Agrotowns could be the way of the future

11 January 2018 — The Morning Star

[Here’s an interesting and stimulating essay on the kind of possibilities a humane and socialist future could offer us instead of this plastic madness that threatens to completely overwhelm us, and the planet! No byline unfortunately but some useful references to other sources and stimulations. WB]

IMAGINE living in a town surrounded by ecologically friendly farms, walkable, green, with world-class cultural and health institutions, and flexible working schedules allowing you to get your hands dirty and exercise by working on a farm in the morning and studying, creating art or playing with your children in the afternoon.

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History of US-Iran Relations: “Regime Change” and the Islamic State in 1979? By Masud Wadan

11 January 2018 — Global Research

 Ayatollah Khomeini, an Instrument of the U.S.?

According to Masud Wadan in this timely analysis of Iran’s 1979 Revolution, the US and its European allies favored the creation of an Islamic State headed by Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran’s spiritual leader, with a view to undermining Iran’s leftist-progressive revolutionary movement.  

According to Wadan: “The US with the support of France, Britain and Germany struck a deal regarding Khomeini at the Guadeloupe Conference [1979]. This three-day summit agreed upon the seating of Khomeini as the leader of Iran.”

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A “Harsh and Terrible … Solution”: Fidel Castro’s Armageddon Letter to Nikita Khrushchev

11 January 2018 — National Security Archive

Washington, D.C., January 11, 2018 – A new book by long-time colleagues of the National Security Archive, James G. Blight and janet M. Lang, offers a fresh exploration of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis and plumbs its lessons on the continuing dangers of nuclear war. 

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