Archiv für den Tag 19. Januar 2012
|Der Dokumentarfilm “The Green Wave”, des in Deutschland lebenden iranischen Regisseurs Ali Samadi Ahadi, dokumentiert die gewaltsamen Ereignisse der “Grünen Revolution” im Iran im Jahr 2009. Für den Film fügte der Regisseur zahlreiche Internetnachrichten, Twitter-Botschaften und Handyaufnahmen beteiligter Zeitzeugen zu einer dokumentarischen Gesamtschau zusammen und ergänzte diese Zeugnisse mit Trickfilmanimationen, die spielfilmartig weitere Erlebnisberichte dieser Menschen nacherzählen und visualisieren. “The Green Wave” ist somit ein Dokumentarfilm, der das Internet erstens als dokumentarische Quelle nutzt und es gleichzeitig schafft, dank der Freiheiten des World Wide Web, die staatliche Zensur zu umgehen. Der Film ist somit gleichermaßen politisch wie auch medial interessant.
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EUROPE PLANS BAN ON IRANIAN OIL
Realite–EU Latest Analysis: Europe plans Iran oil ban – Experts available for comments
EU foreign ministers will meet on January 23 to finalize the timeline for a ban on Iranian oil purchases. An oil embargo and sanctions against Iran’s central bank will dramatically increase the pressure on Iranian leaders to end their illicit nuclear activities, officials and experts say.
Iran oil embargo set to be agreed by EU ambassadors
Embargo could take effect on 1 July although Greece, which is heavily dependent on Iranian oil, could be a stumbling block.
Iran warns EU oil embargo would be ‘economic suicide’ for Europe
Iran’s OPEC governor said Tuesday a European Union embargo on Iranian oil would be “economic suicide” for Europe, the latest stiff statement reflecting Iranian concern about the prospect of deeper sanctions over its nuclear program. Read the rest of this entry
Eighteen years ago, Baha’is in the Iranian city of Sanandaj were allocated a one-hectare parcel of barren land at the side of a road for use as a cemetery.
This rocky mountainside, devoid of vegetation, was hardly prime real estate but – after the first burial there in the autumn of 1993 – local Baha’is got together to landscape the site, dig out the rocks and replace the soil. They planted and watered by hand 250 cypress and fir saplings, contributed by the Office of Agriculture. They installed electricity and built a small room where bodies could be prepared for burial.
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U.S. Navy Rescues Iranian Fishermen
The U.S. Navy says it has led a rescue operation to help the crew of a sinking Iranian fishing vessel in the Arabian Sea — the third such operation in two weeks. More
Iranian Actress Breaks Taboos, Sparks Scandal By Posing Topless
An Iranian actress living in Paris has caused an uproar by posing topless in a widely circulated photo and video. Golshifteh Farahani has been praised for her courage and criticized for her indecency after posing for a French magazine and posting the photo on her Facebook page. More
WSJ: ”U.S. officials have uncovered an effort by Iran to help Syria mask its oil exports and evade an American and European embargo, in a potent new sign of Tehran’s campaign to bolster Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as his regime cracks down on public opposition. American officials investigating the Iranian operation said it is designed to quietly ship Syrian crude oil to Iran, where it can be sold on the international market, with revenue going back to Damascus. Transit records document one such shipment, involving more than 91,000 metric tons of crude, which took place last month. ‘The oil shipment to Iran was designed to evade the sanctions that have been imposed on Syria,’ said a senior U.S. Treasury Department official familiar with the case.”http://t.uani.com/xpFLC9 Read the rest of this entry
Kerman, 19.01.2012 – Hinrichtung eines “Vergewaltigers”.
AP: ”A recent visit by the commander of Iran’s elite Quds force to Damascus is the strongest sign yet that Iran is supplying weapons to aid Bashar Assad’s crackdown on the Syrian people, a senior Obama administration official said Tuesday. While the U.S. has long believed Iran is helping drive the deadly crackdown on dissent in Syria, the official says the visit by Quds Force Commander Ghassem Soleimani provides a concrete example of direct high-level cooperation between Iran and Syria. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to speak publicly.” http://t.uani.com/xZFiSp Read the rest of this entry
On Wednesday, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) applauded the Indiana General Assembly for introducing legislation that would bar companies doing business in Iran from receiving Indiana tax dollars.
UANI last year sent Indiana lawmakers a copy of UANI’s model contracting legislation, as well asa letter urging them to introduce it in Indianapolis. Yesterday, UANI Executive Director David Ibsen testified before the Indiana State Senate in support of bill SB 231.
Bill 231 was introduced by Senator Thomas Wyss, Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation, & Veterans Affairs. Indiana is now set to join the states of California, Florida, and New York in barring companies that do business in Iran from receiving state contracts. Read the rest of this entry
“Angels of Iran” video series launched today, featuring people who have faced persecution under the Islamic Republic of Iran
This is a series of videos by Single Arrows Productions that will be released through February, featuring stories of individuals who have faced persecution under the Islamic Republic of Iran. From Feb. 28, I’ll be on with Elise Auerbach from Amnesty International USA, speaking about Mahvash Sabet, Fariba Kamalabadi, and the other imprisoned Baha’i leaders of Iran. Read the rest of this entry