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The current state of the struggle in Bolivia

Demonstration during August strike in El Alto, Bolivia, 2020.

After having narrated the events leading to the coup, we return to Bolivia with the aim of analyzing what has been happening since November of last year until today.

Bolivia’s 18th of Brumaire

Mineros del Comibol en marcha protesta desde Oruro hasta La Paz en el año 85

Analysis of the 2019 coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia, placing it in the longer historical context of Morales' political career as well as the more recent events preceding the coup.

The Pink Tide Turns Black: The failure of the two step strategy in Bolivia

Analysis of the Fascist coup in Bolivia as the result of the failure of pink tide governments to bring change.

The Old Man and the Coup

Zimbabwe flag/map

This article looks at the recent events around the removal of Robert Mugabe from power in Zimbabwe. It argues that this will not bring liberation for the people of Zimbabwe, as it does not address the problems Zimbabwe faces - a ruthless ruling class, its state, capitalism and imperialism

The Iranian coup, 1953

Roosevelt with the Shah of Iran

A detailed account of the overthrow of nationalist Iranian Prime Minister Mossadegh by the CIA at the behest of the British and American governments, written by Stephen Kinzer.

Attempted military coup in Turkey

Turkish soldiers block Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge.

Ongoing updates and discussion on the attempted military coup in Turkey with contributions from working-class radicals on the ground.

1970: The Golpe Borghese coup plot in Italy

The Black Prince: Borghese

A short history of the aborted neofascist Golpe Borghese coup plot in Italy, 1970, and the subsequent repercussions.

Strange defeat: The Chilean revolution, 1973 - Pointblank!

An article by Situationist group Pointblank! written in October 1973 about the coup in Chile which deposed elected left-wing leader Salvador Allende.