Discussion in 'Iran' started by Commissar, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Commissar Member

    Tell us a bit about yourself and what brings you here. What do you think of the current state of affairs in Iran? What are your religious and political affiliations, if you wish to share them? What language(s) do you feel comfortable talking to other members in?

    As for myself, I am just a denizen of the internet who is interested in seeing people use new means to fight old fights. I try to help them find these means and fight these fights on occasion. I can speak with you in English, in Russian and to some degree in French. I have no religious or political affiliations worth mentioning. However, I send my best wishes to those in Iran and to their families during this trying time.
  2. We just figured we had the servers and the knoweldge. We needed to get these forums up. Using facebook and twitter are fine, but a solid forum is a much better solution in my mind. So here we are.

    I am really interested in helping use these new technologies to solve political problems.
  3. Sol Mann Member

    I'm a writer and an activist, and I've come here as a denizen of the internet to assist in what little ways I can. I speak English and French badly, and I have no political or religious affiliations to speak of here.

    I believe very strongly in freedom of speech and in the power of the person -1 person- to make a difference. It is with these beliefs in mind that I am here, I have no connection to Iran other than a desire for it's people to have the ability to speak freely. On my own I am just one little person, but within the power of collective action all our small voices have strength.
  4. Lynx Member

    Hi i am Lynx,

    One of the reasons why i am here is because i hope that i'll be able to help even if it is one person raise their voice. I am convinced Free and Unrestricted internet is primordial to any democracy, point that i believe has been proven by the Iranian government that has chosen to even further restrain the internet access the Iranian citizens had in an attempt to silence criticism.

    I am outraged by the current state of affairs and hope that the situation wont escalate any further, for this we likely need to convince government officials that could use their diplomatic skills to bring the situation back under control with a viable solution for everyone. Which is in my opinion Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's immediate resignation. And a fair and honest Election.
  5. PresidentShaw Member

    I'm from the internet, and I support freedom in every shape or form.

    The people of Iran diserve it as much as anyone else and I'm willing to do everything I can to help.

    I speak french and english.
  6. Hi, I am Anonymous

    we are legion

    we do not forgive
    we do not forget
    expect us
  7. zzz Member


    This is why.
  8. I am here to support those trying to topple the Iranian regime! I hope to be able to help keep info flowing however I can.
  9. anonymous612 Member

    The ability to express dissent freely and safely is a basic human right, no matter the country.

    I can't exercise that right in the USA with the Scientology protests while I ignore the fact that people can't exercise that right elsewhere. I just can't.
  10. paladine Member

    I am Human...reading the cries of these People, seeing the photos and videos of violence perpetrated by goons on innocents...unbelievably angering, but their courage is inspiring. That's why I'm here.

    I will re-tweet, send info to news orgs and help in any way I can. I only speak English...Thanks to all for setting up this site for our Iranian Friends. Peace...
  11. IranPetition Member

    Speaking of retweets, please look at the stickied topic: Iran Petition.

    thank you.
  12. MuffinKat Member


    This is why I protest.
  13. I Ran Hubbard Member

    ^^^^ this is why
  14. Consensus Member

    I consider myself a citizen of the Internet first, and to my home country second. My first allegiance is to freedom of speech. The idea of a government shutting down large swaths of the internet in order to control people offense me to my core.

    So I'll do what I can, however little that may be from here.
  15. I Ran Hubbard Member

    Also, I joined so I could have awesome username.
  16. I am here in support of my dear Persian friends who hate the repression of their government. I am a writer and activist...disseminating information as fast as I can get it to whomever I think can not only use it but pass it on.

    Just weeks ago the hardliners were talking about bombing Iran....disgusting to even think of bombing these brave people....when people are FED UP and the fear no longer is worse than their living conditions, they WILL rise up and do something about it. It is all of our responsibility to help them...because someday, we may need their help!

    THIS is why
  17. I'm in. Internet superhero time.
  18. I Ran Hubbard Member

    PROTIP: Set forum time in options to GMT +3:30
  19. atmasabr Member

    I'm a social services caseworker in New York City, 27 years old. I know only English. I am a nonpracticing Roman Catholic, both an admirer of and an enemy of the Pope. I'm trying to be active in the marriage equality movement. I am a liberal Republican with a strong social conservative streak. I still believe first and foremost in dignity.

    I support freedom of speech and human rights, and the events in Iran had me frightened for the safety of the protesters. I was at work Tuesday and the images I saw hit me hard, I saw such pride and courage, but they have to wear masks!That pride, such courage! In the face of such danger! I was looking for a way to express my prayers for their well-being when I found this site.
  20. Geraldanthro Member

    Interent Anthropologist Think Tank

    I run a Battalion
    here is Company "C"
    Thats the only public company

    We developed BSU's.

    And have taken out 45 terrorist webmasters and hackers related to
    GWOT. al Qaeda and Taliban.

    our blog

    And fully capable of defending our selves.

    Key Posts, Cyber WARFARE

    We are not here to fight for the Iranians but to train and keep the
    playing field even.

    We are functioning as advisers only.

    Tactical Internet Systems analyst.

  21. Ranger Six Member

    I'm known by many names here in Flatspace - Alec Mason, Ranger Six, and Professor Tremas Yana amongst others - and I answer to them all.

    I can't claim I speak for all of the Rangers, just for myself - but I'd wouldn't be surprised if they supported this community and those they assist.

    We may not be able to do much, but we'll do what we can.
  22. NUR Member

    NUR here. An Aussie Iranian posting from the East Coast of the Green-and-Gold Land of Australia.

    People of Iran, we are all with you to the end and stand with you! Keep fighting the good fight until victory.

    Allahu Akbar! Moussavi Rahbar!! :D
  23. wsss Member

    Well I'm 24 and from Texas.I'm a Libertarian. And im agnostic.I'm on a local tv show once a week and we talk about Libertarian stuff and what the local and state government is doing..and the USA government.I help out that show and do some of the website work and I write articles/take pictures/video's for the site.

    I came here becuase im curious about the situation in Iran.My bf is half Iranian.And he has family over there. And I can't help but feel for the people in Iran.I think its a good thing Iranians are standing up.

    I speak English and some German.I do want to learn Farsi at some point.
  24. Ahmedinejad will destroy the enemies of Islam

    I am not an Iranian. But I am a Muslim who wants to see Muslim countries standing up against the western oppression. Leaders of the other Arab countries are too weak to do so. Ahmedinejad is the man who will save Islam.
  25. lincoln Member

    Im an american who believes our two countries would get along great if not for out leaders. Im inspired by the way people of all cultures are coming together, even people from countries who are supposedly "enemies". Good luck to all protesters, stay safe. I support your fight for freedom
  26. Tony C Member

    Im here because I believe we are all the same, and we all deserve to be respected. We are all the same, no matter what the geographics, religious beliefs, color, customs, etc... We are all human beings, plain and simple. Our species is Homo Sapiens, nothing more, nothing less.
  27. Kruge Moderator

    Couldn't have said it any better for myself.

    I'm Michael, 38, from Bonn, Germany

    I live a pretty sheltered life here and it is one of my greatest wishes that all humans get the chance to live in peace and raise their children in safety. I know that, globally, we're still far from this, but every step in that direction counts, no matter how small.
  28. is he legit or a nut?

    Can anyone tell that it is safe to clickng his lings?
  29. FUTZE Member

    Ive clicked his links - they seem safe.

    Im from New Zealand, a Kiwi. I speak only English.

    Im found this through Pirate Bay. Im a believer in each to his own.

    While its good to see Americans in support, I dont wish to see AMERICA in support. I believe time has come for each country to do what it can to free their people from tyranny.
    North Korea will be next I guess :p

    Reading and watching - passing on what I can to another group I belong to.

    Good luck - Im not a believer in GOD, JESUS or the Pope, so you do what you have to to make this right!
  30. Hi thar! This is Depress from Twitter. I'm a college student from the USA. I identify as a leftist, but vote Democratic (mostly because it's infrequent that I find another candidate who matches my views). I'm religious Anglican, bordering on deist. As you can see, I abuse parentheticals.

    I got interested in the country of Iran through its art and culture a few years ago, and so was following the election before the fraud story broke. I think Iran is ready to move in a more socially open direction, it NEEDS to have a stronger economy, which means not only a different economic policy but a more open relationship with the West, to increase trade. And of course, I would prefer there to be fewer nukes in the world (never gonna happen, but I would prefer). I was already following the election, and started getting involved on Twitter distributing first aid information as a bit of an emergency-preparedness freak, I had street medicine information bookmarked already. ^^; Through that became hooked in with some Iranian sources and the #iranelection channel in general, and, well.
  31. hurricane Member

    Why I am here

    In the late 1970's I my home town in England was packed full of Iranian students who attended Manchester University. They had a social life, girlfriends/boyfriends and in the main were decent lovely girls and boys. These girls and guys will now have children who are probably caught up in the current protests. It saddens me to think that these kids parents who lived in Manchester were able to dress as they liked, socialise with who they liked and led free and carefree lives in our great democracy. This is all the wrong way round the older generation are supposed to look longingly at the youngsters and think 'I wish we could have done that when we were young' instead the young in Iran yearn for what their parents used to take for granted, freedom of speech, choice of dress, meeting girls and guys free from fear. When I heard the results of the election I was reminded of Oscar Wilde when he said 'something was lost in all of them, and what was lost was hope' well you girls and guys have proved me wrong you do have hope you are courageous and the world is watching how you are being treated YOU ARE NOT ALONE the world community is with you. God bless you all and stay safe
  32. hurricane Member

    John Simpson and Jeremy Bowen from the BBC are on your streets in Tehran tonight the world knows what is happening they are broadcasting despite the threat of arrest & imprisonment away to go boys
  33. AnythingICan Member

    I am an American who wants to help the Iranian people speak. I speak English and some German (4-5 years in public schools so I can speak only a little). I believe there is a God, I am not religious, and I am an avid Libertarian.

    I know very little about Iran. In fact, I'm certain this forum is the only place I've heard someone from Iran speak so I believe my knowledge is just beginning. You cannot trust the "normal" media especially when it comes to what groups of people are like. If I listened to them Iran would be a nation of backwater islamic extremists and the green movement would be just another event, nothing worth taking note of. So it is the way it is, and I now I sit looking forward to finally learning something true about Iran.
  34. RonPrice Member

    Hello From Tasmania Australia

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    2006--Present-Writer & Poet; Retired Teacher/Lecturer/Tutor/Facilitator: George Town Tasmania
    2002-2005-Program Presenter, City Park Radio, Launceston
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    1988-1999 -Lecturer in General Studies and Human Services West Australian Department of Training
    1986-1987 -Acting Lecturer in Management Studies and Co-ordinator of Further Education Unit at Hedland College in South Hedland, WA.
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    1981 -Maintenance Scheduler, Renison Bell, Zeehan, Tasmania
    1980-Unemployed: Bi-Polar Disability
    1979 -Editor, External Studies Unit, Tasmanian CAE; Youth Worker, Resource Centre Association, Launceston;
    Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour, Tasmanian CAE; Radio Journalist ABC, Launceston
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    1971 Primary School Teacher, Whyalla SA, Australia
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    1969 Systems Analyst, Bad Boy Co. Ltd., Toronto Ontario
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  35. reform Member

    hello anon's

    i am here to support iran, anonymously. i rarely post, as the twitter world is full of spam.
    IRI needs reform and transparency. i need my family safe.
    i am green or independent in the elections i vote.
    i prefer english, due to my keyboard.

    things could be worse. i am grateful not to know any scientologists.
  36. Roger Smith Member

    I am 19 years old and will turn 20 on Wednesday.

    I was raised Republican but turned Denocrat when I became politically aware and saw how Bush and the Neoconservatives take over the country and drag America through nightmares.

    For the longest time I was depressed about my generation and how apathetic we are towards life. How during the Bush era we didn't have the balls to do something.

    World Economic Depression, North Korea being jackasses and threatening Nuclear war, the crisis in the Middle East, etc. all these things made me depressed and made me come to the conclusion that the End of the World is coming.

    Then I see the Iranian election.

    I see the people of Iran revolting, I see the Iranians doing something about whats wrong with the country. I see what we should have done in 2004. I see hope. I truly see hope. The Iranian people have given me a spark of hope. The world may not end just yet.
  37. Best wishes from Israel

    I am very excited about the latest developments, and dropped by to encourage the brave people of Iran in their justified fight for freedom.

    I am not expecting everyone here to warm up to me after all these years of inflamation by the media, but I trust you to be open-minded enough to judge a person (or the people of a certain nation, for that matter) as an individual and not by his history or what his leaders say.

    To me Iran is primarily Persia, an old empire with great tradition in the fields of art and science. I have never encountered any Iranians in person, but I have spoken to people from other countries who've been to Iran and were full of praise, telling me what amazing country it is and how hospitable the people are. I have also seen photos of Tehran and other parts of Iran and I wish I will one day visit your country and be fortunate enough to have you in my country too, although I am a little bit skeptical about that.

    Once again - more power to you, all people are born free, regardless of their religion.
  38. Good for you, Ofir.
  39. Hi guys,
    I am a Patriot before anything and i believe in everyones right to be free and enjoy the pleasures it offers, anyone who has lived in a free country such as America that has stepped across a border of a third world country or oppressed country should fully understand my beliefs..
    I am a public servant..

    I would like to say one thing, for those of you who are lashing out at America please understand a few things..

    We elect our Politicians (Leaders) by a vote of the people and we have made mistakes and most likely will again.. but we do what we want when we want and vote for whomever we want, we are not perfect and the more we try to be the farther we get from perfection lol

    but the Simple fact is , in this you are dealing with the people of America (Citizens) we all have jobs and we all pay bills, we have children and want the best for them..
    The United States is a very diverse country in both People and land..
    These images effect us just as any normal country or person, We hurt, We cry and we lay awake at night worrying about Iran or any other Country with unjust suffering by its people..

    Sorry about the long spill I just think at times some oppressed people other places get the feeling we are a bunch of elitist fat cats living high on the hog and looking down on the world, I wear baseball cap T shirt, jeans and work boots everyday and not a dress suit..we are no different than you!

    I forgot to add this and it carries true for the American people also..
    Lets give the new president a Chance, I think it will turn out well, I can tell you this in my life of middle class he is the closest to the working class regular people we have seen and not the typical silver spoon born in a rich family raised to be a politician elite political offering..

    I think the world will be a better place in 4 years and hopefully 8 as well..

    Hang in there IRAN!!
  40. greetings

    I came across a video of yours a few days back. Sadly i didn't get the message right away.
    I am running this channel on youtube.

    YouTube - PersianResistance911's Channel

    I speak with people in Iran almost everyday. I was there recently but I'm not there right now. I am Iranian and doing my best to help our cause with no other intentions. I attend our local protests here as well. I like to get some background on your movement if possible. Where did this start and what is the agenda?

    I like to offer you support by any means possible. I can read and speak farsi fluently.
    Please let me know if I can help.

    I think you are doing a great job.

    Thank you.

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