Sunday, June 28, 2009

Where is our Blogger?



Where is our Blogger?

For the one and the many



We are all aware of the situation and struggles of the Iranian people. Their fledgling faltering steps towards change and voices struggling to be heard. One of those voices, known to many of us has been silent. The CDP community (a group of photo daily city Bloggers,) join today together to be a voice for the one Blogger missing and the many people throughout Iran who have had their voice silenced. As a Photographer whose partner is a Political Cartoonist and Artist I cannot imagine us not having the freedom to pursue our work without fear of going "missing." Can you imagine this happening to you, your family, your friends, your neighbours, your colleagues? This is why we ask today "Where is our Blogger."


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Many thanks for reading this post and the others participating too.

40 comments:

Pam said...

Not your usual post! You can't have many foreigners on the island, well not when I lived there. Good post though.

Babooshka said...

Pam - For another time but the island has probably undergone many changes since you were here. Today is about a group of people being the voice for those that cannot or do not have one.

Brian Miller said...

stilling

Anonymous said...

Admire your intentions but you maybe are p*****g in the wind. Good luck with the quest.

Faery said...

Watch the political situation in my coountry Venezuela, they want to silent us but we are resisting, we are fighting. During protests in 2002 many Venezuelans died, one boy died this month... so many bad things going on here.
Thanks for rising your voice.

Brad, Boston said...

B. You know I don't blog I just come for the photo tips. I hear what you're saying. Change is slow but change can happen.

Ann said...

Well said Babooshka, I hope that by adding our voices we can raise awareness and let people know they are not forgotten by the rest of the world.

Hilda said...

When you asked your question about family and friends, my hair stood on end. No, I cannot imagine it either — though I know it happened in the Philippines when I was very little (and still happens every now and then, but not in such a massive scale).

I hope not many people think like 'anonymous' above. That is the road to despair, hopelessness and apathy.

Thank you for lending your not-inconsiderable voice for Iran and for freedom, Babooshka.

bitingmidge said...

Thankyou from me too Babooshka.

I discovered this theme day all too late, and while we are often ill informed or not informed, we too often use that as an excuse to sit back and do nought.

Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

Julie said...

Well expressed, Babooshka. When you touch upon the personal and the familial the pain and the repression felt by those in Iran comes close to the bone.

I am so glad you posted on this special Theme Day. We want our blogger back. The world is watching.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent photo to support the people of Iran and our missing fellow city daily photo blogger who we hope is released from custody soon.

Jim K said...

no words, you said everything.

jabblog said...

Well said! An absence can be as telling as a presence.

Mo said...

Lets hope we can make enough people aware of what personal freedom reallis about. Off to buy the Sunday papers now and see Barker's work.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I'm not a daily city blogger but I participated anyway. Heard about it from JM, a blogger in Portugal.

The struggle for freedom in Iran is one that can go forward if people united around the cause of human rights speak out against it. Let's not just leave it up to the governments. We have a unique opportunity, through the lightning speed of the internet, to wage support for non-violent struggles all over the world.

m_m said...

Beautiful written, we have to express our support for the Iranian people!
Regards,
m_m

cieldequimper said...

Your choice is stunning. Thank you.

Mia said...

We thank you for your support for our lost peoples.

Jilly said...

You've expressed this situation so well, Babooshka by bringing home the 'what if' to us. Let's hope our Blogger gets freed and one day the people of Iran get to vote and it counts.

JM said...

Babooshka, there is some news regarding 'A' being set free tonight, but I will not posted it until confirmation.

Lynette said...

Right now in Portland, I know where my family is. And the ones in Mississippi and California. I know where my friends are, in America and in England. And I know that they are not in this sort of danger from any government. Thank you, Babooshka, for making me think of that, to ponder on it, to realize how much I take it for granted. I joined this effort when I read Hilda's poignant post, and now I've been blessed to read yours. I will not forget to count this particular blessing again.

Sally in WA said...

Wonderfully written.

Sandi said...

You made me think I should do more. I hope you find the missing person.

mrsnesbitt said...

Well written dear B!

xxx

Laurie said...

You said it perfectly, my friend. Our world community feels so small to me now -- what happens to my friends elsewhere, happens to all of us in a way. THanks for this.

Kutuharju said...

It's so important to raise awareness, to say SOMETHING, to show we care, and to show that not just anything can happen to another human being and we silently watch or pass. No, that'll not do.
Was that day today to participate?

Petrea said...

Thank you, Babooshka. As I click through, looking at every blog that participated today, I feel more and more proud of what we can accomplish together. I have hope that we are heard.

JM said...

UPDATE 20h00 GMT:
It has been confirmed by two friends, who have been giving news the whole week:
AMIR IS HOME NOW!

Babooshka said...

That is fantastic news. JM Thank you for confirming so quickly. Great day.

White Oleander said...

Thank you for spread the words. And I really like the photo of the bird.

Louis la Vache said...

"anonymous" if we don't speak up, it will only continue. As Margaret Mead observed, the world in only changed by people who speak out and seek out change. If we sit idly by, the mullahs will continue their repression. But an world-wide outcry can bring freedom to Iran.

Jack Donavan said...

I saw many posts today that touched me about the missing blogger. You brought it home to me asking if this happened to my family. That was the suckerpunch I needed to make a difference. Don't know how or what but my local community voluntary service may be able to use me. Thank you for rocking my closed world to open.

Jacob said...

Well said, Babooshka! The green bird makes a nice symbol!

kRiZ cPEc said...

I'm in.

Mateo said...

I'm glad for your support. I'd like to make you aware of this video. Jump to 00:27:10 if you don't like to watch the whole video. I think this is what most western countries deny but it is all connected.

Saria said...

We thank you made this day for our Iranian blogger. Alone make us not feel. You care. That is kind.

Mojo said...

Yo Babaooshka, I'm not a CDP blogger, but can I get in on this action too? I don't have a green toned shot, and since I'm at work (at my day job) right now I can't really cook one up, but I can put up the post and the TehranLive photo. D'ya suppose that'd be okay?

Ms Baroque said...

Thanks so much for coming and commenting ion mine Babooshka - I've posted an update - it is wonderful news. Now, for the others...

Neva said...

A very thoughtful post......

Mojo said...

Guess I got in on the action too late, eh?

Well this is one case where I'm happy to be left out! Glad to hear that Amir is home and safe!

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