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The establishment of the AIOC, importance of oil

From “Oil Nationalisation and Managerial Disclosure: The Case of Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, 1933-1951” Chapter 2: AIOC History, oil and Iranian politics.
Author: Neveen Talaat Hassan Abdelrehim… 781 more words
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McGill post-doc student fears for her mother's life if returned to Iran

Roghayeh Azizi Mirmahaleh remains stoic as she speaks of her impending deportation to her native Iran, where she believes she will be imprisoned, possibly tortured, even executed. 936 more words

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Death in the family

Like any mostly closed/insulated group of people–Fortune 500 CEOs, Catholic clergy, the mafia, Congress–there are a lot of ways in which Iran’s religious (and increasingly military) ruling class resembles a family. 948 more words


Mike Fegelman: Homa Hoodfar is free, but what is Canada doing about Iran's other human rights violations?

After four long months imprisoned by Iranian authorities on trumped up charges, Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar is back home in Canada.

Hoodfar had been languishing in declining health in Iran’s notorious Evin prison, the same prison where Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi was raped and brutally murdered more than a decade ago. 598 more words

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And it's settled then

As expected, once-and-would-be-future Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has opted to heed the Supreme Leader’s “advice” and steer clear of next year’s presidential election… 168 more words


Who's left to run against Rouhani?

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose hypothetical “political comeback” has been one of the more interesting stories in the run up to next year’s Iranian presidential election, had a whole lot of cold water… 983 more words


'Free Homa!' Concordia rallies for release of professor jailed in Iran

Former students of imprisoned Concordia professor Homa Hoodfar rallied in downtown Montreal to demand the release of their “beloved professor” who has been detained in an Iranian jail for 107 days. 689 more words

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