Elaheh Pooyandeh: Woman, Life, Freedom – In memory of Mahsa Amini – Part 2

Elaheh Pooyandeh: Woman, Life, Freedom – In memory of Mahsa Amini – Part 2

Elaheh Pooyandeh TFF Associate September 26, 2022 In Part 1, we explored the history of compulsory hijab in Iran and related incidents up to September 2022 when the name Mahsa (Zhina) Amini was heard for the first time by ordinary Iranians. On September 13th, 2022, a story was leaked to social media. A young Kurd […]

Elaheh Pooyandeh: Woman, Life, Freedom – In memory of Mahsa Amini – Part 1

Elaheh Pooyandeh: Woman, Life, Freedom – In memory of Mahsa Amini – Part 1

Elaheh Pooyandeh TFF Associate September 26, 2022 The story of Iranian women’s struggle for their right to choose what they wear is not a new story and, believe it or not, it is older than the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and includes thousands of Iranian female activists. This article is neither going to discuss this […]

Richard Falk: Biden’s Middle East Visit – An Orgy of Cynicism, Hypocrisy and Erasures

Richard Falk: Biden’s Middle East Visit – An Orgy of Cynicism, Hypocrisy and Erasures

Richard Falk July 21, 2022 The U.S. Government at the highest level criticized Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, because she went to China on a mission to develop opportunities for cooperation with respect to the protection of human rights. I found that criticism appalling at the time. The mission had been […]

Chris Hedges: War With Iran

Chris Hedges: War With Iran

Biden at Bat – by Mr. Fish Chris Hedges July 18, 2022 The United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel, responsible for military fiascos, hundreds of thousands of deaths and innumerable war crimes in the Middle East, are now plotting to attack Iran. The United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia are plotting a war with Iran. […]

The US government must – unconditionally – rejoin the JCPOA if it wants to be a legitimate player

The US government must – unconditionally – rejoin the JCPOA if it wants to be a legitimate player

Comment by Jan Oberg June 30, 2021 On June 26, I gave this comment to Iran’s PressTV concerning the drawn-out negotiations in Vienna. The US under Trump left the nuclear agreement – the JCPOA – unilaterally and all it has to do is, simply, to rejoin it unilaterally. It cannot have a legitimate role standing […]

The Biden Administration’s non-starter on the Iran nuclear deal

The Biden Administration’s non-starter on the Iran nuclear deal

Jan Oberg & Mohammad Marandi April 7, 2021 Yesterday, I was invited by Irans’ PressTV to comment – with professor Marandi at Tehran’s University – on the Biden administration’s policy on the JCPOA – the nuclear deal with Iran and the present discussion in Vienna. You may remember that it was signed in 2015 and […]

The inhuman, immoral and illegal sanctions on the Iranian people

The inhuman, immoral and illegal sanctions on the Iranian people

Jan Oberg and John Bosnitch March 13, 2021 Today I had the pleasure to state my strong criticism of the ongoing brutal sanctions Western primary and secondary sanctions on Iran which deliberately hit Iranian citizens and can, therefore, be termed economic terrorism. Terrorism differs from warfare in that they target innocent civilians to achieve a […]

Richard Falk’s memoires: ‘Public Intellectual: The Life Of A Citizen Pilgrim’ – Book Review

Richard Falk’s memoires: ‘Public Intellectual: The Life Of A Citizen Pilgrim’ – Book Review

TFF Associate and friend over decades, Richard Falk, last year turned 90. Read more about him here – and use the search engine to find lots of his writings. The latest we’ve published is on championing lost causes… Eric Walberg March 10, 2021 Writing this memoir has been as much about discovering my story, that […]

Unless miracles happen, Iran will soon be bombed

Unless miracles happen, Iran will soon be bombed

© Jan Oberg – How much longer shall the Iranian people suffer? And shall they also be bombed? NEW – Listen to this article here Jan Oberg March 1, 2021 The West-Iran conflict is extremely a-symmetric. It’s the West that has, historically, sought to influence, change, threaten, demanded obedience from, punished (with sanctions and more), […]

Comment on the Iranian Supreme Leader’s statement about the nuclear deal

Comment on the Iranian Supreme Leader’s statement about the nuclear deal

NEW Jan Oberg March 1, 2021 On February 23, I was asked by Iran’s PressTV to comment on Ayatollah Khamenei’s statement about the JCPOA and European leaders. I did that together with political commentator Shabbir Razvi in London. Just click on this link and you’ll be able to watch it. It is on a video […]

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