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A Group Confession in Support of Iran

In Uncategorized on September 22, 2009 at 2:20 pm

A group of beautiful souls from Australia have recorded a group confession in support of the green movement:

You really can’t imagine how heart warming these videos are. When you live in Iran and feel trapped between the walls of propaganda media and internet censoring, it’s easy to feel lonely. Its easy to feel that nobody cares. Thank you for reminding us that there are people out there who care. In every corner of the world, there are beautiful hearts that care for each other, regardless of how ugly the world may seem.

Confessing with a guitar

In Uncategorized on September 6, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Another poetic confession, this time with just a guitar:

I confess…

We are everywhere,

In memory of martyrs, we are Neda and Sohrab,

Resistant and hopeful, we are all together,

We are freeborn, and love Iran…

la la la la, la la…

The Confessions of a Son for his Jailed Father

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Mehdi Saharkhiz has been an active member of the Iranian greens, especially well known for his genuinely passionate online efforts in tweeting, blogging, and video gathering for the pro-democracy movement in Iran. What else would you expect from someone whose Father is one of the amazing people whose integrity, honesty, and bravery  has landed him in jail. Who knows what they are doing to Isa Saharkhiz right now to get him to “confess”. Meanwhile, Mehdi has his own confessions to present to the world, dedicated to his Father:

We support you Mehdi.

A Poetic Confession

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2009 at 3:16 am

The pro-democracy green movement of Iran has produced a new confession video which is currently gaining popularity and being widely shared on the internet. It is in the form of a musical song, something almost like a dark poetic rap / hip-hop song. Serious and gloomy. Now it is available with English subtitles:

The English is of course just a literal translation and unfortunately does not capture the poetic beauty of the song.

Galileo’s Confessions

In Uncategorized on August 8, 2009 at 6:50 pm

One of the most striking confessions that show the absurdity of forcing people to confess under torture comes from Galileo Galilei, the person who discovered that the world was not flat and that the Sun does not revolve around Earth. These confessions that are circulating in social networks these days to remind us of the absurdity of the forced confessions taking place in Iran today, are taken from this source:

I, Galileo, son of the late Vincenzio Gaillei of Florence, seventy years of age, arraigned personally for judgment, kneeling before you Most Eminent and Most Reverend Cardinals Inquisitors- General against heretical depravity in all of Christendom, having before my eyes and touching with my hands the Holy Gospels, swear that I have always believed, I believe now, and with God’s help I will believe in the future all that the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church holds, preaches, and teaches. However, whereas, after having been judicially instructed with injunction by the Holy Office to abandon completely the false opinion that the sun is the center of the world and does not move and the earth is not the center of the world and moves, and not to hold, defend, or reach this false doctrine in any way whatever, orally or in writing; and after having been notified that this doctrine is contrary to Holy Scripture; I wrote and published a book in which I treat of this already condemned doctrine and adduce very effective reasons in its favor, without refuting them in any way; therefore, I have been judged vehemently suspected of heresy; namely of having held and believed that the sun is the center of the world and motionless and the earth is not the center and moves.

Therefore, desiring to remove from the minds of your Eminences and every faithful Christian this vehement suspicion, rightly conceived against me, with a sincere heart and unfeigned faith I abjure, curse, and detest the above-mentioned errors and heresies, and in general each and every other error, heresy, and sect contrary to the Holy Church; and I swear that in the future I will never again say or assert, orally or in writing, anything which might cause a similar suspicion about me; on the contrary, if I should come to know any heretic or anyone suspected of heresy I will denounce him to this Holy Office, or to the Inquisitor or Ordinary of the place where I happen to be.

Furthermore, I swear and promise to comply with and observe completely all the penances which have been or will be imposed upon me by this Holy Office; and should I fall to keep any of these promises and oaths, which God forbid, I submit myself to all the penalties and punishments imposed and promulgated by the sacred canons and other particular and general laws against similar delinquents. So help me God and these Holy Gospels of His, which I touch with my hands.

I, the above-mentioned Galileo Galilei, have abjured, sworn, promised, and obliged myself as above; and in witness of the truth I have signed with my own hand the present document of abjuration and have recited it word for word in Rome, at the convent of the Minerva, this twenty-second day of June 1633.

I, Galileo Gililei, have abjured as above, by my own hand

I Confess – A Tribute to Mohammadreza Jalaeipour

In Uncategorized on August 6, 2009 at 8:05 am

On a more serious note, supporters of the green movement have created a confession video as a tribute to Mohammadreza Jalaeipour, one of the talented young Iranian minds who was arrested after the elections and is considered to be under pressure / torture to confess to lies. This video has been growing popular among Iranians in the past couple of days and is now available with English subtitles:

There is also a Facebook group advocating the release of Mohammadreza.