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~IRAN ELECTION FALLOUT DISCUSSION/LIVE POST~

11:21 am - 06/16/2009
lindra 17th-Jun-2009 06:52 am (UTC)
#iranelection

a disturbing trend, just now:

-- pegasus_girl: RT @nathanpiazza: Will Iran get away with this murder of unarmed civilians like China did? #IranElection #Tienanmen

-- ColoradoJ333: #iranelection tanks vs people = chaos and generally tanks win. Let us pray for the students in Tehran.

-- MitraJoon: Medic cousin: No mobile phone-what if we were on call? #iranelection

^ I think this is in reference to earlier twittered advice to turn off mobile phones at protests.

-- MoonMagician: @IranIranIran09 Tabriz is in Iran, Tikrit is in Iraq. Basic geography is required for understanding #iranelection #gr88 #coup

^ Durrrr. I FAIL. :( Sorry, guys.

-- homophile: Mohtashamipour, Head of Mousavi’s election protection committee: Election recount is useless, election must be declared VOID #IranElection

-- saaze: From Iran: As demonstrators moved in that direction, sharpshooters took aim at several people from rooftops at the camp #iranelection #iran9

-- http://smallworldnews.tv/?p=33

^ It's audio, I'm deaf, can't hear it -- anybody willing to listen and provide a rough transcript/gist?
flight__ 17th-Jun-2009 06:55 am (UTC)
grrrr you beat me to the link! it's in farsi anyway, it needs a translation. No, it's English, I can just barely hear it :[

Edited at 2009-06-17 06:56 am (UTC)
lindra 17th-Jun-2009 07:01 am (UTC)
Let me try and give it a listen. XD
flight__ 17th-Jun-2009 07:04 am (UTC)
Well, the audio source isn't great, and he has a pretty heavy accent, which is what was making it hard on my shitty macbook speakers >( grrr macbook.

but i popped in some earbuds and cranked the volume, and got a rough gist of it. he was talking too fast for me to get a real transcript, and i am getting so sleepy, i don't feel like i could do it accurately right now :(
lindra 17th-Jun-2009 07:13 am (UTC)
rough transcript:

- calling from tehran, iran
- clarify some information about things happening in Iran; media hasn't really paid attention to stuff happening here

-- something about Central Iran, many things happening; me and my family, we're just people, the whole situation, unintelligble, making one Iran, last 24 hours, people organising, con-something, many people angry at them. and now it's calm, on both sides, trying to something [gather?], going to [placename I can't catch] in the evening, I just hope the [something] down, we're all worried about the current situation, [something] quite quickly, operations down or closed, private corporations

... people are worried about the future of the country, and many of them, unintelligble, democracy, for now they're worried about the country, revolution, not a good situation for anyone in the country.

telephone and communication, outside [really bad?], most of the websites are closed or hacked, to let the rumours under[mine?] society, people won't have much [something], [won't get/forget?] their news, I guess that's, unintelligble, hope it settles down, thank you for listening, and hope find the future, and have democracy in Iran. thank you.


that's as much as I can make out.
lindra 17th-Jun-2009 07:14 am (UTC)
hahaha, okay. XD
flight__ 17th-Jun-2009 07:02 am (UTC)
He's saying that many people are afraid for their safety, and then he explained the situation, as far as the rallies and demands.

The mornings and days are relatively calm.

They are very worried about the economic situation in Iran -- many banks and private institutions are closed.

The Iranians are worried about the future of the country, because things are driving toward revolution. They wanted democracy and peace, but now they are scared for the future.

There is no real official news source there, he says. Nearly all communications are gone, and things that are up are being hacked.

They hope that things will settle down quickly, and he hopes that support from the world will help create democracy in Iran.



:[ had to turn my speakers way way way up in earphones to get it.
sup_homeskillet 17th-Jun-2009 07:02 am (UTC)
he wants to clarify some misunderstandings about the events b/c media coverage low. most events happening in urban centers in the afternoons and evenings, outside urban areas is generally calm.... most people worried primarily about safety and security. in past 24 hours, the iranian gov. has made opposed against the people's wishes, which angers people. for the most part things are calm - rumors spread on both sides... new rallies planned, things will get worse, he hopes things will calm down. other than the "bad life experience", worried about economy - economic situation poor, businesses are closing. ppl are worried about country's future, demanding democracy and fee election. hoping for change in the country, opening up communications. gov. has reduced bandwidth connection, websites closed/hacked, promoted rumors... makes it difficult for people to get news.
sup_homeskillet 17th-Jun-2009 07:05 am (UTC)
wow I am not even going to bother correcting all of my typos. it's too late for this shit, haha
autumnleaving 17th-Jun-2009 07:07 am (UTC)
I don't judge you, bb!
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