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 Iranian people are facing a health emergency that is compounded by Trump’s efforts at regime change in their country.
The assassination of Iranian General Soleimani, on Iraqi territory, by the US government has created the threat of a new and devastating war in the Middle East.
US President Trump’s policy in the Persian Gulf is clearly failing. The drones that halved Saudi Arabia’s oil production capacity highlighted the fact that his key ally can neither win the war in Yemen, nor defend itself.
Simultaneous to the publication of Jack Straw’s book – ‘The English Job’ – there is an international embargo, orchestrated by the US, on the purchase of Iranian oil, and trade on most goods with Iran, plus in June the US President came within a hair’s breadth of launching missiles against Iran. This article sets out the role of British imperialism. Jack Straw’s book does not – leave it on the shelf.
US President Donald Trump is continuing his faltering campaign against the Iranian people. Having pulled back from a direct military attack on 21 June, he clearly feels the need for new tactics.