February 6, 2010

Promote Freedom from Tyrany in Iran Feb. 11

Iran has executed two men for participating in demonstrations.  More executions may take place, but we can help.  Amnesty International is calling for international support and actions on the anniversary of Iran's revolution.  Please do what you can to raise awareness of conditions for human rights activists in Iran.

Unite for human rights in Iran on February 11th 

February 11th is Victory of the Revolution Day in Iran.  Equivalent to the Fourth of July in the United States, it is a day commemorating liberty, independence and freedom.  But the Iranian government has long violated these rights and is responsible for numerous abuses including torture, arbitrary arrests, censorship and the most recent execution of two activists accused of inciting the post-election protests on June 12th – even though these men had been held in detention long before the violence erupted.
Since blogs and websites like Twitter and YouTube were virtually the only way the Iranian people could expose the horrific treatment being inflicted on them in the days following the contested Presidential election, we expect that Iranians will turn to the Internet once again to carry their messages. That is why we are asking everyone to show their solidarity online on February 11th – whether it’s on your blog, website, or social networking profile.
Stand with us to ensure that Victory of the Revolution Day signifies an end to these abuses! 
I love this video which starts off with Stephen Marley & Natalie Merchant then opens up the stage to musical artists from ALL OVER THE WORLD! 

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