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Sunday, December 26, 2004

Symbol of Tehran

Symbol of Tehran built before of revolution as Shahyad(memory of Shah or king) square and now we know it as azadi (freedom) square.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Yalda Night

Iranian celebrated last night of fall on December 21st as longest night of year from before of Islam and we still celebrate Yalta night.(read more)
Iranian family gather this night, stay awake until late night ,have dry fruit and seed, special feast(maybe fish and rice) and talks about everything and listen to stories that grand fathers told (I think this days swap with popular TV shows).
Iranian for thousand years celebrate these nights as one of many special occasions that they had like Norooz, Mehregan, and... but today we only celebrate this night and Norooz (Iranian new year) as a Iranian tradition.
I hope at least these tow Iranian occasion (which are still alive) don't forget with western occasions like valentine and Halloween. (Valentine became very popular among youth in Iran these years)
you can see some cartoon about Yalda Night here

Sunday, December 19, 2004

And other things ...

My weblog are getting too politically (or what I called it politic) and I don't like it. I want to talk about myself and my society because me and my society is not only politic (but for me it is a important part ). I want talk about other tings like: cinema and movies,books and..
So i try writing more about these things
This is my mail if you want contact with me.
Yasget at gmail dot com

Friday, December 17, 2004

America ,Iran and WTO

America for 20th was disagree with request of Iran for joining WTO but was agree with request of Afghanistan and Iraq. it is clear that economy of Iran is more better these occupied countries. so what is problem ?until when we must tolerance this kind of discriminatory treatments with countries and people of countries ?(do you know that America didn't allow Shirin Ebadi winner of noble prize to publish his book in united state)
it is a reality that America is strongest in the world and it is completely stupidly if you think u can haven't relation with America and think Europe is a good alternative .But Iran leaders unfortunately think that they could.
Absolutely I am not agree relation such Arab countries have with America .I don't like American reform that is in great middle east plan .it is a big joke if America wants reform in countries that were for decades in hands of dictators who were friends of united state. But I believe that Iran must have talks and independent relation with all countries in the world (especially strongest) because they lost chances if they only speaks with each others trough Swiss and Pakistan embassies!

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

A predictor

Oh my god I cannot believe it .the book describe exactly what i experience here.
Somewhere I read that George Orwell wrote this book against soviet. But I think all dictators read it before making their country

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Thursday, December 09, 2004

My president

May you heard about speech of president khatami in Tehran University in the last year of his presidency. Students blamed khatami for giving up what he promised to people that elected him twice. But I don't think students really protest to khatami they protest the person who didn't allow khatami do what he promised but because character of khatami is unique they protested to him instead of other who they couldn' cann't imagine like this session with other person that have power in Iran .Any way khatami is still my favorite president and I rely on him.
Iran TV show this session with a lot of censored .they censored speech of students that complain to conservatives but show speech of preventive of basij!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Magic prisons

Some journalists that be active on net arrested by Iran judiciary 3 month ago many people and NGO complain to this arresting. Now after about 3 month most of them released .but what is interesting is that when all of them released Fars news agency (who belongs to judiciary) published a letter with their signs I am very sorry that I cannot translate these pure satire
Prisons in Iran are really strange, you enter as an opposition of regime and after 3 month you came out as a supporter. You publish a letter and ask people and leader forgive you and thanks who keep you in prison for 3 month to force you think about what did you do and treat with Islamic behavior! with you. And at last of your letter you swear to your friends who try to release you and ask them please never support you again to release you from prison because Iran magic prisons are a good place fro thinking about your past and found that why you be a spy!.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Some of Iranian opposition that many of them at least for a period of time were in prisons of Islamic! Republic! Put a website on the net and asking Iranian to sign a petition for changing of Iran constitution. It's a good idea for showing that people want reform in new Iran they didn't want more dictatorship in 21st century. So please go and read and if you are agree with it sign the petition.
Personally I don't sign it .maybe because of fear or laziness or because...(Paradox!)