Sunday, June 14, 2009

Stevie Joe Watches Iran

They say that the revolution will be televised. Well, in Iran, it's on the Internet. Videos, e-mail, and tweets are arriving minute by minute even as the traditional news media are being placed under house arrest. Western reporters are finding their equipment confiscated. Many are being told to leave the country. Yet, the world can still catch a glimpse of what is happening on Iranian streets.

The Huffington Post is maintaining a page of the latest news from Iran. It's a loosely-organized collection of text, photos, videos, and links to other sources. They have been trying to post videos using their own player since YouTube has been blocked within Iran. As important as it is to show the world what is happening, Iranian citizens need to know what their fellow countrymen are doing in response to the supposed election results.

Stop by and take a gander for yourself. It's not often that we get to see people taking "change" into their own hands instead of entrusting it to a bumpersticker. Maybe, we can learn something.

Stevie Joe Parker

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