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Links 1 through 8 of 8 by Latoya Peterson tagged iran

"A 43-year-old Iranian woman will not be stoned to death after an international campaign launched by her children.
"It is unclear whether the authorities have lifted the death sentence for alleged adultery against Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani or if she faces execution by another means."

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"Pomegranates" offers an Iran that many might not know ever existed -- an exuberant collection of '60s and '70s psychedelic, funk and folk music that reflects a society completely in sync with the revolutionary music of the era. With the shah's policy of rampant modernization and Westernization, the country experienced both an undercurrent of discord as well as an embrace of global grooves.

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"Daniel Larison noted last week that with a slightly different spin or simply some more information, Mousavi would not look as favorable to the West. Will Wilkinson’s latest posts on the “vanity dressed up as elevated moral consciousness” of Twitter avatars strike me as extremely perceptive. "

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"On Saturday, "Neda", a young Iranian woman watching the protests in Tehran, was allegedly shot by a Basij, dying in her father's arms. It was captured on video. Some say she may be the new face of the opposition movement."

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"What's most exciting is the aggregate effect of all this speech and what it reveals about the zeitgeist of the moment, but it still reflects a worldwide user population that skews wealthy, English-speaking and well-educated. The same is true of the blogosphere and social networks such as Facebook. "

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"Anonymous, an amorphous band of hackers best known for rallying against the Church of Scientology, has jumped into Iranian election dispute. Working with The Pirate Bay--a massively trafficked site which helps point would-be music downloaders to what they're looking for--Anonymous Iran has created a new site, offering how-tos on surfing online while remaining untrackable, skirting Iranian firewalls, finding other Twitter-based activists and (of course, given that this is Anonymous) attacking government Web sites."

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Fatemeh breaks it down: "It’s easy to get carried away by Iran’s Twitter revolution. The Twitter universe can feel the anxiety and intensity of tweets coming from Iranians in real time, which sweeps us away with revolutionary dreams of an Iran that we want to see. But in recent years, there have been plenty of protests against Ahmadinejad, plenty of universities and homes raided, and nothing ever came of it. Are the hashtags #IranRevolution leading to a real revolution, or will the protests evaporate after a few days?"

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"In accordance with the new law, bloggers and website editors can be sentenced to death for crimes such as promoting corruption, prostitution and apostasy, the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) reported."

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