“Iran, the Green Movement and the USA”

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“Iran, the Green Movement and the USA”: Hamid Dabashi On the Future of the Iranian Pro-Democracy Movement

“I think the ability of the people, the democratic will of the people to generate and sustain information and globalize it is far more important than secret wheelings and dealings between the powers that be.”

Iranian protesters returned to the streets on Sunday to mark the deaths of two men killed during demonstrations last week. Police used batons and tear gas to break up the protests. Among those detained were Faezeh Hashemi, daughter of former President Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani. “On one hand, the Iranian authorities are expressing solidarity with the democratic movement in Tunisia and Egypt and throughout the region,” says Columbia University Professor Hamid Dabashi. “Then deny that very principle to their own people.” See Democracy Now! [includes rush transcript] Filed under Rolling Rebellions

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