Archive for 'Iran'
I see Harry’s Place is still banned in Iran. But if you are there and have a workaround, or if you are in touch with anyone there, I’d be interested in getting opinions on the victory of “moderate” and “reformist” Hassan Rouhani in Friday’s presidential election.
It seems Iranians with hopes for more democracy and personal [...]
Although some opponents of the Iranian regime are putting their hopes in the candidacy of Hassan Rouhani, it appears that Friday’s carefully-controlled presidential election will produce no substantive change.
As exiled labor leader Mansour Osanloo writes in The New York Times:
The candidates on the ballot have been preselected in a politically motivated vetting process that has [...]
As Iran heads for a charade of an election next week to replace Ahmadinejad with another ultimately powerless president (from among a mullah-approved list of eight), in the city of Isfahan, the scene on Tuesday was reminiscent of the mass protests that followed the 2009 presidential election. Those protests were suppressed by a brutal regime [...]
Posted: June 6th, 2013 under Iran.
Back in 2006, I joined a demonstration in front of the Iranian Interests Section in Washington to call for justice for striking bus workers in Tehran and the release of imprisoned union leaders.
Those union leaders included Mansour Osanloo, head of the Tehran bus workers’ union, whose cause has garnered support from trade unionists and human [...]
I’d be interested in what you imagine Zio-Wahhabism to be like. I picture beheading in the public square for anyone who refuses to buy State of Israel Bonds.
The website Arseh Sevom, which monitors civil society in Iran, reports:
The cost of currency combined with crippling sanctions is hurting all sectors of Iran’s society from business owners to pharmaceutical manufacturers to the population at large. Iron sellers went on strike, a food for oil deal with Shell was blocked, and children are going malnourished. [...]
Posted: May 4th, 2013 under Iran.
This is a guest post by Stephen Hoffman
I’ve always been informed that when enemies try to rubbish you and make you look stupid, your campaign is doing its job. Consequently, I take a perverse pride at Press TV’s article on The Zionist Federation (ZF) campaign that you can have a read of here .
Reading this [...]
Posted: May 1st, 2013 under Iran.
Judging from this video of a rally addressed by President Ahmadinejad at a half-empty stadium in Tehran, attendees were more interested in getting something to eat than in wiping Israel off the map.
Potkin Azarmehr writes:
The crowd that turned up were either government employees, who either had to go, or people who were there for [...]
Posted: April 20th, 2013 under Iran.
This is a cross-post from Marc Goldberg
The importance of the new arms deal between Israel and the United States cannot be overstated.
The arrival of an as yet undisclosed number of KC-135 aerial refuelling aircraft will give the Israeli Air Force (IAF) the range to attack any target in Iran that it deems necessary in order to suppress the [...]
EA WorldView reports:
[Iran's] Deputy Speaker of Parliament Mohammad Reza Bahonar has said, because of economic problems and mismanagement, “we were not successful in the economy and hence we could not uphold the slogan of the Supreme Leader” for a Year of National Production.
Bahonar continued, “Therefore we would like to ask the Supreme Leader to have [...]
Posted: March 11th, 2013 under Iran.