Call for freedom & equality

Isfahan University, Women's Day, March 8, 2008



Next Emperor or Emeroressh Please...

by Anonymous54 (not verified) on


Next emperor must have beard!



by Ayatoilet (not verified) on

A truly free person, to stand up and say the truth to the face of a monstrous regime. Did you notice time code 1:27 the two coward security force officers on the right of the screen talking on walkie talkie, they must be crushed under boots like rats.


Next Emperor or Emeroressh Please...

by Anonymous54 (not verified) on


Perhaps a Jewish Emperor or Emperoress after this on gets the turn to go on the pedestal...

Darius Kadivar

The More the Merrier ... ( sic)

by Darius Kadivar on


A true brave soul, a true Iranian

by ramintork on

A brave act, but I think I have to agree with Darius Khan on this one.




What a brave soul. God bless

by Anonymousk (not verified) on

What a brave soul. God bless him.



by Anonymo (not verified) on

How do you explain that?! It is an amazing trait! I am a bit concerned about the slogans though. sounds a bit leftist!

"Bread, equality, Freedom"! right out of Lenin's book!!

If everyone speaks like him may be things gets better but not before it gets worse!


Next Emperor Or Emperoress on the Pedestal pleas...

by Anonymous54 (not verified) on


...Some drumming on the background help to synchronize the Emperor's free speech tempo...


Disaster brewing

by Mehdi on

This is the path to disaster. I partially agree with Darius KADIVAR. Emotions without any direction is doomed to failure, sooner or later. There is no need to be "over-brave" or heroic. What is needed in iran is education, growth of understanding, a place where true understanding emanates from - not a bunch of people who excite others and lead them into potential disaster. Instead of generalizing the government they should pick specific subjects and stick within that field and calmly express their views and get others to see their point of view and build up a larger support. But I guess the "hero" style is a lazy way and a more action-packed game.


Changing Turn

by Anonymous54 (not verified) on


... Next opera singer on the pedestal please...


This is democracy

by Daryush on

This is democracy.


Brave or Stupid?

by Setiz (not verified) on

I bet this poor guy is already on his way to the torture chambers in Evin, courtesy of the representative of Emam Zamaan. His poor parents must be in distress.


Begeereen Bekhaabeen

by Abol Danesh (not verified) on


Che ghadr mel aadam che ghadr mechasbad...


Flag ..Flag modification... flag change

by Abol H Danesh (not verified) on


I see country after country changing flag from time to time... let's make sure UN will get a piece of this delicious delicacy...

By the way this way i am not celeberating "Aid-e Norooz" insead I will go after some nice prime real estate (Faghat Aaasheghe Melk o amlaak hastam)...

Aid chee ast degah...


Equality of men and women...

by Tahirih (not verified) on

is not only achievable but inevitable.

How do we know if the statement above is going to happen?

Just by looking at brave men like him,men who are not afraid to defend the rights of their sister,mother ,daughter,and wife.

Darius Kadivar

Don't Turn Tehran to Tienanmen ...

by Darius Kadivar on

These young guys are without doubt Brave and just in their struggle but I am afraid that like in all mouvements where the youth is passionately involved with no real leadership much of their legitimate demands are expressed too radically and leave little avenue to constructive dialogue or should I say a situation where the Students and ultimately all those opposed to the current regime and leadership would have an upper Firm Hand. They are not to be blamed but many of these youngsters should realize that at the current stage there is no real united front against the IRI be it inside or outside Iran. God knows how much I personally am happy that voices are speaking out a little everywhere in Iranian universities like recently in Shiraz. However politics is unfortunately always cynical and political action is based upon oppurtunity.

Provocations including asking the removal of Khamenei is something that can be used as a pretext by the regime to crush opposition. What Iran needs is to approach civil dissobedience in the lines of Polands Solidarnosc where the Working Class ( But it could also be the Intellegensia from all social backgrounds and democratically motivated sensitivities) would join in to support and lead the movement of discontent and demands of the people.

This is where I believe that Democrats be it outside Iran belonging to the so-called "opposition" ( But who do not call for Violence or Regime change through violence ) or inside Iran and not just Reformists ( But we should not be exclusive ) do have a role to play, only if they behave ( That still has not been alas the case be it amongst Reformists or Outside opposition ) responsibly in trying to channel the voices of dicontent in Iran and allow it to be heard outside the country in such a way that it can be supported by the international community.

Civil Disobedience should not be a pretext to martyrism however brave and justified the public expressions of frustration and anger within the Iranian community inside Iran.

History has always proved that when demands go overboard in a revolutionary climate it can only lead to a violent reaction from authorities especially if they are left with no other alternative. The Shah's era had Meydan Jaleh to blame, Tzarist Russia The Red Square, The So called post Mao China Tienanmen. In all similar cases general irresponsability and lack of genuine leadership led to violence and put an end to the uprising.  

In the current situation No one today can truly claim to represent a solid and widely supported opposition to the IRI. What can be done however is to channel this discontent by connecting people with similar goals who can share a common agenda. As for the Opposition ( if Any ) I believe that all democrats be them Secular Republicans and or Constitutional Monarchists ( Since whether one likes it or not are also after all also a constituency be it in and outside Iran ) and even genuine Reformist ( with an uncorrupt and honest record)  or even Union leaders should collaborate hand in hand so as to channel all these demands towards an achievable goal.

THAT is Why the Slogan  TODAY ONLY UNITY should concern all Iranian Democrats and not just a fraction of the population and exclude others. Don't see in this comment a blind support of the former Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi but simply the observation that NO ONE Today including RP, Trita Parsi, Constitutionalists, Republicans, Moderate leftwings ( i.e Socialists or Social Democrats), Mossadeghi's or Nationalists, Reformists can hope to gather enough support on their own.

Regardless of what we may think of these political analysts, opposition leaders or political figureheads or activists THE SAD FACT today is that THERE IS NO Structured opposition that can channel the current discontent in a practical way.

Lets imagine for instance that in a not so far future people storm in the Streets demanding more than just the removal of Khamenei but the fall of the Regime. They are doing so already on an individual basis or sporadically but not in the same sysstematic way that lets say When the Opposition to the Shah was organized.

If Iran was to face a counter Revolution or anything similar to a relitively pacific and controlled transition towards democracy ( like in the Soviet Union with the Glasnost and Perestroika where the Reformists like Boris Yeltsin ( even if I don't consider this former communist aparatchik as a role model as a genuine Democrat)  ) were ready to risk their lives to oppose a military Coup and were in a postition to take over, this is again ALAS not the case today for any major figurehead inside Iran ( be it Khatami) and even less outside.

In Short these youngsters should be admonished not to risk their lives uselessly and risk imprisonment and worse torture or execution by Iran's  Henchmen today all of whome should ALSO be firmly reminded that they will be accountable one day for ANY crime or violations of Human Rights.

WHAT IS CERTAIN IS: That The Veleyateh Fagih like this Regime should GO but can Anyone today fill in the vaccum that will arise with their removal ?

I am afraid not.

May Wisdom prevail on ALL sides ...

My Humble Opinion


It is the "Velayate Vaghih"

by Anonymous45 (not verified) on

It is the "Velayate Vaghih" and the Person of Khamenei that is the obstacle to freedom and justice in Iran. Down with the Islamic regime and Islam that is crushing the hopes of people for a dignified life.

Ali P.

It's called...

by Ali P. on


 I wonder how many more are there like this guy.

He crossed the line when he mentioned the "Supreme Leader".