Police, Protesters Clash at Iran's Universities

Apr 2009
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Disunited Queendom
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Good.

When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.

Incidentally, there's insurrection in Greece again. Anniversary of the kid's death - the 15-year old killed by the cop in cold blood.
 
Mar 2009
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Undisclosed
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Jul 2009
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Opa Locka
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Iran is on the brink of greatness, strong, well placed geologically, decent military, wealthy (even more so if the sanctions were lifted), Democratic (you think they'd be such unrest if the people weren't used to calling the shots?), hell, Iran is more Western then most Western nations. All that stand in their way is that idiot that claims the presidency.
 
Mar 2009
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Iran is on the brink of greatness, strong, well placed geologically, decent military, wealthy (even more so if the sanctions were lifted), Democratic (you think they'd be such unrest if the people weren't used to calling the shots?), hell, Iran is more Western then most Western nations. All that stand in their way is that idiot that claims the presidency.
That does not sound too much different from the United States does it? :D
 
Jan 2009
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Iran is on the brink of greatness, strong, well placed geologically, decent military, wealthy (even more so if the sanctions were lifted), Democratic (you think they'd be such unrest if the people weren't used to calling the shots?), hell, Iran is more Western then most Western nations. All that stand in their way is that idiot that claims the presidency.
Iran is far from Democratic. Unrest usually happens when there is some crisis that affects people's lives tremendously and under the current regime's economic plan, we have seen growing turmoil in the economy and in turn, in people's lives. It is because of all of this that the people are so mad, not necessarily because they are democratic. In fact, part of this push is to establish a more democratic/Westernized system opposed to Ahmadinejad's very fundamentalist views.
 
Mar 2009
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Iran is far from Democratic.
Totally agreed. People's freedom are limited especially when it gets to the media and freedom of speech, also of movement. Colleagues of mine have attended international conferences in Iran, and had to be escorted from the airport and everywhere, ostensibly for their safety, but my colleagues got more of a flavour of being monitored and carefully watched where they go.
 

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