As many readers may be aware NOKIA has provided the Iranian regime with a "monitoring center" that enables security forces to tap cell phones, scramble text-messages, and interrupt calls. NOKIA's new surveillance system has enhanced the regime's ability to crack down on dissent during recent protests.

Given that NOKIA has made it much easier for the Islamic Regime to crack down on Iranian dissidents, I was quite surprised and disgusted to find out that Mansour a well known and popular singer was going ahead with a previously scheduled concert at Club Nokia. The concert took place last night Saturday September 26th 2009 at Club NOKIA in Los Angeles.

According to “Boycott Mansours’ Concert at Club NOKIA” web page on facebook freedom loving Iranians protested in front of Club NOKIA, and many more Iranians boycotted the concert.

I have always been a huge Mansour fan, I attend his last two concerts in Toronto, not to mention many of his CD’s which I’ve bought. However by holding a concert as Club NOKIA Mansour has made it clear that he does not care about Iran and Iranians. He has held a concert at the expense of the blood of young Iranians who are fighting for freedom in Iran.

I for one will not forget this betrayal and will never attend another Mansour concert or buy another one of his CD’s. I know many other Iranians feel the same, artists need to know that betrayal of the freedom movement in Iran will not be tolerated by Iranians abroad.

Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran




1. My Thoughts on Ahmadinejad

I find that the international community and even many Iranians are giving way too much credit to Ahmadinejad. One look at the Islamic Regime’s Constitution makes it clear that the power of the President is very limited. In fact that was the excuse Khatami the so called “reformist”president used for eight (8) years during his presidency.

I think while the international community is busy creating a monster out of a little man called Ahmadinejad its losing sight of the real danger and the real monster which is the ISLAMIC REGIME.

Even if Ahmadinejad was removed from power today nothing would change, because the Islamic Regime, the underlying system behind this little man would still be in place and in power.

2. Canada Walking out on Ahmadinejad’s Speech at the UN

I have always been a big supporter of Stephan Harper and I am proud that he decided Canadian delegates would walk out of Ahmadinejad’s speech, I wonder if the Liberal Government was in power they would have done the same...

At the same time I wonder why the Canadian Government refused to take serious action in the case of Zahra Kazemi even when opportunity presented itself. Please find here an article written by Michael Petrou from the Mcleans which certainly leaves some question marks in the readers mind...

3.What bothers me is not so much Reform but Reform in Disguise!
Recently I’ve been writing about people like Mr. Jahanbegloo and Mr. Akhavan and their reformist ideologies. This being a free country we all have the right to freedom of thought and expression. What really bothers me is not so much these people’s beliefs, as it is the fact that they are so adamant in disguising their intentions. To be a reformist, to admit to it is one thing, but to pretend to be pro-democracy and then to advocate pro-reform ideologies on the sly is a whole other story...

4. Celebrities and Reform

Recently a friend of mine sent me a video of Shohre Aghdashlou who was speaking about the human rights of Bahai’s in Iran. This is very admirable, however the problem is, no amount of talking about human rights alone will change anything, as long as the Islamic Regime in Iran is in power the rights of Bahai’s, Kurds, Turks, women, students, journalist etc.. will be violated on a systematic basis.

What puzzles me is why people like Ms. Aghdashloo who are internationally known and have a huge fan base choose to only talk about human rights, rather than talking about Regime Change. One obvious answer is Regime change is not fashionable, certainly not as fashionable as it is being green. Also being against the Regime means never being able to go back to Iran, at least until there is a Regime change. This is a chance not many people are willing to take.

5. My favourite Picture of the Week

Last but not least this is a picture of members of Worker Communist Party of Iran burning an Islamic Regime Flag during the New York. Good job guys, it’s always a pleasure seeing that disgusting non-Iranian Flag burn to ashes.

Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran


This is picture that has been circulating on the internet for a few days, it shows a protest in Iran where a protestor is holding up a sign which reads “We are Lions and the Sun is Behind Us”, a very clear reference to the national Lion and Sun Flag.

People in Iran are not free to hold up any flag they wish and walk freely in the streets. In fact they are not free to protest in the first place and we have seen how the Regime has reacted to peaceful protestors. It is unimaginable what they would do to someone who might be holding up a Lion and Sun Flag. However this does not mean that people in Iran don’t believe in the Lion and Sun Flag.

Many of those who support Mousavi and the Islamic Regime abroad have tried to prevent people from bringing Lion and Sun Flags to protests by saying Iranian people don’t want the Lion and Sun Flag. There are two major problems with that argument.

During the 1979 Revolution nobody had a clue that Khomeini would go and change the National Flag. There was no referendum, and the Iranian people did not get to choose the current Islamic Regime’s Flag which does not represent the Iranian people.

The second problem with this argument is the fact that people are not free to express themselves in Iran, and therefore even if they wanted to carry the Lion and Sun Flag during protests they can’t do it without risking their lives.

In comes this picture, a protestor carrying this sign which is a clear reference to the Lion and Sun Flag, if someone in Iran can carry this sign and face all the consequences, we can surely do the same...

Down With the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran

I just received an email from one of my contacts in Tehran, who indicated that the Islamic Regime has disabled online means of communication including Yahoo messenger, Gmail chat and MSN messenger in order to prevent the news of today’s protests from spreading abroad.

Obviously despite its efforts the Regime has not been very successful as the news of today’s protest which is a real victory for the people of Iran is spreading far and wide very quickly! The Regime can try all it wants, but will not be successful, as freedom loving Iranians will always find other ways for making sure their voices are heard.

Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran


Today was another victory for the people of Iran, when thousands of protestors took to the streets, despite serious threats from Khamenei the so called Supreme Leader, that there would be a severe crack down on any anti-Regime protests on “Ghods Day.” Ghods Day in Iran is known as the day of “Freedom of Palestine” and the Islamic Regime organizes pro-Palestine protests every year for the “Palestinian Cause.”

This year however freedom loving Iranians seized the opportunity to organize Anti-Government demonstrations on this day instead. Flyers were prepared which read “ Silence =Acceptance” and Iranian people called this day a “Nightmare for the Islamic Regime.”

It seems like that is exactly what has happened as thousands of people have taken to the streets to voice their opposition against the Islamic Regime, in the face of threats from the Regime and heavy presence of security forces in the streets.

According to news reports from Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran people in Tehran started their protests around 10:30 this morning. According to this news report thousands of protesters were walking from various streets including Haft Tir Square and Azadi Square towards Enghelab Square where the main protest was to take place.

According to a second report from Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran it is stated that all streets and roads leading up to Enghelab Square was filled with thousands of protestors. Protestors wanted to walk towards Tehran University however there was heavy presence of security forces in Enghelab Square and around it, which would not allow protestors to move towards Tehran University.

People were shouting slogans such as “death to dictator”, “People why are you sitting down? Iran has become Palestine,” “Not Gaza, Not Lebanon, I will give my life for Iran,” “Torture and rape is no longer effective,” “political prisoners must be free,” and “Our oil money has become the Basij Money.”

There were also reports of violence by security forces towards protestors. Basij, and other Regime security forces attacked people with batons, and as of publication of this report at least 30 protestors were injured in Tehran, although the actual number might be much higher. Security forces also used tear gas against the protestors, and according to this news report protestors were fighting back against this violence.

Islamic Regime helicopters were also flying above Enghelab Square in order to intimidate the protestors. This video shows protestors chanting “Iran, Iran” in response to the flying helicopters.

In watching numerous videos from today’s protests on youtube, there were very few if any pro-Mousavi slogans in today’s protests. Almost all slogans were directed towards the entirety of the system, not against a particular fraction. This should be cause for great concern for the Islamic Regime as a whole, including the so called reformists whose history is filled with crimes against humanity, including torture and execution of innocent people. Iranian people are loud and clear in what they want, and it is clear from the slogans that they want REAL CHANGE!! Real change does not and cannot include Mousavi who had a hand in the execution of thousands of political prisoners in the summer of 1988, or Karoubi who opened his own torture chambers in “Bonyade Shahid” and personally ordered the torture of many of the family members of Iranian martyrs.

Protests in Other Cities in Iran:

There were protests in Abersam Intersection in the city of Tabriz, in Namazi Square in Shiraz, in Enghelabe Haki Square in Esfehan as well as protests in the city of Mashad.

It must be noted that because of security concerns and heavier crackdown on smaller cities it is very difficult to get information from other cities. However it has been reported that there were anti-government demonstrations in the above noted cities with people shouting slogans such as “death to dictator.”

Video’s From Today’s Protests in Tehran

Video 1

Video 2


Video 3

Video 4

Reading news alerts and watching videos of today’s protest has filled me with so many emotions including pride to see so many Iranians risking their very lives to stand up for their rights. I also feel sad that the only thing I can do is to watch from sidelines, rather than being there, right along my brothers and sisters who are fighting against the Regime on the very front lines.

At the same time I have always believed that any change that might come, (and I strongly believe change WILL come and a lot sooner than what Islamic Regime might think) will come from within the country, from those who have suffered at the hands of the Islamic Regime for the past 30 years. Perhaps my job and my duty is to try to be a voice for those who are fighting inside the country, to try to spread the news of their struggle to the international community and hope that they will be successful in their quest for a free, democratic and SECULAR Iran.

In solidarity with the people of Iran in their struggle for freedom
Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran

According to news report from Iranian Republic Blog, Hassan Davtalab Dadyar Mojzama, a revolutionary court judge in the city of Sanandaj was shot this morning at 9:00am Sanandaj time.

According to eye witnesses he was shot around the neck and was taken to the hospital. So far the doctors involved in his case have not made any comments about how serious his health situation might be.

It must be noted that last Wednesday another Revolutionary Court judge was shot, while on Saturday a Friday Prayer Imam was shot to death, both in the city of Sanandaj.

Given that two judges have been shot in the past eight (8) days and both on Wednesday’s it could be that this is a new pattern and a new way of fighting against the Islamic Regime, at least in the city of Sanandaj.

Down with the Isalmic Regime
Long Live Freedom in Iran


Ghods Day (Rooze Ghods) was established by Khomeini and is the last Friday of every Ramadan, where demonstrations are organized for the “Palestinian Cause.”

Because protests have been held on that day every year, no permit is required and it is a great opportunity for people to come out and protest. Iranian people are going to be taking advantage of this occasion and they are planning nationwide anti regime protests on that day.

In his speech during the last Friday prayer Khamenei warned the Iranian people that unrest on Ghods day would not be tolerated and that anyone involved in unrest will be dealt with harshly. It doesn’t seem like the threats have been effective, as Iranian people are continuing to organize the nationwide protests against the Regime on that day. I’ve posted the picture of one of the flyers which has been prepared for this occasion, its title states “Silence=Acceptance.”

According to the “Iranian Republic” blog the nationwide protests are to start at 10 am on Friday September 18th 2009. Below are some of the locations where protests in Tehran are to start, all the locations eventually lead to Tehran University.

1. Imam Hossein Square, Enghelab Street, Tehran University

2. Abudar Square, Aboudar Street, Ghale Morghi Street, Ghazvin Street, Karegar Street, Enghelab Squre, Tehran University

3. Moniriye Square, Vali Asr Street, Enghelab Street, Tehran University

4. Azadi Street, Behboudi Street, Enghelab Square, Tehran University

5. Tohid Square, Tohid Street, Azadi Street, Enghelab Square, Tehran University

It is also important to note that the Islamic Regime supporters are organizing Ghods Day demonstrations in major cities in Canada including in Toronto. (I will publish the details of these protests in the next few days). By organizing such events and bringing their extremist/Islamic propaganda to Canada, the Islamic Regime is showing that it is no longer the problem of just the Iranian people, but perhaps a threat and a problem for the freedom loving Canadians as well.

We must all come together against the Islamic Regime which poses a threat to democracy and freedom everywhere.

Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran

According to news from Fars News Agency the Friday Prayer Imam in the city of Sanandaj was assassinated at 11:00pm on Saturday, September 12th 2009. The Imam was shot to death in his home by unknown individuals.

According to “Iranian Republic” blog this is the second assassination of Islamic Regime agents in the city of Sanandaj in the past four (4) days. Four days ago the Revolutionary Court Judge in Sanandaj was also assassinated.

It must be noted that Sanandaj is located in the Iranian Kurdistan and most of its residents are Kurdish. Kurds are one of the ethnic minorities who have suffered greatly at the hands of the Islamic Regime, however they have not remained silent and have been fighting back against the Islamic Regime for the past 30 years.

The recent developments make me wonder whether we might see any more of these assassinations in different locations in Iran. In the past few months Iranian people have shown the world that they do not want the Islamic Regime, and in fact have risked their very lives to make sure their voices are heard. Perhaps this is the beginning of the end for the Islamic Regime in Iran...

Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran

Long Live Freedom in Iran

The number of pro-reform lectures and events is increasing in Toronto. This is another event where the openly reformist Mehrangiz-Kar will be speaking along with a number of other individuals including Payam Akhavan and Ramin Jahanbegloo. I urge those who can to attend.

Human Rights, Civil Society and Democracy in Iran


News Desk
Place: Tribute Recital Hall,
York University, Accolade East

Time: Saturday, September 12, 2009
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM


PROGRAM:
3:00 PM
Welcoming Remarks:
Iranian students of Ryerson, Toronto and York Universities.
Saeed Rahnema, Introduction

Abdol-Karim Lahidji, Human Rights in a Clerical System
Mehrangiz Kar, Human Rights Cannot be locally Defined
Reza Baraheni, Human Rights and the Iranian Writers Association
Gazal Mojdehi, Youth and Students in the Iranian Civil Movement

4:30 PM: Break

Payam Akhavan, Responsibility of Leaders for Crimes against Humanity
Ramin Jahanbegloo, Non-violence and Civil Society in Iran
Haideh Moghissi, The Changing Gender Imbalance in the Iranian Civil Movement

5:45-7:00 PM, Questions and Answers


PANELISTS:
Dr. Abdol-Karim Lahidji, is the Vice President of the International Human Rights Association (FIDH), and the President of Iran Human Rights Association. After the 1953 coup, he was among the founders of “Progressive Lawyers Group”, and taught at Tehran University Law School. Before the Revolution he founded the “Iranian Society for Defense of Freedoms and Human Rights”. After the Revolution, he turned down the Provisionary Government’s offer to become Minister of Justice, rejected the Constitution approved by the Expediency Council, and wrote against the Islamic Qisas Ordinance. After being attacked by the Islamic Guards, he went underground and left Iran. Dr. Lahidji is among the most well-known Iranian lawyers in international circles and in the UN institutions, and is the author of books and numerous articles on human rights.

Ms. Mehrangiz Kar, is lawyer and social critic, she studied Law at Tehran University, was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard and is currently based at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She has also been recognized as a Scholar at Risk through an international network of universities and colleges. After the revolution in Iran, despite limitations imposed on women lawyers, she defended her clients in the newly established Islamic courts. After attending a conference in Berlin, she was detained in Tehran with the charge of conspiracy against the state and under international pressure was released and left Iran. Mr. Kar was awarded the Ludovic Trarieux Prize in recognition of her life’s work, and is the author of books and numerous articles on legal issues, in Farsi and English.

Dr. Reza Baraheni, is author, poet and social critic. He was professor of literature at Tehran University and visiting Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, and Scholar-at-Risk at Massey College, University of Toronto. Dr. Baraheni was one of the founders of the Iranian Writers Association and was jailed in Iran both at the time of the Shah and after the revolution. He has served as President of PEN Canada and has been active in many different campaigns of human rights. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, novels, articles, and commentaries

Ms. Ghazaleh Mojdehi, Lawyer, graduated cum laude from Michigan Law School and practiced law in the US. For her undergraduate work she studied political science and Law and Society at York University, and was the President of Iranian Students Association at York. Ms. Mojdehi is a member of the ABA, IALA (Iranian American Lawyers Association) and active in various non-for-profit organizations. Recently, she decided to move to her hometown of Toronto.

Dr. Payam Akhavan is Professor of International Law at McGill University. He earned his Doctor of Law at Harvard University and was previously Senior Fellow at Yale Law School and Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Toronto. He was the first UN war crimes prosecutor at The Hague, and also served the UN in Bosnia, Cambodia, Guatemala, East Timor, and Rwanda. He has been appointed as counsel before the International Court of Justice, and is co-founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre.

Dr. Ramin Jahanbegloo is Professor of Political Science and Research Fellow in the Centre for Ethics at University of Toronto. He has been a researcher at the French Institute for Iranian Studies and a fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. He has served as the head of the Department of Contemporary Studies of the Cultural Research Centre in Tehran, and was Rajni Kothari Professor of Democracy at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi, India. Dr. Jahanbegloo was arrested in Tehran Airport and charged with conspiracy against state, was placed in solitary confinement for four months, released on bail under international pressure, and returned to Canada. He is the author many books and numerous articles on non-violence, human rights in French, English, and Farsi.

Dr. Haideh Moghissi is Professor of sociology and women’s studies and Associate Dean of FLA&PS at York University. She has served as Chair of the Executive Committee of Centre for Feminist Research, member of the Executive Committee of Centre for Refugee Studies, and Coordinator of the Certificate for Anti-Racism Research and Practice (CARRP), at York University. She was the principal Investigator in several major international research projects. She has studied law and political science at Tehran University and Queen’s University. In Iran she worked for the National Archives and during the revolution she was a founder and a member of the executive and editorial committees of the National Union of Women. She is the author of several books and numerous articles on women and Islam, women’s movement, and Muslim diasporas.

Dr. Saeed Rahnema, is Professor of Political Science at York University and was the founding Director of School of Public Policy and Administration, and served as the Coordinator of Political Science program at Atkinson Faculty, York University. He was previously an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy at Queen’s University, and an officer of the UNDP. In Iran was an executive member of the Industrial Management Institute and during the revolution was a founder of the Union of the Workers and Employee Councils of IDRO, the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on Middle Eastern politics, political economy, and labour and left movements


Co-sponsors:
Diaspora Project, York University
Human Rights Program, Dept. of Equity Studies, York University
Iranian Student Cultural Society at York University, ISCS-YU
Iranian Association of University of Toronto, IAUT
Iranian Student Association of Ryerson University, ISARU


Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with the renowned film maker Mr. Moslem Mansouri, and speak to him about “underground cinema” in Iran. Mr. Mansouri is one of the founders of underground cinema in Iran which started taking shape in 1996.

Underground cinema was created in response to the severe censorship imposed on Iranian artists by the Islamic Regime in Iran. The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance is in charge of regulating and in reality censoring art in Iran. Film makers must first submit the transcript of their proposed film to the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance for approval. If approval is granted they may start making the film, however once the film is completed it must once again be sub mitted to the Ministry to be approved for screening.

According to Mr. Mansouri, there are currently two catagories of film makers in Iran.

1. A group of film makers who agree with the Islamic Regime’s politics and policies ad who make their films in support and furtherance of these policies. In return the Islamic Regime is very supportive of these film makers. With the support of the Regime the films of these film makers are screened internationally which leads to great success for these film makers.

2. A group of film makers who refuse to work within the frame work of the Islmaic Regime. Even though these film makers may not actively be against the Regime, they refuse to further the Islamic Regime’s agenda by producing films within their policies and rules. It is extremely difficult for these film makers to make films or be recognized internationally, since they are not given any government support. Some of these film makers are Mr. Bahram Behzayi and Mr. Yaser Taghvayi. It might take these film makers 10-15 years to make one film, whereas film makers who work within the frame work of the Islamic Regime can make films much more frequently.

Mr. Mansouri went on to tell me about how along with a number of friends including Ms. Lila Ghobadi he decided to start an underground cinema in 1996. He made six films from 1996 to 1998 which became the basis for underground cinema in Iran. These films included “Trial” and “Epitaph” which is about prostitution in Iran.

Mr. Mansouri managed to secretly take his films abroad in 1999 and claimed refugee status in the United States in 1999. Underground Cinema officially announced its existence in 2004. The goal of underground cinema is to help young film makers in Ira make underground films which reflect the “real” Iranian society.

Since 2004 number of underground films have been made including a film about selling organs for money, youth execution and a film about people’s opposition and unhappiness with the Islamic Regime.

It must be noted that underground cinema has paved the way for underground music and underground literature, which is the reflection of the unhappiness of artists with the Islamic regime and it’s imposition of severe censorship on artists.

According to Mr. Mansouri, the Regime has felt so threatened by the creation of underground cinema and music that it has created its own “underground music and cinema” in order to try to destroy the real underground art.

For example a number of so called “underground concerts” have been organized in Dubai, where the organizers have been affiliated with the Islamic Regime and the concerts have taken place with the permission and under the supervision of the Islamic Regime. There have also been film makers such as Bahman Ghobadi who has claimed to make “underground films” however his films have been advertised through the Islamic Regime news agencies.

Since 2004 at least two film makers involved with underground cinema have been arrested. One of these film makers is Ms. Mona Mollahkhani, who was arrested in Sayi Park in Tehran four (4) years ago. She was making an underground film about suicide and “self burning.” She was interviewing young people in the park at the time of her arrest and she has not been heard of since her arrest.

Another individual whom Mr. Mansouri did not want to name due to safety concerns was arrested in the city of Gorgan where he was making a film about Turkman ethnic minorities and the social conditions under which they live, and the poverty that they face.

Unlike official cinema in Iran the purpose of underground cinema is to show the real side of the Iranian society including poverty, hunger and oppression. Underground cinema strives to help the people’s movement in obtaining their rights and in that way is an important tool against the Islamic Regime.

Underground cinema strives to make sure the voices of the poor, the oppressed and the vulnerable are heard internationally, since it is these groups of people who have no voice because of their social and political circumstances. Although the Islamic Regime has tried very hard to promote a voice for a reformist agenda, underground cinema is the voice of real people who are demanding real change in Iran.

A very special thanks to Mr. Mansouri who took the time to talk to me about “Underground Cinema” in Iran.


Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran

By: Sayeh Hassan

Further to my article of August 30th 2009, I have finally found the time to write a detailed account of what has taken place. As I had indicated in my previous article I recently became aware that an article was published in IRNA where my name was mentioned and I was supposedly quoted.

The article is mostly an attack on the Voice of America, although it is not the most coherent or logical article, and does not make any sense in some parts. There is also an attack on the Baha’i Community in this article and the assertion that the Voice of America is being run by Bahai’s.

There is also a part which mentions the so called human rights organization “Human Rights Activists in Iran” whose founder is Keyvan Rafiee and spokesperson Ahmad Batebi, which is the part where I am supposedly quoted. (More about this later)

The article does not have an author, and although it claims to be quoting me it does not provide any references or links, to where I have supposedly made these statements. That alone says a lot about the quality of Journalism in IRNA.

I think the attack on the Baha’i Community in this article is quite unfortunate, and even more so because my name is mentioned in the same article. I have always been a supporter of rights of religious and ethnic minorities in Iran, and find it disturbing that my name has been mentioned in an article where they are being attacked.

In regards to the section about “Human Rights Activists in Iran” I have certainly written articles about this so called human rights organization, and pointed out the fact that they work within the frame work of the Islamic Regime (based on their own admittance) and their use of a phone line which was under the direct control of the Ministry of Intelligence. I have also critized Ahmad Batebi on numerous occasions for being the spokesperson for such a disreputable organization. However none of the things I have written about this organization or Ahmad Batebi was quoted in the IRNA article. It wouldn’t make any sense for them to actually quote me, as my articles state that this organization is working with the Islamic Regime, not against it.

It is clear to me that this was a sad and pathetic attempt by the Islamic Regime to try to tarnish my reputation, and at the same time try to repair the reputation of Ahmad Batebi and "Human Rights Activists in Iran", which has been completely destroyed in the past year, due to their own questionable actions.

My stand against the Islamic Regime, as well as those who are connected to it in one way or another has always been crystal clear. I am against the Islamic Regime as a whole, I do not believe in “reform” I do not support individuals who want to work within the frame work of the Islamic Regime to try to create change, as it is impossible to change a system that has been responsible for so many atrocities in the past 30 years.

I take the fact that IRNA has felt the need to write about me and try to tarnish my reputation as a sign that I am doing something right, and I will keep on doing what I am doing.

Down with the Islamic Regime
Long Live Freedom in Iran

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