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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:40 pm on 17 Aug 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The role of the Internet and social media in Iran protests. 


    By Masoud Dalvand

    In this article, I will write about two important issues related to the developments in Iran. 

    First: The role of the Internet and social media in Iran protests. 

    Second: The suppression of the mullahs’ regime and the impact of US sanctions on the Iranian regime.

    Are these two issues related to each other? Of course they are. Social media is the only opportunity that the Iranian people, especially the protesting youth and women, and all the political and social activists, can make their voices heard. And the start of US initial sanctions against the Iranian regime and its effects on its decaying economy is a very important development. Considering the censorship and suppression of Iran, the social media can be used to measure the effects of the sanctions in Iran. So I’ve looked at these two issues in the following article.

    The Internet and especially social media play a very important role in social activities in Iran. You know that Iran is a country in which a religious dictatorship is ruling on, so there is no open public media. Radio and television networks and the press are entirely under the control of the government and, in particular, the supreme leader of the Khamenei regime. Public and private websites are under intense censorship and control. In Iran, a ministry called the Ershad, whose work is a censorship of all cultural, artistic and press affairs, in addition to the Iranian regime’s police, has a special Internet police that It’s work is to monitor and filter and suppress all individuals and media on the Internet. They have very simple and humanitarian activities, such as defending the rights of women or children, and other social problems. In 2012 about six years ago, a blogger in Tehran, Sattar Beheshti, was arrested and subjected to torture only for publishing several articles on social problems in Iran and the poverty of people and corruption in government institutions.

    Many social and environmental activists in Iran have now been arrested for informing people about the devastating effects of mismanagement on the nature of Iran, the drying up of lakes and rivers, or the reflection of social dilemmas, such as the suppression of women and child labor, and the denial of their rights. They are Prisoners and tortured! The latest example is a human rights lawyer named Nasrin Sotoudeh who was accused of espionage! and five years in jail, and many other examples that I don’t have the time to name all of them.

    At last as the most important examples, many young people, including a 26 years old young, named Reza Otadi, in the city of Karaj, were killed by regime repression agents during protests in August, but the regime’s official media tried to reverse this crime by the name of protesters! If not social media, the reality of this regime’s crime was not easily disclosed.

    In the protests last January, when thousands of protesters were arrested, several of them were killed, but the regime claimed they had committed suicide! Also in here were social media that exposed the facts of these murders and crimes of the mullahs’ regime.

    Therefore, in such a situation that there are no free media in Iran and independent journalists cannot reflect the political and social developments in Iran, the Internet plays a very important role in the Iranian society, especially social media, despite the suppression and filtering of a large role in the developments of Iran. For example, Telegram has a lot of features due to its features and the regime cannot hack it, so that a quarter of the total Telegram users in the world are about 40 million people in Iran.

    It was sent to the world through the Telegram, videos and news about the Iran protests in January 2018. In the past eight months, in spite of the Telegram filtering by the Iranian Ministry of Communications, the people, especially the Iranian youth and Iranian women, use this social media to reflect the news of demonstrations and gatherings and strikes in various Iranian cities, and thus in the space Seduction and total tyranny in Iran are the Internet and social media that transmit the constantly changing social movements in Iran all over the country and out of Iran.

    The second issue is the suppression of the mullahs’ regime and the impact of US sanctions on the Iranian regime.

    The withdrawal of the United States from Iran deal and the implementation of  the first phase of sanctions  against the Iranian regime have an important impact on the developments inside Iran, in the sense that the Iranian regime has spent money gained from Iran deal on terrorism and the expansion of the regional intervention of the Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in Syria, Yemen Iraq, Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries, or use these funds inside Iran to expand the ballistic missile program and threaten the Iran neighbors or US troops and free shipping in the Persian Gulf.

    An important part of the proceeds from the sale of Iranian oil and gas was spent on the construction of nuclear weapons as a guarantee of the survival of this government. Therefore, the withdrawal of the United States from Iran deal and economic sanctions against Iran actually limits the resources of the nuclear and missile activities and terrorist activities of the Iranian regime because in Iran, the government does not play any role in provide the basic needs of the people or the well-being and progress of the Iranian society.

    The wealth of Iran is being stolen by the regime’s authorities, such as Khamenei Vali-e Faqih and other officials also parliamentarians, as well as the corrupt IRGC, or spending on nuclear, missile and terrorist destructive activities.

    Therefore, this American action is not only a pressure on the people of Iran, but on the contrary, the pressure on this government is corrupt, plunderer and terrorist. So it is the weakening of this regime, and helping to revive and uprising the Iranian people against tyranny and religious dictatorship.

    With the censorship and filtering of social media such as Telegram, Twitter, Facebook, etc., the Iranian regime tries to prevent the role of the Internet and social media in Iran’s developments. Also by arresting, torture and killing civil and political activists, creates a climate of intimidation in society, but today’s developments in Iran show that the regime has not succeeded.

    If the regime has not succeeded in preventing of the Iranian people’s will for freedom until now, so they cannot prevent the spread of protests and their organized resistance and uprising by the rebellious hubs of the PMOI/MEK. Future developments will show this fact.

  • Masoud Dalvand 10:03 pm on 16 Aug 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Reporting the status of children in Tehran’s waste separation centers. 

    Reporting the status of children in Tehran's waste separation centers

    Iranian children who are exploited every day from morning to night at garbage collection centers by the Iranian regime’s affiliates and repressive agents of the municipality, are deprived of the most basic rights.

    They ransom half of their insignificant income to government agents

    These Iranian children who are exploited every day from morning to night at garbage collection centers by the Iranian regime’s affiliates and repressive agents of the municipality, are deprived of the most basic rights.

    Wednesday, August 15, 2018 – Capital city of Iran, Tehran
    The average age of “waste finders’ children” is 12 years, and on average these children work up to 10 and a half hours a day. These children suffer from severe skin disease, AIDS, hepatitis, bloody diarrhea, tuberculosis, tetanus, skin lesions, intestinal parasites, polio and spinal flexor because some of them have more than 70 to 80 kilos of garbage per day. They cannot use a cart. Because the municipality agents take their carts.
    For these children, illegal cards are designed that the municipality says is not on our side, but the agents charge between 200 and 400 thousand Tomans to allow these children to separate the garbage, and if they don’t ransom, these children will not be allowed to work.
    We have not forgotten 2 children who were alive in one of the garbage collection garages. They had named Ahad and Samad. They collected waste with their father. On the winter day, the explosion of gas capsules at the waste site took the lives of the two children.
    After the bitter narration of these two brothers, 7 and 8, a research was conducted on children who find waste. Children who are the main forces of separation of garbage. Beside each waste tank, one of them is bent up, these children work on average 10 and a half hours a day. Some of them work for up to 20 hours. Their waist is bent under the burden of rubbish, and their small body is full of disease.
    Susan Maziarfar, a member of the so-called Imam Ali society, on the research results from a questionnaire from 600 to 700 “waste finders’ children”, said: “The use of these children in the waste disposal centers is a clear crime. So entering these centers was hard and difficult, but in Tehran and several other cities we filled about 600 to 700 questionnaires. The average age of these children is 12 years old, among them a 4-year-old child. ”

    She says about how children are entering the cycle of garbage disposal, an example of areas that have more wastes, and says: “In 2 areas with higher wastes , such as districts of 2 and 6, the municipality is bidding for separation. And the contractor wins. This contractor either hires directly children or gives away the owners of garages that are used for the separation of wastes. The owners of these garages pay 800 thousand Tomans per month for each child, without gloves and mask. 50 to 60 percent of the kids in the garbage collect at the same place where they eat and sleep, the cases they have been picked up by insects like mice. ”
    “40% of these kids are illiterate,” she continues. 37 percent left education, 21 percent had one to two classes, and only those who were studying were either Iranians or Afghans who lived with their families, and most children had education dreams. 52 percent were in the garbage dumps, 48 percent in their homes, where their houses are also a mountain of rubbish. 59% of these children are involved in garbage collection, 40% are the only family members who collect garbage, some of them work for up to 20 hours, but the average work of these children is 10.5 hours, 62% without Gloves do the job of separating garbage and because gloves are torn too early, they prefer to spend their gloves on the hunger of their siblings. ”
    The story gets bitter here, when they realize that they are older than the age of 12, they collect up to 80 kilograms of garbage daily. Maziar Farf: Even for a small income, a 9-year-old child collects 60 to 70 kilos of gun daily Trustworthy to earn a little more.

    With such a situation in Iranian society, in the country with the highest gas and oil reserves in the world, this question arises for everyone, what is the reason for such catastrophes in Iran? Why, after 40 years, there is such a terrible violation of children’s rights in a country where its rulers claim to support and support the poor? The answer is clear to everyone. From here, the roots of nationwide protests can be found in various Iranian cities.


  • Masoud Dalvand 9:39 am on 11 Aug 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The inevitable confessions; The role of the PMOI/MEK in organizing uprisings and nationwide protests at the Iran regime’s media 

    The inevitable confessions- The role of the PMOI-MEK in organizing uprisings and nationwide protests at the Iran regime's media

    After more than 7 months of nationwide protests in Iran, which began in January 2018, these uprisings and protests and strikes continue to occur, and each day is more organized and more powerful than the past in various cities of Iran.

    The latest protests in August in a large number of cities, including in the capital of Tehran, with slogans of “Death to dictator” and “Death to Khamenei” representing the will of the Iranian people to overthrow of the religious dictatorship and establish freedom, democracy, justice and human rights based on a Democratic Government in Iran.

    What is significant in the process of these uprisings is the role of the PMOI/MEK in organizing these protests through rebellion hubs. Recently, the MOIS (Ministry of Intelligence) made a video about role of rebellion hubs of MEK, and has spread it in the regime’s media and acknowledged this role.

    The media, experts, and various agents of the mullahs’ regime also admit to this crucial role in their media every day.

    Below, we just read some of these confessions for example, indicating the state of the regime on the verge of overthrowing by the Iranian people and resistance.

    Vatan Today Newspaper -July 3-IRGC member, Hassan Rouzitalab an expert of the regime on the MEK: “The MEK has been on top of the social media scene from the start. They attract political activists in the streets and ordinary people and convince them to be MEK resources.”

    “More than 70% of calls to protest and video coming out of the protests… are related to MEK channels. Massoud Rajavi has issued five statements about the protests and clashes since December which is really unprecedented in recent years.”

    “MEK forces have divvied up the cities among themselves and organized protest veterans in the streets into Telegram groups in a process that has taken several years. For example, in one small town there are over 5,000 members in various groups who have the means to coordinate a place and time for gatherings there. Their behavior and slogans are all related to the MEK… Direct calls for overthrow, it was heard everywhere (in all cities) and was repeated frequently. “

    July 14, Tasnim new agency, IRGC Brigadier General, Jalali, Chief of the passive defense organization: “Year 2018 is a special year. We are in an important turning point in the history of the revolution …. It is noteworthy that all counter-revolution has been designed on the basis of the PMOI. “

    Maryam Rajavi's poster hanged in Tehran

    Maryam Rajavi’s poster hanged in Tehran

    July 21, Fasl-e-Tejarat (Trade season site) Ali Rabie Minister of Labor: Today our enemies, particularly the MEK, are targeting the social issues in the country, something that was very apparent in the issue of the truckers… Various networks were activated to transform this demand as a protest by the MEK in the shortest possible time…

    July 25, Qom news- Mohammad Khan Bloki, Director General of the Shipping Union of the regime: “The majority of the people that guided the truckers’ gatherings to insurrection were from the MEK who had infiltrated this social sector.”

    August 1, Fars News AgencyReza Hosseini, consultant to Soft Wars HQ of the Armed Forces:

    “We have to pay attention to what the MEK did in the 1980s to understand how they have resurfaced again and have advanced to the forefront and leadership stage in some sectors. Sometimes it is said that these guys (MEK) have been killed off and don’t mention them anymore!… As an expert I will tell you that anyone who says the MEK is dead either has a bad motive or is ignorant.”

    August 1, the same source adds: “The MEK are creating waves today. They have entered into various social strata like the truckers and bazaar owners and provide them with direction. Right now they have influence in the universities, particularly in provincial capitals. That is why we sometimes hear discourses in university settings that are the MEK’s narrative.”

    August 2, Tasnim News Agency (Quds Terrorist force’s agency) Mullah Ahmad Salek, a member of Iran’s Majlis (parliament): “Affiliated to pro-Khamenei faction, said of the recent workers’ protests in Esfahan: “The slogans that were chanted in the demonstration were directed by the MEK through foreign news channels.”

  • Masoud Dalvand 8:23 am on 10 Aug 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Amnesty International Calls on Iran Regime to Release All Protesters 

    Amnesty International Calls on Iran Regime to Release All Protesters

    The Iranian regime’s response to the largely peaceful protests that spread across Iran over the past week was mass arrests.

    In a letter dated August 8th, 2018, Amnesty International calls upon the Iranian authorities to release any individual held solely for peacefully taking part in the protests. They also called for authorities to conduct a prompt, impartial, and independent investigation into the killing of a protester in Karaj, north-west of the capital, Tehran, on August 3rd, 2018.

    Amnesty also urged the authorities to protect all detainees from torture and any other ill treatment, as well as to reveal the fate and whereabouts of dozens of detainees who have not been heard from since their arrests.


    Arrests of Iranian protesters by secret agents of the Iranian regime during the August 2018 protests

    Human Rights Defender N. Afshari, is among those detained. He was arrested by Ministry of Intelligence officials on August 1st, 2018 in the city of Karaj, north-west of Tehran. His whereabouts are unknown. He believed to be held in a secret detention facility.

    High inflation and the steep devaluation of the rial have added to the economic crisis in Iran, sparking protests that began on July 31st. However, dozens of videos that have been shared on social media also show protesters chanting slogans opposing the political establishment — specifically, Iran’s Supreme Leader.

    By and large, the demonstrations appear to have been peaceful, but some protesters have engaged in acts of violence, like stone-throwing, arson, and other damage to vehicles and buildings.

    State-run Tasnim News Agency reported on August 3rd, 2018, that a group attacked a religious school in the district of Eshtehard in Alborz province. They threw stones and bricks through windows.

    On social media, reports and videos show the use of unnecessary and excessive force by security forces to disperse demonstrations. According to reports from journalists and human rights activists inside Iran, as well as independent news groups outside the country, security forces have detained scores of people in jails and secret detention facilities. Human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani reported that he believes between 50 and 60 protesters who were arrested in Tehran had been taken to Evin prison since the start of the protests.

    Fifty women protesters have been taken to Shahr-e Rey prison in Varamin, outside Tehran, according to reports on social media. Shahr-e Rey prison (also known as Gharchak) holds several hundred women convicted of violent offenses in overcrowded and unhygienic conditions, allegedly without access to safe drinking water, decent food, medicine, or fresh air.

    Male protesters have reportedly been taken to Fashafouyeh prison in the south of Tehran following their arrests.

    Amnesty International is concerned by reports that the detainees who have been taken to Evin prison, Shahr-e Rey prison, and Fashafouyeh prison have been given little or no access to their families or lawyers. Amnesty International fears for the well being of Nader Afshari and other detainees.

    During the violently dispersed protests, dozens of people are said to have been injured. Videos of the protests shared on social media show crowds running from what sounds like gunfire. On one video, the voice of a bystander recording a protest in the city of Shiraz can be heard saying, “Plain-clothed security forces are beating the people.” 

    Reza Outadi, a 26-year-old protester, was killed in Karaj, north-west of Tehran, on August 3rd. The Prosecutor General of Karaj announced that he had been “killed by gunfire that came from protesters amidst the rioting that took place” in Karaj. He said that Reza Outadi was “shot in the back and killed”. He also claimed that a number of security forces personnel in Alborz province had been injured after being shot, stabbed, and hit with stones.

    Fars News reported on August 7th, that the Prosecutor General of Karaj announced that a special unit has been set up to investigate Reza Outadi’s death.

    Initially, authorities told the family that they considered Outadi to be a “rioter” (shooreshi) and consequently would not be releasing his body to them. They have since released his body, and his family were able to hold his funeral under heavy security presence, on August 6th.

    Amnesty International is concerned that the special unit that has been established to investigate the death of Reza Outadi does not meet the requirements of impartiality and independence under international law and standards. Amnesty urges the Iranian authorities to ensure that the investigation into the death of Reza Outadi is impartial and independent, and that anyone reasonably suspected of criminal responsibility be brought to justice in fair trials, and without recourse to the death penalty.


  • Masoud Dalvand 10:31 am on 5 Aug 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Early Consequences of Sanctions Against Iran 

    Early Consequences of Sanctions Against Iran

    By Masoud Dalvand

    These days, the heated and controversial discussion of Iran’s sanctions has attracted attention and put the ruling mullahs in Iran at a deadly deadlock.

    Sanctions against Iran, in particular the sanctions on Iran’s oil, are actions taken by some countries in the world to propose a United States to prevent or restrict Iran’s nuclear program. The sanctions are aimed at removing the mullah’s regime from oil revenues and forcing them to cooperate with the international community to stop the construction of nuclear weapons and nuclear warheads.

    These sanctions are imposed through an immediate solution, i.e. boycott of purchases or buyers, or indirect ones, such as boycotting tanker ships or boycotting banks, with the aim of eliminating the purchasers of the oil and turning them to other suppliers of this commodity.

    Following US withdrawal from Iran deal or JCPOA on May 8, 2018, the US Treasury Department announced that sanctions against Iran would commence again in the 90th and 180th days after the withdrawal of Iran deal.

    Accordingly, the first US embargo against Iran will begin on August 6, 2018, and after this deadlock, the Iranian regime will not be able to buy the US dollar or trade gold or other commodities.

    In addition, sanctions against Iran will be imposed in the area of ​​aluminum, steel, coal, Dollar exchange and automobile industry, and significant restrictions will be imposed on transactions with Rial outside Iran.


    The second US sanctions package against Iran will be operational on November 4, 2018.

    From now on, international restrictions will apply to the activities of the National Iranian Oil Company and the purchase of oil, petrochemicals and petroleum products from Iran will be subject to sanctions.

    The Iranian shipping industry, the activities of the Central Bank of Iran and the Western financial institutions, as well as those whose names were removed from the sanctions list on January 16, 2016, would be subject to further sanctions.

    The Consequences of the first phase of the sanctions

    At this point, those who came to Iran with a deal with sanctions are back to the sanctions list.

    It should be kept in mind that Iran was one of the world’s largest oil producers and issued billions of dollars of oil and gas annually. But Iran’s oil production, along with its GDP, fell dramatically with international sanctions.

    At the same time, it should be borne in mind that such sanctions will go beyond the scope of the relationship between Iran and the United States, in such a way that all non-US companies that interact with the Iranian market will aim at unilateral US sanctions.

    At a news conference July 2, State Department Policy Planning Director Brian Hook, said that Washington is “safe enough” to supply oil to replace Iran’s crude oil.

    The US goal is “to increase the pressure on the Iranian regime to cut its oil revenues and bring it to zero.”

    This equilibrium will be offset by OPEC, India and Saudi Arabia.

    The Consequences of the second phase of the sanctions

    According to US sanctions, the US Treasury Department will review the performance of the Iranian oil purchasers six months after the withdrawal from Iran deal (November 2018) and, if they have not complied with the sanctions law, countries banks that buy Iran oil and pay to the Central Bank of Iran (such as Chinese, Korean or Indian banks) are subject to sanctions. The United States has announced that all countries and companies that will cooperate with Iran after November 4, 2018 will be subject to US sanctions.

    What is the real solution to the crisis?

    Now and after all the sanctions and political and economic equations, the people of Iran say the last words. They want a government that, instead of investing heavily in terrorism, promote peace and prosperity and peaceful coexistence with its neighbors.

    As Mariam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), recently said in a statement:

    The disastrous state of the economy and the foreign exchange market is the direct product of the regime’s depravity. The free fall of the value of Rial to the world’s lowest is a consequence of the rule of the mullahs who have destroyed everything to preserve their power.

    The mullahs have no solution for containing the chaotic state of the economy and all their measures and plans have failed. Sacking the Central Bank’s president, arresting bazaar merchants, spreading lies and false pretenses are no longer effective.

    Iran’s crumbling economy cannot be saved unless by toppling the regime.

    Hence, in these days, more courageous than ever, the Iranian people in Tehran, Mashhad, Karaj, Shiraz, Isfahan and Rasht and other cities scream the overthrow of the religious dictatorship and say death to the dictator. It is the right of the Iranian people to live in peace and freedom and in a democratic country, with a prosperous economy. Enough of war and destruction, terrorism and corruption and poverty.

  • Masoud Dalvand 8:21 pm on 3 Aug 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran Protests Continue. Reports From All Over Iran – Update News- August 3, 2018 

    Iran Protests Continue. Reports From All Over Iran

    Today, on Friday, August 3, 2018, various Iranian cities witnessed massive protests against the religious dictatorship ruling Iran. Below are some of these news and videos.

    : August 3 – , , Protesters chanting: “Death to Dictator” and “Iranians, shout, cry out your right”

    : August 3 – , Protesters chanting to the regime’s mercenaries: “Cowards, cowards”

    : August 3- , Protesters chanting: “Iranians, enough is enough, show your pride”

    , : August 3 – , Daneshju Park. Voice says protest rally beginning. “Death to Dictator, Death to Khamenei”

    : August 3- , Protesters chanting: “Iranians rather die than live in shame”

    : August 3 – , , Vali Asr Crossroad Protesters chanting: “Death to the dictator”

    : August 3 – , , Mellat Park Protesters chanting: “Death to the dictator”

    : August 3- , , Vali Asr Protesters chanting: “Not Gaza, Not Lebanon, My life for Iran”

    : Protests and clashing in , , mercenaries of regime shot at people. August 3.

    : August 3 – , in Khouzestan province Protesters chanting: “Iranians, enough is enough, show your pride”

    – Western city of , Aug 3, . Anti-government protests.


  • Masoud Dalvand 11:13 am on 2 Aug 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran Protests Continue. Reports From All Over Iran – Update News- August 2, 2018 

    Iran Protests Continue. Reports From All Over Iran

    Iran Protests Continue. Reports From All Over Iran – Update News- August 2, 2018

    Maryam Rajavi: Protesters will not rest until the Iranian people and nation are free

    : A picture of a brave young protester in the protests on Thursday, August 2, 2018. This picture reflects the desire of the Iranian people to overthrow the mullahs regime.

    : The scene of the people’s conflict with the repressive forces of the regime – here is not Syria, Palestine or Yemen, here is Isfahan! – August 2, 2018.

    : The third day of protests and conflicts with the repressive forces of the regime – The city is similar to the war zone – August 2.

    : , , August 2, clashes between protesters & repressive forces of regime. Hail to heroes youth of Isfahan!

    : , August 2: More videos from clashes between protesters & repressive forces of regime. Hail to heroes youth of Isfahan!

    , : August 2 – , Protesters chanting: “Death to the dictator”

    , August 2 – , central New district. Major skirmishes reported. Protesters chanting: “Death to the dictator”

    , August 2 – , capital city of province, . Protesters chanting: “Mullahs must get lost”

    , August 2, A new video of the protests, people chanting:”Mullahs must get lost”!

    , , on the crossroads of Zand with the slogan: “Our enemy is here, they are lying that it is America”


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    Iran Protests Continue. Reports From All Over Iran – Update News- August 1, 2018 


    The uprising of the Iranian people continues. Reports from all over Iran – Update news- August 1, 2018

    August 1 – Karaj, Iran:

    A powerful image depicting the Iranian people’s strong will to take back their country from the mullahs’ rule.

    Protests in Shapour, Isfahan, Central Iran, Continue Over Corruption and Dire Economy.

    August 1 – Isfahan, Iran Protesters seen starting large bonfires to block anti-riot forces’ advancing & from tear gas.

    August 1-Karaj, Iran Protesters chanting: “Mullahs must get lost”

    August 1-Karaj, Iran: Large crowd of protesters in tonight’s ongoing demonstration chanting: “Death to the dictator”

    August 1 Karaj, Iran Protesters chanting: “40 years of enslavement must all be destroyed” “Mullahs must be killed”

    August 1-Karaj, Iran: Intense clashes reported between protesters & security forces. Anti-riot police have reportedly hurled rocks at demonstrators & protesters responded by resisting & also throwing stones, forcing them to retreat.

    ‘High prices! Inflation! We can not tolerate; Death to the dictator’ chant Iranian people.

    Protests erupt for the second day in Shapour, Isfahan

    August 1 – Hamedan, West of Iran Truckers continuing their strike into this 10th consecutive day.

  • Masoud Dalvand 9:43 pm on 31 Jul 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The wave of nationwide strikes, protests and uprisings in the cities of Iran 

    Iran Uprising

    This article is based on reports and videos sent by PMOI/MEK activists inside Iran

    Iran, July 31, 2018 – Tuesday has been the scene of numerous protests and demonstrations in cities across Iran.

    Strike, Protest in Isfahan: Beginning this morning, Tuesday, July 31, truck drivers and owners as well as large group of people and youth in the city of Isfahan have been staging a protest against spiraling high prices, repeated power outages and inhuman policies of the clerical regime in the city’s Amirkabir (now called new Shapour) industrial district. They subsequently marched toward the city’s main streets.

    Shop keepers have stopped work and all shops are shut down. Enraged over the runaway inflation, high prices, corruption and repression, the crowd were chanting: “Death to high prices, death to unemployment,” “death to the dictator,” “dignified Shapouris, support us, support us,” “dignified Iranians, support us, support us,” and “incompetent officials, resign, resign.”

    Referring to the regime’s hollow promises, they are chanting “these are all lies.” The city’s industrial workers are taking parts in the demonstration by carrying a placard protesting against high prices and terrible living conditions.

    A large group of repressive forces and anti-riot units have been stationed on the scene and on different streets to disperse the crowd and prevent its expansion.

    Protests erupt in several Iranian cities, Karaj, Rasht, Shiraz  over economic troubles and the rotten dictatorship of the mullahs:

    Karaj demonstration started the late afternoon with many young protesters chanting anti-government slogans. The youth are chanting “the people are begging while mullahs are living like Gods.”

    Residents of Gohardasht in Karaj, especially women challenged security forces and protested against skyrocketing high cost of living and the spiraling economic crisis.

    Security forces attack protesters in Karaj.

    July 31 – Karaj: Protesters chanting: “Reformist – Hardliner – the game is over”

    Protesters chant the game is over for both factions of the regime the so called reformists and fundamentalists.

    July 31, Gohardasht Karaj:  Protesters chanting: “Death to the dictator (Khamenei)” “Beware of the day we take up arms”

    Following Karaj, protests erupted in Shiraz, with demonstrators pouring into the streets and chanting slogans against the regime for increasing unemployment rates and the down-spiral in the country’s economy.

    Update: 9:00 PM local time: In Shiraz, security forces have started targeting protesters with tear gas. According to local reports, security forces have injured a young boy who had attended the protest along with his mother.

    The protests that began in different Iranian cities this afternoon have reached Rasht, Gilan province. The people of Rasht are chanting, “Death to high prices. Don’t be afraid. We’re together.” While the protests were triggered by economic grievances, the protesters of Rasht quickly turned their rage toward the Iranian regime in its entirety.

    Following reports of large protests in the central city of Isfahan, Rasht, Ahvaz, Zanjan, Tabriz and a number of other cities, now there are reports of protests and clashes in the city of Karaj, northwest of Tehran.

    People chant “as long as the dictator is ruling Iran, the uprising will continue

    The Iranian regime’s security forces tried to control the situation in Karaj by attacking the protesters, but the people confronted them.

    Since nationwide protests erupted across Iran in December, demonstrations have continued in different cities and quickly turn into anti-government protests.

    The people of Karaj also call on their fellow countrymen to rise in their support and encouraged the merchants of the bazaar for supporting protesters.

    Maryam Rajavi, President elect  of the National Council of Resistance of Iran(NCRI), sent messages in support of the protesters.

  • Masoud Dalvand 7:55 am on 31 Jul 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Maryam Rajavi: Toppling the regime is the only solution for saving Iran’s economy 


    Honorable bazaaris of Tehran, Isfahan, Shahr-e Ray, Tabriz, Qeshm, Karaj, Bandar Abbas, Rasht, Shahriar, and other cities,

    I salute you all for rising up again and resuming your strikes against the usurper clerical regime.

    The uprising which started last December is continuing to carry on thanks to the efforts of our people across the country, from Kazerun to IsfahanKhuzestan and Baneh, from truck drivers and truck owners, to the workers of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane factory and the Steel Factory of Ahvaz, and merchants of bazaar in various cities. Today, the bazaaris and the truck drivers and owners echo the voice of the Iranian people against the mullahs’ destructive rule.

    The disastrous state of the economy and the foreign exchange market is the direct product of the regime’s depravity. The free fall of the value of Rial to the world’s lowest is a consequence of the rule of the mullahs who have destroyed everything to preserve their power.

    It is the consequence of squandering Iran’s wealth and revenues on the criminal war in Syria, and on export of terrorism and fundamentalism to other countries.

    It is the consequence of the devouring of the greater portion of Iran’s economy by Khamenei, the IRGC and state-backed foundations, which has left no business opportunity for bazaar merchants and has put the lion’s share of Iran’s consumers market at the disposal of major shopping centers owned by the IRGC and other regime factions.

    The mullahs have no solution for containing this chaotic situation and all of their measures and plans have failed. Sacking the Central Bank’s president, arresting bazaar merchants, spreading lies and false pretenses are no longer effective. Iran’s crumbling economy cannot be saved unless by toppling the regime.

    Expanding the protests to bring down the corrupt regime of theft and destruction is the only solution.

    I urge the valiant youth of Iran and the resistance units to support the strikes of bazaaris.

    As Massoud Rajavi said, “The people of Iran are the ones who have the final say, with their arisen resistance units, the revolting cities, and the National Liberation Army.”


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