Sunday, June 28, 2009

Let Freedom Ring!

Let Freedom Ring! Unique Car Hood Suppressing Outbreak of a Face Buenos Aires, Argentina
With today's post Buenos Aires Perception expresses its ardent support for the pursuit of self-determination of mankind and firmly condemns any kind of suppression and intimidation.

It is up to us — not to close our eyes but spot the big picture.
It is up to us — to better understand the history and learn for the prospects of humanity.
It is up to us — to ask unpleasant questions to those in power and be inconvenient.
It is up to us — to remember what has already started in 1953.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants in support of the missing City Daily Photo blogger from Tehran.

11 comments:

Clueless in Boston said...

Very much needed sentiments for human rights. I like the picture of the face in the hood of the car.

Jacob said...

Beautiful post and you're right on!

Julie said...

As your link to Wiki emphasises, outside interventions do not work against internal repressions. It is up to the people to wrest back control from their own repressive leaders. I hope that, in its own small way, our theme day today, can add support to their protests.

We are a community of bloggers. The world is a community of concerned people. The world is watching.

Sharon said...

Beautiful words!!

Carraol said...

Splendid picture and post and the great news are that Amir is back with his family!

B SQUARED said...

Excellent! Very well done and said.

Mateo said...

I'm glad for your support. I'd like to make you aware of this video. Jump to 00:27:10 if you don't like to watch the whole video. I think this is what most western countries deny but it is all connected.

AB said...

Of course, I wish that the Iranian daily photo blogger is found safe and is back blogging soon. Of course, I wish that the desire for political reform there is satisfied with the minimum of violence. But I cannot help but try to put this into perspective. Deaths due to political violence in Iran since June 13: a score, I think — maybe scores. Deaths in the last week in Iraq due to political violence: 200 at least. Since the occupation of Iraq began over 6 years ago, the figures have been continuously horrifying: hundreds of thousands of violent deaths, four million refugees and an administration that from the invasion onwards has relied on detention without trial and torture to keep control. Was it Khamenei and Ahmadinejad that invaded Iraq? I think not.

It is up to us — not to close our eyes but spot the big picture.
It is up to us — to better understand the history and learn for the prospects of humanity.
It is up to us — to ask unpleasant questions to those in power and be inconvenient.
It is up to us — to remember what started in our name in 2003.


As far as I can tell, those mainly responsible for the death and torture that began in 2003 have not so far been inconvenienced in the slightest.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

@AB
Thanks for your prudent comment, it is very much appreciated!

I doubt my point got through to everyone. This post is not only about Amir, the missed blogger in Iran, it is also about all the other people in Iraq, Afghanistan... and beyond. With the post I wanted to emphasize what causes the political situation we see today in Iran. It has all started with the overthrow of Mohammed Mosaddeq in 1953. There is a long list of other subjected countries with the same fate as the Iran, especially in Latin America, e.g. Guatemala and the coup d'etat of 1954.

I strongly believe that it is important to know and to spread the background information that led to the violence in the Middle East AND to show support for anyone who struggles for the right of self-determination.

JM said...

Great post and excellent shot to go with!

josh87az said...

have yall seen the obama deception?? cnsf really creeps me out!!!