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(en) Canada, ucl-saguenay, Collectif Emma Goldman -[Iran]Down with dictatorship and US and Iranian imperialism! (fr, it, pt)[machine translation]

Date Mon, 2 Dec 2019 09:14:15 +0200


Since November 15, 2019, a popular uprising is raging in Iran. Massive repression of protesters means that little information is filtered out of the country. Still, we have some snippets about what's going on there. The straw that broke the camel's back is the government's decision to triple the price of fuel. As a result, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in over 100 locations across the country. However, it would not be easy to understand the reality of millions of people in Iran that to believe that a rise in gasoline would bring thousands of people to put their lives on the line. For 40 years, the Iranian population has been subjected to authoritarianism of an oligarchy of privileged people. Millions of Iranians live in poverty, unemployment and extreme precariousness, thus depriving them of basic living conditions such as education, care, food and housing. It is in this context that a rise in fuel, essential product in everyday life for many people, becomes the spark that ignites the powders. As a Chilean poster on the uprising currently taking place in Neruda's country expresses: "It's not a question of 30 pesos, it's a question of 30 years of neoliberalism"[1].

November 20, 2019: Bank burned in the district of Karaj in Tehran. Photo credit: Fatemeh Bahrami - Anadolu Agency
In the face of demonstrations to bring down the regime, the Islamic Republic uses extreme violence with the help of its Guards of the Islamic Revolution and plain-clothed militias known as the Bassij. More than 200 protesters have been killed so far. The police shoot live ammunition and often target the head or chest. In order to mask the massacre and prevent leaks of images, videos or information, the internet was closed for several days by the authorities. This reality is even more true in the Kurdish and Arab provinces. These minorities, repressed and murdered for decades, are once again on the front lines of the uprising. In front of a bloody repression, the protesters and protesters do not advocate the pacifist line, civil and legalistic that some try to impose on them (some local media and fringes loyalists to the regime). To bring down a totalitarian and military regime that uses systemic murder, pacifism is not the way. We must use "the great means".

Bank burned in Tehran. Photo credit: Reuters / Wana news agency

November 20, 2019: Stores burned in Tehran. Photo credit: Atta Kenare / AFP

November 16, 2019: Demonstration in Tehran. Photo credit: Reuters
No US imperialism, no Iranian imperialism!

The oppressed classes of Iran and other countries in the Middle East are not fooled by the anti-imperialist role against the Americans that can be given to the Islamic Republic. Protesters denounce both US imperialism through imposed sanctions and Iran's interventions in neighboring areas.

November 16, 2019: blockade in the city of Isfahan. Photo credit: AFP

November 16, 2019: Blockade of a highway in Tehran. Photo credit: Reuters
Latest news from Iran

On November 18, students from Tehran University clashed with the regime's repressive forces (Revolutionary Guards, Bassij militia, and riot police). The purpose of the rally was to bring the students together to walk to Enghelab Square to join other protesters. During the clashes, several people were arrested, including activist Soha Morteza'i -in November 17 to demand to continue his studies.

The students of Kachan University also organized a rally in solidarity with the general uprising, as well as students from the free universities of Gohardacht in Karadj, Khorasgan in Isfahan, Orumieh, Radja'i, Tabriz, Sanandadj and Tehran. In total, there were actions in 117 Iranian cities.

We support the protesters who are fighting to end the authoritarianism and imperialism of the Iranian government and the militarization of their society and all the systems of domination that limit their freedom and freedom. emancipation.

[1]The increase of 30 pesos of the subway fare generated a popular uprising in Chile.
Listed 16 hours ago by Collectif Emma Goldman

https://ucl-saguenay.blogspot.com/2019/11/iran-bas-la-dictature-et-les.html
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