IRANARCHIST PARTY MANIFESTO
Aims of the Party
In the period prior to the overthrow of the regime of Mullah-Shahi[i], the focus of the Iranarchist Party is on the removal of Islamic colonisation and the mullahtarian monarch.
On the whole we regard the Islamic Republic as a usurper regime that has conquered our country, taking all Iranians hostage. We therefore, adopt any effective means to topple such a regime.
Actions of the Party
The Party pursues this aim in both theoretical and practical terms.
- The theoretical section, which is delivered on a daily basis by Ali Abdolrezaei a.k.a. Mouta, to the Toppler Party’s telegram supergroup, consists of two main themes
- analysis and counter-argumentation of the regime’s propaganda
- the “The End of Islam in Iran” national narrative to counter the 1,400-year-old reign of Islamic colonisation
- The practical section activities consist of on-the-ground actions
- attacking the bases of superstition and the Islamic Militia
- inciting protest movements, graffiti, and internal sanctions campaigns such as the boycott of all state-owned retail stores.
Currently the Iranarchist Party is censored by all Persian speaking media channels, consequently we changed the name of the party to the Barandazan Party. In this way, the diurnal partisan activities in the streets across Iran are carried out under the banner of barandazan (topplers) and the fires are kept burning under this sign. After the toppling of the regime, the party’s name will revert to the Iranarchist Party.
The Party’s governance is founded on the principle of distributed leadership (i.e. based on a rhizome model). The governance framework will be adjusted and published after the overthrow of the Islamic Republic, when the Party will facilitate:
- A national trial for those who acted against the tenets of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- The repatriation of billions of dollars exfiltrated by the Revolutionary Guards and affiliates from the national treasury,
- The implementation of a civic society founded on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- A laic society, free from the scourge of religious superstition and manipulation
- The dissolution of the political organs of a religious nature
Such that the people of Iran can enjoy social justice, equal rights and are free from any discrimination on grounds of gender, language, ethnicity, race or disability.
Values and Principles of the Party
The Party considers Freedom as the primary engine of social growth and the two principles of Justice and Equality as its primary supports. We value the national security, political stability and coherence of Iran and pursue this through five general principles:
- Protecting individual Freedom such that everyone can choose their way of living as long as it does not infringe any other’s way of life.
- Establishing social justice and driving out deprivation alongside a focus on the revival of natural ecosystems on the brink of extinction (Eco-socialism[ii])
- Securing a political structure that encompasses direct and indirect democracy such that everyone can intervene fairly in the governance of the country (Hybrid Democracy[iii])
- Challenging domination through systems of privilege (e.g. class) applying meritocracy in division of labour and distribution of resources (Eco-anarchism)
- Reviving the philosophy and wisdom of Ancient Persia – to employ this in running the affairs of the country (Persian Wisdom)
- No poverty – The main priority of the party is the observance of human rights and protection of the character and dignity of humanity. We want to introduce in the fastest possible time frame for all Iranians the minimum welfare and a standard of living in line with today’s standards in the world. This includes welfare services such as social security, unemployment benefits, retirement pensions and housing benefit as a safety netfor all. No Iranian should go hungry or homeless because of poverty or life’s misfortunes.
- Health – Iranians need to be able to benefit from clean water, free medical treatment and appropriate hygiene. It is clear to us that a healthy society can be achieved on the basis of health provisioned to all members of the society. Conditions should also exist for the aged population, people with disabilities or special conditions to live with adequate comfort.
- Education – As the Human Resources are the most valuable form of capital in any country and the education and training of Human Resources are the principal factor in the realisation of a developed and progressive country, education and training in the country should be such that illiteracy is eradicated through free literacy programs. Free access to education is a right that should apply to all tiers of education including secondary education as a minimum.
In our time, we are witnessing the free reign of Capitalism in all spheres: capitalists and UHNWIs[iv] determine the main direction of policies across the world. Currently all aspects of human life are tied to the concept of economics, which is assumed to take precedence over other aspects of social life. We have already stated that the “Iranarchist Party considers Freedom as the primary engine of social growth”. The party has, for the first time, introduced the term ‘economic freedom’ to the political literature in order to give a clearer picture of its outlook on the economy. The Iranarchist Party sees economic freedom as the precondition of other forms of freedom, and in this way, considers a progressive economy as the condition of a progressive society. On this basis we believe the following:
- Each Iranian citizen, while being free to pursue their own career, should be able to earn sufficient income to be able to pay for their chosen freedoms with five hours of work a day.
- Property laws should facilitate equitable distribution of wealth and economic freedom. Means of work and production should as much as possible, be subject of shared ownership, to prevent a highly stratified society.
- Regions’ economy and regional laws, while providing for the financial needs of the local citizens, should provide for the health and wellbeing of the living environment.
- To end the concentration of economic, cultural and political power in the capital and support the redistribution of wealth across the regions, the headquarters of government ministries shall be geographically distributed, such that each organ is stationed in a different province.
Legal regulatory outlook
The rule of the law – From our point of view, the law amounts to the collection of social contracts, which paves the way for the harmonious coexistence of citizens. Therefore the more humane and the more precisely the laws are founded on human freedoms, the more humanistic that society can be. Our party considers the law as the primary determinant of the National culture, and the rule of law as the most effective principle of the wellbeing and development of the country.
We believe that the new constitution should be centred on freedom and freed from traditional bonds underpinned by Islamic sharia, superstition and retrograde beliefs.
No discrimination – New laws should preclude all discrimination, especially on grounds of gender. Women constitute half the population and they should be able to live in full equality of rights and exercise of justice. Our party as the flag bearer of the feminist struggles will welcome all efforts for women to attain their rights. Undoubtedly all laws relating to inheritance, custody of children, travel abroad and all anti-women laws instituted by the Islamic Republic and previous regimes, will be disbanded on day two of the overthrow of the regime, and Iranian women who have been subjected to legal wrongdoing for centuries will attain their historic demands. In line with outlawing discriminatory practices, gender fluid citizens will have the same rights as other citizens. In respect of the rights of minors who are responsible for the future of Iran, there will be radical reforms.
The judiciary, as the support of these laws, should remain completely independently of the executive and legislative arms in order to furnish a secure environment for economic and cultural activities.
Laic – The non-interference of religious creeds in the passing and the execution of the laws is essential. Juridically, all forms of ‘Islamic punishment’ exercised by the Islamic Republic will be disbanded and sentences such as capital punishment, death by stoning, and punitive amputation will be discontinued.
In summary, the constitution of the judiciary should follow international laws, which have been the historic fruits of human civilisation, and may not override this in our global village, with the excuse of ethnic or religious beliefs.
Iran is a centre of multiple ethnic groups. The realisation of a United States of Iran is our main goal. That is giving equal consideration to the diversity of languages and subcultures. Iran is the cradle of culture and a point of intersection of many cultures. Centuries of war and foreign invasions have made Iran a multicultural country, with subcultures which have been discoloured by fourteen centuries of Islamic domination. Now is the moment of revival; it is time to end the life of Islam in Iran and revive the Iranian culture and civilisation. The Iranarchist Party as the flag bearer of the struggle against Islamic domination and the invasive Arabic culture, has already declared the ‘end of Islam in Iran’ striding towards revival of the Iranian culture and philosophy. In order to accelerate this outcome the party is actively pursuing the following goals:
- Promotion of exercise of freedom of expression, in all spheres of arts, culture and politics, meaning the end of censorship
- Revival of the “Persian Language Academy” which has completely lost its utility and direction. A key initiative that is urgently required is the fight against misogynistic tendencies in the language.
- Teaching the diversity in language, history and culture of the ethnic groups in Iran, in all schools and universities; and creation of a free atmosphere for cultural activists from Iranian subcultures. Expansion of a culture of tourism in all provinces for a better introduction of the Iranian cultural heritage.
- Introduction of the Iranian culture and heritage to be disseminated through Iranian embassies abroad.
Political and Foreign Policy Approach
The party intends to end the dark chapter of the mullah-shahi regime in our foreign policy as soon as possible in order to drive rational relations with other countries to ensure international peace and development of the country on the basis of national interest. To achieve this, the following measures need to be effected as soon as possible:
- End to the military and non-military forms of intervention in the affairs of other countries and return of all Iranian forces from the countries engaged in conflict.
- Critically expose international treaties that have been against our national interest, and effort to end them.
- Emulate amicable relations with other countries for peace, cooperation and development and redoubled effort for the betterment of the natural environment and balance of the biosphere.
- Redress the role of Iranian embassies to represent Iranian life and culture, rather than representing Islam.
The Iranarchist Party believes that current politics in Iran is not following science or national interest and politicians who have prioritised this have been far and few in between. Therefore the party is minded to implement radical reforms in the sphere of politics, the most important of which are as follows:
- The national constitution should be founded on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and be centred on freedom, with no trace of religious or ideological beliefs.
- Citizens should directly participate in decision making and administration at the local village, city or county, province and national levels. Therefore, conditions for political and civic education of the citizens from a young age should be created. In the same vein Referendum Offices should be established to address the requirements of conducting referenda.
- Institutes for referenda should be stablished as the fourth organ of state power in addition to the three powers of legislature, executive and judiciary.
- The state shall not stand as god, patriarch or guardian of citizenry and instead should serve the people.
- The commander in chief of the military should be elected by the people so as not to be the servant of any person or group other than the people. Thus the commander in chief of the military will be subject to the democratic choice of the people.
- Political parties and trade unions and social associations should be free to form, so that the citizens of whichever creed can engage in political education and decision making in the country.
- All Iranian ethnic groups should be able to learn their mother tongue at schools and universities of their town or province. Persian language will be the shared language of all Iranians.
- Media, as independent institutions, should always play the function of raising social awareness to prevent the spread of corruption. Freedom of activity by political parties is one of the primary reasons of our struggle. Therefore the state structures should bring about conditions on which all parties can benefit from their own tribune.
Iran has always been a country with four seasons and a major group of ancient plant and animal species live in our country. The issue of the natural environment is a national issue in Iran, which has concerned ecological activists all over the world. Four decades of betrayal by the leaders of the Mullah-Shahi regime pillaging our natural resources and destroying our natural environment have caused the loss of half the plant coverage and 80 percent of wild population in the last forty years. Projects such as dam building, water exports and power stations and factories have been mismanaged leading to desertification of large sections of the land. The Iranarchist Party is well aware of these issues and places a high priority on the health of our natural environment.
- Stoppage of all dam building and water transfer projects and their substitution with new technologies for water storage and purification.
- Stoppage of all deforestation and their replacement with alternative technologies to manufacture wood, paper and cellulose.
- Expansion of plant coverage in order to prevent floods and storms of micro particles
- Expansion of parks and nature reserves to protect natural diversity and prevention of endangered species.
- Modernisation of the agricultural sector and introduction of latest technologies for irrigation and purification to conserve water consumption.
- Substitution of fossil fuels by clean energy sources and introduction of modern technologies for energy supply.
- Extensive awareness and education programmes towards sustainable development practices.
Because our country is in a zone of conflict and has been subject to attacks over centuries, our Party considers the presence of strong national military forces as vital to the country. The following are the most important party positions on the future of the military organisation:
- Complete dissolution of the Islamic Republic Guard Corps (IRGC), the Basiji militia and Islamic groups and confiscation of their arms and ammunitions in favour of (well trained and paid) national military forces for internal and external security
- 45 days of compulsory and free military training for all boys and girls from the age of 18. Volunteers who opt to stay on in military service after their training will benefit from wages and benefits like other members of the military. Their wages will align with the minimum wage and will increase in line with their skills and experience.
- Cancellation of the existing hierarchy in specialised units such that human dignity of those in training or in military service be respected.
[i] Mullah-Shahi refers to a monarchy where the king is a mullah, i.e. Islamic clergy.
[ii] Eco-socialism implies that humans need to take care of the planet before they can establish a sustainable social distribution of resources.
[iii] Hybrid Democracy refers to a form of democracy that has both direct and indirect forms of participation. The indirect form is made up of representation based on free elections. The direct form involves referenda, which may be conducted at local and national levels.
[iv] Ultra High Net Worth Individuals