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Time to Act: Three Years Into the House Arrest of Iran's Opposition Leaders

Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo | Posted 04.18.2014 | World
Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

As leaders of the Green Movement, Mousavi, Karroubi and Rahnavard have been under house arrest since they invited Iranians to participate in a mass demonstration, on February 14, 2011, in support of the Arab Spring and those in Egypt and Tunisia fighting for civil, political and democratic rights.

Khamenei Loyalists Slug It Out Over Handling of Nuclear Diplomacy

Omid Memarian | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Omid Memarian

A review of Iran's domestic politics over the past few weeks can give us a number of insights on what has been simmering unseen over the past four years, and what Iran has to look forward to in the coming years.

Iran and the Futility of Denial Diplomacy at the UN Human Rights Council

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.30.2012 | World
Omid Memarian

Considering Javad Larijani's inability to build coalitions with other UN member states and in view of his aggressive conduct, expecting him and his team to effect changes in Iran's standing within the UN appears highly unlikely.

New Round of Clashes Leaves Iran Reeling

Geneive Abdo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Geneive Abdo

Faced with the terrifying prospect of another Tahrir Square, the Iranian regime is choosing from a list of bad options. The next few weeks will be extremely important.

Iran Uses Tear Gas To Disperse Protesters: Reports

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Police used tear gas and batons Tuesday to disperse resurgent anti-government protesters demanding the release of opposition lead...

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's Green Movement Lie

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

For most Iranians, the Green Movement is what the international media is calling the massive mobilization to dismantle the Islamic Republic of Iran. The hope is that change will finally open the door to serious reform.

Thousands Call For Death Of Iran Opposition Leaders

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Thousands of Iranian government supporters called for the execution of opposition leaders at a prayer service Friday in response to a...

Iran Flares Up: Opposition Demonstrations In Photos

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Inspired by Egypt's popular revolt which ousted President Hosni Mubarak from power last week, thousands of Iranian pro-democracy advocates took to the...

Egypt, Tunisia and the Iranian Opposition

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Young people in Iran cannot be silenced forever. As the children of the revolution they are eager to inherit their country and they are poised to stage their counter-revolution one day soon.

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Protesters March In Iran

AP/The Huffington Post | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Clashes between Iranian police and hundreds of thousands of protesters wracked central Tehran on Monday as security forces beat and fi...

New Media and Iran's Revolutionary Impulse

Adel Iskandar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adel Iskandar

With much of the population in the country having been raised under the Islamic Republic's counter-hegemonic ideology, subverting authority may become engrained in a manner that does not give the regime and its clerics immunity.

POLITICAL ART: The People Will Not be Silenced

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

"© Anita Kunz From "Where is My Vote? Posters for the Green Movement in Iran." By Kiša Lala American artists may have the luxury of distancin...

Iran's Uprising Continues -- From Prison Cells

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Shahryar

Few stories chronicle the constant struggle for democracy and human rights in Iran. This, however, does not mean that the struggle is dead. It is a daily struggle that continues ever vigorously.

The Real Race for Iran: Human Rights Vs. Tehran's Defenders

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Shahryar

Under this "legitimate" Iranian Government, freedom of speech is severely curtailed. Newspapers are regularly banned, journalists regularly imprisoned.

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...

Iran's Green Movement Moves to Bypass its Leaders

Mahmood Delkhasteh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mahmood Delkhasteh

The incompatibility between the Iranian reformist leaders' demands for a re-run of the election and the rank-and-file's revolutionary demand to replace this regime have resulted in a schizophrenic identity for the Green movement.

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?

Who Are You Really Sanctioning, Mr. Obama?

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

As the Iranian Green Movement plans for renewed protests marking the anniversary of the election and as the regime continues to censor media and block internet access, Obama should reevaluate his position on sanctions.

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.

Mir Hossein Mousavi: Iran Finds Its Mandela

The New Republic | Abbas Milani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Traditional Iranian husbands, the sort found in the highest ranks of the Islamic Republic, sometimes refer to their wives as "the house." For them, th...

Iranian Opposition Demoralized After Failed protests at revolution's anniversary

washingtonpost.com | 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...

Iran's Green Stubborn Streak

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlotte Safavi

what can the leaderless -- yet relentless -- opposition in Iran hope for? Without a leader, there is no revolution. Is there a fighting chance at reform?

Iranian Leaders Use Violence and Manipulate Legal System to Quell Opposition

Neil Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Neil Hicks

Leaders of the Islamic Republic hope to take control of the narrative of the post-election protests that have produced the deepest political crisis in Iran since the early years of the Islamic Republic.

Iran Opposition Leaders Urge Rally On Anniversary Of Shah's Overthrow

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A major Iranian opposition leader slammed his country's regime Wednesday and what he termed its tyrannical behavior after the disputed presidential el...