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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


The Revolution Lost: How The Iranian Revolution of 1979 Started Well, But Ended Terribly

It is said that with a spark, you can ignite the flames of a revolution. And it has been shown countless times throughout history, from the American Revolution to free the independence of a country from the tyranny and colonial oppression of Americans from the British to the Russian Revolution, where Vladimir Lenin, the Bolshevik Party, and the people rose up in order to overthrow the corrupt oligarchy that was the Provisional Government of Russia. 1,326 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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Eli Lake: Book reveals the extent of Obama's quest to win over Iran's leadership

One of the great hypotheticals of Barack Obama’s presidency involves the Iranian uprising that began on June 12, 2009, after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was announced the winner of contested presidential elections. 1,105 more words

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