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Activist sets up telephone talks between US, Iranian citizens

Activist Nick Jehlen and translator Rana tested a phone that was used to allow passersby on Boston Common to speak to Iranian citizens yesterday. Activist Nick Jehlen and translator Rana tested a phone that was used to allow passersby on Boston Common to speak to Iranian citizens yesterday. (YOON S. BYUN/GLOBE STAFF)
By John C. Drake
Globe Staff / November 14, 2007

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A Somerville peace activist with a knack for political theater set up a display yesterday with a simple proposition: Let anyone who passed by pick up the phone and talk to Iranian citizens, giving regular citizens in both countries a chance to do what the activist said the country's leaders have failed to do: talk to each other. (Full article: 658 words)

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