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Democracy or Theocracy?

Navid Nicole Nonahal

July 29, 2009

Is it possible for Iranians to obtain a democratic state within a theocratic government? Experts argue that such notion is impossible. “When a government is based on religion, any religion, it cannot be democratic,” said Nayereh Tohidi, professor and chair of gender and women’s studies department...

How Iranians could ever claim democracy when they fail to recognize it in a free land…

Navid Nicole Nonahal

July 27, 2009

At a time when unanimity is of utmost importance to Iran’s political destiny and the fate of Iranians across the globe, some are not willing to unleash their differences and acknowledge each other as members of the same organization: The Iranian Society. Separation within the Iranian community escalates,...

A True Revolution

Navid Nicole Nonahal

July 20, 2009

Recent events in Iran have been relentlessly compared to the 1979 Iranian revolution, overlooking a major difference between the two uprisings: involvement of the United States. Secretary of State Clinton gave a policy speech at the Council on Foreign Relations recently. The United States must lead...

Social Networks . . . Entering a new arena by the moment

Navid Nicole Nonahal

July 6, 2009

Social networks such as Facebook and Twitter have become the fastest and most accessible sources of news, not only for the young generation, but for anyone who desires the latest minute-by-minute updates of reports and information. We have been witnessing the gradual death of newspaper readership,...

Recognizing Freedom

Navid Nicole Nonahal

July 6, 2009

While colorful sparks dazzled the night sky, in celebration of independence and democracy in the land of free, disparity outshined the sweet ambiance of liberty. Troublesome tension in Afghanistan and Honduras, Iran’s fruitless uprisings in demand of democracy, missile show display by North Korea...

Most difficult times ahead for Iranian women

Most difficult times ahead for Iranian women

Navid Nicole Nonahal

July 2, 2009

Iranian women face greatest instability within the last 30 years, as hard-liner President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gets closer to serving his second term despite allegations of a deceitful election that sparked the most massive uprising since the 1979 Iranian revolution. More than all other sectors of Iran’s soci...

An attempt to muffle the voice of democracy…

Navid Nicole Nonahal

July 1, 2009

As opposition candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi twitters, “Allahu Akbar was heard louder than all the previous nights,” Iranian authorities and their hooligan Basijis, crack down on houses in which people chant “Allah O Akbar,” God is great, on their rooftops in opposition of the current Islamic...

Some Iranians want the United States to “meddle”

Navid Nicole Nonahal

June 29, 2009

Her trembling voice rippled through the air, wrenching the hearts of millions listening, as she explained the gruesome events she had witnessed at Baharestan square, Iran. The protestor’s voice aired on CNN as she said, "I was going towards Baharestan with my friend. This was everyone, not just...

“Till Death Do Us Part”

Navid Nicole Nonahal

June 29, 2009

“Till death do us part” has taken on a new meaning in America as this promise of eternal unity has lost its external significance in our society. Today I ask, “Who is dying?”  The person who ravaged the faith and reliance of his family toward himself, and lost the trust of a nation by conducting...

Iranian government has defied its constitution

Navid Nicole Nonahal

June 24, 2009

The Islamic Republic of Iran has challenged its constitution in the course of handling Iranians disputing the 2009 presidential election. Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken the streets of Iran demanding a rerun of the June 12 allegedly fraudulent presidential election.  With the intention...

Quest for democracy continues…

Navid Nicole Nonahal

June 22, 2009

Tens of thousands of Iranians have relentlessly taken the streets of Iran seeking democracy and justice. Rather than missiles and ammunition, their weapon has been unity and faith.  Unity brought upon them by their common longing for freedom and change, and faith brought upon them by their common...

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