Warnings of disease epidemic in Ahwaz as environmental devastation worsens

A report from the Iranian Students News Agency has warned of an imminent and life-threatening medical crisis in the Ahwaz region due to waterborne diseases, with the drastically reduced water supply largely unfit for human consumption. Many in the region attribute the latest crisis to the catastrophic effects of the regime’s rerouting of Ahwaz’ rivers which once made it one of the most fertile areas in the region.

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Minorities in Iran and the conflict between central and marginal forces

The formation of objectively identifiable and self-identifying ethnic minorities is the result of a complex of interacting historical factors, including migration and conflict, but heritage, cultural roots embedded in history, is central to how ethnic minorities perceive themselves; and the struggle to maintain the group’s culture against encroachment, against its loss, becomes part of that same heritage.

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Torture fears for 500+ protesters detained by the Iranian regime, including women and children

Concerns are growing for the well-being of two of the Ahwazi Arab women who were detained along with hundreds of other protesters by the Iranian regime security personnel during a recent demonstration against the regime’s racist persecution of the Ahwazi Arab people.

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Iran: Celebrating earth’s rebirth but denying human rights

To Iran’s regime, the country’s annual Nowruz festival is an opportunity for Persian Iranians to celebrate the rebirth of nature and enjoy an ancient part of their traditional culture – and a chance to further humiliate and demean Ahwazi Arabs and other ethnic minorities in Iran with provocative statements about their own supposed inferiority via traditional and electronic media.

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Silenced Too Long: Time to Listen to the Real Experts on Iran

While  Western journalists and politicians see themselves as fit to provide ‘expert’ commentary on Iran and the wider Middle East,  the real ‘Iran experts’ – the Iranian people there, more particularly the ethnic minorities who are doubly oppressed under the regime’s deeply racist policies – have no voice in Western media.

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Iran’s Ahwazis Continue to Suffer as Two More Disappeared Activists are Executed

Stories of unlawful, unjust arrests and even deaths in prison have been making headlines on the heels of Iran’s winter protest movement. Demonstrators initially railed against the country’s stalled economy and the massive price hikes on the cost of basic food items, but the movement soon snowballed into outspoken criticism of Iran’s leadership.

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Why US Should Partner with Non-Persian Nations in Countering Iran’s Aggression

Up until now (and likely for at least the last 70 years or so), the US foreign policy has consisted of identifying one ally, partner, or counterpart, and dealing with that party onwards until either US policy changes or that party’s does, which would leave the US stabbed in the back.

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