The Struggle for Freedom

I hear about the struggles for freedom following the election in Iran, but for me seeing photos is what makes it real for me – and I wanted to share them with you, too.  Please note that these are some of the less violent pictures.  I’m not trying to hide the blood, but to highlight the strength and courage of the Iranian people.

The woman’s sign (bottom left) says, “They Killed my Brother Because He Asked “Where Is My Vote?”

It is noted in the description of many of the photos that the pictures do not necessarily belong to the person who shared them.  The photographers risked their lives to get them to us, and the people republishing these images do so in the belief that it will save lives and help bring peace to Iran.

Sarah Sig

2 Responses to “The Struggle for Freedom”

  1. Kathryn McCroskey June 26, 2009 at 11:43 am #

    Well I have a lot to say, mostly about Women who are over the age of 60, widowed or divorced and live on an income of $8,000.00
    a year and live along. My issues are many, however I want to speak out about
    the “Dental Health Issues”…. Medicaid pays for a Patient who needs a Scooter (cost about$6,000.00 give or take a little) to get around in, Home Health, COPD, and
    Diabetic’s supplies needed to check a Patiens own blood
    sugar levels.
    Medicaid pays for Dental Health Services for Infants and People
    up to the age of 21 years old.

    But Medicaid refuses to pay for Dental problems, which is the
    cause of near fatal infections in the body, left unattended for
    long periods of time.
    Every Doctor knows that good Dental Health is Key a Persons
    good health. So why would Medicaid refuse to pay for Dental Services like a Root Canal for instance? This Dental condition
    is very painful, and along with all the other disiblites these
    elderly Patients suffer, Medicaid refuses to pay for a Root Canal,
    saying “It’s not an emergency.” It will become an emergency
    when this Root Canal goes with out surgery and causes infection
    to get into the Patient’s blood stream and become more of a health
    issue. Medicaid would end up paying thousands of dollars more
    when the Patient ends up in sugery, or dies because Medicaid
    Refuses to pay the high Cost of what Dentist are allowed to Charge. Doctor’s and Dentist, Hospitals, ect..can Charge a Patient as much as they want and the Goverment will not put a cap on
    what they can charge “Helpless Women “…….Who are 60 and over,
    living in Proverty with no Health Care on Dental Health in Sight as far as The Goverment and Congressman/women are concerned.

    This is nonesense and should be addressed as if it were Cancer being treated or any other health or disablities, such as Physical Therapy, ect….are covered.

    I am very disappointed in Congress, State Medicaid and the
    Goverment who can give money to Banks and Car Dealerships
    but can’t put a cap on what Dentist charge People who are
    Elderly and have no Insurance or Money, to pay their Fee.

    I feel that it’s a total and intentional overlook of the Goverment to
    Ignore this Dental Issue!!!!

    Thanks for allowing me to speak out!
    Kathryn McCroskey

  2. :::::::::::: wife mom maniac :::::::::::: June 27, 2009 at 6:23 am #

    Those pictures of the elderly people protesting moved me, I’ve seen all the goriest pictures, the death pictures, but seeing old ladies in that mix was thought provoking for me. Thanks for all of your good work.

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