Civil Disobedience: “Is this a Berlin Wall Moment?”

Dec 28, 20090 comments

Nikahang Robin Wright, a journalist who knows about Iran and its revolution from her experience working there, has written an article calling the opposition movement in Iran “the most vibrant and imaginative civil disobedience campaign in the world. ” In her article, she reinforces the opinions from our own post about the Funeral of Montazeri and the Strength of Resistance when she writes that civil disobedience is a greater challenge to the regime than an outside attack.

So far the green movement has insisted on non-violence. Perhaps the ultimate irony in the Islamic Republic today is that a brutal revolutionary regime suspected of secretly working on a nuclear weapon faces its biggest challenge from peaceful civil disobedience. And even such a militarised regime has been unable to put it down.