08 July 2009

The 18th of Tir

As I write this, in Iran it's already the early morning of Thursday, the 9th of July -- or the 18th of Tir in the traditional Iranian calendar. Partly because it's the anniversary of the beginning of the great student rebellion of 1999, this date has been chosen for nationwide rallies and the launch of a new national strike.

The regime has declared widespread closures throughout Tehran, supposedly due to air pollution, but in fact to blunt and disguise the effects of the planned strike.

The struggle continues.

Update (9 July): Live-blogging here and here.

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