"Green Cyber Demonstration": World Solidarity with the Iranian Protestors


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 Iran.

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.

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On twitter: WWIran Twitter
Myspace page: WWIran Myspace
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YouTube Channel: WWIran YouTube

How you can make a difference

The pro-democracy protestors in Iran are isolated and vulnerable. A strong turn-out here is a means for us to support them in their battle & remind governments & official international bodies around the world to act in the best interest of these freedom-fighters.Iran has ratified both the Declaration of Human Rights (signed 1948) and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (signed 1968). Let us show the world that human dignity and Human Rights are values that transcend frontiers, and that our leaders should use as much energy in defending Human Rights as they do the nuclear issue.

“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).

Why Green?

Green is the symbolic colour under which the pro-democracy protestors march in Iran - it is traditionally the colour of hope. Although the colour of the presidential candidate Mussavi in June’s fraudulent elections, the protestors have since made this colour their own and are commonly called the ‘Green Movement’, which has grown to become a spontaneous independent citizen’s movement demanding democracy for Iran. Green is now the colour of all those who march for democracy in Iran.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Mousavi Norouz (Persian New Year) Message

First Couple of Iran’s Opposition Post Video Messages for Persian New Year

A message to the Iranian people from the opposition leader Mir Hussein Moussavi, posted online to mark the Persian New Year.

One year after President Obama used the Web to send  a video greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the Persian New Year, Nowruz, the first couple of Iran’s opposition have posted defiant messages on Facebook to mark the holiday.
Mir Hussein Moussavi, who claims that he was robbed of victory in last year’s presidential election in Iran by fraud, released his video message to the Iranian people on Facebook on Thursday, two days before the year 1389 begins on Iran’s calendar. A note posted with the video promises that a complete English translation will be available soon, and includes this excerpt from Mr. Moussavi’s remarks:
The New Year is the year of resistance on these rightful and legal demands, and we do not have the right to give up and back off from these demands as that would be a betrayal to the nation, Islam and the blood of the martyrs. We have achieved this Constitution from the waves of the bloods of many martyrs, and we cannot lose that easily and we all should return to that.
Mr. Moussavi’s popular wife, Zahra Rahnavard, also posted a video message of her own on Facebook page, in which she said:
In this New Year we want to have freedom in our country again. We want the rule of law which one can say that at least it has been 200 or 300 years that human had tried to achieve it would dominate our country. We want the fraud and rumors be eliminated and discrimination in any form, could it be due to financial, class, economical, cultural or women’s affairs would be eliminated.
Ms. Rahnavard’s Facebook page also says that a complete English translation of her remarks will be posted soon.
Copies of both videos were posted on YouTube by the expatriate Iranian blogger Mehdi Saharkhiz, whose father, Isa Saharkhiz, is a political prisoner on a hunger strike in Iran.
Mr. Moussavi’s message is posted above. Click here to read his message in full in English.
 Here is Ms. Rahnazad’s video message:

Credits: New York Times - Lede Blog: First Couple of Iran's Opposition Post video Messages for Persian New Year

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