akuma_river (akuma_river) wrote in ontd_political,

Tomorrow is Protest Day!

Here is a brief of what we know, confirmations that torture of the prisoners has intensified, hot water being poured on them, refusal of sleep, solitary confinement and sexual harassment and rape of both male and female prisoners. Prosecution procedures have are in the works to start and high profile political prisoners are being refused contact with family and medical attention. More information can be found in NiteOwl's new brief for July 7th.

Tomorrow, Thursday the 9th is known as 18 of Tir (Persian calendar) and it is the ten year anniversary of a student led revolt. There are plans for demostrations, protests and perhaps a repeat of what happened on Saturday the 20th. Worldwide protests are being planned as well. And for those of you, like me, who can't make it to one, there is details on how to stage one FB against Joe Biden (I think his comments about Israel and Iran really really pissed some people off. I think there are going to be THOUSANDS of videos posted on his FB.

Khamenei in gree
Khamenei has been tagged green!

iran protests
“God is on our side. Do you intend to filter God, too?”

From Nico:
1:38 PM ET -- An online demonstration targeted at Biden. From a reader:
WHEN - Thursday, July 9th @ 8pm PST or 11pm EST

WHO - everyone who wants to help give Iran a voice against their aggressors
WHERE - at your house - so no excuses, it is the least you can do for all those giving their lives
Please watch the video for instructions on the July 9th Onlne Protest

July 12, 2009 post | July 11, 2009 post | July 10, 2009 post | July 9, 2009 posts | July 8, 2009 post | July 7, 2009 post | July 6, 2009 post | July 5, 2009 post | July 4, 2009 post

Live Blogs on Iran Protests

Civics for Slackers <- Links provided by chibirhm
Iran Election Updates
News Briefs from Junes 28, 2009
Iran Election <- To explain what is going on

Iran News blog

Nico's Pitney's live blog on HuffPo The most excellent live blog out there. Has an absolute ton of information dating back the very first day. Filled with pictures and vids.

Nico's Iran Page (it seems he deleted off the info from July 7th but it can be found here)
July 8th
July 7th | July 6th | July 5th | July 3rd | July 2nd | July 1st | June 30th | June 29th | June 28th | June 27th | June 26th | June 25th | June 24th | June 22nd | June 21st | June 20th pt 2 | June 20th pt 1 | June 19th | June 18th | June 17th | June 16th | June 15th

Andrew Sullivan's blog <- Political blog but he has a lot of coverage on iran.

EnduringAmrica blog <- Political but they have a lot of coverage (they are also sharing tips with NiteOwl (I forgot them earlier...my bad)

New York Times, The Lede: Iran Live Blog

NiteOwl's Green Briefs <- Anonymous teamed up The Pirate Bay (before they sold out) to provide logistical help to the Iranians in a safe anonymous forum - the vids of Anonymous declaring 'war' on Iranian govt are interesting to watch. NiteOwl's Green Briefs are compilations of news reports straight from Iranians.

#21 (July 7)
#20 (July 6) | #18-#19 (July 4-5) (NiteOwl's net didn't let him access the archives of twitter (?) so it's late) | #17 (July 3) | #16 (July 2) | #15 (July 1) | #14 (June 30) | #13 (June29) | #12 (June 28) | #11 (June 27) | #10 (June 26th) | #9 (June 25) | #8 (June 24) | #7 (June 23) | #6 (June 22) | #5 (June 21) | #4 (June 20 | #3 (June 19) | #2 (June 18) | #1 (June 17)

News points off of Iran.Whyweprotest.net that are important.
1.A new look at the sandstorm…three weeks after Ahmedi calls the protesters they get sent a giant sandstorm that is looking to be considered the worst since the revolution. Another is that because of the messy and measly electrical system they have (and a very genuine reason why they seek nuclear power when they sit on a goldmine of oil) the opposition set out to have power get disrupted during Ahmedi's speech by running every damn electrical device they could get simulatenousely. There are reports that this worked and shows how good the word of mouth system is in Iran. The sand storm probably help facilitate this.

Roe Lassie: As for the sandstorms. I find it totally amazing that 3 weeks after Amamadmad describes the protesters as dirt that God sends a sandstorm - the worst in living memory. The symbolism of this is amazing.

If this is not something for the regime to be worried about then I don't know what is! For me it's a very clear message that God has heard the prayer of the Iranians and He has just sent a very strong message to the evil tyrants. Their days are coming to an end.

Keep going dear brave people - I'm sure that your victory is close - perhaps even closer than any of us imagine!

2.Thoughts on Ahemdi asking for a U.N. audience. We might actually get his ass to visit. One of the conditions of housing the U.N. is that we are not allowed to bar anyone from getting a visa to speak to the U.N. Many of the people comment on different ways to make Ahmedi's visit miserable. How many of you think a mass protest will take place? I wonder if this can actually help the Iranian's cause. Just because we have to grant him passage and our President listen to him…doesn't mean we can't make it known how we feel about it, nor that our President will agree with him.

Quote: Originally Posted by Unregistered
He'll be beaten by the mob if he tries to stand on the left on the metro escalators. Us DC folks are kinda prickly about that.

Haha yeah, I've seen that when I swing down there. It would be a rather awesome sight.

Back to the point, though, it's going to be a dark day in DC if that idiot decides to touch down and try to 'talk' to the President here. I can't believe that he'll think he'd get a warm reception here; if he comes this summer it's going to be the coldest day in DC ever in terms of political response.

The only logical response I can think to do if he would come down here (short of crying havoc and letting slip the cats of war, thus releasing a horde of kittens into DC) is letting every institution know that any place that chooses to host him won't be getting any patronage from us and any politico who tries to make nice has just lost votes.

I know it seems unlikely to some but politicians... they might bluster now but I honestly question how many of them truly give a shit. I wouldn't put it past the politicos to welcome his presence here.

Srpska: Just for the record, I would like to make it quite clear that I do not in any way shape or form condone a large number of local Anons heading for Ahmadi with air rifles as soon as he lands. This is a vile Zionist lie which I utterly reject.

I hope that is understood.

Srpska: Quote:Originally Posted by Visionary:
Let him sleep outside in the middle of the Dupont circle.
I'm sure he'd get a kick out of that.

1. Send a submarine to Bermuda
2. Route Ahmadi's flight over Bermuda (if it doesn't already fly over it, which it might well do)
3. Tell the crew to bail out
4. Pop a missile through the plane
5. Blame it on the Bermuda Triangle
6. ????
8. Egyptian newspapers nevertheless blame America, like they blamed deep-sea US nuclear detonations for the Boxing Day Tsunami

Now I kinda want to see the ass come and see what kind of welcome he will have. Maybe it will help bolster the Iranian's moral support.

Their thoughts on the report of Iranian Jews supporting Ahmedi One person's story of a Mashad Jew he knew is…disturbing. It sounds like the poor guy was tortured into insanity. The 'minders' part of the story does make me think there is pressure on these people by the Iranian Government. Original article found here It's another JPost article…and they decidedly unreliable to my findings about their stories. More like trying to get news from Faux News.

Petition for Iranian Solidarity Website can be found here

Newspaper Reports

Tehran Bureau
Inside Evin (July 8, 2009)
Between the Lines (July 8, 2009)
Them, not us (July 8, 2009)
Geeks Around the Globe Rally to Help Iranians Online (July 8, 2009 – Cyrus Farivar) <- Story about Austin Heap

The Daily Beast
Will Iran Prompt Cold War II?
Reza Aslan

Popular Tehran Bureau site covers Iran from Mass.

Huffington Post
Iran's Underground Railroad (July 7, 2009 – Melody Moezzi)
Netanyahu aide: US contrasting with Israel on Iran (July 8, 2009 – Aron Heller)

Iran views: Basiji are a good thing (July 8, 2009)

Iran says to free 100 more people held in unrest (July 8, 2009 – Frank Dahl)

New York Times
The Lede: Iran Live Blog
Iran Page

Rights Group: Beatings Force Confessions in Iran (July 8, 2009 – AP)

As Iran Calms, a Struggle for Political Power Intensifies (July 7, 2009 - Michael Slackman)

Ayatollah Khamenei, Mr. Ahmadinejad and their allies still have a monopoly over the most powerful levers of state. They control the police, the courts and the prosecutor’s office. They control the military and the militia forces. And they retain the loyalty of a core group of powerful clerics and their conservative followers: for example, a hard-line cleric who heads the Qum Seminary, Ayatollah Morteza Moghtadai, said on Tuesday that “the case is closed.” No one, not even restive clerics, is in a position to strip this group of its power in the short term.

But the long term is what is in play as this conflict evolves.

Iran’s President Praises Disputed Elections (July 7, 2009 - NAZILA FATHI)

Nonetheless, in what appeared to be an effort to prevent rallies planned for Thursday, the anniversary of a student crackdown in 1999, the government cut off text-messaging service and shut down all government offices, banks, universities and industrial centers in Tehran for a second day. The closings, which the government said would continue Wednesday — and which opposition supporters expected to continue Thursday as well — were precautions because of heavy pollution and dust storms, the news agency ILNA reported.
The opposition Web site Tabnak reported that the storms were worse in the southern cities of Ahwaz and Abadan, which have not been shut down.

Two leading journalists were arrested this week, bringing the number of imprisoned journalists to 30, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists said.

The total moved Iran ahead of China as “the world’s worst jailer of journalists,” the organization said, noting that 24 of the 30 had been jailed since the election.

Wall Street Journal
Shift By Influential Clerics Bolsters Iran Opposition (July 6, 2009 – Margaret Coker)

Los Angeles Times
Iran election page <- Has video of protests, riot cops (July 1, 2009) being rioters themselves and the Ghoba Mosque Protest from June 28, 2009
Ahmadinejad says his reelection gave him a mandate (July 8, 2009 – Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim)
Iran: Protesters advised to carry roses as weapons (July 8, 2009 -

Bennington Banner
Obama gets harsh on Iran violence (July 6, 2009 – Jennifer Loven)

The Washington Post
Iran Page
Mousavi Promises To Continue Protests (July 7, 2009 – Thomas Erdbrink)
Iran president declares new era for country
(July 8, 2009 - ALI AKBAR DAREINI)
In Televised Speech, Ahmadinejad Rails at the West (July 8, 2009 - Thomas Erdbrink)

Iran Election Page
Nobel laureates urge U.N. to help free Iran protesters (July 7, 2009)

The Guardian
Khamenei's son takes control of Iran's anti-protest militia
(July 8, 2009 - Julian Borger)
Iran's nuclear ambitions not democratic credentials occupy western minds (July 8, 2009 – Ian Black)
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad mocks rivals and trumpets 'free' vote (July 7, 2009 Robert Tait and Ian Black)

Haystack's how you can help digg page
Retweeters to watch
@LaraABCNews <- Reporter out of Dubai who's been in contact with Iranians
@Pray4FreeIran <- retweeter who spreads messages about Iran
@AustinHeap <- The genius behind ProxyHeap and Haystack (says that Node 1 is a go?)
@StopAdmedi <- twitter account for Mousavi supporters
@nicopitney <- I didn't know he had a twitter account
@Iran_Translator <- NiteOwl

Useful Resources
Translations: TehranBroadcast.com | Translate4Iran
Helping Iranians use the web: Tor Project (English & Farsi)IranHelp.org (Farsi)
Demonstrations: Facebook | WhyWeProtest
Activism: Avaaz.org | National Iranian American Council Mousavi's FB
Haystack <- The all powerful proxy (still in testing) Want to help? Don't know anything techwise? Then donate some cash and keep this revolution going, you may just save someone(s) life! Haystack is needing donations! Donate Here.
Protest Advice
Brainstorm Ideas
Torrent/dl list of videos showing police brutality in Iran
Blog that has links to LA Protest that 35-50,000 people turn out the pictures

Want to know how the power check system in Iran works? The Wall Street Journal has an excellent graph.
JoeCartoon presents Ahmadinejad in a blender

One of the July 4th green balloon campaigns for Sea of Green.

Iranian Union Leader Mansour Osanio speaks out about the torture he received. (July 16 2006 is when the vid went up)

Funny Or Die: Ahmadinejad Tweets Back

Sea of Green Mascot, Fly, the hero bugs Ahmadinejad

Jimmy Eats World – Pain Was made to support Iran (July 2, 2009)

"INJA KOJAST INJA IRAN AST SARZAMINE MANO TO" Poem for the Rooftops of Iran: "Where is this Place" - June 19th, 2009

"khodaya khob gosh kon agar khabidi bidar sho daran sedat mikona" Poem for the Rooftops of Iran: "Listen Closely" - June 20 2009

Beautiful song - The light for IRAN - Arian Saleh

In front of Evin Prison, 6 July, Tehran, Iran (Part 1/2)

In front of Evin Prison, 6 July, Tehran, Iran (Part 2/2)

Aljazeera: Inside Story – The role of new media in Iran

Biyaa by Abjeez & Congo Man Crew

Abjeez DemoKrazy

World Solidarity with the People of Iran | U2 | Worldwide Photos

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