Time to Act on Iran

11 March 2011

By Ali Safavi - March 9, 2011
Originally Published At HuffingtonPost.Com

For the past three weeks, tens of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets in Iran once again, demanding democracy and an end to the regime. Popular protests continue to haunt the fundamentalist rulers at a critical time in the region's history. But without offering support to the Iranian people and their main opposition, this critical window of opportunity will be closed, and it will be much harder and too late to deal with the Iranian regime's threat.

For the West, the expression of legitimate demands for freedoms and human rights across the Middle East has meant that the era of choosing tyrannical stability over democracy as a matter of foreign policy has ended.
To alleviate concerns about the role of religious fundamentalism in the region's future, Washington should stop talking to the fundamentalist mullahs and start listening to the Iranian people.

Iran Defends Human Rights in France

20 October 2010

Stop Fundamentalism - Guess who is most concerned about the rights of protesters in the ongoing anti-retirement-age-reform strikes in France?  Surprisingly, it is the Iranian Parliament.

Tabnak, an Iranian state-run daily, reported that the head of Iranian Parliamentary Committee for Defending Human Rights has submitted a letter to General Secretary of United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, complaining about violation of human rights of protesters in France.

When Stars Fall, Legends Are Born

19 October 2010

Crowed of well over two thousand Iranian dissidents gathered in Auvers-sur-Oise near Paris on Monday 18 October to bid farewell to the Iranian Legendary Singer and resistance icon Marzieh.

MarziehMarzieh, diva of Persian music and a symbol of Iranian women’s resistance against the Mullahs’ theocratic rule passed away on Wednesday 13 October in Paris, at the age of 86.

Marzieh, was known to all Iranians for her music of love, culture and pride.  She spoke to her listeners through her music.  Her songs bring back memories and give hope to all Iranians.

Iranians Prepare for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York

21 September 2010

Nima Sharif
Once again, it is time for heads of states to address the general assembly meeting of the United Nations in New York.  An opportunity that the overly isolated and mostly hated Mahmoud Ahmadinejad does not seem to want to miss.

Iranians Prepare for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York

21 September 2010

Nima Sharif
Once again, it is time for heads of states to address the general assembly meeting of the United Nations in New York.  An opportunity that the overly isolated and mostly hated Mahmoud Ahmadinejad does not seem to want to miss.

Washington Policy Group Reveals Undisclosed Iranian Nuclear Site

09 September 2010

Stop Fundamentalism – A planned press conference by Iran Policy Committee in Washington D.C. Thursday will reveal a new previously undisclosed Iranian nuclear site, reports Iran Focus.

The information will be released at a press conference held by the IPC.  The source of the information, the Iranian main opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran(PMOI/MEK), is the same source that originally tipped the existence of an Iranian clandestine nuclear program back in 2002 and uncovered Iranian nuclear sites such as Natanz uranium enrichment facility and the Arak heavy-water plant.

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