[iDC] Electronic Sit-in In Solidarity with Iranians Protesting against the Rigged 2009 Presidential Elections

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Thu Jun 18 17:27:26 UTC 2009

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Electronic Sit-in In Solidarity with Iranians Protesting against the
Rigged 2009 Presidential Elections


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 Broadcasting.

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
* 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


Ricardo Dominguez
Associate Professor
Hellman Fellow

Visual Arts Department, UCSD
Principal Investigator, CALIT2
Co-Chair gallery at calit2
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Ethnic Studies Affiliate
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Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics,
Board Member

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e-mail: rrdominguez at ucsd.edu

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