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Are Obama’s Middle East Peace Talks Sincere?

Shamus Cooke

Should we trust Obama to be honest in his peace talks with Iran and Syria? His lightning shift from warmonger to peacemaker surprised everyone, including his closest regional allies — Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — not to mention the entire U.S. congress, many of whom seem intent on sabotaging the Iran peace talks by […]

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Is Obama Fundamentally Shifting His Middle East Strategy?

Shamus Cooke

The Saudis and Israelis are fuming. Obama’s talks with Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani point to a possible new direction in U.S.-Middle East policy. Iran is the regional archrival of the Saudis and Israelis, who for decades have shared the mantle as the main U.S. allies in the Middle East. The Arab Spring has — along with […]

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U.S. Cannot Tell Iran to Abandon its Nuclear Program

Kourosh Ziabari

Interview with American social justice activist and writer Mark Vorpahl Mark Vorpahl is an American social justice activist, union steward and anti-war writer. He mostly writes for the Workers Compass but his writings have also appeared on a number of international journals and news websites such as Common Dreams, Global Research, CounterPunch and Counter Currents. […]

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Whose Security Is Iran Threatening?

Emergency Labor Network

Emergency Labor Network No War, No Sanctions, No Bombing Iran! Second in a Series on Key Issues in 2012 Iran poses no threat to the U.S. It has initiated no aggressive measures against the U.S.  It has not sent its navy into the Gulf of Mexico in order to flaunt its power.  It has not […]

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Iran’s Growing Revolution vs. the Democrat’s Intervention

Shamus Cooke

On Sunday in Iran, mass protests were drowned in blood by government authorities; at least ten reportedly have been killed with hundreds injured. The events have been given ample coverage in the U.S. media, with the intention of further demonizing Iran’s repressive government. Absent in the American media are the deeper implications of the protests, […]

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Washington Moves to Control Iran’s Revolution

Shamus Cooke

It seems that President Obama has finally woken up. He now realizes that the U.S. friendly “color revolution” in Iran that he hoped for — and planned for — has gotten out of control. To the Democrat’s terrible regret, a real revolution is under way. An extremely revealing article in the Wall Street Journal entitled […]

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