Second Wave of #IranProtests

It has been quite some time since I last updated this blog because of the extreme number of things I have had to deal with... I never thought, or even wanted, to get back to it in such a condition. We are now on the fourth day of a new round of #IranProtests which are … Continue reading Second Wave of #IranProtests

Mueller Hearing and What It Was(n’t)

The day that many House Democrats had long been anticipating finally came. Robert Mueller appeared in the House of Representatives to testify before the members of the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. The first set of questions was asked by the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Rep Jerry Nadler of NY who tried to stab the … Continue reading Mueller Hearing and What It Was(n’t)

Trump’s White-Supremacist Tweets Deconstructed

As an immigrant living in a country where migration is visibly a serious issue and has recently led to significant political shifts as well, I happen to hear people saying "Go back to your own country" to immigrants pretty often. Since Matteo Salvini entered the government, racial slurs have become more frequent because of the … Continue reading Trump’s White-Supremacist Tweets Deconstructed

Mueller Probe Deconstructed

It has been slightly more than an hour since Attorney General William Barr has sent a letter to the US House of Representatives, summarizing Robert Mueller's report, submitted to him earlier this week. Robert Mueller had been assigned by Rod J. Rosenstein back in 2017 to "ensure a full and thorough investigation of the Russian … Continue reading Mueller Probe Deconstructed

Brief thoughts on Christchurch Terrorist Attack

In August 2017, a man plowed his car into a group of people who were protesting against the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville who had been chanting "Jews Will Not Replace Us." In late November, a man, who had been debating other Gab users in how moderate Donald Trump's immigration policy is, called them … Continue reading Brief thoughts on Christchurch Terrorist Attack

Shutdown or National Emergency

A bipartisan deal is proposed to the President of the United States to help him avoid a second shutdown in less than two months while not granting his request of 5.7 billion dollar funding for the wall. The Senators are supposed to vote for it. Before the voting begins Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Ia) appears on … Continue reading Shutdown or National Emergency

Anti-Semitism in the US and the idea of Ethno-State

It is now a week since the terrorist attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. This attack comes as a proof to the theory that "anti-semitism is now at an unprecedentedly soaring level in the US." The terrorist attack was the last ring of a chain of events; the one before this being … Continue reading Anti-Semitism in the US and the idea of Ethno-State

Beyond Capital Punishment

The Islamic Republic of Iran has executed three political prisoners charged with having partaken in armed opposition groups. Ramin Hossein Panahi, 23 years old, arrested in 2017 was charged with being a member of Komala, the Kurdish opposition group. The other two people, Xaniar and Loghman Moradi, who were cousins were arrested back in 2009, … Continue reading Beyond Capital Punishment

Singapore Lessons for Iranians

When Iran Deal was signed, it led to contradictory feelings among Iranians. Reformists saw it as the realization of Hassan Rouhani’s most prominent electoral vow but the conservatives, upset about “excessive concessions of an incompetent administration,” considered it much ado about nothing. Another fraction known here as the Third Estate, those who basically do not … Continue reading Singapore Lessons for Iranians

On Sergio Mattarella and the New Government in Italy

Yesterday, May 27th, in a move which some believed to be unconstitutional and some believed to be historical, Sergio Mattarella blocked the formation of the government which was supposed to be indeed one of the most reactionary governments ever to have ruled in Europe after the Second World War. Lega and M5S, the two anti-establishment … Continue reading On Sergio Mattarella and the New Government in Italy