And each time a new sentence is handed out, each time new arrests are made, each day that news of the growing economic hardships are made known, we feel very sad that we have failed you all; that we have again failed. Yet we must survive this failure and all the pain, because it seems that we simply cannot win.
French President Emmanuel Macron denounced “capitalism gone mad” in an address to the UN’s International Labour Organization, while urging enhanced social protections in a global economy plagued by inequality.
Drums of a war are beating loudly again, in the Middle East. On one side stands the military power of USA and its regional allies; on the other, the leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Escalating tensions could, in the worst- case scenario, —intentionally or unintentionally —, spark a new war in the region. The undersigned wish to bring a call against the imminent war and appeal to the conflict parties to return to negotiating table. Please consider signing.
You can tell when a war starts,
but when does the prewar start?
If there are rules about that, we should pass them on.
Hand them down inscribed in clay, in stone.
What would they say?
Among other things they would say:
Do not let your own people deceive you.
(From Cassandra; A Novel by Christa Wolf)
Emadi believes that the downside of Salehi’s approach may be the credence it gives to the portrayed image of Islamic Republic by President Trump who repeatedly has stated that Tehran always intended to use its nuclear program toward military application. “I offer the view that this indeed could be a sever dent in the credibility of Tehran’s position that Iran does not wish to obtain nuclear arms. This position so far has been supported by the regular inspections undertaken by the IAEA staff.” (more…)
Nothing frees one from the remnants of idealism better than when a journalist is “bone sawed” alive to pieces in a Saudi Consulate and the US president as a well as a number of elected representatives remind themselves and us that they will not endanger the USD 110 billion mega arms deal with Saudi Arabia as this will hurt America’s economy.