Darius_Kadivar 's Recent Quotes
Never has the Iranian diaspora seemed so united, outraged, and hopeful over the massacre of some 500 young people (including 30 or more children) and the arrest of 20,000 protesters. Be it no doubt that the years of suffering will end. For those who think that Iran is not ripe for democracy, I say listen to the chants of the youth and the clear message that they do understand the meaning of democracy and yearn for it. When that will happen is anybody’s guess, but it will.
"I have worked with Taraneh on four films and now she is in prison for her rightful support of her fellow countrymen and her opposition to the unjust sentences being issued. If showing such support is a crime, then tens of millions of people of this land are criminals."
Respect to the brave, fearless women of Iran. All those who have survived and resisted for decades, those taking to the streets today, and Mahsa Amini and all young Iranians like her. Women don’t need their morals policed, their minds re-educated, or their bodies controlled. They need freedom to live and breathe, without violence or threats. To women of Iran, we see you.
As the Iran revolution marks its 44th anniversary, the prospect of domestic reforms, nuclear diplomacy or better relations with the West appear, at best, quite remote. The dangers of confrontation with its own population as well as much of the outside world appeared unprecedented. —