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ended the wearing of the burqa and replaced it by a simple law, with
immediate effect: all Turkish women have the right to dress as they
please. But all prostitutes are required to wear the burqa. From the next day, you saw no more burqas in the streets of Turkey.
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Before Evo Morales assumed the office of president, Bolivia was
suffering from the effects of IMF/ World Bank-imposed austerity and
privatization that exploited its people and resources. It was also South
America’s poorest nation.
Though the Bolivian people, through strong showings of popular
resistance over a period of years, were able to stop some of the worst
privatization efforts – particularly the privatization of the nation’s
water supply, many of the shackles imposed by these
Rothschild-controlled institutions remained.
Since 2006, a year after Morales came to power, social spending on
health, education, and poverty programs has increased by over 45
During a visit to Tarija in Southern Bolivia, Morales said:
“Before, in order to obtain credit from the IMF, we were forced to give
up a part of our country, but we have liberated ourselves economically
and politically and we are no longer dependent on other countries or
“Bolivian President Evo Morales “resigned” at gunpoint Sunday, after
army generals publicly demanded his resignation, despite convincingly
winning re-election just three weeks ago.
The preceding 21 days were filled with fractious demonstrations and
counter-protests from Morales’ supporters and opponents. On October 20,
Morales had secured enough votes to win the election outright in the
first round without the need for a run-off against his closest
challenger, Carlos Mesa.
However, Mesa cried fraud, citing supposed irregularities in the
vote-counting procedure, claiming Morales did not receive the requisite
vote share to ensure his victory. The Organization of American States
(OAS) and the U.S. government repeated this claim, although neither
group provided evidence of fraud.
Morales invited the OAS to audit the election as he was confident of its
veracity. Indeed, a report by the Washington-based Center for Economic
Policy Research found that
the vote totals were “consistent” with those announced, finding no
irregularities whatsoever. Despite this, the local U.S.-backed
opposition went on the attack.
On Saturday, veteran political scientists Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad warned that “a coup is brewing against the elected government” of Bolivia, expressing their concern at the “fascistic” violence percolating throughout the country.
In Santa Cruz, a stronghold of the wealthy white elite who oppose Morales, the office of the electoral authority was burned down.
Meanwhile, in Vinto, opposition groups kidnapped local mayor
Patricia Arce, cut her hair off and painted her body red, publicly
dragging her through the streets and abusing her, forcing her to commit
to leaving office.
Victor Borda, President of Bolivia’s Chamber of Deputies, was also forced to resign after coup forces attacked his house and kidnapped his brother.
Meanwhile, the conservative opposition joyously burned the flag
of Bolivia’s indigenous people (a majority of the country’s
population), in the clear hopes that the coup would mark a return to
rule by the white elite who had been in power since the time of the
“The resignation yesterday of Bolivian President Evo Morales is a
significant moment for democracy in the Western Hemisphere,” it read,
claiming the events constituted the “preservation of democracy.” It also
sent a clear threat that more regime change operations were to come,
and they already knew who the targets were:
“These events send a strong signal to the illegitimate regimes in
Venezuela and Nicaragua that democracy and the will of the people will
always prevail. We are now one step closer to a completely democratic,
prosperous, and free Western Hemisphere.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also welcomed the events, claiming
that Bolivia could now be “ensured free and fair elections.” Michael
McFaul, Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and former
U.S. Ambassador to Russia, was even more pleased.
The U.S. government has long opposed Morales and his Movement for
Socialism party’s agenda of nationalizing Bolivia’s resources to help
However, it inadvertently helped him get elected in the first place.
Shortly before the 2006 election, the U.S. embassy in La Paz put out a
public statement saying it could, under no circumstances, accept a
Morales presidency. This enormous election meddling backfired, however,
as his polling numbers surged as a result.
While the Trump administration intimates that this will not be the last,
the Bolivia case is merely the latest in a long line of U.S.-backed
coups in the region. Historian and former State Department employee
William Blum calculated that the U.S. has overthrown over 50 governments since 1945, many of them in the region it considers its “backyard.”
For example, in 2009, the U.S. supported a coup against the leftist
government of Manuel Zelaya, blocking any regional or international
response. Hillary Clinton later boasted that, in her role as Secretary of State, she had “rendered the question of Zelaya moot.”
Since 2009 the country has been ruled by a right-wing military dictatorship that brutalizes its population, leading to a mass exodus of refugees northward, one of the principal (but unspoken) drivers of the so-called refugee caravan crisis on the U.S./Mexico border.
In 2002, the U.S. sponsored and took part in
a briefly successful coup against Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, only for it
to be reversed by a massive display of collective solidarity from
Venezuela’s people who refused to accept the situation and inspired
loyal units to retake the presidential palace and rescue Chavez.
Haiti was not so lucky. President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, leader of a
grassroots people’s movement, was overthrown in U.S.-backed coups in 1991 and 2004,
leaving the nation with a corrupt puppet government that turned the
country into the huge, impoverished sweatshop for Western corporations
it is today.
This continual interference gave rise to the wry comment in Latin
America that the safest place in the world is the U.S. because it is the
only nation without an American embassy.
In 13 years in office, the Movement for Socialism has revolutionized
Bolivia, nationalizing the country’s key resources and putting the
proceeds towards social programs tackling the population’s most pressing
However, Morales courted controversy when he lost a national referendum
that proposed to end term limits. Despite the result, the Supreme Court
ruled that he could stand anyway. He had also drawn criticism from
environmentalists for continuing Bolivia’s extractive economic model.
Corporate Media Obscuring Reality
There is a perfect word in the English language for when army
generals appear on television demanding the resignation of an elected
head of state while their allies detain and torture government
officials. Yet corporate media are steadfastly refusing to frame events
as a coup, instead uniformly describing Morales as “resigning.” Many did
not even mention the actions of the army generals.
CBS News, for example, claimed that Morales was “resigning” due to “election fraud and protests.” The New York Times asserted
he “stepped down” amid “weeks of mass protests by an infuriated
population that accused him of undermining democracy.” It expressed
relief that his “grip on power” had finally been weakened, giving space
to one commenter to claim that this marked “the end of tyranny.”
Thus, the media presented the military overthrow of a democratically-elected leader as the welcome demise of a “full-blown dictatorship” and the “restoration of democracy,” rather than just the opposite, highlighting their remarkable skill with language.
On the other hand, there has been a forthright rejection of the events
from much of the Western left. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), for example, who
recently expressed her pride in endorsing Bernie Sanders, who, she said, promises to fight Western imperialism, stated via Twitter:
Sanders himself was “very concerned” about the coup against the leader who he met at the Vatican and who had praised him deeply. UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was more forthright, claiming he was “appalled” by what happened:
Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad described what they saw as another U.S.-backed Latin American coup.
“The coup is driven by the Bolivian oligarchy, who are angered by the
fourth election loss by their parties to the Movement for Socialism. The
oligarchy is fully supported by the United States government, which has
long been eager to remove Morales and his movement from power.
“For over a decade, the US embassy’s Center of Operations in La Paz has
articulated the fact that it has two plans – Plan A, the coup; Plan B,
assassination of Morales. This is a serious breach of the UN Charter and
of all international obligations. We stand against the coup, and with
the Bolivian people.”
Morales has been offered asylum by the Mexican government. It is far
from clear whether the Bolivian people will accept the new events, but
what is clear is that the Trump administration is pursuing a much more
aggressive line than Obama with regards to regime change. Those who
follow Latin America will hope this is not a return to the days of the
dark days of dirty wars and coups d’etat.
one of the most blistering and scathing rebukes ever recorded in modern
history, a Univerity Professor absolutely annihilates teen climate bully
In one of the most blistering and scathing rebukes ever recorded in
modern history, a Univerity Professor absolutely annihilates teen
climate bully Greta Thunberg.
As I read this piece, I had to stop myself from standing up and cheering. It was that good.
Lines like this: “If civilization is left in the hands of your
ecofascist supporters we will be living in grass huts, drinking animal
feces infested water, and shrinking in fear from polar bears instead of
killing them for food when they attack us” are just the tip of the
iceberg (pun intended) in this absolute rebuke of everything Greta
Thunberg stands for, preaches, and lectures on behalf of her handlers.
Professor Jason D. Hill points out that Greta’s generation cannot eat
meat without “crying,” or be away from their technology for more than
an hour without falling into a deep depression. And speaking of that,
creating all of those technology devices and gadgets that her generation
is so dependent on is a leading cause of “carbon-spewing.”
Here is a hard truth to ponder, Greta: if the great producers of this
world whom you excoriate were to withdraw their productivity, wealth
and talents—in short—their minds from the world today, your generation
would simply perish. Why? Because as children you have done nothing as
yet, with your lives besides being born. This is what we expect of
children until such time as they can be producers by learning from their
elders. You are understandably social and ecological ballast. You are
not yet cognitively advanced to replicate the structures of survival of
which you are the beneficiaries.
Children are important installments on the future. We have invested
in you. It is you and your smug generation which think they have nothing
to learn from the older ones who are failing themselves. Whom do you
expect to employ the majority of you if you have neither the job
credentials or life competency skills to navigate the world? The future
unemployable-skipping- school-on-Friday obstreperous children?
The truth, as one anonymous blogger aptly put it, is that your
generation is unable to work up to forty hours per week without being
chronically depressed and anxious. Its members cannot even decide if
they want to be a boy or a girl, or both, or neither, or a “they.” They
cannot eat meat without crying. I might add that your generation needs
“trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” as pre-conditions for learning in
school. Its members have a pathological need to be coddled and protected
from the challenging realities of life. Your generation is the biggest
demander and consumer of carbon spewing technological gadgets and
devices. An hour without any of them and too many of you succumb to
paralyzing lethargy. Your generation is the least curious and most
insular set of individuals one has ever encountered. Your hubris extends
so far that you think you have nothing to learn from your elders. [FrontPageMag]
Geloof het of niet, na het zien van deze 2 documentaires weet u wel
beter hoe onze Koningshuis in elkaar steekt. Het is een valse bende die
zich bedient van het volk in elke vorm die je je maar kan bedenken, ook
wel sektarische parasieten genoemd. U bloed en zij leven daar van.
Neem even de tijd, echt de moeite waard om te kijken en zeker massaal te delen met vrienden familie en groepen.
netwerk van slimme meters is te gebruiken voor massasurveillance van
burgers, zo waarschuwt de Europese privacytoezichthouder EDPS. Ook het
profileren en volgen van personen in hun dagelijks leven behoort tot de
mogelijkheden, aldus een onderdeel van de European Data Protection
Met een intervalperiode van vijftien minuten is
te achterhalen wanneer bewoners op vakantie zijn en bepaalde religieuze
praktijken beoefenen. Denk aan aanpassingen van de dagelijkse routine
in het geval van de ramadan.
Bij kortere intervalperiodes is zelfs het gebruik van bepaalde apparaten te herleiden, aldus de it-beleidseenheid van de EDPS.
Eerder stelden onderzoekers al vast dat energiemaatschappijen aan de
hand van het energieverbruik zelfs kunnen achterhalen naar welke televisieprogramma’s mensen kijken.
de EDPS zijn veel mensen zich niet bewust van de persoonlijke data die
via slimme meters wordt verwerkt, hoe organisaties hier gebruik van
maken en welke impact dit op hun privacy kan hebben.
niet weten dat persoonlijke data wordt verwerkt is het onmogelijk voor
ze om er een geïnformeerde beslissing over te maken. Zodra een slimme
meter met ingeschakelde connectiviteit is aangesloten, kan het lastig
voor gebruikers zijn om het verzamelen van metergegevens te voorkomen”,
aldus de toezichthouder.
De EDPS merkt op dat informatie over
realtime energieverbruik grote commerciële waarde kan hebben. Tenzij er
voldoende beschermingsmaatregelen worden getroffen dat alleen toegestane
partijen deze data voor de opgegeven doelen mogen gebruiken, en zich
daarbij aan de privacywetgeving houden, kan het gebruik van slimme
meters leiden tot het volgen van het dagelijkse leven van mensen in hun
Bedrijven zouden zo uitgebreide profielen kunnen maken gebaseerd op de huiselijke activiteiten van mensen.
bepaalde gevallen zouden profielen kunnen worden verrijkt met
persoonlijke data van smart homes en andere online en offline bronnen.
Deze profielen zijn vervolgens voor allerlei andere doeleinden te
gebruiken. Ook politie, belastingautoriteiten,
verzekeringsmaatschappijen, werkgevers en andere derde partijen zouden
interesse kunnen hebben in informatie over het persoonlijke
energieverbruik, zo merkt de EDPS op.
Een netwerk van slimme
meters met tweewegscommunicatie zou zelfs onderdeel van een
infrastructuur voor massasurveillance kunnen worden. Dit zou via een
eenvoudige firmware-update zijn te bereiken, waarbij de meet- en
verzendperiodes worden ingekort.
De EDPS adviseert dan ook om
gebruikers zelf langere meettijden te laten kiezen en de optie te geven
om bepaalde features van hun slimme meter in of uit te schakelen. Ook
het gebruik van verschillende “privacy-enhancing technologies” (PETs)
kan de risico’s die met het uitlezen van het energieverbruik samenhangen
Met de publicatie wil de EDPS de mogelijke privacygevolgen van opkomende technologieën en de bescherming van persoonlijke data bespreken. De toezichthouder merkt op dat het met de publicatie geen beleidspositie kiest.