On the streets of New York
: Asparagirl’s report from the NY Iranian demo:
Nearly all–95%, I’d say–of the people there were quite obviously Iranian exiles. And where, I wondered, were all the other non-Iranian American protestors, shouting in support of nascent democratic movement against a brutal theocratic tyranny? Where were the protests from ANSWER and Amnesty International and other human rights groups? The ones who paraded and yelled so vigorously about a certain country just next door to Iran, saying something about human rights and oppression? Whose solipsistic, self-congratulatory, often logically mangled signs and banners I can still see in my head, even had I not documented them?
Needless to say, they didn’t come. And I hate to say it, but I doubt they ever will. No rock stars or country stars or actors will speak out for the Iranians. There is no glamour for them here.
: And here is Ken Wheaton’s report.