Haft Tappeh workers march towards regime courthouse

Workers gather in Ghanoun Blvd. in front of the prosecutor’s office

Iran, Nov. 19, 2018 – On Monday, the workers of Haft Tapeh sugar mill in Shush, southwest Iran, started their demonstration at the factory and marched toward the city proper. Today’s demonstration is in support for the representatives of protesters, who were arrested by the Iranian regime’s security forces yesterday. In the city, the workers gathered in front of the mayor’s office and protested to the arrest of their colleagues.

The workers of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill have been protesting for 15 days to unpaid wages and the transfer of the company from the private to the public sector. The protesters have been very vocal in their criticism of the corrupt policies of the Iranian regime and have received wide support from different communities across Iran.

On Sunday, at the end of the day’s protests, the security forces of the Iranian regime arrested the representatives of the protesting workers along with a number of the workers, and transferred them to the security police headquarters.

10:50 am local time: Workers gather in Ghanoun Blvd. in front of the prosecutor’s office.

The people of Shush gather to support the workers of Haft Tapeh and join their voices to those of the unprivileged workers.

The people of Shush gather to support the workers of Haft Tapeh and join their voices to those of the unprivileged workers.

10:30 am local time: The people of Shush gather to support the workers of Haft Tapeh and join their voices to those of the unprivileged workers.

Protesters are chanting: “Imprisoned workers must be freed!”

In an act of defiance to the regime’s attempt at intimidation and threats, protesters chanted: “Neither threats, nor prison no longer have any effect.”

9:30 am local time: The bazaar of Shush was shut down and different communities join the protesters of Haft Tapeh. A group of drivers from the Haft Tapeh Mohajer Agency expressed their support for the demands of the protesters of Haft Tapeh and the imprisoned protesters.

Different communities join the protesters of Haft Tapeh

Different communities join the protesters of Haft Tapeh

The enraged people are marching toward the courthouse of the Iranian regime to protest against the arrest and of their colleagues.

The enraged people are marching toward the courthouse of the Iranian regime to protest against the arrest and of their colleagues.

9:00 am local time: The enraged people of Shush and the workers of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill are marching toward the courthouse of the Iranian regime to protest against the arrest and imprisonment of their colleagues.

The enraged people are marching toward the courthouse of the Iranian regime to protest against the arrest and of their colleagues.

The enraged people are marching toward the courthouse of the Iranian regime to protest against the arrest and of their colleagues.

Below are some of the videos of people of Shush supporting the protesters of Haft Tapeh.

9:00 am local time: The people of Shush have joined the workers of Haft Tapeh in their protest in front of the mayor’s office.

8:00 am local time: Pictures of the 15th day of protests by the workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill.

The 15th day of protests by the workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill

The 15th day of protests by the workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill

The 15th day of protests by the workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill

The 15th day of protests by the workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill

The 15th day of protests by the workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill

The 15th day of protests by the workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill

Haft Tapeh workers have gathered in front of the mayor’s

Haft Tapeh workers have gathered in front of the mayor’s

7:30 am local time: Haft Tapeh workers have gathered in front of the mayor’s office and chanting: “Death to the anti-worker regime.”

Workers have gathered in front of the mayor’s office and are chanting: “Imprisoned workers must be freed.”

7:15 am local time: Workers have gathered in front of the mayor’s office and are demanding the release of their colleagues who had been detained by security forces the previous day. Some of the slogans include the following:

  • Death to the anti-worker regime
  • Imprisoned workers must be freed
  • Workers are in prison. Thieves are running free

The workers of the Haft Tapeh sugar mill have been protesting for more than two weeks to their four months’ worth of unpaid wages as well as the transfer of the company from the private to the public sector.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, hailed the workers of Haft Tapeh and described their protest as the will of the Iranian people to overthrow the Iranian regime.

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Iran: PMOI / MEK network continues anti-regime activities

Resistance Units

Iran, Nov. 15, 2018 – Recent reports indicate the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) network inside Iran is escalating its anti-regime activities across the country.

Members of PMOI / MEK Resistance Unit 267 in the city of Dorud in Lorestan Province, west of Iran, braved the odds and set fire to a billboard of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

The resistance units’ non-stop activities throughout Iran has reached a point that Ali Akbar Raefipoor, a figure said to be close to Khamenei, made the following remarks on this subject.

“The [PMOI / MEK] … seek to launch a popular army, an army that will carry out their measures… people in the city of Kazerun (south-central Iran) say we don’t want a portion of the city to split up… However, in the middle of all the mayhem, all of a sudden we witness an attack on a police station… The people were seeking their own demands, but just two people are enough to be in such a crowd and actually do something. The [PMOI / MEK] has such two-person teams in all cities… Take into good consideration that we have more than 24,000 to 25,000 [PMOI / MEK] members in Tehran alone!”

These remarks were aired on June 17, 2018.

Of course, Raefipoor is not the only Iranian regime figure making such remarks about the PMOI / MEK resistance units.

Former intelligence minister Hedar Moslehi said it in even more precise terms.

“In 2018 or 2019, the enemy will definitely be planning a sedition and the main target will be the Supreme Leader,” he said according to the state-run Entekhab website.

There are many such examples and the list goes on. Even Khamenei and Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani have made similar remarks, saying their forces should not “lose hope.”

This is a clear indication of major defections in the Iranian regime’s ranks and files, and many losing hope in fear of the regime’s upcoming overthrow.

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As we are on the brink of a new revolution in Iran and the toppling of the mullahs’ regime is now more definite and imminent than ever before, it is important to know how we have reached where we are and that events up to this point have not been mere coincidences.

The mullahs’ regime has a major crisis in the just and democratic opposition movement. An entity that has been paying the price of its struggle for nearly four decades, standing firm on their objectives and principles, defying all odds before execution squads and the gallows, in the face of torturers and hundreds of prisons checkered across Iran.

We can now be certain in saying the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) and the organized Iranian Resistance movement are realizing the overthrow of this regime.

While many now claim to oppose this regime, the PMOI / MEK understand the importance of the status more than any other party, planning and directing today’s circumstances towards a true revolution.

Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi based his strategy on “resistance units” inside Iran, with the objective of establishing units inside the society and forming a bond between the files of this revolution with the ranks seen in the central core of this movement, being the PMOI / MEK.

Although this strategy was blueprinted years ago, as crises inside Iran escalate and the regime is witnessing more rifts inside its apparatus, along with the ongoing uprising continuing to this day since the Dec/Jan revolt, the “resistance units” strategy has implemented its impact across the board. They have now become the target of a demonizing campaign by elements of this regime inside Iran and abroad.

From the Iranian regime’s state-controlled media and remarks heard from numerous regime officials, we can easily conclude that the resistance units have transformed into a major concern for the mullahs’ apparatus. The mullahs’ own media outlets even go the distance by emphasizing the role of other so-called opposition movements to thus decrease the importance and credibility of the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the PMOI/MEK as the core member of this opposition movement.

However, considering the powder keg circumstances of Iran’s society, the PMOI / MEK, having an organized structure, has been able to impact the on-the-ground events. One must admit that the resistance units are the most important force of the Iranian people’s revolution, and they are playing their historical role in various methods.

In all revolutions we have witnessed how the ruling regime’s resort to utter crackdown and threats. Although all such examples have led to the regime’s overthrow through a massive and revolutionary movement, all regime’s consider themselves to be an exemption.

The mullahs’ in Iran have constantly resorted to terrorism, executions, torture and crackdown. In the current circumstances, the Iranian regime has increased such measures through utter crackdown and describing the force behind this movement of change as “terrorists.”

In such a period, if popular protests are organized and directed by an organized resistance force, the regime’s escalation of crackdown measures will not only fail to delay the upcoming revolution, they will actually further radicalize the society and lead to an even faster toppling of its entire apparatus.

As a result, resistance units play a very important role in this day and age in breaking the heavy atmosphere of crackdown. This is realized through directing and organizing the revolution at critical junctures.

With conditions inside Iran and abroad changing dramatically, the PMOI / MEK implemented its new strategy of launching resistance units. Numerous teams, forming a huge network, are now in direct contact with the Iranian society.

By organizing and leading the Iranian uprising in an effective manner, resistance units are injecting new life in the society and protesters on the streets.

Iranian Resistance Continues to Campaign for Regime Change

Iranian Resistance Continues to Campaign for Regime Change

The main opposition to the Iranian regime, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) and other associated groups are expanding their activities across Iran. Their calls for regime change are getting louder and louder despite the grave danger that they are putting themselves into. Dissidents and political opponents in Iran face the harshest of punishments. Not only do they risk arrest, torture, imprisonment and even execution, but the lives of their families are also at risk.

The regime has long considered being a member or supporter of the PMOI / MEK as being worthy of the death penalty. In the past, even people with loose affiliations to the PMOI / MEK have been executed.

In the following video, members of Resistance units in Tehran can be seen putting up posters in support of the opposition. The posters include the photo of Massoud Rajavi – the leader of the Iranian Resistance. They pledge to continue fighting against the clerical regime and declare that they are going to respond to fire with fire.

In the north-western part of the country, specifically in Zanjan, members of local resistance units also put up posters in which they promise to continue battling against the regime until it is finally overthrown. They too pledged to continue playing a role in the struggle.

In the following video, we can see posters in favour of the PMOI / MEK sitting on the windscreen of a number of cars in Iran’s capital city, Tehran. Many of the posters included messages saying that the Supreme Leader of Iran – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – will one day be overthrown.

In Qazvin, in the north-western part of the country, more members of the Resistance movement have pointed out that the mullahs’ regime is using religion to preserve itself so that it can stay in power for longer.

In Tehran, members of a group called the Resistance Unit 777 were seen standing in a crowd proclaiming to continue the fight for freedom against the clerical regime.

Another tactic that has been used in the country is to put graffiti in the cities to spread the message of solidarity between members of the Resistance. In this video, members of certain Resistance units wrote slogans in graffiti across the city of Shiraz in the south-central part of the country.

The Resistance is tirelessly and selflessly working towards the greater good of freedom, democracy, equality and human rights for the people of Iran. The personal cost of their involvement is unimaginable to most people who have not lived under clerical rule.

Many members of the Resistance have personally experienced the violent oppression of the mullahs’ regime. Others have had family members or friends that have been killed or imprisoned in Iran. Others quite simply want to see an end to the clerical rule that is destroying the great country of Iran.

The people’s desire for change is great and if regime change could come from the will of the people alone, the regime would have toppled years ago.

Iran: Protest rallies reported in Tehran and two other cities.

Protests in Iran cities

Reported by PMOI/MEK

Iran, Sept. 18, 2018 – With each passing day protest rallies are mushrooming on a more frequent basis across Iran.

Clients of the Caspian credit firm, associated to the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), rallied outside the Central Bank on Monday and closed the Mirdamad Avenue. They were heard protesting and complaining about their savings being stolen.

In Rasht, northern Iran, another such rally was held again by Caspian clients also demanding their savings returned.

“In an Islamic country, we have raised our complaints for two years, with no one listening”

“Death to high prices”

“Death to oppressors, death to thieves”

Also in Rasht, retired workers of the Iran Poplin factories held a rally demanding their due paychecks and protesting delays in this regard. They were also complaining how stock owners have yet to receive their profits.

In Kuhdasht of Lorestan Province in western Iran a number of locals were seen rallying outside the city’s mayor office and Road & Construction Department protesting water shortages and very poor road conditions.

In an interview with One America Network, Ali Safavi, a member of the Iranian opposition coalition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), sheds light on the opposition movement’s role inside the country ongoing protests throughout Iran and the foreign policy the Trump administration can take in regards to Tehran’s mullahs.

“Obviously, the protests that you see now are the continuation of the major nationwide uprisings that erupted back in December and January in 142 cities. The main reason is the fact that the Iranian regime has been unable to address the many demands of the Iranian people. The economy is on the verge of bankruptcy,” Safavi explained.

The Iranian people are now seeking regime change and the mullahs are fearful of this very savvy nation. Over 44 million people in Iran are active on the popular messaging app, Telegram, and becoming more informed about news from throughout the country and across the globe. This is breaking the barriers imposed by the mullahs’ regime and allowing dissidents to coordinate their anti-regime protests.

Iranian protesters are also very angry over the mullahs’ foreign policy of providing over $100 billion propping the Assad regime in Syria, hundreds of millions of dollars each year to fund the terrorist Lebanese Hezbollah group, financial and military assistance to sectarian Shiite militias in Iraq, Safavi explained, adding the importance of Washington vocally supporting the ongoing protests in Iran.

“To the extent that the [Trump] administration pursues a firm and decisive policy against the mullahs of Iran, I think that sends an encouraging signal to the people of Iran. If the Iranian people see on the international level there is support for their aspiration and that there is an attempt to deny the Iranian regime the means with which it suppresses its own people and foments chaos through the Middle East, they would be encouraged and they would be emboldened,” Safavi added.

The PMOI/MEK network inside Iran has been actively establishing “Resistance Units” and heavily focused on organizing these protests. Young men and women are leading the demonstrations against the regime, and literally connect the variety of opposition pockets together in the struggle against the mullahs.

Iran: Truck drivers protesting in Tehran and at least five other cities

Many drivers on strike across Iran
Many drivers on strike across Iran

Reported by PMOI/MEK

Iran, Sep. 3, 2018 – Truck drivers across various cities throughout Iran are on strike, protesting low wages and skyrocketing prices of spare parts. This is yet another round of such protests in Iran and has always delivered crushing blows to the mullahs’ apparatus.

In Zarrinshahr a protest rally was held by the truckers who parked their vehicles at the loading station.

Zarrinshahr truckers on strike – Iran

Zarrinshahr truckers on strike – Iran

On Saturday, intelligence operatives were reported to have threatened the truck drivers, saying they have no right to even leave their own houses.

Intelligence and plainclothes agents were enforcing enormous pressure on truck drivers at the city’s loading station, threatening them in their attempt to prevent another strike by the drivers.

Truck drivers in the city of Shapour near Isfahan went on strike on Sunday and held a rally after parking all their vehicles. These drivers are protesting low wages and increasingly expensive spare parts.

On Saturday, drivers from a variety of cities across Iran were seen protesting and staging a coordinated strike.

Truck drivers in Tehran’s Nasim loading station, and in the cities of Gorgan and Mehran, all also launched their strike. These drivers were protesting and on strike in response to a call placed by the Drivers’ Coordinating Union.

In Tehran, drivers parked their vehicles and refused to accept any new loads.

In Gorgan, the drivers blocked a highway with their vehicles and held a protest rally.

Transit drivers in Mehran, a city in southwest Iran bordering Iraq, refused to transfer their loads to Iraqi drivers and held a protest rally in a local loading station.

Truck drivers in the western city of Sarpol Zahab went on strike and parked their vehicles, protesting low wages and regime officials’ refusal to provide solutions to their issues.

Reports from the city of Sarakhs in northeast Iran indicate the loading station is closed and transit drivers were on strike. This strike is in response to officials’ refusal to address the truck drivers’ demands and their problems remaining unresolved.

Following the truck drivers’ strike and a severe shortage of fuel in various parts of Sistan &Baluchistan Province in southeast Iran, on Saturday vehicles were seen forming long ques at gas stations in the city of Saravan.

This shows the powerful impact of truck drivers’ strike on the mullahs’ regime.

Maryam Rajavi: Massacred heroes inspire protesters in revolting cities

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Iranian communities’ global conference upholds 30th anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners

A global video conference was held by Iranian communities on Saturday, August 25, 2018, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran upon Khomeini’s decree for the genocide in 1988. The conference connected 20 cities in France, Germany, Britain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Romania and Canada. A number of political dignitaries attended and addressed the conference where members and representatives of Iranian communities in Europe and Canada participated and delivered speeches. A number of eyewitnesses to the massacre and former political prisoners also testified at this event.
The conference started with remarks by Maryam Rajavi, honoring the heroes of 1988 and elaborating on their impact as an inspiration to the steadfastness of the organized Iranian Resistance for freedom and nationwide uprisings in Iran. Following…

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Iranian Communities’ Interactive Conference Marks 30th Anniversary of 1988 Massacre in Iran

In a simultaneous interactive conference to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran, the Iranian communities in 20 major cities and capitals throughout Europe and North America. The event will examine the roots and prospects of the nationwide uprising in Iran and will be calling on the international community to support the prosecution of the mullahs responsible for the 1988 massacre and suppression of the ongoing protests and uprising in Iran.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2018, starting at 5 pm CEST (11 a.m. ET) and will be broadcast live in Persian, English, French, and Arabic on the Iranian Resistance’s social networks and websites, bringing thousands of members and supporters of the Iranian Resistance across the world together.

It is part of the Justice-Seeking campaign for the 30,000 victims of the massacre, mostly members and supporters of the Iranian Resistance group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), launched by the leader of the Iranian Resistance, Maryam Rajavi, in 2016.

The campaign demands an independent U.N. inquiry into the massacre in order to bring to justice those responsible for a crime widely cited by human rights experts as one of the worst crimes against humanity since World War II,  by putting them on trial in  International Criminal Court (s).

The Massacre

In 1988, Iran’s regime then Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa for the execution of 30,000 political prisoners, many of whom had already served their prison sentences and were awaiting release.

The regime formed “Death Commissions” in major cities across Iran to put the prisoners through show trials regarding their political affiliation. No defense lawyer was allowed and most trials took a few minutes only. After executions, the victims’ bodies were buried in mass graves, which according to Amnesty International the regime continues to destroy to cover up the evidence of its crimes.

Even Khomeini’s then-successor Hossein Ali Montazeri was critical of the massacre, as a leaked audio recording proves, and called it the greatest crime in the history of the Islamic Republic. He was then dismissed as Khomeini’s heir and put under house arrest for the rest of his life.

The Uprising

Those responsible for the massacre still hold high-ranking positions in the Iranian regime and are responsible for suppressing the uprising that sprung up in December 2017. The mullahs often launched brutal attacks against demonstrators, but this has not stopped the Iranian people who are loudly calling for regime change.

These protesters, much like the victims of the 1988 massacre, are putting their lives on the line to bring freedom and democracy to Iran.

The Iranian communities will participate in the event in the following cities: Paris, London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Rome, Oslo, Brussels, Bern, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Bucharest, Helsinki, Gothenburg, Aarhus, Stuttgart. It will feature talks from survivors of the massacre, representatives from Iranian Associations, along with many Western lawmakers and prominent personalities, who will condemn the Iranian Regime for its human rights violations and encourage the international community to adopt a firm policy towards the Iranian Regime.

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