December 17, 2013

George Galloway on Israeli Nuclear Weapons

George Galloway phone in on Press TV outlining Israeli hypocrisy over nuclear weapons.

(Source: youtu.be)

June 28, 2013
IRAN. Teheran. 1979. Mutilated victims of Savak. by Gilles Peress

« Sources disagree over how many victims SAVAK [the secret police, domestic security and intelligence service established by Iran’s Mohammad Reza Shah with the help of the CIA and operating from 1957 to 1979] had and how inhumane its techniques were. Writing at the time of the Shah’s overthrow, TIME magazine described SAVAK as having “long been Iran’s most hated and feared institution” which had “tortured and murdered thousands of the Shah’s opponents.” The Federation of American Scientists also found it guilty of “the torture and execution of thousands of political prisoners” and symbolizing “the Shah’s rule from 1963-79.” The FAS list of SAVAK torture methods included “electric shock, whipping, beating, inserting broken glass and pouring boiling water into the rectum, tying weights to the testicles, and the extraction of teeth and nails.” »— SAVAK: Victims | Wikipedia

IRAN. Teheran. 1979. Mutilated victims of Savak. by Gilles Peress

« Sources disagree over how many victims SAVAK [the secret police, domestic security and intelligence service established by Iran’s Mohammad Reza Shah with the help of the CIA and operating from 1957 to 1979] had and how inhumane its techniques were. Writing at the time of the Shah’s overthrow, TIME magazine described SAVAK as having “long been Iran’s most hated and feared institution” which had “tortured and murdered thousands of the Shah’s opponents.” The Federation of American Scientists also found it guilty of “the torture and execution of thousands of political prisoners” and symbolizing “the Shah’s rule from 1963-79.” The FAS list of SAVAK torture methods included “electric shock, whipping, beating, inserting broken glass and pouring boiling water into the rectum, tying weights to the testicles, and the extraction of teeth and nails.” »
SAVAK: Victims | Wikipedia

June 27, 2013
[Stilleben-35-2010] (Still Life) by Shirana Shahbazi, 2010

[Stilleben-35-2010] (Still Life) by Shirana Shahbazi, 2010

June 26, 2013
Folio from a Qur’an Manuscript, Eastern Iran or present-day Afghanistan, circa 1180 CE

“This folio from a Qur’an manuscript is written in “new style” script, which is noted for its elegant verticals. The elaborate arabesques in the background are light in color, allowing the script to stand out. The script and illumination are related to a Qur’an manuscript dated 573/1177–78, and to contemporaneous architectural inscriptions, suggesting a unity of style in Seljuq art of this period.”— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Folio from a Qur’an Manuscript, Eastern Iran or present-day Afghanistan, circa 1180 CE

This folio from a Qur’an manuscript is written in “new style” script, which is noted for its elegant verticals. The elaborate arabesques in the background are light in color, allowing the script to stand out. The script and illumination are related to a Qur’an manuscript dated 573/1177–78, and to contemporaneous architectural inscriptions, suggesting a unity of style in Seljuq art of this period.
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

June 26, 2013
Folio from a Qur’an Manuscript, Eastern Iran or present-day Afghanistan, circa 1180 CE

“Written in Eastern or new style kufic script , line two of this folio includes two long, vertical letters (alif and lam), forming a distinctive pointed oval-shaped pattern.The elaborate treatment of the background, entirely filled with arabesques, allows the script to stand out. The script and illumination are related to a Qur’an in the Topkapı Saray Museum, dated 573/1177–78, and to contemporaneous architectural inscriptions and luster ceramics, suggesting a unity of style in Seljuq art of this period.”— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Folio from a Qur’an Manuscript, Eastern Iran or present-day Afghanistan, circa 1180 CE

Written in Eastern or new style kufic script , line two of this folio includes two long, vertical letters (alif and lam), forming a distinctive pointed oval-shaped pattern.The elaborate treatment of the background, entirely filled with arabesques, allows the script to stand out. The script and illumination are related to a Qur’an in the Topkapı Saray Museum, dated 573/1177–78, and to contemporaneous architectural inscriptions and luster ceramics, suggesting a unity of style in Seljuq art of this period.
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art

June 21, 2013

‌حسن روحانی

June 21, 2013
City of Qum. Mourners around the coffy of FAZOLLAH MAHALLITI, and the other 12 victims of a recent plane crash. The plane was shot down by Iraqi aircraft during the war between the two countries. by Jean Gaumy, 1986

City of Qum. Mourners around the coffy of FAZOLLAH MAHALLITI, and the other 12 victims of a recent plane crash. The plane was shot down by Iraqi aircraft during the war between the two countries. by Jean Gaumy, 1986

June 19, 2013
iamfromiran:

While we hear about the brutalities of Police forces around the world, Iranian Police Forces helped people to celebrate Iranian National Team victory and qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup yesterday. People distributed sweets in different places and held celebration on streets. Not only police forces provided security for people, they celebrated along with them.

iamfromiran:

While we hear about the brutalities of Police forces around the world, Iranian Police Forces helped people to celebrate Iranian National Team victory and qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup yesterday. People distributed sweets in different places and held celebration on streets. Not only police forces provided security for people, they celebrated along with them.

June 16, 2013
"Iranians have proven once more that they are for change by non-violent means. Whether their newly elected President can deliver on his promises remains to be seen. But the message Iranians have sent the world is that they are not willing to die for their beliefs in the form of a violent uprising. They have been patient and have endured years of hardships caused by sanctions and isolation just so they can one day bring about change with their votes - not their fists. They value life more than death and for this I salute them. Life goes on in Tehran and elsewhere in Iran…"

Life Goes On In Tehran, June 15, 2013

June 16, 2013
AZERBAIJAN. 1979. Clergy present grievances to Revolutionary government. by Gilles Peress

AZERBAIJAN. 1979. Clergy present grievances to Revolutionary government. by Gilles Peress