Category: Features

Cleverly summons Iranian diplomat following ‘threats’ to journalists in UK

Police received ‘credible information’ about a threat to the lives of journalists Iran’s most senior diplomat in Britain was summoned to the Foreign Office after police received “credible information” about a threat to the lives of journalists in the UK, the Government said. Foreign […]

Iran’s most senior diplomat in Britain summoned by James Cleverly over ‘threats’ made to journalists

Iran‘s most senior diplomat in Britain has been summoned to the Foreign Office over alleged threats to the lives of journalists in the UK. Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said he had called in Iran’s charge d’affaires, Mehdi Hosseini Matin, to make […]

Iranian Protesters Deserve the Unwavering Support of the International Left

BY KHOSROW GOLSORKHI The international left should affirm Iranian protesters’ feminist and democratic message of “Women, Life, Freedom.” If we don’t, we risk ceding the public discourse to neoconservatives and liberal hawks who will use the protests for their own […]

Slavoj Žižek sends a message of solidarity to the Iranians’ woman, life & freedom movement.

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher, cultural theorist and public intellectual. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London, visiting professor at New York University and a senior researcher at the University […]

Do you hear the people sing?

People seek solace in revolutionary songs time and again when they fight oppressive regimes. During their concert in Argentina on October 29, popular English band Coldplay invited the exiled Iranian actor Golshifteh Farahani on stage. Together, they performed the new […]

Urgent action demanded over imprisoned protesters

3 November 2022 Press release For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has expressed concern over the huge numbers of arrests made and charges tabled relating to the ongoing protests that followed the […]

Iran: UN must act urgently after authorities unlawfully kill eight protesters in less than 24 hours

Responding to the unlawful killings of at least eight people since last night by Iran’s security forces as they again opened fire on mourners and protesters in at least four provinces and building on growing international calls for a UN mechanism on Iran, Heba Morayef, Amnesty International’s Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said: “The Iranian authorities’ reckless and unlawful use of firearms against protesters, […]

‘Child of This Land’ by Nik Yousefi

This video is as an act of protest against the injustices taking place in Iran. It aims to represent the silenced voices of everyday Iranians inside Iran by shedding light on the issues of compulsory veiling, child labour, the death […]

In Iran, Mass Protests Are Chanting “No Mullahs, No Shah, Just Democracy”

Iranian protesters set their scarves on fire while marching down a street on October 1, 2022, in Tehran, Iran. (Getty Images)

AN INTERVIEW WITHPARANDEH Iran has exploded in protest following the death of Jîna (Mahsa) Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman detained by “morality police.” We spoke with an Iranian leftist about the mass mobilization and why Western meddling undermines the cause […]

As protests rock Iran, its most feared security force is lying in wait

Thousands of people poured into the streets of Mahsa Amini’s hometown Wednesday and marched to her grave. Iranian security forces responded — as they have throughout the course of the nationwide protests inspired by her death — with violence and […]