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As Iran's Crackdown Continue, Former Revolutionary Guard Officers Speak Out

Chavala Madlena | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chavala Madlena

A new film presents solid evidence that officers in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards are deeply disturbed by the actions of the state against protestors following the 2009 presidential election.

Iran Uprising: Is Mousavi Becoming Irrelevant?

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stuart Whatley

Who is running the show? Is Mousavi really guiding the movement on the streets, or is the street guiding Mousavi?

The Green Movement in Iran Is Alive, and Important

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Miller

On June 12, 2009, Iran's now infamous elections were held. The idea that the Green Movement would be successful in a few short months is ridiculous -- revolutions are not won in a day.

The F Word: Flotilla Video As A Weapon

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Flanders

A picture's worth a thousand words, but what those words are depends a whole lot on American media, at least, on pre-existing official attitudes.

A Year of Blood and Promise in Iran

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Miller

This article originally appeared on Dissected News, where James will be live-blogging the events surrounding the anniversary of the June 12th election...

Attend National Eating Disorder Week Events

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

This is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Organization. There are a number of events taking place all across the country in honor of this week.

Neda Video Wins Polk Award: Iran Protest Death Video First Anonymous Winner Of Journalism Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- The unnamed people who captured on video and made public the shooting death of an Iranian protester have been chosen to...

"A Death in Tehran" And the Most Influential Video of the Year

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

Imagine you've spent millions of dollars to articulate and orchestrate a message and then a 20-year-old protester shoots a 1-minute video, uploads it onto YouTube and destroys your whole story. What would you do?

Iran Condemns Oxford For Honoring Neda Agha-Soltan, Slain Protester

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has protested to an Oxford University college over a scholarship in memory of the slain Iranian student who became an icon o...

Iranian TV Suggests Neda Video A Fake

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran's Press TV has aired a report on a documentary made by the country's state television which suggests that the death of protester Neda Agha-Soltan...

Neda's Mother Recalls Daughter Four Months After Brutal Killing Captured World's Attention

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(CNN) -- The night before she was killed on the streets of Tehran, the woman the world would come to know simply as Neda had a dream. "There was a war...

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.

Mousavi Barred From Neda Graveside Memorial By Iranian Police

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

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian police fired tear gas and beat anti-government protesters with batons to disperse thousands at a graveside memorial ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Guest is God's Friend: The Detention of Iason Athanasiadis in Iran

Sandy Tolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sandy Tolan

Iason's detention is part a pattern of arrests and detentions of foreign reporters and Iranians working for Western news agencies.

Courage Contagion: Social Influence in Protests

Jamil Zaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamil Zaki

The last few weeks in Iran have reminded us of many things we'd rather not remember about governments, and of at least one thing that we should remember about people: they can stand up for their beliefs even when doing so poses great risk.

Stoning Soraya, Murdering Neda, and the Hope of Muslim Women

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

No wonder, given stories like Soraya's and Neda's, that people worldwide assume Islam is oppressive of women.

Americans Protest In Solidarity With Iranians

The Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The streets of Iran have been filled with chants since protesters took to the streets two weeks ago in the aftermath of an election with considerable ...

Neda in Palestine, Sentenced to Die Alone

Max Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Blumenthal

When the mainstream American press chose to broadcast the Neda video, it highlighted the hypocritical attitude towards Palestinians who resist Israeli occupation on a daily basis, and who often meet the same fate as Neda.

Neda Agha Soltan Death: Ahmadinejad Orders Investigation Into Killing

AP | JIM HEINTZ | 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...

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.