NEWSVIEW | International News
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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Militarization and Uvalde: The Context Media Coverage Omits
There’s a long tradition in the West wherein foreign policy is the preserve of an elite not answerable to any electorate. This has been the case in the U.S. since it first had a foreign policy to speak of, in the late 19th century.
NEWSVIEW | SÆVA INDIGNATIO
MAKING THE CONNECTIONS: MILITARISM, CLIMATE CHAOS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Endless war and militarism cannot continue and leave a livable planet. MAKING THE CONNECTIONS: MILITARISM, CLIMATE CHAOS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT February 11, 2022 · by Rise Up Times · in Activism, climate change, Environment, Militarism, Planet https://youtu.be/TX6Cj4GPZ-g Effects of neoliberal capitalism, U.S. empire, and militarization: U.S. Military Bases worldwide, Climate Chaos and Colonization—U.S. occupation of/war with indigenous More
NEWSVIEW | Culture/Education
What the hysteria over critical race theory is really all about, by Fabiola Cineas
What critical race theory actually is. Watching the news or browsing social media, it would be easy to think that critical race theory is a complicated, controversial, or new idea.