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Parthian

Islamic/Arab thieves running our country. You can't expect to be treated any better when we lost our identity and started kissing up to a savage backward cult of Islamist.

trawetsdor

trawetsdor

آخه اگه فقیری نباشه اغنیا چطوری ثواب کنن. خمس و زکاتا کجا بره. آخوند بی وجدان شنونده رو میشناسه که قرنهاست داره زرزر میکنه.

faraway

faraway

Are there shelters available for these kids? Where do they sleep? who are they working for?? do they have to give their money to the leader of their child-labor rings?

Zendanian

Zendanian An injury to one is an injury to all.

SamSam VI
If you are serious about it then send $20.00 a month to Mehrieh khaireh-khadijeh or mehreh-khadir charity in Tehran or your city of choice. they even have fundraising centres in north american big cities. they cover orphans and it realy helps..i do every month. cheers!!!

faraway

faraway

I don't trust those Khairiehs...I do sponsor a couple of kids where I directly give the money to their parents.

I suspect these kids are working for child-slave rings who supply them with these weight scales. These weight scales are too ubiquitous throughout the city.

SamSamVI

SamSam VI Path of Kiaan Ressurection of true Iran Hoisting Drafsheh Kaviaan

Dear Faraway,; I had the same doubts but I personaly checked thru family members who are directly involved. These are publicly held, privately funded charities(khod-joosh). & yes ofcourse they have to kiss some mullahs a$$ to get some extra funding in exchange for a photo up but thats the reality of the land & no one is sin-free in in thew sin-city. There are even buletins & magazines published monthly on kids progress. I know of atleast 40+ kids who have been covered by one khairieh since very early ages & some of em are actualy in their way to university . They all are like brothers & sisters who grew up together and are in touch with each other even after they leave the care of the compound. it is the best you can get considering its Iran. Believe me, If a planet kiaan idealist like me finds it legit, then its legit ::)). cheers dear!!!

faraway

faraway

That is excellent news. Thank for the info. Is there a website for this charity?

faraway

faraway

Thank you samsam aziz. You are so kind.

Zendanian

Zendanian An injury to one is an injury to all.

Sounds so much like those Maoist youth of yesteryears.
"...comrade, its useless, self indulgent and petty-bourgeois to mention anything about Reform. You must channel all your energies to a revolutionary overthrow of the State...."
Somethings never change!

Mehrban

Mehrban

Zendanian, please do not blame me for your own past mistakes. I had nothing to do with it.

Zendanian

Zendanian An injury to one is an injury to all.

The pseudo-radicalism and dominant petty-bourgeois mentality remains the same.
It goes something like this: you can't help the poor because you're preparing, or proposing (as is the case in here) to overthrow the state. As if once the state is overthrown, we'll all have "the moment of truth," and no more homeless, no more....and all that nonsense.

Overthrowing the state has often begun with the most mundane reformist tasks and slogans.

Mehrban

Mehrban

Go and change this situation with reform, I will support you. Just don't wine instead. I support any change through whatever means. Just don't roseh khaani for me which was the issue before you changed it to Reform vs Regime change.

If you want to have your "coming out" party as a "Reformist" at my expense, be my guest.

Zendanian

Zendanian An injury to one is an injury to all.

It wasn't me that called raising attention to the plight of hungry children and poor in here as:
"being sentimental about scenes such as the one you have posted is self indulgent and useless."
There's nothing useless about helping a handful of children at a time, and making sure they don't go to sleep hungry. Thank you Samsam for all the info. And yes, that is a "reformist" gesture.

Of course anything short of a complete "revolution" for our virtual-revolutionary radicals is just not acceptable. Your pseudo radicalism remains intact. The problem with your types of "Revolution" is that, they are more of the same.

You can't see the tree, yet you "know" how to restructure and remake the entire jungle! Only in Iran.

Mehrban

Mehrban

Zendanian grow up! I have said what I have to say to you.

Zendanian

Zendanian An injury to one is an injury to all.

Yes, you have expressed enough insolvable contradictions in your statements for one day. Heck of a job.

Mehrban

Mehrban

Parham jaan, as far as I am concerned, in an Opera there are plenty of opportunities to get sentimental. I think being sentimental about scenes such as the one you have posted is self indulgent and useless. I like your other solution of working to undo this system better.

Parham

parham

Crying out is not exactly a "solution" per se. Perhaps it's only one step towards taking that direction.

Mehrban

Mehrban

Everything for us Iranians is an excuse to jog our frayed emotions and feel sad as a result. Think! This scene is a direct result of non existent or faulty educational and child work regulations in addition to inequitable economic strategies. The only way the citizens could effectively change this scene is through direct involvement in the way the government is run which is impossible in IR. Please save your tears for a good Opera like Madame Butterfy!

Parham

parham

Kindly also note that shedding tears at an opera like Madame Butterfly in spite of such scenes would be taking insensibility and superficiality to new heights.

Parham

parham

... or a changing of the system.

SamSamVI

SamSam VI Path of Kiaan Ressurection of true Iran Hoisting Drafsheh Kaviaan

If you are serious about it then send $20.00 a month to Mehrieh khaireh-khadijeh or mehreh-khadir charity in Tehran or your city of choice. they even have fundraising centres in north american big cities. they cover orphans and it realy helps..i do every month. cheers!!!

fozolie

Mr. Fozolie

It really irks me that as a "nation" or people we are not cooperative. Neither do we have a community spirit. Even if we were not short on vojdan, whom can you trust to give aid to those who need it?

SoosanKhanoom

akaDarya With life as short as a half-taken breath, don't plant anything but love. - Rumi

People in iran completely ignore the street kids ... i was so outrages last year seeing these poor kids begging in the cold weather ! Both government and the people ignore these kids ... Shame to the power of eternity on all of us who call ourselves Iranians !!!

I am so sadden with this post ... It just brought back the sad memories of my trip back home ! I have taken many pictures from the street kids of Tehran ... I have seen more of them begging in the Capital , Tehran , than any other city in Iran !
Words fail me when it comes to express my sadness !
I do not know what to say ... do not know what to do !
People who pass by these kids so indifferently should be educated but those people do not care at all ! and government could not lcare less either !