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I think the issue of non central government must be further explored. Such a restructuring in the form of Federalism for example could result in the division of the country and other potential local economic and security issues. More sound discussions on this topic is necessary. I am all ears.



Actually this does not address Federalism (pro or Con) but states that local people have more say in their decision making. Refer to the more detailed video that I had posted before or the detailed Manshoor!
پذیرش اصل ساختار حکومت غیرمتمرکز مبتنی بر تقسیم قدرت میان بخش های مختلف کشور، با فراهم نمودن زمینه مشارکت مستقیم مردم مناطق مختلف ایران از طریق ایجاد ـ نهادهای دمکراتیک محلی ـ جهت اداره امور سیاسی (انتخاب مسئولین محلی)، اقتصادی، اجتماعی و فرهنگی محلی خود



Thanks David, this is a great document and I hear your explanation which is on the right tack. However I still think پذیرش اصل ساختار حکومت غیرمتمرکز sounds very much like Federalism (for example). As many are pushing for such an outcome for the future of Iran, it is very important for us all (myself included) to understand that although on the surface this approach may sound logical and egalitarian, it may produce unwanted and unintended ills. I think the rest of the issues are great and lay a sound foundation for a national coalition.

I too am all for local political involvements.

This is a copy of my deleted comment with some corrections, as editing is not possible I had to delete it.



I see your view . At the same time we should realize that majority of Iranians who do not live in Tehran and central areas , do want more say in their affairs and do not want the central government to continue controlling them as they have been in the present and past regimes.

If we wish this manshoor to be all inclusive and appeal to all Iranians and not the Persians and the ones in Tehran etc, we must be willing to understand that in today's age of communication and technology, people must and can have more say in their personal and local lives and decision makings.

The whole notion of creating divisiveness by decentralization is just a scare tactic. No one can force the people to stay committed to their nation by centralization. They either want a unified Iran or don't (and large majority do).

The double talk of democracy and yet not allowing people to make their own decisions and chose their local leaders and instead having central government decide for them is contradictory.

We either trust that our people want a united Iran or we don't! If we do then we should respect each others needs and liberties and if we don't trust each other then our talk of a nation is nothing but a call for dictatorship of few over others. In fact centralization is one factor that creates most division and lack of trust as a nation.


Doost e Natavan گفته بودم چون بیایی غمه دلم با تو بگویم چه بگویم که غم از دلم برود چون تو بیایی

too good to happen in Iran at least in the next 50 years, thanx anyhow,"Hope is the
"last one that dies


farhangpooya In all situations, in or outside power, social problems require social solutions (در همه شرايط، در حاكميت و يا خارج از حاكميت، مشكلات اجتماعى راه حل هاى اجتماعى طلب مى كنند)

I remember when Khomaini was in Paris, we were discussing his "hokoomat Eslami" book in our Iranian society meeting at our university. Most of us were absolutely disgusted with the contents of his book and books written by Khomaini. Someone suggested that he had changed and moved well away from those backward ideas. We decided to send two students to Paris and ask about the form and contents his future Islamic Republic. At the time he was receiving advice from the likes of Banisadr, Yazdi and Ghotbzadeh. His response to the question was "I came from a school of theology, I will go back to the school of theology, you will elect your president, ministers, members of Parliament, ....
It is all very easy to make all these promises.
If these people are really in favor all these political principals then they should apply these principals in all their activities while in opposition.
Dr Bagherzadeh in his series of articles suggested that we should set up an Iranian Parliament for Iranians abroad.
Why is his suggestion not taken seriously.
How is this council going to win political power. They don't have a social base in Iran. Ultimately, the only way they can come to power is by the help of US, Israel and Gulf states. People will not pour in the streets of Tehran and other major cities and ask for an institution they have toppled.
However, any organisation gaining the support of Iranians abroad in democratic way will eventually have a big say in future.
If you really mean what you say seek the support of Iranians abroad and in a democratic way. We know it is not going to happen. So forget about all these false promises.