Nazila Fathi – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful woman leader that is devoting her life to the courageous and dangerous field of journalism, working to bring truth to the front, justice for all women and children and more ... saying: "The first time I fell in love with journalism was when I saw that press conference [in Iran during which Geraldine Brooks was chided by government officials for dressing extremely conservatively]. I realized the power that … [Read more...]

Revolution, Terrorism or Civil Disobedience gone Global?

In these modern times, our world seems to be walking backwards, repeating history over and over again, now including peaceful Canada. Not only has it been tested, but it has forever altered how we see ourselves as "peacekeeping" Canadians. No longer can we say that terrorism is something that happens "over‎ there": in Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, the United Kingdom, the United States. We are now a part of that unfortunate list. Is this a statement of truth or a reactionary opinion … [Read more...]

Welfare for the RICH, Frank Corbin – FREE Seminar$

WELFARE FOR THE RICH by Frank Corbin As we all know, the US financial system is currently in a mess. Institutions like Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Bear Sterns, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stern, AIG and now Washington Mutual are struggling to keep their heads above water. These organizations are either declaring bankruptcy, being bought out by other big financial institution or looking at the US Government for a financial life-support. As with any business model, we must admit … [Read more...]

America and Iran: Backchanneling In Plain Sight

President Barack Obama confirmed in an interview broadcast today that he has exchanged letters with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in what may be the first successfully reciprocated communication between leaders of the two countries. The confirmation vaults what had been a quietly evolving process of bilateral diplomacy between the two long-time adversaries into the public eye at a particularly sensitive moment — immediately on the heels of a U.S.-Russian deal to avert military action in … [Read more...]

IRAN Surprises Herself and the World, Brookings Essay

Suzanne Maloney is an expert on Iranian politics, energy and economic reform in the Middle East, and U.S. policy toward the region. Prior to her position as a senior fellow with the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, she was a member of the State Department’s policy planning staff; a Middle East advisor at ExxonMobil Corporation; and director of a Council on Foreign Relations task force on America’s Iran policy. Author of Iran’s Long Reach and contributor to such works as Which … [Read more...]

A Solution for Syria – Take Action NOW!

Just weeks ago the kids in this image were gassed to death in their sleep. There is one peaceful way to stop these massacres - if Iran and the US sit down to talks and bring the warring parties to the table to get a ceasefire. For the first time the two Presidents are showing dialogue is possible. Let's tell them the world wants talks to start saving lives now! Sign the Petition NOW! Just weeks ago the kids in this image were gassed to death in their sleep, but it feels the world … [Read more...]

Nazanin Afshin-Jam – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this artists, model, mother, wife and woman leader that has devoted her energy to the betterment of lives for all women and children. Inspired and sparked into the life of activism against death penalty for children around the world and philanthropy by being the “voice for the voiceless” and deliver her messages of freedom, peace and love worldwide.         WOMAN of … [Read more...]

Melody Moezzi – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™    is elated to Celebrate the Life of this celebrated award winning author, a woman of Iranian origin residing in the west that has devoted her life as activist to the betterment of human rights of women, with a focus on issues related to Islam, Iran, human rights and/or mental health. We are elated to announce this powerhouse is now here to help the Women of our World !      WOMAN of ACTION     Melody … [Read more...]

IRAN signs up to new covenant to protect women/children

SECURITY: Armed groups sign up to prevent sexual violence JOHANNESBURG, December 2012 (IRIN) - Five Iranian armed groups have become the first to sign up to new covenant aimed at reducing sexual violence in conflict situations, a pledge developed by Geneva-based NGO Geneva Call. The five Iranian groups - the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, the Komala Party of Kurdistan, the Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan, the Komalah Kurdistan Organization of the Communist Party of Iran and the … [Read more...]

Farah [Diba] Pahlavi – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ Celebrates the Life of this woman of strength through this tribute; admiring her courage, dedication and vision. She stated in the film 'The Queen and I' that things in Iran could have been different if their had only been 'dialogue'.   These are the words of a true visionary!       WOMAN of ACTION     Farah Pahlavi, Her Imperial Majesty, Empress of Iran       Farah Pahlavi, Her Imperial Majesty, … [Read more...]

A Doorway to Persia, narration by Peter Coyote and Ymani Simmons

A DOORWAY To PERSIA The Persian people are part of the Iranian peoples who speak the modern Persian language and closely akin Iranian dialects and languages. The origin of the ethnic Iranian/Persian peoples are traced to the Ancient Iranian peoples, who were part of the ancient Indo-Iranians. The synonymous usage of Iranian and Persian has persisted over the centuries although some modern Western sources use Iranic/Iranian as a wider term that includes the term Persian as well … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Dr. Phyllis Chesler on Michael Coren Show

Dr. Phyllis Chesler on Michael Coren Show To combat the epidemic of honor killings requires understanding what makes these murders unique. They differ from plain and psychopathic homicides, serial killings, crimes of passion, revenge killings, and domestic violence. Their motivation is different and based on codes of morality and behavior that typify some cultures, often reinforced by fundamentalist religious dictates. In 2000, the United Nations estimated that there are 5,000 honor … [Read more...]

‘My Tehran For Sale’ , Marzieh Vafamehr jailed and 90 lashes!

My Tehran For Sale Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to one year in prison and 90 lashes for acting in a film about the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic Republic of Iran, reported an Iranian opposition website Kalameh.com. Ironically, her sentence makes Vafamehr's life parallel that of the character in her film. Her arrest has angered opposition groups and activists, who believe that censorship and intolerance in Iran has reached a dangerous level, … [Read more...]

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