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Egypt - Post Muslim Brotherhood and the Army
2013-08-22
Beit Zatoun
What Future for Egypt? Dr. Gouda Abdelkahleq will be speaking about current events in Egypt at Beit Zatoun in Toronto.
Honduras: Press freedom violations continue post-coup
2009-07-09
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
Press freedom continues to suffer in the aftermath of the coup in Honduras.
Honduras: Rule of law and civil liberties founder in year since coup
2010-06-28
Reporters Without Borders, World Association of Community Radio Broadcaster
Joint statement on the first anniversary of the 28 June 2009 coup d#état in Honduras.
Long Jail Term for Website Editor Critical of Military Coup
2014-12-04
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns a Bangkok military court's political use of Thailand's lese-majeste legislation to sentence a journalist critical of the military, Thai E-News editor Somsak Pakdeede...
Media coverage curtailed after Burkina Faso coup
2015-09-17
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the situation in Burkina Faso, where the soldiers who staged a coup d’état yesterday have silenced most privately-owned radio and TV stations and are control...

Sources Select Resources

Bangkok's Big Brother is watching you
Haworth,Abigail
Article
2015
The Guardian
Abigail Haworth charts the rise of General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his despotic regime.
Connexions Library: Imperialism and Colonialism Focus Page
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
The Coup of Coups
Putting the Shah of Shahs on the Peacock Throne
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2013
CounterPunch
Ecuador: Mass marches defend democracy amid coup plot
Article
2015
Green Left
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
CounterPunch
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
Counterpunch
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...
Honduras Bleeding
The Coup and Its Aftermath
Draitser, Eric; Funez, Ramiro S.
Article
2015
CounterPunch
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...
Honduras: Press freedom violations continue post-coup
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
Press freedom continues to suffer in the aftermath of the coup in Honduras.
Hybrid War Hyenas Tear Brazil Apart
Escobar, Pepe
Article
2016
CounterPunch
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...
Kyrgyzstan faces humanitarian crisis as Uzbeks flee slaughter
Kyrgyzstan shaken by ethnic slaughter
Harding, Luke
Article
2010
The Guardian
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
Article
1953
Wikipedia
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...
The Other 9/11
Z., Mickey
Article
2014
CounterCurrents.org
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
Connexions
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
Connexions
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
Connexions
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
williamblum.org
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
Red Pepper
The story behind the overthrow of Paraguayuan President Fernando Lugo.
A Polite Coup
Why one of Asia's most open societies keeps turning to military rule
Buruma, Ian
Article
2015
Harper's Magazine
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...
The Return of the Coup in Latin America
Yepe, Manuel E.
Article
2016
CounterPunch
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 struggle of Venezuela against 'a common enemy'
Pilger, John
Article
2015
John Pilger
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 ...
A Very Brazilian Coup
Hallinan, Conn
Article
2016
CounterPunch
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 in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
Montesanti, Edu
Article
2016
CounterPunch
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
The Intercept
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
CounterPunch
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...

Sources Bookshelf

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...
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...


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