Look at the pictures, these are hundreds, if not thousands, of freedom loving Iranian students who want to be free and are taking risks for freedom we take for granted here.
I wonder why the mainstream media have been silent on the struggle of the Iranian people for freedom and democracy?
A student leader blogging & Also this one tell us, in Persian language, that many student leaders are detained and taken to un-disclosed locations by the regime's security forces.
- UPDATE: Rooz Online has the latest on the third day of student unrest at Tehran University. 18 students have been temporarily “fired”; 5 faculty permanently “fired.” “One student who had climbed the fence of the campus told Rooz Online that there were clashes all over the campus and that students lived in fear.” Rooz also reports that the mullahs have stepped up their Internet filtering.
Remember that the 1905 Constitutional Revolution of Iran began in Tabriz and ended in Tehran resulting in restriction of the limitless powers of the Iranian king at that time. Also we have to remember that 1979 revolution also had its sparks in Tabriz 1 year before the actual protests took place in Tehran and brought down the late Shah of Iran. Now, this may be another one!
Any ways, I am quite angry at the media for not reporting the truth... for their blind hatred for freedom loving people of my country, for lies they spread,... etc
The Iranian students CAN NOT change the regime but if they are supported, led properly and united with labors and other major movements inside of Iran, they can bring any change one wishes to see in Iran.
These kids need support, money and proper equipments to defend themselves against the Iranian government's thugs.
Ottawa Sun: .....
- That's why it is so disappointing to see how little attention is being paid to the student movement in Iran. Since about 1997, students in Iran have been bravely fighting for their freedom.
- This movement should be what Western students are focused on. Not carrying unfunny signs comparing Bush to Hitler, or following around trade organizations like they're the Grateful Dead (to use one of Naomi Klein's unusually apt phrasings), gestures that reek of moral narcissism and matter only to the protesters themselves. The current Iranian regime, horrible as it is, has proved itself to be worried about its international popularity.