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Persepolis 2.0

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Persepolis 2.0 describes Iran’s post-election uprising and spreads the word about Iranians’ historic struggle against repression. Based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi and edited by two Iranians living in Shanghai.
http://www.spreadpersepolis.com/

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June 28, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Global Green Wave Day

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http://greenwaveglobal.ning.com/events/global-green-wave-day

Wed. 24 June: Support Iran Elections. wear black (remembering the victims) and Green (Sustaining the hope)

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June 22, 2009 at 10:26 am

you must read this: testimony of a medical student in Iran

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I’m copying this verbatum from http://iranriggedelect.blogspot.com/2009/06/what-i-have-witnessed.html to maximise exposure and as a pre-emptive measure against any damage done to that blog:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

“What I have witnessed”

A powerful note from a female medical student in Iran, translated from Farsi by a trusty reader.


Hello,

It’s painful to watch what’s happening.

I don’t want anything to do with what has been said this far, as I neither have the strength nor the resilience to face all these unfathomable events.

I only want to speak about what I have witnessed. I am a medical student. There was chaos last night at the trauma section in one of our main hospitals. Although by decree, all riot-related injuries were supposed to be sent to military hospitals, all other hospitals were filled to the rim. Last night, nine people died at our hospital and another 28 had gunshot wounds. All hospital employees were crying till dawn. They (government) removed the dead bodies on back of trucks, before we were even able to get their names or other information. What can you even say to the people who don’t even respect the dead. No one was allowed to speak to the wounded or get any information from them. This morning the faculty and the students protested by gathering at the lobby of the hospital where they were confronted by plain cloths anti-riot militia, who in turn closed off the hospital and imprisoned the staff. The extent of injuries are so grave, that despite being one of the most staffed emergency rooms, they’ve asked everyone to stay and help–I’m sure it will even be worst tonight.

What can anyone say in face of all these atrocities? What can you say to the family of the 13 year old boy who died from gunshots and whose dead body then disappeared?

This issue is not about cheating(election) anymore. This is not about stealing votes anymore. The issue is about a vast injustice inflected on the people. They’ve put a baton in the hand of every 13-14 year old to smash the faces of “the bunches who are less than dirt” (government is calling the people who are uprising dried-up torn and weeds)

This is what sickens me from dealing with these issues. And from those who shut their eyes and close their ears and claim the riots are in opposition of the government and presidency!! No! The people’s complaint is against the egregious injustices committed against the people.

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June 21, 2009 at 12:14 pm

#iranelection: the revolution will b twtrd.

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June 14, 2009 at 11:37 am

Wow.

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This is the day that John McCain lost, and a new generation won. A generation that knows not only how to speak truth to power, but also how to make its voice heard. Jean Sara Rohe, I salute you.


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May 19, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Mapping electoral fraud in Zimbabwe

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Here’s another great story from Ethan Zukerman on how political activists are using technology to balance the advantage of the organized state. I think that’s what Clay Shirky means by here comes everybody.

… All this is useful context in considering the project that activist organization Sokwanele announced today: a Googlemaps mashup of election-rigging incidents. Each icon on the map corresponds to a media report of an incident that controvenes SADC standards for a free and fair election. Clicking on an icon will take you to the issue of Sokwanele’

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March 27, 2008 at 6:04 pm