Thursday 25 June 2009

What's really happening in Iran?

Was it really a massacre - or just more of the same routine brutality we've come to expect from the Iranian security forces? Here's the ever-excellent Rachel Maddow with a slightly different account of yesterday's events - and a discussion with Reza Aslan about the regime's increasing stranglehold on communication.

(At one point the video playing in the background appears to show a passing office worker getting beaten by police, simply because he's using his mobile phone. One of the theories as to why Neda was targeted is because she was speaking on the phone at the time: that, and the murderous misogyny of the clerical-fascist militia, of course.)   


1 comment:

Eve Garrard said...

Thanks, Martin, for this very valuable coverage (also yesterday's post too - horrifying to see.)