CIA Coup in Guatemala
Interview by David Barsamian.
Recorded at KGNU.
Philip Roettinger was a CIA officer involved in the 1954 coup in Guatemala which overthrew the democraticaly-elected government of Jacobo Arbenz. He later became a critic of the agency. He died in January 2002.
Roots of the Gulf Crisis
Eqbal AhmadEqbal Ahmad examines the origins of the current Gulf crisis. He presents an indigenous perspective that provides valuable insights into Saddam Hussein’s actions, the politics of oil, the role of the U.S. media, Israel and the Palestinian issue. Ahmad is a passionate and incisive speaker. His analysis is virtually excluded from mainstream media coverage. As […]
Tahira AbdullahAccording to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, the human rights situation for women in that country is grim. The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto while she was campaigning in late December 2007 captured world headlines but violence against women continued unchecked throughout the country. The murder of Zille Huma Usman, the […]
The Ballot or the Bullet
Malcolm XMalcolm X is a singular figure in African-American history. He led an extraordinary life. He was born in an impoverished family in Omaha, NE on May 19, 1925. He recalled being “dizzy” with hunger. He said, “My whole life has been a chronology of changes.” Indeed it was. He went through a remarkable series of […]
The Battle for Saudi Arabia
As'ad AbuKhalilSaudi Arabia is a most unusual country. Its oil reserves are the largest in the world. It is run like a privately owned business operated by the Saud family. Hundreds of princes and their hanger ons preside over a nation without a constitution. Patriarchy, misogyny, oppression, censorship, religious intolerance characterize this feudal regime. Since Saudi […]
Co-ops: Economic Democracy
Nathan SchneiderOne day, a few years ago, I was walking in San Francisco’s Mission district and looked up and saw a sign that said: “Arizmendi Bakery. Worker owned and operated.” This piqued my curiosity. I went inside to find out more. I learned that Arizmendi was the name of the priest who, in the 1950s, help […]
The Attack on Women & Welfare
Mimi AbramovitzThe burden of welfare reform falls overwhelmingly on poor women of color, yet discussions in Washington, state capitals and in the media scrupulously avoid mentioning gender, race and class. The public is told that support for the needy is dangerous and corrupting and furthermore there is no money for such programs. The new welfare law […]