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 started December 2019 and will be published evey month and concerning the 'Women, Life, Freedom' revolution in Iran every week. Thank you for your time and interest.
Gino d'Artali
indept investigative journalist
radical feminist and womens rights 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: August 31 - 18  -- August 15 - 1
-part2--August 15 - 1-- July 31 - 16 --July 15 -1--June 30 - 15--June 15-1--May 31 -16-- May 15-1--April--March--Feb--Jan  
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 Updated August 20, 2023





Updated August 17, 2023


Updated July 18, 2023


 Updated August 12, 2023

updated July 15, 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

Dear reader, from here on the 'Woman, Life, Freedom' page-(s)/menu will look a bit different and this to avoid too many pop-ups ,meaning the underlined period  in yellow tells you in what period you are. If you dissagree about any change feel more than free to let me know what you think at
This does not count for the  above topics which, when clicked on, will still appear in a pop-up window and for now the 'old' lay-out 'till I worked that all out. Thank you. Gino d'Artali

Part 2
June 15, 2023
The terorizing of Kian's family and especilly his mother continues:
<<Slain Child's Mother Under House Arrest....

June 14, 2023
More killing/the aftermath
<<Slain Kian Pirfalak's Relative Killed by Agents on Kian's Birthday....


<<Young Man Shot Dead as Iranian Authorities Try to Silence Justice-Seeking Families ....

Part 1 - June 12,2023

Tribute to KIAN PIRFALA, 9 years old and victim of the Islamic Republic's Savagery 10 years ago.

Part 3

<<The Tulips: A Moving Tribute Film to Slain Child Kian Pirfalak....
<<For Kian's Mother....
<<Murdering the Cousin on Kian's 10th Birthday

<<Iranian Actress Charged for Supporting Slain Child's Family

<The Child is not dead.
Dedicated to Kian Pirfalak.

Part 2 June 14,2023: Please do click the yellow link below because it will open a new window with these important to know aftermath fact:
<<Iran's Lies Fail to Mask Truth in Kian Pirfalak Tragedies....

Part 5:
<<Kian's mother says <I can't believe he's dead>....

Part 6:
<<Where is the mother of Kian?....

Part 4:
The irgc terror against the mother of Kian Pirfalak (Allah has his soul) and other family-members continue even more heinous

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When one hurts or kills a women or child
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.

Short preface by Gino d'Artali:
Tribute to the honourable Kian Pirfalak
slain when he was nine by the cowardly bullets fired by Islamic Republic security forces on November 16, 2022.
For hours I've been thinking on how to pay tribute to him when I felt constantly wrapped up by a deep felt grief. 
Iranwire did publish 3 articles about it of which the first one I'll quote completely as part 1 of my tribute:

Iranwire - June 12, 2023 - By SAMANEH GHADARKHAN
<<The 10th Birthday of Kian Pirfalak, Victim of the Islamic Republic's Savagery
Kian Pirfalak, a nine-year-old boy in Izeh, Iran's Khuzestan province, aspired to become a robotics engineer and inventor before he was killed by bullets fired by Islamic Republic security forces on November 16, 2022. He would have been 10 years old this past Sunday June 11. With his death, Iran lost a talented and bright child with a bright future and who already had grans plans to contribute to the intellectual wealth of his country. And in a shocking, perverse turn, security forces killed Kian's mother's cousin on the date of the young boy's birthday. Security forces had already threatened Kian's family ahead of the birthday, saying that they would kill Kian's mother and younger brother, if they used the occasion to celebrate his life and to mark his death. Kian Pirfalak was in his family's car on November 16, returning home with his parents and younger brother, when he was shot dead by Iranian agents. He was buried two days later, on Friday, November 18, as a large gathering people of Izeh chanted slogans against the Islamic Republic and the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. <Kian was ambitious and loved to hear stories and read books,> says Narges, a friend of the family. <He was fond of Harry Potter and had perhaps watched the movie more than 10 times. He was also very fond of animals, professional chess, taekwondo, karate and playing darts.>
A Soaring Imagination
Kian was no ordinary child: nor was his mother Mahmonir an ordinary woman and mother. <Kian loved animals,> says Narges. <If they bought him a duckling or a bird, and if it later died, he would become sentimental and felt horrible. He was so gentle and, until he was almost seven or eight years old, he spoke with a delicate kindness. He talked so kindly and treated both animals and people with so much feeling that kids said he should have been a girl,> Narges says. <Kian had a soaring imagination. The reason for this was the stories that his mother told him. Mahmonir, who had an artistic talent from childhood, told Kian many stories but, unlike most mothers, these were not run-of-the-mill stories. Her stories were a blend of reality and imagination, stories about galaxies and astronauts, the lives of dinosaurs, mythological creatures and space aliens,> she added.
Kian's was always engrossed by these stories, the family friend said, and remembered every detail of how they began, unfolded and ended. When Kian turned seven, Mahmonir decided that her fictions were not enough for her son so she put together a library for him, from books about space aliens and sea creatures, to stars, galaxies, great scientists and anything else she could imagine. In the last year of his life, says Narges, Kian and her mother read all the stories of Scheherazadeh [the 1,001 or <Arabian> nights], of the genie and the magic lantern and most of the stories of the Shahnameh [the Persian Book of Kings], the national epic of Iran, composed by Ferdowsi more than a 1,000 years ago. The last story that Mahmonir was reading from the Shahnameh to Kian was the legend of Zahak, the Serpent King, an evil figure in Persian mythology. But Kian was not destined to hear the end of the story: <The night before he was killed, Kian fell sleep as Mahmonir was reading the story. In the morning, when Kian woke up, he asked 'Mom, what happened to Zahak?' and Mahmonir told him 'I will read it to you tonight.' But it was not to be.>
Painting and Simulating Electronics Circuits
According to Narges, Kian had installed Edison, a multimedia application for simulating and understanding electronic circuits, on his mother's laptop and enjoyed playing with it. He was usually dynamic and playful but, in the last months of his life he often went to his room, closed the door and made handicrafts or painted. When he went to school on the same fateful day of November 16, his clothes was covered in paint. Quoting his mother, Narges says that Kian's teacher asked his mother <Why does Kian make himself so dirty?> and Mahmonir had answered <Because he loves to cover himself in colors.> In his last month, Kian was continuously painting, even though Mahmonir had never taught him how to paint. <I don't remember ever painting something for Kian and he never asked me to draw him something,> Mahmonir told Narges. <Every few days he would ask for a new sketchpad.> Mahmonir is a high school teacher of photography, painting and graphics, and did some work for the Shad (<Happy>) software that was launched by the Ministry of Education for remote learning during the pandemic. On the day of his burial, they had brought Kianís bag to the burial site and her mother opened it during the ceremonies. Even though she had seen Kian painting, when Mahmonir saw his sketchpad she said: <I wish I had seen these earlier, not after he is gone, especially the last painting, which was of the angel of death.> 
His Mother's Best Friend
<Kian was my best friend and I never got bored when he was around because we always had something to talk about,> Mahmonir told Narges. <As Kian put it, we got 'rid of' Radin [Kian's younger brother] by sending him somewhere with his dad so we could watch television together and eat something. He enjoyed being with his mother and that is why we sent those two to a coffee shop or the park.> <There are things in life that you miss very badly,> Mahmonir also said to Narges. <There were things that we wished to do together and places to go together but there was no time. Either I was working or Kian was at school. We spent a lot of time together but I think we would have wanted more even if we spent 100 years together. I lost my best friend and this is very painful.> <Mahmonir's great regret concerns the two months before Kian was killed, because she was really feeling very bad due to what was happening during the protests and for the people who were killed,> says Narges. <'I could not take good care of my life and I didnít know what to do,' she said at the time. 'It seemed as though something was going to happen to me, myself, as well.'>
<Anxiety, worries and fears about the future of our children had gripped me even though we had not participated in the protests,> Mahmonir told Narges. <Kian was the red line of my life.> After giving birth to Kian, Mahmonir was given a wrong dose of medication and was near death. <I wish I had died and did not have to witness this day,> Mahmonir told her friends, speaking of Kian's death. <Perhaps I should not have fought to stay alive.> Narges says that Mahmonir does not like to see sorrow on the faces of people when she talks about Kian. <I know that Kian is gone but I neither believed it nor do I want to believe it,> Mahmonir says. <When I say the name of Kian and people show sorrow, it is as though they are telling me that Kian no longer exists, and this is very painful. Kian is everywhere.> After Kian was killed, his family left the home where they were tenants. Their furniture and household items are now scattered in the homes of their relatives and Mahmonir, Kian's father Meysam and his younger brother live at the home of Meysam's mother in a village near Izeh. <We are near Kian because he is buried near this village, a kilometer away from Meysam's parental home,> Mahmonir tells people. Kian loved martial arts and preferred taekwondo and karate to bicycling and football. He had registered for a taekwondo class but, after one session, the pandemic shut down classes and Kian never had a chance to practice it again. Nevertheless, he played football excellently and was a good goalkeeper. He loved to play darts too. Like most other young boys, he was a fan of Lionel Messi, but his favorite football team was Dortmund. He was not a big fan of Iranian football but he liked Persepolis FC because this team had always been a champion since Kian was born.
His Mother's Wish
Kian was serious about studying robotics. Narges says there are few robotics classes and workshops in Izeh, as a small town, but there are many talented children in the city. Mahmonir hopes to see a robotics center named after Kian open one day in Izeh - so that children can learn robotics in a workshop that carries Kianís name and even attend under his name at competitions and festivals. And, as it happens, one of Kian's teachers has plans to establish just such a place. A final birthday gift to the young and slain Kian Pirfalak.>>
Very personal note by Gino d'Artali: Yes, mother of Kian - Allah has his soul - , and ms Mahmonir, Kian is everywhere and in the hearts of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Iranians I'm sure. And I thank Iranwire for sharing this article with us and I with my readers.
Long life free Iran 

Iranwire - June 5, 2023
<<Parents of Nine-Year-Old Kian Pirfalak Sue Government Agents
The parents of Kian Pirfalak, a nine-year-old boy who was killed by Iranian security forces during protests last year, have filed a complaint against the <judiciary's bailiffs> for the killing of their son. Security forces shot at the car carrying Kian Pirfalak in the southwestern city of Izeh on November 16, killing the boy and wounding his father, Meysam Pirfalak. The mother, Zeinab Molaei-Rad, posted a picture of the complaint on social media. The couple emphasized that it does not have any complaints against those who have been arrested and prosecuted over the killing of their son and others in Izeh. Kian Pirfalak's uncle reposted the complaint on his Twitter page and wrote, <Since the beginning of the recent protests in Izeh, at least 13 young people have been killed, dozens have been injured and several hundred people have been arrested.> Sajjad Pirfalak also wrote that the families of Kian Pirfalak and other victims want all death sentences to be canceled. The judiciary of the Islamic Republic has sentenced Abbas Kurkuri to death on charges of murdering Kian Pirfalak and six other people in Izeh. The families of Kian Pirfalak and other victims have repeatedly said that the security forces of the Islamic Republic bear the sole responsibility for the killing of their loved ones. In April, Kian's father said in a video, <I have not and will not make any complaints against Mujahid Kurkuri and the people of Izeh because my wife and I saw with our own eyes that the security forces, under the command of Eidi Alipour, opened fire on our car, wounded me and killed my son.> During the funeral ceremony for her son, Kian's mother explicitly accused government agents of being responsible for her son's death.>>
Note by Gino d'Artali: this proofs how resilient Iranian  people are who only want one thing: JUSTICE AND A FREE IRAN 

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