Occupy Wall Street Goes Global


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The seamy underside of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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Iran takes fight to opposition online – Times Online


Iran’s clerical rulers, who succeeded in suppressing widespread demonstrations last week by blanketing Tehran with security, are escalating a cyberwar to combat the increasingly powerful role of the internet in mobilising their opponents. Visitors to the website of the main challenger in last June’s disputed presidential election were greeted by an image of the Iranian […]

Tea Parties: like Kryptonite to Marvel


From “Captain America #1″
Well, that didn’t take long:
In the latest issue of Captain America, issue 602, current Captain America, Bucky Barnes and The Falcon are attempting to infiltrate a group called “The Watchdogs”, an anti-government militia group that has begun to swell in its numbers as of late.  (…)
Cap and Falcon are observing an anti-tax [...]

Bomb kills Iran nuclear physicist tied to Mousavi – AP


TEHRAN, Iran – A nuclear physics professor who publicly backed Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi in the disputed June presidential election was killed Tuesday when a bomb-rigged motorcycle blew up outside his home. The blast, apparently set off by a remote trigger, left a puzzling mix of clues about why a 50-year-old researcher with […]

Iran’s growing desperation – The Economist


WHAT more can Iran’s ruthless rulers do to squash their opponents? Since nationwide protests broke out last June over the disputed results of presidential elections, the official winner, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has pulled few punches. His security apparatus has beaten and arrested thousands, tried scores of dissidents in kangaroo courts, hounded others into exile, throttled the […]

Iran Lashes Out at West Over Protests – NYTimes.com


Iranian authorities continued arresting hundreds of opposition members and accused the United States and Britain on Tuesday of orchestrating the violent demonstrations that rocked the capital and other cities on Sunday. via Iran Lashes Out at West Over Protests – NYTimes.com.

Aides to Iran’s Opposition Leaders Said to Be Arrested – NYTimes.com


A number of opposition figures were arrested Monday in the wake of violent nationwide protests a day earlier, Web sites reported, including three top aides to the opposition leader Mir Hussein Moussavi and the leader of a banned political group, Ibrahim Yazdi. via Aides to Iran’s Opposition Leaders Said to Be Arrested – NYTimes.com.

The Peoples’ Revolt in Iran – WSJ.com


The foundation stones of Iran’s Islamic Republic were shaken again yesterday, showing that the largest antigovernment movement in its 30 years may be one of the biggest stories of next year as well. Now imagine the possibilities if the Obama Administration began to support Iran’s democrats.The perseverance of the so-called Green Movement is something to […]

Protests mark funeral of dissident Iranian cleric – AP


Huge crowds of Iranians turned out for the funeral of leading dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri in the holy Shi’ite city of Qom on Monday and some chanted anti-government slogans, websites reported.Montazeri, who died late on Saturday aged 87, was viewed as the spiritual patron of a pro-reform opposition movement that blossomed after […]

Rumble in Iran – by Ryan Mauro


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The Iranian people use a pro-regime holiday to demand democracy.