Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Iran Uprising Updates Day 5 : Wednesday June 17th,2009


These top two photos are from yesterday, thousands at Naghagshe Esfehan, the amazing part is that People in Iran have not seen these photos.(Today I am posting latest photos and videos first and then ALL latest newest updates will be linked below.)
video below is of people marching to the Rally yesterday,it was miles of people.

New Source a Kurdish Paper is covering the events....and the rallies and the uprising.

Today at the World Cup the Iranian Soccer Team wore Green Wrist Bands of support, ( They are playing South Korea).
There are more amazing photos of the people at the game supporting the movement, go to Huffington Post and Nico Pitney is still liveblogging and doing an amazing job.

Protesters today on Krimkhan Bridge June 17. Thousands have quietly filled the streets, some dressed in Black and some carrying photos and flowers honoring those that have been killed by the paramilitary and police. The Video below is from the Bridge.

From Reuters and The Guardian:::
More than 500,000 Iranians are silently marching from from Haft-e-Tir Square to Vali Asr Square, reports Saeed Kamali Dehghan in Tehran.Many are wearing black in mourning for those killed in earlier protests. Protesters want to go to Tehran University later to mourn the killing on Sunday of students in a dormitory.Reuters says that "tens of thousands" of people are protesting. One street leading to the square was packed for several kilometres, witnesses said.Most of the protesters were silent and making victory signs. Some are holding pictures of those killed.The authorities say the rally is banned

More from Tuesday June 16th

A Woman giving a para military/police a flower.....

The Insignia on his collar shows that he is in the Military, the Army, that means that the Ahmadinejead is using the Military to suppress the people.

This photo shows that the Government is using Plain Clothes Police on motorbikes, although there are questions that by looking at the dress that these people are Military. Note the Drawn weapons. There is no need for armed police in plain clothes the marches and rallies have been peaceful.( Both photos are from Monday )
A woman wounded in the Protests on Monday...It is important to realize that whole families did go to rallies, and yes, they did bring their children too....this is no longer about just the young people and the students, millions are engaged in this.

Best Up to date Video Channel is still is still this video channel.
Another Really good Video Channel that is still getting video ( some is done with phones), but is still updating today even with the Crackdown.
Amazing Flickr Thread that is updated on frequent basis.
Another amazing FLickr thread of photos that CNN would Never show....
Another amazing photo gallery, some graphic and some not seen here in the states.
Amazing photos found by going through twitter, some graphic- many have not been seen before
Reuters had a huge photo collection of the Uprising....
Nico Pitney is still liveblogging 5...send him links, video etc.
McClatchy yesterday reported that the Senior Clerics are Slamming the Election Results and raising concerns and questions.
The Guardian is still reporting updates and and is doing an amazing job LIVEblogging as well, read more here at the Liveblog on what is going on in the Streets and on the ground.
Guardian also has updated videos and photos
Reuters has a whole page devoted to the Events in Iran
The Guardian has people investigating the Turn Out Numbers of the Election , they are staggering and more
Christian Science Monitor is also looking in the Election Numbers.....
FromTthe Guardian this am::
"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.We will try to get more details later."

People have been looking at photos of the Pro Government Rallies from yesterday and it appears that the photos have been photoshopped...see what you think...
The Opposition Leader is calling for a Rally tomorrow to protest the Election and the Violence shown to his supporters....(reported at Noon by The Independent of the UK
4 PM Update:::
NYT has the latest on the rallies, day's events and more .
Reporters without Borders is reporting that atleast 6 reporters have been arrested by the Iranian Government.
Mr Mousavi's Facebook Page, most of it is in Farsi....but very interesting. ( I think it is legit).
Times Online -UK has more of the coverage of the past 24 hours.
4:30 PM update:::
BBC has latest on rallies today.
Independent journalist reporting still...
4:40 PM Update :::
Amnesty International has been updating their site regularly and is documenting and tracking the brutality and the Dangers to students and journalists in Iran.
5:20 PM Update ( twitter):::
Latest video of the "Million Silent People March " from today:

and there is More from NPR and worth reading as it explores how the Crackdown is going on the people.
Iranian Artists in Exile have made a video that is very moving, they also have utube channel worth seeing.
An really amazing article by Andrew Sullivan about The Twittering Effect in this Uprising and how it happened to be all that was left to The People.....
From yesterday, girl shot being taken to hospital, video off twitter, graphic, taken by someone with cellphone

From the twitter, report of attack by plain clothes thugs at local day hospital - ie urgent care center, scroll down for english translation at post. basically the Government is starting to go medical facilities looking for "leaders" of the protest and injured protesters, but at this point it is a People's movement , yet the government still thinks if they can beat up some college students and smash some computers it can be stopped...they don't realize that the tipping point was surpassed this weekend.
CNN ireport ( abby ?) is doing an excellent job with up to the minute coverage- and the actual site has much that CNN is NOT reporting, check it out.
9 :30 PM Update:::
WHICH Votes got messed with in the Election ? Possibley the Women's Vote according to the CS Monitor....
NYT Photojournalism blog has great photos and more, it is worth checking out and they are still reporting ( so much for that VISA thing)
10 PM Update :::
Andrew Sullivan 's New post on the Dish.....


tom said...

Wow, look what a people do when they are deinied a true accounting of their votes, especially when they believed their government that they actually had a choice in the vote!
Hopefully this will be the second Iranian Revolution...
It seems the revolution will not be televised, it will be twittered

enigma4ever said...

tweet....tweet...Finally a true USE for twitter...amazing...what people who are driven and caring can do , eh ? VOTES matter...period..always...

good to see you tom...

D.K. Raed said...

Wonderful sources, Enigma! Thanks for keeping us informed.

I didn't know about Asgari's "suspicious death" until you posted it. I think he was the one who said 30 towns counted more than 100% of the votes? hmmmm ... doesn't take a university student to figure out that is some funny math.