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10.06.2019

It’s less about Iran and more about stability in the Middle East

It’s less about Iran and more about stability in the Middle East

History suggests that attempts to exclude such regional powers produce instability, or worse. Erwin Van Veen 7 June 2019 for openDemocracy The web of American sanctions on Iran is being tightened. The White House recently cancelled the waivers that still permitted a few countries to import Iranian… »

16.05.2019

Medea Benjamin: We Need to Build Up the Antiwar Movement to Oppose War Against Iran

Medea Benjamin: We Need to Build Up the Antiwar Movement to Oppose War Against Iran

The State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel to evacuate the U.S. embassy and consulate in Iraq, in response to what the White House says is a threat linked to Iran. No further details were given. Iraqi officials expressed skepticism about any purported threats, as did a senior British official… »

09.05.2019

Iran Urges Diplomacy as Trump White House Ramps Up ‘Wildly Reckless’ Threats of War

Iran Urges Diplomacy as Trump White House Ramps Up ‘Wildly Reckless’ Threats of War

“Iran is acting on its warnings that it cannot uphold the agreement unilaterally. As such, Trump has initiated a chain reaction that will make America and the world less safe.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams In the face of belligerent threats of war… »

21.03.2019

Venezuela’s Future Depends on China and Russia

Venezuela’s Future Depends on China and Russia

  Neither China nor Russia is willing to see the United States overthrow the government in Venezuela. Both have commercial interests in the country. Both also seek to deepen a more diversified global order, with the United States no longer seen as a viable policeman. By Vijay Prashad (1)  … »

19.03.2019

Happy New Year Iran without sanctions or walls!

Happy New Year Iran without sanctions or walls!

The collective “See you in Iran” sent us a message for the next Nowruz (new year in the Persian calendar, to be held in Iran coinciding with the spring equinox). It is a video denouncing sanctions and walls. “In the recent past, politicians released videos on #Nowruz addressing the… »

24.02.2019

How can we move forward after the US withdrawal from the Iran deal?

How can we move forward after the US withdrawal from the Iran deal?

by Zain Hussain for BASIC*. The Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPoA) is an international agreement restricting Iran’s nuclear programme, chiefly its uranium production and stockpile capacity and its heavy water reactor and production facilities. In response to Iranian compliance, it relaxes sanctions upon… »

16.01.2019

The Memo That Helped Kill a Half Million People in Syria

The Memo That Helped Kill a Half Million People in Syria

The memo shows the advice Hillary Clinton was getting to plunge the U.S. deeper into the Syrian war. The memo has again become relevant as Trump seeks to extricate the U.S. By Daniel Lazare First published here   A memo sent to Hillary Clinton… »

01.08.2018

Plans for Attack: US Plans for Striking Iran

Plans for Attack: US Plans for Striking Iran

By Dr Binoy Kampmark The world of the terrifying hypothetical is programmatically standard in the Trump White House.  Periods of tense calm are followed by careless flights of fury, digs and remonstrations.  Mortal enemies become amenable comrades; reliable allies turn into irresponsible skinflints who ought to fork our more for… »

09.05.2018

Medea Benjamin: The Peace Movement must mobilize to support diplomacy in Iran & North Korea

Medea Benjamin: The Peace Movement must mobilize to support diplomacy in Iran & North Korea

President Trump announced Tuesday he is pulling the United States out of the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal, brokered by his predecessor, President Obama. That same day, Trump’s new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew to North Korea to finalize plans for President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un… »

08.05.2018

ICAN seeks parliamentary support in Spain as Trump breaks the Iran nuclear deal

ICAN seeks parliamentary support in Spain as Trump breaks the Iran nuclear deal

ICAN representatives set to meet members of the Spanish Congress as President Trump pushes the doomsday clock closer to midnight. “Today’s announcement by US President Donald Trump to de-certify the JCPOA (the Iran Deal) raises tensions even higher and threatens to push the doomsday clock even closer to midnight,” said… »

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