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  • iranianriots 10:55 am on July 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Satellite thiefs… 

    satellitethiefs

     
  • iranianriots 10:52 am on July 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    A letter to Ahmadinejad… 

    lettertoahamdi

    “You are being addressed only by the name, Ahmadinejad, since it is impossible to add the title of a man to your name.

    I am penning this so you may learn about my father. Perhaps you will realize who you have decided to jail today.”

    Read the letter in English: http://persianeng.tumblr.com/
    Read original letter in Farsi:  http://onlymehdi.tumblr.com/post/135688688

     
  • iranianriots 11:23 am on June 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Plea to the world: Iran needs Anti-filters (filter-shekan) 

    Dear Friends,

    Unfortunately the government is assisted by multi-million-dollar companies, and they are able to detect and block anti-filters quickly.
    Access to internet is strictly limited, and does not allow for many reports.
    Please, please, any help is appreciated in terms of software and/or technological development, in order to help the people bypass all the filters and  report on the situation.
    We need more working software that can bypass not only the censorship, but also our online activities, and if possible hide our bandwidth usage.

     
    • nf 1:38 am on June 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Are they able to block/detect Tor? http://www.torproject.org/

    • W 7:33 pm on July 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Would you be interested in having a site that’s hosted in the U.S. so u can upload whatever u want?

    • james 11:36 pm on July 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      (Fargo, North Dakota) June 22, 2009 – Iranian citizens blocked from using popular social networking sites including Twitter and Facebook can access a free Internet service to get them back online without restriction and at no cost. Secure-Tunnel Freedom Link was created by Sterling Security Research, Inc., a North Dakota-based Internet Security company. Secure-Tunnel Freedom Link guarantees Iranian users a safe and private Internet access. Iranian citizens can access Freedom Link at xpressfree1.secure-tunnel.com.

      Following recent reports that the Iranian government is blocking certain ports and protocols, Sterling Security Research, Inc., is responding by offering many of its Secure-Tunnel services (www.secure-tunnel.com)and port forwarding options, which will allow those affected to bypass the restrictive filters.

      “Our company is committed to protecting and supporting freedom of expression and the free exchange of information via the Internet,” said Ben Holsen, CEO, Sterling Security Research, Inc. “It is our position that government censorship of news and information denies Iranians their civil rights so we are getting involved by providing some of our Secure-Tunnel services at no cost to help give all Iranian’s a share of voice.”

      To access Freedom Link, go to xpressfree1.secure-tunnel.com. Interested Media should contact Suzette Schermer at 612-695-4528 or Ben Holsen at 218-387-4667.

      you have to understand Fargo, ND.

  • iranianriots 10:52 am on June 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Self-defense against the Riot Police (Farsi & English) 

    نیروهای امنیتی

    اگر زمانی گرفتار نیروهای امنیتی شدید، خود را در همه جهتهای ممکن تکان دهید. یادتان باشد که نیروهای امنیتی مجبورند که شما را نگه دارند، به عبارت دیگر اونها فقط میتوانند از یک دست برای دفاع از ضربه های شما استفاده کنند. پنجه بکس برای رهایی از دست نیروهای امنیتی بسیار مفید میباشد. به جای پنجه بکس فلزی از پنجه بکس چوبی میتوانید استفاده کنید که هم ساختنش راحت تر است و هم محکم تر.

    موتور سیکلت

    نیروهای بسیج ایران از روشهای پیشروی و عقبگردی استفاده میکنند که هدفشان بیشتر ترساندن تظاهر کنندگان است تا چیز دیگر. بهترین راه از کار انداختن موتور “تیغ تایر” میباشد. چرخ موتور سیکلت های بسیج از نوع مقاومی ساخته شده است ، با این همه حتی این مواد هم در مقابل بریدگیهای چند گانه همزمان طاقت نمی آورند. میتوان دو سر میخ را با زاویه 65 درجه خم کنیدو روی زمین پخش کنید. در اینصورت چرخ آنها پنچر میشود و کنترل موتور با چرخ پنچر بسیار دشوار است.

    باتون

    پلیس های ضد شورش برای استفاده از باتون آموزش دیده اند. باتون زدن به کسی که ایستاده است بسیار آسان است. آسانتر از آن زدن شخصی است که در حال فرار میباشد.کلید کتک زدن با باتون در زمانبندی ضربه است. بدترین کاری که شما میتوانید انجام بدهید این است که از یه پلیس باتون به دست فرار کنید. این کار به پلیس اجازه میدهد که به خوبی ضربه اش را زمانبندی کند. بهترین راه مقابله با باتون این است که مستقیم به طرف شخص باتون به دست بروید. به عبارت دیگر میتوانید فرار کرده، بعد برگردید به طرفش بروید، بدین صورت زمانبندی را به هم می ریزید. به یاد داشته باشید که یک بوکسر نمیتواند شخصی که در فاصله 5 سانتی متری قرار دارد را بزند.

    گاز اشک آور

    یه تیکه پارچه آغشته به سرکه میتونه خیلی کمک بکنه. دهان و بینی خود را با این پارچه بپوشانید و اگر در تماس مستقیم با گاز اشک آور هستید، به میزان کافی آب در دسترس داشته باشید تا چشمان خود را بشویید. نکته: سوزاندن لاستیک کمکی در از بین بردن انر گاز اشک آور نمیکند و بوی بدی هم میدهد

    همیشه در جمع بمانید

    بسیج و گارد ضد شورش همیشه سعی میکنه جمع رو به هم برنه و به گروههای کوچکتر حمله کنه. بهترین روش

    برای مقابله با اونها اینه که اجازه ندید از جمع جداتون بکنند.

    http://siaahnaame.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post_7806.html : لینک به ترجمهٔ اصلی 

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     Anti riot attacks
    Once caught by security forces, the best way to break free is by swinging relentlessly in all directions. Keep in mind that security forces have to hold on to you, which means they only can use one hand to deflect the blows. Brass Knuckle is extremely effective when trying to break loose from the grip of security forces. Wooden brass knuckle is strong and simple to make. The image above is a sample of a basic wooden brass knuckle that can be made with a piece of wood, a cutter and a drill. It should not take more than 30 minutes to make a wooden brass knuckle. Wooden brass knuckle is extremely strong, light weight and versatile. Make sure that the top edges are sharp and round.
    Motorcycle attacks
    Iranian Basij motorcycle units use attack and retrieve tactics which is meant to create fear more than anything else. The same tactic was used by US police forces on horsebacks when confronting the civil right protestors. The advantage of utilizing motorcycles in urban environment is obvious: motorcycles can go places that cars can’t. However, motorcycles have disadvantages which can handicap the force that uses them.
    The most effective way of disabling motorcycles is using tire spikes. Though made of carbon cratnor material, the Basij motorcycle tires cannot withstand multiple punctures. The easiest way to spike Basiji’s tires is by using a simple tire spike system called Iron Caltrop. This simple device can be made in a matter of minutes by wrapping two pieces of nail together in a 65 degree angle. By dropping a handful of Iron Caltrop on the ground, you can deflate the tires of Basijis’ motorcycles in a matter of minutes. If you ride, you know how difficult it is to steer a motorcycle with two flat tires.
    Tear gas
    A fabric socked in vinegar can very well protect you against tear gas. Cover your nose and mouth with the fabric and keep plenty of water around to wash your eyes if you come in direct contact with tear gas. Urban Legend: burning tires will reduce the effect of tear gas. Not true, it actually increases the effect and it smells bad too.
    Batons
    Riot police is trained to use batons. They understand that it’s easy to hit a stationary target and much easier to hit a target that is running away. Hitting somebody with baton is a matter of timing. The worst thing you can do is to run away from baton whirling security guards because it allows them to time the strike perfectly. The most effective way to counter a security guard with baton is to throw off his timing by going directly at him. That’s right. Run away and turn and go directly at him. When you go directly at the guard and close the distance, you completely screw up his timing. A boxer cannot hit a person that is standing 2 inches away from his face. That’s why boxer bounce around. A baton whirling guard is just like a boxer, he needs to time his strikes. By going directly at the guard and closing distance you mess-up his timing and might even be able to take him down.
    Riot formation
    Basij and police security guardsmen perform best when crowd disperses and becomes separated. The worst scenario for the riot police is when the crowd is together and inseparable. South Korean labor protestors in the 90s were the best organized units in history of rioting. Thousands of them held on to each other (locked arms) and no matter what, they did not let go. It made it impossible for the riot police to disperse them.
    Just a few tips. Please translate and send it back to the youth in Iran. This can save their lives.

     Anti riot attacks

    Once caught by security forces, the best way to break free is by swinging relentlessly in all directions. Keep in mind that security forces have to hold on to you, which means they only can use one hand to deflect the blows. Brass Knuckle is extremely effective when trying to break loose from the grip of security forces. Wooden brass knuckle is strong and simple to make. The image above is a sample of a basic wooden brass knuckle that can be made with a piece of wood, a cutter and a drill. It should not take more than 30 minutes to make a wooden brass knuckle. Wooden brass knuckle is extremely strong, light weight and versatile. Make sure that the top edges are sharp and round.

    Motorcycle attacks

    Iranian Basij motorcycle units use attack and retrieve tactics which is meant to create fear more than anything else. The same tactic was used by US police forces on horsebacks when confronting the civil right protestors. The advantage of utilizing motorcycles in urban environment is obvious: motorcycles can go places that cars can’t. However, motorcycles have disadvantages which can handicap the force that uses them.

    The most effective way of disabling motorcycles is using tire spikes. Though made of carbon cratnor material, the Basij motorcycle tires cannot withstand multiple punctures. The easiest way to spike Basiji’s tires is by using a simple tire spike system called Iron Caltrop. This simple device can be made in a matter of minutes by wrapping two pieces of nail together in a 65 degree angle. By dropping a handful of Iron Caltrop on the ground, you can deflate the tires of Basijis’ motorcycles in a matter of minutes. If you ride, you know how difficult it is to steer a motorcycle with two flat tires.

    Tear gas

    A fabric socked in vinegar can very well protect you against tear gas. Cover your nose and mouth with the fabric and keep plenty of water around to wash your eyes if you come in direct contact with tear gas. Urban Legend: burning tires will reduce the effect of tear gas. Not true, it actually increases the effect and it smells bad too.

    Batons

    Riot police is trained to use batons. They understand that it’s easy to hit a stationary target and much easier to hit a target that is running away. Hitting somebody with baton is a matter of timing. The worst thing you can do is to run away from baton whirling security guards because it allows them to time the strike perfectly. The most effective way to counter a security guard with baton is to throw off his timing by going directly at him. That’s right. Run away and turn and go directly at him. When you go directly at the guard and close the distance, you completely screw up his timing. A boxer cannot hit a person that is standing 2 inches away from his face. That’s why boxer bounce around. A baton whirling guard is just like a boxer, he needs to time his strikes. By going directly at the guard and closing distance you mess-up his timing and might even be able to take him down.

    Riot formation

    Basij and police security guardsmen perform best when crowd disperses and becomes separated. The worst scenario for the riot police is when the crowd is together and inseparable. South Korean labor protestors in the 90s were the best organized units in history of rioting. Thousands of them held on to each other (locked arms) and no matter what, they did not let go. It made it impossible for the riot police to disperse them.

    Source: http://www.iranian.com/main/node/69429

     
  • iranianriots 12:20 pm on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    To the West: We are not fighting against Islam… 

    Dear Western readers,

    You may ask, why do Iranian protesters chant Allah-o-Akbar on rooftops? And you find yourselves lost in confusion over whether the protesters are Muslims, or not. The Koranic phrase was used as a cry for justice during the 1979 revolution against the tyranny of the Shah, and is here (see above YouTube clip) chanted every night since the election, as a reminder of how and why this so called “Islamic” constitution was formed in the first place.

    Today, if one takes the time to read many of the comments on our YouTube videos, as well as those of others on the Iranian riots and protests, one will discover many anti-Islamic sentiments:

    Comments made on our YouTube videos:
    “Persian culure & islam dont mix”

    “THIS IS ISLAM. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?”

    “Neda wasn’t even with the protesters,
    she was just watching it with her father, when islam
    came and done it’s magic again.”

    “This is Islam today! Yes it is – Ur fools if u think its not !
    Islam MUST Go away !
    Death to islamic Government of Iran
    !”

    Some of these comments may have been made by Iranians who associate the current government as synonymous with Islam. Others, might be Westerners who recently have seen pictures of rioters sporting clothes and styles which did not agree with their previous views of the Iranian people as fanatic-nuclear-bomb-obsessed suicide bombers, but rather as victims of an oppressive “Islamic” regime.

    girlprotest

    Nonetheless, women who choose not to wear their hijabs tightly are not necessarily Atheist, Christian, or anti-Islamic, even if some would prefer to completely throw off their hijabs. Furthermore, women wearing those tightly wrapped, black chadors are not necessarily pro-Ahmadinejad, pro-government, or even supporters of a so called “Islamic” “Republic”, both words intentionally put in quotation marks (see picture below).

    notabouteligion

    These religious women are indeed angry with the police, and so is everyone else with a sense of Justice, and the ability to see our streets, see the treatment of our people, and hear the only reason why.

    There is much to say against Islam, and there is much to say in its defense. But that is not why we are rioting. We are not rioting against Islam. We are rioting against the arrogance with which our votes were treated. We are rioting against the arrogance with which protesters are being treated. And yes, even on the day when we will be able to replace this government with the voice of the people, we will still consider Hazrat Ali, an essential part of our culture. We will still consider Rumi an essential part of our culture. Two invaluable figures to Iranian-Persian culture and tradition, and both, were indeed Muslims, to say the least.

    islamictolerance

    Now… while many Iranians fall victims for the state-produced propaganda machine, and seriously see Westerners as diabolic creatures – many Westerners have fallen for their respective propaganda machines, and believe Iranians to be either Talibans (i.e. evil) or soon-to-become-Christians (i.e. good). Needless to say, just like there are many well-informed and knowledgeable people in Iran, there are many examples of well-informed intelligent human beings in the West (and of course, the rest of the world).

    Although, it should be mentioned that our protests should be left to be handled by the people independently, without the involvement of other nations, in order to avoid the construction of another regime whose sole purpose is serving others, rather than its own people.

    What we can do, however,  and indeed, what we should all do – Atheists, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, etc. – is to work together, in the quest of eliminating ignorance. In the quest of destroying intolerance. And in the quest for freedom and justice for all human beings, all over the world.

    Thank you all for your tremendous support!

     
    • Peter 9:08 pm on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I fully understand your points here, and I hope that others will also. The rights of the population to assemble and voice their feelings should always be granted. The right to cast a vote and have it counted is equally important, if one is to call oneself a democracy. I hope that the Iranian people will be successful in obtaining these rights and will truly be a free Nation, run be the will of it’s people.

      • Joe 6:21 am on June 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Well said! It’s important to remember that we are all human beings, and we must forget the propaganda of ‘Us and Them’ politics and religion. It is the primary tool of tyrants and intolerant hatemongers to vilify and dehumanize their chosen enemies. This is about human rights, not religion. There is plenty of ignorance in the world, we must remember our humanity to overcome. (I am in Canada, best wishes in your struggle)

  • iranianriots 10:33 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    17-year old brutally tortured for nothing… 

    17yearoldtortured
    “One of them asked me if Mr. Khatami would come save us, while they were breaking my fingers and cutting the finger webs. Although I swore a thousand times that I had not voted and had never participated in any demonstration, they didn’t care and just kept beating me hard. I fainted once or twice but there were some of us who fainted every time their bones were broken, and as soon as they gained their consciousness, the riot police started beating them again.”

    Read full article: http://www.salon.com/news/primary_sources/2009/06/24/iran_photos/index.html

     
  • iranianriots 6:18 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Mullahs / Clerics join protests [Video]… 

    cnnclerics

    “In a blatant act of defiance, a group of Mullahs took to the streets of Tehran, to protest election results that returned incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power.”

    Read full article: http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/06/23/iran.protest.faces/index.html

     
  • iranianriots 5:25 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Soccer players who wore green wristbands sacked… 

    soccersacked
    “According to the pro-government newspaper Iran, four players – Ali Karimi, 31, Mehdi Mahdavikia, 32, Hosein Ka’abi, 24 and Vahid Hashemian, 32 – have been “retired” from the sport after their gesture in last Wednesday’s match against South Korea in Seoul.”

    Read full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/23/iran-football-protest-ban

     
  • iranianriots 5:17 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Joan Baez sends us love and support… 

    joanbaez
    “To the People of Iran:

    In you the world sees the power of nonviolence. We hear it in the roar of your silence and see it in your eyes
    as you sit down peacefully in the face of terror. We are moved by your courage and inspired by your sacrifices.

    I am fortunate to be alive to witness this movement. I send you my prayers, love, and support.”

    –Joan Baez

    Source: http://www.joanbaez.com/latestnews.html

     
  • iranianriots 8:00 am on June 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Revolutionary Guards commander disobeys Khamenei… 

    ibtimesguarddefies
    “General Ali Fazli, […] commander of the Revolutionary Guards in the province of Tehran, is reported to have been arrested after he refused to carry out orders from […] Khamenei to use force on people protesting […].

    […]

    Fazli, a veteran of the devastating Iran-Iraq war is also believed to have been sacked and taken to an unknown location.”

    Read full article: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/20090622/revolutionary-guards-iran-iranian-protests.htm

     
    • Frank 2:38 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      “Revolutionary Guards commander disobeys Khatami… ”

      you have written it wrong, its not khatami, khamenei.

      • iranianriots 2:39 am on June 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        thank you! that was a huge error, and one of us should have seen it before it was posted. thank you for pointing it out!

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