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Vultures over Iran: The Human Rights Campaign follows the money →

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— 2 months ago with 8 notes

#scott long  #iran  #usa  #politics  #hrc  #queer  #gay  #lgbt 
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US company General Electric said late on Friday it had received US permission to overhaul 18 engines sold to Iran in the late 1970s. That work would be carried out at GE facilities or at German firm MTU Aero Engines, it said.
Iran Air is still flying passenger planes bought before the 1979 hostage crisis, during which 52 Americans were held hostage in Tehran for 444 days.
Iran has reportedly argued that sanctions imposed after the hostage ordeal have prevented Tehran from upgrading its plane fleet and reduced the safety of its aircraft.
There have been more than 200 accidents involving Iranian planes in the past 25 years, leading to more than 2,000 deaths, reports say.

"ALLOWED"!…Pray tell us dear US, why are certain lives more precious than others?ALLOWED

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US company General Electric said late on Friday it had received US permission to overhaul 18 engines sold to Iran in the late 1970s. That work would be carried out at GE facilities or at German firm MTU Aero Engines, it said.

Iran Air is still flying passenger planes bought before the 1979 hostage crisis, during which 52 Americans were held hostage in Tehran for 444 days.

Iran has reportedly argued that sanctions imposed after the hostage ordeal have prevented Tehran from upgrading its plane fleet and reduced the safety of its aircraft.

There have been more than 200 accidents involving Iranian planes in the past 25 years, leading to more than 2,000 deaths, reports say.

"ALLOWED"!…
Pray tell us dear US, why are certain lives more precious than others?
ALLOWED

— 5 months ago with 17 notes

#Iran  #US  #Politics  #Boeing  #GE  #flying  #safety  #aviation  #ايران  #ايالات متحده امريكا  #بوئينگ  #power  #terrorism  #state sponsored terrorism  #state sponsored murder 
Saudi Arabia Finances Most of Israel’s Weapons Build-Up Against Iran Tikun-Olam Tikun Olam-תיקון עולם →

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Here is how Yerushalmi referred to Bibi’s thinking on the matter as expressed in his recent Aipac speech:

Netanyahu spoke there, for the first time in his life, about the benefits of peace, the prosperity that will follow, about the possibility that Arab states, which today maintain better relations with us than those in the European Union, but in private, will do so publicly if we only reach an agreement with the Palestinians.  Netanyahu referred almost certainly to Saudi Arabia, which finances the expenses of the enormous campaign which we are conducting against Iran.

In the past, I’ve noted that George Bush allocated $400-million in 2007 for just such sabotage directed against Iran.  I presumed that a good deal of that funding might end up supporting similar sorts of Israeli efforts.   It’s possible that the new Obama administration cut off this funding after assuming office in 2008.  Whatever the reason, Saudi Arabia is now a critical funder of Israel’s military effort against Iran.

— 6 months ago with 5 notes

#Palestine  #Zionism  #Zionist Entity  #Israel  #colonialism  #settler colonialism  #politics  #فلسطين  #إسرائيل  #صهيونية  #الكيان الصهيوني  #إستعمار  #פלסטין  #ישראל  #ציונית  #הישות הציונית  #saudi arabia  #السعودية  #Iran  #ايران  #إيران 
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These stories, about gays murdered in Iran, waken questions. The stories are recurrent and they all resemble one another, without enough detail to individuate them. They’re all unsourced — usually there’s a newspaper article the writer never actually read. They have their own life and appear in locust cycles, not so much out of design as from a summer swelter of fear and xenophobia, whenever a crisis between the US (or Israel) and Iran is imminent, or wanted. I’ve seen them many times before. The repression of LGBT people in Iran is real. These stories have little or nothing to do with it.

Instead, these rumors seize the lives of distant human beings, hollow them out, and use the husks. The victims become both mannequins and messages, static and imperative like propaganda posters. They also distort the reality of death as it’s actually dealt out to prisoners in Iran. Look at the gays, they say, the ”innocent” ones like us, twisting our attention away from the scope of atrocities and the other dead who aren’t assimilable or attractive.

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— 6 months ago with 80 notes

#Iran  #homonationalism  #LGBT*  #queer  #gay  #politics  #homocolonialism  #homosexuality  #USA  #colonialism  #media 
Iran warships to sail 'close to US' →

Iranian warships in the Atlantic Ocean are to sail close to US maritime borders for the first time, a senior naval commander has said.

Iranian media quoted Adm Afshin Rezayee Haddad as saying the deployment was a response to US vessels in the Gulf.

The fleet consists of a destroyer and a helicopter-carrying supply ship.

It began its voyage last month and entered the Atlantic though South African waters, the IRNA news agency quoted the admiral as saying.

The Iranian ships are reported to be carrying about 30 navy academy cadets for training along with their regular crews. They are on a three-month mission.

Correspondents say that the voyage comes amid continuing efforts by Iran to to project its power across the Middle East and beyond.

The semi-official Fars news agency said the move was a response to an increased US naval presence in the Gulf.

Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime borders, and this move has a message,” it quoted Adm Rezayee Haddad as saying.

A defence official in Washington was quoted by the Reuters news agency as casting doubt on Iranian claims that their ships were approaching US maritime borders. But the official added that “ships are free to operate in international waters”.

The US and its allies regularly hold naval exercises in the Gulf in order to preserve what it says is freedom of navigation in the waterway, through which 40% of the world’s seaborne oil exports passes.

The US Fifth Fleet - with about 5,000 personnel - is based in Bahrain, across the Gulf from Iran.

— 7 months ago

#US  #Iran  #politics  #Arabian Gulf  #Persian Gulf  #BBC  #is baised 
Private revolution: "Homosexuals" and "Satanists" in Kermanshah →
— 11 months ago with 3 notes

#Iran  #media  #Scott Long  #context 
Google, Apple remove some restrictions on technology to Iran | TechHive →
— 1 year ago with 3 notes

#iran  #google  #apple  #tech  #politics  #USA 
hkubra:

historicaltimes:

“Armed sister”. Photograph by Kaveh Golestan. In Abadan, Iran. - February, 1982

At one point during the war, Abadan’s population actually reached zero…

hkubra:

historicaltimes:

“Armed sister”. Photograph by Kaveh Golestan. In Abadan, Iran. - February, 1982

At one point during the war, Abadan’s population actually reached zero…

(via kawrage)

— 1 year ago with 265 notes

#iran  #abadan  #muslim women  #veil  #guns  #iraq iran war 
lovenerdeen:


It used to be that before a trip to Iran, we’d spend the week buying dresses and coats and other gifts for every member of the extended family, trying our hardest to imagine who would wear what and to remember the correct sizes of relatives we hadn’t seen in years.These days, however, the preparations for a trip to Iran have another component: stocking up on basic medicines to give to friends, family, and anyone else we can think of to replenish their supply. US sanctions have essentially cut off access to many kinds of medicine to Iran, and as the days go by Iranian pharmacies have fewer and fewer supplies of even the most basic medicines to offer. Those supplies that remain are terribly expensive, and they are often expired or have been rejected by quality control in their home countries and then smuggled into Iran.This picture is from my latest trip to Iran a few months ago. Previously, I had brought cancer medicines to a cancer hospital that was in short supply. This time, however, the hospital told me to forget about cancer treatment and to just focus on basic medicine like ibuprofen, as supplies were running low.Sanctions on Iran are a silent but extremely deadly form of warfare, no doubts about it.Read more about the effects of US sanctions on Iranian civilians: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jan/13/western-sanctions-hitting-iranians?INTCMP=SRCHRead more about the effects of US sanctions on health in Iran: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-11-22/world/35509868_1_health-care-crunch-health-committee-central-bankArticle about how Iranians like myself are forced to carry the medicines their loved ones need from abroad: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20923511Birth control, once plentiful in Iran, is increasingly unavailable due to sanctions: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/narges-bajoghli/when-i-ran-out-of-birth-control_b_3671688.html

Alex Reza

lovenerdeen:

It used to be that before a trip to Iran, we’d spend the week buying dresses and coats and other gifts for every member of the extended family, trying our hardest to imagine who would wear what and to remember the correct sizes of relatives we hadn’t seen in years.

These days, however, the preparations for a trip to Iran have another component: stocking up on basic medicines to give to friends, family, and anyone else we can think of to replenish their supply. 

US sanctions have essentially cut off access to many kinds of medicine to Iran, and as the days go by Iranian pharmacies have fewer and fewer supplies of even the most basic medicines to offer. Those supplies that remain are terribly expensive, and they are often expired or have been rejected by quality control in their home countries and then smuggled into Iran.

This picture is from my latest trip to Iran a few months ago. Previously, I had brought cancer medicines to a cancer hospital that was in short supply. This time, however, the hospital told me to forget about cancer treatment and to just focus on basic medicine like ibuprofen, as supplies were running low.

Sanctions on Iran are a silent but extremely deadly form of warfare, no doubts about it.

Read more about the effects of US sanctions on Iranian civilians: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jan/13/western-sanctions-hitting-iranians?INTCMP=SRCH

Read more about the effects of US sanctions on health in Iran: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-11-22/world/35509868_1_health-care-crunch-health-committee-central-bank

Article about how Iranians like myself are forced to carry the medicines their loved ones need from abroad: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20923511

Birth control, once plentiful in Iran, is increasingly unavailable due to sanctions: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/narges-bajoghli/when-i-ran-out-of-birth-control_b_3671688.html

Alex Reza

(Source: allahyil3analsohyouniyeh, via ayatollahofsass)

— 1 year ago with 3093 notes

#Iran  #USA  #politics  #sanctions  #humanity  #ایران 
International colloquium ‘Approaches to the Qur’an in Contemporary Iran’

The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
2–4 September 2013
Convenor: Alessandro Cancian 

This colloquium seeks to examine the plurality of approaches to the Qur’an in contemporary Iran. By bringing together specialists in early modern and contemporary Iran from various disciplines, ranging from the social sciences to Qur’anic studies, the colloquium draws as comprehensive as possible a picture of the various approaches to the Qur’an that have been adopted in Iran over the past 150 years. It spans the second half of the nineteenth century, when the intellectual drive that would breed the constitutional uprising was at its height, and the first decade of the twenty-first century, the period in which Iran has become one of the key arenas of religious, intellectual, political and social debate.

For the full programme, see here: http://www.iis.ac.uk/view_article.asp?ContentID=114042

If you would like to attend the conference, please email Ms Hena Miah (hmia@iis.ac.uk)

Best wishes

Alessandro Cancian
Research Associate - Qur’anic Studies Unit 
Department of Academic Research and Publications (DARP)
The Institute of Ismaili Studies
London
www.iis.ac.uk
acancian@iis.ac.uk

— 1 year ago

#conference  #iran  #qur'an  #academia  #london 
farsicalligraphy:

Calligraphy by Stewart J. Thomas of the poem by Rumi, translated as:
“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell youDon’t go back to sleep!You must ask for what you really want.Don’t go back to sleep!People are going back and forth across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,The door is round and openDon’t go back to sleep!”

farsicalligraphy:

Calligraphy by Stewart J. Thomas of the poem by Rumi, translated as:

“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don’t go back to sleep!”

— 1 year ago with 14 notes

#rumi  #farsi calligraphy  #persian poetry  #iran  #poetry 
Iran Is Giving Citizens Government-Assigned Email Addresses →
— 1 year ago with 3 notes

#iran  #geek  #tech  #internet  #email 
ajammc:

The 26th Tehran International Book Fair, Iran’s biggest trade show of books, opened during a ceremony on Monday. A total of 77 Publishers from different countries including Britain, U.S., Germany, India, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon are attending the TIBF this year.Held in a 120,000 square meter venue at Tehran’s Mosalla. Last year’s fair had an estimated 4-5 million visitors over 10 days, making it the world’s largest trade/consumer show in any category. In 2012, exhibitors put on show an estimated 200,000 books.See more pictures here: http://www.payvand.com/news/13/may/1025.html

ajammc:

The 26th Tehran International Book Fair, Iran’s biggest trade show of books, opened during a ceremony on Monday. A total of 77 Publishers from different countries including Britain, U.S., Germany, India, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon are attending the TIBF this year.

Held in a 120,000 square meter venue at Tehran’s Mosalla. Last year’s fair had an estimated 4-5 million visitors over 10 days, making it the world’s largest trade/consumer show in any category. In 2012, exhibitors put on show an estimated 200,000 books.

See more pictures here: http://www.payvand.com/
news/13/may/1025.html

— 1 year ago with 8 notes

#ايران  #Iran 
upennrels:

The Iranian Talmud | Secunda, Shai - To be published by Penn Press in fall 2013: “Although the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, has been a text central and vital to the Jewish canon since the Middle Ages, the context in which it was produced has been poorly understood. Delving deep into Sasanian material culture and literary remains, Shai Secunda pieces together the dynamic world of late antique Iran, providing an unprecedented and accessible overview of the world that shaped the Bavli.” 

upennrels:

The Iranian Talmud | Secunda, Shai - To be published by Penn Press in fall 2013: “Although the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, has been a text central and vital to the Jewish canon since the Middle Ages, the context in which it was produced has been poorly understood. Delving deep into Sasanian material culture and literary remains, Shai Secunda pieces together the dynamic world of late antique Iran, providing an unprecedented and accessible overview of the world that shaped the Bavli.” 

— 1 year ago with 2 notes

#talmud  #judaism  #iran  #persia  #sasanian  #babel 
CALL FOR PAPERS 10th ISIS Biennial Conference Aug. 2014

The International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS)

 TENTH BIENNIAL IRANIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE

Montreal, Québec, Canada, Hilton Bonaventure Hotel, Wednesday August 6, 2014-Sunday August 10, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS

The organizers of the 10th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS) invite proposals for pre-arranged panels and individual presentations in all subfields of Iranian studies. The primary language of the conference is English, but papers in Persian will be considered as well. All proposals must be submitted electronically.

Information about the 2014 conference can be found online at http://iranianstudies.com/conferences/2014

Independent PAPER PROPOSALS should include a bio of the presenter (a paragraph of no more than 200 words), and an abstract of the paper limited to a paragraph of no more than 400 words, outlining the central theme and main argument of the presentation. 

Convenors of PRE-ORGANIZED PANELS should submit a personal bio and a panel proposal outlining the central theme of the panel, and indicating how the individual presentations mentioned in the order in which they are to appear, relate to that theme. The format and word count of the panel abstract are as those for independent paper proposals.  Panel members must submit personally their own bios and abstracts, which follow the format of the independent paper proposal, but include also the title of the panel, which the panel convenor should convey to the presenters. Ordinarily panels comprise four presentations, but panels with three presenters will also be considered. In the latter case, the organizers may suggest to the panel convenor a fourth member, whose independent proposal is congruent with the topic of the panel.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MAY 31, 2013, 11.59 PM

Applicants for the 10th ISIS Conference must be current members of ISIS, and must preregister for the conference. ISIS membership can be obtained by accessing the ISIS website Membership page http://iranianstudies.com/membership

ADJUDICATION: Pre-arranged panels and independent paper proposals undergo a peer-review process by a Program Committee of scholars, whose names and academic affiliations will be published on the ISIS website after the closing of the submissions process. All applicants will be notified of the status of their proposals in the fall of 2013, so that the approved candidates will have sufficient time to arrange funding through their institutions, or to apply for Canadian entry visas (where applicable).

REFUNDS: In compliance with ISIS REFUND POLICY, reimbursement for the conference registration is available upon request until February 1, 2014. Membership dues are not subject to reimbursement.  All cancellation and refund requests should be addressed to the Executive Director of ISIS, Professor Rivanne Sandler at director@iranian-studies.com

GENERAL QUERIES regarding the conference may be directed to the Program Committee Office at office@iranianstudies.com

 

Marta Simidchieva

2014 ISIS Conference Program Chair

2014program@iranianstudies.com

— 1 year ago with 1 note

#CFP  #Call for papers  #Iran  #academia  #confrence