Iran Election: “Ahmadinejad Won”

12 June, 2009 – MRZine – Monthly Review

Iran’s election commission still hasn’t counted all the votes (roughly 32 million votes in total), but, according to the official results based on about 28 million votes counted so far, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (18,302,924 votes) defeated Mir-Hossein Mousavi (8,929,232 votes).

Most of the Western media were predicting a close race, and some were even suggesting that a landslide for Mousavi might be possible. But the actual results were presaged by those of the telephone survey of Iranians conducted by Terror Free Tomorrow: The Center for Public Opinion, the New America Foundation, and KA Europe SPRL about a month before election day.

Official Results as Reported by BBC Persian

It’s a class vote again.


Based on the counting of nearly 31 million votes, the results are 19,761,433 votes for Ahmadinejad, 9,841,056 votes for Mousavi, 633,048 votes for Mohsen Rezaei, and 270,885 votes for Mehdi Karrubi.

Official Results as Reported by BBC Persian


Police State Measures in the UK: Police ‘arrest innocent youths for their DNA’, officer claims By Murray Wardrop

7 June, 2009 – Daily Telegraph, 2009-06-04 – Global Research

Hundreds of teenagers are having their DNA taken by police in case they commit crimes later in life, an officer has disclosed.

Officers are targeting children as young as 10 with the aim of placing their DNA profiles on the national database to improve their chances of solving crimes, it is claimed.

The alleged practice is also described as part of a ‘long-term crime prevention strategy’ to dissuade youths from committing offences in the future.

Civil liberty campaigners have condemned the tactic of as ‘diabolical’ and said it showed contempt for children’s freedom.

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