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The recent uprisings against the Iranian regime were, on the face of it,
protests by the urban poor and the unemployed in more than 80 cities
against endemic poverty and against the corrupt clerical regime responsible
for it. In the internet age, when extensive social networks are available,
such events cannot be suppressed or kept hidden. What started in Meshed
soon spread everywhere, and hundreds of videos of these protests were
distributed and watched on social networks as they were happening. The spin
given to these events by various political interests has, however, created
total confusion about the real nature of these protests and their
significance for future survival of the “Islamic” regime. . .

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