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CSUSB professor provides historical background leading up to U.S.- and British-backed 1953 coup in Iran
Mehr News Agency (Iran)
Aug. 18, 2020

David Yaghoubian, a professor of history at California State University, San Bernardino, was interviewed for an article about the anniversary of the Aug 19, 1953, CIA-MI6 coup (known as Operation Ajax), which overthrew Iran’s democratically elected government and installed the U.S.- and British-backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. His 26-year dictatorship led to Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

Yaghoubian said that “by late 1952 British and American interests in Iran, as well as their respective assets, had converged. Their ‘shared interest’, was in controlling the Iranian oil and developing a regional Cold War posture to legitimate this control” and so the British and American assets “became complementary” to achieve these goals.

He said, “Beyond the convergence of interest and assets, more broadly, U.S. and British cooperation on Iran in 1953 represents the beginning of the passing of the imperial baton, but in this instance, due to the configuration of the post-coup consortium with 40 percent going to BP and 14 percent going to Shell, the British got exactly what they wanted and it can be argued that Americans did, too.” He added, “Clearly this cooperation still continues where British and American economic and geo-strategic interests converge such as in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and most recently in Venezuela.”

Read the complete article at “67 years after 1953 Coup; Is it possible to put trust in US?

CSUSB professor will be a featured panelist at virtual conference Wednesday on hate and domestic terrorism
Wisconsin State Journal
Aug. 17, 2020

Brian Levin, California State University, San Bernardino professor and hate crimes expert, will be one of the featured panelists during a nationwide Zoom conference, “Homegrown Hate and Domestic Terrorism,” at 1 p.m. Pacific Time, Wednesday, Aug. 19, hosted by We Are Many United Against Hate.

Read the complete article at “Panel on hate, domestic terrorism to be held Wednesday.”

CSUSB professor writes in defense of Ethiopia
ZeHabesha (Ethiopia)
Aug. 17, 2020

Alemayehu G. Mariam, CSUSB professor of political science, emeritus, wrote: “In the commentary below, I explain why every Ethiopian should rise up and defend Ethiopia’s name and honor against the well-planned and coordinated attack of the Axis Gang of Five who masquerade as human rights defenders and impartial media. I shall argue there is a well-coordinated global propaganda and psychological war being waged on Ethiopia and Ethiopians today.”

Read the full commentary at “The dogs of propaganda war keep on barking, the Ethiopian camel keeps on walking …

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