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Iranians for Human Rights and Democracy

"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people." Martin Luther King,Jr.

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I am another Iranian striving for Human Rights and Democracy. read and sign the petition Please support the IRANIAN WOMENS' ONE MILLION SIGNATURES CAMPAIGNto change the discriminatory laws against women in Iran.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

three women activists were arrested

According to an article from Gooya news, http://news.gooya.com/politics/archives/2007/01/056880.phpthree Iranian women activists have been arrested. Talaat Taghinia, Mansoureh Shojai and Farnaz Seifi were arrested while they were leaving Tehran's Mehr Abad Airport for a Journalism Training Workshop in Dehli, India. According to Shrin Ebadi, a prominent lawyer and human rights activist, the arrests were not in accordance with Iran's legal code. By Iranian law, when being arrested, the accused should be informed of the charges brough against them, and then the arrest warrent will be applied for. In the cases of these three women, the arrest warrents had been prepared in advance without informing the accused.
The authorities in Iran expect civilians to abide by their laws, laws that they can't be bothered with adhering to themselves.

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Ahamadinejad's Spending Habits

Ahmadinejad got elected on the platform of putting the oil money on Iranian people's dinner table. Looks like he is putting the oil money on every and any table imaginable other than the Iranian people's table! First he poured money into the backing of Hizbollah over last summer's war, and then he put money into with Hugo Chavez for an anti US fund .read here I think Iranians are more worried about their bad economy and making ends meet and the people and Ahamadinejad have two different priorities.

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Monday, January 15, 2007

I signed!

I signed the form for the 1 Million Signature Campaign to Change the Discriminatory
Laws against women! I'm so proud, I am woman hear me roar!!! :D. If you would like to sign or learn more about the campaign click on the link below. They have the forms online and everything:

1 Million Campaign Signature Website

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Remembering Dr. King

Since today is Martin Luther King Day, I will post a few of my favorite quotes from him:

"We are not wrong....if we are wrong justice is a lie."

"free at last, free at last, God Almighty free at last"

"Right here in Montgomery, when the history books are written in the future, somebody will have to say,"There lived a race of people, a black people,'fleecy locks and black complexion,' a people who had the moral courage to stand up for their rights. And therby they injected a new meaning into the veins of history and civilization."

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Also, here is a link to my favorite speech by Dr. King, the speech he gave at Montogomery before the start of the Bus Boycott. This speech was to rally people to protest Rosa Parks' arrest for sitting in the white section of a bus.

MLK Montgomery Address

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

South Africa's Last President Before the Removal of Apartheid, FW DeKlerk

I am reading FW DeKlerk's biography, the last president of South Africa before
Apartheid was removed from the government policy. I believe that a lot can be learned from his book DeKlerk mentioned many things that caused White South Africans to finally realize how their racial discrimination was impractical/wrong and why Apartheid should be abolished. One of the reasons was:

1. TV, Media and newspapers started to change public opinion. Originally when Apartheid laws were set, the whites viewed the blacks as these tribal savages that they did not want to associate with. But as the times changed and TV became more widespread, South Africans would watch Dr. Huckstable in the "Cosby Show", a Dr. and family man and people were going to the movies that starred Danny Glover. It seems that TV and movies opened doors and minds and the people realized their misunderstanding.

In my opinion, if a country feels threatened by its citizens learning the way of life and philosphies of other countries and feels the need to censor this, than the country is not stable and/or legitamite. Some may agrue that the US censors information. That is not entirely true. If Americans want the information, they can go and buy private satellites and channels and receive the information as well as finding it on the internet. It's just the US media doesn't bother to offer it on state sponsered channels. In my opinion this is because Americans do not show much interest in the events from around the world and the news media caters to the public demand.

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