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Opinion 2004

AUGUST

IDENTITY
Basically Central Asian

It is in our benefit to lobby as Central Eurasians or Central Asians
Maryam Iman

LIFE
The abstract humanists!

We are invited to play our parts in a universe comprised of an unholy trinity: the thugs, the clueless, and the grateful victims
H. Utanzad

REPUTATION
It's our job

Leaders do not necessarily represent the pride and honor of a nation
Kyle Saghafi

REGION
I'm... Central Asian

Iran has much more in common with Afghans and Tajiks
Bamdad B.

OPINION
Bar maa cheh meeravad?

We are like a child born in darkness
Sayeh Saeedi Sirjani

RELIGION
No can do

With cries of "Islamophobia" they want us to stop critiquing 'the religion itself'
Maryam Namazie

U.S. PRESIDENCY
Nader anyone?

Come on! We're children of revolution
A.S.

REPUTATION
Reason to be proud

I am proud that in Iran there are brave people who stand up against tyranny and corruption
Houman Younessi

REPUTATION
Proud of what?

We had Hafez thousands of years ago, what do we have now? Certainly not respect
Pesare Gol

OLYMPICS
Unhappy campers

Iranian athletes should have dressed in black and beat their chest as they marched
Shahriar Zahedi

NAJAF
Ayatollahi baraaye barkhi fosool
Sistani: Part-time ayatollah
Dariush Sajjadi

CAUSE
United Middle East

Crawl out of the mental cocoon and see the bigger vision
Mahin Bahrami

OPINION
Pretexts for war
American military intervention one after the other
John Mohammadi

RELIGION
Shades of god
Religious freedom
Mohammad Ala

WORK
Losing time to technology

Time Deficiency Syndrome
Alireza Abouhossein

IDENTITY
A lost cause

Being a global minority, the majority will see me as they choose
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

OPINION
Mashrootiyat ham halaal shod!
Putting the Islamic stamp on the Constitutional Revolution
Mahshid Amirshahi

POLITICS
Enghelaab-e mashrootiyat hanooz paayaan nayaafteh ast
The Constitutional Revolution has not come to end
Ramin Kamran

OPINION
Sweet sin

Kurdistan-Israel alliance
Kamal H. Artin

COVER
Enghelaabzadegi-ye omoomi
1979 article about secularism, Shapour Bakhtiar and the looming revolution
Mahshid Amirshahi

IRI
Taming the turban

U.S. policy does not call for regime change in Iran
Interview with Hamid Taghvaee

IDENTITY
A new language?

Farsi?
Amir Rostam Begli Beigie

CONSPIRACY
The British did It!

Or did they?
Qumars Bolourchian

AL QAEDA
Elegant simplicity
Armed with cardboard cutters, faith and little else
By Asghar Massombagi

DIASPORA
The dual language

Personality: Being raised in Iran and abroad
Orkideh Behrouzan

SUDAN
Gross hypocrisy
Ethnic cleansing of Black Muslims by Arab Janjaweed militias
Iqbal Latif

HUMAN RIGHTS
How about just doing your job?
Ebadi failed us, and most importantly she has failed herself and her efforts of a lifetime
Faye (Fereshteh) Farhang

RIGHTS
Can you do a better job?

You vs. Ebadi
Manesh

BAM
Left to rot

Millions and millions of dollars worth of donations and yet I saw nothing of the wealth
Mandana Farmanfarmaian

IRAN
The sleeping giant

Iran is a society locked in time and space, completely engulfed in a bubble
Mahin Bahrami

TRAVELERS
After 25 years
Last part
Fatema Soudavar Farmanfarmaian

MUSIC
Timeless
Bob Dylan surfaces once again
Behrouz Bahmani

BOOKS
All good
Farah Pahlavi's memoirs
Enameh

 

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