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Opinion 2004

NOVEMBER

RIGHTS
We exist

Iran's Bahai community speak out
Letter to President Khatami

REFERENDUM
Hamoon aasho, hamoon Kaasseh

Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice, shame on me!
Amir Fassihi

GEOGRAPHY
Not just a name

The Persian Gulf & issues confronting Iranians in preserving their heritage
Mohammad Ala

RELATIONSHIP
We never win

Irooni guys in the eyes of some Irooni girls
Heresh Rezavandi

PAN-IRANIST
Persian (traitors) gulf

The mullahs have basically sold us out to the Arabs
Amir N.

RELATIONSHIP
No one is safe

Do you think we are going to go out with you, knowing that you fuck anything that so much as moves?
Parissa Behnia

RELIGION
The art of separation

Comparing Islam and Christianity
Kazem Alamdari

FILM
The best -- misrepresentation of history

On Oliver Stone's "Alexander"
M.A.R.

REFERENDUM
Now what?

Calls for referndum shows opposition weakness
Dariush Sajjadi

SOLDIER
G.I. Farrokh

The fact that a deserter received only a slap on the wrist is outrageous
Farrokh B.

IDENTITY
A simple question

What are the criteria for being an Iranian?
Arash Emamzadeh

RELATIONSHIP
Iranian guys suck

Do you think we are going to go out with you, knowing that you fuck anything that so much as moves?
Tuff Wild Chick

DRUGS
Inhale

Faulty arguments against drug legalization
Slater Bakhtavar

DRUGS
Something to talk about

Iran's losing war on drug trafficking could be a subject of discussion with the U.S.
Nima Kasraie

HOW-TO
Theocracy to Democracy

... in 10 steps
Behshad Hastibakhsh

OPINION
Left overs

Leftist radicals not only ruined their own lives, they ruined the life of a nation
Parkhash

TALK
The solution

Photo essay: Iraj Pezeshkzad at Stanford University
Jahanshah Javid

FILM
Miserably lousy

Oliver Stone's "Alexander"
Trita Parsi

OPINION
Stop bitching

The dangerous path ahead, but it doesn't have to be this way
S. Sadeghin

IDENTITY
Glorious loneliness

Iran will never be what it used to. But Iranians can built a 'better' Iran
Ben Madadi

ETHNIC
Bravo South Kurdistan

Hope in a referendum signed by 1.7 million people
Kamal H. Artin

IRAN
Conservative challenger

Former TV chief launches unofficial campaign for presidency
Hossein Derakhshan

PALESTINE
The anti-shah

Yasser Arafat's endearingly secular anti-Westernism
Setareh Sabety

PALESTINE
No friend

Arafat switched alliances depending on which way the wind blew
Ghassem Namazi

RIGHTS
Not the last

On Theo 'an Gogh's assassination: interview with Azar Majedi
Maryam Namazi

BOOK
Superior inferior

Excerpt from "The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict between Iran and America"
Kenneth M. Pollack

IRAQ
Heavy metal Islam

Laid-back Iraqis who enjoy indulging in worldly pleasures find they're becoming a minority, as more and more of their carousing pals defect to religion
Borzou Daragahi

RIGHTS
Ok which country am I in?

Iran or the U.S.
Hamid Bakhsheshi

PALESTINE
Saluting Abu Ammar

i salute Arafat for his love of his land and people
Kourosh Taghavi

POINT
Closet Bush supporter

This election has shown that our similarities are much more profound and well entrenched than we had ever realized
Sharif N Mafi

RELIGION
The fire within

Zarathushtra's thought compared to "Bad Thoughts, Bad Words, Bad Deeds"
Dina G. McIntyre

DIALOG
Peace

Perhaps we are angry because we tend to read too much between the lines
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

REPLY
I, Zarathushtra

For better or for worse, one of the living reminders of our sense of pride and nationalism comes from the Zoroastrians
Aryadoost Ahanshir

POLITICS
How voting works

An inside look at an election
Behrouz Bahmani

IRAN-US
The dangerous path ahead

Many Iranians want change in Iran and so do many policymakers in the US. That does not mean they want the same thing
Roozbeh Shirazi

AMERICA
Shattered bubble

I escaped a theocracy by a few and ended up in a theocracy by majority
Goudarz Eghtedari

DIASPORA
Helpless hypocrites

Not me: I choose not to be that quiet American that the powers that be bet on us being
Assal Badrkhani

IRANIAN-AMERICANS
Habits that devide us

Let's not perpetuate them
Rostam Pourzal

OPINION
A Christian Revolution

Americans have opted for a revolution based on faith, as Iranians did in 1979, and may live to regret it, as Iranians have
Hossein Bagher Zadeh

DIASPORA
Shabi keh solh dar sarzamin-e aazaadi gereest

The night peace cried in the land of freedom
Mehran

US-IRAN
Tunnel vision

Iranicons are so desperate, unimaginative, and fixated on the idea of 'changing' Iran that they overlook exactly who their champion is
Roozbeh Shirazi

RELIGION
A threat to humankind

Political Islam vs. secularism
Azar Majedi

AFGHANISTAN
Ignorantism

Why are we paying such a high price just because we are girls or women?
Wazhma Frogh

RIGHTS
Women against women

Women in Iran's 7th parliament
Elham Gheytanchi

AFGHANISTAN
Ignorantism

Why are we paying such a high price just because we are girls or women?
Wazhma Frogh

EDUCATION
Critical thinking

Religious education in Iran and Canada
Azadeh Madani

ELECTIONS
We are here

It's not over by a long shot
Daniel Patrick Welch

POLITICS
KO

We must get up; there are 11 more rounds left and many more Bush blunders to capitalize upon
Ramin Bajoghli

ELECTIONS
Losing it

We must ask ourselves some fundamental questions
Maziar Shirazi

ELECTIONS
It's the policies, stupid

Whoever wins the Big Prize will inherit a free world so angry and fed up with US policies
Daniel Patrick Welch

ELECTIONS
When facts go out the window

Bush's failed presidency
Lee Howard Hodges

ELECTIONS
Vote for democracy

Kurdish Americans and the US elections
Kamal H. Artin

ELECTIONS
Message from Shiraz

"Please let everyone know that most every young Iranian supports George Bush"
Slater Bakhtavar

ELECTIONS
Forward not backward

Unlike the Neoconservative-infested Republican Party, the progressives in this country do not need to resort to whole scale fiction, seasoned with innuendos, to drive their points home and garner
Payam Ean

ELECTIONS
The battleground

Ohio could determine the next US president
Azadeh Matinpour

ELECTIONS
McBush

Sure a Big Mac looks good, but...
Maziar Shirazi

 

 

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