Pretty obsessed these last couple of days with the news coming out of Iran. For one thing it's caused me to rethink my feelings about Twitter (Change_for_Iran and PersianKiwi) and reinforced my belief that the traditional media are useless.
I'm getting the same feelings from watching this as I got as Eastern Europe freed itself from totalitarian communism or watching those brave protesters in Tienanmen square face down provincial elements of the Chinese army. It's a strange mixture of hope along with fear for the lives of the protestors.
I sat the kids down and went through what's going on. Showed them some of the images coming out of Iran.
In a very real sense this revolution is being led by women. 60% of the students at the university's that are leading these protests are women. They seem to be suffering the bulk of the anger being brought upon the protesters by the regime's forces.
Besides many, many deaths I just read that five female students were killed AT THEIR DORMS last night. Fuck.
Thus far the army has kept on the sideline but the word is they're moving on the city. I hope that's not true.