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Ramin Mazaheri is the chief correspondent in Paris for Press TV and has lived in France since 2009. He has been a daily newspaper reporter in the US, and has reported from Iran, Cuba, Egypt, Tunisia, South Korea and elsewhere. His work has appeared in various journals, magazines and websites, as well as on radio and television. He is a Senior Correspondent & Contributing Editor of The Greanville Post.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 'This Yellow Vest Carnage' more "French Exceptionalism"
At a recent demonstration against the recently fired, third-ranking French civil servant (the president of parliament), who had been caught enjoying jumbo lobster and 1,000-euro bottles of wine with his friends on the taxpayer's centime; I chatted with a former political prisoner:
(2 comments) Friday, July 19, 2019 A Step Backwards or Leap of Faith Against the US Dollar
Christine Lagarde just quit her top post at the International Monetary Fund in order to run the European Central Bank. This shows just how far the euro has come (and central bankers), and represents either a historic step backwards or a leap of faith forward in the fight against the global domination of the US dollar.
(4 comments) Saturday, July 13, 2019 From Khashoggi to Nicki Minaj: the immoral misadventures of MBS
It might surprise many non-Iranians, but the array of live music included electric guitars and rock and roll. The rockers did not draw a bigger crowd than an excellent, traditionally-dressed Sufi singer playing the daf (a Middle Eastern hand drum).
(1 comments) Monday, July 8, 2019 The Myth of Iran's 'Millionaire Mullah' (Part 2/3)
I can very briefly explain how and why the West can persist with their "Millionaire Mullah" mythology:
There are many economic principles that guide the Iranian economy which have no basis in the West they are, after all, "revolutionary".
(1 comments) Thursday, July 4, 2019 Leaked: Censored NY Times Column Supporting Hong Kong Protests
The leak is mainly the inclusion of points which The Times cut from their final version. I have published them here, and the reader can judge for themselves if the cuts were legitimate, or if they were perhaps made in order to obscure the author's true political intentions and motivations from the reader.
(3 comments) Sunday, June 30, 2019 Do Western diplomats have 'mental disability', or can the West no longer produce real politicians?
The Western world has an unusual way of practicing diplomacy, and this was aptly summed up recently by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani:
"You sanction the foreign minister simultaneously with a request for talks," he said, referring to Washington sanctions on Mohammad Javad Zarif.
"The White House is afflicted by mental disability and does not know what to do," Rouhani continued.
(2 comments) Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Iran got Reagan elected in 1980, Will they get Trump fired in 2020?
Jimmy Carter's foolish and feckless opposition to the Iranian Islamic Revolution was perhaps the single-most important reason he was not re-elected in 1980. Nearly 40 years later, Donald Trump is on the brink of allowing Iran to decide yet another US presidential election.
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Whither the 'Mexican Power' movement I predicted post-Trump?
The arrival of Trump was, I reasoned, certain to lead a movement which would declare: The reality of Mexican Power can no longer be denied, because denying it would lead to massive imprisonment, violence, sociocultural shock, US economic and agricultural turmoil, etc.