1. Things you need to know about the new ‘Conversations’ PM system:

    a) DO NOT REPLY TO THE NOTIFICATION EMAIL! I get them, not the intended recipient. I get a lot of them and I do not want them! It is just a notification, log into the site and reply from there.

    b) To delete old conversations use the ‘Leave conversation’ option. This is just delete by another name.
    Dismiss Notice

Mahsa Amini RIP

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Cheese, Sep 19, 2022.

  1. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    doctorf likes this.
  2. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Horrific, though sadly no worse than what happens routinely in many nations the west so happily deals with, e.g. Saudi. I notice from Twitter many incredibly brave Iranian women cutting their hair off and burning their veils in protest of this barbarism. As is so often the case when religious fundamentalism rears its head it only highlights how many decent intelligent people are held captive by an ideology they have no interest in. Obviously parallels can be made with America and the Christian far-right removing reproductive rights. Religion is unquestionably the most destructive thing humans have ever invented.
  3. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    Yes, but the Shah dynasty is much older than anything Britain has ever done in the region, so I doubt that the place was very democratic before Reza Shah and Reza Pahlevi. Or at any time for that matter.
  4. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    More male violence against women however its dressed up, just abhorrent.
    vince rocker likes this.
  5. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    It also shows how most of that region feel towards the Kurds.
    Snufkin likes this.
  6. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    The administration of Mohammad Mosaddegh, though not democratic in a strict sense, was certainly popular. Before its removal from power by an Anglo American covert operation, Mossaddegh’s administration introduced a range of social and political measures such as social security, land reforms and higher taxes including the introduction of taxation on the rent of land. His government's most significant policy was the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry.

    So yes, the place was certainly more sensitive to popular demand before that UK/US inspired coup than afterwards.

    The 2007 film Persepolis provides a good background
    wacko likes this.
  7. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

  8. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Certainly a fair bit of resistance/street protests occurring (Twitter). Great to see.

    PS More from Omid Djalili here (Twitter).
  9. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Loads of stuff happening now. Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad is well worth following, she’s tweeting/retweeting a lot of stuff, e.g. this electronic billboard on fire outside
    Ali Khamenei's house (Twitter). Looks like his house will be next.

    Hacker group ‘Anonymous’ also claim to have taken control of 300 Iranian cameras (Twitter).
  10. kensalriser

    kensalriser pfm Member

    I don't think the billboard is outside Khamenei's house, however much I would like it to be!
  11. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Raisi walks out of interview when Christiane Amanpour refuses to cover her head.
  12. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Lots happening over in Iran, see #IranProtests2022 for updates. News is still getting out despite the internet having been largely ‘turned off’ by the authoritarian state. The bravery on the streets is astonishing, especially from Iranian women who are literally being beaten to death by the ‘morality police’ or whatever shitheads implement this absurd religious fascism. Largest protests that country has seen in a very long time and they are pleading for the rest of the world to notice.
    ff1d1l and zarniwoop like this.
  13. Finnegan

    Finnegan pfm Member

    The breathtaking bravery is so inspiring. Especially when you compare it to the nauseating obsequiousness we’ve witnessed here over the last two weeks.
    zarniwoop likes this.
  14. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Here’s a powerful interview with Iranian journalist Mahsa Amini, who I linked to upthread, on MSNBC.
  15. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    New video message/threat to the Iranian regime from ‘Anonymous’ hacker group (Twitter). I guess they are the closest thing there is to an international response at present.
  16. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Another bounce for this thread as the issue certainly isn’t going away. Here’s a heartbreaking thread from Omid Djalili that highlights some of the young women murdered by the state in this protest (Twitter). Our media and political classes have zero interest in this so it is down to us all to be these womens voice in any way we can.
    palindrome, ff1d1l and Cheese like this.

Share This Page


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice