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Gimme Some Truth

  Living the high life and telling it like it is: Sassan Behnam Bakhtiar   What interest could a stylish, twenty-something artist-cum-businessman living it up in the French Riviera and Monaco have in a tiny village in central Iran? In a tribe supposed to be as old as time itself? In a war he never ...
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Iran: Address

Let us imagine for one minute, an Iranian outside Iran, having the opportunity to address the US congress.   Let us imagine that we "Free Iranians", were given the respect to be listened to.   What would be the first thing you would say?   The first thing you would say is "if you are going to help I ...
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Iran: Mesozoic Sturgeon

I remember the day my British Passport arrived. "I am free. I can't wait to vote"   I remember the day I went to vote for the first time in UK.   "Hello, what's your name", asked a guy with a clip-board. He had badges all over him.   "Isn't this supposed to be private", I replied.   "It's up to you, ...
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Iran: Buddha

In 2007 I wrote this:   http://alimostofi8.blogspot.co.uk/2007/06/gaumata-vs-gautama-was-buddha-iranian.html Now I come across this:   The Buddha from Babylon: The Lost History and Cosmic Vision of Siddhartha Gautama   https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00KI6WIEW/ref=aw_ss_kndl_dp/   For years I told ...
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Iran’s Forgotten Activists Remain Defiant

    Iran’s dissidents appear to be on their own. Once revered and celebrated by the international community, Iran’s dissidents appear to be an afterthought in respect to policy towards Iran. This reality was on full display this past week, as the Iranian regime arrested Nargess Mohammadi, Vice-Pres ...
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The Booklet of "Ruined"/ Kharaab

Definitions1. Ruin: To spoil something severely or destroy it/ to cause a person or company to lose all their money or their reputation: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/business-english/ruin_1?q=Ruined 2. Ruins: Are the remains of human-made architecture: structures that were once comple ...
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Teachers Protest Throughout Iran

Today thousands of Iranian teachers throughout the country took to the street to protest what they call unfair wages,in silent protests in various cities from Tehran, to Isfahan, Shiraz, Maryvaan,...   In Tehran the number of protesting teachers gathering in front of the parlimant building was estim ...
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Iran: Persecuted

"Baba"   "Yes, son"   "Mummy said we can't go to Iran, because she couldn't work there there, why can't you?" "You are called Ali".   "Ali was the first apostate son" "A ...what?"   It is at this point, when it is impossible to explain. What is it that makes a person an apostate? And then, so what? ...
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