JACQUES PAUWELS—There was no épuration sauvage before or during the Liberation, and the allegedly major purge that was to follow the Liberation itself turned out to be a charade. The elite of the French state as well as the private sector had profited handsomely from collaboration and had good reason to fear an advent to power of its enemies in the Resistance. But in the wake of the Liberation, the radicals of the Resistance did not come to power; the elite received little or no punishment for its collaborationist sins; its cherished capitalist social-economic order remained intact (in spite of some reforms); and the elite itself retained most of its power and privileges. For this undeserved blessing, they had to thank the Americans liberators of the once grande Nation, as well as Charles de Gaulle, the general who aspired to make France great again.
COUPS & CIVIL WAR
AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMCOUPS & CIVIL WARCRIMINAL RULING CLASSHISTORYNAZIS & FASCISTSPAUWELS
AMERICAN BRAINWASHCAPITALISM & SOCIALISMCAPITALIST SICKNESSCHILECORPORATE FASCISMCOUPS & CIVIL WARCRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICYUS EXCEPTIONALISMUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESVENEZUELAVIRTUALUNIV
RAINER SHEA—In Chile, the people just voted by more than two-thirds to throw out the constitution which was created for them during the Pinochet dictatorship. This means that the era of dictatorship can now honestly be considered over, and that the neoliberal policies which the old constitution enforced are vulnerable to being eliminated by the democratic will of the population-which has suffered on a unique scale from Covid-19 due to these policies.
AMERICAN BRAINWASHBOLIVIACOUPS & CIVIL WARCRIMINAL FOREIGN POLICYCRIMINAL RULING CLASSCRIMINALS & DISINFORMERS
Bolivian coup officials and supporters stalk international election observers, launch violent incitement campaign
BEN NORTON—A far-right Bolivian activist and coup supporter, Nadia Beller, published photos on Facebook and Twitter of The Grayzone electoral observers. The images make it clear that we were being closely monitored while in the airport in Chile. Photos of Blumenthal as he boarded the airplane in Santiago were also published online.
Beller shared the itinerary of when our flight was due to arrive in Santa Cruz, implicitly encouraging her followers to come to the airport to threaten election monitors.
She also falsely smeared Max Blumenthal as a “disinformation expert from RT.”
These stalker photos were subsequently amplified by prominent right-wing Bolivian media personalities, such as Agustín Zambrana Arze.
ABOMINATIONSAMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN DUPLICITYAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLYBOLIVIACAPITALIST SICKNESSCITIZENS COUNTER-PROPAGANDACOUPS & CIVIL WARCRIMINAL RULING CLASSUS GOVERNMENT CRIMESVIRTUALUNIVZIONCONS
PATRICK LAWRENCE—Do we have prima facie proof of Washington’s involvement in the coup against Morales? This is rarely available in such circumstances as these. As in many other cases, we may have to wait for the historians and the declassification of foreign- relations records. The closest we come so far in the Bolivia case is a set of 16 audio recordings released Nov. 10 by El Periódico, an independent publication in Costa Rica. These appear to record top coup plotters as they plan actions against the Morales government and, in one, discuss the support they receive from Senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Bob Menendez — all of whom have taken a hand in previous Latin American interventions.
BOLIVIACLASS ANALYSISCLASS COLLABORATIONCOUPS & CIVIL WARRESISTANCEUS GOVERNMENT CRIMES
ALVARO GARCIA LINERA—Over several weeks, the police had shown great incompetence and neglect of their duty to protect the ordinary people whom fascistic gangs threatened with beatings and persecution. But since last Friday — refusing to recognize their civilian command — many of these same police have shown an extraordinary capacity for attacking, detaining, torturing, and killing protesters from the popular classes. Of course, in the earlier [anti-Morales] protests, it had been a matter of reining in the children of the middle classes — and the police were supposedly powerless to react.