Mass Trial for Protesters Begins in Iran

The incumbent Iranian government is accusing over 1oo individuals of “conspiring with foreign powers to stage a revolution through terrorism, subversion and a media campaign to discredit last month’s presidential election.”

The terrorism accusation is demonstrably false, and the rest of it is skewed ever so slightly. We have a revolution in the US every couple of years. That’s what I like best about my country, as a matter of fact. Change is good and natural. Now if only the authority figures in Iran would stop jailing everyone who tries to stir the compost.

As for the purported “policy of the Western media” to discredit the election, instituted before it even took place, well, the media doesn’t always agree with the government on how its own country is run. I doubt there would be any way to get rival news agencies to agree to forwarding the same foreign policy. Covering a human rights event for the millions of people eager to learn more after the fact is another matter entirely.

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