Signs of people's desperation inside of Iran.
Rooz Online reported how healthy Iranians are selling their Kidney's on the black market in Iran, providing further evidence of the desperate economic conditions there.
Rooz Online reported on the rise of suicide in Iran, the vast majority from young women. Further evidence of the desperation of Iranian young people.
Iran Focus reported that the U.S. State Department put Iran among the main countries engaged in human trafficking. The report described Iran as a “source, transit, and destination country for women and girls trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation and involuntary servitude”.
Iran's Supreme Leader seizes "executive authority" to follow the Chinese model?
Rooz Online argued that Iran's Supreme Leader's recent decree for reducing the size of the government and selling government stocks and shares in its commercial enterprises is evidence of his grasping for the executive functions of the government. It appears he is trying to follow the Chinese model, but there are problems with this approach.
Alan"s note: the idea to sell shares in government companies' stocks and shares came originally from Ahmadi-Nejad but with almost every one of these corporations showing an operating loss the desire to buy was never great. Even when Ahmadi-Nejad offered 20-year loans to buyers. The intent here is to "tax" the people to fund the government.
Ahmadinejad couldn't take it anymore.
Rooz Online reported that a group of students advising President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on student issues was dismissed because of its criticism of the performance of the government in the sphere of higher education. He didn't like being criticized.
Here are a few other news items you may have missed.
George W. Bush, WhiteHouse.gov in his weekly radio address said: "Today, all who live in tyranny and all who yearn for freedom can know that America stands with them."
Amir Taheri, Gulf News reported on the future of coalition in Iraq.
Rooz Online published a cartoon of Ahmadinejad "sleeping on the job."
Current TV published a video cartoon: "Iran: Deal Or No Deal?" A little humor.