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Iran Election 2009

An Animated View Of The Iranian Revolution

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 07.06.2012 | Home

June 12, 2009, is a day Iranians will remember as one when their hearts sank and rose simultaneously. The news that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had supposedly...

Iran's Perennial Quest for Reform: A Closer Look at the Student Movement

Shirin Mohammadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Mohammadi

In Iran, politically active students -- those who are not backed by the government -- risk not only imprisonment, but in many cases, expulsion from their studies.

Green Wheels

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlotte Safavi

No matter how many or how few people in Iran remain dissatisfied with the state of affairs, so long as they show their green and voice their heartfelt longing for reform, the movement is alive.

Iran: So Far Away, But Also Mine

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

My cousin in Iran called my uncle often in the early days of mass protests and police crackdowns. Those moments full of hushed tones and furrowed brows would snap us back to the reality of the situation.

Ahmadinejad: No Rift With Ayatollah Khamenei

AP | NASSER KARIMI and LEE KEATH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad begins his second term next week undermined by a deepening feud with his fellow hard-liners and und...

Becoming a Green Girl

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlotte Safavi

I resolve to march again soon. Because I can. Because I want Iranian women to be able to do so safely. Because I want to take my American son to Iran one day.

Brownies for Tehran

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Giles Slade

Being alone during or after a police action makes you very vulnerable. You should dress comfortably with plenty of coverage over your skin.

Jason Linkins

ABC News Reporter Tweets That Iranian Detainees Are Being Waterboarded [UPDATED] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Days after writing this, it's hardly surprising to wake up and find that the New York Times has suddenly found a use for the word "torture," w...

Ahmadinejad Supporters Celebrate As Iran Declares Election Fight Over

AP | WILLIAM J. KOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EDITOR'S NOTE: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay...

Habib Ahmadzadeh: Mousavi Must Say Which Ballot Boxes He Disputes

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Like many Iranians, writer Habib Ahmadzadeh is deeply skeptical of opposition claims that the Presidential election on June 12 was "stolen," and has demanded that the opposition provide specific evidence of its claims.

Beautiful Iranian Women Pivotal In Iran Election Coverage (VIDEO)

Women News Network | Latoya Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Latoya Peterson | Women News Network With reporting opportunities strictly limited in Iran, images of Iran women carry the narrative. Much of the med...

Ayatollah Khatami: Iran Protesters Will Be Punished "Without Mercy"

AP | WILLIAM J. KOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EDITOR'S NOTE: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay...

People Who Suck at Math (Ahem, Iran Election Riggers)

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two Ph.D. candidates performed a mathematical experiment, looking at "digit frequencies" in the vote counts to come up with a statistical probability that the election was fair. The probability came out to .005.

Obama On Iran: World "Appalled And Outraged" Over Iran Violence

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Dramatically hardening the U.S. reaction to Iran's disputed elections and bloody aftermath, President Barack Obama condemned the vi...

Guardian Council Rules Out Vote Annulment In Iran

AP | WILLIAM J. KOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Overwhelmed by police and left with limited alternatives, Iranian demonstrators resorted Tuesday to more subtle ways of challenging the ...

Khamenei Speech Angers UK

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's Foreign Office said Friday it had told an Iranian diplomat it was concerned by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's critic...

Ron Paul Is Sole "No" Vote On Iran Resolution

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House voted 405-1 today for a resolution in support of the Iranian dissidents and condemning the ruling government. And the one man who opposed it...

Ayatollah Khamenei Warns Iranians Of Protest Crackdown

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader sought Friday to end the deepening crisis over disputed elections with one decisive speech _ declaring the ...

Khamenei's Speech: Learning From the Shah?

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

As far as the Supreme Leader of Iran is concerned, the demonstrators have shown their opposition, and now, it's enough.

A Way Out Of The Iranian Stalemate

J. Bradley Jansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Bradley Jansen

By declaring a new run-off between Ahmadinejad and Mousavi, Khamenei could uphold the law and will of the council while simultaneously assuaging the protesters.

Iran Uprising: Experts Weigh In On What's Happened And What It Means

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

With each new day of demonstrations comes an erosion of the Supreme Leader's power and moreover, an erosion of the system's legitimacy, which is partly based on the Supreme Leader's infallibility.

Revolution? No. Regime Change? Maybe

Olivia Sterns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olivia Sterns

It's difficult to draw any conclusions from the rapidly unfolding election crisis in Tehran. Not even the regime has any idea what is going to happen, but perhaps that's the most important point.

Are the Protesters Trying to Bring Down the Iranian Regime? (Video)

Ali Gharib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Gharib

The regime is not going to collapse. And that's not the goal of the vast majority of those marching Tehran's streets.

American-Style Democracy in Iran

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Richards

The Bush Doctrine begins to bear fruit, as American-style democracy comes to Iran. ...

Pepe Escobar: Ahmadi Big Bang

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Real News

The Iranian revolutionary system -- embodied by top clerics and the Republican Guards -- won. But will they get away with it?