I was meaning to write about Mohammad Bahman Beigi ever since I wrote the post on The New School. How ironic that he passed away this week, and Iranian blogistan is abuzz with the news of his death … and his life. Kalemeh writes of this departure: It was exactly a year ago when Mir [...]
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Ezatollah Sahabi is the 80 year old head of Iran’s Nationalist-Religious political alliance. He has spent years in prison, in both the pre and post revolution eras, and here he reflects on the state of prisons in Iran and laments all the young lives who are unjustly and mercilessly forced into a life of imprisonment. [...]
Rouhollah Shasavar was the head of Mousavi’s youth campaign in the north eastern province of Khorasan. Here he recounts a story of a meeting with ex-president Mohammad Khatami two months before the election, at a time when it was still expected that Khatami would run on the reformist ticket. ————————– [When Khatami announced that Mir [...]
I find myself going back to Aref quite often these days … Aref Qazvini is a 20th century composer, poet, singer and musician. I think he’s larger than life; to me, he remains the greatest Iranian musician of all time. Aref lived during the period of the constitutional revolution and was for some time greatly [...]
I’m so worried for him. He’s only been home 2 days and already his home is a center of dissent, laughter and defiance. For all those things and more, what will they do to him after he has to go back in 10 days? Maybe he doesn’t care anymore now that he knows his family [...]
This is Behzad Nabavi head of the reformist Mojahedin party, and the man famously known as the “old guerrilla fighter” just a few months ago: And this is him with his wife three days ago. He was released on bail ($800,000) and allowed to go home for 10 days.
Daughters of Feizollah Arabsorkhi – who has been detained since the Jun 12th election. ——————- I bring this to the attention of those mediums who still have some spirit left in them to disseminate information. Those who still are and who are courageous enough to spread word about the most spirited people on this earth [...]
Karoubi has announced via his Tagheer website that the rumors about him going to Amir Kabir University on 13 Aban were FALSE. Like Roozeh Quds, he’ll meet demosntrators at Tehran’s Haft-e Tir square at 10:30 a.m. State news agencies announced that the official speaker on this day will be former speaker of parliament, Hadad Adel.
Who kicked ass! Karoubi speaks again He was speaking to a group of students with the Office of Strengthening Unity [Tahkim Vahdat] “We believe that in the course of the election, the votes were rationed. The officials are doing their best to convince people that Mr. Ahmadinejad’s quota was 25 million votes. And from [...]
In the Name of God the Compassionate, the Merciful, In our modern history, the thirteenth of Aban [4th of November] is reminiscent of three events. The first was when Imam Khomeini was exiled, and the movement went into a thirteen year recession. After being able to silence the movement by sending the Imam into exile, [...]
Mohammad Qouchani was released from prison last night. Just like that, without notice, without a phone call, they let him go in the street around 12 midnight. Today, Karoubi and Abudllah Nouri went to see him. He said: “the first few weeks were very difficult. The interrogators thought that I’m the one who writes Mr. [...]
Mousavi and Karoubi seem to have a lot of time on their hands. So on their breaks from letter writing, they like to meet up and drink tea. Continued at Khordaad88.
You probably hate me for saying it, but I don’t care. Although you are probably sick of clerics, while the IRI is up and running, I would love to have Abdullah Nouri as a president. Aside from Rowhani who is my IRI heartthrob, Abdullah Nouri is my next favorite man in the establishment. I’ve always [...]
This movie was made before this summer. Before the word ‘basiji’ came to equal ‘filth’ and ‘violence’ not only in Iran, but throughout the world. But I will NEVER be able to equate that word with derogatory terms. My province, Khuzestan which was where the war began and where Saddam was to suddenly invade without [...]
I love this guy. Karoubi has released his first video statement, just a few days after Mousavi. You can download it here. “They are doing these things to keep me at home.” “It’s not like I started these protests recently. In third parliament, regarding the deviance of the assembly of experts … I have always [...]
[From Agh Bahman] The Green Word newspaper (Kalemeyeh Sabz) obtained a permit in February of 2009, and the first issue came out May 18th, 2009. On June 22nd, judiciary officials raided the office and although they had no permit to permanently close down the newspaper, it has not been published since. There were rumors that [...]
Mousavi’s Letter: In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful, The news of the assassination of a number of Revolutionary Guard commanders and others in a terrorist attack has greatly saddened our people. The violence that has been the result of bigotry and racism in our eastern borders leaves us with a very important [...]