Iran, Occupy Wall Street, Peace, Intervention
I was invited to a conference in Tehran on Occupy Wall Street. I was hesitant to accept because I feared that my criticisms of US policy through the lens of OWS might lend support to the oppressive Iranian regime, but I thought it might be an opportunity to express solidarity with the Iranian people against possible US or Israeli aggression. In the end I decided to go and found it an eye-opening experience. On my return I was attacked as a terrorist by apologists for Israel and censored by Tehran University because, in a paper I submitted at the conference sponsors' request, I compared Occupy Wall Street to the Green Movement which had been repressed in Tehran by the Iranian government.
Hammond, John L..
"An American Sociologist in Iran."
Societies Without Borders
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