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Womens Liberation Front


Welcome to, formerly known as.Womens Liberation Front.  A website that hopes to draw and keeps your attention for  both the global 21th. century 3rd. feminist revolutution as well and a selection of special feminist artists and writers.

This online magazine will be published evey month and started February 2019 1st. 2019. Thank you for your time and interest.

Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
and radical feminist









                                                                                                            CRYFREEDOM 2019/2020

Read all about the Iranian Zan, zendagi, azadi  (Women, life, freedom) revolution!

Gino d'Artali
Indept investigative journalist



the supreme leader, the arch-reactionary Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his placeman president, Ebrahim Raisi. The message of the women when he visited a university is plain: <give way or get lost>.

'Facing Faces and Facts' to commemorate the above named and more and food for thought and inspiration to fight on.

  Click here for chapter 4   Below is chapter 3    Click here for chapter 2     Click here for chapter 1


9 November 2022
A protester, in jail for a week, speaks out as a witness.

7-6 November 2022
<I am a free woman, you are the pervert>  and
<A student dies, but doesn't accept humiliation,>

4 November-28 October
<If you shoot at close range, you can kill.>  a basijist





When one hurts or kills a women
one hurts or kills hummanity and is an antrocitie.
Gino d'Artali
and: My mother (1931-1997) always said to me <Mi figlio, non esistono notizie <vecchie> perche puoi imparare qualcosa da qualsiasi notizia.> Translated: <My son, there is no such thing as so called 'old' news because you can learn something from any news.>
Gianna d'Artali

Note by Gino d'Artali: The Zan, zendagi, azadi!> (Women, life, freedom) has just started and will only then end when khamenei and his puppets i.e. the morality police and the basijis give way or get lost!!
So Chapter 4 is where the protests continue and I'll continue to inform you about it. That's my pledge.

The Guardian
Supported by The
4 Nov 2022
By Deepa Parent
<<Dozens arrested as Iranian security forces attack university campuses
Iran's security forces have launched a series of attacks on university students at campuses across the country with dozens of students being arrested, according to the Students' Union of Iran. According to student organisations and human rights groups, the attacks on uni-versities intensified this week as young people gathered to mark 40 days since Mahsa Amini died in the custody of Iran's morality police in September. The death of the 22-year-old woman sparked eight weeks of nationwide protests against the regime. The highly sym-bolic 40th day traditionally marks the end of mourning. The Students Union of Iran has documented more than 40 arrests of university students and is collating reports of detentions and raids on cam-puses by security forces across the country on its Telegram channel.
The Norway-based Hengaw Organisation for Human Rights, which reports on Kurdish areas in the west of Iran, said the fate of dozens of young people arrested last week and dozens of others detained by security forces for attending earlier protests remained unknown.
Anousheh*, a student at a university in Tehran, told the Guardian that she was violently assaulted by security forces last weekend as she left her campus. <One of my best friends was arrested outside the campus this weekend and I still don't know where he is,> she said. <[After the protests] the security forces were waiting for stu-dents to exit the university and they started beating us with batons.
We all ran for our lives,> Anousheh said. <We have been warned by our faculty to stop the protests immediately to avoid arrests [but] we are not stopping.> University students in Mashhad also said they had been attacked by security forces this week, with videos online appearing to show plainclothes officers dragging students into vehicles. Karim* said he was part of a group of about 200 students who had gathered on 26 October to mark the 40th day of mourning for Mahsa Amini. Moments after arriving, Karim claims security forces locked the gates and blocked the exits. Students were detained and beaten as they tried to leave, he said. <After three hours, with security forces using teargas and batons, I managed to get out but at least seven of my friends have since been detained this week. Once they're taken away, no one knows where they are. University officials are powerless,> he said.>>
Names have been changed to protect identities.
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Womens News Agency
4 Nov 2022
<<Jina Mahsa Amini becomes symbol of resistance in Iran
Jina Mahsa Amini, who was killed in Tehran by the morality police, has become the symbol of the resistance for people, who have been taking to the streets in Iran and Rojhelat Kurdistan for 50 days.
News Center - The protests that started in Iran and Rojhelat Kurdistan following the killing of Kurdish woman Jina Mahsa Amini on September 16 continue. She has become the symbol of the anti-regime protests in Iran and Rojhelat Kurdistan.
The people don't want the regime
The protesters in Sanandaj and Saqez continue to take to the streets despite the attacks of the regime forces. The anti-regime protests in Kamyaran, Bukan and Bahe, cities in Rojhelat/Eastern Kurdistan continue. People continue to take to the streets in many cities of Iran such as Urmia, Fasa, Qazvin, Rasht, Karaj, Isfahan, Ahvaz, Bushehr, Tehran and Lahijan. The people no longer want the regime to rule the country and demand the resignation of the government. The protesters keep chanting the slogan, <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (Women, Life, Freedom)> and holding the photos of Jina Mahsa Amini during the protests.
Security forces open fire on people
Yesterday, people gathered in Isfahan to hold a commemoration for Jina Mahsa Amini; however, Iranian regime forces opened fire on the people. In Karaj, the soldiers of the Iranian regime attacked the people trying to hold a commemoration.>>

France 24 | The Observers
3 Nov 2022
Text by: Alijani Ershad
<<Investigation: How Iran's security forces are shooting to kill with 'non-combat' shotgun shells.
<If you shoot at close range, you can kill.> In a rare interview, a member of Iran's Basij paramilitary force told the FRANCE 24 Observers team that members of his unit were firing shotguns at protesters' chests and heads, aiming to kill them. While shotguns firing special ammunition can be considered <less-lethal> weapons - less deadly than military rifles like Kalashnikovs - they should never be used for crowd control at close range, experts say. At least 277 Iranians have been documented killed in the protests that have wracked Iran since September 16 over the death of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who died after being arrested by the morality police. Security forces have repressed the protests by force. While the single highest death toll - more than 66 people killed in the city of Zahedan on September 30 - happened when police opened fire using live rifle bullets, other protesters have been killed and injured by beatings and the use of so-called <less-lethal> weapons - notably shotguns. Dozens of videos shared online show the use of shotguns by Iranian security forces, including plainclothes police officers, the Basij forces - the paramilitary branch of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) - as well as anti-riot police. Amnesty International reports have also confirmed the widespread usage of shotguns by the Iranian security forces.
But they also have access to combat weapons like Kalashnikov assault rifles, and he believes they may be ordered to use them against the 2022 protests - as they were in 2019, when an estimated 1,500 protesters were killed in two weeks.

And if you kill someone, you won' <Mostafa> told us how he and other members of the Basij had received training in the use of what they call <non-combat> weapons, but do not follow the training during protests to not get in trouble. So hotheads or officers who do not care shoot at people's heads. That can be deadly.>>
It's a long story but worth reading to be prepared if you get my drift - Gino d'Artali
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France 24
3 Nov 2022
Text by News Wires
<<Clashes with police erupt near Iran's capital as protests continue.
Iranian protesters clashed with police in a town near the capital on Thursday, reportedly killing or wounding a number of members of the security forces, who at one point dropped stun grenades on the demonstrators from helicopters. It was the latest in a wave of demonstrations that have convulsed Iran for more than six weeks and mark one of the biggest challenges to the country's clerical rulers since they seized power in the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The protesters had gathered in Karaj, just outside Tehran, to mark the 40th day since the shooting death of Hadis Najafi, 22, one of several young women to have been killed during the protests. The demon-strations were ignited by the death of another woman held by the country's morality police. The 40th day after someone's death has great symbolism in Shiite Islam and is marked by public mourning. Commemorating protester deaths has given momentum to the on-going demonstrations, just as it did during the 1979 revolution that overthrew a Western-backed monarchy. Videos circulated online showed thousands of protesters in Karaj and clashes with police. In one of them, a helicopter flies over the protesters and drops flash grenades in an attempt to disperse them before landing in the middle of a highway. Government supporters on social media said the helicopter was sent to aid wounded policemen. The state-run IRNA news agency tweeted that police were attacked in the area and posted a video showing a police pickup truck that had crashed into a concrete barrier on a highway. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash, but videos showed protesters hurling rocks at the vehicle and a man firing into it as at least three wounded individuals were inside. IRNA later posted photos of what appeared to be two lifeless bodies. The semiofficial Tasnim news agency reported that three policemen were seriously wounded in clashes with protesters. It was not immediately clear it it was referring to the same event. Tasnim also reported that protesters set fire to a police kiosk and van. The semiofficial Fars news agency said a member of the paramilitary Basij militia was stabbed to death in Karaj. Iranian authorities heavily restrict media coverage of the protests and have periodically shut down internet access across the country, making it difficult to confirm details of the unrest.>>
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The Harvard crimson
2 Nov 2022
By Dalal Hassane, Contributing Opinion Writer
<<Jina Amini was a Kurdish Woman Like Me. Here's Why That Matters.
<Jin, jiyan, azadi!>
From a young age, Kurdish women like myself are introduced to this powerful phrase, which translates to <women, life, freedom.> Our families teach us that this phrase is an integral part of the liberation struggle against the powers that occupy us, coined by Kurdish resistance fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party. They teach us that we, too, are a part of the movement for our homeland; for women, life, and freedom. In the past month, we've heard people repeat <zan, zendegi, azadi,> the Farsi translation of this phrase. I see people emphasizing solidarity with <Iranian women,> to fight for <freedom for Iran,> and to honor <Mahsa> Amini. While I will always join Iranians in standing against this regime, I can't help but feel anger and resentment towards the erasure of Kurdish voices in this movement. After the death of Jina Amini, I immediately thought of my own mother, who experienced the same injustices Kurdish women still face in Iran today. After surviving the 1988 Halabja massacre in the Iraqi state, she fled to Iran, where she lived for three years. Unlike Jina, however, she survived the oppression and violence that the Iranian regime inflicted, and continues to inflict, on Kurds. Jina Amini, who was just 22 years old, was from the city of Saqqez in the Kurdistan province, the same city where the protests after her death first erupted. The city where Kurds continued to chant <women, life, freedom> as they have been for decades. Kurds have constantly echoed this phrase, but people finally joined us only after the Kurds of Saqqez screamed it in pain in the wake of Jina's death. To see this revolutionary phrase co-opted into Farsi without the acknowledgment of Jina's Kurdish identity and its implications for her death is devastating. This phrase, the phrase I grew up with, the phrase that helped me reconnect with my Kurdish heritage, was taken away from me - from us. Many people had never heard of <women, life, freedom> until they saw it in Farsi, in headlines as part of the movement <for Iranian women.> Under the Iranian regime, Kurdish names are banned. <Mahsa> was known to her family, friends, and community as Jina. Jina, the same name her mother repeated before her grave. Like many Kurdish women across our homelands, Jina often wore jili Kurdi (traditional Kurdish clothes). Like me, she heard Sorani Kurdish in her house. She, too, was familiar with the vibrant colors of the Kurdistan flag, a daughter of the sun. Jina's Kurdish identity was not irrelevant to her death. It is more than likely that the morality police knew that Jina was Kurdish when her brother allegedly pleaded with the police, telling them that they were not from Tehran, that they were just visitors. Iranian identification cards include postal codes, which indicate the province the detained person is from. Jina was from the Kurdistan Province of Iran.>>
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Womens Media Center
2 Nov 2022
<<Iranian regime kills 48 students under age of 18.
News Center - The protests that started in Iran and Rojhelat Kurdistan following the killing of Kurdish woman Jina Mahsa Amini by Iranian morality police, continue. 48 students under the age of 18 have been killed by Iranian regime forces since the protests started in the country. According to the reports received from different sources in Iran, 48 students under the age of 18, mostly Kurdish and Baloch children, have been killed by the Iranian regime forces during the protests.>>

France 24
1 Nov 2022
Text by News Wires | By Ethan Hajji
<<Despite deadly crackdowns, Iranians continue anti-regime protests. Iranians staged new protest actions to denounce the country's theocratic regime in defiance of a crackdown that is now seeing those arrested put on trial and facing the death penalty.
Iran has for the past six weeks been rocked by protests of a scale and nature unprecedented since the 1979 Islamic revolution, sparked by the death in September of Mahsa Amini who had been arrested by the Tehran morality police. The authorities have warned protesters it is time to leave the streets but the demonstrations have shown no sign of abating, taking place in residential areas, major avenues and universities nationwide. The challenge for the regime is compounded by the custom in Iran to mark 40 days since a person died, turning every <chehelom> 40-day mourning ceremony for the dozens killed in the crackdown into a potential protest flashpoint. Residents of the Tehran district of Ekbatan late Monday shouted protest movement slogans including <Death to the dictator> with security forces using stun grenades in a bid to stop the action, according to footage posted on the 1500tasvir monitoring site and other outlets. The Norway-based Hengaw rights organisation said the funeral in the mainly Kurdish city of Sanandaj in northwestern Iran on Monday for Sarina Saedi, a 16-year-old girl it said was killed in the crackdown, turned into a protest with anti-regime slogans shouted and women removing headscarves. 1500tasvir also posted a widely shared video on social media showing medical students protesting in the northern city of Tabriz telling the authorities <You are the pervert!> in a message to the morality police. Norway-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) group said that students were on Tuesday staging a sit-in protest at Isfahan University while social media footage indicated a similar action was in progress at the engineering faculty of Amir Kabir university in Tehran.
The protests have also seen a myriad of different tactics, with observers noting a new trend of young people tipping off the turbans of clerics in the street.
Thousands of people have been arrested nationwide in the crackdown on the protests, rights activists say, while Iran's judiciary has said 1,000 people have already been charged in connection with what it describes as <riots>. The trial of five men charged with offences that can carry capital punishment over the protests opened Saturday in Tehran. One of the men, Mohammad Ghobadlou, was sentenced to death at the first trial session, according to a video from his mother posted by the Washington-based Abdorrahman Boroumand Center. However this has not been confirmed by the judiciary.>>
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The Guardian
Supported by The Guardian
28 Oct 2022
By Deepa Parent
<<Two female journalists who were instrumental in reporting the death of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old woman whose death in the custody of Iran's morality police has sparked nationwide protests, have been labelled as CIA foreign agents by the Iranian regime.
Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi, who were arrested shortly after news broke of Amini's death and who are reportedly being held in Iran's notorious Evin prison, were accused of being foreign agents in a joint statement released by Iran's ministry of intelligence and the intelligence organisation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards last night. The statement, which refers to the two women as NH and EM, also described the protests as a pre-planned operation launched by the CIA, Mossad and other western intelligence agencies. The statement, which accused both women of being <primary sources of news for foreign media>, accused Hamedi of posing as a journalist and of compelling the family of Mahsa Amini to release information about their daughter's death. Hamedi was the first journalist to report from the hospital where Amini was being treated after collapsing while in the custody of Iranian authorities, who arrested her for wearing her hijab incorrectly. Mohammadi has been accused by the IRGC and the intelligence ministry of receiving training as a foreign agent abroad for her reporting from Amini's funeral in her home town of Saqqez. Mohammadi was arrested on 22 September and her lawyer said security forces broke down her door and took away personal items such as her phone and laptop. The statement, which was sent to Iranian news agencies on Friday evening, has been received with shock and fear by other Iranian journalists. The crime of spying for foreign governments carries the death penalty in Iran. More than 40 journalists have been detained since the protests erupted on streets across the country. Iran's Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) estimates that more than 220 people have died at the hands of the security forces since demonstrations began more than six weeks ago. <They've accused Niloofar and Elahe of being trained by the CIA. I can't be in contact with [any foreign journalists] any more,> said Reza*, a print journalist for an Iranian publication. <They're closely monitoring us and I have been advised to cut all ties with foreign correspondents. I have received calls from abroad on my cellphone and if they monitor my phone records and find that someone from the west was calling, even if it's a friend, that'll be a huge risk.> Aferin, another journalist working for an Iranian news source, said the moves to label the two journalists as spies was part of a concerted attack on the media in Iran, which would inevitably lead to further arrests as the regime attempted to prevent news of what was happening on the ground from reaching a global audience. <Now they'll waste no time punishing the journalists. They know that there are people inside Iran, like myself, who are in touch with friends or media abroad. They'll use this statement and conclusion to make more arrests, or worse, execute their own citizens for espionage,> he said.>>
* Names have been changed.

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