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16:08 [ Portal ]

Innenminister in Bolivien: Kokabauern haben sich gegenseitig umgebracht

Für Empörung sorgen in Bolivien Äußerungen von Mitgliedern der De-facto-Regierung über die bei einer Demonstration gegen den Putsch am Freitag getöteten Kokabauern und über ein Dekret, das Militärs Straffreiheit garantiert.

07:29 [ Haaretz ]

A Third Election Is Almost Inevitable. Even Israel’s Political Kingmaker Knows That

Israeli politics is entering an unprecedented 48 hours. For the first time in Israeli electoral history, it looks extremely likely that two candidates tapped by the president have failed to form a government. We will be entering the final three-week period, in which any Knesset member can try to gather 61 MKs‘ signatures to try and form a government. And if that doesn’t happen, a third consecutive election campaign.

06:22 [ Schweizer Regierung ]

Genfer Abkommen über den Schutz von Zivilpersonen in Kriegszeiten

(12. August 1949)

Art. 49

Zwangsweise Einzel- oder Massenumsiedlungen sowie Deportationen von geschützten Personen aus besetztem Gebiet nach dem Gebiet der Besetzungsmacht oder dem irgendeines anderen besetzten oder unbesetzten Staates sind ohne Rücksicht auf ihren Beweggrund verboten.

Immerhin kann die Besetzungsmacht eine vollständige oder teilweise Evakuierung eines bestimmten besetzten Gebietes durchführen, wenn die Sicherheit der Bevölkerung oder zwingende militärische Gründe dies erfordern. Solche Evakuierungen dürfen nicht die Umsiedlungen von geschützten Personen in Gebiete ausserhalb der Grenzen des besetzten Gebietes zur Folge haben, es sei denn, eine solche Umsiedlung liesse sich aus materiellen Gründen nicht vermeiden. Unmittelbar nach Beendigung der Feindseligkeiten in dem in Frage stehenden Gebiet soll die so evakuierte Bevölkerung in ihre Heimstätten zurückgeführt werden.

Die Besetzungsmacht hat bei der Durchführung derartiger Umsiedlungen oder Evakuierungen im Rahmen des Möglichen dafür zu sorgen, dass angemessene Unterkunft für die Aufnahme der geschützten Personen vorgesehen wird, dass die Umsiedlung in bezug auf Sauberkeit, Hygiene, Sicherheit und Verpflegung unter befriedigenden Bedingungen durchgeführt wird und Mitglieder derselben Familie nicht voneinander getrennt werden.

Die Schutzmacht soll von allen Umsiedlungen und Evakuierungen verständigt werden, sobald sie stattgefunden haben.

Die Besetzungsmacht darf geschützte Personen nicht einer in besonders den Kriegsgefahren ausgesetzten Gegend zurückhalten, sofern nicht die Sicherheit der Bevölkerung oder zwingende militärische Gründe dies erfordern.

Die Besetzungsmacht darf nicht Teile ihrer eigenen Zivilbevölkerung in das von ihr besetzte Gebiet deportieren oder umsiedeln.

06:21 [ International Committee of the Red Cross ]

Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.

Art. 49. Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.

Nevertheless, the Occupying Power may undertake total or partial evacuation of a given area if the security of the population or imperative military reasons so demand. Such evacuations may not involve the displacement of protected persons outside the bounds of the occupied territory except when for material reasons it is impossible to avoid such displacement. Persons thus evacuated shall be transferred back to their homes as soon as hostilities in the area in question have ceased.

The Occupying Power undertaking such transfers or evacuations shall ensure, to the greatest practicable extent, that proper accommodation is provided to receive the protected persons, that the removals are effected in satisfactory conditions of hygiene, health, safety and nutrition, and that members of the same family are not separated.

The Protecting Power shall be informed of any transfers and evacuations as soon as they have taken place.

The Occupying Power shall not detain protected persons in an area particularly exposed to the dangers of war unless the security of the population or imperative military reasons so demand.

The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.

06:11 [ New York Times ]

Are West Bank Settlements Illegal? Who Decides?

The United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations Security Council and the International Court of Justice have all said that Israeli settlements on the West Bank violate the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Israel captured the West Bank from Jordan in the 1967 war and has occupied the territory ever since. The Fourth Geneva Convention, ratified by 192 nations in the aftermath of World War II, says that an occupying power “shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.”

06:05 [ ]

Westjordanland: USA betrachten Siedlungsbau als legal

Es ist ein weiteres deutliches Signal für die Unterstützung Israels: Die USA wollen den Siedlungsbau im Westjordanland nicht länger als Verstoß gegen internationales Recht betrachten. Die Palästinenser protestierten umgehend.

05:59 [ Daily Mail ]

Mike Pompeo announces reversal of 41-year-old policy and says Israel’s West Bank settlements are NOT illegal—as U.S. embassy in Jerusalem issues travel safety warning for all Americans

– Carter administration declared in 1978 that Israel’s settlement-building in the disputed West Bank territory was ‚inconsistent with international law‘
– Ronald Reagan disagreed with that a frew years later; the Trump administration is siding with Reagan
– Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the policy shift, undoing 41 years of regarding the settlements as illegal provocations in the Arab-Israeli conflict
– America’s smbassy in Jerusalem issued a travel warning to U.S. citizens visiting Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza

18.11.2019 - 21:14 [ María / Twitter ]

Thousands of people are out now in São Paulo, in solidarity with Bolivian people.The death toll in nearly a month of demonstrations in Bolivia has reached 23, according to most recent report by Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

📹: Elineudo Meira

18.11.2019 - 21:07 [ telesur ]

Thousands March in Response to Cochabamba Massacre: Bolivia

Three marches have entered the city of Cochabamba already, as they chant for justice and the end of this de facto government that is led by the self-declared president Jeanine Anez.

Last Friday, the Bolivian security forces attacked a crowd of civilians in Cochabamba that were demonstrating in support of the deposed President Evo Morales. The attack would turn into a massacre as nine Indigenous people were killed at the hands of the security forces.

18.11.2019 - 14:07 [ ]

Poll: 49% of Israeli-Arabs back minority gov’t led by Benny Gantz

The survey, commissioned by Army Radio, showed 49% of Israeli-Arab citizens supporting the Joint List, made up of four separate Arab parties, backing Gantz from outside a coalition government even if it includes secular right-wing politician Avigdor Liberman, head of the Yisrael Beiteinu party.

18.11.2019 - 07:25 [ Haaretz ]

Mendelblit, Don’t Delay


The police announcement Tuesday – that the investigations into two cases involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been completed – came 13 months after Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit decided that a “preliminary examination” of the allegations, which itself took six months, should become full-fledged criminal investigations.

18.11.2019 - 07:22 [ Haaretz ]

Israeli Prosecutors’ Conference Postponed Ahead of Netanyahu Indictment

State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan announced Sunday the postponement of a conference for senior prosecutors scheduled for Thursday. His office cited “scheduling constraints” and said a new date would be set for the gathering in Jerusalem.

18.11.2019 - 06:24 [ ]

Joint List leader says Netanyahu has ’sealed his legacy as a bitter criminal‘

The head of the Joint List, the political alliance made up of four separate Arab parties, responded to Netanyahu’s speech, saying “All of us, Arabs and our Jewish partners, will breathe a sigh of relief the day he goes.”

Ayman Odeh further attacked the premier by stating that „This evening he sealed his legacy as a bitter criminal who doesn’t know how to lose, only to harm and incite against those he was supposed to serve.”

18.11.2019 - 06:15 [ Haaretz ]

A Genuine State of Emergency

It’s hard to exaggerate the gravity of such statements by Netanyahu, who, by virtue of his job, is supposed to serve all Israelis, including the country’s Arab citizens. Netanyahu is appealing to the lowest common denominator, inflaming the Jewish community against the Arab community and inciting the entire Israeli public. “We have to warn against this danger; we have to work together to warn against it,” he said, as if he were talking about an enemy.

Later, he even slandered the Arab Knesset members.

18.11.2019 - 06:13 [ ]

Netanyahu: Minority gov’t with Arab Joint List ‚terror attack‘ against Israel

At ‚emergency conference,‘ Israeli PM warns Tehran would ‚celebrate‘ a Blue and White minority gov’t

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a rally in Tel Aviv on Sunday decrying the possibility that Benny Gantz is set to form a minority government backed by the Arab Joint List alliance in the coming days.

18.11.2019 - 05:54 [ ]

Democratic candidates reject Obama’s warning of going too far left

“When I talk about health care being a human right and ending the embarrassment of America being the only major country on earth that does not guarantee health care for every man, woman and child, that’s not tearing down the system,” he said, according to the New York Times. “That’s doing what we should have done 30 years ago.”

18.11.2019 - 05:51 [ BBC ]

US election 2020: Democrats respond to Obama’s warning

Answering questions on a forum aired by Univision, a Spanish-language TV network, he was asked whether Mr Obama was „right“ to say voters didn’t want systemic change.

Mr Sanders, who describes himself as a democratic socialist and progressive, laughed and said: „Well, it depends on what you mean by tear down the system.“

18.11.2019 - 05:07 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Berlin und der Putsch (II)

Lizenz zum Töten

Hinzu kommt, dass die vom Auswärtigen Amt als „Interimspräsidentin“ titulierte Áñez bereits am Freitag ein Dekret unterzeichnet hat, das den Streitkräften freie Hand bei der Niederschlagung von Protesten gibt. Seit dem Putsch durch Boliviens weiße Elite kommt es zu Demonstrationen, Streiks und Straßenblockaden; sie werden vorwiegend von der indigenen Bevölkerung des Landes abgehalten, die Morales weithin unterstützt und Áñez‘ Abtritt fordert – binnen 48 Stunden, hieß es gestern.

17.11.2019 - 20:04 [ teleSUR ]

‚Dictatorship has Returned to Bolivia‘: Morales to teleSUR

„Unfortunately, some countries subject to the U.S. empire, destroy the integration processes: Unasur a political instance, Mercosur an economic instance, Celag an integration of all Latin America towards the liberation of the peoples,“ President Morales continued.

17.11.2019 - 19:59 [ teleSUR ]

Bolivia’s De Facto Gov’t Grants Impunity to Police, Armed Forces

„The personnel of the Armed Forces, who participate in the operations for the restoration of order and public stability, will be exempt from criminal responsibility when, in compliance with their constitutional functions, they act in legitimate defense or state of necessity,“ the decree reads.

17.11.2019 - 19:48 [ Portal ]

Machthaber in Bolivien sichern Militärs Straffreiheit zu, Zahl der Todesopfer gestiegen

Demnach sind die Mitglieder der Sicherheitskräfte, die „an den Operationen zur Wiederherstellung der Ordnung und der öffentlichen Sicherheit teilnehmen, von strafrechtlicher Verantwortung befreit, wenn sie in Erfüllung ihrer verfassungsmäßigen Aufgaben zur legitimen Verteidigung oder im Notfall handeln“. Zudem können sie „alle verfügbaren Mittel nutzen, die im angemessenen Verhältnis zu den Risiken des Einsatzes stehen“.

17.11.2019 - 18:34 [ Mark Ruffalo / Twitter ]

.@BernieSanders, your message of “Us, not Me” is the one that resonates with me most. Your willingness to always fight for what’s right and fair is what‘s leading the progressive shift in this election. You are the original progressive. You are the one.

17.11.2019 - 14:21 [ ]

Bolivien: Journalisten rücken ins Visier der Putschisten

„Einige bolivianische und ausländische Journalisten schüren in unserem Land den Aufruhr, und sie müssen sich dafür nach bolivianischem Recht verantworten“, sagte Lizárraga. Man habe die entsprechenden Korrespondenten bereits identifiziert, fügte sie an: „Das Innenministerium wird geeignete Maßnahmen ergreifen.“

17.11.2019 - 14:12 [ ]

Unruhen in Bolivien: Proteste fordern immer mehr Opfer

Bei Protesten kamen nach Angaben der Interamerikanischen Menschenrechtskommission (CIDH) weitere vier Menschen ums Leben. Damit sei die Zahl der Toten seit Ende Oktober auf 23 gestiegen.

Die Nachrichtenagentur dpa beziffert die Zahl der Todesopfer seit dem Beginn der Unruhen in dem südamerikanischen Land mit 19.

17.11.2019 - 13:45 [ Ryan Grim, DC bureau chief at The Intercept. Young Turks contributor / Twitter ]

Here are the names of those shot and wounded by coup backers. I’ll also share photos, some graphic, so be warned if you continue with this thread. But the US media is ignoring this slaughter and it’s important to understand what’s happening.

17.11.2019 - 13:39 [ Atahualpa Quiroga ‏/ Twitter ]

The Añez government in Bolivia has just emitted a decree exempting the military of any legal responsibility for abuses committed during repression. License to kill. #BoliviaEnDictadura

17.11.2019 - 13:24 [ ]

Bolivia coup led by Christian fascist paramilitary leader and millionaire – with foreign support


Bolivian coup leader Luis Fernando Camacho is a far-right multi-millionaire who arose from fascist movements in the Santa Cruz region, where the US has encouraged separatism. He has courted support from Colombia, Brazil, and the Venezuelan opposition.

By Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton

17.11.2019 - 12:29 [ Consortium News ]

Arbuthnot Out as Assange’s Judge, Says WikiLeaks Lawyer Jen Robinson

Lady Emma Arbuthnot, the Westminster chief magistrate enmeshed in a conflict of interest, will no longer be presiding over the extradition proceedings of imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, said WikiLeaks lawyer Jen Robinson, at an event in Sydney on Friday night .

17.11.2019 - 12:26 [ ]

Julian Assange’s judge and her husband’s links to the British military establishment exposed by WikiLeaks


Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom, a former defence minister, is a paid chair of the advisory board of military corporation Thales Group, and was until earlier this year an adviser to arms company Babcock International. Both companies have major contracts with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).

The revelations highlight concerns about conflicts of interest. Lady Arbuthnot began presiding over Assange’s legal case in 2017 and ruled this June that a full hearing would begin next February to consider the request for extradition from the UK made by the Trump administration.

17.11.2019 - 10:30 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

I want to be the party of the New Deal again. The party of the Civil Rights Act, the one that electrified this nation and fights for all people. For that, many would call us radical. But we aren’t “pushing the party left,” we are bringing the party home.

17.11.2019 - 10:07 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

“It’s time that we become the party of FDR again. It’s time for us to become the party of the Civil Rights Act again. It’s time for us to become the party that fights for queer liberation again, the anti-war party, a party that establishes peace and prosperity.” -@AOC

17.11.2019 - 10:04 [ New York Times ]

Too Far Left? Some Candidates Don’t Buy the Argument

Ms. Warren declined to address Mr. Obama’s implicit criticism, and instead praised the former president’s efforts on health care.

“I so admire what President Obama did. He is the one who led the way on health care and got health care coverage for tens of millions of Americans when nobody thought that was possible,” she said, speaking to reporters after a campaign event in Waverly, Iowa.

17.11.2019 - 09:51 [ Reuven Rivlin, President of the State of Israel / Twitter ]

The meeting between President Rivlin and chair of Kachol Lavan at Beit HaNasi has ended. Gantz updated the president on the coalition negotiations and discussed the president’s outline in an attempt to prevent further elections. The two agreed to remain in touch as necessary.


17.11.2019 - 09:28 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Warns of ‚Unprecedented Emergency‘ if Gantz Forms Government Backed by Arab Party

„There is an agreement among Kahol Lavan [leaders] to go for a minority government with the Joint List. We know for a fact that they made this decision,“ the prime minister claimed in an emergency meeting he held with Likud lawmakers.

17.11.2019 - 09:24 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

When I am president, the United States will lead not in war-making but in bringing people together to take on authoritarianism and corporate greed.

16.11.2019 - 23:58 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

If being #TooFarLeft means believing: ✅ Healthcare is a human right ✅ Future generations should live on a healthy planet ✅ All student debt should be cancelled ✅ The minimum wage should be $15 ✅ Lives depend on gun reform ✅ Families don’t belong in cages Count me in! 💪🏽

16.11.2019 - 23:31 [ Peter Daou, Former Clinton and Kerry adviser / Twitter ]

THANK YOU! 🙏🏽🙏🏽 The hashtag I launched this morning, #TooFarLeft, is #1 in America and #3 worldwide. The idea is to destroy the ludicrous mainstream talking point that wanting social, economic, racial, and environmental justice is a radical position.

16.11.2019 - 23:29 [ ]

‚Too Far Left‘ hashtag trends on Twitter

The hashtag „TooFarLeft“ trended on Twitter on Saturday morning, in part because of comments made Friday by former President Obama.

Obama spoke at a fundraising meeting Friday evening and warned donors of the danger of the 2020 Democratic primary field moving too far to the left.

„Even as we push the envelope and we are bold in our vision, we also have to be rooted in reality,“ Obama said. „The average American doesn’t think we have to completely tear down the system and remake it.“

16.11.2019 - 23:25 [ ]

Obama speaks out on 2020: Voters ‘don’t want to see crazy stuff’

“We also have to be rooted in reality and the fact that voters, including the Democratic voters and certainly persuadable independents or even moderate Republicans are not driven by the same views that are reflected on certain, you know, left-leaning Twitter feeds. Or the activist wing of our party,” Obama said.

16.11.2019 - 23:15 [ BBC ]

US election 2020: Obama issues warning to ‚revolutionary‘ Democrats

The comments, which come less than four months before the Democratic primaries, represent one of Mr Obama’s most pointed interventions in the race so far.

They may be seen as a critique of senators Sanders and Warren – widely seen as two of the most left-wing candidates in the field.

16.11.2019 - 20:44 [ ]

Frankreich: Verteidigungsbereitschaft der EU verstärken

Die Beistandsklausel steht im Artikel 42 Absatz 7 des EU-Vertrags und war bis vor genau vier Jahren, bis zum 17. November 2015, der großen Öffentlichkeit unbekannt, wie es die damalige EU-Außenbeauftragte Federica Mogherini herausstellte. Vier Tage nach den fürchterlichen Terroranschlägen in Paris änderte sich dies. Der damalige französische Präsident bezog sich in seiner Rede zu den Terroranschlägen auf den Beistands-Artikel im EU-Vertrag, um Unterstützung zu fordern.

16.11.2019 - 14:58 [ Nick Estes / Portal ]

Was der Putsch gegen Evo Morales für Indigene wie mich bedeutet

Das indigene sozialistische Projekt hat vollbracht, was der Neoliberalismus immer wieder unterlassen hat: die Umverteilung des Reichtums auf die ärmsten Sektoren der Gesellschaft

16.11.2019 - 12:15 [ Haaretz ]

Likud Expecting Netanyahu Indictment Announcement on Tuesday

As part of its efforts, Likud seeks to stage a joint demonstration with the right-wing Im Tirtzu NGO near Mendelblit’s Petah Tikva home on Monday evening to express support for the prime minister.