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Videos: How to defend yourself from Basijis and riot police

Here’s a five-part video by an Iranian martial arts master on how the ordinary citizen can learn basic moves to defend against the regime’s thugs. The videos include what to do if grabbed from behind, if being attacked with a […]

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Video: How unarmed civilians can stop a Basiji motorcycle assault

This video isn't a "how-to" demonstration, but it is posted here to show how easy it is for unarmed civilians to attack their Basiji attackers. The video was posted

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How to be a Twitter activist

Twitter is a great way for activists to network with friends, compatriots and supporters in your country and around the world. The social networking tool has been important

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How to disguise your IP address

DON'T USE MICROSOFT INTERNET EXPLORER AS YOUR BROWSER! IT IS FULL OF SECURITY HOLES THAT THE REGIME CAN USE TO TRACK YOU. Download the Firefox browser and follow these

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How to blog anonymously

This guide to Anonymous Blogging was written by Global Voices. Global Voices provides the following disclaimer: "If you follow these directions exactly, you’ll sharply reduce the chances that your

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How to keep your computer information away from the regime

The regime is not only out to censor your communications and hack your websites - when it comes after you it will use any data it can find

Message in a Box

How to create your own online media presence

Message in-a-box was created by the Tactical Technology Collective and Front Line to give you everything you need to make and distribute your own

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How to make improvised Wi-Fi signal antennas and boosters

Here are some more ways to turn a satellite dish into a Wi-Fi signal antenna or booster. This section accompanies our earlier item, "How to convert

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How to learn strategy to guide nonviolent tactics

The Serbian student movement that helped overthrow dictator Slobodan Milosevic have been big supporters of the Iranian democratic cause, and their manual, Nonviolent Struggle: 50 Crucial Points - A

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How to pick up Wi-Fi signals from long distances

If they've shut down Wi-Fi service in your area, or you simply don't have access to it, try turning a satellite dish into a long-range wireless internet receiver.