Forever Under Construction

August 4th

Posted in History, Iran by homeyra on August 4, 2008

102th Anniversary of the constitutional revolution leading to the establishment of the first parliament


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  1. Sadegh Kabeer said, on August 4, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    I just wanted to say that your blog is exquisite…I’ve greatly enjoyed perusing and intend to return at regular intervals…I’ve added your site to my blog roll and hope we might exchange ideas from time to time…

    best wishes,

    sadegh kabeer

  2. Vida said, on August 5, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    What an amazing picture. My grandfather was a member of the first parliament representing Golpaygan. I will have to magnify the picture in photoshop so I can find him.

    Thanks Homeyra, for sharing with us your blog which has the most interesting, informative and fun posts. Loved your last e-mail about the pantyraiders!!!!lol

  3. homeyra said, on August 5, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you both, Vida and Sadegh for your visit and kind comments, and glad to find your blog Sadegh.
    Lol Vida, the pantyraider was something!:)
    I’ll see if there is a larger picture of the first Majlis online.

  4. michael greenwell said, on August 6, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    my iranian history isn’t marvellous but i know a few things.

    how long were they left alone to decide their own affairs?

    on a different but tangentially related subject…

    and although i always say there are unfortunately mindless moronic bigots in every country, i am part of a scotland that wants independence.

    that independence we don’t want because we think we are better than anyone else or xenophobic but for many reasons, too many to go into now.

    but for me, my favourite reason is a quote [here translated from scots to english]…

    “it is better to have our politicians here in edinburgh where we can throw stones at them because not even the strongest arm can throw as far as london”

    i don’t know why i say this now except that i am sure there is something of value for the whole world in that statement.

  5. homeyra said, on August 6, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    You know Michael, I have the impression that we are entering a new era and soon we will even feel nostalgia about the time when we were “not able to throw stones at London”.
    We won’t even know who exactly owns (or has inherited) offshore companies or corporations controlling much of our national resources, nor could we locate them in a city or a country.

  6. 99 said, on August 7, 2008 at 5:47 am

    I think we’re already there, Homie. Maybe not Iran yet, and maybe not Russia anymore, but we’re there and have been for decades….

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