November 30th, 2006

Clashes at Tehran Polytechnic

Azarmehr:

http://azarmehr.blogspot.com/2006/11/clashes-at-tehran-polytechnic.html

Three students from Amir Kabir university, Abbas Hakimzadeh, Ali Azizi and Majid Tavakoli, staged a sit in at the university entrance today. They were protesting at the decision to ban them from continuing their education. The three are involved with student publications which have been critical of the university management and President Ahmadi-Nejad's government. Their criticisms have resulted in the decision to
ban them from studying at the university.

The campus security threatened to forcefully remove the three students and this resulted in a spontaneous human chain by other students to protect the three. Campus marshals tried to break up the gathering by physically attacking the 200 students who had formed the human chain. One injured student was taken to hospital. ...

http://azarmehr.blogspot.com/

How can I know?

I said to the night,
"If you are in love with the moon,
it is because you never stay for long.
The night turned to me and said,
"It is not my fault. I never see the Sun,
How can I know that love is endless?"

- Rumi (tr. Kolin & Mafi)

The Remembered Earth


Once in his life, a man ought to concentrate his mind upon the remembered earth, I believe. He ought to give himself up to a particular landscape in his experience, to look at it from as many angles as he can, to wonder about it, to dwell upon it.

He ought to imagine that he touches it with his hands at every season and listens to the sounds that are made upon it. He ought to imagine the creatures there and all the faintest motions of the wind. He ought to recollect the glare of noon and all the colors of the dawn and dusk.

-N. Scott Momaday