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Iran Election: The Green Revolution will be Twittered

The events in Iran over the weekend have been dramatic and surreal. This is literally history in the making, and the course of the decades ahead turns on the actions of the men and women in the streets of Tehran, mobilizing in defiance and anger.

The regime is afraid. That’s why they disabled text messaging on election day; why twitter and facebook are blocked; why the internet is being censored; why journalists are being expelled. And yet despite their efforts, the story is being told.

I’ve created a small resource of my own for keeping up to date with teh rapidly evolving events in Iran. It’s an aggregate of filtered twitter accounts that I have found to be invaluable – you can follow this resource on twitter at @iranrevolution or sample the stream of news and updates in real-time at This is just the start. My prayers are with the people of Iran and I hope they know that we are watching and bearing witness to their struggle.

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posted June 15, 2009 at 6:15 am

I join you in praying for peace and stability in Iran. Technology is our friend in this case. The significance of this is that a dictator is coming to power and with technology casting its wide angle lens on events and he can no longer hide behind the typical rhetoric that dictators use such as “will of the people”. We all know what’s going on and we are all saddened by it. Let’s pray that the will of the people will be honored.

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