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The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012

The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012

This article was first published in the Winter 1992-93 issue of Parameters. The letter that follows takes us on a darkly imagined excursion into the future. A military coup has taken place in the United States—the year is 2012—and General […]


Rebels take Timbuktu as Mali junta ‘restores’ constitution

Rebels take Timbuktu as Mali junta ‘restores’ constitution

Mali’s Tuareg rebels claimed control of the legendary desert town of Timbuktu on Sunday, part of a dramatic push across the north, as the disorganized junta indicated it was ready to cede some power. Tuareg rebels assisted by Islamist fighters […]


Renegade Mali soldiers claim control of palace

Renegade Mali soldiers claim control of palace

Renegade Mali soldiers said Thursday they had seized the presidential palace and arrested several ministers after a gunbattle, in an apparent coup bid in the west African nation. “We are in control of the presidential palace,” one of the rebels […]


Turkey ex-army chief held for alleged bid to topple govt

Turkey ex-army chief held for alleged bid to topple govt

Turkey’s former army chief Ilker Basbug was arrested Friday over an alleged bid to topple the Islamist-rooted government, the Anatolia news agency reported on Friday. “The 26th chief of staff of the Turkish republic has unfortunately been placed in preventive […]


Honduras military chiefs charged with abuse of power

Honduras military chiefs charged with abuse of power

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras: Honduras’ attorney general charged the country’s top military chiefs with “abuse of power” for a coup that ousted president Manuel Zelaya, a Supreme Court spokesman told AFP. “They are various commanders, and the crimes are abuse of power,” […]


Army blocks Zelaya from Honduras as violence spirals

Army blocks Zelaya from Honduras as violence spirals

TEGUCIGALPA: Military vehicles blocked the runway to prevent ousted President Manuel Zelaya from landing in Honduras, shortly after troops clashed with his supporters, killing two, according to police. Zelaya attempted his return to the crisis-gripped nation one week after he […]


Honduras president exiled, new leader orders curfew

Honduras president exiled, new leader orders curfew

TEGUCIGALPA: The newly appointed leader of Honduras Roberto Micheletti ordered a 48-hour curfew after denying there had been a coup d’etat on deposed President Manuel Zelaya. At dawn troops had roused Zelaya in his pajamas and flew him out of […]


Press Muzzled as Military Strengthens Grip on Fiji

Press Muzzled as Military Strengthens Grip on Fiji

Fiji’s military government has moved to censor the media as it tightens its grip on the South Pacific country. Under a 30-day state of emergency, newspapers and broadcasters are banned from carrying stories that are critical of the army. Editors […]


 
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