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Iran-Update 08.07. 2009

Posted by entdinglichung - 8. Juli 2009

Weitere Artikel zum Thema auf dieser Seite unter https://entdinglichung.wordpress.com/category/iran/:

1.) Seiten mit regelmässig aktualisierter Berichterstattung: Revolutionary Road (hier auch ein Update vom gestrigen Tag), News from the struggles in Iran (HOPI), Révolution en Iran, Rise of The Iranian People und LabourStart.

2.) Ein Aufruf von Iran Solidarity:

„In June 2009 millions of people came out on to the streets of Iran for freedom and an end to the Islamic regime. Whilst the June 12 election was a pretext for the protests – elections have never been free or fair in Iran – it has opened the space for people to come to the fore with their own slogans.

The world has been encouraged by the protestors’ bravery and humane demands and horrified by the all-out repression they have faced. It has seen a different image of Iran – one of a population that refuses to kneel even after 30 years of living under Islamic rule.

The dawn that this movement heralds for us across the world is a promising one – one that aims to bring Iran into the 21st century and break the back of the political Islamic movement internationally.

This is a movement that must be supported.


We, the undersigned, join Iran Solidarity to declare our unequivocal solidarity with the people of Iran. We hear their call for freedom and stand with them in opposition to the Islamic regime of Iran.

We demand:

1. The immediate release of all those imprisoned during the recent protests and all political prisoners

2. The arrest and public prosecution of those responsible for the current killings and atrocities and for those committed during the last 30 years

3. Proper medical attention to those wounded during the protests and ill-treated and tortured in prison. Information on the status of the dead, wounded and arrested to their families. The wounded and arrested must have access to their family members. Family members must be allowed to bury their loved ones where they choose.

4. A ban on torture

5. The abolition of the death penalty and stoning

6. Unconditional freedom of expression, thought, organisation, demonstration, and strike

7. Unconditional freedom of the press and media and an end to restrictions on
communications, including the internet, telephone, mobiles and satellite television programmes

8. An end to compulsory veiling and gender apartheid

9. The abolition of discriminatory laws against women and the establishment of complete equality between men and women

10. The complete separation of religion from the state, judiciary, education and religious freedom and atheism as a private matter.

Moreover, we call on all governments and international institutions to isolate the Islamic Republic of Iran and break all diplomatic ties with it. We are opposed to military intervention and economic sanctions because of their adverse affects on people’s lives.

The people of Iran have spoken; we stand with them.“

3.) Ein schon einige Wochen altes aber erst jetzt online gestelltes Statement des Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran zum Ausgang der Wahlen, der CNFI ist ein Bündnis von 16 bürgerlichen und sozialdemokratischen Exil- und Untergrundorganisationen (darunter die PDK-I, KOMALA und mehrere Gruppen aus Aserbaidschan und Belutschistan) der nationalen Minderheiten im Iran

An announcement on recent election in Iran

The Islamic regime in Iran shows no respect for the real outcome of the elections that took place under its own non-democratic frame works and discriminatory procedures on 12 June 2009. The regime carried out a political coup instead, in order to maintain the Supreme Leader’s favoured candidate, Mr Ahmadinejad, in power.

Iranian people have repeatedly had nationally and regionally revolutions in the past century to achieve your civil and democratic rights, but each victory again and again became confiscated and robbed by the coup makers to stabilize their dictatorship and autocracy.

Again another coup took place, under the guidance and support of Iranian religious Supreme Leader “Walye faqih Ali Khamenei” by his led Revolutionary Guards and Basijis to keep Ahmadinejad his favourite president in power.

In reply to this coup you the people of Iran have risked your life and gone out on the streets, displayed through a major historical mass demonstration in millions, and showing your discourse and anger to the rulers of Iran and the world. You have come out to defeat the dictators and to achieve all the civil rights that you have been deprived of during the recent century.

You have come to the streets for your rights with regard to: civil rights, democracy, the equality before the law, right to elect and be elected without discrimination in a free of cheating election, and the right to have access to modern and free mass media.

The problem is not just Ahmadinejad and Khamenei. The problem lies in the Iranian political system’s nature with its structure based on an absolute dictatorship in the form of “welayete faqih“. This problem has no stable solution but dealing with its roots’ factors in a radical way. The roots lie in the current Iranian Constitution and the relationship between the government and citizens of Iran that are shaped and channelled in a dictatorial and widespread discriminative way. The effective continuity and sustainability of the current fight and mass protest will ensure the achievement of our democratic and civil rights.

We the political parties and organizations in the “Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran= CNFI” condemn the cheating and brutalities of the Islamic Regime of Iran against its own people and support people’s fight for their democratic, just and fair demands of abolishing the fraudulent 10th presidency election.

The people of Iran who are composed of several nationalities with diverse cultural, religious and social origins are in need of a united fight more than ever during the current sensitive campaign.

Once again we support your struggle throughout Iran, and condemn the regime’s cruel actions by the brutal massacre that took place during the peaceful mass demonstration on last Monday. We extend our friendship and solidarity hands to all Iranian democratic forces for cooperation and a united campaign against the dictatorship for a decentralized democratic and a plural political system in Iran.

The Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI), June 19, 2009″

4.) Aus einem Aufruf der Organisation for Women’s Liberation an die Frauen im Iran:

„Your struggles against the misogynous regime of Islamic Republic have gained great respect and admiration by the world. Your struggles are being followed by the world. Your admirable bravery against the armed Islamic thugs and your resolute resistance against suppression and violence demonstrate your deepest ambition for freedom. Now, even the most unaware and ambivalent “experts on Iran” too have realised this truth that Iran is not an Islamic society and that people of Iran want freedom, equality and an end to the Islamic regime. The extensive presence of women in the forefront of the mass protest movement against the regime showed the existence of a mass movement for women’s liberation. The latter has become the symbol of people’s movement against the Islamic regime. It is not coincidental that Neda, the young brave girl who was shot by the Islamic thugs in the recent unrests and lost her life, has become the symbol of people’s movement against the regime.“

5.) Aus einem Interview mit einem im Exil lebenden iranischen Marxisten in der aktuellen Avanti:

„Hinter den Massenprotesten steht überhaupt keine Organisation. Mussavi hat zwar über seine Internetseite einen gewissen Einfluss gehabt, weil er mit seiner Erklärung zum Wahlausgang und zu den anschließenden ersten Kundgebungen Signale gegeben hat. Aber alles, was sich danach entwickelt hat, war spontan. Die Studentenorganisationen, die in den späten 90er Jahren demonstriert haben, sind alle brutal zerschlagen worden. Von ihnen haben nur einzelne Menschen die Repression überlebt und sind nicht ins Gefängnis gekommen oder umgebracht worden. Heute gibt es keine nennenswerten Organisationen. Bei den Arbeitern überwiegt noch die Angst und es gibt aufgrund der Repression keine landesweiten Organisationen.

Die Proteste sind in ihrer Anfangsphase vor allem von den Menschen getragen worden, die noch nie politisch aktiv waren, die aber die Schnauze voll haben von den Vorschriften der Regierung. Die Proteste werden gerade blutig niedergeknüppelt, aber man kann nicht Hunderttausende ins Gefängnis stecken. Sie werden sich organisieren. Die erste Form des anhaltenden Widerstands ist das Demonstrieren auf den Dächern. Dort rufen sie „Allah hu Akbar“ (Gott ist groß). Das ist kein Bekenntnis zur islamischen Republik, sondern ein Hilferuf und Protest, ein Ruf, der auch von Nicht-Religiösen gebraucht wird.“

6.) Aus einem auf der Webseite von Human Rights Activists in Iran dokumentierten Gutachten hoher Geistlicher zur im Iran illegalen Bahai-Religion (~ 1% der Bevölkerung):

„Response of the Ayatollahs to the Questions in Regards to Baha’is

Ayatollah Khamenei:

All followers of the misled Baha’i sect are infidels and unclean. Muslims should not come in touch with food and other substances containing moisture that is touched by Baha’is. The believers should counter this sect’s sedition and corruption.

Ayatollah Behjat:

They are unclean. Believers should not socially interact with them.

Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi:

All kinds of interaction, socializing, marriage, buying, selling and other contact with the misled Baha’i sect is forbidden. Muslims must totally refrain from such actions.

The followers of the misled Baha’i sect are not Muslims and all interaction with them is forbidden.“

7.) Aus einem (offenen?!) Brief von Mehdi Mahdavikia zum Zustand des iranischen Fussballs:

„The last word is toward those whom have called the Team-e-Meli player s traitors!

Are you able to provide any evidence to prove what you have said about the Team-e-Meli players? Players whom have played for the team without any concerns about money and by bearing hard and long, Team-e-Meli camps and with all the mental pressures from playing important games which would change the fate of the team! Away from their families for long times, just to make their people happy and bring glory to their country! Players whom done everything they could to defend Iran’s name and soccer not only in Asia, but also worldwide and in European leagues!

They haven’t done all these hard work so now you few people call them with these undeserved names! I suggest that once you put your heads on the pillow at night think about conscience and dignity so the next morning before you perform any task you think of these two important values of human being and call the Team-e-Meli players with well-deserved names.“

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Repression in Lalgarh

Posted by entdinglichung - 8. Juli 2009

Die indische Bundesregierung sowie die von der sozialdemokratischen CPI(M) dominierte Landesregierung versuchen derzeit die Adivasi-Bewegung in Lalgarh niederzuschlagen, als Vorwand dient ihnen die Involvierung maoistischer (naxalitischer) Guerillas der CPI(Maoist) in die Bewegung, welche mehrheitlich eine autonome und demokratisch legitimierte Bewegung der Santhal gegen Polizeiübergriffe und allgemeine Benachteiligung ist, nachfolgend dokumentiert ein Aufruf einiger linksradikaler Organisationen aus Indien (gefunden auf ESSF), weitere Informationen findet mensch auf Sanhati, Berichte und Analysen die die Position der maoistischen Guerilla widerspiegeln auf Revolution in South Asia:

Condemn the State Terror in Lalgarh

Lalgarh is invaded. Lalgarh is bloody. In the name of stopping Maoist activities, the combined forces acting on behalf of the Indian state have declared war on the people with such alacrity, and have established a nightmare of terrorism in village after village, that words fail us in our attempt to condemn them.

We believe that in the name of tackling the Maoists, the government is seeking to negate the legitimate demands[i] of the Lalgarh movement, and at the same time to annihilate that movement and its leading organization, the Peoples’ Committee Against Police Atrocities (Polisi Sontras Birodhi Janaganer Committee). In this context, we want to remind the government that for the so-called “decline of the law and order situation” in Lalgarh,[ii] the state and the central governments are both responsible. The people of that region have been compelled to take the path of protest and resistance because of the long years of ill-treatment, exploitation as well as the recent spate of police tortures.

Had the least alacrity comparable to that which is being displayed to establish the “rule of Law” been shown in improving the quality of life of the people of Lalgarh, then there would have been no question of civil disobedience. The immense funds that are going today to discipline insubordinate masses, had they been spent in order to supply drinking water, water for irrigation, or to set up primary schools or health centres in the Lalgarh area, then people would not have been compelled to engage in a rebellion as they have done today, and the “cause” of unleashing the current ferocious military operation would not have arisen. If the billions of rupees that are wasted in order to provide security for ministers, bureaucrats and members of parliament had instead been spent in order to provide minimum comfort for the masses of common people, then the security of the bigwigs would not have been disturbed at all.

While the basic security needs of the people of India today call for food, clothing and housing for all, the Prime Minister of the country declares (and all the parliamentary parties lend their voices to the chorus) that the Maoists are the principal security threat. This lays bare their mentality, and the nature of will and sincerity behind their plans.

We demand the revocation of the ban on the CPI(Maoist)[iii] by the Union Government. We simultaneously demand that the state government must not apply the ban order. We also oppose the demand being made from certain quarters, including the Trinamool Congress,[iv] that the concerned area should be declared a “Disturbed area”. We believe such authoritarian steps will restrict the scope of democracy and further complicate the situation, while easing the path of establishing the reign of the police over the broad masses.

Alongside this, we declare unhesitatingly that we can in no way approve of certain types of incidents being caused by the Maoists in the name of estasblishing the right of the people or waging the peoples’ emancipatory struggles – deeds such as the killing of individuals, passing “death penalties” through, or in the name of, peoples’ courts, causing landmine explosions, killing, beating up members and sympathizers of opponent political parties and threatening or terrorising their family members, obtaining bonds from them, and so on. In our opinion, such activities give rise to an anti-democratic political culture, thy trample underfoot human feelings, harm the possibility of widest mobilizations for the peoples’ legitimate struggles, lower reliance on the people’s own fighting power, and at the same time they hand over to the state power an excuse to repress the legitimate struggles of the people. All this has indeed happened this time.

With grave concern, we have noted that though the PCAPA has repeatedly announced that it is not a Maoist organization and that it does not acknowledge responsibility for the activities of the Maoists, still the PCAPA leadership has failed to fully dissociate itself from such activities. In a few cases, referring to the plea of “peoples’ anger”, they have protected such activities. While expressing our solidarity with the Lalgarh movement, we appeal to the PCAPA to reconsider this issue.

At the end, we demand from the government that it must move away from its strategy of repressing mass struggles and silencing the language of anger and resistance by the power of its guns. At the same time, we demand that the government must respect the anger and the spirit of protest of the people of the region, sit down to negotiate with all concerned forces including their representative organizations, and accept their legitimate demands.

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