Early morning on June 12th, 2009 when Iranians were heading for polls of Presidential elections, they were faced a peculiar surprise. Text message service was disabled on the cellphones nationwide. Everyone was sure Mousavi would win the election but when the results were published, unexpectedly early, Ahmadinejad was announced the winner. On June 15th, the … Continue reading Internet Blackout in Iran and The Future it Foreshadows
It has been quite some time since I last updated this blog because of the extreme number of things I have had to deal with... I never thought, or even wanted, to get back to it in such a condition. We are now on the fourth day of a new round of #IranProtests which are … Continue reading Second Wave of #IranProtests
When Iran Deal was signed, it led to contradictory feelings among Iranians. Reformists saw it as the realization of Hassan Rouhani’s most prominent electoral vow but the conservatives, upset about “excessive concessions of an incompetent administration,” considered it much ado about nothing. Another fraction known here as the Third Estate, those who basically do not … Continue reading Singapore Lessons for Iranians
The sixth day of #IranProtests comes to complete a round where all the players have had their moves. People, Parliament, Hassan Rouhani’s government, the Judiciary, some political activists, some foreign leaders and finally The Supreme Leader. Not surprisingly, the Supreme Leader, addressing a limited audience of martyrs’ families, laid the blame on the enemies of … Continue reading Enemies of the Nation
Fourth day of the what has been sweeping cities across Iran, named across the social media as #IranProtests has gone by. I concluded my yesterday note insisting that Rouhani & co. must speak up; which they did. Moreover, the government was not the only speaker of the day: By noon today it was formally announced … Continue reading Whose Turn Next?
The third day of the unrest in Iran was striking. Here are some reasons why: With the state-called rally on the streets, a major offensive with face-to-face clashes and a stronger presence of plain-clothes forces looked more promising. It did happen. Tehran finally rose up. The nation's capital, as expected, faced turmoil around the University: … Continue reading Game of Silence
Starting yesterday in Mashad, typically known as one of the most religious cities in the country, and spread widely today to many cities across the nation; a series of protests have taken place which remain to be controversial. The controversies include primarily how it was all organized when; the calls to the first demonstrations were … Continue reading Protestors Back on the Streets of Iran