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New Horizon Conference: Meeting of minds in Tehran

The 2nd conference “New Horizon: the International Conference of Independent Thinkers” was held in Tehran, September 29–October 1 2014, including over 30 journalists, writers and academics from around the world presenting papers and arguing issues of world geopolitics, with a focus on the Middle East. I represented Canada, along with University of Lethbridge Globalization Studies […]

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War of the Shia – Iran gags Shia scholars in Iran –

Written by Catherine Shakdam – While western media, or rather corporate media have faced harsh criticism over the past weeks on their bias coverage of Gaza in keeping with their network’s political discourse and affiliations, it so happens that Iran has conducted a comprehensive media repression campaign against Shia media outlets that are independent from […]

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Friends of yours, Mr Cameron?

Israel’s appalling crime-sheet for 2013… Killed 56, injured 1385, carried out 8636 raids and attacks, demolished 172 homes… Friends of yours, Mr Cameron? The Palestinian Embassy, for once, has done something useful and released figures that paint a shocking picture of Israel’s mega-crimes against their helpless Palestinian neighbours over the past year. Of course, these […]

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So Iran is Britain’s enemy…

Cameron’s pledge to his Jewish friends: “An enemy of Israel is an enemy of mine. A threat to Israel is a threat to us all.” Whenever a Western leader expresses adoration and undying support for the Zionist state the Jewish Chronicle can be relied on to make the most of it. This week it reports […]

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Israel Benefits as World Loses

Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think? –Peter Hitchens What started off as Arab Spring has turned morbidly into Arab Fall. What began as a seasonal description became directional and self-destructive. Not only have movements […]

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Zionism versus Diplomacy and Peace – An Analysis

by Lawrence Davidson, 5 October 2013 Part I – Moderate Iran Iran’s new and more moderate President Hassan Rouhani came to the United Nations at the end of September. Amidst numerous interviews and diplomatic discussions, his message was clear: no, Iran will not give up its legal right to enrich uranium and no, Iran will […]

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Prove What You Don’t Have

Prove that you don’t have what I believe you have! That was an exact demand made on Saddam Hussein. He scoffed. That brought “shock and awe”, and Saddam was hanged on the mother of all ropes. Prove that you don’t have weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). The neocons sold the logic of that empty demand […]

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Iran seeks constructive engagement

Lasse’s comment on Daniel’s article ‘Security Expert A. Naccache on Sayyed Speech and Regional Issues‘ led me to Brother Nathanael’s website and following a link in his article on the unfolding events in the Middle East, I found this piece published in the Washington Post by Iran’s new president. Many in the west have become […]

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A View From Tehran

Countdown to Apocalypse Now? by FRANKLIN LAMB Tehran Truth told, it’s a bit intense these days in Tehran as in most other countries in this region, and this observer fairly soon may be on what just might be the last Tehran-Damascus flight for some time in light of what could occur in the coming days. […]

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Why Is Israel looking for Imam Mahdi?

During the US occupation of Iraq it was routine to torture Iraqis in prisons like Abu Ghraib whose prison guards were using tactics learnt in Israeli training camps as Robert Fisk pointed out in ‘Abu Ghraib torture trail leads to Israel’; one of the most baffling questions asked during interrogation was “Where is the man […]

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Bollywood Jews: Mossad Terror in Mumbai

November 26th 2008, Mumbai, India: Gunmen storm the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and begin a bloody, three-day siege. Coordinated terror attacks and bombings across the city kill 166 people and injure hundreds more. The Anglo-American-Israeli-Indian narrative claimed that the attackers were Pakistani terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba. The truth is that they were Israeli-Indian terrorists […]

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Go ahead, Iran!

What happened to Ralph? Blame it on mob mentality or the lure of primitivity, but our admirable protagonist just joined the ranks of the savages – Lord of the Flies For many years, I wondered what happens with school bullies. After all, they are the only nature constant evident in Western schools. One cannot trust that […]

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Shift in War Hawks

“Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.”  –Noam Chomsky Watch out for a shift in war hawks.  Before the Iraq war, at least a dozen in the U.S. Administration and major media spread enough propaganda to silence the majority of Americans. These hawks, acting more on behalf of Israel […]

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