Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Irvine Restaurant Helps Iranian Immigrant
This is the story that was covered by OC Register on June 11th. While Mojdeh Teimorzadeh is not the only victim of domestic violence in Iranian community, but she now is the public face of domestic violence in Iranian community. She was first on the AM 670 popular radio show of Dr. Holakoyee, then was helped by other community organizations and now living a life without fear with the support of her community and community at large.
Her story is consistent with the pattern of abuse that other DV victims experience in immigrant communities. Each story is unique and equally painful. Each of these women coming to US with the hope of a better life, fleeing the societal restrictions imposed on women and girls in Iran and some find themselves in the vicious cycle of power and control and exposed even to harmful physical and mental situation.
Read the OC Register article HERE.
A History of Regime Change
The Iraq disaster is not the first time, "regime change" has backfired on the US and resulted in catastrophe for hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians.
Here's a history of post-World War II regime change in Iran, Guatemala, Vietnam and Chile. Every one of these actions was a violation of the Constitution and the UN Charter.
Little has changed since, just the names...
National Security has become Homeland Security...The War against Communism has becme the War on Terror...
Notice the George Bush Moyers refers to in this video is George Bush Jr's father.
"Once we decide that anything goes, anything can come home to haunt us." - Bill Moyers.
WATCH THE FILM HERE
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Mr.Above the Law!
What can you say when the Vice President of the
Dick Cheney’s most recent argument that he is not part of the executive branch but a member of the legislative branch as the president of the Senate, raised many eyebrows. Most conservatives who believe in strict interpretation of the constitution could not believe what they were hearing!
Mr. Cheney and the GOP must know that this not just another partisan battle with the Democrats. True conservative will not back Cheney and his “above the law” attitude. I strongly support Rep. Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to cut Cheney’s funding as a member of the executive branch and reassign him new staff budget as t he president of the Senate. I also urge all law abiding Republicans not to sit quiet and react accordingly to Cheney’s lack of respect for the law. After all, we are a country of laws , so lets keep it that way!
Friday, June 22, 2007
Elections Can be Bad Too
Hamas’s violent takeover of
Elections alone do not bring democracy. As a matter of fact, the democratic process does not necessarily begin by holding free and fair elections. The U.S can pressure
A Western democratic form of governance does not serve the needs of every nation. The truth is that many countries in the world will reject those democratic values we cherish so dearly. Free speech in the Muslim world can only go so far. Try drawing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad for instance and see what will happen to you. Western democracy is not for everyone.
That does not translate into support for dictators in the
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Temporary Success: Stoning of Mokarrameh and her Partner Suspended
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
URGENT ACTION NEEDED
URGENT ACTION ALERT
19 June 2007
Take Action Immediately!
You Only Have Hours to Oppose the Scheduled Public Stoning of Mokarrameh and Her Partner
The stoning of Mokarrameh Ebrahimi and her partner is scheduled to be carried out in public in the city of Takistan, Ghazvin, at 9:00 am on Thursday, June 21, for committing adultery and having a child out of wedlock. The decision for execution of stoning in public, and moreover, inviting the public to participate in the stoning have been made by the Ghazvin Municipal Security Council or Showraye Tameen of Ghazvin. The news of the scheduled stoning has been published by the campaign activists on June 19, 2007. (Please read more at http://www.meydaan.org/news.aspx?nid=392)
The Stop Stoning Forever Campaign invites all citizens of the world to contact the Iranian officials by phone and/or fax and ask them to stop the public stoning of Mokarrameh Ebrahimin, the 43 year old mother of three children, and her partner, the father of her 11 year old child. Please note that email may not be effective.
Also, please note the time difference since the stoning is scheduled for Thursday, June 21, in the morning, Tehran time, which is Wednesday evening and midnight in the US and . Please act now before it is too late!
Ghazvin State Government Office, includes Ghazvin Municipal Security Council.
This office is open from 7:15 am to 2:15 pm Tehran time.
+98 281 3682811
+98 281 3682812
+98 281 3682813
+98 281 3682814
+98 281 3682815
+98 281 3682816
+98 281 3682941
+98 281 3682895
You can also contact the following offices in:
· The Supreme Leader: Ayatollah Khamenei
+98 21 64412020
· The Head of Judiciary: Ayatollah Shahroudi
· The President: Mr.
+98 21 88825071
+98 21 88825072
+98 21 88825073
+98 21 88825074
+98 21 88825075
If you have difficulty contacting the officials inside, please contact the Iranian officials in your country of residence for some of whom the telephone and fax numbers are listed below.
· Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the in ,
(41-22)332 21 00-21
(41-22)733 02 03
(+47) 23 27 29 60
(+47) 22 55 49 19
· Russia: Embassy of Iran in
9178655, 9179679, 9175219, 9177282, 9170039, 9172442, 9178959
2302897 , 9179683
· , Embassy of Iran
· , Embassy of Iran
+27 (012) 342 58 80 / 1 -
+27 (012) 342 18 78
· , Embassy of Iran in
+49 (0) 69 56 000 739 - 740
+49 (0) 69 56 000 728
· , Embassy of Iran in
+91-11-23329600/ 01/ 02
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
This Thursday One Man & One Woman Will be Stoned to Death in Takistan