Excellent Group

22 May

Fine meeting in New York City on May 16 sponsored by Havaar, a group of Iranians and Iranian/Americans.  They style themselves as part of the Green movement of Iran, very much against the repressive government there.  Also totally against any sanctions on Iran (and of course) invasion.  Packed room, maybe 60 people.

 

They’re very unhappy that some of the ‘Peace Movement” think it’s wrong to critcize Ahmadinejad and the regime running the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI).  Ahmadinejad comes to the UN yearly and actually meets with US leftists who things he has pearls of wisdom to offer.  They offer him only softball criticisms if that.

 

Havaar showed a video which included photos of Iranians given years (3-12 year sentences) in prison for taking part in protests.  It also showed 2009 when immense crowds filled the streets of Tehran calling for change.

 

Several of their speakers spoke against being involved in organizations that included supporters of the IRI.  In terms of UNAC I urged them to take part in the Chicgo demo, to join UNAC and fight from within.

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2 Responses to “Excellent Group”

  1. stanthestruggle May 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    The group’s website is http://havaar.org/

  2. stanthestruggle May 22, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    TSVN video recorded the talks. Hope they will up soon.

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