“If anyone asked me to define myself, I would say I am a woman. Then I am from Kirkurk and then I am a Kurd citizen. I suffered because I am a woman, I suffered because I am from Kirkurk and, of course, I suffered because I am a Kurd”. These are the most impressive words that Surod M.Falih said to me, when I met her in Kirkurk.
Surod is the director of Iraqi Al-amal Association, www.iraqi-alamal.
Next Friday, September 19th, 1h00 PM SL Time, Mr. Paulo Casaca, a member of the European Parliament, European Union, will be in Second Life to talk about Terrorism, resuming the conference “Terrorism and Europe: Threats and Responses.” that took place in Brussels, on September 16th. (See press release at www.babelproject.eu).
From June 13th to June 16th 2008 I was in Iraq with Paulo Casaca (member of the European Parliament – ). I visited Ashraf, the headquarters of PMOI, the Iranian Resistance. I attended a conference where there was a document against the Iranian Regime’s presence in Iraq and it was signed by 3 million Shi'ahs.
Bellow, I post the web link that will allow you to attend, via
remote access, to the conference
"Iraqi Provincial Elections" hosted by Mr. Paulo Casaca (Member
of the European Parliament) today, Friday, June 27th, at 5 PM (UTC), 7 PM (Paris Time)
To attend, go HERE
May 9th, 2008,
Five years ago, I was lying in a hospital’s bed, proudly looking at my new born child.
I remember forgetting all about the every day life and focus all my thoughts on the question “what will I teach you, how will you see this complex world we live in?”.
This is a luxury, I believe. “It’s easy to be strong when we actually have a choice”, I told to some friends the other day.
"Iran and Islamic Fanaticism" is the subject chosen by Mr. Paulo Casaca for the fourth event of the on-line debates cycle, hosted using Second Life, the virtual reality program of Linden Labs which connects more than 10 million citizens from all over the world.
The conference will take place in April 30, at 14h30 PM PST. Please register HERE.
While the UN Newsletter refers "“But in the background we all are convinced there has been a very helpful role of neighbouring countries, particularly Iran, in advising everyone that the time for the moment of dialogue is now,”, the NYT Article, recently published by SOLOMON MOORE and RICHARD A. OPPEL tell us that things are not that great, that easy or that linear.
The news was officially reported by "Diário Económico", one of the most prestigious news papers in Portugal: Iran admits to make GALP (Portuguese company) one they European partners.
Also on the table of negotiations, they say "is the chance that GALP explores natural gas and oil in Iran".
A story we will try to develop later here on this blog.
For more information, please read: http://news.
From Berlin to Baghdad
1. The end of history
The convenient beginning is the end - the famous "end of history" of Francis Fukuyama - the convenient end being the beginning, the real beginning of a new era of democracy, tolerance, respect and freedom.