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Massive Demonstrations Happening In Iran

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As I understand it, this started due to a woman being arrested for cutting her hair. She died of head trauma in custody.
 

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Women have been at the forefront of escalating protests in Iran sparked by the death in custody of a woman detained for breaking hijab laws.
Crowds cheered when women burned their hijabs on a bonfire in Sari on Tuesday, the fifth successive day of unrest.
Activists said a woman was among three protesters shot dead by security forces in Urmia, Piranshahr and Kermanshah.
Authorities accused protesters of killing two civilians in Kermanshah as well as a police assistant in Shiraz.
At least seven people are now reported to have been killed since protests against the hijab laws and morality police erupted after Mahsa Amini's death.
 

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Women have been at the forefront of escalating protests in Iran sparked by the death in custody of a woman detained for breaking hijab laws.
Crowds cheered when women burned their hijabs on a bonfire in Sari on Tuesday, the fifth successive day of unrest.
Activists said a woman was among three protesters shot dead by security forces in Urmia, Piranshahr and Kermanshah.
Authorities accused protesters of killing two civilians in Kermanshah as well as a police assistant in Shiraz.
At least seven people are now reported to have been killed since protests against the hijab laws and morality police erupted after Mahsa Amini's death.

Thank you for these informative posts.
 

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I hope they are abe to make a significant impact. I always worry that the brave few step out, but they don’t ge support in large numbers.
 

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I hope they are abe to make a significant impact. I always worry that the brave few step out, but they don’t ge support in large numbers.

Remember the Arab Spring?

Yeah.
Nobody else does either.
Tom
 

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There was a democracy movement in Iran. We installed the Shah as an anti communist ally. We did not want the oil nationalized.

Pahlavi did westernize the country to a degree, but spent a lot of money on himself and became a harsh dictator.

That led to the revolution, which the conservative Muslims took away from the pro democracy faction.

So you can say the current conditions in Iran are a relic of the US Cold War policies. We toppled Hussian and tried to install pro American leaders, that did not work either. It was all about control of the oil.

Before the Sha there was an American hero of the Iranian democratic movement. He died fighting with the movement. I first heard about him from an Iranian immigrant. Before the Shah Iranians liked America.

That it is the grave of an American and a Princetonian makes the place remarkable. That it is the grave of a martyr to constitutional liberty, and that it is still honored in the heart of a nation whose government is hostile to the United States and many of its values, makes it more remarkable still.


Baskerville has been likened to Lafayette, a foreigner who helped another people defend their freedom, but the comparison is inapt. He was neither a professional soldier like Lafayette; nor a romantic like Lord Byron, who took up the cause of Greek independence; nor even a mercenary like another Princetonian, Johnny Poe 1895, who shipped himself off to far corners of the globe in search of glory. Baskerville, a teacher who planned to become a minister, found his way to what was then called Persia as a teacher, and ended up dying for a cause that he, as an American, felt morally bound to support.


The 1953 Iranian coup d'état, known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup d'état (Persian: کودتای ۲۸ مرداد), was the overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in favor of strengthening the monarchical rule of the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi on 19 August 1953.[5] It was orchestrated by the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project[6] or "Operation Ajax") and the United Kingdom (under the name "Operation Boot").[7][8][9][10] The clergy also played a considerable role.[11]


Despite a campaign of historical revisionism in Washington, the archival record makes clear that the U.S. government was the key actor in the 1953 coup that ousted Mohammad Mosaddeq—not the Iranian clergy.​

 
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