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Friday, August 17, 2007

Freedom in Iran

Iranian-born Sayeh Hassan is an articling student in Toronto. She also works as an activist for freedom in Iran and against the Islamist regime. I met her in this capacity, and her passion and concern for Iranian democrats--and there are many of them--is palpable. Working with an Iran-based group called Human Rights Activists in Iran, she is in direct contact with political prisoners in Iranian prisons. Check out her blog, and if you know of any way to make popular the names of Iranian political prisoners, please help out. The more well-known and credible a political prisoner is, the better he is likely to be treated by the regime, concerned as it is with international opinion.

Correction: She is now a full-fledged laywer. Watch out.

Posted by Jordan Michael Smith on August 17, 2007 | Permalink


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The Iranian people want to be westernized and a Democracy. However, when Dumb-asses like Ahmadenijad makes threats to superpowers then the US replies by threatening them with invasions and attacks, under the mission of exporting Democracy. Allowing the Iranian Government to take the peoples liberties in exchange for security from the fear of a perceived Western threat. That is not the right direction toward a democracy.

Posted by: Edmontonian | 2007-08-17 12:42:42 PM

Anti-Americanism creeps in again. Knee-jerk reaction, I suppose.

Posted by: obc | 2007-08-17 7:33:33 PM

And how about some freedom for Zimbabwe too.

"No pressure on Mugabe from summit"

BBC News, by Staff

Southern African leaders are putting no public pressure on Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe to solve his country's dire political and economic crises. After a two-day conference in Zambia's capital, Lusaka, delegates said only that they welcomed ''progress'' in talks between Zimbabwe's rival politicians. The communique issued at the end of the conference made no mention of the country's economic problems.

Surprise, surprise, ----- not. If current trends continue, in 25 years what doesn't lie in ruin in Africa will be owned by the Chinese with a very few islands of exception.

Posted by: obc | 2007-08-17 7:35:17 PM

Roger Rabid has hijacked my name. None of these evil posts are mine. I'll retire for the night untilo Ezra figures this out.

THE LOL!!! indicates it's Roger Rabid.

Posted by: obc | 2007-08-17 8:12:47 PM

Roger Rabid has hijacked my name. None of these evil posts are mine. I'll retire for the night until Ezra figures this out.

THE LOL!!! indicates it's Roger Rabid.

Posted by: obc | 2007-08-17 8:17:50 PM

The savages in Iran will hopefully be tossed out of power by people like her that realize Iran is headed for some really bad times if it keeps up the craziness.

Posted by: philanthropist | 2007-08-17 8:30:21 PM

real obc, I informed the main admin of the web site. Don't worry!

Posted by: Winston | 2007-08-18 1:07:01 AM

The economic theories of John Maynard Keynes are completely discredited.
(I studied them in Macro at Mount Royal 25 years ago and they were discredited long before)

"You want people to spend every penny the government gives them, not stick it in the bank!"
Posted by: (FAKE) obc | 18-Aug-07 12:23:15 AM
(and where does a government that is $600 Billion in debt get this money? I know... they just print more, right, right?)
*and the Weimar Republic just printed more and more and people were taking wheelbarrows full of Papiermarks to the corner bakery to by a single loaf and were burning the Papiermarks for warmth they were worth so little*

If you think governments generate wealth or create productive jobs you are NOT an economist.
Make work programs DON'T work.
FDR was wrong. The New Deal didn't work.
The Great Depression lasted right up until Lend Lease produced all those weapons to fight WWII with.

Look, the U.S. economy isn't going to fail. A lot of loans were made to people who were bad risks and that means a cash crunch for the institutions that thought they were going to make greater profits than they will.
Yes, the defaulted mortgages will cause a surplus of housing in some areas but not in others. Houses are not, for the most part, portable and the more expensive lots they're built on sure aren't.

Housing starts are an economic indicator and are not the whole economy, which is quite robust.

-->You read it here: the US economy is going to collapse.
Posted by: Edmontonian | 17-Aug-07 10:49:44 PM

Posted by: (FAKE) obc | 17-Aug-07 11:42:30 PM


So do tell, Prophets of Doom, Earls of Economic Elucidation, what caused the Great Depression?

(by the bye, did you click my link and what say you about the evil exploitative 'NeoCon' that has been exposed?)

TypePad has been down.

Posted by: Speller | 2007-08-18 3:25:42 AM

Sorry, wrong thread for the above.

TypePad was down a long time and it was late.

Posted by: Speller | 2007-08-18 9:01:39 AM

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