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Opinion 2005

MARCH

ANTHEM
Rethinking "Ey Iran"

This terrible song is for silly royalists, whining Mossadeghists, sheepish ex-Hezbollahis, and clueless leftists, both inside and outside Iran
Hushang Shahabi-Sirjani

HOMOSEXUALITY
Ding dong! Ding dong!

Think about it: Which countries tolerate homosexuals, which want to kill them?
Dario Margeli

ELECTIONS
Tahrim-e entekhaabaat kaafee neest

Boycotting presidential elections not enough
Hossein Bagher Zadeh

HOLIDAYS
Dar setaayesh-e betaalat

Holiday culture in Iran
Mohammad Ghaed

LIFE
Dar setaayesheh shaadee

In praise of happiness
Massoud Noghrekar

ROYAL
Crown jewel

What we are offered in the memory of our fragile Princess, is a lesson in love
Reza Bayegan

U.N.
The piano and the stool
How to reform the United Nations
Fereydoun Hoveyda

WAR
Making little girls cry

Scars of divorce vs. scars of war
Hamid Bakhsheshi

IRAN-US
Sooner or later

We have to deal with Iran
Shahriar Afshar

GOD
Undying faith

Money helps... but faith is the key to happiness
Sami Nilli

AMERICA
What can Goli Ameri do?

New US human rights rep can raise awareness against IRI's growing pressure on dissidents
Goudarz Eghtedari

CELEBS
Simply jealous

Our national psychological disorder
Taraneh Izadi

IRANIANS
Tomorrows of togetherness

Who am I in relation to Iran and Islam in the new millennium?
Natalie Esfandiari

OPINION
Thanks to Tankman

The seed of the present mushrooming of successful civilian revolutions
Iqbal Latif

HOMOSEXUALITY
Canada is not Eden

Say "OK, fine" to gay marriage
Maziar Shirazi

POLITICS
Frankly, here's the problem

Issues facing Iranian candidates for upcoming presidential elections
Amir Nasiri

POLITICS
Foulad man

His mission is to educate Iranians about their history and more importantly their religion, Islam
Pesare Gol

GAYS
Say no to same-sex marriage

No matter what the case, marriage has been and always will remain a religious sanction
Cid Davoodi & Jordan Cross

REPORTER
Should I even be here?

What draws me back to Baghdad again and again
Borzou Daragahi

LIFE
Blair, death and Dignity

Who, one wonders, is really in the business of death?
Peyvand Khorsandi

WRITING
Critique versus criticism

A writer’s response
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

POLITICS
Yazdi va Karbala

Still insisting on mixing politics & religion
Hassan Behgar

CULTURE
Barkhord-e khordeh farhang-haa

Clash of subcultures in revelry and in mourning
Mohammad Ghaed

IDEAS
The intangibles

For democracy to take root, we need a renaissance within the Iranian psyche
Mahin Bahrami

RELIGION
Happy medium

Listen up boys and girls: We are now at a day and age when religion is more or less a personal choice
Zohreh Khazai Ghahremani

OPINION
Who's to stop them?

Vigilance of democrats against shades of theocracy is the only protection against the erosion of secularism
Ahmad Sadri

MIDDLE EAST
Wider goal
On the U.S. threats against Iran
Interview with the leader of Worker-Communist Party of Iran

TASOOA-ASHOORA
Your loss
Doest it really matter what a Westerner would say about our culture?
Sanaz Fotouhi

FILM
To see or not to see
A parental dilemma on Bahman Ghobadi's "Turtle Can Fly"
Kamal H. Artin

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