Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Как я ненавижу некоторые вещи!

If someone can translate the title for me, please do. Below is from Ulakya and the links of lots of pictures of the Azeri protests.

>From: "..." <***@PORA.ORG.UA>
>To: DEMOCRACY-***@***.org
>Subject: [DEMOCRACY] More about the story
>Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 14:43:20 +0300
>
>Dear friends,
>
>it is very good that the attention is finally drawn to this issue. You
>should know that the part of Iran known as Southern Azerbaijan was
>initially a part of the united country, but in 1828 Azerbaijan was divided
>between Russia and Iran. The northern part that went to Russia is now an
>independent state, and the southern part still belongs to Iran. While
>there are from 25 to 35 million ethnic Azeris in Iran, there is no single
>school teaching in this language. So the anger of Azeris, whose rights in
>Iran have been systematically oppressed, is easy to understand.
>
>For a long time they have been facing utter discrimination and often
>violent repressions by Iranian governments determined to destroy their
>cultural and ethnic identity. Recently one of Iran's official newspapers
>has published cartoons insulting and humiliating Azerbaijanis, explicitly
>comparing them to cockroaches and discussing ways to eliminate them. That
>became the last straw in the constant discrimination of Azerbaijanis. A
>series of mass demonstrations of protest have been taking place in the
>largest cities of Iranian Azerbaijan: Tabriz, Zanjan, Urmia, Ardebil,
>Maraga etc. as well as in Tehran
>
>Iran authorities has already used violence against the demonstrators,
>around 20 people were already killed. Unfortunately, these protests are
>not very well covered in mass media.
>
>some photo links:
>
>http://www.baybak.com/az/index.php?list=2&page=1
> http://www.azadtribun.net/x622.htm
>http://www.azadtribun.net/x629.htm
>http://www.azadtribun.net/x643.htm
>http://www.azadtribun.net/x627.htm
>http://www.azadtribun.net/x628.htm
> http://www.azadtribun.net/x633.htm
>
>***
>
> > From: ***
> > Date: 05/26/06 23:30:56
> > To: azerbaijani_studies@yahoogroups.com ; azerisi@yahoogroups.com;
> > azeristudents@yahoogroups.com; ***@yahoogroups.com ;
> > ***@yahoogroups.com; ***@yahoogroups.com; ***@yahoogroups.com ;
> > french_alumni_network@yahoogroups.com;
> > german_alumni_network@yahoogroups.com
> > Subject: [azeristudents] FREEDOM FOR AZERBAIJANI PEOPLE/ PROTEST
> > ACTION/Brussels, 30 May at 12.30
> >
> > Dear ALL,
> >
> > Iranian regime has deprived its biggest Azerbaijani minority of getting
> > education in schools in Azerbaijani language. Millions of Azerbaijanis in
> > IRAN are humiliated and suppressed in their everyday life because of their
> > ethnic origin by the Iranian regime in many different ways. Now REGIME IN
> > IRAN has started to kill those who fight FOR FREEDOM.They have killed last
> > week more than 20 people trying to supress mass protests which have
> > mobilized hundreds of thousands Azerbaijanis on the streets.
> >
> > REGIME DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THAT ONE CAN NOT STOP THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM.
> >
> > AZERBAIJANI PEOPLE have united now to SAY NO to supression and to SAY YES
> > TO
> > FREEDOM.
> >
> > We are inviting ALL PEOPLE, organizations and networks in EUROPE to
> > protest
> > against violation of human rights and freedoms of AZERBAIJANIS in IRAN.
> > Please come, bring your slogans and bring your flags.
> >
> > FEEL FREE to come to protest against IRANIAN REGIME and to express your
> > solidarity with those who LOVE FREEDOM and are READY TO DIE FOR FREEDOM.
> >
> > Time and Place: Tuesday, May 30/ at Shuman Square (Brussels, Belgium)/ at
> > 12:30
> >
> > Please, send this letter to all your friends and networks in Europe.
> >
> > With best regards,
> >
> > ***

2 comments:

Pro-War and therefore Anti-Bush said...

Iran sucks no doubt, but they haven't done anything to justify an international regime toppling. That would only come if they make WMD or commit genocide.

Iran right now is more in the Mugabe category than the Kim Jong Il category no doubt.

Pro-War and therefore Anti-Bush said...

Or invade another country