What You Should Know About Iranian Annual Gathering
In early 2018, nationwide protests in Iran in over 140 cities rocked the nation, shaking the ruling dictatorship to its core, and taking the world by storm. As chimes of change ring throughout Iran a new chapter begins in the quest for freedom. The protests have gained new momentum as the Iranian people demand a Free Iran.
On 30th June 2018 the Iranian diaspora will hold their largest gathering ever in Paris, while thousands of freedom lovers from around the world join to call for democratic change in Iran as the true solution to the religious fascism ruling Iran. Thousands and thousands of freedom loving individuals from five continents will gather with one simple message “Free Iran” and to voice their support for the democratic alternative represented by the NCRI and its President-elect, Maryam Rajavi, for democratic change.
In recent months, with the continuation of protests and strikes throughout Iran, the people of Iran have shown their resolute in continuing their fight till the dawn of freedom and the overthrow of the mullahs. From the streets of Mashhad and Kazeroon, to the merchants of Baneh, workers of Haft Tapeh and farmers of Isfahan; from Balouchs and Kurds to Fars, Lors, Arabs and Turks, all of Iran is united in the cry for freedom. Their slogans of “Hardliners, Reformers, the game is over” and “Our enemy is right here, spuriously they say it’s America” have made clear that the Iranian people have no illusions about the nature of the regime and have no hopes in reform or moderation under the mullahs and to them it is clear that the source of all the misery of the Iranian people is the theocratic regime ruling Iran.
During Hassan Rouhani’s tenure as the regime’s president, the human rights situation in Iran has been on a slippery slope and reform and moderation are as elusive as ever. Execution tolls rose to the highest level in the last quarter century, while Iran accounts for over 50% of reported executions carried out internationally in 2017. But suppression is not limited to executions, in recent months, images and footage of people being beaten by security forces and women being harassed on the streets have caught the attention of the international community, making clearer the calls for change by the Iranian people.
In January it was reported that over 90% of protesters detained in the nationwide uprisings were youth under the age of 25. Youth who feel they have no future under this regime, this defiant generation has emerged as the face of the nationwide protests along with brave Iranian women who are fearless as they feel they have nothing else to lose in standing against the misogynist regime.
On 30th June we will gather to stand in solidarity with the people of Iran and to present the true alternative to the theocracy ruling Iran. Hundreds of prominent personalities, elected representatives, political figures, and human rights activists will be participating in this rally, representing over 60 countries, five continents, and a range of socio-political backgrounds.
We are glad to welcome thousands of Iranian youth who have escaped the clutches of the Mullahs in Iran and will join us to resonate their message for change in this event.
We cordially invite you to join us at this gathering, in echoing the voice of millions living under the rule of tyranny and to resonate a message of hope and solidarity to those on the quest for freedom and democracy.
Stand with the Iranian people as they risk their lives to defeat a brutal dictatorship. Echo the voices of millions living under tyranny. Send a message of hope and solidarity to those fighting for freedom, democracy and a #FreeIran.
In early 2018, nationwide protests in Iran took the world by storm, ringing chimes of change and a new chapter in the quest for freedom. The protests have gained new momentum as the Iranian people demand a #FreeIran2018.
Join the Campaign on social media using #FreeIran2018 as we strive to echo the voice of millions in Iran and to convey their message to the international community to recognize the desire of the Iranian people for democratic change by the people of Iran and to voice support for the 10-point plan of Maryam Rajavi for the future of Iran.
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On 30 June 2018 the Iranian diaspora will hold their annual gathering in Paris while thousands of freedom lovers from around the world join to call for democratic change in Iran and voice their support for the democratic alternative represented by the NCRI
Tens of thousands of freedom loving individuals from across the globe will gather with one simple message “Free Iran” and seeking an end to religious dictatorship in Iran and establishment of freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, gender equality and separation of religion from State.
On 30th June we will gather to stand up to the Iranian regime and to call for the recognition of the Iranian opposition as the true alternative for a democratic Iran and the adaption of a new policy by the west which addresses the changing dynamics of the most volatile and strategically important region of the world,supporting democratic change.
Summaries of speeches of the Iranian Resistance annual Gathering 1 June 2017
How to Act?
Write and Share
Write a post in social media or on a blog, an op-ed in your local paper, or a letter to the editor and ask them to give a voice to the Iranian people as they demand freedom in Iran and Iran’s eviction from countries in the region. Share the campaign’s agenda and activities on your Facebook, Twitter, and social media accounts and invite friends to join the campaign and gathering.
Writing is often a personalized and direct way to influence both the general public and decision-makers via blogs, social media, and the more traditional media.
Anyone can write a blog post. Whether on your personal blog page or on a free hosting site like www.Medium.com, blogs are an informal means to spread awareness, advocate on behalf of a specific position, or share a personal story.
Social Media Statuses
Although social media statuses are short, they are often a speedy, reactive means by which to share links, catchy infographs, or photos among one’s network of friends, colleagues, and contacts.al story.
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the editor are a great mean to respond to news and provide your opinion. They can be between 100 – 300 words. Your local newspaper or outlets in a geographic location that the writer has ties to are your best bet to getting your letter published.
Most newspapers and media outlets have clear submission guidelines you can look into. Make sure to follow these guidelines to improve your chances of getting published.
Op-eds can range anywhere between 400 and 1,200 words, depending on the outlet. They often combine both background information and context, as well as a specific opinion or ask.
Let us know how your writing was received by others and/or whether you were published. Email us photos, comments, and links or share on social media using the #FreeIran2018 hashtag.
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Regime Change in Iran is inevitable
It is high time for the international community to recognize the desire of the Iranian people for regime change by the people of Iran.
It is time for all governments to stand with peace and take all necessary measures to evict the Iranian regime from the region, in particular the IRGC and its proxies from Syria.
10 point plan for a “Free Iran”
- In our view, the ballot box is the only criterion for legitimacy. Accordingly, we seek a republic based on universal suffrage.
- We want a pluralist system, freedom of parties and assembly. We respect all individual freedoms. We underscore complete freedom of expression and of the media and unconditional access by all to the internet.
- We support and are committed to the abolition of death penalty.
- We are committed to the separation of Church and State. Any form of discrimination against the followers of any religion and denomination will be prohibited.
- We believe in complete gender equality in political, social and economic arenas. We are also committed to equal participation of women in political leadership. Any form of discrimination against women will be abolished. They will enjoy the right to freely choose their clothing. They are free in marriage, divorce, education and employment.
- We believe in the rule of law and justice. We want to set up a modern legal system based on the principles of presumption of innocence, the right to defense, effective judicial protection and the right to be tried in a public court. We also seek the total independence of judges. The mullahs’ Sharia law will be abolished.
- We are committed to the Universal Declaration of Humans Rights, and international covenants and conventions, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention against Torture, and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women.
- We are committed to the equality of all nationalities. We underscore the plan for the autonomy of Iranian Kurdistan, adopted by the National Council of Resistance of Iran. The language and culture of our compatriots from whatever nationality, are among our nation’s human resources and must spread and be promulgated in tomorrow’s Iran.
- We recognize private property, private investment and the market economy. All Iranian people must enjoy equal opportunity in employment and in business ventures. We will protect and revitalize the environment.
- Our foreign policy will be based on peaceful coexistence, international and regional peace and cooperation, as well as respect for the United Nations Charter.
- We want a non-nuclear Iran, free of weapons of mass destruction.