Speech by Morales at U.N.
In his dramatic speech in New York, Bolivian President Evo Morales called for the UN to be moved out of the US and for Barack Obama to be tried for crimes against humanity. Speaking to RT, Morales explained his controversial proposals.
In his most controversial demand, Morales said that Obama should face an international trial with human rights watchdogs among the judges. The Bolivian president accused his US counterpart of instigating conflicts in the Middle East to make the region more volatile and to increase the US’s grip on the natural resources it abounds in. He gave Libya as an example of a country where “they arranged for the president to be killed, and they usurped Libya’s oil.”
Bolivian government authorizes workers to take over closed or abandoned firms
Richard Fidler, La Paz, Life on the Left
On October 7, President Evo Morales issued a government decree that allows workers to establish “social enterprises” in businesses that are bankrupt, winding up, or unjustifiably closed or abandoned. These enterprises, while private, will be operated by the workers and qualify for government assistance.
Morales issued Supreme Decree 1754 at a ceremony in the presidential palace marking the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the Confederación General de Trabajadores Fabriles de Bolivia (CGTFB – the General Confederation of Industrial Workers of Bolivia). The Minister of Labour, Daniel Santalla, said the decree was issued pursuant to article 54 of Bolivia’s new Constitution, which states that workers
Bolivia’s cogent responses to recent provocations from the Empire
Richard Fidler, La Paz
Washington’s refusal to allow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to over-fly its colony of Puerto Rico, September 19, attracted little attention in the North American and European media.
But in Latin America this arrogant gesture drew immediate outrage. It recalled the July 2 denial by four European countries — France, Italy, Spain and Portugal — of landing and refueling rights and passage through their airspace to Bolivia’s president Evo Morales while he was returning home from a trip to Moscow. This unprecedented attack on Bolivia’s sovereignty, clearly at Washington’s behest, had been defended on the fallacious grounds that Morales’ plane harboured US espionage whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
Transcript from THE REAL NEWS AT THE UNITED NATIONS:
David Dougherty: The United Nations General Assembly speeches were kicked off this year by opening speaker Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Her address was characterized by a scathing critique of the United States NSA spying program, which was recently revealed by documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden to have been actively spying on Brazil. Her speech set a stronger than usual tone critical of the United States that would be heard in several other speeches by left-leaning Latin American heads of state throughout the week.
U.S. President Obama is a criminal who Violates International Law
Bolivian President Evo Morales will file a lawsuit against the US government for crimes against humanity. He has decried the U.S. for its intimidation tactics and fear- mongering after the Venezuelan presidential jet was blocked from entering US airspace.
"I would like to announce that we are preparing a lawsuit against Barack Obama to condemn him for crimes against humanity,” said President Morales at a press conference in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz. He branded the US president as a “criminal” who violates international law.
The Climate Crisis and a Unified Left Agenda
by Naomi Klein
The following remarks were delivered on September 1, 2013 at the founding convention of UNIFOR, a new mega union created by the Canadian Autoworkers and the Canadian Energy and Paper Workers Union, and provided to Common Dreams by the author for publication.
I’m so very happy and honoured to be able to share this historic day with you.
The energy in this room -- and the hope the founding of this new union has inspired across the country – is contagious.
It feels like this could be the beginning of the fight back we have all been waiting for, the one that will chase Harper from power and restore the power of working people in Canada.
So welcome to the world UNIFOR.
BoliviaQuestions U.S. Motives To Attack Syria
LA PAZ, Sept 2 (BERNAMA-NNN-Agencies) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales questioned the United States' stated motives for a military strike against Syria, saying access to oil or regional control of the Middle East may be the real reason.
U.S. President Barack Obama has said a proposed "limited" military strike is meant to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government against opposition rebels, an accusation Damascus has denied.
"Behind this humanitarian rhetoric is the United States government's interest in oil or geopolitical control," Morales said at a public event in the capital La Paz marking National Pedestrian and Bike Rider Day.
Washington is driven by a hunger for natural resources, as it was some 10 years ago when it invaded Iraq, whose oil is now under the control of the United States, said Morales.
ALBA: Latin America's groundbreaking alliance of solidarity and mutual aid
By Maria Paez Victor
This article is based on a talk given at a meeting on ALBA: "Solidarity in Action: ALBA a Model of People's Collaboration," at OISE, Toronto, organized by the Latin American Solidarity Network, Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle, and Toronto Bolivia Solidarity, OISE, Toronto, July, 31, 2013.
"[We agree] to convert our countries, not into zones of free trade, but in zones free of hunger, illiteracy, misery and margialization" - Declaration of the XII Summit of ALBA, Guayaquil, July 30, 2013. In the United States for half a decade the percentage of people in poverty has increased every year, from 12.3 per cent in 2006 to 15.1 per cent in 2010.  In the European Union, poverty remains high with 115 million people (23 per cent) at risk in 2010 -- that is a 20 per cent rise from that of the previous year. 
Egypt fights for democracy, restoration and unity of its people
17 de agosto de 2013, La Paz, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina)
Bolivian President Evo Morales, condemned the violence that has erupted in Egypt and the death of over 600 people, and expressed solidarity with their families.
Morales chaired a public ceremony in the capital and took the opportunity to condemn the violence in the Arab nation, criticizing "those countries and powers that boost this kind of genocide".
"We vigorously condemn and repudiate these events and send all our solidarity with peoples like Egypt fighting for democracy, for its restoration and unity of their people," Morales said.
The crisis of the international order - Europe under U.S. rule
By Hugo Moldiz Mercado
The virtual kidnapping of Bolivian President Evo Morales on the 2nd of July, for about 15 hours, is too serious not to examine. What was the real nature of the operation?
The message it sends is one of imperialism, to a world that, for different conditions, seems to be returning to the times of primitive accumulation of capital (invasions, murders, looting and other extra-economic measures) and leaving behind the international order built in the aftermath of World War II.
These are episodes that become milestones in world history. The arrest and subsequent kidnapping of the president of Bolivia will be one of them. Never before has something like this happened.