This began as a seed of Nico Pitney's great coverage of the events in Iran on Huffington Post. It evolved into something else entirely. Nico has been posting summaries of the most important events, but what we have here is the most complete coverage anywhere.
A small group of Newsviners: Synthesis, Rainmaker, Briwnys, Stardust - 943605 and newsblog903, have contributed a huge amount of time and effort to assist me in bringing these events to you in real time, around the clock, for the past week.
We have also provided commentary and analysis to help people understand the background behind these events, and explain their significance.
And we're by no means finished.
As long as these brave protesters hold out, no matter how long that is, I'll be here... and I'm sure I can speak for the others when I say that they will too.
UPDATE: 24/7 live video stream from Persianq in my column.
I'm liveblogging the latest Iran election fallout. Email me with any news or thoughts, and please Digg this post if you feel so inclined.
3:46 PM ET -- Major uptick in violence reported. In the last hour, there has been a sharp spike in the number of (unconfirmed) reports about intensified violence:
From ABC's Jim Sciutto: "inside the protests tonight, if you support ahmadinajad, no police, you criticize him, get pepper spray, tear gas, batons... Anti-govt protests have spread to other Iranian cities, incl Rasht... We witnessed police spraying pepper gas into the eyes of peaceful female protesters... Two worlds in Tehran tonight. Support Ahmadinejad, free rein. Oppose him, risk police attacks, tear gas, batons, arrest8 minutes ago from web"
From an emailer Salim: "This is beginning to mirror what I witnessed in the first revolution. When people start taking over military centers. There is report that a basiji center in Northern Tehran around Tajrish has been captured by the protesters. This would potentially mean weapons in hands of protesters. I'll let you know if I heard more."