Iranian Activists Release Photos And Video Of Demonstration And Unannounced Action‏


Today, as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the United Nations General Assembly, Havaar: Iranian Initiative Against War, Sanctions and State Repression released photographs and a video from a demonstration it held yesterday to protest Ahmadinejad’s crimes against the Iranian people, as well as President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s support for severe economic sanctions and escalating threats of attacking Iran militarily.

Havaar said, “What Ahmadinejad, Netanyahu and Obama have in common is a complete disregard for the lives and dignity of the Iranian people. Their callousness in pursuit of their own political interests threatens the wellbeing of approximately 75 million Iranians, and moreover creates a bleaker future for us all.”

The demonstration occurred near the Warwick Hotel in midtown New York where Ahmadinejad and his coterie are staying.

Ali Abdi, a student activist who until recently was involved in both the student and women’s movement in Iran said, “It’s impossible to describe the feeling of holding larger than life photographs of Iranian political prisoners in the streets of New York, close to where Iranian officials responsible for their ongoing suffering are staying. I know this will give some heart to their loved ones, and to many other Iranians who want to see the release of all political prisoners.”

After the demonstration, Havaar was joined by The Illuminator crew and their cargo van to take their message against war, sanctions, and state repression onto the streets and public facades of New York. Projections happened at Union Square, around Washington Square Park, and on the facade of the Flatiron Building.

“Havaar: Iranian Initiative Against War, Sanctions and State Repression” is a grassroots group of Iranians, Iranian-Americans and allies who have joined together to categorically oppose any military action and sanctions against Iran. Havaar stands in solidarity with the Iranian people’s struggle against war and sanctions and against state repression, asserting that all of these forms of violence hurt the lives and aspirations of ordinary Iranians.

One thought on “Iranian Activists Release Photos And Video Of Demonstration And Unannounced Action‏

  • September 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    It seems a growing portion of the Iranian peoplr are waking to understand the idiocy of big mouth Ahmadinejad’s presidency; as they say; “war is not the answer”.

    Unfortunately it appears that Ieraelis and Americans are lacking the Iranian understanding of the situation. PM Nutty-yahoo seems hell bent on war; I wonder if he thinks Iran is as week as was Iraq and then Syria when Israel made unilateral strikes?

    As for Obama, he is a hypocrite; a house negro who campaigned on an”audacity of hope (for change) but went on to prove himself worse than his CIA nurtured predecessor. However that is what to expect from the loud mouths in Washington who do not practice what they preach.


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