Coup 53 represents much more than a powerful documentary about the overthrow of Mohammad Mosaddegh sixty-seven years ago. It also illuminates many of the big challenges we still face today as socialists and anti-imperialists.
The invading powers, led by Saudi Arabia, and supported by the US, British and French governments, are cutting up the country to their own ends.
Today, the Palestinian people are facing two deadly threats – the Covid-19 outbreak and US President Trump’s ill-named “Deal of the Century”. The urgency of the virus is immediate with outbreaks in both Gaza and the West Bank.
Epidemiologists warn that Covid-19 in Yemen could spread faster, more widely and with deadlier consequences than in many countries.
The Iranian people are facing a health emergency that is compounded by Trump’s efforts at regime change in their country.
As we mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the Saudi-led war on Yemen, the new threat of Covid-19 awaits the country. The strength of the Saudi imposed siege has delayed its arrival. But its arrival is inevitable.