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JFP 1/27- LibDems: mil cuts shld be 2X; Israel can't hit Iran nukes; Admin threats Egypt aid

Just Foreign Policy News, January 27, 2012
LibDems: mil cuts shld be 2X; Israel can't hit Iran nukes; Admin threats Egypt aid

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Action: Urge Obama: In Iran Diplomacy, Go for a Feasible Deal Now
Few have hope that a diplomatic deal that would resolve all outstanding issues between the U.S. and Iran is politically feasible within the six month timeline envisioned by the sanctions passed by Congress, especially given that this is an election year. But a deal that would lower tensions and put off the most extreme sanctions may be possible. Join us in urging President Obama to pursue an interim deal to ease tensions with Iran.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/20percentdeal

*Action: Methodists consider selective divestment from Israeli occupation
"Aligning United Methodist Investments with Resolutions on Israel/Palestine." There is a form for individuals and groups to endorse the resolution.
https://www.kairosresponse.org/The_Resolution.html

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JFP 1/25: Shift in New York Times reporting on Iran's nuclear program?

Just Foreign Policy News, January 25, 2012
Shift in the New York Times reporting on Iran's nuclear program?

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Shift in the New York Times reporting on Iran's nuclear program?
"One swallow does not a summer make." But compare:
"Western politicians believe Iran is building a nuclear weapons *capability*, but the government in Tehran insists that its nuclear program is for civilian uses only."
- "Europe and U.S. Tighten Vise of Sanctions on Iran,"
Stephen Castle and Alan Cowell, New York Times, January 23, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/world/middleeast/iran-urged-to-negotiate-as-west-readies-new-sanctions.html
to:
"Israel and the United States both say that Iran is pursuing the building of nuclear *weapons* - an assertion denied by Tehran - but they have had differing views on how aggressive the pursuit has been and what should be done about it."
- "U.S. General Visits Israel for Discussions on Iran"

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JFP 1/23 - Israel: Iran not making nuke weapons; Bush CIA chief: bombing bad idea

Just Foreign Policy News, January 23, 2012
Israel: Iran not making nuke weapons; Bush CIA chief: bombing bad idea


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*Action: Tell Congress - Don't Sabotage the Afghan Peace Talks
Romney slams the President for talking to the Taliban. Reuters says some in Congress want to block President Obama from transferring Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo in a bid to spur peace talks. Urge Congress to support - not sabotage - efforts to start peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/romneypeacetalks

RT: US and Iran on a collision course?
Just Foreign Policy talks to RT about the hype around Iran's nuclear program, the danger of war, and the prospects for a diplomatic solution.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP3l4PuQxI8

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JFP 1/17: Romney slams peace talks; Paul booed on "Golden Rule"; Honduras "most homophobic" in LatAm

Just Foreign Policy News, January 17, 2012
Romney slams peace talks; Paul booed on "Golden Rule"; Honduras "most homophobic" in LatAm

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Guardian: Ron Paul booed at GOP debate for urging "Golden Rule" in U.S. foreign policy
The Guardian reports: "Responding to Gingrich, Paul went on to say:
'My point is, if another country does to us what we do others, we're not going to like it very much. So I would say that maybe we ought to consider a golden rule in foreign policy. Don't do to other nations... [Boos]
... what we don't want to have them do to us. So we endlessly bomb these countries and then we wonder, wonder why they get upset with us? And yet it continues on and on. I mean, this idea that we can't debate foreign policy, then all we have to do is start another war?
I mean, it's warmongering. They're building up for another war against Iran, and people can't wait to get in another war. This country doesn't need another war. We need to quit the ones we're in. We need to save the money and bring our troops home.'
This is not what a Republican audience is used to hearing – hence the boos and jeers at an unprecedented level for a GOP debate. Yet Paul continues to poll well despite his heretical views."

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JFP 1/16: NPR denies "fomenting war with Iran"; PBS Ombud denies PBS "dishonest"

Just Foreign Policy News, January 16, 2012
NPR denies "fomenting war with Iran"; PBS Ombud denies PBS "dishonest"


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Martin Luther King Jr.: "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam"
"I knew that I could never again raise my voice against the violence of the oppressed in the ghettos without having first spoken clearly to the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today -- my own government."
http://husseini.org/2007/01/martin-luther-king-jr-why-i-am.html

NPR Ombudsman: "Is NPR Fomenting A War With Iran? No."
Shorter NPR: first of all, we never said Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon. Furthermore, Iran _is_ trying to develop a nuclear weapon, so there.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/ombudsman/2012/01/13/145184485/is-npr-fomenting-a-war-with-iran-no

PBS Ombudsman: A FAIR Catch But UnFAIR Conclusion

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JFP 1/13: US officials accuse Israel of "false flag" operations against Iran

Just Foreign Policy News, January 13, 2012
US intel officials accuse Israel of "false flag" operations against Iran


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Donate to Place an Ad in The Hill to Prevent War on Iran
CodePink is placing an anti-Iran-war ad to coincide with the AIPAC meeting in Washington March 2-6.
https://codepink.salsalabs.com/o/424/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=7465
More info: http://www.occupyaipac.org/

Robert Parry: Herding Americans to War with Iran
The Washington Post attacks Defense Secretary Panetta as an appeaser because he dared to say that Iran is not trying to develop a nuclear weapon.
http://consortiumnews.com/2012/01/12/herding-americans-to-war-with-iran/

Dalia Dassa Kaye: Do Israelis really want to bomb Iran?

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JFP 1/12: US abuse viral; Clinton bogus Iran claim; UN busted on Haiti cholera

Just Foreign Policy News, January 12, 2012
US abuse viral; Clinton bogus Iran claim; UN busted on Haiti cholera


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Donate to Place an Ad in The Hill to Prevent War on Iran
CodePink is placing an anti-Iran-war ad to coincide with the AIPAC meeting in Washington March 2-6.
https://codepink.salsalabs.com/o/424/p/salsa/donation/common/public/?donate_page_KEY=7465
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Glenn Greenwald: Iran and the Terrorism game
In the few venues which denounced as "Terrorism" the ongoing assassinations of Iranian scientists, there was intense backlash against the invocation of that term.
http://www.salon.com/2012/01/12/iran_and_the_terrorism_game/

Ralph Nader: Iran: The Neocons Are At It Again
The neocons who persuaded Bush to "lie their way into invading Iraq" are beating the drums of war to attack Iran. It is past time for the American citizenry to wake up and declare: Iran will not be an Iraq Redux!

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JFP 1/11: IAEA says Fordo under inspection; NPR responds to criticism

Just Foreign Policy News, January 11, 2012
IAEA says Fordo under inspection; NPR responds to criticism


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Update on request for corrections on Iran nuclear program reporting to PBS, NPR
We sent out an alert this morning asking people to contact PBS and NPR to object to their reporting on Iran's nuclear program. That alert is here:

Tell PBS, NPR: No proof Iran has a nuclear weapons program
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/misleadingoniran

With respect to NPR, we objected to their reporting that the goal of the U.S. was "to convince Iran to give up a nuclear weapons program," since that implies that Iran has a nuclear weapons program to give up, and the question of whether Iran has a nuclear weapons program is in dispute.

The alert also asked people to contact PBS to complain concerning NewsHour's selective editing, as noted by FAIR, of Defense Secretary Panetta's remarks to Face the Nation, excluding his statement: "Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No," and then using his remarks to imply the opposite.

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JFP 1/10: NYT Public Editor says NYT should correct account of IAEA report

Just Foreign Policy News, January 10, 2012
NYT Public Editor says NYT should correct account of IAEA report


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NYT Public Editor says NYT should correct account of IAEA report
On the fundamental issues in dispute - the NYT's characterization of the IAEA report was wrong and the NYT should make a clear correction - Arthur Brisbane comes down on the side of the complainants:
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In other words, the IAEA moved much closer with this report toward stating absolutely that Iran is pursuing a nuclear bomb. Yet the fact that the agency has stopped short of such a finding remains significant. Readers complaining about the Jan. 5 article believe The Times should avoid closing the gap with a shorthand phrase that says the IAEA thinks Iran's program "has a military objective."

I think the readers are correct on this. The Times hasn't corrected the story but it should because this is a case of when a shorthand phrase doesn't do justice to a nuanced set of facts. In this case, the distinction between the two is important because the Iranian program has emerged as a possible casus belli.

[...]
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Times errors: Iran's nukes, SF's voting

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JFP 1/6: Judy Miller Alert! NYT Misleads About Iran's Nuclear Program

Just Foreign Policy News, January 6, 2012
Judy Miller Alert! The New York Times Misleads About Iran's Nuclear Program

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Judy Miller Alert! The New York Times Misleads About Iran's Nuclear Program
It's deja vu all over again. AIPAC is trying to trick America into another catastrophic war with a Middle Eastern country on behalf of the Likud Party's colonial ambitions, and the New York Times is misleading its readers about allegations that said country is developing "weapons of mass destruction."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/ny-times-iran_b_1189407.html

FAIR: NYT Misleads Readers on Iran Crisis
Paper disappears some inaccurate reporting
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=4454

ACTION:
Contact the New York Times and ask it to investigate and explain the editing of the January 5 front-page article, and to correct both misleading assertions about Iran and nuclear weapons.
CONTACT:
Public Editor Arthur Brisbane
Email: public@nytimes.com
Phone: 212-556-7652

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