In the Loop

What the protests in Iran mean to an Iranian

Posted at 5:14 PM on July 8, 2009 by Sanden Totten (2 Comments)

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stood up this week and proudly declared Iran's elections the "freest" and "healthiest" in the world. While that may be up for debate, it does seem that the fury over the results has died down.

But if you check Iranian blogs you'll get a different picture, one of a movement that is finding quieter, more symbolic forms of dissent.

To find out more, In The Loop got in touch with one Iranian living abroad who has been keeping close tabs on the news from inside her country. In her blog, Neo-Resistance, she offers up a complicated and nuanced picture of her homeland. She also explained to us why what Americans hope to see come from the Iranian protests and what the Iranians want are two totally different things.

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For more perspective read this commentary from an Iranian living in Minnesota.


Comments (2)

Link from the blog: interview special

Posted by naj | July 9, 2009 12:00 PM


Great interview.

Posted by Ross_A | July 9, 2009 7:15 PM


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