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Jews turn out for anti-Iran demonstrations in N.Y., D.C

NEW YORK (JTA) -- Several thousand people rallied in New York City for freedom in Iran in a demonstration put together by Jewish groups and numerous other organizations.

The demonstration Thursday outside the United Nations building came a day after Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, addressed the U.N. General Assembly.

Speakers at the rally included New York Gov. David Paterson, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and former New York City mayor and one-time Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani.

Ahmadinejad, Iranian Delegation Woo U.S. Media

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By: Kenneth R. Timmerman

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent his foreign minister ahead of him to New York on Monday to test the level of protest he would face when coming to this year’s United Nations General Assembly meeting, Newsmax has learned from sources close to the Iranian president.

Saddam execution celebration

This video was taken in December 2006 during MPG's celebration of Saddam's execution. The video is in Persian but contains subtitles


The Crime of a Photo

By: Lisa Daftari
FrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, September 04, 2009

Obama sent second letter to Iran's Khamenei

Obama Chambarlaine

By Iason Athanasiadis and Barbara Slavin
Thursday, September 3, 2009
The Washington Times

President Obama sent a second letter to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, before Iran's disputed presidential elections, an Iranian-American activist says.

The Washington Times reported in June that Mr. Obama wrote to Ayatollah Khamenei in May seeking talks and improved relations between the longtime adversaries.

An Iranian Web site, Tabnak, reported Wednesday that the president had sent a second letter, but did not provide a date.

Farahanipour discusses situation in Iran on Pars TV

The clip below is from Roozbeh Farahanipour’s appearance on Pars TV on August 8, 2009.

Farahanipour discusses his recent clandestine trip to Iran and the situation in Iran in general on Rafi’s program.

The clip is roughly 30 minutes and is in Persian.

Show trials in Tehran or pro-democracy supporters, as Ahmadinejad sworn in

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Show trials continued in Tehran today of hundreds of pro-democracy supporters arrested during the

demonstrations of the past month, as Ahmadinejad took the oath of office for the second time. Choosing Aug.5 for his swearing in date showed particular hubris, since it is the anniversary of the 1906 constitutional revolution, whose freedoms have been abolished by Ahmadinejad and his IRGC regime.

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Iran’s Show Trials

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By: Jamie Glazov
FrontPageMagazine.com | Wednesday, August 05, 2009

FrontPage Interview’s guest today is Roozbeh Farahanipour, an Iranian journalist, democracy activist, former political prisoner in Iran and head of Marze Por Gohar Party (MPG), an Iranian opposition party seeking the establishment of a secular republic in Iran. He was a student leader in the 1999 uprising, just one year after creating MPG.

FP: Roozbeh Farahanipour, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

Islamic Republic news agency (IRNA) reports on MPG activity inside Iran

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IRNA, July 25, 2009 at 11:55:20 Tehran time; Item code: 601916

PRESS CONFERENCE BY AMERICAN ELEMENTS INVOLVED IN TEHRAN’S RECENT RIOTS

Roozbeh Farahanipour, Chairman of "Marz-e Por Gohar" group [MPG Party], one of the July 9, ’99 anarchists, held a press conference last Monday to describe the details of his trip to Tehran and his presence among the rioters.

From Inside Iran

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By: Jamie Glazov
FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, July 28, 2009

FrontPage Interview’s guest today is Roozbeh Farahanipour, an Iranian journalist, democracy activist, former political prisoner in Iran and head of Marze Por Gohar Party (MPG), an Iranian opposition party seeking the establishment of a secular republic in Iran. He was a student leader in the 1999 uprising, just one year after creating MPG.

FP: Roozbeh Farahanipour, welcome to Frontpage Interview.