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Chile votes overwhelmingly for a new constitution to be decided by elected community delegates

By Joe Montero

Chile has been in political turmoil since the uprising against the brutal crackdown of police and army just over a year ago. It began with a protest of school students against a metro fare hike, and quickly grew into a massive movement for an end to the circumstances that kept much of the population economically impoverished and denied basic human rights. Continue reading Chile votes overwhelmingly for a new constitution to be decided by elected community delegates

Prominent media and human rights groups line up with Washington to black out Julian Assange extradition case

Julian Assange’s extradition hearing continued last week, and a lot of time was devoted to argument over his mental health. The judge made clear, a decision is not going to be made before the United States Presidential election in November. Big media, press freedom groups, and some prominent ‘human rights’ organisations continue to fall in line with Donald Trump, and have mostly gone silent on the case. Author and member of the Glasgow University Media Group, Alan Macleod, writes about this (Orinoco Tribune 25 September 2020).

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Julian Assange’s fourth day at the Old Bailey

Binoy Kampmark (The Australian Independent Media Network 11 September 2020) covers the fourth day of the resumed Julian Assange extradition hearing at London’s Old. The judge had been refusing Assange an adjournment because of a risk to his health and even life. Then the prosecution asks for an adjournment because one of the lawyers needs a mobile phone charger, and another may have been exposed to Covid-19. The prosecution gets a short adjournment, until the start of this week. This has underlined the sinister nature of the heating.

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Video: Online forum in Solidarity with the Venezuelan People

Watch this live recording of a discussion with guest speakers from Venezuela, the United Kingdom, and Australia, talking about what is going on in Venezuela right now, the coming parliamentary election in that country, and international efforts to support the people of Venezuela.

Venezuelans are facing United States orchestrated aggression against their right to choose their own future and have the basic necessities for life.

A raffle, aiming to raise funds towards building a childcare centre was announced at the forum. Details will be out soon.

Video from the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign – Australia

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