Iran Under Pressure

On May 1, Demonstartionen are expected by workers in the Iran. The economic situation of the workers could well lead to a strong mobilization. Despite the ban. No, the protests in the Iran are not finished. What is interpreted by many commentators as a waning of the protests, is a brutal suppression of all available power of institutions, weapons and money.

The protests on the road have no chance as a collection of significant crowds, who last summer were Iran’s cities visible in Tehran and others, to occur. This Zersplitterungs strategy of the regime has risen on the anniversary of the revolution. Since the autumn of last year, there are also the so-called “Cyber-army”, which consists of 18,000 Bassij and specializes in modern media. The repertoire includes monitoring of mobile phones, eavesdropping on calls abroad, websites block to identify bloggers critical of the regime, spread viruses in the network, critical pages hack, spreading ideological propaganda, disinformation campaigns start and more “honorable” activities relating to Internet and telephony. Many of the high clergy in Qom are critical of the regime and to speak openly about the separation of Church and State. Integrated in the regime clerics such as Ayatollah Dschannati and Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, Mesbah Yazdi, however, regularly rail against the opponents of the regime and call for tougher action against any protests. You put it on a mood of fear in the country. The extensive application of the death penalty in addition located, especially if many of the defendants with protests and riots in context.

Despite the superiority of the regime with their penetration of key institutions, access to weapons and funds, people dare again and again on the road. At the turn of the year, there were fires and hundreds of thousands of people who have practiced the tradition of fire jumping despite ban by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in the whole country. Videos circulating on the Internet show such events seek to resolve as security forces. The recent protests are worn mainly by students, women, trade unionists and human rights defenders, allocated to the bourgeois middle class. All eyes are now on May 1, the international labor day. On this day, demonstrations are expected of workers are keinsfalls approved by the regime. Bassij are in the large companies to forward instructed all plans for demonstrations. In Germany, a solidarity action for Iranian journalists held on May 1. With the workers on the side of the citizens the opposition movement pays out more opportunities in a Ruck in the country. The restrictions seem like a huge concrete slab, which is to hold it together in the Iran. In fact, the concrete has strong cracks. Any public protest, which will penetrate to the surface, will enlarge the cracks. In the Central of Western think tanks will be forged on alliances for the time after the break-up of the concrete slab. It would be a shame for the people in the Iran again from outside a system is cheered at him, him can take on its own to create a system that respects human rights and the political process involved all social forces. Helmut N. fork