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Old 06-14-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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FYM -- All Quiet on the Iranian Front

Don't you guys know any pissed off Iranians?
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:33 PM   #2
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I don't. Do you?
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:04 PM   #3
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CTV Toronto - Protest held in T.O. to condemn election in Iran - CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television

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The political tension in Iran brought nearly 1,000 people to the streets of Toronto on Sunday as Iranian-Canadians gathered to protest a rumoured rigged election in their homeland.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:17 PM   #4
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So should we now expect all nationalities to hold protests in Toronto streets over situations in their home countries?
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:19 PM   #5
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I think many already do, they just don't often get much media attention.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:48 PM   #6
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Here's a few.

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Old 06-14-2009, 10:54 PM   #7
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Andrew Sullivan's blog is a great place to follow, with links to the utterly amazing (and some insanely brave, sad etc) Twitter accounts.

The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

As an aside, I think almost definitely a media-turning point as well.
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I was searching FYM for a thread about this yesterday and was really surprised to see there was none. The lack of coverage on this topic on television is disturbing. I have to see if my newspaper has any articles on it.
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I was searching FYM for a thread about this yesterday and was really unnerved to see there was none. The lack of coverage on this topic is disturbing.
Admittedly, Iran is one of those countries I have a tremendous interest in, particularly due to the combination of a people with rich history and culture, coupled with a despicable government.

I've been reading about it and the election semi-regularly. I just, admittedly, find that I'm at a loss for words more these days than not (and introversion doesn't really lend itself to internet discussions).
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The lack of coverage on this topic on television is disturbing.
I find it as expected.
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I was searching FYM for a thread about this yesterday and was really unnerved to see there was none. The lack of coverage on this topic is disturbing.
That lack of coverage everywhere yesterday was unnerving.
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Andrew Sullivan's blog is a great place to follow, with links to the utterly amazing (and some insanely brave, sad etc) Twitter accounts.

The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

As an aside, I think almost definitely a media-turning point as well.
Absolutely fascinating coverage.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:36 PM   #14
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cnn.com is full of coverage now
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Wow, nothing new? They're dying now.
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So you don't have anything else to say about it other than commenting about how no one's commenting here?

If you want to talk about a topic, don't be all tsk-tsk that someone hasn't already started a topic or that more people aren't commenting.

This website isn't the end-all, be-all of web discussion or some indicator of how much people care about it.

Start the topic yourself and continue it.

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Wow, nothing new? They're dying now.
Personally, I've been glued to Andrew Sullivan's blog all day. There's a depth of coverage there that you'll never get from the mainstream media, even if they decide to talk about it.

Something Andrew wrote I related to:

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This blog has long been interested in Iran, especially in its younger generation so open to the West. Part of it is that I've long believed that Iran was much more likely to become a democracy than its neighboring Arab states - and that this might be the key to unwinding the clash of civilizations that was hurtling us toward apocalyptic scenarios. Part of it is that being immersed in online media, I'm perhaps more aware of the vibrant debate, evolving culture and amazing passion of Iran's Millennials. So this day is a moment of great hope and joy for those of us who have been waiting for it and knowing that one day, it would come. But many Americans have, sadly, been left unaware of this phenomenon - and a glance at the cable news of the weekend helps explain why.
Interestingly enough, I've believed that too.

He's also done a good job of pointing out the neocon reaction to all of this, and most of it has been quite shocking even for them.
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So you don't have anything else to say about it other than commenting about how no one's commenting here?

If you want to talk about a topic, don't be all tsk-tsk that someone hasn't already started a topic or that more people aren't commenting.
I agree, the "tsk-tsk"/baiting type of attitude about people dying speaks volumes!
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He's also done a good job of pointing out the neocon reaction to all of this, and most of it has been quite shocking even for them.
We shoulda bombed Iran when they all wanted to, that would have been much better than the people of Iran taking matters into their own hands like this.
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We shoulda bombed Iran when they all wanted to, that would have been much better than the people of Iran taking matters into their own hands like this.
Actually, I find it's even worse. The neocons have been arguing, basically, in favour of Ahmadinejad's legitimacy as president and, simultaneously, undercutting the arguments of the reformers basically because it makes their case for invading Iran easier. In short, they really want to go to war again, and having a bunch of despotic theocrats running the country makes Iran easier for the Western public to hate, thus making it easier to go to war.
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