nicole Goodkind writes in Fortune, "[were] crucial to President Donald Trump's election in 2016 and will be equally crucial to his reelection campaign next year." Recent polling and actual election results, however, show Trump cannot take them for granted, and the same can be said for more centrist Democrats. | Goodkind is referring to data released from the Federal Election Commission and analyzed by the Center for Responsive Politics…
truthdig.com/articles/bernie-sanders-has…

India's Supreme Court validates Hindu supremacist violence
wsws.org | 2019-11-11
The Supreme Court's ruling attests to the extent to which India's state institutions have become infused with Hindu communalism and India's ruling elite is breaking with the most elementary democratic principles.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/11/babr…

Trump Knows the Power of the Supreme Court–Why Don't Democrats?
Elie Mystal | thenation.com | 2019-11-11
Trump Knows the Power of the Supreme Court–Why Don't Democrats?
thenation.com/article/democratic-primari…

In the Looming Shadow of Civil War
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2019-11-11
"If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal," — Donald J. Trump, tweet…
counterpunch.org/2019/11/11/in-the-loomi…

Calling for an 'End to Violence,' Bernie Sanders Becomes First 2020 Democratic Presidential Contender to Criticize Bolivian Coup
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-11-11
"I am very concerned about what appears to be a coup in Bolivia, where the military, after weeks of political unrest, intervened to remove President Evo Morales." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/11/11/calling…

Towards a working-class environmentalism for South Africa
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-11-10
It's going take a fully democratic anti-capitalist movement to fight climate change. The case of South Africa shows how long we have to go. | Source…
mronline.org/2019/11/10/towards-a-workin…

'Arrogance of billionaires': Bernie Sanders slams Michael Bloomberg's potential run without campaigning in key states
rt.com | 2019-11-10
Bernie Sanders says the "arrogance of billionaires" is driving Michael Bloomberg to join the crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls who often target the ultra-rich, but yet have no clear leader to take on Donald Trump. | The Vermont senator certainly did not mince his words as he lambasted his rival for jumping into the race and skipping key states for campaigning. | "You see, when you're worth $50 billion, I guess you don't have to have town meetings, you don't have to talk to ordinary people. What you do is you take out, I guess a couple of billion dollars, and you buy the state of California," Sa…
rt.com/usa/473099-bernie–sanders-bloomb…

Caroline Lucas says we must challenge fossil fuel companies and 'those in power'
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-11-10
Caroline Lucas has said people should put greater focus on fossil fuel companies and holding the powerful to account. | The Green Party co-leader called for a change to the system to reduce emissions. | She told BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show: I think sometimes the focus on individual behaviour, important though that is, lets the big fossil fuel companies off the hook, it lets those in power off the hook. | Because what we need here is systems change. It is incredibly easy to pit one person's behaviour against another person's behaviour and say you're not good enough. | We're all trying to do our best in a deeply…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2019/11/10/caroline-lucas-says-we-must-challenge-fossil-fuel-companies-and-those-in-power/

The Democrats' campaign for internet censorship: Who is to determine what are "lies"?
wsws.org | 2019-11-09
While couched in demagogic language accusing Facebook of "profiting" off of "disinformation," the Democrats' campaign for internet censorship is aimed at silencing political opposition and dissent.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/11/09/pers…

Live Updates: Lawmaker Jeanine Añez Bolivia's Interim President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-11-09
Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to resign Sunday after senior army and police chiefs called on him to do so following weeks of right-wing unrest and violence against his Oct. 20 elections victory, in what his government has called a coup by opposition forces in the country. | teleSUR brings you live updates of the unfolding right-wing coup against the Bolivian government of President Morales. | Updates are in local time in Bolivia | Live Updates: | Update 8: 30 pm | Opposition Lawmaker Jeanine Añez from the Democratic Union party has stated she will assume Bolivia's Interim Presidency. Añez…
telesurenglish.net/news/Live-Updates-Opp…

GOP wants Hunter Biden, whistleblower to testify in impeachment probe, Schiff seeks to shield them
rt.com | 2019-11-09
House Republicans are on the offensive demanding Hunter Biden and the Ukrainian phone call whistleblower to testify for the impeachment inquiry. The idea did not sit well with Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democrat who leads the process. | Representative David Nunes (R-Ca) has revealed a list of witnesses the Republicans would like to see giving their testimonies at the upcoming public hearing on the impeachment inquiry against Trump. It includes includes among others Hunter Biden, the son of the former vice president and one of the Democratic frontrunners at the upcoming presidential elections, Joe Biden, as well as…
rt.com/usa/473057-gop-biden-whistleblowe…

Elizabeth Warren Won't Back Down on Medicare for All
Robert L. Borosage | thenation.com | 2019-11-08
Elizabeth Warren Won't Back Down on Medicare for All…
thenation.com/article/warren-medicare-de…

Michael Bloomberg Should Stay Home–and Pay His Taxes
Jeet Heer | thenation.com | 2019-11-08
Michael Bloomberg Should Stay Home–and Pay His Taxes…
thenation.com/article/democrat-trump-blo…

Warren, Booker & Steyer to Take Part in First-Ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-08
We broadcast live from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, where tonight the first-ever Presidential Forum on Environmental Justice will be held. Six presidential candidates — Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, Tom Steyer, Marianne Williamson, John Delaney and Joe Sestak — are participating. The forum is hosted by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and leaders from frontline communities. South Carolina is a crucial state for the 2020 presidential race and one of the first that will have a Democratic primary, following New Hampshire and caucuses in Iowa and Nevada. The re…
www.democracynow.org/2019/11/8/mustafa_a…

Democrats turn on Bill Gates after billionaire hints he's not a fan of Warren's wealth tax
rt.com | 2019-11-07
Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates was eviscerated on social media after balking at some Democratic candidates' wealth tax and hinting he'd vote for whoever is "more professional," which some took as a dog whistle for Trump. | Gates expressed some apprehension about the "wealth tax" proposed by Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, admitting he'd only be willing to fork over so much of his massive fortune. "I've paid over $10 billion in taxes, I've paid more than anyone in taxes! I'm glad to have–If I had to pay $20 billion, it's fine," he told the New York Times DealBook Conference on Wednesday.
rt.com/usa/472861-bill-gates-democrats-w…

FRSO condemns wave of repression against trade unionists, progressive activists in Philippines
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-06
Freedom Road Socialist Organization stands in opposition to the wave of political repression that is being unleashed in the Philippines. The U.S.-backed regime of President Duterte has carried out a series of raids on homes and offices, jailing more than 60 participants in the progressive and national democratic movement. | According to reports, among those arrested in the raids were 40 members of the militant labor movement Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU)/May First Movement. Leaders of the KMU have toured the U.S. in the past, speaking of their struggle for justice and a better way of life. They need our solidarity now.
www.fightbacknews.org/2019/11/6/frso-con…

'I served in the war she championed!': Tulsi & The View's Behar face off in tense exchange over Clinton & 'Russian asset' smears
rt.com | 2019-11-06
Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard faced off in a fiery exchange with The View's Joy Behar after taking issue with being branded a "useful idiot" by the co-host on a previous episode of the show. | A clearly fed up Gabbard confronted the hosts who have previously maligned her as a Russian asset and "Assad apologist" over her views on the war in Syria. The anti-Gabbard media hysteria was kicked up a notch after failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also suggested she was being groomed by Moscow to run as a third party disrupter candidate. | "You are implying that I am too stupid, and too na…
rt.com/usa/472806-gabbard-view-russian-a…

Democratic Sweep Sets Up Confrontation With Corporate Giant That Has Loomed Over Virginia Politics for a Century
Lee Fang | theintercept.com | 2019-11-06
The election results forecast a brutal legislative fight in 2020 over the future of energy policy between Dominion Energy and Democrats.
theintercept.com/2019/11/06/virginia-dem…

The GOP's Fearmongering Over Abortion Flopped in Kentucky and Virginia
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-11-06
On Tuesday night in Kentucky and Virginia, abortion was a losing issue for Republicans. | Republicans in both states went all in on the issue of abortion to save their candidates, believing that painting their Democratic opponents as proponents of "infanticide" would be enough to win. Democrats claimed victories anyway in the Kentucky gubernatorial race and in Virginia, where they now control the state House and Senate for the first time in over two decades. | In Kentucky, where just one abortion clinic remains, Attorney General Andy Beshear ousted Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, despite anti-abortion groups massivel…
theintercept.com/2019/11/06/election-res…

Dems Win Big on Election Day, Flipping Virginia Legislature & Ousting Trump-Backed Kentucky Gov
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-06
Results are coming in after Tuesday's elections, with major wins for Democrats in several crucial states. In Virginia, the party gained control of both legislative houses for the first time in 25 years. In Kentucky, Democratic challenger state Attorney General Andy Beshear has ousted Trump-backed Republican incumbent Matt Bevin in a tightly contested run for governor. In Mississippi, Republican Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves defeated Democratic state Attorney General Jim Hood in the governor's race. | Several local candidates across the country made history. In Scranton, Pennsylvania, Paige Cognetti was elected…
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Is Texas About to Execute an Innocent Man? Rodney Reed's Family Demands Retrial Amid New Evidence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-06
The state of Texas is facing growing calls to halt the upcoming execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American man who has spent over 20 years on death row for a rape and murder he says he did not commit. A group of 26 Texas lawmakers — including both Democrats and Republicans — have written a letter this week to Governor Greg Abbott to stop the execution planned for November 20. More than 1.4 million people have signed an online petition to save Reed's life. Supporters include celebrities Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna and Meek Mill. Reed was sentenced to die after being convicted of the 1996 murder of…
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Remembering the Greensboro Massacre of 1979, When KKK & Nazis Killed 5 People in Broad Daylight
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-11-04
Hundreds gathered this weekend to mark the 40th anniversary of the Greensboro massacre, when 40 Ku Klux Klansmen and American Nazis opened fire on an anti-Klan demonstration in Greensboro, North Carolina, killing five anti-racist activists in a span of 88 seconds. Those killed were members of the Communist Workers' Party. Ten other activists were injured. No one was convicted in the massacre, but a jury did find the Greensboro police liable for cooperating with the Ku Klux Klan in a wrongful death. Local pastors in Greensboro are now calling on the City Council to issue an apology for the events that led to the 1…
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Sean O'Brien addresses TDU Convention
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2019-11-03
Chicago, IL — Frontrunning candidate for the next general president of the Teamsters, Sean O'Brien, addressed the convention of Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU), November 2. O'Brien, who currently leads Local 25, spoke about the future of the Teamsters. The election will take place in 2021.
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Foreign Correspondent: Boris, Brexit, and the British Elections
Reese Erlich | progressive.org | 2019-11-01
Brexit presents a serious conundrum for left and progressive forces. Liberals and social democrats suddenly find themselves in bed with Britain's largest capitalist corporations.
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