Category: Coups

Jeremy Brecher: Social Self-Defense Against the Impending Trump Coup

It is a threat to all of us as members of society. Overcoming a Trump Coup is Social Self-Defense

Marjorie Cohn: Trump Needs Accomplices at Every Level of Government to Pull Off a Coup

Voting is absolutely critical for democracy. But at the end of the day, stopping a coup attempt will depend on far more than the ballot, and will require creative and courageous acts of civic and political engagement from all of us

Luis Arce: Last November’s Coup Was About Plundering Bolivia’s Resources

Massive protests last month forced Bolivia’s postcoup government to pledge that elections will take place on October 18

Sasha Abramsky: Is Trump Planning a Coup d’État?

Many observers—including Republicans—worry that he is. They’re organizing now to stop him. Given the administration’s record of embracing “numerous corrupt and authoritarian practices,” huge numbers of Americans must be ready to take to the streets

Leonardo Flores: The Stage Is Set for a Venezuela October Surprise

Senator Marco Rubio has been advising the Trump administration that military action against Venezuela would “ensure Florida’s Electoral College votes in November

Marjorie Cohn: If Trump Tries to Hijack the Election, We Must Be Ready to Resist

There are several scenarios of what could transpire between November 3 and January 20. All of them are frightening

Vijay Prashad: Only the Struggle of the People Will Free the Country

Source: Tricontinental On 18 August, soldiers from the Kati barracks outside Bamako (Mali) left their posts, arrested president Ibrahim Boubacar Këita (IBK) and prime minister Boubou Cissé, and set up the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP). In effect, these soldiers conducted a coup d’état. This is the third coup in Mali, Read more…

Roger Harris: Belarus’s Options in the Midst of a Color Revolution

A “color revolution” is a media term for a movement based on legitimate grievances only to be co-opted into a regime change operation backed by the US and confederates

Martin Pengelly: A Disputed Election, a Constitutional Crisis, Polarisation … Welcome to 1876

Eric Foner, the pre-eminent historian of the civil war and Reconstruction, sees parallels with our own time but warns yesterday’s solution would be a disaster

Steve Ellner: The Juan Guaidó Strategy Has Proven to be a Fiasco

Now What will Washington Do?

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