Archiv für den Tag 3. Dezember 2011

The Latest from Iran (3 December): A Regime Feeling Remorse?

Men and women wait at a Tehran airport for the Iranian diplomats expelled from Britain — the personnel were taken away before the crowd could welcome them Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Iran Music Special: The Basij Militia Rap for Occupy Wall Street

We have repeatedly noted the Iranian regime’s love of protest — well, protest that is 1) in America or 2) by Basij militia “students”, say, in front of a foreign embassy.

But what if the two could be combined? And what if it could be done through music? Not just music, but hard-core urban rap music?

Basij member Hashem Bafghi has made that protest dream come true. A snippet of the English lyrics:

Occupy Wall Street is a real war street 
What Happened to the American Dream? 
Don’t watch and have ice cream 
Capitalism failed everyone 
Killed the people one by one

Unfortunately, we cannot embed this iconic track, but you can have a listen and rap along here (hat tip to Golnaz Esfandiari of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty).

And, for a reminder that criticism of Wall Street is not just a 21st-century thing, you can enjoy a less aggressive foreign intervention through music:

The Latest from Iran (2 December): After the Embassy, It’s Back to the Economy

Maya Neyestani compares protest and Iran’s security forces 2009 with protest and Iran’s security forces 2011: “Nah, they are students. Take it easy. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Iran 1st-Hand Special: Basij Student’s Account of the Attack on the British Embassy

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Iran News Round Up (Dec. 2)

Summary
Senior cleric defends downgrading of diplomatic ties with Britain; foreign diplomats shocked by vandalism at British embassy in Tehran; Iran releases eleven ‘students’ arrested during British embassy assault; Norway reopens embassy in Tehran; pro-Ahmadinejad websites condemn embassy attack Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

U.S. Senate for Sanctioning Iran’s Central Bank

New York, NY - On Friday, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s unanimously-passed amendment to sanction’s Iran’s Bank Markazi:

We applaud the U.S. Senate for taking unanimous action to sanction Iran’s Central Bank, which UANI has called for many times. These sanctions, if enacted into law, would financially cut off the Iranian regime from the rest of the world, and place extreme pressure on Iran’s economy.

While sanctioning Bank Markazi is a strong step, it is completely justified and timely given Iran’s ongoing pursuit of nuclear weapons, sponsorship of terrorists, its recently-foiled plot to launch an attack on U.S. soil, and the regime’s blatant disregard for international law. We call on the U.S. House of Representatives to also pass this amendment, and for President Obama to respect the bipartisan consensus of Congress and sign it into law.

UANI has called for sanctions against Iran’s Central Bank numerous times, including on October 11, 2011, following the U.S. government’s disruption of Iran’s plot to attack U.S. soil.

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