Welcome Paul Barker (Bidokht, Shiraz, Tehran, 1971-76) as editor of the Advocacy Bulletin.  A main focus of this issue deals with the JCPOA and efforts to support continuance of this “deal.” He has provided an update on these efforts.  You can download this issue by clicking here.

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The Cyrus Cylinder(abpve)  استوانه کوروش or Cyrus Charter  منشور کوروش  was discovered under the foundation of a Babylonian palace in 1879, making it perhaps the oldest time capsule on record.  It commemorates Cyrus’ victory over Babylonia in 539 BC and sets out the rights of subjects in his expanding empire.  It is often commemorated as the oldest charter of human rights in the world.