Link to complete album (24 songs): http://azadimusic.bandcamp.com/ Free download, and all lyrics with English translation.
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. Read the rest of this entry »
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]
A CNN report: What does the future hold for Iran?
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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)
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