Trump’s economic blockade of Iran won’t pay off

Trump’s economic blockade of Iran won’t pay off

Donald Trump’s efforts to block Iran’s oil exports are intended to harm Iran, but his policy also harms the US and the rest of the world.   By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich July 2, 2018 • It is as clear as day that President Trump is obsessed with regime change in Iran. What is not made clear […]

Five lessons we should learn from the North Korea nuclear story

Five lessons we should learn from the North Korea nuclear story

  By Gunnar Westberg June 21, 2018 The North Korea – USA nuclear crisis should teach us several lessons regarding nuclear weapons: 1. Nuclear weapons do not prevent nuclear proliferation. In 1970, the nuclear weapon states accepted the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, NPT. In this treaty, they agree to negotiate the complete disarmament of their own […]

War-War and Jaw-Jaw

War-War and Jaw-Jaw

  By Jonathan Power June 19, 2018 • Give the man a break. Donald Trump found out in Singapore that, as Churchill said, “Jaw-Jaw is better than War-War”. If war can be avoided by a warm, long, very private chat without advisers, with effusive body gestures and promises of a world stage when his opponent, […]

Convicting the US of war crimes

Convicting the US of war crimes

  By Jonathan Power June 5, 2018 There is a clock ticking – towards July 20th. That is when the International Criminal Court for War Crimes goes into its summer recess. The question is will it be able in the six weeks that remain start proceedings against the US for alleged war crimes committed in […]

Ex Prime Minister Tony Blair should be prosecuted over Iraq

Ex Prime Minister Tony Blair should be prosecuted over Iraq

  By Jonathan Power May 29, 2018 President Barack Obama was not a war criminal despite US involvement in wars in Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan and against ISIS. His predecessor George W. Bush was. Apart from anything else his administration tortured captives. Was the former British minister, Tony Blair, the closest ally of Bush, also a […]

TFF PressInfo # 460: Bang, Bang to Trump

TFF PressInfo # 460: Bang, Bang to Trump

  By Jonathan Power May 24, 2018 Can you smell the whiff of smoke? You surely can. But the gunfire? Not yet. But it must start soon if the battle has any chance of success. President Donald Trump has to be faced down. Not only because of his sabotage of the Iran nuclear deal but […]

The Half-Millennium When Rome excluded Jews from Jerusalem and how Iran and Muslims Saved Them

The Half-Millennium When Rome excluded Jews from Jerusalem and how Iran and Muslims Saved Them

  Juan Cole May 14, 2018 The move of the Trump administration of the US embassy to Jerusalem is intended, according to the president, to signal a recognition of the reality that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. This move is controversial because Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem is not recognized in international law. The 1947 […]

Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal: Overwhelmingly false arguments

Trump’s Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal: Overwhelmingly false arguments

    Farhang Jahanpour Against the advice of practically the whole world, including many American scientists, politicians and diplomats, and contrary to the Security Council Resolution 2231 that has given the Iran Nuclear Deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) the backing of international law, last night President Trump withdrew the United States […]

The US Senate mustn’t allow a torturer to become CIA boss

The US Senate mustn’t allow a torturer to become CIA boss

  By Jonathan Power In Charles Dickens’s novel “A Tale of Two Cities”, set during the French revolution of 1789, he draws the character of Madame Defarge. She along with other members of the Tricoteuse, the knitting women, perch every day next to the guillotine, knitting into hats and socks the names of those to […]

Imagine The Day Washington DC Was Bombed

Imagine The Day Washington DC Was Bombed

By David Swanson* Imagine some foreign nation sent 100 missiles into Washington D.C. You can imagine this because Hollywood has trained you to imagine it.   Originally published at David Swanson here. April 20, 2018 Imagine that for weeks or months prior to this attack, the foreign nation’s government and public debated whether to do […]

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