Take a stance. Speak up. Write on the walls.

Since the events of September 11, the overtly propagandistic invasion of the language space by the media has made open expression of differing views urgently necessary. Biased news coverage, partial representation of the public opinion and the redundant interviews with highly questionable experts with regards to the Middle East paint a false picture of the Western nations as vengeful war marketeers who have no regard for the lives of others. With the rising horror of yet another war, our positions as human beings concerned for the well-being of all people must compel us to speak against the blatant disregard for the lives of the civilian people in Afghanistan.

The Word Room is a space for mourning the dead and reflecting on the conditions of the living.

Haleh Niazmand, Taraneh Hemami, Gita Hashemi