Maxwell Foundation inaugura la nueva sede en Doral, Florida con una ceremocia de "rainbow cut"

Legislador de la Ciudad del Doral Gustavo Garagorry, Directora de la Fundación Maxwell Sai Rivero, y la Consejera Jael Rivas.

Con el objetivo de conmemorar el 10mo aniversario de su creación se abrieron las nuevas oficinas junto a autoridades de la ciudad

DORAL, FLORIDA, ESTADOS UNIDOS, September 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Maxwell Foundation fue creada el 29 de agosto del 2011 por Saimary Rivero, quien tuvo la visión de ofrecer un servicio a la comunidad, mediante programas especialmente adaptados para niños con necesidades especiales.

El esfuerzo diario de la Fundación mediante la investigación y puesta en marcha de los programas, generan un espacio de contención, tanto para los padres como para los niños.

En el evento, estuvieron presentes diferentes referentes de la comunidad del sur de la Florida como la abogada de inmigración Dra. Maurín Cordero, la Influencer @fabiolatotal quien con su experiencia de vida, criando a su hija María José ha llegado a las entrañas de la Sociedad, exponiendo una problemática que a muchos padres les toca batallar a diario como es el caso de Aumeri Millan quien aprendió a través de su niño Hakim, a motivar a otros padres y tener como objetivo en la vida, que su hijo crezca con las herramientas necesarias para hacer escuchar su voz.

Para el momento del “rainbow cut”, estaba prevista la visita del Vice Alcalde de la Ciudad de Doral Pete Cabrera, quien no pudo asistir por motivos familiares y en su lugar procedió a la inauguración y Asistente Legislativo de la Ciudad del Doral Gustavo Garagorry y Jennifer Arroyo Manager del Hotel Intercontinental de Doral, junto a Sai Rivero y Jael Rivas, ambas Directoras de Maxwell Foundation.

Agradeciendo a los asistentes, la Directora Rivero, expresó unas emotivas palabras de agradecimiento y convocó el apoyo de la comunidad, el gobierno y las empresas privadas para que donen y sean partícipes de esta hermosa cruzada educativa.

En otras palabras, para seguir con el proceso de acompañamiento, Sai Rivero ha desarrollado un programa de estudio, para adolescentes que se encuentran en la segunda etapa de aprendizaje, para que logren terminar su formación académica, con un título intermedio que tenga salida laboral inmediata, para que los jóvenes, puedan insertarse en la vida laboral.

Este programa se llama “Creando Puentes”, mediante un equipo especializado en investigación de la conducta, se han desarrollado programas educativos para que los jóvenes se especializan en un área laboral determinada y puedan insertarse en la vida laboral.

“Creando Puentes”, abre los caminos a estos niños que se convierten en adultos y deben desarrollarse en puestos de trabajo para seguir con sus vidas en un ambiente cómodo y adecuado a sus intereses.

De esta manera, la educación percibida en la infancia, se fortalece con la especialización y pueden lograr así insertarse en la comunidad.

La Fundación Maxwell, cuenta con un equipo especializado encabezado por su Directora Sai Rivero quien está formada en Licenciatura en Psicología de la Universidad de Miami, doble maestría y certificada por la junta (BCBA) en conducta del comportamiento, problemas de salud mental y conductas desadaptadas. Con esta excelente formación Sai Rivero, utiliza diferentes herramientas y soluciones personalizadas a los padres, utilizando los principios del “Análisis de Conducta Aplicada”.

Dentro del board del Directorio se encuentra además, la Licenciada en educación Jael Rivas, quien coordina la planificación, organización y la adjudicación de subvenciones para la Fundación. Además, como docente, brinda la experiencia educativa para asegurar la solidez de los programas, para lograr un aprendizaje, implementación y evaluación superior, de las carreras que se desarrollen.

La Licenciada Rivas, se encuentra radicada en la ciudad de Nueva York, donde su experiencia y trayectoria es solicitada permanentemente, por las autoridades de gobierno, para llevar adelante distintas propuestas educativas a nivel gubernamental.

Maxwell Foundation es una entidad sin fines de lucro que se dedica a la investigación y desarrollo de programas educativos para niños con capacidades especiales. Las oficinas centrales se encuentran ubicadas en 8040 NW 155th St, Miami Lakes, con su nueva sede en la Ciudad del Doral, ubicada en ubicado en 3105 NW 107th Ave. Suite 400 Doral, Florida 33172 para brindar una major cobertura a los niños y adultos que deseen capacitarse y desarrollar un nuevo potencial en sus vidas.

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(Video) Sanctions or Regime, Which One Has Plagued Iran’s Economy

September 24, 2021 - Iranian Regime’s Attempts to Fix Economy will Only Make it Worse.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Iranian Regime’s Attempts to Fix Economy will Only Make it Worse. Iranian regime’s slow, steady and continual destruction of its economy.

September 24, 2021 - Economic crisis worsening with every day that passes.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Economic crisis worsening with every day that passes. Poverty is on the increase and a large portion of the people of Iran live below the poverty line.

September 24, 2021 - Iran on the Verge of Economic Collapse, Regime Loses Sleep.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Iran on the Verge of Economic Collapse, Regime Loses Sleep.

September 24, 2021 - Corruption is a Daily Occurrence in Iran.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Corruption is a Daily Occurrence in Iran.

September 24, 2021 - Iran is experiencing its worst economic era since the mullahs assumed control.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Iran is experiencing its worst economic era since the mullahs assumed control. The Iranian regime is behind all of the economic troubles, yet it cannot admit to it.

September 24, 2021 - The bankrupt and corrupt Iranian regime economy.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The bankrupt and corrupt Iranian regime economy.

September 24, 2021 - Corruption and incompetence of the mullahs' regime in Iran.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Corruption and incompetence of the mullahs’ regime in Iran. The people have suffered from huge levels of inflation, the rising cost of goods, and so on, and more and more people are falling into absolute poverty.

September 24, 2021 - Iranian People Forced to Sell their Organs.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Shockingly, poverty in Iran has become so extreme that people are being forced to sell their organs just to survive.

Iran’s current economic crises are created and amplified by the regime, its malign priorities, and institutionalized corruption.

Iran’s economy is largely dependent on oil exports. Due to the regime’s malign activities, support of terrorism, the Iran oil industry is sanctioned, leaving the government with a huge budget deficit.”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, September 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to the analyses of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), Iran’s economy is on freefall. But why Iran’s economy, with such vast resources, is declining? Is it due to the sanctions? Or the regime’s institutionalized corruption? Would the regime be able or willing to address Iran’s economic crisis?

“Gholamreza Shafei, President of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, issued shocking warnings about Iran’s economic situation,” the state-run Setareh Sobh daily reported on September 21.

“According to the latest update of the World Bank data in July, Iran’s GDP at current prices has decreased by 57% in 2017 from $ 545 billion in 2017 to $ 191 billion in 2020. Also, Iran’s global ranking in terms of GDP has fallen from the 26th place in the world economy in 2017 to the 50th place in the world economy in 2020,” Shafei told Setareh Sobh.

While a country’s GDP indicator alone would not determine the entire economic situation of that country, but according to Shafei, “Examining the situation of the country in these indicators can, apart from the quality of production and the level of underdevelopment, depict the general situation of production.”

Iran’s GDP has decreased while its liquidity is rising rapidly. The main reason for Iran’s liquidity growth is the regime’s banknote printing. As a result, Iran’s inflation rate and prices of consumer goods are skyrocketing daily.

Hassan Rouhani’s government started banknote printing to compensate for its budget deficit, and this trend has continued since then.

The budget deficit for 2021 is about 370 trillion tomans, which is almost half of the country’s total budget. One of the reasons for this deficit is the 40% increase in government current expenditures due to its enlargement,” wrote Arman daily on September 21.

“At the same time, allocating budgets to useless government companies that do not have a role in the productive sector, or allocating budgets to non-productive organizations and institutions that have no output or pay taxes, the unrealistic budget itself, which relies on sanctioned oil, are among the reasons that put the country in a dire situation for many years. Interestingly, no organization or institution is willing to give up its budget for the welfare of the people and help the government,” Arman daily adds.

Iran’s economy is largely dependent on oil exports. Due to the regime’s malign activities, support of terrorism, the Iranian oil industry is sanctioned, leaving the government with a huge budget deficit. But even sanctions are lifted, and the regime could largely export oil, as it did following Iran’s nuclear agreement with world powers in 2015, Iran’s economic crises would not be resolved due to the mullahs’ institutionalized corruption.

According to Iran’s Central Bank, the regime earned around $180 billion through exports in 2018 and 2019 alone, but it is unclear where some of these earnings ended up. These earnings were not used to address people’s problems, but the regime used them to fund its proxy terrorist groups.

The regime has based its 2021 budget on selling 2.3 billion barrels of oil per day. Meanwhile, last year, it was not able to sell more than 700,000 BPD, and most of that was conducted through smuggling channels and at prices that were lower than the market’s price.

In other words, Rouhani’s government intended to earn approximately $60 billion from the sale of 2.3 million barrels per day. This is twice the oil sales registered in the 2020 budget. Meanwhile, there’s no clear sign when international sanctions against the regime’s oil industry will be lifted. The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the oil markets. Besides, Iran’s damaged oil infrastructure could hardly produce this amount of oil barrels per day.

Arman daily adds that since the regime’s “foreign policy” or rather its malign activities “have not decreased and a large part of Iran’s economy is political,” sanctions will remain in their place. Thus, by banknote printing and due to the regime’s corruption, the inflation rate grows, making life harder for Iranians.

In recent days, the regime officials have blatantly accused the minimum rise of salaries as the real reason for the rising inflation rate.

“Officials are constantly blaming rising wages for the increasing inflation. The 10% increase in wages does not comply with the poverty line of 10 million Tomans,” wrote the state-run Kar-o Kargar daily on September 21.

“A 39% increase in salaries in 2021 will cover only 37 percent of the people’s cost of living. A worker’s salary of 4 million Tomans covers only ten days of the month, and after that the workers barely make ends meet until the end of the month. They have to remove many of the basic expenses of their lives,” Kar-o Kargar wrote, quoting Ali Aslani, member of the board of directors of Islamic Labor Councils.

“What is the ratio of a 10% increase of salaries to a poverty line of 10 million Tomans? In determining the rate of the subsistence basket, we set aside a lot of expenses and calculate only the price of 33 items of essential goods. If we want to calculate the cost of the items stated in the law, the cost of the subsistence basket is much higher than what is determined in the Supreme Labor Council,” Aslani adds.

Aslani, referring to the salary base of 2 million and 600 thousand Tomans in 2021, said: “a 10% increase in salary means the addition of 260 thousand Tomans to the salary base, while prices have sometimes increased up to 60%.”

“Historical low rate of workers’ minimum wages relative to current costs in urban and rural areas has put enormous pressure on the people in the working class. The studies show that increasing inflation and the growing ratio of minimum wages to costs have reduced purchasing power. The ratio of the minimum annual wage of workers to the average annual cost for an urban and rural household was 35.3% and 64.2%, respectively,” Vatan-e Emrooz daily wrote in this regard.

Vatan-e Emrooz acknowledges that “The state economy and its subsequent business climate, growing liquidity, and a multiplicity of rules and regulations, directly or indirectly affect workers’ purchasing power. It should be noted that the engine of inflation by invisible taxation, which targets only the poor people and not deals the wealthy [officials], as usual in the last three decades, leads to public misery and the interests of a specific and selected group.”

The facts mentioned above once again underline that Iran’s current economic crises are created and amplified by the regime, its malign priorities, and institutionalized corruption.

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CHW Launches New Legacy Circle Program to Ensure Future Sustainability and Impact

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What is the CHW Legacy Circle

Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) launches a new Legacy Circle program to ensure future impact and sustainability and promote the legacy of philanthropic supporters.

The CHW Legacy Circle enables people to leave an impactful gift that they would not be able to give in their lifetime. It ensures the sustainability of the organization.”

— Marla Dan, Legacy Circle Chair and Past CHW National President

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, September 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW), a non-political, nonpartisan national network of dedicated volunteers and professionals who support education, healthcare, and social services in Israel and Canada launches a new Legacy Circle program to ensure future impact and promote the legacy of philanthropic supporters.

Becoming a member of the Legacy Circle is a way for CHW supporters to continue their vision of a better world. It starts now and continues with the legacy they leave behind. It is a seed planted today that grows into something strong, something that will help make a difference in the lives of those in need. CHW funds programs and projects supporting healthcare, education, and social services, which benefit women and children in Israel and Canada.

“The CHW Legacy Circle enables people to leave an impactful gift that they would not be able to give in their lifetime. It ensures the sustainability of the organization,” said Marla Dan, Legacy Circle Chair and Past CHW National President (2009-2014).

Consider a planned gift to enjoy significant tax and financial advantages while providing financial security for CHW projects in Israel to sustain them for generations to come.

There are many ways to leave a planned gift, including a bequest of cash, securities, real estate, art, or other property; a designation of CHW as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, RRSP, RRIF or a Charitable Insured Annuity; a gift of residual interest; or the creation of a charitable remainder trust or a donor-advised trust.

“Leaving a gift to CHW in your will can significantly reduce your taxes during your lifetime, while decreasing the estate tax burden for your heirs. That means making a planned gift to CHW will allow you to take care of your extended CHW family and ensure your philanthropic legacy, while also ensuring the future of your loved ones,” said Lisa Colt-Kotler, CEO.

During your lifetime, you will be recognized with your name listed as a member of our Legacy Circle online and in ORAH magazine. Your legacy will live on through a fruit bearing tree that will be planted at a CHW youth village in your memory, providing sustainability, sustenance, and financial security. The roots of your tree will connect your memory with Israel and the legacy your philanthropy created at CHW. Also, on the anniversary of your passing (Yahrzeit) a prayer will be chanted in your memory each year, in the Abbell Synagogue at the Hadassah University Medical Center surrounded by the beautiful Chagall Windows. We invite you to share your CHW story verbally or through a guided art project as a lasting memory.

Your giving lives on by changing lives, providing hope, and building futures.

Including CHW in your will or purchasing an insurance policy is simple. However, it is important that Canadian Hadassah-WIZO be named as a beneficiary using our legal name Hadassah-WIZO Organization of Canada. Should you require further information, require wording, or if you have already planned a gift for CHW and would like to join our Legacy Circle, please contact Lisa Colt Kotler, CEO at 1-855-477-5964 or LISA@CHW.CA.

To learn more, visit www.chw.ca/legacy.

About Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW)

CHW is a non-political, nonpartisan national network of dedicated volunteers and professionals who strongly believe that the advancement of childcare, education, healthcare, and women’s issues transcends politics, religion, and national boundaries. Over the last century, CHW has been involved in all aspects of Israeli life, passionately supporting women, children, and families in Israel and here in Canada. Learn more about CHW at www.chw.ca.

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(Video) Who Is Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr, Iran’s New Secretary of the Expediency Council?

September 24, 2021 - Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr has been introduced as the new Secretary of the Expediency Council by Sadegh Amoli Larijani, the Council’s chairman.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr has been introduced as the new Secretary of the Expediency Council by Sadegh Amoli Larijani, the Council’s chairman.

September 24, 2021 - Zolghadr is chosen by Khamenei. In his decree appointing Zolghadr as the new Secretary of the Expediency Council, Larijani confirmed Zolghadr had been selected by Khamenei.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Zolghadr is chosen by Khamenei. In his decree appointing Zolghadr as the new Secretary of the Expediency Council, Larijani confirmed Zolghadr had been selected by Khamenei.

September 24, 2021 - In the early 1990s, there were domestic assassinations known as Iran’s Chain Murders. At that time, a committee was formed to carry out political assassinations under Khamenei’s supervision.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): In the early 1990s, there were domestic assassinations known as Iran’s Chain Murders. At that time, a committee was formed to carry out political assassinations under Khamenei’s supervision.

September 24, 2021 - The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the main opposition to the Iranian regime, (PMOI / MEK Iran) has been calling for this action for years.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the main opposition to the Iranian regime, (PMOI / MEK Iran) has been calling for this action for years.

September 24, 2021 - Mohsen Rezaee, during a 16-year tenure, as a commander of IRGC played an active role in repression at home, founding and sponsoring foreign terrorist proxy groups throughout the region including Hezbollah in Lebanon.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Mohsen Rezaee, during a 16-year tenure, as a commander of IRGC played an active role in repression at home, founding and sponsoring foreign terrorist proxy groups throughout the region including Hezbollah in Lebanon.

September 24, 2021 - Mohsen Rezaee is implicated in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Mohsen Rezaee is implicated in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

September 24, 2021 - The organized mafia, which is linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), has almost ceased gold export and is heavily importing gold.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The organized mafia, which is linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), has almost ceased gold export and is heavily importing gold.

September 24, 2021 - The Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Should Be Disbanded.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Should Be Disbanded.

According to UN Security Council Resolution 1747, Zolghadr is on the sanctions list for his involvement in the regime’s nuclear and missile programs.

The regime’s founder used Mansourun and six other groups to form the so-called 'Islamic Revolution’s Mojahedin' to confront Iran’s main opposition movement, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, September 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Overview: Mohsen Rezaei has resigned as Secretary of the Expediency Council after more than two decades of membership in the body. As the reason for his resignation, he stated that he wanted to take on a new position as the economic deputy of Ebrahim Raisi. At the same time, Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr has been introduced as the new Secretary of the Expediency Council by Sadegh Amoli Larijani, the Council’s chairman.

Zolghadr is chosen by Khamenei. In his decree appointing Zolghadr as the new Secretary of the Expediency Council, Larijani confirmed Zolghadr had been selected by Khamenei.

“Dr. Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr, thank God that you have a revolutionary character and possess valuable executive experiences. Pursuant to Article 3 of the Rules of Procedure of the Expediency Council and upon approval of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, I appoint you as the Secretary of the Expediency Council,” Larjian underlined in his decree.

Who is Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr?

Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr was born in 1954 in Fasa, Shiraz. Before the revolution, he received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Faculty of Economics, University of Tehran. His wife is Sedigheh Begum Hejazi, who has been the Director-General of the Office of Women and Family Affairs at the Organization of Islamic Culture and Communication since the beginning of 2007.

His son-in-law Kazem Gharibabadi is the permanent representative of the clerical regime in the UN office in Vienna and the representative of Iran in the International Energy Agency. Zolghadr was a member of the Mansourun group before the 1979 revolution. Zolghadr and Mohsen Rezaei assassinated an American engineer and an oil company manager in 1978.

According to UN Security Council Resolution 1747, Zolghadr is on the sanctions list for his involvement in the regime’s nuclear and missile programs.

The regime’s founder used Mansourun and six other groups to form the so-called “Islamic Revolution’s Mojahedin” to confront Iran’s main opposition movement, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The fake “Mojahedin” group which was formed by these groups later formed the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Intelligence Unit. Zolghadr, Rezaei, and Ahmad Vahidi, the regime’s current interior minister, were the main members of this unit.

Zolghadr and the IRGC

Brigadier General Zolghadr was one of the top commanders during the Iran-Iraq war. He is best known for co-founding and commanding the Ramazan Garrison, the mechanism and activities of which formed the basis for the Quds Force, the IRGC’s foreign branch. The camp was established in 1983, and its main focus was terrorist activities outside of Iran.

During the Iran-Iraq war, this camp was used to train the Iranian regime’s Iraqi proxy groups. The Ramazan Garrison collaborated with several Shiite militant groups, including the Supreme Assembly of the Revolution, led by Mohammad Hakim and Mahmoud Shahroudi, who would go on to lead Iran’s judiciary; and the Dawa Party, led by Ibrahim Jafari and Nouri al-Maliki.

In addition to Mohammad Zolghadr, other prominent commanders of the camp include Iraj Masjidi, the current Iranian ambassador to Iraq, who was the chief of staff of the Ramazan Garrison during the war. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the current deputy commander of the IRGC and former commander of the Basij, was also in the Ramazan Garrison during the war and for some time commanded the Badr Brigade, which was made up of Iraqi Shiites allied with Iran.

Deputy Commander-in-Chief and the most political senior commander of the IRGC

After the end of the Iran-Iraq war, Mohammad Zolghadr served for 16 years at the highest levels of the IRGC command. He was the head of the IRGC Joint Staff for eight years, the third person in the IRGC command hierarchy (1989-1997), and the deputy commander-in-chief of the IRGC, the second person in the hierarchy (1997-2005) for eight years. Zolghadr’s growth and advancement in the IRGC command hierarchy during this period were largely due to his close friendship with Mohsen Rezaei and Rahim Safavi, the IRGC’s first and second commanders. Mohsen Rezaei was the commander of the IRGC from 1981 to 1997, and Rahim Safavi was commander from 1997 to 2007.

After the end of the Iran-Iraq war, Zolghadr was appointed as the head of the IRGC’s joint headquarters due to Mohsen Rezaei’s support. With the beginning of Rahim Safavi’s command in 1997, the position of Zolghadr became stronger, and he became the deputy commander of the IRGC. This period coincided with the beginning of the presidency of Mohammad Khatami.

Bagher Zolghadr formed the main triangle of opposition to the so-called reformists, along with Rahim Safavi and Mohammad Reza Naqdi, then-head of the police intelligence service. Rahim Safavi stated in a controversial speech in 1998 that “We must behead some individuals. We would cut off the tongues of some of them. Our language is our sword.” Zolghadr was also introduced as one of the main commanders of the attack on the university dormitory on July 9, 1999. At the same time, he was one of the signatories of a threatening letter from 24 senior commanders to then-President Mohammad Khatami.

After Khomeini’s death, Ali Khamenei became the regime’s supreme leader in September 1989. Khamenei made many changes in the regime’s military as Commander-in-Chief. He formed the army’s Joint Chiefs of Staff headed by ‌Brigadier-General Ali Shahbazi and the IRGC Joint Chiefs of Staff headed by Brigadier General Bagher Zolghadr. It changed the name of the General Staff to the General Staff of the Armed Forces and appointed Hassan Firoozabadi as its head. This headquarters acted as the superior to the two headquarters of the army and the IRGC.

Iran’s Chain Murders and Zolghadr’ s role

In the early 1990s, there were domestic assassinations known as Iran’s Chain Murders. At that time, a committee was formed to carry out political assassinations under Khamenei’s supervision. The committee consisted of Mohammadi Golpayegani ( head of Khamenei’s office), Mohammad Hejazi (Supreme Leader’s Office), Ali Fallahian (former MOIS minister), Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr, the IRGC’s deputy commander acting as the representative of the IRGC, and a number of clerics close to Khamenei, such as Ahmad Jannati. Mohammad Yazdi, Mesbah Yazdi, Abolghasem Khazali Abbas Vaez Tabasi.

Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr oversaw carrying out these assassinations by using the IRGC forces. Fourteen commanders and officers trusted by Zolghadr were selected to participate in these murders and were in contact with the MOIS. They were stationed in centers affiliated with the MOIS. IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Nejat, Commander of Sarollah Camp, IRGC Colonel Zolghadr, Brother of Mohammad Bagher Zolghadr, IRGC Brigadier General Abdullahi one of the commanders of Sarollah base, IRGC Brigadier General Javadi, IRGC Brigadier General Mohammad Jafari Sahra Rudi, IRGC Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Quds Force, were involved in these assassinations.

At the beginning of the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Zolghadr became the Deputy Interior Minister for Security and Law Enforcement. Thus, he became in charge of the administration of the National Security Council, which coordinates the suppression of protests throughout the country. The position also oversees the performance of governors and deputy security and law enforcement officials, and governors in each province.

Zolghadr was appointed with special permission from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, based on Zolghadr’s prior role as the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the IRGC. His move from one position to the other demonstrated that the deputy for security and law enforcement was considered vitally important to the system at the time.

Although Bagher Zolghadr was expected to serve in the Interior Ministry for a long time due to the IRGC’s support for him, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s personal dissatisfaction with the appointment led to Zolghadr being ousted after two years.

An IRGC Commander in the Judiciary

After being fired from the Ministry of Interior, Zolghadr was appointed as an advisor to the head of the judiciary and then as the deputy for strategy and social protection and crime prevention. His presence in the judiciary during the presidency of Sadegh Larijani showed the widespread support he continued to receive from the IRGC and Khamenei.

In Iran, interrogators from the Ministry of Intelligence and the IRGC are known to have a great deal of influence over the judiciary. This is reflected in appointments like Zolghadr.

New Secretary of the Expediency Council

Now Zolghadr has been appointed as the Secretary of the Expediency Council. This selection means that the structures at the top of the system will become more IRGC-rooted.

The Iranian regime is currently under threat from the spread and recurrence of large-scale protests. The regime’s commitment to a repressive response is reflected in various recent appointments, including those of Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi, Speaker of the Parliament Mohammad Qalibaf, Mohsen Rezaei as the Coordinator of the Meetings of the Chiefs of Staff, and the Vice President for Economic Affairs, and now Zolghadr as the Secretary of the Expediency Council.

The new government largely consists of IRGC commanders and former military personnel, along with security officials such as Mohseni Ejei as head of the judiciary and Ebrahim Raisi as the regime’s president.

As Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI) said, Raisi’s cabinet is “the embodiment of four decades of the religious and terrorist dictatorship of the mullahs, whose mission is to counter popular uprisings, plunder national wealth and resources, step up terrorism and warmongering, and expand the unpatriotic nuclear and missiles projects. But neither the installment of the henchman of the 1988 massacre as president nor the collection of murderers and thieves in his cabinet can save the regime from its inevitable overthrow. It will only intensify public rage and lead to popular uprisings.”

Shahin Gobadi
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STRIVE receives $1.8M from Gotham Gives, one of STRIVE’s largest private grants to date, for reentry employment program

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The new Fresh Start program will connect justice-impacted individuals to new economic opportunities.

STRIVE has proven that they understand the complex obstacles faced by people re-entering society from the prison system and we believe this program will address all those challenges.”

— Joanne Wilson, Co-Founder/President, Board of Directors of Gotham Gives.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, September 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — STRIVE, a national leader in creating pathways to economic opportunity for predominantly low-income Black and Brown communities, will launch its Fresh Start program thanks to a $1.8 million grant from anchor funder Gotham Gives. With Gotham Gives’ support, STRIVE's Fresh Start will deliver services to 300 low-income adults over three years, including job training and paid work experience.

Every year, over 600,000 people make the difficult transition from prison back to their communities. The transition comes with many challenges, and employment barriers are one of the most problematic. STRIVE’s Fresh Start will ensure that returning citizens experience a smooth transition by providing employment opportunities in industries where they can advance.

"This is what equity through economic opportunity looks like in practice. What Gotham Gives and STRIVE aspire to do together is help those returning citizens looking for a second chance to unlock their potential," said Roy Castro, STRIVE graduate and Board Co-Chairman.

By partnering with Gotham Gives, STRIVE graduates will be fully supported in their drive toward building successful careers. This grant will allow STRIVE to bring innovative & proven programming to more New Yorkers, focused on emerging industries with growth potential, including the burgeoning cannabis industry and other promising fields. Since its establishment, Gotham Gives has been improving systemic equity by creating social, educational, and cultural opportunities for all New Yorkers.

"Gotham Gives is committed to giving people second opportunities. We are inspired by Roy Castro's success and his vision and are thrilled to be partnering with STRIVE. STRIVE has proven that they understand the complex obstacles faced by people re-entering society from the prison system and we believe this program will address all those challenges. Gotham Gives hopes that our example of support will persuade other private funders to make this kind of investment that advances social justice and significantly benefits the New York community," said Joanne Wilson, Co-Founder / President, Board of Directors of Gotham Gives.

STRIVE’s programs foster economic development in cities across the U.S., working to advance equity through economic opportunity. When the Fresh Start program starts in October 2021, students will receive job training, coaching, internships, job placement assistance, and long-term support, along with digital literacy courses and tools to build financial resilience. STRIVE offers lifetime support and stays connected to graduates beyond their first job, ensuring that they can advance in their careers and access upward mobility.

"Our program is designed to address the whole person. Our focus is on everything from mental health and food stability to the professional and industry skills required for their new career. This grant is so important because it is funding items others typically shy away from, like paid work experience," said Lakythia Ferby, Executive Director at STRIVE New York.

STRIVE has a long history of serving the reentry population. As of 2021, STRIVE has successfully administered eight federal grants serving 3,000 justice-impacted adults and youth across 10 U.S. cities, including New York. Fresh Start will build on STRIVE’s decades of experience working with justice-impacted populations and the successful performance of previous reentry programs. STRIVE’s latest reentry program was funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and enrolled 200 individuals who met or exceeded job performance outcomes with a recidivism rate of only 1%.

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Open Letter to the QUAD Leaders of Australia, India, Japan & USA meeting tomorrow in Washington, DC

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Krishnan Suthanthiran, President & Founder of TeamBest Companies & Best Cure Foundation

Open Letter welcoming Hon. PM Scott Morrison, Hon. PM Narendra Modi & Hon. PM Yoshihide Suga upon their visit to USA for meeting with President Joseph R. Biden

The Best Cure Global Healthcare Delivery System is a model to improve clinical outcome at a lower cost than the current exorbitant, ever-increasing healthcare costs with uncertain clinical outcomes.”

— Krishnan Suthanthiran, President & Founder, Best Cure Foundation

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, September 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Honorable Prime Ministers — welcome to the United States of America! We are wishing you a very productive and mutually beneficial meeting with President Joseph R. Biden and his team!

The world has changed over the last 2 years — with COVID-19 upending all logistics, global order, supply chains and challenging the very premise of global economy. While 500 of the ultra-rich of the world increased their wealth by more than 10 trillion USD, billions of people became poorer, hundreds of millions have lost jobs, homes, some even lost their family members, friends and relatives to the deadly COVID-19 and its various mutations and resulting variants.

Health is wealth. A healthy person has many wishes, however a sick person has only one — to be healthy. The health of every individual, family, citizens of communities, villages, towns, cities, states, provinces/territories and countries, has a direct impact on the economy/prosperity of every country, and the entire world.

Recently, Harvard University Professor and former USA Treasury Secretary, Larry Summers wrote an essay/article in Bloomberg News emphasizing this point, as well as the lack of global efforts to improve access/affordability of good healthcare to citizens around the world. In addition, he discussed the importance of preparedness to deal with the current global pandemic of COVID-19, its mutation/variants, and future pandemics, which will affect the economic prosperity of all nations.

The COVID-19 Pandemic of the last two years has devastated global economies and governments budgets, with cumulative deficits of 25 plus trillion USD globally. In spite of huge healthcare budgets and expenses, even the most advanced economies (including USA, Canada, Europe, England, and all developing nations) have lost nearly 5 million citizens, with 230 million infected worldwide. The Western/Advanced Economies including USA, England, Europe and Canada alone, have lost 50% of this number — about 2.5 million over the last two years, and continue to lose lives every day.

Yet, all countries continue to be totally unprepared for this pandemic and its consequences. This is evidenced by the ever-increasing number of infections, deaths and delayed medical procedures for other emergencies or serious deadly diseases, such as Cardiac, Cancer, Diabetes, etc.

Having lost my father to Cancer 53 years ago in 1968, I have dedicated my career (spanning 5 decades) to Global Healthcare Delivery and established Best Cure Foundation nearly 15 years ago. On April 29th, 2015, I launched my "Global War on Cancer", in memory of my late father. In recognition of my efforts, Harvard Medical School organized an annual Global Health Cancer Catalyst Summit starting from April 29th, 2016, and I have been a keynote speaker at the summit during the intervening years.

I am launching Best Cure Global Healthcare Delivery Systems to overcome the deficiencies and ever-increasing high costs of Healthcare Delivery by Promoting Best Cure Total Health Approach using Best Cure Proactive Healthcare System.

Best Cure Global Healthcare Delivery’s Goals are to achieve a reduction of 50% or more of the suffering and deaths from Cardiac, Cancer, Diabetes, Infectious and other diseases — with improved preparedness for current and future pandemics — at a more affordable cost and with improved clinical outcomes — by establishing a Hub & Spoke Model with Express & Mobile Clinics linked to General & Multi-Specialty Medical Centers with 3, 4 , 5 and 6-Star Apartment Hotels. The system utilizes the Best Cure Global Foundation's Total Health Approach of Prevention, Early Detection and Effective Treatment for Total Cure — a Proactive Healthcare System, with Full Transparency on Clinical Outcome, Benefits and Cost.

We can look at every obstacle as an opportunity, or every opportunity as an obstacle. The devastation caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic gives an opportunity to RETHINK about improving Healthcare Delivery. Public Healthcare is inadequate, and Private Healthcare is expensive, with no significantly better results. Therefore, I am proposing a private Non-Profit Healthcare Delivery and Insurance, as there are great examples of this in USA by Kaiser Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield, etc., including a Non-Profit Clinical Research Organization. Such a system will be complemented by Private/Public Companies, manufacturing products and technologies (at least 50% in each country), Real Estate Investment Trusts, etc., to promote a Total Health Approach of Prevention, Early Detection and Effective Treatment for Total Cure, using Best Cure Proactive Healthcare System of Full Transparency on Clinical Outcome, Benefits and Cost.

An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure! The delay of healthcare services that is happening now in many countries for Cardiac diseases, Cancer, etc., will lead to higher costs for care, increased morbidity, suffering and deaths — leading to further economic loss to the individual, families, and ultimately to the productivity and prosperity of the nation.

In another future "Open Letter" Press Release, I will send more details of the Best Cure Global Healthcare Delivery System to better prepare for future pandemics — a model to improve clinical outcome at a lower cost than the current exorbitant, ever-increasing healthcare costs with uncertain clinical outcomes.

Prime Ministers of Australia, India and Japan — welcome again to USA! I wish you all a fantastic, safe and healthy stay, as well as productive, mutually beneficial discussions with the POTUS. Thank you for reading my Open Letter!

To read more about Krishnan Suthanthiran, visit his bio page: http://www.teambest.com/about_bio.html
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May 11, 2021
https://www.einpresswire.com/article/540756932/open-letter-to-potus-and-flotus-from-krishnan-suthanthiran

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Global Tamil Forum (GTF) does not represent the Tamil Diaspora


** Of the 14 founding member organizations of GTF, 13 organizations have left GTF, leaving now only one organization which is the Canadian Tamil Congress."

FLORIDA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, September 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Global Tamil Forum (GTF) no longer represents the Tamil Diaspora. Of the original 14 Tamil organizations which formed GTF in September 2009 in Paris, France, all the 10 organizations from Europe left GTF soon after 2012. In 2014, the British Tamil Forum left GTF. After the Australian Tamil Congress left GTF in 2020, the United States Tamil Action Group (USTAG), formerly known as USTPAC, also left GTF.

In its withdrawal notice of September 8, 2020, to GTF, the United States Tamil Action Group (USTAG) has said: “After all these years of cooperation, we submit our withdrawal notice as a result of the GTF no longer being an umbrella organization of the Tamil diaspora”. USTAG’s letter further states that “GTF can no longer speak for the Tamil diaspora as a whole”.

In the aftermath of May 2009, Tamil Diaspora organizations around the globe united in grief around the Mullivaikal Massacre that was perpetrated against the Tamil people in Sri Lanka. As a result, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) was organized. Tamil Diaspora representatives from 5 continents belonging to 14 Tamil organizations assembled in Paris, France, between 29 and 31 of August 2009 to hold the first convention of the Global Tamil Forum (GTF). The dire situation faced by the Tamil people in Sri Lanka was discussed and action programs were deliberated to address their immediate needs. Over the 3 days of the conference, the GTF constitution was also adopted unanimously by the country representatives.

From 2009 to 2012, GTF truly represented the interests of the Tamils. Many Tamil activists contributed to several GTF projects. Due to the support of several grassroots organizations, GTF received credibility in the global arena. However, a small group within GTF later used this credibility for its own selfish interests that not only undermined the interests of the Tamil Diaspora but also resulted in non-transparent nature. In fact, there were no annual account details provided by GTF after 2013, and nobody gave auditing power to inspect its undisclosed donors. Most importantly, to the utter dismay and frustration of many Tamil people, GTF’s actions were not in the best interests of the Tamil people.

** Of the 14 founding member organizations of GTF, 13 organizations have left GTF, leaving now only one organization which is the Canadian Tamil Congress. Therefore, GTF has no credibility for its existence and it no longer represents the Tamil Diaspora.

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Breaking News: Tamil Diaspora Organization's Declaration of Common Principles of Tamils

" 1) Conduct Referendum. 2) Repeal Sixth Amendment. 3) Refer Sri Lanka to Int'l Criminal Court (ICC). 3) Create interim International Protection Mechanism."

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, September 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Six Tamil Diaspora organizations jointly issued Declaration of Common Principles of Tamils:

1) An internationally conducted and monitored Referendum that allows people living in the north-eastern region of the island of Sri Lanka (Northern and Eastern province) prior to 1948 and their descendants to find a democratic, peaceful, permanent, and political solution that meets Tamils' aspirations.

2) An interim International Protection Mechanism in the north-eastern region of the island.

3) The Repeal of the Sixth Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution

4) The referral of the situation in Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court with respect to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and legal action against Sri Lanka before the International Court of Justice under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the Convention against Torture.

Seetharam Sivam, President, United States Tamil Action Group(USTAG)

Meena Ilancheyan, President Tamil Americans United PAC

Viswanathan Rudrakumaran, Prime Minister Trans National Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

Rajendra Nadaraja, President Ilankai Thamil Sangam

Ravi Subramaniam, President World Tamil Organization (WTO)

Shanthini Jeyarajah, President North Carolinians for Peace

BELOW, PLEASE FIND THE FULL DECLARATION:

DECLARATION OF COMMON PRINCIPLES OF TAMILS

We, the undersigned representatives of Tamil Diaspora organizations from the Island of Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka,

Affirming that sovereignty lies with the individual.

Reaffirming that the will of the people shall be the foundation of democracy.

Recognizing that direct democracy is more authentic than representative democracy with respect to the resolution of national conflicts, as demonstrated by the international community in the Referendum clause of the Good Friday Agreement, the Referendum clause in the Serbia-Montenegro Agreement, the Referendum clause in the Bougainville Agreement, the Referendum clause in the Machakos Protocol (South Sudan), Kosovo’s referendum, Scotland’s referendum, etc.

Recalling that there were separate Sinhala kingdoms and a Tamil kingdom in the island of Ceylon before the arrival of colonial powers in the 15th century.

Recalling that the colonial powers — the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British — administered the Sinhala kingdoms and the Tamil kingdom separately during the initial period of 300 years of their rule.

Recalling the amalgamation of the Sinhala kingdoms and the Tamil kingdom by the British for the purpose of administrative convenience on the recommendation of the Colebrooke Commission in 1833.

Recalling that the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK – Federal Party) was formed in December 1949, and in April 1951 the ITAK articulated its claim that the Tamil People in Ceylon were a Nation distinct from that of the Sinhalese and demanded a federal arrangement in the North and the East, where the Tamil-Speaking Peoples are a predominant majority.

Noting that when independence was granted to Ceylon in 1948 through the Soulbury Constitution that the British included section 29(2), which was perceived as “unalterable” since it “entrenched religious and racial matters” by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in 1964. but was unilaterally abolished by the Sri Lankan Government in 1971.

Recalling the citizenship act of 1948 which disenfranchised more than 700,000 Upcountry Tamils who constituted eleven percent of the population.

Cognizant of the subsequent expulsion of Upcountry Tamils pursuant to the 1964 Sirimavo-Shastri Pact between India and Sri Lanka was comparable to the expulsion of Asians by Idi Amin from Uganda.

Recalling the speech made by Mr. S.J.V. Chelvanayagam in Sri Lanka’s Parliament on December 5, 1976, "We have completely abandoned the Federal concept; We have decided to separate. If we don't separate, we can never win back our lost rights. We will try in every way to set up a separate state. This is certain. As the voice of my people, I tell this to Sri Lanka and the world from this house. We know this is not an easy task. We know it is a difficult path. But either we must get out of the rule of the Singhalese or perish. This is our ideal”.

Noting that the Vaddukoddai Resolution was adopted on 14 May 1976 by the Tamil United Liberation Front seeking to work for the creation of an independent State of Tamil Eelam, which received an overwhelming mandate at the subsequent 1977 Parliamentary Elections.

Emphasizing that the Tamil People did not grant their consent to the enactment of the 1972 (Republican Constitution) and 1978 Constitutions of Sri Lanka that were enacted on the basis of the unitary character of the State without the participation of and with opposition from the elected Tamil representatives of the major Tamil political parties.

Bearing in mind that the Eelam Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka, who have a distinct language and distinct culture and who have a historic relationship to the North-Eastern part of the island of Sri Lanka, a relationship which is recognized in various pacts including the 1987 Indo-Lanka Accord constitute Tamils a “People” under international law, thus entitled to realize their inherent right to self-determination.

Recognizing that given the aforesaid reality and emphasizing that any political solution to the Tamil National Question should recognize the Tamils as a distinct Nation.

Being aware that between 1956 and 2008, Tamils have been subject to 157 racial massacres on the island of Sri Lanka, including the 1958, 1977 and 1983 racial pogroms.

Taking note of the occupation of the de facto state of Tamil Eelam which is the result of destruction due to the genocidal war.

Mindful that the war between the state of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ended in May 2009 with unspeakable mass atrocities committed against the Tamil people.

Noting that, according to the 2011 Report of the Panel of Experts established by the then United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, there is credible evidence that crimes against humanity and war crimes were committed during and after the war.

Noting that the UN Secretary General’s Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka also stated that “[a] number of credible sources have estimated that there could have been as many as 40,000 civilian deaths.”

Noting that according to the 2012 UN internal review report headed by Charles Petrie, there are credible reports that “over 70,000 civilians are unaccounted for” during the final stages of the war.

Mindful of the Report of the late Reverend Dr Rayappu Joseph, Bishop of Mannar, which said that during the final stages of the war 146,679 Tamils remain unaccounted for based on the Sri Lankan government’s own figures of number of residents in the area at the early stage of hostilities and the number who emerged to government internment camps at the end of the conflict.

Bearing in mind the transitional justice process initiated by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2015.

Affirming that the institutions of Sri Lanka are permeated with entrenched and pervasive racism and that Tamils do not have space for justice in the island of Sri Lanka.

Emphasizing that the transitional justice process should be victim-centred and that victims should be allowed to contribute significantly in the formulation of the transitional justice mechanism for accountability, as well as be allowed to fashion the model for a future political arrangement to ensure the nonrecurrence of mass atrocities, an important component of transitional justice.

Observing the United Nations Report of the Panel of Experts statement that “on- going exclusionary policies, which are particularly deleterious as political, social and economic exclusion based on ethnicity, perceived or real, have been at the heart of the conflict.”

Mindful of the observation by Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, in her Report issued on 9th February 2021, of the “resurfacing of a dangerous, exclusionary and majoritarian discourse.”

Noting the elements of the crime of genocide in the United Nations Report of the Panel of Experts and in the 2015 Office of the High Commissioner’s Investigation on Sri Lanka (OISL) Report.

Noting the Resolution passed by the Northern Provincial Council in Sri Lanka in 2015, calling for the UN to investigate the genocide of Tamils by the State of Sri Lanka.

Noting the Resolution passed by the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu in India on March 27, 2013 calling for a United Nations Security Council-backed Referendum and for an impartial, international and independent probe for the alleged war crimes and genocide in Sri Lanka.

Bearing in mind the Resolution passed in the Canadian Parliament unanimously on June 19, 2019 “calling upon the United Nations to establish an international independent investigation into allegations of genocide against Tamils committed in Sri Lanka.”

Recognizing the recent awareness campaign by the Pothuvil to Polikandy (P2P) rally conducted by vast sections of Tamil civil society, noting the participation of Muslims and their joint demands, and cognizant of the P2P declaration calling for international accountability measures, genocide recognition, and a political solution inclusive of a Referendum to determine the political wishes of the population.

Cognizant of the fact that the victims of mass atrocities are entitled to remedial justice.

Taking note of the Report of the International Truth and Justice Project in February 2017detailing Sri Lankan security force-run “rape camps” during and after the war, where Tamil women are held as “sex slaves,” some of whom became pregnant and had children from these abuses.

Taking note of the March 2021 Report of The Oakland Institute entitled, “Endless War: The Destroyed Land, Life, and Identity of the Tamils in Sri Lanka”.

Taking note of the observation in the above-mentioned Report that “12 years after the brutal end of the civil war, the island nation is increasingly an ethnocratic state – intensifying the colonization and Sinhalisation of Tamil Lands”; “Military occupation of the traditional Tamil land is extreme – with a ratio of one soldier for every six civilians in the Northern Province & one soldier for two civilians in the Mullaithivu District.”

Observing the State of Sri Lanka’s aggressive efforts to destroy the distinct characteristics of the Tamil nation and the land grabbing in areas of Tamils’ historic habitation.

Affirming that the Muslims in the NorthEastern part of Sri Lanka constitute a distinct community.

Conscious of the common denominators, particularly of Tamil language and literature, among Tamils and the Muslims.

Taking note of the Sri Lankan Government’s actions in violation of the religious practice of the Muslims, the stigmatization of Muslims as carriers of COVID-19 and the increased persecution of Muslims by Buddhist fundamentalists aided and abetted by the Sri Lankan Security Forces.

Recognizing that the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka, in effect since August 1983 and which criminalizes peaceful advocacy of an independent state, is a violation of fundamental human rights, namely Freedom of Association and Freedom of Speech guaranteed in Article 17 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Bearing in mind that the Sixth Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution was passed directly on the heels of the 1983 anti-Tamil pogrom and impedes the political space in the island of Sri Lanka for Tamils to articulate their political aspirations and will.

Emphasizing that the Northern Provincial Council unanimously adopted on September 11, 2018 the Referendum Resolution that called the member countries of the UN to conduct a UN-monitored referendum in the North-East region of the Island towards finding a permanent political solution to the National Question.

WHEREFORE, the Parties to this Declaration call for:

1) An internationally conducted and monitored Referendum that allows people living in the north-eastern region of the island of Sri Lanka (Northern and Eastern province) prior to 1948 and their descendants to find a democratic, peaceful, permanent, and political solution that meets Tamils' aspirations.

2) An interim International Protection Mechanism in the north-eastern region of the island.

3) The Repeal of the Sixth Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution

4) The referral of the situation in Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court with respect to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and legal action against Sri Lanka before the International Court of Justice under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and the Convention against Torture.

Seetharam Sivam, President, United States Tamil Action Group(USTAG)

Meena Ilancheyan, President Tamil Americans United PAC

Viswanathan Rudrakumaran, Prime Minister Trans National Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

Rajendra Nadaraja, President Ilankai Thamil Sangam

Ravi Subramaniam, President World Tamil Organization (WTO)

Shanthini Jeyarajah, President North Carolinians for Peace

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AAAED Announces the 2021 Emerging Leader Award Honoree

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Maya Valcourt, AAAED Emerging Leader

Maya Valcourt, AAAED Emerging Leader

Maya Valcourt, a student at Jerome High School, Dublin, Ohio, will be recognized at the AAAED 47th National Conference and Awards Ceremony, October 15, 2021

Maya is a role model for all of us and we therefore recognize her as an Emerging Leader of 2021.”

— Shirley J. Wilcher, AAAED Executive Director

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, September 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity (AAAED), an organization of equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action professionals, announced that Maya Valcourt, a student at Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio, will be recognized for her activities to support AAAED and its efforts to promote equal opportunity through affirmative action. The AAAED Annual Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 during the AAAED’s 47th National Conference and Awards Ceremony (October 7 – 15, 2021), themed “Reflect, Reset and Move Towards Justice, Equity and Inclusive Excellence.” The program will be held virtually from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET and will be open to the press. “We are delighted to honor Maya Valcourt, a courageous and conscientious high school student who learned about the benefits of equal opportunity through affirmative action and took the initiative to support AAAED and its work,” said Dr. Richard Anthony Baker, president of AAAED.

The AAAED Emerging Leader Award is presented to a rising trailblazer who demonstrates leadership in the workplace and/or community. This is the third year that the award will be conferred. Previous honorees include Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep (2020) and Taylor Dumpson and Karina Garduno (2019).

Maya Valcourt, a student at Jerome High School, located in Dublin, Ohio, enrolled in a program called the International Baccalaureate Diploma. One of the included classes is called IB Global Politics. This class inspired her to start her project about Affirmative Action when students were tasked with writing an essay about any political issue of their choosing. As a Haitian-American, diversity in schools and workplaces has always been important to her, and after some research, she landed on the topic of Affirmative Action. While writing her essay, she realized she wanted to actively spread more awareness in addition to simply learning about it.

She conducted a survey at her school and found that only about half of high schoolers know what Affirmative Action is. Learning this made her realize that there needed to be more emphasis on spreading awareness about increasing diversity and the programs used to do that. She applied the information she obtained to create a newscast about Affirmative Action, which was shown to the entire school district. Maya stated:

“After completing this part of my project, I realized that there was so much more I could do, so I started researching organizations that directly contribute to Affirmative Action programs. That is how I found out about the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity and realized that its goals and missions aligned perfectly with what I wanted to do. So, I sent letters to friends and family asking for donations to this worthy cause. In the end, I raised $1,125.00, which I donated to the AAAED.”

“AAAED is deeply grateful for Maya’s dedication and commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and for her appreciation of the importance of affirmative action to promote equal opportunity for all,” added President Baker. “We were so touched by her activism and generosity. Maya is a role model for all of us and we therefore recognize her as an Emerging Leader of 2021,” added Shirley J. Wilcher, AAAED Executive Director.

The AAAED 47th National Conference and Awards Ceremony is open to the press. For more information or to register for the Conference, go to: https://www.aaaed.org/aaaed/Conference_Agenda1.asp.
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Founded in 1974 as the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA), AAAED is a national not-for-profit association of professionals working in the areas of equal opportunity, compliance and diversity. AAAED has 47 years of leadership in providing professional training to members, enabling them to be more successful and productive in their careers. It also promotes understanding and advocacy of affirmative action and other equal opportunity laws to enhance the tenets of access, inclusion and equality in employment, economic and educational opportunities. AAAED is the longest-serving organization for the Equal Opportunity Profession. Its tagline is “Advocate. Educate. Activate.”

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(Video) Iran: Conferences in US and Europe Urge Raisi’s Prosecution as He Addresses UN

September 21, 2021 - •	Call on the international community to recognize the massacre of 1988 as genocide and a crime against humanity, refer this case to the UN Security Council, and hold Khamenei and Raisi and other perpetrators of this massacre accounta

Call on the international community to recognize the massacre of 1988 as genocide and a crime against humanity, refer this case to the UN Security Council, and hold Khamenei and Raisi and other perpetrators of this massacre accountable.

September 21, 2021 - Mrs. Rajavi underscored: Neither the squad of cannibals, nor the escalation of repression and incitement to war, nor the mad dash to develop a nuclear weapon will save this regime and prevent its overthrow.

Mrs. Rajavi underscored: Neither the squad of cannibals, nor the escalation of repression and incitement to war, nor the mad dash to develop a nuclear weapon will save this regime and prevent its overthrow.

September 23, 2021 - Pompeo referred to the 1988 massacre and said, “Ebrahim Raisi, himself, is personally responsible for the mass execution of thousands of Iranian political prisoners, names of over 5,000 have been published.

Pompeo referred to the 1988 massacre and said, “Ebrahim Raisi, himself, is personally responsible for the mass execution of thousands of Iranian political prisoners, names of over 5,000 have been published.

September 23, 2021 - Remarks by Michael R. Pompeo, former Secretary of State Addressing the Washington, DC Conference Support a Free Iran; Call on the U.S. to Hold Ebrahim Raisi Accountable for the 1988 Massacre.

Remarks by Michael R. Pompeo, former Secretary of State Addressing the Washington, DC Conference Support a Free Iran; Call on the U.S. to Hold Ebrahim Raisi Accountable for the 1988 Massacre.

September 21, 2021 - •	We witnessed Ebrahim Raisi hanging thousands of prisoners. We saw trucks carrying the bodies of the victims at night. It is a disgrace to contemporary humanity for Raisi to address the UN General Assembly.

We witnessed Ebrahim Raisi hanging thousands of prisoners. We saw trucks carrying the bodies of the victims at night. It is a disgrace to contemporary humanity for Raisi to address the UN General Assembly.

September 22, 2021 - In New York, Iranians held a rally, simultaneously with Raisi’s speech, in Dag Hammarskjöld Square, near the entrance of the U.N. The protesters urged the international community to refer the regime’s dossier of human rights abuses to

In New York, Iranians held a rally, simultaneously with Raisi’s speech, in Dag Hammarskjöld Square, near the entrance of the U.N. The protesters urged the international community to refer the regime’s dossier of human rights abuses to the U.N. Security Co

September 22, 2021 - In New York, Iranians held a rally, protests were held simultaneously with the speech of the regime’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi, at the United Nations General Assembly.

In New York, Iranians held a rally, protests were held simultaneously with the speech of the regime’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi, at the United Nations General Assembly.

September 22, 2021 - In Stockholm, Iranians held a large rally followed by an international conference. It is worth noting that Hamid Nouri, who had participated in the 1988 massacre, is on trial. The conference in Sweden was attended by several prominent

In Stockholm, Iranians held a large rally followed by an international conference. It is worth noting that Hamid Nouri, who had participated in the 1988 massacre, is on trial. The conference in Sweden was attended by several prominent European politicians

Pompeo: I think this is why Iran will never return to rule by a dictatorial Shah or theocratic regime.

'The international community must adopt a firm policy on Iran – something that meets the desire of the Iranian people and is vital to regional and global peace and tranquility,' said Mrs. Rajavi”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, September 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Tuesday, the Iranian regime’s President Ebrahim Raisi address the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly with a pre-recorded speech in which he overlooked the issue of nuclear proliferation and blamed the United States for Iran’s immediate problems. Referring to economic sanctions as a new means of warfare, Raisi accused the US Treasury Department of preventing the import of medicines during the coronavirus pandemic, then cited recent developments like the fraught withdrawal from Afghanistan as signs of American decline and failure.

These talking points were rejected on the day of the speech not just by US officials but also by Iranian expatriates and ethnic Iranians throughout the world. The evening before Raisi’s speech, the Organization of Iranian-American Communities held a conference in Washington, D.C. which condemned the Iranian president’s participation in the General Assembly and highlighted his past involvement in human rights abuses and crimes against humanity.

A similar event was held in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday to underscore the organizers’ appeals for Raisi to face accountability for his key role in the massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners in 1988.

Tehran’s conscious disregard of the 1988 massacre has been reaffirmed on many occasions over the past 33 years, with Raisi’s appointment to the presidency being among the clearest examples. In the run-up to his June 2021 “election,” Raisi was widely condemned by Iranian activists as the “henchman of 1988” – a label that was repeated by former Iranian political prisoners in this week’s conferences. At the time of the massacre, Raisi was one of four officials to serve on the Tehran “death commission,” a body that interrogated prisoners and ordered executions in Evin and Gohardasht Prisons and thus set the stage for similar proceedings in detention facilities throughout the country.

Nasrollah Marandi, speaking on behalf of an entire delegation of former political prisoners at the Stockholm conference, reported that they had witnessed the execution of thousands of their friends and colleagues in the two facilities where Raisi had his initial jurisdiction. “Many of our friends witnessed the execution of many (PMOI/MEK) members by Raisi in Hamedan and Karaj,” he added, referring to the Mojahedin-e Khalq, or People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), which was the leading voice of opposition to the theocratic regime and thus became the main focus of the 1988 massacre.

The massacre reportedly claimed about 30,000 victims over the course of three months, with 90 percent of them being affiliated with the (PMOI/MEK). Ebrahim Raisi is considered uniquely responsible for this pace of executions, and his presence in Hamedan and Karaj, as well as in Tehran, is evidence of this.

Once the systematic executions were well underway in Evin Prison, Khomeini personally expanded Raisi’s jurisdiction as a reward for the initial enthusiasm he had demonstrated in implementing Khomeini’s fatwa ordering the mass execution of the (PMOI/MEK)’s members and defenders. In a letter, the regime’s founder and first supreme leader empowered Raisi to correct for the “weakness of the judiciary” by facilitating “God’s command” in several cities where the (PMOI/MEK) was believed to be highly active.

“Khomeini sought to eradicate the [(PMOI/MEK)] quickly,” said Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, in a speech delivered remotely to the Stockholm gathering. “He wanted to carry out the horrendous massacre in total silence. The plan for the killings in Tehran and dozens of other cities was designed such that no one would know about it.” But Mrs. Rajavi went on to credit MEK-affiliated activists with continuing to collect evidence of the massacre, for the sake of raising its international profile and helping to set the stage for international prosecution of leading perpetrators, including Raisi.

The event in Washington was effectively headlined by Mike Pompeo, who served as Secretary of State in the Trump administration.

Pompeo referred to the 1988 massacre and said, “Ebrahim Raisi, himself, is personally responsible for the mass execution of thousands of Iranian political prisoners, names of over 5,000 have been published. The bodies of these brave men and women were dumped in unmarked graves. And Because Iran has never, and likely under this regime will never allow an investigation into these killings, we do not know the true number of Iranians who were murdered. But it is almost certainly more than the 5,000 lists of names that we have.”

He also said, “You know this character Ebrahim Raisi is exactly who Khamenei wants as President – someone who will do his bidding. Someone willing to brutalize and slaughter the Iranian people at his command. This is not moving forward. It is moving backward. It is only those who are resisting, both inside and out, who provide hope for Iran. That is why this gathering and the work you do today is so important.”

Pompeo also said, “The actions in 1979 were of course a key turning point. To understand Iran and its rightful place in history we must unpack what happened in 1979. I think this is why Iran will never return to rule by a dictatorial Shah or theocratic regime. This fight is the real fight and it began in those frightful first moments of the so-called revolution in 1979.”

Concerning the path forward, Pompeo said, “The United States must lead the world, starting today, on this occasion, to hold him accountable for crimes against humanity that he committed Any dealings with Raisi, would be tantamount to dealing with a mass murderer. This is not only immoral but counterproductive. All of us should make this crystal clear to our allies in Europe and Asia as well and hold them accountable if they deal with this man that sent thousands of his country to execution in 1988.”

The content of Raisi’s speech presumably reflects a strategy of quietly escalating tensions with the Western adversaries while simultaneously urging those adversaries to continue reaching out diplomatically. But participants in the Washington and Stockholm conferences warned American and European policymakers that such outreach would only embolden the Raisi administration’s escalations, with consequences for international security as well as for the Iranian people.

“The international community must adopt a firm policy on Iran – something that meets the desire of the Iranian people and is vital to regional and global peace and tranquility,” said Mrs. Rajavi on Monday, before adding that the full range of Tehran’s malign activities should be seen as branches of the same overarching strategy.

Based upon that view, Mrs. Rajavi went on to suggest that the first step toward undermining Tehran’s aggressive strategy could be holding its leaders accountable for human rights abuses and crimes against humanity. She said: “We urge the United States, the European Union, and its member states to refer the dossier of human rights violations in Iran to the UN Security Council. Such a measure will enable the UN to arrange for the international prosecution of [Supreme Leader] Khamenei, [President] Raisi, and other regime leaders for committing four decades of crimes against humanity and genocide.”

The reference to genocide reflects an assessment offered by multiple legal scholars in prior conferences on the 1988 massacre. They highlighted passages from Khomeini’s fatwa as support for the conclusion that (PMOI/MEK) members and other victims were targeted on the basis of their belief in a moderate, apolitical brand of Islam that is inherently at odds with the mullah’s fundamentalism. Of Raisi’s role in implementing that order, Pompeo noted that he “wasn’t an advisor or a foot soldier; he was an executioner.” The former US Secretary of State also stated, therefore: “Raisi should be prosecuted, not tomorrow, not next week, not next year. We should prosecute him now.”

Shahin Gobadi
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