All Views Articles for 2019-11-17

Sunday, November 17, 2019
A Lebanese protester waves a national flag as he marches with others during a demonstration along the Fuad Chehab avenue in the capital Beirut on October 29, 2019 on the 13th day of anti-government protests. (Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images) Reese Erlich
A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq
Once again, people in the Middle East want democratic reforms and an end to corruption and foreign domination.
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Bolivian riot police and soldiers confront supporters of Bolivia's ex-President Evo Morales during a protest against the interim government in Sacaba, Chapare province, Cochabamba department on November 15, 2019. The police later opened fire on the demonstrators, killing at least five people and injuring many others. (Photo: STR/AFP via Getty Images) Lucas Koerner, Ricardo Vaz
Western Media Whitewash Bolivia’s Far-Right Coup
For all the supposed threat Trump represents and the enthusiasm sparked by his possible impeachment, Western media continue to march lockstep behind his administration’s coups in Latin America.
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Relatives mourn by the coffins of supporters of Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales killed during clashes with the police in Sacaba, Cochabamba, Bolivia, on November 16, 2019. - The UN rights chief voiced alarm Saturday at the deadly crisis in Bolivia, warning that excessive force by police was "an extremely dangerous development". Morales resigned and fled to Mexico after losing the support of Bolivia's security forces following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election that has seen 15 people killed a Martin Winiecki
On Bolivia: Four Provocations for the International Left
The fall of the last surviving leader of the "pink tide" is a true moment of reckoning for progressives worldwide.
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 Only Medicare for All offers full choice of doctors and hospitals, the ability to negotiate bulk drug and medical equipment rates, as well as annual negotiation of provider rates, while offering a sustainable large risk pool insurance, actuarially sound, that can provide all necessary health care and protection against medical bankruptcy. Michele Swenson
Let's Be Very Clear: Medicare for All Is Not Socialism
What we have now in the U.S. is a for-profit health insurance model that privatizes profit and socializes risk. And it's not working.
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Jesse Jackson
Risking Lives in Endless US Wars Is Morally Wrong and a Strategic Failure
Too often ignored is the far greater number of lives that are lost not on the battlefield but at home, not from the enemy’s guns but from our veterans’ own hands.
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(From left) Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush, and Vice President Dick Cheney. "My investigation into the causes of the war," writes Professor Butt, "finds that it had little to do with fear of WMDs - or other purported goals, such as a desire to "spread democracy" or satisfy the oil or Israel lobbies. Rather, the Bush administration invaded Iraq for its demonstration effect." (Photo: via PRI) Eric Margolis
The Forgotten Plunder of Iraq
Few talk or think about Iraq these days and the media ignores this important but demolished nation.
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