Daily Archive: November 20, 2019

Iran’s Protests Are Grassroots, Not Foreign-Driven, And That’s The Real Problem

Iran’s problem isn’t that foreign forces are politically encouraging the latest unrest and possibly even directly supporting some of the most violent provocateurs to an uncertain extent, but that the vast majority of the participants in these nationwide protests are there for well-intended reasons and represent a real grassroots movement. *** Iran has been rocked by unrest ever since the...

Iran’s Petrol Protests: How They Broke Out and What Comes Next

Country-wide protests erupted across Iran on Friday, a day after the government announced a sharp hike in petrol prices. The abrupt decision included a rationing scheme and a slashing of subsidies that led to prices soaring by at least 50 percent. In order to contain the demonstrations and thwart civil collective organisation, the state enforced “a near-total national internet shutdown”...

‘Orwellian Absurdity’: US Reversal on Israel’s Settlements Draws International Outrage

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday that the US was softening its position on Israel’s network of settlements in the occupied Palestinain territory, saying it was revoking the notion that settlements are illegal under international law — a notion recognized by the rest of the world as factual and true. “The Trump administration is reversing the Obama...

Gilets Jaunes: The French Deplorables’ Insurrection One Year On

One year ago, 288,000 protesters took to the streets in over 2,000 locations across France. Dressed in their unmistakable hi-vis jackets, the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) blockaded highways and petrol stations, occupied roundabouts and toll booths, and marched through town centres. The protests were initially sparked by a hike in fuel tax but they quickly came to embody a wider resentment towards the...

Woke Hollywood Gets Burned by ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Box Office Bomb

The new ‘Charlie’s Angels’ movie is more proof that vacuous and vapid woke feminist films are box office poison. Will Hollywood learn from this critical and financial failure? ‘Charlie’s Angels’, a reboot of the old 70’s TV show and the early 2000’s movies, that stars Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame, along with relative unknowns Naomi Scott and Ella Balinski, hit...