Sunday, June 21, 2009

Whither Iran?

The Struggle Continues...
According to this optimistic, but hopefully realistic, article by Al Giordano "yesterday's wave of violent repression by the state can already be chalked up as an Epic Fail". Giordano is basing this on first-hand reports that demonstrations have taken place on Sunday that were even larger than any of the gatherings that were possible on Saturday.

If this is true then the opposition is managing to not only stay in the game, but is not allowing the government to set all the rules. Also according to Giordano, "the various tendencies in the resistance - electoral, student, religious and labor" are managing to increasingly coordinate their actions, despite repression in the streets and the great difficulty of communication under such circumstances.

Unions, student groups and also religious leaders are planning strikes and other acts of defiance and protest throughout the coming week.

Giordano also provides links to the Vigilante Journalist website, the Students Supporting the Legal Rights Movement (a facebook page in Farsi), and a youtube video of a demonstration that occured today (Sunday).