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28.02.2018

Europe’s big Plans for Iran Trade announce Independence from Trump’s Washington

Europe’s big Plans for Iran Trade announce Independence from Trump’s Washington

France, Belgium, Italy and other European countries are setting up state-backed Euro-denominated investment and trade pipelines that avoid US currency and banks. Italy alone is planning to invest $5 bn in Iran. By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | Feb. 26, 2018 |   Despite the significant economic problems Iran faces,… »

24.02.2018

U.S. Escalates Syrian War

U.S. Escalates Syrian War

“The commitment must be to end United States interventions and declare independence from anyone who is not firmly opposed to crimes cooked up in Washington.” Reprinted with permission by Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report editor and senior columnist, 14 Feb 2018   The seven year-old war waged against Syria ought… »

13.10.2017

Trump Moves Towards War with Iran

Trump Moves Towards War with Iran

By Jan Oberg With his speech today – half an hour ago – U.S. President Trump has taken a huge step into uncharted territories. One that implies a 60-75% risk of leading to a US attack on Iran. Behind him stands the hardline militarists whom he has himself appointed. Secondly,… »

23.05.2017

Trump in Riyadh – A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria

Trump in Riyadh – A Gulf NATO to gang up against Iran and Syria

Today, I am proud to say that NATO has a new home in the Gulf region. And that we have opened a new chapter in our deepening partnership. NATO S-G, Jens Stoltenberg, in Kuwait on January 24, 2017 By Jan Oberg The Secretary-General also said this new home’s “potential is… »

12.03.2017

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From one world war to another (1/3)

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From one world war to another (1/3)

To understand the situation of today’s Middle East, it’s necessary to review a century of history. It’s necessary to go back to the aftermath of the First World War to see a large part of the geopolitical data that explains the multiplicity and entanglement of the present conflicts. One thing… »

14.02.2017

Love Beyond Flags: Nothing More Beautiful

Love Beyond Flags: Nothing More Beautiful

By David Swanson When Iran’s democracy was overthrown by the CIA in 1953, many Iranians had what they still have: affection for the people of the United States, as distinct from the U.S. government. If — even with Michael Flynn out — the U.S. government/military manages to stir up a… »

13.12.2016

CODEPINK’s actions? Beautifully predictable

CODEPINK’s actions? Beautifully predictable

Donald Trump is stocking his cabinet with testosterone-heavy generals, installing the most militarized administration in modern American history. We’ll need a vibrant CODEPINK female-led “Peace Posse” to steer them away from more aggression. If Donald Trump tries to rip up the Iran nuclear deal, we’ll be fiercely mobilizing with our… »

07.05.2016

Islam as a feminist religion – an Iranian activist speaks her mind

Islam as a feminist religion – an Iranian activist speaks her mind

Jila Movahhed Shariat Panahi, born in 1951, had her Science Engineering Degree from Sharif University of Technology in 1973. After graduation, she worked for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran as a specialist in Radiation Protection. After the revolution, in 1985, she started her protest against the government for two reasons. »

28.02.2016

Congratulations to Iranians for the 60% voter turnout

Congratulations to Iranians for the 60% voter turnout

Hi folks, My interview with conservative Iranian publication Javan was published today.- it touches on the shifts in regional alliances as ground developments change the face of the Mideast. Iran and Russia – who would have thought? Tension on the US-Saudi front? Yes, and get used to it:… »

25.02.2016

Iran’s elections and the nuclear deal

Iran’s elections and the nuclear deal

Iran’s elections and the nuclear deal By Dr. Farhang Jahanpour TFF Board member Two general elections are to be held in Iran this coming Friday the 26th – to the parliament (Majles) for the next 4 years… »

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