With State-Run Media, It’s All Astroturf, All the Time


Photo hat tip: Pro-Democracy Movement of Iran
No, I’m not referring to MSNBC, as you may have guessed from the photo above.
I had noted yesterday that the pro-regime protests in Iran appeared to be organized by the government, since the protesters were all carrying the same printed signs. Wow, were they ever organized! The [...]

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Protests mark funeral of dissident Iranian cleric – AP


Huge crowds of Iranians turned out for the funeral of leading dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri in the holy Shi’ite city of Qom on Monday and some chanted anti-government slogans, websites reported.Montazeri, who died late on Saturday aged 87, was viewed as the spiritual patron of a pro-reform opposition movement that blossomed after […]

Police, Protesters Clash at Iran’s Universities – WSJ.com


Violence erupted at and around university campuses across Iran on Monday as demonstrators took to the streets during the regime-sanctioned Student Day, but used the occasion to press their months-long protest against the government. Students chanted “Death to the Dictator” and set fire to pictures of Iran’s Islamic leaders and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, chanting anti-regime […]