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Protests in Iran Wednesday.

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Will the Religious Regime Evolve Peacefully?

Agence France Press reports that there will be protests against the Iranian regime on Wednesday (in English here).

November 4 has emerged as an anti-US day in Iran, with thousands of Iranians, mostly students, gathering annually outside the US embassy building, dubbed the ‘Den of Spies’, to shout slogans such as “Death to America!” and “Death to Israel!” The event marks the capture of the embassy on November 4, 1979 — just months after the Islamic revolution toppled the US-backed shah — by radical Islamist students who took American diplomats hostage for 444 days.

Since then, the event which was aimed at condemning US policies towards Iran, has become one of the cornerstones of the Islamic regime.But this year the annual anti-US day could be marked by street protests against Ahmadinejad, whose re-election on June 12 triggered the worst political crisis in the 30-year history of the Islamic republic.

This is the time for genuine progressives to stand with the protestors. The movement’s detailed demands and aims are hard to judge from the outside. But we can agree that their fight for democracy against the Islamicist dictatorship has to be completely supported. ,

One wonders what the pro-faith left-leaning apologists for Islamisism  in  Britain will do.

On second thoughts, I’d prefer not to.

Written by Andrew Coates

November 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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  1. […] 3, 2009 3:22 pm Whilst I think about things, take a look at Coatesy’s coverage of events in Iran. Posted by modernityblog Filed in Uncategorized Tags: Ahmadinejad, election, fiddled, Iran, […]

  2. there are already plenty of protests going on, especially at the universities, a good coverage at the moment on http://iranenlutte.wordpress.com/


    November 3, 2009 at 4:53 pm

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