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CSUSB professor discusses U.S. blacklisting of Iranian oil tanker
Aug. 30, 2019

David Yaghoubian, CSUSB professor of history, appeared on PressTV to discuss the U.S. blacklisting of the Iranian-operated oil tanker Adrian Darya I and its captain.

“This is a prime example of what Mohammad Javad Zarif called U.S. extremists unilateralism that poses a threat to the global order and the international system,” Yaghoubian said.

View the video at 'US blacklists Iranian-operated Adrian Darya 1, sanctions captain.'

CSUSB professor comments on NYC’s new executive director of the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes
The Times of Israel
Sept. 4, 2019

Brian Levin, professor of criminal justice and director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino, called Deborah Lauter, the new executive director of the Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes in New York City, a “gem.” Levin said Lauter has “extensive experience with regard to prejudice of all types. She has been a resource for people, not only in the ADL, but overall in our profession, relating to prejudice reduction and crimes.”

The Office for the Prevention of Hate Crimes is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Criminal Justice. In announcing in June that it would open this summer — months ahead of the November date established by the City Council — de Blasio said the city “rejects any attempt to hate or divide” and that the new office would “work to root out hate and make our streets safer.”

Read the complete article at 'An ‘Epidemic’ Of Hate Awaits City’s New Hate Crimes Chief.'

CSUSB professor asked about owner of controversial website 8Chan
NBC News
September 4, 2019

Brian Levin, criminal justice professor and the head of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, was asked about Jim Watkins, the owner of the controversial website 8Chan, which “became a dumping ground for white nationalist manifestos shortly before race-based terror attacks.” Watkins is scheduled to be questioned as part of a closed-door session with the House Homeland Security Committee.

Levin said that he would have some specific questions for Watkins if he had the opportunity to pose them.

“What laws do you think you’re bound by? What are your concerns over civil liberties? Would you feel comfortable testifying in public?” Levin said.

Read the complete article at '8chan founder: Current owner will 'lie' during congressional testimony.'

CSUSB professor discusses French president’s efforts to save nuclear deal
Sept. 4, 2019

CSUSB history professor David Yaghoubian appeared on PressTV to discuss French President Macron’s efforts to save the nuclear deal (JCPOA) and potential steps Iran may take if sanctions are not lifted.

“I believe that Iran exercising its rights under the JCPOA and 26 and 36 is critically important to continuing the dialogue and continuing the diplomacy, but unfortunately thus far, and we’ll see what happens between now and Thursday, it has been too little too late to keep Iran from moving away from some of the very basic and core commitments.”

Watch the video at 'FM Zarif: Tehran to further cut commitments.'

History professor interviewed about U.S. bribery to serve unilateral interests
Sept. 5, 2019

David Yaghoubian, CSUSB history professor, joined David William, pure political economic and historical columnist, on PressTV to discuss the U.S. efforts to bribe captains and crews of ships carrying Iranian oil to hijack the ships to serve U.S. unilateral interests.

“The neoconservatives seem to be resorting to basically bribery in an effort to get ships’ captains and/or ships’ crews to essentially engage in hijacking,” Yaghoubian said. “This just would be considered pathetic and absurd if it wasn’t so dangerous to the role of international law and the potential for multilateralism.”

Watch the video at 'Zarif says US resorts to 'outright blackmail'.'

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