The Chilean Tsunami

21 October 2019 —  Internationalist 360°

Atilio Boron

Piñera’s regime – and I insist on “regime” because a government that represses with the brutality that everyone has seen cannot be considered democratic – faces the most serious popular threat ever faced by any government since the overthrow of Popular Unity on September 11, 1973. Ridiculous official explanations do not even convince those who divulge them; denouncements are heard about the vandalism of the demonstrators, or their criminal contempt for private property, or for peace and tranquility, not to mention the oblique allusions to the lethal influence of “castro-madurismo” in the unleashing of the protests that culminated in the declaration of the “state of emergency” by La Moneda, an absurd and fallacious argument previously used by the corrupt who today govern Ecuador and overwhelmingly denied by the facts.

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Judge Denies Assange Extension on Extradition Hearing

21 October 2019 — Consortium News

A judge at a hearing in London has denied the WikiLeaks’ publisher more time to prepare his defense, while a group of Australian politicians coalesce around a demand to return Julian Assange home.

By Joe Lauria
Special to Consortium News

The judge in Julian Assange’s extradition process on Monday denied his lawyer’s appeal for more time to prepare his case as the imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher weakly told the court he was unable to “research anything” in the conditions under which he is being held in high-security Belmarsh Prison.

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Syria News Links 20-21 October 2019

21 October 2019 • 18:30 — The New Dark Age

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Syrian Army Sends More Battle Tanks And Troops To Border Ahead Of Resumption Of Turkish Offensive (Video)

Trump ‘fully prepared’ for military action against Turkey – Pompeo

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Capitalism ‘Good’ & ‘Bad’: A Reply to Stiglitz and Macron By Jack Rasmus

17 October 2019 — Jack Rasmus

I was recently asked by a media source to answer the followning questions for an interview about the future of capitalism in general, and about recent comments on that theme by economist, Joseph Stiglitz, and France’s president, Macron. Here are my responses to the questions asked by the reporter:

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Brexit News Links 21 October 2019

21 October 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Brexit: MPs’ vote on deal ruled out by Speaker John Bercow

Brexit: No 10 to push again for vote on Boris Johnson’s deal

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Ecuador News Links 21 October 2019

21 October 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Peace Restored in Ecuador. But Is Trust Restored?

Indigenous Rising in Ecuador and International Solidarity

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Ceasefire ends, talks on Syria between Erdogan and Putin begin By Sarah Abed

21 October 2019 — BRICS

Sarah Abed, political analyst

Monday marks the thirteenth day since Turkey began its third cross border military operation in Syria ironically named “Operation Peace Spring”. In the past two weeks civilian and militant lives on both sides have been lost, a large exodus has taken place, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution that opposes US troop withdrawal, a five-day ceasefire was brokered between Turkey and the United States, and Kurdish militias have withdrawn from the “safe-zone”.

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Information Clearing House Headlines 21 October 2019

21 October 2019 — Information Clearing House

New York Times Fakes The Record About Arming The Syrian Rebels

By Moon Of Alabama
The New York Times claim that only “a few of those” who now fight the YPG Kurds took part in the U.S. programs is a blatant lie. Continue


US Democrats helped cultivate the barbarism of Isis

By Jonathan Cook
You don’t have to be a Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi or Bashar Assad apologist to accept this point. Continue


Why Russia and China Stand Together

By Andre Vltchek
The union of China and Russia represents the last hope for our humanity. Continue


Everyone Is a Russian Asset

By Matt Taibbi
Hillary Clinton, had some choice words about the state of American politics Friday. Continue


‘I can’t think properly’: Assange fights back tears and struggles to say own name as he appears in court over US extradition

By Chris Baynes
Prosecution of WikiLeaks founder a ‘political attempt’ by Trump to intimidate journalists, says defence lawyer. Continue


Bolivia at Crossroads – Choosing Between Continued Success or Handover to US Hegemony

By Peter Koenig 
Bolivia was able, under Evo Morales, to reduce poverty by 42% and extreme poverty by 60% since 2006, Continue