Revolution in Iran?

mikewof

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Holy shit ... tens of thousands of Persian women have cut their hair and are openly demonstrating without head coverings in Iranian mass protests over the sharia execution of Mahda Amini for not wearing a head scarf.

The security forces are apparently overwhelmed. All over the news. Maybe this is the opening round to an Iranian secular revolution that the Fucking Royal Family and British Petroleum and Operation Ajax killed about 70 years ago?
 

badlatitude

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The trigger?

Mahsa Amini: Iran police say woman's death was 'unfortunate'​


Source: BBC News

Tehran's police chief says the death of a woman in custody was an "unfortunate" incident he does not want repeated.

Mahsa Amini, 22, fell into a coma last week, hours after morality police held her for allegedly breaking hijab rules.

Witnesses accused officers of beating her, but Police Brig-Gen Hossein Rahimi denied such "cowardly accusations".

Her death sparked protests in the capital and western Iran, where two people were reportedly killed in clashes with riot police on Monday..

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-62954648
 

mikewof

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A 10 year old girl was reportedly just killed by security forces in the protests.
 

kent_island_sailor

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Holy shit ... tens of thousands of Persian women have cut their hair and are openly demonstrating without head coverings in Iranian mass protests over the sharia execution of Mahda Amini for not wearing a head scarf.

The security forces are apparently overwhelmed. All over the news. Maybe this is the opening round to an Iranian secular revolution that the Fucking Royal Family and British Petroleum and Operation Ajax killed about 70 years ago?
The Shah was quite secular, so that part at least wasn't killed 70 years ago, but otherwise Ajax was an own-goal in the long run.
 

mikewof

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Where are you reading this? I see nothing on NYT, BBC, CBC.
Yeah, they can't run money through this, like they can with wars and a deceased royal. As @El Borracho points out, once they get a whiff of grabbing their oil it will be Reverse Operation Ajax.
 

mikewof

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The Shah was quite secular, so that part at least wasn't killed 70 years ago, but otherwise Ajax was an own-goal in the long run.

The Shah? He was the puppet put in place by Ajax to denationalize the oil and ruin it through BP. Ajax, the Royals and British Petroleum got rid of the democratic secularist Mohamed Mosadeq.

As for Ajax, Eisenhower rejected Churchill (as proxy for the Royals) twice. It wasn't until the Dulles Brothers levered us in that we were complicit with that shitshow. Now, ironically, the news outlets are covering the queen's coffin and mostly ignoring this.

Right now there are thousands of Persian women OPENLY protesting Sharia law under penalty of death in the streets and in social media. This makes every previous Iranian protest seem lightweight in comparison. You won't see much of this in Facebook and YouTube, they bury it as best they can for their investors until it is no longer ignorable.
 
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jzk

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The Shah? He was the puppet put in place by Ajax to denationalize the oil and ruin it through BP. Ajax, the Royals and British Petroleum got rid of the democratic secularist Mohamed Mosadeq.

As for Ajax, Eisenhower rejected Churchill (as proxy for the Royals) twice. It wasn't until the Dulles Brothers levered us in that we were complicit with that shitshow. Now, ironically, the news outlets are covering the queen's coffin and mostly ignoring this.

Right now there are thousands of Persian women OPENLY protesting Sharia law under penalty of death in the streets and in social media. This makes every previous Iranian protest seem lightweight in comparison. You won't see much of this in Facebook and YouTube, they bury it as best they can for their investors until it is no longer ignorable.
Are you saying people are uploading this to YouTube, but YouTube is taking it down? You have some examples?
 

badlatitude

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Reminds me of some of the tactics used in Hong Kong. Globally, protestors have really upped their game and information sharing since the Color Revolutions.
I am really hopeful for them, but I sadly doubt this will get very far.
 

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Are you saying people are uploading this to YouTube, but YouTube is taking it down? You have some examples?
It's usually not YouTube itself, but interested parties gaming the reporting system and ToS. There are even tools available to make it easier.

 

mikewof

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Are you saying people are uploading this to YouTube, but YouTube is taking it down? You have some examples?

As far as I know, they don't take it down. But the ranking system on YouTube, Instragram and Twitter is apparently not agnostic to advertising, so we often will not see the videos that get buried under an avalanche of fluff. If you search "Iran Protest" on YouTube or Twitter for instance, you will get the videos. But I didn't see any of them on my home pages.

On the other hand, Chinese-owned Tik Tok uses a more agnostic, metric-driven algorithm that will feed this news.

But Google ... unless you hit the "news" tab, you won't see much related to the Mahsa Amini protests, as noted here by @Bugsy . Of course, it's front page and center on the Christian Science Monitor, which is a quality news source, and they created an excellent coverage and analysis of it here: https://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2022/0920/Iran-s-George-Floyd-moment

Here is the first few paragraphs from the CSM article ...

Iran has seen many mass protests against its ruling clerics but none quite like those in recent days. Since Friday, when a young woman died after being arrested for not wearing proper head covering, Iranians have taken to the streets, Twitter, and Instagram by the millions. Some call it Iran’s George Floyd moment.
Even outside Iran, critics from J.K. Rowling to the United Nations have decried the injustice of the mysterious death as well as Iran’s ever-harsher rules on clothing – some of which apply to men, such as not wearing shorts.
The scope of the protests appears to matter less to the regime than a particular point being made – that rules and laws can only be enacted and imposed by a democracy that has civic equality. In Iran’s Islamic Republic, the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, presumes sole authority to rule.
The spirit of equality can be seen in the many female protesters who voluntarily choose to wear the mandatory hijab out of their own sense of modesty. One noted critic, Grand Ayatollah Asadollah Bayat-Zanjani, said the actions of the so-called morality police in abducting those who violate the official dress code are “against the law, against religion, and against logic.” The Quran “clearly prevents the faithful from using force to impose the values they consider religious and moral,” he added.
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mikewof

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I am really hopeful for them, but I sadly doubt this will get very far.

Never underestimate the damage that can be caused by one pissed-off woman, let alone a few hundred thousand pissed-off women, many of whom are openly cutting their hair in protest, burning their hajibs, and now posting videos of themselves in cocktail dresses and even going out in public without head coverings. This isn't akin to a bunch of hippies burning their bras on the quad of some college somewhere, these women risk prison sentences and execution for their protests:

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Never underestimate the damage that can be caused by one pissed-off woman, let alone a few hundred thousand pissed-off women, many of whom are openly cutting their hair in protest, burning their hajibs, and now posting videos of themselves in cocktail dresses and even going out in public without head coverings. This isn't akin to a bunch of hippies burning their bras on the quad of some college somewhere, these women risk prison sentences and execution for their protests:

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I hope they are successful but the regime is among the most brutal in history.
 

mikewof

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I hope they are successful but the regime is among the most brutal in history.

Definitely. We don't seem to get the worst of it in our news for some reason, but Amnesty International reports some really worrying tactics by their security forces on feminists, Kurds, Jews, Sufis, LGBTQ and union activists.
 

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on the bright side
they dont have as many surveillance drones as they used to
bet they didn't think that one would bite them on the bum
 




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