[Foundation-l] Iran plans to turn off Internet

Gregory Varnum gregory.varnum at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 16:56:18 UTC 2012

Perhaps if Iran makes this official publicly, or they actually do it, the Foundation, or maybe some volunteers, can respond via the blog?  At least that gets it into the discourse - but doesn't commit the Foundation itself to anything.

I'm optimistic it will be resolved first through political back channels - but you never know...

On Jan 11, 2012, at 12:08 AM, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 3:57 AM, Mono mium <monomium at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Unfortunately, the kind of political action editors wished to promote in
>> situations like Italy or the USA wouldn't have the same effect in more
>> restrictive countries like China or Iran.
> This is not accurate. People are inspired by actions in faraway places,
> and acheive remarkable things. A finnish master of a secret society was
> ambassador to France while also Benjamin Franklin wa there, and they
> had discourses on the possibility of Finnish independence (following the
> precepts of Continental US independence). Amusingly enough Franklin
> thought that Finnish independence was a pipe dream. But the secret
> society did achieve in putting in force the motions that do make Finland
> an independent motion. The point there is, that had there not been the
> US "ideal" of independence, the whole plot might have been lost, and
> there need never have been any [[Anjala conspiracy]].
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> Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]
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