Suddenly women have become central in the fight against injustice in Iran.
*Neda, the young demonstrator whose death by gunfire in Tehran was captured on a cell phone. Now the fight against injustice there is being called Neda's Uprising.
*Christiane Amanpour with a CNN special on Sunday night, June 21 "Amanpour Reports from the Streets of Iran"--including her challenges directly to Pres. Ahmadinejad in a press conference. Listen to part of it or get the text from
*Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran and Things I've Been Silent About, speaking on CNN.
* Melody Moezzi, blogger on the Huffingtonpost.com, commenting on CNN. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melody-moezzi
* Many anonymous women, some in full chador, demonstrating in the streets.
I am deeply moved to witness all this courage and sacrifice. I drive about in Colorado, back to Los Angeles, but my heart is halfway around the world.
A few years ago, Iran and Iraq were distant places, remote from my thoughts.
Now when I can't get PBS radio or CNN or good newspapers or online reports about events there, I feel desperate.