Glasgow, Toronto and Philadelphia.... were you there?
On Thursday August 5th Lilith and myself took ourselves, our placards, our petitions, our letters and our voices to the main shopping street in the centre of Glasgow and set ourselves up. We were also joined to the lovely Jenny who supports the campaigns as well. The call to protest had been issued by Mission Free Iran (MFI) in response to the news that Iran planned to resume mass executions of it's political prisoners. While we were there we also continued to spread the word about the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and of the accession of Iran to The UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW). Many more letters and petitions have been signed and sent and a whole pile of AIM business cards as well. The following day we even had an email from someone we had spoken to who is interested in supporting The AIM with it's work, and we are hooking up with the The Glasgow Love Police as a result of posts we have already made about this protest. You can read the event report from MFI here.
The call to protest was initially for that day only but was later extended and in the end at least 22 cities took part in the action. AIM member Coffy was part of the group that protested in Toronto, Canada on Saturday August 7th and you can read the event report from MFI here for that city. Coffy was able to get in touch with the organiser of the Toronto event and apparently had a very interesting very long conversation with him. He is pretty impressed with The AIM and what we do so we hope to be able to build and work with him closely in the future.
AIM members Capital-"X" and Perseverance and AIM supporter Jessica took a road trip from North Carolina to Pennsylvania where they were met and very kindly fed and watered by newest AIM member MC Therapist. They then all went on to attend the MOVE 9 Rally along with many others including members of our affiliate group Guerilla Republik. Capital-"X" will be posting a blog on this shortly but in the meantime please watch (and copy) this offering from them all.