64 Years Later, CIA Silently Releases Details on its Long-Hidden Role in the Iranian Coup

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In this video produced by The Real News Network and translated by acTVism Munich volunteers into German, Malcolm Byrne, Deputy Director at the non-governmental National Security Archive based at George Washington University where he runs the Archive’s Iran-U.S. relations project, talks about the long-awaited and long-hidden CIA documents that offer key details on how the U.S. and Britain overthrew Iran’s democratic government in 1953.

Dr. Daniele Ganser Exclusive: The Basics – Geopolitics, Foreign Policy UN & Covert Operations

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In this educational video with Swiss historian, lecturer at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and the founder and Director of the Swiss Institute for Peace and Energy Research (SIPER), Dr. Daniele Ganser, we define and discuss basic definitions and institutions that are necessary to understand when analysing global politics. In addition we talk about concrete examples of covert operations undertaken by Western governments since World War II.

EDITORIAL PICK: How Saudi Arabia influences Opinion & Policy in Washington D.C.

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In this week’s acTVism Editorial Pick, Aaron Mate from The Real News Network interviews The Intercept’s Washington, D.C. bureau chief, Ryan Grim, about how Saudi Arabia and the UAE influence opinion and policy in Washington D.C.. In addition they talk about Saudi Arabian & regional politics as well as what mechanisms are employed by the Saudi establishment in order to maintain a narrative of “modernization”.

Yanis Varoufakis on Debtors’ Prison, John Maynard Keynes & the Double Standards of the EU

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In this video founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 and former finance minister of Greece, Yanis Varoufakis, talks about the concept of “Debtors’ Prison” and the economic ideas of John Maynard Keynes. In addition Varoufakis surfaces the double standards of the European Union regarding the enforcement of economic rules amongst different member states.