For the People of Iran

Posted: June 24, 2009 in Uncategorized
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Here’s something that might help: a library of material on nonviolent struggle from the Albert Einstein Institution.  None of it is in Persian, but there are translations in multiple languages, including Azeri and Arabic, so hopefully someone can speak one of the languages and put it to use. 

Good luck.

P.S. For the regressive shouting-heads pushing for some sort of nebulous “intervention,” please grow up and open any American history book with a section on the 20th century. You’ll find a nice section about our history with Iran and plenty of good reasons for us not to Americanize the protests with heavy-handed Bush-II-like foreign policy stumbles. As Juan Cole wrote today:

American politicians should keep their hands off Iran and let the Iranians work this out. If the reformers have enough widespread public support, they will develop tactics that will change the situation. If they do not, then they will have to regroup and work toward future change. US covert operations and military interventions have caused enough bloodshed and chaos. If the US had left Mosaddegh alone in 1953, Iran might now be a flourishing democracy and no Green Movement would have been necessary.

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