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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] elisane! Hope your day is lovely and that the year ahead brings you only good things! *hugs*

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And from Iran - today Rafsanjani led Friday prayers, which meant another HUGE crowd. As usual Sullivan and Nico have all the latest.
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Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] elisane! Hope your day is lovely and that the year ahead brings you only good things! *hugs*

~~~~~~

And from Iran - today Rafsanjani led Friday prayers, which meant another HUGE crowd. As usual Sullivan and Nico have all the latest.
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
The ever-wonderful Daily Show sent one of their correspondents, Jason Jones, to Iran to cover the election. Obviously things turned out differently than expected... So, for anyone in need of a laugh and/or wanting a better insight into what the Iranian people is like, I whole-heartedly recommend:

Jason Jones: Behind the Veil - The Complete Saga

The whole series collected in one place and (hurrah!) viewable outside of the US! :)

And, since I'm here, a beautiful tribute song to Iran. 'We're born, speechless but free, and now we've found our voice...'

elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
The ever-wonderful Daily Show sent one of their correspondents, Jason Jones, to Iran to cover the election. Obviously things turned out differently than expected... So, for anyone in need of a laugh and/or wanting a better insight into what the Iranian people is like, I whole-heartedly recommend:

Jason Jones: Behind the Veil - The Complete Saga

The whole series collected in one place and (hurrah!) viewable outside of the US! :)

And, since I'm here, a beautiful tribute song to Iran. 'We're born, speechless but free, and now we've found our voice...'

elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
Today is an inset day. Anyone want three little girls? (Update: They're actually being very good and the sun is SHINING. Also badminton ftw!)

Because I like Pundit Kitchen )

ETA: In case anyone was wondering The Revolution Is Not Over.
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
Today is an inset day. Anyone want three little girls? (Update: They're actually being very good and the sun is SHINING. Also badminton ftw!)

Because I like Pundit Kitchen )

ETA: In case anyone was wondering The Revolution Is Not Over.
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
Some links for y'all:

Iran’s New Revolutionaries. V. good article looking at the Green Movement. (Also has cutest photo ever.)

John Simpson: Secret voices of the new Iran. The BBC correspondent's thoughts upon having to leave.

Can Iran’s young ring the changes? Excellent article published prior to the election, giving a glimpse of life under the regime.

ETA: Two Iran videos under the cut, set to Michael Jackson songs. Best use ever of 'Beat It' and 'They Don't Really Care About Us' )
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
Some links for y'all:

Iran’s New Revolutionaries. V. good article looking at the Green Movement. (Also has cutest photo ever.)

John Simpson: Secret voices of the new Iran. The BBC correspondent's thoughts upon having to leave.

Can Iran’s young ring the changes? Excellent article published prior to the election, giving a glimpse of life under the regime.

ETA: Two Iran videos under the cut, set to Michael Jackson songs. Best use ever of 'Beat It' and 'They Don't Really Care About Us' )
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
Via Lara: e-source: Allahu Akbars start with deafening intensity. #iranelection. Here is last night.

This is partly an act of defiance, calling back to the revolution in '79 - a way to connect and make your voice heard. But it is also just people crying out to God, begging for help, and it's the thing that more than any other cuts through me. There is something so fundamentally human about this (reminding me of Psalm 88), because the people of Iran are to a large degree alone. All we can do is watch, and make sure that the world knows what's happening.

For those wondering what happened today, here are some tweets via [livejournal.com profile] pfeifferpack here and Sullivan (more if you follow the links):

Allah - you are the creator of all and all must return to you - Allah Akbar - #Iranelection Sea of Greenabout 1 hour ago from web

thank you ppls 4 supporting Sea of Green - pls remember always our martyrs - Allah Akbar - Allah Akbar - Allah Akbar #Iranelection

we must go - dont know when we can get internet - they take 1 of us, they will torture and get names - now we must move fast - #Iranelection

Everybody is under arrest & cant move - Mousavi - Karroubi even rumour Khatami is in house guard - #Iranelection about 2 hours ago from web

they pull away the dead into trucks - like factory - no human can do this - we beg Allah for save us - #Iranelection

Lalezar Sq is same as Baharestan - unbelevable - ppls murdered everywhere - #Iranelection

#they catch ppl with mobile - so many killed today - so many injured - Allah Akbar - they take one of us - #Iranelection

in Baharestan we saw militia with axe choping ppl like meat - blood everywhere - like butcher - Allah Akbar - #Iranelection RT RT RT

reports of street fighting in Vanak Sq, Tajrish sq, Azadi Sq - now - #Iranelection - Sea of Green - Allah Akbar
#


Stamement by Mousavi

Eye-witness account from CNN, as well as a first-hand account from a hospital worker. (Sullivan has more as always.)

ETA: Reports now (see Sullivan) suggest that things might not have been *quite* as bad as the tweets suggest, thank god. But it is hard to know what to think when it is near-impossible to get anything confirmed.

ETA2: Apparently it *was* that bad. (Warning: Graphic, disturbing photo.)

ETA3: More here and here.

I honestly don't know what to say, so I'll borrow Kathleen's words:

Please pray for these people (all the people in Iran is what I mean, not just this group)! They are unarmed (save rocks) for the most part and facing deadly situations, cutoff from the rest of the world. Take a moment to send up a prayer or good thought.

We are all brothers and sisters sharing this world and what happens to one happens to all.
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
Via Lara: e-source: Allahu Akbars start with deafening intensity. #iranelection. Here is last night.

This is partly an act of defiance, calling back to the revolution in '79 - a way to connect and make your voice heard. But it is also just people crying out to God, begging for help, and it's the thing that more than any other cuts through me. There is something so fundamentally human about this (reminding me of Psalm 88), because the people of Iran are to a large degree alone. All we can do is watch, and make sure that the world knows what's happening.

For those wondering what happened today, here are some tweets via [livejournal.com profile] pfeifferpack here and Sullivan (more if you follow the links):

Allah - you are the creator of all and all must return to you - Allah Akbar - #Iranelection Sea of Greenabout 1 hour ago from web

thank you ppls 4 supporting Sea of Green - pls remember always our martyrs - Allah Akbar - Allah Akbar - Allah Akbar #Iranelection

we must go - dont know when we can get internet - they take 1 of us, they will torture and get names - now we must move fast - #Iranelection

Everybody is under arrest & cant move - Mousavi - Karroubi even rumour Khatami is in house guard - #Iranelection about 2 hours ago from web

they pull away the dead into trucks - like factory - no human can do this - we beg Allah for save us - #Iranelection

Lalezar Sq is same as Baharestan - unbelevable - ppls murdered everywhere - #Iranelection

#they catch ppl with mobile - so many killed today - so many injured - Allah Akbar - they take one of us - #Iranelection

in Baharestan we saw militia with axe choping ppl like meat - blood everywhere - like butcher - Allah Akbar - #Iranelection RT RT RT

reports of street fighting in Vanak Sq, Tajrish sq, Azadi Sq - now - #Iranelection - Sea of Green - Allah Akbar
#


Stamement by Mousavi

Eye-witness account from CNN, as well as a first-hand account from a hospital worker. (Sullivan has more as always.)

ETA: Reports now (see Sullivan) suggest that things might not have been *quite* as bad as the tweets suggest, thank god. But it is hard to know what to think when it is near-impossible to get anything confirmed.

ETA2: Apparently it *was* that bad. (Warning: Graphic, disturbing photo.)

ETA3: More here and here.

I honestly don't know what to say, so I'll borrow Kathleen's words:

Please pray for these people (all the people in Iran is what I mean, not just this group)! They are unarmed (save rocks) for the most part and facing deadly situations, cutoff from the rest of the world. Take a moment to send up a prayer or good thought.

We are all brothers and sisters sharing this world and what happens to one happens to all.
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)

"This multitude see the comic side of a thousand low- grade and trivial things—broad incongruities, mainly; grotesqueries, absurdities, evokers of the horse-laugh. The ten thousand high-grade comicalities which exist in the world are sealed from their dull vision. Will a day come when the race will detect the funniness of these juvenilities and laugh at them—and by laughing at them destroy them? For your race, in its poverty, has unquestionably one really effective weapon — laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution — these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. You are always fussing and fighting with your other weapons. Do you ever use that one? No; you leave it lying rusting. As a race, do you ever use it at all? No; you lack sense and the courage," - Satan, in Mark Twain's "The Mysterious Stranger."
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"This multitude see the comic side of a thousand low- grade and trivial things—broad incongruities, mainly; grotesqueries, absurdities, evokers of the horse-laugh. The ten thousand high-grade comicalities which exist in the world are sealed from their dull vision. Will a day come when the race will detect the funniness of these juvenilities and laugh at them—and by laughing at them destroy them? For your race, in its poverty, has unquestionably one really effective weapon — laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution — these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand. You are always fussing and fighting with your other weapons. Do you ever use that one? No; you leave it lying rusting. As a race, do you ever use it at all? No; you lack sense and the courage," - Satan, in Mark Twain's "The Mysterious Stranger."
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
A report by Roger Cohen on what happened in Iran today. Go read!

The Iranian police commander, in green uniform, walked up Komak Hospital Alley with arms raised and his small unit at his side. “I swear to God,” he shouted at the protesters facing him, “I have children, I have a wife, I don’t want to beat people. Please go home.”

A man at my side threw a rock at him. The commander, unflinching, continued to plead. There were chants of “Join us! Join us!” The unit retreated toward Revolution Street, where vast crowds eddied back and forth confronted by baton-wielding Basij militia and black-clad riot police officers on motorbikes.


(Also, go here for icons: [livejournal.com profile] greenrev_icons.)
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
A report by Roger Cohen on what happened in Iran today. Go read!

The Iranian police commander, in green uniform, walked up Komak Hospital Alley with arms raised and his small unit at his side. “I swear to God,” he shouted at the protesters facing him, “I have children, I have a wife, I don’t want to beat people. Please go home.”

A man at my side threw a rock at him. The commander, unflinching, continued to plead. There were chants of “Join us! Join us!” The unit retreated toward Revolution Street, where vast crowds eddied back and forth confronted by baton-wielding Basij militia and black-clad riot police officers on motorbikes.


(Also, go here for icons: [livejournal.com profile] greenrev_icons.)
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
Iran Election Word Cloud created from the text of approximately 84,000 tweets containing the term #iranelection. Quite extraordinary.

My icon is from image #29 here, and just uploaded directly to LJ and cut down with their icon-sizer thingy. If anyone knows of (or can make?) a better quality one I'd be much obliged. :) ETA: [livejournal.com profile] gillo posted icons here, and I ended up choosing this one.

ETA: Iran-I-am. EXCELLENT!

ETA2: Amnesty International has set up an Urgent Action Appeal re. the violence committed by the Iranian regime against the protesters.

@elilake: "Shorter Khamenei: Ajad won, u are all going to take it, if u don't my goons will murder u."

Finally, an Iranian blog post from yesterday:

“I will participate in the demonstrations tomorrow. Maybe they will turn violent. Maybe I will be one of the people who is going to get killed. I’m listening to all my favorite music. I even want to dance to a few songs. I always wanted to have very narrow eyebrows. Yes, maybe I will go to the salon before I go tomorrow! There are a few great movie scenes that I also have to see. I should drop by the library, too. It’s worth to read the poems of Forough and Shamloo again. All family pictures have to be reviewed, too. I have to call my friends as well to say goodbye. All I have are two bookshelves which I told my family who should receive them. I’m two units away from getting my bachelors degree but who cares about that. My mind is very chaotic. I wrote these random sentences for the next generation so they know we were not just emotional and under peer pressure. So they know that we did everything we could to create a better future for them. So they know that our ancestors surrendered to Arabs and Mongols but did not surrender to despotism. This note is dedicated to tomorrow’s children…”
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
Iran Election Word Cloud created from the text of approximately 84,000 tweets containing the term #iranelection. Quite extraordinary.

My icon is from image #29 here, and just uploaded directly to LJ and cut down with their icon-sizer thingy. If anyone knows of (or can make?) a better quality one I'd be much obliged. :) ETA: [livejournal.com profile] gillo posted icons here, and I ended up choosing this one.

ETA: Iran-I-am. EXCELLENT!

ETA2: Amnesty International has set up an Urgent Action Appeal re. the violence committed by the Iranian regime against the protesters.

@elilake: "Shorter Khamenei: Ajad won, u are all going to take it, if u don't my goons will murder u."

Finally, an Iranian blog post from yesterday:

“I will participate in the demonstrations tomorrow. Maybe they will turn violent. Maybe I will be one of the people who is going to get killed. I’m listening to all my favorite music. I even want to dance to a few songs. I always wanted to have very narrow eyebrows. Yes, maybe I will go to the salon before I go tomorrow! There are a few great movie scenes that I also have to see. I should drop by the library, too. It’s worth to read the poems of Forough and Shamloo again. All family pictures have to be reviewed, too. I have to call my friends as well to say goodbye. All I have are two bookshelves which I told my family who should receive them. I’m two units away from getting my bachelors degree but who cares about that. My mind is very chaotic. I wrote these random sentences for the next generation so they know we were not just emotional and under peer pressure. So they know that we did everything we could to create a better future for them. So they know that our ancestors surrendered to Arabs and Mongols but did not surrender to despotism. This note is dedicated to tomorrow’s children…”
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
Via Sullivan, a song from 1979 that is apparently being sung again.



Lyrics under cut )

And via [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup a link to great posts about Iran (including history!) by [livejournal.com profile] kuwdora that I can't recommend enough.
elisi: (Green (Iran) by schmiss)
Via Sullivan, a song from 1979 that is apparently being sung again.



Lyrics under cut )

And via [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup a link to great posts about Iran (including history!) by [livejournal.com profile] kuwdora that I can't recommend enough.

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