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Opinion 2003

SEPTEMBER

RIGHTS
Far from causal brutality
Zahra Kazemi's murder
By Asghar Massombagi

OPINION
Symbol of struggle
Women's rights are Iranian rights
By Nema Milaninia

POINT
Iruni-baazi
Settle the Mossadegh issue & forget about the A-bomb
By Alidad Vassigh

OPINION
Easy does it
Iran's nuclear program, policy and the predicament
By Mehrdad Valibeigi

DIASPORA
Born suspect
Once the border guard looks at my passport
By Afsaneh Bahrami

CANDIDATE
Independent, practical
Badi Badiozamani's plans for California
By Katayoon Hadizadeh

OPINION
Sheikh al-Twoface
Extreme duplicity or matter-of-factness?
By Iqbal Latif

OPPOSITION
What's wrong?
You'd think there would be a solid opposition against the IRI by now. But no...
By Massud Alemi

REVOLUTION
Filling the vacuum
Understanding the "Islamic" in the Islamic Revolution of Iran
By Lawrence Reza Ershaghi

RELIGION
Ayaa avaam vaaghe'an
mohtaajeh mazhaband?

Do the masses really need religion?
By Ramin Kamran

REQUIEM
Burial of an aristocrat
Houshang Vaziri, 1931-2003
By Reza Bayegan

POINTS
Replies in earnest

A complete idiot's guide to the CIA

REVIEW
Notable success!

A complete idiot's guide to the CIA
By Moe

HOMOSEXUALITY
Facing our dark shadow
Gay psychology and activism
By Dr. Payam

DIPLOMACY
Why make it worse?
It just bothers me that they don't try to make a better image for their own sake, for their country, and Islam
By Arezou Raeisghasem

UNITY
Milky road
Removing dark clouds over Iran in our lifetime
By Amir M. Rafati

USA
Look, we're just as poor
A brilliant solution to America-bashing!
By Massud Alemi

TV
Funny... and insulting
Omid Djalili on "Whoopi"
By Bruce Bahmani

CALIFORNIA
Governor Ken
My job will be to represent the people of California!
By Ken Hamidi

9/11
Why I'm not a Muslim
You see this Osama guy? He is the real Islam
By FT
Written September 27, 2001

9/11
Sea of tolerance
In memory of a friend Lost on September 11
By Kamran Talattof

9/11
And then, our whole world collapsed
It was a beautiful, clear and sunny morning in New York City
By Sam Nouri
Written September 20, 2001

9/11
Bin Laden welcomes war
It will give him an elevated status among the extremists
By Manou Marzban
Written September 18, 2001

CALIFORNIA
Separation of state & Hollywood
Challenge candidates who hope to win based on name recognition and hero worship alone
By Solmaz Ziad

9/11
Double tragedy
My sense of utter devastation is two-fold
By Nooshi
Written September 19, 2001

9/11
Pinocchio
The tragic adventures of the American giant
By Akbar Kochini
Written September 18, 2001

OPINION
Mossadegh saved the Shah
The prime minister's inaction paved the way for the Shah's return to power in 1953
By Fereydoun Hoveyda

OPINION
Forgotten fighters
We must recognize the huge sacrifices made by thousands of "Tudehies" for a better Iran
By Babak Khosravi

IRAN
For better or worse
I've come to accept the facts of life in Iran
By Abbas F. Saffari

OPINION
Kazemigate
The murder of Zahra Kazemi is now cast as an international crisis
By Ahmad Sadri

OPINION
Ready & able
Iranians have paid their dues for admittance into the Democratic club many times over
By Shahriar Zangeneh

USA
Dream speech
My axis of evil State of the Union speech
By Pedram Moallemian

OPINION
Organic change
Freedom and democracy can never be exempt from the process which creates them
By Nema Milaninia

US-IRAN
America will take care of our business
Because Iranians are irresponsible, incompetent, indifferent, and extremely hard to be governed
By Xerxes Darius

WAR
The city in me
How can I explain that Khorramshar and those I knew are still alive in my memories?
By Mammad Aidani

OPINION
Khar gashtan va khar kardan
We don't have it, we neet it: Political awareness
By Mohamad Purqurian

 

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