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Economic Update: The Immigration Issue and Capitalism

Economic Update: The Immigration Issue and Capitalism

October 16, 2018

This week: Updates on UK’s Liberal Democrats advocating serious reduction of wealth and income inequality; Sears CEO blames pensions for Sears’ problems; JP Morgan predicts next financial collapse in 2020; failure to deal with opioid crisis; G-20 meeting in Argentina evades real issues; Europeans clash with U.S. over trade with Iran; and a trivial SEC…

Jamal Khashoggi rejiggers the Middle East at potentially horribly cost

Jamal Khashoggi rejiggers the Middle East at potentially horribly cost

October 11, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. The fate of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, assuming that his disappearance was the work of Saudi security and military officials, threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines in the Middle East. At…

Trump Tears up Treaties Pushing for War on Iran, Using Bush-Style Iraq Lies

Trump Tears up Treaties Pushing for War on Iran, Using Bush-Style Iraq Lies

October 10, 2018

As the US ramps up aggression against Iran, withdrawing from agreements and imposing crippling sanctions, Iranians fear Trump and the neocons he surrounded himself with want war – and are echoing Bush-era Iraq “WMD” lies to justify it

Pakistani poker: Playing Saudi Arabia against China

Pakistani poker: Playing Saudi Arabia against China

October 7, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. Desperate for funding to fend off a financial crisis fuelled in part by mounting debt to China, Pakistan is playing a complicated game of poker that could hand Saudi Arabia a strategic victory in…

Iran's World Court Win Exposes U.S. as Rogue State

Iran’s World Court Win Exposes U.S. as Rogue State

October 6, 2018

After the International Court of Justice ruled in Iran’s favor on U.S. sanctions, the Trump administration pulled out of a 1955 treaty and announced a review of its relationship to the court. Trita Parsi, author and founder of the National Iranian American Council, says that when it comes to Iran, the U.S. is acting like…

Trump Officials Headline Pro-Regime Change Summit on Iran

Trump Officials Headline Neocon Iran Regime-Change Summit: Inside UANI

October 2, 2018

John Bolton and Mike Pompeo headlined the annual United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) summit, where speakers celebrated the strangling of the Iranian economy under U.S. sanctions and cheered on regime change. We report from inside

U.S. Punishes Iranians and Threatens Nations That Disobey

U.S. Punishes Iranians and Threatens Nations That Disobey

September 30, 2018

As the Trump administration and its Israeli government ally continue their destabilization campaign against Iran, the EU, Russia, and China have reached a deal with Tehran that would shield financial transactions from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions. The U.S. has warned of “terrible consequences” for those defying its sanctions. Can Iran and the remaining nuclear deal…

Iran's President Rouhani Charges US with 'Economic Terrorism' at UN

Iran’s President Rouhani Charges US with ‘Economic Terrorism’ at UN

September 27, 2018

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran provided a sharp contrast to President Trump’s UN speech, charging the US with undermining international law and of isolating the US, while practicing economic terrorism against Iran and bullying other countries

Attack in Iran raises spectre of a potentially far larger conflagration

Attack in Iran raises spectre of a potentially far larger conflagration

September 23, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this article is available at https://soundcloud.com/user-153425019/attack-in-iran-raises-spectre-of-a-potentially-far-larger-conflagration An attack on a military parade in the southern Iranian city of Ahwaz is likely to prompt Iranian retaliation against opposition groups at home and abroad. It also deepens Iranian fears that the United States. Saudi Arabia and…

The Ahvaz terror attack in Iran may drag the US into a larger war

The Ahvaz terror attack in Iran may drag the US into a larger war

September 23, 2018

By Trita Parsi / Middle East Eye. Iran has been hit by yet another terrorist attack. At least 29 people were killed in the southwestern city of Ahvaz when gunmen opened fire on a crowd watching a military parade on Iran’s equivalent of Memorial Day. But unlike previous terror attacks, this one may spark a…