MAS statement on coup in Bolivia

Evo Morales in the centre. Photo credit: Green Left Weekly Statement by the Political Committee of the Movimiento Al Socialismo (Movement for Socialism) of Bolivia* Resist today to fight again tomorrow Today, November 10, Bolivia’s humble citizens, its workers, the Aymara and Quechua peoples, we begin the long road of resistance to defend the historical …

World leaders, organisations condemn coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia

Evo Morales and Alvaro Garcia Linera address the press on 10 November. Photo credit: TelesurEnglish. World leaders and organisations expressed their solidarity on November 10 with former Bolivian President Evo Morales under the hashtag #ElMundoconEvo (the World with Evo) and strongly condemned the right-wing coup which forced Morales to resign. “I just heard that there …

President Morales resigns amid right wing coup against the Bolivian government

Photo credit: Spotlight Nepal By BO Staff Writer The Bolivian President and his Vice President have resigned to end the U.S. backed protests in the country. Jeanine Añez, the opposition lawmaker and second deputy senate majority leader, will reportedly serve as the country’s Interim President. She announced that she will be calling for new elections …

Black Opinion articles: 21 October 2019 to 9 November 2019

Credit Image: naysue Dear friend The Black Opinion website has been updated up to 9 November 2019 at: blackopinion.co.za As always, we appreciate your comments, criticism and suggestions. Follow us on: Twitter: @BlackOpinion2 Facebook: Black Opinion The following is a list of articles that were published over the period 21 October 2019 to 9 November …

Bolivia: Electoral Tribunal dismisses claims of fraud in election results

Photo credit: AFP / Aizar Raldes By BO Staff Writer On Friday the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) in Bolivia dismissed claims by the opposition that there was manipulation of the presidential election vote count. To this end it has denied that irregularities were committed in the vote count to assist Morales‘ re-election and avoid a …

Lula released from prison

Photo credit: Democratic Underground By BO Staff Writer On Friday, former leftist Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was released from prison by Judge Danilo Perreira Jr. He was serving a twelve year sentence of imprisonment following convictions on bogus charges of corruption and money laundering relating to the renovation of a beachfront apartment. …

BLF President Andile Mngxitama speaks on land tenure

By BO Staff Writer Andile Mngxitama does a moving presentation on land tenure. He is the President of Black First Land First (BLF), a radical black consciousness organization which he has also aptly described as “the reincarnation of Bambatha and the Mau Mau all rolled into one”. The full presentation may be viewed on YouTube …

BLF President in conversation with Sakina Kamwendo on movement’s banning order

By BO Staff Writer Black First Land First (BLF) President Andile Mngxitama was interviewed on the Morning Live breakfast show by Sakina Kamwendo on the movement’s banning order and the Special Policy Conference scheduled for 30 November in Durban KwaZulu-Natal. The interview was simulcast live today, 8 November 2019, on the DSTV Channel 404 and …