Iranian Elections: The ‘Stolen Elections’ Hoax

June 21, 2009 at 7:39 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Iranian Elections: The ‘Stolen Elections’ Hoax

by Prof. James Petras

http://www.globalre search.ca/ index.php? context=va&aid=14018

“Change for the poor means food and jobs, not a relaxed dress code or mixed recreation.. . Politics in Iran is a lot more about class war than religion.”
Financial Times Editorial, June 15 2009

Introduction
There is hardly any election, in which the White House has a significant stake, where the electoral defeat of the pro-US candidate is not denounced as illegitimate by the entire political and mass media elite. In the most recent period, the White House and its camp followers cried foul following the free (and monitored) elections in Venezuela and Gaza, while joyously fabricating an ‘electoral success’ in Lebanon despite the fact that the Hezbollah-led coalition received over 53% of the vote.

The recently concluded, June 12, 2009 elections in Iran are a classic case: The incumbent nationalist- populist President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (MA) received 63.3% of the vote (or 24.5 million votes), while the leading Western-backed liberal opposition candidate Hossein Mousavi (HM) received 34.2% or (3.2 million votes).

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Charting Western Omniscience

June 16, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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Charting Western Omniscience
In Post-Elections Iran

By Ali Jawad

16 June, 2009
Countercurrents.org

One of the dominant themes that has consistently defined the workings of the modern world – even after the undoing of the (visible) chains of colonialism – has been the axial role of Western ‘omniscience’. Through the Renaissance, the West not only attained enlightenment for itself, but rather established its firm standing as the paramount and par excellence enlightened polar in an otherwise dark and ignorant world. Indeed as a result, the relationship between the West (with all its internal heterogeneity) and a loosely defined “Other” has been one of domination and varying degrees of hegemony.

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