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Operation Ajax

In 2013, the US declassified documents revealing how it engineered the 1953 military coup in Iran that overthrew prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh and brought the Shah back to power. Operation Ajax, provoked by a dispute between Iran and Britain over … Continue reading

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CIA Assassination Plots

40 years ago, CIA plots to assassinate foreign leaders such as Fidel Castro and Patrice Lumumba were exposed by the Church Committee. In 1975 and 1976, in the wake of the Watergate scandal, the Church Committee published fourteen reports on … Continue reading

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Art as propaganda

As a new HD version of George Orwell’s Animal Farm hits the shelves, marking the 60th anniversary of its original release, it is an opportune moment to reflect on the CIA’s involvement with this classic British animated film. Click here … Continue reading

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