Iran Links


Protesters and police clash in front of the Iranian Parliament at Baharestan Square (pictures).

“They started beating everyone […] and throwing them off the bridge […] they beat a woman so savagely that she was drenched in blood…” an eyewitness account of today’s brutal violence.

Obama condemns Iran’s crackdown on dissidents.

Fighting back (videos showing conflict in the streets of Iran).

Andrew Sullivan, Live-Tweeting the Revolution: Day 12.

Iran football players banned for life for wearing green wristbands?

Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →