Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Iran: The Natives are getting restless

and it sounds like the peeps are getting a tad testy...

Iran: Teachers Stage Rally in front of Parliament.
Tehran, 6 March (AKI) - Thousands of teachers staged a rally on Tuesday in front of the Majlis, the Iranian parliament, in Tehran asking Iranian education minister Mahmoud Farshidi to step down, their salaries to be raised and that colleagues fired for political reasons be reinstated. The protest, the second in just a week by teachers, was called by 30 teachers' unions. Last Saturday, an estimated 50,000 professors protested, threatening to block mid-term exams and to strike until their fired colleagues, as many as 1,500 only in Kurdistan, were given their jobs back."

Who could be to blame???? I wonder....
In an editorial on its mouthpiece, the magazine 'Sobhe Sadegh', the Revolutionary Guard Pasdaran wrote that "apparently someone is exploiting social discontent to undermine society and cause a crisis."

According to the Pasdaran, "the teachers' protests, the strikes by labour workers, the students' dissent along with international pressure on the nuclear issue, the explosions in Baluchistan [recent violence in the southeast province blamed on separatist groups], ethnic strife, allegations of government in-fighting and the news of an alleged illness of [Iran's supreme leader Ali] Khamenei are all part of a strategy to hit the Islamic Republic."

(Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you!)

Mark your calendars - the next big day for protesting? March 8. International Women's Day. Student groups have already been notified that they will not be allowed to organise any rally or university meeting on feminism or women's rights. But not to worry, I'm sure all their American feminist sistahs will be offering up their solidarity on that day. Right?



These days the only thing the neo-femmes seem to have solidarity with are their twats.... serious!