ok: a reminder. nobel laureate in peace and human rights activist/lawyer shirin ebadi's books cannot be published or sold in the us because of sanctions on iran. i have been peddling a little bundle or random writings, of limited value except as an act of civil disobedience. however, i've got a copy of her "rights of the child," an excellent treatment of the rights of children in the iranian legal system and to some extent under sharia law. it clocks in at around 300 pp. and includes an arabic glossary. so anyway, i will send you a spiral-bound copy for $13, which includes shippping. the $5 bundle is still available too.
Crispin Sartwell 1107 W. Forrest Ave. Glen Rocdk, PA 17327
ok i have put a little bundle of writings by and about shirin ebadi here . i will bind this as a booklet and sell it to anyone who'd like one. anything beyond exact cost of xeroxing and binding will be held for ebadi or at any rate an attempt will be made to ship it some iranian charity or something, in order to constitute this as trade with the enemy. send $5 check or money order to
1107 W. Forrest Ave.
Glen Rock, PA 17327
you may want to offer the information that i am doing this to the fbi as a tip.
please i am still very interested in obtaining e or hard copies of any of her books.
or, i will xerox a hard copy and peddle them myself. the important point is to violate the law. ebadi's books do not show up in american academic libraries, or the library of congress. the stuff on amazon uk is unavailable. perhaps the french texts from canada? bet they won't ship. anyway, seriously, if you are in possession of an electronic or print copy of any of ebadi's books, and if you can get me a copy, i will try to market them. the important thing here would be commerce: money has to be generated and flow back to her or at least to iran. that's what would make this an illegal act.
ellen goodman has an excellent column decrying the absurd fact that iranian dissident/nobel laureate shirin ebadi's books cannot be published in the united states. that would be, um "trading with the enemy." one lesson, always learnable everywhere, is the idiocy of people who insist on enforcing the rules no matter under what conditions, insist that they have no choice or responsibility. i think this would be an extrmely apt occasion for civil disobedience. i challenge any american publisher simply to print and sell the books. indeed i don't have any resources, but i would happily print, bind and sell them if i can get hold of an english translation.