Would Americans Ever Back a U.S. Military Coup?

Would Americans Ever Back a U.S. Military Coup?

News of the military coup in Turkey was dribbling in on Saturday afternoon when I was having lunch with a group of six friends in West Virginia. Suddenly, one person looked up from her salad and said, “If Trump gets elected, I’d support a military coup in this...
Tapestry as Testimony: Arpilleras of Chile

Tapestry as Testimony: Arpilleras of Chile

September 11, 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the military coup in Chile, and arpilleras serve as a living testimony to the struggle for human rights and democracy waged by the Chilean people under a repressive military regime that lasted for 17 years. These...
Tribute to Justice

Tribute to Justice

This September marks 40 years since the military coup in Chile. Please join the Charles Horman Truth Foundation for a “Tribute to Justice” to celebrate legal officials and human rights activists who contributed to the investigation, arrest, detention and...
Egypt Speaks, Again

Egypt Speaks, Again

The taxi driver was excited. Driving through the busy streets of Cairo a little more than a year ago, he wanted us to see his most prized token from the revolution that brought Egyptians to the streets in 2011.He passed his cell phone to the back seat to share a...
Don’t Recreate Haiti’s Army

Don’t Recreate Haiti’s Army

Haitian President Michel Martelly finds himself in an increasingly difficult position on the military question. In mid-May, several former army officers met with Martelly and urged him to uphold his presidential campaign promise that, if elected, he would reintroduce...

No Democracy Yet in Thailand

In mid-September 2006, a bloodless “democratic coup” swept through Thailand, the region’s darling of democracy. Military leaders justified their actions as a purely temporary means to wrest the country back from a power-hungry tycoon and restore the...