June 3, 2013

Iran: Ultra Democracy, Engineering Makes it So

In the most “engineered” of election campaigns since the inception of the Islamic Republic, candidates are surprised to find themselves censored. The Revolutionary Guards reorganizes to face the challenge posed by elections, warning that Ahmadinejad supporters could be the source of unrest in the upcoming elections. “Vision” meetings are held to “guide” voters to the correct candidate. Prisoners of conscience are called back to prison from furlough. This is how an “ultra-democracy” handles election campaigning.
April 9, 2013

Iran: Election and Its Discontents

  Arseh Sevom — With election season on the horizon, speculation begins about likely candidates while officials create an atmosphere of insecurity with rumors and fear […]
February 14, 2013

Iran: Majid Tavakoli Honored as Most Forms of Criticism are Criminalized

  Arseh Sevom — Student leader, Majid Tavakoli, locked up in prison in Iran, will be awarded the International Student Peace Prize in a ceremony in […]
January 17, 2013

Iran: Economic Rumblings and Election Grumblings

Arseh Sevom — Despite efforts to keep life-saving medicine from falling victim to sanctions, there is a shortage in Iran. “Free” elections is a hot topic […]
January 10, 2013

Iran: Taking Our Breath Away

We may have taken a break, but the news did not. So happy new year to all of our readers and a quick rundown of what’s […]
June 18, 2012

#RememberIran, Labor Activists Arrested, House of Cinema, Death of a Maestro

Green Movement: Three Years On This week marked the third anniversary of the demonstrations following Iran’s flawed 2009 presidential elections, which brought the Green Movement to […]
March 6, 2012

Threat of War, Press TV Attacks, Parliamentary Elections, Amnesty Reports

This week was dominated by news of parliamentary elections, and threats of war, Asghar’s Oscar continued to bring some joy to people and to be a […]