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Iranian woman detained in Laval ahead of deportation

Despite pleas from family, friends and politicians for a last-minute reprieve to allow her to stay in Canada, an Iranian woman was instead taken into custody Tuesday, ahead of her deportation next week. 681 more words

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J.K. Rowling and The Hypocrisy of the Elite

J.K. Rowling is a well-known fictional author from the United Kingdom, who is famous for her “Harry Potter” series of novels. Her work on this fictional universe of wizardry and magic has resulted in her literary success, as well as there being a slew of movies based on each of the books set in this universe. 508 more words


The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The Complete Persepolis is both Satrapi’s volume one and two of her memoir about growing up in Iran during the revolution.  At 341 pages of black and white graphic novel intense story telling I was fascinated by its 3.3 AR level for volume 1 and 3.9 for volume 2. 1.010 more words


Iran: Heavy jamming signals killing people in Shiraz

Following widespread rallies staged in Shiraz (southern Iran) protesting Revolutionary Guards practice of broadcasting heavy jamming signals and its devastating impact on people’s health, the regime’s Communications Minister actually claimed such signals are of no harm! 499 more words


Feminist Subjectivity in Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis

In an interview with the French newspaper Le Petit Journal, Marjane Satrapi recalls her first few years after leaving Teheran and moving to Paris: 1.914 more words



Iran has a long and illustrious history; it was the first superpower, the crucible of Islam, the centre of the silk road, the fulcrum of The Great Game and a pivotal link in the long chain that united the Allies during the Second World War, yet modern geopolitics mean that Iran is little visited by Westerners. 1.226 more words