MFI summary mission statement:
The mission of MFI is to echo the demands for freedom, equality and social justice that are being articulated by the current democratic revolution ongoing in Iran by working collaboratively with international grassroots activist organizations to efficiently and effectively disseminate these demands outside of Iran, with the goal of unifying the political and social forces that promote a democratic Iran. Success in achieving this goal will place the Islamic Republic of Iran under political, economical, diplomatic, and legal pressure. By compelling this violent regime to retreat, we will bring the end of this regime closer, and decrease the violence and bloodshed thrust upon the Iranian people over the past 30 years.
Maria Rohaly (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Expanded mission statement:
1- There is a revolution unfolding in front of our eyes in Iran.
Thirty years after Islamic reactionary forces suppressed a great democratic revolution with distinguished objectives such as freedom, equality, and social justice, today we witness a new, greater and deeper revolution gathering momentum.
2- The current revolutionary movement has clarity in its democratic objectives: Iranian masses demand a humane society. This revolution in its totality looks into the future for its ideal, instead of copying the beaten, forespent systems of governance. Corollary to this fundamental demand include the following immediate and uncompromised demands:
• A secular government. Complete separation of religion from the government, judicial system, and education, and these from each other.
• Complete freedom of having or not having religion. Recognition of religious belief as a private matter and an individual’s right.
• Full equality of sexes. Corollary to this demand is abolition of enforced veil, gender discrimination and sexual apartheid.
• Recognition of equal rights under the law for all citizens, and implementation of everything which recognition of equal rights requires.
• Recognition of the inalienability of universal human rights held by each resident of Iran.
• Economical and social justice and a modern welfare system covering each and every citizen.
• Immediate payment of unpaid salaries of workers. Economical compensation to all dissidents or their immediate families for those who have been imprisoned tortured or executed by the Islamic regime in the last 30 years.
• Immediate disassembling of Basij, Sepah, and their affiliates; Islamic parliament and Islamic judiciary; Ershad; Information; and all other tools of oppression.
• Immediate release of all political prisoners. There shall be no political prisoners in a democratic Iran. Mere existence of political prisoners indicates fundamental lack of democracy.
• Abolition of death penalty. The death penalty is an act of terrorism, and the immediate victim of this barbaric act is always the society.
• Apprehension and public prosecution according to international laws and conventions, observed by the international community, of all those responsible for executions, assassinations, imprisonments, tortures and rapes in the last 30 years. These include all from the hangman to the security forces, lawmakers and judges.
• Confiscation of resources and property looted by government-sanctioned thieves, from the IRGC and Basij to the supreme leader, to be returned to the people.
3- The international community is affected by the outcome of the current revolution in Iran.
This interface is due to 1) the destructive, violent nature of Islamic regime and the leading role this regime is playing in the international arena by promoting political Islam and Islamic terrorism; and 2) the internationally-shared nature of the objectives of Iranian people’s democratic revolution.
In a narrower and immediate perspective, the democratic revolution in Iran affects Afghanistan to central Asia, Iraq and the rest of the Middle East.
4- This revolution belongs to the world.
Social forces supporting this revolution are not only Iranian women, workers, students, and every honourable Iranian citizen. Forces of this revolution have no boundaries. We, the international community, the citizens of the world, women, workers, students, and every honourable individual on the face of this globe have a stake in this revolution.
5- Our organization is comprised of international activists, both with and without Iranian backgrounds, with and without political affiliations, possessing different ideologies.
We may differ in backgrounds and beliefs, but unite firmly around the conviction that the current democratic revolution in Iran places a great responsibility on our shoulders. This responsibility at this moment, while the balance of power does not facilitate a direct interaction between the masses of people who have risen to topple this barbaric regime “inside” and the supportive masses in the outside world, is even greater.
6- The goal of our organization is to echo outside of Iran the demands of the current democratic revolution for a secular, humane political system.
The demands of the current revolution serve as the platform that the social forces of this democratic revolution rally around and stand behind to form a united front against the suppressive regime. Echoing these demands outside of Iran plays the same role of uniting international political and social forces that promote a democratic Iran.
7- Our successes in achieving our goal should lead to the delegitimization of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This in its turn releases and frees political, economical, diplomatic, and legal pressure on the oppressive regime, and substantially undermines the totality of the suppressive apparatus of the regime.
8- Our practical objective is to initiate and collaborate in international grassroots activism, with the aim of mobilizing and releasing the energies of the international community in support of the current democratic revolution in Iran. Our primary targets are international public opinion as well as the United Nations, the mass media, governmental and non-governmental organisations, political parties, workers unions, women’s movement organisations, philanthropic personalities, etc.