Tag Archives: Iran

Rounding Up Romney, Sesame Street And The World

The US Presidential election is almost over, in a day or two voting will be completed and the counting starts. Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate, has received a more than fair hearing by the world’s media, but as far I … Continue reading

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John-Paul Pagano Analyses Iranian Vice President Rahimi’s Racism

One of the least reported stories in the media recently was the crazed and racist speech at a event in Tehran, AP explains: “According to The New York Times, Mr Rahimi blamed Zionists, a term used by some for Jews … Continue reading

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BBC Understatement, Racism and Rounding Up

I was about to put out a number of individual posts, but it is probably more worthwhile to include them in a round up: Surprise, surprise, neofascist killer, Breivik took drugs before going on his murder spree. I wonder if … Continue reading

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Questionable Exam Questions, Syria And The EU

There is some debate as to whether or not it was appropriate for an exam paper to ask: “Explain briefly why some people are prejudiced against Jews.” My gut feeling was how inappropriate such a question might be for children, … Continue reading

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The Plight of Saeed Malekpour

Saeed Malekpour’s situation is terrible: “Last week, the Iranian Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence for computer programmer Saeed Malekpour, whose photography program was used without his knowledge, to upload pornography to the internet. Canadian resident Mr Malekpour was arrested … Continue reading

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Workers in Iran

Workers across the world face austerity, poor wages and worse conditions, and workers in Iran have it very hard, BBC News has more: “Iran’s labour union has been pressing for several years for the country’s labour law to be re-written. … Continue reading

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Talking Of That Plot

There is a lot in the press and blogosphere about the plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in the US. Much of it doesn’t make sense, but this is a thoughtful piece on the issue: “Given the Quds Force’s modus … Continue reading

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