Posts Tagged ‘policy’

Media Can’t Even Tell The Truth About Foreign Policy History

Media Can’t Even Tell The Truth About Foreign Policy History Above Photo: saintbob/Flickr Media coverage of Canadian foreign policy is uniquely one-sided and biased. It’s so bad that few readers, listeners or viewers will have ever seen or heard an honest analysis of this country’s past, let alone current role around the world. A recent Maclean’s […]

Iran’s Dangerous Deterrence Policy: Trading Tankers and Another Partial Withdrawal from the JCPOA

The UK acknowledged its first defeat by Iran when it released the Iranian super tanker “Grace 1” captured by 30 Royal Navy commandos in the first week of July in response to a US request, as the Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell revealed. In response, Iran will release the British-flagged tanker “Stena Impero”, captured by the […]

‘Our foreign policy has typically been a white supremacist foreign policy’: Meet the BDS proponent hoping to unseat a longtime Democratic congressman in Oregon

Earl Blumenauer has represented Oregon’s 3rd congressional district since 1996, but he’ll face two primary challengers in 2020. Charles Rand Barnett, who ran against Blumenauer in 2018, and Albert Lee. Lee is the dean of Portland Community College’s Business and Computing division and running on a progressive platform that includes support for the Green New […]

Israeli military admits: open-fire policy needlessly killed protestors

The Great March of Return – Courtesy: Palestinian Foreign Affairs Ministry Media Center Israel admits that live fire against Palestinian protestors has at times caused death when only serious injury was intended.  Israeli snipers have killed 300 while gradually tweaking their limb-targeting approach. Now they “aim for the ankles,” likely “only” maiming the unarmed demonstrators. […]

Tulsi Gabbard Challenges Foreign-Policy Assumptions and Moves the Overton Window

During yesterday’s Democratic presidential debate, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) exposed Senator Kamala Harris’ (D-CA) horrible prosecutorial record as well as her diluted and compromised solution to America’s healthcare crisis. Harris failed to respond to Gabbard and, just as Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) did before her, she attacked Gabbard with the tired label of “Assad apologist,” […]

Gov’t spox: Sanctions on Zarif indicate Iran’s policy penetration in US

The US act to shut Iran’s voice showed that in spite of some claims, Iranian diplomacy has the capacity of penetrating the American society, Rabie wrote on his Twitter account. US’ phobia of Zarif indicated their weakness of diplomacy and real negotiations, he added. Any Iranian person who questions foundation of sanctions by relying on […]

Destabilizing Pakistan: The Bookending of Washington’s Shady China Policy

Jockeying for Position: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hoping to win the cooperation of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan (Image Source: South Asian Voices) Tony Cartalucci 21st Century Wire Much is being said of US activities aimed at China. Recent protests in Hong Kong together with a US-led propaganda campaign aimed at Beijing’s attempts […]

Destabilizing Pakistan: Bookending Washington’s China Policy

Much is being said of US activities aimed at China. Recent protests in Hong Kong together with a US-led propaganda campaign aimed at Beijing’s attempts to quell a growing terrorist threat in Xinjiang are aimed at pressuring the nation to fall back into line within Washington’s enduring unipolar international order. The latter of these two […]

Double standards: YouTube’s new ad policy brands keyword ‘Christian’ as unacceptable, but ‘Muslim’ is still approved

   When the founder of a Christian veterans group tried to upload a YouTube ad for his organization, he received an odd rejection, informing him the keyword “Christian” was no longer acceptable under the site’s ad targeting policy. Chad Robichaux, founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, a charitable group that helps veterans overcome wartime trauma, […]

Obama-Appointed Judge Halts Trump’s New Asylum Policy

An Obama-appointed judge has issued a preliminary injunction to halt the Trump Administration’s new asylum policy. Judge Jon Tigar, an Obama appointee, halted Trump’s policy banning asylum seekers who pass through another country while they are journeying to the United States. Earlier Wednesday, a DC judge refused to block the new asylum policy from being […]

Non-Aligned Movement calls on US to end sanctions policy

Jesus Silva Press TV, Caracas The Non-Aligned Movement summit, which came to a close in Venezuela, has called on the United States to end its sanctions policy. Delegations from 120 countries urged more unity and cooperation to counter hostile US policies and its interference in countries’ affairs. Jesus Silva reports from Caracas. Source Article […]

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Trump’s Middle East Policy Could Push Yemen’s Houthis into Iran’s Hands

SANA’A, YEMEN — Leaders of Yemen’s Houthi (Ansar Allah) movement traded barbs with U.S. President Donald Trump this week after the president made remarks renewing his support for the Saudi-led coalition war and expressed a desire for Iran to “get out of Yemen.”  On Tuesday, the U.S. president said during a White House cabinet meeting […]

How Officials Discuss Foreign Policy When Nobody’s Watching

How Officials Discuss Foreign Policy When Nobody’s Watching Above photo: Kena Lorenzini/WikiCommons On 11 September 1973, the Chilean military violently removed the elected government of Salvador Allende and installed a dictatorship under Augusto Pinochet. UK-manufactured arms were used in the coup, and prime minister Margaret Thatcher would go on to call Pinochet a “true friend” and lobby against his persecution for war crimes. Less […]

US bid to sanction China shows its failed policy toward Iran: Analyst

Source Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:54AM A move by the United States to impose sanctions against China for importing crude oil from Iran shows Washington has failed in its “maximum pressure policy toward” the Islamic Republic, says a political analyst. Senior Donald Trump administration officials are pushing sanctions against China claiming the Asian power defied […]

Oil’s enduring sway over U.S. policy in the Middle East, and how it explains the Iran crisis

It’s always the oil. While President Trump was hobnobbing with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 summit in Japan, brushing off a recent U.N. report about the prince’s role in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Asia and the Middle East, pleading with foreign leaders to support “Sentinel.” The […]

Facebook updates policy to permit death threats against ‘dangerous individuals’

   Facebook has issued an ominous new policy permitting death threats and calls for violence – so long as they’re directed against “dangerous” individuals or organizations, or someone accused (but not convicted) of a crime. Facebook has updated its “community standards” to carve out a few exceptions to its “no death threats” policy. Calls for […]

Member of Iranian Parliament’s Foreign Policy Commission: We’ll Force the West to Back Down

Mokhtar Haddad Tehran – The announcement by the Islamic Republic of Iran to increase its uranium enrichment rate beyond 3.67% has triggered various reactions worldwide. Al-Ahed News sat down with the second deputy chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mohammad Javad Jamali Nobandegani to discuss the issue. Nobandegani explained that […]

Embassy leak puts tin hat on UK’s disastrous foreign policy

It is an unprecedented record of recklessness, a trail of wreckage to make a superpower blush, never mind a small island off the northwest coast of Europe, which can’t even afford to pay its bills. Now the British ambassador, in whom what passes for the country’s prime minister has “full faith,” has contrived to become […]

Cory Booker’s Foreign Policy Echoes His Biggest Donors

Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Presidential candidate Cory Booker indicates that he may not try to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal, sounding eerily like pro-Israel NORPAC, not to mention some prominent Republicans. Coincidence? by Eli Clifton, reposted from LobeLog In last Wednesday’s Democratic debate, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) stood apart from the other candidates on the […]

US Foreign Policy Is A War On Disobedience

By Caitlin Johnstone In an excellent new essay titled “We’re Not the Good Guys — Why Is American Aggression Missing in Action?“, Tom Engelhardt criticizes the way western media outlets consistently describe the behavior of disobedient nations like Iran as “aggressions”, but never use that label for the (generally antecedent and far more egregious) aggressions […]

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