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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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The Oil City: “A Persian Story”

Abbreviations inside brackets indicate sources which can be seen in the web/bibliography. Abadan [refinery] employed 30,000 workers. Most were hired locally, although there were still 3,000 imported Palestinians and Indian laborers working there [in 1941]. Only 16 Iranians with British

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Embodiment and History

Today is a landmark. All the different processes are caught up and are in synch now. This morning’s writing, page 26 (28-31 of the original) is the first page that was “revealed” (paint applied) immediately after the writing (debossing) was

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Dealing in Oil – 1933-1949

Abbreviations inside brackets indicate sources which can be seen in the web/bibliography. Concerned about the rising nationalism in such countries as Turkey, Mexico and India, [the British government] did not want Iran to flare up and irreparably compromise the critical

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