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What Should President Obama do? Letter Responses From Iran

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

The best way for us to know what kind of stance Iranians want President Obama to take is to ask them directly.

Learning from Iran's Past Revolutions

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

If the uprising can grow to include the massive bazaars of Tehran, Tabriz, Isfahan and Shiraz, it is hard to imagine how Ayatollah Khamenei would not change his tune, or even be forced to step aside.

The CIA's Role in Iranian Regime Change

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

I would guess that in the past year, there were more regime-change-in-Iran plots floated by members of the intelligence community than there are Iranians.

Letter From Paris: Help Find an Iranian Photographer!

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

A photographer recording the protests has gone missing in Tehran. Help find him: we need to stand with the Iranian people -- in whatever way possible.

Guardian Council Rules Out Vote Annulment In Iran

AP | WILLIAM J. KOLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — Overwhelmed by police and left with limited alternatives, Iranian demonstrators resorted Tuesday to more subtle ways of challenging the ...

An Exclusive Interview with a Pro-Ahmadinejad Cleric in Qom, Iran

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

A recurring theme in many of the cleric's answers is his very strong belief that "foreign" Western powers, particularly England, are behind the current unrest in Tehran

Power and Protest, in Iran and at Home

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jesse Larner

American conservatives who believe that any resistance to tyranny somehow must carry an American trademark would do well to remind themselves that theocracy is incompatible with liberal democracy.

Iran and America: The Spirit of 1908

John Ghazvinian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Ghazvinian

Is 101 years a bit far to go back to help us understand what's happening today? Not in Iran.

Cedric Perrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cedric Perrier

In the last six months alone, we have begun to see the rise of the electronic electorate and with it a real prospect for the growth of Referendum politics.

Iran's Revolution: A Hard and Uncertain Path

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Howard Schweber

How long can the opposition sustain itself? Four, five, or six weeks from now, will the protests still continue? Will the world still be watching Youtube videos being recycled on CNN?

CNN, Please Stop!

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

Just a few thoughts on the cable news media here in the US (and the delightful possibility of its extinction after the dust settles on all of this).

Iran's Fine Green Line Between a People's Right to Protest and Violence

Patt Cottingham | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patt Cottingham

Although the US is a nation of immigrants that came here to escape repressive regimes or governments, as a society, we have largely forgotten what it is like to put our lives on the line to call forth change.

Iran's Graphic Coverage: "Distributed Activism"

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

It's hard work, being media literate in a fast moving world where truth can have multiple lenses.

I Caught a Case of Iran Fever - And it's now a Pandemic

Taufiq Rahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taufiq Rahim

The fight is not for the West and against Islam nor vice versa, but is rather a struggle for freedom pure and simple.

Obama Must Speak Up Quickly or Iran Can Become His Rwanda

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

What ignited the protests may have been Ahmadinejad's hijacking of the election, but what has been fueling the protests and disobedience by millions of Iranians goes much deeper than this election.

Khamenei's Obsession with the Mahdi

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

As an Iranian Twelver, I have no doubt that if the Mahdi is among us, he would agree that the so-called Islamic republic has indeed constituted a great disservice to Islam.

The Basij Will Face Retribution: Exiled by the regime, Ayatollah Mohsen Kadivar Gives His Own Sermon

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

Kadivar is one of Iran's most respected clerics. His words are powerful because he is able to counter the religious arguments of the Ayatollah with his own sound religious and theological logic.

Iranian Rockers Oppose Ahmadinejad

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

King Raam's biggest fear in those heady days of March 2007, sleeping on friends' floors and playing gigs in late-opening bars on Manhattan's Lower Eas...

From Iran: Interview with Filmmaker James Longley

Adriana Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adriana Dunn

James Longley, director of Gaza Strip and Iraq in Fragments, is in Iran filming a new documentary.

There Will Be Blood -- Exclusive Interview With an Iranian Journalist in Tehran

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

The journalist, who wishes to remain anonymous, fears that Khamenei's sermon has opened the doors for a Tiananmen in Tehran.

House Condemns Tehran Crackdown On Protesters

AP | ROBERT BURNS and ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday stuck to a measured response to the uprising in Iran over a disputed presidential election, even...

From Tehrangeles to Tehran: Noise and Static

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

The cacophony of voices here in the United States rises and the confusion continues. I will (and urge you to) stay away from all of these pundits, as much as possible and keep on trying to get more voices from in there.

Iran and Thinking Before You Speak (or Tweet)

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

For every valuable piece of information circulating via Twitter, there seems to be an unverified string of gossip attached to it. Such is the danger of citizen journalism.

Green is the Color of Growth

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Charlotte Safavi

Whatever the short-term political outcome, for me, this is no longer about who wins the election. It is about growth, about grassroots, about the green.

Exclusive: YouTube Blocked in Iran: Traffic Down 90 Percent

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Plesser

Earlier this week, authorities in Iran blocked YouTube along with several other sites and mobile networks. For YouTube, the crackdown has been highly effective, with traffic dropping by 90 percent.