[Marxism] Bobby Sands Street (Teheran) petition

Einde O'Callaghan einde at gmx.de
Wed Feb 4 15:35:34 MST 2004


Philip Ferguson wrote:
> Below is a petition appealing to the Iranian government not to change
> the name of the street on which the British Embassy is located in
> Teheran:
> 
You forgot to give the URL where people can sign:

   http://www.PetitionOnline.com/BSands81/

Einde O'Callaghan
> 
> To:  His Excellency Hojjatoleslam Sayed Mohammad Khatami, President of
> Iran BOBBY SANDS STREET, Teheran, Iran.
> 
> THE name Bobby Sands is known throughout the world, symbolising the
> heroism of an Irish prisoner and his comrades who died on hunger strike
> in their unequal fight against their British jailors. Over the course of
> the past two years British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has been
> lobbying Irans Foreign Minister to change the name of Bobby Sands
> Street, where the British Embassy is situated, in the capital Teheran.
> (It was formerly known as Winston Churchill Street.)
> 
> 
> Bobby Sands was an Irish patriot and martyr and an elected
> representative of the Irish People.
> 
> The British government has no right to be in Ireland, just as it has no
> right to be interfering in the affairs of any other nation.
> 
> We appeal to the Iranian government and its people not to bow to
> requests from the British government to rename Bobby Sands Street.
> 
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> The Undersigned
> 
> 
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