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  • Iranians Yearn for Freedom

    08/19/2018 6:19:32 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 16 replies
    Daily caller ^ | 8/19/18 | Slater Bakhtavar
    It is worth noting that some in the American press, most explicitly CNN, have fundamentally misunderstood these protests, mischaracterizing them as internal struggles between political hardliners and “reformists”. This is an almost comical error, and causes one to wonder whether anyone making it has actually seen the demonstrations. The people in the streets are shouting phrases like “marg bar dictator” (meaning ‘down with the dictator’, a reference to Iranian Grand Ayatollah and Supreme Leader Khamenei) and “marg bar Rouhani” (“down with Rouhani”, the current Iranian president). Their opposition to the brutal regime under which they suffer could not be clearer....
  • WTH? Twitter Shuts Down Top Iranian Activist Accounts — Including Leading Critic of Radical Islam

    08/16/2018 12:52:24 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended the company’s decision to put Infowars founder Alex Jones in a seven-day “timeout”. Dorsey said, “I feel any suspension, whether it be a permanent or a temporary one, makes someone think about their actions and their behaviors,” Dorsey said. In the same week that Jack Dorsey is lecturing on “appropriate actions and behavior” Twitter just certified racist New York Times writer Sarah Jeong with a blue check mark. And now this Twitter shut down two top Iranian activist’s pages today.
  • Protests in Iran prove Trump is getting it right

    06/25/2018 6:07:36 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | 25 June 2018 | Benny Avni
    “What the regime feared most is happening,” Alinejad tells me. “Tehran had stayed calm as nationwide protests at the beginning of the year engulfed 80 cities. Now an impromptu protest in Tehran by merchants against economic mismanagement has turned into a massive anti-regime event, with chants of death to dictator and death to Palestine.”
  • Deadly protests continue in southern Iran for a second day

    05/18/2018 12:40:21 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 46 replies
    Fox ^ | 17 May 2018 | Ben Evansky
    Deadly protests in the southern Iranian city of Kazerun continued for a second day following the deaths of two protesters Wednesday... parts of the city looked “war-torn.” ...“Reports from a variety of sources are indicating anti-regime rallies and protests throughout the country, staged by people from all walks of life” “Whenever the Iranian regime becomes the target of a firm policy, this plays into the interests of the Iranian people and revives a nearly four-decade dispute,” he said. “(The) principle here is the fact that the Iranian people want regime change and are taking major steps towards this objective.”
  • Iran Protests Continue - in fact they have re-ignited

    02/03/2018 5:45:43 PM PST · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    IranWire,Twitter,assorted others | Feb. 3, 2018
    Feb. is the Iranian regime's celebration of "The Revolution". Protesters have taken to the streets to call for the end of the regime and death to Khamenei. They are tearing down posters & banners celebrating the Revolution and burning them. The protests are happening in cities throughout the country. The women are still taking off their head scarves in protest and being arrested. Just because the media doesn't report it, doesn't mean it isn't happening. There are many photos & videos on Twitter @iranprotests, and #iranprotests
  • '(Un)Scientific American’: Climate Change May Have Helped Spark Iran’s Protests

    01/12/2018 10:05:55 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2018 | by ADELLE NAZARIAN
    A recent article in the Scientific American titled “Climate Change May Have Helped Spark Iran’s Protests” suggests climate – not Iran’s active export of terrorism and neglect of its civilian population – is responsible for the second consecutive week of protests in the Islamic Republic. “The impacts of climate change are among the environmental challenges facing Iran that helped spark protests in dozens of cities across the Islamic republic,” the publication wrote. At least 22 people have died during the protests, which began on December 28. One young man, 23-year-old Sina Ghanbari, reportedly died while in custody at Iran’s notorious...
  • Updates on Iran Protests

    01/11/2018 7:46:57 AM PST · by nuconvert · 57 replies
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    Since there's a virtual blackout on news of the protests in Iran, I'm posting some updates that aren't being generally reported. Pres. Trump needs to help the Iranian people get publicity through satellite & high tech methods. If the protesters can communicate better within Iran, they can better organize. The Iranian regime is depending upon being able to keep the world in the dark in order to quell the protests Updates: Widespread labor strikes in Iran. Yet, there's absolutely zero coverage in the press or media. In Isfahan, fuel truck drivers have stopped delivering fuel. Protests in Isfahan last night...
  • Spengler on Iran: The Norm Is NOT Democracy -- the Norm Is Extinction

    01/05/2018 5:51:37 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | David Goldman
    Before we wax too eloquent about the democratic aspirations of the great Iranian people, we should keep in the mind that the most probable scenario for Iran under any likely regime is a sickening spiral into poverty and depopulation. Iran has the fastest-aging population of any country in the world, indeed, the fast-aging population of any country in history. It has the highest rate of venereal disease infection and the highest rate of infertility of any country in the world. It has a youth unemployment rate of 35% (adjusted for warehousing young people in state-run diploma mills). And worst of...
  • Greenfield: How Trump Saw the Iran Protests Coming

    01/04/2018 11:39:14 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 31 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 1/2/18 | Daniel Greenfield
    How Trump Saw the Iran Protests Coming And why the media didn’t have a clue. January 2, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Months before the protests that are shaking the Islamic Republic of Iran began, President Trump stood before the entire world at the United Nations and boldly declared that the terror regime would fall. “The good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran’s people are what...
  • The Ayatollahs' Brittle Regime Confronts A New Iranian Revolt

    01/04/2018 2:31:15 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 04, 2018 | Austin Bay
    The anti-regime protests now jolting Iran send the world two core messages -- one dismal and sobering, the other an explosive cocktail of the deadly and the hopeful. Both core messages provide guidance for open-minded American and free world policy makers. It takes a narrow-minded Obama Administration apologist to miss the dismal and sobering message. Here it is, offered with prayers for the abused Iranian citizens who suffer the consequences: Not quite nine years after Tehran's theocrat fascist dictators and their brutal Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps thugs crushed the 2009 Green Movement, Iran remains a domestic political disaster and economic...
  • Best Served Cold: Responding to the Iranian Protests

    01/03/2018 11:47:21 PM PST · by kristinn · 4 replies
    LawFare ^ | Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | Stewart Baker
    Editor’s Note: Lawfare’s Board of Directors has published a post regarding this article and our editorial standards here. In the United States, the latest Iranian protests have sparked a kind of debate in which we argue fervently about whether the U.S. should tweet its support or just shut up. At the risk of making the Trump administration look moderate, I think we can choose between more than waving our hands and sitting on them. Remember, when the Iranian regime decided it didn’t like U.S. activities in Iraq, it found considerably more direct ways to express its disapproval. It just started...
  • Head of Iran Guards declares 'end of the sedition'

    01/03/2018 11:48:26 AM PST · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | 01/03/2017 | Staff
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief announced the "end of the sedition" Wednesday as tens of thousands rallied in a show of strength for the country's Islamic rulers after days of deadly unrest. General Mohammad Ali Jafari said the Guards only intervened "in a limited way" against fewer than 15,000 "trouble-makers" nationwide, adding that a large number had been arrested. The White House declared it would seek new sanctions against those involved in the crackdown. Protests over economic problems broke out in Iran's second city Mashhad last week and quickly spread across the country, turning against the regime as a whole. A...
  • The US Doesn’t Have to Lose the Information War in Iran

    01/03/2018 5:32:50 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 1-3-18 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Why President Trump should immediately change the leadership of the Voice of America. U.S. government broadcasting is a powerful tool that can be used to promote freedom and bolster anti-regime protestors in Iran. After all, that’s why Congress has appropriated some $740 million per year to finance it. Promoting freedom and waging an information war on America’s enemies is in our national interest. But led by a stable of Obama appointees, the Voice of America and the Persian language service at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Radio Farda) are being used to support the Iranian regime and denigrate the leadership of...
  • Why the ‘working poor’ uprising in Iran may have the power to topple hardline regime

    01/03/2018 6:17:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    The wave of violent protests churning across Iran differs dramatically from the last major uprising that rocked the country in 2009 and could spiral out of control if the regime moves too quickly toward military-style tactics to crush the unrest. While the abortive Green Revolution eight years ago was driven mainly by the children of wealthy political elites in Tehran in the wake of a questionable election, the spontaneous protests this time around are unfolding across the country and driven by what analysts describe as “the working poor” — a segment of the population that has little to lose in...
  • Trump Admin Working to Incubate Nascent Iranian Revolution

    01/02/2018 2:16:27 PM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 01/02/2018 | Adam Kredo
    Amid regime crackdown, Trump admin 'will not turn back' on Iranian protesters The Trump administration is keeping a close eye on the growing protests in Iran, with senior administration officials working to ensure President Donald Trump does not miss an opportunity to incubate a possible revolution that could topple Iran's hardline ruling regime, according to White House officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon. With the world watching growing demonstrations across Iran, the Trump administration sees an opportunity to feed the growing protests. The policy is starkly different than the Obama administration's approach in 2009, when similar protests gripped...
  • Women’s March draws fire for silence on Iran protests

    01/02/2018 11:07:08 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 2, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    The Women’s March is facing intense pressure to come out in support of Iranian women protesting the fundamentalist Islamic regime. Women have become symbolic leaders of the protests, which are entering their sixth day, by removing their hijab in defiance of laws mandating they cover their faces and hair. One image that has gone viral shows a young woman standing above a crowd, waving her jettisoned white hijab like a flag. The death toll from the anti-government protests rose to 21 overnight, and at least 450 people have been arrested. The Women’s March is busy rolling out its anniversary protest...
  • Iran: Is the Worm Turning?

    01/02/2018 9:10:29 AM PST · by pgkdan · 18 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 01/01/18 | FRANK SCHELL
    Unlike his predecessor, President Trump is siding with the Iranian people. Once again, the Iranian people are rejecting their authoritarian government and repressive rule by the mullahs. The president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, is also losing support, according to sources at the Rand Corporation. In recent days the Iranians have demonstrated in Tehran and other major cities such as Mashad and Kermanshah to protest food prices and unemployment. Some demonstrators have been shot and remarkably, there are reports of cries of “death to Khameini,” the cleric who is Iran’s supreme leader. But this time, unlike during the Obama Administration, the...
  • At Least 20 Dead As Iran Uprising Stretches Into Sixth Day

    01/02/2018 8:15:10 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    <p>Anti-regime protests in Iran erupted again Tuesday, prompting a crackdown by government forces that left nine more people dead, according to Iranian state media.</p> <p>The widespread unrest stretched into a sixth day, as demonstrators across the country continued to denounce Iran’s clerical regime and its economic and foreign policies. With at least 20 people killed and hundreds more arrested over the weekend, the uprising has become the biggest challenge to the Iranian regime since 2009, when mass protests shook Tehran after a disputed presidential election.</p>
  • Dem Tim Kaine on Iran Protests: Drop Travel Ban

    01/02/2018 4:28:57 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For Democrats, any excuse to open the immigration floodgates is good. Take Hillary’s failed VP running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, and his response to the Iran protests. Of all the ways the United States could support the protesters, what pops into Kaine’s cranium? Yup, as Kaine tweeted [emphasis added]: “Big step US could take to support democracy movement in Iran: Drop the Iranian travel ban.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • THREAT MATRIX 2018

    01/01/2018 10:32:35 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 220 replies
    Free Republic | 01-01-2018 | TM CREW
    2017The Year America Was Made Great Again. Our role in the world is being changed back to one of self empowerment and enrichment. We have had The Inauguration of President Trump and everything he has accomplished in less than a year's time.But our enemies are not idling, they are trying to role back the choices of the citizens of the Republic daily. That only means we need to fight back against them daily. Salute to the American Dream. We can rule our own Republic.Are you ready for it?The American Sun