Coups

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Africa in Crisis: The Causes, The Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy
Timberlake, Lloyd
Book
Africa in Crisis looks at the causes of African famine and how it is a symbol of a much deeper crisis. African droughts and famines are not just the results of a lack of rain but the end result of a ...
The Anti-Coup
Sharp, Gene; Jenkins, Bruce
Article
2003
As coups are one of the primary ways through which dictatorships are installed, this piece details measures that civilians, civil society, and governments can take to prevent and block coups d'état an...
The Brown Revolution in Ukraine: The Spectacle in Kiev
Shamir, Israel
Article
2014
Kiev is now patrolled by armed thugs from the Western Ukraine, by fighters from the neo-Nazi -Right Sector, descendants of Stepan Bandera, the Ukrainian Quisling’s troopers, and by their local comrade...
Canadian News Synthesis Supplement: The CIA in Chile: Volume II Number 9 (supplement)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1974
Supplement to Canadian News Synthesis Project Volume II, Number 9 (September 1974). The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin ...
The CIA's Greatest Hits
Zepezauer, Mark
Book
1994
Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
The Coup: 1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations
Abrahamian, Ervand
Book
2013
In 1953, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency organized the overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected leader and installed Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his place. Over the next 26, the U.S. backed t...
Crisis and Coup in Ecuador: Against The Current vol. 87
Meisch, Lynn A.
Article
2000
On January 21, 2000, for the first time since the Spanish conquest of Ecuador in A.D. 1533-34, indigenous people briefly -- very briefly -- ruled the country as part of a triumvirate. Frustrated by ov...
Ecuador: Mass marches defend democracy amid coup plot
Article
2015
President Rafael Correa called a rally on July 2, 2015 in defence of democracy and the pro-poor Citizens' Revolution his government leads after plans by the right-wing opposition for a violent coup we...
The Forgotten Coup: How the Same Godfather Rules from Canberra to Kiev
Pilger, John
Article
2014
Washington’s role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record. Since 1945, dozens of governments, many o...
The Forgotten Coup: How America and Britain Crushed the Government of Their "Ally" Australia
Pilger, John
Article
2014
Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognised, if grudgin...
The History of the German Resistance 1933-1945: Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat
Hoffman, Peter
Book
1969
A thorough portrayal of the plans, hesitations, frustrations, and failures of the opposition to Hitler.
Honduras Bleeding: The Coup and Its Aftermath
Draitser, Eric; Funez, Ramiro S.
Article
2015
June 28 marked the six year anniversary of the military coup in Honduras -- the day that a democratically elected left wing government was ousted by a US-backed, US-trained cabal of generals and right...
Hybrid War Hyenas Tear Brazil Apart
Escobar, Pepe
Article
2016
The gloomy and repulsive night when the female President of the 7th largest economy in the world was the prey of choice fed to a lynch mob of hyenas in a drab, provincial Circus Maximus will forever l...
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 11: Marx and Engels 1851 - 1853
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Germany and The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte and Revelations Concerning the Communist Trial in Cologne
The Other 9/11
Z., Mickey
Article
2014
Whether or not activists will ever mount a serious threat to U.S. hegemony and propaganda remains to be seen. One thing is certain, however: Without such organizing, action, and sacrifice, there will ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015: Labour Day issue
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular educ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016: Destabilization and Regime Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corpo...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016: Sports and Politics
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, wh...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Paraguay: A well-rehearsed coup
Dominguez, Francisco
Article
2012
The story behind the overthrow of Paraguayuan President Fernando Lugo.
Press for Conversion #43: December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Press for Conversion #51: May 2003
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2003
Why is the U.S. government reviled by so many people in the Middle East and North Africa? This issue looks at the past 50 years of wars and regime changes in the region and unveils a consistent patter...
Press for Conversion #53: March 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
Few realize that during the early 1930s, there was a homegrown fascist plot to overthrow the U.S. government and install a dictatorship.
Press for Conversion #60: March 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
This issue of the magazine exposes ten ways in which Canada's Liberal government was complicit in aiding and abetting the 2004 coup d'état that ousted President Aristide's democratically-elected gover...
Press for Conversion #61: September 2007
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2007
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) helped overthrow the democratically-elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004. In the years prior to this US-led regime change, although...
Press for Conversion #62: May 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) helped overthrow the democratically-elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004. In the years prior to this US-led regime change, although...
Press for Conversion #63: November 2008
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2008
CIDA-funded "NGOs" in Canada rationalized the destabilization and overthrow of Haitian democracy and then covered up the atrocities of the Canadian-backed dictatorship after the coup. This issue exami...
The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
Herman, Edward S.
Book
1982
Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America
McManus, Philip and Schlabach, Gerald (ed.)
Book
1991
There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political Culture
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky analyzes the Kennedy Administration's policy on the Vietnam War and compares the US Administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Reagan.
The Return of the Coup in Latin America
Yepe, Manuel E.
Article
2016
Venezuela and Brazil are the scenes of a new form of coup d'etat that would set the continent's political calendar back to its worst times. Meanwhile, in Argentina, the brutal model for the demolition...
The Rise and Fall of Nigeria's Second Republic, 1979-1984
Falola, Toyin; Ihonvbere, Julius
Book
The result of a year's intensive investigations before the coup that toppled the Shagari government, this work is a comprehensive account of the past four years of civilian rule in Nigeria. This book ...
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
Blum, William
Book
2005
A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
The Socialist Register 1967: Volume 4: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1967
The Socialist Register 1973: Volume 10: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973
The Socialist Register 1977: Volume 14: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
The Socialist Register 1982: Volume 19: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
The struggle of Venezuela against 'a common enemy'
Pilger, John
Article
2015
John Pilger discusses the reasons that the United States continues to work continuously to overthrow Venezuela's left-learning government. The U.S. government makes absurd claims that Venezuela poses ...
Update on Pakistan: After the "Emergency": Against The Current vol. 132
Tariq, Farooq
Article
2008
General Pervez Musharraf has “taken off the uniform” and lifted the emergency as of December 15th. But Labour Party Pakistan rejects the Musharraf’s claim that the emergency is lifted. It is “lifted” ...
Venezuela: US, elite launch new attacks on democracy
Article
2015
Venezuela is facing new attempts to subvert its democracy and roll-back the pro-poor process of social change known as the Bolivarian revolution.
A Very Brazilian Coup
Hallinan, Conn
Article
2016
On one level, the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff seems like vintage commedia dell’arte. For instance, the lower house speaker who brought the charges, Eduardo Cunha, had to step dow...
The War on Democracy
Pilger, John (director)
Film/Video
2007
This film by John Pilger explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.
The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
Montesanti, Edu
Article
2016
Journalist, writer and filmmaker John Pilger granted this exclusive interview where he talks about the US war on democracy in Latin America. "Modern era imperialism is a war on democracy. Genuine demo...
What 'Democracy' Really Means in U.S. and New York Times Jargon: Latin America Edition
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2014
One of the most accidentally revealing media accounts highlighting the real meaning of "democracy" in U.S. discourse is a still-remarkable 2002 New York Times Editorial on the U.S.-backed military cou...
What is a Coup? Analysing the Brazilian Impeachment Process
Piva, Aline; Mills, Frederick B.
Article
2016
The debate over whether the regime change in Brazil constituted a coup hinges on whether the impeachment process used to depose President Dilma Rousseff had democratic legitimacy or was an illicit use...
Why the rise of fascism is again the issue
Pilger, John
Article
2015
Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to ...

Sources Library

Bangkok's Big Brother is watching you
Haworth,Abigail
2015
Abigail Haworth charts the rise of General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his despotic regime.
Honduras: Press freedom violations continue post-coup
Sources News Release
2009
Press freedom continues to suffer in the aftermath of the coup in Honduras.
Kyrgyzstan faces humanitarian crisis as Uzbeks flee slaughter
Kyrgyzstan shaken by ethnic slaughter
Harding, Luke
2010
Kyrgyzstan is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis after more than 100,000 minority Uzbeks, fleeing Kyrgyz mobs in the south of the country, gather on the Uzbekistan border.
1953 Iranian coup d'état
Wikipedia article
1953
The 1953 Iranian coup d'état, known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup, was the overthrow of the Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in favour of strengthening the monarchical rule of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi o...
A Polite Coup
Why one of Asia's most open societies keeps turning to military rule
Buruma, Ian
2015
As military coups go, Thailand's putsch on May 22, 2014, was rather polite -- no mass imprisonments, no stadiums full of students tortured and shot. The toppled prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, wa...