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More Iran talks, but do Iranians care?

ashtonby Imran Khan

It was, perhaps, the best outcome.

The announcement of more talks between the group called the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the US, Britain, Russia, China, France - plus Germany) and Iran on June 18 and 19 in the Russian capital Moscow is being seen in Tehran as a good thing.

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US Displays Typical Fascist Characteri​stics

Fascist Characteri​stics"If there's any nation in the world that is well on the way to meriting the admittedly vague label of 'fascist,' surely it is the United States," political journalist Alexander Cockburn asserts.

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Iran Nuclear Talks in Baghdad

fereidoun-abbasiPrevious nuclear talks failed. On April 14 and 15, another round convened.

Istanbul hosted so-called P5+1 countries. They include the five permanent Security Council members - America, Russia, China, Britain, and France - plus Germany.

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A US assessment of human rights

Mike Posner, assistant secretary of stateby Alan Fisher

For more than 30 years, the US has compiled its own report into the state of human rights around the world.

Taking information from its embassies around the world, a team in Washington sifts through everything it is sent, fact-checks it all and then compiles it into a very weighty document.

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Democracy Is Not Freedom

bahrain-protestersby Jacob G. Hornberger

One of the ostensible goals of U.S. foreign policy is to spread democracy. Of course, the reality is the exact opposite. The U.S. Empire is one of the greatest lovers of nonelected dictatorships in the world, as manifested by its ardent support of such dictatorships as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Chile (under Pinochet), Guatemala (after ousting Arbenz), Iran (after ousting Mossadegh), Pakistan (under Musharraf), Yemen, Bahrain, and many others.

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