Video - Mosaic: World News From the Middle East, 6/29/09
Mosaic News - 6/29/09: World News From The Middle East
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If you have been following the Iranian presidential election and its stormy aftermath on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, you have seen a repressive government that has stolen the election, attacked its own people and is now challenged by a massive opposition movement demanding transparency and greater freedoms. But, please, consider the source...(read more)
This video from Al Jazeera English's Listening Post program covers the media's role in Iran's election, including the influence of social media networks like Twitter.
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Iran's Uprising: Food for Thought(Huffington Post - June 26, 2009) Ever since the Iranian revolution stunned the world in 1979, the Arab world, or at least the Arab regimes and their allies in the West, have been obsessing over Iran's "exporting of the revolution" and the implications it would have on the Arab world. Eventually, this obsession manifested itself into a Sunni-Shi'a divide... (read more)
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Europe has stepped up pressure on Iran to end its bloody crackdown on street protests, feeling less constrained to speak out than President Barack Obama — who has made engagement with the Islamic Republic a keystone of U.S. foreign policy... (read more)
The Supreme Leader has spoken using no ifs, ands or buts in his words. I've stayed up all night listening to the Ayatollah deliver his Friday sermon in Farsi on IRINN TV, simultaneously translated into English on Press TV and Arabic on Al Alam...(read more)
BRUSSELS, June 19 (Reuters) - European Union leaders condemned Iran's handling of protests against its disputed election on Friday, urging Tehran to refrain from violence and to launch an investigation into the staging of the poll...(read more)
Age of empires has ended: Ahmadinejad(Pakistan Daily Times - June 17, 2009) YEKATERINBURG: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday said the “age of empires” was over as he fired his latest salvo at Washington. “The international capitalist order is retreating,” Ahmadinejad told a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). “It is absolutely obvious that the age of empires has ended and its revival will not take place Iraq is still occupied. There is no order in Afghanistan. The Palestinian problem is unsolved,” he said. “America is overwhelmed by economic and political crises and there is no hope in their decisions...(read more)
A Bloody Monday in Tehran(Slate - June 16, 2009) The papers continue to give top billing to Iran, where hundreds of thousands of protesters ignored a ban and marched through central Tehran to protest the result of Friday's presidential election. It was the largest unofficial demonstration since the 1979 Islamic revolution and came mere hours after the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordered an investigation into allegations of fraud in the voting process...(read more)
Amid reports that the Iranian government is trying to disrupt communication services and curb traditional media outlets after Friday's disputed election, millions of people are turning to blogs and social media channels to exchange the latest news about the escalating tensions...(read more)
Ahmadinejad's Victory(BBC News - June 15, 2009) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been celebrating his victory in Iran's presidential elections. He held a mass rally in Tehran on Sunday to thank his supporters and the outcome has been endorsed by the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei...(read more)
The competition in the Iranian presidential election is heating up, or so it seemed until recently on Iranian government-sponsored television. Unlike the previous election, the challengers to incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are well-known heavyweights who include...(read more)
Link's Eye 2 Eye Blog on the Iranian Election
Total Lack of Trust and Unity I could not read the interview that David suggested because that website is blocked by Syrian filters. So I can not speak to the interview directly. But I do agree, tribalism is ingrained in the psyche, not just in Israel-- it is universal, existing ...