انتخاب زبان سايت
كميته بين المللي عليه سنگسار
نوشته را چاپ كن براي دوستت بفرست

درگیر شوید!

Many of you asked us what you could to to help the campaign. The answer lies in how much you are willing to put into the campaign. We believe that this campaign wins only if YOU keep engaged. Signing a petition is definitely a great first step. Joining the campaign will indicate that you mean business although it doesn’t mean that you necessarily commit to any work.
If you beleive that you are willing to do more, here is two sets of instructions. The first set is about immediate actions you could take. The second set is for you who would like to take that extra step and be an activist of the campaign.
You’ll find slogans and flyers/pictures downloads at the bottom of the page


A) IMMEDIATE ACTIONS

  • Join the campaign via signing our petition
  • Sign recommended petitions (listed on the left panel under Related Links) and ICAS protest letter
  • Contact you local politicians (MPs or local government) + Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your country of residence. Ask them to condemn the Stoning of Sakine Ashtiani, demand her immediate and unconditional release and demand stop stoning verdict all together
  • Circulate Campaign’s Press Release and otherwise publications.
  • Write short notes/articles to online or your local newspaper. Post the campaign on your blogs/websites
  • Participate in the action plans posted on the Events page
  • We need translators, primarily from Farsi to a European language. Please let us know if you are available and willing
  • Join and invite your friends to our Facebook group


B) ACTIVIST RECIPE

NOTE: The following is an excerpt of [link?] by Maria Rohaly. Also, modified slightly by Abbas Goya. Some links/downloads are currently missing. I’m working on them.

This post is divided into three parts, none of which are particularly difficult to achieve, all of which are essential to holding a protest that maximizes the political benefit for Sakineh and others facing execution in Iran:

1. Nuts and bolts of protest: selecting a site, informing authorities, informing the community and media, making signs with appropriate slogans, documents to have on hand, essential equipment

2. Political orientation: We fight for Sakineh and her kids, AND we fight for others like them at the same time. We demand DIPLOMATIC SANCTIONS on the regime as the best way to support people struggling inside Iran.

3. Sharing the results of your protest: Photo and event report.

1. NUTS AND BOLTS

Holding your own protest is easy. As long as there is a camera to take at least one photo of the protest, there is a protester holding a sign, and there is a paragraph or two to say what the protest was about, what the demands were, what the protesters did, and where they did it, that is all that matters. You don’t need to have 100 people show up to have an impact. Ten is nice. Five works. And if there’s a problem that needs immediate protest and you’re the only one available to stand out there with a sign, then go forward solo and do it with pride. Here are the basics:

1. Select your location. If you are in a city where the Islamic Republic has some kind of office, hold your protest against the regime in front of that building: you are protesting their barbaric policies. If not, hold a demonstration in front of a building that houses your local government: there, you demand that your local government represent your interests and demands. If you don’t have a local government building nearby, then you can protest in some other significant location, or you can hold your demonstration in the place in your town where you can get the most visibility. Remember that where you choose to protest makes a statement about your political priorities, so choose carefully.

2. Inform the local authorities. In the US, because of First Amendment rights (freedom of speech), there is no requirement to get a “permit” to demonstrate if you are going to demo on a normal public sidewalk. All you have to do is ensure that you don’t block the sidewalk and don’t trespass on private property. Nevertheless, it is always good to give a call to your local police station and let them know your plans. If you are in another country, just give your local police a call and find out the procedure. In the US, if you want to demonstrate on national landmark land, you may have to file for a permit; this could take up to 3 days to get a permit, but is usually not a problem as long as no one else is using the space.

3. Inform the community and the media about your event. It is important to let your community know what you are doing, both so you raise awareness about the issues, and so you attract supporters to your event. MFI does a letter to the editor of the local newspaper, and we do a press release. Send your press release to info@ap.org, your local newspaper and radio station, and any other relevant news service that you want to send to, and post it on your blog or website if you have one. If you have access to other media like radio or tv, that is fantastic. Social media, as we all know, is also very important, so make a facebook event if you’re on facebook, tweet about it if you’re on twitter, and let us know, Contact, so we can put your event on our Events page.

4. Make signs for your protest. Fun and easy and great to do with kids: go to Michaels or a similar arts/craft store. You will spend ~$2 for a bottle of acrylic paint, <$2 for a paintbrush, and ~$2 for a piece of foam-core board. You then have everything you need to make a sign.  To maximize your message space, put slogans on both sides of your signboard. Make a few signs to share with other protesters, and ask protesters to bring their own signs. You can see the signs we used for our July 2 protest in the photos here (most were homemade). Take note of the slogans that were used on the signs; these are appropriate for an event to support Sakineh and others like her.

5. Documents to have on hand.
– Chants. Most protests have some chanting to draw attention to the cause and make the protest’s demands audible as well as visible. Have a sheet of paper with your chants for the event printed out. A sample of appropriate chants appears below this post.

– Resolutions of the protest. Normally at a political protest, the demands or political positions of the organizers are read at the end of the event. The demands for a protest for Sakineh and others like her can be based on or the same as the ones that were read during the Global Protest event on July 2-4.

– Flyers. We handed out two double-sided flyers at our protest for Sakineh and Zeinab: one with their respective stories and one that was focused on the demand to remove the Islamic Republic from the Commission on the Status of Women

6. Essential equipment. A camera is all you really need – this is for documenting your protest. Just one photo does the trick, but feel free to get fancy with your video camera if you like to do that. A megaphone is nice to have for chanting, but it’s optional.

2. POLITICAL ORIENTATION

1. Remember that when we fight like this for Sakineh and her children, we fight for them at the same time that we fight for thousands of others just like Sakineh and her family. There are two levels of goals that we are working for: first, to save Sakineh, and second, to make sure that we don’t have to have another campaign like this for another woman and her kids. The imminent stoning of Sakineh Mohammadi, and of Azar Bagheri, 19, and Marian Ghorbanzadeh, 25 – also facing imminent stoning – and the imminent execution of political prisoner Zeinab Jalalian — all of these reflect the criminal nature of a regime that rapes, tortures and executes whenever and however it chooses in order to maintain political power. So when you can reflect those two levels of the fight against the brutality of this regime in your protest, you take the movement further down the road towards justice and freedom for Sakineh and her children, and for all Iran.

2. For this kind of protest effort to achieve its objective, the message must be on target. There are some demands that are appropriate to make, and others that are not. This kind of effort requires that activists push for POLITICAL sanctions: the Islamic Republic is killing women, children, and workers, so the proper response is to hit the regime hard with delegitimizing political isolation: when the regime stones women to death, governments must ensure the removal of the Islamic Republic from the UN Commission on the Status of Women. When the Islamic Republic threatens to execute child offenders, we demand removal from UNICEF. When the Islamic Republic tortures and executes workers, we demand that the regime be removed from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

CORRECT DEMANDS: Political isolation such as shuttering Islamic Republic embassies, freezing bank accounts, and issuing diplomatic travel bans.

INCORRECT DEMANDS: would be to ask for economic sanctions, which deeply hurt civilians, or bombing of/war on Iran, which is simply unacceptable.

3. SHARING THE RESULTS OF YOUR PROTEST

If we can count and document these efforts, we can concentrate them into a very strong message to policymakers that we, the concerned people of this world, will not tolerate these abuses. We have to be strategic with these protests – if they are scattered here and there without being captured under a leading effort, then the energy from them is also scattered and their political power is dispersed. But if we can show the world that 100 protests have sprung up worldwide to demand an appropriate response to the barbaric behavior of the regime and all of the governments that are supporting it, that can and should be wielded as a serious political force.

We (and the International Committee Against Stoning, the Iran Solidarity, the Mission Free Iran , and the International Committee Against Executions) ask that you send your event photos and reports to us so that we can be sure that your efforts are included in the push to save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, and others suffering in the same situation. Mail your protest photos and reports to us via our Contacts, and we will ensure that your event makes the maximum contribution to the push for Sakineh’s freedom, and the freedom of all political prisoners in Iran.

That’s it! You’re all set! If you have any questions, let us know – otherwise, good luck, and we can’t wait to see what you do out there!


Examples of chants:

1. Women’s rights are human rights!

2. No more bloodshed…(crowd echoes)… No more dictator…(crowd echoes)

3. 1, 2, 3, 4, dictator out the door! 5, 6, 7, 8, no more killing! no more rape!

4. What do we want? Freedom! When do we want it? Now!

5. Stop the killing, stop the violence! People’s voices won’t be silenced!

6. The people, united, will never be defeated!

7. Freedom for Iran! (crowd echoes)… Human rights for Iran! (crowd echoes)

8. Stop the torture! Stop the lies! No one else, needs to die!

9. Together we stand, together we fight! We demand human rights!

10. Zendaniyeh siasi, azad bayad gardad. (Political prisoners must be free)

11. Iranian women! Lead the way! ….(crowd echoes) Civil rights are here to stay!….(crowd echoes)

12. Khamenei ghatele… hokomatesh bayad bere! (Khamenei is killer … his regime got to go)


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  1. Michelle Martin

    Stoning is wrong and takes away our right as a human being to live our lives. I wish i could understand how they can think that stoning people is a fair and just thing to do to a human being. It is inhumane and needs to be stopped

  2. Brian Graham

    I am not one to oppose people beliefs . But i do consider that stoning is cruel and inhumane . I say who is without sin to cast a stone at another sister or brother man or woman in judgment for will all are bourn of sin

  3. Diana Prickett

    The case against Ashtiani and the hundreds of thousands others that we hear and don’t hear about sickens me in a way that nothing else could. My heart sinks so low that I ultimately feel a helplessness that must be turned into a positive reinforcer someway/somehow. Tell me what I, just as one person of true human compassion, can do to help! Please!

  4. Margaret Rattenbury

    It is incredulous that today we even have this discussion, but this is the nature of Islamic Regimes. Very brutal, barbaric, archaric and most often dehumanizing women. This regime’s actions against their own citizen is a prime example why we have Islamophobia in the West. Who in their right mind can support this and/or engage in it? Where is the man whom Ashtiani engaged in sex with? Is he being stoned or rewarded? It is a very sad time for humanity irrespective of stoning.

  5. Graham Wood

    This practise is barbaric and outdated. These people treat women as second class citizens. If this is what their religion truly teaches it should be outlawed by the world courts. Women should be honoured and cherished not put down. Its so so wrong!!

  6. Laura

    This is a truly cruel and vicious act. I am glad that the world is stepping up in this matter. I just hope all of the protests and pleads with the Iranian government can help. Nobody should be tortured, and Stoning is an incredibly barbaric and horrible way to die.

  7. Monique Louicellier

    Very nice recipe for a protest, I will try to translate it to French, I can translate into French for you by the way along with Pascal. It is good because we have still 2 weeks to prepare the protest.

  8. Roxana Kelly

    I would just like to say that Abdul Rohim and other individuals like him need to be taught the error of their ways. The laws he and his ilk talk about are keeping women oppressed at every juncture. Claims can be made against women at the drop of a hat which inevitably leads to their deaths. ALL women need to band together to stop this hideous diseased cancer they call Shariah Law. They actually then have the audacity to state that Allah says it so it must be true! No true God, whatever denomination, would actively support or encourage the oppression of any of his creations, women being one of them. They oppress women because they are in fear of them, that is why they hate them, and as we all know, any expression of hate is an expression of fear.

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