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Tag: Military Coup


Too Many Generals Spoil the Democracy

Donald Trump’s appointment of recently retired generals to the highest civilian offices in America‚Äôs colossal national security state represents nothing short of a de facto military coup in Washington.

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Power Struggle Follows Resignation of Burkina Faso President

Thousands of people gathered in the center of country’s capital Sunday to denounce what they described as a military coup, two days after massive protests compelled President Blaise Compaore to resign.

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U.S. Denounces Thai Coup, Warns on Relations

The United States warned Thursday that it was reconsidering cooperation with ally Thailand after a military coup, which Secretary of State John Kerry denounced as having “no justification.”

Posted on May 22, 2014 READ MORE



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For Egypt, ‘A New Dark Age of Military Repression’

“With the overthrow of Morsi by the army on 3 July and the massacre of Muslim Brotherhood followers on 14 August, the Egyptian army is gambling that it can win an outright victory and crush the Brotherhood, eliminating it permanently from Egyptian political life,” Patrick Cockburn writes in The Independent.

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 READ MORE



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‘When Is a Military Coup Not a Military Coup?’

“For the first time in the history of the world, a coup is not a coup,” Robert Fisk writes in The Independent. “The army take over, depose and imprison the democratically elected president, suspend the constitution, arrest the usual suspects, close down television stations and mass their armour in the streets of the capital.” But the American president does not name it as so.

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Floods Stir Social Unrest in Pakistan

Pakistan’s extraordinarily unfortunate season of flooding has left at least 1,600 people dead and 2 million homeless, and now the Pakistani government’s poor response to the disaster has led to threats of social unrest and military takeover.

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