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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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Al Khalifa’s Vendetta Against Bahraini Medics



Bahraini Medical Workers Help Injured Protester, Photo by Bahrainiac

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:14 PM EDT, 21 March 2012 BAHRAIN – On Tuesday, 20 March 2012, the Bahraini attorney general concluded his summation in the government’s case against the medics who defied an injunction against treating wounded Arab Spring protesters last year. Although, the prosecutor initially suggested that the charges against the 20 […]

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