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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 chaper 5  
  Click here for chapter 4   Click here for chapter 3    Click here for chapter 2     Click here for chapter 1


21-18 Nov 2022
'This comes down to patriarchy and power'

19-15 Nov 2022
...the protesters chanted: <Basij, Sepah - you are our Isis!> ...

16-8 Nov 2022
<<Iranian leaders resist growing demands for referendum on constitution. 

12-16 Nov 2022
President Macron (France), Chancelor Scholf (Germany) and the United Kingdom government  speak pro the revolution.


9 - 11 November 2022
A protester, in jail for a week, speaks out as a witness.

and more news

8-6 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.

9 Nov 2022
Long Read
<<Iran protester: 'We could hear the beatings and screams in jail'
Anti-government protests in Iran have entered an eighth week, despite a crackdown by security forces in which local human rights activists say at least 321 people have been killed and 14,800 others have been detained. One female protester in her 20s, who spent a week in prison and was recently released on bail, told the BBC's Khosro Kalbasi Isfahani that she witnessed physical and psycho-logical torture, and other ill-treatment.
This article contains details some readers may find distressing.
Short presentational grey line
<I have been released from jail, but I feel like I am still shackled.
I had heard stories about people being arrested and tortured, but it is different when you see such things first-hand. I feel that I am going to explode with rage, since I can't do anything for those still stuck in jail. I just want to get this testimony out there. There were girls as young as 15 among the people detained with us. Two young women suffered from chronic illnesses, but our jailers refused to give them medicine. One of them panicked and fainted when she was handed a heavy prison sentence. But the security officers did not care. We asked them to call an ambulance, but a female officer said she would <be alright soon enough>.
The same women was tortured while being interrogated. They smashed her hands so severely that almost all her fingernails were broken. When another woman had a seizure, the guards just shrugged it off, saying that if she died it would mean "one piece of trash less on earth". She suffered from epilepsy, but the guards refused her access to medication.
A fourth woman had cancer. But the security officers refused her access to medical care. She had letters from respected doctors saying that she needed to visit medical centres for routine procedures, but they refused her medical care.
A 17-year-old girl said her main concern was that she would not be able to get good marks in her final school exams, because she could not study in prison. She told us that she hoped her mother had told her school principals that she was sick, so they would let her go back to school after getting released. A young man in his 20s, who was arrested at the same time as us, was beaten so badly by security forces. They hit him on his head with batons. He feared that he would die there and then. He gave us his name and his parents' address so that we would be able to tell them about his last moments. I don't know where they took him. They also brought young men into the cell next to ours and beat them. We could hear the sound of the beatings and their screams. We panicked when we heard those sounds. Another terrifying thing about being arrested during the protests was that no clear procedures were followed. You did not know what might happen to you, hour to hour. Everything depended on the whims of the officer handling your case. And they constantly lied to you. You were kept in state of limbo.
Many protesters also cannot afford the hefty bails that the judges are demanding, meaning that they are stuck in jail.
Since my release, I have felt that my hands are tied. They have installed so many surveillance cameras across my city that I feel that anywhere I go they are constantly watching me. Many people have stopped taking their mobile phones to protests because that will expose them to additional risks if they get arrested.
I hope that nobody else will be forced to suffer even a shred of what we saw and endured. I was beaten at the time of my arrest. But your own personal pain becomes irrelevant when you see the pain of others. I can say with confidence that almost no-one cried over their own injuries - it was only over the pain of others or out of fear for their families.' >>Read all here:
including embedded links to
- 'I took off my hijab in front of police - we are winning'
- Iran protester: 'You know you might never come back'
- Iran demos: 'If you talk, they'll put a bullet in your head'
related articles

The Guardian
11 Nov 2022
By Patrick Wintour
<<Foreign Office asks Iran to explain alleged death threats to UK-based reporters The Foreign Office has summoned the Iranian deputy ambassador over allegations that two London-based journalists have faced death threats from Tehran-backed agents over the reporting of the country's protests. The news channel Iran International took precautionary steps to protect its reporters after being informed by the Metropolitan police earlier this week that it believes there were credible threats to the journalists' lives. The two reporters have not been named nor the precise threats detailed. The summons came as the EU prepares to impose sanctions on Monday on a further 30 Iranian officials seen as being at the heart of the human rights abuses in the country. But plans to label the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group, canvassed by Germany, are not likely to be taken up. Explaining the diplomatic summons, the foreign secretary, James Cleverly, said that <the UK will always stand up to threats by foreign nations. We do not tolerate threats to life and intimidation of any kind towards journalists, or any individu-al living in the UK.> Iran International, BBC Persian and a third channel, Manoto, have been at the forefront of the reporting of the Iranian protests, often relying on video footage sent from mobile phone cameras. The protests were sparked by the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, but spread into a wider up-rising over repression in Iran. Partly due to the censorship imposed on the Iranian media, external satellite channels are dispropor-tionately watched inside Iran, prompting the Iranian government to resort to internet shutdowns to prevent access to the channels.
In a statement earlier this week, an Iran International spokesperson said: <These are state-sponsored threats to journalists in the UK. It is truly shocking that independent journalists on British soil are receiving credible threats to their lives in an effort to prevent free, uncensored information reaching the people of Iran. Britain is the home of free speech. We stand as part of that tradition, proud to serve the 85 million people of Iran with the information they cannot receive at home. The IRGC cannot be allowed to silence a free press in the UK.> The Metropolitan police formally notified both journalists that these threats represented an imminent, credible and significant risk to their lives and those of their families. Other journalists at the station have also been notified by the police of threats. Inside Iran, more than 60 journalists have been arrested, according to Amnesty International, with some individuals alleged to have sent videos to UK-based Farsi news channels being described as agents of foreign powers.>>
Read more here:

11 Nov 2022
<<'When I received threats I knew my way was right'
An Iranian woman living in Scotland has told of threats she received after protesting against the forced wearing of the hijab.
Melika Balali, won has gold wrestling for Scotland, has been given police security after allegedly receiving threats from her government.
The 22-year-old staged a protest on the winner's platform of the British Wrestling Championships in June.
During the medal ceremony, she held up a sign that read <stop forcing hijab, I have the right to be a wrestler>. >>
Read all here:

The Guardian
Supported by The
11 Nov. 2022
By Deepa Parent and Ghoncheh Habibiazad
<<Rapper who protested over death of Mahsa Amini faces execution in Iran.
Three weeks after he was violently arrested at his home by Iran's security forces, Saman Yasin, a young Kurdish artist and rapper, is facing execution. He has been charged with waging war against God after posting his support for antiregime protesters on social media.
His fate, which will be decided in the coming days by the Iranian courts, could be shared by thousands of other young protesters being held in detention as human rights organisations warn that the regime may unleash a bloody campaign of revenge in an attempt to quash continuing protests. According to the UN, an estimated 14,000 people, including children, have been detained by the regime since the protests began more than eight weeks ago, after the 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in custody having been arrested by Iran's morality police. <Over the past six weeks, thousands of men, women and children - by some accounts over 14,000 persons - have been arrested, which includes human rights defenders, students, lawyers, journalists and civil society activists,> said Javaid Rehman, the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, on Wednesday. <In another most disturbing development, Iranian authorities have announced earlier this week that they will be holding public trials for over 1,000 arrested persons in Tehran and a similar number outside the capital. The charges against these persons will include charges carrying the death penalty. In the absence of any domestic channels of accountability, I would stress the significance of the role and responsibility of the international community in addressing impunity for human right violations in Iran.> On 6 November, 227 Iranian lawmakers urged the judiciary to <deal decisively with the perpetrators of these crimes and with all those who assisted in the crimes and provoked rioters>, which human rights activists fear will lead to a wave of executions and life sentences handed down by the courts in the coming weeks. The authorities have announced they plan to hold trials for 1,000 protesters held in Tehran. The Hengaw Organization for Human Rights said that high-profile prisoners like Yasin could be used by the Iranian regime to attempt to terrify those who continue to protest.>>
Read more here:
Opinion by Gino d'Artali: keep on dreaming you axis of evil because if and if only you Yasin and others are being hanged which they'll be too terified to do because of the the aftermath that might follow: local; national and international protests by the 100.000's and a lot of international political protests and demands to immediately stop the hangings.

France 24
10 Nov 2022
Text: News Wires
<<Iran protests continue as demonstrators commemorate deadly crackdown in southeast.
Protests in Iran raged on streets into Thursday with demonstrators remembering a bloody crackdown in the country's southeast, even as the nation's intelligence minister and army chief renewed threats against local dissent and the broader world. Meanwhile, a top official in Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard claimed it had <achieved> having so-called hypersonic missiles, without providing any evidence.
The protests in Iran, sparked by the Sept. 16 death of a 22-year-old woman after her detention by the country's morality police, have grown into one of the largest sustained challenges to the nation's theocracy since the chaotic months after its 1979 Islamic Revolution.
At least 328 people have been killed and 14,825 others arrested in the unrest, according to Human Rights Activists in Iran, a group that's been monitoring the protests over their 54 days. Iran's government for weeks has remained silent on casualty figures while state media counterfactually claims security forces have killed no one. As demonstrators now return to the streets to mark 40th-day remembrances for those slain earlier - commemorations common in Iran and the wider Middle East - the protests may turn into cyclical confrontations between an increasingly disillusioned public and security forces that turn to greater violence to suppress them.
Online videos emerging from Iran, despite government efforts to suppress the internet, appeared to show demonstrations in Tehran, the capital, as well as cities elsewhere in the country. Near Isfahan, video showed clouds of tear gas. Shouts of <Death to the Dictator> could be heard - a common chant in the protests targeting Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. It wasn't immediately clear if there were injuries or arrests in this round of protests, though Iran's state-run IRNA news agency acknowledged the demonstrations near Isfahan. They commemorated the Sept. 30 crackdown in Zahedan, a city in Iran's restive Sistan and Baluchestan province, in which activists say security forces killed nearly 100 people in the deadliest violence to strike amid the demonstrations.>>
Read more here:

France 24
10 Nov 2022
<<Taraneh Alidoosti expresses support.
The Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti has posted a picture of herself on Instagram without a headscarf to express support for anti-government demonstrations. She is currently in Iran and is one of the country's most successful actresses, with millions of followers on Instagram. FRANCE 24's Carolyn Lamboley explains.>>
Watch the video, 1.34 min., here:

9 Nov 2022
<<Iranian protesters look to outside world for help.
The anti-government protests sweeping Iran are now in their eighth week, with no sign of ending, despite a bloody crackdown. The rest of the world has watched with alarm, with some countries taking steps in support of the protests.
What do Iranians want?
The protesters first want to be heard and get news coverage by the world's media. The Iranian government has taken steps to minimise this as much as possible. For instance, foreign correspondents there (the BBC and others are banned) are not permitted to report the protests, film them or even take pictures. As a result, citizen journalism and posting videos of protests on social media are key to getting the news out. But the government tries to stop this also. According to internet monitoring group NetBlocks, during the last seven weeks, the internet in Iran has often been shut down or massively interrupted. At the same time, 32 journalists have been arrested, according to the International Federation of Journalists, and the two remaining social media apps, Instagram and WhatsApp, have been blocked. Opposition figures and civil society activists continuously call for more pressure on the regime to stop the violence and to hold it accountable. According to rights groups, more than 300 people, including at least 41 children, have been killed since the protests started. Last month, 43 international human rights organisations urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to hold an emergency session about Iran, investigate the crackdown and take legal action against those responsible. Prince Reza Pahlavi, the son of the last Shah, or king, of Iran and a central figure for opposition outside the country, wrote to UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierres and the UN's children's charity Unicef. He asked for multinational investigations into the killing of children in Iran. Along with other well-known opposition figures, Prince Reza has repeatedly called on Western leaders to openly condemn the violence by the Iranian government. Many activists and opponents of the Iranian regime have also called for Iranian diplomats to be expelled from other countries and for the recall of foreign diplomats from Tehran.>>
Read more here:

Womens News Magazine
9 Nov 2022
<<Iran protests continue, death toll rises to 321.
News Center- The protests that sparked in Iran and Rojhelat following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini have continued for 54 days. University students keep holding sit-ins despite the regime crackdown, threats and arrests.
Protests at universities The regime's security forces continue to threaten and arrest university students. Despite that, the students keep holding sit-ins in many universities in Iran and Rojhelat. In the city of Abad, the university students took to the streets and chanted anti-regime slogans. The students demanded the release of arrested students. The Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) has reported that nearly 15,000 have been arrested and 429 university students have been charged until now. The organization has also reported that the death toll has reached 321 people, including 50 children, in 136 cities and 135 universities that have witnessed protests.>>
Note from Gino d'Artali: I thought about it since 2 weeks or but having read this 'm going to get in action because I know the death toll must be a lot higher. So I'll go back to about the beginining and add-up from there. I'm sure the real death toll will be very painfull but ... they died for the revolution! At the beginning of December I'll publish it.

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