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~IRAN ELECTION FALLOUT DISCUSSION/LIVE POST~

11:21 am - 06/16/2009
_starsinmyeyes_ 17th-Jun-2009 03:55 am (UTC)
Can anyone tell me what reform Mousavi was planning? Also is it true that all candidates have to get approved by the ayatollah? So would that mean that it doesn't even matter? I need some clarification asap, haha.
lindra 17th-Jun-2009 03:58 am (UTC)
It's ... complicated, afaik!

Wiki and this BBC article should cover most of your questions, I think!
lindra 17th-Jun-2009 03:56 am (UTC)
-- "beautyfulowl: RT Iran arrests all attorneys on Arbitrary Detentions Investigations Committee. http://tinyurl.com/mf6wp6 (expand) #IranElection #gr88"

Link leads to article from the int'l campaign for human rights in Iran about the people detained as result of the protests, including what is apparently most or almost all of their attorneys (confirm?)

-- CNN is now blocked in Iran, apparently? I thought it was blocked ages ago!

-- "stevegarufi: In Iran, Women Looking "Pretty" Is Sometimes The Protest: http://bit.ly/DQeIZ (expand) #IranElection {Good article}"

It links to Jezebel, which I dislike, but the article itself is pretty good.

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idreaminargyle I knew there was a reason I liked current tv17th-Jun-2009 03:57 am (UTC)
Even when no one else cares about stuff like this, they always do:

http://current.com/items/90212043_state-department-to-twitter-keep-iranian-tweets-coming.htm
cookie_nut 17th-Jun-2009 03:58 am (UTC)
RT: @Alyssa_Milano: RT @Rob_Madden: http://twitspam.org/ List of Iranian Gov't accounts spreading disinformation. BLOCK THEM! #iranelection


Yay for Alyssa continuing to be made of win and actually caring. :D IDK why that makes me so happy. Maybe it's because celebs on Twitter are usually self-centered attention whores and idiots?
lindra 17th-Jun-2009 03:59 am (UTC)
This makes me really pleased because I've liked her ever since Charmed.
flowerings 17th-Jun-2009 04:00 am (UTC)
I think it's time for me to sleep. It was wonderful commenting and tweeting with you guys. Keep up updated through the night.
___sasuka 17th-Jun-2009 04:00 am (UTC)
Question: does anyone know of a really good South Korean proxy? I need something to pass the time, and I want to access Roiworld.com (the original SK site, not the American one).

Yes... I want to play dress-up dolls while waiting for further news to come. Anyone?
___sasuka 17th-Jun-2009 04:03 am (UTC)
Damn, never mind. I made a typo, that's why mine didn't work.

omgggwth 17th-Jun-2009 04:02 am (UTC)
Am I the only one getting completely annoyed seeing tweets/comments on other websites and articles saying how they are surprised Americans care when we didn't do anything when Bush got re-elected? It's really ... not even close to being the same thing.
doublekill 17th-Jun-2009 04:04 am (UTC)
That makes me mad not because it's insulting to me or anything, but because it sounds like it's belittling the situation currently at hand. Not even close.
rockthecliche 17th-Jun-2009 04:03 am (UTC)
i really need to vent this out.

everyone on my twitter is just blabbing on about some stupid virtual doll dress up site and I WANT TO JUST SHAKE THEM AND GO, "THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS THAN JPOP, FFS. PICK UP A FUCKING NEWSPAPER."
jessickah 17th-Jun-2009 04:03 am (UTC)
How did this doll dress up site come about? lol
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lone_concertina 17th-Jun-2009 04:03 am (UTC)
*Christiane
mcollinknight 17th-Jun-2009 04:04 am (UTC)
So I just read through all 27 pages, and... I love you guys. All the crazy (or lack thereof) coming from the tv is rage-inducing, but y'all are awesome and kickass and, you know, restoration of faith in humanity and all that. <3
idreaminargyle 17th-Jun-2009 04:06 am (UTC)
WE LOVE YOU TOO BB!
<3
wings_of_dreams 17th-Jun-2009 04:05 am (UTC)
I'm trying to stay up but I need sleep.Keep me posted!
intotheaether 17th-Jun-2009 04:06 am (UTC)
Going to take a break, because otherwise I think I'll go insane (I guess I'm just lucky I have the luxury to take a break from the story at all). Thanks again ontd_p, for being fabulous yet again, and sort of giving me back my faith in humanity.
lindra 17th-Jun-2009 04:07 am (UTC)
I can pretty much safely report that there is ... nothing to report, at least from #iranelection. Things have slowed down a lot, and most of the substantial information is early rally organisation, the occassional demonstration video, but nothing major.

It's kind of eerie. but right now, bbs, FOOD.

Have you eaten today, ontd_p? Take care of yourselves!


First one to say I just jinxed us all gets to eat rotten eggs, bbs.
idreaminargyle 17th-Jun-2009 04:09 am (UTC)
I had a sandwich earlier :)
mcollinknight 17th-Jun-2009 04:07 am (UTC)
Agh fail. The National news is showing usernames also, though from a distance. Though I doubt anyone watches the National.
phookie 17th-Jun-2009 04:07 am (UTC)
I need to go to bed guys. Been following this thread since noon (when I woke up, lol!). Returning to to my volunteering @ a cancer lab tomorrow. My supervisor is Iranian, I'll have someone to talk to, at least...but no news from ontd_p! :(

Good night guys, thanks again!! You guys are ALL made of awesome and put CNN and all other major news outlets to shame. haha.
lindra 17th-Jun-2009 04:09 am (UTC)
goodnight! I'll keep a special lookout for news from Shiraz for you, okay, bb?

<3 sleep well!
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