Monday, June 15, 2009
On the ground in Iran

It's probably impossible for most of us to imagine what it's like to be in Iran right now. Friday's election sparked riots and protests that are still going on in the streets of Tehran. And it's difficult to even get images of the situation. Internet access is limited in Iran; Web sites have been blocked, and documenters intimidated. Nevertheless, a few iReporters were able to send us amazing footage that gives us a firsthand look at what's going on in Tehran.

 

For example, we received this video from iReporter BloodyVote. BloodyVote -- we're not using our Iranian iReporters' real names to make sure they're kept safe -- says the truck that was driving through the crowd dumped whatever it was carrying all over the street when the crowd prompted him with cheers. Later in the video, the crowd is chanting things like "Ahmadinejad, shame on you" and "let go of the country."

And how were iReporters like BloodyVote able to get this amazing footage to us, you may ask? It wasn't easy. Some iReporters were able to upload directly to the site, but others had to e-mail their videos and photos to friends in other countries who uploaded for them. But even after the videos were uploaded, they still had to go through our rigorous vetting process before we could approve them for use on CNN, and that was a little more difficult than usual.

Since many iReporters had friends upload their videos, it was hard to get in touch with them directly. Others couldn't make phone calls, or didn't want to because they were afraid for their safety.

But in the end, most of these iReporters were able to tell us the stories behind their footage through e-mail. We enlisted our brilliant international producers and correspondents to confirm events (and translate, in some cases), and finally these amazing photos and video made it to CNN.

 

Another incredible video comes to us from digitalnegar, who was able to upload directly to iReport.com. He shot this today, and he was able to shoot it from higher up, so you can really get a sense of the size of the crowd that's filling the streets of Tehran.

And finally, Neda sent the dramatic photos above of protesters clashing with police in Tehran on Saturday. You'll notice that many of the protesters are wearing sunglasses and masks or veils over their faces. This is to prevent the Iranian government from knowing who they are. Even some protesters in other countries who may someday return to Iran took the same precautions.

Many thanks to our iReporters in Iran for providing an unmatchable view of this story, and please remember to stay safe.

128 Comments
June 15, 2009
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God Bless all of you.  I know this battle is long from over, but my thoughts and prayers are with all of you for your courage.

June 15, 2009
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As the general crowds spread into their homes militia style Mussavi supporters were out on the streets 'Basiji hunting'. Their resolve is no less than these thugs -- they after hunting them down. They use their mobile phones, their childhood friends, their intimate knowledge of their districts and neighbours to plan their attacks -- they're organised and they're supported by their community so they have no fear. They create the havoc they're after, ambush the thugs, use their Cocktial Molotovs, disperse and re-assemble elsewhere and then start again - and the door of every house is open to them as safe harbour -- they're community-connected. These are not the students in the dorms, they're the street young -- they know the ways better than most thugs – and these young,  a surprising number of them girls, are becoming more agile in their ways as each night passes on.

June 15, 2009
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Thank to president Obama for his great approach to Iran election. He knows that Ahmadinejad is looking for excuse to connect reformist movement to US and to use that as an excuse to crackdown the movement.

Unfortunately lack of leverage by US disables president Obama from having any leverage to effectively pressurized Iran government. I am sure that he is actively working with other countries on putting pressures on Iran as he discussed the matter after his meeting with Italy prime minister.

 

June 15, 2009
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president obama where are you?? please do something,they are killing my brothers and sisters in iran,they shoot us like street dogs,i promiss you they have killed more than one..we,the iranians who live in us,are looking in to you for help.please please help my people.

June 15, 2009
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Why Christina Amanpour reported tonight in AC360 that tens of thousands were in the streets? Most news agencies reported hundreds of thousands of people. The films of the news reports can not lie. AC360 also did not show majority of the violence in the streets. Mr. Cooper does not need Christina Amanpour and her favorite view of the Islamic Repiblic to see what is going on in Iran. He can simply look at Youtube and see what is happening to the people in the streets.

June 16, 2009
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Reports state that there is no way the votes of so many people could have been counted in just a few hours that it normally takes days.  Also, historically, when there is high turnout, it is usually not for the incumbent in Iran and this was an incredibly high turnout.

June 16, 2009
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I hope Iran gets the democracy it deserves. What is sad that despite the millions of Arabs and Muslims protesting the slander of their values and beliefs, will not be seen as enough for many americans who claim not enough muslims speak out against tyrants and extremist!!

 

I also question the Counsil... who are they... what are their values, how do we know we can trust them????

June 16, 2009
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10 days of GREEN

 

I am wearing GREN for 10 Days to show support.

June 16, 2009
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Its 7:57 PM and I am sitting in my office on one of the streets on Vali Asr Ave. I can see thousands of protesters moving towards Vanak square. A few minuets back there was some panic. People started running into streets. Then I saw 18 guys on 9 motorbikes, without any uniform and holding sticks and iron rods. Must be from Baseej Militia. They were hitting people and ordering them to go away.

 

Since afternoon I am unable to connect to IMs. Don't know if they have been blocked or some technical problem.

June 16, 2009
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I have been watching cnn in the past 4 days. Why did you stop covering the story the same you were doing from today? Please don't leave Iranian people alone. We are all alone now. Media can not cover the story inside. Internet is disconnected. You were really helping letting the world know what is really going in Iran now. Don't leave us alone.

June 16, 2009
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Beware!

Gmail, Google Reader, Yahoo Messenger and twitter are no more accesible in Iran ; moreover the cellular phones are down too.Foreign reporters have been told not to show up at the rallies;

Don't let them to shut down the media access to massacre people freely!

 

June 16, 2009
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I agree with sarapresho dont LEAVE US ALONE...This is as closest as we came to a change in 30 years many people lost their lives, its way beyond 7 people everyday someone is killed by the violent government. Please dont leave.

June 16, 2009
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WARNING Disturbing Video In Iran

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBp2p3MGJqw

 

 

This is the Newest Post On youtube!!!

 

 

Please check this out..

 

 

Please don't leave Iranian people alone. We are all alone now. Media can not cover the story inside. Internet is disconnected. You were really helping letting the world know what is really going in Iran now. Don't leave us alone

June 16, 2009
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WARNING Disturbing Video In Iran

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBp2p3MGJqw

 

 

This is the Newest Post On youtube!!!

 

 

Please check this out..

 

 

Please don't leave Iranian people alone. We are all alone now. Media can not cover the story inside. Internet is disconnected. You were really helping letting the world know what is really going in Iran now. Don't leave us alone

June 16, 2009

why isnt cnn reporting that they attacked the university dorms all across iran  and they arrested up to 150 in iran ,destroyed everything and killed 1 person confirmed and possible 14 others , many were injured and before leaving they took memory cards and cds. there hunderds of videos on youtube but ofcourse there's no official report because they have all been banned from reporting.

June 16, 2009
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My god reading over your test....

 

I sit here powerless, yet willing to help. I agree that if they shut off communication, they will do what they want, and have noone to report the truth...

 

I do not know if it will be a Rwanda, but i do know, that one death is one too many.

 

Please hang in there! Please understand that CNN probably does not have the number of reporters needed to be in all spots at once. Christian is probably covering one end and others are probably getting her information from another end, but if you are saying communication has been tampered with, then there may be disconnect from the news. They can not do but so much.

 

I wish i could be there for you, but i can only say, that i have never believed in the evil of Mahmoud to speak for IRAN. You have to have faith that there are americans that will not let this go unoticed, and listen to you endlessly with compassion!!

June 16, 2009
June 16, 2009
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If you twitter PLEASE go to setting and change your time zone to GMT+3.30 (Tehran). The government is trying to track down twitters from Iran based on their time zone, by doing this, you will make it very very hard for them to find these brave reporters from Iran. They need all the support and attention in the world right now, and with all the government imposed restrictions in the country right now, websites like Twitter can play a major role. Thank you for your help everybody!

June 16, 2009
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Has anyone read or seen this interview?  This was posted, a few hours ago, by an Iranian whose website I have been following since all this began.  Pretty interesting.

 

http://www.roozonline.com/english/news/newsitem/article/2009/june/15//shout-in-unison-there-has-been-a-coup.html

June 16, 2009
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June 16, 2009
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EMAIL FROM MY COUSIN IN SHIRAZ, IRAN. SENT EARLIER THIS MORNING

 

I don't have access to fb facebook and other sites.

 

I can only check my emails.

All communication tools are limited here. They are making people silent.

Last night they attacked Shiraz University and hit students at school which is illegal.

Masters of uni protested the police to enter the school and dormitory but they hit them too.

Many teachers resigned and all final exams are canceled.

Last night many girls were standing outside of the dormitory because the police didn't allow them to go back to their rooms, so they called us and we invited them to our houses.

You don't know how rude they are.

They are like wild animals.

People here attacked public places like banks to show their anger.

I am so angry because there is no way to communicate with other people!!!!!!!!!!

Our voice should be heard please tell the world what's going on here.

 

June 16, 2009
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please post this story-there are more than 8 people killed, and CNN does not know about this....

 

6:03 PM ET -- "What I have witnessed." A powerful note from a female medical student in Iran, translated from Farsi by a trusty reader.

 

Hello,

 

It's painful to watch what's happening.

 

I don't want anything to do with what has been said this far, as I neither have the strength nor the resilience to face all these unfathomable events.

 

I only want to speak about what I have witnessed. I am a medical student. There was chaos last night at the trauma section in one of our main hospitals. Although by decree, all riot-related injuries were supposed to be sent to military hospitals, all other hospitals were filled to the rim. Last night, nine people died at our hospital and another 28 had gunshot wounds. All hospital employees were crying till dawn. They (government) removed the dead bodies on back of trucks, before we were even able to get their names or other information. What can you even say to the people who don't even respect the dead. No one was allowed to speak to the wounded or get any information from them. This morning the faculty and the students protested by gathering at the lobby of the hospital where they were confronted by plain cloths anti-riot militia, who in turn closed off the hospital and imprisoned the staff. The extent of injuries are so grave, that despite being one of the most staffed emergency rooms, they've asked everyone to stay and help--I'm sure it will even be worst tonight.

 

What can anyone say in face of all these atrocities? What can you say to the family of the 13 year old boy who died from gunshots and whose dead body then disappeared?

 

This issue is not about cheating(election) anymore. This is not about stealing votes anymore. The issue is about a vast injustice inflected on the people. They've put a baton in the hand of every 13-14 year old to smash the faces of "the bunches who are less than dirt" (government is calling the people who are uprising dried-up torn and weeds) .

 

This is what sickens me from dealing with these issues. And from those who shut their eyes and close their ears and claim the riots are in opposition of the government and presidency!! No! The people's complaint is against the egregious injustices committed against the people.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/13/iran-demonstrations-viole_n_215189.html

June 16, 2009
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To CNN and others: please distribute:

Iran's secret service removes the bodies of dead people from hospitals so that world cannot get verified information. They bury them without providing any information to their families so that they seem lost (forever). Police have ordered all ambulances to only take injured and dead to military hospitals so that dead and injured people disappear...

I am an Iranian Student in Toronto. I got this information from my friends in Iran and can confirm its validity.

June 16, 2009
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Condemn Violence against Iranian Students

 

please sign this petition and distribute it to others

http://www.gopetition.com/online/28614.html

 

June 16, 2009
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Long Live Liberty!

Freedom for Iranian People!

Down with Islamic Dictators!

Peace and Hope for Iran!

Keep going, the whole world is watching you!

June 16, 2009
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When I heard what President Obama said about Iran, now I wish I had voted for McCain. At least McCain is with Iranina people & supports them, Obama is so worried about the Goverment of Iran& their reaction to his presidency that he is not standing up to them & he is not supporting the Iranina peopel How canhe do this, can't he see what they are doing, how they are killing people. President Obama do you still want to talk w/ Iraninan goverment after all these??? How can you!!!!

June 16, 2009
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EXTREMELY GRAPHIC: Another young Iranian student killed by Basij http://bit.ly/17Ri4q

 

Basijis breaking into homes in Tehran, terrorizing ppl, psychological warfare http://bit.ly/MKzXX

 

try this one, http://bit.ly/VkHcL people shot in Esfahan, atrocities the world needs to see

June 17, 2009
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I saw something today which has changed my life for EVER.

the most horrifying, uncivilized, brutal one can ever see!! It is HORRIBLE!!!!

June 17, 2009
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Mobile phones service has been restored since morning. Gmail and IMs are still not accessible. There is an uneasy calm in the city. Nobody has got any confirmed news of what happened last night, but there are rummer of many killings.    

June 17, 2009
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Today new Hitler came up from Iran. You help your self. AHMADI NEJAD has dangers religious doctrine. Today your attention to Iran is not only help to Iranian also is help to your self.  You sow results of militancy and instability during the four years back in world. Today destiny of Iran is as fate of world. World’s leaders you have more knowledge about politic but you don’t know exactly AHMADI NEJAD’s doctrine is extremely dangers for world. Iran is reach country. If today he could get unlawful power in Iran tomorrow you should answer to your mistook. AHMADI NEJAD is from a group, they believe when world go to ruination and terror so redeemer will come. They want destroy world. This is religious loyalty of them. You can’t understand deeply this doctrine unless you live in Iran. Now Iran is best country for actualize this doctrine. Today you help to Iranian people and look at Iran’s government as an unlawful government. You help to world. Today is a chance for act.

June 17, 2009
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Latest ... CNN website also got blocked.

June 17, 2009
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The Holocaust denier makes another Holocaust in his own country!

June 17, 2009
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كساني كه اعتراض مي كنند خس و خاشاك هستند: احمدی نژاد 

 

 

خس و خاشاک تویی

پست‌تر از خاک تویی

شور من‌ام، نور من‌ام

عاشق رنجور من‌ام

زور تویی، کور تویی

هاله‌ی بی‌نور تویی

دلیر بی‌باک من‌ام

مالک این خاک من‌ام

 

June 17, 2009
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Unfortunately in the election compilation of CNN videos there is an old video that is from 2007 or earlier and has nothing to do with the election.

 

Here's a link to it.... please only use valid material.

take a look at this from 2007 :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2cFYbzp98Q

 

 

thanks

June 17, 2009

 

Iran is facing the hardest times and unfortunately there is no communication in this country. Yahoo Mail, Gmail, AOL and many other hosts are not accessible and their pages can't be open! I couldn’t open my Yahoo and Gmail emails. Internet speed is low!

In Tehran all mobiles has been inactivated and no one can use them (its about 7-8 days). SMS centers all around the country has been inactivated for 7-8 days. All communicative websites such as Facebook.com, Youtube.com, Twitter.com and etc. has become filtered and are not accessible with proxies.

Making the world aware of crimes that are taking place by government in Iran is very hard in this situation. You may know that no foreign media is coverging at this moment, all have been expelled.

Loging in all weblog hosts are also unavailable, so no one can even write what is happening on their weblogs.

Cities have no news about other cities! We don’t know what is happening in our country. BBC Persian TV is not available in Iran, just VOA. VOA is the only way we can hear Iran within Iran. World cant see what is happening inside Iran!

 

Government military has entered the Tehran, Isfehan and Shiraz Universities; also has entered the dormitories, kicking, clashing and murdering students. Two nights before they've entered girls' dormitory in Shiraz University and clashed them too. They fear nothing and they do everything. Please let the world hear us.

 

Source: http://philophil.blogspot.com/2009/06/what-is-happening-in-iran-iran.html

June 17, 2009
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To the people of Iran and those who are around the world reporting and watching and praying, from those of us here in the US:  We're listening and watching.  We're talking.  We're posting and reposting and speaking to each other and to our leaders.  We are dismayed and appalled and angered.

 

I understand, with a heavy heart, that "stopping" this is going to have be done through diplomatic channels, because any kind of a show of force will only serve to validate Ahmadinejad's inflammatory words to his followers, and make the situation in Iran worse.  And President Obama must be very careful about his words, so that the diplomatic efforts are allowed to continue. I would prefer some kind of swift response that would appease my anger and alleviate your pain.  But I know it wouldn't do either of those things. 

 

Please do what you can to stay safe.  And keep talking when you can, to tell us what's happening.  We're listening.

June 17, 2009
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It's time to rid the Iranian from the evils and dictators who hide behind the religion to rule by killing innocent people in the street of Iran.

Democracy will not come cheap to any people, our heart are with you, keep fighting.

EU, USA government need to do more to support you, the free world should not ignore the people of Iran

June 17, 2009
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America revolution and our father sacrifice to bring freedom to our people didnot came up cheap, a lot of young people shed their blood.

The Iranian people need to stand firm against these clowns the Mullah who are behind every evil in the middle east

Freedom is calling upon everyone to fight back

June 17, 2009

It is very terrible to see a country in a miserable state even after the post-modern era.Our world leader should do something about it. Former President of US Mr.George Bush said that he was going to establish Iran again after war or before his term at the office is complete. But he didn't keep his word.

June 17, 2009
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How many more young people have to die? My heart breaks to see them each getting beaten and some taken away to a place that most likely will never come back alive! Please Mr. Obama you became U.S. president with Slogan of "Change"..Can't you see these young people are asking for change! They are doing what they can with bare hands and peacful rallies but Basiji (people who are paid by Ahmadinijad) are walking around and knifing people becasue they are asking for their Freedom? Iranian people are begging you to help them... they can't do it with out help from outside of Iran as the Devil has the guns and no heart and will harm everyone of them.. Please help.. Please hear their plea for your help...

June 17, 2009
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As a Bolivian, I feel deeply identified with Iranian people. Fundemantalism, as indigenism Bolivian trend, are not compatible with neither Democracy, Rule of Law nor Human Rights.

 

Regimes based on Fundamentalism or Indigenism need to be absolutists in order to survive, for they cannot coexist with opposition or dissent.

 

It is not casual that Evo Morales and Mahmud Ahmadinejad became friends. They have a lot in common including electoral fraud.

 

Good luck Iranians with this fight against fraud! We Bolivians will have a similar one in December this year!

June 17, 2009

Everyday there are a thousands of innocent civilians being killed in Iran.Not a single powerful man in political front is able to use his political influence to stop mass murder.

 

Women, children and many men are killed.

What else?? We see that the armies are taking some prisoners for granted by abusing them.

Is that how it means to use power if a country is No:1 in the world? That is absolutely unfair and shows what we humans really stand for. Just for the sport of it they kill not one and two people but people who are the foundations of tomorrows Iran.

 

It is time for America to give up war and establish peace in that land of Iran. All of us here at ireport.com will not stop supporting for Iran. We all understand how terrible it has been for Iran. Many Childern have no one to look up as one their parents could have been killled.

People who were giving support to others too have lost their lives. Orphans are having a tough time and elders are restless. Oldpeople are fearing for their lives and there's no safety for even men to go out for work.

 

The country's entire economy has come down to nothing and people their are dying around looking at something for their last hope.

 

The other day I saw CNN. There were young boys and girls going to work rather than go to school for education.

They said their parents have either died or lost their job. If we had a brother or sister in that condition would we just sit and watch them dying ? ?

 

what else can we take notice ?

 

Not one organisation that stands for peace has come forward. There are all sitting and watching Iranians being murdered in the comfort of their bedrooms and the bottom line.... should we blame on our leaders for not taking that initiative to help Iran.

 

Does America have an account of how many people are alive in Iran???  Sure it know how many war planes are out to kill Iranians. I strongly condemn the war.

June 17, 2009

Most important of all is that honorable president of US Barack Obama said during his campaigning days that he stands for "CHANGE". Now it is his job to keep his word.

 

I believe that the American people voted for President Obama for his word " CHANGE".

 

Let's hope that there will be CHANGE in Iran's future for the good of it.

June 17, 2009
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Keep it coming, God bless you. Stay strong and do not give up! Please, pass the word - the more people who know, the better. This will make IRAN a new country, this is your only chance. COUP!!!

June 17, 2009
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the iranian government is crude, i live here in america and ive seen enough to show they have rigged the elections. they are hurting their own people b/c the government wants to go one way and the people another. there are hundreds of thousands of you on the streets, in america we would fight back against those pigs we call cops. those militia people, even better, bring your own bats, pipes and chains...make it a revolution and fight for what is yours!!! my support is with the people of iran! GOD BLESS YOU, STAY STRONG!

June 17, 2009
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I'm acctually happy that the election results turned out this way! I'm a student in a foreign country, and before, nobody would beleive me when i said that there are millions of people in Iran who don't support Ahmadi Nejad in the least! At least now, we are proving to the whole world that Ahmadi Nejad doesn't have the support of the majority of Iran behind him, when he goes about asking for countries to be wiped of the face of the earth or dismissing the fact that there are homosexuals in Iran, or any of the other bizzare statements he is so well known for. Even if he stays as president, no one will take his word seriously, and I doubt that he will be accepted as the true envoy of Iran!

And by the way, I keep on noticing in your articles that you only mention Mousavi! I know that the majority of the people in these rallies are his supporters, but you shouldn't forget about the large number of Karrubi supporters! It was Karrubi who was the first person to protest the election results! And look for the people clad in all white, they are all karrubi supporters. This fight isn't just for a recount of Mousavi's votes, but a recount for all the people who said NO  to Ahmadi Nejad. Green isn't only Mousavi's color any more, it's the color of the fight for democracy...whether you support Mousavi or Karrobi!( I for one walk around with both their wrist bands-white and green).

 

June 17, 2009
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Oh, My God This is so horrible.

They have attacked the student dorms; almost like Kent University in the USA many years ago. Why is there such hatred in the world?

June 17, 2009
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My thoughts and prayers are with the Iranian people. This is so wrong on so many levels that it brings me to tears. Do your best to take care of yourselves. Keep the faith. oregon usa

June 17, 2009
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It's incredible to see footage from actual people.  Although it's a journalist's job to share the story and what it's really like, you don't really understand it until you actually see these people's picture and videos of people actually dealing with this.  It really gives you a sense of being there and how scary it must be right now. 

June 17, 2009
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I applaud the Iranians who stand up for freedom.  The core of America.  It will be difficult as the power in charge will not want to give in.  However, thousands died in the revolutionary war of 1776, a million+ died in the civil war, all for the principles we believe in, Freedom, freedom of speech, of religion.  It won't be easy, it never has, throughout history millions have died for these principles.  God be with you, stay strong, don't give in, keep your eyes on the prize

June 17, 2009
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Viva Iranian Warriors fighting this election and its outcome.  We are so proud of you and support you all the way.

June 17, 2009
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To Stand up for the Right, Needs Courage & Backbone!

 

Calling a Thug & a Murderer by the Honorific Title of

 

"Supreme Leader"

 

Shows Anything But Courage & Backbone!

 

Mr. Obama!

 

The People of Iran will Never Forget their Friends!

 

June 17, 2009
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THIS IS ALL A LIE

THERE IS NO PROTEST IN IRAN. 

THIS IS A MOVEMENT BY IRANIAN AMERICANS NOT PEOPLE OF IRAN

June 17, 2009
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SHAME ON LIARS WHO ARE TRYING TO DISSOLVE THEIR COUNTRY

 

June 17, 2009
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I TALKED TO A LOT OF PEOPLE IN IRAN. THERE IS NO PROTEST GOING ON.  THE PEOPLE OF IRAN FOUND OUT THAT THEY HAVE TO UNITE WITH EACH OTHER. THEY STOPPED PROTESTING

THERE IS NO PROTEST ANYMORE

DO NOT BE FOOLED, YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED , WHEN YOU SEE THIS WAS ALL LIES

I TALKED TO IRAN, NO PROTEST ANY MORE.

 

June 17, 2009
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CHRISTIAN AMANPOUR REPORTED CORRECTLY. I TALKED TO MY RELATIVES. THERE WAS ONLY TENS OF THOUSANDS PROTESTING

CNN.

THE MEDIA THAT REPORTED 100S OF THOUSAND , THEY MISSTATED THE FACTS. THAT MISREPRESENTATION CAUSED IRANIAN PEOPLE TO BECOME WARY ADN SLOW DOWN THEIR PROTES

I AM TELLING YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED. I TALKED TO SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO WENT FROM US TO IRAN AND THEY ARE TELLING ME IRANIANS IN IRAN ARE LAUGHING AT THE IRANIAN AMERICANS, THEY DO NOT EVEN LIKE IRANIAN AMERICANS.  SO

THE MORE YOU DO THIS, THE MORE TURNED OFF THEY BECOME AND STOP PROTESTING

 

June 17, 2009
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DONT BE DISAPPOINTED, WHEN YOU FIND OUT NOTHING WENT ON. I AM TALKING TO IRAN DIRECTLY, THEY DONT LIKE THE IDEA OF IRANIANS HERE DECIDING FOR THEM.  BLIEVE ME THEY DONT WANT YOUR SUPPORT EITHER.  YOU HAVE NO VALUE FOR THEM. SINCE YOU GUYS LEFT THEM.  SO THE MORE YOU DO THIS, THE MORE UNITED THEY ARE WITH THEIR GOVT , EVEN IF THEY DONT LIKE IT. THERE IS A REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY

I HAVE TALKED TO A LOT OF PEOPLE IN IRAN. THEY STOPPED PROTESTING , RIGHT AFTER THEY SAW THE RALLY BY IRANIAN AMERICANS, THEY DONT LIKE THAT

June 17, 2009
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No need for Mosavi or Ahmadinejad, They both are the same. Neither

 

one will benefit us. The best solution for peace and harmony in

 

Iran is required a complete change of regime and the system. If

 

Mosavi comes on power, he will be no better from others. He is just

 

using youn people and their innocent feelings for his own

 

interests. Remember Khatami when he promised so much but never

 

fulfilled none of his empty promises? Be aware of the wolves in

 

sheep skins!

June 17, 2009
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my friend is there now. Her mom died a few days before the election. We have hears from her twice. My support and prayers to the Iranian people.

June 18, 2009
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If we did not care about Iran before, we do now. 

 

Through five American Presidents, we knew Iran as a Turban on a white-bearded man's face, a man with dark brooding eyes.  We knew Iran as a group of hostage takers.  We knew Iran as Ahmadinejad.

 

By we, I mean the average American, who does not watch each political movement or nuance in the world with great interest, nor has the time to attempt to.  I mean the person who cares a great deal about his family, or his friends, may have either served in the military, or protested the war.

 

This average American never memorized Martin Luther King's speeches, but they recognize his voice.  They never learned about all of the events in the history of the United States, but they have a good idea what it stands for.

 

Today, that average American turned on their TV, and as in the last few days, saw in the streets of Tehran the translatable, understandable human condition of injustice. 

 

We have been robbed before; the nostalgia may have aroused many a disillusioned 2000 voter to a familiar human anger.  And those on the opposite spectrum may have felt the anger of seeing a system falter, or both--at the hypocrisy of that system forced upon an eager populace.

 

Iran has for a time, instilled in the minds of the west an awe, an awe that accompanies a society foreign to us, and one we fail to understand.  And, I must add, a mystical fear.  The fear that all the nightmares of man will one day meet.  The fear that as each time our TV news broadcast says the word, "IRAN" amidst the images and words of missiles and holocaust, that there must be a reason for it in us. 

 

But today, the average American does not fear when hearing the sound, Iran.  Today it is not fear, but concern.  Not of fear, but of anger.  Out of this anger grows resolve, sympathy, but also solidarity.

 

We care about what happens where you are.  We want the people out on Tehran's streets to continue, to march, to rally, to grow louder.

 

We want the voices to not be stilled.  We wish the voices to move mountains, to topple buildings, to overturn thrones.

 

Before today, many of us had never heard of Azadi Square, or of Tehran University, and if we had, we would never seen nor heard tens of thousands of Iranian voices there.

 

We would have only heard one.

 

Actually, there was one voice today in Tehran.  But it was a different voice.

 

The average American, who could care less about the Middle East--heard that voice today of Iran.  And it was one we identify with.  It is one we cheer for.  One we march with.  One we fight and die for.

 

The average American saw today not muslims being beatenbut instead a Kent State, a Birmingham, a Berlin, anda March on Washington.

 

We are with you. 

 

May Peace Be Upon You.

 

 

June 18, 2009
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If we did not care about Iran before, we do now. 

 

Through five American Presidents, we knew Iran as a Turban on a white-bearded man's face, a man with dark brooding eyes.  We knew Iran as a group of hostage takers.  We knew Iran as Ahmadinejad.

 

By we, I mean the average American, who does not watch each political movement or nuance in the world with great interest, nor has the time to attempt to.  I mean the person who cares a great deal about his family, or his friends, may have either served in the military, or protested the war.

 

This average American never memorized Martin Luther King's speeches, but they recognize his voice.  They never learned about all of the events in the history of the United States, but they have a good idea what it stands for.

 

Today, that average American turned on their TV, and as in the last few days, saw in the streets of Tehran the translatable, understandable human condition of injustice. 

 

We have been robbed before; the nostalgia may have aroused many a disillusioned 2000 voter to a familiar human anger.  And those on the opposite spectrum may have felt the anger of seeing a system falter, or both--at the hypocrisy of that system forced upon an eager populace.

 

Iran has for a time, instilled in the minds of the west an awe, an awe that accompanies a society foreign to us, and one we fail to understand.  And, I must add, a mystical fear.  The fear that all the nightmares of man will one day meet.  The fear that as each time our TV news broadcast says the word, "IRAN" amidst the images and words of missiles and holocaust, that there must be a reason for it in us. 

 

But today, the average American does not fear when hearing the sound, Iran.  Today it is not fear, but concern.  Not of fear, but of anger.  Out of this anger grows resolve, sympathy, but also solidarity.

 

We care about what happens where you are.  We want the people out on Tehran's streets to continue, to march, to rally, to grow louder.

 

We want the voices to not be stilled.  We wish the voices to move mountains, to topple buildings, to overturn thrones.

 

Before today, many of us had never heard of Azadi Square, or of Tehran University, and if we had, we would never seen nor heard tens of thousands of Iranian voices there.

 

We would have only heard one.

 

Actually, there was one voice today in Tehran.  But it was a different voice.

 

The average American, who could care less about the Middle East--heard that voice today of Iran.  And it was one we identify with.  It is one we cheer for.  One we march with.  One we fight and die for.

 

The average American saw today not muslims being beaten, but saw instead a Kent State, a Birmingham, a Berlin, and a March on Washington.

 

We are with you. 

 

May Peace Be Upon You.

 

 

June 18, 2009
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March, line the streets, yell from the rooftops, protest peacefully.  America supports the Iranian people & their rightful calls for a revote.  With respect - JJ from Colorado, USA. 

June 18, 2009
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RZ IS RIGHT. 

I HAD A FRIEND CALL ME FROM IRAN, SAYING PEOPLE OF IRAN ARE LAUGHING AT THE OLD VIDEOS SHOWN ON UTUBE, AND THEY FIND THIS AS  A MANUEVER BY FOREIGN GOVT

THERE IS NO PROTEST TODAY

 

DO NOT BE FOOLED

June 18, 2009
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JOLEEJONES,

IRANIAN PEOPLE DONT NEED THE SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

June 18, 2009
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LAST TIME WE HAD HELP FROM YOUR PEOPLE WAS 1979. THANKS BUT NO THANKS.  STAY OUT OF IT PLEASE

June 18, 2009
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I HAVE BEEN INFORMED FROM AN IRANIAN FRIEND THAT THE GOVT OF IRAN IS BRINGING IN A PRIVATE ARMY FROM SAUDI ARABIA TO SLAUGHTER THE IRANIAN PEOPLE. SURELY IF THIS IS TRUE THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND UN MUST GET INVOLVED. IF EVER THE IRANIAN PEOPLE NEEDED SUPPORT AND HELP FROM THE WORLD COMMUNITY IT IS NOW. WE SHOULD BE HELPING THEM - NOT JUST WATCHING IT UNFOLD. BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS ARE BEING VIOLATED, THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ONLY WANT THEIR VOTES COUNTED DESERVE TO BE PROTECTED AND THEY SHOULD NOT BE LEFT TO BE DESTROYED BY THEIR OWN GOVT.

June 18, 2009
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tarabon1 -

 

Are you sure you are not Taliban or Mullah?  We are in 2009, we are educated, informed, and cannot be tricked like children.  Do you really believe people are this stupid to believe what you are saying?  I know Iranians in Iran, Iranians in America, and Iranians in other countries...the one thing we have in common is they want FREEDOM from this dictatorship. 

 

Power to the Iranian people.

 

Good bye.

June 18, 2009
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....wow i thought that iranians are religious but looking at the pictures especially in US, they seem not so religious people. I even read a report that if the iranians are given chance to convert then majority of them will leave the shiite Islam and join christianity. I think that is true....

by the way, is it ok to show these videos in news netwrok without verifying their authenticity? these might be old videos!!!

also western media is playing on these and they have the cards....and iranians are providing them with.

The same CNN would not show any videos from GAZA when Israel banned western media to go when they killing the palestinians......

The same CNN would not show hundreds of people being killed and thousands displayed in northern Pakistan due to ongoing conflict.....only becauase that will exploit their war there.

such dual standard......

June 18, 2009
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i hope there are no hanging chads in iran, only hangings

June 18, 2009
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The photos of the Iranian rebels in Tehran this week reminded me of the uprising in Hungary in 1956. Soviet tanks and troops crushed it quickly and forcefully.

 

In 1962, I studied my second year of Russian at Yale’s Summer Language Institute. One of my classmates was one of the Hungarian students who participated in the 1956 uprising. A picture showing him with his friends carrying rifles and leaping over a barricade appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world. Time Magazine later named these Hungarian protesters as “The Man of the Year” for 1956.

 

My friend escaped from Hungary a few weeks after the uprising and went to England. He continued his schooling and began Yale in 1960. I no longer remember my classmate’s name.

 

In 1962, our Russian class met from 8 AM until noon, Monday through Friday. Right after class, he and I swam in an indoor pool on campus, then had lunch together in the dining commons. Sometimes we walked around downtown New Haven after lunch. We went to dances on or near campus on Friday nights. It was the year “The Twist” was so popular. My buddy already knew how. I quickly learned thanks to one of our female classmates.

 

The language program lasted eight weeks. I was sorry to see it come to an end. I enjoyed that summer, thanks to my friendship with my buddy from Hungary and my other classmates.

 

Our teachers were no-nonsense emigres from Moscow. We had a different teacher every hour. They drilled and drilled and drilled us every day. I was glad when the summer session ended, but I was sorry to part with the friends I made, including my buddy, the Hungarian Revolutionary.

 

He was just like you and me.

 

George Spink

Los Angeles

June 18, 2009
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To the people of Iran --

 

All who believe in freedom, democracy and justice stand with you. Though many of us outside cannot provide you with logistical support in terms of food, supplies, weapons, etc., we can provide you with our energy, hearts and minds: Energy that will amplify your voice and raise up to the Almighty a prayer, hearts that burn vehemently with hope for your future, minds that remember your cries for justice, equality, freedom and tears of mourning.

 

June 18, 2009
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Why is the Iranian gov so afraid of people using twitter and all that? That doesn't make sense. Why would anyone be so concerned with someone elses freedom of expression and need for freedom. Religious tyranny is one thing but brutal tyranny is another. They are both evil and rotten! All those people want is freedom from religous and political tyranny and the freedom to discuss their views. A group of assholes who call themselves government cannot govern while inflicting brutal force of opinion on another person. That isn't government but pure Tyranny. Tyranny isn't government. Tyranny is something which destroys itself over and over again throughout the history of humankind. Tyrants get it always in the end. No one really wants a tyrant but is afraid of a tyrant sometimes so they comply but who really in all government wants or needs a tyrant?

June 18, 2009
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President Obama cannot negotiate with a terrorist. It is against America's policy. He needs to call his discussions off and uphold America's policy. He cannot support a dictator or tyrant who murders students for protesting and arrents freedom activists. It would make America lose credibility if he did. That is a political view although President Obama can do what he wants personally. The way Iran treats its people is the way it would treat the world.

June 18, 2009
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What are they going to do arrest 43 million people who don't like Ahminegidead? 

June 18, 2009
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They all cry too much. The freedom democratic leaders of Iran need to unite and arm themselves heavily and do something about the Tyanny inside its own borders. Marching with candles doesn't accomplish much with a Tyrant and lyer and never did.  The only other dictator who did those tacticts I heard of was Hitler. If they didn't agree with him he'd imprison or kill them. 

June 18, 2009
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Some of these photos remind me of the Civil Rights Marches in the USA where police were brutally beating and torturing African Americans for no reason "other than they could" in their terrible ignorance.  In fact if it weren't for the color of one's skin I wouldn't be able to tell the difference with the apparent police crimes committed. Do urselves a favor Iran though don't get a peaceful groovy loving man like Martin Luther King standing up in front of the Aryan Supremists preaching about the Lord - instead get your real democratic leaders with weapons and protection taking over and fight fire with fire instead.

June 18, 2009
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Why media use "president Ahmadi Nejad". Media all around the world should support Iranina people. Ahmadinejad is not the president of Iran at the moment.

June 18, 2009
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Ahmadi nejad is not president at the moment. Media all around the world should support iranina people. They should not call Ahmadi nejad president.

June 18, 2009
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These are the original results for the Iranian Votes!

This letter was sent to Khamenei on 3/23/1388 which is June 13, 2009!

 

TOTAL VOTES: 42,026,078

Husein Mousavi: 19,075,623

Mehdi Karoobi: 13,387,104

Ahmadinejad: 5,698,417

Rezai: 3,754,218

About 38,000 canceled votes.

 

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2396857&id=664101804&saved#/photo.php?pid=2396857&id=664101804&comments

June 18, 2009
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www.fring.com you use phone again for free    free iran love from london

June 18, 2009
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TO TARABON 1

Where do you get your information? I have spoken to Iran daily, with friends and family. There are rallies everyday. TODAY ALSO. 

I agree that Iranians should sort this out, no intervention is necessary at this time.  However, the protests are real, so are the students who died in the process.  There voices will NOT BE silenced - by you or anyone else.

June 18, 2009
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test

June 18, 2009
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Iran Election Whistleblower Killed

 

The man who leaked the real election results from the Interior Ministry - the ones showing Ahmadinejad coming third - was killed in a suspicious car accident, according to unconfirmed reports, writes Saeed Kamali Dehghan in Tehran.

 

Mohammad Asgari, who was responsible for the security of the IT network in Iran's interior ministry, was killed yesterday in Tehran.

 

Asgari had reportedly leaked results that showed the elections were rigged by government use of new software to alter the votes from the provinces.

 

Asgari was said to have leaked information that showed Mousavi had won almost 19 million votes, and should therefore be president.

 

The leaked memo says 42 million votes were cast:

 

Mousavi: 19,075,623 votes

Mehdi Karroubi: 13,387,104 votes

Ahmadinejad: 5,698,417

Mohsen Rezaee: 3,754,218

June 18, 2009
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why not pub a legitimate investigative story on fbi/cia covert atrocities being carried out right here in usa & globally, so that the Iranians can see the dirty truth of this so called USA democracy:

http://www.sosbeevfbi.com/part4-worldinabo.html

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2008/11/382350.shtml?discuss

http://www.sosbeevfbi.com/hightechassau.html

http://sosbeevfbi.ning.com/forum/topics/the-disease-of-the-united

http://sosbeevfbi.ning.com/forum/topics/americans-embrace-their

QUESTIONS! geral sosbee (956)371-5210

June 18, 2009
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I wonder if we could get the hate meter in the middle east to adjust to 10yrs instead of 25 to life lot better to deal with when change the scale!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 19, 2009
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Regarding the actual election results. Here is the farsi document and rough english translation

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjAC7_kaT-g

 

June 19, 2009
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Just to clarify, this is a follow up to the leaking of a letter from inside of Iran's government, possibly proving there was fraud

June 19, 2009
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Congratulations Iran! ...decided to come into the 21st Century?

June 19, 2009
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I (U.S.Marine)give credit to the honorable ,courage, and spirit to the iranian people. For their actions to back their words for what is right for all people.Even if a goverment makes laws to make their just cause illgeal or act of criminals.It remind me of the call of duty as a marine God,Country, Corps as i have honorable serving my belief in the consitution and democart system.Which my belief isn't perfect anywhere as long as people don't stand to continue to improve the ways of humanity for the good of all.I  am Challenging U.S.A. and all countries to stop foucsing on self personal issues(house,land,cars,etc..). To unite during a select election time of voting.To not only cast one vote and write 3 most important issues of country they think needs to be done. Stop the false advirtizment by holding canidate a countable with a time limit of 6moths to year etc...For the voice of the people to be completed.If canidate doesn't complete voice of the people.They are to be sentance to jail time and repay money taken for fraud and false advirtizment.A political can't only spoke words.Actions bring faith to life from within to the world as we know it. I have traveled the world.Born in U.S.A. rised in the southern lands.Rised in racism,hate, and man made cultures of traditions passed down by generations.I look at the history of other country and mine(USA).The USA was started by a people standing for freedom and justice for all.This land is your land ,this land is my land,this land was made for u and me.Yet today the country is in a revolution with no spirit of the founding man and women. Aleast by iraq or iran terms the media has used.Please look at the facts not protecion of tourism in usa.Seeing how washington d.c. is or was for many years #1 murder rate in the nation.Look at all the big city in usa to see the facts of how many people die everyday? there are sides of town in any big city that people can't go day or night do to the volients and their safety.Borders which is in war all the time with thousands of goverment agents and people die daliy.which surpasses the average day in iraq or iran.Look at the fact of the usa prision system,more people in prision than any contry in the world.The capitalism of the huge company fight for greed of money and power. Within there company (cutting each other out of jobs in company.To reach the ulitmate CEO position for millions and billions of dallors. For power to control goverment with lobbying the country.All to receive their bail out to make more billions of dollars paid by the tax payers through their greed for one's inner selfishness. Example stock exchange hedge hogs,false stock(eron etc..),banks,car companys, and soon to be social security.Which millions or billions of u.s. citizens have paid into for years with a forcast of default in 2016. For power to control goverment with lobbying the country.All to receive their bail to make more billions of dollars paid by the tax payers through greed. Yet the country tries to push for freedom and demeratic system around the world. Yet at home the common working person the back bone driving force of the country is enslaved to work min wage 80 hours aweek pay check to pay check with no hope of paying the bills and retiring one day.

Well have to stop as my spirit greeves for the spirit of americans. For the 75% that don't vote and the 25% that do for personal greed.Hoping there is some % that works in life to do good for all humanity.Hoping there can be a change by people unitying in protest with the couarge,hope,love, and what is honorable for all humanity. As i see the iraqians,iranians, all over south america, europe,aisa,africa, and rest of the world.

sempre fi foreign and domestic to consitution,

u.s.marine

 

June 20, 2009
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CNN, you need to step up and do some research.  You are telling your viewers what is happening but are failing to communicate why it is happening.  You can't keep saying this is about election fraud.  You are not telling your viewers what the ultimate goal of the Iranian people is, and that is a great injustice to them. It is not about a re-vote.  They have been denied a re-vote.  What do you think "Death to the Dictator" means? Why would people even call Khomeinei a dictator unless they were being ruled against their will?  I am not assuming that this will lead to a revolution but a simple re-vote will never undo 30 years of fear and oppression.  I am an Iranian-American and believe that the U.S. should not get directly involved.  God forbid Iran goes down the same road as Iraq and Afghanistan or relives the past U.S. intervention that got them here in the first place.  What is important is that individuals stand with the Iranian people and not governments.  There is no legislation needed, only humanity.    

June 20, 2009
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On a side not:

 

You know how when we have Elections here in the U.S., CNN breaks down "the issues?"  I would LOVE for CNN to stop repeating itself and instead actually delve into the Iranian issues so that people may get some perspective.  Dissect Iran a little, tell us what the country is all about, how come they have an Islamic regime, what their economy is like, why so many of its citizens are so young, what is or isn't illegal in Iran, what people mean when they say the Iranian Government is oppressive...as in, DO YOUR JOB.

June 20, 2009
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It certainly seems clear to me that the supreme ruler of Iran is casting all presumptions to a free and unfetered country out the window and saying in no uncertain words that he rules and he will crush anyone that opposes. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has emerged as the talking head. The Iranian people now know, without question, they are ruled by a dictator and change will not be easy. There is no longer a charade as to the motives and deceit perpetrated from the leaders of Iran. Obama beware.

June 20, 2009
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It is not true that everyone in Iran is aware of the current situation or happenings on the street.  I "just" got off the phone with a family member in Tehran who was under the impression that nothing happened yesterday (Sat, Iran time) and that the city was calm.  When I told her of the gatherings and lives lost, she was shocked and exclaimed that "they are not letting us find anything out".

June 21, 2009
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Lots of military trained snippers sighted around squares in Tehran yesterday, they have order to shot the necks not torso or head

June 21, 2009
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I had an idea for the election protestors in Iran. Have people bring plastic five gallon buckets to their just protests for change. When the current regime tries to disperse peaceful protesters with tear gas then do as followed. The nearest supporter would put a bucket over the tear gas cannister and this may contain enough tear gas that it's negated as a deterrant.

 

  Might be able to do something with the white purity shirts that the state police/military wear.  Have the people all wear white shirts (hide the green for this). This may cause confusion for state troops. Making it difficult to launch an offensive because much is visual with police actions like this and the sea of white would make it hard to know if teams are in position for advancement  .And if one troop strays into the crowd...Only God knows.

Fight the good fight Iran. Godspeed.

 

June 21, 2009
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Just as we in America won our independance in 1776. Pry for the people in Iran for there freedom.

June 21, 2009
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Jimmy Carter wanted human rights in Iran.  The Shah was overthrown as Jimmy did not help an ally. Now look at the Human Rights we have in Iran.  Over the past 30 years, people are tortured and killed.  Iranian mullahs in power are more corrupt & more vicious then the old regime.  Recently, Neda was executed by the Mullahs' thugs so that a bunch of corrupt mullahs can keep the cash from oil revenues.  Don't kid yourself, this is about making sure the people in power keep their power and money.  Jimmy, is this the democracy and human rights you wanted? Do you feel responsible the way history unfolded in Iran?  Free Iran of the corrupt Mullahs.  With a student victory, not only will Iran be free, but Lebanon will be free of Iranian backed Hezbola.  Enshala the students will be victorious and bring back Iran to the people.  Iran will prosper once again.  Iranian Women will be liberated.  Allah Hu Akbar.

June 21, 2009
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The whisper of a million voices

 

The echo of each footstep

 

Can you hear them?

 

Cries from a roof top

 

Neighbor after neighbor

 

A call to God

 

A prayer for deliverance

 

Can HE hear them?

 

Where is my sister’s vote?

 

Where is my brother voice?

 

Can you hear them?

 

The silence is deafening.

 

The world is listening.

 

 

- Nizam Walji

 

 

 

June 22, 2009
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http://shirin-blog.blogspot.com/2009/06/iran-elections-twitter.html

 

Social Networking war, anyone trying to help please read.

June 22, 2009
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Please take a look at this. The police is crashing people's cars

 

 

 

http://www.iranianuk.com/article.php?id=38828

June 23, 2009
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THX Josh and the Iran's desk @ CNN

How Sad, for the past 30 years the Islamic regime deceived the world with their controlled media showing Iranians as the savages chanting "Death to America" FYI they were all Basijies or Pasdar, while Mullahs betrayed Iran and Iranians, they killed,raped and tortured all Persians, even going as far as assassinating over 250 Iranians In the US & Europe, plus they opposed anything that had to do with our national pride and tried to stop us in practicing it, the try to flood Cyrus the great's tomb which according to the history he stood for good, Cyrus respected all the religions and freed the Jewish people and gave them houses, Persians have always been civilized, hospitable and loving people, listen to our poets Molana Bakhi, Hafez and Ferdosi, plz refer to the united nation's entrance and read the Persian poem, DARN with religions,DARN with religions, Thank you CNN for caring, AvestA Noori

June 23, 2009
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THX Josh and the Iran's desk @ CNN

How Sad, for the past 30 years the Islamic regime deceived the world with their controlled media showing Iranians as the savages chanting "Death to America" FYI they were all Basijies or Pasdar, while Mullahs betrayed Iran and Iranians, they killed,raped and tortured all Persians, even going as far as assassinating over 250 Iranians In the US & Europe, plus they opposed anything that had to do with our national pride and tried to stop us in practicing it, the try to flood Cyrus the great's tomb which according to the history he stood for good, Cyrus respected all the religions and freed the Jewish people and gave them houses, Persians have always been civilized, hospitable and loving people, listen to our poets Molana Bakhi, Hafez and Ferdosi, plz refer to the united nation's entrance and read the Persian poem, DARN with religions,DARN with religions, Thank you CNN for caring, AvestA Noori

June 23, 2009
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There has been a problem with Google and Facebook accounts created since yesterday. I live in the U.S. and tried to create a new account to post more info from IRAN. I used Iran as my location to help confuse the Iran Gov tracking down email addresses used from Iran. I can not sign in to either accounts. There was a new lengthy process to sign up for a google account. After 7 hours of wait it was finally approved so I made my new Facebook account using my new google account. My both accounts were functioning this morning but not anymore. Neither google nor Facebook recognizes my account info as neither one exist. I attempted to re create them both but to does not allow me to do so either.

I am not sure how poor people in Iran are able to sign up or post anything before they die with this new complicated procedure???

It does not hurt to check on this problem.

 

June 23, 2009
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I was just informed that most stores are closed in Tehran even regular grocery stores. Guards are every where. People are not able to get out of the house. I am not sure how they are supposed to access the most basic human necessities such as food to feed them and their family. Would you please get the word out?

Appreciatively

June 24, 2009
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The Islamic Regime is doing what Omar & Barbarians did 1400 years ago,burn books, hate our history, culture, enslave, rape & kill Persians 

June 29, 2009
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July 1, 2009
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It's a terrible thing to live in a country where INTERNET is blocked or restricted. Who blocks it? Why is it blocked?  The one who blocks it must have somthing to hide, something that he fears to be seen. And by so dong, the one who blocks or restricts the internet has constituted the violation of the right of the internet users.

July 7, 2009
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Please cut the crap....The powers that be do not want US involvement....you know like I do that its something that our goverment is behind.....Please stop the madness....read a book study the culture before you comment on something that you dont know....Our way of life is good for us.....That does not make it so for others.....which includes tv. radio and internet.....let the people of this country work out their own problems....what every they may be.....

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I live in UK and as my family are in danger, i am flying back home tomorrow.

This morning I managed to contact my sister in Iran. What she told me seems like something out of a horror movie.  Apparently, my sister and her family arrived home after visiting my mother who is extremely ill, followed by Basijis.  when they opened their door to get inside their house, some 30 Basijis broke in to their house by kicking the door in , kicked and beat them with batons, broke some of their belongings and took my nephews...........  For no reason, only because they were out and there were 6 of the family members in the car.

What does it take for the international community to take notice?  What is United Nations all about?  What happened to Human Rights?  Or do we not qualify as human beings?????

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET IRANIAN PEOPLE.......  We hate Ahmadinejad as much as the rest of the world. 

 

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To the people of Iran and those who are around the world reporting and watching and praying, from those of us here in the US: We're listening and watching. We're talking. We're posting and reposting and speaking to each other and to our leaders. We are dismayed and appalled and angered. I understand, with a heavy heart, that "stopping" this is going to have be done through diplomatic channels, because any kind of a show of force will only serve to validate Ahmadinejad's inflammatory words to his followers, and make the situation in Iran worse. Marketing Information Digital Camera Review Home Theater Review Medicine Information EBook Newspaper Review Laptop Review Where Buy Jewelry Game Information Where Buy Costume Magazine Review Blu Ray Review Cellular Phone Information Karting Information Motorcycle Parts Review Car Interior Accessories Review SOHO Store Blog Car Care Review Auto Replacement Parts Review Car Exterior Accessories Review UK SOHO Store Blog International Magazine Review Where To Buy Textbooks Film Camera Review Cellular Phone Problem Solving Where To buy Books Medicine Books Review Security System Review Game Review Camcorder Review Camera Lens Review Japan SOHO Store Blog Car Audio Review GPS Review Photo Printer Review Canada SOHO Store Blog Car Security System Review Home Security System Review Agricultural Equipment Review German SOHO Store Blog French SOHO Store Blog Security Camera Review And President Obama must be very careful about his words, so that the diplomatic efforts are allowed to continue. I would prefer some kind of swift response that would appease my anger and alleviate your pain. But I know it wouldn't do either of those things. Please do what you can to stay safe. And keep talking when you can, to tell us what's happening. We're listening.
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