In Iran, the protests are unified only by what they oppose, namely the female dress code and more broadly the theocracy. However, they’re not unified by political ideology, which frequently defaults to liberalism premised on individual freedoms when you watch interviews of Iranian activists.
I get asked all the time by Iranian exiles why I don’t condemn crimes allegedly perpetrated by the Iranian government. The answer is pretty simple, I live in Australia, which is subservient to the US and UK. In this context, condemning the Iranian government serves only one purpose: to manufacture consent for aggression
Shaheed-e-azam’ Qassem Soleimani (1957-2020), will be remembered by history as one of the greatests strategic minds of all time, someone who out-fought and out-thought the world power of his day. In Iraq, Soleimani confronted the illegal US occupation pragmatically. Rather than completely reject the political process, Iran supported it, producing a government in 2005 that was friendlier to them than to the United States…