Iran's unfinished revolution
France 24
04-Apr-2009 (5 comments)

Iranians flocked en masse to celebrate thirty years since the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the Shah's regime. But unlike their elders, some young Iranians seized on the occasion to go far a hike, taking their hookah pipe with them

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Europeans know how to prounce Iran correctly

by Monda on

Mehrban, I was surprised by that clergyman's comment, in front of foreign camera (of all places)!

I hope that family does not get into trouble over the daughter's internet knowledge.


Interesting that even the

by Anonymousll (not verified) on

Interesting that even the clergies are aware of their own propagandist hypocrisy. Intriguing, indeed.


MAK, mordam az khandeh

by Cyrus_ (not verified) on

jedan khandeh dareh ke in agha ba oon zaban france darb o daghoonesh zoor mizad jelo zan va pedaresh ke ye kalame france balad naboodan francavi sohbat koneh .
dar hali ke ye motarjeme farsi ham in goroohe khabar
negar hamrah dashtan.
irania hame ja mikhad khod namaee koneh va ahamiat nemideh ke aya in ye bi-ehterami be nazdikanesh hast ya na.
man boodam tamame in mosahebe ro farsi sohbat mikardam, dar jaee ke maloome in mosahebe badan tarjome mishe.


Some of it is just being Iranian

by Alborzi (not verified) on

I remember back in 70s, Shah wanted to increase the bus rate from 2R to something else. There was a big
protest, including all of our school. I cannot tell you what the increase was, I never took the bus. But Iranians by nature will always try to make it even better. I can tell you, when I was in Iran (2 years ago), most people wanted better, but thats a natural position for Iranians, on the other hand you find rednecks, who think they have the best solution for everything and anyone who does not like it, must be a terrorist.


Thank you Fred

by Mehrban on

Every clip of conversation with Iranians that I see shows that most people even the ones that speak for the government are aware of the fundamental problems in Iran.  It is encouraging (I guess!).

Interesting, when asked why bother with a President when in reality he is powerless, the clergyman answered;  so that we can show the world that we are a democracy, an Islamic democracy.