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  • Iran Will Change When the US Changes

    By Trita Parsi, Truthout | News Analysis

    National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House July 31, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images)National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster listens during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, July 31, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images)

    If Trump wants a change in Iran's regional policies, he must be open to changing Washington's policies, too, because in US-Iran relations, hostility begets hostility. While Trump accuses Iran of violating the spirit of the nuclear deal, the US is actually violating the letter of that deal by undermining legal trade with Iran.

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  • Voices of the Palestinian Diaspora: Ramzy Baroud and Rima Najjar on Identity and Resistance

    Voices of the Palestinian Diaspora: Ramzy Baroud and Rima Najjar on Identity and Resistance

    By Yoav Litvin, Truthout | Interview

    Palestinians have been artificially divided for nearly seven decades, but from generation to generation, members of the Palestinian diaspora have neither forgotten their identity nor despaired. Diasporic Palestinians are fundamental to the struggle for equality and justice in several key ways, say journalist and author Ramzy Baroud and retired English professor Rima Najjar.

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  • Capitalist Economies Create Waste, Not Social Value

    Capitalist Economies Create Waste, Not Social Value

    By Chris Williams and Fred Magdoff, Monthly Review Press | Book Excerpt

    More production means more waste; more waste means more production. Waste is a sign of capitalism's success. In this excerpt from Creating an Ecological Society, Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams show the immense levels of waste created by capitalism today, including by the prison-industrial complex, food system and housing in the United States -- not to mention the horrendous expensive and wasteful US military.

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