The Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian code of law of ancient Mesopotamia, dated back to about 1754 BCE (Middle Chronology). It is one of … More

Kurdish Republic of Lachin (1992)

The Lachin Kurdish Republic (Kurdish: Komâra Laçîn Kurdî‎; Azerbaijani: Laçın Kürd Respublikası) was self-proclaimed on 20 May, 1992, in Lachin, just two days after this area … More

Red Kurdistan (1923-1929)

Kurdistansky Uyezd (Russian: Курдистанский уезд; Azerbaijani: Kürdüstan qəzası,), also known colloquially as Red Kurdistan (Russian: Красный Курдистан; Azerbaijani: Qızıl Kürdistan; Kurdish: Кöрдьстана Сор‎) was a Soviet administrative unit that existed for six years … More

Kurdish Republic of Mahabad (1946)

The Republic of Mahabad (Kurdish: کۆماری مەھاباد‎ Komara Mehabadê; Persian: جمهوری مهاباد‎) was a short-lived Kurdish self-governing state in present-day Iran, from 22 January to 15 December 1946. The Republic of Mahabad … More

Kurdish Republic of Ararat (1927-1930)

The Republic of Ararat, or Kurdish Republic of Ararat, was a self-proclaimed Kurdish state. It was located in eastern Turkey, centred on Karaköse Province. Agirî is the … More

Grow Hemp Across the Earth

Hemp, or industrial hemp (from Old English hænep), typically found in the northern hemisphere, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial … More

Free the Kurds

Kurdistan is a roughly defined geo-cultural historical region wherein the Kurdish people form a prominent majority population and Kurdish culture, languages and national identity have historically been based. Kurdistan roughly encompasses … More

Lies and the rationale for the Iraq War

The rationale for the Iraq War (i.e. the 2003 invasion of Iraq and subsequent hostilities) has been a contentious issue since the Bush administration began actively pressing … More

The Promise of World Peace

A Statement by the Universal House of Justice Bahá’í World Center Haifa, Israel October 1985 To the Peoples of the … More

Tracing the Dispersion

Reconstructing ancient history, even religious history, can be compared to putting together a large, complex puzzle with many of the … More