Saturday, December 26th and Sunday, December 27th mark important days in Iran. Tasooa and Ashura are the ninth and tenth days of the month of Muharram. Shia muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hossein during these days annually. This year the two days have special meaning to Iranians who have used every public occasion to gather and to protest. Sunday, Ashura, coincides with the seventh day of Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri’s passing, an occasion which would have drawn crowds regardless. People will come out to protest. The government has done its best to discourage and intimidate people to stay home or to stay within government-sanctioned religious groups which will be holding the annual procession of mourning. Today’s Friday Prayers sermons were used to tell people that protests will not be tolerated. I will be posting any news I can find about Iranian protests and developments here. Please join me in sharing news and information with others by posting your findings here. Please remember that people risk their lives to get information out of Iran on Twitter, YouTube, and through blogs. The least we can do is to take the information and to pass it on. The way we can help the unarmed, defenseless, and vulnerable people of Iran is to hear their voices and to help them be heard by others. We are the media.