Iran, Yemen, Bahrain – Revolution Spreads

After the stunning fall of the autocracy in Tunisia and then Egypt, revolution is spreading through the Middle East. Iran, Yemen and Bahrain and facing uprisings as people feel emboldened to fight for freedom.

June 25, 2009 the Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf said: “We need to work collectively to spread information coming out of Iran … we have found each other again” | I was obsessed with the Iran uprising in 2009 and was sure that the Iranian people would prevail. The efficient ruthlessness and brutality of the Iranian regime was shocking and demoralizing.  How can this time be different?  See Cyber War in Iran Escalates 2/24/2009.

After Clashes in Iran, Protests in Yemen and Bahrain, The New York Times, today, 2/15/2011

Mojtaba Samienejad, an Iranian blogger and journalist, who writes on Twitter as Madyar, posts links to reports from an Iranian human rights group that at least one person was killed and two others shot on Monday in Tehran during protests.

Tehran Monday:

Bahrain, Monday:

Comments

  1. Kylie says:

    “We need to work collectively to spread information coming out of Iran … we have found each other again”
    The people need to come together and fight for what they want.

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