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Watch Iran today


 

Protesters and security forces are converging downtown, where opposition activists have called for a peaceful rally, which the government has forbidden. The most up-to-date reports are coming through on Twitter and YouTube.

 


 
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Watch Iran today

  1. Hard to know which one's going to go next….Algeria has shut down the net, which is always a bad sign.

    Several other countries leaders are doleing out large sums of money to families in hopes of heading things off…even Netanyahu is pledging big stuff to head off a general strike.

    That said, I will happily watch Iran….and keep my fingers crossed for the other biggie, Saudi Arabia. They have been at the centre of the mess for a very long time.

  2. EMily noted:
    “That said, I will happily watch Iran….and keep my fingers crossed for the other biggie, Saudi Arabia. They have been at the centre of the mess for a very long time”

    From one Athiest to another….amen sister.

    • I thumbed you and Emily both up, simply for the amazing feat of agreeing with each other.

  3. This site does a good job on covering Iranian news. They are continually uploading videos of the protests. Comments and opinions on some of the articles are quite interesting.
    http://www.iranian.com/main/node

    Demanding Democracy
    New chapter in struggle against dictatorship

    The 1979 Iranian Revolution was supposed to be such revolution, which was hijacked by the most organized, radical and ruthless Islamist who at the time appeared to be benign and on the side of the people. Their success in coming to power brought awe and admiration to all oppressed people in the world and rang a bell of hope that brought deafness the ears of those who stood too close in guard. It soon became apparent that the Iranian people were taken for a ride into a prison of their own making.

    • It wasn't highjacked after the fact, it was the plan from the beginning.

      It's very hard to rouse a terrified populace against a ruthless dictator without something to hold them together. Religion served that purpose…often put in the form of not wanting to become 'westernized', because the Shah was seen as …and was…a western puppet.

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