Thursday, February 03, 2011

Vienna: The Future of the Iranian Freedom Movement

Lecture with Saeed Ghasseminejad (spokesperson of the Liberal Students Organization of Iran)
Chair: Simone Dinah Hartmann (STOP THE BOMB)
Thursday, February 10th 2011, 7:30 pm
Museumsquartier, Raum D
(Quartier 21, Electric Avenue)
The lecture will be held in English.
On the eve of the anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, which established a terror regime that has been in power for three decades, the lecture will focus on the perspectives of the Iranian freedom movement. While the regime is going to stage celebrations in Iran and also in its European embassies that day, we want to discuss the possibility of the regime’s overthrow. At the same time, certain phenomena observed within the protest movement, which evolved after the fraud presidential elections in June 2009, will be subject of a critical review. To what extent are there reverberations stemming from the alliance of Islamists and authoritarian Marxists-Leninists in 1979 in today’s “reformist” Islamist wing of the protest movement against Ahmadinejad and Khamenei? What is the role of anti-Semitism and of the statements against Israel in this movement? Which concepts do exist for a future Iran liberated from the Ayathollahs’ and Pasdarans’ regime? Saeed Ghasseminejad is a spokesperson of the Liberal Students and Graduates Organization of Iran (LSGOI). He is now living in Paris and director of the Centre Iranien d’Etudes du Liberalisme.
This event is organized by STOP THE BOMB

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