Category: Iran

George Capaccio: The Virus of Sanctions: Flattening the Curve

If ever there were an opportunity for people to recognize each other’s humanity and cast aside their mutual fears and antagonisms, now is that opportunity when everyone is facing the same life-threatening disease

Reese Erlich: In a Plague Year, Trump Ratchets up Tensions with Iran and Iraq

Trump can continue his “maximum pressure campaign” against Iran and face continued Iraqi attacks on US troops. Or he can back off to focus on domestic concerns and avoid a wider war

Joe Emersberger: Media Struggle to Defend Washington’s Cruelty

U.S sanctions toward Venezuela and Iran continue as Coronavirus Spreads

Michael Arria: U.S. sanctions on Iran are making its coronavirus crisis worse

Ilhan Omar is calling for them to be suspended

Kathy Kelly: Stop Tightening the Thumb Screws, A Humanitarian Message

U.S. sanctions against Iran, cruelly strengthened in March of 2018, continue a collective punishment of extremely vulnerable people

Vijay Prashad: Sanctions against Iran and Venezuela during a pandemic are cruel

Source: Independent Media Institute Swiftly moves the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), dashing across continents, skipping over oceans, terrifying populations in every country. The numbers of those infected rises, as do the numbers of those who have died. Hands are being washed, tests are being done, social distancing has become a new phrase. It is unclear how Read more…

Reese Erlich: Iran Goes from Bad to Worse

The hardliners, known here as principalists, won a landslide victory in Iran’s February 21 parliamentary elections but without the kind of enthusiasm that marked previous campaigns

Sean Reynolds: A Difficult Peace

Nearly a thousand of us were gathered in Chicago beneath the alarming edifice of Chicago’s “Trump Tower.” Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani had been brutally murdered the day before in Iraq, with several of his associates; and the welcome surprise of Iran’s relatively measured response was yet a few days off. A region-wide conflagration seemed just Read more…

Richard Falk: Meeting Grand Ayatollah 41 Years Ago

In February 1979 I had a meeting with Ayatollah Khomeini

Prabir Purkayastha: Can the U.S. and Iran Avoid a Disastrous Collision?

Source: Independent Media Institute With the United States walking out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—more commonly known as the Iran accord—we all enter into a heightened zone of danger. Trump is threatening a war on Iran through his statements and tweets, and now by his actions, assassinating serving Iranian and Iraqi generals Read more…

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