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  • 70 Percent of Students Oppose the Government [Iran]

    12/16/2009 3:47:07 PM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 807+ views
    RoozOnline ^ | Dec. 14, 2009
    The increasing frequency of student protests in universities across the country, especially since December 7, point to the university administratorsí loss of control over the university atmosphere. Even for a while prior to the Student Day, Mahmoud Ahmadinejadís supporters had lost the chance to speak at university campuses, their speeches or question and answer sessions often being interrupted by student protests. In reaction to this situation, yesterday Mohammad Mohammadian, who head the supreme leaderís office in university affairs, called for firmer confrontation of students and professors accused by him of weakening the regime. According to a report by ILNA, speaking...
  • Iranian students accuse government of faking images of protesters burning photos of Khomeini

    12/13/2009 5:00:47 PM PST · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 482+ views
    TEHRAN, Iran - Hundreds of students at Tehran University renewed anti-government protests for a second week on Sunday, accusing authorities of fabricating images of demonstrators burning photos of the Islamic Republic's revered founder.
  • Day 2: Clashes at Tehran universities (Again)

    12/08/2009 5:36:31 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 630+ views
    Day 2: Clashes at Tehran universities 2 Tehran universities attacked AUT News | Dec. 8, 2009 Revolutionary Guard and Basij militia forces attacked campuses at Tehran University and Shahid Beheshti University in the Iranian capital on Tuesday morning. Amir Kabir University of Technology (AUT) news service reported that the gates of Tehran University were opened by campus guards to allow the militia forces to pour onto campus. Today's events after pro-opposition students announced Monday that they would gather Tuesday morning to protest the violent treatment they had received at the hands of plainclothes forces during Student's Day protests at Tehran...
  • With arrests, expulsions, more "Islamic" classes, Iran cracks down on university dissent

    12/05/2009 5:20:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 408+ views
    Canada East/ AP ^ | Scheherezade Faramarzi
    BEIRUT - As they gear up for a major anti-government protest Monday, Iranian students are besieged by a clampdown in the universities, with a wave of arrests and expulsions. At the same time, authorities are intensifying enforcement of Islamic morals on women's dress and men's hair length as a way to punish political dissent.
  • Iranian students need solidarity (students worldwide should be protesting in solidarity)

    05/29/2006 5:09:15 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 232+ views
    Ottawa Sun ^ | May 29, 2006
    Iranian students need solidarity Jordan Michael Smith May 29, 2006 Most political activity on campus consists of organizing and demonstrating against capitalism, the U.S., and student tuition. The latter is a noble cause, of benefit to both students and society at large. Tuition should be within financial reach for anyone who is academically able to grasp it, and societies with the better-skilled and educated workforces dominate the international workplace. At the same time though, students seem to feel they should bear no cost for being educated. No matter how low tuition is, they always want it be lower. Moreover, lowering...
  • Iranian Students Call Election Boycott

    01/28/2004 8:56:45 PM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 134+ views ^ | 1-28-04
    Iranian Students Call Election Boycott - Crisis Not Over Wed Jan 28,11:58 AM ET Add World - AFP to My Yahoo! TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran's main pro-democracy student group weighed into a bitter political stand-off, calling for a boycott of next month's parliament elections in protest over the mass disqualification of reformist candidates. And dampening hopes that the Islamic republic could pull out of one of its worst political crisis amid intense government wrangling with hardliners, embattled President Mohammad Khatami cautioned it was too early to say if an acceptable solution could be found. A statement from the Office to...