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Tom Hayden :
It’s time to act against escalation in Iraq and Iran

We must support diplomacy while pointing out there is no military solution. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 3, 2015 Peace and justice activists should — at the very least — send messages now to members of … finish reading Tom Hayden :
It’s time to act against escalation in Iraq and Iran

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Harry Targ : The CIA’s Iranian Coup and 60 Years of ‘Blowback’

Supporters of Mohammed Mossadegh demonstrate in Tehran, July 1953. Placard depicts an Iranian fighting off Uncle Sam and John Bull. Image from The Spectator. The overthrow of Mossadegh:Sixty years of Iranian ‘blowback’ The overthrow of Mossadegh and the backing of … finish reading Harry Targ : The CIA’s Iranian Coup and 60 Years of ‘Blowback’

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BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Iran and the Coup of Coups

Abrahamian’s ‘The Coup’: Shah of Shahs on the Peacock Throne As Abrahamian tells the reader, in the eyes of London and DC, there was no room for genuine negotiations in their dealings with the Mossadegh government. The struggle was about … finish reading BOOKS / Ron Jacobs : Iran and the Coup of Coups

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Danny Schechter : Is Iran Shifting its Message?

Diplomacy, Murdoch style. Image from Twitchy Media.Is Iran trying to tell ussomething we won’t hear? The rhetoric of the well-orchestrated anti-Iranian crowds outside was even bloodier than the Iranians had ever been… By Danny Schechter | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Danny Schechter : Is Iran Shifting its Message?

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Danny Schechter : When is a Terrorist No Longer a Terrorist?

Mujahedin-e-Khalq. Image from Institute for the Study of Violent Groups.Strange story of the Mujahedine-Khalq:When is a terrorist no longer a terrorist? The ‘bad guys’ became ‘good guys’ with the swipe of a pen. By Danny Schechter | The Rag Blog … finish reading Danny Schechter : When is a Terrorist No Longer a Terrorist?

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Jack A. Smith : What’s Really Happening in Syria?

Free Syrian Army fighter near Idlib, Syria. Photo by Khalil Hamra / AP.What’s really happening in Syria? The principal Obama Administration target in this complex affair is Iran, not Syria. The Syrian government must fall because it is Iran’s main … finish reading Jack A. Smith : What’s Really Happening in Syria?

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Harry Targ : U.S. Imperialism and Our ‘Special Relationship’ With Iran

An artist’s take on U.S. imperialism. Cartoon from Iran Review.Targets of U.S. imperialismand the danger of war with Iran Given the troubled history of U.S./Iranian relations spanning at least 60 years, the current threats of war expressed by both Israel … finish reading Harry Targ : U.S. Imperialism and Our ‘Special Relationship’ With Iran

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Danny Schechter : Trashing ‘Hollywoodism’ in Iran

“Hollywoodism and Cinema” at the 30th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran. Image from Islamic Republic News Agency.In Iran: Meeting Ahmadinejad,trashing ‘Hollywoodism,’ and eating Kabob By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog /February 7, 2012 TEHRAN, Iran — Iran seems … finish reading Danny Schechter : Trashing ‘Hollywoodism’ in Iran

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Danny Schechter : Memories of U.S. Embassy in Tehran Still Hold Us Hostage

Outside wall of U.S. Embassy, Tehran. Photo from smoughadam / Flickr.Memories that still hold us hostage:A visit to the U.S. Embassy in Tehran By Danny Schechter / The Rag Blog / November 29, 2010 The latest massive Wikileaks revelations released … finish reading Danny Schechter : Memories of U.S. Embassy in Tehran Still Hold Us Hostage

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Jack A. Smith : Israel and Palestine After the Flotilla / 4

The two wild cards. Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani shown with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2009. Photo by Amir Kholoosi / ISNA.Part 4: Two wild cards, Turkey and IranIsrael and Palestine after the Flotilla By Jack A. … finish reading Jack A. Smith : Israel and Palestine After the Flotilla / 4

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Connecting the Dots : Theory and History

Audience members listen to a translation through headphones as President Barack Obama speaks at Cairo University on June 4, 2009. Photo from Radio Free Europe.Connecting the Dots:Developing a theoretical worldview By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / June 11, … finish reading Connecting the Dots : Theory and History

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A History of Relations with Iran

Mohammad Mosaddeq (1882-1967), Iranian Prime Minister and a major political figure in the modern history of Iran. This photograph was taken ca 1965 in Ahmadabad, Iran.Accusing Iran; Ignoring history By Ted Snider / February 26, 2010 Did Hillary Clinton seriously … finish reading A History of Relations with Iran

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