America and the Good Psychopaths


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How the desire to appease, rather than confront, leads to the romanticization of evil men.

Manufacturing Consent in Iran


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On the anniversary of the 1979 Revolution, staged rallies of supporters and a new crackdown on democratic protestors.

Iran Revolution day protests: Islamic Republic now a nuclear state – Mail Online


Iran is now a “nuclear state,” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced this morning. As Gordon Brown warned that the world's patience is wearing thin, Ahmadinejad told scores of cheering Iranians that the Islamic Republic is capable of producing weapons-grade uranium. He spoke as tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Tehran to mark […]

Iran crackdown a ‘human rights disaster,’ report says – CNN.com


A human rights group is calling on Iran to free protesters detained after the disputed June 12 presidential election, calling the government’s crackdown on its critics a “human rights disaster.” A report released Sunday by New York-based Human Rights Watch details alleged abuses by members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Basij militia and police following widespread […]

Throngs of Mourners Attend Funeral of Iran’s Dissident Ayatollah – NYTimes.com


The funeral of a founding father of Iran’s Islamic revolution now embraced as the spiritual leader of the reform movement became a vast opposition protest on Monday, as mourners flooded the holy city of Qum and faced off with Iranian security forces and the volunteer Basij militia. via Throngs of Mourners Attend Funeral of Iran’s […]