Khirad

Anarcho-syndicalist Fabian libertarian socialist who would vote for the testicles of an opposum after it had become roadkill over Trump. Fine line between idealism and fatalistic masochism.
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A Tale of Two Washingtons

For most of my life, Capitol Hill has seemed like a world away. I'm not even talking about Beltway politics here. Canada and Mexico have always been nearer to me...

Keeping the Fire Burning

The last month in Iran has been full of little clues and a few intrigues. I will try to pare them down. This update has been long coming, and...

New Blood

Ashura 1388 - December 27, 2009, begins over 1,300 years ago. During the three year reign of Yazid I (680-683 CE) of the Ummayad Caliphate, one man refused to...

A Nation’s Redemption Story

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...

Educating the Masters

16 Azar, or National Student Day is a commemoration of December 7th, 1953, when three students at Tehran University were killed after protesting the visit of Vice President Nixon...

Killing Them Softly

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...

Death to No One

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.