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Iranian Alert - September 9, 2006 - Harvard Students Plan Khatami Protest
Regime Change Iran ^ | 9/9/06 | freedom44

Posted on 09/09/2006 2:55:22 PM PDT by freedom44


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Harvard Crimson

Student protestors seeking amends for human rights abuses in Iran will greet former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami when he makes a highly scrutinized appearance at the Kennedy School of Government on Sunday.

Khatami, an Islamic cleric who led Iran from 1997 to 2005, is set to speak at 4 p.m. tomorrow on the “Ethics of Tolerance in the Age of Violence” at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.

The Iran Freedom Concert Coalition, a student group that staged concerts to support Iranian dissidents last spring, is organizing the protest, which takes place when many Harvard College students are still away from Cambridge on summer recess. “With all the concern over Iran’s nuclear program, we need to do whatever we can to keep the regime’s civil rights abuses in the spotlight,” one of the protest’s organizers, Adrian N. Gaty ’07, wrote in an e-mail. The protest is set to begin at 3 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Park adjacent to the Kennedy School.

Harvard protestors tomorrow will demand the release of Tehran protestor Ahmed Batebi, who was initially charged with a death sentence for “endangering national security.” His sentence was later reduced to 10 years in prison following international outcry. College Democrats President Eric P. Lesser ’07 said the group supports Khatami’s right to speak, but that it would be “hypocritical” for Khatami not to acknowledge Iran’s own human-rights abuses in his speech. The group released a statement on Friday calling on Khatami to condemn the abuses and the actions of Khatami’s successor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, during the speech.
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1 posted on 09/09/2006 2:55:22 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44

I was hoping this group would protest Khatami.
Great to hear!


2 posted on 09/09/2006 3:04:32 PM PDT by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; Hinoki Cypress; ...
Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail DoctorZin”

3 posted on 09/09/2006 3:05:00 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: freedom44

Both members of the Harvard Young Republicans will be there.


4 posted on 09/09/2006 3:07:13 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: BW2221

They have two now?


5 posted on 09/09/2006 3:26:05 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: SmoothTalker

They had a big recruiting drive.


6 posted on 09/09/2006 4:18:28 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: BW2221

LOL!!! That was good. Actually I have a couple of friends at Harvard Law School who are big Republicans.


7 posted on 09/09/2006 7:15:01 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44; Mr. Silverback

Ping to Mr. Silverback. I need an emergency ping for the entire Northeast.


8 posted on 09/09/2006 9:02:07 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: concretebob; LibertyRocks; bstein80; MeekOneGOP

Ping to you


9 posted on 09/09/2006 9:03:10 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: freedom44
Khatami, an Islamic cleric who led Iran from 1997 to 2005, is set to speak at 4 p.m. tomorrow on the “Ethics of Tolerance in the Age of Violence” .....

Wasn't that the title of the mis en abyme essay escutcheoned in his doctoral dissertation, "Smooth-Faced Execution of Massively Ironic Lying to Infidels"? for his Ph.D.?

10 posted on 09/09/2006 10:01:41 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus ("Whatever." -- sinkspur)
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To: freedom44

11 posted on 09/10/2006 9:06:30 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Thunder90

Sorry I didn't see this in time. If yu come across any other Khatami appearances we can nail, gimme a shout.


12 posted on 09/10/2006 2:37:26 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (We didnít lose 3,000 people that day. We lost one wonderful person at a time, 3,000 times.)
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