Thanks to Trump, Iran has the upper hand

“The assassination of General Soleimani is proving to be a resounding success for Iran. It accomplished what the ayatollah could not: common ground between Iran and Iraq, Iraq’s invitation to the US military to leave the country; an end to Iranian popular protests against the regime’s economic policies, and instead broad support…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Counterpunch, The Smirking Chimp, Bainbridge Island Review, The Russophile, Mel Gurtov, Wahpeton Daily News
Date: January 8,10,2020
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“The people do not want war!”

“These were the words that did it, that knocked the composure out of me. I was standing at what felt like the heart of Chicago on a January afternoon, corner of Wabash and Wacker, next to the river and beneath the tower known as Trump. The crowd had swelled by this time to nearly a thousand…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Free Press, Tribune Content Agency, Common Dreams, Buzz Flash, The Smirking Chimp, Antiwar, The Russophile, Pagosa Daily Post, City Watch, Counterpunch, The Gilmer Mirror, The Peaceworker, Uncommon Thought, The Chronicle
Date: January 8,9,10,12,16,2020
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A call to men to join Women’s March

“It’s not too late for a Men’s New Year’s Resolution: to show up in even greater numbers at this year’s Women’s March than ever before. Wherever they’re being held in Washington, DC or Anchorage, Alaska, let’s encourage men to march for gender equity, and to transform manhood…”

Rob Okun
Published in: Sierra County Prospect, Ms. Magazine, Z Net, Mass Live, Amherst Bulletin, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Bainbridge Island Review, Greenfield Recorder, Advanced Local Media, Counterpunch
Date: January 7,8,17,2020
698 Words

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GOP Albatross

“Every schoolchild knows that the Ancient Mariner was forced to wear a dead albatross around his neck. I think America’s Republican Party wears a dying albatross: white evangelicals who are both the GOP’s life-support system and also a curse upon Republicans.”

James A. Haught
Published in:
Bainbridge Island Review, Juan Cole, OpEd News, Patheos, Gilmer Free Press, West Virginia Press, Counterpunch
Date: January 8,14,20,2020

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Instead of real-time commentary, eight common-sense reasons for not going to war with Iran

“In the wake of the assassination of Iranian military leader Major General Qasem Soleimani and nine other people by a U.S. drone strike in Iraq, tensions between the United States and Iran are at their height…”

Patrick T. Hiller
Published in: Eagle Times, Popular Resistance, Antiwar, Gilmer Free Press, Counterpunch
Date: January 8,10,20,2020
843 Words

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