The Sound of Freedom?

Tomorrow is 22 Bahman, the day a group of young students wishing for a better government, a better country and a better life, toppled a dictatorship against the unlikeliest of odds, forever changing the course of their country and putting their country at the center of a global geopolitical storm that would last for decades.

Tonight:

They chant:  “Death to the Dictator,” but the year is not 1979 and the dictator is not a Pahlavi.

Check out the various sources, cited in an earlier post by the Cowboy here.  Sullivan is still on top of things, but not doing dedicated coverage.  Backgrounder here.  Tehran Bureau is another good source.  Wright has a thought-provoking  realist view.

Pray for the land desiring to be free and the brave seeking to make it so.

Published in: on February 10, 2010 at 21:07  Leave a Comment  
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Preciosa

Part 2

Unlike its neighbor to the north, Mexico had at least three revolutions, with the church-state divide playing a strong part in all three.  The first revolution (1810-1821) was to throw off the colonial yoke of Spain.  It is formally known as the War of Independence and established the First Mexican Empire (1821) followed by the First Mexican Republic (1823).  The conflict was mired in the complexities of land ownership, birth (in Spain or in Mexico), miscegenation, and the church.

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Published in: on May 19, 2009 at 22:15  Comments Off on Preciosa  
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