Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Video roundup

Footage posted in the past 24 hours...

  • A young woman in a bus in Mashhad reads a statement in favor of democracy and asks fellow passengers to participate in this Friday's demonstration. 'Come, so they can see how we lift up the Nedas and Sohrabs of this land with our green hands. Come, to experience the beauty of unity. Come, so we may say, If Iran does not exist, neither do I... On Friday September 18, I ask all fathers, mothers, and anyone who feels a sense of responsibility -- if you could just please distribute these (she hands out fliers) -- we eagerly hope to see you on Friday September 18, at 9:30 in the morning.'

  • U2 continues to support the green movement with a special rendition of 'Sunday, Bloody Sunday.' 'For freedom on the streets of Iran,' Bono called out to the spectators at the Chicago concert, Saturday, September 12. 'Don't give up!' he cried out at one point in the song. Next stop, Toronto, tonight.

  • Since this is the first video roundup on this blog, I coundn't resist concluding with one of my favorites. In this bizarre and hilarious episode, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is being interviewed live about his new cabinet. Don't adjust the sound, the gurgling noise comes from a fountain inexplicably placed between the journalist and Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad: 'Now we come to the Health Ministry and Mrs. Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi (NB who is replacing Mr. Kamran Bagheri Lankarani). Everyone knows that Dr. Lankarani is one of the country's great managers. He was really successful in his post and worked hard. I have a special personal affinity for him. He's a pure and likable person. I once said, He's like a peach. You want to eat him, this young pious man.'

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