Segment on Real News

Real News segment with Aaron Mate, posted on June 24, 2017

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More Footage about the Coup

Some stock footage in low-res quality on Critical Past website: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675032390_Officials-observing-building_troops-saluting-officials_official-leaving-in-car_airport Note the right side panel for related footage.

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Newly Released US Documents – 2017

Recently released US State Department documents related to the coup: https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1951-54Iran/comp1 Release date is June 18, 2017. Some of these are documents that the State Department had previously claimed had been destroyed. Also note this article: 64 Years Later, CIA

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Symposium about the Coup

Held at Wilson Centre, July 2013. The site offers podcasts of the event: The 1953 Coup 60 Years On: A Symposium

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روایتی ازغارت خانه مصدق در روز ۲۸ مرداد

از خاطرات کامران عدل، منتشر در تارنمای تاریخ ایرانی آن زمان عروسی پسر عموی پدرم – پرویز عدل – بود که بعد‌ها وارد سیاست شد و سفیر شد و با دختر اتحادیه ازدواج کرد. اتحادیه از بستگان سپهبد زاهدی بود.

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More CIA Documents

I haven’t had the chance to read this article on the National Security Archive website and the recently released documents yet, so this is only a place-holder.

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Personal Response by Sarah Abu-Sharar

Personal response by Sarah Abu-Sharar, developed in workshop/rehearsals in January and February 2013. Incorporated into Ouster Remixed performance in Toronto, March 1, 2013 at A Space Gallery. “Bomb, bomb Libya,” the British children chanted in their school yards while I

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Personal Response by Niloofar Golkar

Personal response by Niloofar Golkar, developed in workshop/rehearsals in January and February 2013. Incorporated into Ouster Remixed performance in Toronto, March 1, 2013 at A Space Gallery. I am too young to have witnessed this history, but I am old

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Personal Response by Nara Nadesan

Personal response by Nara Nadesan, developed in workshop/rehearsals in January and February 2013. Incorporated into Ouster Remixed performance in Toronto, March 1, 2013 at A Space Gallery. It was 1990, the night of November 2nd. I was terrified. I was

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Personal Response by Parvin Samadzadeh

Personal response by Parvin Samadzadeh, developed in workshop/rehearsals in January and February 2013. Incorporated into Ouster Remixed performance in Toronto, March 1, 2013 at A Space Gallery. I was 8 years old in 1953. We lived off Pasteur Street in

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Personal Response by Jennifer Cypher

Personal response by Jennifer Cypher, developed in workshop/rehearsals in January and February 2013. Incorporated into Ouster Remixed performance in Toronto, March 1, 2013 at A Space Gallery. Capital R Revelation. I am an American, and this is my history. This

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After the Coup

Sources are listed in abbreviations inside brackets at the end of each paragraph. See web/bibliography. [The leaked CIA report] places the coup in the context of the Cold War rather than that of the Anglo-Iranian oil crisis – a classic

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The Coup

Sources are listed in abbreviations inside brackets at the end of each paragraph. See web/bibliography. Three weeks after his election and five weeks before his inauguration, Eisenhower met with Anthony Eden, Churchill’s Foreign Secretary, to discuss the “Persian Question.” A

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Parallels 1: From Iran to Turtle Island; One Heart Beat

I am an Iranian. I live in Canada. And I am and I support Idle No More. When Chief Theresa Spence started her fast on 11 December 2012 I dedicated my customary winter fast in solidarity to her, and as

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Behind the Rhetoric

Sources are listed in abbreviations inside brackets at the end of each paragraph. See web/bibliography. “Max Thornburg, a Standard Oil executive” who “was brought in as a consultant to the Iranian government,” and had “recommended rejection of the Supplementary Agreement,”

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Mission: Control

Sources are listed in abbreviations inside brackets at the end of each paragraph. See web/bibliography for . For London, the AIOC had in Iran the world’s largest refinery, the second largest exporter of crude petroleum, and the third largest oil

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Mossadeq: the Mob’s Leader

Mossadeq was hated as much by his royalist and conservative compatriots as by the AIOC and the British Government. Sources are cited in abbreviations inside brackets at the end of each paragraph. See web/bibliography. [In 1952 Mossadeq] instigated a confrontation

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Nationalization: the “Crisis” Begins

Sources are cited in abbreviations inside brackets at the end of each paragraph. See web/bibliography. [In 1950] elections were held for the Sixteenth Majles, but police beat up candidates not favored by the Shah and riots broke out. The minister

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Labour Strikes in the Oil City – 1946-1951

Sources are cited in abbreviations inside brackets at the end of each paragraph. See web/bibliography. Labour unions, suppressed under Reza Shah, bloomed during the war and, watered with Tudeh [Community Party] encouragement, began to clamor for higher wages and better

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BP on the Prowl: From Iran to Canada and Alaska

Following nationalization of oil in Iran, Anglo Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) changed its name to British Petroleum in 1954, and forayed into lands far from Iran: Triad was really formed by the Tanner brothers who were local men that were

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