Make or Break Time for Iran and P5+1 by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from Strategic Culture Foundation
November 20, 2013

Never mind “workers of the world unite!” How about just “people of commonsense unite!” This new rallying call acquires cogency this week as the third round of talks gets underway in Geneva between Iran and the sextet of world powers, known as the P5+1, comprising US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany.

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What a Sorry State of Affairs by William Bowles

by William Bowles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
19 November 2013

I have been involved with left-wing politics in one guise or another pretty much my entire life and I have to admit to getting an awful lot of stuff wrong, largely because rather than thinking things through properly for myself, I listened to the ‘authority’, to those who allegedly know best.

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UK Prime Minister Covers Up Crimes Against Humanity by Felicity Arbuthnot

Blair wears the American flag - Tony Blair protest, Chilcot Iraq Inquiry 21 January 2011

Image by chrisjohnbeckett via Flickr

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
November 19, 2013

Hypocrisy, the most protected of vices.
— Moliere, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673

Last week a little more was learned as to the circumventions in Whitehall and Washington delaying the publication of the findings of Sir John Chilcot’s marathon Inquiry into the background of the Iraq invasion.

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