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how do you put these protests coming into context compared to 2009 with the green movement, some of the protests we saw in 2019, 2020? are these protests more of a challenge to this regime that has had almost total control since 1979? >> they're more of a challenge in the since that they're grassroots. they're leaderless. it's not like you can go and round up a few troublemakers and that's going to end it. this has happened kind of organically in response to the incredible outrage of young and old women across the country because this innocent woman was abused and killed by the religious police. that's very hard to suddenly just end a movement that has that kind of gravitational pull. on the other hand, it reflects less of a direct threat to the regime because there are not any leaders who are trying to take anything over. what they want are rights.

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well, to discuss this further i'm nowjoined by reza aslan. he is an iranian—american author and his upcoming book �*an american martyr in persia' — covers the first revolution in iran. nice tojoin you, can nice to join you, can you hear me 0k?i nice to 'oin you, can you hear me 0k? .., nice to 'oin you, can you hear me 0k? , , i'm nice to 'oin you, can you hear me ouch m sorry. - nice to 'oin you, can you hear me ouch m sorry. .- nice to 'oin you, can you hear me 0k?_ i'm sorry, i am i ok? i can, yes. i'm sorry, i am havin: ok? i can, yes. i'm sorry, i am having a— ok? i can, yes. i'm sorry, i am having a hard _ ok? i can, yes. i'm sorry, i am having a hard time _ ok? i can, yes. i'm sorry, i am having a hard time hearing - ok? i can, yes. i'm sorry, i am| having a hard time hearing you, ok? i can, yes. i'm sorry, i am l having a hard time hearing you, i am afraid. . , ., , ., , afraid. have you seen anything quite like this? i have _ afraid. have you seen anything quite like this? i have not _ afraid. have you seen anything quite like this? i have not seen _ afraid. have you seen anything quite like this? i have not seen anything l like this? i have not seen anything like this? i have not seen anything like this? i have not seen anything like this and _ like this? i have not seen anything like this and i— like this? i have not seen anything like this and i lived _ like this? i have not seen anything like this and i lived through - like this? i have not seen anything like this and i lived through the . like this and i lived through the revolution of 1979. this is unlike anything i think iran has experienced since the birth of the islamic republic and i don't know if even the word uprising a protest is the proper term for this because this is really at this point a national uprising. it is in a majority of the provinces of iran and has brought together a coalition

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people were being slaughtered on the street. at this point it is really hard to know who is calling the shots. is that the supreme leader? is that the revolutionary guard? a lot of iran watchers myself included say it is the revolutionary guard thatis say it is the revolutionary guard that is the power behind the supreme leader, but as you rightly know, the supreme leader as very ill. he is by all accounts been prepping his son in order to succeed him. where that to happen and where they are to be some sort of succession as you are taking place in the midst of this current uprising, that very well may be the last straw and we might see truly a successful revolution for the first time since 1979 in iran. i the first time since1979 in iran. i was going to say quickly before we 90, was going to say quickly before we go, is this iran's arab spring? there is something more happening here. this isn't about a stolen

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what is different about today? today there are the — what is different about today? today there are the most _ what is different about today? trr— there are the most widespread, the most widespread we have seen over the past a0 years since the islamic republic took power in 1979, they are the most well planned, in the absence of a leadership, in the absence of a leadership, in the absence of a leadership, in the absence of unified opposition central planning headquarters, so to speak. we had students protesting across 200 university campuses across 200 university campuses across the country, in some cases leading to clashes with security forces who fired rubber bullets and tear gas into the campuses. also ongoing street protests and strikes that took place in five provinces on the western side of iran. these tracks are very important because they are especially took place in kurdistan, the home country of mahsa amini, and they could be a trigger to crippling strikes that could be a game changer. taste to crippling strikes that could be a

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the woman who died as she cuts her hair. she is a british iranian national who spent six years in prison in iran, and named herformer inmates years in prison in iran, and named her former inmates one years in prison in iran, and named herformer inmates one by one. also her mother and her daughter. and for the women of iran, forfreedom and daughter. and for the women of iran, for freedom and justice, she says. for nearly two weeks, women in iran have been protesting the death of 22—year—old mahsa amini by cutting their hair and burning their hijab. her death has sparked the largest anti—regime protests since the islamic revolution of 1979. here, a woman mourning the death of her brother who was killed in the protests, is cutting her hair. from new york to spain, women

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names the women who died as she cuts her hair. she is a british iranian national who spent six years in prison in iran, and named herformer inmates one by one. also her mother and her daughter. and for the women of iran, for freedom and justice, she says. for nearly two weeks, women in iran have been protesting the death of 22—year—old mahsa amini by cutting their hair and burning their hijab. her death has sparked the largest anti—regime protests since the islamic revolution of 1979. here, a woman mourning the death of her brother who was killed in the protests, is cutting her hair. from new york to spain, women

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general, a persian dominated government for a very long time before this death. [30 government for a very long time before this death.— before this death. do you think that is what — before this death. do you think that is what we _ before this death. do you think that is what we should - before this death. do you think that is what we should expect i that is what we should expect to see more of, the authority is taking a tough stance to snuff it out and, in their view, restore order? it snuff it out and, in their view, restore order? it is a difficult — view, restore order? it is a difficult issue _ view, restore order? it is a difficult issue for _ view, restore order? it is a difficult issue for the - view, restore order? it is a. difficult issue for the islamic republic, because they have made the mandatory hijab a symbol of their government and regimes. since 1979, overfour decades they have enforce this law. they are concerned that if they bowed to public pressure to change this law or enforce it less, they risk seeing a glasnost style unravelling where they lose control and the public starts demanding more and more reforms and eventually and more reforms and eventually an unravelling of the entire system. as a result, i think they are quite adverse to that change. that said, it's very difficult to enforce a law that so much of society is rebelling against, so we wait to see what takes place. but i think there

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names the women who died while in custody as she cuts her hair. she is a british iranian national who spent six years in prison in iran, and named herformer inmates one by one. also her mother and her daughter. and for the women of iran, for freedom and justice, she says. for nearly two weeks, women in iran have been protesting the death of 22—year—old mahsa amini by cutting their hair and burning their hijab. her death has sparked the largest anti—regime protests since the islamic revolution of 1979. here, a woman mourning the death of her brother, who was killed in the protests,

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the largest anti—regime protests since the islamic revolution of 1979. here, a woman mourning the death of her brother, who was killed in the protests, is cutting her hair. from new york to spain, women are showing their support. won't be tolerated. murtaza hussain is a national securityjournalist focusing on iran with the intercept news website. i asked him why the hijab law, which has been in place since the revolution, should be the focus of anger right now. you have to look at the context

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republic or tehran in general, a persian dominated government for a very long time before this death. do you think that is what we should expect to see more of, the authorities taking a tough stance to snuff it out and, in their view, restore order? it is a difficult issue for the islamic republic, because they have made the mandatory hijab a symbol of of their government and regime. since 1979, over four decades they have enforce this law. they are concerned that if they bowed to public if they bow to public pressure to change this law or enforce it less, they risk seeing a glasnost style unravelling where they lose control and the public starts demanding more and more reforms and eventually an unravelling of the entire system. as a result, i think they are quite adverse to that change. that said, it's very difficult to enforce a law that so much of society is rebelling against, so we wait to see what takes place. but i think there are reasons

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