Anybody keeping up with the violence in Iran?

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  • hemp lover
    hemp lover

    There's a great diary about this on daily kos today. It's written by an Iranian-American whose father just returned from a vacation in Iran. The firsthand insight and political background info is really interesting.


    My father said that suspicions were abound from the outset among everyone about fraud. The cities, where Mousavi was stronger, reported in first with the same identical 63% - 31% Ahmadinejad margin that held up the entire night, and the results came in far too quickly to have been believably counted, with a large margin that was implausible; my dad said that while 99% of the people he talked to there preferred Mousavi to Ahmadinejad, he got the sense that the rural areas in Iran still support Ahmadinejad, and that a slim victory for him might have possibly been plausible for the government to assert, but that the huge margins were simply impossible to believe.


  • leavingwt
  • awildflower

    Of course the violence is horrific, but as was said on the news this morning, and something I highly agree with, the best thing those people can do is keep the course to overthrow the current leader. It is part of a planetary shift for humanity in the right direction. They must not let bad energy/evil conquer. I am betting that they will succeed in there mission for change. And I agree, the best thing we can do is send positive energy of love and peace with our thoughts and actions. It really works!

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  • Justitia Themis
    Justitia Themis

    For anyone interested...provide a proxy for Iran.

    Posted in Internets , Politics , Technology on 06/15/2009 05:13 pm by Austin

    If you’re using Windows, it’s pretty straight forward to setup a proxy and help give access to those in Iran who are being censored. If you’re running Redhat/CentOS, please use the linux instructions.

    1) Download Squid for Windows
    2) Extract that zip archive, and move the “squid” folder to the root of your drive (probably C:\).
    3) After moving the squid folder, open “C:\squid\etc\squid.conf” in your favorite text editor (not Word).
    4) Configure the DNS name servers on the line that says “dns_nameservers” to point at your ISPs DNS servers.
    5) Now the fun part, locking access down the just the Iranian IP blocks.

    Inside the text editor search (Control-W) for the line “http_access deny all” and change it to “http_access allow all”. This will make your proxy open and accessible to the world. If you would like to limit your proxy to Iranian IP blocks, you want to change “http_access deny all” to read “http_access allow TRUSTED” add a line (BEFORE the http_access line to setup an access control list [ACL]). This ACL line that defines TRUSTED should read:

    acl TRUSTED src

    6) Setup “visible_hostname” (normally just the public IP address).
    7) Turn off logging by adding these two lines:

    access_log none
    cache_store_log none

    7) Setup the Squid cache by issuing the following command: “c:\squid\sbin\squid -D –z” (No quotes).
    8) Setup Squid to run as a service by issuing the following command: “c:\squid\sbin\squid –i”

    Please don’t run this on a machine that you’re worried about or is used for production sites; and take basic security precautions, ie: moving ftp off the default port, using a firewall package, etc.

    Once your server is up and running please DM @austinheap and let me know! I will no longer posting proxies on the public list. If you set one up, please e-mail [email protected] to contribute to the private one or e-mail me if your an Iranian that needs access!

    Tags: Iran, Proxy, squid, windows


    1. Menthix
      06/17/2009 at 8:39 am

      To those getting “abnormal program termination” errors:

      - Make sure you created the folder “cache” in “C:\squid\var” (C:\squid\var)
      - Run both setup commands with admin rights. Find the shortcut to “Command Pompt” in your start menu, right clik it, and choose “Run as Administrator.
      Even though you might already by signed in, on some Windows OSes you need to specifically choose run as administrator for this to work. It fixed the problem for me.

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  • slimboyfat

    How come Britain is back to being top dog evil Satan of the West?

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