Anniversary of the Islamic Republic and Mullahs

The Iranian government has started its ten-day ceremonies celebrating its triumph and rise to power after the overthrow of the Mohammad Reza Shah government.  At the same time, the Iranian leaders are boasting about launchinganother satellite into orbit (their fourth).

Although diverse social movements and political parties (including secular, women’s movements, nationalists, etc.) participated in the revolution, the revolution was soon kidnapped by the Islamist party due to the fact that Ayatollah Khomeini was presumed to be the leader.