Coup 1953 film opens up wounds over Britain’s criminal role in Iran’s history

19 November 2020 — Middle East Eye

Hamid Dabashi

While the documentary’s release has been blocked by British filmmakers, the truth of its story cannot be suppressed

Protesters run in the streets of Tehran after the 1953 coup orchestrated by the US and Britain (AFP)

“Angry TV film-makers stop release of lauded Iranian documentary,” ran the headline of a recent Guardian news story. What documentary exactly is this? We learn: “Coup 53, which charts MI6’s role in the shah’s restoration, has been blocked by makers of a 1985 show, who say it sullies their names.”

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Anatomy of coup attempt in Belarus

30 August 2020 — Indian Punchline

M.K. Bhadrakumar

Women protestors in Minsk, Belarus, lionised by western media

The Russian President Vladimir Putin disclosed in a TV interview on August 27 that the Americans, amongst others, had fuelled the unrest in Belarus. He explained that the controversial presence of 33 Russian nationals (with military background) in Minsk in the run-up to the presidential election in Belarus on August 8, which briefly created misunderstanding between Minsk and with Moscow, was itself was a joint operation by Ukrainian and US intelligence agencies.

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Halting Our Descent into Tyranny: Defeating the Global Elite’s COVID-19 Coup

19 August, 2020 — Global Research

As many authors have documented, the global elite is conducting a coup to take complete control of our lives. It is doing this by using the ‘virus’ to terrorize the human population into believing that we will ‘catch’ Covid-19 if we do not submit to draconian restrictions on our rights and freedoms.

And while the elite is conducting its coup, the most important challenges that confront our world are being largely ignored, as I will briefly discuss below.

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Bolivia Headed for a Showdown as Mass Protests Erupt Against US-backed Anez Administration

14 August 2020 — Mint Press News

Boiling Point

Clashes between protesters and government-backed paramilitaries are growing increasingly violent as tensions in Bolivia reach a boiling point following the US-backed Anez administration’s decision to cancel elections for the third time this year.

COUP 53: New Documentary on Overthrow of Iran’s Mosaddeq

17 August 2020 — The National Security Archive

Film Uses Declassified Documents and Recently Recovered Interviews to Revisit Much-Debated Episode

MI6 Had Unwitting Part in Murder of Tehran Police Chief in Leadup to the Coup, According to Ex-Spy 

Spoiler: Oscar Nominee Ralph Fiennes Fills in On-Screen for MI6 Operative Who Was Interviewed for, but Did Not Appear in, 1985 TV Documentary 

Washington, D.C., August 17, 2020 – Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service – MI6 – took part in the 1953 kidnapping of the chief of police of Tehran, Iran, according to a recently recovered interview of an ex-MI6 operative that is featured in a new documentary film, COUP 53. The full interview transcript is posted today for the first time by the National Security Archive.

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Document exposes new US plot to overthrow Nicaragua’s elected socialist gov’t

4 August 2020 — The Grayzone
Nicaragua Sandinista Revolution 41 anniversary Ortega Murillo

A disturbing new document outlines plans for a US regime-change scheme against Nicaragua’s elected leftist government, overseen by USAID, to bring about a “market economy” and a purge of Sandinistas.

By Ben Norton

A newly released document exposes a US government operation to overthrow the democratically elected socialist government in Nicaragua.

The plot is administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), a regime-change vehicle that uses the pretense of “humanitarian aid” to advance Washington’s aggressive foreign-policy interests.

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As Bolivian Regime Delays Elections a Third Time, Media Continue to Ignore Coup

6 August 2020 — FAIR

Washington Post: Bolivia’s Morales resigns amid scathing election report, rising protests

Reports like the Washington Post‘s (11/10/19) failed to convey the reality that Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced out by the military.

In the Bolivian elections last October 20, incumbent President Evo Morales of the Movement Toward Socialism party (MAS in Spanish) won a 10-point victory over his nearest challenger, as pre-election polls predicted. The next day,  the Organization of American States issued a statement challenging the legitimacy of the elections, asserting a “hard-to-explain change in the trend of the preliminary results.” Immediately, right wingers violently took to the streets to protest the president. The OAS issued a followup statement confirming their analysis on November 10. The same day, the military forced Morales to step down.

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Covert unit in London for the “reconstruction” of Venezuela

15 May 2020 — Voltaire Network

The Canary news website based in the United Kingdom recently obtained the declassification of British official documents relating to Venezuela. They disclose the existence, since January 2019, of a secret unit within Whitehall (the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office) in charge of planning first the destabilization and subsequently the reconstruction of the country.

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Genocide and Military Occupation: The Five Most Important Keys to the Guaidó-Silvercorp Contract

10 May 2020 — Internationalist 360°

Misión Verdad

Constitutional President Nicolas Maduro shows the passports of the two U.S. Silvercorp mercenaries captured in Venezuela after the failed raid on Macuto. Photo: AFP

Finally, the complete content of the contract signed by Juan Guaidó, Sergio Vergara and J.J. Rendón with the American mercenary firm Silvercorp, led by former military officer Jordan Goudreau, has been released.

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Guaidó’s mercenary hit contract on Venezuela’s Maduro mirrors official US bounty, authorizes death squad killings

13 May 2020 — Grayzone

The leaked contract between Juan Guaidó and the Silvercorp USA mercenary firm closely resembles a DEA bounty placed on the head of President Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle this March. The deal tacitly authorizes the elimination of working class Venezuelans in proposed death squad activities.

By Alan MacLeod

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Civic-Military Union: The Chavista Paradigm that Defined the Latest Events in the War Against Venezuela

8 May 2020 — Internationalist 360°

Misión Verdad

A fisherman from Chuao quietly called out to the mercenaries. Photo: Twitter

What happened last Monday, May 4, on the coast of the town of Chuao, municipality of Santiago Mariño in the state of Aragua, has left a mark on the history of the Bolivarian process due to the combined action of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and the citizenry, in particular a group of fishermen, police and members of the Bolivarian National Militia.

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Silvercorp co-founder speaks with The Grayzone: What did State Department know about failed Venezuela invasion?

7 May 2020 — Grayzone

The Grayzone speaks to Drew White – a close friend and business partner of Silvercorp mercenary firm founder and failed Venezuela coup leader Jordan Goudreau – about the botched invasion and potential involvement of the Trump administration.

By Anya Parampil

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Operation GEDEON: New Details Emerge Linking U.S. to Latest Coup Attempt in Venezuela

5 May 2020 — Covert Action Magazine

 by Alan Macleod

Security forces patrol near the shore in the port city of La Guaira, Venezuela, Sunday, May 3, 2020. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said on state television—watch speech below by clicking on the following Twitter image—that security forces overcame an armed maritime incursion with speedboats from neighboring Colombia in which several attackers were killed and others detained. [Source: AP Photo/Matias Delacroix]

There is strong evidence to suggest that both Juan Guaidó and the U.S. government were intimately involved in a botched weekend insurrection.

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CIA Covert Operations: The 1964 Overthrow of Cheddi Jagan in British Guiana

6 April 2020 — Origin: National Security Archive

Declassified Documents Explore Little-Known Political Coup in Latin America

Exhibits from the Digital National Security Archive

CIA Covert Operations: The 1964 Overthrow of Cheddi Jagan in British GuianaWashington, DC, April 6, 2020 – Cold War concerns about another Communist Cuba in Latin America drove President John F. Kennedy to approve a covert CIA political campaign to rig national elections in British Guiana, then a British colony but soon to be independent, according to declassified documents posted today by the National Security Archive.

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WaPo Prints Study That Found Paper Backed an Undemocratic Bolivia Coup

5 March 2020 — FAIR

WaPo: Bolivia is in danger of slipping into anarchy. It’s Evo Morales’s fault.

The Washington Post editorial board (11/11/19) stated as fact that Bolivian President Evo Morales “moved to falsify the results of the October 20 vote so as to hand him a first-round victory.”

President Evo Morales won re-election in Bolivia’s presidential election last October 20, as pre-election polls predicted. He received 47% of the vote in an election with 88% turnout. He beat his nearest rival by just over 10 percentage points, which meant a second round was not required.

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Mistrial in Trump admin’s biased case against Venezuelan embassy protectors is win for sovereignty

15 February 2020 — Grayzone

Venezuelan embassy protectors mistrial court caseThe Trump administration’s case against Venezuelan embassy protectors was severely biased, but ended up with a hung jury. The mistrial is a victory for sovereignty and democracy, and another failure in the coup attempt.

By Leonardo Flores / CODEPINK

A hung jury in the Donald Trump administration’s case against activists who were arrested protecting Venezuela’s internationally recognized embassy in Washington, DC is being heralded as a major win for sovereignty, amid the US government’s floundering coup attempt against the Chavista government in Caracas.

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