I steal everything from soupsoup: When MTV mattered. [Wonder if Fred Seibert had a hand in this? -Ed.]
Son's Death Has Iranian Family Asking Why →
soupsoup: WSJ The family, clad in black, stood at the curb of the road sobbing. A middle-aged mother slapped her cheeks, letting out piercing wails. The father, a frail man who worked as a doorman at a clinic in central Tehran, wept quietly with his head bowed. Minutes before, an ambulance had arrived from Tehran’s morgue carrying the body of their only son, 19-year-old Kaveh Alipour. On...
Not only does the single death find more meaning than had it not been recorded,...– Thomas Paladino, Details Emerge About Neda, the voice of the Iranian Revolution (via soupsoup)
Goodbye, Lowry bridge. Hello, car alarms.
The New Transparency →
Government has been murdering its own citizens for as long as we’ve had government, particularly when the people begin to pose a threat to those in power. The difference is that now, the entire world is watching. Iran’s brutality is on display for everyone to see, archived for history, in a way that we didn’t have even in Tiananmen, and haven’t had for most of human history. That, at least, is...
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