Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Let's all say, "I am an Iranian"

If you look at the time lines of the previous Iranian revolution, or the more recent people-powered revolutions in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Ukraine, etc., you'll see that these protests in Iran will need to go on for weeks or even months if they have a realistic chance to overthrow the regime of the "mullah mafia" there.

They'll need our help!

The best ways I've seen suggested to help the anti-regime forces are these:
  • Simple but exhaustive and effective do-it-yourself denial of service attacks against the Iranian regime's networks here.
  • Short but sweet Cyberwar guide for Iran elections here.
Among the latter's best advice:
"1. Do NOT publicise proxy IP's over twitter, and especially not using the #iranelection hashtag. Security forces are monitoring this hashtag, and the moment they identify a proxy IP they will block it in Iran."
"4. Help cover the bloggers: change your twitter settings so that your location is TEHRAN and your time zone is GMT +3.30. Security forces are hunting for bloggers using location and timezone searches. If we all become 'Iranians' it becomes much harder to find them."
Reminiscent of JFK's "I am a Berliner" speech, we can all "be" an Iranian and help bring positive change to millions of lives.

I think both these posts have excellent suggestions and I would urge EVERYONE to read both and take their advice.

The world's youth are always looking to be part of a movement that will change the world for the better.

The bad news: Obama isn't it.

The good news: This almost certainly will be if it is successful.

Let our motto be, "I am an Iranian".

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