Monthly archive : "April, 2013"

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U.S. is engaged in a dirty war against Iran

U.S. is engaged in a dirty war against Iran

  Kourosh Ziabari - If you regularly follow the headlines on the American and European radio stations, TV channels or newspapers, you come to believe that Iran’s nuclear program is the world’s most important, unsolvable and complicated problem. It’s been more than a decade that they have been incessantly talking of an Iranian threat that has endangered the world peace and security. At the same time, they turn a blind eye to Israel’s nuclear arsenal and the fact that Israel is the sole possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East. The claim that Iran is trying to produce atomic weapons has laid the groundwork for the U.S. and its allies to impose harsh economic sanctions on Iran and damage Iran’s economy and trouble the...

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The U.S. has long supported brutal regimes around the world

The U.S. has long supported brutal regimes around the world

  Kourosh Ziabari - Robert Jensen is a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin and board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center in Austin. Jensen joined the UT faculty in 1992 after completing his Ph.D. in media ethics and law in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a professional journalist for a decade. At UT, Jensen teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. In his research, Jensen draws on a variety of critical approaches to media and power. Much of his work has focused on pornography and the radical feminist critique of sexuality and men’s violence, and he also has addressed questions of race...

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Worldwide sanctions can erode Israel’s fanaticism

Worldwide sanctions can erode Israel’s fanaticism

Kourosh Ziabari - Born in 1945 in Philadelphia PA, Dr. Lawrence Davidson is professor of history at West Chester University in West Chester PA. His academic work is focused on the history of American foreign relations with the Middle East. He also teaches courses in the history of science and modern European intellectual history. At Georgetown University he studied modern European intellectual history under the Palestinian ex-patriot Professor Hisham Sharabi. Sharabi and Davidson subsequently became close friends and one can date his interest in Palestinian, as well as Jewish and Zionist, issues from this time. Dr. Davidson writes regularly on the Middle East affairs, Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. foreign policy. He has...

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Bloodshed and oppression will be neutralized under Imam Mahdi

Bloodshed and oppression will be neutralized under Imam Mahdi

  Kourosh Ziabari - Adnan Oktar, internationally known by his pen name Harun Yahya, is a Turkish public intellectual, writer and speaker. He is a proponent of Islamic creationism and anti-Zionism. He condemns Zionism and denounces Darwinism as the source of terrorism. He runs the Turkey-based Science Research Foundation and Foundation to Protect National Values. He has written numerous best-selling books including "The Atlas of Creation", "The Muslim Way of Speaking", "Allah's Miracles in the Quran" and "The Errors the American National Academy of Sciences". Yahya's books have been translated in more than 60 languages. He has authored more than 300 books which have been downloaded by 109 million people since 2009 and sold over 84...

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Materialism that sustains Western democracies is exhausting itself

Materialism that sustains Western democracies is exhausting itself

Kourosh Ziabari - Dr. Fredrick Toben is a German author and founder and former director of the Adelaide Institute. He has written numerous books on education, political science and history and is best known as a historical revisionist who has extensively argued the veracity of Holocaust accounts as narrated by the Jewish historians. Due to his holocaust denial, he has been imprisoned three times in Germany, United Kingdom and Australia. Fredrick Toben has traveled to Iran several times and delivered lectures in different Iranian universities. He has also given numerous interviews to Iranian media. This is an in-depth interview with Dr. Toben in which we've discussed his viewpoints regarding holocaust, the unconditional supports of the...

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Interview with Josef Havlas, the Czech ambassador to Tehran

Interview with Josef Havlas, the Czech ambassador to Tehran

Kourosh Ziabari - The fate of longstanding conflict over Iran's nuclear dossier, the duplicitous stance of the West towards the Israel's atomic program, the prospect of Iran – EU relations and the role of Iran in the world's political equations are the topics which the international community is immensely interested in knowing about. Josef Havlas is the ambassador of the Czech Republic in the Islamic Republic of Iran. During his diplomatic career, he served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Japan (1995-2000) and Ireland (2003-2008), as well as Deputy Director of the Dept. for External Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2000-2003). He has been chairing the Czech embassy in...

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Israeli Lobby Owns the Congress, Hollywood and the White House

Israeli Lobby Owns the Congress, Hollywood and the White House

Kourosh Ziabari - Wayne Madsen is an American investigative journalist and columnist. He is the editor and publisher of the political blog "Wayne Madsen Report". He has appeared on ABC News, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al-Jezeera, MSNBC and Press TV. Madsen has written the introduction to the book "Forbidden Truth: U.S.-Taliban Secret Oil Diplomacy, Saudi Arabia and the Failed Search for bin Laden". Madsen's articles have appeared on a number of news websites and magazines including Global Research, Pacific Free Press, Online Journal, Counter Punch, The American Conservative, Tehran Times and In These Times. Madsen has more than 20 years of experience in security affairs. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer...

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The accusation of anti-Semitism has long passed its sell-by date

The accusation of anti-Semitism has long passed its sell-by date

  Kourosh Ziabari - Without any redundant exaggeration, Anthony Lawson is an inimitable, conscientious and unique man. What he does can be described as professional and committed video-journalism. Lawson is a retired international-prize-winning commercials director, cameraman, ad agency creative director and voice over. He calls himself as a "stickler for accuracy" and his record demonstrates the rightfulness of this description. His articles and videos on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, 9/11 attacks and U.S. foreign policy have appeared on a number of media outlets and news websites including Sabbah Report, Veterans Today, Salem News, Intifada Palestine, Media With Conscience, Rense.com and Ramallah Online. "Suppressing free...

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The Popularity of Consumerist Culture Imported from the West

The Popularity of Consumerist Culture Imported from the West

  Kourosh Ziabari - Prof. Zygmunt Bauman is a world-renowned, award-winning sociologist, philosopher and historian. He was born on November 19, 1925 in Poland and has been living in the UK since 1971. He is an emeritus professor at the University of Leeds and is best known for his work on modernity's struggle with ambiguity, postmodern ethics and consumerism. He is influenced by such people as Max Weber, Jacques Derrida and Anthony Giddens. The Guardian described Bauman as “one of the world’s most influential sociologists.” “The rising popularity of the consumerist life-model has been imported from the West or rather imposed by the globalization of Western standards... conspicuous consumption had been cut off from the...

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I’m Ready to Help Iran Freeze the Sanctions

I’m Ready to Help Iran Freeze the Sanctions

  Kourosh Ziabari - The economic sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States and its allies are being intensified every single day. The United States brags about diplomacy, détente and reconciliation with Iran, but it tightens the grip of sanctions around Iran on every occasion and especially once Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) are slated to meet. It not only imposes new sanctions on Iran’s finance, oil, insurance and media sectors, but incites the European countries to impose sanctions on Iran, as well. The sanctions have made trade, business and daily life difficult for the Iranian people, but they haven’t surrendered yet. In order to discuss the different...

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International law is overwhelmingly on the side of Iran

International law is overwhelmingly on the side of Iran

  Kourosh Ziabari - It’s less than 10 days that the Iranian New Year has started. People across the country are celebrating the arrival of spring and the commencement of New Year. The past year has been a very difficult and tough year for the Iranian nation. The United States and its European allies, under the guise of preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons, imposed a set of harsh and backbreaking sanctions on Iran. The sanctions were decried by conscientious and independent thinkers, scholars, authors and politicians. However, the U.S. and its European partners callously defied the international calls to lift the sanctions and mitigate the pains of the Iranian people. The Iranian people, however, withstood the...

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