11/14/2007

Protest in Berkeley

There was a gathering in UC Berkeley's Sproul Plaza today at noon to protest a possible attack on Iran. The participants were also protesting the use of "water boarding" as a torture method used during US interrogations of terrorim suspects. There was a good crowd gathered around the speeches and the "water boarding simulation," which was heart wrenching to watch even in simulation. Most of the protestors were Americans. I went with my friend, Renaud. Renaud is a Frenchman and an American who was raised in Iran and graduated from Razi High School in Tehran. He speaks fluent Farsi and loves Iran. I talked about him, in a post in March.

16 comments:

بانوي جشنواره زمستان said...

really thx for sharing this post!
be good Nazy jan!

نیلوفر said...

And all of us are praying...

Omid Memarian said...

Good Job...God Bless you for covering this event....

Marzieh said...

سلام عزیزم

مرسی برای عکسها واطلاع رسانی!
این دوستت خیلی هم مهربون به نظر میاد...(و خوش تیب).سلام برسون .آره من هم میگم ایرانیه.زمانی که اون ایران بوده توی اون جو و سن و سال همه شالوده های فکریش شکل گرفته و جالب تر که این که احترام و علاقه ای که به ایران داره از اغلب ایرانیها بیشتره . همون جوری که گفتی...

Nazy said...

Salam Neda Jan. I'm glad you came. I did nothing. My friend, Enayat, organized the event with the help of volunteers. Many people are worried for Iran. Take care Neda Jan.

Nazy said...

Yes, Niloofar Jan. Pray we must. Be good and happy azizam.

Nazy said...

Salam Bar Omid-e Aziz:

I am honored you came to visit again, and this time I receive a comment! Thank you. I saw your classmate from the School of Journalism at Sproul Plaza. She asked me what brought me here today. I told her Iran. Be good Omid Jan.

Nazy said...

Salam Marzieh Jan. Yes, Renaud is a very special man and a good friend. I am blessed to have so many good people around me.

I loved Yassaman's pictures! Your daughter is gorgeous, especially in her traditional Iranian clothes! Khoda hefzesh koneh. Happy life Marzieh Jan.

nimshab said...

Nazy joon thanks for the photos!

Anonymous said...

Nazy aziz,thank you so much for participating and for your beautiful pictures.
You rock!
I am so pleased to see your prompt response going to this gathering in a short notice, showing our solidarity and that our heart is with all beautiful Iranians back home for their daily struggle for justice and freedom.
Enayat

Nazy said...

And thank you, Nimeh Shab Jan for coming and for reading. Be happy azizam.

Nazy said...

Salam Enayat Jan:

I am honored you came. I must thank YOU for all your hard work on behalf of Iranians in this area, organizing the Iranian contingent during peace demonstrations. Yours is a labor of love for Iran and Iranians everywhere. Thank you. Peace.

Once Again said...

Wow! Great job of posting about upcoming events and also covering the one you attended. You know, I keep missing some of events around here that I would have liked attending. I should visit your blog more often, so I learn about them before the actual event itself! Nice job & Thanks again.

يكي مثه همه said...

dear Nazy
Im an Iranian living in Iran
I love my family
I love my country

my little home
my car
my life

they are everything I have
everything I love to have...
but all of them are threatened now
my life is threatened to be ruined
You know dear Nazy I have the opportunity to leave here and live almost anywhere I want, but what about my life I've Suffered to get together...??!!
...

Nazy said...

Once Again Jan: If I knew it would take a report of Berkeley current affairs to bring you out, I would have done it earlier! I'm so glad you came. I will write about this later, but you can mark your calendar for Sunday, December 9th, when Berkeley Lecture Series will present Roya and Ladan Boroumand from The Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation. Be good and happy Dobareh Jan and have a fabulous weekend.

Nazy said...

Salam Halat Jan:

Thanks for coming back and for leaving that poignant comment. Your words moved me. Yes, I know that many Iranians can leave Iran but choose not to do so. I left and then I went back and when I thought my children needed me abroad, I left again. I know what you mean about having worked hard to build a life which now feels threatened. We all feel the threat and we are all aware of the potential consequences. My thoughts and hopes for peace are with you and my beautiful motherland, Iran, at all times. Be good and happy and come back again soon. Peace.