>> June 20, 2009
This video is pretty powerful. Its an Iranian woman reading a poem about the people of Iran, as the background is filled with Persians saying Allahu Akbar* into the night. I got this video from this website, which was recommended on Twitter by demi moore (@mrskutcher). There are more videos, that are also pretty awesome, posted onto YouTube by people inside of Iran, click the link above to watch them.
Today has not been a good day in Iran, full of tear gas, fires, police, abuses, and yet it seems the protest will go on. I love the great images coming in from TehranLive.org, in the one above, the woman is covering her face, like many protesters are, in a way of saying she is protesting for the freedom of speech she does not really have, yet.
*Allahu Akbar = literally means "God is great", and is ironic and symbolic because this same sentence (which is used often in Islam, during prayers), was used as a sort of chant during the '79 Revolution.