Freedom Star: Below you will read a good article from eureporter about Grand Gathering of Iranian Resistance in Paris 1 July 2017
Well-known politicians and military leaders from the US, Europe, the Middle East and other Muslim-majority countries will attend a massive pro-opposition rally organized by Iranians in Paris on 1 July. The extraordinary international event reflects the participants’ view that there is an urgent need to confront the actions of the Iranian regime, whether it’s human-rights violations inside Iran or its destructive policies abroad.
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the US House of Representatives and candidate for president; Senator Joseph Lieberman, former candidate for vice-president; John Bolton, former US ambassador to the United Nations; and Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania, are among the attendees. They will be joined by a US congressional delegation and dozens of American military officers, some of whom have held top posts under four administrations.
The convention will endorse the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the platform of its President-elect Maryam Rajavi. Sponsors of the event include communities of the Iranian diaspora from across Europe. The crowd in years past, has exceeded tens of thousands. Many have traveled long hours from countries around the globe to attend.
The convention will advocate the need for a united front against Islamic extremism and a change in Iran’s government as the only realistic solution to ending the rogue behavior of the ruling theocracy. Speakers will argue that the best means of doing so is the movement led by Mrs. Rajavi under the banner of the NCRI coalition, which has an activist network in Iran and a political presence in most major world capitals.
Maryam Rajavi – I Have A Dream
I have a dream, an Iran without execution and torture. A country in which cranes will be used to build a free and beautiful Iran, not for hanging human beings. A country in which stoning, amputating hands and feet will be something of the past. No place for sharia law and kangaroo courts, and love, friendship and tolerance will replace distrust, hatred and vengeance.
I have a dream, a free and democratic Iran, a country in which people enjoy freedom, freedom of life and freedom of security for all. Everyone is free to express their beliefs and demands. Everyone is free to protest. Everyone is free to choose their attire and determine their customs, and women to enjoy equal rights as men in all fields, including leadership.
I have a dream, an Iran full of tolerance and peace, and a country in which people with different beliefs and religions can live alongside each other in equality.
No religion is banned and no faith has any superiority over others.
There will be no inquisition in Iran’s society and no one will be prosecuted or harassed for their beliefs.
I have a dream, an Iran of peace and friendship, and a country in which war, bloodshed and violence is completely eradicated.
A country where fundamentalism and terrorism are replaced by peace and friendship in the region, and across the globe. A country committed to peaceful coexistence.
Yes, I have no doubt that in the path of realizing this dream we will overcome all obstacles. We will erase fundamentalism from our history forever.
Nothing can prevent the sunrise of liberty for the Iranian people, and nothing can prevent the realization of freedom in Iran.
And now, I hear the voice of the great nation of Iran saying, “We will be victorious and our country will be free.”
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Less seen scenes from Maryam Rajavi
The regime in Tehran continues to be in a state of shock after the passage of unprecedented United States Senate sanctions on Thursday targeting Iran’s ballistic missile program, support for terrorism in the Middle East and flagrant human rights violations.
‘JCPOA 2, 3 and 4’
The road ahead
Maryam Rajavi to the Grand Gathering in Paris 9 July 2016
Today, therefore, the question is not whether the ruling theocracy will be overthrown. The question is how we can reach that goal more quickly. We can do so by committing to the mantra of establishing. “1,000 Ashrafs;” thousands of bastions of rebellion and resistance against the ruling theocracy.
To achieve a free and just republic in Iran, we do not expect any miracles to happen. Nor do we expect any coincidental or chance occurrences in our favor. Our entire asset base consists of the Iranian nation and its vanguard children.
And this indeed gives us the greatest power in the world. So, we must expect
everything to be achieved with our own hands and through our own determination.
This is why we must establish 1,000 Ashrafs.
The symbolism of establishing 1,000 Ashrafs really speaks to an attempt to unearth repressed potentials;
it means joining together the countless individuals who are currently scattered and disconnected, and it means encouraging people to invite real hope in their hearts and minds that the beast can be brought down. Yes, we can and we must.
1,000 Ashrafs means that we bring about the overthrow of the regime through the power of our people’s determination and their organized resistance movement. So, let me borrow from a poem by Bertolt Brecht: “Resist, person in exile! Resist, person in prison; Resist wife sitting in your house; Resist displaced person; Resist, you who are shivering in the cold; you must prepare to take command now.”
The mantra of 1,000 Ashrafs offers both the blueprint for freedom, and the motivating force for the general uprising. It is the heavy hammer that will descend upon the ruling theocracy.
On July 1st, pundits, dignitaries, and politicians from across the world will join the annual Free Iran Rally in Paris to discuss the solutions to the problems of Iran and the broader Middle East and to condemn human rights violation in Iran.