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Opinion 2004

JUNE

POLITICS
Start with two pounds of voting
Recipe for political influence
By Abtin Assadi

RELIGION
Two thumbs down

Islam and human rights
By Maryam Namazie

LIFE
The Peacemonger
Short story
By Siamak Vossoughi

MEDIA
Plastic advice
Medical talk shows on Iranian satellite TV
By Pesare Gol

NUCLEAR
This is my fate they are talking about
Nuclear weapons and the Iranian people
By Hossein Derakhshan

FILM
Republicans must see
Fahrenheit 9/11 may open the eyes of Bush supporters in the Iranian-American community
By Maziar Shirazi

FILM
Nostalgia and something less cheery
Michael Moore's fabulously effective piece of propaganda
By Sam Fayyaz

POLITICS
Is this our year?
Iranian-American Activism takes hold in San Francisco
By Behrouz Bahmani

POINT
Fermez la bouche
What have the French done to spread democracy, anywhere?
By Alidad Vassigh

BRITS
Rightly arrested
At least detained British soldiers in Iran weren't wearing orange suits and chains
By Peyvand Khorsandi

OPINION
Khaanom-e Ebadi bass ast!
Ms Ebadi, enough!
By Sayeh Saeedi Sirjani

DIASPORA
From immigration to discrimination

An American story

By Jim S

IDENTITY
Do we believe in Him?

Letter to the people of my country

By Farhad Amir

CAMPAIGN
Aman for president

Seven-year-old Aman Ardalan wants to be the next president of Iran

MIDDLE EAST
After June 30th
What to do with the IRI
By Shahriar Zangeneh

PEACE
Alami degar bebaayad saakht vaz no aadami

Ending world tour in front of Evin Prison in autumn
By Hasan Alizadeh and Amir Ahmadi

SECURITY
Airport insecurity

My wife got a knife through security -- twice

By Sankara Saranam

WOMEN
Homework
Can Muslim governments help women prosper economically?
By Fatima Farideh Nejat

PAKISTAN
Burning Karachi

It is a pity that in Pakistan no body rules

By Ali Ashraf Khan

ENVIRONMENT
How's the weather?

Questions about food and the environment

By Ramin Takloo-Bighash

RIGHTS
The Mohammadis

Prisoners of conscience

By Reza M.

COVER
Alive in Kabul
I have experienced here a feeling that is not as common these days as I'd like, and it is hope
By Roozbeh Shirazi

DEMOCRACY
Democrasihaa chegooneh barjaa meemaanand?

How do democracies survive?
By Ramin Kamran

MIDDLE EAST
Dignity a priority

Kurdish national identity

By Kamal H. Artin

PROFILING
United States of Klingons

My personal integrity would not allow me to sheepishly submit to the newly installed Big Brother screening procedure at the American customs depot
By Mahin Bahrami

DEMOCRACY
Two sides of the same coin

Ethnic cleansing and dictatorship vs. pluralism and democracy: A Critique of ethnic policies of Pahlavi and Islamic fundamentalist regimes

By Masoud Kazemzadeh

AMERICA
Worse than Blacks

Conversation with my younger cousin in Iran

By Ahmagh Khan

MIDEAST
Turning the tide

The solution is to embrace those who are passionate about change at the core

By Faye (Fereshteh) Farhang

AMERICA
Marhoom Reagan
Having lunch and listening to Reagan's funeral on the radio
By Farhad Radmehrian

PERSIAN GULF
Mind your own business
EU interference in the issue of Persian Gulf islands
By Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh

US ELECTIONS
20/20
One vote makes a difference
By Babak Morvarid

MEDIA
True lies

The powerful impact of the media in stereotyping Iranians
By Bita

MIDDLE EAST
Iran-Iraq friendship pact

The only way to secure a peaceful and thriving region
By Sharif N Mafi

HUMAN
Starry night
I realized I am responsible, not just the governments
By Yassaman Farmani unedited

LANGUAGE
The more things change

We can't stop the penetration of non-Persian words or their contamination
By Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

INTELLECTUAL
Passionate, genuine & deeply flawed
Thoughts on philosopher Ahmad Fardid
By Mahmoud Sadri

THEOCRACY
Ramz-e baghaaye hokoomat-e dini

Theocracy's survival is not a big mystery
By Niloufar Beyzaie

IRAN-U.S.
Watch out for Iranicons
They believe democracy is something that can cooked faster in a microwave
By Roozbeh Shirazi

MEMORIAL
Let's dream
Abu Ghraib and Evin prisons are never destroyed
By Amir Ali Fassihi

PROTEST
Wear red on fridays
In opposition to Bush policies
By Jason Jazayeri

LIFE
Blessed curses

Dichotomies of change among Iranians
By Farid Parsa

TORTURE
Shah or sheikh
Savages do the same job irrespective of who's in power
By Parkhash

OBSERVER
The petite giant
I was taken aback by Ebadi's strength of words
By Meysa Maleki

OPINION
Voting on merit
Where Goli Ameri was born is inconsequential
By Jim S.

 

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