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Libya: Before and After Muammar Gaddafi

Roxana Baspineiro teleSUR
Gaddafi at UN podium Nine years after his death, residents in the chaos-wracked country's capital have grown to miss the longtime leader as the frustrations of daily life mount.

A War on Iran Would be Different From Iraq, and Far, Far Worse

Zoltan Grossman CounterPunch
Since President Trump’s assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, widespread alarm has centered on whether he is again dragging us into another war like Iraq, to detract from his impeachment. The situation is even more potentially disastrous.

The Endless War with Iran

John Feffer Foreign Policy in Focus
The current crisis might be averted, but the longer U.S. war with Iran continues. The United States has been in a 40-year cold war with Iran. Now, thanks to Donald Trump’s impulsive militarism this 40-year war is turning hot.

Tidbits - Jan. 9, 2020 - Soleimani Assassination; Threats to Iranian Cultural Sites; Jewish Life in Iran; Marx’s Concept of Socialism; Austria’s New Government; Mideast Resources; Puerto Rico fundraiser; Global Day of Protest No War On Iran;

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Reader Comments: Soleimani Assassination; Threats to Iranian Cultural Sites; Jewish Life in Iran; Marx’s Concept of Socialism; Austria’s New Government; Resources on Mideast; Puerto Rico fundraiser; Global Day of Protest No War On Iran; more....

The Reality TV Star President May Have Just Kicked Off WWIII

Mehdi Hasan, Eoin Higgins The Intercept, Common Dreams
Plenty of people across the political spectrum foolishly bought into the ludicrous premise that Trump would be some sort of dove, a noninterventionist, an old-fashioned isolationist. That is utterly wrong.

A New Year and a New Trump Foreign Policy Blunder in Iraq

Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies Independent Media Institute
We hope 2020 is when the American public finally looks at the fateful choice between war and peace with 20/20 vision, and we will start severely punishing Trump and every other U.S. politician who opts for threats over diplomacy, war over peace.

Tidbits - Jan. 2, 2020 - Reader Comments: Finnish Govt Calls for 4-Day-Week; 2020 elections; Medicare for All; Britain's Labour Party; Du Bois and Marxist Schools; Jews in Iran; Watchmen; Renewable Energy; Anti-War Films On-line; Today in History;

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Reader Comments: Finnish Govt Calls for 4-Day-Week; 2020 elections; Medicare for All; Britain's Labour Party; Du Bois and the Jefferson School; Racism 2019; Jews in Iran; Watchmen; Renewable Energy; Anti-War Films On-line; Today in History; more...

Young Iraqis Are Hungry for a Revolution, at All Costs

Valentina Tamborra Il Manifesto Global
In Iraq, if you go out into the streets to protest, you’re risking your life. But it’s better to die than to live like this, the protesters say. We met with the young men and women fighting for a new Iraq.
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