Bolivia News Links 27 October – 9 November 2020

9 November 2020 — The New Dark Age

Former president Evo Morales ends year-long exile and returns to Bolivia
https://www.rt.com/news/506190-evo-morales-return-bolivia-exile/

Bolivia’s New Government Pledges to Implement Buen Vivir
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2020/11/09/bolivias-new-government-pledges-to-implement-buen-vivir/

La Paz: A Celebration of Social Movements, Indigenous, Miners and MAS Militants
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Media Silence Marks Ongoing OPCW Cover-Up of Syria Chemical Weapons Scandal

6 November 2020 — Mint Press

“Clearly the U.S. and its allies do not want transparency and open debate about the OPCW Douma investigation, and one can only conclude that this is the case because they know full well that their claims cannot be substantiated. Smears and censorship are the only tactics they have left.” – Propaganda Expert Piers Robinson

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Who Collects Biological Samples from Different Ethnic Groups, and for What Purposes?

5 November 2020 — New Eastern Outlook

Vladimir Platov

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Recently, US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien tried to formally accuse China of allegedly collecting genetic data from foreigners to serve its own interests. At the same time, he stressed that having genetic data creates an advantage for China, and allows it to influence “certain groups and certain countries”.
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Interpreting the U.S. Election Results: Preliminary Observations

9 November 2020 — Global Justice in the 21st Century

by Richard Falk

The victory by the Biden/Harris ticket in the 2020 American National Elections are basically good news for the country and the world, although not as good as expected (by pollsters or enthusiasts) or nearly as decisive as desirable given the dreadfully regressive behavior of Trump and the Republican Party over the past four years. And there is some bad news, as well, lurking just beneath the surface. Not only the strength of Trumpism in America, but the likely drift toward the center-right of the Biden presidency. Continue reading

How We’re Misled About Syria: UK Propaganda and the BBC

9 November 2020 — Tim Hayward

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Previous posts about misleading Syria coverage – from MSF, Amnesty International, Channel 4 and George Monbiot of the Guardian – used the past tense in their title. However, this one is current. At the time of writing, the BBC is about to start airing a new radio series centring on the life and work of the late James Le Mesurier, the former British Army officer responsible for establishing the White Helmets, a prime source of information used by the Western media in coverage of the war in Syria. Continue reading