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So the german firm with whom Morales cancelled the lithium trade deal with, also work with Tesla. And days after the coup, Tesla announcd they're building a huge factory in berlin to build batteries, cars and trains.

https://abcnews.go.com/Business/elon-mu ... d=66974080

Another lesson in how capitalism works. A bloodless coup to secure foreign capitalist interests. All the wealth of bolivia's lithium reserves won't go to the bolivian working class (who'll be on incredibly shite wages with zero rights in order to drive down production costs), it'll go to the rich, mostly rich foreigners / investors.

If they could have nationalised the lithium, they could have reinvested the vast profits and improved the standard of living for all, built new hospitals, schools, roads etc. But now it will go to the rich, as per.
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Morales has been in power for a long time and I think he's already nationalised (in some form) most things already and massively improved living standards. People are saying the lithium is just gravy - the coup is more of a standard violent right other throws a leftist government type thing, with christian settler racism against the indigenous bolivians.

This is the person the west is supporting as interim president:


A Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesperson said:
The United Kingdom congratulates Jeanine Áñez on taking on her new responsibilities as interim President of Bolivia. We welcome Ms Áñez’s appointment and her declared intention to hold elections soon.
Free and fair elections will rebuild confidence in democracy for the Bolivian people. We look to all political parties to support efforts to restore calm following recent violence and to organise fresh presidential elections in accordance with the Constitution.


But Morales won by 10% in the elations they just had and there was no sign of tampering. There's a big question mark over how free the next elections will be - if he or his party will even be able to stand and how much voter suppression and intimidation there will very likely be - but if somehow they're fair there must be a good chance of leftists winning again.
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They'll threaten to arrest him, kill him etc and stop him standing in an election. They won't give up the reigns of power now they've got someone in whose open to capitalist interests. It'll be this right wing colonial christian racist (good description) vs some 'nice' centrist liberal type whose also economically right wing as fuck but doesn't say racist shit about the indigenous people.
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He's already taken shelter in Mexico, but his supporters have surrounded an airport waiting for him to return and some other South American governments are at least condemning the coup, so there's still a bit of hope
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https://www.instagram.com/vicenews/?hl=en

Good look inside one of the Hong Kong universities that have fortified themselves against the cops (in the stories selection)
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Look at Gambia getting shit done
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marlon wrote:
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Look at Gambia getting shit done
How she was lauded by liberals as the progressive feminist saviour of burma, this oxford educated nobel peace laureate when it was clear she wanted to genocide muslims. Other nobel laureates even warned em.

She should have killed people the way other liberal leaders do, like Obama, more 'officially', being careful not to use prejudiced language while he drones the fuck out of the middle east worse than Bush. Or by simple inaction, like how the EU leaders get away with genocide in the med. Then she would have got away with it.
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https://therealnews.com/stories/how-oas ... in-bolivia

An explanation for how the coup was sparked
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