What is the Green Movement in Iran and how successful was it?

What is the Green Movement in Iran and how successful was it?

After the presidential election in 2009, the Green Movement had its momentum, which, however, passed very quickly. When the protests started the Green Movement has a kind of a union, composed of different groups, both secular and religious. At the beginning these groups were united by a common interests – civil right, social freedom. The movement had a strong start and on June 15th there around 3 million protestors on the streets of Tehran. This was unexpected by the regime. However, the strong momentum very quickly passed when the former president Rafsanjani, a firm supporter of the Mousavi campaign, announced […]

Equal rights for women still isn’t written into the American constitution

Equal rights for women still isn’t written into the American constitution

March 1st in the United States marks the beginning of Women’s History Month.  As soon as information begins to make its way into the ether about this special month devoted to women, I begin to hear blowback about why women think we need our own month.  Every year.  Just as with all things women-centric. We want to end segregation in this country yet we have a “black history” month now a “womens history” month “Cinco De Mayo” for latinos. Why have only one month for 1 group of people? Why not have the entire year for everbody? — Mike M (@mikemelada) March 2, […]

For the Glory of the Empire

For the Glory of the Empire

Greece: social justice has greatly improved under the left-wing government but youth unemployment has soared to 50%, and over a quarter of the population face poverty.  Empty pockets One of  the lamest taunts aimed at Scotland’s just political ambitions – unionist barbs rarely rise above a snotty grunt – is the one about independence reducing Scotland to “a basket case like Greece”. This insult was thrown at us at the same time as England’s millionaires pleaded we stay with them, not literarily with them, they choose their house guests carefully. No, stay with England for the greater glory of the Empire. This is a paradox. England […]

Of Jocks, Nats and Nazis

Is calling an idiot a monkey an insult to monkeys? Well, yes. Those are baboons Yoons and baboons In my own political writings I avoid using the term ‘Yoon’, the diminutive of unionist. I disliked it the minute it appeared. In past studies of the tragic, illegal...

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Donald Trump’s nuclear war threat, satiric video

This 23 February 2018 satiric animation by Mark Fiore from the USA says about itself: Buster the Little Nuke While we’ve all been watching dueling memos, unhinged tweets and stock market dips, the Trump administration is quietly brining us closer to nuclear war. But...

‘NHS England cancelling operations at three times the rate in Scotland!’ or ‘With 10% of the population to care for, NHS Scotland cancels only 3.3% of NHS England operations cancelled in January’

Utterly desperate for something to attack NHS Scotland and by association, the SNP Government, BBC Scotland News used Freedom of Information requests to ask all health boards to provide cancelled operation figures for the three weeks, ending on 26th January. They...

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