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Understanding the Complicated Politics and Geopolitics of the Coup Myanmar

By Vijay Prashad On February 1, 2021, Myanmar’s military—known as the Tatmadaw—invoked Article 417 of the 2008 constitution, dismissed State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, and arrested her and other members of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Condemnation…

Facing the resignation of President Evo Morales and the coup d’état in Bolivia

By José Gabriel Feres* The resignation of Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, and of Vice-President Álvaro García Lineras is undoubtedly a regrettable fact, not only for Bolivia, but for all democratic processes on the continent and in the world. The…

Tomás Hirsch: tribute to the victims of the Chilean civil-military dictatorship

We transcribe here the tribute that the Humanist Deputy made from the Chamber of Deputies on September 11: “This September 11 marks the 46th anniversary of the civil-military coup that overthrew the constitutional government of Salvador Allende. This coup gave…

Photo-reportage: The Right to Memory

Throughout September 11, in various Memory sites throughout the country, Chile remembered what happened in 1973 and honoured the dead, victims of the brutal violation of human rights by the military dictatorship. Undoubtedly the most remembered, admired and beloved figure…

The solution is democratization, not a state of emergency!

Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey – DISK In the wake of the 15 July coup attempt, a three-month state of emergency was declared all over Turkey in accordance with “suggestions” from the National Security Council. Declaring a state…

Argentina: 40 years after the Bloody Military Coup

By Martin Hacthoun Buenos Aires, Mar 24 (Prensa Latina) US President Barack Obama is concluding his official visit to Buenos Aires on Thursday, a day when millions of Argentineans are commemorating the 40th anniversary of the military coup d”état in…

The Other 9/11: 40 years after the Pinochet Coup. Winchester, UK

The local section of Amnesty International is organising a screening of Missing by Costa Gavras followed by a Q & A session and a small exhibition at the Winchester Discovery Centre in order to create awareness of the International day of the Disappeared and the 40th…