Monthly Archives: marzo 2012

No Pasdaran

E’ ormai un dato di fatto – almeno dalla prima vittoria di Ahmadinejad – che l’Iran abbia virato verso una forte militarizzazione interna, nella quale le Guardie della Rivoluzione stanno avendo un ruolo politico ed economico centrale. All’interno delle Guardie Rivoluzionarie, però, c’è un’unità speciale che sta svolgendo un ruolo centrale nell’azione della Repubblica Islamica all’esterno dei propri confini: quest’unità, come noto, si chiama Forza Quds (ovvero “Forza Gerusalemme”). In quest’articolo scopriremo com’è nata quest’unità speciale, come funziona a livello strutturale e chi sono gli uomini centrali che ne caratterizzano oggi la sua azione.

 Nascita, Simbolo e struttura decisionale

La Forza Quds, parte integrante delle Guardie Rivoluzionarie (IRGC), nasce alla fine degli anni ’80 per volontà della Guida Suprema allo scopo preciso di esportare la “rivoluzione khomeinista”. Lo stesso simbolo della Forza Quds riassume in una sola immagine l’intera missione: un pugno che stringe un mitra al cui vertice…

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Dr. Mehdi Khazali was released from prison after 70 days of hunger strike incarcerated in Evin Wards 209 and 350.

According to reports received by Kalameh, Mehdi Khazali, due to his prolonged hunger strike, lost about 66 lbs and become so weak that could barely walk without using a cane.

Khazali, an author, blogger and Iran-Iraq war veteran launched a hunger strike protesting his illegal and violent arrest on January 9, 2012.

His arrest by the Intelligence Ministry’s agents involved such violence that Khazali suffered a broken arm, broken teeth and injured leg. His arm was in a cast for three weeks.

During his incarceration his health deteriorated and became dire. He suffered a heart attach and was hospitalized at Taleghani hospital. He was kidnapped from Taleghani hospital in the middle of the night by Intelligence Ministry’s agents and taken to an Intelligence Ministry’s affiliated hospital.

The first 35 days…

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Artesanías mexicanas adornarán el altar donde el papa ofrecerá una misa

Piezas artesanales de cerámica, vidrio soplado y metal, elaboradas en el municipio de Tonalá, en el estado de Jalisco, adornarán el altar que se instalará en el parque en el que el papa Benedicto XVI oficiará una misa masiva, como parte de su primera visita a México.

“Estas piezas son muestra del arte popular de Jalisco y van a poner el toque mexicano a la visita de su Santidad”, afirmó a Efe José Guerrero Santos, el creador de las artesanías de 73 años que ha realizado otras obras de arte como regalo al Vaticano y al fallecido papa Juan Pablo II.

Según contó, han sido necesarias las manos de una decena de personas originarias de Jalisco para dar forma y color a 20 kilos de cerámica y 50 de metal, de los que salieron las piezas que comenzaron a trabajar hace tres meses, días después del anuncio de la visita papal.

Para esta ocasión y por encargo de la Archidiócesis del estado de Guanajuato, sede de la visita de Benedicto XVI, el artista creó un panel de unos cuatro metros, tallado en alpaca, adornado con espejos y pequeñas piezas de cerámica pintada en azul y toques rojos, que revestirá la mesa del altar de la catedral de León, en donde se celebrará la misa.

“Todo es en azul porque antiguamente era el color que debían llevar las piezas de arte que eran ofrecidas a la máxima autoridad de un reino”, explicó Guerrero Santos, quien fue seminarista durante tres años, para luego dedicarse a la arquitectura y la artesanía.

Dos frascos de vidrio soplado, metal y ángeles de cerámica contendrán el agua y el vino durante la misa, mientras que un atril de metal brillante sostendrá el misal que guiará el acto litúrgico que el papa ofrecerá ante unas 500 mil personas, el próximo domingo 25 de marzo en la localidad de Silao, Guanajuato (centro de México).

Entre las piezas también destaca un Cristo de 50 centímetros que recubrirá el evangeliario de su Santidad y un escudo que estará colocado en la silla desde donde presidirá el acto.

Además de los artículos formales, Guerrero Santos elaboró unos “jarritos”, pequeñas tazas de cerámica en forma circular y algunos otros artículos de servicio personal, que el papa utilizará durante su estancia en el colegio Miraflores.

Guerrero Santos está elaborando también un regalo personal para el papa, un medallón con el escudo del Vaticano y la leyenda “Viva Cristo Rey” que estará adornado con el águila y los colores verde, blanco y rojo, que conforman la bandera de México.

Tibet, Activism And Information

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“UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights meets TYC President” (In photo:-UN Assistant Secretary General shakes hands with one of the three Tibetan hunger strike in front of United Nations Headquarters in new york)

On the 20th day of “Indefinite Hunger Strike for Tibet” in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights, Ivan Simonovic, formally invited Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) President Tsewang Rangzen to his office for an official meeting to discuss the situation inside Tibet and the ongoing Hunger Strike in front of the United Nations.

In the meeting, TYC President strongly reiterated in detail the dire situation under the undeclared martial law situation in Tibet leading to self-immolations by Buddhist monks and nuns and the need for immediate intervention by the United Nations. He said, “the three hunger-strikers are willing to wait until their last breath to hear from…

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Tibet, Activism And Information

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So not surprised to note the statement of exile Tibetan Prime Minister, Lobsang Sangay, his words demonstrate the huge disconnect between the exiled Tibetan Administration and the struggle and objectives of its people inside occupied Tibet. Firstly shall we make clear Lobsang la that, the motivations and political objectives of those Tibetan martyrs who -self-immolated, are clear for all to see.

Anyone reading the political testaments from these Tibetans, or eyewitness testimony of such events cannot fail to note that what these heroes sacrificed themselves for was, Tibet’s national freedom and independence, along with declaring support for the Dalai Lama. Yet in your March 10 statement you choose not only to ignore that fact, but through implication of motive, to misrepresent their actions by claiming that:
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“The self-immolations are an emphatic rejection of the empty promises of the so-called ‘socialist paradise.”http://tibet.net/2012/03/10/statement-of-kashag-on-53rd-tibetan-national-uprising-day/

This fact-free statement betrays what your…

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Flüchtlingshilfe Iran e.V. 2010

Khatami and Neda: Former President Mohammad Khatami is criticised for his “betrayal” in voting in Friday’s elections

2235 GMT: Elections Watch. Partial returns from Tehran indicate that only a few candidates will be elected to Parliament in the first round.

With more than a million ballots counter, only four candidates — former Speaker of Parliament Gholam Ali Haddad Adel, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Mohammad-Hassan Aboutorabi-Fard, former Minister of Health Alireza Marandi, and leading cleric and MP Morteza Agha Tehrani — are above the 25% threshold for election.

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