Friday, July 14, 2006

Against Violence, Against Weapons, Against War (Some of the Time…)

A demonstration in Paris planned by the Iranian opposition movement the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) to coincide with talks on Tehran's nuclear programme has been banned because of a threat to public order, police said Wednesday.
You know how people (French citizens, Yanks, other) are always being told, "All the world must stand for human rights, for freedom of speech, against violence and weapons and war. Those principles, and that love of solidarity, is the only reason France's citoyens (spontaneously) joined demonstrations against America (which were not against our American friends but against their leaders)"? Only thing, of course, is when a third country is involved (such as Iran or when China's prime minister comes for a state visit), suddenly all those principles go by the wayside and the demonstrations are banned…

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