“Burned Plan”, a show of
desperate Islamic Regime of Iran!
So called Iranian Regime’s documentary
(“Burned Plan”) and the beating and arrest of ‘Ismail Bakhshi
and Sepideh Ghalyian’, set
off alarm bells for all conscious fighters and leaders of political and social
movements. Just as The courageous disclosures of Ismail and Sepideh
has set off alarm bells for the Islamic Regime. The voice of these two freedom
seeker fighters is a sign of change in the minds of society and the spirit of
Sepideh has righteously pointed at the Islamic
regime: “we were just two, if you force the 5000 workers of the factory by
torture to confess in front of camera, the fact that you are cruel and corrupt
will still remain.”
The security forces and politicians of
the Islamic Republic assume that they have made a "documentary" based
on confessions. Comparing the scenes of "burned plan" with what
appeared on television in the early 1980s, shows how great changes have been
made in the relationship between rulers and subjects. Although the tyrannical
and corrupt rulers still monopolize the official media, they have lost the
public opinion. They do not have ideological domination of the 1980s. Young generations,
women or men, working people, students…, do not believe in them or their propaganda.
But the goal of this
"documentary" was not to break the morale of the angry spirit
of the people watching it. This time they had a
determined political goal: to distance the protesting and righteous masses from
the frontline fighters, the courageous leaders who are concerned about all and
not their own gain.
The "documentary" makers’ eyes of the Ministry of Intelligence are not just on workers and lower
classes of the society; it is not just to keep people away from anti-capitalist
ideas and alternatives. They also look out for the middle class and those of
the higher class that are not fond of religious regime and its monopoly and
tyranny. The "burned plan" also tells the pro-monarchists and pro-Western
government oppositions and so on: Be careful and do not advertise the struggles
of the workers and their activists in your media. These are communists! Our
common enemy from the past and forever.
The "documented" message to
middle class intellectuals and artists, who occasionally moan about the tyranny
and corruption of the authorities and here and there stand against open
tyranny, is: be careful! Do not support the revolutionists. They have a
different route to yours. If you make a mistake, we teach you a lesson.
Therefore, we should not assume that
the show of "burned plan" by itself will make the regime weaker, and the
revolutionary forces need to just pick the fruits of this "gaffe" made
by the Islamic Republic's security propaganda. Today, in particular, there must
be an emergency struggle for the release of the arrestees of recent struggles
and link it to the struggle to release all political and ideological prisoners
and stop the persecution of fighters and protesters.
It is clear to everyone that over the
past 40 years, women's militants and revolutionaries in prisons of the Islamic
Republic have been subjected to torture and sexual and gender-based harassment
because of being women and fighting. For this reason, the torture and sexual
harassment of Sepideh Ghaliyan
in prison was due to her being a female and courageous fighter. The ideology of
the ruling Islamic fundamentalist has always been that it does not accept the
intellectual and practical independence of the women in the struggle, and based
on this, they have been stigmatizing her. What is evident in the "burnout plan"
is the attack to workers' movement, to women’s role and courage in the
struggle, to solidarity of the various classes in the anti-regime struggles, to
being organised and to to revolutionaries and communists.
Building a world in which there is no
prison, rests on developing a revolutionary awareness among the oppressed
people towards the common roots of class, gender, national and religious
oppression, and ... in society. In this way, the narrow line of sectarianism, not
knowing the difference between the contradictions within the people, with the antagonistic
contradictions of the people with the ruling powers, following the conspiracy and
the divisions made by the regime and attacking the people forces despite any
differences, and even any forms of Political deviations; does not serve to
build a revolutionary movement aimed at overthrowing the Islamic Republic's
regime. Be alert!
Women Organisation (Iran- Afghanistan)
22 January, 2019