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12:45 AM ET, June 22, 2009


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Robin Wright / Time:
In Iran, One Woman's Death May Have Many Consequences  —  A video posted on YouTube shows men trying to help a woman after she was allegedly shot in the chest in Tehran on June 20  —  Iran's revolution has now run through a full cycle.  A gruesomely captivating video of a young woman …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Neda identified?  Update: New details  —  Word on the street via one Iranian tweeter is that her name was Neda Agha Soltan.  That's also the name circulating on a few websites and now being attributed to her in a hastily arranged Wikipedia bio.  The rumor — and it's all rumor until …
Guardian Council: Over 100% voted in 50 cities  —  Iran's Guardian Council has admitted that the number of votes collected in 50 cities surpass the number of those eligible to cast ballot in those areas.  —  The council's Spokesman Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, who was speaking on the Islamic Republic …
New York Times:
Unrest in Iran Sharply Deepens Rift Among Clerics  —  TEHRAN — A bitter rift among Iran's ruling clerics deepened Sunday over the disputed presidential election that has convulsed Tehran in the worst violence in 30 years, with the government attempting to link the defiant loser to terrorists …
NEWSWEEK Reporter Arrested  —  Journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari detained in Tehran.  NEWSWEEK calls for his immediate release.  —  Newsweek Web Exclusive  —  Among the dozens of people arrested overnight in Tehran was NEWSWEEK reporter Maziar Bahari, who has covered Iran for the magazine for over a decade.
Derrick Henry / New York Times:
Panel Might Revise Health-Care Bill  —  Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said on Sunday that the panel would consider revisiting its version of health-care legislation to gain more support.  —  An overhaul of the nation's health-care system …
Glenn W. Smith / Firedoglake:
Slavery and the Health Care Crisis  —  The gravity of America's health care crisis is the moral equivalent of the 19th Century's bloody conflict over slavery.  This is not hyperbole, though the truth of it is often lost in abstract talk of insurance company profits, treatment costs, and other cold, inhuman analyses.
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Will calls right-wing attacks on Obama's Iran response ‘foolish criticism.’  —  Since turmoil broke out in Iran over the country's disputed elections last week, conservatives have been forcefully criticizing President Obama for not doing enough to intervene on the side of those protesting.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Hoffmania!
Juan Cole / Informed Comment:
Daughter of Rafsanjani Arrested; Death Toll for Saturday at Least 10; Khatami calls for Impartial Panel  —  The death toll caused by the state's crackdown on the demonstrations in Iran on Saturday has risen to 10-13, with 100 injured.  —  The regime has arrested Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani …
Discussion: Babylon & Beyond
Times of India:
Rafsanjani's daughter arrested in Iran
Discussion: PoliBlog and Pajamas Media
Gateway Pundit:
Best Iran Protest Video Ever— Protesters Beat Snot Out of Basij Thugs  —  Best-Iran-Protest-Video-Ever—  Get yourself a cool drink... Sit back... Press play and enjoy...  It's a beautiful thing!  Iranian protesters beat the living crap out of basij thugs in Tehran:  —  Via FOX News
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Bullets and Barrels  —  The popular uprising unfolding in Iran right now really is remarkable.  It is the rarest of rare things — more rare than snow in Saudi Arabia, more unlikely than finding a ham sandwich at the Wailing Wall, more unusual than water-skiing in the Sahara.
Iranian Presidential Elections:
Mousavi's statement number 5 to Iranian people
Discussion: Blogs and Stories and The Cable
gary's choices:   Mousavi's new revolutionary manifesto
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
The Iranian Revolt  —  John O'Sullivan wrote me this note today.  Dear Rich, Thanks for your note.  I am happy to give you my judgment on the Iranian revolt.  In brief, it's one of the most important movements of our time.  It radically undermines both the realist argument that Muslims …
Discussion: Riehl World View and BBC
Phillip Inman / Guardian:
Goldman to make record bonus payout  —  Surviving banks accused of undermining stability  —  Staff at Goldman Sachs staff can look forward to the biggest bonus payouts in the firm's 140-year history after a spectacular first half of the year, sparking concern that the big investment banks …
Lisa Derrick / La Figa:
Tehran Protests: Her Name Was Neda (Warning: Graphic Video)  —  The global community has been galvanized by the tweets, Facebook logins, cellphone pictures and reports from Iran.  Now comes this video of a young a woman shot in Tehran by Basiji police force, which I came across after seeing …
Reporters Without Borders:
Repression stepped up yet again as Iran becomes world's biggest prison for journalists  —  The Islamic Republic of Iran now ranks alongside China as the world's biggest prison for journalists.  The crackdown has been intensified yet again following Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's endorsement …
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