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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
Iran like any third world country was and is more about who you know, than any rules or regulations or anything else.
We've always had very religiously strict member in our extended family and even back then they could practically get away with whatever they wanted to do, thanks to their connections. Have a feeling if you also had the 'right connections' you could have wear you Islamic Hejab and do whatever you wanted to.
But none of this chatter about minutia of the past addresses the burning issue of the present: Gender-Apartheid in Islamic Republic.
It's beyond irony and tragedy that Iranian women can't attend sporting events in our own country, and have less rights in our homeland than our female foreign guests.
And this depiction of hijab in Islamic Republic below is truly ridiculous, none of those models are even Iranian. Do you remember what kind of hell the authorities give women for just wearing leg support in public?
Do you remember Sakineh Ashtiani?
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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
Actually that is not all that true.
During the first Pahlavi women were forced to take off their hijab.
But, for whatever reason, during second Pahlavi the state adopted a very liberal attitude towards women's attire in the public sphere; in the sense that it had no official policy about women's attire; which is basically how it should be. How women appear in public is their own business and no ones else's damn business.
Of course during our 'beloved' Islamic Republic for the first time in Iranian history women are subject to stoning to death, flogging in public and officially considered half a human being in a court of law.
Keeping these religious laws in mind can anyone blame why these very traditional women (in the picture below) want to beat the crap out of those club wielding Hezbollah thugs?
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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
دلایل واقعی کشتار زندانیان سیاسی در سال ۶۷
ایرج مصداقی

منتظری از سال ۶۵ و به ویژه پس از نامه‌ی تند و حاکی از خشمی که در تاریخ ۱۷ مهرماه به خمینی نوشته بود، در رابطه با زندان‌ها شمشیرهایش را برای خمینی از رو بسته بود. وی در آن نامه به صراحت به خمینی نوشته بود:

«آیا می‌دانید در زندان‌های جمهوری اسلامی به نام اسلام جنایاتی شده که هرگز نظیر آن در رژیم منحوس شاه نشده است؟ آیا می‌دانید عده زیادی زیر شکنجه بازجوها مردند؟ آیا می‌دانید در بعضی زندان‌های جمهوری اسلامی دختران جوان را به زور تصرف کردند؟ آیا می‌دانید در بعضی از زندان‌ها حتا نور روز هم برای زندانی دریغ داشتند این هم نه یک روز و دو روز بلکه ماه‌ها؟» (خاطرات منتظری، چاپ اتحاد ناشران ایرانی در اروپا، پیوست شماره‌ی ۱۴۳، صفحه‌ی ۵۱۱.)

او حتا بعدها اعلام کرد:

«جنایات اطلاعات شما روی شاه و ساواک را سفید کرده است. من این جمله را با اطلاع دقیق می‌گویم.»
و این که:

«آیا می‌دانید در جمهوری اسلامی بر خلاف آن‌چه که در فقه خوانده‌ایم نه جان مسلمان محترم است نه مال او. (خاطرات منتظری، چاپ اتحاد ناشران ایرانی در اروپا، پیوست شماره‌ی ۱۴۳، صفحه‌ی ۵ ۱۲)


www.pezhvakeiran.com/maghaleh-80787.html
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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
The atrocities committed against the residents of Madaya shocked the world.
And in today's world it is not so easy to shock it, sine our everyday lives are so packed and filled with horrendous stories of unbelievable violence, mayhem, chaos,...
Yet the world was shocked as to how this entire city is being starved to death, by their own Muslim brethren; who turned out to be none other than Lebanese Hezbollah.
Exactly how starving Sunnis to death will enhance Arab solidarity against Zionism,is a query Hezbollah hasn't answered yet.
Of course for Hezbollah apologists all of this Madaya Death Starvation campaign is nothing but another 'State Dept. conspiracy' designed to discredit Assad and Co.
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PersianReporter PersianReporter (@PersianReporter) on Pinned comment
Let's go back even further:
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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
All due respect your view of the 80's in Iran seem to carry lots of biases as well.
First off just writing "The imposed war" doesn't even begin to capture the fact that the last four years of the war it was Islamic Republic that was inside Iraqi territory, trying to capture Jerusalem through Baghdad. So, if we also try to objectively take into consideration those last four years of Iraq-Iran was we'll see that the war was imposed by mullahs on Iranian people, with the ultimate result that Khomeini was unsuccessful in his warmongering and had to drink the chalice of poison and die, which he did and kicked the bucket, good riddance.
Second off the story of Iranian political prisoners in the 80's has as many sides as the the different tendencies which they belonged to, but regardless of the political prisoners tendencies they were all executed, even though at least half of them were Leftists and had nothing to do with MEK, some were even opposed to MEK, some were paralyzed, some were in their 70's and posed no security risk to anyone. Mullahs in general and Khomeini specifically had an agenda to physically eliminate ALL the political prisoners in Iran, MEK was just an excuse.
Last and definitely not least the Death Machine of mullahs has been working over-time and non-stop since late 80's. Hence mullahs could boast that Islamic Republic is the #1 executioner state in the world. Which brings us to the fact that even today most, if not all of those executed by the state in Islamic Republic lack the most basic rights for self defense in a court of competent jurisdiction.
Saddest part of all this is not how everything went wrong three decades ago, the saddest part is how everything is going wrong, right now, today, in Iran but it barely gets a mention in here.
It's easy to lament about the past.
It takes integrity, courage and determination to fight for the present.

Below is a most thorough essay about those executions and why it was all premeditated and MEK was just an excuse to kill ALL political prisoners in Iran.
دلایل واقعی کشتار زندانیان سیاسی در سال ۶۷
ایرج مصداقی
www.pezhvakeiran.com/maghaleh-80787.html
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
You just can't keep these people down for long.
Way to go Iran!
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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
مقالی دیگر در اثبات این حقیقت که ملایان حاکم بر ایران از آدم خورهای باستان نیز آدم خور ترند.

فاجعه‌ سینما رکس و تئوری توطئه
iranwire.com/fa/features/1169
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Very cute this adorable little one!
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charlei Charlie Lee (@charlei) replied to Akako (@Akako) on Pinned comment
Yess! hahaha
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charlei Charlie Lee (@charlei) replied to ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Thank you! :)
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john John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
Surprise, surprise, the pipeline was routed through native lands due to drinking water concerns on non-native lands.

"An early proposal for the Dakota Access Pipeline called for the project to cross the Missouri River north of Bismarck, but one reason that route was rejected was its potential threat to Bismarck's water supply, documents show."

www.inforum.com/news/4097616-pipeline-route-moved-south-bismarck-partly-because-drinking-water-contamination
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AmirJaan Amir (@AmirJaan) on Pinned comment
Way to go Kimia!!!
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Kimia, show them how it's done.
Show them how it's done not just to mullas but all those 'naysayers', all those 'boyotters' and all those Iranophobia helpers.
Way to go! Thank you.
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sedaye_man sedaye_man (@sedaye_man) on Pinned comment
تبریک به همه عزیزان هموطن و همه کسانی که راهگشاي پیشرفت زنان و دختران وطن عزیزمان هستند
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) replied to sedaye_man (@sedaye_man) on Pinned comment
To this list we need to add Americans, French, Brits and their common protégé in the region as well.
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) replied to John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
This is a classic of Native American Studies:
"A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present"
jurjis.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/book-review-a-little-matter-of-genocide/
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) replied to John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
While technically Native Americans owe one sixth of the US land mass.
Just add up the size of all the tribal lands in the US, which are technically sovereign lands and not subject to Federal, State or local laws.
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john John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
It is not a coincidence that they are putting that pipeline through tribal lands. This project has flown under the radar with very little coverage until now, when there are protests.

This is just one more example of how Native Americans are treated as second class citizens here in ND (and elsewhere).
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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
Regime change is what we had in 1979, the regime changed from a dictatorial monarchy to a totalitarian theocracy.
Other instances of "regime change" in our region haven't done any better either, US invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq (which both were supported by mullahs) have made the situations worse in those countries.
What Iranian social movements (Labor, woman, students, artists & intellectuals,...) inside Iran are striving for in their daily democratic struggles is a bottom-up transformation of our society, based on equality and freedom.
We won't merely change the government, we'll change and transform the entire set of unjust and corrupt social relations and social norms which decadent and degenerate mullahs have imposed on us.
And there's not a damn thing mullahs, Sepah or any other force in the world could do to stop us.
Get used to it.
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