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June 5, 2020

Detained Scientist Returned to Iran. Officials Deny Intervention in U.S. Protests. Officials Give Death Toll in November Protests. New Parliamentary Speaker Rejects U.S. Negotiations. Army Commander Indirectly Criticizes IRGC. COVID Cases Rising Again.

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June 4, 2020

Continuing our series of conversations with authors featured in “My Shadow is My Skin: Voices from the Iranian Diaspora,” Assal and Mana chat with Dr. Persis Karim, who contributed an essay and the forward for the anthology, and helped bring the entire project together with her work at San Francisco State University’s Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies. Both thoughtful and witty, her essay, “In Praise of Big Noses,” reflects on the influence of the western aesthetic on the Iranian body.

June 5, 2020

Detained Scientist Returned to Iran. Officials Deny Intervention in U.S. Protests. Officials Give Death Toll in November Protests. New Parliamentary Speaker Rejects U.S. Negotiations. Army Commander Indirectly Criticizes IRGC. COVID Cases Rising Again.

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June 1, 2020

NIAC Action joined over 400 civil rights, immigrant, and civil society groups today, including the National Action Network, NAACP, ACLU, and Black Lives Matter, calling on the U.S. Congress to enact reforms in response to national protests against police brutality and systemic racism. The killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and centuries of violence and oppression necessitate a robust response from our nation’s representatives in order to help create a system where Black lives are valued. 

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June 4, 2020

Today, the world is watching us in horror, as demonstrations have been met with disturbing violence, repression, and even attacks on journalists. Scenes of tanks in Washington D.C. and calls by U.S. officials to have the military turned on its own citizens is unacceptable. The outcry that sparked these protests came after a distressing video surfaced showing the murder of George Floyd, in yet another killing of black Americans at the hands of police. But much like the case of Iran, the protests that have moved across the entire nation reveal profound cleavages in American society and a history of racial injustice that spans centuries.

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