Wednesday, June 21, 2006
The general prosecutor and member of the Iranian delegation at the Human Rights Council Saeed Mortazavi talks to the press at Geneva, Wednesday, June 21, 2006. Iranian opposition criticises the presence of Mortazavi at the Human Rights Council, blaming him to be responsible for violations of human rights in Iran and the arrest of Iranian-Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi, who was killed during her captivity. The
opposition demands his expulsion. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini) AP
An Iran fan holds a flag in the stands before their Group D World Cup 2006 soccer match against Angola in Leipzig June 21, 2006. FIFA RESTRICTION - NO MOBILE USE REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (GERMANY)
Monday, June 12, 2006
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Iran supporters without Islamic sign,cheer as they watch the World Cup soccer match between Iran and Mexico on a huge video screen in Frankfurt June 11, 2006. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (GERMANY)
IR Vice President and the head of the state's physical education organization Mohammed Aliabadi waves an Iranian flag in the crowd at the World Cup Group D soccer match between Iran and Mexico in Nuremberg, Germany, Sunday, June 11, 2006. Aliabadi, one of seven Iranian vice presidents, is in Germany to watch Iran play and is not representing hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a spokesman for his organization in Tehran said. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
An Iranian soccer fan wears an Israeli flag during a demonstration in Nuremberg, June 11, 2006. Some one thousand people protested on Sunday against anti-Jewish statements made by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in a rally organized by the Jewish cultural community in Germany ahead of the Iran v Mexico first round World Cup 2006 soccer match in Nuremberg. REUTERS/Toby Melville (GERMANY)
Participants in a demonstration against anti-semitism, carry signs, with the one on the left reading 'red card for Ahmadinedschad', which uses a soccer term signifying dismissal from a match, to allude to recent inflammatory remarks made by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the city of Nuremberg, southern Germany, Sunday, June 11, 2006. The national soccer team of Iran will play its first World Cup 2006 soccer match against Mexico in the World Cup stadium, in Nuremberg. (AP Photo/Christof Stache)
At their newspaper's office, two Iranian female journalists watch Iran's national soccer team match against Mexico during World Cup, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, June 11, 2006. Iran on Sunday lost 3-1 to Mexico in their soccer World Cup match, held in Nuremberg, Germany. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Monday, June 05, 2006
Mona Allpour-Dijvenjini (R) representing Iran and Maria Garrido Baez representing Spain at the 'Miss WM' contest pose for photographs before the final at the Europa Park amusement park in Rust June 1, 2006. 32 women representing nations that attend the FIFA 2006 Soccer World Cup take part in this competition on Thursday. WORLD CUP 2006 PREVIEW REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (Germany)
Monarchist`s National Iranian Television (NITV) President Zia Atabay poses in his Woodland Hills, Calif., office Tuesday, May 16, 2006. Atabay says his NITV satellite station is helping the U.S. goal of promoting democracy and thwarting Iran's nuclear ambitions. To improve his station's service, Atabay is hoping to receive U.S. funding from the $75 million (euro58.6 million) requested of Congress by the federal government to spark regime change in Iran through broadcasting. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Iranian students shout slogans as they stand beside a fire in front of the main doors of Tehran University dormitory complex during a demonstration against recently published cartoons, early in the morning in Tehran Wednesday, May 24, 2006. Iran closed a state-owned newspaper and detained its chief editor and cartoonist for publishing a cartoon that sparked riots by ethnic Azeris in northwestern Iran, a sign of the hard-line government's concern over any sign of divisions amid its confrontation with the United States. (AP Photo)
Members of the National Council of Resistance for Iran, depicting a public execution by hanging, rally outside Britain's Foreign Office, calling for immediate United Nations sanctions against Iran, in central London, Wednesday May 24, 2006. Six world powers, the five U.N. Security Council nations and Germany, looked Wednesday at the London meeting, for common ground on rewarding Iran if it gives up uranium enrichment _ or punishing it if it doesn't. Among the issues being discussed was a compromise proposal for possible U.N. Security Council sanctions against Iran should Tehran refuse to give up uranium enrichment, diplomats said.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Thirteen years ago, when I was in film school, our new professor, recently arrived from the U.S., excitedly described for us the premier of Robert Altman's Short Cuts, which was then his most recent film. He felt it a pity that we could not watch it in Iran. In response, we smiled and said actually that we had seen it the previous month! During the last 10 years, popular culture has influenced the state media more than the other way round. In Iran, more than 60 percent of urban families watch satellite TV. This forces Islamic TV (IRIB) to show more and more American and Western films and series at the same time. As lots of scenes and parts cannot appear on Islamic TV, they change the scenario or introduce special effects to make them suitable.This also happens to underground rock music.Whereas years ago no one could imagine an official rock concert by young local groups, now the government is forced to make exceptions for some that are not that dangerous!Of course, they continue to produce and broadcast religious series or programs, but the official polls show such fare attracts a smaller audience than any other kind of programming.On the other hand, about 35 Persian channels broadcasting from outside Iran cannot also satisfy a significant fraction of young Iranian viewers, who cannot fathom the political perspectives of old men answering phone calls on screen.
Some months ago, the New York Times published a report on such awful programs by Persian TV stations based in Los Angeles.In a recent poll, most viewers of Persian satellite TV say they do not trust the political perspective of these channels.This process encourages the development of inside alternatives and underground media to express the nature of daily life in today's Iran, such as rock groups, blogs, and underground videos. These media, which Islamic censorship would prefer not to appear at all, portray the dual face of Iran, which daily gets less deniable.
2006-05-17 08:34 (KST) ©2006 OhmyNews
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Protesters stage a sit-in as they carry banners reading 'Bush, Don't touch Iran' during a Mayday demonstration in Kadikoy district in Istanbul May 1, 2006. Banners at left read as 'Bush should be tried' and 'Incirlik should be closed' referring to the Turkish-U.S. joint airbase in southern Turkey. Tens of thousands of Mayday demonstrators marched through the Istanbul's busiest Kadikoy Square, as a small group who tried to domonstrate in Taksim square were detained by riot police on Monday. REUTERS/Fatih Saribas
May Day in Iran: Against class disparity
yesterday hundreds of workers togeather with students demonstreated in Tehran against class disparity. Police had supressed them and arrest some of the protesters.workers of Bus Syndicate according to last strike are still in jail.
An Iranian worker holds a placard where says in Persian 'class disparity biggest threat to the Islamic establishment' during a rally to mark May Day or International Labor Day in front of the former U.S embassy compound in Tehran, Iran on Monday May, 1, 2006.(AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)
Two face of Iranian girls inside and outside of obligatory Isalmic rules.
First:Iranian women, who painted the Iran's flag on their faces and lips, flash the V-sign for victory during a football match between Iran 's women national football team and Germany's Al-Dersimspor at Tehran's Ararat stadium, 29 April 2006. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had announced 24 April 2006 that Iranian women can finally go to stadiums to watch sporting events, putting an unexpected end to a quarter-century ban.(AFP/File)
Cafepress has presented Anti-Iran solgans like T-shirts.
"Fuck and Nuke IRAN!" and Iran is the next has written on them.It is said that the vice persident of Cafepress is also Iranian!
More Anti-Iran Solgans!
Saturday, April 29, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
New Goverment palns to incrise fine and punitives for Sat TV users.
Some Media Experts stimated about 55% of puplation are the audience of Sat TV.
Related:Poll on Persian Sat TVs(Persian)
They call them"Bad Hijab"!
Acctualy most of Iranian girls dont belive Hijab or other kind of Islamic rules.
In this pictuer by Reuters an Iranian coupl kissing each other before arresting by Police
An Iranian policewoman (back to camera) watches a couple kiss before restraining them on a street in Tehran, Iran April 22, 2006. REUTERS/Stringer
Reuters - Sun Apr 23, 5:25 PM ET
In these pictures Iranian girls take off obligitory hijab during eincent Persian Fest in Tehran`s Streets,called Charshanbe Sori that always have conflicts with Police.
Related Story:Iranian Women March for Freedom
The flags of Saudi Arabia and the Iran are blacked out on a huge banner at the facade of brothel 'Pascha' in Cologne, Germany, Monday, April 24, 2006 after unidentified men had demanded the clearance of the flags of the islamic states by a threat of violence over the weekend. Words on banner read 'It's nice to be a Pasha'. The flags represent the countries participating in the Soccer World Cup taking place in Germany in June and July. (AP Photo/Hermann J. Knippertz)
AP - Mon Apr 24, 7:11 AM ET
Monday, April 24, 2006
Thursday, March 23, 2006
As Iranians get ready to celebrate a 3,000-year tradition of Norouz, the Persian New year, a legacy from the ancient Persian Empire, they cannot hide their worries about the near future. They also are experiencing more inflation, while another shock this time comes not from the U.S. or the E-3, but from Japan, which has announced they want to reduce oil imports from Iran.Japan has always been one of Iran's best oil costumers. The corrupt and crisis-ridden Iranian economy is susceptible to a nasty shock like this that could send it into a tailspin. As the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) is still discussing how to sanction Iran, many Iranians believe that possible economic sanctions would weaken the middle and lower classes and create more dissidents. While the regime has violently suppressed demonstrations, strikes, and protests, it is difficult to predict radical change.
But like every year millions of people came to streets make fire and jumping over it, singing, drinking, dancing and throwing firecrackers to Police and militias.
Photos: Z8un.com , Bia2, Arash Ashorinia
Related Articles: War Has Already Begun!
At the same day that Mohammad El Baredei’s report on Iran’s nuclear program was referred to U.N. Security Council retired Israeli chief of staff, Moshe Ya'alon, has said Israel could launch a military strike against Iran’s nuclear and defense sites. Ya’alon’s speech, broadcasted on an Israeli TV channel, has angered Israel’s army chief Ehud Olmert who has accused Moshe Ya'alon of disclosing classified military information.As the issue of a military strike against Iran intensifies, there are media reports of a possible future attack with NATO’s involvement. The Israeli intelligence have also begun their operation in Iran and have gathered information about suspected sites.Iran has reacted slowly to the events. Iran’s parliament has approved of a motion to suspend the NPT Additional Protocol to forbidden research on Nuclear weapons if Iran’s file is referred to U.N. Security Council. But they are still quiet and hope to got an agreement or concessions. The Guardian has quoted a senior British Foreign Office official saying that Iran needs just one year to acquire technology to develop a nuclear bomb. In fact it is not obvious how Iran’s government gave the IAEA watchdogs highly secret documents on how to make a bomb.News from Tehran shows Iran is ready for a confrontation. The government has planned an economic program in case of a crisis caused by a war or UN sanctions.
Secret military maneuvers are carried out in the south and west of the country. Iran’s Air force and Navy is now at its weakest period and land forces are not highly motivated to fight- they can just cause obstruction and spread war to the entire region.Another hidden war rages in southern and eastern Iran, where US intelligence forces are said to be training ethnic groups to rebel. Last week two young men accused of terrorist attacks, were publicly hanged in Ahwaz in southern Iran..Following John Bolton and Dick Cheney’s speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington D.C, where the two leaders stressed on a painful and hard U.S. reaction against the Islamic republic’s nuclear programs, , George W.Bush also said Iran’s nuclear programs were a national danger for USA.This week the U.N. Security Council may give Iran’s negotiators another opportunity for an agreement. At the same time some right wing voices within US foreign policy would like US unilateral action against Iran, such as a 30-day ultimatum. This has called for appeals from peace activists to stop war against Iran!
2006-03-12 16:23 (KST)
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Omid Habibinia reviews news about shadows of war
The news of a possible U.S. plan to attack Iran frightened many Iranians. Now, Persian Web sites are publishing stories of a plan to attack Iran with nuclear weapons.An Islamic Republic spokesman said he believes these reports are more similar to psychological war tactics than actual preparations to attack on Iran.U.S. President George W. Bush has repeated many times he has no military plans to invade Iran, but Vice President Dick Cheney said the United States would attack Iran if it is necessary.
Many military experts believe this possible attack is not a ground strike to change the regime like the operation in Iraq, but it will be a limited attack by the Air Force or a surgical strike on the nuclear power stations.When Global Research published an article about a possible attack, many people found it to be extreme and unimaginable. At the same time, Tehran's government newspapers reported about a possible U.S. and Israeli attack at the beginning of the Persian New Year which starts at the end of March, according to an Arab news source. Last week, Hosni Mubarak warned Bush to not attack Iran. This news alerted the Tehran government press that there is a possible plan to attack Iran.The general view is that the possible war would not be so close to the Persian New Year like the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice last month asked Congress to fund a $75 million media campaign and support Iran's pro-U.S. groups based in the United States. This is not enough to prepare anything really dangerous against the Islamic regime in Iran, but it sends a clear message to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.An air force attack by Israel would be more costly now that the Hamas government is allied with Iran.Some weeks ago, Judith Yaphe, a former senior CIA officer and professor at the U.S. Institute for National Strategic Studies, who was interviewed by Dorna Kouzehgar, stressed a war with Iran (PDF) is the most dangerous event that may happen in the region. Tolerating a nuclear-armed Iran is better than another war in Middle East, she said.The shadow of war in Iran is not completely horrible for the regime; they can exploit it by using it as an excuse to execute political prisoners, threaten Web bloggers and journalists, and try to stabilize an official marshal law in Iran.Oxford researcher Paul Rogers mentioned any attack on Iran will spread the war throughout the Persian Gulf and threaten oil transit routes.
Sunday, January 08, 2006
I have criticized this nonmedia literacy(in Persian) and many internet users in persian have read it.