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Today is another knife-edge day for Iranians, a battle of will between the authorities and the reformists. Bloggers like Revolutionary Road report rumours of killings and mass detentions*. Those who proudly talk of bringing democracy to Iraq should remember how the invasion fuelled conservatism in Iran, turning the country in on itself and strenthening the clerics' hands; now years of frustration at the conservative regime are boiling over.

Today is another knife-edge day for Iranians, a battle of will between the authorities and the reformists. Bloggers like Revolutionary Road report rumours of killings and mass detentions*. Those who proudly talk of bringing democracy to Iraq should remember how the invasion fuelled conservatism in Iran, turning the country in on itself and strenthening the clerics' hands; now years of frustration at the conservative regime are boiling over.

In Iran green is the colour of reform, worn by supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi. There is also, as it happens, an Iranian Green Party, which strongly opposes the country's move towards nuclear power, but it has been largely a party in exile, sidelined from the unfolding events. That said, there is a vibrant Iranian arts and ecology movement which has been putting on events for years. Last year the Tree of Life Environmental Art Festival took in Noushahr, in Northern Iran and featured work by Ahmad Nadalian.

EDIT: Saeed Valadbaygi's Facebook site is updating very regularly with the latest news from Twitter and Iranian bloggers.

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