Iran has been ruled by the Islamic Republic since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, and the current regime is known for its human rights abuses and suppression of political opposition. However, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its president-elect Maryam Rajavi present an alternative path for Iran that would bring freedom, democracy, and prosperity to the country.
In recent years, Iran has witnessed escalating political and social unrest, as Iranians continue to call for a political upheaval and an end to the regime’s oppressive policies. One of the most significant examples of this unrest is the ongoing nationwide strike involving the country’s oil, gas, petrochemical, steel, copper, and other sensitive industries that the regime is dependent on for its annual budget.
According to the NCRI, these strikes are happening in parallel to other protests by workers and employees from a wide range of industries, including transportation, healthcare, and education. The strike was organized by the Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network, protesting low wages, unpaid benefits, and the regime’s failure to address the economic crisis in the country.
These latest protests have been met with a heavy-handed response from the regime, which arrested dozens of workers and activists and used force to disperse protesters in various cities. The NCRI condemned the regime’s actions and called on the international community to support the workers’ demands for better working conditions and wages.
The unrest is not limited to economic grievances, however. The NCRI’s Women’s Committee has recently reported on the regime’s use of chemical gas attacks targeting mostly schoolgirls. According to the report, these attacks are being carried out in an organized and systematic manner and are aimed at punishing Iran’s restive society, focusing mainly on women and young girls who have been the main engine in the country’s protests that have continued for the past seven months following the killing of a 22-year-old woman by the name of Mahsa Amini while in police custody for “improper veiling”.
The Women’s Committee reports that these chemical attacks are taking place in schools across Iran and that they have resulted in serious health complications for the victims, including respiratory problems, skin rashes, and eye infections. The report also notes that those who have covered these chemical attacks have been pursued by regime security forces and eventually imprisoned.
Chemical attacks are just one example of the regime’s brutal tactics in its efforts to maintain power. Despite the challenges faced by the NCRI and its supporters, there are signs that the opposition movement in Iran is gaining momentum.
Recent protests and strikes have shown that there is a growing dissatisfaction with the regime’s policies and that Iranians are increasingly willing to take to the streets to demand change. In addition, the NCRI’s vision for a democratic and secular Iran has resonated with many Iranians looking for an alternative to the current regime.
The NCRI’s president-elect, Maryam Rajavi, has been a vocal advocate for change in Iran, and her leadership has helped to unite the opposition movement in the country. She has called on the international community to support the Iranian people’s desire for a democratic republic and to condemn the regime’s human rights abuses.
The NCRI is a coalition of Iranian opposition groups that was founded in 1981 with the goal of overthrowing the Islamic Republic and establishing a democratic and secular government in Iran. It has a clear vision for a future in Iran that is based on democratic values, human rights, and the rule of law. The NCRI’s vision is outlined in a 10-point plan that was developed by Maryam Rajavi, which includes the following goals:
- Establishment of 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
- Protection of the environment
- Pursuit of peaceful coexistence and diplomacy in international relations
The NCRI and Maryam Rajavi believe that this ten-point plan represents a viable alternative to the current regime in Iran. They argue that the Islamic Republic has failed to deliver on its promises of social and economic justice and that its policies have led to widespread poverty, corruption, and human rights abuses. They also point to the regime’s support for terrorism and its nuclear program as evidence of its dangerous and destabilizing behavior in the region.
Maryam Rajavi has been the leading voice in opposing the regime’s policies and has called on the global community, especially the West, to end their failed appeasement policy of over four decades and stand shoulder to shoulder with the Iranian people.
The NCRI and Mrs. Rajavi represent a viable alternative to the current regime ruling Iran. The NCRI’s vision for a democratic and secular Iran offers a clear and achievable path forward for the country, and recent protests and strikes have shown that there is growing support for this vision among Iranians.