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Iranians for Human Rights and Democracy

"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people." Martin Luther King,Jr.

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I am another Iranian striving for Human Rights and Democracy. read and sign the petition Please support the IRANIAN WOMENS' ONE MILLION SIGNATURES CAMPAIGNto change the discriminatory laws against women in Iran.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

A Call To World Citizens To Help Free Iran

I believe today the Islamic Republic of Iran is beyond well known for its abuse of Human rights. Iranians residing in the country are barred from freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of press, as well as numerous other birthrights that allow them to shape their future. Examples are the imprisonment of any journalists and bloggers that write articles contrary to the dictatorship’s interests as well as the imprisonment of the Iranian Bus Driver’s Union earlier this past February. The Bus Driver’s conducted a strike for better wages and work benefits. The government retaliated by barging into the bus driver’s homes and conducting mass arrests or taking away any strike participant’s wives and young children as ransom until the bus drivers turned themselves in. Additionally the government still holds many students from the late 1999 protests in prison today. According to Human Rights Watch, many Iranian prisoners are held in solitary confinement for long periods of time, beaten and tortured to the point where they loose sight, hearing etc. To learn more about abuses in Iranian prisons, visit testimony from prisoners documented by Human rights watch at: http://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/iran0604/6.htm. To top it off, Iran supports radical Islamic fundamentalists such as Hezbollah, who contribute to terrorism in the world.

What can we do? It is difficult for Iranians inside Iran to get together and demonstrate, because of inability to communicate as well as the simple fact that anyone daring to protest in the country will very easily be imprisoned and tortured for the rest of their lives. It is difficult to stand against a dictatorship that is strong due to sitting next to piles of oil money at their disposal. I don’t think South Africa’s dictatorship was this rich. In the meantime, the Islamic Republic of Iran gains more support from energy deals with China, and purchasing military equipment from Russia in return for Nuclear Technology. With their sweet business deals Iran is buying Russia and China’s veto in the United Nations Security Council and subsequently, keeps Iran’s dictatorship strong and sanction free.

I urge my fellow Iranians as well as other citizens in the world to help stand up to these dictators. Products from any country that conducts massive financial deals with present Iran should be boycotted. Russia and China know about the ongoing atrocities propagated by the Islamic Republic of Iran, but they continue with their support regardless. Iran will not remain a dictatorship forever. If Russia and China continue their support, when the Islamic Republic is finally overthrown, Iranians should consider cutting them of oil sales and business ties completely, just like the Islamic Republic of Iran has severed ties with the United States after the revolution. Blood money never pays. Hit the greedy countries in their purse, where it hurts the most. I ask all people that want to take a step towards reducing human rights infringements and terrorism to boycott Chinese and Russian products.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Pandering to Non Iranians Again

A sovereign and independant Iran means not being slaves to the west, east or any other region. The shah made Iran puppets of the west and now Iran is a slave to Arab Hamas. Iran does not speak arabic, nor are we arabs. Why are we slating a higher priority to Arab interests instead of Iranian? We don't have the extra resources to be spending on Hamas, we need to take care of our own. Our people are unemployed and hungry. What's the difference between giving cheap oil to the west to be on our good side, and paying Hamas? Instead of having a western culutre invasion, we have an arabic culture invasion.

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Sunday, February 19, 2006

A Pretty Bad Bargain

The Iranian government should be spending its money in investments and jobs that will benefit the country and also generate even more jobs. Not waste the country’s resources in trying to spy and watch every move the population makes in case it is against their radically interpreted Islamic laws. They use these religous laws as a tool of controlling the people. Retaining massive oppression costs a lot of money!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Iranian Union Day of Action, Wed FEb 15, 2006


Here is a website that is making efforts towards a demonstration in Tehran for the Imprisoned Bus Drivers Iran.

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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Censoring websites that have the key word Woman

Here is a website that is making efforts towards removing a filter restriction in Iran.

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Saturday, February 11, 2006

A letter from Iranian students to the freedom-loving people of the world

This seems to be a message from Iranians student activists to Iran and the world.

The Year of Freedom

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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Quote from Zakaria Razi

"Custom, tradition and intellectual laziness lead people to follow their religious leaders blindly."

(I got this off of the internet, so I cannot confirm that Razi stated this for a fact. Regardless, the message is just as meaningful.)

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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Draft of Iranian Declaration of Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom and Dignity

The following is a DRAFT. Comments are welcome. I figured if people wanting change had a platform/set of ideas to rally around, maybe we could be more successful.

Draft of Iranian Declaration of Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom and Dignity

We the people of Iran, the inheritors of the legacy of the great Persian Empire, declare our natural entitlement to a working Democracy, Human Rights and Basic dignity. We pronounce that no person or persons have the authority to rule over and oppress the majority due to perceived devoutness and piousness in religion, that religion shall hereby be separated from the rule of the law and that no individual shall be prosecuted based on breaking religious standards, so long as it is agreed upon by democratic ratification, that the individual’s acts do not cause harm to society. From this day forward, no one individual will be deemed as a “King” or “Supreme Leader”, rather the nation will be a Republic with one elected Prime Minister that will serve the country and the elected Parliament as its representative, and he/she will answer to the majority of the Iranian nation. We honor the birthright of all humankind to have equal rights, and not be subject to discrimination due to religion, race, gender, and sexual orientation. We pledge to uphold a division of power among the Judicial, Executive and Legislative branches in the political structure of our government, and that each branch will contain checks and balances of the remaining two, such that no branch will have access to unlimited power for oppression. All individuals of our nation have the right to be treated humanely and protected from cruel and unusual punishment. We pledge to respect and uphold freedom of speech, press, assembly, the right to peacefully protest and inform our government of the will of the people. All citizens have the right for candidacy in governmental posts and elections should be held in a free and fair fashion, agreed upon by the majority of the population. Minority citizens of the country will have representation such that they have equal access to the right of prosperity, freedom and fairness as other citizens. We the citizens of Iran announce our belief that these declarations are the desire of our people, and that these statements will make us closer to our goal of making the Almighty proud of the Human Race.

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Friday, February 03, 2006

Support For Iranian Bus Driver's Union



Support the Iranian Bus Drivers imprisoned simply for asking for better wages, better working conditions and basic Human Rights.

Support Iranian Bus Drivers

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