Protests in Iran Erupt Again.
More protests in Iran, (see also: BBC)
Our hearts and minds should be with all those fighting for democratic freedom and against the Iranian Theocracy.
It is particularly important that the left and the labour movement should be backing those who are standing against Ahmadinejad. Many of us have (here), and a wide swathe of left activists are behind the protestors’ demands.
There are still some British groups like Respect who have a different view of this issue. As they are “on course to win up to three seats in General Election” (here) this is maybe time for them to think seriously about their position. Respect MP George Galloway has his own show on the tyrants’ telly (the Real Deal), Iranian state funded Press TV. Should George change his mind he could have a little word in the ear of his bosses in favour of those languishing in the regime’s gaols.
Update: Renewed Holocaust denial yesterday by Ahmadinejad – here (English) and here (in French). Stroppy Blog has published a report on the Iranian leader’s speech (here ) – which has inspired the first showing of an apologist for his claim that the Shoah was a”myth”.
Background: Shiraz Socialist on what it’s like to work for the propagandist channel, Press TV, here. Stroppy Blog publishes (here) a further report. The latter has inspired – Comments Box - the first apologist for Holcaust denial seen today.