Tomorrow promises to be an eventful Tuesday in Iran, women’s day! Women’s movement has been one of the most vibrant components of the Green Movement. Announcements making it to the Web have one major theme: Iranian women will not retreat:
Last Tuesday, March 1st, protests:
Images of March 1 Protests are pouring in as citizen journalists film them with great risk to themselves.
- First I want to share with you this wonderful seven- second clip showing a young man hanging a banner from a bridge on one of the crowded highways of Tehran. It reads “Dictator, greet the End!”
- The following are some scenes from the March 1st demonstrations in Iran. To see more visit Iranian.com
Nightly protests in Shiraz “Mobarak, Bin Ali, it is time for Sayyed Ali [Khamenei]”:
Workers Join the Protests
Today Iranian President, Mr. Ahmadinejad, visited the city of Shiraz. Recently fired workers demonstrated out Shiraz municipal building where he was speaking. In Tehran and Tabriz, similar protests are going on by workers who have lost their jobs or not been paid during the past few months.
In the city of Abadan – where the major Iranian oil refinery is located – 360 workers have lost their jobs in recent weeks. That has resulted in further worker protests. Similar protests reached a critical high on January 26th in Tehran when skilled auto workers lost their life after their protests where crashed by armed members of the Basij. Here is a clip from protest by auto-workers. If these protest continue, they could be crucial in forcing the regime to acknowledge the seriousness of its problems.
Women on a Green Carpet:
Just to remember our tradition of celebrating the visual art produced in Iran, and to Mark the Iranian women’s brave march tomorrow, on Women’s day, in Iran, let me share a painting by a young Iranian woman artist Taraneh Sadeghian.
Let me end today’s posting with the next two delightful watercolors by another talented young woman Nafiseh Reyahi
and this one