Will Rouhani Bring a Tectonic Shift to Iran’s Political Landscape?

Nile Bowie discusses the challenges and controversies of recent Iranian political developments with award-winning journalist Kourosh Ziabari NB: Hassan Rouhani, a reform-minded moderate cleric and former nuclear negotiator under President Khatami, will be Iran’s new president. There is talk in Washington of direct US-Iran talks in light of Rouhani coming to power. Rouhani campaigned on […]

Boiling Frogs Post: It Boils Down to ‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’- Let’s Not Let Them Win

First things first: We want to thank all our supporters for their kind and generous contributions during these tough times. We know who you are. You are not ‘the’ 1% with deep pockets and big devious agendas who feed and sustain the mainstream and pseudo-alternative misinformation mediums. On the other hand you are the ‘other’ […]

It Takes an Entire Village … of Irate Minority Members

We Need Your Help to Raise Awareness & Continue Operating This Home of the Irate Minority I want to thank every single one of you for your continuing support- subscriptions and contributions. Your support and contributions have made this independent website, the home of irate minority, possible. With your support we have thrived and grown. […]

Boiling Frogs Post: A True Alternative to the Establishment’s Many Poisoned Wells

Help Us Counter the Establishment’s Poisoned Wells & the Poisoned-Water-Bearing Media This morning I woke up to yet another discouraging report re-affirming the sorry state of our country due to the even sorrier state of our majority. Despite being the worst president this nation has ever had when it comes to secrecy, persecution and prosecution […]

UN Arms Trade Treaty’s Deadly Loophole

Foundation fellows and diplomats have lauded the overwhelming approval of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) by the General Assembly of the United Nations, with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon describing it as a means to obstruct the illicit arms flow to warlords, pirates, terrorists, criminals and the like. Many who have critically monitored the situation in […]

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Corporate Power-Tool of The 1%

TPP – Wall Street’s Wet Dream & Washington’s Answer to its Own Dwindling Economic Performance One of the least discussed and least reported issues is the Obama administration’s effort to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement to the forefront, an oppressive plurilateral US-led free trade agreement currently being negotiated with several Pacific Rim countries. Six hundred […]

Korean War 2.0: Deescalate Now

Recent warnings of instability on the Korean peninsula by Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov come at a most appropriate time – and indeed, there is a frightening possibility that the situation could spin out of control. Since the North was heavily penalized by UN sanctions following its recent satellite launch and nuclear test, Pyongyang has […]

Syria Teeters on Obama’s “Red Line”

The pages of history tell us that beautiful civilizations emerged and prospered in the ancient cities of Damascus and Aleppo, some of the oldest continually inhabited cities on earth. The harrowing circus of brutality that is the Syrian conflict, now in its third year, will soil and blacken those pages indefinitely. No matter the political […]

The Second Iran Hostage Crisis

“The Upside-Down Logic of Washington Policy-Makers”From talk of “red lines” and cartoon bombs to having “all options on the table”, an undeniably delusional logic emanates from leadership in Washington and Tel Aviv regarding the alleged threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu famously took to the stage of the UN […]

The Mysterious Case of the Sulu Sultan

“The Sultan Has No Legitimate Legal Claims over Sabah” Malaysia has been in the midst of an ongoing security crisis since early February, when a group of 235 rag-tag militiamen from the neighboring southern Philippines slipped into the eastern state of Sabah and began occupying several villages. While engaging police in several firefights, the insurgents […]

The Reality Principle -Episode 20

“The New Asia: Power and the Pivot” with Nile Bowie This week, Eric chats with independent journalist and photographer Nile Bowie about some of the major issues and conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region. Eric and Nile discuss the unrest and violence in the Sabah province of Malaysia and the political context of the conflict in […]