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Iran's 2009 Protests Haunt Upcoming Elections

Pouya Alimagham | Posted 07.26.2013 | World
Pouya Alimagham

The Iranian government wants to prevent the simmering opposition from surfacing and using a Rafsanjani candidacy as a cover to reignite 2009's protest movement.

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'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.

Be Ready to Hear Iranian Voices

James Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Miller

Many in the movement are tired, but it is undeniable that Egypt has given Iranians the boost they need. Now, there is a tangible buzz, an excitement in the air that Iran hasn't been felt in over a year.

Inshaallah Twitter

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

While it is still too early to call the protests in Egypt a revolution, Cairo has been under siege for 48 hours. The three-decade long rule of a despot -- and the country's role as an American ally -- is being challenged.

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.

Iranian Diaspora Needs to Act

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Shahryar

What the Green Movement needs from the Iranian Diaspora, especially in the United States, is to come together and form a strong voice of political support for the cause of Iran's democratization.

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 Presidential Election One Year Later -- Why the Greens Failed

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

One year after his feverishly contested reelection as the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seems to be standing on firmer political ground than ...

Can the U.S. Help Iran's Green Movement?

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Shahryar

Obama must make it clear that Iran's Green Movement has the full backing of the U.S. government and follow it up with action.

Iran, the Green Movement, and Cricket

Josh Shahryar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josh Shahryar

The key to the Iranian opposition's success is consistency. Every time it has called for a protest, now over more than eight months, it has put people on the ground.

Mousavi Toughens Line On Iran's Rulers

New York Times | NAZILA FATHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Mir Hussein Moussavi, the Iranian opposition leader, made some of his harshest remarks against Iran's rulers on Tuesday in an interview published on h...

Iranian Police, Basij Clash With Pro-Reform Protesters At Tehran University

AP | By ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) TEHRAN, Iran - Security forces and militiamen clashed with thousands of protesters shouting "death to the dictator" outside Tehran University on ...

Khamenei is the New Shah: There Will Be (More) Blood

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Khamenei has become the new Shah -- hated by so many that it seems implausible that Iranian elites will ever be able to operate without much distrust and fear of each other.

Iran Sentences 3 To Death In Postelection Mass Opposition Trial

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Three defendants in Iran's mass trial of opposition figures accused of fueling the country's postelection unrest have been senten...

MAZIAR BAHARI RELEASED: Iran Frees Newsweek Reporter On Bail

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran released a foreign Newsweek reporter on bail Saturday almost four months after he was arrested following the country's dispu...

Filling Montazeri's Shoes in Iran

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

Even under house arrest, Grand Ayatollah Hosein Ali Montazeri, who died on December 19, remained critical of the Iranian government's abuse of power and its oppression of the public.

The Start of an Iranian Intifada

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

Such an uprising will mean continuous periods of strikes and civil disobedience, as well as more confrontations between members of the public and security forces.

Leave Punishing Iran to Iranians

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

It's clear that Iran's strongest adversary today remains within its own borders. The current Iranian regime has far more to fear from its own people than it does from any foreign powers.

Ahmadinejad Kicks Diversion Efforts into High Gear

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

In the lead-up to his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is up to his old tricks. And sadly, the global community seems to be falling for them.

Iranian Regime Faces Worst Enemy Yet: Itself

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Iranians could empathize with Palestinians Friday more than ever, but not in the way that Iran's self-proclaimed President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wanted them to.

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...

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.

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.

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 ...