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Non Violence, Conservatism & Human Rights

Fanousian , a collective blog, has done an interview with Dr. Brian Martin writer in nonviolence, and associate professor in Science, Technology and Society at the University of Wollongong. This blog has already focused on non violence movement for couple of months. It is fascinating that bloggers not only provide information but they take initiatives too.

Andishe No (means New Thought) fears that country was pushed back (Persian) to pre Khatami’s period concerning censorship. He believes that even if many books get banned in twenty first century, government can not stop people getting information. Government wants to control weblogs in Iran and put them in a guideline.

For Abthai (Persian) human rights questions are not in contradiction with National Security. He says in Khatami’s period at least oppressed could express themselves but in past few months there is not anymore the case.

The Spirit of Man, Canada based blogger wants to create a list of Iranian conservative blogs. Blogger defines the meaning of Conservatism as follow:

“I am in its classical essence a conservative, a liberal and secular conservative, meaning I believe in smaller government, free trade, less taxes, self governance, believing in traditional values and I do believe in separation of Mosque from State and I ultimately believe in individuals’ freedoms. But let me make it clear that I am not a Conservative in a way that most people think of when it comes to Iran and Iranian conservatisms.”

Behnoud (Persian) says Iranian government by selling gas & oil for 100 Billion dollars to China wants to buy their veto in Security Council to avoid sanctions related its nuclear activities.


  • Global Voices te conecta con bloggers de todo el mundo

    …Actualmente cuentan con más de un centenar de países que forman parte del proyecto, razón por la cual han decidido abrir un espacio propio.

    Como era de esperarse, el único idioma en el que está disponible es en inglés…

  • Ali

    Thanks Farid to include the disscussion here… I’ve also published the second part of the interview which mostly focuses on Iran…


  • Regarding Non violent movements, I’d suggest Gene Sharp of Albert Einestein Institute.

    That is an interesting read too!

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