Tabriz Demonstrators Demand Right To Education In Azeri Turkish

On August 1, some 2,000 to 3,000 people demonstrated in the northern Iranian city of Tabriz to demand the right to be educated in Azeri Turkish and to condemn what they called “discrimination against Azeri Turks in Iran.” The demonstrators shouted, “Everybody has the right of education in their mother language,” and, “Long live Azerbaijan, …

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After Green Movement, Iran’s Conservative Factions Turn On Each Other

Is Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s (left) position threatened by the factional battles of President Mahmud Ahmadinejad (second from right) and parliament speaker Ali Larijani (right)? Last year’s crackdown on Iran’s opposition Green Movement united the various factions of the country’s ruling establishment. Recently, however, there are signs of conflict among these competing groups, and …

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Nizami’s “Leyla And Majnun” As Narrative Theatre

Narrative theatre after Nizami. Composition by Samir Odeh-Tamimi. Text by Albert OstermaierWorld premiereFROM: Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Albert OstermaierMUSICAL DIRECTOR: Peter RundelDIRECTOR: Willy DeckerENSEMBLE: musikFabrikCHOIR: ChorWerk RuhrLOCATION: Jahrhunderthalle BochumINTRODUCTION: 20., 22., 24., 26., 28., 30. August, 1., 3. September Love between two people is not complete as long as one speaking of the other, says; ›I‹ — …

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