If an innocent girl is shot halfway across the world, does she make a sound? Yes, and the whole world hears her.
The names and images of the innocent young Iranians who were beaten to death, tortured in prisons, or shot in streets may gradually be transferred to the archives; but their message is already out there.
Of course Twitter is the most popular English word of 2009. In a world made smaller by the Internet and new technologies, Twitter forces us to become each other's witnesses, one tweet at a time.
Networked social movements are still in a immature stage. But as information campaigners grow more experienced, skilled, and above all else pragmatic the quality of digital campaigns is sure to improve.
Reposted from Truthout. "The Iranian women's movement is not simply demanding equal rights alone. It is demanding a larger universal reality, which ...
The international community must stand in solidarity with the people of Iran through a palpable commitment to their struggle to institute true democracy and respect for human rights.
Why, with so much going for him and his country, should the president of Brazil make such controversial choices in his friends? The logic of the relationship with Iran is perplexing.
At a time when both Russia and China are trying to readjust their diplomatic bearings with Washington, why not join the West for a while in toughening sanctions against Tehran?
Two elephants are and were in the room during negotiations on Iran's nuclear ambitions: the rigged elections that brought President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power and the shadow of Iraq.
It's clear that Iran's strongest adversary today remains within its own borders. The current Iranian regime has far more to fear from its own people than it does from any foreign powers.
Just like June 12 and the weeks that followed changed our notions about the Iranian people, it's time for the U.S. Congress to change its approach to Iran.
This is a rare opportunity for all of us to hear from a leading Iranian peace advocate about her vision for human rights and women's rights in Islam.
In the lead-up to his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is up to his old tricks. And sadly, the global community seems to be falling for them.
Iranians could empathize with Palestinians Friday more than ever, but not in the way that Iran's self-proclaimed President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wanted them to.
Washington should not reject a conversation with Iran about Tehran's blatant hypocrisy, it should welcome it. If Tehran wants to broaden the agenda, then indeed, let it be broadened.
By accommodating the Iranian delegation, the InterContinental not only endorses President Ahmadinejad's election, but continues to turn a blind eye to the regime's flagrant violations of human rights.