Tag: MLK

America’s Front Yard, The National Mall

At least once a week, during my commute to work, I hear the following conversation: Tourist: Where are we going? Local guide: We are going to the Mall. Tourist: Why are we to a mall? I want to see the memorials. Local guide: Yes, we are going to THE MALL – the giant park with…

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The Chartreuse of Civil Disobedience in Iran

This post commemorates the millions of Iranians who have taken to the streets in the spirit of Mohandas Gandhi’s satyagraha and Martin Luther King Jr.’s peaceful rebellion. The protesters mostly wear the lime-green chartreuse color (it’s a real “clash” of opinions) associated with presidential candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi. On Monday, at a rally in Azadi (Freedom)…