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More than ever, struggle for recognition of Armenian Genocide must continue چاپ ارسال به دوست
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More than ever, struggle for recognition of Armenian Genocide must continue
 
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By: Dr. Amir Sharifi
 
Los Angeles, California
 
 April 26, 2015
 
Rudaw.net  

Nothing is as mortal to the morals of the Turkish politicians as the recognition of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. 

 

When many in the world were mourning and commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide with sorrowful indignation, the Turkish government paraded its usual April 23 pompous celebration of National Sovereignty Day, an occasion exploited by Turkish politicians to fan the flames of patriotism amid crowds of flag-waving children who had gathered in front of Kemal Ataturk's Mausoleum. 

This ritual of glorification and veil of sanctity is the very ideological material that Turkey has used as a basis for its denial of the Armenian Genocide. Instead of accepting the bitter historical truth the conduct and bombastic rhetoric of Turkish politicians proves that they still consider themselves heirs to the Ottoman Empire, and act as if their predecessors were beyond such heinous acts. 

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Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou; life and political role in the Kurdish liberation movement 1930-1989. چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou; life and political role in the Kurdish liberation movement 1930-1989

 

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JUly 8th, 2013

 

 

 

ABSTRACT:   Along the various stages in the Kurdish liberation movement, the outstanding Kurdish political figures have played active roles in the planning for, and contribution to most modern Kurdish revolutions and uprisings. 

abdul_rahman_ghassemlou.jpgDefinitely, they have spent the best part of their lives to achieve the nationalistic and patriotic ends.

Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou is one such outstanding figure that spent over forty years in the struggle waged by the Kurdish movement, particularly in eastern Kurdistan. This can basically explain why we have chosen him for this study entitled: "Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou-His life and political role in the Kurdish liberation movement 1930-1989.

The thesis is made up of an introduction and five chapters as well as a section for conclusions plus a list of references and resources used.

The first chapter covers Ghassemlou's life. Here, the first topic looks at his family, childhood and personal matters. The second topic is devoted to his youth and his maturing personality as well as an investigation into his marriage and family life. The third topic focuses on his personal traits including his titles and those under which he disguised himself in his political life.


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‏East Kurdistan; ‏A Study of the political conditions of the Kurdish Liberation movements چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio.com, Los Angeles, California, USA   
 
An abstract for :
East Kurdistan
 
(1979 / 1989)
 
A Study of the political conditions of the Kurdish Liberation movements
 
2012 AD / 2711 Kurdish

 
 
 
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By: DR. Hoshmand Ali Mahmood
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
‏Abstract


‏     The Kurdish issue in East of Kurdistan is still regarded as the biggest challenge for Iran and it has remained without a solution. The status also forms a challenge for the democratization of political life in the country. Furthermore, since East Kurdistan enjoys an important geographic location and position in Iran, it is the second largest portion of Kurdistan proper which has a vast area with large population.

‏    Importantly, the Kurdish liberation movement in this part of Kurdistan suffered a lot during 1979- 1989 which though revived considerably from 1978- 1979, paved the way for Islamic leaders of Iran to disregard Kurdish demands for autonomy and used military means to curb Kurdish struggle for achieving their ethnic rights.

‏    Hence, the Kurdish people has, ever since, been forced to apply armed struggle in conjunction with political struggle in its attempt to achieve the goals which the Islamic republic has been evading and trying to put it in economic, cultural and social frameworks. However, we see that without taking the political and ethnic dimensions of the Kurdish question in Iran, a solution could not be reached.

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In Memory of Qazi Mohammad چاپ ارسال به دوست
VOKRadio, Los Angeles, California, USA   
In Memory of Qazi Mohammad

In Memory of the President of the Republic of Kurdistan (1946), Qazi Muhammad or Qazî Mihemmed) (1893-1947), a man of wisdom, integrity and bravery, who was executed in the city of Mahabad by the Iranian Royal Regime on March 31,1947
 
 
 
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Professor Abrahamian: Crowd in the Iranian Revolution of 1977-79 چاپ ارسال به دوست
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Friends of History at Portland State University hosts Ervand Abrahamian, City University of New York, distinguished Professor of history. Video is produced by the American Iranian Friendship Council www.aifcpdx.org

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The Kurdish Republic of Mahabad 1946 چاپ ارسال به دوست
vokradio.com, LosAngeles, California, USA   
The following article  was published on  old vokradio website on February 2006.
The paper was presented in a Kurdish-related event on 6th February 2006 in the UCLA (University of California-Los Angeles) - School of Public Policy, USA entitled “From Kurdish prospective: Iraq, the world and the future of the Kurdish people”.
 
hiwa_nezhadian_2006.jpg The Kurdish Republic of Mahabad 1946

By: Hiwa Nezhadian

2006-02-11

Ladies and gentlemen, it's not common to have a gathering like this one and talk to the academia and American audience about the plight of the Kurdish people, their history and how the ruling Middle Eastern governments perceive them. I am glad I am here tonight on the 60th anniversary of the Kurdish republic of 1946 and I hope to answer some historical questions in your minds. So, I briefly talk about the creation of the Republic, the political mood and the environment of WWII in the northern part of Eastern Kurdistan, i.e. the part under the Iran's control.

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