Roozbeh Farahanipour

Roozbeh Farahanipour You may see me struggle, but you will never see me quit. Nothing is impossible the word itself says I'm possible Never forget who was there for you when no one else was. Stop saying I wish, start saying I will. If the plan doesn't work, change the pla

On July 8, 1998, Farahanipour, along with his nationalist peers, organized the Marze Por Gohar resistance movement ”(Iranians for a secular Republic), a political organization vying for a secular Iran. As many of the members were writers, they also formed “The National Society of Journalists,” to combat suppression of the press in Iran. Farahanipour held executive roles in both organizations. With independent and secular platforms, the two groups faced opposition, threats and even violence from the Ministries of Guidance, Information and Interiors of the Islamic Republic. Farahanipour after escaped from Iran and came to United stated and he has lived, work and serving community since 2000 Farahanipour has been involved with Westwood South of Wilshire Business Community since 2004 Farahanipour joined West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce on 2009 and he was elected as Board member/ President 2015 and also as West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Westwood representative since 2015 Farahanipour was elected as business representative on Board of WWNC on 2010-2012-2014 Farahanipour joined Friends of Westwood Library and elected to the board of director on 2013 Farahanipour also Joined Westwood Village Rotary Club on 2014 Farahanipour was elected to the board of directors of Westwood Community council as second business representative south of Wilshire on March 17th 2015 The Marze Por Gohar resistance movement gained popularity with its leathership in the 1999 Tehran University Uprisings “18 of Teer.” Farahanipour had an integral role as an activist and leader in the protests. Subsequently, the Ministry of Intelligence proclaimed the Marze Por Gohar resistance movement an “illegal Party” and denounced Farahanipour as “one of the leaders of the unrest”.[citation needed] Shortly thereafter, the Islamic Republic of Iran issued a Fatwa (CITE), offering a reward for Farahanipour’s body. The Fatwa was published in several newspapers. (CITE) On July 14, 1999, Farahanipour’s house was raided by armed Islamic Militias. He and twelve comrades from the Marze Por Gohar resistance movement and two Afghani houseguests were arrested. He spent 36 days in solitary confinement while being interrogated by Ministry of Intelligence and the revolutionary court. He was released on 50,000,000 Rials bail, paid with the deed to a fellow Iranians house. After 11months of interrogations and hearings, Farahanipour decided to leave Iran. Until his escape from Iran, he continued writing and publishing, legally and illegally. Farahanipour was a student of Law at Azad university until 1993, when he was expelled on political grounds and banned from further education. In a political atmosphere where the study of Iran's pre-Islamic past was considered a form of dissent, in 1994 he founded a journal dedicated to Iranian Studies with an emphasis on Zoroastrianism. Entitled Vohuman ("Pure Thought" in the teachings of Zarathustra), the journal garnered a considerable following. He founded his own publishing house, also with an emphasis on ancient Iran. On the side, in a labor of love, Farahanipour spent two years using walnut and snakeskin to restore "Bayan-Olhagh", written by Mirza Mohammad Sadegh Fakhroleslam. Once Vohuman was banned by the Islamic authorities in 1998, Farahanipour became the chief editor of the weekly Nedayeh Ghomess (The "Call" or rallying "Cry" of Ghomess, one of the capitals of ancient Iran). This editorship was terminated by the Ministry of Intelligence and National Security when he attempted to publish the names of 57 people who were victims of the infamous serial murders of the period, in which tens of anti-regime intellectuals were assassinated. Among those murdered by agents of the regime in the course of this killing spree were Dariush Forouhar and his wife Parvaneh. Forouhar was the leader of a pan-Iranist opposition party by the name of Hezbé Mellaté Iran (the "National Party of Iran" or the "People's Party of Iran"). The latter was a spin-off of the Pan-Iranist Party which advocated the reunification of Greater Iran and had for a time been allowed to function as an opposition party within the parliament during the reign of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, despite its support for Mohammad Mossadegh. After the assassination of the Forouhars, Farahanipour was among the leading members of those who took up the mantle of the political movement for a pan-Iranian renaissance with roots in the ancient Persian heritage. On July 8, 1998, together with his nationalist peers, some of whom had been involved with the Iranian Studies circle of Vohuman, Farahanipour organized the Hezbé Marzé Por Gohar ("Glorious Frontiers Party") named after the patriotic song suppressed by the Islamic regime whose lyrics begin, "Oh Iran, O Glorious Frontiers…" He also helped to organize "The National Society of Journalists" and was a member of the executive committee in that organization as well. Marzé Por Gohar was a major force in the anti-regime secularist turn that took place in the demonstrations of July 1999 (known in Iran as the "18th of Tir" uprising), a herald of the broader national uprising that would take place a decade later. The Ministry of Intelligence declared Marzé Por Gohar an illegal party and denounced Farahanipour as a leader of the unrest. On July 14, 1999 his house was raided by armed Islamic militias. He was arrested together with twelve comrades and two Afghan house guests. During the course of 36 days in solitary confinement in the worst of the Islamic regime's prisons, the Towhid installation, Farahnipour was repeatedly tortured and interrogated by the Ministry of Intelligence and the revolutionary court. His personal testimony of torture was included in the United Nations' Report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Follow-up to the World Conference on Human Rights. He was eventually released on 50,000,000 Rials bail, which was paid with the deed to a compatriot's house. In view of the extremely long prison sentences being received by other activists, rather than waiting for the court to decide his fate Farahanipour chose to continue his struggle from abroad. He escaped Iran and sought political asylum in the United States. Now based in the Iranian expatriate community of Los Angeles, often referred to as Tehrangeles or Irangeles, Farahanipour continues his activism. He has been a strong voice against US engagement with the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, for example by testifying in hearings for the California Public Divestment from Iran Act Bill 221 and being cited in a Senate hearing of the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs tasked with considering the limits to rapproachment with Iran. In addition to advising government officials in Washington and addressing students and faculty at universities across the country, he has organized numerous demonstrations against the ruling Islamic regime. In 2005 he chartered a plane to fly activists from Los Angeles to New York to take part in demonstrations against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the United Nations General Assembly. He also organized the Persian Gulf campaign, which resulted in National Geographic's correction of its politically-motivated and economically-coerced renaming of the Persian Gulf as the "Arabian Gulf." Most significantly, during the 2009 national uprising after allegations of an electoral coup in June, Farahanipour and Marzé Por Gohar were active in attempting to facilitate the groundswell for a revolutionary overthrow of a regime that many people had come to recognize as irreformable. When the crackdown on massive demonstrations became increasingly brutal and bloody in July 2009, a decade after the uprising that led to his own exile, Farahanipour clandestinely entered Iran for several days to conduct organizational activities on the ground. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roozbeh_Farahanipour Farsi: https://goo.gl/NZ5OGC

Los Angeles: A woman was killed and her husband was wounded early Thursday when an assailant opened fire outside of a ho...
03/12/2020

Los Angeles: A woman was killed and her husband was wounded early Thursday when an assailant opened fire outside of a home in Woodland Hills, police said.

Officers responded to the 23000 block of Gainford Street shortly after 1 a.m. after receiving reports of shots being fired in the area. When they arrived, they found a woman dead and a man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound, said Officer Tony Im, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

The woman, who was in her 60s, was outside the home when the shooting began. She has not been identified. Her husband, who was inside, was injured when a round went through the front door, LAPD Det. Mark O’Donnell said.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, O’Donnell said. Authorities are searching for an unknown number of suspects, who fled the scene before officers arrived.

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به گزارش پلیس لس آنجلس ساعت یک بامداد امروز پنج شنبه ۱۲ مارچ یک سارق مسلح در منطقه وودلندهیلز با شلیک ۶ گلوله افسانه بختیاری همسر کورش ساروئی را به قتل میرساند و کورش ساروئی نیز با اصابت یک گلوله زخمی و هم اکنون در بیمارستان نورتریج بستری است و حالش رو به بهبودی گزارش شده است. این خبر تاسف بار موجی از نگرانی را در میان ایرانیان لس آنجلس و دوستان نزدیک بوجود آورده است. خواهر افسانه بختیاری که در همان نزدیکی زندگی می‌کند می‌گوید که با شنیدن صدای گلوله در ساعت یک نیمه شب بیدار شده و این صحنه وحشتناک را دیده است.

Los Angeles Times: A woman was killed and her husband was wounded early Thursday when an assailant opened fire outside of a home in Woodland Hills, police said.

Officers responded to the 23000 block of Gainford Street shortly after 1 a.m. after receiving reports of shots being fired in the area. When they arrived, they found a woman dead and a man suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound, said Officer Tony Im, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

The woman, who was in her 60s, was outside the home when the shooting began. She has not been identified. Her husband, who was inside, was injured when a round went through the front door, LAPD Det. Mark O’Donnell said.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to survive, O’Donnell said. Authorities are searching for an unknown number of suspects, who fled the scene before officers arrived.

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READ: President Trump's Oval Office address about coronavirus pandemic
03/12/2020
READ: President Trump's Oval Office address about coronavirus pandemic

READ: President Trump's Oval Office address about coronavirus pandemic

President Trump on Wednesday gave a rare Oval Office address to reassure a worried nation about the spread of thenovel coronavirus, which has infected more than 1,000 Americans and killed more than 30 thus far.

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Ex-LA City Councilman Mitchell Englander arrested by FBI agents
03/10/2020
Ex-LA City Councilman Mitchell Englander arrested by FBI agents

Ex-LA City Councilman Mitchell Englander arrested by FBI agents

Englander is accused of accepting $10,000 in cash, services from a female escort, hotel rooms, $1,000 in casino gambling chips, $34,000 in nightclub bottle service and a $2,481 dinner during a Las …

Welcome to Cys Bronner's MWOY Fundraising Page!
03/09/2020
Welcome to Cys Bronner's MWOY Fundraising Page!

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Please join us in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) funding of blood cancer therapies by making a donation and/or visiting the online store for Man & Woman of the Year. Every dollar raised on behalf of a Candidate or Campaign Team Member counts as one vote and the Candidate who gets t

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03/08/2020
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IranAir has stopped all flights to European destinations, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday, citing a statement from the Civil Aviation Organization. "With attention to the restrictions that have been placed on (IranAir) flights by Europe for unclear reasons all IranAir flights t...

Cruise ship held off California shore after passenger dies from coronavirus
03/06/2020
Cruise ship held off California shore after passenger dies from coronavirus

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency after a man who had contracted coronavirus during a cruise died. The Grand Princess cruise ship is being held offshore near San Francisco as passengers and crew with symptoms are undergoing tests to determine whether they have the virus.

Long Beach, Pasadena Declare States of Emergency While CA Sees Its First Coronavirus Death | California City News
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Long Beach, Pasadena Declare States of Emergency While CA Sees Its First Coronavirus Death | California City News

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Long Beach, Pasadena Declare States of Emergency While CA Sees Its First Coronavirus Death Thu, 03/5/2020 The cities of Long Beach and Pasadena, as well as the County of Los Angeles, have declared states of emergency in response to the coronavirus threat. The decision came Wednesday, as California c...

Farhang Foundation
03/05/2020

Farhang Foundation

Due to the evolving risk associated with the COVID-19 outbreak, and LA County's official declaration of emergency, Farhang Foundation regrets to inform everyone that this year’s Nowruz Celebrations at UCLA on March 8th, including the Darya Dadvar concert at Royce Hall are now officially cancelled.

Saudi Arabia Suspends Umrah for Citizens, U.A.E. Shuts Schools
03/05/2020
Saudi Arabia Suspends Umrah for Citizens, U.A.E. Shuts Schools

Saudi Arabia Suspends Umrah for Citizens, U.A.E. Shuts Schools

Saudi Arabia took the rare step of suspending the umrah pilgrimage to Mecca for its citizens and residents in response to the coronavirus, a week after taking similar action toward foreigners.

Elizabeth Warren considers dropping out of presidential race
03/05/2020
Elizabeth Warren considers dropping out of presidential race

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Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is deciding whether to remain in the 2020 presidential race. “Elizabeth is talking to her team to assess the path forward,” an aide to W…

Congratulations to my dear Friend Senator Joel Anderson , newly ellect San Deago supervisor , way more to go.
03/05/2020

Congratulations to my dear Friend Senator Joel Anderson , newly ellect San Deago supervisor , way more to go.

Going on KUSI News at 6 pm to discuss my victory Tuesday. THANKS TO YOU! Results show we outperformed Republican registration . With the victory team in November, I have the community behind me for a win and my opponent has nowhere to go.

New Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in West Los Angeles
03/04/2020
New Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in West Los Angeles

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Kaiser Permanente in West Los Angeles confirmed Tuesday that it was overseeing the care of a coronavirus patient “who is home in self-isolation and being treated on an outpatient basis.” “We are in touch with and monitoring the patient,” Kaiser Permanente said in a statement. “We are focus...

Bernie Sanders campaign files emergency motion to keep LA polling places open til 10 p.m.
03/04/2020
Bernie Sanders campaign files emergency motion to keep LA polling places open til 10 p.m.

Bernie Sanders campaign files emergency motion to keep LA polling places open til 10 p.m.

An emergency motion was filed by the Bernie Sanders campaign on Super Tuesday asking for a Los Angeles County judge to keep polling centers open for an additional two hours due to long lines and reported problems with voting machines, a spokesperson for the campaign told FOX 11.

LAUSD Outlines Coronavirus Precautions
03/04/2020
LAUSD Outlines Coronavirus Precautions

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The Los Angeles Unified School District is making contingency plans for learning from home or extending school year, if needed.

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2020 Census Business Champion-Delphi Greek Restaurant

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The #BeCounted Business in Action for the #2020Census video series highlights the efforts that some LA County Businesses are doing to ensure an accurate 2020...

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