There are other means for engagement with Iran than war, and other means for disagreement with Ahmadinejad than the planned protest. We call on those who do not support a war with Iran to be wary of the vilification of Ahmadinejad, to avoid Monday's rally, and to express vocally their opposition to military intervention.A timely intervention.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Open Letter to Progressive Opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The President of Iran is invited to speak at Columbia on Monday. Student organizations, as well as assorted right-wingers, are planning to protest. The Columbia Coalition Against the War, however, has wisely decided not to join them and instead published an "Open Letter to Progressive Opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad," arguing that