July 09, 2003
IRANIAN STUDENTS HAVE CANCELLED PLANS for a massive protest today after being promised a Tiananmen-like massacre. I don't know what to say about that -- on the one hand, you don't overthrow a government by backing down in the face of such threats, on the other hand, Tiananmen didn't lead to more democracy, did it? Patience may be more important than drama, sometimes.
Anyway, the mullahs' writ doesn't run far from Tehran, and OxBlog has a lot more on pro-Iranian freedom protests around the world. And Andrew Sullivan has information on protests scheduled for today in New York and DC.
UPDATE: Go here, too, and just keep scrolling. And Jeff Jarvis has a roundup of blog coverage.
Why is this stuff getting so little big-media attention? Is it the Eason Jordan effect?
ANOTHER UPDATE: Oh, and go read Lileks too. Like I have to tell you.