Iran Moves To End "Facebook Revolution"
I'm sorry to say to you, but you are f****d :-( Simply put - your government & religion leaders has hard control over military (both official and semi-official IRGC) and you don't have total-majority (80-90%) of population on your side, not speaking about military leaders. Your only chance to do bloody revolution, but how history teaches us, there is only a little chance that it will lead in long-term peaceful solution.
Building an IT Infrastructure Around Mars
There is already RFC supporting transmitting data over large-delay lines (e.g. from Mars). See RFC 1149.