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Iranian Soccer Players Rebel, Day of Mourning Explained

Rachel Maddow provides an insightful overview of the people’s protest in Iran: the brave political rebellion of the undenibaly recognizable Iranian soccer players competing in the World Cup (the world’s largest sporting event, rivaling the Olympics); the division among top cleric leaders; and the importance of today’s Day of Mourning events.

Opposition leaders including Mir Hossein Moussavi will convene the hundreds of thousand civilians in a national Day of Mourning today–the sixth straing day of protests–in an attempt to martyr those who have been killed in suppression by the Iranian government. Interesting to note that these leaders are attempting the same strategy that they used successfully in the 1979 overthrow of the Shah.

Let’s hope that today’s actions make an impact.

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