Sunday, June 21, 2009

Artists respond to June 2009 Elections in Iran

I am appreciating whenever my family or anyone's family can be together!

Poetess Sholeh Wolpé, an Iranian-American in LA, wrote I Am Neda. (from TehranBureau)

From Canada, We are Neda, sung in English, French, and with Farsi and Spanish titles. Original song by .... Music: Serge Laporte Estelle EsseLyrics: Martin MelhuishArranged and produced by Serge Laporte; Chanson originale / Musique: Serge Laporte Estelle Esse Paroles: Huguette Drouin Arrangée et produit par Serge Laporte

San Francisco's City Hall hosted sculptress Paula Slater of Hidden Valley Lake, CA as she unveiled a life-size clay portrait bust of the late Miss Neda Agha-Soltan during the 25 July 2009 Global Day of Action. A bronze cast is planned.

UCLA's Bruin Plaza 25 July 2009 Global Day of Action hosted Amnesty International's Banafsheh Akhlaghi, Levantine Cultural Center advisor and author Reza Aslan, international vocalist Sussan Deyhim, actor and comedian Maz Jobrani, vocalists Mamak Khadem and Ziba Shirazi et al.

The City of Florence, Italy went green at the Piazzale Michelangelo, replacing the usual lighting.

Green graphic designer berahimi makes whereismyvote posters available for the world to use.

KavehAhangar1388 17 June 2009 power of love performance art distributing green where is my vote signs in Holland (4:28) ; ideas from http://www.supportdemocracy.../

Simin Behbahani, 82, recites two poems inspired by recent events -- one dedicated to the people of Iran and another to Neda--by phone for NPR. The embedded youtube pulls up English subtitles.

Cartoonists quote Ahmadinejad on election fraud ; putting the democracy genie back into the lamp; cartoonist مانا نیستانی Mana Neyestani draws us in--hatches protest; acceptance speech; cartoonist Nikahang Kowsar colors and connects the dots; cartoonist John Cole sings Twitter's praises; Daily Pilot City Editor Paul Anderson's take on media; Jack Ohman in Oregon neda needs your attention; index on caulleys corner ; afraid of computer mouse; Artist Rana in Washington, DC draws;

New York-based Iranian-American musicians, artists, and filmmakers unite to keep the struggle for freedom alive, singing the green blues: Freedom, Glory, Be Our Names with lyrics and downloadable MP3: ... let us dance or the hand of fate will become a fist

24 June “STAND BY ME” MP3 Andy Madadian sings STAND BY ME for the people of Iran with Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, recorded by American record producers Don Was and John Shanks.

June 27, 2009 Siavash Shams : Video: I am Neda with free MP3

Tehran Girl by Samavayo! Shahin Najafi - Tarafe Ma

Wyclef Jean: Emergency Concert for the People of Iran

MTV's Mams Taylor produced and wrote “United For Neda” , which brings together Dariush, Satar and Morteza and you with a free download.

Here's a Canadian political singer with something he must have written over the weekend: Neda (You Will Not Defeat The People) sepehpro has added Perisan subtitles to Johnny's song for Neda !

Joan Baez sends the People of Iran her prayers, love, and support on 06/19/09, and sings "We Shall Overcome" (with some lyrics in Farsi) for the Iranian people: youtube 2009 , posted by diamondsandrustpro

Blogger credits Iranian Gov't with Photoshop Expertise! Photographer Mohammad.kheirkhah credits Kayhan News with Photoshop Expertise! (I can't access the original photograph links.)

Hadip's montage of folks in 30 cities rallying in support of the people of Iran.

"Axis of Evil" comedian Maz Jobrani becomes the Mort Sahl of Iranian Americans in a posted email and on his homepage now.

It never ceases to amuse me when the old der Strumer joke continues:
Israel fends off accusation from conspiracy monger .

According to Josh Shahryar - in his nightly Green Brief #15 (July 01) "7. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reportedly said today that there was as much truth to electoral fraud in Iran as there was for the Holocaust."
Looking for the source of the quote (Farsi / English gxlate) by date
This is a هولوکاست web-site just for Mr. Ahmadinejad in Farsi on Holocaust Denial.