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By Alieh Bahari On Monday, March 21st, 2016

Celebrating Nowruz – a 3000 year old tradition

Each year on the 21st of March three hundred million people from various ethnic, lingual and religious backgrounds get together with their families and friends to celebrate Nowruz. Char-shanbe-soori, the ritual More...

By Alieh Bahari On Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Women’s war in Kobani

Three years have passed since the war started in Syria, but the fall of 2014 was a special period in this war. A period which is marked by the name of Kobani, and the heroic fighting of women there. News about fighter More...

By Alieh Bahari On Monday, January 4th, 2016

IS – Not a UFO we are unable to explain

“Where did IS come from?” We hear this question in all kinds of circumstances, and most of the time people talk with a hatred and even kind of desperation about IS’ horror actions. “But how did More...

By Alieh Bahari On Thursday, April 30th, 2015

International Workers’ Day, a day to remember

First of May, May Day or International Workers’ Day, is an occasion celebrated all over the world to express solidarity, unity and support with workers.  Various groups such as syndicalists, anarchists, communists More...

By Alieh Bahari On Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Iran’s International Women’s Day in 1979: a story of sadness and pride

When discussing Iranian women, the first image that comes to mind is that of women covered with hijab – which is indeed a truthful image – but how and when did the forced veil come about?  It is often More...

By Alieh Bahari On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Kvinnornas strid i Kobani

Tre år har passerat sedan kriget bröt ut i Syrien. Hösten 2014 benämns som en alldeles särskild tid av sammandrabbningar och har fått benämningen ”Kobani” för den heroiska kamp kvinnorna där representerar. More...