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Old 01-13-2020, 20:28   #85
Badger52
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Originally Posted by Flagg View Post
Here’s hoping an indigenous Persian Solidarity-like movement emerges, to expand opposition of the theocracy and IRGC beyond the progressive university types to include the broader and far more numerous working class.
From your lips....
Iranian Journalists Quit (full FNC article here)

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At least two Iranian journalists at a state-owned media outlet reportedly resigned from their jobs, and another left a while back, apologizing for "the 13 years I told you lies" to her supporters as Tehran grapples with the fallout from protests stemming from a cover-up of its accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner.

Gelare Jabbari posted an apology on an Instagram that appears to have been deleted.

“It was very hard for me to believe that our people have been killed," the post read, according to The Guardian. "Forgive me that I got to know this late. And forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies.”

Two news anchors at the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting thanked their supporters in separate statements.
These are watershed moments. It is one thing in a country, as Flagg stated, to see "progressive" (different than the US Commies in the Demokrat party) young people in a mass like this, with such outrage. It is another when members of the establishment working class join them and rebel against the repression so publicly. THAT is actually a huge gesture because it is also these young peoples' parents that watched these journalists for the last couple decades.

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