Sunday Iran Alerts
14 Jun 2009 10:24
Also from my balcony facing north into the mountains, people are on their rooftops shouting "marg bar diktator" and "allaho akbar" ["Death to the Dictator!" and "God is Great!"]
total re-enactment of '57 !!!!!!
the press is saying "tehran was calm today" -- not so. it was in the daytime but since 5pm things have heated up. i've talked to friends in different neighborhoods; in Sa'adat Abad and Yousef Abad and Zafar -- all over it is "ghogha." My mom also was in Parkway two hours ago (its 9:30 pm) and there were mass demos and people handing out Mousavi's latest bayanieh as fliers ... and tear gas and attacks by "truckfuls" of Guard-e Vije ...
Mousavi reportedly was granted a mojaves for the march tmrw, so it should hopefully be legit and safe.
I also talked to a friend in Karaj. He lives in Pakdasht a suburb of Karaj and he confirmed that the town is out of the control of the police. His sister-in-law lives in Qom and she confirmed that there were clashes between the police and people around Musavi's campaign headquarter in Qom.
you know the worst thing about all of this is that now there is no refuge left for the people, if someone from within the government does any wrong doing, there will be no higher authority to go to, if you are beaten up, and want to press charges, they will imprison you instead.
I am very angry at myself for being fooled so easily, they got us to vote, which gave them legitimacy, and then they manipulated the results, many are vowing never to vote again.
I ask myself...what's next?...what worse can happen?...there are rumors circulating that they are going after "mamjma'e tashkhis e maslehat" next...
The other unfortunate thing is that the rift and division in the society is becoming ever so evident, unconsciously we label everyone who supports Ahmadinejad, as an enemy, as a foe...(as they have always regarded us so...)
hum.........well I'll get back to you as soon as I hear something new....right now it seems you have easier access to the news than we do!
the least the west can do is to refuse to recognize Ahmadinejad's government...with this government they won't be gaining anything from the negotiations anyway so at least they should halt them all together and thus make a statement.........
az metro mardom daran miyan balah [people are trying to come out of the metro station]..............the police are blocking them form leaving the metro station and beating them to keep them inside
theyve created roadblocks in Motehari vah Ghaemmagham with huge cement sturcutures
in Kooyeh Daneshgah vah joloyeh Vezareteh Keshvar protests massive. they are beating people massive
all sms are down. facebook is down. only a few that have the codes
Mousavi calls on all Reformist supporters to take part in a PEACEFUL MARCH & MASS DEMONSTRATION in 20 cities across Iran on Monday, June 15 (doshanbeh, 25 Khordad) at 17:00 to denounce the election results as fraud. He has applied for a license to protect the safety of protestors.
The Tehran location is Valiasr Avenue, from Valiasr Square to Tajrish Square. The locations in other cities are listed below.
Mousavi has also called for a NATIONAL STRIKE on Tuesday, June 16 (Khordad 26) and asked all those who contest the results to close their shops, businesses, etc. and for employees to not go to work that day.
Communication is critical to success for a large turnout, so please forward this to every Iranian you know. The statement is verified on Ghalam News (ghalamnews.ir), the official site of the Mousavi campaign (site rasmi setad).
-- Ghalamnews, Mousavi's official setad site, has officially confirmed the march along Valiasr tomorrow (Monday) and a national strike on Tuesday. PLEASE FWD THIS NEWS TO ALL. Also, pls post on Facebook - it is blocked, but many can bypass filter and access it.
-- There is another rumor going around that the basij has stationed SNIPERS on valiasr ... this may be a scare tactic rumor, but it is not unlikely ... which makes things so much more deadly. This should also be warned so people see how brutal the regime is prepared to be - worse than the Shah's army.
From Iran: I am sending you this email using the painstakingly slow internet connection of the hospital. It has been a terrible two days, I feel sad and destitude. The election results although expected crushed the last crumb of hope I had for a prosperous and progressive Iran. I havent slept for 48 hours now, on friday night from the agony of election results and last night from the constant flow of the patients. What is more devastating are the events that followed. In XXX, the Basij militia and security forces were out for a show of force or for vangeance or both. they attacked young people unprovoked, we had many patients, most of them innocent bystanders who had sustained injuries either from tear gas or bats and clubs. It's like overnight the attitude of tolerance vaporized and an era of teror and fear began.
In tehran things were worse, I have first witness accounts of 3 deaths, the capital was in curfew last night, shops were closed, litter cans were set on fire, and basij and security forces had fought for hours to subdue the people. My friends who work in the tehran hospitals said the number of injured was staggering. they even shutdown mobile phone services in the capital last night.
You are the only means of mass communication left to Iranians in the absence of sms/mobile/Facebook networks and the arrests of Reformist leaders.
The Islamic Republic has never been so exposed/vulnerable - nor ever so terrorizing as a police state as now, in the aftermath of the 22 Khordad coup d'etat - which is what this election effectively was.
People are enraged right now and ready to take to the streets, but they lack organization and leadership. In small numbers, they will be easily dispersed, beaten, jailed, and even killed (there were such instances yesterday, Saturday). But if they know where to gather, they can form a large body that can prevent the Basij thugs from penetrating the protest.
This is not as difficult as it sounds. Quite simply, Valiasr Avenue is the artery of Tehran, and Tehran the heartbeat of Iran. The centerpoint of Valiasr is Vanak Square: if people KNOW to gather there everyday at 5pm, then mass numbers can begin moving north & south to Valiasr Sq. on one end and Tajrish on the other. There is heavy traffic at that hour, so cars will block the Basij motorbikes. It is daylight so it is safer - and the foreign press can take footage so news agencies can broadcast the truth of the election fraud and the people's reaction/opposition to it. Perhaps the international community will declare the vote results invalid and not recognize Ahmadinejad's presidency.
BUT WE NEED A MASS COMMUNICATION OUTREACH. Millions of households watch your stations. Understandably, you cannot directly promote the NEHZAT-E SABZ cause due to impartialiy. But, perhaps you can READ THIS EMAIL (in Farsi) on air (more than once, several times if possible) on your programs as a message from your audience. YOU CAN BE A MAJOR HELP in keeping this movement alive in these crucial next days, Sunday, today, and Monday onward. YOU CAN HELP US RECLAIM OUR RIGHT, and SAVE IRAN FROM A HORRIFIC FATE.
Otherwise - all is lost. Ahmadinejad may become a Chavez-style "indefinately reelected" president, and the military-intelligence capacity will increase so that no Iranian lives without fear. Depression and addiction will rise, the youth will become disillusioned and hopeless, and the economy will get worse. All opposition will be silenced (and many who worked for Mr. Mousavi may even be murdered like ghatl-haye zanjirei) and the atmosphere will be totalitarian, worse than North Korea.
As an Iranian to an Iranian, please do not allow this to happen. Without breaking your editorial rules, please help get the word out to BOOST MORALE - for everyone has fear struck in their heart right now and needs encouragement - and to HELP MOBILIZE people eager to stage protests but lost as to where & when & how.
Please read the suggestion put forth: VANAK SQ, mass turnout, to GO UP & DOWN VALIASR, wearing green/white apparel to show unity of the Reformists and the true vote the majority cast, and that NUMBERS ARE OUR ONLY PROTECTION against violence, so people should tell everyone they know via email & telephone and not be afraid to come out into the street at the appointed time & place.
I hope you will heed this call to help us free Iran from a dark future.
PLEASE FWD TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE CALL AND TELL ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EVERYONE MUST COME TO THE SCENE AND RECLAIM OUR VOTE
A LARGE TURNOUT MEANS WORLD PRESS WILL SEE, AND INTL GOVERNMENTS CAN REFUSE THE ELEX RESULTS
IF WE DONT DO THIS NOW ... IRAN IS LOST TO MILITARY TOTALITARIANISM FOREVER ... TOMORROW IS OUR ONLY HOPE AND CHANCE
IF WE ARE A LARGE NUMBER, THE BASIJ CANNOT DISPERSE OR BULLY US
THE NORMAL POLICE ARE OUR ON SIDE AND WILL HELP ...