A late post due to the usual post-protest internet jams. Wednesday 13 Aban A strange sentiment crept in me today. A man in his late fifties was beaten by a group of people a meter away from me, and I enjoyed it. While I neither had the urge to join in, nor the time to [...]
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“Green 13 Aban” The same, but after a genius only traced the green with white in an attempt to erase it. The night before a protest is an anxious one, and most of the restlessness is over one question: will they be there? There are long stretches of time between protests now and getting cold [...]
The news has been nothing but worrying. The closures of Mousavi’s and Karroubi’s offices and arrests of people close to them, especially Beheshti, are interpreted as a prelude for apprehending the leaders of the opposition within the coming days. Once again, we are at a critical juncture and all eyes are on the Supreme Leader [...]
I dislike Those. It is hard enough to remain optimistic nowadays, and Those is already creeping back, bringing with it a lapse into passivity; an expectation for matters to fall into place of their own accord, absolving responsibility. Every way I turn, I only notice the fire of the recent weeks receding inside Iranians. Perhaps [...]
Mrs. Thatcher called in the middle of the night. She was very excited, and from among her half eaten words, I understood that I was to join some meeting. “Now?” I asked her. She said yes. I was in Tehran, and given the circumstances, even if I dared to pack and go to the airport [...]