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Opinion 2005

JANUARY

ACTING
Performer's choice
The Aghdashloo controversy
Guive Mirfendereski

POINT
United Malodorous Nations
What do these human rights people do all day?
Alidad Vassigh

AMERICA
You're FIRED
Pink slip for the Red States
David Donnell

OPINION
What can Woody Allen teach the Iranian opposition?

Shouting "SEX" doesn't really give anyone an orgasm
Fred Andon Petrossians

OPINION
Appeasing Islamic Fascism

The mullahs must go ... and go now! Rapprochement comes later
B. Bamdad

POLITICS
Hypocrisy or democracy?

Talk about bombing Iran's nuclear facilities should not be taken lightly
Fariba Amini

REPORTER
Fear and voting in Baghdad

Substantive election issues have become subsumed in the chaos. Voters top concerns are security, security and security
Borzou Daragahi

TRANSLATION
Jang-haaye dar shorof-e voghoo

Seymour Hersh's "The Coming Wars"
Alireza Ebadati

MEDIA
Normal TV

Seriously, what if there was a channel that had a proper news program, which had programs that catered to the large and growing population of Iranian-Americans who have spent the majority of their lives outside of Iran?
Roozbeh Shirazi

FORGERY
Faking Yazdgerd
Anti-Arab forgery
Khodadad Rezakhani

LANGUAGE
The Taarof Project
The concept of Persian taarof can be described in three important components relating to speech act theory: Its social meaning, the intention of the speaker, and the effect of the act
Fatima Farideh Nejat

POLITICS
Leadership crisis
What our community needs is a new breed of great leaders to apply scientific and rational approaches
Behshad Hastibakhsh

REACTION
George Bush is no Santa Claus
An American military operation in Iran will do more to hinder democracy in the region than anything the mullahs are capable of
Shokooh Miry

WORRIED
What if?
What if Americans decide to invade Iran?
Nima Kasraie

SPEECH
Freedom now

President George W. Bush's Inaugural Address, January 20, 2005

ANALYSIS
If he's serious, it's serious

If Bush was to be taken literally, it would mean an American crusade throughout the entire world
PBS Q & A

INAUGURATION
Bush, Part II
An arrogant pitch for legacy and petro dollars!
Farhad Radmehrian

IDEAS
Ensan: naa-ye khod navaaz
Rumi & man
Manuchehr Jamali

REPLY
Us vs Us
Iranians are not locked into a constant struggle between the Tazi's and Turani's; this is no way to live
Samira Mohyeddin

REFERENDUM
Zed-e democreatic
Calls for referendum are undemocratic
Omid Habibinia

DIPLOMACY
Playa why you Hatin'?
Whatever effect Europe's approach will have on Iran, it won't kill anyone
Maziar Shirazi

LOVE
Sooner or later
I have learned in my life the tragic, but immutable truth that love is more than passion and conquest and beauty
M. T. Maan

IDENTITY
I'll show you Persian!
Most people who say "I am Persian" are afraid of being identified as Iranian
Azam Nemati

AMERICA
Wake up people!
Who is this Bush administration really serving? What have they done for you lately?
Brian Appleton

REVOLUTION
Bazargan va existentialism?!
Nice man, bad prime minister
Hassan Behgar

AFTERMATH
Desert angels
Dealing with the traumatic aftermath of the devastating quake
Behdad

POLITICS
Jomhuri yaa saltanat?
Republic or monarchy?
Ramin Kamran

WEB
The person is a blog
Documenting lives and seeking fifteen minutes
Leyla Momeny

RELIGION
Jesus W. Bush
It's as if the Southern Bible bangers are finally taking revenge on Lincoln
Sankara Saranam

RELIGION
Religion of peace? Pahleeeez...
Think about it, have you ever seen an Islamic country invent anything besides destruction?
Arian Hast

REFERENDUM
Baazbeenee

Another look at the proposed referendum
Dariush Sajjadi

OPINION
The gulf wars

What's in a name?
Samira Mohyeddin

OPINION
Next four years

President Bush to support the establishment of democracy in Iran
Peter Kohanloo

KURDISTAN
Kurds, Iraqi elections and stability

Let's hope that all Kurds in Iraq make a hand-written mark on their ballot for either autonomy or independence
Kamal H. Artin

REFERENDUM
Arzyaabi-ye faaz-e avval

Assessing the first phase of proposed referendum
Abdol Sattar Doshoki

NATIONALISM
More than green, white, and red

History of the Iranian flag
Davood N. Rahni

MEDIA
Royal Broadcasting Corporation

Monarchist TV channels are not against dictatorship, but merely the dictatorship of the Islamic republic
Jahanshah Rashidian

POINT
Spineless EU

They may say that the interests of the European Union demands moderation, dialogue and diplomacy with Iran -- whatever.
Alidad Vassigh

DIASPORA
Identity politics

Being Iranian vs. Persian
Roozbeh Shirazi

SATIRE
Where are they now?

The characters in "Shahr-e Qesseh" 38 years later
Sharif N Mafi

SEXUALITY
Truth of sex

While trans-sexuality in Iran is made legitimate, homosexuality is insistently reiterated as abnormal
Afsaneh Najmabadi

OBITUARY
Amin-ol-Molk
Manoucher Marzban was able to voyage the world in search of other cultures and sacrosanct beliefs
Mahmoud Ghaffari

POLITICS
The Shia Strategy
In Iraq and Pakistan
Zafar Hashmi

DEBATE
Blowing off steam
Relax. Islam is not taking over Canada
Maziar Shirazi

LANGUAGE
Persian today
Questions and answers
Fouad Kazem

REFERENDUM
Baazbeenee

Another look at the proposed referendum
Dariush Sajjadi

POLITICS
We are the outsiders

Interview with Khosrow Seif, leader of Mellat Iran Party
Fariba Amini

RIGHTS
Is Canada next?

How many Islamic republics do we have to fight? One in Iran, one in Afghanistan, fighting the creation of another in Iraq, and now one in Canada
Azar Majedi

AMERICA
Opposites Day

Guess who got a Presidential Medal of Freedom
Abtin Assadi

POLITICS
Hezb-e Liberal

Three things that make a liberal party
Ramin Kamran

28 MORDAD
Finding Mossadegh

Reconstructing the story of a coup that changed history
Masoud Kazemzadeh

RELIGION
Blaming all because of a few

The biggest victims of the Islamic revolution were the "akhoonds", because a selected few of them made the name of ALL of them bad
Dariush Abadi

RIGHTS
Another plot

Bahai letter part of Western and Zionist conspiracy to pressure Iran on Nuclear issue
Sayed MohammadReza Hashemi

RELIGION
KhKhKh

Embarrassing those that have been systematically dragging Islam and Muslims down
B. Bamdad

HISTORY
The shah and the people

Part One: The life
Afshin Afshari

OPINION
Blessing in disguise

Media pluralization in the digitial age
Majid Tehranian

 

 

 

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