Wednesday’s news links – Nov. 20, 2019

Bolivia coup

Police Repression Leaves Three Dead and 23 Injured in El Alto, Bolivia Internationalist 360°

Who is behind the right-wing Bolivian botnet? Salon

After a violent coup in Bolivia, Twitter bots tried to nudge Americans to the side of the Bolivian far-right

The OAS Lied to the Public About the Bolivian Election and Coup Common Dreams

Macri’s and the US Involvement in the Bolivian Coup Starting to Emerge Resumen

Primero: Fuente militar advierte que crecen las divisiones entre la policía y las fuerzas armadas en Bolivia Misión Verdad | GoogleTranslate version

Military Source Warns That Divisions Between Police And Armed Forces In Bolivia Are Growing

According to our source inside the military, the attempt to clothe the
coup d’état with legitimacy has failed. The repressive machinery in charge
of annihilating the counter-coup is beginning to crack. What seems to the
“good” public to be a new government that presumably has them all with it,
is showing signs of unease and disapproval with the latest events (of
massive repression), behind the scenes. There is a tangle of internal
conflicts, intrigues and splits inside both the Armed Forces and the

Bolivia: el general que ordenó la renuncia de Morales huye a los Estados Unidos con un millón de dólares | GoogleTranslate version

Bolivia: the general who ordered Morales’s resignation flees to the United States with a million dollars

A few days after orchestrating a coup d’état in Bolivia, General Williams
Kaliman is no longer with the Bolivian military. He has fled to the United
States, which paid him one million dollars.

Other generals also received the same amount of cash.

The police chiefs received $500,000 each.

Everyone will now go to the U.S. for fear of trials within Bolivia and by
international organizations.

This is one reason that Bolivian media has not supported the coup. The
corrupt people behind the coup will continue to flee to the United States.

Bruce Williamson, a leader at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, was responsible
for donating one million dollars to each military chief and five hundred
thousand dollars to each police chief.

The Coup in Bolivia Has Everything to Do With the Screen You’re Using to Read This Vijay Prashad

Opinion: The OAS lied to the public about the Bolivian election and coup MarketWatch

En Bolivia matan al perro de Evo Morales

New York City

More Than 10,000 NYCHA Tenants Go Without Heat, Hot Water In Largest Single Day Outage Of The Season Gothamist

New York City students walk out of class, pledging weekly strikes to demand school integration

114,000 Students in N.Y.C. Are Homeless. These Two Let Us Into Their Lives. NYTimes


Haiti mourns 5 people killed during ongoing protests AP

Prison Is Not Rehabilitation, It Is Modern-Day Slavery Truthout

Modern Biology and Ecology: the Roots Of America’s Assertive Illiteracy Counterpunch

The 2016 election elevated Mike Pence and Betsy DeVos—major supporters of teaching creationism—to the vice presidency and leadership of the U.S. Department of Education, respectively. DeVos is a billionaire funder of efforts to pass state laws that give science teachers the right to present anti-evolution materials in science classrooms under the guise of protecting academic freedom. At every political level, from local school boards to the U.S. Department of Education, anti-evolution advocates are active and gaining ground.

How Dollar Stores Prey on the Poor Progressive

Bonkers pricing of “free” flu shots shows what’s wrong with US healthcare ars technica

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