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~IRAN ELECTION FALLOUT DISCUSSION/LIVE POST~

11:21 am - 06/16/2009
carverhawke 17th-Jun-2009 07:54 am (UTC)
The rumor of the hour is that Ahmadinejad is resigning #iranelection #Iranians

i want to believe this so badly
homasse 17th-Jun-2009 08:07 am (UTC)
heh, how fitting is this, then:

Extraordinary scenes: Robert Fisk in Iran - The long-standing Middle East correspondent for The Independent, Robert Fisk, is defying the government crackdown on foreign media reporting in Iran.
lindra 17th-Jun-2009 08:07 am (UTC)
going to sleep, bbs. will be up again soon. I expect great things from you, ontd_p!
toxicxfemme 17th-Jun-2009 08:09 am (UTC)
rickparnell RT @Cadistra: RT From Iran: CONFIRMED!! Army moving into Tehran against protesters! PLEASE RT! URGENT! #IranElection


Hope this is faaaake.
sideofzen 17th-Jun-2009 08:09 am (UTC)
I swear I see this every few hours.
lindra 17th-Jun-2009 08:10 am (UTC)
okay, wait, this first:

"Exil_Iranian: it's hard to catch some sleep although i am getting used to the idea that my mom is on the streets everyday #iranelection #change_for_iran"

oh. :( :(
sup_homeskillet 17th-Jun-2009 08:11 am (UTC)
alright, I am done for the night. again.






...NO FOR REAL THIS TIME.
autumnleaving 17th-Jun-2009 08:23 am (UTC)
LIES BB!

I said the same thing 20 mins. ago Haha

Edited at 2009-06-17 08:23 am (UTC)
copinggoggles 17th-Jun-2009 08:18 am (UTC)
If anyone is still looking to make a 'why you should be paying attention' post to try and really show what's going on there - on the ground, and happening to real people - I've made a few chronological caps of some of NextRevolution's tweets, with names redacted.

See it here; HTML (including LJ-cut) below:

gracie_in_greek 17th-Jun-2009 08:20 am (UTC)
I posted this to my journal and four others reposted it to theres within a few minutes. Really, really useful.
beautifiers 17th-Jun-2009 08:21 am (UTC)
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/06/17/2601139.htm

this is a really good article written by an ABC journalist who just got the hell outta Iran like, yesterday or on Monday. Totally read it you guys
homasse 17th-Jun-2009 08:24 am (UTC)
I posted a link on the other page, but just in case:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/06/17/2600571.htm

Same source, a reporter who stayed and is reporting anyway.
autumnleaving 17th-Jun-2009 08:22 am (UTC)
Someone totes thought I was Iranian-American just now.

I LOVE YOU TWITTER!
copinggoggles 17th-Jun-2009 08:31 am (UTC)
Reposting real quick, so it doesn't get lost down the bottom of page 30 (damn my timing!):

If anyone is still looking to make a 'why you should be paying attention' post to try and really show what's going on there - on the ground, and happening to real people - I've made a few chronological caps of some of NextRevolution's tweets, with names redacted.

See it here; HTML (including LJ-cut) below:

eska_rina 17th-Jun-2009 08:38 am (UTC)
Thank you, will use it in my next post about this
hervoice 17th-Jun-2009 08:35 am (UTC)
anyone else seeding video footage?
tranquil_eyes 17th-Jun-2009 08:49 am (UTC)
This is old, certainly not news, but the last line made me cry. The humanity and bravery from this election has just been incredible.

It was interesting that the special forces - who normally take the side of Ahmadinejad's Basij militia - were there with clubs and sticks in their camouflage trousers and their purity white shirts and on this occasion the Iranian military kept them away from Mousavi's men and women.

In fact at one point, Mousavi's supporters were shouting 'thank you, thank you' to the soldiers.

One woman went up to the special forces men, who normally are very brutal with Mr Mousavi's supporters, and said 'can you protect us from the Basij?' He said 'with God's help'.
flirflir 17th-Jun-2009 08:51 am (UTC)
alright, i'm starting to get tired. im out
eska_rina 17th-Jun-2009 08:53 am (UTC)
Going to work in a few minutes. I'll be back in 9-10 hours to follow this THE ENTIRE NIGHT, dammit. Yay for this being the last day I have to work on in some time.

Keep giving it attention, guys ♥
lavenderfrost CNN Says Something! Again!17th-Jun-2009 09:09 am (UTC)
CNN Wire Blog - In Face Of Crackdown, Iranians Waver Between Defiance & Fear

Edited at 2009-06-17 09:09 am (UTC)
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