Sunday, June 28, 2009

City Photo Blog Day --- Where is Amir?

I know it is not the first of the month, but today the City Photo Blog community is posting a picture in support of Amir, blogger from Tehran. Today, CDP Bloggers from all over the world are coming together to hold a special 'blog day' to draw attention to recent protests in Iran. Our posts feature the color green, which is the color of Moussavi's reform movement. Why? Because Amir is missing and his blog sits idle and it has been reported that he has been imprisoned. This is a great reminder to all of the knowledge we gain when we view things from another perspective, whether that perspective is in Tehran, Sydney, London, Petoskey, or Buenos Aires. We can all learn from each other and be friends, even though we may not always agree on everything. It also reminds me personally that freedoms that I take wholly for granted are not enjoyed by all. A sobering reminder.

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3 comments:

lynn said...

Love your choice, Christie. Beautiful photo.

tapirgal said...

Sobering for sure. The Internet brings us together from around the world, and we feel a more personal sense of pain when something happens to a member of our community (and the world).

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.