Anti-corruption demonstrations in Iraq have taken on a new dimension since January 19, with the Iraqi people, particularly those who live in the southern provinces, setting fire to posters of Iran-linked terrorist masterminds Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who died in a US drone strike on January 3.

Iraq Protest Continues Despite Iran Regime Suppression

Armin Baldwin 23 January 2020

By Armin Baldwin

Anti-corruption demonstrations in Iraq have taken on a new dimension since January 19, with the Iraqi people, particularly those who live in the southern provinces, setting fire to posters of Iran-linked terrorist masterminds Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who died in a US drone strike on January 3.

The Iranian regime holds parliamentary elections (Majlis) on 21 February 2020. Yet this jumbled appearance of a representative government can deceive the western eye.

Khamenei’s Caliphate Holds Parliamentary Elections

Atousa Pilger 22 January 2020

By Atousa Pilger

The Iranian regime holds parliamentary elections (Majlis) on 21 February 2020. Yet this jumbled appearance of a representative government can deceive the western eye. The clerical regime has a contradictory nature, uncharacteristic of any theocracy that has ruled before it: seemingly holding elections while effectively preserving a monopoly of power through the “supreme leader”. That institution represents the essence of its undemocratic nature.

Elections are typically tumultuous for the Iranian regime, especially as its existence is the very antithesis of democracy, but with February parliamentary elections on the horizon, Iran is facing a plethora of domestic and international crises that it cannot hope to resolve.

Iran Elections Plagued by Infighting

Armin Baldwin 22 January 2020

By Armin Baldwin

Elections are typically tumultuous for the Iranian regime, especially as its existence is the very antithesis of democracy, but with February parliamentary elections on the horizon, Iran is facing a plethora of domestic and international crises that it cannot hope to resolve.

It has been reported that on Tuesday 14th January 2020, another woman has been executed in Iran. This brings the total number of women executed in Iran since President Hassan Rouhani took office to more than a hundred.

Iran: Another Woman Executed

Navid Felker 21 January 2020

Navid Felker

It has been reported that on Tuesday 14th January 2020, another woman has been executed in Iran. This brings the total number of women executed in Iran since President Hassan Rouhani took office to more than a hundred.

Since Saturday, the Iranian people have been rising up in protest after the regime eventually admitted to downing a passenger plane last week.

Soleimani’s Death Is Sign of Hope for Iranians

Armin Baldwin 18 January 2020

By Armin Baldwin

Since Saturday, the Iranian people have been rising up in protest after the regime eventually admitted to downing a passenger plane last week. Their protests, which specifically target Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei with slogans like "Death to Khamenei" and "Death to the oppressor, whether the Shah or the [supreme] leader", show that the Iranian people demand liberation from the regime.

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