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Iranians Arrested after Celebratory World Cup Video



Iran-Portugal, Photo by Amiro

Allyson Cartwright, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 16:42 p.m. DST, 09 July 2014 TEHRAN, Iran — For the second time in the past few months, Iran authorities have arrested those involved in making a celebratory music video. Last month, six individuals were arrested and since released for filming a music video to the Pharrell Williams song “Happy”. […]

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Action Needed on Iranian Hostage Situation



First Image of Massacre of Iranian dissidents in Camp ashraf by Iraqi force, Photo via Freedom Messenger

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 14:41 p.m. DST, 16 September 2013 CAMP ASHRAF, Iran – On 1 September 2013, Iraqi soldiers led by a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard entered Camp Ashraf in Iraq and proceeded to kill 52 members and take 7 hostage of the Iranian dissident movement, the People’s Mujahedeen of […]

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Film Review: ‘This Is Not a Film’ highlights Iranian filmmaker’s talents while under house arrest



Iranian Censorship, Photo by Anti-Fundamentalism

Originally posted on Independent Ethos:
It’s a marvel what one learns about filmmaking while watching the anti-film This is Not a Film. In 2010, acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi was confined to his condo in Tehran under house arrest as part of his punishment for intending to make a film deemed subversive by the state. During…

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Twelve Rules for Being Human



Ancient Abacus, Photo by Joey Alaiza

Anonymous Author Last Modified: 01:09 AM EDT, 21 May 2012 Life and maturity, willpower and reason, knowledge and virtue, station and rank, piety and reverence have all been entrusted to human beings by God. The failure to fulfill one’s duties toward any of these therefore amounts to a betrayal of that trust. Accordingly, to neglect […]

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India and Iran Thwart US Sanctions



Shri M. Hamid Ansari, VP, India with Ambassador Rajiv Sikri, Photo by South Asian Foreign Relations

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 10:04 AM EDT, 26 March 2012 NEW DELHI, India – Three years ago, on 13 April 2009, Shri M. Hamid Ansari, the current Vice President of India, released a book titled, “Challenges and Strategy: Rethinking India’s Foreign Policy” authored by Ambassador Rajiv Sikri of the International Institute for Strategic Studies […]

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