Tagged: Coup d’Etat

October 16, 1964 – An Absence Of Nikita – Shakeup In The Kremlin

Become a Patron! The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many believed to be a bloodless coup on the parts of hardliners. Afraid that Khruschev was getting a little too soft toward the West,...

Preparing for War - September 1990

September 9, 1990 – The One Day Summit And Seeing Eye To Eye

September 9, 1990 – News for this day was almost entirely about the growing crisis in the Middle East and the preparations being set for what would be an eventuality. A one-day summit in Helsinki between George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev yielded some astonishingly positive results. Astonishing in the sense...

Solidarity Labor Congress in Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – Solidarity Meets In Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News from Gdansk today, as the Solidarity labor Movement held its first Congress in Gdansk, while the Soviet Union was staging military maneuvers nearby. It was a bold and defiant move on the parts of the...

Habib Bourguiba Talks About Independence And The Middle East 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Habib Bourguiba Talks About Independence And The Middle East 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

    – Meet The Press – Interview With Habib Bourguiba – May 19, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Many people, particularly those who aren’t aware of or remember the history or the extent of French influence in Africa and the Middle East, probably wonder why there is...

The World And Welcome To It – October 29, 2000

The World And Welcome To It – October 29, 2000

– BBC World Service – World Briefing – October 29, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The good news for this October 29th, 15 years ago, was word from The World Health Organization that the Polio Virus had been eradicated from the entire Western Pacific region. The virus, responsible...

The Morning After And Those Second Thoughts – August 20, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Coup in Russia – CBS Radio/BBC World Service – August 20, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this August 20th in 1991, Russian history would stage a repeat of 1964. In that year, Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev was overthrown in...

Deja Coup – The 2006 Coup In Thailand – Past Daily Reference Room

Deja Coup – The 2006 Coup In Thailand – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service Reports – September 19-20, 2006 – BBC World Service With the news today of the Military coup in Thailand, the closing of schools and businesses, the restrictions placed on gatherings of more than 5 people, and all those...

Anatomy Of A Coup – Venezuela’s 2002 Overthrow – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Radio Reports on Coup in Venezuela – April 11-14, 2002 – NPR/BBC World Service  Gordon Skene Sound Collection Amid conflicting reports from Caracas the past several days, regarding protests, demonstrations-turned violent and mounting death tolls, I am reminded that the state...

Shakeup In The Kremlin – October 16, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio News – WXYZ, Detroit Morning Report – October 16, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many...

The Ominous Rumble Of Tanks – The End Of Prague Spring – August 20, 1968

Become a Patron! Further evidence that August is a month for upheavals. On the 20th of August in 1968, during the early morning hours, residents in Prague and outlying areas were awakened to the sound of rumbling tanks and squadrons of MIGs. In one swift move, Moscow decided Prague Spring and...