Monday, March 14, 2005

Market rights are human rights!

Goli Ameri was appointed by Bush as a delegate to UN Human Rights Commission. Ameri is a hard-core pro-war republican Iranian-American from Oregan who ran for Congress last year and lost. She is the founder of e-Tinium, a telecommunications market research firm.
On Saturday, among the bulk of emails from a mailing list, I saw an email, in which Ameri has announced the "honor" with which our community is blessed! Today, I read the letter a member of this list has sent to Ameri. I thought this person's questions were quite valid and that is why I am posting her letter to Ameri here.


Isn't it ironic the way human rights, interests of the market, and U.S. multi-culturalism are linked together?
Here is Ameri's email and press release:

"Dear Friends,
I am proud to present you this press release, which is an honor for the Iranian-American community and a testament to our civic involvement in this wonderful country. Thank you for your friendship and support.

Goli Ameri Appointed by President Bush as one of Three Public Delegates to the UN Human Rights Commission
March 10, 2005
Office: 503 968-8437

Goli Ameri has been appointed by President George W. Bush as one of three public delegates to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. The 2005 meeting of the UN Commission on Human Rights will take place March 14 through April 22 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The US delegation is headed by former Senator Rudy Boschwitz who has been nominated by the White House for the position of Ambassador to the UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR). Senator Boschwitz served in the US Senate from 1978-1991. Former Ambassadors to the UNCHR include Ambassador Jean Kirkpatrick who served in the Geneva post in 2003.

"The United States wants the Commission to better fulfill its mandate to strengthen human rights and fundamental freedoms around the world. I am honored to have been appointed by the president and to represent the United States on the Commission," said Goli Ameri former Republican nominee for Congress in Oregon's first district. "I look forward to actively participating in the upcoming session."

The Commission's annual meeting is an opportunity to focus attention on countries where there are significant human rights problems. The US delegation is also committed to promoting democracy worldwide. In this regard, the United States plans to work with other countries to encourage discussion of ways that the Commission can foster reform in nations that are determined to advance democracy and human rights.

Ms. Goli Ameri is the first Iranian-American to receive a Presidential appointment to this post."


The sidebar image is taken from Mahmoud Pakzad's "Old Tehran", Did Publishers, 1994. Thanks to Jahanshah Javid (www.iranian.com) for sharing it.

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