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13th of Aban: We will be green in autumn —————- Mowjcamp has a fascinating video of state coverage of the 13th of Aban events in 1979 – just a few months before the election. Watch it here. —————- Preparations are underway for the 13th of Aban (November 4th) protests. 13th of Aban is significant for [...]

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This Media Exhibition is turning into a British soccer game. (no offense, I should say: what we hear about the British soccer games.) Alireza Beheshti went there today. Now note, I am covering FARCE NEWS because they have the story first. I will update this as more REAL news comes out. FARCE NEWS reports: Beheshti [...]

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Naj has an excellent post about how the pro-Ahmadinejad media has been covering (or rather, NOT covering) the nuclear negotiations. I’ve been watching IRIB for the past two days, trying to figure out the mood of that medium. The most popular news program which airs on IRIB2, Bist o Si (8:30) started its news segment [...]

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The U.N. annual drug report was released a few days ago. You can take a closer look here. You may remember that before this election fiasco and long before Ahmadinejad, analysts in Iran have been continuously warning about the rapid increase of drug use, in all sectors of Iranian society. Some Iranians, (including the clergy) [...]

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I think at this point, Ahmadinejad would sell half of Iran’s population or water or land to get that photo-op with Obama. There’s lots of rumors about the negotiations that went on today. The alarming thing is that both Tabnak and AyandehNews have changed their headlines in the past hour. AyandehNews reports that Western counterparts [...]

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The universities are already nearly EXPLODING and THEY know this, they are intentionally provoking the students. By distributing derogatory leaflets. By continuously sending the likes of Harandi, Daneshjou and Gharahbaghi – Ahmadinejad reps – to the schools who accuse the students of being “in foreign hands” and “selling their souls” and “needing to beg for [...]

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Any other time and I would have laughed at the notion that Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Ahmadinejad’s very controversial deputy and one of them famous geniuses – could be our next president. But given the developments of the past few months, they may have already counted the votes and sealed the deal. They may even have [...]

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Post-election, many protesters have decided to silently voice their dissent by writing on paper money. Some use fancy color printers: Some use stamps: (beware of the dirt and dust) (name of victims) Some simply write what their heart desires: (Even if justice and freedom are to be found on a faraway plane, the men and [...]

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Is this a parliament, or the greatest circus on earth? Stupid question! That’s a no-brainer: of course it’s the greatest circus on earth! Sometimes, I feel like these thugs are a more hairy version of Elmer Fudd. The only difference being that they have fewer missed shots. Or, maybe, we’re not as smart as Bugs [...]

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SalaamNews reports that “among Ahmadinejad’s greatest triumphs” in the United States is bringing 2, 270 American cows to Iran. The ship left the port of Willington in the United States and entered Iran via Bushehr with a Filipino flag. The cows were ordered by Pegah-e Fars, the government dairy company, and are going to Marvdasht, [...]

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You may remember that a while ago, Mohsen Rezaie, the other conservative candidate and the secretary of the Expediency Council suggested that an “independent council” be formed to overlook elections – instead of having it in government hands as it is now. [one such council could possibly be the Expediency Council itself, although Rezaie did [...]

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WITHOUT 1645 different brands of cereal? Amidst all the other distressing news, I forgot to tell you that Carrefour opened its first supermarket in Iran/Tehran in July in Pounak St. My friend who went on the third day, at around 9 p.m. was confronted with mile long lines and the cashier told her that they [...]

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  With things like this, I guess going to the movies should be our last concern … But just to let you know, Ahmadinejad is taking over the movie business. Khabaroline reports that in the inauguration ceremony for Javad Shamaghdari yesterday, who will be the “deputy of cinematic affairs” at the ministry of culture and [...]

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But the UNIVERSITY is FAKE too! Everything is! All that we need now to complete the “fake” is a boob job and a tan for the Ahmadinejad administration! It has now been revealed that Rahimi, who is Ahmadinejad’s top deputy (almost similar to vice-president, but we no longer have such a position) and whose phd [...]

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There’s this saying/rhyme in Persian: Man naboodam dastam bood, taghsireh astinam bood (I didn’t do it, it was my arm! it was my sleeve!) … We use it when someone has direct responsibility for something and blames someone else. If you had any doubts that the Kahrizak/prisoner atrocity might never be resolved, you can be [...]

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This post is not meant to be a political analysis. Nor do I necessarily agree or disagree with these views. I’ve caught up with my phone calls and emails and conversations and it’s just to let you know what – some – Iranians (inside and outside Iran) have been talking about around the dinner table [...]

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Ahmadi & Co have learned the way to enter universities for photo ops and signs of student support – and make it look like everything is o.k.: lock everyone out and only bring in your own supporters! Javad Larijani, the man who just a few days ago linked Mousavi to the MKO was at Sharif [...]

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