Archive | June, 2011

The National Interest: Ahmadinejad vs. The Ayatollah

AHMADINEJAD AND his oligarch cronies have been having a rough couple of months. The ayatollah is out for blood, and those in “elected” office are under attack.

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Iran’s Supreme Leader attends military expo, then tweets about it

He looks like he is somewhat annoyed and unimpressed, while those around him appear nervous (and rightfully so).

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Video: Where is My Vote? New York Tribute to 2nd Anniversary of Iran Election Protests

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Live-blog: Riots in Vancouver after Hockey Game (June 15, 2011)

12:38am Pacific Time A tumblog has been setup to track pictures of the hooligans that rioted in Vancouver after the hockey game, here: Vancity Riot Criminals Tumblog 12:30am Pacific Time It is unfortunate that yet another Stanley Cup final in Vancouver has turned into a shameful riot. In 1994 we saw the same thing following […]

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Angry Birds V Dictators

The birds are angry, the dictators are scared, and the world will never be the same. Twitter v Oppression, in a clever marketing campaign from France 24.

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Live-blog: June 12, 2011 (22 Khordad) – Two Years after the Green Uprising

This is a live-blog reporting on Iran on the second anniversary of the disputed 2009 presidential election. Also running great live-blogs on Iran today, our colleagues EA WorldView and Dissected News. James Miller (Dissected News, EA Worldview) will be taking over the blog for a while. 2006 GMT: People march down the sidewalks under the […]

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Video: Tribute to Iranian Heroes

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Live-blog: Iran – June 11, 2011 (21 Khordad) – Approaching the 2nd anniversary of the 2009 Green Uprising

4:00am, Sunday, June 12, 2011 (IRDT) Banooye Sabz has provided us with link to a live roundtable discussion in Washington with opposition spokespersons, Amir Arjomand and Mojtaba Vahedi. 2:45am, Sunday, June 12, 2011 (IRDT) Rahesabz reports loud and sustained nighttime protest chants in multiple areas throughout Tehran, and on various university campuses on the eve […]

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Video: I AM NASRINE (official trailer)

We came across the following video trailer on Twitter. Produced by a Bridge and Tunnel Productions:

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June 12 (22 Khordad) – Call for a Green Anniversary

5:55 GMT A week ago a call for a silent protest in Tehran on June 12 (22 Khordad) from 6pm to 8pm, was made by the Coordination Council of the Green Path of hope, a group linked to opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi. There have been expressions of disappointment, and a sense […]

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Iran Special: Taking Apart the Supreme Leader’s Speech on “Uprisings”

On the 22nd anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini’s death, in the midst of the heated political climate in Iran and weeks of rivalry between the Khamenei and Ahmadinejad camps, with a seemingly uncomfortable President seated near two of his rivals within the establishment — judiciary chief Sadegh Larijani and former President Hashemi Rafsanjani — the Supreme […]

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Conversation with Maz Jobrani about his new movie, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero

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INN Special: A Conversation with Dr. Nina Ansary about Iran’s Women’s Movements

Dr. Nina Ansary is a prominent scholar and historian who has recently published the preeminent book detailing the history of Iran's Women's ...

INN Special: Interview and Conversation with Richard Raymond, Director of Desert Dancer, in Theatres April 10

Listen to the full interview by Sam Razi of the Director of Desert Dancer, Richard Raymond, here: Sam Razi’s Twitter: […]...

A Brave New Documentary by NBC News – #TwitterDiplomacy: The Making of a Nuclear Deal (Preview)

A brave new documentary by the fantastic team at NBC News. Here is a preview posted to YouTube by Ann […]...

Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey and Iran President Hassan Rouhani Exchange Tweets on Net Freedom in Iran

Twitter has completely changed the way people of influence communicate with each and with their audiences, in conversations that take [&hell...

How Diplomacy with Iran will Improve Iran’s Human Rights Situation

The possible diplomacy of a moderate president like Rouhani can be a catalyst for human rights and systematic change, but it cannot be do...