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INU - Speaking at a gathering of Air Force commanders and personnel on February 8th, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that “fighting corruption and oppression is very difficult,” and called upon government officials to get serious about confronting corruption.

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INU -Theda Skocpol, Harvard political scientist and scholar of revolution, outlines three preconditions must exist in a country before a revolution is successful:

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INU - A terrifying example of why a government-controlled internet is detrimental to the citizens of a country was displayed during the recent protests in Iran.

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INU - On February 3rd, the Iranian Interior Ministry issued a report to to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that examined the reasons behind the protests. This report indicated that “people’s trust in the regime has been diminished, institutions have lost its effectiveness, while the political and electoral promises, without considering the country’s capabilities have created expectations among people that cannot be met.”

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INU - On December 28th something surprising happened in Iran. A protest began over skyrocketing prices and, especially, unemployment. It quickly spread from the holy city of Mashhad to cities and towns across the country.

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Just two weeks after the mass protests that rocked 130 cities across Iran ended, sources say, the rallies are back for round two but thousands of protesters remain illegally detained. The protests commenced on January 29 in Gorgan, the capital of Iran’s Golestan province. Thousands of protesters were videoed chanting, “Death to dictator” while they marched through the downtown streets. The protests have since spread to several cities, including Kerman, Shiraz, Arak, Isfahan, and Rasht.

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