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By alina - Posted on 15 June 2009
Images speak a thousand words, so here goes:
Mousavi speaks to protesters in Tehran from the rooftop of a car June 15 2009.
More from today in Tehran:
Video from BBC, today in Tehran:
OMG-I am so touched by those photos/images. All those holding up the symbol for peace and hoping (against hope) for it in their hearts.
Alina-sorry to be selfish, but I'm glad you must postpone your trip because I truly appreciate your updates and links to what is happening. Some will try to brush this off as a "meaningless few just bitter about losing an election"-but these photos tell the true story of the passions and dreams for the future of Iran.
It's riveting, isn't it? I'm starting to really get the feeling these kids are gonna make it!
And what a relief after worrying so much this morning...
Tweet from StopAhmadi:
Mousavi: "these masses were not brought by bus or by threat. they were not brought for potatoes.they came themselves"
I'm getting most of these images so far from Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish.
According to MSNBC, shots fired. At least one confirmed dead, many injured. Such extreme violence will only hurt their cause and boost Mousavi's resistence/calls for an investigation. A shocked international audience will not just watch this all passively. We observe in agony.
TEHRAN, Iran - Shots were fired Monday at a
rally by pro-reform presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi,
apparently by pro-government militia.
Press photographer saw one person shot dead and several others who
appeared to be seriously wounded in Tehran's Azadi Square. The shooting
came from a compound for volunteer militia linked to Iran's powerful
has been sporadic shooting out there ... I can see people running
here," added a reporter of Iran's English-language Press TV.
Many tweets about a march to Khamenei's home tonight. Stay tuned. If this is true, then things are escalating even more rapidly than I thought.
The best photo collection I've seen yet:
My first thought when I saw the pictues, well second thought after "WOW", was "Powerful"...
Thank you again Alina.
I was thinking about something else pretty interesting. Think how the internet and satellite's have been used to keep this thing in the media and getting the reports out. This is such a major tool now because it makes it so much more difficult to hide things. You think the holocaust could happen in today's media age? Never. Too many camera's, internet access, satellite phones, video, cell phones etc. As much some worry about the whole "big brother" thing, in this age it makes it that much harder to hide things that deal with ordinary citizens and a government.
Another big thing it brings us is the total hypocricy of people is so much easier to watch and catalog. It's a big part of the problem with what the GOP says 2/3 of the time.
Millions. This is but a part of the crowd that stretched 5 miles.
Please stay down and out of line-of-sight, Mr. Mousavi! I've seen enough assassinations in my lifetime.
It's sad that we've reached a point where 'government service' is a dirty word... If we're the greatest country on earth, maybe we can have the greatest government.Lewis Black
Tonight in Tehran
I was curious, because we only see the people in the cities on the news, what Iran looked like as far as the landscape. I found this cool site that has countries and photos of them.
Iranian soccer players at the Iran-South Korea game.
They're wearing green wristbands in support of the Green Revolution!
Latest twitter reports say that today's protest is huge again.
What a beautiful essay from a young Iranian!
From the soccer game
Slate answers Suzi's question.
From CNN. Did you see that several members of the Iranian soccer team wore green wrist bands to show support? Wow-talk about open defiance. I'm sure they know the possible consequences-these are brave, passionate warriors.
The Daily Show aired their first segment of Jason Jones in Iran. They actually sent him there right before the election not knowing that what is happening now, would happen. I showed a clip of Jason Jones actually at an Ahmadinejad rally last week. And another clip of him on a motorcycle escaping the protests while calling Jon names. LOL
Anyway, this clip was really good, funny, and cringworthy BECAUSE of what Jason says no Iranians. ( :
It shows more reminders how much closer the two countries all are in terms of how we live and what we want and aspire to in life. Respect being a key word.
Mousavi was the prime minister when Khomeini was alive
I don´t know what "moderate" means in Iran? When the last ruling moderate president Khatami came to Europe he refused to touch any women (ministers and heads of state include)
Not touching women is a cultural/religious thing in the Islamic world, Xavi, and not an insult at all.
Unlike the Italian leader who seems to have a problem with touching too many girls, er, I mean women...lol (Sorry, in light of recent news from there, I couldn't resist that one.)
At least this whole hopeful Iran situation has put a huge damper on my interest in what that repugnant being has been up to. It's nice to take a break from that.
As they say, you ain't seen nothing yet...
LOL...well, I couldn't see all of it because of strategic black bars used for modesty on American cable news ..;-D The hilarious thing to me is him saying his wife owes him an apology....lol
Today in Tehran:
Crazy infidel rabble-rousing college kids!
Lots more where these pics came from: link
Here's a great link with many photos that show how this movement really spans generations and walks of life:
Comic Relief (and God knows we need it tonight): From the Atlantic
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." -- Douglas Adams
Dr Seuss is spinning in his grave.
That was funny!
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