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Impeachment Watch: Public hearings set to open tomorrow, feat. Ambassador William Taylor, George Kent; Plus: the coup in Bolivia leaves chaos, political crisis

0:08 – Impeachment Watch: Public impeachment hearings are set to open tomorrow, featuring William Taylor, a former ambassador and the top US diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, a deputy assistant Secretary of State. Mitch joins us to discuss context and the issues at play, ahead of the historic impeachment proceedings.

0:34 – Christopher W Shaw (@chris_w_shaw) is a historian and author, including Preserving the People’s Post Office. His latest book is Money, Power and the People: The American Struggle to Make Banking Democratic.

1:08 – The political crisis and ousting of Bolivian president Evo Morales was a coup, argues our guest Guillaume Long (@GuillaumeLong) a senior policy analyst at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). Prior to joining CEPR, Guillaume served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, and as Ecuador’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva.

1:22 – Eric Reason was shot killed by off-duty Richmond Sgt Virgil Thomas in Vallejo on Sunday night. What we know so far.

Melissa Nold is an attorney with John Burris Law Offices in Oakland.   

*The Solano County District Attorney’s Office did not respond to requests for comment

1:34 – Ed Morales (@SpanglishKid) is a journalist, author and lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; he co-directed the documentary, Whose Barrio?, and his new book, Fantasy Island: Colonialism, Exploitation and the Betrayal of Puerto Rico.

(Photo: Protests in La Paz, Bolivia on Oct 23, 2019)

 

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