Defying the stringent security measures taken by the regime, large crowds gathered outside Tehran Uni today. From what we can gather, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s ‘Friday Prayers’ speech sought to avoid controversy as much as possible, but he did keep referring to the ‘crisis’ in Iran and the need to save the ‘Islamic State’. Moreover, he… Continue reading Protest at Tehran University
From Reuters India: TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi will attend Friday prayers this week in his first official public appearance since last month’s disputed election, a statement on his website said. Mousavi’s statement, posted late on Wednesday, confirmed a media report earlier this week that he would attend the prayers at Tehran… Continue reading Moussavi to attend Friday prayers
Hopi activists have been informed that there is talk of civil disobedience in order to shut down the electricity network in Iran on Tuesday July 21. This has predominantly come from technicians and workers in the power service, but they are also calling on people to help by switching on all power to force a… Continue reading Calls for Civil Disobedience on July 21
From Guardian Online They came in the small hours, just as the dormitories were settling down for the night. Outside, Tehran was still in ferment, a city gripped by fury two days after a “stolen election”. Inside the dorms on Amirabad Street, students were trying to sleep, though nerves were jangling; just hours earlier several… Continue reading Death in the Dorms: Saeed Kamali Dehghan
From Iranian.com We are shocked to hear that an Iranian student, Sohrab Arabi, has been killed in Evin prison. He is pictured here alongside his mother, who has been campaigning for his release.
Videos of yesterday’s demonstrations on Youtube – in twelve parts: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDFfwKwBDu8&hl=en&fs=1]
An article by Hopi Steering Committee Member David Broder on the Commune website: While in the last two years there were strikes on the Tehran bus network and in isolated factories, as well as illegal student protests thousands strong, the post-election demonstrations were by far the greatest challenge to the authority of the Ayatollahs’ regime… Continue reading Beyond Moussavi: The Movement of the Iranian Masses