Friday, November 06, 2009
Homage to those who stand against the forces of dictatorship
I get choked when I watch these videos of the current pro-democracy demonstrations in Iran. The sheer courage and persistence of the Green Movement, the students of Iran, in the face of the cowardly swaggering police and Basij militia is an example to all who aspire to something better than the moronic, thoughtless exercise of power that holds in Iran, and in a different way, in Britain, where the authoritarians in Tory, NuLabour, the Civil Service and the Police Agencies are slowly nudging us in the direction of the Iranian situation.
These beautiful young Iranians are not just demonstrating for themselves and their own country, they are standing up for democracy everywhere.
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