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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Aboly (@Aboly) on Pinned comment
Here you go: healthresearchfunding.org/19-shocking-statistics-democide/

reason.com/archives/2014/05/15/be-antigovernment-and-proud

There's not a singular/official list, but it's not hard to imagine the countries that would rank towards the top. Also, we have a narrow interpretation of the word execution to mean a legal penalty carried out by hanging, stoning, lethal injection, beheading, electrocution and even firing squads (Indonesia) --- isn't it time to expand the definition of this word to include executions that are carried out by other means and across ones borders? (such as wars, hunger, state-sponsored assassinations, etc.).

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Aboly Aboly (@Aboly) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
While we're at it also let's recall our own people and how at least 30% to 50% of the population, according to various estimates, suffer from acute hunger.
This is happening in a country with one of the highest Oil and cash reserves in the world, but colonized and brutalized by our own!
No wonder of the favorite chants in all protests against the government is:
!مردم چرا نشستین, ایران شده فلسطین
Which roughly translates into:
"People why are you sitting still, Iran has become Palestine!"
Almost a quarter of our people (approximately 16 million) live in slums and shanty towns, with this category on the rise, increasing and not increasing.
معاون وزیر بهداشت: 30% مردم ایران گرسنه اند و نان خوردن ندارند
www.asriran.com/fa/news/487780/%D9%85%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%86-%D9%88%D8%B2%DB%8C%D8%B1-%D8%A8%D9%87%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B4%D8%AA-30-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%AF%D9%85-%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86-%DA%AF%D8%B1%D8%B3%D9%86%D9%87-%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AF-%D9%88-%D9%86%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%AE%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%AF%D9%86-%D9%86%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%86%D8%AF

The sign this kid is holding up says: "Alleviation of hunger is also our inalienable right."
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
We are standing on shaky ground, Malala and all. She is real and a source of inspiration for all, here, there and every where with a simple and powerful message 'we will be heard'
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Aboly Aboly (@Aboly) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
This issue of a limited interpretation of the word is something we should all think about.
Not to change the topic in here but another point (a very significant point) in need of consideration is world hunger, all the deaths caused by it, and its main victims: children.
According to one estimate every 15 seconds a kid dies of hunger. That's 240 an hour, 5740 a day, approximately 2 million a year. Not sure to call this a democide, genocide, holocaust or what. But it's not mentioned often enough, and nothing serious has ever been done about it. Human life is really cheap, especially children's lives.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to Aboly (@Aboly) on Pinned comment
Indeed and some lives are cruelly deemed less worthy than others.

In addition to hunger there is blatant malnutrition leading to acute health complications and ultimately, shortened life-spans. Take Israel for example, and the subjugated, colonized people of Gaza who continue to endure the hardships (ie humanitarian catastrophe) of a 10+ year blockade.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
And even more disturbing are the countries that top the list for "democide".
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Aboly Aboly (@Aboly) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Could you elaborate please. What's democide, and what countries you're referring to?
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
It's not a 'crisis' but an absolute catastrophe (chart from goo.gl/uW53JA). Perspective: for all our domestic complaints/challenges about life in the US, it's important to remember that globally speaking we're still incredibly privileged.
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sedaye_man sedaye_man (@sedaye_man) on Pinned comment
Freedom of speech and equal justice under the law are sacred. Trump is threatening both.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Yemen is the bread and butter of western powers arms (death) merchants. Money pouring into their pockets by the Saudis and their partners.
The so called western democracies, the protectors of the human rights and the rest of bs they feed to their own population.
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) on Pinned comment
Sometimes you just wish all political prisoners in Iran had American passports so these 'community groups' would be motivated to also support them.
Political prisoners in Iran always get the short end of the stick. Imagine how there was all that international uproar, in the past few days, over the maltreatment of the Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo, who died because of lack of medical care.
But not a fu..ing word about all those Iranian political prisoners who have died in jail (Afshin Osanlo, Shahrokh Zamani,...) because of criminal negligent in mullahs jails, or the ones who are dying right before our eyes (Narges Moahamdi, Arash Sadeghji,...).
Opps I almost forgot, none of them had American passports!
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) on Pinned comment
Personally I think another form of injustice is when Azadeh Shahshahani could write about Palestine and the US, but not a word about our own Hunger Strikers, but that's not neither here nor there.

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AndonDay AndonDay (@AndonDay) on Pinned comment
We have so many problems in the world right now!! Real problems, severe ones... But, like the article points out, too bad that the focus is on humans like Donald Trump who only wants to be surrounded by rich people...
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) on Pinned comment
Ehud Barak is an incredibly bright and talented guy, from fixing clocks and playing piano (Appassionata) to bomb-making and assassination, he's jack of all trades and master of most. Yet he somehow jettisons the historical role and responsibility of the Labor in contributing towards Apartheid edifice over Palestinian.
A critique of Labor from him would be refreshing, a departure form Labor would be a miracle, which might not happen anytime soon.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Meanwhile Trump's regime is threatening to leave UN Human Rights commision because it criticizes Israel occupation of Palestinians' land.
The new political landscape in US where Zionists jews and white racism unite.
www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/06/un-human-rights-council-israel-occupation-palestine
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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) replied to Siavash (@Siavash) on Pinned comment
Your point of reference is shah and shah only and that’t not mine.

I am sure you can also appreciate that ISIS is targeting Christians (unless you don’t count the Christians and other minorities) so the war is not only between the Shiites and ISIS .As I outlined in the historical background, Middle East is a God given gift to the fanatics.

IRI has not been successful in exporting its revolution in Middle East let alone in the world as you suggest in your comment. Let's not get carried away. The world knows about IRI and especially the governments and people in the MIddle East. IRI is using all its resources 'religion' is only one of them to be only accepted as a legitimate government in the world.

ISIS largely came to existance because of America, Britain etc... invasion of Iraq which had nothing to do with Iran.

This is the mess that Middle East is in today, Trump, Saudis and IRI are only making it worse and innocent people who want to go about their lives like normal pay the ultimate price.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to Siavash (@Siavash) on Pinned comment
Below is an example of how monarchy 'stabilized' Iran; through currying favors for most reactionary ayatollahs and paving the path to power for mullahs.
Pictured below are shah's five star a..holes smiling while destroying the Baha'i temple. As the caption in the photo says these morons didn't know what they were destroying was their own existence, digging their own graves and digging the grave of monarchy.
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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) replied to Siavash (@Siavash) on Pinned comment
It is possible to put a lid on things for awhile but eventually it will boil over. The Pahlavi period was like being on drugs. You can have a great trip on LSD but one day you have to come down to earth when the effects wears off and face the reallity.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to Siavash (@Siavash) on Pinned comment
Terrorist monarchist bear the responsibility for mullahs coming to power in our land.
From the 1953 monarchist coup against the democratic government of Dr. Mosadegh, to how shah's generals destroyed the Baha'i temple as a favor to reactionary mullahs, to SAVAK's sponsorship of Hojatieh society, to shah hiring and paying ayatollah Beheshti to write the text books for schools in Iran, terrorist monarchists are directly and significantly responsible for paving the path to power for reactionary mullahs.
Below is a picture of criminal shah kissing the cheeks of ultra-reactionary ayatollah kashani.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to Siavash (@Siavash) on Pinned comment
Monarchist terrorists are THE ORIGINAL monkeys of Iranian politics and culture.
Take a look at how monarchist head monkey, their clown 'king' is kissing the mullah head monkey Kashani. As a result of monarchist monkeys kissing mullah monkeys now we have all these apes running Islamic Republic of Hell.
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