Pink Floyd’s Anthem – “Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)” has become a rallying call in Iran. Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, the writer of the song, has granted full rights to use of the song to Iranian Singers Blurred Vision –
The song has become an anthem for the youth movement in Iran and their fight against the repressive Islamic Government. The Iranian Government banned Rock and Roll music, and artistic expression is closely controlled by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. This has resulted in a burgeoning underground market for downloads, and the emergence of a small, but influential underground bands – similar to what was happening in the Soviet Union in the early 70’s before the fall of communism…
You can’t stop freedom.
In the meantime, things continue to devolve towards a civil war within the country. The only thing saving the repressive regime, is at the moment – they have all the guns.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reportedly survived an assassination attempt today, when a homemade grenade was lobbed at his motorcade. The attack was originally reported on an Iranian website and a Dubai TV station, and finally confirmed by a Reuters source, who said that several were injured in the blast, and that one person had been arrested. The explosive missed Ahmadinejad’s car, instead hitting one carrying his staff and several journalists.
But Iran’s state-run Press TV denies the attack ever took place. “Some foreign news sources published reports that a grenade exploded near the motorcade,” the station said, but quoted an “informed source” as saying that no such attack had occurred. If there was an attack, it didn’t stop the Iranian president from reaching his destination in Hamadan, and delivering his speech as planned. He didn’t mention any attack.