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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
The situation may not be hopeless.
But if it's hopeless then you have nothing to worry about!
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Presidency had become entitlement. Sanders had much more chances to defeat Trump , as polls afters polls showed during the primaries and yet establishment had another candidate in mind and along with the corporate media did everything possible to push for Clinton who was considered as one of them.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Trump's America and Anti-Fascist Organizing panel- Watch Live, streamed discussion on Verso’s Facebook page starting at 7:00 PM (EST).


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PersianReporter PersianReporter (@PersianReporter) on Pinned comment
The guy is such a piece of doo-doo. Stinky, disgusting doo-doo. We've all taken way too many whiffs. The analysis above is really good and completely plausible. Losing the election is certainly not the end of The Donald.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
به این همه بلاهت باید گریست،
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) on Pinned comment
Usually the best source for accurate information on burning political issues of the moment like Bill Clinton's "little bill" and whom it gets inserted to is "The National Enquirer."
And here's the latest, because "inquiring minds want to know!"

Hillary Clinton Vs. The Obamas: Inside Their Vicious Feud!
www.nationalenquirer.com/photos/hillary-clinton-barack-obama-feud-colin-powell-emails-scandal/


Inquiring Minds Want to Know?
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Powell is jealous and Trump sucks, there I said it.
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Kargar Kargar (@Kargar) on Pinned comment
Take action:
CALL YOUR SENATOR TO ASK SUPPORT TO BLOCK ARMS SALE TO SAUDIS

We have an immediate and urgent opportunity to stop the sale of $1.15 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia and encourage the US government to do all it can to address the humanitarian crisis and bring about a peaceful, diplomatic end to the war the Saudis and their allies are waging in Yemen.

Please spread the word and:

- Call the Capitol Switchboard:

1-855-86-NO WAR

(1-855-686-6927)

Urge both of your senators to join Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Paul Paul (R-KY) in voting for Senate Joint Resolution 39 to block the sale of more arms to Saudi Arabia.
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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
There were actually a good number of our American progressive friends with us when we had a big rally across from UN building (in Isaiah Wall section) back in July of 1988, honoring the passengers of Flight 655.
It was a Sunday afternoon and our rally was very lively.
It would be a safe and correct presumption to say the only thing Stanford residing Iranian-American Hezbollahis did about Flight 655 was further hate mongering and such.


Below is another picture about how Iranian people stood in solidarity with American people.

Tehran, Iran – September, 18, 2001 – Mohsen Sq, Tehran – Candlelit vigil for 911 victims– Tehran24.com – Photo by C. Moghtader
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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
On this anniversary of 9/11 let us remember and be very proud of how Iranians (ordinary people and government officials) responded to the 9/11 tragedy and stood in solidarity with American people.


Iran’s exceptional reaction to 9/11 attacks: candlelit vigils for the victims and 60k soccer fans respected a minute’s silence
“Iran’s sympathetic response to the American tragedy has been exceptional for a country under US economic siege for two decades. Only hours after the Sept. 11 attack, President Muhammad Khatami condemned it, as did Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Other officials have sent sympathetic messages, including one from the mayor of Tehran to the mayor of New York – the first public official contact between Iran and the US since the 1979 Iranian revolution.

photosiran.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/irans-exceptional-reaction-to-911-attacks-candlelit-vigils-for-the-victims-and-60k-soccer-fans-respected-a-minutes-silence-2/



Tehran, Iran – 2001 – Candlelit vigil for 911 victims 11 – time.com – photo REUTERS
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to ChizenT (@ChizenT) on Pinned comment
Thank you for your thoughtful comment.
Within Islam besides the undemocratic, non-tolerant narratives we also have the Sufi tradition and narrative which is basically a Humanist Islamic narratives, popularized by Rumi and others influenced by him.
It is also noteworthy that during the height of Islamic civilization, Muslims thrived and progressed precisely because they were able to translate Greek philosophical texts into Arabic (with the help of Jewish translators) . Al-Andalus often called "Andalusia" of the Old Spain where Jews, Christians and Muslims were able to live together in peace and harmony is a good example and a historical resource we all shall not forget.
Last but not least, here is an extensive interview with a scholar of Quran, on its origins, changes and overall history.

RIDDLES OF THE BOOK
Interview with Suleiman Mourad

When is it likely that the Qur’an was composed, and how many strata of composition does it consist of?

newleftreview.org/II/86/suleiman-mourad-riddles-of-the-book
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ChizenT ChizenT (@ChizenT) on Pinned comment
Therein lies the biggest problem of Islam and reform. It has a closed frame of reference using only Islamic sources as the solution to everything. That means the ideas of Greek philosophers, Kant, Mills and many others are closed to them as well as really all other sources.

As for the idea of going back to some of the earliest texts for reform, it is well recognised that the earliest parts of the koran produced in the Meccan period were peaceful as Muhammad had few followers. The later parts of the koran produced in the Medinan period become increasingly more bellicose as Muhammad’s power increased, culminating in sura 9 (verse of the swords). If these Muslim reformers are ignoring abrogation whereby later verses replace earlier verses then they need to explain the resulting contradictions in the koran.
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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) on Pinned comment
“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.” ― George Orwell
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EsfandAashena EsfandAashena (@EsfandAashena) replied to Parsa (@Parsa) on Pinned comment
Well for those who haven't had a chance to go back "home" the idea of "home" has become passe, willingly or unwillingly. Those with a positive attitude, like dealing with any other issue, make the best of it and what life has to offer and those with a negative attitude bitch and moan and blame others as life passes them by.

Over the years like everyone else I have been asked this question a million times, it doesn't bother me, I just answer and move on. Although I must admit every time I'm asked the outcome is somewhat different and depending on the mood the conversation turns positive. I think there is a lot to be said about this question!
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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) replied to EsfandAashena (@EsfandAashena) on Pinned comment
Interesting. I think experiences are different. Motives hard to crack. There are also many who don't or better say cannot go back 'home' and the idea of home has changed for them over the years.
Here is a humours one you may want to read:
www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/so-where-you-from-54542198/?no-ist
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EsfandAashena EsfandAashena (@EsfandAashena) on Pinned comment
Usually the people who ask you 'where are you from' are foreigners themselves. Americans in general don't ask you about your ethnicity that much, they're not interested, most seem to say "same s...t" at least that's been my experience.

Foreigners who ask actually want to open a conversation so they can talk about their own country. Then the conversations goes, in moy coontree ....

Seems like foreigners, us included, believe we don't get a chance to talk much, we have shortage of talking. When we go back home we are speeding through talking as if we haven't talked in decades, we speed pass others in talking and leave local folks in awe!
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
If at least part of the childhood innocece could stay with us as we grow up, the world would be a much better place to live in.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
An excellent metaphor!
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