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US Economic Sanctions Exacerbate Toll of Coronavirus in Iran 18.3.2020
US Economic Sanctions Exacerbate Toll of Coronavirus in Iran
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Letters to the Editor: Julian Assange is having his rights violated. He should be released immediately 3.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A British judge is not even allowing Julian Assange to sit next to his lawyers in court. Instead of extraditing him to the U.S., Britain should free him.

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Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's calculating autocrat, dies at 91 25.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Hosni Mubarak for decades kept a cold peace with Israel and crushed political dissent at home until a 2011 protest movement drove him from power.

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Britain starts hearing US case for extraditing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange 24.2.2020 Raw Story
Britain on Monday starts hearing Washington’s extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a test case of media freedoms in the digital age and the limits of US justice. A ruling against Assange in the case could see the 48-year-old Australian jailed for 175 years if convicted on all 17 US Espionage Act charges […]
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Extradition of Assange Would Set a Dangerous Precedent 17.2.2020
The Trump administration is using Assange as an example to warn journalists that they publish at their own ...
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Trump committed to reviving archaic combat technology that still kills more than 15,000 people per year in accidents 11.2.2020 Raw Story
Here’s another topic that has never reached a political debate stage: The Trump administration has endorsed – and is developing – cluster bombs and antipersonnel landmines that have been banned by 160 countries. Amid endless questions about the details of health plans that may never make it through future Congresses, there are lots of values-laden […]
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Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli govt falls, warns Erdogan 18.1.2020 Raw Story
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Europe it could face new threats from terrorist organisations if Libya’s UN-recognised government in Tripoli were to fall. In the article, published on Saturday on the eve of a Libya peace conference in Berlin, Erdogan said the EU’s failure to adequately support the Government of National Accord (GNA) […]
Democracy Protests 15.1.2020 The Moderate Voice

In 2019 pro-democracy protests occurred around the world: Hong Kong, Chile, Ecuador. Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Russia, Venezuela and others. Why are these protests occurring now? Freedom House, a nonpartisan organization that tracks global democracy, reports that the markers of global democracy have declined for the 13th year in a row. People around the world, […]

The post Democracy Protests appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

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Esper says he's seen no hard evidence that embassies were under threat 13.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that he had seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat when President Trump authorized the targeting of Iran’s top commander, raising questions about the scale of the threat described by Trump last week.
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Iran triggered public outrage by killing protesters. Has Suleimani's death changed everything? 11.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Many Iranians are still reeling over the killing of protesters. Now, they fear Qassem Suleimani's death has drowned the anti-government protests.

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‘Rabid Trump apologists’ have sunk to an ‘appalling’ low: conservative columnist 10.1.2020 Raw Story
Among critics of the killing of Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani, one would be hard-pressed to find any U.S. politicians who view Soleimani as a positive figure: typically, those who oppose the killing are quick to point out that although he was part of a brutally oppressive regime, his death will add to the instability […]
The killing of Suleimani evokes dark history of political assassinations in the formative days of Shiite Islam 10.1.2020 Raw Story
Gen. Qassem Suleimani, who promoted the religious and political influence of the Iranian regime across the Middle East with covert military operations, was an important figure in the Iranian government. But that’s not the only reason his targeted killing by the United States has elicited explosive grief and outrage in Iran. Soleimani’s killing is also […]
Trump Threatens War Crimes Against Iran. Congress Must Stop Him. 7.1.2020
Trump Threatens War Crimes Against Iran. Congress Must Stop Him.
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‘You’re not a dictator’: Nancy Pelosi announces vote to limit Trump’s war powers 6.1.2020 Raw Story
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced a vote on a resolution to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran on Sunday. Pelosi sent a letter to House Democrats decrying Trump’s ordered killing of a top Iranian general as a “provocative and disproportionate” attack. “As members of Congress, our first responsibility […]
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MSNBC’s Morning Joe rains hell on Trump for overreacting to Iran 6.1.2020 Raw Story
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough rained hell on President Donald Trump for escalating conflict with Iran — which had faced internal political dissent until the U.S. assassinated general Qassim Suleimani. The “Morning Joe” host said Trump has failed to respond to previous provocations by Iran, and instead chose the most extreme option available after an attack on […]
Marking a foe for death, living with the consequences: Exactly what rules apply? 6.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Whether called assassination or targeted killing, the Trump decision to kill an Iranian general sets off a complex legal dispute. What underpins it?

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Anti-Putin activist says Russian government likely scared by Trump’s attack on Iran 6.1.2020 Raw Story
Bill Browder — the British businessman and anti-Vladimir Putin activist who has successfully pushed for sanctions on Russia for its human rights violations — spoke with Salon to analyze why Russian officials and media outlets are condemning President Donald Trump’s decision to have a drone strike assassinate Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. “I think that more than anything, […]
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ABC Stands in Awe of Iranian Politicians Chanting ‘Death to America’ 6.1.2020 NewsBusters
ABC News kicked off Sunday’s Good Morning America by marveling at the sea of mourners in the streets of Iran and hyping the Iranian politicians who gathered on the floor of their legislature to chant “death to America;” in the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani on ...
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Attorney who sued Bush over Iraq war says US assassination of Suleimani was a ‘violation of human rights law’ 5.1.2020 Raw Story
An attorney who sued George W. Bush over the 2003 invasion of Iraq said Saturday that the U.S. assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani on orders from President Donald Trump constitutes an “act of aggression” and a violation of international law. Dave Inder Comar, executive director of the non-profit human rights law firm Just Atonement […]
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Opinion: Trump's Suleimani strike is more of the same old losing U.S. game plan in the Mideast 4.1.2020 LA Times: Commentary

The wars President Trump promised to end will continue. The United States' enemies list never gets smaller; the body count grows ever larger.

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