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‘Take Syrian president’s ideas into account’ - Moscow — RT

‘Take Syrian president’s ideas into account’ - Moscow — RT | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
As Russian and US diplomats prepare for a meeting with the international mediator for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, Russian diplomats are calling for a balanced approach to settling the 21-month political crisis.
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Iran warships dock in Sudan - Region - World - Ahram Online

Iran warships dock in Sudan - Region - World - Ahram Online | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

The docking of two Iranian warships in Sudan raises Israeli concerns about arms smuggling to Hamas.

 

Two Iranian warships docked in Port Sudan on Saturday, a witness said, marking the second port call by the Iranian navy in Sudan in five weeks.


The Iranian navy said the 1,400 ton frigate Jamaran and the 4,700 ton support ship Bushehr "docked in Port Sudan, after successfully carrying out their assignments in the Red Sea and were greeted by high-ranking Sudanese naval commanders."

 

It did not say how long the warships would stay in port.

Khartoum said it was a "normal" port call but Israeli officials have expressed concern about arms smuggling through Sudan.

 

They have long accused the African country of serving as a base of support for militants from the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas which rules the Gaza Strip.

 

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http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/60038/World/Region/Iran-warships-dock-in-Sudan.aspx

 

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Making the world a more dangerous place – the eager role of Julia Gillard

Making the world a more dangerous place – the eager role of Julia Gillard | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Gillard has returned Australia to its historic relationship with Washington, similar to that of an eastern European satellite with Moscow.

 

'The day before Barack Obama arrived in Canberra last year to declare China the new enemy of the “free world”, Gillard announced the end of Labor’s ban on uranium sales to India.'

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Can One TV Show Shift Refugee Policy? | newmatilda.com

Can One TV Show Shift Refugee Policy? | newmatilda.com | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Go Back To Where You Came From attracted big audiences to SBS last week.

 

'Showing the distances travelled, the diversity of global routes taken and resilience in the face of constant threat, returns a powerful agency to undocumented migrants. This is in place of their usual portrayal as immobile victims: trapped behind razor wire, disciplined or resistant, at the mercy of the state. This starts to move the debate away from patronising politics of victimhood towards an acknowledgement of the mobile power of people to control their own lives and destinations. It also raises the question of why so few asylum seekers and refugees have voices in the debate over migration and border control.'

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What does Iran get for supporting al-Assad? - CNN.com

What does Iran get for supporting al-Assad? - CNN.com | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Despite its own troubles, Iran may see that it has little choice but to step up support for the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.

 

'The last thing Iran wants is a Sunni-dominated Syria that abandons the "axis" -- especially as the rebels' main supporters are Iran's Persian Gulf rivals: Qatar and Saudi Arabia.'

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Khamenei Page Prompts Calls For Iran To Unblock Facebook

Khamenei Page Prompts Calls For Iran To Unblock Facebook | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Since the Iranian supreme leader made his debut on Facebook, many have taken a liking to the idea that the authorities unblock access to the popular social-networking site.
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Two Years of Cablegate as Bradley Manning Testifies for the First Time

Two Years of Cablegate as Bradley Manning Testifies for the First Time | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
The information WikiLeaks has disclosed frustrates the controlled political discourse that is trumpeted by establishment media and Western governments to shape public perception.

 

'Thursday, November 29th, Bradley Manning testified for the first time since his arrest two and a half years ago in Baghdad. Today also marks the two-year anniversary of the first front pages around the world from Cablegate, an archive of 251,287 U.S. State Department diplomatic cables -- messages sent between the State Department and its embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions around the world. In collaboration with a network of more than 100 press outlets we revealed the full spectrum of techniques used by the United States to exert itself around the world. The young intelligence analyst Bradley Manning was detained as an alleged source.

 

WikiLeaks came under attack, with American politicians and right-wing pundits calling for all of us to be designated as terrorists, some even calling for my assassination and the kidnapping of our staff. Speaking on Meet The Press, Vice President Joe Biden referred to me as a "high-tech terrorist," while Senator Joe Lieberman demanded that we be prosecuted under the U.S. Espionage Act. The Department of Justice spokesperson Dean Boyd admitted as recently as July 2012 that the Department of Justice investigation into WikiLeaks is ongoing, and the Pentagon renewed its threats against us on September 28th, declaring our work an "ongoing crime." As a result, I have been granted political asylum and now live in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, surrounded by armed police while the FBI portion of the "whole of government" investigation against us, according to court testimony, had reached 42,135 pages as of December last year.'

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The Doctor Confesses: How A Spy Escaped Iran

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In the Iran of the Ayatollahs, he was a Jew, a writer, a doctor performing abortions, and eventually, reluctantly, a spy.

 

A wonderful story of courage, resorcefulness and resilience.  As the reviewer points out, it is part of a growing body of refugee literature - stories that need to be told.

 

'This memoir by Sydney-based Iranian-Jewish doctor Kooshyar Karimi may well turn out to be my book of the year. It is an extraordinarily vivid evocation of what it was like to grow up as a secret Jew in the Iran of the Ayatollahs, a world Karimi likens to George Orwell's 1984, where informers are everywhere and almost everyone is forced to lead a double life.'

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Former envoy talks Syria, chess game of diplomacy

Former envoy talks Syria, chess game of diplomacy | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
There is no shortage of pundits and foreign policy experts who have offered opinions on the Syrian civil war, but few have spent as many years watching this geopolitical crossroads as closely as Edward Djerejian, a former ambassador to Syria and...

 

'I think that fundamentally what happened in Syria was the very same manifestation of what happened in Tunisia, Libya, Yemen and other Arab countries, which was a grass-roots protest movement, largely on the part of the youth of the country, who were reclaiming their individual rights: the right to a job, the opportunity to have an education, the right to housing, the right to participate in the structure of the state.'

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Iran Steps Up Diplomatic Efforts To Ease Isolation

Iran Steps Up Diplomatic Efforts To Ease Isolation | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it
Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has an op-ed in today’s Washington Post in which he declares the Iranian regime on the side of freedom and reform in the Middle East, and ready to help .

 

'......  it’s important to see Iran’s increased diplomatic activism as a reaction to the tightening sanctions and increased isolation resulting from their failure to adequately address concerns over its nuclear work.'

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