Movement Improves in Iran


Jahanshah Rashidian
by Jahanshah Rashidian

After the disputed Iran's presidential election, we have three different categories of people who now challenge the regime by taking to the streets: 

-- The first category belongs to a Muslim population who voted Mousavi or Kahroubi by conviction, they still capitalise their hope in reforms within the IRI.  

-- The second one is those who voted one of the "reformists" as a "catalyst' to ease the way for a secular and democratic regime. They voted them as the lesser evils, hoping to have one of them paved the way toward freedom and secularism in the future. 

-- And the third category belongs to the Iranians who boycotted the election and want an immediate democratic and secular regime on the ruins of the IRI. 

Without bringing up the value of democracy and democracy, without denouncing the 30-year-old IRI human rights violations, the first category is a hollow bubble which either disappears soon or must be transformed, materialised, and polarised into a national freedom movement close to the ideals of second, and especially the third category.

Now, according to the news coming from the ongoing anti regime protests in and outside the country, the second category is joining the third one to the point that the Iranian youth do not want to risk their lives for the survival of such a regime under any form. They start casting doubt on the legitimacy of the regime and will join the third category which wants a total elimination of the IRI.

By asserting that the first category is not hostile to IRI survival, regime will try to find a compromise with Mousavi or Kahroubi to halt uncontrolled development of the movement. This is also an option which is desired by Mullahs' international partners and all IRI lobby groups in the West which, among others, broker IRI state mafia with the western Oil Companies and military investors.  

The regime is much prudent; therefore, it reinforces its troops on the streets. The IRI tries to separate "reformists" from the "agents of foreign enemies" or in fact from the second and third  categories which are rapidly increasing. Khamenei openly threatened them in front of three hundred followers and plainclothes of the last Friday prayers to join the establishment before it is too late. 

What concerns all secular and democrats, we should avoid any mistrust and confusion which may result into an unnecessary rapture of these three different categories, it would be vital to focus on the unity of our nation in their fair struggles against the plague of the IRI as long as the unity is possible, only so the first two categories will get closer to the third category and so a regime change will be possible. Only thanks to the unity, a possible desertion of state troops and their solidarity with their people can be expected. It would not matter to which category people belong, in its most common acceptation of Iranian realities, a regime change movement must prudently keep its common front with any popular protest as long as it has achieved complete and upper hand over the popular movement. 

This spontaneous movement improves and like any spontaneous movement needs tactical phases to fulfill its strategy.


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Deasr Farhad / Samani

by Jahanshah Rashidian on

Thanks for your comments and support.

Farhad Kashani

Jahanshah,   Very

by Farhad Kashani on



Very true. Thanks for the article.


Evolution is the only way out

by Mehdi on

Revolution is a mirage. I don't think it has ever really happened anywhere. The evolutionary forces, as I'd like to call them, should now start to establish democratic-style institutions. These would be institutions that would peacefully act as alternative to government plans and ideas. They should just make it OK for an "opposition" to exist in Iran. But they should take it easy so that the system cannot take them out by scaring the uneducated into believing that such opposition is opposition to "Islam" or "the Islamic Revolution." In this way, the progressive forces will grow in numbers and people (uneducatd Muslims) will shed their fears of having their own ideas and express them.

Jahanshah Rashidian

T All

by Jahanshah Rashidian on


Agree, hinter some of pro-IRI female names may stand hateful and bearded"pashmi faces" residents.


Your thuggish name and nonsencial rant fit a hidden name or avatar of one of Islamist residents on this site.


Thanks for all your appropriate but balanced method of support for democracy and secularism.

Bijan jan:

As I developed in a previous blog, in a spontaneous uprising, people need their immediate unity and in a further process they form their leadership from the best pioneers. Unity among all segments of society who want democracy and secularism is the core of unity.

Form of future state will be a matter of people's choice once the country is free.


unity and victory

by Samani (not verified) on

all people from all ideas should unite under the banner of kaveh to freedom and democracy. it is a time that we should forget the sectarian and do our best to prevent more harm to our nation and reach democratic government. unity is necessary.

Bijan A M

Mr. Rashidian

by Bijan A M on

Thanks for your post. I completely agree with your analysis but am a little uncertain about the mechanism that will bring about or encourage the unity. Is it something that will develop naturally or should it actively and meticulously be promoted?

Shazde Asdola Mirza

نترسید، نترسید ؛ ما همه با هم هستیم !

Shazde Asdola Mirza


Agha Rashidian

by Mashty (not verified) on

Shame on you for trying to fool people. Most of us remember who you are and what you stand for. You are nothing more than a dictator who just wants your own ideas to be forced on all Iranians. Knowing that makes what you write or think worthless.

Jahanshah Rashidian

Khaleh mosheh

by Jahanshah Rashidian on

Unity is our immunity agaist an occuping regime. Since khomeini symbolises for his leftovers the reality of "no feeling" for Iran, we need our immunity. Being targeted  of very oppression, we need more than any time our maximal unity to push back this occuping regime. 


It's time

by Iranyvaliazad on

Perhaps people like JalehHo and those on IRI payroll should invest in soap and razor ... use the soap to wash themselves and razor to shave their "pashmi" faces.

khaleh mosheh

Thank you for a good analysis

by khaleh mosheh on

This is indeed time for unity. Lets hope the supreme leader, Ahmadinejad and the conspiratorial guardian council in the near future will be held accountable for their murderous actions. This can only be done with a unity of purpose.