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Time to shed illusions

Time to shed illusions Only the international solidarity of our class can deliver a lasting solution, writes Yassamine Mather Bashar al-Assad meets supreme leader Ali Khamenei As the situation in the Middle East continues to deteriorate, and in the wake … Continue reading

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Deselect the Labour warmongers

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On December 2 the House of Commons voted by 397 to 223 in favour of UK air strikes in Syria. Under the leadership of Hilary Benn, shadow foreign secretary, there were 66 Labour MPs who took advantage of the free … Continue reading

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BBC Interview on election of Jeremy Corbyn

With Yassamine Mather on BBC Persian (in Farsi)

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BBC TV interview Yassamine Mather on Islamic State and Paris Attacks

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Two culpable rivals

What lies behind the Mecca tragedy? On September 24, the Saudi authorities told the world that 769 pilgrims had been killed and 863 injured during what was described as a “stampede” in Mecca, as Muslim pilgrims were beginning the Hajj … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn’s Contradictory Foreign Policy

Long before Tony Blair took the country into a disastrous war with Iraq, the foreign policy implemented by the Labour Party, in government and in opposition, had been virtually indistinguishable from that pursued by the Conservative Party, especially in relation … Continue reading

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The Iran Deal Would Mean an End to “Regime Change From Above”

Stanley Heller interviews  Yassamine Mather, Iranian exile, about the Iranian-US nuclear deal. 8/9/2015 : what the U.S. government was trying to do, the false hope that Iran after an “Islamic Revolution” would be free from imperial pressure, the frequent use … Continue reading

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Yassamine Mather in a debate in BBC studios on US air raids against Islamic State and the attitude of the international left regarding foreign military intervention

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A debate recorded in BBC studios two weeks ago on US air raids against Islamic State and the attitude of the international left regarding foreign military intervention  shown Monday 3rd August  

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Dependent on global hegemon

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After 18 days of negotiations, and 20 months after the initial talks regarding Iran’s nuclear programme started in New York, Iran and the P5+1 powers finally signed a deal on July 14. Not everyone was happy. Israeli prime minister Binyamin … Continue reading

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Edging towards a deal

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In the weeks leading up to June 30 2015, it was clear that the real deadline for Iran’s nuclear negotiations with the P5+1 powers was July 9. For the Obama administration, the potential resolution of the conflict with Iran will … Continue reading

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