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Michael Jackson Memorial to ‘flood internet’

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Many people are speculating that Michael Jackson’s memorial at the Staples Center will ‘flood’ the internet with the heaviest traffic ever seen in the history of the internet. The day Jackson died many sites, including Google and Jackson’s official site, became slow and sometimes unresponsive. Other sites had to be taken offline because of the overwhelming amount of traffic. It remains to be seen whether this will occur today as millions tune in both on TV and online to see Michael Jackson one last time.

The link for CNN Live, where the memorial will be aired live, is here: http://www.cnn.com/video/fb/facebook.html?stream=stream1


Riots in Urumqi, 156 Dead, Hundreds More Injured, and Thousands Arrested

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Yesterday’s riots in the city of Urumqi, located in China’s western Xinjiang province, have left at least 156 people dead and over 800 people injured. Xinhua (Chinese State Media) claims there have been over 1434 arrests.

Xinhua further reports the government said: “An initial investigation showed the violence was masterminded by the separatist World Uighur Congress led by Rebiya Kadeer.” Kadeer is considered the Uigher leader and lives in exile in the United States.

Many in Xinjiang have long campaigned to gain independence from China, which is made up of prominently Han Chinese, while  Xinjiang is primarily Uigher Muslims.

The CNN article on the topic is here:http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/07/06/china.uyghur.protest/index.html

Dramatic Interview with Woman who saw ‘a massacre’

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This is one of the most dramatic portrayals of ‘massacres’ in Tehran. This is from 24 June 2009:


CNN aired this today 24 June 2009

At least Two People Hurt in Explosion at Mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in Southern Tehran

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CNN and Iran State TV report: There are two people confirmed hurt by an explosion at a mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in Southern Tehran

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June 20, 2009 at 09:25

Iran NOT QUIET Tonight

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Contrary to predictions by Western media outlets such as CNN there are numerous reports coming in from reliable sources in Iran that the noise is “unreal” and it is definitely “NOT QUIET” in Tehran tonight.

Many media outlets believed that reformists would back down after Supreme Leader Khamenei’s speech today, but it seems that just the opposite may be happening.

Iranian’s May Pull Back From Protests

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CNN says that it has many Iranian sources saying that it seems reformists will heed Supreme Leader Khamenei and pull back from protests. Many other Iranians see different. Only time will tell which direction the protesters go from here.

Written by eldercato

June 19, 2009 at 12:42

Ahmadinejad Speaks About Sunday’s Remarks

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Ahmadinejad finally broke his silence and the contents of what he said was reported by CNN: