This weblog is written by Cyrus F.
You can contact him at email
Channel 4 (UK) asks: How do you mark the 30th anni...
The monstrosity of ideas
President Obama?
Rhetoric as Thinking
Atri Hits the Nail on the Head
Hypocrisy and Human Rights
The Economist: On Iran, Higher risks
Economist: Men of Principle
Iran's Record Worsening
Arafat, Castro and Che ...
@ del.icio.us/libiran
13 August 2006
20 August 2006
27 August 2006
03 September 2006
10 September 2006
17 September 2006
24 September 2006
01 October 2006
19 November 2006
03 December 2006
25 March 2007
01 April 2007
08 April 2007
15 April 2007
29 April 2007
13 May 2007
20 May 2007
27 May 2007
03 June 2007
10 June 2007
17 June 2007
24 June 2007
08 July 2007
15 July 2007
05 August 2007
30 September 2007
14 October 2007
21 October 2007
02 November 2008
08 February 2009
BR "Blogroll Me!"

technorati search

» Blogs that link here
» View my technorati profile
"Join a conversation with the world's leading minds."

A Democratic Iran
American Islamic Congress
A Reasonable Man
The Atlantic Online
Blogs x Iranians
The Economist
Daniel Pipes
Free Muslims Coalition Against Terror
Girl on the Rights
Iranian Woman - زن ایرانی
Jonathan Derbyshire
Little Green Footballs
Setting the World to Rights
The Spirit of Man
TCS Daily
Winds of Change
CC License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Powered by Blogger
Liberal Iranian
Liberal as in Liberty and Freedom. Iranian as in Cyrus and Ferdowsi.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
technorati tags:
The Economist has a fresh "special report" on Iran's politics and nuclear crisis. It gives the so-called "pendulum theory" of Iran's politics, which states that it swings from the conservative to the reformist side with elections in the nation's quest for democracy, a well-deserved beating. But as it seems to be the habit of The Econmist when it comes to Iran, it comes short of, though it gives a hint at, articulating what is its most important factor (even in the nuclear crisis): the rationale of tyranny.

Labels: , ,

Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Iran's Record Worsening
technorati tags:
In the past few weeks, Iran's regime has added several new violations of human rights to its record. (See, for instance, Amnesty International's report.) Eighteen students belonging to the central council of Tahkim-e Vahdat, the main elected student political body, have been arrested on the anniversary of the attacks on Tehran University dormitories on July 9, 1999. Their office and homes were raided. Prison and other sentences were issued for women's rights campaigners. Bahareh Hedayat has been a member of both targetted groups. Human Rights First has more info and is asking for your support.

Today, Iran's state-run TV broadcast the first part of a program titled "In the Name of Democracy", which is nothing more than a televised "confession" of two Iranian-American academics, Haleh Esfandiari and Kian Tajbakhsh, who were arrested a few month ago on (bogus) national security charges. They "confess" to having been involved in a "velvet revolution" project. The move is part of a well-coordinated propaganda campagin with well-rehearsed Goebbelsian tactics. The broadcast was advertised in advance. When it was met with criticism from human rights activists in Iran and the West, an additional "analysis" segment was aired that "questioned" why the program is being criticised -- "could it be that they are afraid of what it shows?"

So, where is this wicked charade going to end up?

Labels: ,