Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Revolution will be Tweeted

It's been a long time since I've followed Andrew Sullivan, but he is simply all over the amazing struggle going on right now in Iran, including Twitter messages:
ALL internet & mobile networks are cut. We ask everyone in Tehran to go onto their rooftops and shout ALAHO AKBAR in protest #IranElection
Information wants to be free. So do people. The Internet routes around damage, including government censors.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Hat tip, Michael Totten, who's also all over this.

1 comment:

Eseell said...

Every time I hear about new government-sponsored Internet censorship around the world my first thought is, "good luck with that." I don't think that the free flow of information can be stopped anymore. Too many people know too much; the system is too decentralized.