- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On June 17, 2009
- 1 Comments
People of the world!
We are your neighbours, friends, lovers, colleagues, and comrades.
You know us.
We have lived together and fought together – whether for labour rights, against Sharia, for civil rights, asylum rights, against executions and stonings, against cultural relativism, against faith schools and apostasy laws, for freedom of expression, rationalism and secularism, against political Islam and US militarism…
Today, our revolution – the one we have been preparing and waiting for – has begun in Iran.
We need you to support it full force.
The battle you see unfolding on the streets of Iran is not about the farce of an election, though that is what the western media wants you to think. Everyone knows that elections in Iran are anything but. In fact, people are taking advantage of the intensified infighting between the regime’s factions to raise their own demands and they – like the rest of us – want the Islamic regime to go.
And it has to go.
Thirty years of medievalism and brutality is enough.
If nothing else, one thing is clear.
The mass movement that is going to bring this regime in Iran to its knees and break the back of the political Islamic movement internationally has begun.
Your support and solidarity will strengthen this revolutionary movement. Come out and condemn the regime and its brutality; exert pressure on western governments to politically isolate the regime. Join us in front of the Islamic regime’s embassies across the globe to call for them to be shut down. Call for the prosecution of all those involved in the killings, for the immediate release of all detainees and political prisoners, unconditional freedoms, including for organisation, strike and protest, an end to compulsory veiling, a living wage and an end to sexual apartheid. Send your messages to the protesting people of Iran to be read on our 24 hour New Channel TV station. Support us and our party, the Worker-communist Party of Iran.
Mark our words; like racial apartheid in the former South Africa, a regime of sexual apartheid can and will be relegated to the dustbins of history.
The future is ours.
For regular updates on people’s protests in Iran, click here.
Email your messages to the people of Iran to Maryam Namazie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can see statement being read, here.