US sanctions bleed Iran’s health system

By Kaveh L Afrasiabi  Slowly but surely, in a scenario reminiscent of pre-invasion Iraq, unilateral Western sanctions on Iran are having devastating effects on Iran’s healthcare sector, adversely affecting the well-being of millions of ordinary Iranians – cancer patients first and foremost. [1]  According to the latest reports from Iran, despite a recent US easing of sanctions for the export of food and medicine to Iran, the current financial restrictions continue to prove a formidable obstacle for the delivery of medicine and medical equipment to Iran.  Not only that, the US and its allies have blocked an offer by the oil … Continue reading US sanctions bleed Iran’s health system

Ten Things you didn’t know about the Republican Party – Tea Party – Southern Baptist Axis

You Think You Knew Crazy? Think Again. 10 Shockers from the Increasingly Unhinged Right Wing Nothing shuts down America’s far-right lunatic fringe. Photo Credit: AFP October 12, 2013  |     1. Michele Bachmann: ‘Obama is part of Al Qaeda and end times are near.’ To the extent that she is capable of rational decision-making, Minn. Rep. Michele Bachmann decided this week might be a fitting time to remind the public that she is batshit crazy. During a radio interview, she spun out her theory that, A) President Obama is arming terrorists, generally, and Al Qaeda, specifically. And B) This is … Continue reading Ten Things you didn’t know about the Republican Party – Tea Party – Southern Baptist Axis