Iranian forces shooting at faces and genitals of female protesters, medics say

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Deepa Parent and Ghoncheh Habibzadeh Iranian security forces are targeting women at anti-regime protests with shotgun fire to their faces, breasts and genitals, according to interviews with medics…

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A message from Palestinians to Iranian women and men

Saturday, November 19, 2022

From Palestinians To Iranians This is a Palestinian blog in support of the revolution of Iranian women and men. Monday, 14 November 2022 A Palestinian message to Iranian…

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Stymied by Protests, Iran Unleashes Its Wrath on Its Youth

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Farnaz Fassihi One girl, a 14-year-old, was incarcerated in an adult prison alongside drug offenders. A 16-year-old boy had his nose broken in detention after a beating by…

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Protests in Iran: a unique experience with global significance

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Mehdi Kia The protest movement in Iran, now in its sixth week and with no end in sight, is in many ways unusual. Its ability to maintain almost…

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Difficult Months Ahead: Why Israel is Afraid of the Lions’ Den

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Ramzy Baroud This headline in the Israeli newspaper, the Jerusalem Post, only tells part of the story: “The Lions’ Den, Other Palestinian Groups are Endless Headache for Israel, PA.” It…

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What we mean by the slogan “Woman, Life, Freedom”

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Ardeshir Mehrdad Woman, Life, Freedom (Zan, Zendegi Azadi) has become the main slogan of the uprising which began in September 2022 after the killing in custody of the…

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The revolutionary ambitions of Iran’s Generation Z

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran Narges, a young Iranian protester, walks confidently through ranks of riot police on her way to work with long, black, wavy hair clearly on…

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How Iran’s Hijab Protest Movement Became So Powerful

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Isaac Chotiner Last month, Iran’s morality police arrested Mahsa Amini, a twenty-two-year-old Kurdish Iranian who was visiting Tehran and apparently revealed some of her hair. She was sent…

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Even as Iranians Rise Up, Protests Worldwide Are Failing at Record Rates

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Max Fisher Mass protests, once a grave threat to even the fiercest autocrat, have plummeted in effectiveness, a study shows. Factors appear to include polarization, social media and…

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Iran on fire: Once again, women are on the vanguard of transformative change

Thursday, September 29, 2022

On Sept. 16, 2022, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman, died in Tehran, Iran, while in police custody. Amini was arrested by the Guidance Patrol, the morality squad…

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Head of Iran’s morality police reportedly suspended amid protests

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Patrick Wintour, Weronika Strzyżyńska and agencies The head of Iran’s morality police has reportedly been suspended from his post as protests swept across Iran for a third day…

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Iran nuclear deal: yet another failure

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Yassamine Mather The saga of the Iran nuclear deal continued last week – this time with a change of venue. After the failure of weeks of negotiations in…

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Protesters in Iran shout down cleric amid anger over building collapse

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Protesters angry over a building collapse in south-west Iran that killed at least 31 people shouted down an emissary sent by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, prompting…

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