SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

International | Front Page

Sun Jun 21 2009 Davey D: "Is the Uprising in Tehran Real or a CIA Backed Exercise?"
Davey D, producer of KPFA's Hard Knock Radio, writes: "It’s interesting to hear a number of progressives who immediately jumped out the box telling people that they were being duped by supporting the protests in Tehran. Many arrogantly pointed out that we were somehow carrying the mainstream party line and what we were seeing in the streets was a CIA backed operation. In fact one person hit me up and told me I should be ashamed of myself and that I was somehow pushing the mainstream party line.

"What was interesting about these progressive assertions was they were in stark opposition of people who we know on the ground. People who are ordinary folks and expressed a different tale. For starters there were many who had never been politically involved but had grown tired of the oppression in Iran...

"The rebellion on the streets was not done in the same way they might take place here in the US where folks with no political understanding may jump into the fray and roll with the momentum. There people know whats up and they clearly understood that whatever fervor directed at Mousavi was a lot bigger then him. He was a catalyst and symbol for greater possibilities but not the sole personification. I would liken it to President Obama’s run for the White House. Yes, he captured and is well liked by many, but at the same time there was a movement behind Obama that ideally should go on and have a life of its on with or without him."
Read More | Davey D’s Hip Hop Corner

Interview: Revolutionary Lives in Theocratic Iran | Like a Storm: The Insurrection in Iran | Iranian Maoists: "You wanted a fight? Let’s fight!" | Death Toll Increases in Iran as Country Collapses into Chaos | A Question Over Iran: Can the People Make History or Not? | Teheran: Who's Orchestrating Street Demonstrations? | Iran – Khamenei throws the gauntlet, the workers start to move | Iranian Girl Killed by Basij (warning Graphic)

Previous Indybay coverage

08/04/15 Judge Declares AgGag Law Unconstitutional Attempt to Silence Critics, Whistleblowers   Police State and Prisons | Animal Liberation
08/03/15 San Francisco General Users Urge SFMuni to Keep the #33 Line to the County Hospital   Health, Housing, and Public Services
08/03/15 Marcha solidaria con las comunidades de San Francisco Xochicuautla y Santa María Ostula   En Español
08/03/15 Portland Bridge Danglers Delay Shell Ice-Breaker to Stop Arctic Oil Drilling   Environment & Forest Defense
08/02/15 Mexico City March Opposes Plunder of Indigenous Lands and Resources   Police State and Prisons | Americas
08/01/15 Santa Cruz Residents Protest Local Laws that Criminalize Sleep   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/01/15 Frank Alvarado's Family Vows to Continue Fighting for Justice   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/28/15 City of Oakland Declares Humanist Hall a Neighborhood Nuisance, Issues Huge Fines   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | Government & Elections
07/27/15 Community Farm on International Blvd Destroyed, But Farmer's Promise Comeback   Police State and Prisons | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing, and Public Services
07/27/15 Fresno Cop Watcher Found Guilty of Vandalism for Chalk Writing on Police Memorial   Police State and Prisons | Central Valley
07/26/15 Two New Arrests Brings Total to Four Arrested for Huge String of ALF Actions in 2013   Police State and Prisons | California | Animal Liberation