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The Turkish Referendum And Descent Towards Absolute Rule: Interview With Journalist Gürkan Özturan By
TURKEY— In recent years, and in particular following the unsuccessful coup attempt against the Turkish government on July 15, 2016, power and authority in Turkey have increasingly become consolidated in the hands of one man:...
Turkey’s President Erdogan Defends “Democratic” Power Grab By
Turkey’s President Erdogan is firing back against those accusing him of trying to become a dictator. From a Reuters report on Monday: “A defiant Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan denounced the West’s ‘crusader mentality’ Monday after European monitors criticized...
‘Coup Not Over’: Lula, Rousseff Lead 1000s In Brazil Rally By
Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and ousted President Dilma Rousseff attended the San Francisco River Transposition, organized Sunday by leaders of social movements, artists and intellectuals in the Brazilian city of Monteiro. “The coup is not over yet....
Brazil’s Manufactured Coup: The ‘Shock Doctrine’ Returns To Latin America By
BRASILIA, Brazil — Harsh austerity. A 20-year public spending freeze. A non-elected government. A coup backed by the United States and corporate world. This is the new reality that Brazil has faced following the impeachment and ouster of the democratically-elected...
How Turkey’s Coup Attempt Spiraled Into A Dangerous Descent Towards Dictatorship By
ATHENS — In the past year, Turkey has increasingly become a battleground of divergent, conflicting, and often contradictory, geopolitical interests. Turkey is heavily embroiled in the ongoing war in Syria and a decades-long conflict with its Kurdish majority which...
CIA Continues Cover Up Of Involvement In Chile’s 9/11 Coup By
The CIA continues to withhold information on its involvement in the Sept. 11, 1973 coup that led to the death of President Salvador Allende in Chile, followed by a deadly dictatorship, according to documents posted Friday by the National Security Archive. In the list of...
Venezuela Breaks Ties With Brazil As Rousseff Impeachment Takes Effect By
The suspended Brazilian president, Dilma Rousseff has been permanently removed from office by the country’s senate in an impeachment vote on Wednesday August 31, 2016. Rousseff was suspended in May 2016, after the senate voted to go ahead with the impeachment process....
Heavyweights Of Academia & Activism Condemn Brazil’s Manufactured Coup In Open Letter By
Naomi Klein, Oliver Stone, Noam Chomsky, Susan Sarandon, Arundhati Roy, and 17 other human rights activists, intellectuals, and public figures on Wednesday sent a letter to the Brazilian government condemning the impeachment of the country’s President Dilma Rousseff,...
Over 5 Million Anti-Coup Protestors Put On Massive Show Of Unity In Turkey By
ISTANBUL, Turkey – Millions of Turks answered a call by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to gather at Istanbul’s Yenikapi Square on Sunday to display a united front after the botched coup attempt of 15 July. The Turkish president also sought to use the biggest rally in...
Crowdfunded Indie News Site Newsbud Takes On NBC Over Turkey Coup Propaganda By
NEW YORK — An independent news outlet is demanding accountability from the mainstream media over inaccurate reporting during last month’s attempted coup in Turkey. At the time this article was being written on Wednesday afternoon, reporters from Newsbud, a crowdfunded...