Posts Tagged: Iran Election

Secret Police at the Edge of the Crowd

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“Thirty years ago, during the demonstrations that led to the Shah’s downfall, one of the dominant images was scenes of uniformed soldiers firing live ammunition at protesters. This week, Iran’s clerics seem determined, at least, not to repeat that historic mistake. They remember that the daily news coverage of the Shah’s soldiers shooting and killing […]

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Iran News Links

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Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calls for an election inquiry. A “how to” guide to tracking Iran protests with Twitter and social media. @PersianKiwi may be the world’s most important journalist right now. Gunfire from pro-government militia kills one at Tehran reform rally. Juan Cole says the funeral for the fallen will surely be […]

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