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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.

Iran, Protest, and Intelligence: Why Strategic Reports Often Get it Wrong

Jamsheed K. Choksy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamsheed K. Choksy

Revolutions are accurately designated as such only after the fact, not when protests begin. The protests in Iran are not yet and may never become a revolution.

Iranian Women: We Feel Cheated, Frustrated, And Betrayed (UPDATES)

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Tucker

Look closely at the images of mass demonstrations taking place in Iran this week and you will see them: thousands of brave Iranian women taking to the streets to protest an election they feel was stolen.

What Should A New American Policy Toward Iran Look Like?

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

From one of many emails received post-elecion: "President Obama: Thank you for being mindful and not wanting to meddle... But why would we write our protest signs in English if we didn't want the West's help?"

Gholam Reza Aghazadeh, Iranian Nuclear Chief And Mousavi Ally, Resigns

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad railed against the U.S. in a speech Thursday, showing little indication of embracing Washin...

Hey DJ Rafsanjani, Play Us Some Ayatollah Khomeini

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

At the heart of Iran's Islamic Revolution was a stencil duplicator and a tape recorder. These were the Ayatollah Khomeini's Facebook and Twitter.

The Rape of Taraneh: Prison Abuse of Iran's Protesters

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

The strategies and ultimate goals are the same for any kind of torture: to humiliate, disembody, extract confessions and permanently terrorize the victims to prevent further 'disturbances'.

A Cabal in the College of Mullahs?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

With growing resentment directed against Ali Khamenei by his own peers, how ironic would it be that the first political casualty of Iran's election dispute turned out to be the supreme leader and not Ahmadinejad?

Juan Cole on Iranian Protests and the Reform Movement's Future

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

Cole said that while Obama administration can't intervene to the point that they enable a reformist victory, they must continue engaging Iranian hardliners if the current regime remains in power.

Exhibit A: Word From Iran

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Melody Moezzi

Reporters keep complaining about the difficulty of getting information out of Iran, but communicating with Iran is far from a challenge. I frequently get through on the first try.

Iran's Underground Railroad

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

The Iranian Underground Railroad isn't meant to move people from one area of the country to another, it is an attempt to create shelter and make way for freedom.

Iran Will Never Be the Same Again

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

The fact is, even with an Ahmadinejad victory, the regime -- and Iran itself -- will never be the same again. The emergence of a mass protest movement, reminiscent of 1979 itself, is a sure sign that a new path has been set.

Biden Israel-Iran Statements Cause Storm Of Regional Responses

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The effects of Vice President Joe Biden's recent remarks during an interview with ABC's "This Week"--where he implied that Israel has a sovereign righ...

Khamenei: West's Meddling In Iran's Affairs Will Damage Relations

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi made his first public appearance in a week Monday, vowing to continue his campaign ...

Mousavi A US Agent: Claims Iranian Hardliner

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — A top aide to Iran's all-powerful leader has accused the country's main opposition leader of being an American agent who should b...

The Iranian Revolution Didn't Die with Michael Jackson

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

Make no mistake about it; the revolution in Iran has passed a tipping point and entered into a new phase. In this period, the worst thing that the Western media can do is to allow itself to get distracted.

Get to the Doctor, Dr. Ahmadinejad!

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

I'm the last person to take any mental health issues lightly, but when it comes to racking up crazy points, Dr. Ahmadinejad wins the prize.

The Clash of Islam and Democracy in Iran

Dilip Hiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dilip Hiro

Khamanei has won the immediate battle, but the conflict between hard-liners and reformists is far from over. The demographic make-up of Iran favors their reformist adversaries.

If Iraq Was Main Stream Media's Failure, Will Iran Be Social Network Media's Failure?

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Max Keiser

Social networking sites and blogs are naturally emotional and subjective, but a healthy democracy needs also to have a dispassionate journalism that is able to question the motives of sources.

Separation of Mosque and Mosul

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Schweitzer

With the Supreme Leader's divine authority in question, the appeal to God as a source of legitimacy is no longer a viable basis on which to promote democracy.

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.

It's Not Easy Being Green

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlotte Safavi

With ever-tightening restrictions on international press organizations in Iran, social networking sites have continued to play a critical role in imparting news from and about Iran.

Was the Iranian Election Stolen? Does It Matter?

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Weisbrot

If in fact the election was not stolen, and Washington (and Europe) pretend that it was, this can contribute to a worsening of relations.

Poetry Of The Revolution

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

One of the most powerful videos to come out of the turmoil in Iran is of a woman reciting a poem from the rooftops of Tehran at night. Recorded on the eve of the first wave of violent crackdowns against protesters, the poem gives voice to the inner turmoil of a people coping with a sudden and potentially violent revolution and struggling with a new conception of their homeland.

In Solidarity with the Iranian People!

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Today the Iranian people are gagged. Today the Iranian people are counting their dead, their wounded, and the disappeared. Today Iranians' most fundamental rights are systematically and brutally violated.