The contributors of blog community of Iranian sites have decided to form a common ground for all those individuals or groups that are opposed to the current Iranian regime for we oppose discrimination, intolerance, violence and abuse and we from all walks of life have decided to stand side by side and take action to oppose this force of darkness.
To collaborate we shall use this facebook group as the means to take more cohesive campaign for Human rights and Iranian political issues.
Our aim is to build a strong International Iranian lobby, and amplify it within the wider non-Iranian community in the same way as the anti-apartheid and solidarnosc type campaigns.
We intend to organize marches, rallies, and flashmob events, write protest letters in a coordinated way. Our action would include campaigns for law change and once established with our democratic structure we shall act as a pressure group in the interest of our community.
Our ultimate objective is to become a strong lobby group for all Iranians and to do this we intend to recruit active campaigners, form a democratic organization, decide on a formalized manifesto, elect leaders, invite respected Humanitarians as patrons that would serve our Humanitarian political interests.
Until we formalize a manifesto we shall work with the following rules:
· That the campaign or any protest must be for the benefit of Iranians both inside and outside Iran but at the moment those inside have the priority (with consideration from other admin members we may consider collaborative work and make an exception to this rule if we feel it is appropriate).
· That all calls for action are non-violent, exclude military action but we respect our fellow Iranians inside Iran need to defend themselves against a regime that does not adhere to the UN Human rights charter.
· We are not mutually exclusive another words we encourage those who are active members of the Green, monarchist, secular, republican or religious minority groups or those who are members charitable, non profit organizations to bring in their expertise and use this group to stand shoulder to shoulder with others and amplify their existing work, and feel free to be open about their other identity.
So how does it work?
On the basis of information that can be reasonably verified (within the limitations of News that comes out of Iran) and on the request of members we create an event for a particular campaign, discuss the best means of conducting the campaign and publish the required resources for the activists. You do this by sending a message to the appropriate admin member (we shall have this listed in future and segregate responsibilities).
Do we allow non-Iranians within our organization?
Yes, we do, we encourage those within the wider community to join us, all members based on their merit can stand for our election when we have our structure in place.
When will this group transform into a democratically elected lobby?
When we have enough members, we will set the ground rules to make this happen but for now, the group administrators are responsible for governing the activity within the group.
In order to protect the group from SPAM or non-appropriate information we reserve the rights to remove information that is not relevant, unsubstantiated, or any text that contains profanity.
Please find the campaign for which you would like to join and use RSVP where appropriate.