July 9th, 2009
09:25 PM ET
soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. Luisa

    Very moving video, It's a reminder of how blessed we are in America and we take it for granted! God bless these brave men and women. Thank you AC for keeping us up to date with what is happening in the world.

    July 10, 2009 at 10:12 am |
  2. Bakari

    ha, good question Emma Fox. I don't think America has the courage to go a get Laura Ling back we'll just talk about it on the media. We won't show passion for our own people if they are detained we'll just talk behind the enemy's back. I respect Iran 100% for fighting for their rights, it show's how strong the inner core of their people are. Good video also. Also Wain from Pakistan America will never show good news for muslims, only bad. I'm positive that if an African American would have gotten kidnapped by another country Al Sharton, Jesse Jackson, and a whole African American movement would take place. I feel America when it comes to race we're still stuck in the 70's.

    July 10, 2009 at 7:56 am |
  3. Green Wave

    we all iranian appreciate your song and express our thanks to YOU.

    July 10, 2009 at 2:48 am |
  4. MJF

    Thank you Anderson for posting this great Video.. Please do more reports of the Iranians fighting for there Freedom

    July 10, 2009 at 2:16 am |
  5. marzieh ghassem

    Thank you so much for showing about my country, this is a piece of cake that is going on for almost 30 years.we hope something happen there soon so people can get their freedom.

    July 10, 2009 at 1:58 am |
  6. shahram


    July 10, 2009 at 12:27 am |
  7. susan

    Why did you all stoped reports from Iran, nothinghas changed, our people are still being killed, and arrested. there are thousands in jails, we need help, please let the world hear our voice, don't stop, please.................

    July 10, 2009 at 12:08 am |
  8. kathy

    hope the people fighting for freedom in Iran win. I believe they will in the end but I hope it is sooner than later.I am persian too....

    July 10, 2009 at 12:01 am |
  9. Iran

    Thank you, thank you, thank you...
    Thank you Anderson for supporting Iranian movement.
    Thank you again. We need your help and support.
    I really proud of my friends in Iran who put their lives in danger.

    July 9, 2009 at 11:42 pm |
  10. Judy

    I sympathize with the 12 year sentence Laura Ling and the other journalist received; however, they have only themselves to blame since they knowingly and deliberately broke N. Korea's laws. Now they expect to be rescued. That is indicative of a major problem in our country – no one is willing to be responsible for their own actions. You break the laws – suffer the consequences.

    July 9, 2009 at 11:41 pm |
  11. susan

    thank you anderson cooper and cnn. hope one day we can warmly recieve you in a free iran. iranian people love american people and respect american ideals. freedom for iran and the world.

    July 9, 2009 at 11:12 pm |
  12. Amn

    Thank for supporting Iranians who fight for freedom.

    July 9, 2009 at 11:08 pm |
  13. Scott

    Thank you for posting this great Video.. Please send more reports of the Iranians fighting for there Freedom...

    July 9, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  14. neda

    I am iranian thank you so much

    July 9, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  15. Faramin

    I don't know the motivation behind this but I have to admit that this was a great clip and I thank you for that.

    BUT I wish you, along with the rest of CNN, had not glorified invasion of Iraq which has so far caused 1.3 million lives parished. I never forget CNN's role when the invasion was taking place. As much as this can be a bright spot on CNN resume, glorification of Iraq invasion will forever be a dark chapter of CNN's history.

    I am an Iranian, but before that I am a responsible human being. My joy and appreciation of this clip is somewhat shattered when I remember invasion of Iraq and CNN's playing along with it.

    July 9, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  16. Reza

    To Wain In Pakistan;
    I don't see any Moslem talking about China Killing and systematic oppression of small Moslem community in China. At least, Germany does not support killing of that Egyptian Woman and they will put that guy in jail.

    When CNN talks about Neda is because the whole criminal regime of Iran is acting like that. Please don't compare what has happened in Germany and Iran.

    July 9, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  17. Banafsheh

    Completely irrelevant to all things happening in Iran and if this smacks of some opportunist stunt to make money, off of the blood, sweat & tears of those suffering in Iran. VERY crass indeed. Joan Baez did THE classiest thing of all. In her kitchen, singing half in English and half in Farsi, WE SHALL OVER COME...now THAT was inspiring.

    July 9, 2009 at 9:48 pm |
  18. Negar

    Thank you Anderson for posting this.
    Thank you CNN for your coverage of Iran.

    July 9, 2009 at 9:46 pm |
  19. Amir

    God bless you Anderson Cooper
    Freedom is not free in Iran and we all want it to be free.
    Thank to all people who support people of Iran not the money that is coming from the regime of Iran.
    Go ahead green

    July 9, 2009 at 9:43 pm |
  20. Maz

    Great song and video thanks for everyone who involve to make this great video.

    July 9, 2009 at 9:41 pm |
  21. man


    July 9, 2009 at 9:41 pm |
  22. fardis

    We love you CNN for what you are doing for our people.We will get our
    freedom and we won`t forget your support.

    July 9, 2009 at 9:36 pm |
  23. shahram

    Thanks a lot

    July 9, 2009 at 9:34 pm |
  24. Omid

    THANKYOU so Much CNN, Thankyou so Much Americans , Thankyou so Much World ( Minus -Hezbollah ,- Russia ,-China, – Syria,-N.Korea, GOV).
    These countries always support Iran`s nasty Gov,
    I Love USA and Americans,
    an Iranian from Canada.

    July 9, 2009 at 9:33 pm |
  25. Shawn

    Thank you so much Anderson for supporting.Please do it more.

    July 9, 2009 at 9:20 pm |
  26. Tim

    Yes this is a great thing to do on this website! How about what is aired on CNN? 24/7 Michael Jackson or Sarah Palin??? Big stories to be reported in Iran and Irag and Pakistan! Also news to be covered in the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda and the Sudan. Central and South America are in several crisis situations. Oh yes and of course the Israel & Palestine tensions. Maybe 3-5 minutes per hour coverage on some of these. CNN broadcasts ...Entertainment... or News reporting?

    July 9, 2009 at 9:11 pm |
  27. B

    Solidarity with all Iranians... kick these guys out ... the world is waiting for you... we know that you will do it, you have proved it before....this time is no different !

    VIVA IRAN !!!

    July 9, 2009 at 9:07 pm |
  28. Alireza

    thanks for posting this great video. please continue report of Iran and their fight for freedom despite many who don't want that!

    July 9, 2009 at 9:00 pm |
  29. Annie Kate

    Wonderful combination of music and video images. It certainly catches and holds your attention – hopefully the plight of the Iranians will continue to catch and hold the world's attention until changes are effected in that country to better reflect the will of the people.

    July 9, 2009 at 7:13 pm |
  30. Rita

    Thanks for covering Iran news. Pls. continue to

    July 9, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  31. zari

    My aunts were raped and executed by this brutal regime and I feel in Neda their memory comes alive, and I thank you for that Anderson.

    July 9, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  32. United for Democarcy in Iran

    Great soothing song. Makes me cry every time I hear it. God bless all peace-loving people of the world. We need their prayers for our freedom.

    July 9, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  33. josta

    I feel for the people of Iran and I hope soon there will be an end to the violence, but I equally feel for the Oeigoeren in China who are also fighting for their freedom. somehow there is no world condemnation of China for killing 150 people. In iran Neda was killed and a lot of people wounded, but the killing of 150 people I reckon would be as appalling to the media and the presidents of the world. But somehow Iit does not get the same response. please can somebody explain me why?

    July 9, 2009 at 4:04 pm |
  34. Emma Fox

    Why aren't we united for Laura Ling?

    July 9, 2009 at 3:56 pm |
  35. Joanne Pacicca

    Bless the Iranian people. We wish them success in their fight for freedom. They remind us of the importance of the vote and the brave military that protects our rights.

    July 9, 2009 at 3:47 pm |
  36. Mohammad

    Awesome! Thanks for your supports, viva freedom! log live my country Iran!

    July 9, 2009 at 3:46 pm |
  37. Orouj

    May Neda's blood not go wasted.
    May Neda's voice not go unheard
    May Neda's sould rest in peace

    July 9, 2009 at 3:44 pm |
  38. Liberty B.

    What an amazing video and song. How can anyone watch this woman dying before our eyes and not be moved. She is the sister of ALL of us no matter where we are on the planet. Thank you, Anderson for keeping this in front of us. Namaste to all.

    July 9, 2009 at 3:44 pm |
  39. Ofogh

    Thanks a lot for supporting Iranian people Anderson. Iranian people just need a way to be joined together. It is very difficult to organize protests without having a broadcasting stand, SMS system and newspaper. Please support them to have a better future free of violence and injustice.

    July 9, 2009 at 3:42 pm |
  40. Wain, Pakistan

    May God bless Neda.

    Its amazing how US media cant let go of Neda's story and will hype it everyday.

    On the other hand I dont see a single blog here for Egyptian Marwa, a 28 year old pregnant Muslim woman (mother of a 3 year old and wife) stabbed to death in a german court by a non-muslim racially motivated coward.

    Why? Does it give a bad impression of the western society? Is the life of a Muslim woman taken in Germany does not have the same value? Is US media only feeds us news where it can create a bad impression of Muslim governments?

    July 9, 2009 at 3:38 pm |
  41. Mohammad

    simply thank you for all of your supports.
    At 9/11 we were all American, right now we are all Iranian

    July 9, 2009 at 3:34 pm |
  42. Farrah

    Grate video
    hope people around the world help my country people
    I moved from iran to canada
    but still woried about my country people are under force and dagrouse bassij please help them please

    July 9, 2009 at 3:13 pm |
  43. Kyle K, OK

    Great video, very moving and sadenning. It's really sad that people around the world everywhere, not just Iran, go through this day in and day out. Make's you wonder where the human race is heading and where we will be in just a few years from now.

    July 9, 2009 at 2:54 pm |
  44. Lucy, USA

    Thank you Anderson for posting this great Video.. Please do more reports of the Iranians fighting for there Freedom!!

    July 9, 2009 at 2:50 pm |
  45. Cindy

    Great song and video made to remember the ones lost in this Iran revolution. Hopefully they didn't die in vain and something good comes from these protests.


    July 9, 2009 at 2:04 pm |