Link to complete album (24 songs): http://azadimusic.bandcamp.com/ Free download, and all lyrics with English translation.
Category Archives: SOCIAL-POLITICAL
Shiva Nazarahar is one of the notable Iranian human rights activists who has been repeatedly harassed and detained by the Islamic Regime of Iran in the wake of the 2009 Post-election upraising. Currently serving the second year of her four-year sentence (out on bail, but under sever surveillance), Shiva is one among many who has been subject of injustices: Arbitrary arrest, ill-treatment and unfair trial, without ever losing her courage. See here for background.
Today, Shiva turns 28 and a number of bloggers are holding a virtual B-day party for her, to remember and honour this courageous young woman. Happy Birthday Shiva! You are the pride of this nation!
This week Iranian Shahin Najafi released a rap music called Naghi from where he lives in Europe, causing an uproar within a few hours from Islamist bullies who do not hesitate for a split second to beat up a girl publicly for showing a strand of hair, but feel supersensitive about any form of socio-political criticism especially when it touches their religiosity. The song was also declared blasphemy and apostasy by a few clerics in Iran, which could easily lead to death penalty. The charge, albeit unofficial so far, is absolutely atrocious and ill founded. That is why some of Iranian bloggers inside and outside the country have staged a campaign in solidarity with Shahin Najafi against any possible threat directed at him by the Islamic regime of Iran.
Red Roses, Black Market: Five places that aren’t feeling the love this Valentine’s Day. Foreign Policy. By Alessandra N. Ram. February13, 2012.
Good article except the title could have been more accurately chosen to read : “Five places that are forbidden to feel love this valentine’s day!” They are: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Malaysia, Uzbekistan , Belgorod (Russia). [Photo: “An Iranian woman looks at the window display of a gift shop in Tehran on Valentine’s Day February 14, 2008. ATTA KENARE/ AFP/ Getty Images]
War with Iran: A Conflict Obama Hopes to Avoid May Be Imposed on Him. By Tony Karon, Time. Jan 17, 2012 .(Source of photo: same place)
(Translated to Persian)
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an occasion for governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to raise public awareness of violence against women. It has been observed on November 25 each year since 2000.
“Dozens of journalists and bloggers are currently behind bars or free on short-term furloughs. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, as of December 2010 there were 34 journalists and bloggers in Iran’s prisons. More than 60 journalists have been forced into exile in 2011 alone, and authorities have shut down at least 40 publications since 2009. Prosecutors have charged journalists with offenses that on their face violate the right to freedom of expression, such as “propaganda against the regime.” Courts in these cases have handed down heavy prison terms, flogging, and work bans. Arrests and prosecutions based on these laws make Iran one of the largest prisons for journalists and bloggers in the world.” Human Rights Watch, “Restrictions on Freedom of Expression in Iran”
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