When you’ve got nothing left to lose, you’ve got nothing to lose…
Ken Timmerman sends this to his mail list (h/t Terresa at The Noisy Room)
Tens of thousands of Iranian students are staging protests at universities across Iran today, calling for an end to the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
(Several bloggers and websites are now posting live updates from inside Iran, including video-clips of protests and clashes with security forces. Sayeh Hassan, a Canadian lawyer and human rights activist, has links to video footage taken this afternoon (Tehran time) during protests at Amir Kabir University, Sharif University and Tehran University, as well as from the faculty in Esfahan. Planet-Iran has posted protest routes in seven cities and plans to have live blogging later in the day, so stay tuned.
Update 11:42 am: The Persian2English Facebook page has many links to short cellphone videos from today’s demonstrations.)
The coordinated demonstrations at dozens of universities are expected to stretch thin the capabilities of the Revolutionary Guards and their anti-riot squads to maintain order.
This is an important story that is not getting a great deal of coverage from the national media. I urge you to take a look at it, and then look again at the White House policy to reach out to the regime of Khamenei and Ahmadinejad. Why is the Obama administration so intent on befriending our enemies, and making enemies of our friends (in this case, the people of Iran?).
Read the story here: http://www.newsmax.com/timmerman/Iran_student_protests/2009/12/07/295233.html
Get links to live blogging from Iran and video-clips of today’s demos here: