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 […]

The ties that bind

Best laid schemes of mice and men, eh? Good intentions, road to hell and all that. As I set out on my wee speaking tour of the Highlands & Islands I also set myself the task of writing regular updates. Due to various technical and human factors, that hasn’t been...

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A Woman’s Place Is On The Ballot

So here we are 100 years on from the first women in the UK gaining the vote and the political class continues to be dominated by men. 208 women are now MPs making up 32% of the Houses of Parliament, including 206 female peers, making up 26% of Members of the House of...

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Trump’s Trade War

So, you think Trump’s intention to place tariffs of up to 25% on steel and aluminum imports won’t matter to you?  You’ve skimmed the headlines, shrugged your shoulders, and moved on to the juicier news surrounding Jared, Ivanka, Hope Hicks, Donnie and others in the...

Who’s Killing Our Children? WE ARE!

I apologize for yet another piece on guns so soon after the last one, but … folks, this is important.  I had a comment after my last piece from a teacher who said, “As a teacher, this is such a heavy and personal topic. This post actually made me chuckle because your...

#Ganga needs Help please send an Email

Easy copy paste to email addresses : administration@attorneygeneral.gov.lk pm@pmoffice.gov.lk secpm@pmoffice.gov.lk meegasmulla@yahoo.com “The World Is Watching. Release Ganga into Protective Custody Now” #TempleElephant  You can follow more from the Animal Welfare by...

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Trees Against Trump

Want a simple and yet effective way to oppose Trump’s environmental policies?  Now you can donate to “Trump Forest,” an effort to completely offset the effects of Trump’s disastrous climate policies – including his dismantling of the Clean Power Plan – by planting 1...

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A Look In Too The Mind Of The History Twins

Buzz Off! “Bee” happy about the neonicotinoid ban. It’s better for the bees. And anything is better than that joke I just made. FT Et Tu, Julius?       I know it is very presumptuous to assume that 63 people will read the comic, let alone have one reader...

Monologues of Demagogues

Demagogues, there are so many overflowing with racial resentment you can pluck them out of the air – or any BBC chat show – pull the pin in their back and hear them cackle pre-recorded racist tosh. If you broke them in half you’ll find neo-fascist in hard sugary...

#ThankyouSNHS

These last few weeks it feels like we’ve been inundated with scare stories over the Scottish NHS. Some stories have been badly labeled, stating NHS without clarifying which one, others have been gross misrepresentations of statistics compiled from FOIs, opposition...

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