Iran: Protest planned for Monday

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    The Iranian state commemorated the 32nd anniversary of its Islamic Revolution on Friday with victory parades, as it tried to squelch counter demonstrations planned across the country for Monday.


    Hundreds of thousands observe the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, while the establishment puts pressure on the country's opposition. Video courtesy of Reuters.

    Iran's pro-democracy Green Movement has called people to the streets in solidarity with protestors in Egypt and Tunisia, as the call gained momentum on blogs and social networking sites, with over 30,000 people pledging to participate on one protest group's Facebook page.

    Iranian youth activists got a nod from Wael Ghonim, the Google executive and Egyptian protest leader, who showed up on Tahrir Square wearing the signature green wrist band of Iran's opposition.

    "I tell all Iranians that you should learn from Egyptians because we learned from you," Mr. Ghonim told an Iranian human rights group on Thursday. His comments and picture were widely posted on opposition websites and blogs.

    In Tehran and other big Iranian cities this week residents scribbled on paper money, "End executions, stop dictatorship," and spray painted "Tahrir Square"—the central location of recent Egyptian protests—on traffic signs on Tehran's Azadi square, the site of Iran's anti-government protests in 2009.

    Word of the Monday protests spread in buses and taxes, and one Tehran resident said neighbors buzzed each other's doorbells to tip them off.

    "We called for a demonstration to show our movement is alive and to stop the Iranian government's propaganda abuse of pro-democracy movements in the region," said opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi through an intermediary.

    Iran Girds for Anti-State Protests - WSJ.com
     
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    I filly expect that the good people in Iran will have their own civil uprisings against their MULLAH driven regime soon, too.

    Assuming, of course, the West doesn't make the mistake of invading that nation.
     
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    They would have already but Bush's war pushed their society back towards conservativism.
     
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    the sad thing is, those Mullahs wont have a problem having them shot
    unlike those in Egypt
    the military refused to do it
     
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    damn, why dont you just STFU, that is so fucking ignorant
     
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    Iranian Youth Feel Misunderstood - ABC News


    According to Shiva, a young actress and puppeteer, when the reformist President Mohammad Khatami came to power in 1997, her generation was full of hope.

    But their optimism was premature, Shiva said. More than four years after he was elected, Khatami's vision continues to be hampered by the influential Iranian clerics and conservatives who drove the Islamic Revolution decades ago.

    Looking to the West

    Many young Iranians just want to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities that they see are offered to their generation in the West. The government does not place any obstacles in their way but getting visas for the United States, Canada or European countries is not easy.
     
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    Burials planned for Wednesday.
     
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    Its you who are ignorant.

    The youth of the middle east WANT more western style lives.

    They make up more than half of their populations and Iran was ripe for a youth revolt when Bush lied us into Iraq.

    That action strengthened the conservatives in Iran and Amiediijan got elected.
     
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    you are still a fucking idiot
    Bush didnt lie us into anywhere you idiot
    and that has NOTHING to do with where Iran is now
     
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    Where were those WMDs ?


    They turned out NOT to be "north south and east of trikrit".

    There was nothing to PRODUCE a mushroom cloud in the whole country
     

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