Iran: Posting messages and pictures of Resistance’s Leadership in Tehran, other cities

Maryam Rajavi - Tehran - Vahidiyeh

Maryam Rajavi, Tehran – Vahidiyeh

Maryam & Massoud Rajavi, Tehran – Niavaran expressway

Maryam & Massoud Rajavi, Tehran – Niavaran expressway

Maryam Rajavi, Tehran – Al-Ahmad Expressway

Maryam Rajavi, Tehran – Al-Ahmad Expressway

Maryam & Massoud Rajavi, Tehran - Moniriyeh

Maryam & Massoud Rajavi, Tehran – Moniriyeh

Massoud Rajavi, Tehran - Vahidiyeh

Massoud Rajavi, Tehran – Vahidiyeh

Massoud Rajavi, Tehran - Kianshahr

Massoud Rajavi, Tehran – Kianshahr

Massoud Rajavi, Tehran - Sadeqiyeh

Massoud Rajavi, Tehran – Sadeqiyeh

Massoud Rajavi: “Overthrow of the anti-human regime is certain”

Rise to overthrow the religious dictatorship”

— Maryam Rajavi

PARIS, FRANCE, January 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Massoud Rajavi: “Overthrow of the anti-human regime is certain”

Earlier this morning, January 3, 2020, Resistance units posted banners carrying pictures and messages of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and Mr. Massoud Rajavi, the Leader of the Iranian Resistance, in Tehran (Niavaran and Al-Ahmad expressways, and in Moniriyeh, Kianshahr, Sadeqiyah and Vahidiyeh) and other cities, including Tabriz, Gorgan, Hamedan and Kashan.

The banners read: “Overthrow of the anti-human regime is certain,” “Resistance units guide the rebellious and defiant generation,” “Rest assured that our people will triumph,” “Rise to overthrow the religious dictatorship,” “Rebellious youth made live hell for you (mullahs),” “Flowers have blossomed from the blood of the martyrs,” “Martyrs of the uprising are alive,” “The Iranian people and Resistance have pledged to overthrow this regime.”

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 3, 2020

Shahin Gobadi
NCRI
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Iran: Iranian Resistance Units continue anti-regime campaigns in cities checkered across the country.


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Maryam Rajavi: Elimination of Qassem Soleimani and head of Iraq’s suppressive Bassij force irreparable blow to mullahs

Maryam Rajavi, NCRI President-Elect

Maryam Rajavi, NCRI President-Elect

Maryam Rajavi: Elimination of Qassem Soleimani and head of Iraq’s suppressive Bassij force is irreparable blow to mullahs; Time to evict IRGC from the region

PARIS, FRANCE, January 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), described the elimination of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandes, the head of Iraq’s suppressive Bassij force, as an irreparable blow to the clerical regime. Mrs. Rajavi emphasized that the time had come to evict the mullahs from the region, especially from Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, and expel the IRGC from these countries. In this way, Iraq, which had been delivered by the United States to the clerical regime on a silver platter, will be liberated from the yoke of the religious fascism ruling Iran.

Qassem Soleimani was one of the most vicious criminals of Iran’s history. He was personally involved in the massacre of hundreds of thousands of people in the region and in driving millions of others from their homes. He was also the mastermind of the massacre of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) in Camp Ashraf in Iraq, and of many other terrorist operations against the Iranian Resistance in that country, in Iran, and in other countries. With his elimination, the process of overthrowing the mullahs will be greatly expedited.

Moreover, with the death of the criminal Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandes, the head of Iranian regime’s proxy Bassij force in Iraq and a notorious murderer, whose crimes had been exposed by the Iranian Resistance since two decades ago, the time has come for the victory of the Iraqi people’s uprising and the liberation of Iraq from the Iranian regime’s occupation.

Mrs. Rajavi added: While the prospects for the ruling theocracy’s overthrow is within reach, it is time for the regime’s armed forces to refrain from firing on the Iranian people, lay down their weapons and surrender. The armed forces’ patriotic personnel must join the people of Iran.

Recalling the martyrdom of at least 1,500 children of the Iranian people and endless arrests during the November 2019 uprising, Mrs. Rajavi underscored: The international community, especially the European Union, must end the policy of appeasement and recognize the right of the Iranian people to resist and rise for freedom to replace popular sovereignty in place of the mullahs’ rule.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 3, 2020

Shahin Gobadi
NCRI
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Dean Cain, Executive Producer of “Hate Among Us”, Sheds Light on the Growing Rate of Anti-Semitic Incidents

Dean Cain

Hate Among Us

“This kind of hate is not natural. It is taught.” – Dean Cain, Executive Producer of “Hate Among Us”.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Four possible anti-Semitic incidents occurred over two days in New York in the last week of December, all during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. The first incident happened Monday morning of December 23, 2019, when a 65-year-old man told police he was punched and kicked by another man who yelled "F*** you, Jew," according to the New York Police Department. The incident occurred in the vicinity of East 41st Street and 3rd Avenue, about two blocks away from Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Dean Cain, Executive Producer of a new film about the rise of anti-Semitism called “Hate Among Us”, has a few words on the matter of such incidents on the rise.

“I will say that our film, ‘Hate Among Us’, illustrates that anti-Semitism is on the rise here in the United States, in Europe, and all over the world. The recent events in NYC illustrate this terrible situation," states Dean Cain.

“Hate Among Us” depicts unique perspectives on anti-Semitism from young and old alike. Viewpoints include those from Jews and non-Jews, and from those within historic Jewish neighborhoods in Europe, to the streets of Charlottesville and Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue massacre. The narrative connects real stories of current survivors of violent anti-Semitism to those of the holocaust. The powerful film illustrates how renewed intolerance is taking root in communities, institutions & universities, with far reaching consequences around the world.

“The more incidents I hear about which involve hate against Jews, or ANYONE for their race, sex, religion, or sexual preference, just makes me shake my head,” continues Dean Cain. “This kind of hate is not natural. It is taught. And we as a society, as parents and educators, are not doing our jobs – teaching our children about the effects of hate.”

Executive Producers Dean Cain and Montel Williams have managed to shed light on today's global rise of anti-Semitism with the new film, along with its hateful and consequential effects on the lives of all people, and its complicated motivations.

“It may start with the Jews, but it never ends with the Jews,” concludes Dean Cain.

Moved to bring more awareness to the myriad of issues surrounding hate crimes – especially those perpetuated by religion, the producers artfully educate the viewing audience on the history of anti-Semitism, some of the tragic and unspeakable events of recent times including the Charlottesville demonstrations, Pittsburg’s Tree of Life attack, the attack at the Chabad synagogue in San Diego and the pervasive and growing anti-Jewish & anti-Israel BDS movement.

“Incredibly, in this day and age of “wokeness”, Anti-Semitic incidents are once again on the rise,” explains Producer Dean Cain, “and open assaults against Jews continue. It’s time to educate people, shine a light upon this outrage, and stand up to this hate.”

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“Hate Among Us” was created in memory of Mireille Knoll, a holocaust survivor, loving mother and grandmother. The film interviews her surviving sons and granddaughters, and describes how Mireille survived the Holocaust only to be murdered in 2018 by two radicalized Muslim assailants, stabbing her 11 times before setting her on fire. One of the assailants had known her since he was a child.

“In 2019, hate is again on the march,” reflects Producer Montel Williams, “we made this film because the best defense to hate is truth. Too often, people of good will remain silent in the face of hate and my hope is this film will empower them to take action.”

The producers of 'Hate Among Us’ believe that it is imperative to educate today's youth and any who may be unaware of these new atrocities in a hope to inspire all to raise their collective voices and stop the hatred now. We should never stop striving for an ideal world wherein all human beings are free to live their chosen lives without fear of persecution.

“It’s time to educate all on the consequences of hate, vow to change our ways and end the indignity and suffering of anti-Semitism. History tends to repeat itself! ‘Hate Among Us’ offers us an opportunity to reflect and try to change that for once!” – The Hate Among Us Team

Hate Among Us Trailer: https://vimeo.com/358183811

Aurora DeRose
Michael Levine Media
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Youth for Human Rights Pledges Grassroots Support for International Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiative in 2020

Florida youth visiting Congress

Youth for Human Rights chapter from a Florida school advocating for human rights

Youth for Human Rights members from Oregon visiting the Oregon Congressional offices

Youth for Human Rights members from Oregon visiting the Oregon Congressional offices

Youth doing Congressional visits to support anti-trafficking legislation

Youth for Human Rights advocates at the U.S. Congress for a “Hill Day” doing Congressional visits to support anti-trafficking legislation

Youth for Human Rights Advocates visiting Members of Congress in support of human trafficking legislation

Youth for Human Rights Advocates visiting Members of Congress in support of human trafficking legislation

New York advocates

Youth for Human Rights advocate from New York visiting office of Senator Kristen Gillibrand

The Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act is a bipartisan initiative that combats the demand that inevitably leads to human trafficking and even sex "tourism"

We need to change the way society responds to sex trafficking and change the culture to stop promoting that it is acceptable to buy sex from people who are mostly victims of sex trafficking”

— Erica Rodgers, Director for Youth for Human Rights National Office in DC

WASHINGTON, DC, US, January 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Youth for Human Rights National Office announced today its pledge to activate grassroots support through its U.S. chapters to help prevent global human trafficking through the Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act (HR 4326) introduced by Representatives Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08).

Representatives Wagner and Jeffries released the following statements after they introduced the bill proposing an amendment of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to reduce demand for commercial sex acts under the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.

“Combating sex trafficking requires an all-of-the-above approach that fights not just the pimps who sell trafficking victims, but also the buyers who choose to exploit victims. Criminalizing the purchase of commercial sex acts and ending illegal sex ‘tourism’ are key to reducing the demand for trafficking victims and eliminating the worldwide sex trafficking trade.” Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO-02)

“Sex trafficking is a heinous human rights violation that affects more than 4.5 million victims across the globe. The bipartisan Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act aims to prevent the global demand for commercial sex and sex tourism in order to reduce the number of trafficking victims. Rep. Wagner should be commended for her commitment in this regard.” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-08)

According to the Department of Homeland Security, human trafficking is “modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.” The victims of this crime in the U.S. are men and women, adults and children, foreign nationals and U.S. citizens. Victims are of all genders, ages, races, countries, socioeconomic statuses, etc.

The Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act would work to reduce demand for participation in international sex tourism by increasing awareness and educating potential buyers of commercial sex and how traffickers exploit prostituted persons. The intention is to prohibit the purchase of commercial sex acts by penalizing countries that allow human trafficking to go on without consequence by labeling the countries with poor grades in the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report.

“We need to change the way society responds to sex trafficking and change the culture to stop promoting that it is acceptable to buy sex from people who are mostly victims of sex trafficking,” Erica Rodgers, Director for Youth for Human Rights International National Office in Washington, DC, stated. “This piece of legislation has the potential to dramatically reduce human trafficking in the U.S. and world wide by appropriately punishing buyers of commercial sex from victims of trafficking.”

Youth for Human Rights is also encouraging other human rights groups and advocacy groups who work to reduce human trafficking to support Representatives Wagner and Jeffries in gaining more cosponsors for the Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act.

Current cosponsors on the bill are:
Rep. Hakeem S. Jeffries (D-NY)
Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ)
Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI)
Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-American Samoa)
Rep. Paul Cook (R-CA)
Rep. Ross Spano (R-FL)
Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI)
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Rep. Jefferson Van Drew (D-NJ)
Rep. Max Rose (D-NY)
Rep. Cynthia Axne (D-IA)
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, JR (D-GA)

About Youth for Human Rights:

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI teaches human rights education both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings such a through art series, concerts and other interactive community events, including regional and international human rights summits bringing youth together from across whole sectors of the world. Their most recent campaign has included #KnowYour30 with the deliberate purpose of increasing awareness of the 30 human rights every person has — and how they are a part of everyday life. To learn more go to https://www.youthforhumanrights.org or watch a documentary on how Youth for Human Rights began. (https://www.scientology.tv/series/voices-for-humanity/mary-shuttleworth.html)

COPY OF THE BILL:

116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4326

To amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 relating to
determinations with respect to efforts of foreign countries to reduce
demand for commercial sex acts under the minimum standards for the
elimination of trafficking.

_______________________________________________________________________

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 12, 2019

Mrs. Wagner (for herself, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, and
Mr. Walberg) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the
Committee on Foreign Affairs

_______________________________________________________________________

A BILL

To amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 relating to
determinations with respect to efforts of foreign countries to reduce
demand for commercial sex acts under the minimum standards for the
elimination of trafficking.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction
Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds the following:
(1) It has been the longstanding position of the United
States to reduce the demand for sex trafficking victims. There
is also a wide international consensus on the necessity of
demand reduction in order to prevent human trafficking.
(2) The United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and
Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children,
Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against
Transnational Organized Crime of 2000 (also referred to as the
“Palermo Protocol(s)'') expressly addresses the requirement
that nations make serious efforts to reduce demand for
trafficked persons.
(3) Article 9, addressing prevention of human trafficking,
specifically directs that, “States Parties shall adopt or
strengthen legislative or other measures, such as educational,
social or cultural measures, including through bilateral and
multilateral cooperation, to discourage the demand that fosters
all forms of exploitation of persons, especially women and
children, that leads to trafficking.''.
(4) The United Nations Protocol, the Europe Convention on
Action against Human Trafficking, and the 2011 European Union
Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on
preventing and combating trafficking in human beings also
specifically address the need to prevent human trafficking by
reducing demand for trafficking victims.
(5) Research has shown that legal prostitution increases
the demand for prostituted persons and thus increases the
market for sex. As a result, there is a significant increase in
instances of human trafficking.
(6) In 2012, researchers Seo-Young Cho, Axel Dreher, and
Eric Neumayer published their findings in World Development
establishing that, “The scale effect of legalized prostitution
leads to an expansion of the prostitution market, increasing
human trafficking . . . . On average, countries where
prostitution is legal experience larger reported human
trafficking inflows.''.
(7) In 2005, a study focused on 11 European Union countries
requested by the European Parliament's committee on Women's
Rights and Gender Equality and performed by Transcrime found
that stricter prostitution laws are correlated with fewer human
trafficking victims.
(8) Case studies published by researchers Niklas Jakobsson
and Andreas Kotsadam support the possibility of a causal link
between harsher prostitution laws and reduced human
trafficking. Jakobsson and Kotsadam found that trafficking of
persons for commercial sexual exploitation is least prevalent
in countries where prostitution is illegal and most prevalent
in countries where prostitution is legalized.
(9) Further data has demonstrated the correlation between
the adoption of legislation that criminalizes demand and
reductions in sex trafficking.

SEC. 3. AMENDMENT RELATING TO DETERMINATIONS WITH RESPECT TO EFFORTS OF
FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO REDUCE DEMAND FOR COMMERCIAL SEX
ACTS UNDER THE MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR THE ELIMINATION OF
TRAFFICKING.

(a) In General.–Paragraph (12) of section 108(b) of the
Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7106(b)) is
amended to read as follows:
“(12) Whether the government of the country has made
serious and sustained efforts to–
“(A) prohibit the purchase of commercial sex acts
to the extent such prohibition is within the authority
of the central government or implement a policy against
the purchase of commercial sex acts to the extent that
prohibition is not within the authority of the central
government;
“(B) educate buyers of commercial sex on how
traffickers exploit prostituted persons for human
trafficking; and
“(C) reduce demand for participation in
international sex tourism by nationals of the
country.''.
(b) Effective Date.–The amendment made by subsection (a) takes
effect on the date of the enactment of this Act and applies with
respect to determinations under subsection (a)(4) of section 108 of the
Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 that are made on or after
such date of enactment.
<all>

Erica Rodgers
Youth for Human Rights International – National Office
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Iran: Defiant youth target IRGC base in Karaj simultaneous with regime Judiciary Chief visit

IRGC Imam Sajjad paramilitary Bassij Resistance District garrison

IRGC Imam Sajjad paramilitary Bassij Resistance District garrison

IRGC Imam Sajjad paramilitary Bassij Resistance District garrison

IRGC Imam Sajjad paramilitary Bassij Resistance District garrison

IRGC Imam Sajjad paramilitary Bassij Resistance District garrison

IRGC Imam Sajjad paramilitary Bassij Resistance District garrison

IRGC Imam Sajjad paramilitary Bassij Resistance District garrison

IRGC Imam Sajjad paramilitary Bassij Resistance District garrison

Iran: Defiant youth target IRGC base in Karaj simultaneous with regime Judiciary Chief visit

One of the main IRGC bases known as Imam Hassan Mojataba, in Karaj was among the primary bases involved in the bloody suppression of the people in Karaj during the November 2019 uprising.”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, January 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the early hours of this morning, Thursday, January 2, 2020, defiant youth targeted the so-called Imam Sajjad paramilitary Bassij Resistance District garrison, one of the main IRGC bases known as Imam Hassan Mojataba, in Karaj (Alborz Province).

The assault came simultaneous with the visit to the city by the regime’s Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi.

This garrison was among the primary bases involved in the bloody suppression of the people and youth in Karaj during the November 2019 uprising, in which a large number of protesters were shot to death by the IRGC. The names of at least 86 of those killed were published by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 2, 2020

Shahin Gobadi
NCRI
+33 6 50 23 13 14
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Iran: Defiant youth target IRGC base in Karaj simultaneous with regime Judiciary Chief visit


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