· March, 2007

Stories about Iran from March, 2007

Iran:Several teachers were arrested

  14 March 2007

According to Khorous a few hundreds security agents repressed teachers’ demonstration in front of Parliament[Fa] and several of them were arrested.Teachers have asked for a salary raise but their negotiation with government failed.

Iran:Most jailed women activists were released

  8 March 2007

According to Omid Memarian,all jailed women activists are released except three of them.The blogger adds “one of the women released in the second group told Rooz,an online magazine,: “The interrogators were not impolite; however, conditions inside the prison were not good at all. If we needed something, we had to...

Iran:Silent protest in front of Parliament

  7 March 2007

According to Agha Bahman[Fa],tomorrow for one hour between 14h and 15h, protestors to recent repression against women activists, will come together in front of Parliament.The blogger says it will be a silent protest.Nobody will chant slogans and nobody carries placards in order not to be arrested.

Iran:8 women activists released,24 on hunger strike

  6 March 2007

Accordng to Khorshidkhanoum, Eight women’s rights activists who were arrested in the peaceful demonstrations in front of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court Sunday were released today.The 24 women who are still in section 209 of Evin Prison have started a hunger strike in protest to their illegal confinement.

Iran: Women Activists Jailed, Teachers on the Street and War Whispers

  5 March 2007

Iranian women’s peaceful protest movement on Sunday was repressed violently by police and more than 32 activists, including several journalists and bloggers, were arrested.Thanks to Kosoof you can see some photos of these activists who got arrested. Iranian bloggers have provided details about what happened, photographs of those arrested and...

Lebanon: Anxiety and Cautious Optimism

  5 March 2007

Most of the posts in the Lebanese blogosphere reflect the atmosphere of anxiety, pessimism and mistrust that is the general mood of the Lebanese nowadays. Here is a summary of some of the posts. An attempt has been made to include one or two light posts with brighter outlooks, but...

Iran:Sociologists Without Borders are against war on Iran

In Sociologists Without Borders’ blog, we read a petition:”war is not compatible with democracy. As Max Weber wrote, war means use of violence and force against civil society. Therefore,“War for Democracy” or, as Antonio Negri puts it, “ War for Peace!”is paradoxical. In democracy lies peace and, in fact, violence...

Interview with Farsi Tube Co-Founder Sherwin Noorian

  1 March 2007

Farsi Tube or Iranian You Tube, launched in the US at the end of last year, attracts 3,000 visitors daily, says its co-founder Sherwin Noorian. On a busy day, the figure could leap to 7,000 visitors who are there to catch the latest videos Persian-speakers are posting on the site....

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