Iranians have been taking to the streets in numbers not seen since the Revolution. Their government is cracking down on protesters both physically and virtually. All cell phone traffic in Tehran has been blocked. The protesters have been using social media sites, especially Twitter, to coordinate and communicate among themselves and with the outside world.
You can help.
If you have an itsy bit of technical skill, go to this guide and turn your computer into a proxy for Iranians to use to access Twitter and other web tools, circumventing government censors. This guide is in windows, it has another for Linux.
"Since its founding in 1894, LENOX HILL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION (LHNA) has had a strong commitment to working with and advocating for its neighbors to resolve problems of common concern. As early as the 1950's, LHNA's community began to feel the effects of "gentrification." In the twenty years that followed, the rampant demolition and gut renovations of structurally sound low-rise buildings forced the relocation of more than 75,000 low and middle income families and individuals. Perhaps to an even greater extent today, the lack of decent, affordable housing continues not only in this community, but throughout the City. The loss of affordable housing units and the lack of a governmental or private commitment to create new affordable housing makes it imperative for all communities to work together to preserve the existing housing stock. It is to assist in such efforts that this manual was written.
Large online repository of information (academic and practical, ranging from theory to contacts for groups of organizers) if information on community organizing. The site is meant to be a self-education portal for organizers. About half of its users are academics, and about half are practitioners.
The Toolkit is a set of resources that supports face-to-face training for residents and community leaders. The computer-based component (the "Organizing Game") is used to introduce concepts, prompt discussion, and allow residents to practice skills in a safe, non-threatening environment. The initial focus of the Toolkit is teaching Doorknocking, an organizing technique that's particularly effective in moving issues within a local community.
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