A Fantastic Illustrated Book on 2009 Persia
Art for Democrasy

"Hope, Votes, And Bullets" is a fantastic illustrated book about what happened in Persia in 2009-2010.

According to 'Art for Democrasy': "The new book featuring essays, blog posts, and illustrations, collected and edited by Kamran Ashtary, Tori Egherman, and Hamid Tehrani, by people inside and outside Iran whose lives were changed by the 2009 election in Iran.

On June 12, 2009, election officials in Iran announced that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had been reelected by a landslide. Before doing so, however, they made sure that the mobile network was turned off and that internet access was limited. No one expected a fair count of the vote, but few Iranians expected to hear that the first term president had gained such a commanding victory. By the end of the evening, people all over Iran had taken to their rooftops to shout out their despair.

On the 15th, a reported three million took to Tehran’s streets to join a silent protest. Their unity and public expression surprised and invigorated those on the streets and those watching all over the world. Hope, Votes & Bullets tells a very personal story of change, despair, and protest from people in Iran and outside who somehow found their lives consumed by the possibility of a new future for the nation."

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