Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Iran: what's goin' on?

For my money the place to go for real journalism on what is going on in Iran is good old In addition to the fascinating analysis piece by UC Irvine Prof (and world-music rock-guitarist) Mark Levine that I already blogged about, here's what else they have to offer right now (there are also two non-Al Jazeera pieces by Robert Fisk if you scroll down):

The latest on today's opposition protest in Tehran:

An analysis piece on why the US govt isn't crazy about either side in the election dispute:

A video piece on the increasing censorship in Iran:

An unsigned analysis piece largely based on quotes from Robert Fisk:

Another unsigned analysis on the "deeper power struggle" between Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani:

And much more.

Speaking of Robert Fisk, here are two (very) recent items by him:
Iran's Day of Destiny (from the UK Independent)
Extraordinary Scenes: Robert Fisk in Iran (from the australian "abc news" website)

I know some people might find the whole idea of actual news and analysis written by actual professional journalists just so, you know, 20th century. But I am basically a luddite and a reactionary, when it comes right down to it.

I do wish was still around. Sniff ... sniff. Man, they were the absolutely the best leftish meta-news site ever in the history of teh internets!!

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