Asghar Farhadi sends an Astronaut to receive his academy award

Asghar Farhadi was conspicuous with his absence this Sunday when he received Academy award in the foreign film category for his film The Salesman. His award was received by an Astronaut and a NASA scientist.   The NASA scientist explained that Farhadi chose them over many other American Iranians to receive the award to send a message to the present political dispensation that when you … Continue reading Asghar Farhadi sends an Astronaut to receive his academy award

Understanding the Syria Situation

 President Assad is a nasty guy who got so nasty his people rebelled and the rebels (who are Good) started winning. But then some of the rebels turned a bit nasty too and christened themselves Islamic State (definitely Bad) while some (still Good) continued to support democracy. So the Americans (who are GOOD) started bombing Islamic State (who are Bad) and giving arms to the … Continue reading Understanding the Syria Situation

John Pilger – The War On Terror – Truth & Lies

“14 years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, we honor those we lost. We salute all who serve to keep us safe. We stand as strong as ever” – Barack Obama, 11th September, 2015 Breaking The Silence: Truth And Lies In The War On Terror’ (2003) was screened six months after the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and two years after the invasion of … Continue reading John Pilger – The War On Terror – Truth & Lies

Senior Iranian clerics have scolded President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for consoling Hugo Chavez’s mother with a hug.

TEHRAN, IRAN—Senior Iranian clerics have scolded President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for consoling Hugo Chavez’s mother with a hug — a physical contact considered a sin under Iran’s strict Islamic codes. The rebuke follows a widely published photo showing Ahmadinejad embracing Chavez’s mother at the funeral of the late Venezuelan president in what is seen as taboo-breaking behaviour in Iran. Iranian papers on Tuesday cited clerics from … Continue reading Senior Iranian clerics have scolded President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for consoling Hugo Chavez’s mother with a hug.

On the Legacy of Hugo Chávez – Greg Grandin

I first met Hugo Chávez in New York City in September 2006, just after his infamous appearance on the floor of the UN General Assembly, where he called George W. Bush the devil. “Yesterday, the devil came here,” he said, “Right here. Right here. And it smells of sulfur still today, this table that I am now standing in front of.” He then made the … Continue reading On the Legacy of Hugo Chávez – Greg Grandin