Empire State Glowing Green

Activists thrilled as Ahmadinejad is in NYC

By Mark Memmott, NPR -- Green is the color adopted by Iranian activists who oppose President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and come Thursday night in New York City they'll bask in the glow of one very big symbol. The Empire State Building will be bathed in green lights. And the display will come at the same time as Iranian activists stage protests around the city over Ahmad....inejad's appearance at this week's opening of the U.N. General Assembly. As The Wall Street Journal explains, the owners of the building are not endorsing the activists' movement. In fact, a request from some activists to have the green lights turned on this week was turned down by Empire State Building Co. But -- and here's where what the activists believe is a good omen comes into the story -- the owners did approve a request to turn on the green lights this Thursday in honor of the 70th anniversary of film The Wizard of Oz. Mary Goldwater of an effort called Project Greenlight tells the Journal that the Oz anniversary certainly "works to our advantage." (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)


Shazde Asdola Mirza

That's a HUGE green "finger" for Ahmaghi-Nutjob

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

Every voice counts! Every action counts!

Kaveh Nouraee


by Kaveh Nouraee on

I will be at the Empire state building, I know the owner, as a friend I will give the owner a 1978 Iranian flag.

What a crock! Which "owner" of the ESB are you "friends" with?


Dont' fool yourself

by Gordzad on

Mr. AN, or ahmaGHinejad, could not care less about any green lights anywhere. As decent human beings, most of us believe others to have the same values as us. However, when it comes to savage aniumals like Mr. AN and his colleagues, we need to re-think.

He doesn't care what people and governments around the world think about his acts. As long as he is in power, sucking the wealth of the country, he doesn't count the green light here or green shirt there his wool.  :-)

Mardom Mazloom

A.N.'s speech

by Mardom Mazloom on

at UN was so exciting (with a high entropy) that it evaporated all diplomats in the assembly!

Woaw, Jahelo, alireg, Shah Gholam, Mehdi, and other Basijis you have such a HOT president that all other nations are simply jealous.

Ha ha ha



by yolanda on

What a coincidence? AN is beleaguered! Yeah!!!


Mardom Mazloom

alirezag said

by Mardom Mazloom on

Ghorme Sabzi is against Ahamdinejad

Hahaha, as koja miaE baba?

we are ALL against A.N. ... Surprised?


lol....looks like...

by Benyamin on

Any direction Ahmadinejad takes this time instea of a "hale sefeed" a "haleh sabz" is folloing him. I wonder what he will say about the Green light....lol


Ghorme Sabzi is against Ahamdinejad

by alirezag on

Only an egomaniacal and pathetic loser like Mousavi would try to coopt a color.

American Dream

They have even hijacked the Wizard of Oz?!

by American Dream on

The green movement is just one big joke.  Mousavi and all this stuff is just giving another lifeline to the theocracy.  I will be at the Empire state building, I know the owner, as a friend I will give the owner a 1978 Iranian flag.

These so called reformist protesters hijack everything.  Let them see the light of the 1978 Iranian flag and maybe they will be set free from their stupidity.

Darius Kadivar

The "GREEN" Wizard of Oz (1939-2009)

by Darius Kadivar on

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