Tag: Iranian protests

  • Street Power: The Islamic Regime’s Worst Nightmare

    Street Power: The Islamic Regime’s Worst Nightmare

    Once, Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Republic, said that he would not “surrender to street challenges.” This was during the days of the Green Movement when the streets were filled with protesters, and the government’s response was an iron fist and the killing of protesters in the streets.…

  • Islamic regime’s Chessboard: Potential Presidential Candidates

    Islamic regime’s Chessboard:
    Potential Presidential Candidates

    The Islamic Republic of Iran is preparing for a presidential election on June 28, 2024, following the untimely death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. The governments of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and the Islamic Republic are both theocratic regimes. However, contrary to common perceptions, in certain aspects…

  • Iran’s Youth vs. Theocracy: Iran After death of Raisi

    Iran’s Youth vs. Theocracy:
    Iran After death of Raisi

    Raisi is dead. A killer of thousands of innocent people who were executed with just a few questions. Some of these questions were: Is the prisoner willing to condemn the Mojahedin organization and its leader? Is the prisoner loyal to the ideals of the Mojahedin organization? And for the leftist…

  • How Iran’s Political Prisoners Are Driven to Suicide

    How Iran’s Political Prisoners Are Driven to Suicide

    Dalia Andam, a 15-year-old Kurdish protester from Sanandaj, tragically ended her life after rejoining protests and receiving threats from law enforcement. On November 17, 2022, Dalia was shot with 25 pellets during a protest, further attacked later, and her family avoided hospitals for fear of arrest. She rejoined protests but,…

  • From Iran to Palestine: The Shared Path of Liberation and Feminist Resistance

    From Iran to Palestine:
    The Shared Path of Liberation and Feminist Resistance

    This discussion revolves around the challenges and advancements of the Women, Life, Freedom Movement in Iran, which is resisting oppressive measures by the regime, including gender oppression and increasing death sentences for protesters. The interview introduces a member of the Nasvan Revolutionary Committee, a secret women’s committee formed to address…

  • War on Women: Tracing Nazi Tactics in Tehran’s Streets

    War on Women:
    Tracing Nazi Tactics in Tehran’s Streets

    In an unprecedented regime resistance, Ali Khamenei the leader of Islamic regime in Iran introduced “Political Haram,” linking religious law with politics to fortify the ideological foundation of Iran’s regime. This ideological maneuver targets especially women protesters, expanding the state’s repressive measures. The enforcement integrates religious prohibitions with political suppression,…

  • Rap as Rebellion: Toomaj Salehi’s Battle Against Oppression

    Rap as Rebellion:
    Toomaj Salehi’s Battle Against Oppression

    Toomaj Salehi, the most famous protest rapper in Iran, is a mechanical engineer and a lathe worker who has spent his salary and even his motorbike on creating his songs in protest against the regime. He says he is not afraid and wants to spread his courage to others. In…

  • Iran: A Movement for Life Against Execution

    Iran: A Movement for Life Against Execution

    Recent reports from Iran show a troubling increase in executions, with political dissidents like Worishe Moradi and Shahab Nad-Ali charged with “Baghy,” equating to rebellion. January 2024 saw 86 executions, outpacing new death sentences. This reflects an apparent policy shift or “cleansing” effort, with the death penalty used to suppress…

  • Women’s Activism in the Heart of Balochistan

    Women’s Activism in the Heart of Balochistan

    The history of Balochistan is deeply intertwined with the experiences of its women, whose stories of resistance and resilience offer valuable insights into the region’s cultural, social, and political landscape. Baloch women have been pivotal in movements against oppression, mitigating human rights abuses, and challenging authoritarian regimes, particularly in the…

  • Mohammed Ghobadlou; Story of a State Murder

    Mohammed Ghobadlou; Story of a State Murder

    24-year-old Mohammed Ghobadlou was executed in Iran for alleged involvement in protests after Mahsa/Jina Amini’s death. He faced charges of murder and Moharebeh, driving into police and causing death and injuries. His trial lacked proper legal representation, and his execution, the ninth linked to protests, followed dubious judicial processes, sparking…

  • Silent No More: The Roya Heshmati Story

    Silent No More: The Roya Heshmati Story

    Roya Heshmati’s story, an opponent of the compulsory Hijab in Iran, has sparked significant attention on social media. Roya, 33, lives in Tehran but is originally from Sanandaj. On her Facebook, she shared her experience at the District Court of Area 7 on the 13th of Dey. She was there…

  • A year after Jina’s murder

    A year after Jina’s murder

    On the occasion of the anniversary of the inception of the “Women, Life, Freedom” movement, the Islamic regime deployed a substantial military presence in an attempt to instill fear among the populace. The citizens, however, keenly assess the distribution of power but have shed their apprehension. They no longer live…