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Palestine 2023: Reflections on Visiting, by Jenny Hartley

WE AFFIRM our commitment to freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people and all people. WE OPPOSE all forms of racism, bigotry, discrimination, and oppression; and WE DECLARE ourselves an apartheid-free community and to that end, WE PLEDGE to join others in working to end all support to Israel’s apartheid regime, settler colonialism, and military occupation.

So. America: Eye Witness, Venezuela; New Constitution for Chile

The farmers told us that when there are disagreements about how operations should be run, they call a meeting and discuss until an agreement is reached, making the working lives of the people who live in the commune far more democratic than anything we’ve experienced in the U.S.

Chile’s New Constitution Surprising Results and Campaign Cuba for Medical Supplies

Chile's New Constitution: the Surprising Results Volume 40 Number 5  Women Against Military Madness  Fall 2022 By Michael Livingston On Sunday, September 4, 2022, the movement for social change in Chile suffered a massive setback. The new constitution, submitted to a national referendum, was rejected by 62 percent of the voters, with 86 percent of eligible voters casting a ballot. The new constitution was defeated in all 16 regions of the country (divisions similar to states in the U.S.), and in 338 of the 346 communes, which are similar to our counties within each state. The road to rejection started on October 18, 2019, when mass protests broke out in the entire country. The protests focused on three crucial problems faced by Chileans: education, pensions, and healthcare. The root problem, however, was the political-economic system enshrined in the Chilean constitution, a constitution that was written by the dictator General Augusto Pinochet before he was forced from power in 1990. Under Pinochet, the capitalist elite was given free rein in Chile, following the economic philosophy of U.S. economist Milton Friedman and his Chicago Boys (named for the University of Chicago, where most of these Chileans had gone to graduate school). The More

Beware of the Fact-Checkers, by Leonard Goodman

In other words, in the age of the fact checker, an opinion columnist is required to credit the official word of government bureaucrats, even when those bureaucrats are clearly lying, as they were in this case.



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