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QODS DAY: Protesters Transform Jerusalem Day Into Iran Day

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Today a long time tradition of the Islamic Republic of Iran was transformed into nationwide mass protests against the government.

Iran Raids Opposition Leaders' Offices

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian security forces Tuesday cracked down on the opposition's campaign to highlight torture and abuse of prisoners in the coun...

Green Is the New Black

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Charlotte Safavi

Ultimately, those who embraced green in clothing or fashion accessories were rejecting the status quo. Fashion sometimes has a way of getting under the skin.

Iran's Universities Punish Students Who Disputed Vote

nytimes.com | ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Iranian universities have begun disciplining and suspending students who took part in street protests after the dispute...

Mousavi Calls For More Civil Disobedience

Los Angeles Times | Borzou Daragahi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran's leading opposition figure today called on his supporters to continue acts of peaceful civil disobedience in his first major communiqué in week...

Stand Your Ground, Obama

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Shahryar

As a journalist who has been covering the Iranian Election, I was shocked and dismayed when I read Kaveh L. Afrasiabi's article that urges President Obama to congratulate Ahmadinejad on his victory.

Iran Abuse Confirmations Abound: Mohsen and Saeedeh's Stories

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

This week, two more official accounts come out of Iran, confirming the extent of violence that is taking place in the country's detention centers.

Public Opinion in Tehran: Can Iran's Presidential Elections Influence Change?

Shirin Mohammadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Mohammadi

The problem with boycotting Iranian elections is that it is more likely to worsen the situation, as proven by the 9th presidential elections.

Freed Academic Haleh Esfandiari: 'Iranians Want Evolution, Not Revolution'

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Every two or three years, there has been a wave of protests like this in Iran. But this time I think there has been a fundamental change.

Ahmadinejad: Prosecute Opposition Leaders

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the prosecution of Iran's top opposition leaders Friday, backing hard-liners pushing for...

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.

Iranian Protest Figures Could Face Executions

washingtonpost.com | Thomas Erdbrink | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The attorney prosecuting leading opposition figures in Iran asked a court Tuesday to give them "the maximum punishment," offering the clearest indicat...

Iran's Historic Election and Implications on U.S. Policy

Shirin Mohammadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Mohammadi

The post-election demonstrations ultimately succeeded in bringing international attention back to Iran's perennial quest for basic freedoms and rights.

Obama Should Congratulate Ahmadinejad

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, Ph.D.

There are several good reasons why president Barack Obama should join dozens of other world leaders who have extended congratulations to Iran's duly re-elected president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Growing Up in Iran and Watching the Election From the U.S.

Sara Dehghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara Dehghan

As an Iranian-American journalist, I think foreign media is being a little naive in covering the election's aftermath.

The Unconstitutional Un-Islamic Republic of Iran

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

With increasing accounts of rape, torture, forced confessions and skewed judicial proceedings, the Iranian government is losing any credibility it had left, including any legitimate claim to Islam.

Taking the Long View on Iran

Ajay Singh Chaudhary | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ajay Singh Chaudhary

In Iran, these periods of quiet should not be interpreted as meaning that this movement has died off or that aspirations have folded.

Salon: Is Sarah Palin America's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

Salon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Aug. 3, 2009 | Is Sarah Palin America's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? The two differ in many key respects, of course, but it is remarkable how similar they are...

Iran at the Crossroads of History: Will This Regime Fall Like the Shah's?

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abolhassan Bani-Sadr

The regime's own cadres oppose Ahmadinejad, and the economic crisis has both deprived the regime of resources and spurred further public discontent. This provides the opening for Iranians to determine the outcome of the struggle.

Iran's Red Tulip Revolution

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

With each death at the hands of the regime, a martyr is born, and with each martyr, the seed of revolution is planted.

Western Hubris Won't Reform Iran

Kevin Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kevin Sullivan

A genuine reform movement in Iran will likely take years, if not decades, to foment and prosper. The courageous youth in green may yet win the day, whenever that day comes.

Voices of Protest: The Iranian Word

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

There is an old saying in Persian, that every Iranian has written at least one line of poetry in their lifetime -- one can only imagine how many millions of lines have been written this summer alone.

The Basij Are Cordially Invited to Join the Opposition

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Thanks to their new duties, which include increasingly violent and inhumane acts, reports of Basiji taking protesters up on their invitations to join the opposition movement are growing.

Shahpour Kazemi, Mousavi Brother-In-Law, Arrested In Iran

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

TEHRAN, Iran — The wife of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi said Thursday that her 62-year-old brother is among the hundreds arrested in Ir...

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.