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The Green Path of Hope

Green Path of Hope
Leader Zahra Rahnavard
Founder Mir-Hossein Mousavi
Founded August 15, 2009
National affiliation Reform Movement
International affiliation None
Party flag
Website
rahesabz.net
kaleme.org
sahamnews.org
tahavolesabz.com
irangreenvoice.com
tagheer.cc
Politics of Iran
Political parties
Elections

The Green Path of Hope (Green Movement.[1]

Mousavi described it as the "countless self-initiated and independent social networks" which form the body of Green Movement.[2] It has also been mentioned as a "political front" in media.[3][4]

Contents

  • Name 1
  • Goals 2
  • History 3
  • Methods 4
  • Members of the Central Council 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7

Name

According to Mousavi's advisor, Ali Reza Beheshti, Mousavi himself chose the name. He chose "Path", to avoid words such as "party" or "movement", "green", because of the green color symbol used by protesters, and "hope", because he had promised to establish a government of "hope" if elected.[5]

Goals

The Green Path of Hope seeks to continue protests against the legitimacy of Ahmadinejad's presidency following lawful and peaceful ways, and the full execution of the constitution, as Mousavi says:[6]

History

Mousavi did not name his movement as a political party or even as a movement, but a "path", because, according to Iranian law, parties and movements need to be authorized by the Interior Ministry and since Mousavi does not recognize the government as legitimate and the ministry is unlikely to grant him permission, he chose this name to bypass the law.[5]

Mousavi is quoted in describing the movement:[7]

According to organization officials, the movement functions on a campaign basis, including political parties, NGO's and social networks. Referring to the new movement, Mousavi has said "The Green Path of Hope is formed for the sake of people's rightful demands and for claiming their denied rights".[4] He pointed that autonomous and spontaneous social networks in community are part of this movement.[8] "During election our mottos chose and remained in constitutional frame work, today we are devoted to those slogans" he said. "We believe if people's demands were treated fairly and instead of using media to link spontaneous movements to foreigners, government promoted truth by fair criticism, they could satisfy public views", he added.[8]

Methods

The way has six main members of the central council, that are connected to the reformist parties and movements, NGOs, and the social networks. The main body will be the ordinary protesters. The method is to create pressure from the lower parts of the society and make them connected in a social network, and therefore to lead the protests in a lawful way.[5]

Members of the Central Council

The Green Path of Hope has three central leaders. Hossein Ali Montazeri also had a leading role in the movement in the earlier phase of the movement.

# Name Picture Occupation Born Political party
1 Mir-Hossein Mousavi Former Prime Minister 1942 Independent
2 Mehdi Karroubi Former Chairman of Parliament 1937 National Trust Party
3 Zahra Rahnavard Former Chancellor of Alzahra University 1945 Independent

See also

References

  1. ^ "Khatami, Karroubi join Mousavi's Green movement".  
  2. ^ "Iran's Mousavi to lead 'green hope' opposition". SMH. August 16, 2009. Retrieved 26 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Mousavi forms new political front, LA Times, August 15, 2009
  4. ^ a b """Mousavi issues first statments(sic) on "Green path of hope. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  5. ^ a b c Copyright: gooya.com 2013. "gooya news :: politics : جزييات "راه سبز اميد" از زبان عليرضا بهشتی: خاتمی و کروبی عضو شورای مرکزی هستند، کميته‌های "راه سبز اميد" در حال شکل گيری است، ايلنا". News.gooya.com. Retrieved 2013-07-26. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Mousavi announces new political party, UPI, August 16, 2009
  8. ^ a b "Green path of hope, Mousavi's new organization". Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
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