Thursday, December 31, 2009

Honor the Iranians


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y98r5CVP7U
There are several moving slide shows on You Tube of which I am giving a link to one. The photographer Farhad Rajabali has courageously signed some of his photographs. We see so many different people. It is incredible that Ahmadinejad can attribute their activism to Israel and US who have every reason to keep the current government in place as an easy enemy to target.

On this New Year's Eve we must honor the young Iranians who are showing so much courage in protesting the fascist regime in Iran. It no longer has anything to do with religion, it is a police state. These young people are resisting on so many levels.

Do we have the courage to do that in this country? It is striking to compare the police confrontation in Iran with the one in Copenhagen, young people being arrested by police. But behind those police uniforms are mostly more young people. And in Iran there are also the Basijis the young paramilitaries in the pay of the government who beat up their contemporaries.

3 comments:

Amir said...

This is Amir 25 from Iran. Your comment is greatly adored by me as an critical activist. I am a student of
English literature and strongly believe in the important roll of art and artists in the recent vast changes in
the world's politics. I am ready to get your ideas about the relationship between politics and art and am
waiting for your response on how is it possible to put these ideas into practice....

amir_yashar0@yahoo.com

Amir said...

This is Amir 25 from Iran. Your comment is greatly adored by me as an critical activist. I am a student of
English literature and strongly believe in the important roll of art and artists in the recent vast changes in
the world's politics. I am ready to get your ideas about the relationship between politics and art and am
waiting for your response on how is it possible to put these ideas into practice....

amir_yashar0@yahoo.com

Art and Politics Now said...

Hi Amir
I just saw your comment. I agree that artists can have a big effect on politics and they already do.
I am very excited to hear from you in Iran. Keep up the brave protests.
Get those artists out in the street!