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Politics

Iran's Velvet Revolution?

13:48 10 June in Latest, Politics
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By Jeremy Gillick What will change if Mirhossein Mousavi, a former Iranian Prime Minister, a "moderate," and the primary challenger to reigning Iranian president and rabble-rouser Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, wins this Friday's much-hyped Iranian election? Will Iran abandon it's nuclear program or change its position vis-a-vis Israel...

Jewish Fanaticism

12:47 05 June in Latest, Politics
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By Jeremy Gillick In the wake of the Manis Friedman controversy, some suggested that Moment should have censored itself in order to protect the Jewish community's image. Abe Foxman, for example, the controversial director of the Anti-Defamation League, told the Forward that, while he was "not...

Roxana Saberi Released

11:41 11 May in Latest, Politics
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By Jeremy Gillick The New York Times is reporting that Roxana Saberi, the American journalist imprisoned in Iran since January on charges of spying, has been released. An Iranian-American journalist who was sentenced to eight years of jail on charges of spying for Washington was released Monday...

Pigs in Prison

17:18 07 May in Latest, Misc, Politics
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By Jeremy Gillick Just one week after Egypt began slaughtering its 300,000-strong pig population, Reuters reported that Afghanistan has imprisoned its only known pig. Afghanistan's only known pig has been locked in a room, away from visitors to Kabul zoo where it normally grazes beside deer and...

UN Racism Conference Starts Today–Ahmadinejad Accuses Israel of Genocide

14:41 20 April in Latest, Politics
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="322" caption="European delegates walk out during Ahmadinejad's speech (via JTA)"][/caption] Well, it's not as if the United Nations Durban II conference against racism was ever going to avoid controversy. The primary storyline going into the conference was the contentious--if not by any...