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Interview with Shirin Neshat

“The movement which we saw this summer is a sign of a new group who were not fighting for a certain ideology but believed in freedom.” — Shirin Neshat Shirin Neshat is an Iranian-American visual artist.  Women without Men (based on the novel Women without Men by Shahrnush Parsipur), Neshat’s first feature film, won her […]

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Who Wants Sanctions on Iran?

In a recent congressional hearing, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman called the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act “a sword of Damocles over the Iranians” that will soon come down if President Obama’s diplomatic overture did not show signs of success by the fall. That sword is no mere metaphor and might kill more […]

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