Evo Morales: ‘We Recovered Our Country Without Violence’

teleSUR | November 09, 2020

Evo Morales gives his first statements in Bolivia upon his return to his Homeland,

Evo Morales gives his first statements in Bolivia upon his return to his Homeland, | Photo: Prensa Evo

Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales made his first statements in the Bolivian city of Villazon a few hours after his arrival in his Homeland.

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Bolivarian Government of Venezuela Recovers Embassy in La Paz

teleSUR | November 09, 2020

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza recovers the Venezuelan Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia. November 9, 2020.

The Venezuelan Foreign Minister placed Bolivar and Chavez’s paintings in the diplomatic headquarters in La Paz, where he also waved the indigenous whipala.

After the change of leadership the day before with the inauguration of Bolivian President Luis Arce, this act established that the Bolivian government recognizes the government of Nicolás Maduro as the legitimate and sole authority in Venezuela.

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C J Hopkins

Consent Factory | November 10, 2020

OK, so, that was not cool. For one terrifying moment there, it actually looked like GloboCap was going to let Russian-Asset Hitler win. Hour after hour on election night, states on the map kept turning red, or pink, or some distinctly non-blue color. Wisconsin … Michigan … Georgia … Florida. It could not be happening, and yet it was. What other explanation was there? The Russians were stealing the election again!

But, of course, GloboCap was just playing with us. They’re a bunch of practical jokers, those GloboCap guys. Naturally, they couldn’t resist the chance to wind us up just one more time.Read More »


Biden Will Have The Most Diverse, Intersectional Cabinet Of Mass Murderers Ever Assembled

Caitlin Johnstone

¿Quien es mas repulsivo? Rice and Flournoy, committed warmongers in skirts. A tough almost impossible choice. The only choices allowed under imperial rule.

Well you’ll be happy to know that the next US president and his crack team of ventriloquists are assembling a cabinet of mass murderers that’s as diverse, inclusive and intersectional as America herself.

It’s been obvious for a long time that Joe Biden’s cabinet would be packed with Obama holdovers, war pigs and whatever primary opponents he owes favors to, but now that he is the media-anointed winner of the presidential election we’re getting a bit more confirmation on who they’re expected to be.Read More »


The United States is Not a Democracy

Ben Hillier

Red Flag | November 02, 2020

The United States boasts one of the most farcical democratic systems to have been invented. The country’s constitution is an eighteenth-century relic penned by merchants and slave owners, amendments to which can be blocked by as few as 13 states representing less than 4 percent of the population. Its Supreme Court, conservative by nature and stacked with tenured-for-life justices, provides an institutional anti-majoritarian check on the popular will.Read More »


Victims of Nuclear Bomb Tests on US Soil 75 Years Ago Continue to Seek Justice

Satya Vatti

People’s Dispatch | November 10, 2020

“They thought the world was coming to an end,” Genoveva Peralta Purcella explains.

On July 16, 1945, the first-ever nuclear bomb was tested in New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States. The detonation was code-named “Trinity.” It is the day that would seal the fate of many Americans living in the surrounding areas for generations to come.

Seventy miles from what became known as ground zero—the Trinity test site—Genoveva’s family lived on a ranch just outside the village of Capitan in New Mexico. Genoveva was born the year after the blast. Now 74 years old, she solemnly recalls how her family remembers the day that would change their lives forever.Read More »


Media Silence Marks Ongoing OPCW Cover-Up of Syria Chemical Weapons Scandal

Alan Macleod

MintPress News | November 06, 2020

OPCW Syria Feature photo

This should be a global scandal,” said journalist Aaron Maté on the suppression of evidence from experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in order to push for war in Syria. “This is the U.S. government bombing Syria based on allegations that were later found by the investigating team to be false. But then once that team came back to write their report they were pressured by the U.S. government and had their evidence censored.”Read More »


US Long Term Project Fructifies

Prakash Karat

People’s Democracy | November 08, 2020

THE signing of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) for geo-spatial cooperation at the 2+2 meeting of the United States and Indian defence and foreign ministers in New Delhi must have been a moment of deep satisfaction for the US establishment and the Pentagon.

What began as a project to enlist India as a strategic ally of the United States three decades ago has reached fruition with the signing of the last of the so-called foundational agreements on October 27, 2020.

The whole venture began in April 1991 when Admiral Kicklighter, commander of the US Pacific fleet visited India and laid the groundwork for military cooperation.  In 1992, during the Narasimha Rao government, for the first time, a military steering committee was set-up “to establish the basis for a long term army-to-army relationship”. The same year saw the beginning of the annual “Malabar” naval exercises off the West coast. Read More »


Mainstream Economics Today: Keynesian

David F. Ruccio

Occasional Links and Commentary | October 08, 2020

In this post, I continue the draft of sections of my forthcoming book, “Marxian Economics: An Introduction.” The first five posts (herehereherehere, and here) will serve as the basis for chapter 1, Marxian Economics Today. The text of this post is for Chapter 2, Marxian Economics Versus Mainstream Economics (following on from the previous posts, herehere, and here.)

Keynesian Economics

Once it was created as a new theory of capitalism, neoclassical economics expanded its influence—in its original countries as well as elsewhere.* Not surprisingly, it was also criticized, for example, by the so-called institutionalists (such as Thorstein Veblen, the author of The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions) and by economists who challenged various of its assumptions, including the presumption of perfect competition (especially at Cambridge University, in England, by the likes of Piero Sraffa and Joan Robinson).**Read More »