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 […]

Plaid Cymru – A Conversion Story

In 2004, I voted for Plaid Cymru for the first time. It was the local elections, I was living in Bangor, North Wales and I had just voted for a Liberal Democrat candidate in the EU elections. I’ve always been a bit of a liberal lefty, so I thought that I would give a...

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Ask Bob About Brexit

The World Turns on its Head   BREXIT HERO Viscount St Davids leaves court to thunderous applause and wild cheering from his supporters (The so-called Gina “Miller” inset). Dear Bob, I think it’s an absolute bloody disgrace that Mrs May’s most-trusted advisor and the...

Scotland’s A&E departments impressive performance on the 4-hour target contrasts dramatically with the other UK areas as they worsen dangerously and are apparently out of control

https://twitter.com/NuffieldTrust/status/957593601155870720 The Nuffield Trust have released an update, on 28th January, on the percentage of patients waiting more than four hours in A&E. The graph above looks frankly frightening with regard to the situation in...

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