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ISL the section of the RCIT in Israel/Occupied Palestine, 21.9.2022
Protests have erupted across Iran in recent days after a 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini died while being held by the morality police for violating the country’s strictly enforced Islamic dress code. The 22-year old from the small town of Saghes in the western province of Kurdistan had been on a visit to Tehran with her brother last week.
She was arrested by the authorities last Tuesday, for allegedly not covering her hair with the Islamic headscarf, known as hijab, which is mandatory for Iranian women. Just a couple of hours after her arrest, she was hospitalized.
Police said on Thursday that Amini was taken to a hospital after she allegedly had a heart attack while in custody.
“An Iranian governor has confirmed the first fatalities during protests over the death in police custody of a young woman named Mahsa Amini – but the governor has said the three individuals were killed by anti-establishment elements” (1)
If you believed the Zionist lie that the Palestinians possibly killed the American –Palestinian Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh you can believe the statement of the governor that has said the three individuals were killed by anti-establishment elements that the protesters died by anti-establishment elements.
“Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, who departed for New York on Monday to address the UN General Assembly, has ordered an investigation and vowed to pursue the case in a phone call with Amini’s family. He also offered his condolences, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. “Your daughter was like my daughter,” the president reportedly said.” (2)
Very nice but empty words.
“Mass protests flared up in Amini’s home province of Kurdistan express their anger and grief, chanting slogans such as “Death to the dictator.” (3)
“A photo that went viral on the internet shows the bedridden Amini with swollen black eyes and bleeding ears. Many Iranian women, both young and old, could relate to it as they face daily humiliation and abuse in the hands of authorities because of the mandatory hijab.” (4)
Iran is not an imperialist state but a semi colony of regional power. For this reason when it comes to clashes between Iran and the US or Israel we stand on the side of Iran but when it comes to clashes between the reactionary regime and the people off Iran and Syria we are on the side of the people. Iran is also on the side of Russian imperialism in the warof Russian imperialism against the heroic people of the Ukraine which is another important reason to be against the Iranian regime.
Iran is oil producer and in position to improve its demands from Western Imperialism for the nuclear deal.
“Oil prices rose on Wednesday triggered by declining prospects of an Iran deal while an estimated increase in US crude oil inventories capped further price upticks, raising demand woes. International benchmark Brent crude traded at $92.91 per barrel increase from the closing price of $90.62 a barrel in the previous trading session. American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI), trading at $86.17 per barrel at the same time, gained 2.66% after the previous session closed at $83.94 a barrel.
The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Tuesday said he does not expect a breakthrough in reviving the Iran nuclear deal this week”… At the same time, he stressed, that they were and “are still close” to getting a final result because he does “not see a better solution than the one we have proposed.”
The Iran nuclear deal – officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – was signed in 2015 by Iran, the US, China, Russia, France, UK, Germany, and EU.
Under the agreement, Tehran committed to limit its nuclear activity to civilian purposes and in return, world powers agreed to drop their economic sanctions against Iran.
Under former President Donald Trump, the US unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions on Iran, prompting Tehran to stop complying with the nuclear deal. In August, Borrell presented a proposal on lifting US sanctions while ensuring Iran’s compliance with nuclear requirements Lingering fears of a global recession leading to weak oil demand further increased after the American Petroleum Institute (API) announced late Tuesday its estimate of a rise of over 1 million barrels in US crude oil inventories, relative to the market expectation of a 2.3 million-barrel fall”. (5)
Down with Iran’s reactionary regime, for a socialist revolution!
Down with Western and Eastern imperialism!
Down with Israel the imperialist state of the settler colonialist!
ISL, the section of the RCIT in Israel/Occupied Palestine, 24.9.2022, https://the-isleague.com
The Times of Israel reports (1) that according to Iran’s controlled state TV 35 people were killed in the last 8 days in Iran. However according to the Oslo-based Iran Human Rights, 50 people were killed by Iran’s so called security forces on more than a week of protests following the death of 22 old Mahsa Amini, after she died in police custody. She was arrested by the morality police. The Kurdish woman was pronounced dead after spending three days in a coma following her arrest by Iran for wearing the hijab headscarf in an “improper” way.
Angry demonstrators have taken to the streets of major cities across Iran, including the capital Tehran, for eight straight nights since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Needless to say the anger against the regime has accumulated for years due the economic crisis, the disparity between the rich and the popular classes and the dictatorship of the Ayatollahs.
In the online videos taken by demonstrators on Friday some of the footage, security forces could be seen firing what appeared to be live ammunition at unarmed demonstrators in the Southwestern cities of Piranshahr, Mahabad and Urmia.
The London-based human rights group Amnesty International said evidence it gathered from 20 cities across Iran pointed to “a harrowing pattern of Iranian security forces deliberately and unlawfully firing live ammunition at protesters.”
In its statement, Amnesty said security forces had shot dead at least 19 people on Wednesday night alone, including at least three children.
The Norway-based Kurdish rights group Hengaw said protesters “took control” of parts of the city of Oshnaviyeh, in West Azerbaijan province.
In one video shared by Iran Human Rights, a uniformed member of the security forces is seen shooting an AK-47 assault rifle at protesters in Tehran’s Ferdowsi Boulevard.
Security forces have carried out a wave of arrests of activists and journalists, including Niloufar Hamedi of the newspaper Shargh, who reported on Amini’s death.
Iran has imposed tough restrictions on the use of the internet prevent protesters from gathering the flow of images of the oppression from reaching the outside world. At the same time the United States, an enemy of the Iranians, announced Friday it was easing export restrictions on Iran to expand internet services.
To win the struggle against the regime it is necessary to arm the demonstrators. To organize action committees in every village and urban neighborhood. To organize revolutionary armed Constituent Assembly and to direct the struggle toward socialist revolution.
Down with the reactionary regime of Iran!
Down with the Western imperialists who want to return the Shah!
국제주의사회주의동맹 (ISL) - RCIT 이스라엘/점령지 팔레스타인 지부, 2022년 9월 24일, https://the-isleague.com
이란 국영 TV는 이란에서 지난 8일 동안 35명이 사망했다고 보도했다. 그러나 오슬로에 본부를 둔 이란 인권단체 “이란 인권”에 따르면, 22세 여성 마흐사 아미니가 경찰 구금 중 사망한 후 일주일 넘게 계속된 시위에서 50명이 이란 보안군에 의해 살해됐다. 아미니는 이란 “도덕 경찰”에게 체포되었다. 이 쿠르드 여성은 히잡을 '부적절하게' 착용했다는 이유로 체포된 후 3일 동안 혼수상태로 지내다가 사망선고를 받았다.
성난 시위대는 마흐사 아미니가 사망한 이후 8일 연속 수도 테헤란을 포함한 이란 전역의 주요 도시의 거리로 나왔다. 경제위기, 빈부격차, 아야톨라 독재 등으로 수년간 정권에 대한 분노가 누적됐다.
시위대가 28일 촬영한 동영상에는 남서부 피란샤르, 마하바드, 우르미아의 비무장 시위대를 향해 보안군이 실탄으로 보이는 것을 발사하는 모습이 담겨 있었다.
국제앰네스티는 이란 전역의 20개 도시에서 수집한 증거들로 볼 때 "이란 보안군이 시위대를 향해 고의적으로 실탄을 불법 발사한 참혹한 상황들이 지속된 것으로 보인다"고 밝혔다. 국제앰네스티는 성명에서 보안군이 수요일 밤에만 최소 19명을 사살했다고 밝혔다.
노르웨이에 본부를 둔 쿠르드 인권단체 헨가우는 시위대가 서아제르바이잔 주 오슈나비예 시의 일부 지역을 장악했다고 말했다.
“이란 인권”이 공유한 한 영상에는 제복을 입은 보안군 대원이 테헤란 페르도시 대로에서 시위대를 향해 AK-47 돌격소총을 쏘는 모습이 담겨 있다.
보안군은 아미니의 사망 소식을 전한 샤르흐 신문의 닐루파 하메디를 포함한 언론인과 활동가들을 연행했다.
이란은 탄압 사진 및 영상을 시위자들이 외부로 전달하지 못하도록 인터넷 사용에 엄격한 제한을 가했다. 동시에 이란 민중의 적인 미국은 금요일, 인터넷 서비스를 확대하기 위해 이란에 대한 수출 규제를 완화할 것이라고 발표했다.
정권과의 투쟁에서 이기기 위해서는 시위대를 무장시키고, 모든 마을과 도시의 지역공동체에 행동위원회를 조직해야 하며, 나아가 혁명 무장 헌법제정회의를 구성하여 사회주의혁명을 향한 일보를 내딛어야 한다.
이란 반동 정권을 타도하라!
왕정복고 획책하는 서방 제국주의자들을 타도하라!
Por Musa Ardem
Tras el asesinato de Jina Mahsa Amini, a manos de la "policía de la moralidad" iraní, el 13 de septiembre pasado, las protestas, que comenzaron en Rojhilat (Kurdistán iraní) y se extendieron por todo el país, continúan, del mismo modo que represión por parte del Estado teocrático. Según un informe oficial publicado el jueves (22 de septiembre), vartios activistas y policías han sido asesinados desde que comenzaron las protestas.
La televisión estatal, por su parte, no dio más detalles sobre el número de manifestantes, informando que "17 personas, entre manifestantes y policías, perdieron la vida en los hechos de los últimos días". Sin embargo, la ONG Human Rights of Iran (IHR), con sede en Oslo, informó que las fuerzas estatales mataron al menos a 31 civiles. (FiratNews, 23 de setiembre) Sin embargo, esta misma fuente, ligada a la resistencia kurda, hoy hablaba de más de 50 víctimas mortales.
La dureza de la respuesta obrera y popular es tal, que ha provocado la muerte de varios represores: Tres paramilitares "movilizados para enfrentarse a los rebeldes" fueron asesinados este miércoles en Tabriz (noroeste), Qazvin (centro) y Mashhad (noreste), según las agencias de noticias iraníes. Según la misma fuente, un miembro de las fuerzas de seguridad también fue asesinado durante las protestas en Shiraz (centro) el martes. Según la agencia Fars, 7 manifestantes fueron asesinados el miércoles. (Firat New, 24 de setiembre)
La situación de Irán viene cambiando a partir de las grandes huelgas obreras que explotaron en los enclaves petroleros más importantes de este país, impulsando un cambio en las relaciones de fuerza entre las clases a nivel regional, que semanas atrás se expresó en Irak, a través de multitudinarias y combativas movilizaciones contra el parlamento. La tarea de los socialistas es poner en pie el estado mayor revolucionario que conduzca a estas explosiones sociales hacia una salida de fondo, de carácter obrero, popular, antiimperialista y socialista.
Para colaborar con esa perspectiva, hay que organizar acciones solidarias en otros países -junto al pueblo kurdo e iraní en el exilio- reclamando juicio y castigo a los culpables del asesinato de Jina Masha Amini y la plena vigencia de las libertades democráticas. En ese sentido, nuestras compañeras plantearán -en el próximo Encuentro de Mujeres de Argentina, que se realizará en Octubre en la provincia de San Luis- la necesidad de apoyar activamente a las mujeres persas.