Iran; from Democratic Revolution to Islamist Counterrevolution

If you are a true internationalist you should support struggles against capitalism and authoritarianism wherever they occur in the world. Maybe you have more leverage to support struggles against your own state, but regardless of that you should do your best at least to speak out against oppression.

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Ignoring “women’s life” in the law

Gender-based violence kills women more than any other danger in the world. Iran is one of the countries where femicides, also known as “family homicides” or “honor killings”, account for a high share of official statistics.

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Afghanistan; State-building project in the era of warlords

chapter two The previous section examined the history of land reform in Afghanistan. We will examine the situation in the 1990s in this section. Many

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Exterminate all lies!

Today it has become the fashion for the pseudo-communist/anarchists to look to see which ingredient has least gone into making their left. They want to make socialism more democratic, make more room in it for nationalism, patriotism, religion and so on and they want to fight racism and discrimination in the same time! It is their own doctrine; they can do with it what they like. I prefer to refer them to as the left side of the right-wing.

Racism; Church is one of the main culprits!

white supremacy, beliefs and ideas purporting natural superiority of the lighter-skinned, or “white,” human races over other racial groups. In contemporary usage, the term white supremacist has been used to describe some groups espousing ultra-nationalist, racist, or fascist doctrines. White supremacist groups often have relied on violence to achieve their goals. why?

Maria’s murder: what caused it?

On the eve of “International Women’s Day” in Erbil, Iraq, 20-year-old influencer Iman Sami Magdeed, nicknamed “Maria”, was murdered by her brother. As well as advocating for women’s rights and the rainbow community (LGBTQI+) on social media, she loved to sing and occasionally posted videos of herself singing.

Society didn’t develop in a linear fashion

We like to think that prehistoric humans were simpler than we are. We might even think they were stupid – think cavemen and -women dragging clubs around and gnawing raw meat. Of course, these depictions are far from accurate. The Flintstones is not a documentary. But these ideas point to a deep-rooted idea, an idea long espoused by philosophers and intellectuals – that people in the past weren’t capable of abstract political thought or social organization. We now know that this isn’t true. 

Nice Racism!

Nice racists like to think of racism as a problem everyone relates to as individuals. By that logic, some white people are racist while others aren’t. But there’s no opt-out clause when it comes to benefiting from systemic racism as a white person. Whatever your personal story is, the privileges you take for granted are the result of centuries of racist policies designed to bolster white supremacy.