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Opinion 2004

FEBRUARY

MAJLIS
Selection
-- not election
The list of election irregularities was considerable
By Borzou Daragahi

COMEDIAN
A different image
I thought it was time to present a different image of the Muslim woman
Interview with Tissa Hami

OPINION
Religion and terror
Religious terrorism presents a multitude of new problems that secular/political terrorism didn't
By Ali Ardeshir Jowza

WOMEN
Robbed of simple pleasures

Women's rights in Iran
By Ghazoll Motlagh

WORLD STAGE
Oscar performance
Imagine if Aghdashloo wins the Academy Award
By The Cousin

OPINION
Armed with democracy
A weapon America has no defense against
By Jerry Quill

OBSERVER
Small increments
Although change is taking place, the nature of it is quite different
By Bijan Moshiri

OPINION
Vassalam
,
amen, gesundheit
Some still refuse to realize that God is dead

By Amir

DEMOCRACY
Winning by losing
The goal is implementing the values that are the substance of a democratic society
By Abdul Aziz Said

OPINION
Irrational fear
Whatever Israel's questionable practices against the Palestinians, Israel has never threatened Iran's territorial sovereignty
By H. M. Jalili

COVER
The no vote
I have never witnessed such utter disdain for voting
By Shahla Azizi

OPINION
Talking English
Can we really blame the people of the world if they're a little disgusted at the large gap between US practice and slogans when it comes to democracy and rule of law?
By John Mohammadi

LIFE
My uncle's declaration
I hoped there wouldn't be a time when outside forces would be trying to get me to choose between being American and being Iranian
By Siamak Vossoughi

DIASPORA
Unfortunate son of revolution

If you are living in a free country now, you should pray god and thanks him
By Sina unedited

OBSERVATION
What is with these people?

Voting or not voting isn't going to matter at all
By Shahriar Zahedi

POINT
Liberty fries
Democracies mean business
By Alidad Vassigh

OPINION
Road to recovery

The challenges for Iran
By David Ramezani

HEJAB
Reverse extremism
France, it seems, has adopted an opposite extreme of intolerance to that enforced by the mullahs in Iran
By Peyvand Khorsandi

US ELECTIONS
Why Kerry?

An alternative to another four years of Bush
By Sam Ghandchi

COMMENTS
Dear editor salam

Collected emails
By Hamid Boroumand

OPINION
A mystery unravelled
What is it that keeps the IRI in place?
By Fereydoun Hoveyda

FREEDOM
Nakhosteen bahaar-e azaadi
First spring of freedom
By Ahmad Kasravi

DIASPORA
Acting Victorian

When I translate 200-year-old English traditions into Persian, the strangeness disappears
By Mahin Bahrami

DIASPORA
Leveling the playing field

What do Koreans, Pakistanis, and Tongans have that Iranians don't?
By Afshin Abedi

IDENTITY
Being born again
Accepting, reclaiming my Iranian identity
By Nema Milaninia

REVOLUTION
The Iranian Revolution
An oral history with then US State Department desk officer Henry Precht

OPINION
Mind over shoes

A new pair of shoes or new mind set?
By Sanaz Fotouhi

DIASPORA
Divided we stand

Individual success but group failure?
By Faye (Fereshteh) Farhang

ISLAM
A funeral and a wedding
Hijab in France: Battle for Islamic political uniform
By Saeed Keramat

REPLY
False phobia
Confusing 'Islamophobia' with racism
By Maryam Namazie

IRAN-US
Conspicuous absence
America and Iran desperately in need of Lincolns and Mossadeghs
By Majid Tehranian

REVOLUTION
25 saal baa jomhooriye eslaami
25 years after the revolution
By Amir Azar

RESPONSIBILITY
The slogan of the people
The time has come for change
By Niloofar Nafici

REVOLUTION
A new spring of freedom?
25th anniversary of the revolution
By Fariba Amini

RIGHTS
Undue process

Report: Iranian nationals arbitrarily detained and mistreated in US

WORLD ORDER
Jahaan-e tak qotbi yaa chand qotbi

A uni-polar or multi-polar world? And where does Iran stand?
By Ramin Kamran

IRAN
Deafening silence
No matter how much I expand and contract with thoughts, ideas, and prayers, I am the mermaid without a voice
By Shabnam

LIFE
Jaan-e shirin
If you really wanna get on God's good side, how about helping a needy family?
By Deev

IRAN
Live free or flee
That's our Iranian slogan
By M. Shahbodaghi

SECRETS
Crying over spilt milk
After the deluge over selling Pakistan's nuclear secrets to Iran
By Ali Ashraf Khan

DECENCY
Of breasts and bombs
Talk about "indecent"
By Reza Mazaheri

MEDIA
Bring Back Conspiracy (BBC)
Questions of independence, intent and accuracy
By Mina Pejman

HEJAB
Hatred for all things Islamic
Socialism in bed with capitalism
By Peyvand Khorsandi

HEJAB
Faraanseh va hejaab
French ban on head scarves and Iran's reaction
By Amir Azar

IRAQ
Ayatollah Theodore

Giant Shia stick above Paul Bremer's head
By Sharif N Mafi

COVER
On deaf ears
Mohsen Mirdamadi reads resignation letter on behalf of refornist MPs

OPINION
From Islamic Republic to Iranian Caliphate
In effect the right wing is appointing a consultative Shura in place of an elected parliament
By Ahmad Sadri

 

 

 

 

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