The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), also called sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, is a species of sunflower native to eastern North America, and found from eastern Canada and Maine west to North Dakota, and south to northern Florida and Texas. Continue reading →
The Man From the North is a fictional writer in Rivera Sun’s novel, The Dandelion Insurrection. The novel takes place in the near future, in “a time that looms around the corner of today”, when a rising police state controlled by the corporate-political elite have plunged the nation into the grip of a hidden dictatorship. In spite of severe surveillance and repression, the Man From the North’s banned articles circulate through the American populace, reporting on resistance and fomenting nonviolent revolution. This article is one of a series written by The Man From the North, which are not included in the novel, but can be read here.
If a diplomatic breakthrough comes from the Geneva talks between Iran and the six world powers, known as the P5+1, it will be largely down to Iranian wisdom and tenacity in facilitating a possible peaceful way out of the Western-imposed nuclear deadlock.
This deadlock over the past decade has inflicted suffering on untold numbers of Iran’s 80-million civilian population through barbaric Western economic sanctions. It has seen countless threats of military attack on Iran issued by the United States. Continue reading →