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Ramin Mazaheri is currently covering the US elections. He 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. He is the author of 'Socialism's Ignored Success: Iranian Islamic Socialism' as well as 'I'll Ruin Everything You Are: Ending Western Propaganda on Red China', which is also available in simplified and traditional Chinese.

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Emmanuel Macron, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 9, 2019
Khamenei to Macron: Stop calling me - I've moved on Macron is so young to have so much power, so inexperienced politically, and evinces such a lack of historical and cultural knowledge that maybe he truly is just naïve?
Lebanese protesters wave flags and shout slogans during an anti-government demonstration at al-Nour Square in the northern port city of Tripoli on November 2, 2019., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 2, 2019
Hiding the West's Ongoing Neo-Colonialism in Lebanon via Blaming Iran, Part 1 of 2 Western headlines try to make the totally absurd claim that Iran has somehow become the neo-colonial master in Lebanon.
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 5, 2019
Israel Panics, Attacks Over Iran Rapprochement Israel will do and and say anything to discredit Iran; Israel, of course, is impossible to discredit in the Western media - their pro-Zionism bias is so total and pathetically servile that anything Tel Aviv claims is presented as credible, whereas Tehran is viewed with skepticism if they claim the night sky has clouds and stars.
yellow vest-France, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 27, 2019
Why France's 20- and 30-somethings hate the Yellow Vests It's a question which needs to be asked, but we can't wait for the French media to answer it because they have almost totally stopped reporting on the anti-government movement for several months.
PressTV-Watch Iran's Khordad 3 air Defense, From InText
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 22, 2019
Iranian Unity & Patience Caused Trump Flip-Flop on Attack I am deeply skeptical that the US ever initiated a missile strike against Iran and then called it off, as was claimed by The New York Times.
France yellow vest protests, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Back to French tear gas in the morning: smells like auste'rite' The reality, which is still difficult to grasp as we left Yellow Vest #45 and filmed an old man whose face was red and bloodied from cops, as well as a bleeding, handcuffed old woman, is that things are only going to get worse
Sea of Money, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 30, 2019
How QE has radically changed the nature of the West's financial system. This 10-part series uses as its jumping-off point the 2018 book Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World by Nomi Prins, a former Wall Street executive who saw the light and is now informing on the crimes of Western imperialism-capitalism.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 25, 2019
Iran Seizes British Pirate Ship: Justice Two-Centuries in the Making (Part 1 of 2) The news that Iran seized a British-flagged tanker accused of piracy provoked first shock then jubilation among Iranians worldwide. An Iranian flag atop a British ship? That's a dream deferred for two centuries.
Lebanese President Michel Aoun (C), Speaker of the Parliament Nabih Berri (L) and Prime Minister Saad Hariri attend a ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the founding of Lebanese Armed Forces at the military academy in Beirut, Lebanon, on 1 August 20, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Viewpoints 3 Lebanese Maronites: an exile, a warlord and the 'Arab Nelson Mandela' This article will continue to insist that Lebanon's problem is not Christian nor Muslim but a question of classic right-versus-left political ideologies. This reality is illustrated in the very unequal fates of three Lebanese Maronite Christians: Michel Aoun, Samir Geagea and Georges Ibrahim Abdullah.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 15, 2019
MBS Sells Reza Pahlavi as "Second Coming" of Shah of Iran Reza Pahlavi, the son of deposed Iranian king Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, is reportedly set to star in a TV program for UK-based media Iran International.
From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 4, 2019
French General Strike Starts: Victory or More Austerity? Unions are leading an unlimited, general strike starting on December 5 to try and stop President Emmanuel Macron's radically right-wing pension "reforms"
Ending Western Propaganda in Red China, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 3, 2019
A necessary revolution in discussing China's Cultural Revolution: an 8-part series (1/8) This is the first article in an 8-part series which examines Dongping Han's book The Unknown Cultural Revolution: Life and Change in a Chinese Village in order to drastically redefine a decade which has proven to be not just the basis of China's current success, but also a beacon of hope for developing countries worldwide.
Series: I'll Ruin Everything You Are (7 Articles, 7944 views)
New York Times redacted story, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Uncle Sam, the Selfless and Splendiferous Succorer, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 23, 2020
Capitalist-Imperialist West Stays Home Over Corona - They Grew a Conscience? -all of a sudden everyone across the West cares about preventing mostly-preventable flu deaths. Really? What overreaction? The West just has a huge heart- haven't their capitalist and Christian evangelists been saying that for four centuries?
Yellow Vest Movement, Paris 2019, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The Redemption of France's Revolutionary Spirit Outside of France the Yellow Vests have given the world a precious gift, and at a huge sacrifice: nobody will ever view: "French-style democracy" with the respect their government arrogantly demands as the alleged "birthplace of human rights".
Iranian missile shot down Ukrainian Boeing 737, From Uploaded
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 16, 2020
Iran Keeps Blaming Itself - How Can There be a Ukraine Air Cover-Up? The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani says no effort was made to cover up the reasons behind the crash of a Ukrainian plane in southwest Tehran, emphasizing that covering up such incident was impossible in view of its nature and characteristics.
In this file photo taken on March 16, 2019, a protester holds a French national flag as he walks among the tear gas smoke past the Arc de Triomphe on the Place de l'Etoile in Paris. (Photo by AFP), From InText
SHARE More Sharing        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:
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Anti-ISIS Hero Soleimani Slandered as a "Terrorist" by US The globally condemned assassination of Iran's Qassem Soleimani is not part of a "new" war on Iran - it is crucial history in the "old" war on Iraq.
Gilets jaunes, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 3, 2019
Yellow Vests End French Austerity The Yellow Vests forced the French government to not present an austerity-laden annual budget for the first time in a decade. You should be saying, "Wow, that is a historic achievement."
Gilets Jaunes, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 27, 2019
The Yellow Vest Movement: One of the Most Unreported Stories of 2019 Allow me to briefly summarize: Every Saturday eight thousand cops were on the streets of Paris, entire city areas shut down, while the state went on a rampage of indiscriminate violence of police brutality against unarmed protesters. Then it hit me: the metronomic sadism of massive state violence was abnormal, yet Western mainstream media ignored it, and pretended everything was normal.
Ending Western Propaganda in Red China, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 7, 2019
The Story of a Martyr FOR, and not BY, China's Cultural Revolution (2/8) This is the 2nd article in an 8-part series which examines Dongping Han's book "The Unknown Cultural Revolution: Life and Change in a Chinese Village" in order to drastically redefine a decade which has proven to be not just the basis of China's current success, but also a beacon of hope for developing countries worldwide. Here is the list of articles slated to be published, and I hope you will find them useful in your leftist
Series: I'll Ruin Everything You Are (7 Articles, 7944 views)
An Iranian woman displays the images of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and Founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini outside the wall of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran. (File photo), From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Sanctions on Leader? Ending myth of 'Millionaire Mullah' The idea of "Millionaire Mullahs" was conceived in 2003 by the uber-capitalist magazine Forbes.
G-7 Biarritz, France, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 4, 2019
French President Macron Claims Iran-US Deal to Promote Himself In the end Macron's wonkish vigor and mastery (of only the neoliberal solutions to global instability) is all a way to push Western Liberal technocratism, and thus he is no different from the election campaign of Hillary Clinton.
Ending Western Propaganda in Red China, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 6, 2019
How the socioeconomic gains of China's Cultural Revolution fueled their 1980s boom (6/8) This is the 6th article in an 8-part series which examines Dongping Han's book The Unknown Cultural Revolution: Life and Change in a Chinese Village in order to drastically redefine a decade which has proven to be not just the basis of China's current success, but also a beacon of hope for developing countries worldwide.
Series: I'll Ruin Everything You Are (7 Articles, 7944 views)
Christine Lagarde, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Ending Western Propaganda in Red China, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 20, 2019
What the West can learn: Yellow Vests are demanding a Cultural Revolution (8/8) This was the final article in an 8-part series which examined Dongping Han's book The Unknown Cultural Revolution: Life and Change in a Chinese Village.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 21, 2019
France's Despised Eric Zemmour Guilty of Islamophobia France's most notorious far-right thinker, Eric Zemmour, has finally been convicted of Islamophobic speech.
General Qassem Soleimani, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 5, 2020
Soleimani: The 'Muslim Che Guevara' Dies, But Revolutionary Culture Continues " A people without hate cannot triumph over a brutal enemy." - Che Guevara. The assassination on Iraqi soil of Iran's Qassem Soleimani will produce many things, and global resentment and hatred for Washington is undoubtedly already one of them.
From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 1, 2019
Macron uses 'Islamo-diversions' to force through more far-right economic 'deforms' President Emmanuel Macron made a nonsense speech - aimed at keeping Islamophobia in the media cycle - where he called on Muslims to do more in the fight against "Islamic separatism". Laughable, considering France's role in arming Daesh, publicly praising Al-Nusra and the billions they make selling weapons to the reactionary Persian Gulf monarchies.
BREXIT, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 12, 2019
Don't Forget the Real Root of Brexit: Fear of Eurozone Economic Contagion It's hard to get the Western mainstream media to discuss Brexit properly: Wikipedia's timeline doesn't start until 2016, for some reason, and I'm sure that's where many journalists' research starts and ends on serious subjects of global importance.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
An Iranian woman displays the images of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and Founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini outside the wall of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran. (File photo), From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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".
Secretary Pompeo Participates in Press Conference With President Trump, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Ending Western Propaganda on Red China, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 29, 2019
Red Guards ain't all red: Who fought whom in China's Cultural Revolution? (5/8) This is the 5th article in an 8-part series which examines Dongping Han's book The Unknown Cultural Revolution: Life and Change in a Chinese Village in order to drastically redefine a decade which has proven to be not just the basis of China's current success, but also a beacon of hope for developing countries worldwide.
Series: I'll Ruin Everything You Are (7 Articles, 7944 views)
Vive la France, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 16, 2019
The Yellow Vest Hospital Hoax: I Reported Live From the Scene as It Happened The French government has been forced to shamefully admit that they made false accusations that May Day Yellow Vest protesters tried to break into a hospital in order to "attack", "assault" and "steal."
The Unending US Crime Against Iraq, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 2, 2020
Iraqi Protests: "Why Did it Take So Long to Get Here?" The recent protests at the US embassy/city-state/Superman fortress of solitude in Iraq undoubtedly served notice of what the 2020s will bring for Iraq: freedom from three decades of US domination and terrorism.
Nicki Minaj, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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).
Yellow Vests, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 17, 2019
'Rock 'n roll is dead!' 'Yellow Vests are dead!' - uncool Western reporting From the very beginning Western Mainstream Media news reporters have said with enormous conviction that the Yellow Vests are a dying movement - it's not going to happen.
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Atlanta, GA, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        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.
Ending Western Propaganda in Red China, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 21, 2019
How the Little Red Book created a cult 'of socialism' and not 'of Mao' (4/8) This is the 4th article in an 8-part series which examines Dongping Han's book The Unknown Cultural Revolution: Life and Change in a Chinese Village in order to drastically redefine a decade which has proven to be not just the basis of China's current success, but also a beacon of hope for developing countries worldwide.
Series: I'll Ruin Everything You Are (7 Articles, 7944 views)
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 27, 2019
Much safer to be a protester in Hong Kong than in France China's socialist democratic system is obviously far, far more democratic than France's.
An Iranian woman displays the images of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and Founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini outside the wall of the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran. (File photo), From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 14, 2019
Sanctions on Khamenei? Ending the myth of the 'Millionaire Mullah' (Part 3/3) Part 3 will show how this propaganda is unrelenting.
The Fall of the Spartans - A Civilization Based On War and Barbarism is Destined to Collapse, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 31, 2020
Corona Proving the Loser of the Cold War was Both the USSR & the USA The USSR was not beaten by industrial capitalism - it was more than equal as a competitor there - but by financial capitalism. The coronavirus is but a minor malady compared to that disease, certainly
Ending Western Propaganda in Red China, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 13, 2019
Ending a Cultural Revolution Can Only Be Counter-Revolutionary (7/8) This is the 7th article in an 8-part series which examines Dongping Han's book The Unknown Cultural Revolution: Life and Change in a Chinese Village in order to drastically redefine a decade which has proven to be not just the basis of China's current success, but also a beacon of hope for developing countries worldwide.
Series: I'll Ruin Everything You Are (7 Articles, 7944 views)
Ayatollah Khamenei: US disgraced after assassination of Gen. Soleimani, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 21, 2020
US Murders Still the Real Story Even if you disagree with Ayatollah Khamenei's political views, he will at least tell you something about how to live your life better - he is a preacher and focused on such things.
Kenosha, Wisconsin. Jacob Blake shot 7 times in the back by police., From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 29, 2020
Kenosha is a Microcosm of the United States in 2020 - Tragedy on Top of Tragedy on Top of Tragedy The situation in Kenosha is a microcosm of the United States in 2020 - tragedy on top of tragedy on top of tragedy: A Black man wantonly paralysed by cops, his three sons forced to watch, ethnic-based shops frantically boarding up their windows after having been shuttered during a pandemic lockdown, a 17-year old shooting and killing two protesters -
The check is in the mail?, From FlickrPhotos
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 10, 2020
No 2nd stimulus? Time to Admit Both Parties Want to Destroy the Average American With both parties unwilling to agree on a desperately-needed 2nd stimulus package amid Great Depression-levels of economic suffering, it should be crystal clear that both Democrats and Republicans are happy to destroy the average American in their lust for power.
I'LL RUIN EVERYTHING YOU ARE, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 14, 2019
Why was a Cultural Revolution needed in already-Red China? (3/8) This is the 3rd article in an 8-part series which examines Dongping Han's book The Unknown Cultural Revolution: Life and Change in a Chinese Village in order to drastically redefine a decade which has proven to be not just the basis of China's current success, but also a beacon of hope for developing countries worldwide.
Series: I'll Ruin Everything You Are (7 Articles, 7944 views)
WATCH LIVE: Joe Biden visits Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, PA on 9/11 anniversary., From YouTubeVideos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 11, 2020
Voters can't see if Biden is senile until the debates in US-style democracy The most important issue in the US today is, incredibly, largely banned from corporate media discourse: Has Joe Biden become too senile to be president?
Nancy Pelosi and Jake Tapper have an irritable, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 7, 2020
Bipartisan Effort to Oust Trump Makes 2nd US Stimulus Unlikely The coronavirus seems likely to deal a death blow to the neoliberal form of capitalism, which has always been a faith-based ideology with a terrible track record, anyway: in a major crisis a central government simply must provide services and aid, and simply cannot continue to slash itself into neoliberal-ordered nothingness.
Trump voters, From FlickrPhotos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 6, 2020
Results are in: Americans lose, duopoly wins, Trumpism wasn't a cult of personality I am not writing in favor of Trumpism nor in condemnation of it - I am trying to do something rare: give objective journalism about America in November 2020. Trumpism was, like the Yellow Vests---
I voted!, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Mail-in ballots: the US elites' 'plausible deniability' ploy to retain power Mail-in balloting has been a way to ensure that the elites of both parties can contest the election if they lose, thus giving them a way to deny ultimate responsibility for their loss via presenting a way to question the integrity of the election.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 7, 2020
Trump declares civil war for voter integrity in breaking (or broken) USA The idea that Donald J. Trump could be (even the guy cleaning up behind the horse of) a white knight acting in favor of integrity is laughable, hypocritical and certainly controversial, but that is what a disaster United States political culture truly is.
Killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, From WikimediaPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Iranians: The People the West are Allowed to Assassinate The recent assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh - and the total silence regarding any sanctions on those who illegally played judge, jury, invader and executioner - reminds us how very unique Iranians are: Iranians are the people whom Westerners feel they are legitimately allowed to assassinate.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 5, 2020
80% of US Partisan Losers Think the Last 2 Elections Were Stolen That's a shocking headline, but true: Many are aware that 90% of Republicans currently agree that Joe Biden "did not legitimately win the election" due to vote fraud, but how many remember that as late as 2018 70% of Democrats believed that "Russia tampered with vote tallies in order to help Donald Trump get elected president".
The US Capitol, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 7, 2021
This Week in the US: The Model Nation for no Nation Anymore As this article is on the verge of publication the United States Capitol has been occupied by protesters on the day of Electoral College's presidential vote. It's very exciting stuff, certainly, but an insatiable craving for excitement seems to have long been a major flaw of Western culture.

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