Discovering Iran

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich Libya 360° Iran Trip: September – October 2014 Marcel Proust said: “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” During the past two decades, I visited Iran on numerous occasions staying 10-14 days at a time. This time around, I stayed for 2 months and…

The Kurdish Women’s Movement, Primitive Nationalism & Fratricidal Sell-out Politics

Editorial Comment: Recent developments in Kobanê have resulted in the withdrawal of much of the global activist community’s support for the Kurdish Women’s Movement and the YPG-YPJ defense forces. The turning point was the signing of the Dohuk agreement . Upon close analysis, it is clear that the key benefactors of this agreement are Turkey…

Da’ash and the Turkish-American Plot to Destroy the Kurdish Revolutionary Experiment in Direct Democracy

By Pepe Escobar Smoke and dust rise over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 22, 2014. (Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach) Pay close attention to the women of Kobani, where Syrian Kurds are desperately fighting ISIS/ISIL/Daesh. They…

US War on Iran Takes Bizarre Turn

By Tony Cartalucci It is not merely hyperbole when it is said the US created terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda or the so-called “Islamic State.” It is documented fact. The current conflict in the Middle East may appear to be a chaotic conflagration beyond the control of the United States and its many eager allies,…

No Intervention in Iraq

By Sara Flounders Washington promotes deadly divisions Thirty-five years of U.S. subversion, intervention and then direct occupation of Iraq are the primary cause of the violent sectarian divisions now pulling that country apart. Any further U.S. intervention will have even more disastrous consequences for the population as a whole and the entire region. This may…

America’s War Crime in Iraq

For the people of the Middle East, the American war never ended; it continued under the brutal, U.S.-backed jihadists who ravaged Syria, and have struck at Iraq with a vengeance. In the United States, George Bush gets the blame for the Iraq War while the First Black President reignites the region with his proxy wars…