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Iranian-Americans in Bay Area worry about loved ones in camp raided by Iraqis

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San Jose Mercury News August 5, 2009 Ken McLaughlin http://www.mercurynews.com/politics/ci_12993041?nclick_check=1 When Iraqi police raided a remote refugee camp in the desert last week, hundreds of Iranian-Americans in the Bay Area feared for the lives of loved ones in the camp. The 3,500 residents of Camp Ashraf are members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, or People’s Mujahedeen of […]

Iran Uprising

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For Immediate Release July 10, 2009 Contact: Nasser Sharif Tel: 562-221-8000 Iran Uprising Following 30 years of brutality against the Iranian people and especially since the post-election nationwide protests, both the purported pragmatists and conservatives in the Iranian government are tarnished. Iranian people, informed politicians, and progressive leaders here in the United States have long […]

Protesters' vigil honors slain Iranian woman

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By Phillip Zonkel, Staff Writer Posted: 06/25/2009 08:38:10 PM PDT LONG BEACH – Nasser Sharif fled his home country of Iran to save his life, he says. In 1982, the Long Beach resident was a first-year college student and member of a student group demonstrating against the regime of Ayatollah Khomeini. After a fellow student […]

Seven Iranian-Americans face prison in the U.S.

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Bock: Lost in the crowd With the eyes of the world turned to protests in Iran, seven Iranian-Americans face prison in the U.S. for raising money for a resistance group in their homeland. By ALAN W. BOCK / Senior Editorial Writer, the Orange County Register I don’t suppose anybody with a drop of red blood […]

Iranians seek U.S. help for dissidents in Iraq

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By Paul M. Krawzak U-T WASHINGTON BUREAU September 9, 2008 Iranian immigrants from San Diego County joined others from across the nation yesterday, taking to the streets of Washington, D.C., to warn of a humanitarian catastrophe if the United States gives up protection of Iranian dissidents in Iraq. San Diego residents such as Amir Emadi […]

Don't enable Iran's offenses

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By Bob Filner and Lord Corbett Article Launched: 05/15/2008 01:32:18 AM PDT http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_9266311 Peace movements always struggle with the balancing act of wanting to engage enemies without appeasing them. Peace activists don’t want war, but they also recognize that peace at any price can be costly. In the case of Iran, these choices are becoming […]

Who should stand up to the mullahs?

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by Ali Safavi Nov 30, 2007 The most realistic option to the Iranian dilemma at this juncture, as every other juncture, is regime change The designation by the United States of the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, the Ministry of Defense and a number of affiliated banks and officials on its terrorism blacklist was […]

Iranian-Americans 2006 Democracy Convention in DC

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On May 25, 2006, Iranain-American held their second convention for a democractic, secular republic in Iran and in support of democractic change there. Below are some media reports on this event. The Washington Times, May 25, 2006 As a teenager, she spent 2½ years in an Iranian prison, fearing for her life and watching other […]

California Conference for Democratic Change in Iran

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On Sunday May 22, a conference will be held in Huntington Beach California where hundreds will join leaders of the Iranian Diaspora across California, along with an array of distinguished guests and speakers to voice support for a democratic, secular republic in Iran. The event, which will commence at 2:00 P.M., will call for a […]
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