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Iranians pick up where they left off 30 years ago!

mousaviOur friends in Iran have been waiting for their revolution for thirty years and they are sick of waiting. They suffered and bled to get rid of the Shah only to have their revolution sabotaged and highjacked by reactionaries and medieval fools.

For those who live far away, there is very little we can do to show our support. However, one small thing that we can do, that costs us nothing, but means so much inside of Iran, is to finally GET TO KNOW who the Iranian people really are, behind all the propaganda. You can begin right here:

What are the media saying?

The Iran Times

But you’d rather get some SOURCE Information? Try this forum:

iran.whyweprotest.net

Or this progressive news service:

Rooz on line

Citizen journalists:

CNN iReports

The blogs? A good place to start is this report by Omid Memarian on Huffington Post:

Omid Memarian’s Coup Manual

tehranlive.org

What are well known Iranians saying?

Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi.

Persepolis writer Marjane Satrapi.

A gallery of selected photos from the many many many you can find on the web:

There’s lots of raw video on You Tube. An example:

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June 17, 2009 Posted by | daily life, happenings | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Paper will be Blue. My extravagantly obscure film review

The Paper will be Blue. Directed by Radu Muntean, Romania, 2006. Writtten by Radu Muntean, Alexandru Baciu and Razvan Radulescu. The film has been shown at festivals in Germany, Hungary and Turkey, but unfortunately, it is not yet in commercial release in U.S. and other Western markets.
This is a film about one of the most iconic and fateful events of the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the liberation of Romania in December, 1989. It was the most brutal confrontation of that historical period, and the one that is perhaps least understood. This film is a good first step in making sense of the last days of the Ceausescu regime. Hopefully, it will get distribution beyond the festival circuit and reach the wider audience it deserves.

May 9, 2009 Posted by | cinema | , , , | 1 Comment