Sunday, June 21, 2009
They are still on the streets, using cars to barricade, and setting up road blocks so the Baseji can not run their motorbikes through, during the night on the Twitter they were discussing ways to make the Roads more difficult for the motorbikes, there was even advice how to "disrupt" a bike ( they were planning to visit the bikes when the Baseji eat or sleep ).There were also giving tips how to place glass or oil on the road ways so the Baseji bikes would wipe out. These are resilient brave people.
In this video you can hear what sounds like Pots and Pans, I did read ( also on the twitter) that they will start doing that as well, that Silence is Over. Another thread said that they will start chanting to the Police" Join Us". And yet during the night a Baseji HQ was apparently set on fire, it is hard to see in this but clearly they are not going to be put down by the Baseji Thugs.
Huffington Post still has the best Live Blog and NYT has set up their running own Liveblog today, the link is below. I will be posting new TWEET information and links when I have it. On another note do see Google News, they have set up a whole page for News Sources and BLOGS on Iran ( amazing). And they also are offering Farsi translation too, they deserve major thanks for that. But I wrote a scathing post earlier today about the MSM coverage, and in light of some research I should maybe not be so angry, some of them are clearly working with limitations and problems. On another note google news this am had 27,000 article and links for Iran Election, that says to me that the Whole World is indeed watching.
* ( I am also in the process of setting up a Whole Another Blog, called The Uprising to archive all of these posts and also because this will need coverage for awhile. If anyone would like to forward photos, links etc I will post, just email me. This post will be updated throughout the Day. Remember Iranians are risking their Lives to get these videos and photos out to the world for their Truth to be Known.
By now many people have seen the Footage of the young woman shot dead in the Street. Her name was Neda, and according to WPI press office, her surname is Soltani, she was an employee of Rademan Airways. She was standing on the corner with her father watching the protests. Her father was next to her when she was shot,and in the 40 sec.video you can hear her father's voice talking to her, and a Farsi reader at Huffington Post translated it " Neda do not be afraid" and "Neda stay with me". This is the an account of a bystander that tried to help, who is a a Doctor, and this post has more details about her death. Warning; it also sadly does contain graphic photos. The video is still posted below, and will remain posted even though it is heartbreaking to know that she died such a way. Even sadder now that it is Fathers Day. Her Name in Farsi means " The Voice or Call ". Over at Huffpo this afternoon they are posting this video which clearly shows her at the corner moments before standing with her father...she is alive and young.... TIME Magazine is now covering her story as well.
Andrew Sullivan is also doing an amazing job Liveblogging Via The Tweets....
Amazing photovideo journal blog that is really tracking amazingly well.....great videos
Seattle PI is reporting that the Former President's Daughter has been arrested. This is the daughter that had attended rallies and spoken out, and inspired many young women there.
23 Reporters and Journalists have been arrested in Iran according to the Boston Globe. This might explain some of the recent Problems noted in reporting and reports coming out of Iran. It also raises many questions about the danger for the Iranians assisting the Outside Reporters...
Reporters without borders has nore on the situation here....
More on the Election Fraud from an Iranian 's perspective....
NYT starting today is running a whole page Live Blog as well..
LA Times has more on the protests yesterday and some parts we have not heard before.
Reuters is still covering the situation and also has a great post today about the Protests at the WH....thanks Happy for reminding me to add them as a link.
10 ways to help the Iranians get free speech. (It should say attempt to help them obtain SOME free Speech...but thanks Tom for sending)
6 PM Updates ::::
Newsweek continues it's great coverage even though one of their reporters has been arrested.
BBC Reporter has been told that he has 24 hours to leave
This is from Persian BBC from today. It is almost 6 PM EST and 2:30 in the morning there so the tweets are slowing down, but I am still finding some news....and please do watch the videos below of the Rock Fight and the Alley Arrest.
11 PM I have spent much of the day and part of this evening trolling the Twitter Threads for information to forward on to Nico,....and I was just about to go to bed when I found this song that is being circulated for Neda, sadly she was buried in Southern Tehran today, and it was done quietly. This Song is a Goodbye for her, but it reminds us that all of those brave people are risking their lives each time they go outside now...The Videos below show men and women all ages Fighting Back, Resisting...Using Rocks and working together to take care of each other....sadly Neda is gone but she won't be forgotten.
For Neda and her Dad that was with her, This Song, is called "Oh, what a day to be alive" , the video montage is haunting and yes, shows what they all are facing right now....