Thursday, June 25, 2009


I haven't said anything here about the uprising in Iran because, frankly, other bloggers are doing a much better job than I could ever do (Andrew Sullivan at The Atlantic is my favorite). Even more important than the bloggers are the Twitterers, the on-the-ground primary sources that supply immediate information that is often unavailable anywhere else. While the news is often raw and painful, it is still wonderful to see the refashioning of Twitter from something amusing and modestly useful to a necessary tool of the activist-on-the-street.

What made me think of writing today was Dan Savage's post about protesters armed only with rocks being shot at by the police. Since a US citizen sending armaments to the protesters would be a diplomatic faux-pas at best, I'm sending money to The Tehran Bureau instead. Andrew Sullivan and The Boston Globe have said good things about the one-woman-edited news site, plus they have a PayPal account and they're asking for donations.
(photo courtesy of daylife)

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