Democrats Largely Silent on Bolivia Coup
“We’ve seen very little pushback from the Democratic Party” to the military coup that deposed Evo Morales’ Native American government, said Jake Johnston, of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, in Washington. Johnston said US law prohibits assistance to coup governments. He wrote a report detailing how the Organization of American States was wrong in claiming that the election won by Morales was flawed.
McCarthy Era Laid Groundwork for Sixties Repression
Charisse Burden Stelly, professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at Carleton College, said the long US history of red-baiting led to lethal repression of radicals in the 1960s. “When you have Black radical insurgencies like the Panther Party, there’s already a repressive apparatus in place to crush them,” said Burden-Stelly, who recently wrote an article in the Black political journal Soul on “anti-foreignness, anti-radicalism and anti-Blackness” during the McCarthy era.
BAR Co-Founder’s Book Exposes “Sham” of US Democracy
The US has failed in its purported mission to forge a society based on human equality, said Margaret Kimberley, co-founder of Black Agenda Report and author of the new book, “Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents.” “The experiment is done,” said Kimberley, whose book will be released in February by Steerborth Press. “This country is true to its roots of settler colonialism, conquest and enslavement,” she said.
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