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No Nukes: Iranian Opposition Accuses Regime Of Warmongering

Setareh Sabety | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Setareh Sabety

While the bomb would not be a real threat neither to Israel who has many more nor to the U.S. who can blow all of us to bits in a jiffy, it is more of a threat to us Iranians and for the struggle for democracy in Iran.

Deliberate Naivete: Why Iran Opposition Should Meet

Setareh Sabety | Posted 08.22.2011 | World
Setareh Sabety

When I wrote my 'call to meet' last week, I knew I was baring my neck for the guillotine. Iranian opposition groups to the Islamic Republic of Iran (I...

Iran Opposition Should Meet

Setareh Sabety | Posted 08.15.2011 | World
Setareh Sabety

Call for a Council of All IRI Opposition Leaders: (I wrote a call for unity a couple of weeks ago, now I present how I think we should proceed to uni...

How Obama Can Reach the Iranian People: Start With Visas

Jamal Abdi | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Jamal Abdi

The absence of a silver bullet should not prevent us from taking small but important steps to stand with the Iranian people. Here is what President Obama can and should do right now.

Iran Arrests Opposition Leaders: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran arrested two leading opposition figures on Monday ahead of a planned nationwide anti-government rally, an opposition website ...

Iran Rises Again: Opposition Shows Signs of Resilience

Setareh Sabety | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Setareh Sabety

Unlike their Arab neighbors, Iranians have recent experience with revolution. They will not risk life and limb unless they are sure that they are on the winning side. 1st Esfand was a step in the winning direction.

Iran Lawmakers Call On Opposition Leaders To Be Executed

AP/The Huffington Post | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Hardline Iranian lawmakers called on Tuesday for the country's opposition leaders to face trial and be put to death, a day after clash...

Iran Sentences Top Human Rights Lawyer To 11 Years

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer who defended opposition activists has been convicted of security offenses and sentenced t...

Famed Iranian Filmmaker Jailed, BANNED From Scriptwriting

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has sentenced two prominent opposition filmmakers to six years in jail each on vague charges of working against the ruling s...

Pro-Government Militiamen Attack Home Of Iranian Opposition Leader

AP | BRIAN MURPHY and NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Pro-government crowds swarmed outside the battered home of a key Iranian opposition leader Friday after militiamen attacked with ...

Iran BANS Mention Of Opposition Leaders In Media

The Guardian | Saeed Kamali Dehghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Iranian newspapers have been banned from publishing the names or photos of the leaders of Iran's green movement, according to a confidential governmen...

Iran Moves To Crush Opposition

Telegraph | Damien McElroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran has launched a final push to crush the opposition movement with a campaign of repression against the remaining organised groups active against th...

Thinking creatively about Iran policy

Joel Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joel Rubin

When President Obama and his foreign policy advisors took office last year, one of the most pressing items on the agenda was the challenge coming from...

Pushing the Iranian Opposition Underground

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melody Moezzi

No holiday is dearer to the hearts of the Iranian people than Nowruz. But this year, many of my friends in Tehran will not be taking vacations. Instead, they're planning to take to the streets yet again, in bold defiance of the warnings of the regime and the pleas of their parents.

Iran Protest: Tehran Police On Alert For Festival Demonstrations

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian riot police and militiamen fanned out around Tehran on Tuesday in a major show of force during a national festival that a...

Iran Bans Reform Party

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's hard-line government said Monday it has banned Iran's largest pro-reform political party in a new...

U.S. Shifts Iran Policy, Embraces Opposition

Los Angeles Times | Paul Richter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After keeping a careful distance for the last year, the Obama administration has concluded that the Iranian opposition movement has staying power and ...

Iranian Opposition Demoralized After Failed protests at revolution's anniversary | Thomas Erdbrink | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN -- The opposition supporters nervously smoked cigarettes in the kitchen as loud music blared from the empty living room. A student, a businessm...

We Need a Plan B for the Liberation of Iran

Setareh Sabety | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Setareh Sabety

Does Thursday's failure make a reassessment a necessity for Iran's opposition movement? Yes, if you believe that strong leadership and planning are needed to succeed against a brutal foe.

22 Bahman Protests: Latest Updates, Video From Iran

Huffington Post | Nicholas Sabloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Iranian opposition movement took to the streets Thursday in an attempt to co-opt the government's celebration of the anniversary of the Iranian Re...

Oxfordgirl: The Twitter User Taking On The Iranian Regime

Guardian | Matthew Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As the resident of a quiet village in Oxfordshire with a plummy accent to match, she makes an unlikely revolutionary. But she has become a key player ...

22 Bahman Protests: Iranian Opposition Planning Demonstrations On Anniversary Of Revolution

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Iranian opposition movement is planning to take to the streets Thursday for what are expected to be the largest demonstrations since December's pr...

Iran Unleashes Wave Of Arrests Of Dissidents, Analysts Say | MICHAEL SLACKMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO -- In recent weeks, Iranian security officials have unleashed a wave of arrests across the country in an effort to neutralize the political oppo...

Iran's Impending Avalanche

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Melody Moezzi

In addition to denoting this month in the Persian calendar, the word bahman also means avalanche. And this Bahman could set off the avalanche ultimately topples the Islamic Republic.

Khamenei Vows To Deliver 'Punch In The Mouth' To Opposition

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader vowed Monday to deliver a "punch in the mouth" to the country's enemies if the opposition goes ahead with m...