Tuesday, February 22, 2005

From the editor

Hello everyone,

First off, I'd like to apologize for putting out this week's View so late. I was rather busy micro- and macronationally yesterday and Sunday so was not able to do it then. However, here's a full edition for you today! We even have some stories that you probably wouldn't have got if we'd published on Sunday.

Second, I would like to dedicate today's edition to Arash Sigarchi and Mojtaba Saminejad. These two Iranian men are in jail in Iran (probably without any due process) for posting comments that the ayatollahs in Tehran apparently didn't like. I hope and pray that these Arash and Mojtaba are let out of jail and allowed to continue their lives--and their blogs. Until such time, aside from keeping them in your prayers, there are some things you can do. First off, if you have a blog, micronational or not, post your support for Arash and Mojtaba today, which the Committee to Protect Bloggers has declared as a global blogger action day. Additionally, if your macronation of residence maintains diplomatic relations with Iran, write to the local Iranian embassy. There is a news story on the B.B.C. at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4278241.stm.

Best,
Carson

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As always, please feel free to contribute news of interest for an edition of the View. Letters to the editor are welcome too. Send them to carson221.......at........gmail.com.

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