VMH Publishing Releases Memoir Providing Resolution to Violence Against Women Reflective of The Gabrielle Petito Case

Memoirs of a Young Woman – Heal, Self-Care, Release Traumatic Incidents

Get Passed The Charm, Recognize Narcissist Abusive Behaviors, It Could Mean Your Life

If he is making you feel less than in any way, look at it square in the face and run for your life. Denial is not the answer. You are a beautiful person, full of life.”

— Vikki Hankins

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — During the dating process, women tend not to pay attention to the subtleness of ‘red flags’ because of the ‘idea’ of love. The signs of an unhealthy relationship include a partner putting you down or makes you feel less than, physical abuse in the form of hitting, pushing, slapping or self-absorbed behaviors. These are just a few signs women need to quickly pay attention to move away from.

Vikki Hankins, author of ‘Trauma’, recalls one of many nights she felt her life would end at a mere 18 years old. “On this night I ran and knocked on every door of that hotel for someone to help me, pleading for my life. He told me he would kill me and I believed him. He punched me in my head so hard it that it knocked me to the ground in the parking lot of a hotel. Fortunately, someone heard me and called the police. They rescued me…no woman should ever, ever have to go through this.”

Gabrielle Petito, a 22-year-old woman ‘whose disappearance during a cross-country road trip' tragically end with loss of life, is possibly a life loss that occurs too often. With similar incidents – arguments in public places, physical abuse seen by others – Petitio could still be alive today with more proactive measure from community and otherwise.

In her memoirs, Hankins – a Black woman – details severe violence and abuse experienced at 18 and 19 years old within the pages of ‘Trauma’.

Book Excerpt:

I was running like a deer! If I’d slowed down it was over! I knew he would gain on me; after all he did play football and could run. So I ran as hard as I could! I ran off the road onto the grass and headed straight into the lake, get this – I couldn’t swim!
By the time I reached the edge of the water R.J. tackled me and I tumbled to the ground my body half in the water, half in the grass! ‘If I stop or slow down I am dead…’

Black women are especially vulnerable to intimate/partner violence… they were 2.5 times more likely to experience domestic violence than white women, according to data from the U.S. Department of Justice. The pandemic has dramatically increased the abuse of women by 50% or higher according to reports.
“While one in three white women report having experienced domestic violence [during the pandemic], the rates of abuse increased dramatically to about 50% and higher for those marginalized by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, and cognitive physical ability,” says Erika Sussman, executive director of the Center for Survivor Advocacy and Justice (CSAJ), a support and research organization.

Advises Hankins,“If he is making you feel less than in any way, look at it square in the face and run for your life. Denial is not the answer. You are a beautiful person, full of life; you have amazing things to release into the world, and the world needs ‘you’. Don’t let him dim your light. He should compliment you, not hinder you and definitely not hurt you – psychologically, emotionally, mentally or physically.”

Within the book, self-care and relationship tips provides readers with practical ways to improve their lives if they’ve experienced traumatic incidents – it all revolves around healing. “We have to find ways to forgive ourselves. We also have to find ways to forgive the people that hurt us.” Taking practical steps to get out of abusive, unhealthy relationships requires courage, but also recognizing the many forms of abuse is vital as well. “Don’t make excuses for him. There is no excuse for mistreatment in any form towards another human being. No one has the right,” says Hankins, “Writing proved to be a tool that helped heal traumas in my life.”

A global crisis, women are losing their lives in marriages, and dating. Reports the United Nations group United Nations Women, when the pandemic began, incidents of domestic violence increased 300% in Hubei, China; 25% in Argentina, 30% in Cyprus, 33% in Singapore and 50% in Brazil. In the U.S., the situation is equally troubling, with police departments reporting increases in cities around the country: for example, 18% in San Antonio, 22% in Portland, Ore.; and 10% in New York City, according to the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

A non-fiction solution-based read, ‘Trauma’ provides relatability, eye-openers and resolution. The book is available at all major bookstores online.

For additional information contact VMH Publishing at: info@vmhpublishing.com

About VMH Publishing:
VMH Publishing is an independent American book publishing house that specializes in print, distribution, and literary representation. Using a professional team of editors, graphic artists, marketers, creative thinkers, illustrators, and global access, VMH publishes and prints quality books for the sole purpose of storytelling and reading to a global audience.

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(Video) Teachers' Protests in 40 Cities, in Iran, Against the Unbearable Living Conditions

September 26, 2021 - Perseverance, uprising, and overthrowing the mullahs’ regime is the only way to restore the rights of teachers, workers, and other sectors, whose rights the mullahs have been violating for many years and have brought them nothing but

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Perseverance, uprising & overthrowing the mullahs’ regime is the only way to restore the rights of teachers, workers, whose rights the mullahs have been violating for many years & have brought them nothing but suppression, discrimination…

September 26, 2021 - These protests took place in the provinces of Tehran, Fars, Kermanshah, East Azerbaijan, Mazandaran, Isfahan, Zanjan, Khuzestan, Lorestan, Ilam, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Kurdistan, South Khorasan, Yazd, Gilan, Kerman, Ardabil,

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): These protests took place in the provinces of Tehran, Fars, Kermanshah, East Azerbaijan, Mazandaran, Isfahan, Zanjan, Khuzestan, Lorestan, Ilam, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Kurdistan, South Khorasan, Yazd, Gilan, Kerman, Ardabil, …..

September 26, 2021 - By keeping teacher salaries low, the Iranian leadership is literally stealing from the country’s teachers. In recent years, a number of instructors have committed suicide as a result of poverty and the inability to meet their fundamen

NCRI &(PMOI/MEK Iran): Keeping teacher salaries low, the Iranian leadership is literally stealing from the country’s teachers. In recent years, a number of instructors have committed suicide as a result of poverty and the inability to meet their fundamental necessities.

September 26, 2021 - Various reports of teachers killing themselves were referenced in a statement from the Iranian Teachers Coordination Council. A teacher from the city of Neishabour in northeast Iran committed suicide with a rice tablet.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Various reports of teachers killing themselves were referenced in a statement from the Iranian Teachers Coordination Council. A teacher from the city of Neishabour in northeast Iran committed suicide with a rice tablet.

September 26, 2021 - Teachers are also asking that the government execute what is known as the “80 percent ranking plan” when it comes to teacher compensation.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Teachers are also asking that the government execute what is known as the “80 percent ranking plan” when it comes to teacher compensation.

September 26, 2021 - (PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): the Iranian Teachers Coordination Council said in a statement marking the start of the new school year.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): the Iranian Teachers Coordination Council said in a statement marking the start of the new school year.

September 26, 2021 - (NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Some of the teachers had traveled from other cities to make their opinions heard in the capital. These demonstrations are still going on today.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Some of the teachers had traveled from other cities to make their opinions heard in the capital. These demonstrations are still going on today.

September 26, 2021 - (NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The government’s response to the teachers’ demonstrations has been negligence, followed by oppression.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The government’s response to the teachers’ demonstrations has been negligence, followed by oppression.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi: that the Chants of “Teachers will die, but will not accept humiliation” echo in the four corners of our nation, in Tehran and 20 provinces.

Hail to freedom-seeking teachers who demonstrated their resolve to obtain their rights. Perseverance, uprising, and overthrowing the mullahs’ regime is the only way to restore the rights of teachers”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, September 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), reported that thousands of Iranian teachers and educators organized anti-regime protest rallies in different cities before the start of the new school year.

Assembly of Iranian teachers

On Saturday, September 25, 2021, simultaneous with the start of the new school year, teachers in more than 40 cities in Iran took to the streets in protest against the unbearable living conditions, non-implementation of the ranking plan, and non-payment of retirees' bonuses, etc.

These protests took place in the provinces of Tehran, Fars, Kermanshah, East Azerbaijan, Mazandaran, Isfahan, Zanjan, Khuzestan, Lorestan, Ilam, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Kurdistan, South Khorasan, Yazd, Gilan, Kerman, Ardabil, Chaharmahal, and Bakhtiari, Bushehr, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad.

Teachers are also asking that the government execute what is known as the “80 percent ranking plan” when it comes to teacher compensation.

Teachers and members of faculty

“This initiative must be approved by the government and parliament.” Because teachers and members of faculty boards should receive equal salaries, if this initiative is approved and implemented, the legal basis for teachers’ wages will be at least 80% of that of faculty members,” the Iranian Teachers Coordination Council said in a statement marking the start of the new school year.

Teachers chanting

The teachers chanted: "The imprisoned teachers must be freed,” “Teachers, demand your rights,” “Even if we die, we will obtain our rights,” “Teachers will die, but will not accept humiliation,” “Unless we obtain our rights, we are not going to attend classes,” “no discrimination, no compromise, granting our ranks without having to beg for it,” “ranking is our inalienable rights.”

By keeping teacher salaries low, the Iranian leadership is literally stealing from the country’s teachers. In recent years, a number of instructors have committed suicide as a result of poverty and the inability to meet their fundamental necessities. Various reports of teachers killing themselves were referenced in a statement from the Iranian Teachers Coordination Council.

A teacher committed suicide

A teacher from the city of Neishabour in northeast Iran committed suicide with a rice tablet, according to the statement, which warned of the implications of terrible living conditions for instructors. “Last week, a teacher in Fars province committed suicide because he did not have 50 million rials (about $180) in his bank account to become eligible for a loan,” according to the statement.

The poverty level is 120 million rials per month (about $437). This teacher, on the other hand, does not even have 50 million rials to take out a loan and live well!

Green report card teachers

Green report card teachers, who have passed the Education Ministry’s employment test, protested the regime’s refusal to hire them for the sixteenth day in a row in front of the Education Ministry in Tehran. Some of the teachers had traveled from other cities to make their opinions heard in the capital. These demonstrations are still going on today.

On Sunday, “green report card teachers,” or Iranian instructors who passed the education ministry’s employment test, protested the regime’s refusal to hire them for the sixteenth day in a row in front of the education ministry in Tehran. Some of the teachers had traveled from other cities to make their opinions heard in the capital.

Iranian teachers’ salaries are not paid

Despite the fact that there is a teacher shortage throughout Iran, the Education Ministry refuses to hire any new instructors.

A teacher in Luxembourg makes at least 95,000 euros. That’s more than 73 times the average Iranian teacher’s pay! To add insult to injury, Iranian teachers’ salaries are not paid on time. Some part-time teachers are paid barely half of what they are paid on a regular basis. The government’s response to the teachers’ demonstrations has been negligence, followed by oppression.

Teacher protests will follow

With the commencement of the new school year, it is expected that teacher protests will follow in the footsteps of students who have gone to the streets in Iran over the last two months.

Since last year, teachers have been demonstrating, but the dictatorship has refused to respond to their demands. As the start of the school year approaches, Iranian teachers are returning to the streets to renew their demonstrations and remind the government of its responsibilities.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi message

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said that the Chants of “Teachers will die, but will not accept humiliation” echo in the four corners of our nation, in Tehran and 20 provinces. Hail to freedom-seeking teachers who demonstrated their resolve to obtain their rights plundered by the ruling religious dictatorship.

Perseverance, uprising, and overthrowing the mullahs’ regime is the only way to restore the rights of teachers, workers, and other sectors, whose rights the mullahs have been violating for many years and have brought them nothing but suppression, discrimination, poverty, inflation, and unemployment.

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(Video) Iran: Top Positions Occupied by IRGC Terrorists

September 25, 2021 - Recently, announced that Mohammad Baqer Zolghadr became the new head of the Iranian regime’s Expediency Council following the appointment of its former secretary, Mohsen Rezaei, as Ebrahim Raisi’s vice president for economic affairs i

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Zolghadr became the new head of the Iranian regime’s Expediency Council following the appointment of its former secretary, Mohsen Rezaei, as Ebrahim Raisi’s vice president for economic affairs in Raisi’s newly-formed government.

September 25, 2021 - Abdollahian promised to continue Soleimani's path.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Abdollahian promised to continue Soleimani’s path.

September 25, 2021 - Raisi’s New Cabinet is Indicator of the Regime’s Impunity

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Raisi’s New Cabinet is Indicator of the Regime’s Impunity.

September 25, 2021 - Vahidi now occupies the position of Interior Minister in the Raisi government, and he promises to advance the IRGC’s terrorist and inhumane interests domestically, while other former paramilitary operatives fill that role in foreign p

(PMOI / MEK Iran)&(NCRI): Vahidi now occupies the position of Interior Minister in the Raisi government & he promises to advance the IRGC’s terrorist & inhumane interests domestically, while other former paramilitary operatives fill that role in foreign policy circles.

September 25, 2021 - Amnesty International, which said Tehran’s impunity was underscored by the fact that “Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance, and tortu

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Amnesty International, which said Tehran’s impunity was underscored by the fact that “Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance, and torture.”

September 25, 2021 - This in turn was a reference to Raisi’s reputation as one of the leading perpetrators of a massacre of political prisoners, which claimed over 30,000 lives in the summer of 1988.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): This in turn was a reference to Raisi’s reputation as one of the leading perpetrators of a massacre of political prisoners, which claimed over 30,000 lives in the summer of 1988.

September 25, 2021 - Zolghadr’s appointment stands alongside several other personnel changes in signaling that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ control over Iranian affairs has reached new heights.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Zolghadr’s appointment stands alongside several other personnel changes in signaling that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ control over Iranian affairs has reached new heights.

September 25, 2021 - Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

Robertson a barrister emphasized that the Genocide Convention effectively obligates the international community to hold perpetrators of such a crime accountable

NCRI Iran issued a statement in August which described Raisi’s appointment of Vahidi and other “criminals” as a further sign that 'impunity reigns supreme' in Iran under the mullahs’ regime.”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, September 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recently, announced that Mohammad Baqer Zolghadr became the new head of the Iranian regime’s Expediency Council following the appointment of its former secretary, Mohsen Rezaei, as Ebrahim Raisi’s vice president for economic affairs in Raisi’s newly-formed government.

Zolghadr’s appointment stands alongside several other personnel changes in signaling that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ control over Iranian affairs has reached new heights. Raisi’s administration has not yet fully taken shape, yet it already features a seemingly unprecedented number of officers from the IRGC or those within the inner circle of Ali Khamenei, the regime’s Supreme Leader.

Several of those figures are also specifically associated with the IRGC’s foreign special operations wing, the Quds Force. Zolghadr himself was a leading IRGC commander during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s and helped to establish the Ramazan Garrison as a staging ground for militant operations outside Iran. The structure and operations at that encampment ultimately formed the basis for the creation of the Quds Force in 1988, at which point Ahmad Vahidi became its first commander.

Vahidi now occupies the position of Interior Minister in the Raisi government, and he promises to advance the IRGC’s terrorist and inhumane interests domestically, while other former paramilitary operatives fill that role in foreign policy circles. Vahidi’s background might have set him up to fill a high-profile foreign policy role himself, if not for the complications created by the fact that he is not only subject to Western sanctions but is also one of the targets of an Interpol arrest warrant stemming from his involvement in the 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The looming threat of arrest may have barred Vahidi from any position that would require a high degree of international travel, but it should have signaled to Tehran that the international community would be needlessly provoked by his appointment to any high-profile position. Unfortunately, neither the European Union nor any other major world power has given the regime much reason to believe that it will face consequences for actions that justify or promote the regime’s former terrorism, human rights violations, or other malign activities.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) issued a statement in August which described Raisi’s appointment of Vahidi and other “criminals” as a further sign that “impunity reigns supreme” in Iran under the mullahs’ regime. This was underlined in a statement by the secretary-general of Amnesty International, which said Tehran’s impunity was underscored by the fact that “Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance, and torture.”

This in turn was a reference to Raisi’s reputation as one of the leading perpetrators of a massacre of political prisoners, which claimed over 30,000 lives in the summer of 1988. Raisi was one of four officials to sit on a “death commission” in Tehran and systematically pass death sentences on anyone who refused to demonstrate fealty to the theocratic system or who affirmed support for the leading democratic opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

In August, the Iranian Resistance hosted a conference to discuss the legacy of the 1988 massacre, and it featured at least two legal scholars who made the case for that crime against humanity to be specifically designated as genocide. Eric David, a Belgian scholar of international law, explained that the killings were evidently motivated by an effort to eliminate adherents to a moderate, apolitical brand of Islam that is at odds with the mullahs’ fundamentalism.

Geoffrey Robertson QC, a UK human rights barrister, emphasized that the Genocide Convention effectively obligates the international community to steps aimed at holding perpetrators of such a crime accountable. Despite appeals from these legal scholars, the Iranian Resistance, and various Western policymakers who support the Iranian Resistance movement, the international community has shown little interest in putting pressure on the Raisi administration so far. This has fueled its ongoing efforts to affirm commitment for the sorts of violent crackdowns on dissent, both at home and abroad, that are associated with Raisi, Vahidi, and all other high-profile officials in the new administration.

Those crackdowns are frequently associated with the IRGC, whose central mission is to defend the clerical regime at home and to expand it beyond Iran’s borders. In November 2019, when Raisi was serving as head of the judiciary, the IRGC took the lead in opening fire on many of the protests that made up that month’s nationwide anti-regime uprising. At least 1,500 peaceful demonstrators were killed in this way before thousands of others were arrested and subjected to systematic torture at the hands of Raisi’s judiciary.

The implicit collaboration between the regime’s paramilitary forces and its clerical judges reflects a process of power consolidation which has been going on for a long time, and which appears to have accelerated dramatically in recent years. During the June 2021 sham election, Raisi was hand-picked by Khamenei. His pre-arranged victory came only about 16 months after the expulsion of all candidates of the rival faction from the ballot for the prior sham parliamentary elections.

Khamenei’s multi-step political strategy has helped guarantee that the parliament would effectively act as a rubber stamp for appointments made by Raisi whom he himself chose as his second-in-command. That function has now led to the parliament practically signing off on its own irrelevance by handing more power to the IRGC than ever before.

Baqer Zolghadr’s appointed secretary of the Expediency Council is the latest and arguably the clearest example of this process. The Council largely serves as a mediator between the government and its clerical officials in the event of policy disputes. Of course, Khamenei remains the ultimate authority in all matters of state and is also largely responsible for the composition of the Expediency Council. Still, a mechanism for dispute resolution allows the regime to give the impression of having democratic features, even if these are easily overridden.

But now, under Zolghadr’s leadership, the Council can be expected to advocate more for the IRGC’s interest. What’s more, the newly appointed speaker of the parliament, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, was a top IRGC commander and is sure to advance its priorities at the legislative level, as well.

This goes to show that the heads of all branches of the Iranian regime – and even the heads of institutions that straddle two of those branches – are now firmly in the hands of figures whose loyalty to both the supreme leader and the IRGC’s mission are unquestioned. With that make-up, the current government is certain to oversee escalations in any number of malign activities inside Iran, across the broader region, and throughout the world.

The international community must be aware of the threat this poses to its own interests and also to the lives of Iranian dissidents and activists. And it should consider taking a more assertive stance with the regime than with its pressure, by expanding economic sanctions, investigating past crimes, and barring Iranian officials from state visits and international gatherings.

Shahin Gobadi
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(Video) The Vast Activities of the MEK’s Resistance Units Inside Iran to Achieve Freedom and Democracy

September 25, 2021 - President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Maryam Rajavi.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Maryam Rajavi.

September 25, 2021 - Resistance Units also honor an MEK veteran Abbas Modaresifar who fought 60 years against two dictatorships of the Shah and the mullahs.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Resistance Units also honor an MEK veteran Abbas Modaresifar who fought 60 years against two dictatorships of the Shah and the mullahs.

September 25, 2021 - Tehran— “The regime is facing a tough year with deadly consequences”

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Tehran: “The regime is facing a tough year with deadly consequences”

September 25, 2021 - Minab, Maragheh: “Down with Khamenei & Raisi the ‘Butcher’, hail to Rajavi”. Shiraz: “Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi”. Nishabur: “We must not give up to the coronavirus caused by the mullahs. We must rise.”

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Minab, Maragheh: “Down with Khamenei & Raisi the ‘Butcher’, hail to Rajavi”. Shiraz: “Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi”. Nishabur: “We must not give up to the coronavirus caused by the mullahs. We must rise.”

September 25, 2021 - Sanandaj: “Only way to save our people is the MEK, down with Khamenei & Raisi the ‘Butcher’ hail to Rajavi”.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Sanandaj: “Only way to save our people is the MEK, down with Khamenei & Raisi the ‘Butcher’ hail to Rajavi”.

September 25, 2021 - Tehran: “Down with Khamenei, hail to the MEK”. Tehran: “Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi”.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Tehran: “Down with Khamenei, hail to the MEK”. Tehran: “Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi”.

September 25, 2021 - Tehran: “Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi”. Tehran: “Down with Khamenei, hail to the MEK”.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Tehran: “Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi”. Tehran: “Down with Khamenei, hail to the MEK”.

September 25, 2021 - The vast activities of the MEK’s Resistance Units inside Iran pointed out that the main cause of country’s fifth peak is nothing but the inhuman policies of regime’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei who banned the import of WHO-approved va

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The vast activities of the MEK’s Resistance Units inside Iran pointed out that the main cause of country’s fifth peak is nothing but the inhuman policies of regime’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei who banned the import of WHO-approved vaccines

Resistance Units honor a MEK veteran Abbas Modaresifar who fought 60 years against two dictatorships of the Shah and the mullahs.

Despite the heavy presence of security forces, the Resistance Units installed huge posters of Iranian resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and President-elect of the (NCRI) Maryam Rajavi.”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, September 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Resistance Units and supporters of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI) called for protests and uprisings to achieve freedom and democracy in Iran by posting banners and placards and writing graffiti.

These activities took place despite the state of full alert by the regime's security forces.

The activities took place in different parts of Greater Tehran, and across the country.

“The Iranian people want to get rid of Covid-19 and the mullahs,” says the internal network of the opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the Iranian Resistance Units.

The vast activities of the MEK’s Resistance Units inside Iran pointed out that the main cause of the country’s fifth peak is nothing but the inhuman policies of the regime’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei who banned the import of WHO-approved vaccines.

The Iranian Resistance Units also spread anti-regime slogans emphasizing that the only solution to fix the situation is to rise and overthrow the mullahs.

Despite the heavy presence of security forces, the Resistance Units installed huge posters of Iranian resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Maryam Rajavi.

Resistance Units also honor a MEK veteran Abbas Modaresifar who fought 60 years against two dictatorships of the Shah and the mullahs.

Resistance Units slogans read:

Tehran— “The regime is facing a tough year with deadly consequences”

Mashhad— “The Iranian people will overcome coronavirus and the mullahs”

Isfahan— “Iranian people will not give up to coronavirus and the mullahs”

Garmsar— “We can, and we must overthrow the mullahs’ regime”

Nishabur— “Turn every university and school into a Resistance Unit”

Shiraz— “Rise up for freedom”

Shiraz— “Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi”

Nishabur— “We must not give up on the coronavirus caused by the mullahs. We must rise.”

Nishabur— “Down with Khamenei”

Mashhad— “Down with Raisi”

Mashhad— “Down with Khamenei”

Qom— “Down with Khamenei”

Maragheh— “Down with Khamenei & Raisi, hail to the MEK”

Minab— “Down with Khamenei & Raisi the ‘Butcher’, hail to Rajavi”

Ahvaz— “Down with Khamenei the dictator”

Sanandaj— “Only way to save our people is the MEK, down with Khamenei & Raisi the ‘Butcher’ hail to Rajavi”

Tehran— “Down with Khamenei, hail to the MEK”

Tehran— “Down with Khamenei, hail to the MEK”

Tehran— “Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi”

The Resistance Units are a network of MEK activists inside Iran who have revolted against the current regime as small cells of resistance of the Iranian opposition movement, working together to play a leading role in Iran’s protests.

This network is grown extensively in recent years, especially among youths.

According to Iranian regime officials and state-run media, was the main factor in the December 2017 and November 2019 nationwide uprisings. After the December 2017 nationwide protests Khamenei stated on January 9, 2018, that “the MEK are the third side of a triangle that created the uprising that they had prepared since months earlier.”

Also, on November 17, 2019, two days after the nationwide protests over the sudden increase in gasoline prices began, Khamenei acknowledged the impact of Iranian Resistance Units and referred to the MEK as a “wicked and criminal collective” who are “constantly encouraging and inviting people on social networks and elsewhere to conduct these evil acts.”

Shahin Gobadi
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BLM DC Response to Indictments of Terence Sutton, Andrew Zabavsky

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After months of fighting for justice in the police murder of Karon Hylton-Brown, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C. announced the indictment of Terence Sutton.

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, September 25, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Yesterday, after months of fighting for justice in the police murder of Karon Hylton-Brown, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C. announced the indictment of Terence Sutton for second-degree murder, one of the DC Police officers involved with this gross negligence of their duties and complete disregard for this young man’s life. He was also indicted with federal charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice, along with his supervisor Andrew Zabavsky.

​​We stand in solidarity and full support of Karon Hylton-Brown’s family as they continue their fight for justice and accountability for all. Since his death on October 23rd, 2020, organizations, volunteers, and supporters of his family have pushed for an investigation into his death. Not only demanding MPD exercise their due diligence as required by law to investigate, but to hold the officers accountable for their behaviors that caused his death. With this indictment, it is one necessary step towards fulfilling the demand from Karon’s family to uphold the law and hold individuals accountable– even if it is law enforcement.

Given the recent history of this country‘s response to the deadly actions of police forces towards Black people, we cannot say this was expected. We are quickly reminded of the growing list of Black people unfairly targeted because of white supremacy. DC Police have well-documented cases that show violations, even within their own No Chase policy. Ralphael Briscoe, Terrence Sterling, Jeffrey Price, An’Twan Gilmore, all have in common these instances of state violence committed by the very individuals their mothers were told would protect them. A lie that continues to be told to Black mothers today.

As Black people, we must grapple with the realities of a system that was never made to keep us safe. A charge doesn’t equal a conviction, and the rare prosecution of individual cops does nothing to stop the regular system of police violence in our communities. There is no “good cop” vs. “bad cop” when the whole batch is spoiled, and reinforcing the prison industrial complex only brings more pain and suffering for Black people, not justice. These are hard truths we must reckon with as a community.

Fully implement the recommendations in the DC Police Reform Commission’s report as we’ve demanded, and fully implement all outstanding recommendations from the DC Police Complaints Board.

With the latest stop data report released by DC Police for the first six months of 2021, Black people make up 86.2% of pedestrian stops and 67.7% of traffic stops. These numbers are alarming and given the steady rise presented even in this previous year's data, further supports our statements of clear racial bias and prejudice taking place to target Blacks in the community. This is yet another problem within the MPD that still needs to be thoroughly and swiftly addressed.

Our demands have and will continue to be this: divest from policing, invest in Black communities, and liberation for all Black people in our communities. As we continue to fight for the abolition of oppressive systems, BLM DC will stay focused on the critical need for accountability and justice for the victims of police brutality and all forms of state violence. Our goals will remain focused on reallocating police budgets towards community-based budgets that prevent the killing of more Black men like Karon Hylton-Brown where accused officers are placed on paid leave with our tax dollars while they are under an active investigation in their behaviors. It is unacceptable. Our fight continues.

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The Kingdom of Prince AbdulRahman Ibrahim Sori bestows Royal title on Rayshon Chatman husband of Princess Karen Chatman

A New Royal in the United States Duke Rayshon K. Chatman

An American Princess, the Legacy of Prince Abdul-Rahman Ibrahim Sori

The Official Seal of Princess Karen Chatman

Rayshon Chatman the husband of Princess Karen Chatman has become a Royal

It is an honor to be bestowed the title Duke Rayshon Chatman and The Duke of Chefchaoue from the House of Sori”

— Duke Rayshon K Chatman

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The governing body for the legacy of Prince Abdul-Rahman Ibrahim Sori has granted Rayshon Chatman, the husband of Her Royal Highness Princess Karen Brengettsy-Chatman and legacy-Heir Apparent of the House of Sori, a New Royal title: The Duke of Chefchaoue. Duke Rayshon K. Chatman also carries the title of His Royal Highness, a title given to him upon marrying Princess Karen Chatman in 2018.

Princess Karen is one of the most known Americans that holds a Royal title, inherited from Her Great Grand Father prince Abdul-Rahman Ibrahim Sori other than the other most notable Princess, Meghan Markle. Princess Karen stated that she is delighted her husband is now able to join her in humanitarian efforts utilizing his Royal title.

According to the House of Sori and the Princess Karen Foundation of Global Development, the Duke of Chefchaoue (Duke Rayshon K. Chatman), will join his wife, Princess Karen, also known as the Duchess of Chefchaoue, in preserving the legacy of Prince Abdul-Rahman Ibrahim Sori and the continual commitment to aiding humanity.

The Chefchaoue’s continues to work towards the “Covid Be Gone” initiative, which allows for collaboration with COVID vaccine manufacturers and those countries that can not afford the vaccine and have the most significant numbers of unvaccinated people and deaths.

Another humanitarian effort that both the Duke and Duchess of Chefchaoue has undertaken is the "I Believe" initiative which provides High-school and college-level students with an opportunity to compete for scholarships that will fund the winner's small business ideas.

The Duke of Chefchaoue stated that it is an honor to be bestowed such a title in recognition of Prince Sori and to carry on his wife’s legacy.

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The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police is Bridging Gaps with the New Facts Matter Moments Podcast

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Illinois Fraternal Order Of Police Stands With You

Illinois Fraternal Order Of Police Stands With You

Illinois Fraternal Order of Police launched their new Facts Matter Moments Podcast. a rare behind the scenes look at opinions from law enforcement & government

CHICAGO, IL, USA, September 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police has launched their new Facts Matter Moments Podcast. In the new Facts Matter Moments podcast, you will find coverage on controversial topics, new laws, and hear from past government officials. The first nineteen episodes are available now on YouTube and can be seen here.

This is a rare behind the scenes look at the opinions from law enforcement and government officials that the public needs to be a part of. This is the opportunity to view these topics from a new angle, topics such as no-knock warrants, House Bill 3653, (AKA The “ANYTHING BUT” Safe-T Act), ILFOP President Chris Southwood’s point of view on body cameras, the future of the force, no cash bail and plenty of other topics.

“To encourage fraternal, charitable, and social activities among law enforcement officers. To increase the efficiency of the law enforcement profession, and thus more firmly establish the confidence of the public in the service dedicated to the protection of life and property.”

This may arguably be the most important time in American history for policing organizations, and policed communities, to reach a common ground. That is exactly what the ILFOP (Illinois Fraternal Order of Police) is attempting to accomplish through their Facts Matter Moments Podcast and beyond. It is evident by their philosophy that their goals are true. Beginning with law enforcement officers and the professions itself, to “establish the confidence of the public”, a noble gesture during these times of national stress and distrust. The ILFOP clearly states that they do not want fear to be a part of the relationship between the community and law enforcement. Some of the videos posted by the ILFOP state that the “Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Stands With You” and that they welcome the calls for “more training”.

Chris Southwood is not only a military police veteran but also a twenty-six-year+ veteran with the Illinois State Police. He has been President of the ILFOP for more than seven years, and he is a firm believer that fear does not create change. Chris is the host of the Facts Matter Moments Podcast and often gives his perspective on these hot topics in his interviews with government officials. This type of communication and perspective is a great start to repairing relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Especially hearing from an expert of his caliber.

The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), founded over 100 years ago in 1915, is the largest enforcement organization of sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. With a proud tradition of officers representing officers, the FOP is the most respected and most recognized police organization in the country. The Illinois FOP is the second largest State Lodge, proudly representing over 34,500 active duty and retired police officers – more than 10 percent of all FOP members nationwide.

The Illinois State Lodge, chartered in 1963, is run by a highly dedicated Board of Trustees and staff who are committed to elevating the law enforcement profession, protecting members’ rights, promoting fraternalism, and raising the value of membership. The FOP serves as the national and state legislative voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving others. In addition, ILFOP members benefit from a variety of FOP programs and services, including legal defense, accidental death and disability insurance, peer support, scholarships, chaplaincy, education, training, and much more. Learn more about the Facts Matter Moments Podcast and the ILFOP and let’s bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community today.

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உள்ளே கோத்தா, வெளியே ருத்ரா – பரபரத்த நியு யோர்க் என கொழும்பு ஊடகம் செய்தி

Gota Rally at UN

* கோhத்தாவே திரும்பிப் போ என்ற முழக்கத்துடன் நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம் ஆர்ப்பாட்டம் ஒன்றினை நேற்று புதன்கிழமை ஐ.நாவின் முன்னால் மேற்கொண்டிருந்தது *

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK CITY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, September 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — சிறிலங்கா அரசுத்தலைவர் கோத்தபாய இராஜபக்ச நியு யோர்க் ஐ.நா சபையின் உள்ளே, உள்ளகபொறிமுறை குறித்து பேசிக் கொண்டிருக்க, சிறிலங்காவை சர்தேச குற்றவியல் நீதிமன்றில் பாரப்படுத்த வேண்டும் என நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் பிரதமர் வி.உருத்திரகுமாரன் ஐ.நாவின் வெளியே குரல் எழுப்பினார் என கொழும்பு ஊடகமொன்று தெரிவித்துள்ளது.

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கோhத்தாவே திரும்பிப் போ என்ற முழக்கத்துடன் நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கம் ஆர்ப்பாட்டம் ஒன்றினை நேற்று புதன்கிழமை ஐ.நாவின் முன்னால் மேற்கொண்டிருந்தது.

ஓர் போர்குற்றவாளியை ஐ.நா தனது அரங்கில் உரையாற்ற அனுமதிக்கப்பட்டதனை கண்டு நாங்கள் அதிர்ச்சியடைகின்றோம். இனப்படுகொலையாளி ஒமர் அல்-பஷீர் இந்த அரங்கில் உரையாற்றினார் என்ற உண்மையை அறிவோம். உகாண்டா நாட்டு சர்வாதிகாரி இடி அமீன் ஒருமுறை இந்த அரங்கில் உரையாற்றினார் என்பதையும் அறிவோம். இந்நிலையில் இந்த அரங்கில் (.ஐ.நா) கோத்தா உரையாற்ற அனுமதிக்கப்பட்டதில் எங்களுக்கு ஆச்சரியமில்லை என நாடுகடந்த தமிழீழ அரசாங்கத்தின் பிரதமர் வி.உருத்திரகுமாரன் தனது குரலெழுப்பியிருந்தார்.

சர்வதேச நீதிப்பொறிமுறையினை நிராகரித்து உள்ளகபொறிமுறை குறித்து தனது நிலைப்பாட்டை கோத்தா வெளிப்படுத்தியிருந்த நிலையில், அதற்கு எதிர்வினையாற்றிய பிரதமர் வி.உருத்திரகுமாரன், பொறுப்புக்கூறலுக்கான சர்வதேச நீதிப்பொறிமுறை என்பது தமிழர்களின் நிலைப்பாடு மட்டுமன்றி, அனைத்துலக சமூகத்தின் நிலைப்பாடு என்பதனை வலியுறுத்தினார். சிறிலங்கா அரசு, அதன் அரசாங்க கட்டமைப்பு யாவிலும் ஆழவேரூன்றியுள்ள இனநாயகம், இனவெறியின் உண்மையினை உலகம் அறியும் என்பதோடு, இதன் ஊடாக தமிழர்களுக்கு நீதி கிடைக்க இடமில்லை என்பதனை, சிறிலங்காவின் வரலாறு பல தசாப்தங்களாக நன்கு நிரூபித்துள்ளது என பிரதமர் வி.உருத்திரகுமாரன் இடித்துரைத்திருந்தார்.

தமிழினத்தின் மீது நடந்தேறிய குற்றங்கள் என்பது ஒரு தனிநபராலோ அல்லது தனிப் பட்டாலியனாலோ அல்ல, மாறாக சிறிலங்கா அரசால் நிகழ்தப்பட்டது. குற்றத்தை புரிந்தரே நீதிபதியாக இருக்க முடியாது என்பது பொது அறிவு மற்றும் அடிப்படை சட்டக் கொள்கையாகும் என்பதனையும் பிரதமர் வி.உருத்திரகுமாரன் குறித்துரைத்திருந்தார்.

கோத்தபாயாவுக்கு தார்மீக தைரியம் இருந்தால், சிறிலங்காவின் தலைவராக ரோம் சட்டத்தில் கைச்சாத்திட்டு, பொறுப்புக்கூறல் விவகாரத்தை சர்வதேச நீதிமன்றத்தின் அதிகார வரம்பிற்கு சமர்ப்பிக்குமாறு நாங்கள் சவால் விடுகிறோம் என பிரதமர் வி.உருத்திரகுமாரன் தெரிவித்திருந்ததோடு, அவர் அதை செய்ய மாட்டார் என்பது எங்களுக்குத் தெரியும். ஏனென்றால் அவர் ஒரு கோழை என இடித்துரைத்தார்.

ஐ.நாவில் உரையாற்ற கோத்தபாய ராஜபக்சேவுக்கு ஐ.நாவின் நெறிமுறைகள் அனுமதித்தாலும், 1987ம் ஆண்டு ஐநாவில் பொதுச்சபைக்கு வருவதற்கு அப்போதைய ஒஸ்திரிய அதிபர் கர்ட் வால்ட்ஹெய்முக்கு விசா வழங்க மறுத்ததைப் போலவே, கோதாவுக்கும் அமெரிக்கா அனுமதி மறுத்திருக்கலாம் என்பதையும் கூற வேண்டும். இரண்டாம் உலகப் போரில் அவர் போர்க் குற்றங்களில் ஈடுபட்டார் என்ற அடிப்படையில் மறுக்கப்பட்டதனையும் பிரதமர் வி.உருத்திரகுமாரன் தெரிவித்திருந்தார்.

அமெரிக்க வெளியுறவுத்துறை, கோத்தாவை தனது கண்காணிப்புப் பட்டியலில் சேர்த்து, எதிர்காலத்தில் அவர் நுழைவதை மறுக்குமாறு நாங்கள் வலியுறுத்துகிறோம் எனக் கோரியிருந்த வி.உருத்திரகுமாரன், இன்று கோத்தாவுக்கு சத்தமாகவும் தெளிவாகவும் இங்கிருந்து ஒரு செய்தியை அனுப்ப விரும்புகிறோம். பஷீருக்கு என்ன நடந்தது என்பது உங்களுக்குத் தெரியும். நீங்கள் அவருடைய அணியில் சேரும் நாள் வெகுதொலைவில் இல்லை என பிரதமர் வி.உருத்திரகுமாரன் உள்ளே உரையாற்றிக் கொண்டிருந்த சிறிலங்கா அதிபர் கோத்தபாயவை நோக்கி இடித்துரைத்தார் என தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது.

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Rupam Sarmah brings Chanting and Healing Energies from Around the World with the Power of Music

AUM - Music for the Soul

AUM – The Divine Sound | Rupam Sarmah

AUM – The Divine Sound | Blessings to Humanity | Music for the Soul

We put all our hopes or trust into matters – everyday objects, all our problems can be solved by machines, money, power, and we neglect our inner values. Do not neglect your inner potential.”

— Dalai Lama

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, September 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — "AUM – The Divine Sound" – The Chanting and Healing Energies from around the world, over 7000 years old; Rupam Sarmah collaborates with Grammy® winner George Kahumoku, Jr., Kevin Mackie, Brian Vibberts, Cindy Paulos, Dr. Tom Vendetti, Michael Romanowski, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Padma Shri Sumitra Guha, and many others from around the world. The New Age album, AUM – The Divine Sound, will be released on Sept 24.

Rupam worked on this project remotely and in-studio during COVID. Rupam composed and recorded over three years hundreds of instruments to blend ancient mantras, chants, and words of wisdom.

A-U-M symbolizes the sound of the Universe. The musical compositions bring Chanting and Healing energies such as Dalai Lama temple chants, ALOHA Blessings, Veda, Upanishad, words of RUMI, Native American Chants, Tibetan Chants, Lord's Prayer, etc. The music of AUM helps in meditation, yoga, and healing of our minds through beautifully arranged tones and elevated vibrations as music therapy. Yoga and meditation are a connection to understanding our inner soul instead of looking outside for everything. Happiness is a personal choice; it comes from within. Rupam's research about Neuroscience and Music Therapy is currently ongoing at Disability institutes and Brain Research centers, documenting early intervention in pain relief, autism, and depression. The right kind of Music helps one relax, refresh, and reorganize the neurons in the brain. Music is a form of sensory stimulation. Rupam's earlier music project, OMKARA, took the science of music to the chakras – the seats of our energies – to inspire healing and balancing of our mind and body.

AUM – ALOHA Blessings (pre-release) includes three tracks of 30 minutes – Blessings to Humanity, Rays of Euphoria, and Epiphany of Oneself. The full album contains sixteen tracks of 154 minutes of music, each representing healing mantras and cultures worldwide. The music meshes the chanting, Classical Ragas, Western music, and world Instrumentation creating the healing vibes – Music for the Soul.

"With the sounds of AUM, we have brought new age and world music a large step forward. It is a unique experience of Eastern and Western music, based on roots of our culture and ancient mantras yet with forward-thinking creations of sound. My work reflects the message of Oneness, Humanity, Peace, and Love," says Rupam.

TRACKLIST
• Blessings to Humanity
• Rays of Euphoria
• Revitalizing Wisdom
• Spreading Joy
• Healing the World
• Thundering Love
• Epiphany of Oneself
• Shivoham in Soul
and eight instrumental [meditation] tracks

Dr. Rupam Sarmah is originally from Assam, India, and currently living in California. Sarmah is a humanitarian, singer-songwriter, sound engineer, filmmaker, and computer scientist. He has directed award-winning films, composed songs in various languages and film scores for over 20 years receiving international recognitions, such as Guinness World Records, #1 on Billboard World music chart, Human Rights Award, UNESCO Center for Peace – Cultural Ambassador.

With a theme, Ability in Disability, Rupam's recent narrative feature film, One Little Finger, made history with a cast of over eighty persons with disabilities. One Little Finger is not just a film; it's a movement to promote inclusion and diversity to break the barriers of stigma in disability. The film is available on Amazon, Apple, Google, and other OTT platforms.

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(Video) The Iran-Iraq War: How the MEK Ended Khomeini’s Eight-Year Thirst for Bloodshed

September 24, 2021 - In the year 1980, as Iraqi forces crossed into Iran, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) condemned the occupation of Iranian territory and declared its readiness to defend the homeland and innocent people of western

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): In the year 1980, as Iraqi forces crossed into Iran, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) condemned the occupation of Iranian territory and declared its readiness to defend the homeland and innocent people of western Iran.

September 24, 2021 - Keyhan daily of April 19, 1980: “Imam [Khomeini] invited the Iraqi army to revolt.”

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Keyhan daily of April 19, 1980: “Imam [Khomeini] invited the Iraqi army to revolt.”

September 24, 2021 - According to regime officials, more than 36,000 schoolboys were “used” as cannon-fodders to clear minefields during the Iran-Iraq war.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): According to regime officials, more than 36,000 schoolboys were “used” as cannon-fodders to clear minefields during the Iran-Iraq war.

September 24, 2021 - Iranian regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini had issued a fatwa that schoolboys do not need to ask their parents for permission to join the 1980s Iran-Iraq war

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Iranian regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini had issued a fatwa that schoolboys do not need to ask their parents for permission to join the 1980s Iran-Iraq war

September 24, 2021 - The Basij indoctrinate school children and provide combat training to children as young as 12 years old.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The Basij indoctrinate school children and provide combat training to children as young as 12 years old.

September 24, 2021 - The Basij targets Afghan immigrants in Iran, some as young as 14 years old, to fight in Syria.”

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The Basij targets Afghan immigrants in Iran, some as young as 14 years old, to fight in Syria.”

September 24, 2021 - Iran-Iraq War, During the Iran-Iraq war, he is best known for sending hundreds of Iranian youngsters to minefields.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Iran-Iraq War, During the Iran-Iraq war, he is best known for sending hundreds of Iranian youngsters to minefields.

September 24, 2021 - On October 31, 1997, Hashemi Rafsanjani acknowledged that about 36,000 schoolboys were sent to the warfronts.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): On October 31, 1997, Hashemi Rafsanjani acknowledged that about 36,000 schoolboys were sent to the warfronts.

The New York Times quoting Khomeini on March 19, 1982, and unilaterally rejected all eleven U.N. Security Council resolutions to end the war.

War damages: Two million casualties and disabled, Four million displaced and homeless, 50 cities destroyed, 3,000 villages destroyed, $1 trillion in damages, 40,000 prisoners of war, 7,000 disappeared”

— Analysis by (PMOI/MEK)

PARIS, FRANCE, September 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Iran-Iraq officially began when Iraqi Air Force jets bombing Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport on Sunday, September 22, 1980. The war lasted for eight years and caused irreparable humanitarian and economic damage to both sides.

But tensions that led to the war had been ongoing for several months.

Following the 1979 anti-monarchy revolution in Iran, regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini considered two pillars to maintain his rule: domestic repression and exporting the “revolution.” Khomeini’s policy of exporting the “the Islamic Revolution” (read extremism and fundamentalism), played a key role in the outbreak of hostilities.

Iraq with a 60 percent Shi’ite population and home to two important holy shrines of Shiite Islam was Khomeini’s best springboard to export his so-called “revolution.” Also, for centuries, Iraq had been the most important center of Shi’ism in the Arab World. Therefore, establishing an “Islamic Republic” in Iraq became a top priority for Khomeini. Slogans such as “Liberating Quds (Jerusalem) through Karbala” reflected Khomeini’s extraterritorial design to establish an Islamic empire.

Some of Khomeini’s provocations before the war:

February 26, 1979—Khomeini during a meeting with a Kuwaiti Shiite delegation: “A great Islamic government must rule the world.”

March 1979—Al Ray Al-am newspaper of Kuwait: “Tehran wants to establish an empire in the name of Islam.”

March 1980—Khomeini’s speech: “As a result of Sharia law, Saddam Hussein is a kafir (infidel). He supports the infidels. Destroy this source of corruption. We will help you. Destroy this corrupt individual. I suggest to them, the Iraqi army, to rise and destroy this figure.”

April 8, 1980: “Khomeini calls on Iraqi army to overthrow Saddam Hussein’s regime.”

April 1980: Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz was the target of a failed assassination attempt.

May 1980: Increasing conflicts by both sides on the Iran-Iraq border.

September 4, 1980: “Iran targeted Iraqi cities Khanaqin and Mandali.”

Khomeini’s war

The war enabled the mullahs to fortify the pillars of Khomeini’s rule as the Supreme leader and justify their domestic repression. For the same reason, the Iran-Iraq war that could have come to an end in 1982 was pursued by Khomeini until 1988.

In March 1982, then Swedish prime minister Olof Palme entered Tehran for peace talks. His suggestion of Iraq paying $60 billion for war damages to Iran and bringing the war to an end was rejected by Khomeini.

In June 1982, Iraqi forces withdrew from Iranian territory and behind international borders. Khorramshahr, an occupied city of Khuzestan province in southwest Iran, was released. Iraq began seeking a peace agreement with Iran but Khomeini refused and literally dubbed the war as “God’s blessing.”

“There would be no peace until Saddam Hussein's government fell,” Khomeini said according to The New York Times quoting Khomeini on March 19, 1982, and unilaterally rejected all eleven U.N. Security Council resolutions to end the war.

Some Gulf States agreed to pay compensation for war damages to both sides if they accepted the ceasefire and ended the war. However, Khomeini needed the war to continue. It gave him the best excuse to suppress dissidents and demands for freedom, blaming all opponents as agents of the enemy.

Khomeini never sought to end or prevent the war because he was the one constantly pushing for it. Former Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) chief Mohsen Rezaee once said, “We told [Khomeini] that we have no money, but he said you figure it out! The war must continue!”

Khomeini: “Every day we had blessings from the war which we profit from it. We are exporting our revolution to the world. Our war is a war between justice and injustice, and there is no end in sight.”

1982—Ali Khamenei, then regime president: “Islam has no frontiers and the aim of war against Iraq is to establish an Islamic State under the leadership of Khomeini.”

August 1983—Khomeini: “This war is the war of our destiny.”

January 1985—Khamenei: “The war is the existence of Islam.”

January 1985—Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, then commander of Iran’s forces: “The war is our existence.”

June 1986—Rafsanjani: “We have no way other than continuing the war. If we want to compromise… then we have to give our place to others.”

War damages

The eight-year war had catastrophic consequences for both the people of Iran and Iraq:

Two million casualties and disabled
Four million displaced and homeless
50 cities destroyed
3,000 villages destroyed
More than $1 trillion in damages
40,000 prisoners of war
7,000 disappeared
However, maybe one of the most inhuman crimes committed by Khomeini’s regime was in sending school children as cannon fodder during the war.

When the legitimacy of war insisted upon by Khomeini came under question, the regime had limited volunteers and needed to replenish its military force. Also, the regime was confronted with the problem of how to clear vast Iraqi minefields. The regime first tried to use animals such as donkeys and sheep to clear the minefields. But the animals could not be restrained after one or two explosions. Therefore, by brainwashing thousands of schoolboys the regime used them as “cannon-fodder” to clear the minefields. They were given “keys to the heavens,” saying if they will go to heaven if they were martyred.

On October 31, 1997, Hashemi Rafsanjani acknowledged that about 36,000 schoolboys were sent to the war fronts.

On December 1, 2013, Yahya Rahim Safavi, former IRGC chief and current military adviser to regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said: “[Khomeini] managed to deploy about two million forces to the front. In addition to the forces that were required to be present on the front, about one million schoolboys were present during the war.”

On September 24, 2016, Azizallah Shahbazi, commander of the Abadan special forces in southwest Iran told Arvand press: “In 1985, a school with 70,000 students was closed to go to the front…”

The war, to this day described by regime officials as the “Holy Defense,” was nothing but defending Khomeini’s theocratic rule.

MEK’s role in the war

In the year 1980, as Iraqi forces crossed into Iran, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) condemned the occupation of Iranian territory and declared its readiness to defend the homeland and innocent people of western Iran.

However, from the very first weeks of the war, IRGC forces were harassing and mistreating MEK-supported forces and even arrested many of their ranks.

After June 1982 and the withdrawal of Iraqi forces behind international borders, the Iraqi government was calling for a ceasefire and Khomeini constantly insisted on perpetuating the war in return. In such circumstances, the MEK saw no reason for continued hostilities and characterized the conflict as an un-unpatriotic war contrary to the Iranian people’s interests.

“No one inside the country, with the exception of the MEK, issued any statement following (the liberation of) to end the war,” Ali Shamkhani, now Secretary of the regime’s Supreme National Security Council once said.

Iranian Resistance Peace Plan

On January 9, 1983, Tariq Aziz, then deputy prime minister of Iraq, met with the Iranian Resistance Leader Massoud Rajavi in Auvers-Sur-Oise near Paris. They issued a joint statement calling for a peaceful settlement of the dispute between the two countries of Iran and Iraq through direct negotiations based on territorial integrity.

Following the meeting, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) announced its proposal for an "Outline Plan for Peace” defined in seven articles.

On March 21 of that year, the Iraqi government formally replied to the plan by praising the NCRI’s peace initiative and expressed their desire to realize peace and cooperate with the NCRI or any Iranian to that end and to establish relations on firm grounds.

The NCRI embarked on an extensive international peace campaign from 1983 to 1986. Its peace plan was welcomed by Iranians both inside the country and abroad, and many international politicians and parliamentarians. It received the backing of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (Resolution no. 849 dated September 1985), the European Parliament (Document B2-527/85 dated June 11, 1985), and more than 3,000 political parties, organizations, and personalities.

MEK’s significant impact on ending the war

The NCRI peace campaign was enthusiastically welcomed by the Iranian people while the MEK’s military forces had expanded significantly. Many saw prospects of the war coming to an end and Khomeini’s regime in its final days. As a result, thousands of young Iranians rushed to join the MEK.

In June 1986, Massoud Rajavi officially launched the National Liberation Army of Iran (NLA) and its forces began their operations against IRGC units.

Khomeini repeatedly vowed to fight on as long as one building was left standing in Iran. However, the NLA and its operations against the IRGC delivered a major blow to Khomeini’s war machine. During “Operation Forty Stars” in June 1988 the NLA captured the city of Mehran, Ilam province, and captured $2 billion in weapons, including 200-plus tanks, armored personnel carriers, and heavy field guns, thousands of vehicles, and countless small caliber weapons.

Follow this major defeat, Khomeini was forced into accepted the terms of U.N. Resolution 598 bringing an end to the war and famously describing his decision as “drinking the poison chalice.”

It was thus that the MEK forced the regime to end the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, which Khomeini pursued to create nothing but misery and catastrophe for the Iranian people. Khomeini would never have accepted the ceasefire without the MEK’s involvement. So, the question remains, who must be held accountable for the war that caused so much damage? History will be the judge.

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Iranian regime using children in its war machine


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