The division of the world into 194 random fragments, mostly born of war and exploitation, locked in a state of perpetual mistrust and ever-shifting tensions toward one another, is more problem than solution in the 21st century.
A deadline is looming for Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal. The UC Berkeley graduates are scheduled for a final hearing in an Iranian court on Sunday, July 31st, and their friends and families are asking for your help.
This Sunday, my brother Josh and his friend Shane Bauer are due to have their final hearing in an Iranian court, where they are falsely accused of espionage. It will be exactly two years since their capture on the unmarked border with Iraqi Kurdistan.
If you care about solidarity activism, independent reporting and the ability of progressive journalists to work on the frontlines of world events, I encourage you to speak out for two American hikers who are still being held in a 10' x 14' cell in Iran after two years.