PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Bolivia Dismisses LEGITIMATE Election” / The Young Turks / John Iadarola, Emma Vigeland, and Jayar Jackson ☮

“As Bolivia gears up for a do-over election on May 3, the country remains in unrest following the Nov. 10 military-backed coup against incumbent President Evo Morales. A quick recap: Morales claimed victory in October’s election, but the opposition protested about what it called electoral fraud. A Nov. 10 report from the Organization of American States (OAS) noted election irregularities, which “leads the technical audit team to question the integrity of the results of the election on October 20.” Police then joined the protests and Morales sought asylum in Mexico. The military-installed government charged Morales with sedition and terrorism. A European Union monitoring report noted that some 40 former electoral officials have been arrested and face criminal charges of sedition and subversion, and 35 people have died in the post-electoral conflict. The highest-polling presidential candidate, a member of Morales’s Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS-IPSP) party, has received a summons from prosecutors for undisclosed crimes, a move some analysts suspect was aimed to keep him off the ballot.”

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Columbus Day is CANCELED” / The Young Turks / John Iadarola, Jayar Jackson, Adrienne Lawrence ☮

“As more people realize Christopher Columbus’ legacy of genocide and slavery, a growing number of municipalities are moving away from Columbus Day and celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day instead. Furious at this evolution, Fox host Tucker Carlson has railed against Indigenous Peoples Day and in favor of Columbus Day. In doing so, his racist arguments are ripped from white supremacist Jared Taylor.”