Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Witnessing History in Iran

Worldwise: Witnessing History in Iran

Deep divisions within the Iranian regime (09:37)
Moussavi, the “accidental leader” of the opposition (03:39)
Eroding legitimacy and expanding repression (06:10)
Obama’s huge challenge (06:57)
Afshin: What Bloggingheads viewers can do (01:23)
Political Islam: It’s not easy being green (05:00)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Green Brief No. 6.

The Latest news culled from tweets by an Iranian translator

6. There are sporadic reports coming in from Qom at this point. Sources claim that Rafsanjani who was in Qom has had meetings with clerics inside Qom. It has been also reported – but not confirmed – for the past three days that Ayatollah Montazeri has declared a three days’ mourning period. It likely is a hoax because it has not been confirmed by anyone. What can be confirmed is that the Council of Combatant Clerics – which includes in its members Rafsanjani and Nateq Noori – have backed the protesters. Khamanei is going to lead Friday prayers in Tehran. If there was a speech, we'll have a translation availble here within the hour.

Interview of the Fiance of Neda Aqaa Sultan, the 26 year old who was mercilessly shot through the heart by the goddamned Basij.

These bastards sound equivalent to the fucking Taliban and the Jamatia enforcers in Pakistan. These "religious" hyena's have no qualms in killing innocent bystanders, but they cry like stuck pigs when one of their cunts gets a little furlow.

FUCK THEM BITCHES! is all I have to say to this.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Where is their vote?

A whole lot more pictures at "The Big Picture (" from the seemingly un-ending protests in Iran against the stealing of the Presidential elections by Ahmedinejad & company.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

June 21st : Don't be afraid! Don't be Afraid! We are together!

"Have no fear, we are all together. Don't be afraid, don't be afraid, we are all together!"and then "Down with dictator".

edit: street battle

Mir Hussain Mousavi's Statement No. 5 To the People of Iran

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In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
God commands you to return what you've been entrusted with to its owners, and to judge in justice when you judge among the people. [Koranic quote]
Honorable and intelligent people of Iran,
These days and nights a turning point is being forged in the history of our nation. People are asking each other and also me, when amongst them, what should be done and in which direction we should go. I consider myself responsible to share what I believe with you, to talk to you and learn from you. Let us hope that we will not forget our historical mission and will not shirk from the burden of duty put on our shoulders by the destiny of generations and ages.
Thirty years ago a revolution succeeded in our country in the name of Islam; a revolution for freedom, a revolution for the rekindling of the compassion of human beings, a revolution for truth and honesty. During this period, and especially during the life of our perspicacious Imam, vast investments of life, property, and honor were made to consolidate this blessed monument, and precious achievements were attained. An illumination, never experienced before, encompassed our society and people arrived at a new life that was sweet for them, in spite of most difficult hardships. I am confident that people who have seen those days will not consent to anything less.
Have we people become unworthy, resulting in our not experiencing that exhilarating atmosphere anymore? I had come to say that is not the case; it is not too late yet and our path is not far from that illuminated atmosphere. I had come to show that you can live spiritually within today's world. I had come to retell the warnings of our Imam about ossification. I had come to say that bypassing the law results in tyranny; to remind that attention to human beings' generosity does not weaken the foundation of the regime, but strengthens them. I had come to say that people expect truth and honesty from their servants [a government dedicated to serving the people] and a lot of our troubles have arisen from lies. I had come to say that backwardness, poverty, corruption, and injustice is not our destiny. I had come to invite to the Islamic Revolution as it was, and to the Islamic Republic as it should be.
I was not eloquent in this invitation, but the noble message of [original 1979] Revolution was so pleasant, even coming from my inadequate expressions, that it excited the younger generation, a generation that had not seen those times and felt a distance between themselves and this great inheritance, and reconstructed scenes only seen during in the times of the [Iranian Revolution] movement and the Holy Defense [the Iran-Iraq war]. The spontaneous movement of the people chose the color green as its symbol. I confess that I followed them in this matter. And the generation that was accused of being far from religious roots, arrived at Takbir among its slogans and leaned against "Victory Comes from God and an Opening is Around", "O Husayn" and the name of Khomeini to prove that this fine tree brings similar fruit whenever it bears fruit. Nobody had taught them these slogans except the Innate Teacher [God]. So unfair are those whose little interests makes them call this miracle of the Islamic Revolution fabricated by foreigners and a "velvet revolution".
But as you know, all of us were confronted with lies and fraud in the way of renewing the life of the nation and realizing the ideals that have roots in the heart and soul of our old and young, and our prediction of the consequences of lawlessness materialized in the most explicit shape possible and in the shortest time.
The great participation in this election was, in the first degree, indebted to the efforts for creating hope and trust among the people, to obtain a befitting response to the existing administrative crises and the widespread social dissatisfaction, whose accumulation can target the bedrock of the Revolution and the Regime. If this good faith and trust coming from the people is not answered by protecting their votes, or the people can not react in a civil and peaceful way to defend their rights, there will be dangerous pathways ahead, responsibility for which lies with those who can't stand peaceful behaviors.
If the high volume of cheating and vote manipulation, that has put a fire to the foundations of people's trust, is itself introduced as the proof and evidence of the lack of fraud, the republicanism of the regime will be slaughtered and the idea of incompatibility of Islam and republicanism would be practically proven. Such a fate will make two groups happy; one group being those who arrayed their troops against the Imam [Khomeini] from the beginning of the Revolution and assumed that the Islamic government is the same as Tyranny of the Rightful and, in their false surmise, want to bring people to Heaven by force, and the other group being those who, by claiming to defend the rights of the people, basically consider religion and Islam to be blockers for realization of republicanism. The wondrous craft of the Imam was rendering the witchcraft of these dualisms null and void. I had come to neutralize the efforts of the witches who have found a new life.
Now by endorsing what happened in the elections, the government officials have taken responsibility for it, and have set limits on the results of any further investigation and auditing, in such a way that such an investigation should not annul the election or change its results, even while the number of votes cast in 170 voting centers has exceeded the number of people eligible to vote there. In this situation, we are being told to follow up on our objection with the Guardian Council, but this council have proven their lack of neutrality in their acts, before, during, and after the election. But a prerequisite for any fair arbitration is observing impartiality.
I still strongly believe that the request for annulment of this election and a renewed election is a given right and it should be investigated impartially by a board trusted nationally, instead of rejecting the possibility of any positive results from the investigation beforehand; or propose the possibility of bloodshed in order to keep people from rallying and demonstrating; or the National Security Council, instead of answering the righteous question about the role of plainclothes in attacking people and public property, and inflaming public movements, resolves to [pyschological projection] and blaming others for the tragedies that have happened.
As I look at the scene, I see that it has been set to achieve more than just forcing an unwanted government on the nation, it is set to achieve a new type of political life in the country. As a companion who has seen the beauty of your green wave of participation, I will never allow anybody’s life to be endangered because of my actions. At the same time, I stand by my firm belief of this election being null and void, and insist on reclaiming people’s rights, and in spite of the little power I possess, I believe that your motivation and creativity can still result in following up your legitimate rights in new and civil guises. Be confident that I will stand by your side at all times. What this brother of yours advises for finding these new solutions, especially to the beloved youth, is: Don’t let the liars and fraudsters steal the flag of defending the Islamic regime from you; Don’t let "the delinquents and the strangers" [quote from Ayatollah Khomeini, quotation marks ours] confiscate from you the precious heritage of the Islamic Revolution, which is built from the blood of your honest fathers. With trust in God and hope for the future and relying on your capabilities, continue your social movements based on freedoms explicitly stated in the constitution and stay away from violence, as you have been doing. In this road, we are not up against the Basij members; Basiji's are our brothers. In this road, we are not up against the Revolutionary Guard members; they are protectors of our Revolution and regime. We are not up against the military; they are the protectors of our [country's] borders. We are not up against our sacred regime and its legal structures; this structure guards our Independence, Freedom, and Islamic Republic. We are up against the deviations and deceptions and we want to reform them; a reformation that returns us to the pure principles of the Islamic Revolution.
We recommend those involved [the office-holders] to, in accordance with Article 27 of the constitution, not only facilitate non-violent gatherings in order to achieve peace in the streets, but also encourage such gatherings and release radio and television from the shackle of ill-speaking and biased behavior. They should let the voices, before becoming cries, to get corrected and balanced in this flowing media in the shape of good argumentation and disputation. They should let the press criticize, report the news as it is, and in short provide a free space for people to express their agreements and disagreements. Let us let those who like to say Takbir's say them, and let us not treat them as opposing us. It is perfectly clear that in this case, there won't be a need for the presence of military and regulatory forces in the streets, and we won't come face to face with scenes that upon watching them or hearing about them brings pain to the heart of everyone interested in the Revolution and the country.
Your brother and companion, Mir-Hossein Mousavi

Saturday, June 20, 2009


EXTREMELY GRAPHIC WARNING!!! Mullah Bastards doing what they do best! killing unarmed civilians! Lanat Lanat Lanat!

She dies on camera, in the arms of her brother and father! I'm lost for words!

More killing by Fcuking Baseeji goons

An Interview with Reza Aslan re: the Iran Situation

Edit: An interview supposedly with Reza Aslan (an Actual Iranian) wherein Eli Lake acts like a total frikkin DOUCHEBAG for 40 minutes straight trying to impress upon an Iranian as to how the situation is "really like in Iran". Yup. Proceed at your own risk. Major Douchiness ahead!

Public Order has broken down in Iran

Mousavi is telling his supporters to strike indefinitely if he is arrested.

Mousavi 20th June.

Clay Shirky: How cellphones, Twitter, Facebook can make history

Wonderful talk by Clay Shirky:

From the blurb:

While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.

"Rooftops of Iran"

A transcript of the poem from another blog:

Today Friday 18 June 1388
Tomorrow Saturday is very important; Day of destiny.
Tonight the screams of “God is great” [Allah-o Akbar]
is louder than on any other night.
Where is this place?
Where is this place that all paths are closed? All doors are shut?
Where is this place that no one helps us?

Where is this place that we shout out our words with only silence?
Where is this place?
Where is this place that its people’s only call is to God?
Where is this place that its cry of Allah-o Akbar ["God is Great"]
Grows louder and louder every minute?
Every day I wait to see if at night
The cries of “God is Great” grows louder or not.
I tremble as I hear them getting louder and louder.
I do not know if God trembles too or not.

Where is this place that we the innocents are stuck in [imprisoned]?
Where is this place that no one can help us?
where is this place that we are only shouting out our words with silence?
Where is this place that the youth are killed and people stand in the street and pray?
They stand in the blood and pray.
Where is this place that citizens are called [vagrants] trouble makers?
Where is this place?
Do you want me to tell you?
It is Iran.
It is my home land and your home land.
It is Iran.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Iran Protests still ongoing

Something really amazing is happening in Iran. I think the irreversible process of formalization of change has begun. The Mullah's are fighting for their political lives.

And they are going to lose.

The shah had Savak, and the Mullah's have Basij.

What really is the difference?

I am floored by the level of organization shown by the Iranian protesters. This is what an educated and informed public looks like. They came out on the streets in their hundreds of thousands.

All Quiet.

The Mullah's are pissing their long flowing gowns!

The end is near. If not this year, it will be next year. But the beginning of the end has begun!

Salaam Democracy! (hopefully).

Here is twitpic feed of the protests today.

The future is GREEN!

Some pics from

Situation in Iran:

The Guardian Feed (updated automatically).

The Flickr Feed. (aka Pictures )

more pictures from

The Twitter Feed

#PersianKiwi (An Iranian reporting from Tehran.)
#Mousavi1388 (Another Mousavi supporter)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Video of the Iranian Protests

"He called us dust, we showed him a sandstorm!" -- Tweet from an Iranian protester, commenting on Ahmadi Najad calling them "dust" and "soccer fans"

The Revolution Will Be Tweeted!

Twitter had a scheduled outage, they have postponed it as Iranian protesters are using it to communicate. The Iranian government spies are trying to catch people in Iran based on their TimeZone info. The 'twitterati' are changing their timezones in solidarity with Iranian Pro Democracy Protesters to confuse the Iranian agents.

Here is a sample of the IranRT feed. Reminds me of the Long March time not too long ago in Pakistan.

Real-time results for "RT From Iran"
16 more results since you started searching. Refresh to see them.

MMontalvo RT from Iran The Revolution in Iran: A Recap #foreignaffairs #iranelection
less than 10 seconds ago from web

DenaRobinson RT from Iran- If you are outside Iran, change your location/ timezone to Iran/ Tehran to make it harder to track Iranians #IranElection
less than 10 seconds ago from web

Flowersophy RT @2joeacosta: RT @ #iranelection Free proxy servers #musicmonday #iremember Tehran Iranians AT&T RT from Iran
less than 20 seconds ago from web

TheNofairs RT from IRAN: also 6 students who were beaten last night in the dorm died today. they were from my university. we wore black today :(
less than 20 seconds ago from Twitterrific

Bryagh RT from Iran: If u r outside Iran, change ur location timezone to Iran/Tehran (GMT +3:30) make it harder to track Iranians #IranElection
less than 20 seconds ago from twhirl

momaydani RT from Iran Open link in a tab, and keep it open. Let's keep Iran propaganda servers busy for a while #iranelection
less than 20 seconds ago from web

pineapple_maria #iranelection RT from Iran 1. Dismissal of Khamenei for not being a fair leade
less than 20 seconds ago from web

cdinboston RT from Iran: Help the Iranian Protestors -- Change your location and time zone to Tehran, Iran (Settings: Time Zones: GMT +3:30 Tehran)
less than 20 seconds ago from web

twistedpuppet RT from Iran - If u r outside Iran, change ur location timezone to Iran/Tehran to make it harder to track Iranians #IranElection
less than 20 seconds ago from web

Sky2042 @slimhazard Use "RT From Iran" instead of an Iranian poster's name!
half a minute ago from web

stephmayo #iranelection RT from Iran 1. Dismissal of Khamenei for not being a fair leade
half a minute ago from web

RebeccaCl RT from Iran - If you are outside Iran, change your location / timezone to Iran / Tehran to make it harder to track Iranians #IranElection
half a minute ago from web

thomasmpowell RT from Iran - If you are outside Iran, change your location / timezone to Iran / Tehran to make it harder to track Iranians #iranelection
half a minute ago from TweetDeck

que_falsa RT from Iran: They call homes, tape says you were in the protests,don't repeat otherwise you will be arrested. Dont be afraid! #iranelection
half a minute ago from web

DianCecht RT from Iran Open link in a tab, and keep it open. Let's keep Iran propaganda servers busy for a while #iranelection
half a minute ago from web

Redswipe RT from Iran Everyone change your setting to Iranian and Tehran time (GMT+3:30) Harder for Iran Gov to track. Pls RT
half a minute ago from web

justalt When RTing Iranian users, omit usernames -- just say "RT from Iran". Iran gov. is watching. Spread the word. #IranElection
less than a minute ago from web

guardianangel08 RT @jonjon275 When RTing Iranian users, omit usernames-just say "RT from Iran". Iran gov. is watching. Spread the word. #IranElection
less than a minute ago from web

meskwaki RT from Iran: Help takedown an Iranian propganda server. Click this link! RT! #iranelection
less than a minute ago from TwitBin

RuthanneReid RT from Iran: If u r outside Iran, change ur location timezone to Iran/Tehran (GMT +3:30) make it harder to track Iranians #IranElection
less than a minute ago from Spaz

Follow these tags on Twitter to keep track of the situation in Iran.

· #IranElection
· Tehran
. #IranElection
· #iremember
· RT From Iran
· Twitter Reschedules
· Iranians

Basij goons have started shooting protesters. At least 12 are reported dead as of now. Many Pro Mousavi supporters have been disappeared from Tehran University Dorms.

The Mullah's are Panicking!

More pictures here.

Courtesy: The Big Picture (

Sunday, June 14, 2009

So It Begins!

Let us see how long it takes before the convulsions turn into a full fledged revolt.