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  • Iranian Alert - July 12, 2005 - Join the President and call for the release of dissidents in Iran

    07/12/2005 9:48:55 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 824+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.12.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Freepers: Join the President and call for the release of dissidents in Iran DoctorZin reports, 7.12.2005: Special Report: Thousands of Iranians defied their government today and demonstrated in Tehran in support of an Iranian political dissident Akbar Ganji. Remarkably, he has defied the Iranian government, saying he is willing to die if he is not immediately and unconditionally released. Today, he is on his 31st day of a hunger strike. The regime was out in force and there were clashes with the security forces. Dr. Corsi and Ken Timmerman both provided reports. See photos here and...
  • Iranian Alert - July 11, 2005 - 'Police clash with pro-Democracy students'

    07/12/2005 9:53:46 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 6 replies · 942+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7/11/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story Reuters TEHRAN, July 12 (Reuters) - Iranian police beat dozens of protesters with batons on Tuesday at a demonstration to call for the release of Iran's most prominent jailed journalist. About 150 people, mostly students, had gathered in front of Tehran University chanting "political prisoners must be freed" when dozens of police moved in to break up the protest. The rally was in support of Akbar Ganji, an outspoken critic of the Islamic state's clerical leadership who was sentenced to six years in jail in 2001 for articles he wrote alleging links between senior officials and...
  • Iranian Alert - July 10, 2005 - Do the London Bombing's Lead Back to Iran?

    07/11/2005 1:45:20 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 1,437+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.10.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Do the London Bombing's Lead Back to Iran? Today, the Sunday Times reported that the top suspect in the London Bombing is Mustafa Setmariam Nasar. If this proves true it spells more trouble for Iran. Nick Fielding and Gareth Walsh, The Sunday Times UK reported: THE terrorist believed to have organised last year’s Madrid train attacks is emerging as a figure in the hunt for the London bombers. Spanish security sources are said to have warned four months ago that Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, a 47-year-old Syrian, had identified Britain as a likely target. Coded commands from...
  • Iranian Alert - July 9, 2005 - 'Make Islamic Fundamentalism History!'

    07/10/2005 7:42:08 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 4 replies · 1,108+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7/9/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story IranVaJahan Commemoration of the July 99 student uprising in Iran has become an annual event for the opposition to the mullahs inside and outside Iran. Today, the commemoration in London had a broader message however in the aftermath of the London bombings. The first demonstration was held outside the Embassy of the Islamic Republic in Kensington. A one minute silence was held in memory of Thursday’s victims of the indiscriminate bombing attacks in London. Speaker after speaker emphasised the global threat of the Islamic fundamentalism and the need to establish a global front to combat it....
  • Iranian Alert - July 8, 2005 - Iranian Dissident Ganji reportedly in a coma.

    07/09/2005 10:23:39 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 15 replies · 1,176+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.8.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Islamic Republic News Agency: EU Calls on Iran to Release Ganji The European Union has made "urgent representations about Akbar Ganji, a political prisoner detained in Iran", according to a statement issued Friday night by the EU's British Presidency. He is believed to be seriously ill and reportedly in need of urgent medical attention, it said. READ MORE DoctorZin:We have been getting phone calls saying that Ganji is now in a coma. A new website in support of Ganji is now in operation. It has some interesting ideas. Check it out. Update: International demonstrations around the...
  • Iranian Alert - July 7, 2005 - Iran's President-Elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's own website

    07/08/2005 8:09:37 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 2,210+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.7.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's President-Elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Complete Bio - In His Own Writing 1 July 2005: Is the president-elect of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, one of the hostage-takers at the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979? The Northeast Intelligence Network called upon its Farsi-language resources to help determine the answer to this question. Sure enough, the answer is readily found on the official website of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, written entirely in Farsi, and complete with images. The website includes various documents from Ahmadinegad’s campaign where he claims "I Can Control the Americans - I Have Experience Doing It".In one particularly...
  • Iranian Alert - July 6, 2005 - '23 day hunger strike: Give me death before Islamic dictatorship'

    07/06/2005 9:56:21 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 21 replies · 1,420+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7/6/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story Adnoki The well-known Iranian writer and journalist Akbar Ganji, who has been in prison for more than four years, is in a critical condition after being on a hunger strike for the past 23 days. His wife, who met him in an Iranian jail, confirmed that the renowned dissident's life was in danger. "My husband, before beginning the hunger strike weighed 77 kilograms, but today his weight has fallen to 58 kilograms and he can no longer stand on his feet," Massoumeh Shafii, said in an interview with Adnkronos International (AKI). Shafii told AKI that her...
  • Iranian Alert - July 5, 2005 - New Iranian President was wounded in the Vienna assassination

    07/06/2005 8:54:23 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 1,156+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.5.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Benador & Associates Amir Taheri, Benador & Associates: THE winner in Iran's recent presidential election, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, makes no secret that he is a professional revolutionary, having spent all his adult years in the service of the Khomeinist movement. But was he the chief interrogator of American diplomats held hostage during the occupation of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979-80? And was he involved in the assassination of three dissident Kurdish leaders in Vienna in 1989? ... Ahmadinejad's presence at the killing of the Kurdish leaders in Vienna on July 13, 1989, however, is an...
  • Iranian Alert - July 4, 2005 - Iran's Grand Ayatollah wants changes to Iran's constitution

    07/04/2005 11:35:07 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,652+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.4.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Montazeri open letter criticising the recent presidential elections Jul 4, 2005 One of Iran's highest-ranking theologians and dissident Shiite clerics, Grand Ayatollah Hassan Ali Montazeri has written a open letter criticising the recent presidential elections, and calling for the urgent amendment of Iran's constitution, which he argues is the principal obstacle to the country's democratisation. "As an Iranian citizen, I feel the duty - and it is also my right - to pass judgement on the current situation and indicate the way out of this crisis," Montazeri said. The letter describes last month's presidential elections,...
  • Iranian Alert - July 3, 2005 - Repression increases w/ approach of Student Uprising Anniversary

    07/03/2005 6:45:13 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 8 replies · 1,013+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7/3/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story Persian Journal Repressive measures are increasing with the approach of the anniversary of Students' Uprising on July 9th. The Islamic Republic regime which is intending to counter balance the unprecedented conjunction of International pressure and internal rejection, is playing its strong hand especially with the official appointment of Ahmadi-Nejad and the Pasdaran Corp. (Militia) Intelligence circles to the Executive branch. Actions such as, search of homes of identified opponents, arbitrary arrests, deployment of security plainclothes agents and militiamen in the streets, schools and universities, search of cars, confiscation of motorbikes and dismantlement of underground groups specialized...
  • Iranian Alert - July 2, 2005 - Iranians overwhelmingly favorable of United States

    07/02/2005 6:53:02 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 48 replies · 1,755+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7/2/05 | freedom44
    <p>THE hottest book in Iran these days is Bill Clinton's "My Life." There are three unauthorized translations on the market and at least two more on the way, Iranian newspapers report. By all accounts, a George W. Bush memoir might do just as well. And that is only the most recent indication of the overwhelmingly favorable disposition of the Iranian population toward the United States.</p>
  • Iranian Alert - July 1, 2005 - Iran talks likely to fail, say EU diplomats

    07/02/2005 1:06:54 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,106+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 7.1.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran talks likely to fail, say EU diplomats By Daniel Dombey in Brussels Published: June 30 2005 03:00 | Last updated: June 30 2005 03:00European diplomats are preparing for a breakdown of their negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme in a sign of mounting pessimism following the election last week of conservative president Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad.Although Britain, France and Germany still intend to keep their promise to put forward new compromise proposals to Iran by the beginning of August, some of the countries' diplomats now have little expectation that any deal will be accepted by Tehran.The focus of...
  • Iranian Alert - June 30, 2005 - Iran Leader Linked To '79 Embassy Crisis

    07/01/2005 12:25:56 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 19 replies · 1,261+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.30.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The Washington Times Iran Leader Linked To '79 Embassy Crisis Excerpt: Joyce Howard Priceand David R. Sands, The Washington Times:Americans held in the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Iran said yesterday they clearly recall Iranian President-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad playing a central role in the takeover, interrogating captives and demanding harsher treatment for the hostages. "As soon as I saw his picture in the paper, I knew that was the bastard," said retired Army Col. Charles Scott, 73, a former hostage who lives in Jonesboro, Ga. "He was one of the top two or three...
  • Iranian Alert - June 29, 2005 - U.S. Calls on Iran to Release Imprisoned Journalist Ganji

    06/30/2005 10:04:26 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,071+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.29.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story 29 June 2005 U.S. Calls on Iran To Release Imprisoned Journalist Akbar Ganji Ganji has investigated abuses by Iranian security forcesThe United States has called on Iranian authorities to release Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji from prison, where he is being held, the State Department said, for his political views and peaceful activities in support of free speech and journalistic integrity.  Ganji is known for his efforts to uncover information on extra-judicial killings by Iranian security forces.In a June 29 statement, the State Department expressed particular concern about recent reports that Ganji is in failing health and...
  • Iranian Alert - June 28, 2005 - Move over Mullahs: the new militant leaders in Iran

    06/29/2005 1:38:02 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 7 replies · 2,144+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.28.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story 'No More Mullahs' An Excerpt: Amir Taheri, The Wall Street Journal:In one of his rare outings during the Iranian presidential election campaign last week, Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the man then designated as the likely winner by almost everyone, ran into a spot of bother. An old woman broke through his security ring, shouting, "May I have a word with you?" Once allowed to approach Mr. Rafsanjani, the woman removed his turban with a blow and shouted, "No more mullahs!" A couple of nights before that, Mr. Rafsanjani had been booed by students at Tehran University with...
  • Iranian Alert - June 27, 2005 - Iran's Supreme Leader Banned All Celebration of the Election

    06/28/2005 3:13:10 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,599+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.27.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story 'I am proud of being Iran's little servant and street sweeper' By Colin Freeman in Teheran(Filed: 26/06/2005)By official edict there were no victory parades for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the streets of the Iranian capital yesterday.   Iran's new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad The mayor of Teheran, who shocked the world with his surprise victory in Iran's presidential run-off poll on Friday, is an ultra-conservative who craves a return to the ideol-ogies of the Islamic revolution of 1979.Yesterday, the people of Iran were given, perhaps, an early taste of things to come, as public celebrations and opposition demonstrations...
  • Iranian Alert - June 26, 2005 - New President: No need for US ties & press on w/nukes

    06/26/2005 5:21:07 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 1,099+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6/26/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story National Nine News Iran will press ahead with its controversial nuclear program and the Islamic republic has no real need for ties with arch-foe the US, hardline president-elect Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said. In a sign that Friday's surprise election result would prolong decades of enmity between Tehran and Washington, Ahmadinejad and US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld traded negative remarks in their first comments since the vote. But the ultra-conservative former mayor of Tehran said Iran would not abandon nuclear talks with the European Union although negotiations would be based on the Islamic Republic's "national interest". Europe shares...
  • Iranian Alert - June 25, 2005 - Iran on alert fearing street protests after fraudulent election

    06/25/2005 11:24:05 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,255+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.25.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran’s ruling clerics fear street protests Iran Focus:A day after the surprise election of the ultra-conservative mayor of Tehran as the new President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the country'’s security forces were placed on heightened state of alert throughout Saturday to prevent any street demonstrations. The move reflected fears in the ruling clerical circles that a dissatisfied young population could react with fury to what many see as a 'coup'” by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the hard-line institutions under his control to consolidate their power. The furious reaction of the loser, former...
  • Iranian Alert - June 24, 2005 - Ultra Conservative Ahmadinejad Wins (S)election - Europe in crisis!

    06/24/2005 7:24:03 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 24 replies · 1,325+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.24.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Hardliner Scores Landslide Iran Election Win Excerpt: By REUTERS Filed at 9:28 p.m. ETTEHRAN (Reuters) - Ultra-conservative Tehran mayor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad swept to a landslide win in presidential elections on Saturday, spelling a possible end to Iran's fragile social reforms and tentative rapprochement with the West.Ahmadinejad, 48, received the backing of the religious poor to defeat moderate cleric Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who was supported by pro-reform parties and wealthy Iranians fearful of a hardline monopoly on power in the Islamic state.``The figures show that Ahmadinejad is the winner,'' Interior Ministry spokesman Jahanbakhsh Khanjani told reporters.He will...
  • Iranian Alert - June 23, 2005 - Iran Student Leader: 'elections between bad and worse'

    06/24/2005 8:20:37 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 14 replies · 1,329+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6/23/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story NY Sun WASHINGTON - The choice for Iranians tomorrow in the presidential runoff is between "bad and worse," according to a leader of the July 9, 1999, Tehran University uprisings, Ahmad Batebi. In a phone interview yesterday with The New York Sun, Mr. Batebi said, "The candidates were never elected by the people, the selection of the candidates are from the supreme leader. The people of Iran had no power in choosing any of them." Mr. Batebi is currently on the lam, avoiding authorities in Iran where he is still wanted for his crime of endangering...
  • Iranian Alert - June 22, 2005 - Britian adopts a confontational policy towards Iran

    06/22/2005 9:20:48 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,285+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.22.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Don't pin hopes for reform on Rafsanjani, Britain warnsBy Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor(Filed: 22/06/2005)Britain adopted a more confrontational policy towards Iran yesterday when officials assailed the credibility of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the likely winner of Friday's presidential election run-off.Many Iranian reformists, alarmed that his opponent, the hardline former mayor of Teheran Mahmood Ahmadinejad, came second in the initial round of voting, have called on supporters to switch their votes to the 70-year-old Mr Rafsanjani despite the fact that he is a veteran of the regime.The wily cleric, who served as president from 1989 to...
  • Iranian Alert - June 21, 2005 - Iranian Student Union, calls for a boycott of the bogus elections

    06/22/2005 1:07:58 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 994+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.21.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranian Student Union, Tahkeem Vahdat: Boycott the bogus elections, this regime is not reformable Iran Press News: The University Student offices of Tahkeem'eh Vahdat has sent out a bulletin reiterating it's stance: "based on an all points boycott of this bogus election and the immovability and unreformability of the regime ruling over Iran; we consider this fake election to be disastrous, highly restrictive and utterly ineffective and the office of the president should be castigated for this pathetic show of force."In several parts of this bulletin, the members of Tahkeem'eh Vahdat have referred to this as...
  • Iranian Alert - June 20, 2005 - The coming coup

    06/20/2005 7:38:05 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 45 replies · 2,003+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.20.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Editor: Myself A weblog on Iran, technology and pop culture, by Hossein Derakhshan The coming coup Iranian blogger, are really getting nasty here. After Karrubi's unbelievably blunt letter to the Supreme Leader, everything is suddenly changing. All non-fundamentalists are rallying behind Rafsanjani. Many are talking about a possible coup by Sepah and Basij after Friday's second round results. It's also rumoured (now confirmed ) that Eqbal and Aftab, pro-reform newspapers, were seizes in the printing house last night after they published full text of the letter. Karrubi for the first time has publically challenged the...
  • Iranian Alert - June 19, 2005 - We must demand more from the MS media in its reporting on Iran.

    06/20/2005 12:32:48 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,755+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.19.2005 | DoctorZin
    DoctorZin reports, 6.19.2005:Bloggers must demand more from the mainstream media in its reporting on Iran. I have been reporting for days now that the elections in Iran were rigged. Now that the NY Times is reporting it perhaps the blogosphere will also. I also published statements of several candidates inside of Iran that are also claiming this as well. The blogosphere can either lead or follow the mainstream media. I hope we will lead. With the election runoff in Iran slated for Friday, we must demand that the mainstream media visit polling stations throughout Iran to report their own...
  • Iranian Alert - June 18, 2005 - Bloggers personal accounts of Iranian polling stations in the US.

    06/18/2005 5:15:41 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,190+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.18.2005 | DoctorZin
    Reports of Iranians voting in the US Robert Mayer of PublisPundit has just released his length and valuable report on the polling station in Tuscon. It includes photos and a fascinating with the poll watcher and his views of America. Will of Willisms produced a two similar reports from Houston, Texas. One, Two. Photos included. Finally, SMCCDI published a report of their success in closing down the LA polling station. Aryo B. Pirouznia, the SMCCDI Coordinator, and several other Iranian political activists were wounded by Islamists and mercenaries hired by Islamic republic regime. These aggressions took place, yesterday, in...
  • Iranian Alert - June 17, 2005 - First Reports on the Election - Why the media is getting it wrong

    06/17/2005 3:23:34 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,386+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.17.2005 | DoctorZin
    First Reports on the Iranian Election - Why the media is getting it wrong The western media is reporting a close election in Iran and some are claiming that it is so close that the government has extended the hours of the polling places in order to accommodate the voting public. What is wrong with these reports? According to various news accounts, the international media in Iran for the election is estimated between 70 and 200 foreign journalists. Opposition leaders claim that each journalist is required to have a government minder present with them. They also report that these...
  • Iranian Alert - June 16, 2005 - The Iranian election is just hours away - Let the boycott begin!

    06/16/2005 8:49:08 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 16 replies · 1,537+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.16.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Statement by the President Bush on Iranian Elections[Excerpts] President Bush, The White House: In recent months, the cause of freedom has made enormous gains in the broader Middle East. ... And as a tide of freedom sweeps this region, it will also come eventually to Iran. ... Today, Iran is ruled by men who suppress liberty at home and spread terror across the world. Power is in the hands of an unelected few who have retained power through an electoral process that ignores the basic requirements of democracy. The June 17th presidential elections are sadly consistent...
  • Iranian Alert - June 15, 2005 - CNN plays a dangerous game of softball with Rafsanjani

    06/15/2005 11:44:32 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,230+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.16.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story CNN plays a dangerous game of softball with Rafsanjani Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani -- now seeking another term as the Islamic republic's elected leader -- said Tuesday the United States has been hostile toward his country for more than 30 years. The man widely expected to win Friday's presidential election told CNN the United States has taken "steps in the right direction" but must do more to prove to Iranians that it has relinquished what he called "a hostile attitude." READ MORE DoctorZin:CNN's report reminded me of Dan Rather's interview with Saddam Hussein. It...
  • Iranian Alert - June 14, 2005 - 'Hakha movement says Regime will Fall starting on June 16th'

    06/14/2005 8:50:09 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 11 replies · 1,859+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6/14/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story Hakha movement press release The Popular Hakha Movement for Freedom in Iran has called for peaceful uprisings on June 16th starting at 10 a.m. Tehran time of the current year against the oppressive and terrorist Islamic Republic of Iran. Under the leadership of Dr. Ahura-Pirouz Khaleghi Yazdi, the people will not rest until freedom and democracy have been established in Iran. The Iranian people have demanded and will take their self-determination. The aim of this national uprising is to overthrow the despotic regime in order to institute national self-determination, the principles of secular democracy, the doctrine...
  • Iranian Alert - June 13, 2005 - Some analysts suspect bin Laden slipped into Iran

    06/13/2005 9:49:02 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 15 replies · 1,525+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.13.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Some analysts suspect bin Laden slipped into Iran Rowan Scarborough, The Washington Times:Some within the U.S. intelligence community think Osama bin Laden is in eastern Iran, instead of the rugged tribal areas of Pakistan's northwestern frontier, where most American officials think he is still on the run. U.S. officials said in interviews that the Iran theory, which is held by a minority, is based on bits of intelligence information and the fact that months of CIA intelligence operations, along with search-and-destroy sweeps by thousands of Pakistani troops, have failed to find the al Qaeda leader or...
  • Iranian Alert - June 12, 2005 - Hundreds of Iranian Women demonstrate against Sex Discrimination

    06/12/2005 1:09:48 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 16 replies · 4,507+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6/12/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story New York Times TEHRAN, June 12 - Hundreds of women staged an unauthorized demonstration in Tehran today, protesting sex discrimination under Iran's Islamic leadership just days before the June 17 presidential elections. There were reports that the police clubbed several women, though there were no hospital reports of injuries. Demonstrators said they saw some women being detained and dragged away by officers. But the situation appeared to stabilize, and after about an hour of demonstrating, the women disbanded without further incident. "We will continue such protests because it shows that women are aware of their rights,"...
  • Iranian Alert - June 11, 2005 - Special Report + schedule of Pro-Democracy events coming this week

    06/11/2005 2:05:59 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,480+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.11.2005 | DoctorZin
    Special Report: Iranians Unite! Pro-Democracy Iranians Boycott Islamic Republic'’s Rigged Anti-Democratic Elections In an historic show of unity, Iranian opposition leaders together drafted and signed the following declaration. The leaders represent a broad spectrum of Iranian groups around the world calling for a boycott of the June 17th Presidential election. READ MOREMore than 17o leaders have signed it, still others are seeking to. It is important to let the media know that Iranians from a range of political views are now united in boycotting the June 17th election. Also important: I have begun a schedule of Pro-Democracy events for...
  • Iranian Alert - June 10, 2005 - IRAN SURVEY REVEALS: America Helps Their Chances at Freedom

    06/10/2005 2:01:40 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,179+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.10.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iranians Feel America's Presence in the Region Helps Their Chances at Freedom Rob Sobhani, Belga Press Agency:Public Opinion Survey in IranTo view the Executive Summary - First Survey - in PDF, click here. A recent public opinion survey of Iranians, conducted by The Tarrance Group, surprisingly found that a vast majority (74%) of Iranians feel America’s presence in the Middle East will increase the probability of democracy in their own country. The survey, which was the first of its kind, found, two-thirds of Iranians believe that regime change in Iraq has been a positivefor both neighboring...
  • Iranian Alert - June 9, 2005 - Special Report - Soccer match in Iran stirs celebration and unrest.

    06/09/2005 6:32:59 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,697+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.9.2005 | DoctorZin
    World Cup Qualifier match in Iran stirs celebration and unrest. Earlier yesterday, Reuters reported that security was tight at Tehran's Azadi stadium before the start of the World Cup soccer qualifier. A symbolic victory was seen when 100 Iranian women forced themselves into the stadium. See photos. Security forces broke one woman's leg in the process. Then Iran won its game with Bahrain, the score 1-0. This assured them a position in the World Cup playoffs. Iran exploded into celebration. Radio Sedaye Iran reported the streets around the country were filled with people celebrating the victory. See photos. Then...
  • Iranian Alert - June 8, 2005 - The Student Movement Website back online!

    06/08/2005 5:37:40 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,062+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.8.2005 | DoctorZin
    SMCCDI Website back online! I just heard from Aryo Pirouznia, director of the Student Movement Coordinating Committee for Democracy in Iran (SMCCDI) he told me that their website is back online. Just as mysteriously as it went down, the web host decided to put it back up. We will post more on this later. We want to thank everyone that responded to our call form help. I believe, collectively our efforts made the difference. A Daily Briefing of Major News Stories on Iran: Iran va Jahan reports that most observers seem to be missing a veritable seismic popular movement...
  • June 8, 2005 -Iran following Soccer Victory

    06/08/2005 2:55:47 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 61 replies · 2,269+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.8.2005 | DoctorZin
    BREAKING NEWS! Massive Unrest in Iran following soccer victory - PLEASE SPREAD THE NEWS DoctorZin’s SPECIAL REPORT!Iran won an important soccer victory that assures they will play for the World Cup. This has led to massive celebrations and unrest throughout Iran.The pro-democracy forces in Iran make good use of such celebrations as it is difficult for security forces to manage the massive crowds.The inability of the security forces to deal effectively with the anti-regime demonstrations only encourages other Iranians to join them.This is likely to strengthen pro-democracy forces for the battles of the coming weeks.The mainstream media is again...
  • Iranian Alert - June 7, 2005 - The Iran is illegally setting up voting booths in the US

    06/07/2005 9:14:12 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,534+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.7.2005 | DoctorZin
    The Iranian Government is setting up voting booths in the US The Interests Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran has launched a U.S. based website (in Persian) to encourage Iranians to vote, June 17th, here in the U.S. The site includes a pdf file with a listing of the cities and states they will be hosting voting centers. The site also includes an 800#: 800-899-4023 where people can be told the exact locations of the voting centers. A few days ago, before being shutdown, SMCCDI posted the following:A group of Iranian secularist activists have protested against the illegal...
  • Iranian Alert - June 6, 2005 - The Iranian Student Movement Website has been shutdown, AGAIN!

    06/06/2005 2:52:43 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 5,751+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.6.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The Student Movement Website has been Shutdown! AGAIN! Aryo Pirouznia, director of the Student Movement Coordinating Committee for Democracy in Iran (SMCCDI) just told me that their new website host has shut down their site citing complaints over spam emails. This is unbelievable since he said they have never sent him any complaints about their emails. It looks like we need to find him a reliable web host. Time is running out!! The elections are coming in just 11 days. We need this resource up! It appears someone does not want this site up. Contact me...
  • Iranian Alert - June 5, 2005 - Iran, the Next Secular Revolution?

    06/05/2005 5:10:47 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 10 replies · 1,262+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6/05/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story Free Inquiry March 15, 2005. Tehran. Somewhere, a Qur'an is burning. It is Tchahr Shanbe Souri, the traditional Persian fire festival, and in major cities throughout the country Iranians are turning the celebration-denounced as pagan by the ruling clerics-into a protest. There are reports of revelers chanting "Down with the Islamic Republic" and casting Islamist literature and even scripture into bonfires.1 Government militia respond brutally, and violent clashes with demonstrators continue into the night. The episode is not isolated but appears to be part of a trend in which large numbers of Iranians are taking to...
  • Iranian Alert - June 4, 2005 - The US can do three things to support Iran's pro-democracy efforts.

    06/04/2005 11:57:20 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 1,035+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.4.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran: toward a Fourth Republic? Featuring Mohsen SazegaraJune 2, 2005 On May 25, 2005, Mohsen Sazegara addressed the Washington Institute's Special Policy Forum. Dr. Sazegara, one of the founders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, held a number of posts in the Iranian government during the 1980s. In 1989, disillusioned, he left the government, after which he completed his studies in History at the University of London and published several reformist newspapers subsequently closed by regime hardliners. Since 2001 he has been a leader in the campaign for a referendum on replacing the Iranian constitution. He...
  • Iranian Alert - June 3, 2005 - Iran's soccer winover N. Korea leads to mass celebration and unrest

    06/03/2005 4:53:19 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 15 replies · 1,880+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.3.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's victory over N. Korea leads to mass celebration and unrest SMCCDI (Information Service):Iran's victory of 1-0 over N. Korea's soccer team has resulted in a mass celebration, expression of joy and unrest despite all official injunctions and massive security presence. Clashes happened at the end of the game at Azadi ('Freedom') Stadium as militiamen intended to stop happy fans from expressing joy. Orders were given that fans should avoid being joyful as it's the anniversary of the death of the regime's founder. Other reports are stating about sporadic clashes in several areas of the Capital...
  • Iranian Alert - June 2, 2005 - Iran Survey: 92 percent of voters to stay away from polls

    06/02/2005 6:46:37 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 6 replies · 1,276+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 06/02/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story IranFocus Tehran, Jun. 01 - A nationwide survey conducted by an Iranian opposition group showed widespread voter apathy in Iran's upcoming June 17 presidential elections. The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) said in a press release that a survey of 1,730 adults eligible to vote showed that 92 percent of voters intend to boycott the elections. The survey was based on interviews conducted between May 27 and May 30, 2005. While the PMOI as an opposition group has clear interests in promoting a boycott of the polls, independent observers also believe that this year’s presidential...
  • Iranian Alert - June 1, 2005 - Members of Congress push tougher line on Iran, write them today!

    06/01/2005 5:31:56 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,162+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.1.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Members push tougher line on Iran Geoff Earle, The Hill:Key members of Congress are girding to take a tougher line on Iran by tightening sanctions and taking a high-profile stance against the Iranian government. But despite President Bush's calls for democratic reform in the Middle East, the administration is urging Congress to hold off on legislation out of concern that it might disrupt sensitive negotiations about Iran's nuclear program. The momentum for legislative action in Congress has reached such an extent that the administration has begun voicing its concerns to powerful committee chairmen. Senate Foreign Relations...
  • Iranian Alert - May 31, 2005 - Rice Says Nuclear Material Headed to Iran Intercepted

    05/31/2005 4:39:07 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,302+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.31.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Rice, Allies Boost Anti-Weapons Program By BARRY SCHWEID The Associated Press WASHINGTON May 31, 2005 — The Bush administration claimed success on Tuesday for its program designed to intercept weapons technology, saying it helped end Libya's weapons program. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the Proliferation Security Initiative, an operation conducted jointly with dozens of other countries, provided the "framework" for intercepting centrifuge components bound for Libya and led to Moammar Gadhafi's 2003 decision to dismantle the programs. The program has had 11 successful efforts, including the interception of missile and nuclear technology headed for Iran, Rice said...
  • Iranian Alert - May 30, 2005 - Join the "Blogosphere Supports Real Democracy in Iran" Campaign

    05/30/2005 7:15:00 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,072+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.30.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Join the "Blogosphere Supports Real Democracy in Iran" Campaign Why should the Blogosphere support Real Democracy in Iran? The next few weeks in Iran may prove critical to the efforts of the pro-democracy forces there. On June 17th, Iran has scheduled its Presidential elections and as the LA Times said recently:It was already one of the most important elections in the world this year. It now also promises to be one of the most watched. This time the world will see for itself that the elections in Iran are a fraud. The regime permits only those...
  • Iranian Alert - May 29, 2005 - 'Al-Zarqawi in Iran?'

    05/29/2005 2:33:30 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 44 replies · 2,252+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5/29/05 | freedom44
    Top News Story Sunday Times via IranFocus IRAQ’S most wanted terrorist has fled the country for emergency surgery after an American airstrike left him with shrapnel lodged in his chest, according to a senior insurgent commander in close contact with his group. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who has a $25m bounty on his head after being blamed for suicide bombings, assassinations and the beheadings of western hostages — including Ken Bigley, the Liverpool engineer — is now believed to be in Iran. He has suffered from bouts of high fever since being wounded by a missile that struck his convoy...
  • Iranian Alert - May 28, 2005 - Why Europe is Wrong on Iran! A MUST READ! PLUS MANY MORE!!!

    05/28/2005 5:00:39 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,096+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.28.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Why Europe Is Wrong on Iran Amir Taheri   During his visit to Washington last week, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jack Straw told his American interlocutors that the European Union’s initiative on Iran, of which his government is a part, was heading for an impasse. But when asked what the next move should be, all that Straw had to say was: Keep talking until after the Iranian presidential election.The Europeans said a similar thing last year when talks on Iran’s alleged nuclear ambitions had hit another brick-wall. At that time the advice was to keep talking until...
  • Iranian Alert - May 27, 2005 - Rafsanjani with big lead in Iran presidential poll with 36%

    05/27/2005 3:38:46 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,174+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.27.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Rafsanjani with big lead in Iran presidential poll Reuters:Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, an experienced pragmatist portrayed by aides as capable of solving Iran's nuclear standoff with the West, held a big lead in a new opinion poll for June 17 presidential elections, newspapers said on Thursday. But Rafsanjani, 70, who is bidding to regain the post he held from 1989 to 1997, was still well short of the 50 percent support he needs to avoid facing a run-off vote, the poll showed. The survey comes a day after the European Union and Iran agreed to a two-month...
  • Iranian Alert - May 26, 2005 - Iran's Supreme Leader says, "Elect Anti-West President"

    05/26/2005 8:39:00 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 947+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.26.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran's Supreme Leader: Elect Anti-West President The Asssociated Press, Jerusalem Post:Iran's supreme leader called on the people to elect an anti-Western president in the upcoming June elections, accusing Washington of trying to influence the poll. "Look for a candidate with whom enemy is not satisfied. This is one of the criteria. Americans have begun their absurdities saying who should run and who should not run in the election," said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaking to a group of students Thursday. "What is that to you, you ignorants," he said, seeming to direct his comments at...
  • Iranian Alert - May 25, 2005 - EU3/Iran Crisis Ends. EU3 Promises Iran a New Offer By July

    05/25/2005 12:34:54 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 16 replies · 1,788+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 5.25.2005 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story EU Promises Iran New Offer on Nuclear Dispute Reuters:The European Union will offer Iran a detailed proposal by the end of July on how to resolve their differences over Tehran's nuclear program, Iran's chief negotiator Hassan Rohani said on Wednesday. At the end of three hours of talks in Geneva, Rohani said that he was confident a final deal between the sides could be achieved in a reasonably short time. "We believe that we could reach a reasonable agreement within a reasonably short time," he said, adding Iranian negotiators would be reporting back to the Tehran...