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Power Games in and out of Town

by BN Aziz Feb 2, 2021 “Stop Mitch McConnell!” screams yet another message to my inbox. Wait a minute; I understood that the power Mitch McConnell  wielded over…

Careful! It’s Not All That Funny.

Jan. 22/21 by BN Aziz Counterpunch.org “Man, it’s hard doing comedy”. What? That was Chris Rock on January 12th talking with Stephen Colbert. Two of America’s funniest comedians…

Relief; But A Cautious Hope

by Barbara Nimri Aziz      Nov 5, 2020             It’s a strange post-election feeling, one shared by many Americans, and perhaps many people worldwide. President Trump is on his way…

What Can Americans Learn from New York’s Shrewd Governor, Andrew Cuomo?

By Barbara Nimri Aziz, October 28, 2020             Day 240 of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US; anxious New Yorkers are again invited to hear about changing conditions in…

Who Will Come to America’s Aid?

JULY 21, 2020, By Barbara Nimri Aziz USA needs help. Let’s face it: our democratic institutions aren’t working well; our president is behaving like a depraved, spiteful monarch;…

“Soft Power”: Americans in Its Grip at Home Must Face the Mischief It Wields

JULY 13, 2020, Global Research I suspect most Americans would approve of what they understand to be this nation’s global cultural reach as expressed through its ‘soft power’….

Eight minutes, Forty-six Seconds

JUNE 5, 2020, By Barbara Nimri Aziz. Eight minutes, forty-six seconds is a long time: a long time when you are meditating; a long time while waiting for…

A Risky Referendum for Kurdistan Underway in Iraq

SEPTEMBER 25, 2017, Globalresearch.ca. The referendum is opposed by neighboring powers, but most significantly by the central government in Baghdad. It is a far more serious move that…

Women as Pawns in the Political War Game

SEPTEMBER 25, 2017, Globalresearch.ca. The referendum is opposed by neighboring powers, but most significantly by the central government in Baghdad. It is a far more serious move that…

Who, What and Where are Iraq’s Turkmen?

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014, Counterpunch.org. Know your Yazidi. An anthropological sketch will assure support for US and Peshmarga military advances across Iraq, and sequester a competing other minority—Iraq’s Turkmen.