July 25th Americans have the opportunity to demonstrate their solidarity with the people of Iran as they struggle for a more open and democratic society and government. On that day rallies will be held all over the world and here in the US to allow free people to stand by Iranians who are struggling and dying for freedom.
Barak Obama has been criticized for not making more forceful statements of support for the Iranian opposition. It is not his place. He has to deal with whatever government Iran has, but we, as free American citizens, can make a statement of support and thereby demonstrate what a democratic society is about.
In 1979 Jimmy Carter did not enter into dialog with the Ayatollah Khomeini because the United States was responsible for reinstalling the Shah following his ouster and the democratic election of Muhammad Mossadeq in 1953 and because there was a personal friendship between Carter and the Shah.
You can also show your solidarity by wearing a green wrist band. Freedom for Iran wristbands can be purchased either at Free Iran Bracelet or Freedom and Democracy in Iran.
I am trying to find out where there will be a rally in the Puget Sound Area on the 25th and will post details as soon as I have them.