Iran (So Far Away)

This podcast was recorded on Dharawal land and the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.
The show notes were written on Dharawal land, we pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.
We acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded by the First Nations people of this land.

G’day voters, and welcome to the show notes for the eleventh episode of 3 White Guys + Guest, a political podcast for a cynical nation.

Today, our plus guests are Iranian immigrant and housemate to the stars, Farshid Akhtarpour; and international security analyst Chris Mason-Cole.

This episode was recorded over Skype, apologies for the dodgy audio where it occurs, and a big fuck you to Malcolm Turnbull for ruining the NBN.

Cool and Normal

Shepard Smith, Fox News anchor, abruptly departs from network

Ellen DeGeneres: should we judge her by the company she keeps?

Is it legal for the U.S. to kill a 16-year-old U.S. citizen with a drone

Dear Ellen DeGeneres: The problem with Bush is his war crimes

Ellen DeGeneres, George W. Bush, and the death of uncritical niceness

Psychiatrist on CNN says Trump may be responsible for more deaths than Hitler

Federal election 2019: Bill Shorten admits he misread Labor’s franking credits policy

Labor must help Coalition pass legislation even if it disappoints ‘purists’

‘Clumsy’ Adani arguments left Labor voters feeling abandoned: Richard Marles

Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon wants his party to adopt the Coalition’s climate policies

Between Iraq and a Hardline Place

Women attend soccer match in Iran after decades of of being kept out

The Instagram influencers hired to rehabilitate Saudi Arabia’s image

Jamal Khashoggi’s murder haunts Saudi Arabia’s crown prince

Mohammed bin Salman denies personal involvement in Khashoggi killing in ’60 Minutes’ interview but says it was carried out by Saudi officials

Saudi Crown Prince says murder of journalist was a ‘mistake’

Iranian Revolution

Life under the Shah of Iran before 1979

1953 Iranian coup d’état

64 years later, CIA finally releases details of Iranian coup

Iran says oil tanker struck by rockets off Saudi Arabia

Australia’s military intervention in Strait of Hormuz slammed

At UN, Iran proposes ‘Coalition for Hope’ to pull Gulf region from ‘brink of collapse’

Iran President chastises U.S. for ‘merciless economic terrorism’

In rally outside White House, Trump blamed for exposing Kurds to Turkish offensive

Turkey Syria offensive: Trump’s week of confusion over US policy

Trump’s abrupt shifts in Middle East unnerve US allies

Betrayal on the border: Kurds fear future as Turkish assault intensifies

‘Cancelling all CoEs and offers’: Australian institutes ‘denying’ admission to Indian students

Windrush scandal

Ba’athism

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