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A Rare Glimpse Into Iran's Underground Gay Community

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

When then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared in 2007 that there were no gay people in Iran, he was correct in one sense. Because homosexuality is illegal and punishable by imprisonment, torture or execution, the idea of someone living their life openly...

Remember When OUR President Ignored THEIR Letters?

In 2006, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wrote a letter to U.S. President George W. Bush, which was promptly ignored. The context was mounting international pressure on the Iranian regime, especially the UN Security Council, which was nearly unanimous in demanding that Iran stop all nuclear enrichment entirely. Show More Summary

Ahmadinejad Looking To Resurface?

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is looking toward his political future. Ahmadinejad has been relatively quiet since the ascendance of the moderate Rouhani, but the Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA) is only one of many outlets that have reported on his desire to make a comeback. According to Amir Mohebbian, a leading political analyst, Ahmadinejad’s attempt [...]

Video: Your Old Droog – Just Rhymin’ With Skizz Ep. 2

2 months agoMusic / Hip Hop & Rap : Nah Right

Droog pops up with a brand new episode of his “Just Rhymin’ With Skizz” freestyle series. He’s got references on here ranging from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to ILoveMakonnen, plus a few words for internet conspiracy peddlers. Previously: Your Old Droog – Secondhand Gunsmoke (Gunsmoke Cologne Superblack Remix) | Nas Responds to a Your Old Droog Question

Will Twitter’s new $10M MIT partnership finally fulfill the network’s promise of social reform?

3 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

In 2009, it felt as if Twitter was on the cusp of becoming a real agent of social change. Following the reelection of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranians took to the streets to protest what many felt was a fixed election....Show More Summary

The two sides of Hassan Rouhani

Executions, captive journalists and political prisoners: while Hassan Rouhani might represent a positive change on the international stage, in Iran, things are still much as they were under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The gruesome details of Iran's alleged torture of students

In June 2009, following the contentious re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian security forces raided dorms at Tehran University, allegedly armed with tear gas. According to reports, some students were beaten, some killed, and others vanished. Show More Summary

Iran: Still Not A Free Country

Sune Engel Rasmussen looks at the state of censorship in Hassan Rouhani’s Iran and finds that, while the restrictive policies of former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been rolled back, much remains the same as always: Authorities continue to close media outlets with the stroke of a pen. Show More Summary

Russia’s Media Trolls

Nearly six years ago, I penned a post titled “Leaders Who Lie,” mostly about the blatant misinformation campaign propagated by one Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I followed it up several years later with a similarly themed post titled “PR Rogues Gallery,” which broadened the meme to include Yasser Arafat, Syria’s Assad, Libya’s Qaddafi and Russia, which could […]

Message from the mullahs

(Scott Johnson) As badly as Barack Obama wants to sell us out to the mullahs, they have a way of reminding us just how they feel about us. Say what you will about him, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad never much sought to camouflage his feelingsShow More Summary

How the U.S. Energy Boom is Changing America’s Place in the World

11 months agoIndustries / Military : Battleland

It wasn’t even five years ago that Iran reelected hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a disputed presidential election, openly admitted it was building a uranium enrichment facility and brazenly test-fired missiles capable of hitting targets in Israel. Show More Summary

Iran: Rouhani Fights the Revolutionary Guards, Not Corruption

Just before leaving office, the Iranian press confronted president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a Transparency International report declaring Iran "the second most corrupt country in the world." As the outraged journalists demanded to know...Show More Summary

Iranian Reformists to Protest Swearing-in

12 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Tehran Braces for Street Violence as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Prepares to Begin Second Term

Oh my! George Takei is a master Amazon review troll

"Brad and I figured it would be poetic justice to tuck one of these babies, along with a DVD of hard core gay porn, inside a gift basket sent to our favorite Iranian madman, ex-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad"

Iran Executions Skyrocket Under 'Centrist' Rouhani

Executions in Iran have skyrocketed since "centrist" President Hassan Rouhani came to power in June. According to UPI, "there were 190 executions carried out during the first half of 2013" while Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was president. However, there have already been 370 more executions under Rouhani since June of this year. Show More Summary

Iranian Reformists to Protest Swearing-in

Tehran Braces for Street Violence as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Prepares to Begin Second Term

Iranian Reformists to Protest Swearing-in

Tehran Braces for Street Violence as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Prepares to Begin Second Term

Newly Reelected Israli Mayor Thanks God There are No Gay Residents in His City

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

An Israli mayor is apparently taking a page out of former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's playbook with his recent assertion that there are no homosexuals in his city. The Times of Israel reports that Moshe Abutbul, the newly reelected haredi...

Rouhani Interview Row: CNN Admits Using Iranian Translator But Says no Mistranslation Occurred

CNN recently made news when it reported that in a break with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani admitted that the Holocaust actually occurred during WWII. Now Iranian authorities are claiming that CNN mistranslated their president’s words. Show More Summary

Rouhani statement on the Holocaust should lead to reconsideration of Ahmadinejad’s similar message

When you hear all this hoopla about how an Iranian official FINALLY admitted the historical reality of the Holocaust, remember these statements from previous Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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