Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Your Call 072209 What is the state of the protest in Iran?

What is the state of the protest in Iran? On the next Your Call we will discuss this Saturday's demonstration in support of the Iranian opposition at San Francisco City Hall - a demonstration that some groups on the left have decided to boycott. Is the battle in Iran now just a fight amongst the elite for power and money, or is there a grassroots demand for justice driving change? Send us an email at or join us live at 11 a.m. Can the American people play a positive role in Iran despite our government's long history of meddling? It's Your Call with Sandip Roy and you.

Shahram Aghamir in San Francisco
Bay Area based activist and producer of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa on KPFA

Kaveh Ehsani in Chicago
Assistant professor of International Studies at Depaul University and a member of the editorial boards of Middle East Report and the Tehran-based Goft-o-gu (Dialogue).

Reese Erlich in Oakland
Reese Erlich is a best-selling book author and Peabody-award winning journalist who writes regularly for the Dallas Morning News, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Radio and National Public Radio. Erlich is co-author of Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn't Tell You and his latest book Dateline Havana: The Real Story of US Policy and the Future of Cuba was published this year. Reese is just back from a trip to Iran.

Hadi Ghaemi in New York
Spokesperson for United 4 Iran, the organizers of Saturday's rallies. The rally in San Francisco will be from noon to 4 p.m this weekend.

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