The free future of Iran

A nuclear-free Iran

The Iran of tomorrow will be a nuclear-free Iran at peace with all nations in the world. In recent days, the earthquake, the tsunami and the explosion of nuclear power plants in Japan have caused distressing tragedies. On behalf of the Iranian people and Resistance, I offer our sympathies to the nation of Japan. These catastrophes, however, proved that the secret and illegal nuclear program of the Iranian regime is a thousand times more dangerous to the lives of the people of our nation. We do not want a nuclear Iran. BERLIN, 19 MARCH 2011

The equality of all nationalities

We are committed to the equality of all ethnicities. 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. Platform for Future of Iran-June 22 2013 In the Iran of tomorrow the just right to autonomy of the people of Kurdistan will be recognized. We seek the eradication of dual discrimination against all ethnic minorities in Iran in the framework of the country's indivisible territorial integrity. We say the existence of ethnic minorities in Iran comprises a great and effective force for toppling the mullahs' regime and achieving freedom. Therefore, we should value this multi-cultural and multi-lingual character of our nation. Our compatriots who are from different nationalities, cultures and languages, must be able to equally participate in national decision-makings. They must be able to preserve their cultural, religious and lingual identity. They must be able to speak, work and study in their mother tongues and promote them. Our Iran is an amazingly beautiful garden with freedom and popular sovereignty. Baluchies and Kurds, Arabs and Lors, Bakhtiaries and Turkomans, Azeries and followers of various ethnic groups and faiths are the colorful, lovely flowers of Iran's garden.

Rights of Iranian Workers and Toilers

Workers lost their jobs and livelihood in the course of the unremitting trend of factories going bankrupt … The sale and fraudulent auctions of factories, the economic corruption and expansion of black markets, also the bankruptcy of banks and stepped-up import of foreign goods, target Iran's workers as their prime victims. Also, the treacherous policy of allocating a lion's share of the country's revenues to the war and massacre in Syria, has made Iranian workers ever poorer and destitute. For years, the minimum wage of workers has remained at one dollar per hour… while the one-dollar-an-hour wage of Iranian laborers is not even one-fourth of workers' wage in the world's most crisis-riddled economies, such as Greece…. The Tsunami of lay-offs and dismissals has intensified under Rowhani's government, and group after group of workers join the millions-strong army of unemployed every day… Those who have not lost their jobs are under pressure of having not received their wages while they do not have any job security since they were forced to sign white and temporary contracts to have a job. According to the Iranian regime's Labor Ministry, 93% of the country's working force is working under such contracts. This is one of the regime's most cruel plans designed to subjugate workers and compel them into cheap labor. Iranian workers are among the world's least-paid and most vulnerable work force who face constant threat of dismissal and the lowest job security. Despite the horrific economic stagnation in Iran, it is the ruling mullahs' overlooking of the fate of workers that contributes most significantly to their victimization as a result of criminal policies. The various regime factions also share interest in the plunder of the product of workers' lives and energy and crackdown on their legitimate protests. This is why workers' conditions deteriorate every year as attested by official figures and reports. It is impossible to gain the minimum rights of Iranian workers and toilers without a regime change. Freedom of independent organizations, the right to stage strikes and protest gatherings, abolition of temporary and white contracts, disbanding of major contractors of labor force, prompt payment of wages and all past-due demands, provision of health and unemployment insurance and other demands of workers threaten the regime's existence because they bring about freedom for workers to various degrees. So, achieving every single one of such demands is intertwined with the struggle for regime change.

An advanced and free education system

The following are the most important demands of Iranian teachers as declared in their demonstrations and published statements. They clearly seek to smash the tyrannical regime prevailing Iran’s education:

• Freedom of imprisoned teachers;
• Recognition of the education faculty's right to protest;
• Provision of student's rights;
• Freedom of guild activity;
• Participation of teachers in educational structures;
• Establishment of a pro bono system of education; and
• Elimination of discrimination and inequality against teachers.

Tomorrow's Iran needs an advanced education system which would be mandatory and free for all children of Iran. Such a system must be free of any political and cultural subjugation and promote political participation of all citizens.
We also need a democratic higher education based on independence of institutions of higher education and recognition of academic freedom.
We need a comprehensive athletic regime based on the fundamental principle of indiscriminate and free access of all youths and youngsters in every city and village to sports accommodations and which provides for free and equal participation of women and girls in various athletic fields across the country.
We say the existence of ethnic minorities in Iran comprises a great and effective force for toppling the mullahs' regime and achieving freedom. Therefore, we should value this multi-cultural and multi-lingual character of our nation.
Our compatriots who are from different nationalities, cultures and languages, must be able to equally participate in national decision-makings. They must be able to preserve their cultural, religious and lingual identity. They must be able to speak, work and study in their mother tongues and promote them.
We are determined to remove all forms of suppression and censorship. This is the freeway that leads to a democratic regime.
We are determined to provide the conditions for free choice, to flourish political participation through freedom of expression and unrestricted activity, and to pave the way for a thriving political participation.
Let us open the gates of the world and all its knowledge and information on Iranian youths.
We insist on equality of all Iranian citizens;
Everyone's equality in electing and getting elected;
Equality of men and women in all political, social, economic and family rights;
And everyone's enjoyment of equal opportunities for education, higher education, employment and business.
Yes, we are seeking a new order based on freedom, democracy and equality.
The force for this great transformation, is you, the conscious and freedom-loving youths of Iran and I call on all of you to rise for the establishment of a free and democratic Iran.

 

 

 

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