On today’s edition of Tell Somebody, host Tom Klammer will talk to Moji Agha about Sunday’s event on his Mossadegh Awareness Tour, also known as “Mossadegh Awareness Begets American Nonviolence”.
About the organization (courtesy of their website):
The mission of the MLI (to which we hope the American people pay “indigenous” nonviolent attention) would include preserving, enhancing, and more important, extending the cherished legacy and dreams of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, through the careful creation of a collaborative international institution, worthy of his historic (but presently under-appreciated) contributions not just to his beloved Iran, but to the global community.
We shall undertake appropriate integrative Iran-centered as well as global policy-oriented research and application initiatives that embody and practice the above-mentioned values and virtues, aiming to create actual positive change on our small vulnerable planet — for example, the “America for Nonviolence” project that the MLI has initiated in June 2013, but does not run it.
Additionally, and eventually (as a long-term goal), the MLI will build and “house” a library and archive (based in the U.S. — the country whose government killed Dr. Mossadegh’s dream), dedicated specifically to the focus of highlighting (through in-depth interdisciplinary research and collaboration) the little-explored global and historical contributions and impacts of Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh’s life, work, and legacy.
Prime examples of such MLI initiatives (per above paragraphs), would be integrative research and application projects that aim to assist (in particular) countries in the “global South” achieve genuine globally collaborative dignified communitarian self-reliance, namely the sustained liberty (in peaceful co-existence with the world) of their peoples from both “internal despotism” and “external colonialism,” the two inter-dependent sides of the coin of suffering and oppression, about which ”the Elder of Ahmad-Abad” (an inspirational father of the Non-Aligned Movement) warned the grandchildren of history so profoundly.
Also, as appropriate to his stature (and as possible) we hope to be a part of (and an encouraging partner to) the eventual creation of (at least) a symphony, an opera, a feature epic movie, and a number of international championship sports tournaments (for example in football/soccer, wrestling, and weightlifting) featuring the proud name of Mossadegh, and honoring his legendary legacy and contributions to history.