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A Dangerous Moment for the US Democratic Party

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Evo Morales Returns to Bolivia

Evo Morales was welcomed back to Bolivia on the morning of November 9, surrounded by the thunderous cheers of thousands of supporters who took part in a joyous celebration filled with music.

What’s the Matter with America

Thomas Frank, author of “What’s the Matter with Kansas,” joins Paul Jay to answer the question: “why was this election even close”?

Historians: Not Too Late to Save US Democracy

More than eighty historians of fascism and authoritarianism from around the world have signed an open letter warning that US democracy is in existential peril and urging people to take action now before it’s too late to save it.

Trump Suggests Not All Votes Need to Be Counted

Repeating his desire for a winner to be declared on the night of November 3, US President Donald Trump told reporters that he doesn’t “believe” tallying votes for weeks after Election Day is lawful, a remark observers interpreted as yet another open signal of the president’s intention to challenge the counting of legally submitted ballots.

Chile Votes to Rewrite Pinochet Era Constitution

Nearly fifty years after a US-backed coup toppled Chile’s democratically-elected President Salvador Allende and paved the way for military dictator General Augusto Pinochet to impose a rightwing constitution, Chileans have voted in a 4-to-1 landslide to approve the creation of a new constitution.

Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons to Take Effect Next January

The global movement working to abolish nuclear weapons celebrated a “historic milestone” after Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, pushing the agreement over the threshold required to enter into force.

Taiwanese in China Facing Arbitrary Arrests

The Chinese government has begun parading imprisoned Taiwanese on television with the claim that they are Taiwanese spies. Televised confessions of guilt have been broadcast in order to reinforce this claim.