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Coup Fever

John Feffer | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
John Feffer

There's no reason for coups to have such enduring appeal. Like those recurring bouts of malaria, they often lead to nothing but more coups. Treating the fever is not enough. We have to look at the underlying infection of the body politic.

The Urgency of Venezuela

Tom Hayden | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Tom Hayden

Call me naive, but I do not believe President Obama wants to see President Maduro overthrown. But there's another US "government," a secret network that works tirelessly to undermine any Latin American threat to the dominance of American capital and military power.

Why the World Is So Coup-ky

Chris Peak | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Peak

The formula for a coup d'état is pretty uniform and quite simple. It's the buttermilk pancake recipe of the kitchen.

JFK's Last 100 Days

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Books
Tom Alderman

Whichever assassination theory you subscribe to, Thurston Clarke's JFK's Last Hundred Days will fill you with a tantalizing sense of what might have been -- had November 22 not happened.

The Republican Coup d'etat of 2013

Fred Lundgren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

All who forced the government to shut down have violated the very systems of government they were elected to protect. They have turned governance against itself and caused it to implode into anarchy, which goes far beyond civil disobedience and into the realm of a coup d'etat.

60 Years of Middle-East Meddling

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The whole Arab Spring movement has woken America up to the fact that we've been propping up some pretty brutal leaders for a long, long time. Which leads us to the uncomfortable position of not having a clear ideological position.

The Many Plagues of Egypt

Amir Madani | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Amir Madani

If Morsi and the MB have failed to build a new, inclusive democratic state in Egypt by their restrictive policies, the Egyptian democrats failed to achieve power via the ballot box. There is no such thing as a "coup-volution" but only a "coup d'état," even though with the support of people.

Some Perspective on Egypt

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As coups go it was a fairly restrained one, but celebrating a populist/military overthrow of a democratically-elected leader is an unusual stance for Americans to take, for obvious reasons. Even if we do like the new guy. Which brings us to a few lessons Americans find very hard to accept.

Cut Off U.S. Aid to Egypt? It's Not Just a Good Idea, It's the Law

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

In addition to the importance of adhering to the rule of law -- not a small thing in its own right -- there are other good reasons to cut off U.S. aid to Egypt.

The Elephant Falls, or Rises, the Story Goes...

Juliet Asante | Posted 10.31.2012 | World
Juliet Asante

The past two years have been interesting ones for Africa. Africa stands tall in something it hasn't been noted for, and interestingly, therefore, the uniqueness of it has almost slipped under the radar.

Honduras' Coup Congress Erases Five Basic Liberties

Al Giordano | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Al Giordano

The coup defenders are afraid of losing their "freedoms." But today, in one fell swoop their leaders erased those very freedoms, atop all the other ones they've already burned alive.

Too Cute by Half on Honduras, Mr. President

Al Giordano | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Al Giordano

Less than seven months into the Obama administration, promise of progress in U.S.-Latin American relations is now at risk because of a ham-handed response to the June 28 military coup in Honduras.

Haiti's Political and Economic Earthquake "Made in the USA"

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Michael Johnson

(updated below - Update II - Update III) This morning, as political and financial leaders from around the world convene at the World Economic Forum, ...

The Sheikha & I

Anne Sobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anne Sobel

Why would a woman like Her Highness Sheikha Mozah, second wife of the Amir of Qatar, who doesn't have to work another day in her life, choose to work every day of her life?

Remembering the Fake Revolution -- Part 2: The "Revolution"

Carmen Burcea-Haber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carmen Burcea-Haber

A man wearing civilian clothes was firing a Kalashnikov right next to us, aiming up at a building. We were herded again to another position and we ran, jumping over pools of blood.

To Defend Democracy, U.S. Must Call the Coup

Laura Carlsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Carlsen

The U.S. State Department has not issued a formal statement to Congress acknowledging the military coup in Honduras. Millions in U.S. money continue to flow to the coup regime.

Honduras: Term Limits When Governments Benefit People

Nelson P. Valdes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nelson P. Valdes

Congress and Courts belong to the rich and powerful who also control the military in cooperation with the Pentagon. Washington provided aid.

Departed, or Deported at Gunpoint?

Carol Felsenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Carol Felsenthal

No matter how one feels about the recent events in Honduras that saw the elected president, Manuel Zelaya arrested and then deported, the word "departed" does not describe his removal.