Iranian Leftists Comdemn Moussavi and Call for Boycott of Pseudo-Election

Masoud Kazemzadeh
by Masoud Kazemzadeh

The following is a video apparently made by the supporters of the Fadaian Minority (or a faction within Fadaian close to Minority).  It strongly condemns the ruling fundamentalist regime as "fascist."  It strongly condemns Moussavi (without naming him) as stealing their song.  It strongly promotes boycott of the pseudo-election.  It strongly condemns the entire fundamentalist regime and Moussavi as responsible for the massacres of the leftist forces.  It explicitly states that the Islamic fascist regime is worse than the Shah's regime. 

I highly recommned that anyone who is "leftist" to watch this video.  One may agree or disagree with the Fadaian (and I do).  But the message in this video is accurate.  The huge majority of actual leftists in Iran oppose this fascist regime.  Only a small group composed primarily of Tudeh Party, former Tudeh party folks, Aksariyat and former Aksariyat folks support voting in the fascist regime pseudo-election.  








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My Final Point of View

by MiNeum71 on

To all the girls and guys who think that voting doesn't change
anything, and from 1997 to 2005 the social circumstances were as bad as after 2005:

1) Read // and //

2) You all deserve and I wish you the hell called IRI and Ahmadinejad.




by MiNeum71 on

I must know, what the Iranian Leftists think, because why?


Masoud Kazemzadeh

Dear President Khar

by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

Dear friend Khar,

I agree with your opinion that people really want to have the power of voting. JM was founded in 1949 precisely for the demand for free and democratic elections. That was our primary concern. It is sad that after 60 years, we are still ruled by dictatorship and do not have one single free and democratic election in Iran.

Actually this fundamentalist dictatorship is a zillion times more oppressive than the previous dictatorship. This fundamentalist dictatorship (including when Moussavi was the 3rd highest ranked official of it) executed more people in 3 weeks than the all the executions by the two Pahlavi kings put together.

I do realize how wonderful voting feels. My dream is to see one free and democratic election in Iran. But one should not reward a truly horrific fascist mass murderer like Moussavi or Ahmadinejad. Our responsibility as concerned intellectuals is to convey our history to our young men and women. We remember that Khomeini LIED in 1978. We remember that Ahmadinejad LIED in 2005. We know that Moussavi is LYING right now. Moussavi is a charlatan who is trying to fool the young people. Even Soroush has come out and exposed Moussavi’s bloody role in the cultural revolution. As the saying goes: ash enghadar shoor shodeh, ke seday ashpaz ham daromad. When you see Soroush complain that Moussavi was a blood thirsty person during the cultural revolution, there is no doubt about his genocidal fascist history and mindset. Most of those killed during the cultural revolution were leftists. How in the world any leftist could support a person whose hand is soaked with the blood of Iranian people including leftist activists.

With all the best wishes,




No doubt voting in Iran is nothing new....

by Khar on

But the point I was trying to make Masoud Jan is that; in today's Iran, Iranian nation is hungry for Democracy hungry for open political atmosphere and the only way it knows, it can, or its allowed to (if you will) is to vent their frustrations through these elections which the choice is between evil and lesser evil. And by practicing this one element of democracy which it possess (be it voting in a democracy of the Classical Greek form, democracy among the ruling class) people especially young and women are trying to show their political muscle. Perhaps and maybe one day this practice in democracy will achieve its true purpose which is the fruition of the true democracy as it should be in Iran. I think Iranians deserve more political credit than they are given.


traitors to the bone

by capt_ayhab on

Calling for a boycott from the worst traitors to the country is simply a sad sad joke.

They just need to find another group who is attacking Iran and join them. May I suggest Jundullah ??


Masoud Kazemzadeh

Khar jaan

by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

Dear friend Khar,

Going to vote is NOT new in our country. We have had "balloting" since 1906. So, there is a LONG history of about 103 years of balloting in Iran. We had free, democratic (with the exception of woman franchise), and fair elections in 1906 for the 1st Majles. Imagine in 1906 we had free and fair elections in Iran. Several of majles deputies in the 1st Majles even discussed women’s vote in 1907, which caused outrage by the clerics in the Majles. So, in 1906, other than the discrimination against women, all other Iranians could vote in free elections. The 1st Majles even got rid of all property qualification for voting so even serfs and peasants got the right to vote for the 2nd Majles. This democratic (minus women) elections were held pretty much until 1925. Only after Reza Shah consolidated his power, the elections became fake elections. So Iran held pseudo-elections from 1926 to 1941. Then between 1941 and 1949 we had semi-good elections. Between 1949 and 1953, we had democratic elections (again, women were not allowed to vote). Shia clerics until 1979 totally opposed female franchise and argued that female vote was against Islam (this from Khomeini and all other reactionary mullahs).

So, it is utter ignorance of some educated females to support the most misogynist patriarchal reactionaries. For an educated woman who would support women’s rights to support Moussavi or Ahmadinajed is similar to an African American to support KKK or a Jewish person to support Nazi party. Fundamentalists have historically opposed female right to vote in Iran (and education, and employment and ...); and now some women support those who have historically oppressed women; weeeeeeeeeird.


Again, under Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, like his father, Iran had fake elections, between 1954 and 1978.

There were some ok elections between 1979 and 1980.

From 1981 until today, the fascist fundamentalist regime holds fake elections.

Because of the Constitutional Revolution and the actual democratic legitimacy that elections provide, the Pahlavi and fundamentalist regime go through these fake elections. They want to pretend that in these show elections, the Iranian people can choose whom they want. Of course, we know that it did not matter whether someone from Iran Novin, or Mardom, or Rastakhiz came out of the boxes as it does not matter whether a reactionary genocidal fascist like Moussavi or another fascist fundamentalist like Ahmadinejad comes out of the boxes. BOTH Moussavi and Ahmadinejad are reactionary fundamentalists who have part of the regime which has murdered thousands upon thousands of Iranian leftists. The main difference is that Moussavi is a better charlatan than Ahmadinejad; he even STEALS the song of those who were mass murdered when he was the 3rd highest ranked official of this fascist regime.

How in the world Babak AmirKhosravi (former Tudeh Party) and Farokh Negahdar (Aksariyat) want people to support the genocidal mass murderer Moussavi is amazing.

Here is an article by Dr. Masoud Noghrekar (who was a supporter of Aksariyat, but has really changed) in this issue.





Only those suffering from historical amnesia would vote for a fascist like Mousavi or Ahmadinejad.

Best regards,






Voting or not that is the question...

by Khar777 (not verified) on

Masoud Jaan Thanks for the Blog.

I too like many other folks out there am throne between; on one hand believing since on average 60% of Iranian electorate goes to the polls on each election year they are expressing their socio-political and economic demands by their votes although 110% time not achieving what they set out to do. But they still go to the rallies and polls to have their voices heard election after election. Population of Iran especially the young has come to the understanding due to the non-existence of democratic institutions and yearning and hungry for practicing democracy they use the only tool in their position, which is voting.

On the other hand I see the dept of illegitimacy of this regime. But perhaps they are digging their own historical grave by unwittingly allowing that one tool of democracy which people of Iran have in their position, which is voting.


The National Front of Sanjabi were the biggest traitors to Iran

by Anonymous414 (not verified) on

Mr Kazemzadeh, you can call the various Fada'i groups who continue to support this regime traitors all you like, but your own National Front was the group who collaborated all the way with Khomeini being one of the major forces responsible for installing this fascist theocratic regime to begin with.

Perhaps those living in glass houses shouldn't be throwing stones.