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By Hamid Yazdan Panah

November 11th marks the anniversary of the execution of Ehsan Fattahian, a Kurdish activists and freedom fighter arrested by the Iranian regime. Ehsan’s life was noteworthy, particularly because of his defiance against the Iranian regime, and his dedication to the struggle for the freedom of Kurds and all Iranians. His legacy is significant as a representation of the sacrifices made by those who stand up to this regime and put their ideals and beliefs before their own self preservation.

By Ehsan Qaraee

According to the UN reports, the war between Iran and Iraq started on September 22, 1980 when Iraqi aircrafts invaded several airfields in Iran. However, evidence exists in Iranian newspapers during from that period the war had already begun several weeks in advance. In this article we review the substance to these claims.

By Hamid Yazdan Panah

Documentary evidence often contains some simple truths with respect to policy and politics towards Iran. Recent revelations by Wikileaks with respect to CIA Director John Brennan emails offer an example of this type of documentary evidence with respect to policy on Iran. The documents reveal a policy which follows a strategy of acquiescence on Iran, and demonstrates that US policy is neither a lapse in judgement or an act of benevolence, but a calculated stance with respect to political interests.

Ehsan Qaraee

By Ehsan Qaraee

In my previous article, I discussed how Khomeini was looking for a solid alibi to justify his actions in order to pursue conflict, along with his use of psychological warfare. At last Saddam gave Khomeini that alibi by executing

Ayatollah Mohammad Bagher Sadr. Sadr was a Shia cleric and founder of the Islamic Dawa Party (the party that would later be led by Nouri al-Maliki), who fought against the Iraqi regime in order to establish an Islamic state similar to Iran in Iraq. Saddam arrested Sadr and his sister on 5th of April 1980 in the Iraqi city of Najaf and three days later executed them. It was the best opportunity that Khomeini could get. Immediately, he and his propaganda system began to make the most out of this incident.

Hamid Yazdan Panah

By Hamid Yazdan Panah

This past week I attended a large protest outside the United Nations General assembly in New York City. The event was notable for many reasons. It was by far the largest and most organized protest outside of the UN. It included thousands of Iranian-Americans voicing their opposition to the Iranian regime and to Hassan Rouhani. It also included a number of Arab-Americans from Syria and Yemen who were there to call for an end to Iranian intervention in their countries. But this is not what impressed me. What impressed me was the leadership of Iranian youth in this protest, I know this because I was there and worked alongside other young people to make this protest a success.

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