Iran’s nationwide uprising portends a new revolution


On Saturday night, October 15, at 21:50 local time, a massive explosion was heard from Evin prison in Tehran, where many of those arrested during the uprising are held.


The nationwide uprising in Iran sparked by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, marks a turning point in the history of the Iranian people’s struggle against Iran’s totalitarian regime.

Uprising enters its second month

The nationwide uprising enters its second month, with people from all walks of life across all 31 provinces, putting a revolution within reach for the first time in four decades.

It is important to remember that this regime is unlike any other dictatorship in the world. These include domestic religious and political repression, as well as the export of terrorism, or, as the regime puts it, “the export of its revolution.” Unlike the Shah’s regime, the mullahs will not give up power willingly. They are determined to fight to the bitter end in order to maintain their hold on power.



The new revolution

In this context, a new revolution necessitates meticulous planning, organization, coordination, and unity. And it is something that the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) Resistance Units have been working on for the past six years, despite the risk of arrest, torture, and even execution.

Their role in the current uprising is much more prominent and pronounced, to the point where regime officials and the media are increasingly concerned about their effectiveness in organizing and sustaining the protests.

The insurgent youths have relied on the Resistance Units to increase their effectiveness and reduce their vulnerabilities in the face of the regime’s onslaught and organized violence.  Protesters have also learned a lot from the four major uprisings since 2017 and the Resistance Units’ tactics, such as torching the regime’s symbols, posters of its leaders, and billboards, as well as targeting the repressive centers.



Society has passed the era of fear

On October 7, Mohammad Reza Tajik, a member of the regime’s so-called reformist faction, told the state-run daily Bahar News, “The current political situation in today’s society has passed the era of fear and entered the era of rage. The current movement is associated with a sense of joy and zeal for life. Today’s activist is willing to give up his or her life for freedom.”

Tajik also expressed concern about the protests’ radicalization, saying, “Today’s activist believes that they can only get their point across to the ruling class with rage. Today’s activist believes that they cannot change their fate and that there is no other way forward, and that the only solution is violence. They believe that only the language of rage provides a solution and that other languages are not answered or heard.”



Protests for freedom

“Over the years, we have planted the seeds of hatred, and now we are reaping a lot of wraths,” he said, addressing the regime.

Indeed, a young Iranian woman stated in an interview with Reuters News Agency, “Hey world, hear me: I want a revolution. I want to live freely and I’m ready to die for it. Instead of dying every minute under this regime’s repression, I prefer to die with their (security forces) bullets in protests for freedom.”

Tyranny and religious totalitarianism are finally crumbling. A new revolution is sweeping Iran’s streets, and no force can stop it.



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