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22-Nov-2007 (4 comments)
Yesterday another 17 year old Iranian boy was sentenced to death. >>>
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22-Nov-2007 (3 comments)
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22-Nov-2007 (4 comments)

Jangeh Aragh (Irak) Cheh rabti ba Chine Dareh ?



Gift of love

The legacy of the human spirit

22-Nov-2007 (3 comments)
It was autumn of 1998 when Rumi and I became friends. I was in my first semester of junior year in college; bubbling with excitement and preparations for the following semester which I would spend in Sevilla, Spain. During Thanksgiving break at home, I received a couple of gifts from my brother who had just returned from a business conference in Minneapolis. As the baby of the family, I was accustomed to this. What I did not expect however, was to receive a gift from his friend and co-worker Don, who had also traveled with him. I opened Don’s package to find a small book with a red cover containing 2 CD inserts. The word ‘Eshgh’ (love) was written on the cover weaved-in with its English title, “A Gift of Love Deepak and Friends Present Music Inspired by the Love Poems of Rumi”>>>


بگذار زبانها بگویند

آزادی بیان: تفسیری بر یك شعر


در 22 نوامبر 1988 پس از شنیدن خبر قتل داریوش و پروانه فروهر شعر زیر را نوشتم:

ای دشنه
كاش بر آن دست
شوریده بودی!...

چرا شاعر دشنه را مورد خطاب قرار داده است؟ چرا قاتل را نه؟ و از آن مهمتر چرا مقتولین را نه؟ 



Let all tongues speak

Freedom of Expression: Commentary on a poem

22-Nov-2007 (7 comments)

[PERSIAN TEXT] On November 22, 1998 after hearing of the murder of two Iranian dissidents Dariush and Parvaneh Foroohar, who were stabbed to death by the secret police at their home in Tehran, I wrote this poem:

O dagger
I wish you had rebelled
Against that hand!...

Why does the poet address the dagger? Why not the murderer? And more importantly, why not the murdered?



The butterfly that perished with the candle

9th anniversary of the chain murder of dissidents

22-Nov-2007 (8 comments)
Every year, since that sad day when I went to my parents’ house and they told me the horrific news, when the twenty third of November comes along, I cannot but think of one couple—Dariush and Parvaneh Foroohar. When some time later I met their son and daughter, Arash and Parastoo, I saw the amazing resemblance. On this day I always think about them as well, that forever they will have to live with the thought of that awful autumn evening, when they lost their beloved parents.>>>
Peyvand Khorsandi
22-Nov-2007 (9 comments)
Is it >>>
Darius Kadivar
22-Nov-2007 (one comment)
French Ballet Maestro Maurice Béjart dies at 80 in Geneva. He greatly contributed to the Persian Ballet Repertoire >>>