Just yesterday, an Iranian cleric was saying that promiscuous Iranian women cause earthquakes. He may have misstated the particular natural disaster. An asylum seeker in Britain, Bita Ghaedi, conducted a hunger strike for more than a month because she was terrified of being tortured and killed if she is forced to return to Iran. Yet, [...]
Hmm, judging by the near silence from the mainstream media, apparently no one seems too freaked out that the UNITED STATES IS FIRING MISSILES IN CALIFORNIA. Not even missiles for our own “security.” They’re test missiles, partially funded by the U.S., FOR ISRAEL TO FIRE AT IRAN (“preemptively,” of course). Crazy talk? Nope.
WASHINGTON — Inspired by Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi’s brave promise last week to represent in court the family of Neda Agha-Soltan, murdered by Iranian militia during last weekend’s demonstrations in a rally in Tehran, the peace group CODEPINK has created a letter addressed to Ebadi for women worldwide to sign, a pledge of [...]
In case you missed it, the New York Times featured an Op-Ed piece last week celebrating the strength of women’s voices in the movement in Iran – both in 1979 and now today. An excerpt: From Day 1, Iran’s women stood in the vanguard. Their voices from rooftops were loudest, and their defiance in the [...]