Archive for December 2014

Smoke and Mirrors Diplomacy: Will the US Prevent a Palestinian State for “Israel’s Security”?

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – Palestinian officials are hoping that a U.N. resolution will receive the votes needed for a Palestinian state. But recent reports on how Washington is reacting to the proposals within the U.N. resolution seem that the dream for a Palestinian state is all but a dream. U.S. Secretary of… (read more)

The Rainmaker and the Assassination of Osama Bin Laden

This is a fictional story written by Philip Kraske *based on the true facts of an untrue story The Rainmaker had worked as a government employee – he had no illusions about using the term “served” – for forty-seven years, and had never lost his raw wonder at the blockheads, both the wide- and narrow-eyed, who played… (read more)

Discovering Iran: A Perspective on Women’s Rights in Iran

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, Guest Post - Marcel Proust said: “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” During the past two decades, I visited Iran on numerous occasions staying 10-14 days at a time. This time around, I stayed for 2 months and heeding Proust, I carried with me a… (read more)

Protecting the Public from the Police? Will U.S. Law Enforcement Use Body Cameras to Monitor Themselves?

Obama Proposes $75 Million to Purchase Body Cameras for U.S. Police Departments Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – Protests in US cities and towns has continued to make headlines over the acquittal of the police officers involved in the unjustified homicides in Ferguson, Missouri involving the shooting death of Michael Brown and in New… (read more)