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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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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اقتصاد سیاسی حجاب اجباری

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Political economy of compulsory hejab احمد فخیم Ahmad Fakhim سال‌هاست که راست ایرانی، مدام بر طبل این ادعا می‌کوبد که: «آزادی فردی روی دیگر سکه‌ی مالکیت شخصی یا مالکیت…

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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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Europe’s efforts to hold Iranian officials accountable for their crime

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Hasti Aryana Rostami On July 14, a Swedish court convicted a former Iranian government official of war crimes, torture, and murder, sentencing him to life in prison for…

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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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Health system performance in Iran: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

GBD 2019 Iran Collaborators A report published in the medical Journal Lancet (April 6 2022) shows that sanctions imposed on Iran have had a major effect on population…

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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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Iran: Teachers protest over salary reform delays in more than 100 cities

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Thousands of teachers across Iran have taken to the streets in more than 100 cities to protest against a delay in salary and pension reforms, according to local…

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Iran nuclear deal and Israel’s factory of falshood

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Moshé Machover At the time of writing, the outcome of the Vienna talks about restoring the Iran nuclear deal – the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),…

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Israel and Iran Broaden Cyberwar to Attack Civilian Targets

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Farnaz Fassihi and Ronen Bergman Millions of ordinary people in Iran and Israel recently found themselves caught in the crossfire of a cyberwar between their countries. In Tehran,…

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Honouring the victims of mass executions

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

On October 9 a group of Iranian revolutionaries, now mainly based in North America and Europe, organised an online meeting to commemorate the 1988 massacre of political prisoners….

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Dispossession, proletarianization and the uprising of dispossessed Arabs in Iran’s Khuzestan province

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Ardeshir Mehrdad Soon after the election of Raisi as new President of Iran with a historically low turnout, Iran faced a widespread wave of protests and strikes. The…

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Chopin or Paganini, a poem

Sunday, September 5, 2021

By Majid Naficy I ask for ChopinBut Alexa plays PaganiniWith his fast violin. She does not know that I’d likeTo sit by a qanat creekAnd watch tiny fishComing…

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سلب‌مالکیت، پرولتریزه‌شدن و خیزش‌های فرودستان عرب خوزستان

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Ardeshir Mehrdad Ardeshir Mehrdad argues that the recent protests by the Arab population of Khuzestan province of Iran was not only the result of ethnic-national discrimination suffered by…

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Iran: The Imam, the strikers and the black, black oil

Monday, August 9, 2021

Peyman Jafari “We are melting away,” lamented the shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, on December 26 1978 in a phone tap of a conversation with his advisor and former…

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Reflections on the State of Democracy in Iran after the 2021 Elections: An Elegy for the Voting Non-Voter

Monday, August 2, 2021

Shervin Malekzadeh SpongeBob SquarePants showed up on the boulevard halfway to midnight, almost two hours after state officials confirmed Hassan Rouhani as the seventh President of the Islamic Republic…

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Iran accused of using ‘unlawful force’ against water protesters

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Middle East Eye staff Iran is using unlawful and excessive force in a crackdown against protests over water shortages in its oil-rich but arid southwestern Khuzestan province, international…

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Struggles in Iran – Another response

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

We published a letter we received from comrades Iman Ganji and Jose Rosales on the current strikes in Iran. We asked them how these strikes related to the…

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Petrochemical workers in Iran strike over pay and conditions

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Jean Shaoul Petrochemical workers across Iran have been waging strikes since June 19 to demand higher pay, the payment of back wages, the elimination of intermediary contractors and…

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Iran Clears Way for Hard-line Judiciary Chief to Become President

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Farnaz Fassihi Candidates in Iran’s presidential elections have always been strictly vetted, and those deemed insufficiently loyal to the Islamic Revolution were disqualified. Within those limits, contenders held…

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Iran’s Presidential Election: Electioneering without candidates

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Yassamine Mather Iran’s presidential elections will be held on June 18 and so far it is not clear who will be the candidates proposed by the many Islamic…

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Poems by Mohammad Mokhtari

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Iranian writer, poet and left-wing activist, he was an active member of the Iranian Writers Association. He was murdered during the chain of extrajudicial murders of progressive intellectuals…

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