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Posted by Khirad On Dec - 22 - 2009 42 COMMENTS

30 Azar 1388 – December 21, 2009. The epicenter of the clerical establishment of Iran, the city of Qom, about a hundred miles southwest of the capital, was shaken by demonstrators mourning for the recently deceased Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri. In the words of Shirin Ebadi, “the father of […]

Posted by Scheherazade On Dec - 18 - 2009 34 COMMENTS

As an LGBT member this is something very important to me. I’m thrilled by this. From Think Progress: Marriage equality is now legal in the nation’s capital. This morning at the All Souls Unitarian church in Washington, DC, approximately 150 activists and same-sex couples congregated to witness marriage equality become […]

Posted by Khirad On Dec - 2 - 2009 36 COMMENTS

Since the 13 Aban demonstrations nearly a month ago, the international nuclear debate has been ratcheted up, and the domestic scene of the Islamic Republic of Iran keeps lurching further into the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ blood-soaked hands. From Maziar Bahari’s article, written after his experiences of being arrested and […]

Posted by Corgi Lover On Nov - 20 - 2009 13 COMMENTS

Cartoon by Jeff Parker – Courtesy of Politicalcartoons.com – http://www.cagle.com/news/Thanksgiving09/main.asp I saw this cartoon and I had to share it with everyone.  It says so much of the worldview of our conservative brethran, and yet if it was the shoe on the other foot…

Posted by KQµårk 死神 On Nov - 13 - 2009 82 COMMENTS

Motown Records was formed in 1959 by Berry Gordy to give African Americans a record label where they could get the full artistic respect and freedom they deserved.  Motown Records not only started a great musical movement but accelerated the civil rights movement because now African American music was untethered […]

Posted by AdLib On Nov - 9 - 2009 12 COMMENTS

Hey fellow members, here is the latest bitingly satirical piece by AntiChrist (I’m going to have to add a gallery to The Planet to hang all these masterpieces!), created in response to The House’s vote against women’s right to choose. May I ask that any of you visiting that other […]

Posted by Khirad On Nov - 5 - 2009 26 COMMENTS

13 Aban 1388 / November 4th, 2009 began with an early morning 4.9 earthquake near the southeastern port city of Bandar-e Abbas. But, 850 miles away to the north in Tehran, there were other tremors brewing beginning around 9:00 AM.

Posted by Corgi Lover On Nov - 4 - 2009 29 COMMENTS

Our words are what define us as a society, in many ways.  Words may be turned into images, such as plays, or movies, or even defined further through actions associated with the words, but it is the words that hold the definition. Many speak of those who have fought for […]

Posted by KQµårk 死神 On Oct - 9 - 2009 34 COMMENTS

In surprising news President Barack Hussein Obama has won the Nobel Peace prize in the first year of his presidency. While the president is under constant attack at how from the right wing he has already begun to transform the world, especially America’s image around the world. This prize is […]

Posted by KQµårk 死神 On Sep - 15 - 2009 23 COMMENTS

Progressives to their credit are becoming more and more aware of what much of these teabag protests are all about, blatant racism. After all just reading the signs of the teabaggers this past weekend exposes the type of people they are. However we also have to be cognizant of the […]

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