Numerous posts by Iranians start popping up on ‘Israel loves Iran’ Facebook page, in response to Israeli messages of peace. (more…)
Iran is in a dangerous situation where tension-causing policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as those of a few foreign governments threaten the peace and well-being of the Iranian people. Perpetuation of current conditions expands the sprawling shadow of war over our country, militarizes the social atmosphere, and exposes the population – and especially women – to increased discrimination, violence, poverty, and misery.
Activists of the women’s rights movement have continuously criticized crisis-invoking acts and have emphasized that the means to reduction of tension and lasting peace in the region lies in respecting the equal rights of citizens regardless of their religion, gender or sexual orientation, ending repression, expanding civil and political participation of women, inclusion of women in prevention of ever increasing violence, and engaging different groups, guilds, ethnicities and nationalities in key political and national decisions. (more…)
Asghar Farhadi: “At the time when talk of war, intimidation, and aggression is exchanged between politicians, the name of their country, Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture, a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics….I proudly offer this award to the people of my country, the people who respect all cultures and civilisations and despise hostility and resentment.” (more…)
The developments come after Western and Arab states reacted with outrage after Russia and China vetoed a UN resolution backing an Arab plan urging President al-Assad to give up power.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the veto a “travesty”, Reuters reported. (more…)
In the interest of transparency and our common efforts for peace as well as change from within (in Iran), we gladly share with you parts of an internal report of an International Relations working group, as well as one of the conversations which this gave rise to. (more…)
The idea is simple. We have decided to talk with 99 people engaged in Occupy Wall Street Movement around the world. We will listen to each person’s narrative of why s/he has joined the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Then we will narrate the life story of an Iranian prisoner of conscience for that person… (more…)
Thousands of Americans have non-violently occupied Wall St — an epicentre of global financial power and corruption. They are the latest ray of light in a new movement for social justice that is spreading like wildfire from Madrid to Jerusalem to 146 other cities and counting, but they need our help to succeed.
Join the call for real democracy (more…)