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Another Awful, Bloody Day In Iran

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iran, Video

The following video is simply heartbreaking… What she’s describing apparently all happened in Baharestan Square today. Some more details of what went on there via ThreatsWatch.org (spelling errors b/c an Iranian was liveblogging): More than 10.000 Bassij Milittias get position in Central Tehran, including Baharestan Sq. Army Helycopters flying over Baharestan and Vali Asr Sq. […]

June 24th, 2009 | Permalink| 32 Comments »

More Violence In Iran

By The Pajama Pundit | Related entries in Iran

Eye-opening updates via CNN: TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Security forces wielding clubs and firing weapons beat back demonstrators who flocked to a Tehran square Wednesday to continue protests, with one witness saying security forces beat people like “animals.”At least two trusted sources described wild and violent conditions at a part of Tehran where protesters had […]

June 24th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Scarborough Lambasts Republican Critics On Iran

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Conservatism, Iran, Video

A mind meld with that I expressed earlier today… It really is disappointing to see McCain and Graham behave like this, especially when they haven’t filled in the blanks as to what Obama should say and why that would be more effective than the current course. And, again, what’s the end game to tough talk? […]

June 23rd, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

The President’s Statement On Iran & Why It’s Right

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Iran, Obama

As I’ve said before, I think he’s striking the right balance between condemning the regime’s actions against their own citizens, while not getting the US involved in what’s already an incredibly messy struggle for power. Why is this the right strategy? Because Obama has to hedge his bets on Iran…and that means not trying to […]

June 23rd, 2009 | Permalink| 22 Comments »

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By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Iran, Political Graffiti

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June 23rd, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Iran Election Results Will Not Be Annulled

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, Iran

This is even after election officials admitted that more votes came out of 50 cities than there were voters. Shameful stuff, but not much we can do at this point besides sit back and watch it all unfold. From BBC: Iran’s legislative body, the Guardian Council, has said there were no major polling irregularities in […]

June 23rd, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

More Students Being Shot And Killed In Iran (Warning: Very Graphic)

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iran, Video

Truly horrifying… As I stated earlier today, the government is making a big mistake by starting to kill people. Because that’s what lead to the last Iranian revolution and it’ll only embolden protesters to get more militant quicker. More as it develops… Tweet

June 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

YOUR HELP NEEDED: Iran Using Blogger Blogs To ID Protesters For Arrest

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Elections, Iran

Hey all, Just found out about this blog and it’s disturbing. Basically, Iranian authorities are using Blogger blogs to ID protestors so they can arrest them. Here’s how you can help: Visit the blog and at the very top there should be a button that says “Flag Blog.” Click that. This will send you to […]

June 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Quote Of The Day – The Social Revolution

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Internet, Iran, Quotes, Technology

“Today you are the media, it is your duty to report and keep the hope alive.” – A recent Facebook status update by Mir Hossein Mousavi Over the weekend, I touched on the significance social media is playing in this revolution, and Mashable has more details… The status update, posted in Farsi and translated both […]

June 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Iranian Leaders Admit Election Fraud. Still Don’t Care.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, Iran

This is pretty astonishing. Apparently the number of votes exceeded the number of voters in over 50 cities, for a discrepancy of about 3 million votes. But yeah…they don’t care: The discrepancies, the most sweeping acknowledged so far by the authorities, could affect some three million ballots of what the government says was an 85 […]

June 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »