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  • Time to Help the People of Iran Overthrow Their Corrupt Regime

    # t is claimed that Ahmadinejad won the city of Tabriz with 57%. His main opponent, Mir Hossein Mousavi, is an Azeri from Azerbaijan province, of which Tabriz is the capital. Mousavi, according to such polls as exist in Iran and widespread anecdotal evidence, did better in cities and is popular in Azerbaijan. Certainly, his rallies there were very well attended. So for an Azeri urban center to go so heavily for Ahmadinejad just makes no sense. In past elections, Azeris voted disproportionately for even minor presidential candidates who hailed from that province. # Ahmadinejad is claimed to have taken...
  • Election battles turn into street fights in Iran

    06/13/2009 5:35:30 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies · 1,839+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | June 13, 2009 | ANNA JOHNSON and BRIAN MURPHY
    Opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clashed with police in the heart of Iran's capital Saturday, pelting them with rocks and setting fires in the worst unrest in Tehran in a decade. They accused the hard-line president of using fraud to steal election victory from his reformist rival. The brazen and angry confrontationsincluding stunning scenes of masked rioters tangling with black-clad policepushed the self-styled -snip- But for at least one day, the tone and tactics were more combative than at any time since authorities put down student-led protests in 1999. Young men hurled stones and bottles at anti-riot units and mocked Ahmadinejad...
  • State media declared Ahmadinejad winner of Iran's election...

    06/12/2009 4:49:46 PM PDT · by xcamel · 83 replies · 4,086+ views
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  • The mood as Iran votes: feverish, rowdy, tense

    06/12/2009 3:51:06 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 1 replies · 321+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | June 12, 2009 | George McLeod
    polls Friday to choose their president. The country is bitterly divided between the backers of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and those who support his biggest rival, Mir-Hossein Mousavi. A week of feverish campaigning has left both sides worried the other will somehow steal the victory. When reform-minded Mohammed Khatami stormed to power unexpectedly in 1997, it was said the streets were full of excited youth. But this week in Tehran, the enthusiastic crowds, numbering in the hundreds of thousands, were said to be greater. It was dawn Thursday, and the early morning call to prayer had already sounded before the...
  • [Pro-Democracy] Iran students protest amid heavy security

    12/07/2008 5:52:46 PM PST · by freedom44 · 18 replies · 1,941+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/07/08 | AFP
    TEHRAN (AFP) Iranian students held a protest on Sunday at Tehran University calling for freedom and denouncing the policies of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a pro-reform student group said. The protest amid heavy security was organised by the radical pro-reform Office to Consolidate Unity (OCU) student group to mark National Student Day. "There was tough control, they (authorities) would not let anyone in but students broke the gate and came in," OCU member Mehdi Arabshahi told AFP. "A lot of protests were directed at Ahmadinejad over oppression in universities and bad economy," he said. "The protesters also demanded academic freedom...
  • 'Thousands' join anti-Ahmadinejad rally in Tehran

    12/07/2008 3:32:31 PM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies · 1,399+ views
    Daily Star/AFP ^ | December 08, 2008
    TEHRAN: Iranian students held a protest Sunday at Tehran University calling for freedom and denouncing the policies of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a pro-reform student group said. The protest amid heavy security was organized by the radical pro-reform Office to Consolidate Unity (OCU) student group to mark National Student Day. "There was tough control, they [authorities] would not let anyone in but students broke the gate and came in," OCU member Mehdi Arabshahi told AFP. "A lot of protests were directed at Ahmadinejad over oppression in universities and the bad economy," he added. "The protesters also demanded academic freedom and respect...
  • Iranain students stage protest

    12/07/2008 1:17:44 PM PST · by skully · 12 replies · 476+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | December 7, 2008 | The Associated Press
    TEHRAN,Iran: Iran's official news agency reports that students at Tehran University damaged public property during a protest. The report, a rare admission by the agency of anti-government activities by students, referred to them as a "militia."
  • Marching on Chavez

    09/04/2008 1:28:07 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 96+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 04, 2008 | Lance Nation
    Marching On Chavez by: Lance Nation, September 04, 2008 On December 2, 2007, Hugo Chvezs attempt to grant complete power to his PSUV and instate himself as Venezuelas dictator failed. An average Venezuelan student decided not watch every liberty stripped from Venezuelans and led 200,000 people on marches against Chvezs constitutional reforms. For his efforts, Yon Goicoechea is this years recipient of the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty. Chvez is not Venezuela. There is another different Venezuela that is growing in our land. Another different Venezuela, with a new perspective of life, with a new perspective of government, and...
  • Silent No More

    07/15/2008 8:09:41 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 18 replies · 223+ views
    The Economist ^ | July 10, '08
    Nine years ago, Ahmad Batebi appeared on the cover of "The Economist." He was a 21-year-old student, one of thousands who protested against Iran's government that summer. He was photograhed holding a T-shirt bespattered with the blood of a fellow protester. Soon afterwards, he was arrested and shown on our July, 1999 issue. "With this," he was told, "you have signed your death warrant." During his interrogation he was blindfolded and beaten with cables until he passed out. His captors rubbed salt into his wounds to wake him up, so they could torture him more. They held his head in...
  • Venezuelans Fight For Liberty

    03/19/2008 12:39:21 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 380+ views
    Campus Report ^ | March 19, 2008 | Bethany Stotts
    Venezuelans Fight for Liberty by: Bethany Stotts, March 19, 2008 Despite ongoing evidence of Hugo Chavez repression in Venezuela, academics continue to either downplay or embrace Chavez anti-capitalist message. Binghamton University Emeritus Professor James Petras compared Chavez to Franklin D. Roosevelt in a 2004 column.... Petras also appeared on Democracy Now!, supporting Chavez gradual expansion of powers.... Two leaders within the Venezuelan student movement, Yon Goicoechea and Gustavo Tovar, heartily disagree. The Venezuelan student movement played a key role in the December 2007 defeat of Chavezs constitution referendum. Tovar, author of Students for Liberty, credits Goicoechea and Freddy Guevara for...
  • 'Death to Ahmadinejad,' Iranian crowds cry

    03/19/2008 10:27:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies · 1,512+ views ^ | March 19, 2008
    TEHRAN, March 19 (UPI) -- Many Iranian youths rallied in streets across the country, shouting "Death to Ahmadinejad," in celebrations marking the end of the Persian calendar year. The last Wednesday of the Persian calendar is celebrated as the Fire Festival in Iran, with bonfires and firecrackers marking the occasion. In the western city of Ahvaz, angry mobs declared "Freedom is our legitimate right" while demonstrators in the western city of Sanandaj shouted "Death to (Iranian President Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad," Ynetnews reported Wednesday. The police in Tehran were out in force and, though they were met with a barrage of firecrackers,...
  • Protests Flare at 2 Iranian Campuses

    03/06/2008 6:52:06 PM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies · 253+ views
    IranPress ^ | March 5, 2008
    Protests Flare at 2 Iranian Campuses Students Demand End to Ban on Activists, Ouster of College Head By Thomas Erdbrink Washington Post Foreign Service March 5, 2008 TEHRAN, March 4 -- Hundreds of students at two Iranian universities have mounted protests in recent days to decry the expulsion of student activists and call for the resignation of a government-appointed campus president. Between 100 and 200 students at Allameh Tabatabai University in Tehran protested Tuesday against the recent banning of 40 students who had organized demonstrations against university authorities. In the central Iranian city of Shiraz, students have called for a...
  • Another Police Attack on Tehran University

    02/02/2008 11:30:14 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 142+ views
    RoozOnline ^ | February 01, 2008
    Another Police Attack on Tehran University February 01, 2008 Rooz Alborz Mahmudi While the Sunday police attack on students at Tehran University resulted in injuries to ten ‎of them and the arrest of more than five, University officials either remained silent about ‎the incident or complete denied it.‎ After the bloody police attack on students on July 9, 1999, Iran’s Supreme National ‎Security Council under the chairmanship of reformist president Mohammad Khatami ‎banned the intrusion of police into university campuses. To enter the campuses, the ‎police was required to first obtain the approval of the supervisory board and president of...
  • Anger in Iran after law student dies in custody

    01/27/2008 2:40:24 PM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies · 140+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 26/01/2008
    Anger in Iran after law student dies in custody By Kay Biouki in Teheran and Gethin Chamberlain 26/01/2008 The death of a student in the custody of Iranian intelligence officers has provoked outrage among opponents of the regime, who claim it is part of a concerted crackdown on dissent in the run-up to parliamentary elections. Ebrahim Lotf-Allahi, a fourth year law student, was buried before his family could see his body. They later discovered that the grave had been filled with cement, apparently to prevent his body being exhumed for medical examination. Student leaders say 150 students have been arrested...
  • Students in Iran Protest Sentences for 3 pro-Democracy Activists

    10/22/2007 11:41:56 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 2 replies · 149+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/23/07 | Nazila Fathi
    TEHRAN, Oct. 22 Students at one of the most politically active universities in Tehran demonstrated Monday amid high security to protest jail terms for three student activists, an Iranian student news agency reported. Students from different universities gathered at Amir Kabir University to protest sentences of up to three years issued last week for the activists, Ehsan Mansouri, Majid Tavakoli and Ahmad Ghassaban, the student news agency, ISNA, reported. Authorities accused the three, all from Amir Kabir University, of publishing articles insulting to Islam in student publications. The students denied the charges and said their publications had been forged...
  • Iranian President Faces Continued Criticism Following Rare Student Protest

    10/10/2007 9:06:41 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 2 replies · 269+ views
    Foxnews via AP ^ | 10/11/07 | Foxnews via AP
    TEHRAN, Iran A day after Iranian students protested against hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, official response was muted Tuesday, but the country's independent press and students continued to criticize the president. About 100 students participated in Monday's rare demonstration, chanting "Death to dictator" as Ahmadinejad gave a speech at Tehran University, prompting scuffles with hardline students, witnesses said. The president faced a similar outburst during a speech in December when students at Amir Kabir Technical University called him a dictator and set fire to his picture. Hoping to avoid a similar disturbance Monday, organizers imposed tight security, limiting access to...
  • Where Dissent Really Is Dangerous

    10/09/2007 2:34:48 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies · 560+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 10/09/07 | James Taranto
    To chants of 'death to the dictator,' hundreds of Iranian students have mounted a vociferous protest against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad," London's Telegraph reports: The demonstration at Teheran University, where the president gave a speech opening the academic year, drove home the depth of his domestic unpopularity --snip-- It's a reminder, too, of just what phonies and blowhards our American "dissenters" are. They know it takes no courage to oppose a democratic government that holds freedom of speech sacrosanct. So they spin lurid fantasies of authoritarianism in order to convince themselves of their own bravery.
  • Iran: Students clash as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faces protest at campus speech

    10/09/2007 3:58:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 646+ views
    Times of London ^ | 10/09/07 | Kayvon Biouki
    Students clash as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faces protest at campus speech Kayvon Biouki in Tehran Iranian students staged a noisy protest against President Ahmadinejad yesterday when he arrived at Tehran University to give a speech marking the start of the academic year. In scenes rarely witnessed in Iran, scores of students chanted anti-Ahmadinejad slogans, clashed with pro-government militia and made public a highly critical letter addressed to the Iranian leader. The authorities responded by firing teargas canisters into the campus, just as the Iranian leader was leaving. It looked like a boxing ring in there, but instead of two fighters...
  • Iranian students call president "dictator" during scuffle

    10/08/2007 9:27:24 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 21 replies · 949+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/8/07 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - More than 100 students scuffled with police and hardline supporters of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday on Tehran University campus and chanted "Death to the dictator" outside a hall where the Iranian president spoke. "Revolutionary president, we support you," the hardline students shouted back, pushing and shoving those who were voicing opposition to Ahmadinejad, a Reuters witness said. Liberal-minded students and academics have criticized the president for clamping down on dissent on Iranian campuses, although the president and his government insist they support free speech and welcome constructive opposition. Monday's protest was the second rowdy reception Ahmadinejad has...
  • Iranian Students Stage Rare Demonstration Against Ahmadinejad

    10/08/2007 8:12:15 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies · 732+ views
    FOXNews/AP ^ | October 08, 2007
    <p>TEHRAN, Iran -- An estimated 100 students staged a rare demonstration Monday against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, calling him a "dictator," which prompted scuffles with hardline students at Tehran University.</p> <p>Ahmadinejad, who was giving a speech to a select group at the university to mark the beginning of the academic year, ignored the chants of "death to the dictator" and continued with his speech on the merits of science and the pitfalls of Western-style democracy, witnesses said.</p>
  • Tehran's Campus Crackdown

    09/19/2007 6:28:21 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies · 579+ views
    N.Y. Post ^ | September 17, 2007
    Tehran's Campus Crackdown New York Post Amir Taheri As millions of Iranians prepare for the new school year, the scene is being set for what could be a long hot autumn on university campuses across the nation. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has promised to "cleanse" the Iranian educational system of what he calls "the corrupt influence of the infidel" and has mobilized a special militia to crush the expected student revolts. The radical president refers to his "academic cleansing" plan as "The Second Great Islamic Cultural Revolution." The late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini closed the universities and launched the first "Great Islamic...
  • Iran Warns Students Against 'U.S. Contacts'

    08/26/2007 4:46:34 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 15 replies · 431+ views
    RFERL ^ | 8/26/07 | RFERL
    August 26, 2007 -- Iran warned today that the authorities will clamp down on university students who it said are in contact with the U.S. administration and seeking to topple the country's rulers. Intelligence Minister Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie said that students, currently "studying in universities under the guise of being students and have contact with foreigners and White House statesmen," will be confronted. He said Iran believes they are not university students but are seeking to destroy the system of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  • Details of Iran government's crackdown

    06/22/2007 2:40:12 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 2 replies · 257+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/22/07 | Houston Chronicle
    ON CAMPUS At least eight students reportedly jailed after disrupting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's campus visit in December. About 20 more were arrested nationwide and hundreds report various punishments for anti-government activity. The government said the arrests stemmed from an article insulting to religion and were unrelated to the presidential protest. CLOTHING Islamic dress codes in Tehran are being more heavily enforced, with hundreds of arrests. LABOR Bus drivers and other workers fired and arrested for union organizing, and nearly 300 teachers arrested after demanding higher pay. Iranian officials say other countries have similar labor unrest. POLITICS ...
  • Thompson would aid Iranian revolution

    06/03/2007 11:55:18 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 17 replies · 839+ views
    AP ^ | 6/3/07 | AP
    IRVING, Texas Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, the actor considering a White House bid, said Friday he favors helping the Iranian people overthrow the government of Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad if the chance arises. Thompson accused Tehran of "playing a larger part in killing our soldiers" in neighboring Iraq. Many Iranians don't like their government, "and I think we ought to capitalize on that," Thompson told The Associated Press. "There is a chance they may mobilize themselves, and we need to assist them if that happens." Some public opinion polls show Thompson registering in the double digits even though...
  • Iranian Alert - October 4, 2006 - Western military buildup underway in the Middle East

    10/09/2006 12:45:53 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 13 replies · 1,700+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.4.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Western military buildup underway in the Middle East. Global Research published a major report on the military build-up of conventional, ground, air, naval, and nuclear forces in and around the Middle East and Central Asia. The probability of another war in the Middle East is high. Caroline Glick, The Jerusalem Post reported that the clouds of the coming war are converging upon Israel. But our political and military leaders refuse to look up at the darkening sky.   US confident Russia and China will join in sanctions on Iran. The Washington Times reported that the United...
  • Iranian Alert - October 3, 2006 - Ahmadinejad's trouble at home and trouble making abroad

    10/09/2006 12:36:48 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 1,097+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.3.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad to shake up his cabinet. Iran Press News reported that a source close to Ahmadinejad's cabinet said that in the coming days vast changes will be taking place within the administration. The first to leave will be the oil minister; Vaziri Hamaneh is expected to be dismissed from the cabinet.   Ahmadinejad fails to deliver his economic miracle. Inter Press Service reported that Iranian citizens are wondering if Ahmadinejad will ever make good on an election promise to crack down on the corrupt and distribute Iran's vast oil revenues more equitably.BBC News reported that Iran's...
  • Iranian Alert - October 2, 2006 - Ahmadinejad plans huge increase in uranium enrichment

    10/09/2006 12:25:36 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 908+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.2.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad plans huge increase in uranium enrichment. ABC News reported that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said they want to install up to 100,000 centrifuges to process uranium gas for enrichment in order to produce nuclear fuel. Bush pleased with the Iran Freedom and Support Act The White House, Office of the Press Secretary reported that President Bush said "I applaud Congress for demonstrating its bipartisan commitment to confronting the Iranian regime's repressive and destabilizing activities by passing the Iran Freedom Support Act." Here are a few other news items you may have missed. The International Herald Tribune reported...
  • Iranian Alert - October 1, 2006 - Bush signs Iran Freedom and Support Act!

    10/09/2006 12:19:10 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 858+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 10.1.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Bush signs Iran Freedom and Support Act! The Washington Post reported that President Bush on Saturday signed legislation that would impose mandatory sanctions on entities that provide goods or services for Iran's weapons programs.The Associated Press reported that the US Senate finally passed the Iran Freedom and Support Act.The Library of Congress published the full text of the Iran Freedom and Support Act. But does Condi support a change of regime in Iran? The Wall Street Journal reexamined their recent interview with Condi Rice in which he concludes: Her primary method for dealing with the...
  • Iranian Alert - September 29, 2006 - Photo evidence of Iran's coordinating Iraq's insurgency.

    10/09/2006 12:00:53 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,321+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.29.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Photo evidence of the Islamic Republic's coordinating Iraq's insurgency. Roads to Iraq and Iraqi blog reported that after a fierce battle in “Khan Bani Sa’ad” Diyala governorate north of Baghdad with “Mahdi Army”, Iraqi resistance succeeded to capture one of the “Mahdi Army”. They found a complete modern communications system manufacturing in the Ministry of Defense of Iran believed to be used as a direct contact with the Iranians. Photos.CNN News reported that a Shiite Muslim militia involved in the warfare between Sunni and Shiites in Iraq has received "millions of dollars" and an assortment of...
  • Iranian Alert - September 28, 2006 - The Islamic Republic unveils an advanced cannon.

    10/04/2006 12:15:12 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 1,335+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.28.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Iran wins another round in the nuclear crisis with the West. ISN Security Watch reported that while a temporary suspension of uranium enrichment would boost diplomatic efforts with Iran, the UN and EU seem to have thrown in the towel, offering talks without suspension and betraying their weak position.Reuters reported that president of the Islamic Republic, Ahmadinejad, said on that Tehran would not suspend nuclear enrichment despite pressure from the West. He said: "Today, Western countries want us to suspend our nuclear technology, but we say to them that we will never give it up."Bill Gertz,...
  • Iranian Alert - September 27, 2006 - Pentagon report critical of US broadcasts into Iran

    10/02/2006 11:58:53 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 888+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.27.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Pentagon report critical of US broadcasts into Iran.   Mercury News reported that a Pentagon unit has drafted a report charging that U.S. international broadcasts into Iran aren't tough enough on the Islamic regime.   The US military on the Islamic Republic's military.   Middle East Newsline reported that the US military officials have assessed that Iran's military was the second most powerful in the Middle East.   Russia finally sets a startup date for Iran's nuclear power plant.   Bloomberg reported that Iran's first nuclear power plant, a Russian-built project, will begin operating by September...
  • Iranian Alert - September 26, 2006 - "Islam is not compatible with democracy." Next Supreme Leader?

    09/27/2006 8:58:52 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 1,313+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.27.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story "Islam is not compatible with democracy.” - The next Supreme Leader? The New York Times reported concern that Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, is trying to expand his already growing power by packing the "assembly of experts" (which has the power to elect the Supreme Leader) with his loyalists. He said: “Democracy means if the people want something that is against God’s will, then they should forget about God and religion.”   BBC radio's pro-Islamic Republic campaign of misinformation. Ardeshir Dolat reported that the BBC radio 4 in Britain has started a campaign of misinformation on Iran. Its...
  • Iranian Alert - September 25, 2006 - Is Iran about to launch a war in northern Iraq?

    09/25/2006 10:21:52 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 14 replies · 1,451+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.25.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Is Iran about to launch a war in northern Iraq? DEBKAfile reported that a new Middle East war is in the offing with Turkish and Iranian air units are poised for an imminent coordinated invasion of the northern Iraqi Kurdistan. The report claimed Iranian and Turkish assault troops are already deployed 7-8 km deep inside Iraqi territory. The EU/Iran have weeks to agree on an agenda for more talks. Reuters reported that France said that EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran had weeks rather than months to agree an agenda for talks about...
  • Iranian Alert - September 24, 2006 - EU3 cave into Iran

    09/25/2006 9:21:54 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 772+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.24.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story EU3 cave into Iran. Reuters reported that France, Britain and Germany would be willing to begin talks with Iran even if it has not suspended its nuclear enrichment program first, but Washington would not take part.   Islamic Republic tries to crush new Azeri dissent. Regnum reported the arrest of five Azeri after troops were deployed by the authorities in order to prevent massive rallies by Azeri’s against opening new schools in Farsi.   Pakistan surrenders region to Taliban and Al Qaeda? Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Bill Roggio, The Weekly Standard reported that the government of Pakistan...
  • Iranian Alert - September 23, 2006 - Ahmadinejad: Rabbis more critical of 'Zionists' than Iran

    09/23/2006 11:23:10 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 16 replies · 1,179+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/23/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Iranmania LONDON, September 23 (IranMania) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said rabbis are criticising the 'Zionist' regime more than the Islamic Republic of Iran, IRNA reported. Speaking to reporters after his 10-day visit to Senegal, Cuba, Venezuela and the UN General Assembly in New York, the president said he held a lengthy meeting with Jewish clerics in the US. "They expressed their concerns to us over the behaviour of the Zionists," he added. The president also said that during the visit, he explained Iran's principled stand on a host of issues during meetings with various groups...
  • Iranian Alert - September 22, 2006 - Ahmadinejad crushes CFR hopes for a "grand bargain."

    09/22/2006 9:58:27 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 19 replies · 1,540+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.22.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad crushes CFR hopes for a "grand bargain." The New York Times reported that Ahmadinejad met with two dozen members of the Council on Foreign Relations, then ending the evening by asking whether they were simply shills for the Bush administration.Kenneth R. Timmerman, reported that while the CFR has consistently promoted a "grand bargain" with the regime in Tehran and ex-CFR staffer Susan Maloney at the State Department has vetoed funding of the Iranian opposition radio and TV broadcasts, and training for opposition groups inside Iran, on the grounds that it might offend the Tehran...
  • Iranian Alert - September 21, 2006 - Ahmadinejad tells big lies largely unchallenged by the media

    09/21/2006 10:30:35 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 8 replies · 1,055+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.21.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad tells big lies but is largely unchallenged by the media. MSNBC and NBC News published an interview with Ahmadinejad in which he claimed that while the US “... speak of war so easily, as if it’s on their daily agenda. We never speak of war.”Los Angeles Times reported that Iran's president told the United Nations that the organization had become a tool used by the world's powerful to oppress the weak, and call.   Chavez calls Bush "the devil." Drudge Report published the full text of Venezuelan President Chavez remarks at the UN General Assembly....
  • Iranian Alert - September 20, 2006 - Ahmadinejad attempts to rally the world against the US

    09/20/2006 5:47:21 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 939+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.20.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad attempts to rally the world against the US. Vital Perspective published the full translated text of Ahmadinejad's UN speech. A few excerpts... On the nuclear issue: "All our nuclear activities are transparent, peaceful and under the watchful eyes of IAEA inspectors." On the US and Britain: "They consider themselves the masters and rulers of the entire world." On human rights: "Should respect for the rights of human beings become the predominant objective, then injustice, ill temperament, aggression and war will fade away." He ended with: "Oh, Almighty God... upon humanity that thirsts for justice, the...
  • Iranian Alert - September 19, 2006 - Ahmadinejad invited to speak to the CFR in NYC.

    09/19/2006 6:21:48 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 11 replies · 1,385+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.19.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Ahmadinejad invited to speak to the CFR in NYC. One Jerusalem has confirmed that the President of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Left-leaning establishment organization in New York, is inviting major civic, business, and political leaders to meet Iran's tyrannical President Ahmadinejad this week, when he is in New York. They asked for your help.Eli Lake, New York Sun reported that Jewish leaders in New York are spurning a request from the Council on Foreign Relations to meet with the president of Iran when he arrives for the U.N. General Assembly.Ken Timmerman, reported a...
  • Iranian Alert - September 18, 2006 - The Islamic Republic's media campaign in the US.

    09/18/2006 9:49:49 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 6 replies · 844+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.18.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The Islamic Republic's media campaign in the US. Daniel M. Zucker, Global Politician reported on the Islamic Republic's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (VEVAK) sophisticated campaign of disinformation, learned from the Soviet KGB, and its work in the United States. A must read. UNSC to act this week on Iran? CNN News reported that Condoleezza Rice said the United States expects to "make some movement forward" on a sanctions resolution when U.N. diplomats convene in New York next week.The New York Times reported that after intense talks about Iran's nuclear program, the United States and...
  • Iranian Alert - September 17, 2006 - A mini cold war is starting in the Middle East.

    09/18/2006 1:26:23 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 3 replies · 838+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.17.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story A mini cold war is starting in the Middle East. Amir Taheri, Asharq Alawsat argued that a mini cold war in the Middle East is likely to begin with a Western push for regime change in Syria.   Bush won't meet Ahmadinejad at the UN. He has other plans. Iran Focus reported that United States President George W. Bush ruled out meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York where world leaders will gather next week.   Another meaningless meeting of the major powers and...
  • Iranian Alert - September 16, 2006 - Pakistan releases 2500 Al Qaeda and Taliban

    09/17/2006 10:29:48 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 4 replies · 871+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.16.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Pakistan releases 2500 Al Qaeda and Taliban. The Telegrah reported that Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's government had authorized the release from jail of 2,500 Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters caught fighting coalition forces in Afghanistan. Krauthammer: Bush preparing for war with Iran. Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post reported that President Bush said "It's very important for the American people to see the president try to solve problems diplomatically before resorting to military force." "Before" implies that the one follows the other. The signal is unmistakable.The Washington Post asked President Bush what he would say to...
  • Iranian Alert - September 15, 2006 - Iran denounces Pope, asks for apology

    09/16/2006 1:03:17 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 33 replies · 1,736+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/16/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Xinhua TEHRAN, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Iran denounced Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday for his recent comments on Islam and requested a apology, the official IRNA news agency reported The pope's remarks were "contradictory to his status as the leader of one of the world's divine faiths," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini was quoted as saying. The remarks made by the pope, "emanate from political interpretations and are contrary to the divine notions, we consider it's a big mistake... and we condemn them," he added "In order to prevent the indignation of the Muslim's world,...
  • Iranian Alert - September 14, 2006 - The lies Khatami spoke in the US

    09/16/2006 12:08:31 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 977+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.14.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The lies Khatami spoke in the US. Amir Taheri, New York Post reported that in his recent speeches in the US, Khatami used a vocabulary carefully designed to hoodwink the Americans. The trick was reinforced by the fact that he often said one thing in Persian, while the interpreter said something else in English for the benefit of the Harvard audience. A must read.   The West is still divided on what to do next with Iran. New Press reported that key European nations called on Iran to negotiate its nuclear dispute with the international community,...
  • Iranian Alert - September 13, 2006 - Sharansky: A troubling story from Putin.

    09/14/2006 8:57:07 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,059+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.13.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Sharansky: A troubling story from Putin. Natan Sharansky, Los Angeles Times reported that in 2000, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin told me a story that he has been unable to get out of his mind. The story involves a nephew, a suitcase, a train to Manhattan and a nuclear bomb.   France's Sarkozy: Iran is an outlaw nation. NDTV reported that French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said that Iran had "made itself into an outlaw nation" and must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.   Did Bush promise a pre-emptive attack on Iran? Mario Loyola,...
  • Iranian Alert - September 12, 2006 - Khatami questioned at Harvard and slips.

    09/13/2006 8:45:30 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 9 replies · 1,811+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.12.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Khatami questioned at Harvard and slips. Russell Berman, Telos reported on a Khatami's response at Harvard to a question from an Iranian in the audience who questioned him about the case of the suppression of free speech: the arrest, rape and murder of Canadian-Iranian journalist Zahra Kazemi. Khatami's answer was very revealing.Yahoo News reported Khatami was met by protesters when he arrived at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Many angrily called on him to stand up for human rights where Harvard College Democrats teamed with their Republican peers for the protest.   Blair warns the West...
  • Iranian Alert - September 11, 2006 - Islamic Republic's sub missile launch a fake

    09/12/2006 9:15:47 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 10 replies · 1,237+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.11.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Islamic Republic's sub missile launch a fake. Los Angeles Times reported that U.S. military intelligence has determined that a video released by the Iranian government purporting to show a test of a new submarine missile is bogus. it matched a video of an earlier Chinese test. "It's the identical launch," a Pentagon official said. "The plume, everything, is the same."   Ahmadinejad visits Venezuela and Cuba. IranMania reported that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to hold talks next week in Venezuela to meet with Chavez who recently told cheering students that "we should unite and save...
  • Iranian Alert - September 10, 2006 - Khatami served with a court summons at CAIR reception

    09/11/2006 9:25:07 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 5 replies · 1,286+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.10.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story Khatami served with a court summons at CAIR reception. PRNewswire reported that seven Jewish-Iranian families have filed suit in an American federal court against former President Mohammad Khatami over charges that he is responsible for the kidnapping and torture of their missing family members. The summons was served on Khatami at a reception hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Bush personally signed off on Khatami's visit. Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal interviewed President Bush on Iran who said he personally signed off on the U.S. visit this week by former Iranian President Mohammad...
  • Iranian Alert - September 9, 2006 - Harvard Students Plan Khatami Protest

    09/09/2006 2:55:22 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 11 replies · 1,043+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/9/06 | freedom44
    Top News Story Harvard Crimson Student protestors seeking amends for human rights abuses in Iran will greet former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami when he makes a highly scrutinized appearance at the Kennedy School of Government on Sunday. Khatami, an Islamic cleric who led Iran from 1997 to 2005, is set to speak at 4 p.m. tomorrow on the Ethics of Tolerance in the Age of Violence at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. The Iran Freedom Concert Coalition, a student group that staged concerts to support Iranian dissidents last spring, is organizing the protest, which takes place when many...
  • Iranian Alert - September 8, 2006 - The under-reported Iranian opposition press conference

    09/09/2006 11:24:39 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 2 replies · 662+ views
    Regime Change Iran ^ | 9.8.2006 | DoctorZin
    Top News Story The under-reported Iranian opposition press conference in Washington DC on Khatami's visit. Kenneth R. Timmerman, reported on the press conference of former Iranian political prisoners and their relatives gave grisly testimony of torture under the regime of former president Mohammad Khatami, who is currently visiting the United States.Senator Sam Brownback, who attended the press conference, introduced the Iran Human Rights Act, which would establish a State Department special envoy for human rights and democracy in Iran, support Iranian pro-democracy and human rights groups, and reform U.S.-funded broadcasts to the Iranian people.U.S. Senator Rick Santorum said...