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America Is No More

At the conclusion of Kerry’s speech, Andrew Meyer, a 21-year old journalism student was selected by Senator Kerry to ask a question. Meyer held up a copy of BBC investigative reporter Greg Palast’s book, Armed Madhouse, and asked if Kerry was aware that Palast’s investigations determined that Kerry had actually won the election. Why, Meyer [...]

Meet Gen. David Petraeus

With a Ph.D. from Princeton University, he exemplifies the new breed of warrior who combines scholarly insight, cultural understanding and steely determination. Despite his high profile, Petraeus’ record has largely escaped scrutiny. If any one general symbolizes the failure that is Iraq, it is Petraeus. Having served in multiple positions in Iraq since the 2003 [...]

Stop Human Catastrophe: Help Afghan Refugees!

Another human tragedy is unfolding just over the border with Iran and threatening Afghanistan. During the past three weeks the fundamentalist Islamic regime of Iran has forcefully deported over 85 000 Afghan refugees back to Afghanistan. Reports tell of the brutal treatment of Afghan refugees by the Iranian police and of women and children being [...]

Forever Iran: On the Fortuitous Poverty of Memory

Forever Iran: On the Fortuitous Poverty of Memory By Renato Redentor ConstantinoAn opening benediction: Hallowed Homeland, great Fatherland, Bless the star-spangled armada massing today in the Persian Gulf. Bless the gallant, nuclear-powered cavalry. They have come once more near the place of the malefactors called Iranians to punish purveyors of fell deeds. Glorious, indispensable nation, [...]

Iran May be the Greatest Crisis of Modern Times

Pilger: It is time we in Britain and other Western countries stopped looking from the side. We are being led towards perhaps the most serious crisis in modern history as the Bush-Cheney-Blair “long war” edges closer to Iran for no reason other than that nation’s independence from rapacious America.

Chomsky: Preventing War with Iran

Stopping a war with Iran requires a strong organized popular opposition.

Iran — how to start a war

Gwynne Dyer: Any day now, a minor clash along Iraq’s land or sea frontier with Iran could kill some American troops and give President Bush an excuse to attack Iran, if he wants one — and he certainly seems to. If the Revolutionary Guards had got it wrong last Friday and attacked an American boarding [...]

Iran: An Urgent Call for Diplomacy

An Open Letter to: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay, Stephane Dion, Jack Layton, Gilles Duceppe, and Elizabeth May Rumours are circulating that the United States is planning to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities and conventional military installations, possibly using nuclear bunker busters, on April 6th. Whether or not this is true, the [...]

Operation Bite

*Operation Bite: April 6 sneak attack by US forces against Iran planned, Russian military sources warn *

Stand With Our Sisters in Iran

If you were a feminist activist in Iran today, you would be under the constant threat of arrest for a simple action: asking for equal rights.  On Sunday, March 4, 34 women’s rights activists were arrested for silently gathering outside Tehran’s Revolutionary Court to protest the prosecution of four women on trial that morning.  The [...]