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11:21 am - 06/16/2009
blue_monarch 17th-Jun-2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Some new RTs

# RT unconfirmed - we are hearing that Majlis Khobregan is calling emergency meeting - if confirmed - critical event!

# RT from Iran: Basij members are deserting in greater numbers. Contacts being made with sympathetic Mullahs

# RT IRAN News: Eyewitness confirmed arabic speaking riot polices "definitely NOT Irani-arabs"

# RT @TheLastBrunch: RT @oxfordgirl Iran air contact tells me increase number Mullahs booking flights out of Tehran #Iranelection
flowerings 17th-Jun-2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
I need a wifi connection now.
keeperofthekeys 17th-Jun-2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
RT from Iran: "the tension here is unbelievable i think we really have a revolution now"
saigonostalker 17th-Jun-2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
ProtesterHelp: Police are wearing green. Army have almost all returned home. Expert Council meeting. This is all wonderful news.

Please let it stay this way.
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saigonostalker 17th-Jun-2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
Comment buddy. <3
shrinkingalice 17th-Jun-2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
Does anyone know if there is a site to find out if there's a protest near you in the US?
keeperofthekeys 17th-Jun-2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
http://iran.whyweprotest.net/ Had some listed, but it looks like the site isn't running the forum right now...maybe it will return to normal later.
lemonadestraws Delurking17th-Jun-2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
I've been lurking here for a few months but what's happening in Iran right now made me want to sign up for an account to comment here.
one_hoopy_frood Re: Delurking17th-Jun-2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Welcome to ONTD_P! It's good that so many people are joining because they care about this.
gothic_oreo Crossposted from my journal17th-Jun-2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
You know, I thought twitter was somewhat dumb, and did not really get it. But seeing the role it is playing in the Green Revolution (and it appears it HAS become a revolution) in Iran is just mind boggling. To put it in perspective, it is like if we had had real time updates from people on the ground during the fall of the Berlin Wall, The Velvet Revolution, the Orange revolution, or Tienanmen Square, not just the evening updates on the news.

Th irony is, western media outlets that made their names during the above events have largely ignored this story. In regards to our foreign policy, this is as big as the fall of Soviet Communism, yet CNN was talking about cheeseburgers in a can, and the other outlets are just as bad. It is only now, 5 days into this, that they are really starting to pick this up. The BBC is the only media outlet that has been on the ball here.

This is just not a revolution for Iran. It is a revolution in how we get our information. Students, housewives, and professionals are demonstrating exactly why old media is dying: They just do not have a clue. When you can go to Twitter, Fark, Facebook, and LJ and get more reliable and up to date news than through the main media outlets, you have to wonder how these outlets have made it this far without folding.

Well, refresh those browsers and pray for the triumph of the Iranian people over the forces that oppress them.
keeperofthekeys 17th-Jun-2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
RT @cabr1to : #iranelection #rg88 Iran's leaders fight Internet; Internet wins (so far) http://bit.ly/151KK4

saigonostalker 17th-Jun-2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
You can't fight the Internet! We have an army of mouth-breathers on our side.
pumpkinwaltz 17th-Jun-2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
This is just a random observation, but I've been told that the reason that Iran's median age is so young is because after the last revolution, there was a bit of a baby boom. Interesting that the children of the last revolution are now fighting this one.
lone_concertina 17th-Jun-2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
That's ~poetic.
blue_monarch 17th-Jun-2009 03:21 pm (UTC)
NextRevolution i found good word for them..COWARDS ...we are not hamas ..we are free we use our minds to help people we dont kill innocents #iranelection

keeperofthekeys 17th-Jun-2009 03:24 pm (UTC)

You just go ahead and try.

Pieces of shit, all of them.
saigonostalker 17th-Jun-2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
Excellent Top-Of-The-Page post!
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saigonostalker Re: THANK YOU17th-Jun-2009 03:31 pm (UTC)
I know exactly how you feel, bb. Not a single one of my friends or family knows anything about what's going on, and I've been re-posting images and videos and articles on Facebook for days.

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one_hoopy_frood 17th-Jun-2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
NextRevolution: remember world we are not bad muslims we are good muslims we love to be free to walk free to speak as we please #iranelection #gr88 #tehran

If only more Americans would be willing to make the distinction. Maybe people will understand a little more now.
keeperofthekeys 17th-Jun-2009 03:32 pm (UTC)
Stop, you are ruing my ability to generalize and make all muslims oppressive terrorists who hate freedom.
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