General Question

jfos's avatar

What can be done to help the protesting students/youth/Mousavi supporters in Iran?

Asked by jfos (7362points) June 15th, 2009

Following the presidential election on Friday, in which Ahmedinejad claimed a landslide of votes, apparantly through foul play on part of the non-transparent vote-counting process, Mousavi supporters have been protesting in the streets of Tehran. To anyone who is informed of the situation—how could we help?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

6 Answers

phoenyx's avatar

Unfortunately, I don’t think that there is anything non-Iranians can do right now without it being seen as interference.

◔̯◔

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

There is nothing to do. I suppose you could start a blog.

mammal's avatar

by staying the f*ck out?
The Iranian door has been battered by meddling superpowers
for years, in the pursuit of oil, Iran, like many other so called rogue states
have forged a siege mentality, which is actually impeding political reform.

Qingu's avatar

If you’re comp-savvy, you can set up a proxy server for Iranians to use:

http://blog.austinheap.com/2009/06/15/how-to-setup-a-proxy-for-iran-citizens-for-windows/

You can also just make a show of support. Take a picture of yourself in green clothes and upload it on a Facebook group. My friend is organizing a Flickr page gathering such pictures. It’s important for Iranians to realize that the world is with them and sympathizes with their struggle. That’s quite different from “meddling.”

jfos's avatar

@mammal I don’t mean as a country, I mean as individuals.

Jeruba's avatar

Maybe an irrelevant comment, but I am old enough to remember how we rooted for Fidel Castro when he was fighting to overthrow Batista in 1958. Schoolchildren were encouraged to regard him as a revolutionary hero much like our own. I think we’re inclined to see George Washingtons here and there even when the resemblance is slight.

Answer this question

Login

or

Join

to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
or
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther