[ExI] left on iran

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 11:52:12 UTC 2009

2009/6/26 spike <spike66 at att.net>:
> I am puzzled by the U.S. left's take on Iran.  The uprising has so much in
> common with the student protests of the 1960s here, such as the riots at
> Kent State U and Berkeley.  The current protests have it all: students,
> gays, women, protesting peacefully, calling for human rights, free speech,
> basic freedom.  They are being beaten and killed by the military, the
> police, corrupt religious fundamentalist government, a blatantly rigged
> election, oh this shameful scene really has it all, in black and white.
> So why does the US left seem to have a strangely muted reaction, instead of
> what I would have expected, raving apoplexy?  The press seems to strike a
> puzzling neutral stance.  Where is Hollyweird Inc?  Where are the feminists?
> Where is the speak-truth-to-power crowd?  Where are the washed-up movie
> stars getting air time telling the world about how evil is the Iranian
> government?

A quick Google search shows that most US left wing organisations do
support the protesters. Where do you get the information for your
assertion that they don't?

Stathis Papaioannou

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