Monday, June 22, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

iranian protester demands.

heres a list of iranian protester demands that ive seen circulating...

1. remove khamenei as supreme leader because he doesnt qualify as a fair supreme leader
2. remove ahmadinejad as president because he took it forcefully and unlawfully
3. put ayatollah montazeri as supreme leader until a review group for the ghanooneh asasi (constitution) is set up
4. recognize mousavi as the official president
5. a goverment by mousavi and start a reform of the constitution
6. free all political prisoners without any ifs ands or buts, right away
7. call off all secret organizations such as "gasht ershad"

(i made some minor english improvements.)

i dont think ive ever fully understood twitter until now... the amount of tweets under #iranelection is mindblowing. oh and ahmadinejads twitter is amazing.

also, i think im going to set up a proxy so get in touch for the details. heres instructions on how to do it, and read this and this too.

anddd this.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


given the gravity of my recent posts, i thought id let you lighten them up a bit.

Cornify (click and cornify away the seriousness of all things serious.)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

suspended disbelief.

tonight i heard so many people who lived through the revolution say the streets were starting to look like they did in 1979. tonight i saw people who havent been back since, who cant go back, with a glimmer of hope in their eyes. tonight i heard the exiles say the mullahs are too brutal... they wont hesitate to pull the trigger and murder all the students...

but i heard the quiver in their voices. i felt the hesitation of 30 years of disappointment... theyre hesitantly wondering an abused childs wonder.

so heres to the endless struggle and the refugees and the camps and the loss and the airdrops and the devil on horseback and the taliban and zionism and hezbollah and the mahdi army and the basij.

heres to the hope of giving them all proper burials.

"if you hear the dogs, keep going. if you see the torches in the woods, keep going. if theyre shouting after you, keep going. dont ever stop. keep going. if you want a taste of freedom, keep going." -h tubs

Saturday, June 13, 2009

velvet revolution.

its unlikely but possible, so im hoping for a velvet revolution.

video 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

video channel 1 2 3 4

mousavis letter (in english).

(thanks to revolutionary road, dre, and everyone on the streets for the videos. check out the pictures, too. heres a really great flickr stream.)

Friday, June 12, 2009


in a joke of a democracy... where better candidates are barred from running, text messages and sites like facebook are blocked before the election, and elected officials including the president have little or no power compared to the unelected supreme leader... sometimes you have to take what you can get.

so mousavi has my vote. i have no idea how mousavi got mixed up w the islamic revolution, but good luck anyway.

(and heres a little more if youre interested...)

(oh and heres a lot more if youre still interested.)