In a country like Iran, the government rules the media. The Media can only report what they are allowed to report, once the news passes the official censors. If you like the concept of InformIran, please facebook us, Reweet the link, everything you can do to publicize this program!
A note on the Tor Project:
This is the manner in which our friends in Iran have been communicating out of the country. The concept of Tor, is basically a secure mini-internet inside the internet, allowing access to otherwise blocked sites. Joining the project takes installation if a bit of software on your computer, allowing the Tor network to use part of your internet connection for communications out of secure countries, like Iran. joining the Tor project increases capacity of the network, and allows more information to flow in and out of Iran. If you set your computer to stay out of hibernate mode, and leave it on, and connected to the internet, you are helping our friends in Iran while you sleep. If you turn your computer off, or disconnect from the internet, the system automatically routs around your “node” or “relay”, allowing the system to work without your participation, just a bit slower. Most users will not notice the TOR connection’s use of bandwidth or computer resources on their systems. The Tor network needs our help and resources. Not money, just unused bandwidth and a bit of your computer.
A Tor Bridge is a connection that you supply to the Tor network, allowing someone in Iran to use your connection as the first link in the Tor chain. These are sent into Iran by specific means, by a few individuals, to a few individuals inside Iran. These are not published in a mass manner, this makes your connection worthless, as it can now be easily blocked or monitored by the bad guys in the Government. The need for bridges is constant, as protesters are captured, their internet history is searched, the old bridges are identified and blocked from Iranian access, they are worthless. If you set up a “bridge” there are ways to get the information to those that need it at the anonygreen site below.
There are sources for more information on the Tor project, and how you can help! Start here:
Though we have re-formatted this page, if you are looking for some of the older posted lists, they are still here, they have been given pages. That last load of about 7000 emails about overloaded us!
The InformIran plan will work, and in worldwide large numbers, it will beat the censors and inform our friends in Iran. Tell your friends about his program, and re-tweet it. We are constantly adding new email addresses and fax numbers to the lists. Sorry, they are a bit sloppy, but this is about quantity, not looks.
Let’s say you send 100 emails with 2 articles attached, and 50 get through.That means that there are at least 100 news stories in circulation because of you. Now, what if each story went through 10 hands? Now it is a thousand. And of each of them passed it through 10 more hands? 10, 000 people know more about what is going on in their country because of YOU! What if they tell 10 friends, yes, that is 100,000 people, and now you have started your own sea of green!
Our friends in Iran are being arrested probably really tortured, and killed. We can send a few faxes and emails into Iran for them. News and information is essential in a part of the world where everything is censored, and this is a way around the censors!
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See the Comments Section for Strike info in Farsi and English
Posting got way out of hand! There are now multiple pages on this site, with the email only listings. Please use them as replacements for the massive long list that will remain until 06.23.09
Those that can communicate out if Iran are limited to talking with a close circle of friends that they can trust. Mass blanketing of emails and faxes will get real information into the hands of everyday Iranians, and let them know just what the world knows about things in Iran. This may empower more Iranians to take to the streets, and join the movement.
If the news gets into the hands of a hardliner, the fact that they did not contain all of the atrocities in the streets may convince them to switch sides, and go green, or at least be a bit easier on our friends in Iran, knowing that the world is indeed watching.
We need to get printable information from the outside world circulating in Iran! They can forward the emails, or print them and circulate them by hand, or toss them into the crowds! The plan is to send enough material into Iran that even if a secretary picks up a fax, she can read a bit of information before she passes it on, or tosses the fax. Pick some numbers or addresses, and get yourself some Iranian Pen Pals!
Most of these email addresses are businesses, and they have the opportunity to forward the email to others or keep it, either way they will have REAL INFORMATION from the outside world!
There is a time for unsolicited emails, and this is it! Iran has blocked most of the reliable news sources from the outside world, so all the typical Iranian knows is what the government tells them.. and those are government lies!
Iran barely has an internet, No YouTube, no CNN, BBC, FoxNews, NBC.. They only have Twitter because of extraordinary efforts to keep it open. You name it, if it is a block able site, they block it to control what the people know. The world has thousands of videos, tens of thousands of articles, and millions of Twitterers. Iran has no news that is not approved, and any news of an uprising is not approved!
This is a great way to irritate the Iranian Government, they cannot stop all of this information at the border! ReTweet this site, Facebook it, Digg it, Delicious it, whatever you can do to get your others involved. This is a lot to do for a few people, but a little for each to do when there are hundreds involved. Phone, fax and email work, though! They cannot shut down the entire internet without closing businesses across the country.
The email plan is to get enough emails into the queue that when they have email service, emails will get through to those that can share the information inside the country of Iran
If you are fluent in Farsi, obtain anything you can from University sites, or other public sites, and post them into the comments section!
This is all about getting so much information into Iran that the censors cannot catch it all!
There are all sorts of online fax services that offer free trials, and sure would be worth a try for a few sends to Iran!
We need to get news INTO Iran, so they know just what all we know, and how big the news really is, worldwide!
Here is a starter list, of Phone, Fax, and Email contact info that I found. It does not really matter HOW the information gets in, just that it does.
These lists get posted as we get them, there are several lists to be used:
There are page links at the top of this page to each of the posts that were on this main page. It got out of control, and we re-located the various lists to separate pages.
If you have an email address bot, trawl Iranian Websites for email addresses, and add them to the list as a comment!
If you get an email or fax list from any of your contacts, DO NOT PUBLISH IT. You have just found a set of your own contacts, or send it privately to a friend or two for help! Keep these people as safe as you can!
Use Credible Source Articles! An article from “joes blog” does not quite have the same impact as CNN, BBC, or FoxNews!
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Photos fax poorly, fax in article texts!
Emails with links will not work, the site will be blocked. So, paste the article, photo or text into your email with the source credited.You can probably also attach articles to the emails as a .pdf. For free web to pdf conversion click here.
If you have several emails that bounce back, it could be your country or email provider being blocked. Don’t worry about that, send more articles to the contacts that you were successful with. They have no news, and the more they get the better!
Language does not matter, a large percentage of Iranians are multi lingual, and English is big.
International country code: + 98 (Iran)
Area code: 21