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Iran: Green Movement Readying for February 11 Protests

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Iran, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Politics, Protest

11febIran's Green Movement [1] is ready to defy the Iranian regime with protests once again – this time during the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on 11 Februrary (22 Bahman). During this week the Iranian State will celebrate [2] the day that marked the end of the Iran's western-backed monarchy and the beginning of an Islamic republic. According to [3] news reports from inside Iran, internet access, email [4], and text-messaging services have been disrupted the past days in advance of the protests.

The Iranian opposition has protested [5] since June 2009 against the Iranian government and the alleged manipulation of the presidential election's results.

Iranian citizen media and artists commented on the upcoming day of protest and created art works.

Soheil Tavakoli, [6] a creative artist has created a dramatic new video montage of digital paintings (part 3 of a series). At the end of the video the artist envisions victory for the Green Movement and a free Iran – where even clerics are willing to be photographed next to women wearing skirts and no veils!

United4Iran that coordinates [7] and amplifies the voices of activists, academics, NGOs, artists, and others who desire to work on issues related to human and civil rights in Iran, also published a video to inform about demonstrations outside Iran related to 11 February.

Green Wave Voice [8] aslo created a trailer for the 11 February demonstration where the words “courage”, “loyality” and “democracy” have been emphasised.