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Red Wednesday

I first got an inkling that the Islamic Revolution will fail when I read about the popular Silvrback blog imageChaharshanbe Suri  - red or fiery Wednesday - festival in Iran.  Chaharshanbe Suri is on the eve of the last Wednesday before Nowruz, the Iranian new year, in March. People build bonfires in alleys and on street corners. They leap over the . . .

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March 03, 2018

'Free, free, free! Zimbabwe will be free!'

Silvrback blog imageThat was our chant at a big demonstration and rally in Trafalgar Square for the liberation of Zimbabwe, sometime in the late seventies.  Yesterday's news about the army takeover there made me look back and wonder.  What had I and my friends thought would come next, after liberation? Disturbingly, as best as I recall, we didn't think . . .

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November 16, 2017

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