Green Your Facebook For Iran (Please Read)

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Iranians are angry over the elections in their country, as has been demonstrated by the massive protests throughout the country.

The internet, especially Facebook and Twitter, has been instrumental in organizing the protests and getting out messages and images to the West.

The importance of the internet to the opposition and Mousavi supporters is explained very well here: http://www.digiactive.org/topic/where-is-my-vote/

On his blog, Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic has asked for all Facebook users to "green" their Facebook profile to show solidarity for the Iranian people who demand that their votes count.

(http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/06/greening-your-facebook-profile.html)

IRANIAN BLOGGERS HAVE EXPRESSED HOW MUCH THE SUPPORT THEY HAVE GAINED FROM THOSE IN OTHER COUNTRIES HAS MEANT. Support that has been expressed over the internet. We must let them know that we stand with them, even if it must be from a distance.

OUR GOVERNMENT MUST TREAD LIGHTLY, for if Ahmedinejad ends up with the Presidency despite the outrage, we must work with him.

BUT, we can let the Iranian people know that we, the American people, are standing behind them in solidarity, by using the same social networking tools they have used so well.

This may seem naive and fruitless, but all the same, there is little we can do and we must do something.

So, please, INVITE EVERYONE YOU KNOW and CHANGE YOUR PROFILE PICTURE TO GREEN.

Let the Iranian people know that we stand with them, even if our government must act with caution.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=108302480756&ref=nf
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