Revolution in Iran

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Cries of Defiance

Posted by iranrevolution on July 3, 2009

I firmly believe that civil disobedience, any and all kind of it, is a great tool in the fight against repression because

  1. The government is visibly, but peacefully, confronted.
  2. People will know that they are not fighting the government alone.
  3. The various forms of protest can easily spread.
  4. At one point, the government will have to face all day long protests manifesting itself in a great variety of ways and in such a manner that the government is simply paralysed to respond to.

So pick your choice, you want to wear green? Have your headlights on? Turn your lights off in the evening? Cry your defiance? Or do all of the above and more, every day and with all your neighbours at the same time?

This video is recorded on July 1 (well into the third week of the new Iranian revolution). I only hope that these cries of defiance shall be heard from every corner of every town until the change we sought, the change that unites all of us materialises.


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Death to dictator

Posted by iranrevolution on June 22, 2009

So where do we go from here? Yesterday was quieter on the streets of Tehran than it has been for days. The thugs, getting the go ahead from Khamenei, showed their true ugly faces and insulted, injured, imprisoned and killed our beloved sisters and brothers with impunity.

Yesterday was the time to assess the situation and the achievements made so far. It was time to regroup, to reorganize and to deliberately decide our next move.

Make no mistake, the basij militia on the streets is not a show of force, it is a true show of weakness. The regime is faltering; its inner circles are at each others throats. Grand Ayatollahs are openly criticizing the so called supreme leader. Rafsanjani’s own relatives are apprehended. The speaker of the parliament voices discontent and even the Guardian Council has admitted that in 50 cities the number of votes has been more than 100% in a direct rebuff to Khamenei’s suggestion that the election has been fair.

We need to keep the momentum up, to have the upper hand, to be the leading player in this battle for achieving our inalienable right to be free, to dictate the rules and to decide what our next step shall be. We must make this regime to counter our moves and not vice versa, we need to lead, to be strong. We must not flinch nor blink; we must stand united and be sure within ourselves, in our depths and in our hearts that the victory is in sight.

I talk to friends in Tehran each morning and each time I hear the same message. The cries of ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘Death to dictator’ are louder each passing night. This my fellow countrymen is the key to victory, stand united and let the entire city now that you are not alone, that your neighbours are not alone, that you are a majority, that you stand together and that you are ready to walk the line. Smile and think of how Khamenei feels in his bunker as he hears your cries for freedom. Instil fear in the hearts of your basij opponents and soon, reminiscent to the last revolution, the basij will disperse like dandelions in wind and your brothers in armed forces will join you in this new Iranian revolution. Victory is indeed in sight.

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United we stand, divided we fall

Posted by iranrevolution on June 18, 2009

If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem. This is the kind of rhetoric that G. W. Bush would probably be able to utter. So, to show that we won’t fall to that level, let’s paraphrase it. If you are not part of the solution, then learn how you can be a part of it.

What can I do to help the revolution? If you are outside of Iran, you either fall into the category

a – you don’t know anyone in Iran or

b – you have friends and family in Iran.

If you don’t know anyone in Iran, do one of the following:

  1. Provide Iranians with web proxies and Tor relays. Here is how to do it in English and here in Farsi.
  2. Contact all the news outlets in your area and ask them to cover the developments in Iran even more. Ask them never to name any of their sources. It can cost them their lives.
  3. Follow development on twitter #iranelection
  4. On twitter, switch your time zone to that of Iran, GMT +3.5h

If you have friends and family in Iran, do one of the following:

  1. Spread this page to Iran and ask them to translate it into Persian with Persian characters
  2. Tell them how they can be on the internet anonymously using Tor, English and Persian instructions
  3. Show them how they easily can get around the firewalls using freegate

And the most important thing of all, do let them know that they are not alone, that the entire world is watching what is happening in Iran with intense interest. Let them understand that you truly believe that this time it is for real. Give them hope. Tell them that the future government can hardly be worse that it is today. Tell them that if they lose this chance, it might not present itself for another ten years.

Ask them to cry Allahu Akbar each and every night. Nothing is more comforting than the cry of your neighbours for freedom. Do not take this lightly. Cry out every night and your friends and neighbours know that you are with them and let the thugs know that they have already lost. United we stand, divided we fall.

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