Tag Archives: iran

For Neda

HBO’s documentary about Neda Agha-Soltan is available on YouTube. Last year her murder at the hands of a sniper was witnessed by millions around the world. My post from last summer: The Women of Iran.

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The Women of Iran

Neda Agha Soltan 1982-2009 Neda Agha Soltan, an Iranian student, was attending a protest in Tehran today when she was shot in the chest by a Basij militiaman.  Her death was captured in a shocking video that has now been … Continue reading

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Poem for the Rooftops of Iran

While her video camera captures a night of rooftop shouting, a woman speaks softly.  I can’t understand her words, but no translation is needed to hear the sound of sadness and despair.  Translated, I hear soulful poetry. Friday, the 19th … Continue reading

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