Fight the Empire on 06/20/13

Program: 
Fight the Empire
Air date: 
Thu, 06/20/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
The Legacy of Dr. Mossadeqh and the Possibility of Peace

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Moji Agha founder of the Mossadegh Legacy Institute. Moji discusses the life, career and legacy of Dr. Mossadegh; the unfortunate long-term breakdown in U.S.- Iranian relations that resulted from U.S. led coup; and now the CIA is back to its old tricks in Iran with drone overflights and covert operations. He also analyzes the recent election of Hassan Rouhani as President. Moji expresses caution and hope: that with an understanding of history, and genuine efforts at reconciliation, the cycle of extremism and tyranny need not be repeated for another 60 years.

(Image of Dr. Mossadeqh at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia)

Moji Agha (Mojtaba Aghamohammadi) is an Iranian-American cultural psychologist who resides in Tucson, Arizona and who founded the Mossadegh Legacy Institute (http://www.mossadeghlegacyinstitute.org). Moji is a bilingual poet/essayist and a human rights/peace activist. Moji has founded many organizations and projects, including the International Institute to Study Climate Change in the Islamic World (www.iiscciw.org). In part due to his Sufi perspective on the oneness of all beings, Moji seeks a "wisely humble" nonviolent global struggle against injustice, war, and ecocide. 

 

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