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Notes on Svetlana Alexievich, Secondhand Time: The last of the Soviets, an oral history (2016)

Notes on Svetlana Alexievich, Secondhand Time: The last of the Soviets, an oral history (2016)

Svetlana Alexievich, Secondhand Time: The last of the Soviets, an oral history, Random House 2016. -better to forget the bad past. -Perestroika wasn’t created by the people, it was created by a sin...

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Impact of Iranian revolution in world

Impact of Iranian revolution in world

https://www.irna.ir/news/83341502  Interview for IRNA on 30th anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini's death  Summary  Iran's 1979 revolution created a seismic shift in world politics. At the same time as the socialist world teetered and would soon collapse, renewing predato...

IRNA interview (Persian): Trump's antisemitism envoy vs BDS

نویسنده کانادایی: لابی صهیونیست ها در پی ارعاب مخالفان است نیویورک – ایرنا – یک نویسنده کانادایی به تلاش لابی رژیم صهیونیستی در کانادا و آمریکا برای جلوگیری از گسترش جنبش بایکوت و تحریم این رژیم اشاره کرد و گفت: آنها به ارعاب مخالفان خود روی آورده اند 'اریک والبرگ' روز جمعه در گفت وگوی اختصاصی ب...

Kayhan interview: Macron's Comeuppance

Kayhan interview: Macron's Comeuppance

Interview with Eric Walberg and Rodney Shakespeare, author of Binary Economics: the new paradigm (1999)1) What is the major problem of the French yellow vests that has pushed them into the streets?This protest started not in Paris, but among motorists across the country, especially farmers, whose li...

Russia and Soviet Union

Notes on Svetlana Alexievich, Secondhand Time: The last of the Soviets, an oral history (2016)

Notes on Svetlana Alexievich, Secondhand Time: The last of the Soviets, an oral history (2016)

Svetlana Alexievich, Secondhand Time: The last of the Soviets, an oral history, Random House 2016. -better to forget the bad past. -Perestroika wasn’t created by the people, it was created by a single person and handful of intellectuals -before i hated money. I didn’t know what it was, considere...

Putin and Russia, the world’s ‘heartland’

Putin and Russia, the world’s ‘heartland’

Russia has always fascinated me--the mystical orthodox faith brought to Kievan Rus in the ninth century, the stern heroes who defended Muscovy against the Golden Horde in the 13--15th centuries,  the vast spaces, the remarkable literature of Pushkin and Tolstoy, the Bolshevik Revolution again...

Europe, Canada & U.S.A.

Tehran slams Canada for ‘unlawful’ sale of Iran properties

Tehran slams Canada for ‘unlawful’ sale of Iran properties

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I4dH5wwGIA

Trump, Russiagate and the deep state

 Trump, Russiagate and the deep state

I have avoided getting caught up in what can only be described as the insanity gripping the US media and political elite since even before Trump's astounding victory in 2016 -- the claim that poor, weak Russia somehow orchestrated the defeat of Hillary Clinton and the election of the clownish, loose...

Middle East

Presstv interview: British piracy at Gibraltar

Presstv interview: British piracy at Gibraltar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJWWemYDPd8

Morsi's legacy: unlikely democrat, reluctant martyr

Morsi's legacy: unlikely democrat, reluctant martyr

Mohamed Morsi (1951–2019) was the fifth President of Egypt (30 June 2012 to 3 July 2013), deposed by General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in a coup d'état July 3, 2013. In his last words, Morsi accused the government of "assassinating" him through years of poor prison conditions. Morsi is survived by h...

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Canadian Eric Walberg is known worldwide as a journalist specializing in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. A graduate of University of Toronto and Cambridge in economics, he has been writing on East-West relations since the 1980s.

He has lived in both the Soviet Union and Russia, and then Uzbekistan, as a UN adviser, writer, translator and lecturer. Presently a writer for the foremost Cairo newspaper, Al Ahram, he is also a regular contributor to Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, Global Research, Al-Jazeerah and Turkish Weekly, and is a commentator on Voice of the Cape radio.

Culture & Religion

Review: Tamim Ansary, Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes (2009)

Review: Tamim Ansary, Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes (2009)

Reviving the ‘House of Peace’ as the peace movement's guiding principle Tho...

Peace & Socialism

Toronto Climate Strike: Let a hundred posters bloom

Toronto Climate Strike: Let a hundred posters bloom

The culmination of Toronto’s Global Climate Strike on Friday September 27, 201...

Grossman’s A Socialist Defector: Back in the GDR - you don’t know how lucky you are

Grossman’s A Socialist Defector: Back in the GDR - you don’t know how lucky you are

I finished Victor Grossman/ Stephen Wechsler’s* A Socialist Defector: From Har...

Whittaker Chambers or Alger Hiss: Who’s the real traitor?

Whittaker Chambers or Alger Hiss: Who’s the real traitor?

Though #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list for 13 weeks in 1952, beloved of...

Orwell: Neocon icon

Orwell: Neocon icon

How do you explain the fact that the John Birch Society used 1984 as its main ...

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