no they be steelin mah elekshun June 18, 2009Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
Tags: Iran, Politics, the revolution will be tweeted
Massive linkspam about the protests/uprising/revolution currently going on in Iran.
These are mostly collected from sifting through ONTD_Political’s live threads. Here’s the current one, if you want the latest news.
Video post – peaceful protests; destruction at the University of Tehran; police beating citizens and firing into crowds. [Graphic visuals.]
Rachel Maddow and Reza Aslan bring you clips and analysis.
More background from Aslan.
Descriptions of government-sponsored torture of dissidents, with translation. [Graphic imagery.]
Key aid to protestors, a man who has been instrumental in helping and providing secure proxies for Iranian Twitterers, gets rocks thrown at him. The twist? He’s not in Iran. He’s in Ohio.
Quick way to set up a proxy and help give Iranian protestors safe channels to reach the rest of the world.
More tech background: getting people to the Internet in spite of the government lockdown.
A quick language lesson, including why Iranian police uniforms have English words on them.
Some useful phrases in Farsi, in large friendly script. (I have “freedom” written on my hand right now.)
A brief history of Iran, 550 BC-present, including elections 1900-2005.
John Kerry reminds us that this is about Iran, not the US. (Official Administration policy thus far has been very focused on “This is up to the Iranian people to settle.” Hope that continues.)