Archiv für den Tag 3. Dezember 2011
Men and women wait at a Tehran airport for the Iranian diplomats expelled from Britain — the personnel were taken away before the crowd could welcome them Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
We have repeatedly noted the Iranian regime’s love of protest — well, protest that is 1) in America or 2) by Basij militia “students”, say, in front of a foreign embassy.
But what if the two could be combined? And what if it could be done through music? Not just music, but hard-core urban rap music?
Basij member Hashem Bafghi has made that protest dream come true. A snippet of the English lyrics:
Occupy Wall Street is a real war street
What Happened to the American Dream?
Don’t watch and have ice cream
Capitalism failed everyone
Killed the people one by one
Unfortunately, we cannot embed this iconic track, but you can have a listen and rap along here (hat tip to Golnaz Esfandiari of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty).
And, for a reminder that criticism of Wall Street is not just a 21st-century thing, you can enjoy a less aggressive foreign intervention through music:
Maya Neyestani compares protest and Iran’s security forces 2009 with protest and Iran’s security forces 2011: “Nah, they are students. Take it easy. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
New York, NY - On Friday, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s unanimously-passed amendment to sanction’s Iran’s Bank Markazi:
We applaud the U.S. Senate for taking unanimous action to sanction Iran’s Central Bank, which UANI has called for many times. These sanctions, if enacted into law, would financially cut off the Iranian regime from the rest of the world, and place extreme pressure on Iran’s economy.
While sanctioning Bank Markazi is a strong step, it is completely justified and timely given Iran’s ongoing pursuit of nuclear weapons, sponsorship of terrorists, its recently-foiled plot to launch an attack on U.S. soil, and the regime’s blatant disregard for international law. We call on the U.S. House of Representatives to also pass this amendment, and for President Obama to respect the bipartisan consensus of Congress and sign it into law.
UANI has called for sanctions against Iran’s Central Bank numerous times, including on October 11, 2011, following the U.S. government’s disruption of Iran’s plot to attack U.S. soil.