The Tunisian President Kais Saied has initiated a coup. Assisted by the army, parliament has been suspended, the Prime Minister sacked and the constitution suspended. Saied has appointed himself head of executive authority and attorney general. A curfew has been imposed with gatherings of more than three people banned. This coup should be opposed.
The left’s candidate Pedro Castillo has won the second round of Peru’s presidential elections and defeated the far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori by 44,000 votes.
In response, Peru’s right wing and the US are planning a coup.
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 blatant lies and hypocrisy of the US have been exposed with the publication of a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This shows there was no fraud in Bolivia’s presidential election last October.
With the backing of the US government, a highly sophisticated and well-resourced coup has succeeded in overthrowing Bolivia’s legitimate and democratically elected President Evo Morales.
Francisco Dominguez reports on how the US backed coup in Bolivia unfolded.