Iran’s best diplomat takes on US power

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HUNDREDS OF DIPLOMATS from around the world converged on New York this past week for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. One had a tougher job than all the others — the world’s most challenging diplomatic assignment. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran is today’s David facing the American Goliath. In this confrontation, as in the Bible, the odds favor Goliath.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/09/28/iran-best-diplomat-takes-power/nnrnpnTucFWpWylBCkeUnM/story.html

Beer, Beer, Beer … Kavanaugh, Samuel L Jackson, Bill Cosby, Trevor Noah, Justice

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‘The victims in the escalating war between Democrats and Republicans are the American people. Imagine if all that energy would be used to solve problems.’

 

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Bill Cosby, who fell from grace as “America’s Dad” to a convicted sex offender, was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in state prison on the same week appointed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford  testified on sexual assault allegations. Is justice truly blind? Will the results be even, fair and just?

 

 

Social Security saves lives. We should drop its age requirements so we can all have #BasicIncome.

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http://evonomics.com/how-to-pay-for-universal-basic-income/

https://medicareforall.dsausa.org/blog/the-medical-lobby-is-already-peddling-lies-about-medicare-for-all

Being Julian Assange

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by Suzie Dawson

As Julian Assange’s fate may soon be resolved, here’s an in-depth look at the history of WikiLeaks, the infiltration of activist communities and the strength & vulnerability of the world-changing publisher whose freedom is at stake.

https://contraspin.co.nz/beingjulianassange/

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/09/25/assa-s25.html

https://apnews.com/fbd9262137ac412e8bf03f15640e4d2f

 

The Neoliberal order is dying. Time to wake up

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by Jonathan Cook

In the last piece, I argued power in our societies resides in structure, ideology, and narratives – supporting what we might loosely term our current “neoliberal order” – rather than in individuals. Significantly, our political and media classes, who are of course deeply embedded in this neoliberal structure, are key promoters of the very opposite idea: that individuals or like-minded groups of people hold power; that they should, at least in theory, be held accountable for the use and misuse of that power; and that meaningful change involves replacing these individuals rather than fundamentally altering the power-structure they operate within …

The Neoliberal Order is Dying. Time to Wake Up

The incredible case of Boshirov and Petrov’s visas

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by Craig Murray

The Metropolitan Police made one statement in the Skripal case which is plainly untrue; they claimed not to know on what kind of visa Boshirov and Petrov were travelling. As they knew the passports they used, and had footage of them coming through the airport, that is impossible. The Border Force could tell them in 30 seconds flat.

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2018/09/the-incredible-case-of-boshirov-and-petrovs-visas/