News and Analysis (10/24/20)

“Unlike the U.S., Iran does not interfere in other country’s elections” — Alireza Miryousefi, spokesman for Iran’s mission to the United Nations:

State Department careerists call plans to label Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam anti-Semitic “a gift to authoritarian governments that have long sought to delegitimize human rights groups for their work exposing mass atrocities and crimes against humanity”:

None of the arrested men currently work for the school and the police got two of their names wrong when announcing the arrests, leaving observers to wonder if the police have anything right in their prosecution of the three accused and the school at which one had taught:

“We can no longer reach our land, nor can we harvest the olives. The settlement sewage water has drowned the land completely”:

“Kadhimi has published a white paper on dramatic economic reforms that would see a public sector payroll cut from 25% to 12.5% of GDP. He added the country’s political class had grown lazy through its reliance on oil”:

“Instead of addressing the alienation of French Muslims, especially in France’s exurban ghettos … the government aims to influence the practice of a 1,400-year-old faith, one with almost 2 billion peaceful followers around the world, including tens of millions in the West”:

“Digital rights activists have consistently denounced the internet restrictions, with some calling them ‘far worse censorship than anywhere in the world'”:

Breaking Fast shows that you can balance sexuality and religion without pitting them against each other, and without alienating viewers”:

Trump and Biden have some significant differences on Iran, but there is no daylight between their parties’ establishments’ unconditional support for Israel:

 

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