Op-Ed: Letter to the People of Iran – “Stay Safe, Stay Strong, and Take Care my Friend”

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By Persianesque.com reader 

My dear Iranian friend,
 
I hope you are safe as you read this [letter].  

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Video Poetry: Where is this?

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Translated by Soraya Cochran.

It’s Friday 29th of Khordaad 1388 (June 19, 2009), tomorrow is Saturday – tomorrow is a destiny-building day.

Tonight the sounds of Allah-o-Akbar (God is great) are being heard louder than the previous nights

Where is this?

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Video: Day 7 – Million Plus Demonstration in Tehran

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Video: Silent Opposition Rally in Tehran – June 17th, 2009

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 Click here for another video from the silent rally.

And… another.

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Iran Bound: Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show”

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Jon Stewart’s Daily Show is set to air a segment next Monday June 22nd, 2009 where one of his show regulars: Jason Jones “will venture into Iran to ’search for human decency in a nation most commonly know for hating western civilization’ in Jason Jones in Iran: Access of Evil,” writes Perez Hilton.

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Iran Election: Iranian-Americans Stand United in Showing Support

Soraya Cochran

Iranian unity is alive!

While the Iranian people continue to deal with the turmoil following the recent Iranian election, a concerned group of Iranian-Americans (and some non-Iranians) gathered for the second day in a row on Monday June 15, 2009 at the Iranian Interest Section in Washington, DC to show their support for their fellow countrymen and women.

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Obama’s Reaction to Iranian Election: “Iranian voices should be heard and respected”

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Finally reacting to the Iranian election aftermath, President Obama said, “obviously all of us have been watching the news from Iran and I want to start off by being very clear that it’s up to Iranians to make decisions about who Iran’s leaders will be… we respect Iranian sovereignty and want to avoid the United States being the issue inside of Iran – which sometimes the US can be a handy political football – having said all that, I’m deeply troubled by the violence that I’m seeing on television.

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Reza Aslan: “Iran’s Military Coup”

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“The Iranian election was bald-faced election fraud perpetrated by a powerful intelligence unit known as the Pasdaran,” writes Dr. Reza Aslan for The Daily Beast.

During his appearance alongside Iranian-American author Afshin Molavi on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS on CNN Sunday June 14, 2009, Iranian-American scholar Dr.

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Iran Election Outcome: Iranian-Americans Protest in DC – “Where’s my vote?”

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While Iranians around the world are protesting in solidarity with their compatriots in Iran, Iranian-Americans in Washington, DC show their support by protesting in front of the Iranian Interest Section on Wisconsin Ave in NW.

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Iranian Elections: Ahmadinejad “Wins” – Protests Begin

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“[If] an Iranian dies, the public will not accept it,” and “I will kill, who kills my brother,” are just a couple of examples of chants during protests in Tehran on Saturday June 13th, 2009 aimed at Iran’s election results.

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World Cup 2010 Qualifier: Iran vs. UAE

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UAE has never beaten Iran in an international soccer match.

And so the trend continues.

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The Apprentice UK Winner: Yasmina Siadatan

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British-Iranian contestant Yasmina Siadatan is a marathon runner, a restaurant owner, and now… she’s the winner of The Apprentice (UK Edition)! 

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Iranian Election 2009: Campaigning Online

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So much for banning online social-networking site: Facebook and  the video-sharing site; Youtube!

Check out a Mousavi campaign-video featuring Iranian stars supporting the Iranian Presidential candidate, whose campaign revolves around “ta’a-gheer” (change).

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MTV Movie Awards: Bruno vs. Eminem

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At the 2009 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by SNL comedy-genius Andy Samberg, British-Iranian Sacha Baron Cohen “sat” on controversial rapper, Eminem’s face!

Hung from the ceiling, Bruno flew in strapped in wires chanting, “Ich bin Bruno.”

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