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Iranian Embassy Protest (tonight)

"Two incompatible visions of life are fighting one another. 'Between democracy and totalitarianism,' says Mussolini, 'there can be no compromise.' The two creeds cannot even, for any length of time, live side by side. So long as democracy exists, even in its very imperfect English form, totalitarianism is in deadly danger."
From: "Fuchs Michael"
To: <lots-o'-folks>
Subject: Iranian Embassy Protest (tonight)
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 08:01:57 +0100

As you will no doubt have noticed (even if you've pretty
much completely stopped taking the news, as I have), Iran
continues to burn - both with the oppression of the
mullahcracy, and also with a tremendous desire for
freedom and human rights.

There's a semi-organised protest/rally outside the Iranian
Embassy every night this week, 6-9pm. (I've read it's the
most beautiful and well-turned-out group of protesters
anyone's ever seen, if that's any inducement - and the
time it's scheduled for underscores that these folks have
jobs and school and lives, unlike a lot of recent
protesters I might mention.) Photos of a recent one.

Anyway, I don't want to miss the chance to turn out and
stand for an hour or two in solidarity with our Iranian
brothers and sisters, right when they need us most. The
world really does seem to be watching. I aim to arrive
for about 6pm. If you'd like to join me, that would be
fab - if you care to pass this on or blog (or, God save
me, tweet) about it, that would be fab, too. If you're
coming, let me know to look out for you.

Conveniently located across the street from Hyde Park:

    http://tinyurl.com/nfqvx7        (gmap)

No poster-making session this time, but maybe this weekend
if it all still goes on . . .

Many thanks,

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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