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    America’s Iran Hysteria

      Photo by Adobe Stock/Borna_Mir This piece is reprinted with permission by TomDispatch.“Everywhere you look, if there is trouble in the region,” Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters on a mid-April visit to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, “you find Iran.”I must admit that when I ...

    Living with No Future

    After a decade of war, Iraq is a cauldron of sectarian violence, state-sponsored terrorism, and humanitarian crisis. Now a U.S. client under the autocratic and corrupt Maliki government, Iraq has little chance to escape the vicious cycle of violence and injustice.  This article originally ...

    Why the Climate Change Debate Makes No Sense – Crockpot 05.09.12

    The Crockpot: Utne’s Weekly Guide to What You May Have MissedIt turns out that only about a tenth of Americans believe climate change isn’t real, and more than two thirds think it should be a bigger political issue. The findings, by Yale and George Mason University, fly in the face of ...

    It Can’t Happen Here

    This post originally appeared at TomDispatch.***Exclusive: New Iranian Commando Team Operating Near U.S.(Tehran, FNA) The Fars News Agency has confirmed with the Republican Guard’s North American Operations Command that a new elite Iranian commando team is operating in the U.S.-Mexican border ...

    Why Is Pink Floyd so Big in Iran?

    Bidoun has a great interview with band members of Hypernova in their latest issue. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? The four rockers from Iran talked about the music scene in Tehran, what it was like to discover other bands in their country, and coming to the United States. Here’s a great ...

    Technology and Sexual Liberation in Iran

    “With his arm around me I would melt into him and carefully link my fingers through his, neither of us speaking or looking at each other, leaving things superficially ambiguous. It would be years before we finally kissed but those late-night journeys in the savaris left us breathless and ...

    Arrested in Iran: Redux

    The news from Iran these days is as fit to print as ever, but surprisingly under-reported. Although the massive election protests last summer received top-tier coverage in venues like the New York Times and New Yorker, the news cycle has been a little blinder in the months since. One current ...

    Incredible Illustrations from Iranian Childrens Books

    The literary blog The Rumpus has posted a collection of images from found Iranian children's books. The images are incredible, and it's been fun watching as readers who speak Farsi write in with translations and other information. Enjoy!Source: The Rumpus

    Iranian Protesters, Web Censors, and the Falun Gong

    Iranian bloggers who went online to protest the disputed election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad owe a debt of gratitude to the spiritual dissident group, the Falun Gong, according to Eli Lake in The New Republic.Falun Gong practitioners working with the Global Internet Freedom Consortium were ...

    Recommended Reading from Iran's Prison Interrogators (Seriously)

    You're a foreign journalist locked up in a notorious Iranian prison facing espionage charges, how do you pass the time? You ask your interrogators for their reading suggestions, of course! That's what Iason Athanasiadis did, and now that he's back on the outside he's assembled a list of his ...

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