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August 30 2011

Inside Iran: the art of resistance

With street protests in Iran effectively crushed, music, photography and painting are now leading the way in expressing a desire for change.

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August 27 2011

Iran : nouvelles révelations sur l’horreur de la prison de Kahrizak

Abdolreza Soudbakhsh, un médecin iranien a été assassiné, après avoir examiné ,des prisonniers qui furent assassinés en prison , et victimes de viols et de tortures, pendant la répression du soulèvement populaire, post électoral Iranien du Juin 2009 .On commence donc a évaluer ce qui gène la dictature, sur ces nouvelles révélations, concernant l’ampleur ces atrocités commises, contre ces prisonniers, dans le bagne de Kahrizak.

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August 25 2011

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American Hikers Convicted of Spying Are Pawns in Iranian-US Conflict
Hamid Dabashi: Bauer and Fattal convicted of spying also caught in the middle of internal Iranian power struggle

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June 05 2011

March 24 2011



What does this tell us about the current security model for web browsing? This instance highlights a few issues:

  • Too many entities have CA powers: As the SSL Observatory project helped demonstrate, there are thousands of entities in the world that have the ability to issue certificates. Some of these are trusted directly by browsers, and others inherit their authority. We don't even know who many of them are, because such delegation of authority -- either via "subordinate certificates" or via "reseller authorities" -- is not publicly disclosed. The more of these entities exist, the more vulnerabilities exist.
  • The current system does not limit damage: Any entity that can issue a certificate can issue a certificate for any domain in the world. That means that a vulnerability at one point is a vulnerability for all.
  • Governments are a threat: All the major web browsers currently trust many government agencies as Certificate Authorities. This often includes places like Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, and China, which some argue are jurisdictions hostile to free speech. Hardware products exist and are marketed explicitly for government surveillance via a "man in the middle" attack.
  • Comodo in particular has a bad track record with their RA program: The structure of "Reseller Authorities" has led to poor or nonexistant validation in the past, but Mozilla and the other browsers have so far refused to take any action to remove Comodo or put them on probation.
  • We need to step up efforts on a fix: Obviously the current state of affairs is not ideal. As Appelbaum notes, efforts like DANE, CAA, HASTLS, and Monkeysphere deserve our attention.

[Update: Jacob Appelbaum has posted his response to the Comodo announcement, criticizing some aspects of their response and the browsers.]

[Update: A few more details are revealed in this Comodo blog post, including the fact that "an attacker obtained the username and password of a Comodo Trusted Partner in Southern Europe."]


Web Browsers and Comodo Disclose A Successful Certificate Authority Attack, Perhaps From Iran | Freedom to Tinker 2011-03-23


The hacker, whose March 15 attack was traced to an IP address in Iran, compromised a partner account at the respected certificate authority Comodo Group, which he used to request eight SSL certificates for six domains:,,,, and

The certificates would have allowed the attacker to craft fake pages that would have been accepted by browsers as the legitimate websites. The certificates would have been most useful as part of an attack that redirected traffic intended for Skype, Google and Yahoo to a machine under the attacker’s control. Such an attack can range from small-scale Wi-Fi spoofing at a coffee shop all the way to global hijacking of internet routes.

At a minimum, the attacker would then be able to steal login credentials from anyone who entered a username and password into the fake page, or perform a “man in the middle” attack to eavesdrop on the user’s session.


Hack Obtains 9 Bogus Certificates for Prominent Websites; Traced to Iran | Threat Level | 2011-03-23
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March 23 2011


L'Iran aurait réussi à bloquer Tor provisoirement | Numerama 2011-03-23

La mesure n'aura été efficace que le temps de modifier légèrement le protocole pour mieux se dissimuler dans la masse des données chiffrées. Mais l'Iran aurait réussi à identifier à la volée toutes les communications Tor passant par ses réseaux, pour les bloquer, sans toucher aux autres données sécurisées.

Il ne s'agit pas heureusement d'un déchiffrement du contenu des communications, mais simplement d'une identification des données véhiculées par le protocole Tor. Ce qui est déjà en soit un petit exploit technologique. Selon les informations du Daily Telegraph reprises par Le Point, l'Iran aurait en effet réussi ces dernières semaines à couper les seules communications chiffrées établies avec Tor, sans toucher aux autres communications chiffrées comme celles employées par les systèmes de paiement en ligne.


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May 30 2010

Week in Green - Episode 25: Interview with Ali Afshari | 20100529

In the 25th episode of The Week in Green, political activist Ali Afshari discusses the history of student activism since the Islamic Revolution, the role of universities and student organizations in spreading information nationally, and the connections between the various actors within the Green Movement.
در بیست و پنجمین برنامه هفته سبز با حمید دباشی، آقای علی افشاری فعال سیاسی در مورد تاریخ فعالیت‌های سیاسی دانشجویان پس انقلاب ۱۳۵۷ و نقش دانشگاه‌ها و موسسه‌های دانشجویان را در پخش اطلاعات در کشور و همچنین رابطه بین فعالان مختلف در جنبش سبز گفتگو می
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Week in Green - Episode 24: Interview with Nazila Fathi | 20100524

In the 24th episode of The Week in Green, New York Times correspondent Nazila Fathi discusses the advances women have made in Iranian society in recent years and the effect of the ruling regime's policies on journalism inside Iran.

در بیست‌وچهارمین برنامه هفته سبز با حمید دباشی، خانم نازیلا فتحی خبرنگار روزنامه نیویورگ تایمز در باره پیشرفت‌هایی که زنان در چند سال اخیر در جامعه ایران کرده‌اند و تاثیرات سیاست‌های رژیم بر روزنامه‌نگاری در ایران گفتگو می‌
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May 24 2010


Call to action to mark 1-year from Iran's flawed presidential elections

12 June: Marking one year of crackdowns on human rights in Iran

local Events & Demonstrations

All partners and participating regional organizations are working to facilitate consistent, coordinated, simultaneous events in as many cities and campuses as possible across the globe on June 12. Like-minded regional organizations are “adopting” prisoners of conscience (PoCs) and holding rallies or other actions on their behalf.

To find an event near you, please refer to the June 12 Event Finder.

A powerful picture: activists in Paris take pictures with Neda masks in front of the Eiffel Tower

Creative Ideas for Events (it doesn’t have to be a rally!)
A creative event can be just as strong, despite limitations related to costs and capacity. But sometimes the smallest actions can generate the most attention! Here are some suggestions to start the discussion:

  • Hold your event or show of support at a unique location, perhaps specific to your city (Gondolas in Venice, the Eiffel tower in Paris, or Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco). Take pictures or record video of your group wearing the adopted PoC mask. Footage like this has made it’s way back to Iran and has provided them with an immense amount of comfort and support.
  • Take an aerial picture of a group forming a message in a few words using your bodies or other materials. (This would probably work best in a field of grass or a beach.)
  • Organize collective bike ride with signs, masks, posters, and more!
  • Hang banners (legally!) from a known landmark.
  • Conduct performance, art, or slide-show installations. These could include anything from setting up thousands of masks of your adopted PoC’s in a public space, to projecting slideshows on walls for a period of time, to whatever else your imagination (and budget) allow! See a very creative use of masks recorded from an event in Sweden below.

Green Your City or Campus!
“Greening” a recognizable landmark and including pictures, posters, and masks of the adopted PoC (i.e. turning the Eiffel Tower green) is another relatively budget friendly way of showing a large show of support for your PoC. Make sure to document all of this so the people of Iran, the PoCs, and their families can witness your support!

Mobile Billboards
Mobile Billboards are a relatively inexpensive way of ensuring your PoC receives extensive international attention and media coverage. The current plans are to have mobile billboards in 15 cities around the world leading up to and on the day of June 12. We are hoping to raise funds to implement this across the world. Ideally, all the mobile billboards will have a consistent theme and message, all of which revolves around their adopted PoC. If you would like to help with this project by fundraising for this effort, please let us know!

Online Public Advocacy
In addition to “physical” events, there will be an online public advocacy campaign for each selected PoC. The online component will involve sending e-letters and e-postcards in support of an individual PoC. These would be mailed to strategic targets around the globe, including to IRI embassies and various others. Postcards can also be printed out, hand addressed, and snail-mailed directly to the embassies and consulates.

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Iranian leaders' rally call depends on government permit

[by Radio Zamaneh in English]

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MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi

Iranian opposition leaders, MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi announced that if the government issues a permit for peaceful demonstrations on June 12, they invite people to join widespread demonstrations on this day.

The two opposition leaders who met yesterday (Sunday) called for the clarification of the events of the past year and the “promotion of the Green Movement.”

Kaleme website reports that the two leaders announced that if no permit is issued for June 12 demonstrations, the movement will continue peacefully by using social networking to disseminate information.

Many peaceful demonstrations staged by election protesters in the past year was confronted with violence by the Islamic Republic security forces causing the death of tens of people.

Mousavi and Karroubi emphasized that violent reactions to the Green Movement are “ineffectual.” They maintained that the spread of “green waves of information” despite all the limitations reveals that “force and violence” are ineffectual against people’s rightful demands.

They reiterated people’s demands as their human rights as stipulated in the constitution, free elections, freedom of the press and the release of all political prisoners.

Mousavi and Karroubi condemned the attacks carried out against people by plain clothes forces and the abuse of prisoners such a Iranian filmmaker, Mohammad Nourizad in prison. They added: “To avoid such illegal and un-Islamic methods, we must defend all groups and individuals without consideration of their opinions and their charges.”

The two leaders also discussed the “decline” of national industries, “growth of unemployment” and the “dire situation” of employees, workers and teachers as the “most important economic problems of the country.”

They criticized government economic policies saying: “The government should cease making excuses, take control of unemployment and inflation, and support the national economy.”

The two leaders also called on Iran’s national broadcasting, Seda va Sima to stop its “one-sided and monopolistic policies” in order to achieve greater unity within the society.
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May 22 2010


In the 22nd episode of The Week in Green, Princeton professor and longtime civil rights advocate Cornel West discusses the lessons Green Movement activists can take from the American Civil Rights Movement, as well as the strategies he thinks its supporters should adopt in the year ahead.
در بیست ودومین برنامه هفته سبز با حمید دباشی، دکتر کرنل وست، استاد برجسته فلسفه دانشگاه پرینستون آمریکا و یکی از
 فعالان و حامیان حقوق مدنی در مورد درسهایی که جنبش سبز میتواند از جنبش آزادیهای مدنی آمریکا بگیرد و راهکارهایی که رهبران و حامیان جنبش سبز میتوانند در پیش رو بگیرند در ماهای آت
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May 21 2010

TheWeekInGreen | 20100514 | Episode 23: Interview with Reza Aslan

In the 23rd episode of The Week in Green, author and journalist Reza Aslan discusses nuclear politics in the Middle East and the way in which the Green Movement has changed perceptions of Iran among young Americans.
در بیست‌وسومین برنامه هفته سبز با حمید دباشی آقای رضا اصلان نویسنده و روزنامه‌نگار، درباره جنبه‌گیری‌ها و سیاست‌های هسته‌ای ایران و هم اینکه چگونه جنبش سبز چهره ایران را در مجامع جهانی عوض کرده گفتگو می‌کنند.
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May 10 2010

Political Executions Indication of Government’s Insecurity | International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran | 20100509

Die grafik ""Five Hanged in Secret, Twenty Seven others Facing Hangman’s Noose (9 May 2010) The sudden execution of five Iranian political prisoners today appears to signal a government policy of relying on politically-motivated executions to strengthen its position vis-à-vis its opposition through terror and intimidation, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said. The Campaign condemned the execution of five political prisoners, including Farzad Kamangar, a 34-year-old teacher and social worker, who was charged with Moharebeh (taking up arms against God), convicted and sentenced to death in February 2008, after a seven-minute long trial in which “zero evidence” was presented. Four others also executed included Shirin Alam Holi, Ali Heidarian, Farhad Vakili and Mehdi Eslamian. “Kamangar was arbitrarily arrested and set up to be killed in a staged trial, with no opportunity to present a defense,” stated Aaron Rhodes, a spokesperson for the Campaign. “These secret executions are, in reality, nothing more than state-sanctioned murders, and provide more evidence of the Islamic Republic’s brazen contempt for international human rights standards,” he said. Kamangar’s lawyer, Khalil Bahramian, told the Campaign that he was in shock because judicial authorities had reassured him and Kamanger that the charges against his client have been found to be baseless and he was no longer in danger of execution. Expressing his bewilderment at the contradiction between the authorities’ assurances that Kamangar is found innocent and his sudden execution, Bahramian said “I don’t know what forces are behind these executions that can demonstrate complete disregard for the Judiciary’s own rules and regulations.” “I keep thinking this is a bad nightmare and I am going to wake up from it and Farzad is alive. It just doesn’t make sense,” he said. Kamangar’s family have also told the media that they had received similar assurances and no one had informed them of the execution, either before or after it had taken place. Shirin Alam Holi, a 28- year- old Kurdish women was also executed today. In several letters recently written from Evin prison she denied charges of terrorism against her and said she had been tortured to make such false confessions in front of television cameras, which she had refused. [...]"

translated version into DE via Julia's Blog
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May 01 2010

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TheWeekInGreen | 20100430 |  Episode 21: Interview with Robert Dreyfuss

In the 21st episode of The Week in Green, journalist Robert Dreyfuss discusses the impact of the Green Movement on Iran and the surrounding region and the possible outcomes of nuclear negotiations and economic sanctions against Iran.
در بیست و یکمین برنامه هفته سبز با حمید دباشی، خبرنگار سرشناس آقای رابرت درایفوُس درمورد اثرات جنبش سبز بر اوضاع سیاسی ایران و منطقه و همچنین درباره نتایج احتمالی مذاکرات هسته ای و تحریم های اقتصادی ممکن بر ایران گفتگو میکند.
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April 30 2010

Iran: A ‘Green' Labor Day (At Least Online)

By Hamid Tehrani

The Iranian Green Movement is planning to make International Workers Day on May 1 a “green” day. The opposition movement has not held any important demonstration in last the two months, since their last attempt to hold demonstrations in February on the anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution were thwarted by the regime. The green movement is using the internet as a creative bridge to make the event a reality.

May 1 has never been officially-sanctioned as a holiday in Iran.

Green Wave Voice presents:

Another video presents graffiti on walls in Iran for May 1st. The written slogans say, “Celebrate student and worker solidarity”, “Down with the regime on workers' day” and “Bread, housing and freedom.”

Here are more photos and posters published on pro green movement websites.

An invitation to demonstration in Shiraz:


Art talks:


Green Power:


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April 16 2010

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Chosen links on/via oanth - 20100416

    concerning tags / Schlagwörter:

    just to inform you - there seems to be a bug for tag-signification inside the text space: it happend several times that it added automatically in the hyperlink-urls the path of the whole pointer/Wegweiser posting and the linked url was transformed to a ../tag/... path - up to now I have no idea, what precisely may have caused this; the only thing what stopped it was that I deleted the tags from the html text field and stayed inside the provided tag line. - oanth 20100418

    oanth - CEST 01:30 20100417 -
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    TheWeekInGreen | 20100415 |  Episode 19: Interview with Roxana Saberi

    In the 19th episode of The Week in Green, Roxana Saberi discusses the months leading to the Iran June presidential elections, her time in Evin Prison, and how international supporters of the Green Movement can aid those struggling inside Iran.
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    Die Träume der Netz-Utopisten und die Wirklichkeit: Ist das Internet ein Medium der Emanzipation und des Umsturzes - oder ein Werkzeug der Kontrolle und der Unterdrückung? Haben Twitter und Facebook die Rebellion in Iran befeuert, oder halfen sie, die Rebellen zu enttarnen? Ein skeptischer Dialog

    Internet: Das Unbehagen an der digitalen Macht - Hintergründe - Feuilleton - FAZ.NET
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