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Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Active Manifestations of a Passive Revolution

Radiozamaneh – I argue that what emerged in late December in the streets of Iran was the activism of a “passive revolution.” I am using “passive revolution” here as term a term coined by Antonio Gramsci to refer to the deep transformations that has been happening in Iranian society since the 1979 revolution. This essay addresses the following questions: • …

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Islamic Republic Detention Centres Poised to Re-enact Old Atrocities against Detained Protesters

Radiozamaneh – The recent protests taking place in over one hundred cities across Iran is accompanied by daily arrests regarding which Islamic Republic regime refrains from providing clear and accurate statistics. So far three detainees have died while in custody. The official statement is that they have committed suicide. Families of detained protesters gather in front of Tehran’s Evin prison …

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Iran: Prisoner Executed In Public

Iran Human Rights –  A prisoner who was charged with murdering seven members of his wife’s family was hanged in public in front of a crowd in Salmas. According to a report by ISNA, on the morning of Thursday January 11, a prisoners was executed in public in Salmas. The prisoner was sentenced to public execution five times, 148 lashes, …

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Europe takes center stage as Iran weighs response to Trump

Al-Monitor – On Jan. 12, Donald Trump is scheduled to decide whether to sign the first of a series of sanctions waivers as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Now more than ever, Iran considers it likely that the United States may leave the nuclear deal, thus imposing new conditions on both Iran and the rest of …

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Leaked video reveals new details about election of Iran’s supreme leader

Al-Monitor – A newly released video has shown the process in which a body of 74 clerics elected then-President Ali Khamenei to the highest position in the decade-old Islamic Republic, a position he has held for nearly three decades. While parts of the video from the June 4, 1989, Assembly of Experts meeting have been seen before by Iranian viewers, …

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Iran After Protests: Change Does Come

PayvandNews – In Iran today, over 20 people have been killed in the streets and two young men are dead from unknown causes after being detained in prison. An estimated 3,700 others have been arrested across the country, most of them under the age of 25. In Tehran the families of detainees are camping outside Evin prison awaiting news of …

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European Allies Urge U.S. To Continue Backing Iran Nuclear Deal

PayvandNews — European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has urged “all parties” to continue complying with a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, saying that “the deal is working.” Mogherini made the plea on January 11, a day before a deadline for U.S. President Donald Trump to announce a key decision on whether Washington would continue to …

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