• Purple People Vote Iran Focus

    As the main stream media's focus drifts away from Iran, the internet has become the predominant source for news out of Iran. As this is still an active story, PurplePeopleVote.com will be focusing on events and news stories coming out of Iran. This is a major news story, as well as historic event. We hope that individuals will press media outlets to cover these events, and not let the stories of those who are peacefully fighting for their freedom be forgotten just because information is becoming more difficult to gather.

    Purple People are those of us who are neither Republican Red nor Democrat Blue; we find ourselves in between. The internet often represents those on the far left or the far right; this site is for those of us in the middle, or looking for a centrist's perspective.

    Since there are a variety of non-conformists that consider themselves Independents, here's a clarification. The point of view of this blog is basically Realist/Libertarian light...

    -Pro Small Government, bureaucracies tend to be wasteful and inefficient.

    -Government should not be the morality police.

    -Less waste, lower taxes. Taxes are okay if spent wisely. Roads and schools need funding. Be smart with my money and I won't complain.

    -Government shouldn't babysit adults. Help kids and assist people who have serious problems, but stop trying to protect everyone from themselves.

    -Foreign policy should be conducted by people with brains and experience. Think, don't be reckless and don't be politically motivated. Remember that the U.S. is not the only country in the world.

    -Tone down the rhetoric and remember your manners. Play nicely and don't belittle people who disagree with you.

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WaPo Reports Protesters Beaten By Baseej #IranElection

The Washington Post is reporting that Iran’s Baseej are beating protesters with clubs in renewed protests in Iran. Reports count the protesters anywhere from several hundred to 2-3,000. Protests have continued despite government warnings of a ‘crushing response.’ Protests have taken a variety of forms in the last several weeks, yet these [...]

Radio Free Europe: Iran Protest Marchers Chant “Allah Akbar” and “Death To the Dictator” #IranElection

From Radio Free Europe - Hundreds Protest In Tehran Despite Officials’ Warnings
Despite warnings from Iranian authorities, including the governor of Tehran, hundreds of people have taken to the streets of the capital to mark the anniversary of the 1999 student uprising and to protest against the results of the June presidential vote.
Hundreds of protesters [...]

Times UK Reports Tear-Gas Used Against Protesters in Iran #IranElection

The Times UK along with other sources are reporting of renewed street protests in Iran. Again these protests are being met with a government crackdown that uses tear-gas against its own people.
Police fire tear gas and bullets to disperse Tehran protests
Iranian police fired tear-gas and shots into the air today to disperse thousands [...]

NYT Reports Street Protests in Iran and Government Crackdown #IranElection

Street protests in Iran have ignited again today, July 9th. New York Times is reporting that these protests are again being met by a violent government crackdown including the teargassing and arrests of peaceful protesters.
CAIRO — Security forces began clashing with protesters shortly after they began massing in the streets of Tehran on Thursday evening, [...]