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Canada the bully

July 19, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
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https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/07/19/why-the-canadian-government-is-bullying-venezuela/

July 24, 2019, 2:38 p.m.
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https://fair.org/home/western-media-losing-enthusiasm-for-failing-coup-in-venezuela/

July 24, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
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So what happened to the American orchestrated coup you kept telling us about?  The USA must be losing her touch if she can't overthrow a leader that can't even keep the lights on.  It almost looks like Guaido was fighting Maduro with nothing but his Venezuelan supporters.

July 25, 2019, 12:34 p.m.
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The example of Venezuela is that when people believe, they can beat the capitalists.

That lesson is directly transportable to the climate crisis.

July 26, 2019, 8:48 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

The example of Venezuela is that when people believe, they can beat the capitalists.

That lesson is directly transportable to the climate crisis.

They didn't beat the capitalists.  The only thing that kept them going through the Chavez years was selling oil on the open market.  It is like China. They only survive by being inwardly communist and outwardly capitalist.  Without the capitalist system outside their countries, they would fall flat on their faces.  That is why Venezuela is doing so poorly now.  The oil money is not there like it was and they have no economy within their borders to sustain themselves.  

Is the lesson you speak of that we can reduce carbon output by starving ourselves, letting our infrastructure crumble and living in poverty?  If so, look no further than Venezuela.

Aug. 7, 2019, 12:40 a.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c93l9ddyI7I

Aug. 7, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
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You do know that nobody is going to watch a 38-minute dialog of Maduro blaming all Venezuelan woes on Amerika right?

Aug. 29, 2019, 12:44 a.m.
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https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/08/28/canada-and-bolsonaro/

Sept. 6, 2019, 10 p.m.
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heh..... http://oneworld.press/?module=articles&action=view&id=1030


 Last edited by: tungsten on Sept. 6, 2019, 10:02 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Nov. 2, 2019, 3:09 p.m.
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https://twitter.com/madanboukman/status/1186034239495725061

https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/monitor/very-canadian-coup


 Last edited by: tungsten on Nov. 2, 2019, 3:11 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Nov. 4, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
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Here we go again, aping the yanks..... https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/04/latin-america-is-canada-trying-to-create-another-illegitimate-government/

Nov. 5, 2019, 10:54 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Here we go again, aping the yanks..... https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/04/latin-america-is-canada-trying-to-create-another-illegitimate-government/

I don't know nearly enough about Bolivia and its election to really make a stand here one way or another (and I highly doubt Tungsten/Cooterpunch does either), but I am always a little suspect of any leader that changes the constitution to stay in power.

Nov. 5, 2019, 11:58 a.m.
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So..... 

The current phase of anti-Morales opposition began with a 2016 referendum vote that narrowly backed the Bolivian Constitution’s two-term limit for presidents. Subsequently Bolivia’s Constitutional Court and the Supreme Electoral Tribunal – each dominated by justices associated with the MAS – joined in disallowing that vote. Their decisions, relying on the doctrine that national constitutions must give way to international legal norms, opened the door for a fourth term for Morales. Since then protesters and demonstrations have hammered away at the president.

But.....

Morales further explained that, “The world is being controlled by a global oligarchy, only a handful of billionaires define the political and economic destiny of humanity … The underlying problem lies in the model of production and consumerism, in the ownership of natural resources and in the unequal distribution of wealth. Let’s say it very clearly: the root of the problem is in the capitalist system.”

Morales is arguing, in essence and with many others, that for the capitalist mode of production to exist, production must always expand and sales must increase. The process depends on unendingly available energy sources, currently hydrocarbon fuels. Credit goes to Bolivian voters for having installed a chief of state who, alone among his counterparts, articulates a strong anti-capitalist message on the world stage.

He should be president for life!

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/10/11/upcoming-elections-represent-testing-time-for-bolivias-socialist-government/

Nov. 5, 2019, 1:28 p.m.
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LOL.  Was that your defense of his clinging to power?  Is he the only socialist in the country or something?

Nov. 5, 2019, 2:24 p.m.
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Nothing in life is better than coming here to see a list of links to a bunch of cooterpunch Wall of Words screeds.

Wait.  I meant everything.  Everything in life is better than that.

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