Thursday, June 18, 2009
It's painful to watch what's happening.
I don't want anything to do with what has been said this far, as I neither have the strength nor the resilience to face all these unfathomable events.
I only want to speak about what I have witnessed. I am a medical student. There was chaos last night at the trauma section in one of our main hospitals. Although by decree, all riot-related injuries were supposed to be sent to military hospitals, all other hospitals were filled to the rim. Last night, nine people died at our hospital and another 28 had gunshot wounds. All hospital employees were crying till dawn. They (government) removed the dead bodies on back of trucks, before we were even able to get their names or other information. What can you even say to the people who don't even respect the dead. No one was allowed to speak to the wounded or get any information from them. This morning the faculty and the students protested by gathering at the lobby of the hospital where they were confronted by plain cloths anti-riot militia, who in turn closed off the hospital and imprisoned the staff. The extent of injuries are so grave, that despite being one of the most staffed emergency rooms, they've asked everyone to stay and help--I'm sure it will even be worst tonight.
What can anyone say in face of all these atrocities? What can you say to the family of the 13 year old boy who died from gunshots and whose dead body then disappeared?
This issue is not about cheating(election) anymore. This is not about stealing votes anymore. The issue is about a vast injustice inflected on the people. They've put a baton in the hand of every 13-14 year old to smash the faces of "the bunches who are less than dirt" (government is calling the people who are uprising dried-up torn and weeds)
This is what sickens me from dealing with these issues. And from those who shut their eyes and close their ears and claim the riots are in opposition of the government and presidency!! No! The people's complaint is against the egregious injustices committed against the people.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
just a few minutes ago, twitter names removed for safety:
- most of the tunnel/proxy apps are blocked, it's getting near impossibe to reach twitter.
- oh its really bad now more people are going to die
- they take all cameras.. mobiles are dead many internet blocked...
- YAHOO MAIL, YAHOO MESSENGER, GTALK, LIVE MESSENGER. All are blocked in Iran
- PLEASE PROTECT YOUR IDENTITIES IRAN TWEEPS! We need you safe. If you don't want your TWITTERNAME used in RT, please saying so!
- "thanks to someone (probably gov) we're are now also spies of israel! and to be shoot on sight"
An image of Mir Hossein Mousavi is seen (lower left), fixed to a desk with a smashed computer monitor in a room in a Tehran University dormitory after it was attacked by militia forces during riots in Tehran, Iran in the early hours of Monday, June 15, 2009. (AP photo)
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One of my best friends is now is Iran, he just emailed the following:
6/16/2009 1:24 AM:
"Things went terribly wrong with the elections. There was widespread rigging of the polls, to have Ahmadinejad reelected. Results in favor of Ahmadinejad were announced even before votes were counted. The outcome was widespread protests and demonstrations. Students were and still are being arrested and beaten by mob control and tugs supported by the government. The situation is very bad indeed. I hope I can get out before things get worse."
Monday, June 15, 2009
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Iran / today / police & people #IranElection on Twitpic
This Is What Fascism Looks Like
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Live-Tweeting The Revolution
- Forces are killing people in Azadi Sq. with machine-gun! Shouldn't stay night there... #iranelection
- Massive failure from old media to cover the #iranelection. If it wasn't for the web you wouldn't know anything was going on.
- I uploaded a YouTube video -- Iran09 - 32 - Jun 15th - Azadi Sq http://bit.ly/uOlMD#iranelection #greenrevolution
- BULLETIN -- AT LEAST ONE DEAD AFTER PRO-GOVERNMENT MILITIA OPEN FIRE AT OPPOSITION SUPPORTERS IN TEHRAN. #IranElection
- Sadegh Zibakalam, Prof at Tehran Univ, says number of crowd "simply uncountable...maybe 1,000,000, maybe 2,000,000" #iranelectionRT @oxfordgirl: More reports coming in of shots at Azadi square. Don't separate, keep in large groups
- This is no longer abt the election or Mousavi, it is about power in the hands of the people #iranelection #iranelections HOPE
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Previously unseen pictures obtained by the Guardian show how the violence centred on Tiananmen Square played out in surrounding areas...
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
...then the tanks rolled in, the guns were fired across the square... hundreds, perhaps even thousands, were murdered...
...lots of excellent articles in the New York Times today, especially by Nicholas D. Kristof who personally witnessed the massacre:
Bullets Over Beijing
On the Ground
China Floods Tiananmen Square With Police to Bar Protests
...very strange that I met this artist, Chen Guang, in the summer of 2007 at an art exhibit of the most shocking art that I've ever seen... I had a very difficult time with his art and with much of the art in the show... but knowing a little more about his background makes me really think... a former soldier that fired shots at protesters on June 4, 1989 when he was only 17, now he is the featured artist in a New York Times Headline article:Tiananmen Square Scars Soldier Turned Artist
在 六月四日 那天
在 六月四日 那天
在 六月四日 那天
在 六月四日 那天
Lo Ch'ing is a well known Chinese scholar, poet and painter, and I am lucky enough to be able to count him as a personal friend. Born in Mainland China in 1948, his family escaped to Taiwan fleeing the communist takeover. As a child, one of his instructors in traditional Chinese arts was Pu Hsin Yu (溥儒), the cousin of Puyi (溥儀), the last emperor of China.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
The General Motors Corporation has agreed to sell it’s Hummer division to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company Ltd. of the People’s Republic of China.
...maybe it will be The Chinese Century?
Monday, June 1, 2009
On Monday, General Motors files for bankruptcy protection and US Treasury Secretary in China
Just a coincidence? ...maybe we should be worried:
Why The Chinese Laughed At Geithner