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Iranian Alert -- DAY 27 -- LIVE THREAD PING LIST
Live Thread Ping List | 7.6.2003 | DoctorZin

Posted on 07/06/2003 12:06:01 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

In just 3 days (July 9th) the people of Iran are planning massive demonstrations events and strikes.

On this date, 4 years ago, the regime brutally attacked peaceful student demonstrators while in their dorms. The result was the loss of life and liberty of hundreds of students, many of which are still unaccounted for.

Once again, the regime has been threatening a major crackdown on the protesters. A major confrontation is just days away.

Iran is a country ready for a regime change. If you follow this thread you will witness, I believe, the transformation of a country. This daily thread provides a central place where those interested in the events in Iran can find the best news and commentary.

Please continue to post your news stories and comments to this thread.

Thanks for all the help.

DoctorZin


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; iranalert; michaeldobbs; protests; southasia; southasialist; studentmovement
To find the links to all 26 threads since the protests started, go to:


1 posted on 07/06/2003 12:06:01 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: JulieRNR21; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Pan_Yans Wife; RobFromGa; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; ...
Join Us at Iranian Alert -- DAY 26 -- LIVE THREAD PING LIST

Live Thread Ping List | 7.5.2003 | DoctorZIn

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2 posted on 07/06/2003 12:08:56 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 4 days until July 9th)
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To: DoctorZIn
God Bless the people of Iran. In my opinion, these are some of the most courageous people on the planet at this time. The fall of Iran will strike a blow in favor of freedom and against despotism that will rock the world like none before it since the fall of the Soviet Union. Most importantly, it will make those of us who love freedom in the United States just that much safer. May God be with them!
3 posted on 07/06/2003 1:18:47 AM PDT by GmbyMan (Definition of Conservatism: Empowering People while expecting Responsibility)
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To: DoctorZIn
Thanks for the ping.
4 posted on 07/06/2003 5:28:42 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: DoctorZIn
Thanks for the ping
& Good morning
5 posted on 07/06/2003 6:37:12 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: DoctorZIn
It's strange ... most people are oblivious to all of this. I think this is the beginning of the end for the theocracy in Iran. We are watching history in the making....again!
6 posted on 07/06/2003 6:37:18 AM PDT by CurlyBill (Voter fraud is one of the primary campaign strategies of the Democrats!!!!)
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To: JulieRNR21; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Pan_Yans Wife; RobFromGa; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; ...
SMCCDI: Violent and repressive measures increased at 72 hours of July 9th

SMCCDI (Information Service)
July 6 2003

Hundreds of Arabic speaking members of the Security forces rushed, yesterday afternoon, to hundreds of homes located in Amir-Abad, Narmak, Rey and Shariati areas in order to confiscate the Satellite Dishes and to break them in the middle of the streets.

These militiamen who are from Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine were seen beating on any Satellite Dish owner who tried to oppose resistance no matter the gender or age of their victims.

The regime intends by this way to break the communication channel between Iranians who are using the Abroad based Radio and TV networks. This High Tech method is used in order to spread information and/or to organize the protest actions for July 9th.

In addition, the permission to use of Lethal force has
been reconfirmed based on a new directive issued by the regime's National Security Council during its late Friday scession.

http://www.iran-daneshjoo.org/cgi-bin/smccdinews/viewnews.cgi?category=5&id=1057485500

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail me”

7 posted on 07/06/2003 7:20:14 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 4 days until July 9th)
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8 posted on 07/06/2003 8:07:21 AM PDT by Free the USA
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To: DoctorZIn
Just a reminder:

Major demonstrations planned in Support of Iranian Students (Updated list)

Date: Wed. July 9, 2003 Time: 10:00 Location: US Capital Square, In front of Capital Building, West Front area Source: contact: 800-662-8196 or www.tazahorat.org In Attendence: Senator Sam Brownback, Senator Brad Sherman and others.

Support Iranian Students In Their Quest For Freedom & Democracy

The young people are investing their lives for freedom in Iran. All they are asking from you is to invest only a few hours of your time.

On July 9th, 2003, the fourth anniversary of the Islamic Regime's savage massacre of the university Students in Iran, the Coalition for the Pro-democracy Iranian groups in cooperation with International Harmony are organizing a demonstration in solidarity with Iranian student's Struggle for freedom. the demonstration of July 9, 2003 will focus on the Islamic Regime's denial of unalienable rights of Iranian people to liberty, justice and the pursuit of happiness. The demonstration of July 9, 2003 in Washington D.C. will also place emphasis on condemning the Iranian Regime's cardinal standing in sponsoring radical Islamic Ideology and International acts of Terroism.

Place: The United States Capitol Square, Capitol Building, West Front Area. Washington D.C.

TIME: 10:00 AM, Wednesday July 9, 2003

Senators Sherman, and Brownback said they will be in attendence to speak to a very large mix of Iranian-Americans and other supporters of Democracy in Iran.

Satellite Television has reported other Demonstrations initiated by Iranian-Americans in Houston, Dallas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Seattle, Chicago, most countries in Europe, and Australia. All groups of people will be in attendence to show their vocal support.

Here a couple they announced today:

Los Angeles July 8th 6pm front of Federal Building in Westwood for more information 818-355-3747

Atlanta Sunday July 6th CNN Center From 3-5 Tuesday July 8th CNN Center From 5-9 with live Music

Charlotte July 8th 4pm in front of the Federal Court House

Chicago Wednesday July 9th 6-9pm Michigan Street

Seattle Tuesday July 8th 6-8pm 15 & 45th street - Univ of Washington.

Houston Tuesday July 8th 6-8pm 2300 Between St. Phillip and Westernet

Texas July 8th at 630pm in front of the Capital Building

New York July 9th 11-2pm 1st and 47th for more information 718-445-9761

Miami July 9th 12-5pm Aside British Embassy at Bayside Park

Austin, TX July 8th at 630pm J8 in front of the Capital Building for more information 512-789-7076

San Diego Sunday July 6th Federal Building Front Street & Broadway from 5-9pm

Houston Sunday July 6th Muslim Community Center (Guy said symbolic gesture to the Mullahs) from 6-8pm

Germany Berlin Date: Sat. July 5, 2003 Time: 12:00-15:30 Location: Podbielskiallee 65 (U1, metro line 1) Source: contact: various

Frankfort Date: Sat. July 5, 2003 Time: 11:00 Location: Bocken heimer warte (in front of Frankfort University) Source: contact: www.Ebram@T-online.de

Sweden Stockholm Date: Wednesday. July 9, 2003 Time: 17.00 (swedish time) Location: Sergelstorg, Stockholm City Source: various

Denmark Copenhagen Date: Wed. July 9, 2003 Time: 16:00 Location: In front of In front of Iran Embassy Source: contact: +45-5160-3121

Spain Barcelona Date: Wed. July 9, 2003 Time: 10:00-12:00 Location: Plaza Sant Jaume Source: SMCCDI

United Kingdom London Date: Wed. July 9, 2003 Time: 2pm to 4pm Location: No 10 Downing Street, London (near Westminster station) Source: contact:07957 212 890 - 07958 313 397

Belgium Brussel Date: Mon 23 June, 2003 Time: 14:00-16:00 Location: In Iran Embassy, Av tervuren 415 , 1150 Bruxelles Source: contact: dfrdi@hotmail.com

Date: Tue. July 8, 2003 Time: 14:00-18:00 Location: In front of European Union Building Source: contact: dfrdi@hotmail.com

France Paris Date: Wed. July 9, 2003 Time: 19:00-23:00 Location: Place Iena, Main Square of the City Source: SMCCDI

Paris Date: Sat. July 12, 2003 Time: 15:00-19:00 Location: Place Odeon Source: SMCCDI

9 posted on 07/06/2003 8:26:59 AM PDT by Eala ("Every Child a Wanted Child" TruthfullyTranslated: "Abortion. It's for the Children.")
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To: *all
During a visit with an Iranian friend yesterday, he said many Iranians here would like to attend the demonstrations but could not, because agents of the government would exact revenge on family members still in Iran. Very sad -- but it makes it that much more important for the rest of us to turn out.
10 posted on 07/06/2003 8:31:27 AM PDT by Eala ("Every Child a Wanted Child" TruthfullyTranslated: "Abortion. It's for the Children.")
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To: CurlyBill
It's strange ... most people are oblivious to all of this.

Most Americans are oblivious because the press isn't doing much to report it. I have yet to see anything in the local paper.

11 posted on 07/06/2003 8:33:17 AM PDT by Eala ("Every Child a Wanted Child" TruthfullyTranslated: "Abortion. It's for the Children.")
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To: Eala
Amazing isn't it? One of the biggest happenings on the planet and the media is ignoring it. Why? Do they despise freedom so much they are hoping the mad mullahs succeed?

Do they really think that by blacking this out it won't happen? Or perhaps they don't want us to see the tactics the mad mullahs will take to put it down. If enough people participate, there won't be anything the mad mullahs can do about it. There is only a danger if few show up. I'm praying for total participation.

12 posted on 07/06/2003 11:02:55 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: DoctorZIn
Tell them we are praying for them...
13 posted on 07/06/2003 11:55:32 AM PDT by dandelion
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To: DoctorZIn
I knew they'd do this. There was no way they were going to stand by and let people watch the new T.V. program. I hope there are just too many satellite dishes for them to really make a difference in destroying a few hundred. Another scare tactic. Maybe technology will be the final undoing of the regime.
14 posted on 07/06/2003 2:21:53 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: All
I implore you.
Write the media.
Demand they cover this story.
We must not let this time pass without the world watching the events taking place in Iran.
Do it now!
15 posted on 07/06/2003 5:22:45 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 4 days until July 9th)
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To: DoctorZIn
Thank you for posting the daily threads, DoctorZ. Copying #7 - "permission to use Lethal force" on Satellite dish owners...UNACCEPTABLE.

E-mail major media:
 
info@ap.org
feedback@ap.org
editor@reuters.com
newsonline@bbc.co.uk
SkyNews
NY Times
Washington Post
Washington Times
ABC News
ABC World News Tonight
C-SPAN (link)
viewer@c-span.org
CNN
Fox News  
MSNBC
NBC's Nightly News
Today Show

CBS News...go to the "feedback" button at bottom of page 

A good mega-media e-mail link site (LOTS):

http://globalfreepress.com/email_the_media.shtml


16 posted on 07/06/2003 6:10:30 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl (We're in a global war on terrorism..If you want to call that a quagmire, do it. I don't.*Rummy* 6-30)
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HUNGER STRIKE AS A NEW TOOL TO DEFY CLERICAL RULERS

TEHRAN 6 July (IPS) - As Iranians, led by students, organise themselves to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the first massive crackdown on student’s movement for democracy and freedom both in Iran and in the world, a number of students from Tehran and provincial universities have gone on hunger strike to demand the release of classmates arrested during recent anti-regime protests.

Analysts in Tehran say as the ruling conservatives continue the crackdown on students and other political dissidents, hunger strike and sit in become the new form of protest against the officials.

Among leading political activists observing hunger strike are Mr. Mohammad Mohsen Sazegara, one of the leaders of the Iranian "new-reformists", his wife, Dr. Soheyla Hamid Nia and their son, Vahid, Mr. Amir Bozorg Nia, a member of the Iranians for Democracy, Mr. Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, the Secretary of the Democratic Front of Iran as well as several students leaders, including Mr. Abdollah Mo’meni, Mr. Mehdi Aminzadeh, Mr. Morteza Safa’i, Mr. Roozbeh Shafi’i etc..all member of the Office for Consolidating Unity (OCU), the largest organisation of Iranian students.

According to the few remaining independent newspapers, students from universities in Tehran and other major cities have stopped eating since Monday, demanding the unconditional release from prisons students and other demonstrators detained by the authorities during the two-weeks protest movement, the trial of the "rogue elements" who carried the arrests and a pledge by the authorities to curtail the activities of the plainclothes thugs.

The Iranian Judiciary, controlled directly by Ayatollah Ali Khameneh'i, the leader of the Islamic Republic, admitted the arrest of at least 4.000 people, but students and other independent sources put the number of arrested and wounded people at more than 10.000, most of them arrested by "rogue elements" of the clerical regime, namely the Basij volunteers and Islamic vigilante groups.

During the demonstrations, taking place mostly at night, students, joined by thousands of ordinary people, chanted "death to Khameneh'i" and called on President Mohammad Khatami to step down, triggering fierce clashes with pro-regime thugs and hooligans.

Mr. Qasem Sho’leh Sa’di, a prominent lawyer and spokesman for the Coordination Committee of Iranians for Democracy said ever since he had been appointed as the defence for Mr. Sazegara and his family, the Judiciary has adamantly refused him to meet with his client, who suffers from acute heart trouble.

"Not only Mr. Sazegara is observing a hunger strike, but he also refuses to take pills and other medicines vital for his weak health. As a result, his health has dangerously deteriorated and in my opinion, this is the reason why the Judiciary does not allow me to meet him", Mr. Sho’leh Sa’di, also a political activist who spent 40 days in jail recently, explained.

Mr. Ne’mat Ahmadi, another lawyer acting on behalf of several arrested students also complained that the Judiciary has not allowed him to meet with his clients, all of whom observing hunger strike.

"Not only the Judiciary does not allow lawyers to meet with their imprisoned clients, but they even threatens them, as they do with the people’s representatives who wants to meet political detainees, as it was the case for Mr. Daadfar and Mrs. Fatemeh Haqiqatjoo", two reformist lawmakers.

Mrs. Haqiqatjoo is under strong fire by the conservatives for her defence of the students and the blunt criticism she addressed to the authorities for their brutal handling of the students protest movement.

Conservatives-controlled newspapers "Keyhan" and "Resalat" printed "confessions" from a student, accusing the outspoken Mrs. Haqiqatjoo as having "encouraged and incited" the students to stage anti-regime demonstrations.

Lawmakers, lawyers and students all ridiculed the published confessions of Mr. Peyman Aref, observing that the "forced and fabricated confession takings from political prisoners is an old and worn-out method that does not interests anyone".

They also observed that Mr. Hoseyn Shari’atmadari, appointed as the executive editor of Keyhan by Ayatollah Khameneh'i, is an expert in forcing dissidents to confessions.

"It is interesting to know how Mr. Aref’s confessions, supposed to have been made during secret hearing, had reached Keyhan and Resalat at a time that even his lawyer is denied assisting the hearing on the ground that the trial is in its first, behind closed door stage", said Mr. Abdolfattah Soltani, a jailed lawyer.

In a statement, the OCU denounced the action of the two pro-conservatives newspapers, insisting that the alleged confessions made by Mr. Aref are "a ridicule farce void of any credit, as seen in the case of Mr. Ali Afshari".

The Iranian state-rune, leader-controlled Television showed some months ago Mr. Afshari, an influential member of the OCU’s executive committee, confessing to his "mistakes" and presenting both the leader and the Iranians his apologies, but once freed, he said publicly that the confessions had been "fabricated".

As the authorities are nervously gearing up to prevent any public demonstrations for July 9, several students leaders assured that they would go ahead with planned demonstrations on the day, marking the fourth anniversary of violent clashes between pro-reform students and security forces in which at least one student was killed and hundreds more arrested.

Officials in charge of Tehran's main university campus have announced that the dormitories would be closed from Monday 7 to 14 July, "due to necessary repairs works" and called on the students to oblige.

But the students say in case they are not allowed the celebration, they would stage a sit in near the offices of the United Nations in Tehran.

However, the internet newspaper "Peykeiran", quoting an "informed source", said Sunday that in his meetings with his British counterpart, Mr. Kamal Kharrazi has assured Mr. Jack Straw that on 9 July "not a drop of blood would come out of anyone’s nose".

Mr. Straw was in Tehran last week, urging Iranian officials to comply with the decisions of the International Atomic Energy Agency and demands by the European Union concerning respect of human rights, abandoning nuclear programmes and stopping support for Arab and Palestinian extremists opposed to peace with Israel.

"Both Britain and France have urged the Islamic Republic to not interfere in the Israeli and Palestinian affairs, respect human rights, sign the additional protocols to the Non Proliferation Treaty or it would be toppled", Peykeiran said, quoting the unidentified source, adding that the Iranians have bowed to the demands, but on condition to give them time for preparing the public opinion at home.

Meanwhile, hundreds Iranian opposition groups and personalities in the Diaspora are also preparing worldwide demonstrations for 9 July. ENDS STUDENTS UNRESTS 6703

http://www.iran-press-service.com/

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17 posted on 07/06/2003 8:19:45 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 4 days until July 9th)
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To: DoctorZIn
So, does this start Tuesday night, our time? Will be be able to find out what's really happening?
18 posted on 07/06/2003 8:33:31 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: DoctorZIn
"Officials in charge of Tehran's main university campus have announced that the dormitories would be closed from Monday 7 to 14 July, "due to necessary repairs works" and called on the students to oblige"
Yeah, right. Like no one knows the REAL reason. Oblige - like they have a choice.

"However, the internet newspaper "Peykeiran", quoting an "informed source", said Sunday that in his meetings with his British counterpart, Mr. Kamal Kharrazi has assured Mr. Jack Straw that on 9 July "not a drop of blood would come out of anyone’s nose".
And what about the rest of their body?
19 posted on 07/06/2003 8:38:06 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: DoctorZIn
Demonstrations in Atlanta were good we had a turnout of about 100-120 people in front of the CNN Center. Most people supported what we were demonstarting for, alot of people were honking.

What was interesting is that a huge 'peace rally' was set to go on about 5-6 o'clock. Virtually all the members of the rally stood across the street. Finally a couple of them joined, but majority just stood and watched.

Out of the hundreds who passed, only two seemed to have a problem with our demonstrations. And i think that is because they either a) don't have any information about what's going on Iran or b) have the radical view that all Muslims are good dead, no matter how pro-American they're.

Regardless the support the great--alot of honking, thumbs up, and the negativity was extremely little--2 people.

That's the news for demonstrations in Atlanta--there will be another one on Tuesday from 5-9 with live Music front of CNN center if anyone is interested.
20 posted on 07/06/2003 9:48:51 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: DoctorZIn
Another piece of News--through the Unity of Iranian diaspora across the world Persian Satellite TV took in $36,000 to take out a full page ad in the Washington Post regarding the demonstrations inside of Iran and in Washington D.C. on July 9th.

IF you're in washington d.c. please grab the Washington Post July 8th and 9th editions.
21 posted on 07/06/2003 9:55:21 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: McGavin999
So, does this start Tuesday night, our time? Will be be able to find out what's really happening?

They are 12 hours ahead of us so their 9th begins at 12 noon PST.

I will be reporting all the news from the NITV (National Iranian TV station)and reporting all the news we hear as it happend through the night.

22 posted on 07/06/2003 10:42:00 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 4 days until July 9th)
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To: freedom44
Glad to hear about a successful demonstration of support for the Iranian protesters. I can only hope more non Iranian Americans will join the other demonstrations in the next few days. The image of Iranians and Americans standing shoulder to shoulder in support of the Iranian freedom fighters will provide Iranians inside of Iran with tremendous moral support. They are going to need all the support they can get.
23 posted on 07/06/2003 11:27:49 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 4 days until July 9th)
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To: DoctorZIn
In Sunday evening, The hard liners arrested the Director of NewsPaper " Asia" , Mr.bagheri and Editor in Chief Mr.Jamshidi in Tehran.
He was accused with a funny charge, That he printed a picture of an Iranian Opposition leader who recently arrested in France.
24 posted on 07/07/2003 1:41:52 AM PDT by Khashayar (Phoenix)
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To: All
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25 posted on 07/07/2003 2:12:01 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 2 days until July 9th)
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To: DoctorZIn
Freedom bump.
26 posted on 07/07/2003 5:19:53 AM PDT by Peach
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