The Armenian Genocide: Never Forget

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Today is the 100th anniversary of one of the ugliest pages in history, the genocide of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman regime. It is a duty of us to recognize this genocide as the genocide that it was, and never forget it, because recognizing the crimes of the past is the first step of building a brighter future, and acknowledging the wound is the first stage of healing. [Read more...]

10 Ways Recent Nuclear Deal with Iran Is Good News

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10 important points about the Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal you should know in order to have a clear picture of it. [Read more...]

5 Important Things to Remember About Yemen Conflict

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In this post I want to bring to your attention five facts about the Yemen conflict you might have missed in the uproar of propaganda, and war so that you can have a clearer view of the conflict. [Read more...]

Nowrouz: Everyone’s Sending Messages of Peace (Except One Guy)

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It’s the first day of Nowrouz. Barack Obama, John Kerry, and David Cameron have sent their Nowrouz messages which are all beautiful and about diplomacy and reconciliation and looking for a better future. But Ayatollah Ali “Buzzkill” Khamenei had to ruin everything by giving a cold reply and making a demand which would sabotage the nuclear deal. [Read more...]

Awful News: Radical Conservative Elected as the Chairman of the Assembly of Experts

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Today Iran’s Assembly of Experts (in charge of choosing and monitoring the Supreme Leader) had its internal election and the worst case scenario came true: Mohammad Yazdi, a radical conservative and Islamist extremist, was elected as the Chairman, a defeat for the reformists and an indication that the higher echelons of the regime are still controlled by radical conservatives – not traditional establishment conservatives, not moderate conservatives, but radical extremist conservatives. [Read more...]

Netanyahu’s Address to Congress Was Filled with Lies and Hatred

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Reading through Netanyahu’s speech, we see that he lies plentifully and shamelessly about Iran and relies on the absolute ignorance of his audience, and reveals a strong hatred of Iranian people, and advocates policies that would be disastrous to Iran and the region. This speech reveals Netanyahu to be a mindless warmonger and a reactionary radical right-winger. [Read more...]

Senate and Iran: Good Guys Versus the Bad Guys

A look at American Senators to see who supports diplomacy and who supports the potentially disastrous policy of imposing more sanctions. [Read more...]

King Abdullah (1924 – 2015): Let’s Not Make Black and White Judgments

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King Abdullah was not a significant reformist but a conservative absolute monarch, that being said, he wasn’t the villain some portray him to be, he was effective and relatively moderate in the context of the region. And please, don’t say dangerous things like “the west should end its alliance with the Saudis”. [Read more...]

What Sartre Means to an Iranian Democracy Activist

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We like many western philosophers here in Iran, but if no other philosopher has been as influential and as widely read by multiple generations of Iranians as much as the existentialists Jean-Paul Sartre. Few other philosophers’s thoughts are so miraculously Iranian – few of them seem to be directly talking to a repressed nation under a repressed regime, few of them seem to have looked so squarely at our ailments and had written a prescription we sorely needed. [Read more...]

Will the Tyrants Ever Stop Playing Dick Measuring Contests with Their People’s Livelihoods?

Russian economy is tanking and Iranian nuclear talks have faced obstacles because of the “pride” of their rulers. It seems all these tyrants have one thing in common and that is that their version of “national pride” and “resistance” completely excludes all concern for people actually living in those nations. [Read more...]


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