Category Archives : Commentary

The Kurdistan Republic of 1946
23 Jan
1:33

The Kurdistan Republic of 1946

64 years ago, for the first time in Kurdish history a modern Kurdish Republic was born.  Though confined to a very limited geography of Kurdistan, and short-lived, the Republic and its legendary leader Qazi Muhammad left behind a landmark in our people’s history.  I have revisited my media archives and…

What is next for the "Green Movement" of Iran
22 Jan
1:48

What is next for the "Green Movement" of Iran

“Democracy in its real form can only be obtainable when, as mentioned in the statement in regard to the diversity that exists in Iran, the national rights of the various nationalities is acknowledged explicitly, so that the contents of the statement can take a step away from its shortcomings and…

Iranian Dissidents Find Escape Route Through Iraq
16 Jan
1:36

Iranian Dissidents Find Escape Route Through Iraq

“In our hearts, we love anyone who is going to topple the Iranian regime,” says a man who calls himself Muhammad. But, he adds, they aren’t sure that the Green Movement really wants to change Iran so drastically. Muhammad says the movement will succeed if it joins its cause with…

We, Kurds Breath on Nationalism
03 Jan
5:57

We, Kurds Breath on Nationalism

Our nation is still in a struggle politically. But the uniqueness of everyday life back home has persuaded me and allowed me to reconsider my original thoughts. There is indeed something called nationalism – a feeling of connection and a sentiment of loyalty exists within us. It is as though…

Iranian regime gunmen out in the open!
03 Jan
1:02

Iranian regime gunmen out in the open!

Iranian regime has been brutalizing this country and its population for the last 30 years and though much of it is well known to the world outside there has been little done by the international community to stop it.  The gunmen and militias that we see today opening fire on protesters…

New York Time: Tehran's Biggest Fear
01 Jan
11:19

New York Time: Tehran's Biggest Fear

Yes true, Tehran’s biggest fear emanates from the emergence of national and ethnic issues to the political forefront, but the current regime’s biggest fear is the realization by the international community that in the areas belonging to national minorities there exists advanced and powerful democratic political forces that if aided can steer…