Iranian Ex-Pats React to the Turmoil in Iran
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Banner image: Two Iranian woman who have just voted, walk past a group protesting against the Presidential elections in Iran, outside a polling booth for the local Iranian community in Los Angeles on June 12. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images
Iranian Ex-Pats React to the Turmoil in Iran ()
Another day, another mass protest on the streets of Tehran, this time with many people wearing black to signify mourning for those killed since last Friday's elections. Los Angeles is the home of more Iranians and their descendents than any place other than the mother country, and many are not just interested but deeply involved. We speak to Iranian-Americans with different views of what's going on in their home country.
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- Binyamin Appelbaum: National Banking Reporter, Washington Post, @BCAppelbaum
- Doug Rediker: Director of the Global Strategic Finance Initiative, New America Foundation
- John Berlau: Director of the Center for Investors and Entrepreneurs, Competitive Enterprise Institute
- Nomi Prins: Senior Fellow, Demos
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