Thor Halvorssen: Flood oppressed nations
Washington TimesThor Halvorssen: Flood oppressed nations with flash drivesWashington TimesHalvorssen, who inherited wealth from his Norwegian father and Venezuelan mother, convened Monday the 9th annual Oslo Freedom Forum, which has hosted Nobel Laureates such as Elie Wiesel, Ang San Suu Kyi, Iran's Shirin Ebadi, and statesmen such ...
Posted on 22 May 2017 | 6:25 pm
A Dubious Purchase: Iran's Nuclear Program -
Utne Reader OnlineA Dubious Purchase: Iran's Nuclear ProgramUtne Reader OnlineUntil We Are Free (Random House, 2016), by Shirin Ebadi, recounts the author's persecution and investigation by the Iranian government. The following excerpt from chapter three (“The Man Who Wanted to Buy a Centrifuge”) tells the story of how a ...
Posted on 20 May 2017 | 1:31 am
Fight fundamentalism in all its guises: a
Open DemocracyFight fundamentalism in all its guises: a call to action from Yemen to GermanyOpen DemocracyJody Williams, Mairead Maguire, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Shirin Ebadi and Tawakkol Karman have come to address the 900 attendees about their work fighting totalitarianism and fundamentalism in its many global guises in order to build a more peaceful, ...
Posted on 16 May 2017 | 4:26 am
What would a world without barriers to
Open DemocracyWhat would a world without barriers to feminist solidarity look like?Open DemocracyIranian Nobel peace prize laureate and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi was similarly indignant: “there are countries that are in crisis and at war, and the people are suffering in these countries, their lives are at risk and they are hungry. Some ...
Posted on 14 May 2017 | 2:24 am
Shirin Ebadi: Iran's 2017 Presidential
International Campaign for Human Rights in IranShirin Ebadi: Iran's 2017 Presidential Hopefuls Have Unacceptable Human Rights RecordsInternational Campaign for Human Rights in IranNot one of the candidates running for Iran's presidency has an acceptable human rights record, Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) in a recent interview . Ebadi said she was especially appalled by ...
Posted on 3 May 2017 | 12:12 pm
It’s Actually OK if there is No Better
I mean look, if Shirin Ebadi, the fastest Iranian woman to ever about face after her Nobel, thinks it’s a good deal… well then, I guess I’m in! Bebin Joon-Joony, if Jafar Panahi can take time out of his busy day pacing his apartment to put down his ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:34 am
Prominent Iranian Activists, Intellectuals
Prominent Tehran-based filmmaker Jafar Panahi, who has been pressured by the Iranian establishment over his work, and exiled Iranian Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi have also joined the campaign. The son of Mehdi Karrubi, an Iranian opposition figure ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 12:44 am
Nearly 200 retired officers pen letter to
A number of Iran’s most well-known human rights activists have joined the video campaign, including Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer who was imprisoned for activism; Shirin Ebadi, a lawyer and winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize; and Ghoncheh Ghavami ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 11:49 pm
We Created a Social Media Campaign for
It is rare to see such a diverse group of Iranians come together and support one cause. Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, former Foreign Minister Ebrahim Yazdi, women's rights activist Ghoncheh Ghavami ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 5:15 pm
Iranian dissidents video their support for
They've been joined now by many other voices, some in exile and others even still in jail. The lengthy roster of testimonies includes Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi, women's rights activist Ghoncheh Ghavami, and Zia Nabavi ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 4:12 pm