Bolivia Headed for a Showdown as Mass Protests Erupt Against US-backed Anez Administration

14 August 2020 — Mint Press News

Boiling Point

Miners wearing face masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, protest against the postponement of the presidential election in El Alto, Bolivia, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Citing the ongoing new coronavirus pandemic, Bolivia’s highest electoral authority delayed presidential elections from Sept. 6 to Oct. 18, the third time the vote has been delayed. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Clashes between protesters and government-backed paramilitaries are growing increasingly violent as tensions in Bolivia reach a boiling point following the US-backed Anez administration’s decision to cancel elections for the third time this year.

UKC News: Testing & Deaths Data Fudged, Bill Gates Damage Control, Trump vs Biden-Kamala

14 August 2020 — 21st Century Wire

This week, the UK government’s new COVID ‘test and trace’ program descended into further chaos, as more questions emerged over the shady statistical practices being employed which is has given the public a false impression of the supposed ‘pandemic.’ Meanwhile, self-proclaimed global public health leader Bill Gates has employed the mainstream media in order to rebuild his faltering image and push his mandatory vaccine agenda. Also, Trump battles against Democrats and media to open schools and sports this fall, and Biden selects Kamala Harris as his ‘lady in waiting’ at Pennsylvania Ave. All this and more.

Co-hosts Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen with the end of week news round-up. Watch:

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Blight and Revelation: Coronavirus, Austerity and the UK

12 August 2020 — Global Research

Epidemiologist Michael Marmot begins his August 10 piece in The Guardian on a sombre note.  It is drawn from The Plague by Albert Camus.  “The pestilence is at once blight and revelation; it brings the hidden truth of a corrupt world to the surface.”  Professor Marmot uses the UK’s inglorious record on combating COVID-19 as a mirror for both blight and revelation. 
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