Neda, 40 days later

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BAGnewsnotes posted this incredible photo from a demonstration on the 40th day after the assassination of Iranian protester Neda Agha Soltan:

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This BBC interview http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8176098.stm with Neda's mother (h/t: David Neiwert at Crooks and Liars) http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/nedas-mother-talks-bbc-knowing-world is both wrenching and hopeful:

I want you, on my behalf, to thank everyone around the world, Iranians and non Iranians, people from every country and culture, people who in their own way, their own tradition, have mourned my child... everyone who lit a candle for her - every musician, who wrote songs for her, who wrote poems about her... you know, Neda loved the arts and music. I want to thank all of them.

I want to thank politicians and leaders, from every country, at all levels, who remembered my child.

Her death has been so painful - words can never describe my true feelings. But knowing that the world cried for her... that has comforted me.

I am proud of her. The world sees her as a symbol, and that makes me happy.

Quote of the Day:

"You can blow out a candle But you can't blow out a fire. Once the flames begin to catch, The wind will blow it higher"

(Peter Gabriel, "Biko")

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