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 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
radical feminist and activist









                                                                                                            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 Jinha 2023  Click here for Chaper 6   Click here for Chapter 5     Click here for Chapter 4   Click here for Chapter 3    Click here for Chapter 2     Click here for Chapter 1
Description of chapters coming up

20 - 16 Dec 2022
<Make no mistake, this was a revolution from its earliest days. It was not just protests. The revolutionary current that started this will see it to a finish. They are weak and they are scared of us,> ....
and more news


16 - 13 Dec 2022
The vote in the 54-member council known as ECOSOC to remove Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women for the remainder of its 2022-2026 term was 29-8 with 16 abstentions. US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield called the vote <historic,> the first-ever ouster of a commission member and <the right thing to do. I think we sent a strong message to the Iranian government and we sent a strong message to Iranian women,>  ... and more news

13 - 12 Dec 2022
Has the Iranian judiciary began the execution spree of protesters?

9 - 7 Dec 2022
Iranian forces shooting at faces and genitals of female protesters, medics say...

and more news...

7 - 6 Dec 2022
President Ebrahim Raisi said in televised comments Saturday that Iran's republican and Islamic foundations were constitutionally entrenched <but there are methods of implementing the constitution that can be flexible>. ...  

5 - 3 Dec 2022
<<Iran civil uprising is a 'turning point in the history of Iranian people'   

30 - 28 Nov 2022
Iranian authorities have arrested a niece of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after she recorded a video describing the authorities led by her uncle as a <murderous and child-killing regime>. Farideh Moradkhani comes from a branch of the family that has a record of opposition to Iran's clerical leadership and has herself been jailed previously in the country.>> ...





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 6 is where the protests continue and I'll continue to inform you about it. That's my pledge.

France 24
16 Dec 2022
By Corinne Litny|Kevin Berg|Video by:Kevin Berg
<<Exiles: Meet the Iranian women taking up arms in Iraqi Kurdistan
Her death has sparked the biggest uprising against the Iranian regime since the mullahs came to power more than 40 years ago. Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, died on September 16 after being arrested by Iran's morality police for violating the country's strict dress code for women. Since then, protesters have been taking to the streets to express their anger. The regime has responded with arrests, torture, death sentences and executions. Many demonstrators trying to escape this crackdown have fled to the Kurdistan region of neighbouring Iraq, where they have found refuge. Kevin Berg reports. Iraqi Kurdistan has become a refuge for those in exile from Iran. Faced with the crackdown by the regime, more and more Iranians are crossing the border to join the Kurdish commandos in a bid to bring down the mullahs. Among them are women, deter-mined to fight. To meet them, we had to cross the Kurdish moun-tains to reach a secret location just a few kilometres away from the Iranian border. We discover there an experienced commando with two newcomers: 18-year-old Sadia and 25-year-old Nour, who are being trained in using weapons. Both are Iranian and are wanted by the authorities for having taken part in the protests following the death of Amini. Only one of them is Kurdish. Weapons and a poem against the brutality of the regime. As they wait to return to Iran to fight for their freedom, the women recite a poem for their country:
<Against this killer state. This killer state scared by simple pens. This killer state that is taking the blood of its youth.
Trying to keep us quiet so that our voices cannot be heard outside of Iran.
But in the cold and the rain, under the rubble of guns and missiles, sun has arisen and so has hope.
For that hope, for years, our people have given their blood.
Freedom, independence, we will take you back from this occupied state.>
Other exiled Iranians, who have not taken up arms, are resisting in silence in the hope that freedom will come to Iran. This is the case of some Iranian families, who left their country in a hurry and now live in makeshift accommodation in Iraqi Kurdistan.>>
Source and video (13.44 min.):
Read also here on how the Kurdish 'Peshmergas' (Women combatants) took and take up arms against turkey

France 24
16 Dec 2022
By Alison Sargent
Photographer Reza on Iran: 'The regime knows that these are its last days'
Three months after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini sparked a mass protest movement, renowned exiled French-Iranian photogra-pher Reza Deghati says he believes the end of Iran's Islamic Repu-blic is near. He spoke to FRANCE 24 from Baku, Azerbaijan, where he's travelled in order to quickly enter neighbouring Iran in the event of the regime's collapse. Reza hailed the generation of young people who have led the protests, saying they are clever, connected, and above all, fearless.>>
Watch the video, (9.43 min.) here:

France 24
16 Dec 2022
<<Iranians hit streets again as protests enter fourth month
Paris (AFP) - Dozens took to the streets Friday in Iran's restive southeast, footage shared by rights groups showed, as a wave of protests sparked by Mahsa Amini's death entered a fourth month.
Protesters in Zahedan, the Sistan-Baluchistan provincial capital, chanted <Death to the dictator>, taking aim at supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to a video shared by Oslo-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) and verified by AFP. Other images from Zahedan show crowds of men, some raising posters with anti-regime slogans, and a group of black-clad women marching down what ap-pears to be a nearby street, also chanting slogans. The Islamic re-public has seen waves of protests since the September 16 death in custody of Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd who had been arrested for allegedly violating the country's strict dress code for women. Hun-dreds of people have been killed and thousands arrested in the unrest, leading to international condemnation, sanctions and Iran's removal Wednesday from the a UN women's rights body.>>
Read more here:
Note from Gino d'Artali: do read because it gives a kind of overview of start to now.

France 24
15 Dec 2022
Text by News Wires
<<The UN Economic and Social Council voted Wednesday to immediately oust Iran from the UN's premiere global body fighting for gender equality because of its systematic violation of the rights of women and girls, a decision the United States hailed as <historic> and Iran claimed was based on <fabricated allegations.>
The US-sponsored resolution was sparked by Iran's ongoing brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters who took to the streets in Sep-tember after the death of a 22-year-old woman taken into custody by the morality police.
The vote in the 54-member council known as ECOSOC to remove Iran from the Commission on the Status of Women for the remainder of its 2022-2026 term was 29-8 with 16 abstentions. US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield called the vote <historic,> the first-ever ouster of a commission member and <the right thing to do. I think we sent a strong message to the Iranian government and we sent a strong message to Iranian women,> she told reporters after the vote. Before the vote, Thomas-Greenfield cited the death of Mahsa Amini who was accused of wearing her headscarf improperly by the morality police; the solitary confinement of two women reporters who told her story; and the young women and girls who have been killed or disappeared for speaking out along with thousands of protesters reportedly detained and tortured. US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said the vote shows a growing consensus among the United States and its allies and partners around the world that Iran must be held accountable for <atrocities> such as the recent <horrifying executions> of protesters in Tehran.>>
Read all here:

The Guardian
14 Dec 2022
By Oliver Holmes
<<Iran likely to be ousted from UN women's body over bloody crackdown
Global solidarity against Iran's bloody crackdown on a women-led protest movement will be tested on Wednesday, as world powers vote on whether to oust the country from a UN body tasked with empowering women. Activists and rights groups say Tehran's role in the 45-member commission on the status of women is a farce, consi-dering the regime's forces have beaten and killed women peacefully calling for gender equality. The UN economic and social council (Ecosoc), which oversees the commission, will gather in New York to consider a US-drafted resolution to remove Iran <with immediate effect>. Tehran has just started a four-year term on the commission.
The vote is expected to pass, with many of the council's 54 members in support, including the UK. However, Tehran and its allies have been pressuring members, and the final number of abstentions will give an indication of diplomatic disunity over the issue. Iran and se-veral allies wrote to the council on Monday, arguing that a vote would <undoubtedly create an unwelcome precedent>. Their letter urged members not to back the draft vote to avoid a <new trend for expelling sovereign and rightfully elected states from any given body of the international system>. Last month, a separate UN body, the human rights council, voted overwhelmingly to set up a fact-finding investigation into human rights abuses in Iran, a move that could make prosecutions in international courts more probable. The UN says more than 300 people have been killed in the crackdown, inclu-ding at least 40 children. Medics have told the Guardian that women are being singled out at protests, with security forces firing shotguns at their faces, breasts and genitals.>>
Read more here:

France 24
14 Dec 2022
Text by News Wires
<<Iran protests drive up number of imprisoned journalists worldwide to record high
Iran's protest crackdown has helped push the number of journalists imprisoned worldwide to a record high of 533 in 2022, according to a report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) published Wednesday.
The figure is up from 488 in 2021, already a record, according to the France-based NGO. More than half are detained in just five countries: China, which remains <the world's biggest jailer of journalists> with 110, followed by Myanmar (62), Iran (47), Vietnam (39) and Belarus (31). <Dictatorial and authoritarian regimes are filling their prisons faster than ever by jailing journalists,> said Christophe Deloire, RSF Secretary-General, in a statement. <This new record in the number of detained journalists confirms the pressing and urgent need to re-sist these unscrupulous governments and to extend our active soli-darity to all those who embody the ideal of journalistic freedom, independence and pluralism.> >>
Read more here:

France 24
13 Dec 2022
<<Iranian civil uprising: 'Iran is one of the key executors in the world'
Iran has executed 2 men and the courts in Tehran have sentenced 400 people to jail terms of up to 10 years over their involvement in protests sparked by Mahsa Amini's death, Iran's judiciary said Tuesday. Iran has been gripped by nearly three months of protests -- which officials describe as <riots> -- since the death of Amini after her arrest for an alleged breach of the country's dress code for wo-men. For more on Iran's popular uprising, and the ensuing brutal crackdown, FRANCE 24 is joined by Azadeh Pourzand, Human Rights Researcher and Executive Director of Siamak Pourzand Foundation. For her it's clear that <executions are being used as an intimidation technique and as a kind of weapon against the protestors.> >>
Watch the video, 4.24 min., here:

France 24
13 Dec 2022
Video by Annette Young
<<Iran uprising: 'Authorities are using a death sentence threat to instill fear among the population'
Iran on Monday executed a second man in connection with protests that have shaken the regime for months, defying an international outcry over its use of capital punishment against those involved in the movement. Majidreza Rahnavard, 23, had been sentenced to death by a court in the city of Mashhad for killing two members of the security forces with a knife, and wounding four other people, the judiciary's Mizan Online news agency reported. For more on the crackdown on the on-going popular protests in Iran, FRANCE 24 is joined by Fanny Gallois, Head of Liberties Program at Amnesty International France. She asserts that <authorities are really using this death sentence threat to try to instill fear among the population and to try to just deter people from joining the protests. So no one is really safe in this context.> >>
Watch the video , 4.11 min., here:

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