ColdType, September 2012: Herman / Solomon / Schecter et al

11 September 2012 http://coldtype.net

In the September issue of COLDTYPE MAGAZINE – download your free copy today

86 Pages: Our biggest issue so far. 

Cover story is The Internment of Marian PriceEamonn McCann’s tale of the strange affair of Marian Price, a gravely-ill former IRA bomber, who has been detained by the British government. The story says much about the state’s denial of legal and human rights to its citizens. 

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ColdType, August 2012

25 July 2012 – coldtype.net

In the August issue of COLDTYPE MAGAZINE – download your free copy today

Cover story is Jonathan Cook’s analysis of the West’s build-up to war in Syria, in which the West’s choice of ‘White Hat’ fighters are those democracy/freedom lovers from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states, who are using oil money to fund the dissident forces. 

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Iran: Riding the "Green Wave" at the Campaign for Peace and Democracy and Beyond by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson

25 July, 2009 — MRZine – Monthly Review

There are many problems with the Campaign for Peace and Democracy’s “Question & Answer on the Iran Crisis,” issued by the CPD on July 7, and widely circulated since then.1

The CPD adopted this format, it tells us, because “some on the left, and others as well, have questioned the legitimacy of and the need for solidarity with the anti-Ahmadinejad movement,” and the CPD believes “those questions need to be squarely addressed.”

We believe, on the contrary, that the CPD’s 13 questions-and-answers do little to clarify issues related to Iran’s June 12 presidential election and its tumultuous aftermath, and even less to help leftists and “American progressives” decide how they should respond to them.

As we try to show below, when stripped of its didactic format, this Q&A amounts to little more than an emotional plea to its target audience to surrender what remains of their leftist instincts (long under siege in the States, and shrinking rapidly), and join its authors2 for a ride on the “green wave” of yet another color-coded campaign that fits well with one of their government’s longest-running programs of destabilization and regime change.  We believe that any “confusion” felt by the left and “American progressives” towards these events is a confusion that has been sown by our would-be instructors.3

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