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The Place of Art and Iranian Artist in Today’s Iran

The Place of Art and Iranian Artist in Today’s Iran

By Abdolrahman Mahabadi, political analyst and writer

With the mullahs’ regime coming to power in 1979, Iran’s art breathed its last as most Iranian artists either had to leave the country or were isolated by the regime and died in obscurity.

By the order of Khomeini, music, dance and any related job or business were banned as being religiously forbidden. Visual arts, drawing, poetry and literature were confined to the mullahs’ backward ideology, with the country’s real artists either being held in prison or living a lonely sorrowful life at home.

Which Opposition Groups Fear the Democratic Alternative?

Which Opposition Groups Fear the Democratic Alternative?

By Abdolrahman Mahabadi, political writer and analyst

A look at Iranian regime’s phony opposition and their disregard for the democratic alternative

Following the January’s protests in Iran and the subsequent regional and international developments, it was not unexpected to see the regime leader Ali Khamenei order his hirelings to set up phony alternatives so as to distract public opinion and disregard the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) as a real democratic alternative, thus he can remain in power for a little while longer.

IRAN: The Fifth Day of Strike of Bazaar Merchants of Tehran

The Fifth Day of Strike of Bazaar Merchants of Tehran

Iran uprising -No. 183

On Thursday, June 28, the bazaars of goldsmiths, Sabzeh Meydan, shoemakers, fabric stores, iron sellers (Shad Abad), Soltani, spare parts sellers, shopkeepers in Amini street, Tehran glassware sellers in Shoosh square and street, and shopkeepers in Sirous intersection continued their strike on the fifth day of the Bazaar merchants’ strike and refused to open their shops.

Iran Economy in Freefall

Iran Economy in Freefall

By Staff Writer

The Iranian economy took another nosedive this weekend, with Iran’s currency, the rial, dramatically decreasing in value against the US dollar, the Euro, and the British pound. By Sunday night, the unofficial exchange rate had reached 90,000 rials per dollar, which is more than double the artificial rate of 42,000 set by the Central Bank of Iran back in April.

Thursday's Iran Mini Report - June 28, 2018

• Pompeo: Protesters in Iran fed up with country's leadership

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday June 27, 2018 commented on demonstrations in Iran, saying protesters are fed up with the country's leadership.

Iran: Protests Against Regime’s Plundering Water Resources

 Protests Against Regime’s Plundering Water Resources

By Amir Taghati

For Iranian people, the name of Khuzestan province has always been synonymous with a fertile plain with rich soil that hosts cordial people living on a sea of wealth.

Under the ruling of the mullahs’ regime, however, the same fertile land has now turned into an area in which people lack their most basic need, the drinking water.

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