June 19th, 2009
12:06 PM ET
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Rabi'a

    The young people of iran have taken a heroic step to free their country from dictatorship and tyranny. As with the Civil Rights movement in this country proved, there is no better way to cast a vote than with your voice, and blood. The world is watching. The water cannon photo brought back those horrible memories of our own time for civil unrest.

    June 20, 2009 at 4:13 pm |
  2. Peyman

    Hi Anderson, I received this in an email from a friend of mine who was moved by this message and I am sure it will move the reader, no matter where he or she is from. Please read on and I request you to kindly read it on your program :

    Tomorrow I will take part in the rally. The march tomorrow might get violent. I might be one of the people who dies tomorrow. I am listening to all the most beautiful songs that I have heard in my life again. I even want to listen and dance to some of the Los Angeles songs. I've always wanted to pluck my eyebrows a little bit. Yeah, tomorrow before I go I'll visit the salon!
    There are a few amazing movies in our cinema, I'll have to see those too. I'll have to visit the library. Foroogh's and Shamloo's poem's are worth re-reading. I'll have to sit down and go through my family album.
    My friends, I'll have to call them and say my good-byes. In all the wealth in the world, I only own two library shelves that I have told my family who to give the books to. I have two more semesters until I get my bachelors degree, but screw the degree. My mind is very confused.
    I'm writing these scattered sentences for the next generation so they know we weren't emotional and misled. So they know that to better their lives, we did everything that we could possibly do. So they know that if our ancestors surrendered against the Arabs and Moghols, we will never surrender to tyranny.
    This writing is dedicated to the children of tomorrow.

    June 19, 2009 at 2:43 pm |
  3. Mitra

    Dear Anderson,
    I would like to know why President Obama hasn’t condemned the Iranian government for the mistreatment of the protesters? He is the most admired President in the world and so far he has not shown any sympathy for the young Iranians who risked their lives for a bit of freedom. Isn’t that what our president promissed us and the world in his speech in Cairo or were they only empty words to impress ? I wonder sometimes about my judgment of him. As an Iranian American who helped his campaign and voted for him I am totally disappointed. I thik it is time for our government to show some sympathy.

    June 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm |
  4. Monique

    Stay Strong – Be Safe!

    June 19, 2009 at 1:56 pm |
  5. Cindy

    These pics that are coming out of Iran are great. It really allows us to see what's going on without it being censored by their government. I hope they can continue to get them out so we can truly see what is happening.


    June 19, 2009 at 12:56 pm |