I've gathered up lots of world news from the week, that you may have missed while Lying Liz Warren was distracting us with Bernie smears.
Matt Binder interviewed the most visible, vocal Bolivian coup advocate in the western media. It was not only one of the most interesting podcast episodes I've heard on the Bolivian coup, but the most interesting podcast in general I've heard in awhile (and I listen to podcasts constantly).
Binder eased her into a friendly debate, being very polite, and letting her talk a lot more than you'd expect. But it's a slow burn, and the latter half involves him taking her to task for her employment with the right-wing, imperialist organization Human Rights Watch, the fact that her great grandfather led a previous coup in Bolivia, the fact that her wikipedia page was created and entirely written by one person a couple weeks before the coup, the fact that her nominally left-wing organization has been co-opted by the right-wing, and much more.
No editorializing, no analyzing, just the truth as we know it!
1. It was an illegal coup - this has been treated like a controversial point, but devoid of any connotation, it technically was a coup, and technically all coups are outside of the law, ie illegal.
Not all protests are creating equally.
The protests in Bolivia are being presented by the American press as part of the broader global protests. I've seen more about Bolivia than Ecuador in the American press, for example. And I've seen way more American political figures praise the Bolivian protests than, say Ecuador and Chile.
There is a reason for this. The protester's agenda complements US policy more than Morales' agenda. International reactions to protests aren't cryptic or coincidental. When the US tells you what they want, believe them! Then, consider why the US wants that.