The Iranian government will cut electricity, phone and internet service tonight (if it hasn't done so already) in order to keep the vigils scheduled on Thursday for the June 20 martyrs quiet. More people expect to be martyred at these events, including a young woman named Fayah:
"I love life. I love to laugh and be with my friends. There are so many books I want to read, movies I want to see, people I want to meet. I want to marry, to be a good wife and mother. I want to grow old with the people I love, to feel the sun on my face, to see the ocean, to travel.
My country is in a terrible state. People have no jobs. There is no money. People have no freedom. Women must hide themselves from the world, and we have no choices.
Our people--we are not terrorists. We hate terrorists. And that is what our government has become. They kill our people for no reason. They torture us in their prisons because we want freedom. They make our country look evil, they make our religion look evil.
We are fighting for our freedom, for our religion, for our country. If we do nothing while injustice abounds, we become unjust. We turn into the ones we hate.
I have to fight. I have to go back on the streets. I will make them kill me. I will join Neda, with my friends, and then maybe the world will hear us.
I never thought I would become a martyr, but it is needed. The more of us they kill, the smaller they become, the more strength the people will have. Maybe my death will mean nothing, but maybe it will buy my country freedom.
I am very sad that I will never be a mother, that I will never do the things I love, but I would rather die than do nothing and know that I am to blame for the tortures, the murder, the hatred.
Please tell the world how much we love life. That we are not terrorists. We just want to be free."
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A note from Me: Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the injustices of the world. Reading this made me cry, but it also gave me hope. As long as people are willing to push back against oppression, freedom can never be silenced. Indifference is the true freedom killer, I salute those who keep fighting in spite of their fear.
Taken from booksbooksbooks:
Thought for the day:
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
A bumble bee's wings are not proportionate to its body size. Lesson:
Don't get hung up on what you think can't be done.
I remember, about two years ago, I posted every day; if not on lj, then on myspace or some other blog service. Now, I can hardly be $#@! to even get on myspace, so I have to ask myself, "What has changed?" If I'm honest, I have to admit a lot of it is me. Fifty percent of my problem is I'm too lazy to take the time and energy that is needed to do those things; and fifty percent of the problem is that I know I should be doing something else more productive to my future. I've spent months trying to pull my future together and tie up loose ends.
Here is a short list:( I forgot the cut for a second there.Collapse )( I hate you lj and all your code that prevents proper cuts and stuff. $#@$Collapse )
If you're looking at this post and asking yourself who the $@#$# is gloriatempest , don't panic. I used to be Nathanspet. I just did a little name change thingie... I wanted something with my real name in it and this was my final decision. Like it, Love it, Believe it, Commit it to memory....
I'm considering a name change for my journal...not a new journal mind you, just a change for the current one. The thing is...I don't know what I want to call it...Here are some of my thoughts.
GloriaHistorian-To reflect not only me, but my chosen profession.
GloBaby-A nickname that many of my friends use for me even though some have never met each other. They just randomly called me by the same nickname.
TempestRage- Part of a lyric to one of my favorite song.
AmbrosineIgnigius-The names of two of my characters.
HistoryLover2013-The first part speaks for itself. The numbers represent the date I will graduate with my PhD, If I am accepted into the Graduate Program.
I haven't watched season four Doctor Who in months, until tonight. They showed Midnight and then Turn Left, both great episodes. Of course, I loved just about every single episode in season four. Anyway, watching it now, knowing that David Tennant is on his way out and that Catherine Tate was a one season companion, I have to admit....( TO SAVE A LITTLE BIT OF SPACE FOR YOUCollapse )
Anyway...Just had to get that off my chest....
Happy Birthday to you...
Happy Birthday to you....
Happy Birthday dear Kat...
Happy Birthday to you...!!
I hope you get everything you need and want for your birthday.
I don't know who you find hot these days...I guess that's proof we should meet up for a chat sometime soon. :O) ...but here is a little bit of pretty from the olden days...
Hopefully, we will get to see the bestest companion ever before D.T.'s curtain call.