formerly known as
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 revolution as well as especially for the Zan, Zendagi, Azadi uprising in Iran and the struggles of our sisters in Afghanistan.

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

Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
radical feminist and activist









                                                                                                            CRYFREEDOM 2019/2020

The face of Iran's protests. Her life, her dreams and her death.

In memory of Jina 'Mahsa' Amini, the cornerstone of the 'Zan. Zendagi. Azadi revolution.
16 February 2023 | By Gino d'Artali

And also
Read all about the assasination of the 22 year young Jhina Mahsa Amini or Zhina Mahsa Amini (Kurdistan-Iran) and the start of the Zan, Zendagi, Azadi (Women, life, freedom) revolution in Iran  2022
and the latest news about the 'Women Live Freedom' Revolution per month in 2023:
November 19 - 13  -- November 13 - 4 -- November 5 - 1 -- October 31 - 16 -- October 15 - 1 -- September 30 - 16 -- September 17 - 1 --August 31 - 18 -- August 15 - 1-- July 31 - 16 --June 15-1--May 31 -16-- May 15-1--April--March--Feb--Jan
For all topics below that may hopefully interest you click on the image:


Updated November 22, 2023


Updated October 10, 2023


 Updated November 22, 2023


Updated November 17, 2023 


 Updated November 13, 2023


Here we are to enter THE IRANIAN WOMEN'S REVOLUTIONISTS against
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> in 2023.

Click here for a total list so far

'Facing Faces and Facts 1-2'  (2022) to commemorate the above named and more and food for thought and inspiration to fight on.
and 'Facing Faces & Facts 3' edited December 2022/March 2023

This is how the Iranian basiji shoot with pellets at especially girls and women and how they hang now martyrs of the women-led revolution.

August 10 - 8, 2023
I dedicate this page to the brave detained journalists Nazila Maroofian and Niloofar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi and all other Iranian journalists speaking the truth and nothing but the truth- Gino d'Artali

November 15 - 13, 2023
<<Two Journalists Among Iranian Women Arrested in Mass Raids....
<<Three women journalists arrested in Iran....
<<Arrest of Two Female Journalists in Rasht by Security Forces....
<<Journalists, Teenager Among Over 20 Arrested in Iran's Rasht....


and July 27, 2023
<<Iranian Influential Women: Mozayan ol-Saltaneh (1882-1919)....

November 9 - 8, 2023
<<Journalist and translator Manijeh Moazen, a colleague of Echo Iran and Tejarat Farda Weekly, was arrested by the Iranian security forces....
<<Another Journalist Arrested in Iran; Reason Unknown

<<Another Journalist Arrested in Iran; Reason Unknown....
<<Supreme Court of Iran rejects Saeeda Shafiei's request for retrial
and more news

October 23 - September 21, 2023
<<UN Special Rapporteur Says Iran <Must Stop> Persecuting Journalists as Two Reporters Jailed
<<Open Letter in Support of Jailed Iranian Journalists Hamedi, Mohammadi...
and <<Iranian Journalist Maroofian Flees Persecution to France...
and <<Iranian Influential Women: Masih Alinejad (1976-Present)...
and <<Journalist Covering Raisiís New York Visit Assaulted, Threatened...
and more news

*Victory is not easy, but it is certain*
'Mother of a long and free Iran'

Preface by Gino d'Artali and more - November 13 - October 31, 2023

September 19 - 12, 2023
<<Two Iranian Journalists Sentenced to Total of Over Eight Years in Prison....
<<Appeal in Solidarity with Iranís <Courageous> Women Journalists....
<<Global Trade Union Condemns Escalating <Repression> in Iran....
<<Bahareh Hedayat sent back to prison from hospital....
<<Dicle Muftuoglu nominated for Most Resilient Journalist Award....



Click here for an overview of the news of
September 7 untill June 27 2023


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.

Iranwire - Nov 15, 2023
<<Two Journalists Among Iranian Women Arrested in Mass Raids
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has urged Iranian authorities to immediately release two journalists and environmental activists, Nasim Tavafzadeh and Helaleh Nategheh, and stop trying to silence media workers by jailing them. <It is vitally important for the Iranian people to access truthful reporting on government policies, like the environment,> Sherif Mansour, CPJ's Middle East and North Africa program coordinator, said in a statement on November 14. Tavafzadeh, a social activist, environmental advocate and the editor-in-chief of the news website, as well as Nategheh, an environmental reporter for the same media outlet, were arrested in the northern city of Rasht on November 11 amid a widening government crackdown on dissent and the media. The two journalists were apprehended by members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps's (IRGC) Intelligence Organization and were taken to an undisclosed location.
The authorities have not disclosed the reason for detaining them.
Tavafzadeh and Nategheh were among at least 20 women activists who were detained and had their electronic devices confiscated in mass raids in Rasht. Those detained also included two writers, Rosita Rajaei and Nina Golestani, as well as the manager of a safehouse for animals, Anahita Hejazi. <Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release the two female journalists and the many others arrested in Rasht and realize that censoring the media does nothing to address the challenges that the government is facing,> Mansour said.
Iran ranked as the world's worst jailer of journalists when CPJ conducted its most recent census of imprisoned journalists worldwide on December 1, 2022. Approximately 100 journalists were among more than 10,000 people unlawfully detained in the wake of nationwide protests sparked by the September 2022 death of Mahsa Amini while in police custody for allegedly wearing a headscarf improperly. Many journalists have been released on bail while awaiting trial or have been issued summonses to serve multi-year sentences, CPJ said.>>

3 journalists arrested
JINHA - Womens news agency - November 14, 2023
<<Three women journalists arrested in Iran
News Center- Three women journalists were taken into custody in Iran in two days. On November 13, the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran raided the home of journalist Shaqaiaq Moradi. After the search of her home, she was taken into custody. Shaqaiaq Moradi was then taken to a prison. On November 11, Nasim Tavafzadeh, editor-in-chief of Moroor news site, and environmental journalist Helaleh Natigeh were in house raids conducted by the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The authorities have refused to give their families any information regarding their whereabouts or the charges they face.>>

Nasim Tavafzadeh and Halaleh Natigeh
Hengaw Organisation for Human Right - Nov 13 2023
<<Arrest of Two Female Journalists in Rasht by Security Forces
Nasim Tavafzadeh and Halaleh Natigeh, distinguished journalists and environmental activists, were apprehended by the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Rasht. The detainees were subsequently transported to an undisclosed location. According to reports received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Nasim Tavafzadeh, the director of the <Mrur> news site and head of the Sabzekaran Balan Environmental Institute, was taken into custody by the intelligence department of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on November 11, 2023. Simultaneously, Halaleh Natigeh, an environmental reporter for the Mrur news outlet and a member of the Sabzekaran Balan Environmental Institute, also faced arrest. Nasim Tavafzadeh, known for her contributions as a writer, social activist, and environmental advocate, alongside her husband, has been actively involved in environmental initiatives in the Gilan region, focusing particularly on waste management. As of the time of reporting, detailed information regarding the grounds for the arrest and the specific charges against these two journalists remains unavailable. The Hengaw Organization for Human Rights continues to monitor and gather information on this developing situation.>>

Iranwire - 13 Nov 2023
<<Journalists, Teenager Among Over 20 Arrested in Iran's Rasht
Iranian authorities have detained at least 20 people, including four journalists, a prominent social activist and a teenage girl, in the northern city of Rasht. The arrests took place on November 11 amid a widening government crackdown on dissent and massive human rights violations. According to Radio Farda, the arrests were carried out by officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps's (IRGC) intelligence arm.
Those targeted were apprehended without prior notice or explanation.
The four arrested journalists work for the Moroor news site and include its editor-in-chief, Nasim Tavafzadeh, a well-known writer, social activist and environmental advocate. More than 10 women and a teenage girl were also arrested in their homes. The officers presented search warrants but failed to provide any explanation for the arrests. The authorities have refused to give their families any information regarding their whereabouts or the charges they face.>>

Maryam Amid-Semnani
Iranwire - July 27 2023 - by SHADYAR OMRANI
<<Iranian Influential Women: Mozayan ol-Saltaneh (1882-1919)
Maryam Amid-Semnani, known as Mozayan ol-Saltaneh, was an intellectual and journalist living in early 20th-century Iran, a time when most women either could not read or write or, if they could, they would hide it. It was in this repressive atmosphere that Maryam Mozayan ol-Saltaneh first attempted to open a girls' school and publish the second women's newspaper in the country, becoming the first woman to head a national publication. Even though Mozayan ol-Saltaneh's second venture was short-lived, it had a transformative role in thinking of women and their abilities.
... later, Maryam married a prominent intellectual, Ghavam ol-Hokama, who died a few years later. As a result, Mozayan ol-Saltaneh raised their two children on her own. Throughout these years and for the rest of her life, she remained preoccupied with teaching and womenís literacy.
A Women's Magazine <Blossoms>
In 1913, eight years after the first newspaper was published in Iran, Mozayan ol-Saltaneh published a women's newspaper called Shokufeh (<Blossom>), two years after the very first women's weekly, Danesh (<Knowledge>), had been forced to shut down. Danesh was first launched in 1910 by Masoumeh Kahal, a female eye doctor who had been trained in medicine by American missionaries. The weekly was widely distributed in Iran and other countries before it ended after 12 months. <The wind blew bringing the scent of amber/ Almonds, bursting into blossoms> was the legend below the logo of the newly published Shokufeh. <No country can join the circle of civilization and progress except through newspapers,> wrote Mozayan ol-Saltaneh in its first issue. <Newspapers challenge thoughts, teach us speech and rhetoric and show us how to live, how to earn money and wealth, how to learn manners and ethics and how to socialize, communicate, gain knowledge, trade and cultivate. It is only with the help of newspapers, published specifically for women and in a language they are familiar with, that ideas and habits penetrate our being to wake us from our deep slumber and the stupefying effects of the opium of ignorance. God willing, with the help of this newspaper, we shall rise above the humiliation of ignorance and sit on the throne of knowledge, peace and comfort.> >>
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