Tuesday, October 09, 2007
In Iran, even art is being put behind bars...

Assembled during the waning years of the shah's regime, when the oil boom of the 1970s pumped in the cash, the collection debuted two years before the Islamic Revolution. [...]

"You will see works of Asian and Oriental civilizations in the Western museums, such as the Metropolitan, the British, the Louvre, the Hermitage. But you never find great antiquities and objects and artworks from Western civilization in Eastern countries' museums," said Ali-Reza Samiazar, Mr. Sadeghi's predecessor as museum director. "There's one exception to this, and one only: this collection."

Read the article here

However, in this article the LA Times is referring to 'the administration of reform-minded President Mohammad Khatami'. One wonders how 'reform-minded' a person can be when he never put his mind into real reform action. Khatami himself gave a clear indication about this when he confessed that all the time during his so-called presidency, he was nothing more but the 'tea pourer', in other words the bus boy....

When will the focus shift away from the bus boys to the ones they are serving??

 



 


Posted at 10:46 pm by waterworld

 

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Welcome to the Waterworld.

Here I will share with you my thoughts on music, literature and politics.

I am specifically interested in the treasury of Parsi literature.

Iran, and the movement for democratic change have my special interest too.

While singing, reading, writing and thinking, I like to hear the Voices of Pars.
You know who I'm talking about ....

Responsabilities of a succesfull Transitional Government in Iran
Protest at the IRI embassy, The Hague, August 5th
United4Iran, Amsterdam, July 25th 2009
Iranian protest, The Hague ICC, July 9th
Iranian protest, Brussels, 4th of July
London Speech by Prince Reza Pahlavi
Human rights for Iranian citizens now !!
October 29, Cyrus the Great Day
In Iran, even art is being put behind bars
Iran students protest against Ahmadinejad
Iran: arrests of demonstrators continue
Rafsanjani off the hook ... for now
Student activists: Death to despotism, Death to dictator
In Iran, stoning of women continues
SMCCDI urgent action call
IRI murders Akbar Mohammadi
Terror tactics against union
Pahlavi critical of the West's offer to Iran
Prison as a mirror of society
Hostage takers against hostage taking
Nuke plants in a quake zone
United by their natural rights and their humanity
Knowledge in the hands of the evil-natured man
To whom it may concern
Adonis speaks ...
Where are the billions?
A letter from Iranian students
Opposition or opposition to the opposition?
Partir, c'est mourir un peu
Follow the money
The policy of doing nothing
Vani is equal to a murder
Under Islamic Law there is murder ...
12 Reasons against nuclear energy for Iran
The Times on 'One man, one vote'
An interview with Oriana Fallaci
Prince Reza Pahlavi speaks on CNN
Elections in Iran
Fascism in Islamic countries
Football is ...
Action in Europe
The Iran of Tomorrow Movement
60 or 70 million
A man and a bear

Conference of the Birds
Divan~a~Shams






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