The German corporation Siemens does significant business with Iran every year. Now, more than ever, Iran relies on international corporations to support its fragile economy, its nuclear program and to perpetuate its brutal dictatorial theocracy. By doing business in Iran, Siemens provides the last support for the faltering Iranian economy and facilitates the regime's diversion of funds to its illicit nuclear program. The events currently unfolding in Iran reveal the brutality of the Iranian regime.
The suppression of those who have sought free and democratic elections underscores the thuggish nature of the regime while innocents like Neda Agha-Soltan have been murdered.
Most recently the Wall Street Journal reported that Siemens was providing the Iranian regime with the technology it needs to spy on Iranians, monitor their communications and activities and to brutally crackdown on dissent: "The Iranian regime has developed, with the assistance of European telecommunications companies, one of the world's most sophisticated mechanisms for controlling and censoring the Internet, allowing it to examine the content of individual online communications on a massive scale...The monitoring capability was provided, at least in part, by a joint venture of Siemens AG, the German conglomerate, and Nokia Corp., the Finnish cellphone company." Click here to read the story in the Wall Street Journal.
We now have an opportunity to send a message to Siemens.
This week the Los Angeles Metro Transit Authority (MTA) Board will vote on whether to open the bidding to Siemens for a $300 million contract to make rail cars for the LA subway. We can send a message to the MTA Board and other relevant city officials demanding that our tax dollars not go to corporations like Siemens that support Iran's nuclear program and facilitate its brutal repression of its own people. Click here to send a Message to the LA MTA Board Members and other LA city officials.
Please ensure that your hard earned money does not go to companies that provide an economic lifeline to Iran and the Ayatollah!
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