Iran After the Elections: Debunking the Propaganda with Mohammad Marandi
Breakthrough’s Rania Khalek was joined by Professor of English Literature and Orientalism at the University of Tehran Mohammad Marandi on her program Dispatches to discuss the results of the Iranian presidential election and some of the simplistic and misleading media portrayals of Iran that have come with that coverage.
1:11 What’s a hardliner?
5:09 Why did the Guardian Council reject certain candidates?
12:48 Voter turnout and legitimacy
20:37 Local Iranian elections that the media ignored
24:11 US and Saudi online warfare and meddling against Iran
27:52 What was Raisi’s involvement in mass executions?
34:46 Western media fantasies and contradictions
43:19 Shutting down Iranian websites, censoring Iranians
58:10 Colonized minds
1:13:53 Updates from Syria