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  1. Africa in Crisis
    The Causes, The Cures of Environmental Bankruptcy

    Resource Type: 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 long deterioration in the ability of Africans to feed themselves caused by mistakes made by governments both inside and outside the continent.
  2. Bangkok's Big Brother is watching you
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Abigail Haworth charts the rise of General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his despotic regime.
  3. The Brown Revolution in Ukraine
    The Spectacle in Kiev

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 comrades-in-arms of nationalist persuasion.
  4. The CIA's Greatest Hits
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
  5. Connexions Library: Imperialism and Colonialism Focus Page
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
  6. The Coup
    1953, the CIA, and the Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 the unpopular, authoritarian shah and his secret police; in exchange, it reaped a share of Iran’s oil wealth. The blowback was almost inevitable, as this new and revealing history of the coup and its consequences shows.
  7. Coup d'etat
    A Practical Handbook

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
  8. The Coup of Coups
    Putting the Shah of Shahs on the Peacock Throne

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
  9. Destabilization and regime change
    Introduction to the May 7, 2016 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    People looking at the United States from the outside tend to assume that life is easy when you're an imperialist superpower in command of the world's largest military forces, backed by the world’s most powerful economy. With so much power concentrated in your hands, what could possibly go wrong?
  10. Ecuador: Mass marches defend democracy amid coup plot
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 were exposed.
  11. Egypt - Post Muslim Brotherhood and the Army
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    What Future for Egypt? Dr. Gouda Abdelkahleq will be speaking about current events in Egypt at Beit Zatoun in Toronto.
  12. The Forgotten Coup
    How the Same Godfather Rules from Canberra to Kiev

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 of them democracies, have met a similar fate, usually with bloodshed.
  13. The Forgotten Coup
    How America and Britain Crushed the Government of Their "Ally" Australia

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 grudgingly, his mistakes noted in false sorrow. But a critical reason for his extraordinary political demise will, they hope, be buried with him.
  14. The History of the German Resistance 1933-1945
    Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    A thorough portrayal of the plans, hesitations, frustrations, and failures of the opposition to Hitler.
  15. Honduras Bleeding
    The Coup and Its Aftermath

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 wing politicians and landowners.
  16. Honduras: Press freedom violations continue post-coup
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Press freedom continues to suffer in the aftermath of the coup in Honduras.
  17. Honduras: Rule of law and civil liberties founder in year since coup
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Joint statement on the first anniversary of the 28 June 2009 coup d#état in Honduras.
  18. Hybrid War Hyenas Tear Brazil Apart
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 live in infamy.
  19. Killing Hope
    U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 (Chile, Cuba, Vietnam, to name a few), and for those who want to learn about lesser-known efforts (France, China, Bolivia, Brazil, for example), this book provides a window on what U.S. foreign policy goals really are. "If you flip over the rock of American foreign policy of the past century, this is what crawls out… invasions … bombings … overthrowing governments … occupations … suppressing movements for social change … assassinating political leaders … perverting elections … manipulating labor unions … manufacturing “news” … death squads … torture … biological warfare … depleted uranium … drug trafficking … mercenaries … It’s not a pretty picture. It’s enough to give imperialism a bad name."
  20. Kyrgyzstan faces humanitarian crisis as Uzbeks flee slaughter
    Kyrgyzstan shaken by ethnic slaughter

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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.
  21. Long Jail Term for Website Editor Critical of Military Coup
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    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 Pakdeedech, to nine years in prison on 24 November.
  22. Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 11
    Marx and Engels 1851 - 1853

    Resource Type: Book
    Includes Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Germany and The Eighteenth Brumaire
    of Louis Bonaparte and Revelations Concerning the Communist Trial in Cologne
  23. Media coverage curtailed after Burkina Faso coup
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    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 controlling the state-owned national TV broadcaster, RTB,
  24. 1953 Iranian coup d'état
    Wikipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 on 19 August 1953, orchestrated by the United Kingdom and the United States.
  25. The Other 9/11
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 be many more wars and interventions and many more lies told to obscure the truth about them.
  26. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2015
    Resisting Neoliberalism

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Resisting neoliberalism: "free markets" and "free trade" are an ideological cover for what is actually a form of state capitalism in which working people subsidize and bail out corporations and the rich. In this edition of Other Voices, and more extensively on the Connexions website, we look at both neoliberalism and the resistance to it. The version of capitalism which became dominant by the 1980s has been given the name neoliberalism. The term refers to the global economic restructuring which has taken place, and to the accompanying shifts in the structures of power under which local and national governments have seen their ability to act independently curtailed by international treaties and by institutions which owe their ultimate allegiance to corporate capital. The essence of neoliberalism has been an unending campaign of class struggle by the rich against the rest. Yet resistance continues, and indeed continues to grow.
  27. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015
    Labour Day issue

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 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 education, and the Greek crisis.
  28. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
    Destabilization and Regime Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 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 corporations and local elites -- then they have to be overthrown. The preferred method is a destabilization campaign followed by a coup. This issue of Other Voices focuses destabilization and regime change.
  29. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016
    Sports and Politics

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 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, whose power to provide or withhold funding and sponsorships now shape every aspect of sport, including athletes' incomes and lifestyles. It is now difficult to remember that only a few decades ago, corporate logos were strictly forbidden at Olympic events, while athletes were prohibited from accepting any kind of payment for their involvement in sports. The corporate conquest of sports closely parallels the corporate colonization of nearly all aspects of modern life. Accompanying this in recent years has been the increasing injection of militaristic content into sports spectacles. In Canada, hockey games are now commonly preceded by rituals honouring militarism. In the United States, similar spectacles have been staged for years. In this issue, we feature resources which remind us that resistance to the commercialization, corporatization, and militarization of sports is also part of our heritage.
  30. Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
  31. Paraguay: A well-rehearsed coup
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The story behind the overthrow of Paraguayuan President Fernando Lugo.
  32. A Polite Coup
    Why one of Asia's most open societies keeps turning to military rule

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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, was detained for only three days. Before the coup, there had been months of street clashes between loyalist "red shirts" and opposition "yellow shirts," and now General Prayuth Chan-ocha's junta promised to "restore happiness to the people."
  33. Press for Conversion #43
    December 2000

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2000
  34. Press for Conversion #51
    May 2003

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 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 pattern of U.S. involvement.
  35. Press for Conversion #53
    March 2004

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2004
    Few realize that during the early 1930s, there was a homegrown fascist plot to overthrow the U.S. government and install a dictatorship.
  36. Press for Conversion #60
    March 2007

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 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 government and supporting the illegal, coup-installed regime that was responsible for two-year human rights catastrophe that followed.
  37. Press for Conversion #61
    September 2007

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 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 Aristide and his Lavalas government were extremely popular among the country's poor citizens, CIDA drastically cut bilateral aid. CIDA then poured millions into extremely partisan Haitian groups that represented the interests of Haiti's corporate elite.
  38. Press for Conversion #62
    May 2008

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 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 Aristide and his Lavalas government were extremely popular among the country's poor citizens, CIDA drastically cut bilateral aid. CIDA then poured millions into extremely partisan Haitian groups that represented the interests of Haiti's corporate elite.
  39. Press for Conversion #63
    November 2008

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 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 examines major themes in the propaganda war against Aristide's popularly-elected Lavalas government.
  40. The Real Terror Network
    Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
  41. Relentless Persistence
    Nonviolent Action in Latin America

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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.
  42. Rethinking Camelot
    JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political Culture

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Chomsky analyzes the Kennedy Administration's policy on the Vietnam War and compares the US Administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Reagan.
  43. The Return of the Coup in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 of democracy is set forward by the continental oligarchic right and the hegemonic forces of US imperialism who wish to impose their model in the region.
  44. The Rise and Fall of Nigeria's Second Republic, 1979-1984
    Resource Type: 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 analyses the social and economic forces underlying the sweep of political events, and accelerating contradictions that precipitated the latest coup. Falola and Ihonvbere are two of Nigeria's leading marxist historians and writers.
  45. Rogue State
    A Guide to the World's Only Superpower

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
  46. The Socialist Register 1967
    Volume 4: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1967
  47. The Socialist Register 1973
    Volume 10: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1973
  48. The Socialist Register 1977
    Volume 14: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  49. The Socialist Register 1982
    Volume 19: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  50. The struggle of Venezuela against 'a common enemy'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 a grave 'threat' to the United States, but the truth is the opposite: the U.S. government poses a grave threat to Venezuela and its people.
  51. Venezuela: US, elite launch new attacks on democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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.
  52. A Very Brazilian Coup
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 down because he has $16 million stashed in secret Swiss and U.S. bank accounts. The man who replaced Cunha, Waldir Maranhao, is implicated in the corruption scandal around the huge state-owned oil company, Petrobras.
  53. The War on Democracy
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2007
    This film by John Pilger explores the current and past relationship of Washington with Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile.
  54. The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 democracy is a threat to unfettered power and cannot be tolerated", he says.
  55. What 'Democracy' Really Means in U.S. and New York Times Jargon: Latin America Edition
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 coup in Venezuela, which temporarily removed that country’s democratically elected (and very popular) president, Hugo Chávez.
  56. What is a Coup? Analysing the Brazilian Impeachment Process
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 of formal procedures to undermine the popular mandate granted to the Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) by the Brazilian people in the last presidential election. Proponents of the view that the impeachment was legal and that this legality confers democratic legitimacy tend to abstract the impeachment process from its lived context. This abstraction leaves the politics behind the regime change opaque and even irrelevant.
  57. Why the rise of fascism is again the issue
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 forget, the accelerating danger of a modern kind of fascism is suppressed; for it is their fascism.

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