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Maybe I’ll finally have to read a Harry Potter book now.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 2, 2016

(Hat tip: Dave McAvoy)
I'll use my influence whatever way I want. This country needs to be freed of fascists on both right and left.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 27, 2016

Argentine prosecutor: Nisman was murdered

Now that Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is no longer president of Argentina, and her chosen successor was defeated in last November’s election, we may get closer to the truth about the death of Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor who turned up evidence that Kirchner and others helped cover up Iranian involvement in the 1994 bombing of [...]

Press TV reporter records sexual harassment by boss, flees Iran

After releasing recordings of the news editor sexually harassing her over the phone, Sheena Shirani– a reporter for the Iranian-state propaganda channel Press TV– has fled the country.
This is not the first time that Hamid Reza Emadi [the news editor] has made news headlines. In March 2013, the European Union blacklisted him and his boss [...]

The Supreme Leader on an athlete’s greatest honors

Yes, you guessed it: wearing a chador and refusing to wrestle a Zionist.

Fuck Off, Alex Salmond

I am sure this has nothing to do with his currying favour with Iran.


This is so good to see.

One day Iran too will be free.

Nude statues covered up in Italy to avoid offending President Rouhani

The BBC reports:

Italian hospitality for the visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stretched to covering up nude statues.
Mr Rouhani and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi spoke at Rome’s Capitoline Museum after Italian firms signed business deals with Iran.
But several nudes there were hidden to avoid offending the Iranian president.
Italy also chose not to serve wine [...]

Welcome home

At a moment when American politics is going through one of its periodic bouts of insanity, it’s good to read some of the comments by Amir Hekmati, the former US Marine who was arrested in 2011 on spying charges while visiting his grandmother in Iran and was released on January 16 as part of a [...]

Iran’s criticism of Saudi Arabia’s executions is outrageous hypocrisy

This is a guest post by Peter Tatchell (originally published in the International Business Times)
Iran’s criticism of the Saudi mass executions is outrageous hypocrisy. Tehran is also guilty of barbaric killing methods and, indeed, of putting to death eight times as many prisoners as Riyadh in 2014. It condemns Saudi Arabia for persecuting Shia Muslims, [...]

Saudis’ execution of Shia cleric provokes outrage in Iran

An editor for the “reformist” Iranian newspaper Shargh has been live-tweeting the destruction of the Saudi embassy in Tehran in the wake of the Sunni Saudi regime’s execution of leading Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr.
RIGHT NOW: Saudi embassy in Tehran on fire after stormed by protesters over execution of Shiite leader al-Nimr
— Sobhan Hassanvand (@Hassanvand) [...]