Iranian opposition movement gains momentum amid protests and strikes
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its President-elect Maryam Rajavi present an alternative path that promises freedom, democracy, and prosperity for the country. Iran has experienced escalating political and social unrest in recent years, with citizens demanding a political overhaul and an end to the regime’s oppressive policies. A prominent example is the ongoing nationwide strike involving the oil, gas, petrochemical, steel, copper, and other industries vital to the regime’s annual budget. Organized by the Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network, the strike protests low wages, unpaid benefits, and the regime’s failure to address the economic crisis.
The regime’s response has been heavy-handed, arresting dozens of workers and activists and using force to disperse protesters across cities. The NCRI condemns these actions and urges the international community to support the workers’ demands for better working conditions and wages.
The unrest extends beyond economic grievances. The NCRI’s Women’s Committee recently reported on the regime’s use of chemical gas attacks, primarily targeting schoolgirls. These organized, systematic attacks aim to punish Iran’s restive society, focusing on women and young girls, who have been central to the country’s protests for the past seven months following the killing of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in police custody for “improper veiling.”
These chemical attacks have resulted in severe health complications for victims, including respiratory issues, skin rashes, and eye infections. Journalists covering the attacks have been pursued by regime security forces and imprisoned. Chemical attacks exemplify the regime’s brutal tactics to maintain power.Despite challenges, the opposition movement in Iran seems to be gaining momentum. Growing dissatisfaction with the regime’s policies and Iranians’ increasing willingness to protest demonstrate support for the NCRI’s vision of a democratic and secular Iran.
Maryam Rajavi, the NCRI’s president-elect, has been a vocal advocate for change in Iran, uniting the opposition movement. She calls on the international community to support the Iranian people’s desire for a democratic republic and condemn the regime’s human rights abuses.
The NCRI’s vision, outlined in Maryam Rajavi’s 10-point plan, includes a democratic republic, separation of religion and state, gender equality, abolition of the death penalty, free and fair elections, freedom of speech, the press, and assembly, judicial independence, universal access to healthcare and education, environmental protection, and peaceful coexistence and diplomacy in international relations.
The NCRI and Mrs. Rajavi represent a viable alternative to the current regime ruling Iran. Their vision for a democratic and secular Iran offers a clear and achievable path forward for the country, with growing support from Iranians evident in recent protests and strikes.
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