William Katz:  Urgent Agenda







REPORT FROM IRAN:  Incredible, isn't it, how little attention is being paid to the anti-government disturbances in Iran?  The riots began over the death, in custody, of an Iranian woman arrested by the "modesty police."  And yet, there is not a word of support from "women's groups" in the United States.  Maybe these groups are showing us what we already knew – that many "women's" organizations have little to do with women, and much more to do with Marxist politics.  From AFP, the French news agency:

PARIS — Schoolgirls chanted slogans, workers went on strike and street clashes erupted across Iran on Saturday, as protests over the death of Mahsa Amini entered a fourth week in defiance of a bloody crackdown.

Anger flared after the 22-year-old Iranian Kurd’s death on September 16, three days after she was arrested in Tehran by the notorious morality police for an alleged breach of the Islamic republic’s strict dress code for women.

Iran said Friday an investigation found Amini had died of a longstanding illness rather than “blows” to the head, despite her family reportedly saying she had previously been healthy.

But the protests continued Saturday even as ultra-conservative Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi posed for a group photograph with female students at Tehran’s Al-Zahra University to mark the start of the academic year.

He called for unity and vowed that the efforts of “ill-wishers” would be thwarted.

Videos and pictures published on social media apparently showed students outside the university taking off and waving their hijabs, and denouncing Raisi and the regime.

In Amini’s hometown Saqez, in the western province of Kurdistan, schoolgirls were heard chanting “Woman, life, freedom” and seen marching down a street swinging headscarves over their heads, in videos the Hengaw rights group said were recorded on Saturday.

In another video it shared, a group of girls could be heard chanting the same phrase — the catchcry of the protests — as they entered a school in Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan province.

Despite internet restrictions designed to impede gatherings and prevent images of the crackdown getting out, protesters have adopted new tactics to get their message across.

“We are not afraid anymore. We will fight,” said a large banner placed on an overpass of the Modares highway that cuts through central Tehran, according to online images verified by AFP.

COMMENTS:  And still the silence in the West.  I don't know how many of our leading "journalists" can look themselves in the mirror while this is going on.  Maybe some of them believe that the only legitimate women's issue is abortion, which is certainly not true. 

The hypocrisy in journalism, and in many "human rights" organizations, is sickening.

October 7-8, 2022