June 12, 2010: developing news

Shifteh Ansari
by Shifteh Ansari
04-Jun-2010
 

Today is the first anniversary of last year's presidential elections. In the aftermath of the spontaneous protests against elections fraud, dozens of Iranians lost their lives to the brutal crackdown of military forces on unarmed citizens, close to five thousand were arrested and imprisoned, several received death sentences and at least two people were executed.

Over the past year, Iran has increasingly turned into a military state. Widespread and systematic violations of human rights on Iran's streets, on university campuses, at work places, at homes, inside prison cells, and even in cemeteries have become the order of the day. The Islamic Republic of Iran is the worst prisoner of journalists, students, and activists.

The Iranian nation have embarked upon a deliberate and wise civil disobedience campaign against their rulers whose endless cruelty has scarred the nation deeply, without any attempts to reconcile, to explain, or to hold any of the dozens of commanders, judges, ministers, and other authorities accountable for their crimes.

For several months there has been talk of an anniversary protest to mark one year of brutal suppression in Iran. That anniversary is here. Opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Karroubi's efforts to secure a permit for the June 12th protests were not successful. They have called off the protest walk which was proposed to take place between Imam Hossein and Azadi Squares. Despite public announcement of the cancellation, the chatter on blogs, Twitter, and internet is that there will be protests on June 12th.

In the absence of official media who should be reporting on the developments in Iran, we will have to rely on unofficial, underground, or citizen reports out of Iran about what is happening there. Please join me in reporting what we can find out to the community. Please help get the voices of Iranians out of Iran. Remember, we are the media.

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Anonymous Observer

IVA on a power trip

by Anonymous Observer on

this is the key point of your comment and mindset:

 IRI rules as usual

the last words of every tyrant and dictator.  "We rule"...for now.  You are mistaking oppression and brute force with stability.  It's like trying to stop a flood by putting your finger in the hole.  You can't silence everyone all the time.  Something will give...and the flood will come.  It's only a matter of time. 


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What has been accomplished!!!

by I Voted Ahmadinejad on

absoultley nothing. IRI rules as usual and its opponents nag as usual. For orange juice guys of green movement living in North Tehran: get a better quality oranges so have more juice next time.

ram jams


benross

If you want to know what U.S

by benross on

If you want to know what U.S is doing about Iran, watch this lady.


Marjaneh

US Secretary of State - Anniversary of Iran's Disputed

by Marjaneh on

Presidential Election

Hillary Rodham Clinton - June 12, 2010

http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2010/06/143033.h...

"When the Iranian people determined last year that their government
had denied them their right to free and fair elections, thousands of
Iranian citizens poured into the streets to protest peacefully. The
Iranian authorities responded to their citizens’ call for
accountability and transparency with violence, arbitrary detentions,
dubious trials, and intimidation. One year later, many political
prisoners continue to suffer in jail, some facing death sentences for
expressing their opinions. Other civil society activists in Iran are
not in prison, but they face other forms of persecution. Over the past
year, many of Iran’s most accomplished journalists, academics, and
activists felt they had no choice but to leave their homeland.

The
Iranian government’s denial of the fundamental freedoms and rights
accorded to its citizens in the Iranian constitution and international
treaties to which Iran is a party has drawn broad international
condemnation. As President Obama said when he accepted the Nobel Peace
Prize, it is the responsibility of all free people and free nations to
stand with peaceful reform movements seeking the rights that are our
common birthright.

The United States once again calls on the
leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran to meet their obligations to
their own people and to the international community by respecting the
rights and dignity of their citizens and by fully upholding Iran’s
international obligations. We also call for the immediate release of
all imprisoned human rights defenders, including Shiva Nazar Ahari,
Narges Mohammadi, Emad Baghi, Kouhyar Goudarzi, Bahareh Hedayat, Milad
Asadi, and Mahboubeh Karami. We ask the Iranian authorities to release
the three American hikers, detained without charge for almost a year,
and to provide information on the status of Mr. Robert Levinson, who
disappeared in Iran in 2007.

The United States reaffirms its
commitment to engage with Iran on all issues in pursuit of a negotiated
diplomatic resolution, on the basis of mutual respect and mutual
interests. But we also will continue to speak out in defense of basic
human liberties and in support of those around the world who seek to
exercise their universal rights."

 

 

 

Every fascism is an index of a failed revolution - Walter Benjamin


benross

There you go

by benross on

A can of tri-colour paint with sun and lion in between just invented!!!!!!!!!


Shifteh Ansari

Dear Vildemose

by Shifteh Ansari on

Thanks so much for everything. Also from London, take a look at this video clip from an interesting protest trick Iranians pulled on the Iranian Embassy in London.


Shifteh Ansari

Hi Majid!

by Shifteh Ansari on

And thanks again everyone! 

 

This is an interesting blog not just about what happened today, but about how young Iranians are thinking these days.  This is an excerpt:
- چیزی که من امروز دیدم یک حکومت نظامی ناب و خالص بود. خیلی وقت بود می دیدیم اما نمی خواستیم باور کنیم. ما الان داریم زیر زور سرنیزه و باتوم و گاز اشک آور زندگی می کنیم. اشک های مدام ما گواهه. اما داریم ادای انسان های آزاد رو در میاریم. ماشالله به روحیه.
چون با دوستان قرار گذاشته بودیم رفتم. منتها از ته مسیر به اول راهپیمایی(پیاده روی) کردیم. از آزادی به سمت انقلاب. اما مگه می شد شعار داد؟ نگاه های خشن مأمورا و تجهیزاتشون بهمون یادآوری می کردن که ما در چه جایگاهی قرار داریم. جایگاه متهم و جانی و شورشگر و وابسته به بیگانگان و زندانی و اعدامی بالقوه...
Read the rest here: http://z8un.com/archives/2010_06.html#002290


Majid

عجب ٦٣% بی بخاری!

Majid


 

چرا امروز بجای اینکه اون +٦٣% بیان تو خیابونها و پیروزی بر حقّشون رو جشن بگیرند رژیم از هفته ها قبل تمام نیروهاش رو متمرکز کرده بود که یه اقلّیت ناچیز و «خس و خاشاک» رو سرکوب کنه؟

٦٣% هم بود ٦٣% قدیما!


oktaby

all, it was a long and glorious day

by oktaby on

Wish I could do more but was busy with physical protests today.

I saw very hopeful signs of the strength of this movement in ways that won't fit here but I will blog about. I sent videos of protests in SF today to jj but what I can say is every sign I see shows a root that is growing and getting stronger. Masih Alinejad said it best last year: "the fear has been transferred from the body of Iranian society to the body of the islamic regime".

There were hundreds of small and large protests around the world. Some as as simple as a few friends with bunch of signs. Others were large gathering. In SF today the 2KM long scroll was in full display and all I can say is I'm very proud of Iranians today.

The Iranians inside Iran saw today that Iranians around the world stand with them. We are too ancient and too proud to be brought down by a bunch of criminal thugs. We will throw this thugs out, sooner than most think. One big spark will end this regime and that spark won't have bells around its neck and won't care or need someone issuing orders for or against it. Today the movement walked passed the essence of this regime and signs of that will become visible very soon.

Shifteh Banoo, and everyone else, thanks for keeping this going. Keeps your heads high.

OKtaby


Masoud Kazemzadeh

thanks so much

by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

Thank you Shifteh, Laleh, Dariush, Marjaneh, Yolanda, David, R2-D2, oktaby, and vildemose for posting these videos.


R2-D2

The "Delusion" Of Security Through Oppression ...

by R2-D2 on

If there is one lesson that the Mullahs have yet to learn, then that would be, that for a while, through oppression, subjugation, violence, and even torture, they may be able to control the People - However, if they are a student of History, then they should know that there is a clear pattern from fallen regimes of the past, that Ultimately, all of that will lead to naught, and that the regime Will Collapse From Within!

Let's Not Forget The Great Soviet Empire - This so-called Islamic Republic is nothing but a joke compared to the might of the Soviet Union - Remember, but only twenty (20) years ago, it was handed over into the dust bin of History, just as other oppressive regimes have been!

In our Beloved Iran, close to 2/3 of the population is under 30 years of age - All throughout their lives, they have seen absolutely nothing else but the repression that this regime has subjected them to - Does anyone honestly believe that our Youth are going to put up with this!

What I'm Trying To Say Is This: These Mullahs And Their Co-horts Are Going Against The Tide Of History! - Which Is In The Direction Of More Liberty, Freedom, And Democracy! If These Mullahs Are Half As Smart As Mollanasredin's Donkey, Then They Would Realize That Reality, And Treat The Iranian People Accordingly - If They Don't, Then There Is No Question In My Mind That In Due Course, They Will Be Subjected To The Full Force Of The Wrath Of The Iranian People, With Its Ultimate Consequences!

It's Really Not That Complicated - Not Even For These Mullahs :) - !

 

 


Majid

A BIG THANK YOU

by Majid on

 

A BIG thank you to Shifteh for all her endless efforts.

A BIG thank you to all who contribute to this blog by adding links and their supportive comments.

And A BIG thank you to admin for keeping this blog at the top of "blog central" list.

Victory is right around the corner, cross your fingers and let's keep hope alive.  


yolanda

.....

by yolanda on

CNN article:

 

Iran opposition leader: 'The future belongs to the people'

http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/06/12/iran.karrubi/index.html?hpt=C2

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CNN: What gives you hope that the Green Movement will succeed?

Karrubi: The strength of this movement is the participation of diverse layers of society. The key to the success of this movement is the awareness of the people, especially the youth and the women who are in the forefront of this movement, and the determination of people to go after their rights. The true leaders of this movement are the people, not us. There are hard days ahead but the path is clear and the future belongs to the people.

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LalehGillani

مزدوران لباس شخصي درحال گرفتن فيلم

LalehGillani


علامیه حقوق بشر به ملت دادخواه ایران حق دفاع از جان و مال خود میدهد. لباس شخصی ها را شناسایی کرده و درس عبرت به آنان بدهید.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP-TYczITWQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB9U4InHHoo&feature...


LalehGillani

دستگيري درمقابل دانشگاه شريف و انتقال به محل ماموران سركوبگر

LalehGillani



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همينطور در بين

I Voted Ahmadinejad


همينطور در بين نيروهاي لباس شخصي مرد جواني بود با جشمهاي آبی و سر
تراشيده كه از مردم مي خواست كه درخيابان نايستند و بروند

 

این انگلیسهابا چشمان چپشانن

!!!

 

ram jams


LalehGillani

عربده مزدوران: اگر امروز كسي به دستم بيفتد زنده نمي ماند!

LalehGillani


شاهدی عینی از تهران گزارش میدهد:

امروز عليرغم اين كه رهبران جنبش سبز اعلام كرده بودند تظاهراتي در كار نيست وبرنامه اي براي اين روز ندارند مردم از ساعت 5 بعدازظهر به خيابان هاي منتهي به امام حسين و چهار راه ولي عصر وانقلاب سرازیر شدند و تا ساعت هفت شب تجمع مردم به اوج خود رسید.

جمعیت دو سوی پیاده روها چشمگیر بود و با نزدیک شدن غروب این جمعیت رو به فزونی گذشت، به قدری كه بالاخره صبر ماموران يكان ويژه و نيروهاي انتظامي و لباس شخصي ها كه از ساعت 2 بعد از ظهر از خيابان آزادي به طرف خيابان هاي انقلاب تا امام حسين گسیل شده بودند، سرآمد.

از این زمان، جمعيت به حدي زياد شد كه نيروهاي موتور سوار كه نقاب هم به صورت داشتند به مردم در پیاده روها حمله می كردند و حتي كساني را كه از دست آنها فرار نمي كردند و به راه خود به ارامي ادامه مي دادند با باتوم مورد حمله وحشیانه خود قرار می دادند و به سر و صورت آنها می کوبیدند.

در اين ميان حتي مردان و زنان ميانسال نيز از كتك خوردن مستثني نبودند. امروز حتي زنان نيروي انتظامي براي سركوب مردم به ميان امده بودند. در یک مورد که خودم ناظر بودم، آنها به اتوبوس بي ار تي حمله برده و دختر جواني را كه مشغول فيلم برداري بود ،دستكير كردند.

در این مسیر شاهد دستگیری چندين مرد ميانسال و جوان در حوالي دانشگاه تهران و میدان انقلاب دستگير كردند. یکی از نکته های قابل تامل در این مورد که برای مردم تازگی داشت، درگیری نیروی انتظامی با نیروهای لباس شخصی بود که در یک مورد به درگیری فیزیکی شدیدی کشیده شد.

در مورد دیگر در چهار راه نواب آزادی چندین موتور سوار ماشین زن جوانی را محاصره کردن وگواهینامه اش را گرفتند بسرعت همراه با چند نفر به کمک او رفتیم. در این موقع بود که ما به کمک او رفتیم. آنها در حالیکه به ما فحش می دادند و فریاد می زدند، می گفتند که این زن روسری و کیف سبز داشته است.

همچنین وقتی که به ضلع شرقي دانشكاه شريف رسیدم، ساعت از هشت شب گذشته بود. نیروهای سرکوبگر در این موقع مردمی را که دستگیر کرده بودند سوار بر ون به درون دانشگاه شریف می بردند. اطراف دانشگاه شریف بسیار شلوغ بود و نيروهاي لباس شخصي شديدا به مردم حساس بودند و در بين مردم به طور وسيعي حضور داشتند و هر كسي را كه حرفي در مورد آنها یي زد و يا اعتراض مي كرد ، با علامت دادن خیلی سریع دستگیر می کردند.

همينطور در بين نيروهاي لباس شخصي مرد جواني بود با جشمهاي آبی و سر تراشيده كه از مردم مي خواست كه درخيابان نايستند و بروند و فرياد مي زد اگر امروز كسي به دستم بيفتد زنده نمي ماند. در طول مسیر چندین بار شاهد پرتاب گاز اشک آور بودم یا اثر گاز را که در خیابان مانده بود، حس می کردم.

هنگام بازگشت به خانه ، در حوالی میدان ولي عصر چند نیروی سرکوبگر زنی را دستگیر کرده و منتظر ماشین بودند که بیاید و او را ببرند. این زن در محاصره ماموران می گفت مرا دارند مي برند به جرم اين كه در دست من سيكار بوده و سيكار مي كشيدم.

به طور کلی از هنگام ظهر به بعد بیشتر مغازه های دور و بر انقلاب و دانشگاه تهران به ویژه کتابفروشی ها به دستور یکان های نیروهای انتظامی تعطیل کرده بودند. شاید به جرات بتوانم بگویم تعداد حضور نیروهای سرکوبگر در این روز را در یک سال گذشته ندیده بودم. بیشترین چیزی هم که به چشم می آمد، استفاده گسترده از نیروهای اراذل و اوباش در قالب نیروهای شخصی بود که دائم در حال ضرب و شتم مردم و هتک حرمت بودند.

http://www.iranpressnews.com/source/077933.htm


LalehGillani

ما تنها نیستم!

LalehGillani



yolanda

.....

by yolanda on

Thank you, LalehGillani, for posting the 3 videos!
I watched them all!


LalehGillani

درگیری با مزدوران بسیجی

LalehGillani



LalehGillani

ندای شبانگاه

LalehGillani



Marjaneh

HRANA Report: 600 men and 300 women in 'detention'

by Marjaneh on

خبرگزاری هرانا - در پی اعتراضات مردمی در اولین سالگرد اعتراض به نتایج

دهمین دوره ی انتخابات ریاست جمهوری، بیش از 900 تن شهروندان بازداشت شدند.

بنا به اطلاع گزارشگران هرانا، دستکم 300 تن از این افراد بازداشتی را
زنان تشکیل می دهند و خانواده های بازداشت شدگان از چگونگی وضعیت
عزیزانشان بی اطلاع اند.

....

http://www.hra-news.org/00/2029-1.html

???!!!???

 

 

Every fascism is an index of a failed revolution - Walter Benjamin

Human Rights Scores at World  Cup

An AMAZING team of activists based in Johannesburg, South Africa just
forwarded this video along of the immense amount of support for the
human & civil rights for the people of Iran, particularly in
support of Mohammad Oliyaifard and Behrouz Tehrani. The opening of the
world cup coincides with a 12 June campaign in South Africa, which
includes month long bus advertisements and two days of newspaper
advertisements. Watch to see buses with mosaics of prisoners of
conscience, as well as energetic support of the people of Iran by avid
soccer fans...

http://12june.org/?p=825

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6daHJnqQaI


Shifteh Ansari

Iranians dig in for the battle they know could take years

by Shifteh Ansari on

By Abigail Fielding-Smith, The Independent

A year ago Mahmoud Ahmadinejad crushed protests against him. But as
these stories show, he did not break his opponents' spirit.

 

Read the article here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-eas...


LalehGillani

دعواي بسيجي با پليس و شعار مردم در اتوبوس

LalehGillani



Marjaneh

Masih Alinejad's speech in Londonسخنرانی مسیح علی نژاد

Marjaneh


 


Every fascism is an index of a failed revolution - Walter Benjamin


Shifteh Ansari

هرانا؛بازداشت بیش از ششصد مرد و سیصد زن در پی اعتراضات روز گذشته

Shifteh Ansari


خبرگزاری هرانا - در پی اعتراضات مردمی در اولین سالگرد اعتراض به نتایج دهمین دوره ی انتخابات ریاست جمهوری، بیش از 900 تن شهروندان بازداشت شدند.
بنا به اطلاع گزارشگران هرانا، دستکم 300 تن از این افراد بازداشتی را زنان تشکیل می دهند و خانواده های بازداشت شدگان از چگونگی وضعیت عزیزانشان بی اطلاع اند.
این روند تا جایی است که نیروهای امنیتی با بستن تقاطع خیابان "شهدای ژانداری" و "کارگر جنوبی" برای ممانعت از تجمع خانواده ها در مقابل "ستاد فرماندهی تهران بزرگ" ممانعت به عمل آورده اند.
گفتنی است تا کنون دستکم مشخصات 15 تن از زنان بازداشتی که کارت شناسایی به همراه نداشتند به خانواده ها اعلام شده و از ایشان خواسته شده که مدارک شناسایی این افراد را تحویل دهند.
مسئولان به خانواده ی مردان بازداشت شده نیز گفته اند که از فردا برای پیگیری وضعیت عزیزانشان باید به "پلیس امنیت" مراجعه کنند.
شایان ذکر است در ساعت 2 بامداد 23 خرداد ماه، سی تن از بازداشت شدگان که همگی در ردیف سنی 20-25 سال بودند به وسیله ی یک ون به میدان انقلاب منتقل و در آن جا رها شدند.
http://hra-news20.info/00/2029-1.html


Shifteh Ansari

New clip about heavy police presence in Tehran

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The clip is clearly marked with each neighborhood/area's name:


Shifteh Ansari

Video: CNN reports on Tehran protests

by Shifteh Ansari on