Iran,  The Left

SU breaks the silence

A few days ago I wondered when we might hear from the the pro-Galloway Socialist Unity blog on the latest uprisings in Iran.

For the record, they are finally heard from. It looks to me like a desperate effort to shift the focus to “Western interference” and to muddle what to any clear-eyed and genuine leftist ought to be a simple “Which side are you on?” choice.

But perhaps I’m too brainwashed by neo-imperialism to appreciate all the nuances which apparently prevent Andy Newman from siding unequivocally with the freedom fighters in the streets of Tehran and elsewhere against the brutal, repressive forces of the ruling regime.

Update: Dave Osler takes the trouble to respond to the SU post– devastatingly– in some detail.