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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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
(2 comments) SHARE 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".
(2 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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.
SHARE 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) SHARE 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."
SHARE 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, 8210 views)
(2 comments) SHARE 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.
(2 comments) SHARE 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.
SHARE 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.
SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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".
(3 comments) SHARE 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) SHARE 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.
(4 comments) SHARE 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).
(2 comments) SHARE 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.
SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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, 8210 views)
(3 comments) SHARE 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.
(1 comments) SHARE 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 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".
(1 comments) SHARE 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.