Thursday, October 30, 2003

One year...!
It’s very cold & the sky’s full of clouds but it doesn’t rain! That makes me nervous…
You know, it’s been exactly one year since the day I wrote the first post of this it's a birthday!
I should think more; I should think of the purposes I had at the first & the ones I have now. I should think more of what has happened through this year & what I'm doing at the time...
It's been one year & I've grown up one year older here, in these pages...It's me among these words & lines & posts that reflect what has been on my mind.

...some things also changed & didn't go on as I wanted; after a while it wasn't that safe & secret place anymore. They follow you everywhere & never leave you alone; those strangers who look like your friends.
Anyways, I can't deny that writing here learnt & gave me valuable things …& now I’ll keep on writing till I lose my motivations, but still I don’t feel like giving up…

"…Till the roof comes off, till the lights go out,
Till my legs give out, can't shut my mouth
Till the smoke clears out and my high burns out,
I'ma rip this shit till my bones collapse…"

Monday, October 27, 2003

Raining, Ramadan, Islam & their teachings...!!!
…It’s been raining hard today. It’s not raining at the time but dark clouds still can be seen & sound of thunders can be heard…

Today is the first day of Ramadan month. Of course you know about this religious month that Muslims are supposed to go on a fast.
One of the advantages of this month is that we can come home from school one hour sooner; and one of the disadvantages is that you’re not allowed to eat in Public!

Many years ago, when I was a child I really loved Ramadan month & fasting; & used to have great enthusiasm for these kinds of thing. But now feel just sick of anything related to any religion! I know that those days I was just influenced by their hard Islamic teachings. They have always filled children’s minds with rotten religions beliefs & tried to make some hard-line Islamic fighters, but in the end everything changes against them. Humans have the ability of thinking, & I believe that’s enough not to let people always get fooled by religions.
Actually it’s like Islam against Islam by these paradoxical actions & beliefs in this religion & especially in the way they try to use it in the society.

You know, that Islamic teachings that I talked about are still continuing in schools, but now nobody gives a damn to what they say & just tolerate the classes to get the mark & pass the course
Believe me that In the Koran & religious beliefs classes all of the students are napping or talking with each other or doing something else, & no one even listen to all those boring things that are just repeated each year by books that are full of lies & reliable teachers.
Even if you ask the teacher a question she talks about an hour & gives a hundred examples that have nothing to do with what you asked. At last she can’t say a right word in the answer of that question & can’t persuade anyone. Actually that’s their usual way, they preach for hours & fill your mind with confusing things but never give you a logic reason to prove what they say & you just have to assume that Islam is the best & guides you to the best way…
- Iranians still enriching uranium... "Iran has yet to suspend the enrichment of uranium, as it agreed to do last week in talks on its nuclear programme...."

- A woman of action & Ayatollah Ebadi?... two notes about Shirin Ebadi on The Iranian

- Here is also the weblog of an Italian friend, Eiris that I wish her good luck in her exam...

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

...You can't trust a Mullah...!
-The Mullah's promise!, on Activistchat
"Anything that gets an Iranian promise to suspend its program to enrich uranium can't be dismissed out of hand. So on that score at least, yesterday's agreement between Iran and the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany deserves a cheer. But only one...."

-..& Here’s a Photo of Iranian mullahs after agreement to sign the additional Protocol!!!!!
Iran Agrees on Nuclear Inspections, Uranium Freeze
"TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran agreed on Tuesday to snap inspections of its nuclear sites and to freeze uranium enrichment in what three visiting European ministers hailed as a promising start to removing doubts about Tehran's atomic aims...
....British, French and German foreign ministers, who flew to Tehran with a carrot-and-stick deal aimed at convincing Iran to comply with an October 31 U.N. deadline to prove it has no atomic bomb ambitions, greeted the agreement as an important step forward rather than a breakthrough......"

…Iran’s government is playing host to some special guests, so they’re trying their best to treat them well! As the foreign ministers of three European countries are in Iran, Government is so much careful these days; there is a heavy traffic in the city & it's said that they have banned some of the ways & streets…
Just God knows what has REALLY happened between the Iran & these three countries' leaders, but whatever it was, now they have made an agreement. Islamic Republic's leaders seem a bit frightened of their future & the results of their waywardness.

A small group of students have also had a demonstration against signing the protocol;
Although it’s clearly seen in the photos what kind of students they were! You know, living in Iran has proved me that you can never believe what happens here & mush be always searching for hidden reasons behind the events, as I am doubtful about this demonstration & the ones who planned & led it…

Anyway, I really don’t know if supporting or opposing, signing this protocol is right or not; & what reaction Iranians should have at the time. I just know that I feel awful when I see foreign ministers of other countries come & speak with cruel & dictator leaders of a radical Islamic regime who have always ruled the country by trick & violence… but all in all, it’s just another waste of time.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Iran theologians blast Ebadi's Nobel Prize win
"TEHRAN - A group of clerics and theology students from Iran's clerical centre of Qom have hit out at the Nobel Peace Prize win of women's rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi saying it was part of a Western conspiracy against Islam.
In a statement carried by the hardline Jomhuri Eslami newspaper, the group from Qom's main seminary said: "The decision by the Western oppressive societies to award the prize to Ebadi was done in order to ridicule Islam."
The paper did not say how many people signed the statement, which also lamented that a "serious revolutionary confrontation with the tribe of infidels" had not yet taken place...."

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Women in Iran
Shorn of dignity and equality
"...It has been a bad summer for assertive women. A female journalist was slain in custody (true to form, Ms Ebadi has let it be known that she will represent the dead woman's Canadian-Iranian family). A young mother was sentenced to death for killing her would-be rapist; her mode of dress had, the judge believed, “prepared the ground for her rape”. Four women were given suspended prison sentences for disseminating contentious ideas about women in Islam. Iran's appointed upper house, the Council of Guardians, vetoed the country's adherence to the UN's 1981 convention against sex discrimination. Worse still, the mass of Iranian women reacted to all this with indifference....."

Friday, October 17, 2003

I don't like this template :(( I want the last one back....
I don't know what kind of mistake I have made; but will make it how it was before...
Update: Now it's somehow like before...

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Something more than a prize...
It seems that this wound that this Nobel Prize has caused for the Iran's regime isn’t going to be heeled soon; that can be clearly seen in their confusing acts & talks & varying ideas.
For sure they don’t know what to do & also can’t use their always ways this time & solve the problem by arresting her & publishing untrue information; & as they know no other way, they're totally mixed up by the situation.
Here is a cartoon published in one of the government newspapers about this Nobel Prize; that's funny how they're trying to decrease this event's importance by different kinds of tricks. That's all very funny how a woman can make them that much weak & very interesting how a prize can make people's motivations that much stronger.
Anyways, that was something more than a Nobel Prize; perhaps something like a catalyst for people's movement.

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Iran Nobel winner gets hero's welcome
"Thousands of people have greeted Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi in extraordinary scenes at Tehran's city airport on her return to the Iranian capital.
Human rights groups and non-governmental organisations, swelled by crowds of local people, gathered at the city airport to give her a hero's welcome...."

...As all news agencies around the world have reported, the airport & all the ways to it were full, & still there were hundreds of people in their cars or walking to the airport… That was a real welcome. We were for about four hours stuck in the traffic & at last couldn't get to the airport. But after hours people who were coming out were clapping & chanting & also dancing; a great enthusiasm could be seen, & police could do nothing against that number of energetic people...I couldn’t see Shirin Ebadi herself, but at least I saw the plane in the sly & also a large number of freedom lovers…
Here are also the Photos of Tehran24 & here are some photos of her before & after winning the prize...
-Here are also many more photos of Shirin Ebadi's arrival in the airport & also her house.
It's very interesting that you win The Nobel peace prize & receive congratulation from the most important & powerful persons in the world but the president of your own country says that Nobel peace prize isn't very important & even warns you to pay attention to Iranian interests.....
That’s all very interesting but not strange for Iranian people; we’ve all got used to this kinds of reactions.
But no one gives a damn if Khatami believes that is an important event or not, because Iranian people believe it is. They believe in this big prize that can give them hope of victory; they will have a real celebrity tonight in the airport when Shirin Ebadi arrives & brings that great honor for Iranians.

Friday, October 10, 2003

The winner of the Nobel Peace prize

...And the winner is an Iranian; the winner is an Iranian woman!!! She is Shirin Ebadi.
I don't know what this regime is going to do with this one. They have tried all this years to cut the Iranians & specially women's voice, & don't let them know & ask for their rights...& now this prize would make a big concern for them.
Till now I haven't heard a word about this big event in news of Iran's channels, they have just mentioned it by few sentences in one of their websites...but this is not a kind of thing that can be forgotten; no matter if they talk about that or not. She has won the World Nobel peace prize & the world will talk about that.
Now she is the lawyer of all of us, & has the duty to fight for our rights, more than before...I'm so happy, it’s the first time I feel so proud of being an Iranian girl.

Thursday, October 09, 2003

U.S. says Iran to try to avert showdown
"LONDON (Reuters) - A top U.S. official has predicted that Iran will show some cooperation to prevent a showdown over an October 31 deadline but not enough to dispel international suspicion of its nuclear ambitions.
In a tough resolution last month, the U.N. nuclear watchdog gave Iran until the end of October to answer doubts about its atomic ambitions, demanding rigorous inspections of suspect sites. Washington is urging strong U.N. measures against Tehran, which it suspects of secretly developing nuclear weapons.
"I think what will happen prior to October 31st is the Iranians will cooperate a little bit and the issue will be, 'Did they cooperate enough?'" U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton told reporters in London on Thursday....."

Saturday, October 04, 2003

Iran will conditionally agree to sign nuclear protocol: minister
"TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran will accept, under certain conditions, to sign a nuclear protocol allowing tougher inspections of its atomic energy programme, Information Minister Ali Yunessi said.
Iran "will accept for its best interests and out of concern for its honour, but with conditions and reservations that have to be taken into account," said Yunessi, quoted by state news agency Irna....
...But several government officials have said Tehran will take every measure to avoid the Security Council.
President Mohammed Khatami declared Thursday that Iran "will continue its cooperation with IAEA despite the (its) inappropriate resolution."
Highly influential former president Ali Akbar Hachemi-Rafsanjani posed four conditions Friday on signing the additional protocol, including no inspections in non-nuclear military sites and places of worship...."
The weather is lovely here...oh, fall & winter days are coming & my weblog will be full of weather reports!!... Like the last year that I used to start most of my posts with reporting how the weather is like here. You know, raining, snowing & the general weather especially in falls & winters are very important to me & have direct effects on my mood.
I just can’t help being so obsessed by scent & sound of the rain, just like today. It's raining after a long time & I’m enjoying this perfect performance of raindrops on the roof. I wish this to be continued all the night & also tomorrow morning; then I would go to school on foot....
I don't know, perhaps I believe in miracle & am too much hopeful about these raindrops to clean all impurities of the city....
A day in the life of D.
By Najmeh Fakhraie On The Iranian
"...She is behind already. Her friends whom she called before going to bed at around 2 in the morning have gone through 10 more sets of multiple choice questions than she has. Her rank was all the way in the 5000s range on her last konkoor exam. The number of people registered to take the exam is one 20th of the whole population of the country. The thought of that makes her want to vomit, scream; and then go to her mother and weep. But she has already done that for the past two nights and obviously her mother can take no more...."

That's so much real, although that seems unbelievable. Konkoor; that is a nightmare for each 18 years teen in Iran... twelve years studying behind, & a vague future that just depends on a simple test that is so much complicated with that hard rivalry. Anyway, I suggest you to read that whole note to know more details of this hard way to university, in Iran...
Oh, thinking about that makes me upset, but that's what we all must go through...

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Raise Your Voice Against the Imminent Execution of Afsaneh Nouroozi in Iran
"Afsaneh Nouroozi was arrested in 1997 after she killed the Head of Police Intelligence in Kish, Southern Iran. She allegedly acted in self-defense in order to protect herself from being raped. Afsaneh Nouroozi is now at imminent risk of execution after the death sentence against her was upheld by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Sayed 'Ali Khamenei, is the only authority able to grant clemency at this stage...."

She is another example of the cruel judgment of Islamic republic, & fighting against this execution is fighting against all kind of unfair judgments & murders of this regime.
She just protected herself against a man who was trying to rape her, & destroy all her value & respect as a woman or even a human…
If you are a woman, just imagine yourself in the same situation, & if you're a man imagine the woman you love most... what else could be done? Being surrendered & letting a man break all your rights & abuse you like a tool?!
What if this woman hadn't killed that Head of Police Intelligence?! In a country like this, she had to stay dumb with the pride that was hurt badly…killing Afsaneh Norouzi is condemned in anyways, & that would be a real crime & we all would be accomplices…