Sima Shakhsari

A Frank Discussion with Iranian Americans about COVID19 and US Sanctions on Iran


by CODEPINK   It’s one thing to read news accounts about US sanctions and the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran, but it’s another to hear first-hand accounts. The following is a frank discussion with six Iranian Americans about how the collapse of the Iranian economy and the healthcare crisis affect the lives of people back…

Some Thoughts on the U.S. Presidential Election


by Sima Shakhsari   As we anxiously wait for the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, many who are rightly worried about the ramifications of another four years under Trump’s presidency have hoped that Trump’s removal would restore the American democracy. This hope for restoration raises several concerns, that while not particular to this…