Category Archives: Iran Protests 2018

“Why is Iran arresting its protesting youths?”

WaPo: “That these emerging Iranians are willing to take direct action against their government doesn’t mean that they want to burn it all down. As I’ve noted elsewhere, citizens take to the streets to preserve the system, to make it … Continue reading

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“Iran After Protests: Change Does Come”

Washington Post: “As in the past, the current crackdowns may appear to suppress demands for change and strengthen the status quo. But evolution is essential for survival, and the system will evolve. Since the protesters come from the segments of … Continue reading

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“Iran tried to block the internet to disrupt protests. It wound up disrupting daily life”

LA Times: “As authorities have tried to govern the internet, Iranians have over the years become adept at circumventing online censorship. But as more Iranians use the internet — and the internet plays a bigger role in an increasingly web-connected … Continue reading

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“Protesters Outside Tehran’s Evin Prison Demand Release Of Prisoners”

The Iranian: “Scores of dervishes and other demonstrators were protesting outside Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, while anti-riot forces were lined up surrounding them, since Tuesday afternoon until the time of this publication, after midnight Tehran time.”

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“Iranians Can Do Without Bill Kristol’s Solidarity”

Jacobin: “Indeed, at least as early as May 2003 — when fresh plumes of smoke were still rising over Baghdad — Kristol used a Hamas-connected suicide bombing in Jerusalem and unconfirmed media reports that one of the men behind an … Continue reading

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“The top 10 ways to discredit any uprising in Iran”

By Prof. Hamid Dabashi (#2 is especially funny): “2. Place Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu behind a desk with his back to a gaudy cliche library and tape him sending a message of support and solidarity to the Iranian people and … Continue reading

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“Why Iran Is Protesting”

New York Times: “Unlike during the first decades of the post-revolutionary Iran, the rich now heedlessly flaunt their wealth. Until the mid-2000s, the gentlemen’s agreement among the embezzlers held that they keep a modest appearance at home and launder their … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s Double Standard

What if his empty statement of solidarity with Iranian protesters applied to Israelis and Palestinians? See the Haaretz video here.

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“Iran protests: Social media blocked, fake news thrives”

See video here. “Protesters in Iran are using social media to share with the world what’s happening in their country, where journalists have little or no access. But fake news is flooding the conversation and tainting the truth. A video … Continue reading

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A Word of Caution Re: Iran Protests

Be weary of those who are shedding crocodile tears for Iranians protesting in Iran, and talk about democracy and human rights. “Democracy” and “human rights” are talking points that certain people use as a battering ram against their enemies. In … Continue reading

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