Firouzeh Afsharnia's Blog Posts Tagged 'democracy' (2)

Bad Guys and Good Guys

Bad Guys and Good Guys.

By:  Firouzeh Afsharnia

 

Well.  2011 certainly started with a bang.  I don’t know whether it is the winding down of the Mayan calendar, or the alignment of the astral bodies which has triggered the cascade of what some call events rivaling the fall of the soviet empire. 

 

I have been permanently tethered to Al Jezeera.  Not just because unlike its American counterparts, it offers actual…

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Added by Firouzeh Afsharnia on March 5, 2011 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

From Tunis to Egypt and Iran: Democracy in Subtitles

From Tunis to Egypt and Iran: Democracy in Subtitles

by Firouzeh Afsharnia

A simple fruit vendor sets himself ablaze in the sleepy hinterlands of Tunis as he finally snaps under the weight of the injustice of his life -- and overnight nothing is as it was before.   Martyr turned national hero, his scorched body triggers a deep pool of imbedded resentments from Algeria to Jordan and Yemen; and finally hundreds of thousands explode on the streets of…

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Added by Firouzeh Afsharnia on January 29, 2011 at 9:24pm — 11 Comments

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