Tuesday, November 19, 2019

When Warriors were Warriors, Robert Free Remembers Alcatraz to Wounded Knee

The tipi that stood during the Occupation of Alcatraz returns.
Photo courtesy Robert Free Galvan Nov. 10, 2019.
Robert Free (left)  and Sid Mills at Wounded Knee 1973

When Warriors were Warriors, Robert Free Remembers Alcatraz to Wounded Knee

As the Occupation of Alcatraz 50 year anniversary nears, Robert Free remembers the grassroots Warriors who stood courageously and willing to sacrifice their lives, from Alcatraz to the Trail of Broken Treaties and BIA takeover, to Wounded Knee. These resulted in far-reaching new laws and opportunities. Robert plans for his tipi that once stood on Alcatraz to now become a national site of historical significance.

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Nov. 15, 2019

ALCATRAZ -- Robert Free, whose tipi stood on the island during the Occupation of Alcatraz, said he's getting old and wants the youths to have the tipi and the site honored as a national monument.

Remembering his friends and fellow warriors, he names the names of those who stood, and risked their lives, from the Alcatraz Occupation to the Trail of Broken Treaties and BIA Takeover in Washington D.C., to Wounded Knee.

"The over one-thousand that went to the BIA takeover in 1972 and the thousand at Wounded knee 1973 set the bar for what movement is, not the academic discussions at conferences or peaceful civil rights protests we now see with the resulting cyber reports," Robert told Censored News.

"We accomplished it without cell phones and cyber funding, instead with 100 cars filled with six people each, across this country for a month. That's how we did it."

"We remember these veterans of frontline confrontation struggles because their names are not mentioned by so many that strive to shine off the glows of these warriors now passed.

"People always find inspiration and strength from their examples and it why we must shine through stories and monument their memory forever."

Robert remembered Richard Oakes, Raymond Lego, Mad Bear Anderson, Al Bridges, Mickey Gemmell, Darrel Wilson, Maiselle Bridges, Valerie Bridges, Alison Bridges, Janet McCloud, Don McCloud, the Hopi clan mothers, John Chiquiti, Eva Benson, Larry Casuse, Ross Montgomery, Charlie Buckskin, Mildred Montgomery, Peter Blue Cloud, Oohosis, Angel Martinez, Charlie Steelie, Charlie Cantrell, Willard Miner, Alice Papino, Charles 'Chuck' Conway, Audrey Shenandoah, Pedro Bissonette, Barry Cadwell, 70 killed after Wounded Knee at Pine Ridge, Frank Clear Water, Buddy Lamont, Mary Frank, Joseph Stuntz, Sid Mills, Peter Coyote, Cuny Dog, Russell Means, Carter Camp, Bob Satiacum, Helen near Pit River at Redding, California, during the Pit River struggles, to name a few who were on the front lines of confrontations for self determination and Indigenous rights.

During those years, many took risks to shelter them.

"Many women of the movement opened their homes as safe houses, Eldy Bratt, Mary Frank, Helen near Pit River, Mildred Montgomery, Marseille Bridges, Ramona Bennet, Janet McCloud, to name a few, whose homes allowed us to rest, replenish out bodies with great meals made with love and good thoughts. Our spirits nourished, we strategized and went out to make change! Remember them forever, the backbones of the movements."

Peter Blue Cloud, Randy Lewis and Robert Free on Alcatraz 1969.
Photo courtesy Robert Free.

The Occupations: When Warriors were on the Frontline and Confrontational

The Occupation of Alcatraz in 1969 was preceded by two other occupations.

On March 8, 1964, Walter 'Hank' Means and his young son Russell Means were among those who occupied the Rock. During the four hour occupation, Walter and his son, along with Richard McKenzie, Mark Martinez, Garfield Spotted Elk, Virgil Standing Elk, and Allen Cottier offered the federal government the same amount for the land that the government had initially offered them, at 47 cents an acre.

Before the third occupation in 1969, there was an occupation that lasted one night, led by mostly Indigenous students from local schools. The majority of student occupiers left and went back to schools near the end of December. By then hundreds from around the country had joined the occupation and continued to come to the island until the forced removal 19 months later, Robert said.

"In 1969 Mad Bear Anderson showed us pictures of Amazonian Indigenous women hung upside down legs apart, getting sliced in half with machetes by invading non-Indigenous Brazilian farmers."

Robert remembered the Trail of Broken Treaties, leading up to the takeover of the BIA building in Washington in 1972. The caravan of cars, buses and trucks carrying more than 600 people traveled to Saint Paul, Minnesota. The Trail of Broken Treaties wrote their Twenty Points demands for the discussion on self-determination, demanding an end to the collapsed housing, lack of water and lack of heating that were making children sick in Indian country. They pointed out that more is spent on Indian conferences and meetings than housing.

The Trail of Broken Treaties came about, after Mohawk Richard Oakes, among those who occupied Alcatraz, was murdered in September of 1972.

Robert said, "When Richard Oakes was murdered by the YMCA caretaker near the Kashia reservation in northern California, Suzette Bridges here in Franks Landing, the daughter of Al Bridges, fishing rights veteran, wanted to caravan across the county to DC to petition for a federal law on killing an Indian."

"There was no justice at the county level."

"At the same time, an urban organization called the American Indian Movement was emerging on the media scenes. The group called us to ask if they could join us and together we could go to DC. Promising to land with a lot of funds, arrived with $75.00. I called a friend in San Francisco who sent me $2,000 and we headed out of Seattle on to D.C."

Besides the new federal laws and economic benefits that resulted from those who did not back down, there was another intrinsic benefit from the movement.

"These veterans of that time are our role models to look and learn from, to take heart and strength from as guides when we are lost or low of spirit."

"Because of these brave hearts that blazed the trails, the struggles were reopened once again, following our other role models of a time before, those who faced the frontlines, Geronimo, Crazy Horse, and others."

"Each generation must put forth on the frontlines a willingness to sacrifice their time, energies, resources and sometimes their lives."

For Robert, like so many others, their lives were torn.

"Taking on the frontlines of struggles is not an easy path. It will leave you isolated sometimes, actually often. Your relationship and your family will be strained, as many of us in the movement know first hand."

There were too many that stood on the frontlines to remember all of them here.

"I've named just a few that I was honored to have met, many names I yet to add, and those not mentioned I leave to you to remember."

Youth asked to maintain tipi and site as a national historic site

"I'm getting on in years and health and find it time to not carry so much of the burden, and challenge the youth to come forward and stand up so I may sit down and rest."

Speaking on Alcatraz on November 10, Robert said, "And here this tipi put up so long ago, a symbol that was part of the beacon that drew so many from all directions to gather and to learn from one another, this tipi I pass on to the next generation to work towards a national site of historic significance designation so the sacrifices of the many I've named do not go forgotten, so that their sacrifices become inspiration in time of need, so that we remember and commemorate the ideas and goals to achieve a better future of our family our indigenous breather and in the end, all humanity to secure a healthy mother earth for all be nourished for all time."

When the youths put the tipi up on Alcatraz last Sunday, it was blessed by Richard Moves Camp, who was in Wounded Knee with Robert in 1973. Robert asked Peter Bratt, who had helped him put up the tipi as a young boy when he was eight-years-old on Alcatraz in 1969, to help put the tipi up again this year. Peter brought youth and elders to help this time. Robert told him he had earned his feather in 1969 and stayed with him and influenced him all of his life. 

"We presented feathers to the youths who put the tipi up and are going to care for it, making it a national historic site designation." 

When they gathered Sunday, the sunshine was a blessing.

"It was supposed to be a foggy day that day, but the sun came out and it was an extremely beautiful day. It was important for us to have a shared meal with our fallen frontline warriors in the struggle and spiritual plate was offered."

The youths were given 'In the Spirit of Crazy Horse', a original copy of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee of 1984. Peter Coyote helped with the relations with the National Park Service.

"The tipi had been on Peter Coyote's land, that's where I got it."

Robert pointed out that for the next 5 years, almost every other day will make the 50th anniversary of an important event of confrontation action for Indigenous sovereignty.

The anniversaries begin with the Occupation of Alcatraz.

"Following on modeling rekindled with the occupation of the island in 1969 until the shootout at Jumping Bulls Ranch on the Pine Ridge Lakota lands in 1975 -- the USA government repressed by assassinations and incarcerations most of the frontline movements."

Movements changed with non-profits.

After 1975, the movements changed when non-profits, and the non-Indian funding sources they appeased, became involved.

"Afterward, the people went underground and were replaced by non-profit and non-confrontational protests. This was, and is, a great compromise to have the sacrifice of the movements reduced to spokespersons pushing non-confrontation to appease their non-native funding sources and white privilege comfort levels."

"These self-declared representatives of the movement of great sacrifices know not these warriors I have mentioned and their contributions."

It seems now that many who have the luxury of progress, have forgotten to remember those warriors who made it possible.

"I have witnessed the great growth of some tribes economically who are beneficiaries of the warriors, who never mention their names and contributions for their newly developed self-determination, the rebirth of language and cultures."

"It has been hurtful to see tribes in the northwest, east and west coast and other places celebrate their new statuses without mentioning or thanking their warriors of this island, or thank allies for helping in their time of need, when their own peoples would not or could not muster the strength of spirit and courage to confront the wrongs in front of them."

These warrior veterans are not those of the United States forces.
"We must remember our warrior veterans also have suffered trauma, like facing the 900,000 bullets shot in Wounded Knee for months, seeing the killings of Buddy Lamont, Joe Stuntz and others under fire."

"These warriors are not the USA supporter soldiers fighting the USA wars, rather the grassroots people standing up and sacrificing and ready to fight the USA forces," he said.

From the fishing rights struggle in the Northwest to the standoff on the steps of the BIA building in Washington, they stood.

"These are our role models facing the 500 state troopers at the Puyallup River in 1970 and the 500 cops at the BIA building in 1972, just to name a few of the confrontations between 1970 -- 75. Our PTSD  has never been addressed and many warriors of those days are in need of healing and honoring. This would help towards a healthier spirit."

Pit River land occupation 1970. Among the names that Robert remembers, on the left Henry Knockwood, Lance Yellowhand, Robert Free in center, on the far right standing is a Blood  warrior from Alberta Canada. 

The struggle in the North and South.

The struggle of Indigenous Peoples was always in the north and the south. It continues today, with the Indigenous struggles in Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru and Mexico.

"The Indigenous struggle continues throughout the north and south continents as well throughout the world," Robert said.

"Not much changed as we see Brazil's Amazon in flames. You see today how a military coup against an Indigenous leader in a majority Indigenous populated country is invaded and attacked by white Europeans."

"It is the same fight, we have made allies both indigenous and non-indigenous, who are realizing our common struggle for a healthy mother earth."

"The European colonizers divided our lands and people back then and still do today. We are separated by their languages and by learned racism and self-hate."

Robert said Indigenous Peoples have survived the colonizers, diseases and attempts to eliminate them. English speaking people colonize lands as they travel among each others lands, through Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia, but they avoid traveling to Mexico, Peru, Chile and elsewhere. Travel to these lands would bridge separations and bridge peoples, resulting in lands reclaimed and self-determination.

"We are stronger now, we have some immunity to diseases and are repopulating our numbers of people, more so in the central and south continents."

"We are still a recovering peoples."

(Above) Robert's tipi on Alcatraz during the Occupation of Alcatraz 1969 -- 1971

 Below: 50 years later, the tipi returns to Alcatraz Nov. 2019
Photos courtesy Robert Free Galvan

Robert with his son Wekus Yellowbird

Corrina Gould's granddaughter,  Ohlone Tribe
Little Ohlone Warrior

(On far left) Alvin Willie, original artist on Alcatraz

Local youth groups helping putting tipi up last Sunday

Alvin Willie and youths bringing poles up

Robert Free with son Wikus Yellowbird, daughter Meessa Cobell, and granddaughter Molyka Cobell

                                              Below: The first occupation of Alcatraz 1964
                                              Walter 'Hank' Means and his young song Russell Means
(Above) March 08, 1964: Walter Means, 48, and his son Russell Means (Lakota), 24.  Walter is assisted by his son as they drive this land claim stake into Alcatraz Island; The San Francisco Examiner's staff photographer Ray Morris photo. (Below) The 1964 Occupation of Alcatraz.

article copyright Brenda Norrell and Robert Free, Censored News

Monday, November 18, 2019

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Bolivian Indigenous Killed by Fascist Right Coup, Evo Morales in Asylum in Mexico

Mourners hold wreaths around the coffin of a supporter of former president Evo Morales killed during clashes with security forces in Sacaba, Bolivia, on Saturday. (Juan Karita/Associated Press)
UN warns Bolivia crisis could spin out of control as death toll mounts

(CBC) The United Nations warned on Saturday violence in Bolivia could "spin out of control" following a night of skirmishes between security forces and coca farmers loyal to ousted president Evo Morales that left at least eight dead.

Morales resigned a week ago under pressure from Bolivia's police and military after evidence of vote rigging tainted his Oct. 20 election victory. He fled to Mexico.

The leftist and charismatic former coca farmer has since called his ouster a "coup," and decried growing allegations of heavy-handed repression by security forces under interim president and former conservative lawmaker Jeanine Anez.

"The coup leaders massacre indigenous and humble people for asking for democracy," Morales said on Twitter late Friday, following reports of mounting deaths.
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Bolivian coup led by Christian fascist right millionaire with foreign help

(GRAYZONE) 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.

Read more at Grayzone

Bolivian interim government blames Cubans, ousts Venezuelan officials

(REUTERS) LA PAZ -- Bolivia’s interim government said on Friday it had asked Venezuelan officials to leave the country, and accused Cubans, including doctors, of instigating unrest after the resignation of former president Evo Morales.
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Cuban doctors arrested return home safely

The four doctors were detained for allegedly "encouraging and financing" the protests demanding the re-establishment of the Constitutional Order.

(TeleSure) Cuba's Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez announced Sunday the return of 207 medical personnel who were offering their services in Bolivia, among them the four doctors who were detained for allegedly "encouraging and financing" the massive protests that demand the reestablishment of the Constitutional Order in the Andean nation.
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Chief Arvol Looking Horse in Paris

Chief Arvol Looking Horse in Paris.
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AIM West Conference, Feast and Concert Nov. 25 -- 30, 2019

AIM West Conference Nov. 25 -- 26
Feast Nov. 27
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Mon-Tue,  Nov. 25-26,2019, 9 am -- 5:30 pm
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 Special AIM guests include:

Madonna Thunderhawk
Bill Means
Len Foster
Puksu Igualikinya (Kuna-Panama)
Tom Poor Bear
Carol Standing Elk
Fred Short
LaNada War Jack

Keynote speaker on Monday, November 25 at 11:30 is Dr. LaNada War Jack, author of Native Resistance, An an Intergenerational Fight for Survival and Life.'

Mon 12:15-1:15 "Alcatraz is not an Island" will be screened during lunch. Director James Fortier with questions and answers afterwards.

Tuesday, November 26 Madonna Thunderhawk is the keynote speaker. "From Alcatraz, The Rock, to Standing Rock!"

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November 30 is the annual "Red and Blues" Benefit Concert for AIM-WEST, with the Bobby Young Project, Funkanuts, and the Firebirds Blues Band!
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Friday, November 15, 2019

Mohawk Nation News 'From Poppies to Heroin'

From Poppies to Heroin

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MNN. 13, 2019. Protect the poppies says Don Cherry, the loud mouthpiece for “Hockey Night in Canada”. Heroin is made from poppies. Wearing the poppy means you celebrate, glorify and want more war and drugs. This UK tradition started after World War I. The bankers will not stay wealthy from peace.

Don Cherry, a European immigrant, scolds everybody, in effect, for not supporting the war, “You have benefitted from the genocide of the Indians here”. Many told him to shit in his hat. The bankers sent the youth to die for them on Flanders Field. Their families got nothing but heartaches and headaches. Poppies being made into heroin is to addict the world for more war. The bankers get rich through war!

'Why I oppose the Keystone XL pipeline' by Lisa DeVille, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara

My home, the Ft. Berthold Reservation is a web of oil and gas pipelines. Here’s why I oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline.

By Lisa DeVille
Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara
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My name is Lisa DeVille. My Indigenous name in white mans’ language is, “Accomplishes Everything.” I am an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations, living with my family in Mandaree on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. Every day, we witness the environmental, health, and social impacts of living on the front lines of oil and gas extraction. We are losing our way of life because we are allowing Mother Earth to be killed as pipelines are dug into the earth as if they are her blood veins. At least 18 pipelines cross under Lake Sakakawea. I strongly oppose KXL pipeline because I have seen up close and personal what pipelines can do when they malfunction.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Lawsuit Spurs Trump Administration to Suspend 130 Oil, Gas Leases in Utah

Eagle Canyon in Utah’s San Rafael Swell. Photo by Ray Bloxham, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.
Lawsuit Spurs Trump Administration to Suspend 130 Oil, Gas Leases in Utah
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November 12, 2019
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Diana Dascalu-Joffe, Center for Biological Diversity, (720) 925-2521, ddascalujoffe@biologicaldiversity.org
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SALT LAKE CITY― The Trump administration has pulled 130 oil and gas leases in Utah because the Bureau of Land Management failed to fully analyze greenhouse gas emissions and the potential harm to climate from fossil fuel extraction. It’s the fourth time this year that the agency has suspended leases for drilling and fracking in Utah  after the leases were sold  because they violated federal law.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wampanoag Hartman Deetz 'No thanks no giving' history in Paris

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Transcribed by Christine Prat in Paris
Hartman Deetz speaking on Oct. 12, 2019, at a panel hosted by the CSIA, Committee for Solidarity with Indigenous in the Americas, in Paris
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Hartman Deetz is from Mashpee, a member of the Wampanoag tribe. He has been involved in Indigenous and Environmental movements for over 20 years. His activism mainly relies on his spirituality and his Indigenous traditions, that are based on the idea that the Earth is a living being and that it is necessary never to forget it. He has been taking part in ceremonies ever since he was 12. He has worked with the Mashpee Coalition for Native Action, took part in the Long Walk in 2008 and Idle No More in San Francisco. He has been in Standing Rock and in Indian Bayou, Louisiana, to struggle against pipeline projects that threaten the Mississippi river. He is also involved in a struggle to have the Sword removed from Massachusetts’s flag and in another campaign aiming to have the Mashpee Reservation Act be fully implemented. Hartman is also an artist and jewelry designer.

Lisa Deville 'Native Americans Deserve Strong Air Pollution Standards'

Native Americans Deserve Strong Air Pollution Standards

By Lisa DeVille

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara
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Last month, I joined citizens from across the country in Dallas, Texas to testify against Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s proposal to eliminate direct regulation of methane from the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards, a proposal which would remove pollution standards for the oil and gas industry and put communities like mine in danger. If the proposal is finalized, the production, transmission, and storage of gas in North Dakota would have no methane emissions standards. As a proud member of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation, whose ancestors are buried in Mandaree and Fort Berthold, I feel a powerful connection to this land, and I am deeply disturbed by the EPA’s efforts to undermine the pollution standards that keep my community safe.

Casey Camp Horinek: 'Aligning Human Law with Natural Law' Transcript at Bioneers

Casey Camp Horinek: 'Aligning Human Law with Natural Law' Transcript at Bioneers

   Please watch video and read transcript below.
This keynote talk was given at the 2019 Bioneers Conference.
According to Casey Camp-Horinek, for as long as Mother Earth and Father Sky have blessed all life on Earth with sustenance, there has been a Sacred System honored by all species. Only humans have strayed wildly from these original instructions to live in harmony with all and to recognize our place in the Great Mystery. Now, she says, in this crucial moment, we must find our way back to Balance if we are to avoid the unraveling of the web of life. Casey is tribal Councilwoman of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma and an internationally renowned, longtime Native and Human Rights and Environmental Justice activist, as well as an Emmy Award-winning actress and author.
Read the full verbatim transcript of this keynote talk below.

Bioneers: Watch Videos of Keynote Speakers 2019

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SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- The Bioneers think tank keynote speaker videos are now available. Ponca Casey Camp-Horinek was among the powerful women speakers, speaking on topics as diverse and as interconnected as remembering our mothers; revolutionary love, and clean air in Mississippi.
The powerful women speakers include the CEO of Mother Jones, the founder of Revolutionary Love and the author of Vagina Monologues.

NO MORE DEATHS: Defund Hate: Defund US Border Patrol and ICE

US Border Patrol agent in Arizona pouring out life-saving
water in the Sonoran Desert where migrants die walking to
a better life.

By No More Deaths
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Yesterday, we sat in court and heard the government's opening arguments against No More Deaths volunteer Dr. Scott Warren. Though we have heard them all before, the scope of the accusations remain deeply unsettling. Prosecutor Anna Wright went so far as to claim that the defense's arguments may be full of "distractions", by which she meant the greater context in which Scott and the rest of us live and work every day. A context in which we encounter human remains multiple times a week. A context in which a border patrol agent can destroy life-saving aid and face no consequence, while Scott faces up to 10 years in prison for his humanitarian efforts.
Today we are asking you to join with us, the Detention Watch Network and people across the nation as we call on Congress to hold CBP accountable for their egregious human rights violations and cease funding an agency so rampant with abuses.


Trailer for L'EAU EST LA VIE (WATER IS LIFE): FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP from Sam Vinal- Mutual Aid Media on Vimeo.

On the banks of Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight—to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking everything to protect Mother Earth from the predatory fossil fuel companies that seek to poison it.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Cuba calls for world mobilization in defense of the life and freedom of Evo Morales

Massive demonstration in Buenos Aires against coup in Bolivia


Evo Morales accepted asylum in Mexico, the New York Times reports.

Cuba calls for world mobilization in defense of the life and freedom of Evo Morales

By Radio Havana Cuba
Reposted at Censored News

Havana, November 10 (RHC)— Cuba expressed a forceful condemnation of the coup d'├ętat in Bolivia materialized Sunday with the resignation of Evo Morales after the brass of the Armed Forces asked the leader to resign.

On a nationally televised address, Evo Morales announced his resignation to avoid bloodshed and the attacks against followers.

President Miguel Diaz-Canel wrote on Twitter that the right-wing with a violent and cowardly coup d'├ętat attacks democracy in Bolivia.

“Our strong condemnation of the coup d'etat and our solidarity with brother President Evo Morales,” he wrote.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parilla also expressed solidarity with the Bolivian leader, who he described as a protagonist and symbol of the vindication of the original peoples of our America.

“We call for a worldwide mobilization for the life and freedom of Evo,” said Rodriguez.

In announcing his resignation, Morales said that a civic, political, and police forces coup had succeeded. He said that he was resigning so that opponents Carlos Mesa and Luis Camacho stop the harassment of his followers, the burning down of the houses of governors, deputies, and other elected officials, the hijacking, and mistreatment of the families of his followers and the humble people of Bolivia.

“It hurts to see Bolivians fighting each other, and it is a must to bring peace back to the country,” he said in his resignation letter.
Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares

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