It was a long and bitter race that lasted months and cost at least $2.5 billion. This episode of Fault Lines takes viewers through a tour of the US 2012 presidential campaign, from the high and low moments, to the Spin Room, to the noisy campaign ads that blanketed swing states. We ask whether voters were presented with a real choice between the candidates, and whether the system truly is democratic.
60 years to the day after Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadeq was ousted in a coup d’etat, the CIA has finally admitted that it organised the action alongside the British Secret Intelligence Service.The US and UK conspired to have the democratically elected Mossadeq replaced with General Fazlollah Zahedi in order to strengthen the position of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The Shah went on to repress political opposition and used his US-trained secret police service, SAVAK, to brutally crackdown on suspected dissidents.
From secret underground labs to UFO landing pads, Canada can be a weird, wild and wonderful place. It has amazing scenery and has the world’s largest population of polar bears. Our infographic has more crazy facts about this wacky country.
Graphic Designer Yanko Tsvetkov creates maps of the world in which he exchanged the country names with subjective stereotypes out of many different view points. Today let’s see the World according to USA.
Photos from the Ohio State Reformatory where ‘The Shawshank Redemption” was filmed.
This is a chronology of the colonization of North America, with founding dates of European settlements.