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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 confrontations—including stunning scenes of masked rioters tangling with black-clad police—pushed 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 Chávez’s attempt to grant complete power to his PSUV and instate himself as Venezuela’s dictator failed. An average Venezuelan student decided not watch every liberty stripped from Venezuelans and led 200,000 people on marches against Chávez’s constitutional reforms. For his efforts, Yon Goicoechea is this year’s recipient of the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty. “Chávez 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 Chavez’s 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>