Coverage of Iran Protests Illustrated With Protests Not in Iran–Organized by Fringe Cultists By Adam Johnson

11 January 2017 — FAIR

When it comes to covering protests in other countries, it seems any vague picture of brown people protesting can stand in for those actually on the streets expressing their grievances. Since the outbreak of protests across Iran three weeks ago, several major outlets have used pictures of demonstrations  in the United States, France, or United Kingdom—organized by a fringe, cult-like group, Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK)—in place of images of the entirely unaffiliated protesters, 6,000 miles away, who are the topic of discussion. Continue reading

Sixteen Year Old Ahed Tamimi Offers Israelis a Lesson Worthy of Gandhi By Jonathan Cook

9 January 2018 — Global Research

Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi may not be what Israelis had in mind when, over many years, they criticised Palestinians for not producing a Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela.

Eventually, colonised peoples bring to the fore a figure best suited to challenge the rotten values at the core of the society oppressing them. Ahed is well qualified for the task.

She was charged last week with assault and incitement after she slapped two heavily armed Israeli soldiers as they refused to leave the courtyard of her family home in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah. Her mother, Nariman, is in detention for filming the incident. The video quickly went viral. Continue reading

Black Agenda Report for 11 January 2018

11 January 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Weaponized Words: Are the Black Misleadership Class Race Traitors or Just Following Their Own Class Interests? 

Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
If they are race traitors, we need to look for “real” black leaders. If they are following their own class interest we need to raise new black leaders from the working class…

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Iran, Israel and Palestine: Selected Articles

January 10, 2018 — Global Research

Demonizing Iran: Mainstream Media Madness and US-Israeli-Saudi ‘Behavior’ Problems

By Robert Parry, January 10, 2018

There is a madness in how the mainstream U.S. media presents the world to the American people, a delusional perspective that arguably creates an existential threat to humanity’s survival. We have seen this pattern in the biased depiction of the Ukraine crisis and now in how Official Washington is framing the debate over the Iranian nuclear agreement. Continue reading