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Archive for 22. Juni 2009

Gutes Wetter = 141% Wahlbeteiligung?!

Posted by entdinglichung - 22. Juni 2009

Quelle: Guardian:

Kamran Daneshjou, the head of the ministry’s election commission has attributed the reported 141% participation in the town of Taft to the good weather in Yazd province, where the town is situated.

Daneshjou’s explanation was given on an interview on state TV, according to Ayende News, a centrist website. What is interesting is that the authorities no longer seem to be trying hide the fact that there were „irregularities“.

Posted in Iran, Keine Satire, Wahlen | 1 Comment »

Ein Statement aus der Frauenbewegung im Iran

Posted by entdinglichung - 22. Juni 2009

Quelle: Change for Equality

Statement in Protest Against Recent Events, Signed by Nearly 250 Members of the Women’s Movement

Monday 22 June 2009

This statement was circulated among women’s rights activists in the current conditions of a near complete communication shut-down. Therefore, many women’s rights activists [interested in signing] might not have yet seen this statement at this point. Zhila Bani-Yaghoub and her spouse, Bahman Amouiee, are among the undersigned but have since been arrested and are currently among the detainees.

Stop the Repression of Iran’s Women and Men

Release All Detainees

Although the non-democratic tenth presidential election was one of the most promising elections for bringing about peaceful change, what ensued afterward gave rise to widespread protests by the public.

Alongside civil and political rights activists, labor activists, students, journalists, and ethnic rights activists, a large spectrum of women’s rights activists from several campaigns and tendencies also participated in the election in order to say „no“ to a government with a discriminatory orientation and to demand an end to gender discrimination.

A hope for change brought millions of women and men to ballot boxes, but the official results transformed this hope into despair and led to widespread demonstrations by the population. The response of the establishment to these protests has been blatant violence, beating, bloodying, injuring, and killing innocent citizens, and the arrest of human rights lawyers and activists, civil and political activists, journalists, students and ethnic rights activists.

Repressive forces, including those who give and those who carry out the orders, once again assaulted universities and dormitories in bloody fashion calling to the minds of all Iranians tired of violence the bitter memories of the events of July 9th 1999 in [Tehran] University dorms. Reports indicate that a significant number of female and male students have been killed, injured, arrested, or are missing across several Iranian cities.

In addition, the blocking of phone and internet communication channels has minimized access to information and and has distressed and disrupted the public psyche. Through complete control of the media, especially all radio and television broadcasting, the establishment is whipping up anger in the population by portraying those who protest and criticize its totalitarian behavior as hooligans and rioters. Meanwhile, without paying any heed to their rights, the state is subjecting people to various forms of brutal violence.

We, the undersigned activists of the women’s rights movement, condemn the violence and humiliation that has continued to be perpetrated against Iranian women and men in recent years and which is aimed at repressing them. We emphasize our continued commitment to achieving the demands of the women’s rights movement, which has had a profound role in educating the public and in civil struggles in recent years, and we express our solidarity with those who protest the results of this election. We demand that those arrested in recent days be released without condition and we call for securing and protecting civil and political freedoms.

Posted in Feminismus & Frauenbewegung, Iran, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Patriarchat, Repression, Wahlen | Leave a Comment »

Zwei weitere Gewerkschafter in Kolumbien ermordet

Posted by entdinglichung - 22. Juni 2009

Quelle: ITUC-CSI



Colombia: Two More Trade Unionists Murdered

Brussels, 22 June 2009: The ITUC once again strongly condemns and denounces the murders of two more trade unionists in the Arauca region. Pablo Rodríguez Garavito and Jorge Humberto Echaverri Garro, teachers affiliated to the Arauca teachers‘ association Asociación de Educadores de Arauca (ASEDAR), were brutally murdered by unknown gunmen.

The ITUC has joined with its regional organisation TUCA, its Colombian affiliates, and ASEDAR, in their resounding condemnation of these murders, mourned by working people and the national, regional and international trade union movement.

The two murders took place during the same week as the 98th International Labour Conference that has been held every year in June, in Geneva, for almost a hundred years. The Colombian government was once again questioned by the Conference Committee on the Application of Standards over the lack of guarantees for the exercise of trade union rights, the increase in violence against trade unionism, the scant progress in bringing an end to impunity and the stigmatisation of trade union organisations.

In a letter to the Colombian authorities, the ITUC called on President Alvaro Uribe to urgently take every step necessary to guarantee the free exercise of trade union rights, in conformity with ILO Conventions 87 and 98, which Colombia has ratified. The ITUC also called for an immediate and exhaustive investigation aimed at identifying both those who ordered these crimes and those who carried out them out and bringing them to justice. „The chain of impunity prevailing in Colombia must be broken,“ insisted Guy Ryder, general secretary of the ITUC.

Posted in Gewerkschaft, Klassenkampf, Kolumbien, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Repression | 1 Comment »

Iran-Update 22.06. 2009

Posted by entdinglichung - 22. Juni 2009

1.) Iran in the Gulf berichtet von der ersten Ausgabe der Untergrundzeitung Khiaban (Die Strasse) und liefert einen Teil des Inhaltes in englischer Übersetzung

2.) Berichte auf Révolution en Iran zu einer Demonstration von Familienangehörigen von Inhaftierten (der Artikel geht von mindestens 300 Inhaftierten vom 20.06 aus) und zu Demonstrationen in Tehran am gestrigen Tag, welche trotz der blutigen Repression vom Sonnabend stattfanden.

3.) Weitere Berichte auf Revolutionary Road vom heutigen und gestrigen Tage in Tehran und in anderen Orten:

„More than 4,000 students and youths in Shiraz on Sunday afternoon protested in Daneshjoo (Elm) Junction and Namazi and Chamran streets. They resisted attacks that ensued by suppressive forces.

People and suppressive forces also clashed in other parts of Shiraz, including Afif-Abad and Motehari.

In Shahcheragh people protested and chanted “Death to the dictator” and “I will kill those who killed my brother”.

Chants by protestors and gun-fire can be heard and pepper spray smoke can be seen in many parts of the city.

In Mashhad, on Sunday morning, protestors clashed with suppressive forces and special anti riot forces in Rahnamaii Junction, Taqi-Abad Square and Ahmad-Abad Street. They were protesting against the brutal crackdown that took place on Saturday. Suppressive forces attacked the protestors using water cannons, with high-pressured hot water, and truncheons, injuring a number of people.“

4.) HOPI berichtet ebenfalls von einer Demonstration am gestrigen Tage und dokumentiert eine Soliadresse der ägyptischen Schriftstellerin und feministischen Aktivistin Nawal El Saadawi:

„This is a revolution of the Iranian people against internal and external dictatorships and exploitation, against local and global powers, political , economic and religious powers. Iranian men and women, young and old, are fighting against oppression, inequality, injustices and domination. This is the voice of Iranian people. It is heard clearly all over the world. No power can stop them before they achieve their goals, No power can erase their blood.

Nawal El Saadawi, 21 June 2001″

5.) Aus dem gemeinsamen Statement von US Marxists-Humanists und Hobgoblin:

„But there is the rub. For the movement’s rootedness in the clerical opposition also runs the danger of some type of rotten compromise with the regime, losing the best chance in a generation for a real uprooting.

One encouraging sign was a set of seven demands reportedly circulated at the mass rally of June 15: “1. Dismissal of Khamenei as an unjust leader. 2. Dismissal of Ahmadinejad for his illegal acts. 3. Temporary appointment of Ayatollah Montazeri as the Supreme Leader. 4. Recognition of Moussavi as the President. 5. Forming the Cabinet by Moussavi to prepare for revising the Constitution. 6. Unconditional and immediate release of all political prisoners. 7. Dissolution of all organs of repression, public or secret.” Such demands, which stay within the parameters of Islamic Reformism, could nonetheless weaken the foundations of the theocratic state established in 1979.

As Marxist-Humanists, we urge anti-capitalists the world over to solidarize with the Iranian people in their hour of struggle. Support the Iranian youth, women, workers, and other citizens in their freedom struggles! Do not be taken in by the reactionary anti-imperialism of Ahmadinejad and Khamenei!

To the Iranian people, we pledge our firmest solidarity, rooted in three decades of support for Iran’s independent revolutionary forces – feminists, socialists, workers, and ethnic minorities – who were shunted aside in 1979 as the theocratic regime took shape, but whose struggles continue through to today. To our Iranian comrades on the Left, we express the hope that they will neither isolate themselves from the masses nor stop short at the mere reform of the reactionary regime.“

6.) Eine Stellungnahme (pdf-Datei) der Tudeh=Partei, welche anders als die meisten Gruppen der iranischen Linken offenbar Mussavi & Co. kritisch unterstüzt und immer wieder die gleichen Fehler macht

7.) Eine nützliche Linkliste, v.a. zu linken Organisationen aus dem Iran auf dem Blog Rustbelt Radical

8.) Eine Reihe interessanter Artikel auf dem undogmatisch-maoistisch orientierten Blog Kasama: Interview: Revolutionary Lives in Theocratic Iran, A Question Over Iran: Can the People Make History or Not? und Maliah on Iran: The 1979 Revolution Was Lost — Start the Next One, der letztgenannte Artikel resümiert:

„Our role right now is NOT to sit back and criticize, it is to amplify the voices of the Iranian left… to offer hope and possibility for those looking for a direction to build a different world. We have failed to bring down the imperialist USA. This is as much our fault as anyone else’s. As the left, lets take some responsibility for that. Don’t hold back the people’s ability to organize and fight just because of some sentimental feelings for a revolution gone by. Unleash the people. Lets see what they can come up with. It may wind up being an oppressive neoliberal regime and will need to be overthrown again. But perhaps perhaps they will come up with something better — or something out of which something better can come. History isn’t over. Let it loose.“

9.) Eine (leider notwendige) Stellungnahme auf Cosmoproletarian Solidarity zu den unschönen Vorfällen auf der Soli-Kundgebung in Hamburg am 20.06.

10.) Eine Zusammenstellung von Filmberichten auf Youtube

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