CIA-Backed Coups Collapsing

Lee taped the opening of the show before the 2020 presidential election but even back then it was obvious that the loser in this election would be people and planet. Knowing that whatever the result of the election is will be depressing, Camp dedicates this episode to good news coming out of Latin America. Bolivia’s MAS party’s electoral victory against US interests, Venezuela’s government successfully navigating US interference and a failed mercenary invasion, Nicaraguans fighting back against another US-backed coup, and Chile’s referendum to rewrite Augusto Pinochet’s right wing constitution. Also in this episode: In “Taking The News From Behind” Camp covers Nestle’s empire of bottled water flounders in response to push back from activists, Purdue Pharma’s massive court loss over their role in expanding the OxyContin epidemic, and the anti-trust lawsuit against Google. Natalie McGill reports on the “CAREN Act” (Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies) passed in San Francisco that punishes people for making frivolous emergency phone calls. The legislation gives people the right to sue a 911 caller in civil court over discrimination due to a person’s race, sex, age, religion, disability, gender identity, weight or height. Anders Lee comes on to discuss an activist action to bring attention to evictions in New York City, how it inspired the writing of a bill in the New York State Assembly to support renters, New Zealand’s recent elections, and more.
See Also: (Lee Camp) – It Didn’t Need To Be This Way (MOC Breaking News)

Elections in the US are embarrassing but they could be better. The major obstacle is that our oligarchs don’t even want a hint of democracy in our system. They’re terrified of it.
Also: (Lee Camp) – Bolivia Stops A Coup! COVID Deaths, Indigenous Leadership (CC Podcast #130)

his week:

– Bolivia Stopped a Coup! Amazing news and updates on this slap back against imperialism and U.S. hegemony.

– Indigenous Women Leaders reaffirm their protection of land, air and water against fossil fuel industries. – The COVID death tally is now over 200,000 – but is it really higher?

+ Today in history – how our nuclear clock may have been wound back long ago.
Also: (Lee Camp) – Prepping for the Worst, Greenwald Resigns, Large-Scale Censorship (CC Podcast #131)

This week:

– The election (recorded before the chaos)

– You may have heard about the resignation of Glenn Greenwald from the Intercept. Fur and words have flown, but here’s a look at the key issues of censorship and media literacy that aren’t being discussed.