Tomorrow, it will be exactly 67 years since the coup in Iran which overthrew Iranian prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh. It has long been known that the UK’s MI6 and the US’ CIA orchestrated the coup, but for the first time a first-hand account has come to light, one which shines a spotlight on the key […]

Why the UK’s history of coup-making still matters



Never say protest doesn’t work. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to cut the Police Department and increase spending on social services in response to protester demands to do exactly that. ‘De-fund the police – fund the community’ has been a central demand of the US protests, and it has paid off. In […]

Confronting British ‘historical amnesia’ is not only about the past