Thursday, June 18, 2009

What's Happening in Iran

If you've been following me on Twitter (or have unfollowed me because of excessive tweets related to #Iranelection), you know that I've been watching what's happening in Iran closely. With news media remaining mostly silent while this was starting to unfold, some in Iran started using Twitter to get their message out about what was happening. Doing so is very risky, but very brave. It's a new world now with social media, and while there can be misinformation transmitted along with truly breaking news, it's much harder for a government to keep its people silent when they want their voices heard.

Warning, there are some graphic pictures in the video, but it explains a lot about what's been going on in Iran.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for giving me a push. I've been wanting to post been been afraid of the trolls.

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  2. No one, anywhere, should make the mistake of thinking they are truly free. As long as those to whom power has been given seek to retain and enhance the power they possess, those who gave them the power (the People) will never truly be FREE. It makes no difference whether they are in Iran, or here in the States. True freedom lies in the ability to ask someone to serve the needs of the public and then step away so that others may serve in their stead: to be able to ask those that serve to truly serve the needs of the people and the 'greater good' - not their own and selfish needs, nor the needs of self serving factions within the greater structure of 'the People': to be able to trust those who serve to do so honestly and with forthrightness, accepting the public trust with humility. I think they call what I have just described "Utopian Thinking" - and perhaps 'they' are right. It is, after all, wise to remember that "absolute power corrupts absolutely". Unfortunately.

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  3. Thank you for posting this.

    It is so overwhelming it makes me cry. There is so much going on in the world that we are really blind to. Thank you for opening some eyes.

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  4. made your chicken parmisana last night and was thinking about you.... still super YUMMMMM!!!!!

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  5. I've been trying to follow this in the past few days as well. Thank you for posting this and bringing awareness to it here.

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  6. I was surprised to find myself crying the other day about this. I don't follow anyone on Twitter, but the bf of a friend has his whole family living there, I've been getting my info that way.
    This is an excellent entry. I am new to your blog, just hopscotching..
    ~Mary

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  7. Thank you for sharing this video. I needed something to tell me these details. I just feel so incredibly lucky that when our election was stolen, I still never had to fear for my safety or my life.

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