Wednesday’s news links – Nov. 11, 2020

On November 9, thousands of Bolivians from across the country arrived in Villazón town, bordering Argentina, to receive former President Evo Morales and celebrate his return a year after the right-wing coup.

Bolivia

Bolivians welcome Evo Morales with a massive rally Peoples Dispatch

A triumphant Return to Power for Bolivia’s Social Movements Resumen

Evo Morales: Lithium Was the Reason for the Coup in Bolivia teleSUR

America’s protest crackdown: five months after George Floyd, hundreds face trials and prison Guardian

How to Identify Visible (and Invisible) Surveillance at Protests EFF

Biden

Biden’s Popular Vote Margin Now Bigger Than Obama’s Political Wire

The latest election tallies show that Joe Biden is leading Donald Trump by 5,060,175 votes … That is a larger number than the margin between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in 2012 which was 4,982,296 votes.

Biden has packed his staff with Big Tech execs to help manage the transfer from Trump — but Facebook, Google, and Apple are notably absent Business Insider

Trump coup?

The Electoral College play Axios

Pennsylvania GOP rallies to Trump’s defense Politico

Pompeo Says There Will Be Smooth Transition To ‘Second Trump Administration’ HuffPost

Pentagon’s top policy official resigns after clashing with the White House Politico

The departure of James Anderson, the acting undersecretary of defense for policy, potentially paves the way for Anthony Tata, President Donald Trump’s controversial nominee for the top policy job who was pulled from consideration due to Islamophobic tweets, to take over the policy shop. Anderson’s resignation also comes one day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper was fired by Trump, also over policy disagreements.

Infamous MAGA Figures Rush Into Purged Pentagon Daily Beast

An apparent purge is underway at the Pentagon, as the Defense Department announced the departure of much of its senior leadership and welcomed hardcore MAGA-ites in their place.

Trump administration removes senior defense officials and installs loyalists, triggering alarm at Pentagon CNN

MAGA Maniacs Have Booked Trump’s D.C. Hotel Up Solid for His Inauguration Daily Beast

American Airlines is quietly bringing back the 737 Max. Here’s why that’s disturbing ZDnet

Consumer Advocates Warn Pfizer Data Is Incomplete — Vaccine Is Still Months Away Truthout

Alexander Hamilton, Enslaver? New Research Says Yes NYTimes

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