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Boston film group protests arrest of Iranian director
At the Montreal Film Festival last summer, I had the pleasure of interviewing the Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who was serving as president of the international jury.
Power of cinema?
| March 26, 2010
You can see what is probably the most significant filmmaking right now in Iran by going to YouTube and viewing the artless images of brutality in the streets of Tehran captured by scores of average Iranian citizens armed with cell-phone cameras.
Films from Iran choose indirect confrontation
| January 08, 2010
Of Twitter and Cassettes
There has been plenty of breathless reporting on the goings-on in Iran. And rightly so. The protests surrounding the recent presidential election are historic — the heavy use of Twitter and social networking technology a breakthrough.
| June 26, 2009
The presidential election stolen from Mir Hossein Mousavi was not really an election at all. It was a sham, an elaborate beauty contest produced by the Islamist theocracy that holds the real power in Iran. The mullahs pick the candidates and the outcome.
The Iranian uprising; plus, Yoon disses the BRA
| June 19, 2009
From Russia, with vlog
Wearing a crisp blue suit and tie in his first video blog post, Medvedev, jokingly referred to as geek-in-chief, talked about his agenda for the Evian political conference in France.
It's a Small World Dept.
| November 25, 2008
Mainers off to Denver
Two well-known Mainers will take a peace petition to the Democratic National Convention in Denver this weekend, aimed specifically at opposing military action, flat-out war, and economic sanctions against Iran.
| August 20, 2008
Critics say bill co-sponsored by Langevin and Kennedy heightens tensions
Rhode Island peace activists say a resolution co-sponsored by US Representatives James Langevin and Patrick Kennedy could lead to war with Iran.
| August 13, 2008
March to war
During the course of two weeks in May, America’s top-ranking military officer went from warning that war with Iran could cripple the US military to rattling his saber at Tehran.
Why isn’t the press paying more attention to a possible attack on Iran?
| June 04, 2008
It’s been a very quiet spring for John McCain.
It’s time to cover John M c Cain again — and here are ten good places for the media to start.
| May 14, 2008
A voice for the voiceless
“Where we come from we have a saying: ‘If you live in hell long enough, you get used to it.’ ” That’s Mohammed Harba talking about his former life in Iraq, under Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship.
The Boston Muslim Film Festival
| April 09, 2008
Suffrage net city
Three years ago, when the Red Sox were winning and John Kerry was losing, YouTube hadn’t even been invented.
The Web has become key to presidential politics — we rate the candidates on how they’ve put Al Gore’s invention to use
| November 28, 2007
Bollinger’s rebuke to Ahmadinejad blows up in his face
Stinging, emotional insults aimed at a guest — who was invited by Bollinger — teach students nothing of intellectual or social value.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| October 03, 2007
Iran: the next crisis
All politics are local, so said the late Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill.
Trying to make sense of Ahmadinejad at Columbia will not shed light on Bush’s emerging plans to attack Iran
| September 26, 2007
The 10th Annual Muzzle Awards
Mitt Romney will say or do anything if he thinks it will help him become president.
Silencing free speech
| July 10, 2007
The Iranian government has banned Jafar Panahi’s latest contemplation of the oppression of women in Iran.
A game of universal humanity
| April 25, 2007
Last week, political humor Web site Wonkette.com urged Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to kidnap an American journalist.
Their woman in Baghdad
| April 04, 2007
Seven for seven
While coverage of the Red Sox is always excessive (except for the sweet deals they get from the politicians, but whatever), the arrival of Daisuke Matsuzaka will make things even worse than usual.
What’s news in the New Year? Plan on these stories dominating Boston’s media landscape.
| December 29, 2006
The smell of fear is thick in the air these days.
Reflections on a disturbing, but undeniable phenomenon
| September 28, 2006
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is blogging!
ADAM REILLY & BILL JENSEN
| August 17, 2006
Watch what you say
I’m fond of tourists. For a while, I kept a pair in the basement as pets.
Politics and other mistakes
| May 10, 2006
Playing craps with Iran
In Iran, we'll have to make choices from a host of lesser evils
Now that a real threat is emerging, what’s Bush going to do?
| April 12, 2006
The conclusion is inescapable: the position of the United States in the Middle East is far worse today than it was even two or three weeks ago.
The Phoenix editorial
| February 02, 2006
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