[Reuters] Reaction to coup against Evo Morales: center-right leaders of Chile and Peru wanted a new election but didn’t want the coup. Cuba and Venezuela stand in solidarity. Argentina and Mexico give the mildest, most tepid support. Bolsonaro cheers it on like the goon he is.
[Reuters] “Nicaraguan government denounces “coup” in Bolivia” – not sure why Reuters feels the need to put “coup” in quotes.
[Washington Post] Indigenous Chilean protesters fly the Mapuche flag
[Strait Times] “China, US agree to roll back tariffs in phases“
[CNBC] “Wall Street may be growing too complacent on stocks as bets against volatility hit a record” – the harbinger of recession keeps tooting his horn, and the capitalist class still isn’t listening
[Financial Post] “Canada unexpectedly loses 1,800 jobs, widely missing forecasts“
[New York Times] “Soldier Kills Man at Lebanon Protest, 1st Fatality in Nation’s Turmoil“
[New York Times] “Why Do We Tolerate Saudi Money in Tech?” Because money always wins in America!
[Reuters] “‘YOU? Really?’: Iran’s Zarif scorns EU warning over nuclear deal” – get their asses king
[Washington Post] “Congo and Uganda presidents vow to boost trade“
- I’m not one to call China’s business deals imperialist or colonialist—I feel like it cheapens the history of imperialism by doing so. However, I think it’s better for African countries to have more lateral relationships like this, rather than outside forces barging in.
[Bloomberg] “U.S. Bars Any New Flights To or From Malaysia“
[The Diplomat] The pro-Taiwan Taiwanese government rejects China’s new measure, which wants to treat Taiwanese as the same as Chinese nationals, while Koumintang, the pro-Beijing, opposition party, embraces the measure
[Washington Post] Denmark closes the border to Sweden after several attacks in Copenhagen by Swedish nationals. What the article fails to mention is how this is broadly inline with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s aggressive fearmongering and polciies targeting refugees, and the Social Democrats general right-wing turn on immigration
[AP News] “Austria’s Kurz to launch coalition talks with Greens” – now that’s what I call eco-fascism!
[New York Post] “American robots lose jobs to Asian robots as Adidas shifts manufacturing“
[SBS News] “‘Free Assange’ protester scales Parliament demanding Wikileaks founder’s release” in Australia
[New York Times] Man was stabbed at homeless shelter in NYC