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An Iranian woman casts her ballot to vote for both parliamentary elections and Assembly of Experts at a polling station at Massoumeh shrine in the holy city of Qom, 130 kms south of Tehran, on February 26, 2016.
Iranians will vote for both parliamentary elections and the Assembly of Experts in an elections billed by the moderate president as vital to curbing conservative dominance in parliament and speeding up domestic reforms after a nuclear deal with world powers. / AFP / BEHROUZ MEHRI
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Reformists Win Big in Iran Elections

FEB 29, 2016 – Iranian women and progressive voters swept reformists into office in their recent elections, giving a boost to moderate President Hassan Rouhani, and many say is a response of approval to the recent nuclear deal between Iran and the United States. Read a a good piece about the Iranian election by Ramin Mostaghim and Shashank…

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NY Times: Beyonce in ‘Formation’: Entertainer, Activist or Both?

Feb 15, 2016 – Three writers and music critics for the NY Times, Jon Caramanica Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, have a good piece up about the current dust up and controversy of Beyonce’s recent Super Bowl halftime show where there were African-Americans in “uniform” and marching in “Formation” to speak out about police killing kids in inner…

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Australian Indigenous Singer Deborah Cheetham Turns Down Offer to Sing National Anthem

Cheetham Wanted to Change Lyrics Drastically to Reflect Respect for Earth and Diversity OCT 20, 2015 – The Australian news outlet Adelaide Now is reporting that a well-known aboriginal Australian opera singer turned down an offer to sing Australian’s national anthem “Advance Australia Fair” at the big AFL Grand Final sports event, for Cheetham being both…

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DailyMail: Chrissie Hynde Calls Out Current Women Pop Singers as “Sex Workers” in a “Pornographic Culture”

Singer/Guitarist Says They Do “Great Damage” To Women During BBC’s Woman’s Hour SEP 10, 2015 – Chrissie Hynde, Leader of the 1980s English punk pop rock band The Pretenders, has been making the rounds pushing her book and also pushing boundaries on women’s issues lately. Last week she made ripples claiming responsibility for a sexual…

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