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I have been following the Iranian elections for a while now. After the “winner” was declared, I really got into it. This man claims to have won by a landslide, even in his opponent’s hometown. Corrupt? I think so.
After the results were announced, supporters of Moussavi (the opponent) began to protest, as they too thought something was fishy. Protesting led to rioting, which lead to police, military, and paramilitary forces killing seven people and wounding many others.
These others are now living in fear. The government has raided schools. They are tracking Iranians on the internet, trying to shut down the internet, and are kicking all foreign media out of the country.
Twitter.com has exploded with this. Iranians are sneaking on to send news and photos. People around the world are changing their location to Tehran to confuse the Iranian government that is searching for Iranian bloggers. They are setting up proxies. They are sharing news. They are giving support and advice.
It is amazing what people will do for each other.
Sadly, it seems that most people and much of the media doesn’t care. Media groups are focusing more on the Letterman joke than on the people murdered. People in the younger generations are getting nothing. I had someone ask me if Tehran was a person or a place; that’s how bad it is.
So imagine if you show up to class, or coffee, or work, sporting this. People will ask. And you can tell.
Keep Iran Free.
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