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Tuesday, June 28, 2005AMERICAN WAR FOR REGIME CHANGE IN IRAN HAS ALREADY STARTEDAccording to a former UN weapons inspector in Iraq, operation for regime change in Iran has already started, with US special military bases established in neighbouring Azerbaijan and the CIA hiring the outlawed Mohajeden Khal Organisation (MKO) for covert operations inside Iran.
DON’T SATANISE THE PRESIDENT ELECT, HE IS A STREET SWEEPERSunday, June 26, 2005 In his first press conference, the Iranian “street sweeper” President-elect presented a friendly face to Iranians and the world, stating that while abroad he would look to “friendship with all nations”, at home, he would use “all possibilities and potentials, without any exception, to make Iran a strong and advanced Muslim nation”.
AND WHAT IF DEMOCRACY IS THE WINNER IN IRAN?Friday, June 24, 2005 As Iranians went to the polls in their most unprecedented elections, having to choose between the “pragmatist”, millionaire cleric and the “fundamentalist”, son of an ironsmith, some pundits said regardless of who becomes Iran’s next President, the democratization process would be the ultimate winner, some political pundits speculated.
SURPRISES FROM IRAN ELECTIONS ARE NOT OVERSunday, June 19, 2005 “The Iranian people do not seek radical changes, preferring smooth evolution of the situation”, observed Ebrahim Nabavi, a satirical writer and journalist commenting on the surprise outcome of the first round of presidential elections in Iran held on 17 June 2005.
THE BEST IS THE BAD CHOICEThursday, June 16, 2005 Imagine a Martian arriving in Tehran these days to observe the presidential election. The first thing he would remark is the low key in which the campaign is fought. With only a week to polling day, there is little sense of election fever
IRANIAN WOMEN DEMAND CHANGE IN THE CONSTITUTIONMonday, June 13, 2005 More than a thousand women, rich and poor, highly educated and illiterate took part at a large demonstration stage on Sunday in front of Tehran University, calling for amending the Constitution, allowing equality of rights with men.
EXPLOSIONS IN AHWAZ, AT LEAST 7 KILLED, 70 WOUNDED, 5 IN TEHRANSunday, June 12, 2005 As the dead toll from today’s explosions that rocked the south-western city of Ahwaz, the capital of the Iranian oil-rich province of Khouzestan reached seven, with another 70 reported wounded, a “terrorist” group named “Brigades of the al Ahwaz Revolutionary Martyrs” claimed responsibility.
IRANIANS MUST CHANGE THE REGIME, SAYS AKBAR GANJIFriday, June 10, 2005 "In Iran, real power is not in the hands of the president, but in those of the religious guide, Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i. Therefore it is all the system of the Islamic Republic that must be changed”, veteran Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji stated in an interview with the centrist French daily Le Figaro.
CHANGING REGIME BY NON VIOLENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCEThursday, June 9, 2005 While the international attention is focused on Iran’s WMD program and the phoney presidential "election", most observers seem to be missing a veritable seismic popular movement for radical change.
OUTLAWED PARTIES TO BACK REFORMIST CANDIDATEWednesday, June 8, 2005 The decision of the Iran Freedom Movement and the Nationalist-religious group to both back the candidacy of Mr. Mostafa Mo’in, the reformists lead candidate and also to form a new political movement named Iranian Front for Democracy and Human Rights (IFDHR) was not welcome by veteran Iranian dissidents.
REZA PAHLAVI URGES IRANIANS TO BOYCOT ELECTIONSFriday, June 3, 2005 Prince Reza Pahlavi joined his voice to other Iranian dissidents inside and outside Iran to urge Iranians not to participate in the coming presidential elections and give popular legitimacy a "discredited regime".