June 19, 2009 by Gsmith
Working people in the West should not be fooled by meaningless differences in skin colour, religion, language and culture. These are working people, small businesspeople and intellectuals. They are the same as you and me. They are peacefully protesting for things like free/fair elections, access to free press, and the right to assemble. All things that we, sadly, are totally complacent about and which most don’t care about.
This is a good example of what happens when a class is about to be dispossessed of its power to irresponsibly suck all the wealth and benefits of a society for its own petty amusements. These people will stoop to anything.
The protestors in Iran today are fighting for their freedom, and ours. Where the struggle is, there we are in the midst of it. Working people everywhere are all Iranians today, and we should support them in their struggle to build a more just society.