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Car Crash

Tough skinned senselessness Comes to a screeching halt, Holds us in its headlight’s glare. Numbing needles, Potion of modern-day gods, Dry-up sorrow On the brim

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Deliberate Naivete

When I wrote my ‘call to meet’ last week, I knew I was baring my neck for the guillotine. Iranian opposition groups to the Islamic

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Let’s Meet

(I wrote a call for a couple of weeks ago, now I present how I think we should proceed to unite.) — Book a conference

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Last Drop

I have become a Facebook and twitter addict. Today I went online to post a tweet/status about how happy I was to be picking up

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A One Night Stand?

In Tehran Monday the crowds were in the thousands — much more than expected by most of us, but sporadic. It seems like security forces

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Psyche Spinner

My mother just returned to Iran. When she called this morning I thought she was just calling to inform me of her safe arrival. Instead,

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This is for You

To mark international women’s day I decided I should write about three Iranian women whom I came to know well when living in Iran just

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Song in the Key of B

Bosom buddies bleeding Baring breasts to beastly Baton bearing bullies Bent on death. Behind burdened Brotherhood we stall Buying time to bury fears. Birthing new

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Plan B

22nd Bahman, which commemorated the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and was supposed to mark its end with a massive opposition demonstration, was a

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Monster’s Last Bout

Blood dripping from Gaping mouth: Wounded monster Musters one last bout.   Slippery fingers, crooked hands Grasp brittle branches Of a dead tree’s Timorous stance.

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We Refuse to Die

These are both tense and exciting times in Iran and amongst the opposition abroad. In the build-up to 22 Bahman[1] which is yet another chance

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Neda’s birthday memorial

Today, Sat. Jan. 22, was the birthday of Neda Aghasoltan, the symbol of freedom seeking struggle of Iranians. Near 2 p.m. we reached plot 257,

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Unite Under Ten Demands

The best statement that has come out of this uprising that is slowly but surely turning into a revolution is the ‘’ (original Persian text),

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Still better to be a foreigner

Worse than Shah-era Capitulation Laws Ayatollah Khomeini, the founding father of the Islamic Republic, became a hero and the leader of the opposition to the

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There is another Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is slated to make his annual visit to New York to address the UN on Sept. 23, 2009. If there ever were a

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Poseurs or Revolutionaries?

Since Election Day and the uprising that ensued those who come back from Iran speak with different degrees of detail and candor about the events. 

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Do the right thing

I am now genuinely scared about what might happen to Iran. I fear that this movement for freedom and democracy that took us all by

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TODAY!

It is Sat. morning June 20th my daughter’s birthday. Fifteen years ago I gave birth to her hoping that someday she would live in a

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