Why was Evo Morales overthrown?

Why was Evo Morales overthrown? He was nationalizing the highly profitable lithium industry and planning to deal directly on the international market rather than exporting the commodity at bargain prices to Western corporations

Mining industry website notes Bolivia is part of “lithium triangle”

Mining industry website notes Bolivia is part of “lithium triangle,” where 75% of world’s lithium comes from. This is needed for electronics, batteries, etc.

It lamented that Evo Morales was “no friend to mining” and had nationalized the natural resources

Evo Morales, the elected leader of Bolivia, will probably be murdered tonight

Evo Morales, the elected leader of Bolivia, will probably be murdered tonight, in a US-instigated coup in Bolivia.

So if y’all could stop expecting me to be super-duper excited about American “freedom” for a little while, that’d be cool.

Another US-backed military coup in Latin America and another grave tragedy that will spill innocent Bolivian blood because Washington power brokers think it’s “our backyard.”

Let’s focus on the hardship of the wealthy few & their self-serving “markets” instead

Folks are – quite literally – begging for help with medical bills, and we’re making it simpler for them to do that, instead of fixing the system that forces them to beg, in the first place.

Your precious hedge fund millions aren’t worth this.

GoFundMe actually has a category for medical expenses on their website now.

The horror stories of how people in this country struggle every day just to survive are endless.

But please, let’s focus on the hardship of the wealthy few & their self-serving “markets” instead.

When centrists talk about ‘purity tests’

When Obama/centrists talk about ‘purity tests’ and how we can’t have Medicare for all, I’d remind them that 60 years ago JFK demanded that we have universal healthcare.

60 YEARS AGO

That’s what being pragmatic has brought us, absolutely nothing.

Enough.

Buzzfeed: Amazon and online shopping didn’t kill Toys ‘R’ Us

Via Buzzfeed:

Heartbroken and frustrated, I began researching and read everything I could find to understand what happened to my job. What I learned enraged me. Amazon and online shopping didn’t kill Toys ‘R’ Us as many people had claimed. Private equity executives did. They bought the company, extracted assets and value out of it, lined their own pockets, then left us to crumble under a $5 billion debt. Toys ‘R’ Us was still bringing in profits every year, and our biggest threat wasn’t the internet. It was Wall Street greed.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lizmarin/private-equity-is-the-enemy-of-working-people

A travesty of justice that Lula was imprisoned in the first place

A travesty of justice that Lula was imprisoned in the 1st place. Kudos to Glenn Greenwald & all who went to the mat for his release. Now let’s fight for political prisoners Julian Assange & Chelsea Manning, whose brutal imprisonment makes a mockery of our justice system!

Tell me some more how Bill Gates is the “good billionaire”

Tell me some more how Bill Gates is the “good billionaire,” because he avoids taxes with the Gates Foundation? Wealth ALWAYS protects wealth, and it doesn’t give two shits about you. (Bonus points if you remember that it was just about 3 months ago, he and Melinda made the rounds pretending they’re totes okay with paying more in taxes.)

https://www.mediaite.com/election-2020/bill-gates-goes-after-warren-on-wealth-tax-wont-commit-to-backing-her-over-trump-voting-for-whoevers-more-professional/

Via Mediaite:

Bill Gates Goes After Warren on Wealth Tax, Won’t Commit to Backing Her Over Trump: Voting for Whoever’s ‘More Professional’