Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What you can do

I have been asked by so many people today again about how they can help the people of Iran in their quest for democracy and freedom. I have had calls from as far as Holland. This is what I think any decent human being can do to help further the cause of liberty in Iran:

In the United States: Get on the phones. Call your US Congressmen/women and demand they issue statements in support of the Iranian people. Remind them of Iran Freedom Support Act of 2005. Make sure to be polite and courteous. Call your senators and demand they be tough with the regime.

In Canada, UK, Holland & other European countries: Call your respective Members of Parliament. Demand they press their respective governments not to negotiate with the Iranian regime. Be polite and ask them kindly to issue statements in support of the people of Iran's quest for democracy and liberty. You can call or write to your media and ask them to cover the Iranian regime's brutal crackdown of the peaceful protests in any way they can. This is a media war. This is the information war. All of you regardless of your location can spread the word. The regime fears nothing like information. That's all I can think of now but if you've comments or suggestions, please share them with me.

You can find local pro-freedom rallies arranged by Iranian expats in your town/city and show up as a sign of support. Trust me, it is very heart warming for Iranians to see you care. All of us need to be encouraged and I am sure your presence provides that for those who are fighting the regime. Thank you!

6 comments:

nicholasjacob said...

Hey Winston, thought you'd be interested to know that I recorded all of the calls from Persian-Americans to the Hugh Hewitt Show today. Here they are if you want to take a listen:

http://nicholasjacob.wordpress.com/2009/06/16/hugh-hewitt-interviews-persian-americans-about-the-chaos-iran/

Matt said...

Is it true that Iran is purging and arresting reform figures in the government and military to prevent a revolution?

Winston said...

even the one who couldn't prove his Iranian ethnicity? LoL

Winston said...

@ Matt, There's no way to confirm those reports. But I can believe the regime is capable of any evil you could name

nicholasjacob said...

Haha, yeah. That call was very questionable. Decided to include it because Hugh ripped into him.

alison said...

And Tweet like mad to keep the subject live all the time. The media will drop this soon so let's keep on it while they take all these risks Use #iranelections to end or preface all your tweets.