"Green Cyber Demonstration": World Solidarity with the Iranian Protestors
INTERNATIONAL CYBER-DEMONSTRATION IN SUPPORT OF THE IRANIAN PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT
One aim: unite the world’s citizens of all origins, nationalities and horizons who believe in democracy and Human Rights, and who wish to express their support for the pro-democracy movement in
This initiative is completely independent, non-political and non-religious.
How to participate
- Join our group on facebook, flickr, add us on twitter & myspace
- make our logo your profile image on these social websites
- write a message of support as your headline & on our page(s)
- inform & send links to your friends & contacts
- write about this event in your blogs & websites, feature our image & add a link to us
- contribute to our webpage with comments, slogans, photos/videos/songs etc.
How you can make a difference
The pro-democracy protestors in
“A dictatorship is more dangerous than a nuclear weapon.”
As a result of the fraudulent Iranian presidential elections of the 12th of June 2009, millions of people took to the streets of Iran to protest against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; demanding a new and democratic election. These brave protestors, comprising all generations, demonstrated pacifically but faced harsh repression from government forces resulting in beatings, deaths, arrests, torture, forced confessions and mock show-trials. Despite this repression, the protest movement has continued to grow and is known as the ‘Green Movement’ (read below: ‘Why Green?’). In spite of this repression, the pro-democracy protestors in Iran have continued their mobilisation; taking to the streets, infiltrating official marches and finding new means to express themselves such as via the internet - despite the huge risks, including for their lives (two young men arrested before the elections, Reza Ali Zamani and Arash Rahmanipour, were executed on the 28th January 2010, with more feared).
Green is the symbolic colour under which the pro-democracy protestors march in