She gets hold of her camera and checks the battery; it’s not fully charged. She thinks to herself, for the job I have it should be fully charged, most probably I won’t have access to any electricity.
It might be my last day of filming, she thought; because former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki threatened he would attack Ashraf, home to more than 3000 Iranian dissidents, members of Iranian opposition.
Continue reading The Last Image
By Nasrin Faiz
Eids and national festivals and holidays are periods that highlight human values and everyone endeavors to show and let out these inner sentiments. For example, some people give donations to human rights organs. Some government organs and departments donate a day’s wage to the most needing sectors of the society. Some go to visit homeless and unattended families and children. Others go to refugee camps and comfort them with their support.
Continue reading With the arrival of the new Persian year, pressure builds on Liberty residents
By Foroogh Moezzi
Should our enemy, savagely, attack us without beholding any positive point for us, should they disgrace us to the darkest color we would welcome it in a way, as not only it differentiates us from the enemy ,but also demonstrates the great achievements we have embraced.
This was quoted from what a freedom fighter, of years ago, said about the enemy. This is what I have touched all these years since I first put my foot on this path. I spent years of my life, and my youth, in the darkness of the Mullahs’ religious dictatorship.
I have now won this opportunity of being one of the many members of Iranian people’s resistance against the religious dictatorship ruling Iran.
Continue reading Tomorrow will be too late
By Elham Kiamanesh
Women form half of the world’s population but they only possess 15% of its wealth! Only 5-10% of the world’s leaders are women! There has hardly ever been any cultural development on women in the past years! And we are in the 21st century, claiming to be in our ultimate level of technology and democracy!
To measure the level of democracy in one country, it is judged by its treatment of women in that country!
Does any nation claim to have achieved this level of democracy?!
Continue reading Women the force of change
By Abdollah Pakatchi
As the international Women’s day is coming up on March 8th, beholding the events of the past year or two may convince us that this is a day of failure rather than of celebration. No doubt, women are the most affected victims of fundamentalism that has emerged as the principal global threat of today. Yet, the events of this past year, may give us the notion that we are thinking in the right direction. Terrorists and extremists have had an upper hand, humiliating and mistreating women. Terrorist groups, no matter what they call themselves, no matter which part of the world they come from, misogyny is one of their foremost believes. This fact forces us surrender to the deduction that this is a day of failure for women’s rights. This impression is, nevertheless, a trap set forth by extremist to lure us to a wrong conclusion. This reductionist terminology finds itself in battle with the real world. The truth is that women’s struggle, in our time, is far ahead of what it was a decade ago.
Continue reading International women’s day in Iran: A Day to Celebrate, or . . . ?
By Nasreen Feizi
Specifying the time needed to go from A to B is always one of the most important parameters of mankind in pursuing their smallest to biggest objectives, and even in their routine daily lives. The reason is by specifying the time needed to span a distance man can calculate the time needed to reach his objective. Currently, scientists are using this parameter and they can easily say one can reach the moon in a period of two weeks.
This is a scientific example and it has nothing to do with people’s lives, spirituals or moral principles. However, we the members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran stationed in Camp Liberty (adjacent to Baghdad International Airport) have been living in Iraq for nearly 30 years now in our struggle to free our country, Iran, from the grasps of the ruling religious fascism, have never been able to calculate the time period between the words and deeds of human rights organizations, especially the United Nations.
Continue reading Distance between words and deeds is at times the longest
Liberty Is Not FreeCamp residents are calling on the UN and U.S. government to respect their moral and legal responsibilities vis-a-vis their safety, security and rights, and also take action to stop the Iraqi forces’ approach.On a gravel road passing through a refugee camp neighboring Baghdad International Airport, Iranian dissidents gather day after day, protesting human rights violations, prison-making measures by Iraqi forces and security threats endangering their lives at the hands of Iran-backed extremist groups in Iraq.
This camp, with laws imposed by the Iraqi government similar to that of a prison, is ironically dubbed Liberty, in which thousands of Iranian dissident members of the main opposition to Tehran, PMOI, are residing. These refugees, one third of whom are women, were mostly educated and graduated from universities in Europe, the United States and various Iranian cities. However, they have dedicated their lives to establishing freedom and democracy in their country, and to rid their land of the viciousness and barbarity of the ruling mullahs. The Iranian mullahs are known as the godfather of ISIS and Islamic fundamentalism.
Continue reading Iranian Extremists Operate To Kill Iranian Dissidents