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Gita Hashemi on Fri, 19 Jun 2009 22:55:10 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Global Electronic Sit-in In Solidarity with Iranians Protesting against the Rigged 2009 Presidential Elections

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Global Electronic Sit-in In Solidarity with Iranians Protesting 
against the Rigged 2009 Presidential Elections - 18June2009 - ongoing 
until further notice


Please join us in this urgent action in solidarity with the large 
numbers of Iranian people who have been taking to the streets since 
June 13, 2009 to claim their right to free and fair elections. This 
electronic sit-in targets the websites of the Guardian Council, the 
Interior Ministry, the Presidency of Iran, Ali Khamenei, 
Hashemi-Rafsanjani, Ahmadinejad and the Islamic Republic of Iran 

Our demands:

* Ahmadinejad must resign immediately.
* All political prisoners, including all of the people who have been 
arrested on political charges in the past several days must be 
immediately released.
* A new and independently monitored election must be held.
* The list of presidential candidates must be open and free of 
interference by the Guardian Council.

This action is NOT in support of Mir Hossein Mousavi or other 
presidential candidates in the 12 June 2009 election. The race for 
presidential candidacy was itself fundamentally flawed. The Guardian 
Council, a clerical body overseeing the governance of Iran, rejected 
90% of eligible candidates the right to run in the election, leaving 
only 4 candidates on the list, all of whom are connected to one or 
other of the factions of the ruling theocracy and should equally be 
held accountable for the atrocities committed against Iranians over 
the past 30 years and for the countless social and economic ills that 
are inflicting the country.

This action is in solidarity with hundreds of thousands of Iranians 
from diverse social groups and classes who, since Saturday, 13 June 
2009, have been defying the official ban on mass rally and taken to 
the streets in many cities across Iran to voice their anger at seeing 
their right as citizens to have their votes counted trampled upon in 
a rigged election.

Sirens of Solidarity


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