Protesters in the country of Iran are continuing to show their displeasure with the recent presidential election results, clashing with authorities in the process [Iran Riot Police Clash With Thousands of Protesters in Bloody Tehran Crackdown].
In an effort to squelch worldwide outrage and to conceal government actions against Mir Hossein Mousavi, his supporters and protesters, the Iranian government has attempted to suppress all communication to and from Iran. However, thanks to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Myspace and other forms of communication, the Iranian government’s attempts have failed miserably and the world is seeing first-hand what government oppression is like. Here is a post taken from one of the many Iranian group’s Facebook pages pleading with people in countries outside of Iran to establish proxy machines to bypass the Iranian government’s attempts to extinguish free speech and communications (you must be a Facebook member to logon):
“How YOU can actively help the people in Iran from your home!
Here’s how to avoid the internet censurship of the regime.
We are in a special time right now – in a time where people in oppressed countries depend on the internet to communicate with the rest of the world about the ongoings in their country and to show the rest of the world of the happenings which takes place.
The Iranian Government is doing their best to block certain sites like Twitter or Facebook to be available for the Iranian public during troublesome times to push down any kind of protests and information beeing spread to the world.
YOU can actively help people in Iran to go through these censurs by setting up a proxy server on your computer where people in Iran can connect to and use.
Once your server is up and running please DM @austinheap or @ProtesterHelp on Twitter.”
I do not condone violence and chaos. Also, I do not support a government’s control and tyrannical oppression of a country’s citizenry. I am distressed and saddened that peaceful and innocent people have to die because of one government’s actions to obliterate freedom, liberty and democracy.
Warning: Graphic content. Not for children or the faint of heart. Click on the links and watch the videos at your own risk.
The violence in Iran is escalating. More people are dying for freedom and democracy. The whole world is watching [Article - Iran Braces for More Bloody Street Confrontations].
June 20—Young woman shot and killed by Basiji militia.
June 20—Protesters clash with police in Iran.
June 20—Man killed by police in Tehran.
June 20—Young man shot and killed by Basiji militia.
June 20—Protesters being shot at in Tehran.
June 20—Police fire on protesters.
June 20—Attack on a motorcyclist.