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 Massoud Azadi
This place is the so-called Camp Liberty near Baghdad airport where several thousand members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran are residing. Today, words like liberty and democracy have lost their meaning and become void, used by anyone for their own intention and personal interests.
Now, please come with me to Camp “Liberty”.
Continue reading Tomorrows are built through today’s dreams and efforts
By Elham Kiamanesh
When you lose a loved one, you record all the love, memories and affiliation you had with them in your mind because you know that there will never be a next chance to talk or see her\him again. The only place that you can share those feelings of love, loss and sorrow, is when you visit their grave, which I believe all of you have once experienced this feeling; the feeling of comfort that you receive on your visit to their grave.
However, the Iranian regime has even deprived me of this feeling and opportunity and has severed this emotional connection with those whom we love and have lost. And unfortunately some of my friends and I have faced this bitter measure.
Continue reading Dictators ruling Iran fear of PMOI martyrs
By Ahmad Rahbar
We live in a tumultuous world, where unrest is waged in its every corner. In Africa, the radical Islamic group Boko Haram has been the source of much suffering in region it controls, promoting barbarity instead of Islamic values. In the Middle East, the viciousness reaches its peak, where criminals like Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, Lebanese Hezbollah’s Leader Hassan Nasrallah, and former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wreak havoc under the orders of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. The chaos they have left in their wake has given birth to a fundamentalist group, which in reality is the Sunni brand of the theocracy ruling Tehran, the terrorist activities of which span over the Middle East and reach out as far as France.
Continue reading Be the echo of this voice